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It was a busy night for the track and field athletes across Iowa Thursday as kids looked to qualify for an appearance on the Blue Oval at Drake University today, Thursday, May 19, through Saturday, May 21. The Mount Ayr Track & Field teams both finished second overall in the qualifying meet in Corydon, with…

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Schafer advances to second regional matchup for the Raiderettes

The Raiderettes hosted the first round of regional golf May 13, where one Raiderette advanced on to the next round at the Crestwood Hills Golf Course in CAM. Schafer finished third overall, shooting a 100, just behind Maggie Haer of Southwest Valley who shot a 99, and first place finisher Avery Dowling of Sidney who…

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Reynolds sees redemption 25 years later

                  During the Raider Relays, the Mount Ayr Raiders saw Ryce Reynolds dominating the track, much like he has all season, specifically when he runs the 400 meter hurdles. Reynolds, a sophomore, set the school record in the 400 meter hurdle in his first attempt running the…

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Golfers fall to Southwest Valley

Mount Ayr hosted Southwest Valley last week, April 26, at the Mount Ayr Golf and Country Club. The Raiders saw Drew Ehlen take top honors scoring a 41, just two strokes ahead of the Timberwolves Owen Wilkinson with a 43. Louden Main put himself in second on the team with a 48, followed by Dylan…

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Mount Ayr Raiders take fifth at Raider Relays

The Track and Field season is nearing the culmination. With the Drake Relays finished, the Raiders and Raiderettes will be gearing up for district qualifying on May 12, with two more meets left on the schedule, the Raiderette Relays, and Central Decatur Invite. The State Track Meet will be held May 19-22 at Drake University,…

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Mount Ayr track and field teams qualify for Drake Relays

Last Thursday marked the last chance for the Mount Ayr Track and Field teams to qualify for the Drake Relays at Drake University in Des Moines April 27-30. Raider Stats The Raiders and Raiderettes traveled to Stuart for the West Central Valley Wildcat Relays and were almost through the event before storms moved into the…

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Golfers fighting weather but succeeding at home

The Raiderette golf team traveled to East Union last Tuesday to battle it out with Martensdale-St. Marys, Southeast Warren, East Union and Wayne in cold and windy conditions. The Raiderettes fielded EmmaLee Schafer, Linsie Barnes, Mallory Weehler and Alana Doolittle. Schafer took the gold medal on the day with a 52 overall, followed by Weehler…

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The Mount Ayr track & field teams traveled to Earlham for the second meet of the season at Jack Padilla Stadium. The weather saw a big change from the first meet of the season at the Earlybird meet in Earlham just a month before. The Raiders faced near 80 degree temperatures with high winds blowing…

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Ehlen, Graham lead Raider golfers early

In The Raider and Raiderette golf teams have had a busy opening week hosting quad involving Martensdale-St. Marys, Nodaway Valley and Southeast Warren. The Nodaway Valley Wolverines took top honors on the day, shooting a low score of 181. Mount Ayr came in second, with a 201 followed closely by Martensdale-St. Marys with a 209…

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Raiderettes take meet win while setting records

It was another strong performance for the Mount Ayr Raider and Raiderette track and field teams in a rainy and windy Panora last week with more school records broken and a meet win by the Raiderettes, while the Raiders came in at fifth overall. The Raiderettes scored 94 while Central Decatur put up 88 and…

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