Lady Falcons finish 2nd at own tournament

Posted September 22, 2016 at 9:38 pm

By Steve Peterson

West Sioux’s volleyball team finished second to Westwood at the Lady Falcons’ home tournament Sept. 17.

The Lady Falcons beat Akron-Westfield, 2-1, and Trinity Christian, 2-0 for their wins. West Sioux had an 11-11 record after the tournament.

“We did a lot of good things this weekend. However, we are still working on finishing our game. We should have taken first place but we just could not finish our game. We look to continue improving,” said West Sioux Head Coach Mollie Koopmans.

Vs. Akron-Westfield

The Lady Falcons won the first match of the day, 21-17, lost 21-19 and won 15-11.

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    Falcons have answers in fourth quarter comeback

    By Steve Peterson

    The West Sioux Falcons found themselves down 12-7 to Westwood into the second half of a Class A District No. 1 game but rallied to win 29-12 Sept. 16.

    “Westwood is a good club, much improved as I thought they would be after seeing them at Morningside (College camp). They had a good game plan for us. But Jake Lynott just put the team on his back and said, ‘follow me,’” said West Sioux Head Coach Ryan

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    WS falls to A-H Cubs

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s volleyball team battled the Alcester-Hudson Cubs in a match in Alcester Sept. 8 and fell 3-1.

    The Lady Cubs won Set One 25-19; and Set Two, 26-24; West Sioux won Set three, 25-21 and the Lady Cubs won Set Four, 25-19.

    For the Lady Falcons, junior Abbie Ericson had 14 kills, three digs, three blocks, 12-for-13 serving and three aces.

    Junior

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    Lady Falcons down Royals for WEC win

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux closed in on the .500 record on the volleyball court with a 3-0 shutout of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union Sept. 13 in Marcus.

    Set scores were 25-14, 25-20 and 25-17 in favor of the Lady Falcons in the War Eagle Conference battle.

    West Sioux had an 8-9 record after the match.

    “We served well and finished plays,” said West Sioux Head Coach Mollie

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    Pullman wins WL meet

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux senior Hailey Pullman won the girls’ cross country race at the West Lyon Invite held Sept. 12 in Inwood.

    Pullman’s time for the 5K course was 19:48.

    Other Lady Falcon times and places were Jadilyn Franco had a time of 26:53 for 31st and Bianca Rubio had a time of 29:17 for 33rd. West Sioux did not have enough runners for a team score.

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    WS runners compete at Sioux City West

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux competed at the Sioux City West Invite cross country run in wet conditions Sept. 15.

    Girls’ Varsity

    Hailey Pullman led the way with a fifth-place finish with a time of 20:28.

    West Sioux had the 36th to 40th spots as Emma Avery had a time of 28:26 for 36th; Marlyn Topete had a time of 32:15 for 37th; Bianca Rubio had

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    Hummel nets 3rd career top 10 for Red Raiders

    Northwestern College opened its 2016-17 women’s golf season with a third place finish at the two-day Mount Marty College Invite at Hillcrest Golf Club in Yankton, S.D. which concluded Sept. 2.

    In third place after the first round with 343 strokes, Northwestern carded a 365 over the final 18holes to finish i third with a two-day total of 708. They finished 13 strokes ahead of fourth-place Briar Cliff (713) and were 13 shots in back of second-place Morningside’s 695. The host team, Mount Marty, won the

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    Blankenship scores TD, Ericson gets 8 stops for BCU

    Kezden Blankenship scored his first collegiate touchdown to begin a Briar Cliff comeback against 13th ranked Kansas Wesleyan at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion, S.D.

    The BCU freshman made a catch in the last-minute comeback but the Briar Cliff Chargers fell short 27-21 Sept. 3.

    In addition to West Sioux alum Blankenship, other former Falcons had an impact in the game. Senior Nate Ericson accounted for a team-high eight total tackles and had one interception and returned it for

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    Lady Hawks top WS in WEC battle

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s volleyball team took on Remsen-St. Mary’s for the War Eagle Conference opener but fell in five sets Sept. 6.

    The Lady Hawks won the first two sets, 25-22 and 25-18. The Lady Falcons rallied for wins of 25-20 and 25-22 to force a fifth and deciding set.

    The Lady Hawks outlasted the home team, 15-13.

    WS had a 4-6 record.

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    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s volleyball team competed in the Central Lyon Tournament in Rock Rapids Sept. 10 and finished in third place.

    “We had a great day of volleyball. This is the best the girls have done at this tournament. The girls played well together, were team players, and had positive fighting attitudes. We played five matches and found how our team can be successful. The girls came together like family and finished strong,” said West Sioux Head Coach

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