Area Sports

Haley, Ehlen medal as Raiderettes take first, Raiders take third

The Mount Ayr golf teams traveled to Corydon for a night on the golf course against Wayne April 13. The cold, windy day made for less than desirable conditions for golf, however, the Raider and Raiderette athletes battled through it to produce good scores throughout. The Raiders as a team scored a 223, while Wayne…

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Mount Ayr track competes at Earlham, Knoxville

Tuesday night saw the Mount Ayr track teams head to Earlham to compete at Jack Padilla Field with 14 other teams such as Earlham, Panorama, Harlan and Van Meter. The Raiderettes finished the night in fifth with 70 points, just behind fourth place South Hamilton. Taking home the gold was Van Meter with 103 points,…

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Golfers hit the links for first time in two years

The Raider and Raiderette golf teams were in action Monday night for the first time in two years. In their first outing, the Raiders took third in a triangular with Martensdale-St. Mary’s and Nodaway Valley on the links in Greenfield. Coming in first was Martensdale-St. Mary’s, shooting a 222, while the home team scored a…

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Mount Ayr track has strong first outing

Tuesday night marked the first time in a year that Mount Ayr athletes took to the track for competition. After missing the previous year to the COVID-19 pandemic, this years seniors were only sophomores in their last competition. They had something to prove on the track and in the field, as well as to their…

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After a year off, Mount Ayr eager to compete

After a year off due to COVID-19, head track coach Brad Elliott has seen the program take a slightly different look heading into the 2021 season. Elliott will be in the drivers seat of both the boys and girls teams this season after long-time Raiderette head coach, Deb Larsen, retired. Elliott is assisted by Daniel…

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Pride of Iowa All-Conference boys teams announced

The Pride of Iowa Conference released their All-Conference boys basketball team recently. The Raiders saw Jaixen Frost and Erik Trujillo selected to the first team, with Frost receiving a unanimous vote. Payton Weehler was selected to the second team, while Cody Larson was given an Honorable Mention. Throughout the season, all four Raiders selected were…

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All-Conference teams announced

  The Pride of Iowa Conference released their All-Conference girls basketball team recently. Mount Ayr had a few girls giving nods, with Rachel Sobotka selected to the first team, Maddie Stewart selected to the second team and Alexa Anderson given the honorable mention. Rachel Sobotka led the Raiderettes in scoring (237) and rebounds (186). Maddie…

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Raider stats compiled after 2020-21 season

The Raider basketball season fell short of its ultimate goal, however, the Mount Ayr coaches got farther than they ever thought they would this season. “We weren’t supposed to be here,” said coach Bret Ruggles after the Raiders loss in the District Finals. “I am proud of this team.” The Raiders made it through 24…

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Raiderette stats compiled after 2020-21 season

The Raiderettes finished their season on a long road trip to Avoca against AHSTW. Despite the semifinal loss, the Raiderettes finished fourth in the Pride of Iowa at 9-4 and 16-6 overall. The offense was led by senior Rachel Sobotka with 237 points and was good 48 percent of the time from the field. Sobotka…

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Raiders end season in Knoxville

Mt. Ayr 62, MM 51 The Mount Ayr Raiders became District Champions once more after a battle against the Moravia Mohawks, in Leon, last Tuesday. The victory in Leon wasn’t an easy one, as the Mohawks made the Raiders earn every point. Early in the contest, the Raiders led, leading by 12 at halftime (24-12),…

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