Falcons open wrestling season successfully

Posted December 7, 2016 at 10:34 pm

By Steve Peterson

West Sioux’s wrestling team started the 2016-2017 season with two dual wins against Alta-Aurelia and Ridge View Nov. 29 at Ridge View in Holstein.

The Falcons beat Alta-Aurelia (AA) by a score of 65-15. West Sioux beat Ridge View (RV) by a score of 70-10.

With the wins West Sioux Head Coach Mark Van Oort had 199 career dual match victories. WS will host Sioux City West and Westwood in duals Monday, Dec. 5 at 6:00 p.m.


WS 65, A-A 15:

At 285 pounds: Darlin Marquez (WS) won by forfeit.

At 106

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    Pair of runner-ups top WS wrestling at SB-L effort

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s wrestling team started fast with many early round wins and came home from Sergeant Bluff-Luton’s tournament with a pair of second-place finishes as highlights.

    West Sioux finished eighth with 104 points.

    Freshman Adam Allard made it to the finals at 106 pounds but lost to Blake Jackson of Mallard South 3-0. Allard beat Cody Niemiec of Papillion-La Vista by a decision, 7-3, in the semifinals.. Allard had rallied

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    Lady Falcons soar past Jays for second win

    By Steve Peterson

    After a hard-luck loss to Unity Christian, West Sioux’s girls’ basketball team earned its second win of the season as it cruised past Gehlen Catholic, 69-33, in its home opener Dec. 2.

    The Lady Falcons had lost a close one to the Lady Knights at Unity Christian, 62-57, the night before.

    “It was a good bounce-back win,” said West Sioux Head Coach Adam McVay.

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    Falcons beat Jays

    By Steve Peterson

    Better rebounding led to a better result in the second half for West Sioux boys’ basketball team in a 53-38 win over Gehlen Catholic Dec. 2 in the home opener.

    The Falcons and the Jays had a 16-15 defensive battle in the first half with the Falcons holding on to the slim lead. The Falcons were first to find the groove on offense, and four players ended up in double figures ranging from 10 to 14 points.

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    Lady Falcons win season opener

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s girls’ basketball team began the new season on a good note with a 62-45 road win at Siouxland Community Christian Nov. 21 in Sioux City.

    Junior Taylor Rodenburgh led the Lady Falcons with 25 points as she made 12-of-15 shots, 1-of-2 from three-point range, and 2-of-3 free-throw tries. She also added five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one blocked shot.

    Junior Abbie Ericson also reached double digits

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    Falcons are ready for brand-new hoops year

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux boys’ basketball team has two seniors to lead the Falcons into battle in 2016-2017 with hopes of a top tier finish in the War Eagle Conference.

    The Falcons open the season at Unity Christian at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1 in Orange City. The boys play first that night.

    Falcons’ seniors are Isaac Topete and Tucker VanderFeen, each 5 feet 11 inch guards. Topete was the fourth-leading scorer

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    Lady Falcons begin season

    West Sioux’s girls’ basketball 2016-2017 season got started with a home game against Hinton Friday, Nov. 18 and an away game against Siouxland Community Christian on Nov. 21.

    Other early-season games for the Lady Falcons with game times at 6:00 p.m.:

    Dec.. 1: Unity Christian in Orange City.

    Dec. 2: Gehlen Catholic, home.

    Dec. 6: Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, home.


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    Lady Falcons prepare for hoops opener

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s girls’ basketball season begins with some familiar players who are guided by a new coach.

    Adam McVay, who was an assistant boys’ basketball coach for four seasons, is the new Lady Falcons head coach.

    “The off-season work and first practices have gone well. The first week of practice has brought a lot of excitement. The girls come focused and ready to learn all the new things thrown at

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    WS falls as St. Albert wins quarterfinal contest

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s football team made the trek to Council Bluffs to face St. Albert in Council Bluffs on a warm Nov. 4 evening with a trip to the Class A semifinal at the UNI-Dome at stake. For the second straight week, the host team beat a team from District No. 1, as the Falcons from Hawarden fell St. Albert, 21-14.

    WS 6-0-0-8=14

    St. Alb.

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