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A-W football scores first win of season

Westerners put up 28 unanswered points to beat Sibley-Ocheyedan

By Greg Bates Contributing writer

One week after its offense sputtered, the Akron-Westfield football team rebounded in a big way.

The Westerners racked up 391 yards and their defense created four turnovers and a touchdown as they took down visiting Sibley-Ocheyedan, 45-18, on Sept. 2.

After trailing late in the second quarter, Akron-Westfield scored the game’s final 28 points.

Westerners drop four matches on the week

Westerners drop four matches on the week

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

It was a tough three-day stretch for the Akron-Westfield volleyball team.

The Westerners dropped a four-set match to Remsen St. Mary’s on Aug. 29 and then lost all three of its matches in the Boyden-Hull Tournament on Aug. 31.

Akron-Westfield is now 1-5 on the young season as it gets into the heart of its War Eagle Conference schedule.

Westerners cross country teams open season

Boie is top finisher for boys

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

The Akron-Westfield cross country teams kicked off their season on Aug. 29 at the BHRV meet at the Rolling Hills Country Club.

The boys placed fifth, while the girls had just one runner compete. 

“Great first meet of the year,” Westerners coach Jerod Bruget said. 

Bruget competes in grueling 100-mile race

A-K cross country coach battles elements in Booneville Backroads Ultra

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer 

It was like nothing Jerod Bruget had ever experienced.

The former U.S. Marine has six marathons under his belt, but those didn’t prepare him for the ultimate event. 

A-W football falls in opener

A-W falls in opener

By Hank Krause

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Westerner football trying to qualify for playoffs for first time since 2018

Experienced group back on gridiron, Westerner football trying to qualify for playoffs for first time since 2018

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

The seniors on this year’s Akron-Westfield football team have never experienced a winning season or qualified for playoffs during their high school tenure.

Coming off a disappointing 2-7 campaign a year ago, the Westerners return a solid group of guys who are ready to win.

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: A-W Solid junior class paces volleyball team

Solid junior class paces volleyball team; Westerners start year playing really well, in ‘midseason form’

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

After the Akron-Westfield volleyball team played its season-opening matches on Aug. 22, Robyn Van Eldik made a bold statement to her players.

The sixth-year head coach was thrilled with the way they played and even went as far as saying her team is in midseason form.

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: A-W Boys’ cross country returns six of its top runners

Boys’ cross country returns six of its top runnersGirls’ team consists of just two athletes

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

Four years ago when Jerod Bruget helped start up the Akron-Westfield cross country program, he didn’t know how long it would take to get established.

Young runners joined the boys’ and girls’ teams, and, for the most part, they’ve stayed with the program throughout their entire high school careers.

Terpstra takes leadership torch

Senior is a four-year starter on gridiron for Westerners

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer 

In his first three years as a starter on the Akron-Westfield football team, Jack Terpstra was a steady, trusted player.Now as a senior, he takes the leadership torch and is spreading his vast knowledge to the younger players on this year’s squad. Terpstra has become a leader on both sides of the ball as a wide receiver and free safety.

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