WS grapplers edge Cubs

Posted January 29, 2015 at 10:54 pm

By Steve Peterson

West Sioux’s wrestling team edged Alcester-Hudson, S.D., 36-30 in a dual match Jan. 20 at Akron-Westfield.

West Sioux had a 1-1 record on the night as A-W beat the Falcons, 48-19.

The Falcons had four wrestlers with 2-0 records: Adrian Topete at 120 pounds; Brendan Schurman at 126 and 132 pounds; Jonathan Duenas at 138 pounds; and Michael Trageser at 152 pounds.

WS vs. A-H

Contested matches

At 120 pounds: Topete, WS, beat Sigmund Brandt in a pin in 1:58.

At 126 pounds: Austin Berrera, WS, beat Christopher Carlson in a pin in

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    Negaard signs with Mustangs

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux senior Rylee Negaard will continue her softball career in 2015-2016 as a member of the Morningside Mustangs’ squad.

    Negaard signed a National Letter of Intent with the Sioux City college on Jan. 15 at a ceremony at West Sioux High School. Negaard will be entering her fifth softball season this summer for the Falcons as she has played varsity since eighth grade.

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    Mace’s trey caps off good week for WS girls

    By Steve Peterson

    Just when it appeared the West Lyon and West Sioux girls basketball game was going into overtime, Amanda Mace made sure it did not.

    Mace, a junior, scored 16 points, the most important a game-winning three-point basket from the baseline for a 47-44 lead. Still there were 3.5 seconds left but the West Sioux defense took care of that and West Lyon never got the ball past half court for a shot.

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    Wildcats force WS boys to split weekend games

    One could not blame West Sioux Head Coach Jerome Hoegh for wishing to talk more about the Jan. 23 effort rather than the next night’s effort of the Falcons boys’ basketball squad.

    West Lyon had more reserve in the tank for a fourth-quarter run and finished with a 23-15 spurt in a 59-47 non-conference win over the Falcons Jan. 24.

    The Falcons settled for a 1-1 weekend after beating Remsen Union 74-54 for a War Eagle Conference win Jan.

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    Topete, Schurman go 2-0 at dual matches

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s wrestling team lost two dual matches at West Lyon: to West Lyon, 46-28 and to Sheldon-South O’Brien, 60-18, at Inwood Jan. 22.

    Falcon 120-pound wrestler Adrian Topete gained two wins on the night for a 20-win season. Topete beat Stefan Van Beek of West Lyon by Technical Fall, 17-2; and beat Zach Broesder of Sheldon-South O’Brien (S-SO) in a pin in 2:30 for the Falcons’ highlights.

    Brendan Schurman

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    Fast start paces West Sioux over Trinity

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux girls’ basketball team led by 34 points, 44-10, after three quarters and beat Trinity Christian, 50-12 on Jan. 20 in Hawarden.

    The game started on a 15-0 run by the Lady Falcons.

    Junior Amanda Mace scored 24 points to lead the Lady Falcons. She was 10-of-21 field goal shooting, including 2-of-9 from three-point range. Freshman Taylor Rodenburgh scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, 1-of-4 from three-point range. Rodenburgh

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    Tigers hold off Falcons’ rally

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux boys’ basketball team battled Trinity Christian and fell victim to rough starts in both halves in a War Eagle Conference 61-55 loss Jan. 20 at home.

    Porter Hummel led the Falcons with 18 points. Isaac Topete joined him in double figures with 15 points.

    Trinity Christian led 15-12 after one quarter but the Falcons won the second stanza, 17-10 for a 29-25 halftime lead. But the Tigers dominated

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    Lynott wins meet; grapplers vie in tourneys

    West Sioux’s youth wrestlers had a busy weekend competing at several tournaments Jan. 16 and 17.

    Highlights for the Falcons youth wrestlers included:

    Carson Lynott won the Tulsa, Okla. national.

    At Rock Valley:

    Finishing first were: Drew Kramer, Gibson Rens, Conner Bergsma, Kevin Ramirez, Kory Van Oort, Trevor Schuller, Ruben Rodriguez and Braylon Lopez.

    Finishing second were: Carter

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    WS’s Topete claims runner-up honor at Le Mars

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux wrestler Adrian Topete won runner-up honors at the Le Mars Invitational tournament Jan. 17.

    Topete lost to Donny Allaway of Le Mars 6-3 in the finals of 120 pounds.

    “Adrian was never ahead, but he could have been in a better position. He gave up a take down at the end of the second period which hurt. He did real well defensively against Allaway’s shots but needed to

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    Falcons’ youth wrestling results

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux High School hosted the Falcon Youth Wrestling tournament Jan. 9.

    Results for the young Falcons finishing first to fourth were:

    Finishing in first place were: Drew Kramer, Carter Liston, Dustin Van Oort, Eli Koopmans, Drake Lynott, Carson Lynott, Dillon Lynott, Jayden Burt, Lindsey Ramirez, Kaleb Schlup, Ashton Feekes, Trevor Schuller, Kory Van Oort and Neddy Montes.

    Earning second place were Jayden

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