Van Muyden has 8 catches in BC loss

Posted September 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm

No. 21 Dakota Wesleyan sealed its victory over Briar Cliff when running back Francois Barnaud scampered into the end zone from eight yards out with 1:36 remaining to give the Tigers a 27-16 win.

The victory on Sept. 13 in Mitchell, S.D., moved DWU to 2-0 record and 1-0 in Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) play while the loss dropped BCU to 0-2 record and 0-1 in the GPAC.

Briar Cliff was able to put up 446 yards of total offense with 340 yards through the air and 179 yards passing. Time of possession favored the Tigers, 35:23 to 24:37 and they also won the turnover battle, 3-2, converting one of their interceptions into six points when Anthony Cervantes returned it 77 yards for a touchdown. The Chargers struggled

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    Falcons may get new batting cage

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux Activities Director Ryan Kramer reported to the school board that a new batting cage effort is underway at the high school.

    The plan is to use the space where a tennis court and basketball court are located now. Head Baseball Coach Brian Engleman suggested the need for the project to Kramer.

    “There is a challenge in getting to use our gyms as they are often used up to

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    WS spikers split four matches at Canton

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s volleyball team split four matches at the Canton, S.D. Invitational on Aug. 30.

    The day began with a 25-17, 25-22 loss to Sioux Falls Lincoln Junior Varsity.

    Next was a 25-12, 25-22 win over New Lennox and a 25-18, 25-19 loss to West Central which dropped West Sioux to the fifth and sixth place match.

    WS won its final match of

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    WS spikers take SOS for league win

    By Steve Peterson

    How hotly contested was the West Sioux and South O’Brien War Eagle Conference volleyball match Sept. 4 in Hawarden?

    Even the losing team had 20 points in every set. There was comeback after comeback by both teams; the battle lasted two hours. Both crowds were into it and in the end, West Sioux won, 3-1.

    West Sioux won the First Set going beyond 25 points in a 26-24 win; the

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    Pullman finishes 16th in opener

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s cross country team opened the 2014 season at the Bishop Heelan Invitational on a wet Riverside Park course in Sioux City Aug. 29.

    Sophomore Hailey Pullman had a time of 17:23.06 minutes and finished in 16th place. She was the only varsity competitor for the Falcons.

    Falcons Head Coach Duane Sperle said Pullman ran well despite the conditions in a meet which included Class 3A and 4A schools.

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    WS wins wild opener over HMS, 20-17

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux started the 2014 season on a bright note on a night with many twists and turns in a 20-17 victory over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in a non-district game that took about five clock hours.

    Lightening delays that started at 5:30 p.m. were the main reason for the long night but in the end the Falcons did get to ring their victory bell Aug. 29. WS built up a 20-9 halftime lead and held on for dear life

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    WS spikers start season at West Lyon

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s volleyball team opened the season at the West Lyon Invitational in Inwood.

    On Aug. 26, the Lady Falcons lost all matches but were competitive in each. West Sioux lost to HMS, 21-14, 21-11; Central Lyon, 21-19, 21-12; and Boyden-Hull, 21-12, 21-17.

    “Overall it was a good season opener for us in terms of learning what we need to focus on before conference play begins,” said West Sioux Head

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    NWC volleyball ready to be power again

    Northwestern College begins the volleyball season ranked fifth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) coaches pre-season poll announced August 19 by the national office.

    The Red Raiders totaled 479 pints in the initial poll, just one point in back of No. 4-ranked Madonna of Michigan. Defending Champion Texas at Brownsville holds down the top spot and totaled all 20 first place votes. Concordia of Calif., and Wayland Baptist of Texas, are ranked second and third, respectively.


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    Van Muyden has 6 catches in BCU loss

    The Briar Cliff football team battled with No. 11 ranked Benedictine for a solid three quarters before the Ravens clawed their way to a 21-3 win in the season opener for both teams August 30.

    The home Chargers trailed 7-3 at halftime but Benedictine would score a touchdown in the third and fourth quarters to put Briar Cliff away for good and moved to 1-0 record on the season while BCU is 0-1 record.

    The Ravens used a steady

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