Area Sports

Raiders and Raiderettes receive post-season honors

All-District teams have been announced by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association, as well as the Iowa Girls Coaches Association. The Raiders saw Jaydon Knight and Jaixen Frost selected to the first team All-District, while Erik Trujillo was given the second team nod. The Raiderettes were represented by Alexa Anderson and Addy Reynolds for…

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Raiderette season stats compiled

The Raiderettes finished the season 15-13, bowing out in the Class 2A, Region 3 semifinal against Interstate-35. Mount Ayr softball had at least 21 girls play in a game this season, while nine played in at least 20 or more. Through 28 games, the Raiderettes averaged a .363 at the plate with a .426 on-base-percentage…

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Raider baseball season stats show successful season

The Raider baseball team had a historic run this season, finishing out the year in Oskaloosa in the substate final against New London, falling 4-2, but not before becoming Co-Pride of Iowa Champions with Martensdale-St. Marys, a feat that had not yet been done in school history and coach Chris Elwood’s first time defeating the…

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Raiders share first Pride of Iowa Championship

The Raiders finished out their season as co-conference champions after wins over Lamoni and Martensdale-St. Marys. The post-season then began with Wayne, before the Raiders defeated Lamoni Tuesday night to advance to the next round of post-season play. Mt Ayr 9, Lamoni 1 Mount Ayr played another tough game against Lamoni Tuesday night, just 24…

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Raiderette softball stalls at Interstate-35

Mt Ayr 2, CD 1 It was the end of the road for the Raiderettes Friday night as they squared off against a heavy hitting Interstate-35 Roadrunner team. Before the loss to Interstate-35, Mount Ayr made it through a tough Central Decatur team with home runs by Addy Reynolds and senior Alexa Anderson. The Raiderettes…

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Raiderettes finding rhythm as Regional play approaches

The Raiderettes had a busy week, traveling to Bedford before hosting the first day of the Raiderette Softball Classic then traveling to Southeast Warren, Central Decatur and then hosting a day full of softball on Saturday with the second day of the Raiderette Classic. Mt. Ayr 15, Bedford 0 The Raiderettes made quick work of…

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Raiderettes celebrate 50 years of softball

The Raiderette softball program recently celebrated 50 years of Mount Ayr Raiderette softball. After the Centerville vs Mount Ayr game to close out the Classic, coach Bret Ruggles and the 2021 softball team welcomed onto the field once more, former players that wore the uniform, including members from the very first team in 1972. Coaches,…

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‘Bad luck’ continues to plague Raiderettes

The Raiderettes had a tough week of softball, winning two of six contests over the week before heading to Griswold on Saturday for a tournament with Exira-EKH and Griswold. The Raiderettes defeated Mormon Trail and Southwest Valley, both 10-run rule games, before dropping a two games in a doubleheader to Earlham and Southeast Warren on…

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Raiderettes finding bumps in the road

Mount Ayr softball split games against Nodaway Valley and Wayne before heading to Creston for a tournament where they were faced with Atlantic and Knoxville. Mount Ayr 12, NV 9 On Tuesday, June 8, the Raiderettes traveled to Greenfield where they put on quite the show for fans. Nodaway Valley’s pitcher, Whitney Lamb, had the…

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