Area Sports

Wrestling get awards banquet in before COVID-19 pandemic

The Mount Ayr wrestling team held it’s end of the year banquet on March 11, just before the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down last week. The banquet allows the coaches to award the wrestlers for their hardwork throughout the season and to honor the athletes and thank them. This season, the wrestlers saw four compete…

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Lambert selected to Academic All-Conference

Last week, Academic All-Conference was announced. Unfortunately, the list inadvertently omitted Cayden Lambert from that list. Lambert was selected as Academic All-Conference and played for the Raider basketball team this season.

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Student-athletes cope with suspended season

Last week the sports world came to a grinding halt across the country due to COVID-19, or the coronavirus. Not only did professional sports such as the NBA, NHL and MLB suspend their seasons, the NCAA cancelled “March Madness” in what is now being called “March Sadness”. Shortly after professional and college sports navigated unfamiliar…

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Lambert resigns coaching position

  Last Monday at the Mount Ayr Community School board meeting, Derek Lambert’s resignation as head football coach was accepted, just months after his co-head coach, Delwyn Showalter, announced his retirement from all MACS activities, leaving the Raider football team looking for its first head coach in 19 years. Lambert, a Worth County High School…

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Academic All-Conference announced; Mount Ayr well represented

Mount Ayr was well represented across all sports in the Academic All-Conference teams. Seven Raider basketball players were named including: Erik Trujillo, Payton Weehler, Rhett Larson, Isaac Grose, Dawson Frost, Dalton Elwood and Jordan McAlexander. The Raiderette basketball girls had eight named: Jaycee Knight, Sam Stewart, Alexa Anderson, Rachel Sobotka, Hope Whittington, Halsie Barnes, Payten…

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Solliday finishes third at Minnesota State tourney

An athlete with ties to the community finished strong in his junior season at Saint Thomas Academy. Garrison Solliday of Eagan, MN placed third in the 220 lb division of Minnesota State Wrestling. His lone loss was to a nationally ranked wrestler. He also helped lead St. Thomas Academy to its second consecutive state runner-up…

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Spring sports season on hold amid coronavirus fears

Following Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announcements on Sunday to suspend school classes for four weeks, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and Iowa High School Athletic Association have decided to suspend any sporting activities for the time being. “Based on new information today from the Iowa Department of Public Health, now is the time…

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Raider basketball season stats told

The Raiders finished out their season 21-3 following a loss to Martensdale-St. Mary’s at substate. Despite falling short of a State Tournament bid, the Raiders put up impressive numbers throughout the season, along with a few individual records being set. The team was led by senior Dawson Frost who joined the 1,000 point club as…

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All-Conference basketball teams announced

Sam Stewart and Channler Henle were selected to the All-Conference Pride of Iowa basketball first team recently with Stewart being a unanimous selection. Rachel Sobotka was selected to the second team while Jaycee Knight was an honorable mention. Stewart recently broke the school record for All-Time scoring with 1,456 points scored in her career, and…

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Raiderette complete season stats compiled

Girls Basketball Season Statistics (Bold denotes team leader) Pts    FG    3Pts    FT    Rebounds    Asst    Stl    Blk Sam Stewart    568    244-411    12-39    68-107    82    70    106    6 Channler Henle    220    81-219    26-99    32-47    113    53    41    15 Rachel Sobotka    202    74-167    9-25    45-68    155    40    29    11 Maddie Stewart    149    48-146    11-44    42-71    58    56    53  …

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