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Raiderettes run out of time against Indians

Mount Ayr 63, Lamoni 24 The winter basketball season got underway last Tuesday with the Lamoni Demons traveling to Mount Ayr to face the Raiderettes. The Raiderettes started strong, putting up 19 points in the first quarter, while allowing only three to the Demons. Mount Ayr coach Thad Streit wanted to start fast and keep…

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Mount Ayr sees five girls suit up

Girls state sanctioned wrestling is off and running as of November 14 of this year, while the Southern Tier Wrestling team, comprised of Mount Ayr, Central Decatur, Lamoni and Wayne schools, will be seeing its first action this Saturday, December 3 at the Newton Invite at Newton High School at 10 a.m. The Southern Tier…

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Raiders see eight out for wrestling; bring back one State Qualifier

Raider wrestling is under new leadership this season, with coach Kevin Trullinger taking the helm after co-head coaches Eric Ehlen and John Ford resigned at the conclusion of last season. Trullinger has been around the program for many years as an assistant and prior to coaching, Trullinger was a star Raider wrestler and perennial state…

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Alley cats ready to strike

The Mount Ayr Raider and Raiderette bowling teams are set to get underway, with the first competition coming Monday, November 21 against Lamoni and Southeast Warren in Mount Ayr at 4 p.m. The teams are entering their second season under head coach Brent Wise, who spent two years as a volunteer assistant coach before taking…

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Middle school basketball underway

The middle school boys basketball teams got their season started off this week with a couple of victories with each group. Each team played Southwest Valley Monday night with the 8th grade taking the win 45-33 and the 7th grade 51-11. Jaxsen Walter had a nice game for the 8th graders scoring 11 points and…

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Shot clock implemented this season

The 2022-23 basketball season will look slightly different this season with the addition of the shot clock. The shot clock is a countdown timer that allows a set amount of time that a team may possess the ball to score a goal. Raider basketball coach Bret Ruggles is excited to see the new addition. “The…

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Raiderette basketball begins Tuesday

Raiderette basketball is entering its 16th season under Thad Streit who has coached the team to a 250-92 record in the previous 15 years. This year, coach Streit will be joined by first year assistant coach, but familiar face, Jensen Stewart. Stewart is a graduate of Mount Ayr and played in two state tournaments for…

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Raiderette season stats show improvement in key areas

The Raiderette volleyball season ended with a record of 9-15 after a loss to Southwest Valley in their first game of regional play. The Raiderettes had 436 kills on the season on 1,603 attempts with 366 assists in 65 sets played. Leading the Raiderette squad in kills was senior Tegan Streit who recorded 92, while…

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