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Elwood breaks school record as Raiderette runners take third

It was a Pride of Iowa cross country meet in Leon Thursday night where the Raiderettes looked to perform well against heavy hitters, such as Central Decatur and Martensdale-St. Marys. As a team, the Raiderettes finished third overall on a course they had ran earlier in the season and finished . Mount Ayr’s Karly Elwood…

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Raiderettes advance in Regional play

Monday night set the stage for the Pride of Iowa tournament finals seeing Mount Ayr, Southeast Warren, Nodaway Valley and Southwest Valley winning on that Monday night. It was a straight-forward tournament with the winning teams playing for the championship and the other two battling it out for third. Mount Ayr and Southwest Valley would…

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Back-to-Back District Champs

The Class A District 7 championship game came down to the final, week 8, match-up between the Mount Ayr Raiders and the Southwest Valley Timberwolves Friday night. Just two months ago, the Raiders started their first game with a new head coach in Ryan Victor, formerly of Missouri Valley. In week one, the Raiders fell…

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Raiderettes drop two before getting win in POI play

The Raiderette volleyball squad dropped their final two games of the regular season last week, falling to Southwest Valley at home before traveling west to East Mills to close out the regular season schedule and enter Pride of Iowa Conference tournament play and regional tournament play following. Against the Southwest Valley Timberwolves on Tuesday, October…

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Raiderettes gearing up for post-season

The Raiderettes traveled to Lenox on Tuesday where they were able to pick-up a Pride of Iowa win over the Tigers without the help of their best hitter, Addy Reynolds. It was a tough contest for the Raiderettes after they took set one 25-22 before Lenox answered back with a 27-25 win. The Raiderettes won…

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Raiderettes trying to regroup after recent losses

The Raiderettes suffered a tough loss to the Clarinda Cardinals last Thursday night at home. In the first set, the Raiderettes fell 25-19 before the second set saw the Raiderettes struggle to string together points to close the deficit against a disciplined Cardinal team. The third set saw the Raiderettes battle to the end, however…

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Raiders defeat Cowboys on the road

It was another road trip for the Raiders this past Friday, taking them to Page county where they faced the Sidney Cowboys. The Cowboys entered the contest at 1-3, their only win coming against Wayne, in week one of the season. The Raiders came into the contest at 2-2 and looked to get above .500…

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Raiders get Homecoming win over Vikings

It was Homecoming for the Raiders this past Friday night as they hosted the AHSTW Vikings. Both teams entered the contest with a record of 1-2 and both looked to get back to .500. The Raiders rushed their way to a win over the Vikings, racking up 208 yards on 42 attempts that was led…

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Raiderettes have tough outing in home tournament

The Raiderettes had a busy Homecoming week, traveling to Afton for a bout with East Union on Tuesday, in which they came out on top with a 3-0 win before hosting the Mount Ayr volleyball tournament on Saturday. Back on Tuesday, the Raiderettes improved to 6-1 after defeating a tough Eagles team, winning 25-22, 25-16…

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Raiderette harriers take second at Central Decatur last Tuesday

The Raiderette cross country team is showing signs of success early on in the season, with their latest showing coming at Central Decatur, where they finished second overall to Central Decatur, who finished first for the first time in school history. Karly Elwood was the first Mount Ayr runner to cross the line this meet,…

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