Area Sports

Bowlers fall short in Greenfield

The Mount Ayr bowling teams traveled to Greenfield last week for a meet against Nodaway Valley. The Raiderettes fell short, losing to the Wolverines 1778-1643. Hanna Ackley had the high total of the day, bowling a 260 combined of games 119 and 141. Kaitlyn Dolecheck bowled a combined 252 after games of 120 and 132.…

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Junior high wrestling staying busy

By: Rod Bastow The Mount Ayr wrestlers were back in action on January 16, with a trip to Creston.  It was a big meet with over 110 matches.  The meet included Wayne, Nodaway valley,East Union, Chariton, Norwalk, southeast warren,Creston and Mount Ayr.  After a slow start the young Raiders came up with a solid showing…

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Raiderettes firing on all cylinders after break

Three more wins for the Raiderettes improved them to 10-2 on the season, downing Southwest Valley and Central Decatur, snapping a 64-game win streak the Cardinals had against Pride of Iowa teams, as well as a non-conference game against Murray Monday night. Mt. Ayr 64, SWV 37 The Raiderettes defeated the Southwest Valley Timberwolves 64-37…

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Raiders roll on to 11 game win streak

The Raiders recorded three more wins to stay undefeated at 11 wins. The Raiders are on their best season since the 2010-11 season, in which the Raiders won 14-straight before falling to Clarinda Academy by a score of 67-63. The Raiders would finish 17-5 that season. Mt. Ayr 67, SWV 31 The Raiders recently defeated…

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Raiders win Battle of the Border

The Raider wrestlers were victorious in Missouri once more to win the Battle of the Border. The wrestlers saw Trey Fooken and Talal Rahahleh record their first high school wins. Against Albany, The Raiders saw Bryce Shaha take down Nate Doolittle, Trae Ehlen pin Brayden Dillivan, Keaton White over Jerrid Bunten, ADonovan Morales over Sam…

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Raiders knock off Wolverines on the road

Mt. Ayr 67, NV 54 Mount Ayr traveled to Greenfield last week to take on the Nodaway Valley Wolverines. “Coming to this place every year, it’s a tough place to play,” said coach Bret Ruggles. “They have state championships, state appearances, I think I may be the winningest coach against them with seven.” The Raiders…

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Raiderettes hand Nodaway Valley first loss

Mt. Ayr 65, NV 42 The Raiderettes stunned the Nodaway Valley crowd last Tuesday as Mount Ayr defeated the previously undefeated Wolverines 65-42. Channler Henle was on fire, scoring 11 of the first 13 points and finished the night out with 22, going five-of-eight from downtown and seven-of-12 in total. “Our effot and intensity was…

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Raiderette JV downs Wayne Falcons

The Raiderette junior varsity squad took out Wayne before the break, winning 41-13. Tegan Streit led the Raiderettes with 12 total points. Multiple Raiderettes scored including Payten Lambert with eight, Halsie Barnes with six, MaKenna Jones with four, Kaylie Shields with three, Hope Whittington with four, and Jill Kniep and Zoey Larsen with two each.

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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

The first round of the 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest will be held at the Clarke Community High School in Osceola instead of Leon on Sunday, January 19. Doors will open at 1 p.m. while the contest will begin at 1:30 p.m. The contest is for boys and girls ages nine through 14.…

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Ron Scott Duals coming up

The 32nd annual Ron Scott Duals in Mount Ayr begins Friday, January 17 at 4:30 p.m. and will feature nine rounds, with rounds one through four taking place on Friday, while rounds five through nine will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, January 18. The teams competing this year are Central Decatur,…

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