Falcons plan to soar in brand new year

Posted August 21, 2014 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

With a new year comes new goals for the West Sioux High School football squad.

“We have never hosted a playoff game. To do that you have to be in the top two of your district. The district will be tough again but I think that we will be right in the hunt,” said second year coach Ryan Schwiesow.

“We’re working real hard at getting better each day and we have done that the first three days,” added the coach.

West Sioux is preparing for its season opener against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in a non-district game at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29 at home.

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    WS cross country includes state qualifier returning

    By Steve Peterson

    Led by returning state meet qualifier Hailey Pullman, the West Sioux cross country teams are ready to do battle in 2014.

    Pullman was the first Falcon to qualify for the state meet since 2008. She is a sophomore this year.

    For the girls, the only senior is Janelle Padilla, there are no juniors. Sophomores are Delia Armenta and Pullman, and freshmen are Emma Avery and Vanessa Bueso.

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    2014 West Sioux volleyball team

    West Sioux High School varsity team members are (Front Row l-r:) Danna Schipper, Calena Topete, Jenna Rehder, Amanda Mace, Katie Koopmans, (Back Row l-r:) Taylor Rodenburgh, Samantha Salker, Abigail Ericson, Allyson Westra, Rylee Negaard and Head Coach Laura Hensley.

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    Falcons against Falcons in scrimmage

    by Steve Peterson

    The West Sioux Falcons lined up against teammates in the scrimmage game Aug. 16. The Falcons host West Monona in a scrimmage at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23. The Falcons open the season by hosting Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29.

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    WS hosts volleyball camp

    West Sioux Grades 6-12 students participated in a volleyball camp Aug. 5 and 6. About 40 students were in the camp, and the Middle Schoolers learned from the high school players, said Head Coach Laura Hensley. Then West Sioux attended an Iowa Lakes Community College camp last week. Varsity practice began Aug. 11.

    Falcons’ 2014 football schedule released

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux High School’s football schedule for 2014 will begin with a home game against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at 7 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 29.

    The Falcons’ other non-Class A, District No. 2 game will be at Okoboji in Milford on Friday, Sept. 5.

    “It’s the time of year when you start to get excited about football and get ready to get to work and improve every day,” said West Sioux Head

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    Negaard gains All-State honors

    By Steve Peterson

    All-State teams were announced July 31.

    West Sioux softball player Rylee Negaard has been named to the Honorable Mention All-State Team by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

    Negaard earlier won First Team All-War Eagle Conference and All-Northwest District team spots.

    Negaard was 23-for-55 at-bats, had four doubles, five home runs, 12 walks, was 11-for-12 stolen base attempts, 0.536 on-base percentage; 0.764 slugging percentage;

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    Lady Falcons receive honors

    All District

    The Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) has released the 2014 All-District Softball Teams.

    Rylee Negaard, a junior catcher for the Lady Falcons, was named to the Class 1A Northwest Team.

    All WEC

    West Sioux’s softball team had three selections on the All-War Eagle Conference Team.

    They were Rylee Negaard for First Team; Amanda Mace for Second Team;

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