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Westerner boys runners place sixth at South O’Brien

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

 Taking on a slew of good competition, the Akron-Westfield boys’ cross country team ran hard at the South O’Brien meet.

A-W falls to state-ranked Hinton

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

 Despite playing hard, the Akron-Westfield volleyball team ran into a juggernaut.

Busy week on the court for A-W volleyball, Go 4-2 for the week

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

 In a busy five-day stretch on the court, the Akron-Westfield volleyball team finished with a 4-2 record.

A-W hands Gehlen a 36-7 loss!

By Hank Krause

The No. 10 ranked Akron-Westfield Westerners improved to a 4-1 record after pounding the Le Mars Gehlen Catholic Jays, 36-7, in Le Mars Sept. 22.

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Boys runners come in 12th at Sheldon

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

The Akron-Westfield cross country teams took part in the Sheldon Invitational Sept. 19, and the runners continue to drop their times.

Football: An A-W aerial show

By Hank Krause

Akron-Westfield quarterback Laytin Koch had hot hands and hot receivers at home Sept. 15 against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. This all added up to a 36-8 win over HMS. Koch had an outstanding night throwing the ball. He was 10 for 10 for 280 yards and five touchdowns. 

A-W runners consistently dropping their times

Boys’ team takes seventh place at West Lyon

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

Westerners volleyball place third at invite

Team rebounds to down George-Little Rock

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

It was a successful weekend for the Akron-Westfield volleyball team. 

Koch accomplishes incredible feat

Senior QB throws five touchdowns, no incompletions in A-W’s victory

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

A-W comes out on top over Hinton

By Hank Krause

Akron-Westfield traveled over hill and dale and around a couple of bends to play the Hinton Blackhawks Sept. 8. Hinton, a friendly, old nemesis  is always up to a tough game. A-W came out on top for the 20-13 win.

Pickleball pastime proves popular with area educators

Sport brings healthy rewards for local participants

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

Jacobs honored for achieving 1,000 career assists

Jacobs honored for achieving 1,000 career assists

By Greg Bates Contributing writer

When Robyn Van Eldik was coaching AAU volleyball for seventh- and eighth-graders a few years ago, she had a young setter on the squad named Josie Jacobs.

With so much raw talent, Van Eldik knew Jacobs was going to be a star for the Akron-Westfield volleyball program.

Westerner boys place 12th at invite

Westerner boys place 12th at invite

By Greg Bates Contributing writer

The Akron-Westfield cross country teams were back on the course on Sept. 7, competing in the Sibley-Ocheyedan meet at the Sibley Golf Course.

The boys’ squad came in 12th place out of 14 schools. The girls had their two runners on the team compete as individuals.

A-W splits pair of matches on court 

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer 

The Akron-Westfield volleyball team got back in the win column after five consecutive losses. 

Empowering Athletic Excellence: Akron-Westfield Welcomes New Strength and Conditioning Coach

By Jennifer Wendel

Akron-Westfield High School is embarking on a transformative journey within its athletic program as Nick Jacobs takes on the role of the new Strength and Conditioning Coach. This addition is set to redefine the athletic landscape by helping the student-athlete performance and overall fitness. Jacobs' insights provide a glimpse into this significant development.

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