Area Sports

Mount Ayr golf still undefeated

The Raider golf team recently improved to 4-0 on the season after defeating Wayne and Nodaway Valley. The Raiders won with a score of 180 with Wayne finished 2nd with 202 and Nodaway Valley at 288. Senior Raider, Myles Greene, had a four over par with a 39 to medal with runner-up Seth Sheriff from…

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Raiderettes run away with Lenox meet

Despite a very windy night, the Raiderette track team ran ahead of the competition in Lenox Monday night. The Raiderettes scored 156 team points to win the meet. Immediate results were not available at time of press, however, the girls placed first in multiple events. Addy Reynolds continued to show speed, winning the 100 meter…

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Mount Ayr spring sports continue to win

The Raiders traveled to Leon last week to participate in the Central Decatur Cardinal Relays. The Raiders won, scoring 141 points to knock out Woodward Academy who scored 118 points. Chase Henry started off the night with a win in the shot put and second in the dIscus. On the track, Isaac Timmerman ran to…

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Raiders showing speed early in season as they win in Afton

The Raiders opened their season with a meet win at the Eagle Relays in Afton last week. Chase Henry saw himself take first in the shot put and discus for the best finishes of the Raider field events. On the track, the Raiders saw Nathan Hauge take first in the 800 meter with a time…

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Golfers take first win of the season

The Mount Ayr golf teams hit the links for the first time this year and fought a decent northeasterly wind. The Raiderettes found their first win of the year at home against Nodaway Valley and Martensdale-St. Mary’s Monday night. The Raiderettes shot a 217, beating out Nodaway Valley who had 270. Kaitlyn Dolecheck took top…

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Raiderettes take second in Truro, first in Creston

The Raiderettes went north to Truro for the I-35 Girls Relay. Mount Ayr finished second with 108 points while Nodaway Valley took the meet win with 121 points. Adalyn Reynolds showed her speed with a first place finish in the 100 meter dash in a time of 13.94 and a first place finish in the…

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Raiders ready to hit the ground running

  The Mount Ayr Raider track team is entering it’s 11th season with coach Brad Elliott along with assistant coach Daniel Showalter and volunteer coach Bill Huntington. The Raiders return 22 letterwinners from last years 2nd place conference team after graduating seven. “We have a good group of last year’s state qualifiers returning to campaign…

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Coach Giles optimistic about season

Head coach Scott Giles enters his 25th season with the Mount Ayr Raider Golf team. The Raiders finished 4-4 during their 2018 campaign, placing first in the conference. The Raiders return all their golfers this season, with Myles Greene, Dalton Elwood and Cayden Lambert. New to the squad are Zach Doster and Isaac Grose. “Weather…

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Raiderettes bringing back experience

Coaches Deb and John Larsen are entering their 20th year coaching Mount Ayr Raiderette track and field. Last season the girls finished as Pride of Iowa Conference champions and have taken multiple events to the state level. Last years 2018 graduated multiple state qualifying athletes in Bailey Anderson, Caylie Hickman, Alyssa Johnson, Sara Winemiller as…

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Raiderettes take first meet win

Monday night saw the Raiderettes in action for the first time this season as they battled there way to a meet win in Greenfield. The Raiderettes had multiple first place finishes and podium finishes from rookie runners and field event participants to get off on a good start. Adalyn Reynolds took first in a heavy…

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