by Steve Peterson
Akron-Westfield eighth grade boys’ basketball traveling team has had a successful run of recent tournaments.
On Feb. 2 the Westerners beat South Dakota teams Avon, Viborg Hurley, Gayville-Volin and Bon Homme for a 4-0 record and the championship at the Gayville-Volin, S.D. tournament.
On Feb. 9, the A-W squad won the A-W Westerner Shootout for its division. It beat West Lyon, Sioux Center and Remsen Union.
Team members are Cal Eskra, Austin Allard, Aaron Allard, Luke Hummel, Riley Dennison, Tristan Golden, Jerad Black, Ty De Rocher and Conner Anderson. Mark Eskra is the coach.
A-W was third at a Le Mars tournament recently.