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2014 Falcons’ Golf Team

Posted April 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

The 2014 West Sioux boys’ golf team members are (Front Row l-r:) Andrew Renken, Kezden Blankenship, Jace VanDenBerg, Jonathan Peterson, and Alex Renken, (Back Row l-r:) Brian Lauters, Porter Hummel, Chris Parks, Jakob Van Noort, Tucker Vander Feen and Derek Benda. Brad Klarenbeek is the Falcons’ head coach.


    2014 Lady Falcons’ Golf Team

    The 2014 West Sioux girls’ golf team members are(l-r:) Kada Finch, Jordan Steckelberg, Taylor Pies and Emily McKenney. Brad Klarenbeek is the team’s head coach.

    Ring my bell: Falcon soccer players top Storm Lake

    By Steve Peterson

    A 3-2 West Sioux boys’ soccer win over powerful Storm Lake was definitely “bell-ringing worthy”
    for the Falcons, who celebrated by doing just that April 10.

    The home win gave the Falcons a 2-0 record to start the season.

    The match did not start out well as the Tornadoes snuck a long shot for a goal in from the start for a 1-0 lead.

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    WS boys soccer coach: optimistic for team

    By Steve Peterson

    Jose Garcia is the new head coach for West Sioux boys’ soccer, trading roles with Chris Avery.

    “Two years ago when the group of seniors were freshmen and sophomores, we won two games. Last year we improved to five wins and won the school’s first match in the state tournament. This year we have high hopes of making the state tournament,” said Garcia.

    Starters on the Falcons

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    WS girls track squad features young talent

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s girls track and field team has six members: one senior, one junior and four freshmen for the Lady Falcons.

    The senior is Makayla Bivens, a sprinter, and the junior is third-year track participant Callie Schmidt, also a sprinter.

    Freshmen are Hailey Pullman and Danielle Schreiner for distance events and Noel Reece and Camyron Ballard for sprints.


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    Falcons’ Mario Topete nets five goals

    By Steve Peterson

    Junior Mario Topete scored five goals to lead the West Sioux boys’ soccer team to a 5-0 win over Unity Christian of Orange City in its season opening match April 7.

    The Falcons had assists from Jonathan Duenas, Jose Montes and Joel Topete.

    Sophomore Gabe Topete made three saves for West Sioux.

    The Monday win marked a good start

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    Falcons’ wrestling recap; awards announced

    By Steve Peterson

    “We set a lot of goals as a team, some high goals, including being first in the War Eagle Conference in duals, winning the conference tournament and winning 15 duals overall,” said West Sioux West Sioux Assistant Wrestling Coach Tom Salker, substituting for Head Coach Grant Van Beek at the school’s Hall of Fame Banquet. “We were well on our way, had a 5-2 dual meet record, but then Christmas hit and we were hit with eligibilities and some injuries.”

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    Bonnema wins 800 Meters for Defenders

    Katie Bonnema, a senior from Ireton, won the 800-Meter Run for Dordt College at the Wayne State College track and field meet March 29.

    Bonnema’s time was 2:18.12 in the 800-Meter Run.

    Bonnema also was in the 4 x 400-Meter Relay with Robyn Blount, Jessica Wilgenburg and Marisa Broersma in 4:01.04 for fourth place.

    Dordt will be at the Sioux City Relays at Olsen Stadium April 11 and 12.

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    Youth movement to lead WS golf teams

    By Steve Peterson

    After recent post-season success, the West Sioux High School boys’ and girls’ golf teams will try and keep up the momentum this season.

    West Sioux boys’ golf roster includes seniors Brian Lauters and Chris Parks; junior Andrew Renken; sophomores Derek Benda, Kezden Blankenship, Porter Hummel, Jace VanDenBerg, Jakob Van Noort, and freshmen Tucker Vander Feen, Jonathon Petersen, Alex Renken and Blake Reipma.

    West Sioux girls’ roster comprises

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    By Steve Peterson

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    “Those were our first two choices. They will be good competition to get us ready for district play,” said West Sioux Head football Coach Ryan Schwiesow.

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