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17 season-best performances at Creston

It was quite a start to the week on Monday, April 8 for the Mount Ayr boy’s track team. The Raiders collected 17 season-best performances on their way to a third-place finish at the Creston Panthers meet. The Raiders scored 108 team points for third, behind meet champion Creston with 139 and runner-up SW Valley…

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Raiderettes score 82 points at Creston meet

The Mount Ayr girl’s track team opened a two-meet week by placing third at the Creston Panther Track Invitational on Monday, April 8. There, the Raiderettes scored 82 points at the meet, a season-high so far. At the meet, Mount Ayr athletes had 19 season best performances among the events. Atlantic won the meet with…

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Shields wins high jump At Knoxville meet

The Mount Ayr Raiderettes traveled to Knoxville late last week to take part in the 8-team Panther Relays April 11. There, Mount Ayr would score 39 points and place eighth in the team race. The Raiderettes won one event at the meet. Aubree Shields won the high jump with a top jump of 5-feet, zero…

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Raiderette golf wins pair of meets

The Mount Ayr Raiderette girl’s golf team played in three meets last week, winning two of them. The Raiderettes won their home quadrangular meet last Monday, April 8, and then finished the week winning a dual against Pride of Iowa Conference foe Wayne. In between, the Raiderettes played at a tournament in Shenandoah. This week,…

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Raider golf wins two of three meets

The Mount Ayr Raiders had a busy week of action and came away with two meet wins in three outings. The Raiders won meets on Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9. In the other meet, the Raiders placed second. The Raiders were at Central Decatur Monday afternoon and were back home on Tuesday, April…

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Dominating start for Raiders boy’s golf team

The defending POI boy’s champs began their spring 2024 season with a bang last Thursday at home. There, the Raiders dominated the scores at a home triangular that featured three Pride of Iowa Conference schools. The Raiders shot a team score of 170 with all of their scores from the six in the lineup under…

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Raiderettes win first meet, Shaffer medalist

What a start for the Mount Ayr girl’s golf team. The Raiderettes saw meet action for the first time this season on Thursday, April 4 on their home course and won the triangular meet going away. The meet featured a trio of Pride of Iowa Conference schools as Martensdale-St. Mary’s and SE Warren joined Mount…

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Raiders win two relays at Centerville

The Mount Ayr boy’s track team claimed a pair of relay wins at the Centerville co-ed last week in their first outdoor meet of the spring 2024 season. There, the Raiders won the Distance Medley Relay and the 4X400-meter relay events. Davis County won the meet with a team score of 151 points followed by…

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1-2-3 finishes for relays at Centerville Co-Ed

Raiderettes take a top-five finish in meet The Mount Ayr girl’s track team had relay finishes of first, second, and third at last week’s Centerville co-ed meet on Thursday, April 4. The finishes helped Mount Ayr to a top-5 team finish at the meet. Three teams topped the 100-point mark led by meet champion Davis…

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Thompson sets new record, wins 400-meter dash

Mount Ayr freshman Dyson Thompson had a big night at the Earlham Co-ed Meet last Thursday. The meet was the first outdoor meet for the Raiders this season. Thompson won the 400-meter dash and set a new Mount Ayr freshman record in the long jump. Thompson won the 400-meter dash in a speedy time of…

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