Falcons hit 300 yards passing; notch seventh win

Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm

By Steve Peterson

Thanks to a 300-yard passing game led by quarterback Porter Hummel with three touchdowns scored by Kezden Blankenship, the West Sioux Falcons turned back Alta-Aurelia, 50-28 on Oct. 24.

The Falcons gained a 7-2 overall record, 5-2 in Class A district No. 2 for the regular season. Now it is on to the second season for the Falcons, the Class A playoffs.

West Sioux is at South O’Brien for a 7 p.m. clash Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the First Round. The Wolverines, 7-2, 6-1 district, beat the Falcons, 28-21 in a game that was completed Sept. 20.

Hummel ended the final regular season home game with a memorable 15-of-25 for 325 yards without

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    Central Lyon ousts WS spikers

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s volleyball team had the tough task of facing the No. 1-ranked team in Class 1A in the first playoff round.

    Host Central Lyon ended the Lady Falcons’ season with a 3-0 sweep in Rock Rapids Oct. 21.

    Set scores were 25-6, 25-13 and 25-9.

    Central Lyon had a 35-3 record. West Sioux finished with a 10-18 overall record.

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    Pullman makes state cross country meet

    By Steve Peterson

    For the second straight season, West Sioux runner Hailey Pullman qualified for the State Cross Country Meet.

    Pullman, who finished 79th last year, ran a 16:51 for ninth out of the top 10 spots for individuals at the State Qualifying Meet at the Holstein Golf Club course hosted by Ridge View School District.

    Pullman edged out the 10th and final position won by Ashley

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    WS spikers named All-WEC

    West Sioux High School representatives on the All War Eagle Conference volleyball team, announced Oct. 27, are senior Rylee Negaard on the Second Team and senior Jenna Rehder on Honorable Mention.

    The Lady Falcons finished 3-8 record in WEC matches, 10-18 overall.

    Scouting WS’s next foe, South O’Brien

    By Steve Peterson

    South O’Brien is coming off a 39-30 win over Akron-Westfield which gained the Wolverines second place in Class A District No. 2.

    The Wolverines had a 7-2, 6-1 post-season, losing to district champion Woodbury Central for the district title.

    The Wolverines with the second district spot in the Class A playoffs gained the home game at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29.

    SOS downed

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    Falcons’ 2014 football season stats

    By Steve Peterson West Sioux football statistics after eight weeks, (before Alta-Aurelia game, now 7-2, 5-2):

    Passing: Porter Hummel, 84-of-148, 5.8 percent, 1,164 yards, 9 interceptions, 11 touchdowns, 53 longest TD.

    Rushing: Mario Topete, 88 attempts, 495 yards, 5.6 yards per carry, 3 touchdowns, 6 longest touchdown; Justin Negaard, 61 attempts, 395 yards, 6.5 yards per carry, 3 touchdowns, 58 longest TD;

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    Central Lyon ousts WS spikers

    West Sioux’s volleyball team had the tough task of facing the No. 1-ranked team in Class 1A in the first playoff round.

    Host Central Lyon ended the Lady Falcons’ season with a 3-0 sweep in Rock Rapids Oct. 21. Set scores were 25-6, 25-13 and 25-9.

    Central Lyon had a 35-3 record.

    West Sioux finished with a 10-18 overall record.

    Trinity spoils WS spikers’ senior night

    By Steve Peterson

    Four West Sioux senior volleyball players, Rylee Negaard, Jenna Rehder, Callie Schmidt and Calena Topete closed out their home volleyball careers as the Lady Falcons faced Trinity Christian in a War Eagle Conference battle Oct. 16.

    The Tigers downed the Lady Falcons, 3-1. Trinity Christian won Set No. 1, 25-17 but West Sioux responded with a 25-18 win in Set No. 2. Trinity Christian took the next two sets, 25-22 and 25-20 respectively.

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    HMS outlasts West Sioux spikers, 3-1

    By Steve Peterson

    Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn turned back West Sioux’s volleyball team’s efforts for a road conference win and held on to win 3-1 Oct. 14 in Hartley.

    HMS won Set No. 1, 25-18. West Sioux bounced back for a 26-24 win in Set NO. 2. The Hawks then won, 25-14 in Set No. 3 and 25-15 in Set No. 4 to finish the match. West Sioux had a 10-16 record after the loss.

    “West

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    Pullman leads WS runners at MMC

    By Steve Peterson

    Lady Falcon cross country runners traveled to Marcus to take on the rest of the War Eagle Conference at the league meet in windy conditions Oct. 13.

    The cross country meet was hosted by Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn.

    In the Falcon boys’ varsity race, Logan Veen-Stege had a time of 29:17.98 and finished 42nd.

    In the girls’ varsity, sophomore Hailey Pullman finished seventh in the varsity

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