WS’s Ericson enjoys first trip to ‘blue oval’

Posted May 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

West Sioux sophomore Abbie Ericson made her Girls’ Class 1A State Meet debut on a sun-splashed May 19 as she competed in the Long Jump at Drake University in Des Moines.

Ericson overcame two earlier scratches and with only one leap that counted had a personal best of 15 feet 6.5 inches for 15th place.

“It’s the biggest sports accomplishment of my life. It’s so much different,” said Ericson.

“It’s a great effort by her. Usually after a couple of fouls, they get tentative and shorten up their steps,” said West Sioux Head Coach Dennis Weerheim.

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    What a day — two fourth places for Pullman

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux junior Hailey Pullman returned to Hawarden the owner of two Class 1A Girls’ State Track and Field medals after she finished fourth in the 800-Meter Run and the 1,500-Meter Run May 21 at Drake University in Des Moines.

    Pullman had a time of 2:22.63 in the 800-Meter Run in the mornring and then finished the day with 4:57.99 in the 1,500 Meter Run.

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    Lynott places 20th, 21st

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux sophomore Jake Lynott made a return to compete at the Class 1A State Track and Field Meet in the Long Jump May 19 at Drake University in Des Moines.

    Lynott ended in 20th place with a best leap of 19 feet 8 inches. He also jumped 18 feet 8.25 inches and had one foul, a jump that did not count.

    Lynott was

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    Pullman, Ericson, Lynott qualify for State Track Meet

    By Steve Peterson

    Girls’ Track

    West Sioux’s Hailey Pullman and Abbie Ericson won three total events at the West Sioux Class 1A Girls Qualifying Meet and will advance to the state track and field meet in Des Moines.

    Lady Falcon Hailey Pullman won the 800-Meter Run in 2:32.11 and the 1,500-Meter Run in 5:23.63 at the Falcons’ hosted Qualifying Meet May 12.

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    WS girls soccer shut out twice

    West Sioux girls’ soccer squad dropped two matches on consecutive days last week.

    The Lady Falcons lost to Western Christian 3-0 May 12 in Hull.

    Then May 13 the Lady Falcons lost to Unity Christian 4-0 on their Senior Night. UC scored three of its goals in the first half.

    West Sioux was 0-10 overall record.

    The Lady Falcons close the regular season with two

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    Falcons beat wind chill, SB-L, 1-0

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux and Sergeant Bluff-Luton clashed in non-conference boys’ soccer action and fans who came had to wonder if the 40-degree temperatures and high winds were part of overall bad luck on Friday, May 13 or Mother Nature getting in a springtime laugh.

    The Falcons survived the conditions and the Warriors as they won 1-0 on Senior Night. WS was 6-5 overall record after the win.

    The WS goal came

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    Falcons edge Western Christian in boys soccer

    by Steve Peterson

    West Sioux boys’ soccer team gained its fifth win of the season with a 2-1 victory at Western Christian May 12 in Hull.

    Austin Barrera and Adrian Topete scored the Falcons goals with Topete’s being the match winner with seven minutes left in the second half.

    The Falcons had a 5-4 overall record.

    “We switched some things up and went with some younger

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    Falcons’ boys golf gain district spot

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux boys’ golf team finished in second place at the Boyden-Hull Class 1A sectional golf tournament May 13 with a team score of 371. Boyden-Hull won the meet with a 337 at Rolling Hills Country Club in Hull.

    The Falcons advance to the Class 1A District meet at Spencer Country Club Thursday, May 19. The two top teams advance to the state tournament.

    “It was a strange day. They

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    WS golfer Pies gains Top 20 finish

    By Steve Peterson

    Taylor Pies shot a round of 107 strokes to gain 17th place for the best West Sioux girls’ golf team finish at the War Eagle Conference meet May 12 held at The Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center.

    Pies had rounds of 53 and 54 for her score.

    The Falcons had a team score of 472 strokes for sixth place among nine competing teams.

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    Hummel, Falcons both gain fourth

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux boys’ golf team finished in the top half of the War Eagle Conference (WEC) meet held May 9 at The Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center.

    The Falcons tallied 355 strokes on the day.

    Porter Hummel finished fourth with a score of 81, 38 on the front nine and 43 on the back nine for All-WEC honors.

    Hummel just missed being

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