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Raider baseball season stats show solid 14-6 season

The Raiders ended their season with a loss to the eventual 2A State Champion Van Meter Bulldogs. After a 14-6 record, the Raiders finished their season in third in the Pride of Iowa Conference. Raider bats were led by Connor Eaton with a 0.409 average, 27 hits that saw 23 runs and five doubles. Eaton…

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Stats from softball’s best season yet

Coming off the best finish in school history, the Raiderettes put up some impressive numbers in a season that saw the first half of the schedule cancelled or rescheduled, going on to play 30 games in total which including an undefeated Pride of Iowa season, as well as Conference champions and third place state finishers.…

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The road to State started with a familiar team

The road to the State tournament however, wasn’t easy, as the teams infront of them consisted of Logan-Magnolia and Underwood. Mount Ayr 4, Lo-Ma 0 The Raiderettes went into Wednesday night, looking for revenge against the team who defeated them a year earlier, and achieved what they set out to achieve. Two home runs, the…

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Raiders narrowly escape West Central Valley

The Raiders played last Tuesday in a doubleheader that saw the boys defeat Orient-Macksburg and Southwest Valley to finish third in the Pride of Iowa, behind Martensdale-St. Mary’s and Southeast Warren. The Raiders then traveled to Panora to face West Central Valley in a contest that went the distance and then some to advance to…

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Raiderette softball heads to State Tournament after 25 year drought

It was 1994, 25 years ago. I was five years old, Bill Clinton was President, Major League Baseball cancelled the World Series due to the players strike and the Raiderettes advanced to the State Softball Tournament with a win over Underwood. Brandie Shields was an eighth grader, suiting up in a varsity uniform, under the…

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Raiderettes undefeated in POI for first time

The Mount Ayr Raiderettes became the lone Pride of Iowa champions last Tuesday after defeating Lenox 2-1 to take the top spot. Mount Ayr 2, Lenox 1 The Raiderettes haven’t achieved a POI championship since 1996, before any of the current Raiderettes were born. Mount Ayr only recorded four hits on the Tigers pitcher, TJ…

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MStM 4, Mount Ayr 2 The Raiders hosted the Martensdale-St. Mary’s Blue Devils on June 27 and put on an entertaining game for the Raider and Blue Devil fans in attendance. Martensdale-St. Mary’s, ranked  third in the state, fell behind 2-0 to Mount Ayr after three scoreless innings. The Raiders saw runs from Keelan Klommhaus,…

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