Area Sports

Braby resigns as volleyball coach

Longtime Mount Ayr volleyball coach, Tori Braby, tendered her letter of resignation to the Mount Ayr school board Monday night. Braby cited “personal agendas and politics” as reasons for her resignation stating “I feel defeated, defeated by parents and politics and the fact that me standing my ground on what I believe in has resulted…

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Raiders defeat Southwest Valley to go up 2-0 early in season

Mt. Ayr 75, SWV 42 The Raiders faced Southwest Valley in their home opener last Friday night, improving to 2-0 on the season after a 75-42 victory over the Timberwolves. Payton Weehler and Dawson Frost reached the 20s in scoring, with Weehler leading the team with 22, sinking nine-of-16 buckets, including three from beyond the…

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Raiderettes 2-1 after win over Southwest Valley Timberwolves

Mt. Ayr 59, SWV 44 A low scoring affair in Mount Ayr last Friday night saw the Raiderettes come out with a victory to improve to 2-1 on the season. Sam Stewart led the way with 28 points, making 11-of-27 buckets and hitting five-of-11 freethrows and nine steals on the night. The game was close…

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Raiders find success on the mats

The Raider wrestling team is off to a good start this year, with two meets under their belts, but took a big hit to the 120 weight class after Bryce Shaha had a knee injury in Osceola and will be out for an indeterminate time. The Raiders defeated Clarke, 48-36. DrJarrett Webb defeated Kayden Ludington…

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Bowlers split matches Cardinals,Wolverines

The Mount Ayr bowling teams hosted the Clarinda Cardinals last Thursday in Mount Ayr. The Cardinals came prepared and had an astounding victory over the Raiders, scoring 2,754 to Mount Ayr’s 1,762. The Raiderd were led by Tony Daleska, bowling a 140 and 123. Michael McDaniel bowled the second highest totals of the day with…

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Raiderettes get win over Clarke Lady Indians

Mt. Ayr 78, Clarke 47 Monday night the Raiderettes traveled to Osceola to face the Clarke Lady Indians. Coming off a loss to Red Oak, Mount Ayr looked to get into the win column. Sam Stewart led the Raiderettes at the bucket, despite an ankle sprain during the Red Oak game, and looked quick and…

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Raiders down Clarke Indians Monday

Mt. Ayr 64, Clarke 46 The Raiders defeated the Clarke Indians in a one-sided contest in which the Raiders scores 64 points, led by Dawson Frost with 20, including two dunks. Isaac Grose scored 17 points with 12 rebounds and Payton Weehler scored seven points with seven assists in the win over the Indians. The…

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Bowlers take season opener

The Mount Ayr bowling teams opened the winter season with a home meet against Lamoni-Central Decatur and Southeast Warren. The Raiderettes took home their first win of the season, scoring 1,676 while Southeast Warren took second with 1,402 and Lamoni-CD scored 1,317 for third. Kaitlyn Dolecheck had the highest combined score for the Raiderettes with…

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Raiderettes drop first outing to Red Oak

Red Oak 71, Mt. Ayr 41 The Raiderettes had their first game Monday night against the Red Oak Tigers. “Red Oak will probably be our toughest opponent all year. They were tall, long and very athletic,” said coach Thad Streit. “They are a pretty good team. On the other hand, I was disappointed in our…

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Raiderette basketball ranked top 10

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released the 2019-20 preseason basketball rankings. The Raiderettes come in at number 10 in Class 2A after posting a 15-7 record during the 2018-19 campaign last season. Taking the top spot is Cascade, followed by North Linn and West Hancock to round out the top three. Mount…

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