Area Sports

MACHS Track and Field Century Team announced

May 15, 1920. That date is significant for Mount Ayr sports, marking the first official all-county track and field event in Mount Ayr school history, however, track and field existed as early as 1914, it was an intramural sport until 1920. Rewind just two years and you have the world embroiled in two wars. The…

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Mount Ayr’s Doster commits to Central College golf program

Zach Doster, a senior at Mount Ayr Community School, was recently accepted to Central College and will continue his golf career during the 2020-21 academic year. Doster’s senior golf season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. Doster was a multi-sport athlete at Mount Ayr, playing basketball, golf and baseball for the Raiders.

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IHSAA approves changes to postseason wrestling

The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s wrestling advisory committee has approved changes involving the regional dual qualification criteria and seeding for the State Wrestling Tournament. Schools will now be allowed to opt out of postseason dual events by the date of the scheduled competition. In the past, the top two teams from each sectional qualified…

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Football schedule has new faces for 2020

Last week, the 2020 high school football schedule was released. Aug. 28 – vs Albia Sept. 4 – at NV Sept. 11 – at Atlantic Sept. 18 – at Panorama Sept. 25 – at Pville Oct. 2 – vs Colfax-Mingo Oct. 9 – vs Pella Christian Oct. 16 – at I-35 Oct. 23 – at…

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Provisional spring schedule released

With spring sports still in the air and the return to school date sitting at May 1, a petition appeared online with, at the time of this writing, over 30,000 signatures with a goal of 35,000. With no outline on how to deal with the current situation, different agencies are working together to give the…

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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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