Falcons host Grades 6-8 tournament

Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:38 pm

by Steve Peterson

West Sioux Booster Club hosted a boys sixth through eighth grade basketball tournament Dec. 6 at the Middle School and High School gyms.

West Sioux’s eighth grade squad had a 2-1 record for the tournament. The Falcons were Cade Lynott, Austin Wilbert, Trevor Schuller, Chase Koopmans, Connor Koopmans, Drake Millikan and Chase Rancheau. Al Mace was their coach.

West Sioux beat Western Christian, 42-41 and Sioux City Bombers, 50-31, but lost to Sioux Center, 42-36, in the championship game.

The sixth grade Falcons had a 1-1 record, They lost to South O’Brien Black 27-19 and beat the Trinity Tigers 24-20. Sixth grade team Falcons were Aden Schwiesow, Blake Van Ballegooyen, Carson Gerritson, Jakob

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    Sioux City West tops WS wrestlers

    Sioux City West (SCW) beat West Sioux, 39-17, in a dual meet at Western Christian-Unity Christian’s dual matches Dec. 12.

    Results, West Sioux versus Sioux City West:

    At 126 pounds: Adrian Topete, WS, beat Skyler Ashlock, SCW, in a 13-2 decision.

    At 132 pounds: Joseph Barton, SCW, beat Austin Berrera, in a fa; in 5:09.

    At 138 pounds: Jonathan Duenas, WS, beat Dejonta Williams, in

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    WS battles at Western Christian meet

    West Sioux’s wrestling team competed at the Western Christian duals meet in Hull Dec. 12. The Falcons had a winless record for the night, but had a close match with the host school, a combined Western Christian-Unity Christian team, (WC-UC) a 30-15 loss.

    In the match against WC-UC, Jonathan Duenas and Michael Trageser both posted wins.

    At 132 pounds: Derrick Jansma, W-UC beat Austin Berrera.

    At 145 pounds: Jonathan Duenas, WS, won

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    Ortiz wins 3rd for WS at A-W meet

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux wrestler Luis Ortiz gained a third-place finish at the Akron-Westfield wrestling meet held Dec. 13.

    Ortiz beat Andrew Flannery of Elk Point-Jefferson by a fall in 3:26 in the third-place match. Ortiz was the only Falcon to make the final round Saturday.

    Earlier, Ortiz beat Caleb Kempema of Sioux Center in a fall in 1:14 but lost to Tony Baker of Westwood in a close 9-6 decision.

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    WS girls hoops’ coach comments on wins

    “We are very happy with where we are so far this season. I think we have played exceptionally well from an effort standpoint for most of the season. I do think we have lost our focus at times within each game and have yet to play a solid four quarters of basketball. But I think we are on the right track and our best basketball is still ahead of us,” said West Sioux Head Coach Dave Schweder of the 5-0 record, after a 49-25 win over Alcester-Hudson and downing South O’Brien, 52-36 in

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    Falcons edge Cubs; gain split for weekend

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux out scored Alcester-Hudson 6-1 at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and held on for a 53-49 non-conference victory in Alcester Dec. 13.

    The win evened the Falcons’ mark at 2-2 record and was a bounce back from a 73-33 loss to South O’Brien in a War Eagle Conference game the night before.

    Alcester-Hudson led 49-46 with three minutes left, but the Falcons gained a tie in

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    WS boys hoops statistics vs. A-W, SOS

    West Sioux 62, Akron-Westfield 60, Dec. 10:

    WS 9-18-17-18-62

    A-W 20-23-9-8-60

    West Sioux statistics:

    Kezden Blankenship: 13 points, on 4-of-12 all field goal attempts, 2-of-6 three-poin field goal attempts, 3-of-4 free-throw attempts, 6 assists, 4 steals, 3 rebounds.

    Porter Hummel: 10 points, 3-of-13 all field goal attempts, 1-of-6 three-point field goal attempts, 3-of-6 free throw attempts, 5 rebounds,

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    Lady Falcons fly by Hawks for second victory

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s girls’ basketball team gained a 2-0 record to start the season with a 60-43 win against Remsen-St. Mary’s at home Dec. 2.

    West Sioux freshman Taylor Rodenburgh scored 22 points, including two three-pointers and eight-of-nine from the free-throw line. She also had four rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Lady Falcons.

    Junior Amanda Mace also had a strong game with 18 points, including four three-point field

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    Falcons fall to RSM

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux Head Boys’ Basketball Coach Jerome Hoegh saw several positive areas from the Falcons’ play in a 72-65 loss to Remsen-St. Mary’s to open the season Dec. 2.

    “It was a close game. Our play was very unselfish. We had 22 assists, which is the most I’ve seen and only seven turnovers,” said Hoegh.

    Junior Porter Hummel led the Falcons with 27 points while junior Kezden Blankenship tallied 18

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    Falcons’ hoops take to the court

    By Steve Peterson

    The West Sioux High School girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball schedules are as follows with game nights starting with the girls’ game at 6 p.m. unless noted:

    Dec. 12: South O’Brien in Paullina.

    Dec. 13: Alcester-Hudson, away, 6:15 p.m.

    Dec. 16: Trinity Christian in Hull.

    Dec. 18: Woodbury Central in Moville.

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