Area Sports

Mount Ayr falls to Ogden at State

by Chanse Hall reporting from Fort Dodge The Raiderettes faced a tough loss against the Ogden Bulldogs in the first round of the State Softball Tournament Tuesday night. In a contest that went the distance, the Raiderettes fell 5-2 after holding an early 2-1 lead over the Bulldogs. “It was a little chaotic and that’s…

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Giles assumes role as MACS athletic director

Mount Ayr athletics will have a different look this year and not just because of COVID-19. Longtime football coach and athletic director Delwyn Showalter retired from Mount Ayr Community High School this past year, but stayed on to help with the transition of the summer sports season. Filling the shoes of Showalter, is longtime MACHS…

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IHSAA makes changes to fall football season

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has revised their 2020 football schedule which allows for member school adjustments due to COVID-19. August 10 is still set to be the first practice date, while August 27 will remain as the first competition date. Semifinals (November 13-15) and finals (November 20-21) are still unchanged. The IHSAA scheduling…

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Raiders fall to Blue Devils in final

MStM 11, Mt. Ayr 3 The baseball season came to a close for the Mount Ayr Raiders last Tuesday, July 21. The Raiders traveled to Creston to take on the Martensdale-St. Mary’s Blue Devils for a bid in the State Tournament. The Raider bats started strong against pitcher Carson Elbert, gaining one run in the…

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Raiders down Lamoni, Central Decatur to get to final

Mt. Ayr 7, Lamoni 2 The Raiders hosted the Lamoni Demons in the first round of districts last Thursday, defeating them 7-2 after seven innings of play. The Raiders saw two home-runs against the Demons, one off the bat of Isaac Grose for two runs and two off the bat of Jaixen Frost for two…

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Raiderettes are State Bound

Mt. Ayr 4, Earlham 3 Back in 1981 a band by the name of Journey released a little song by the name of “Don’t Stop Believin’.” On a Monday night 39 years later, the lyrics of that song echoed out across a ball field in Earlham as the Mount Ayr Raiderettes looked to defeat the…

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Raiders advance to second game of Districts

Mt. Ayr 3, SEW 2 The Raiders went the distance with Southeast Warren last Tuesday, July 7, defeating the Warhawks 3-2 in a full seven innings. Southeast Warren scored one run early on Mount Ayr and eventually led 2-0, but a strong fourth inning rally came for Mount Ayr in which they scored all three…

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Raiderettes shake off loss, reset for Regionals

SEW 6, Mt. Ayr 5 The Raiderettes suffered a tough loss to Southeast Warren last Tuesday, July 7 after the Warhawks got off to an early start with six runs in the first inning. The Raiderettes stayed loud in the dugout, efficient on the field and determined at the plate as they put up their…

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Raiderettes split games against Bedford, Central Decatur

Mt. Ayr 10, Bedford 0 The Bedford Bulldogs came to Mount Ayr to face the Mount Ayr Raiderettes last Tuesday night. The contest went six innings as the Raiderettes climbed their way to 10 runs to end the contest an inning short, not allowing any runs for  Bedford. Senior, Sam Stewart, saw three hits, two…

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