Area Sports

Weehler receives Shrine Bowl nod

Mount Ayr’s Payton Weehler was selected to play in the 2021 Shrine Bowl, one of the highest honors for high school football. Weehler joins a prestigious list of Raiders that have been selected and is the first since Kyle Dolecheck in 2016. Included on the list are Joe Fell 1984, Clint Riggs 1985, Brad Hartman…

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Bowlers split Nodway

Mount Ayr bowling hosted  Nodaway Valley at Lucky Lanes in Mount Ayr recently. The Raiderettes only took three bowlers, but each bowler had decent games. Laurie Belzer led the team with 287 total after games of 161 and 126. Stephanie Post scoreda 249 with games of 133 and 116. Andrea Sickels bowled a 213 with…

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Raiderettes finding ways to win with two more victories

Mt. Ayr 58, SWV 28 The Raiderettes had a short week with only one game being played. Mount Ayr hosted Southwest Valley Tuesday, January 12. The Raiderettes were able to improve to 10-2 on the season after a commanding, 58-28 win over the Timberwolves. “Our girls played well tonight,” said coach Thad Streit. “We weren’t…

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Raiders continue to chase POI lead

Mt. Ayr 62, SWV 33 The Raiders hosted the Southwest Valley Timberwolves last Tuesday, January 12 in a contest that saw the Raiders improve to 9-2 after a 62-33 victory. The Raiders were led by Jaixen Frost and Payton Weehler who scored 17 and 16 points, respectively. Noticeably missing from the contest was Erik Trujillo.…

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Raiders place third at Ron Scott Memorial Duals

Mount Ayr’s annual Ron Scott Duals were canceled on Friday, but Saturday was a day full of wrestling as five teams traveled to Mount Ayr for the Duals. Central Decatur, Harlan, Martensdale-St. Mary’s, Riverside, Oakland and Shenandoah joined the Raiders on the mats in a five round tournament. Riverside went undefeated to take top honors,…

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Raider basketball improve to 8-2 after two POI wins

Mt. Ayr 65, NV 53 Mount Ayr hosted the Nodaway Valley Wolverines Tuesday, January 5. The Raiders came out hot, scoring 18 in the first quarter while only allowing seven. The Wolverines were able to stick with the Raiders throughout the rest of the contest, however, only outscoring Mount Ayr once in the third quarter,…

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Ron Scott Duals this weekend

The annual Ron Scott Duals will be held in Mount Ayr Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16. Seven schools will be participating in the event, with three mats going at one time. Mount Ayr will be on mat one throughout the day and will take on Martensdale St. Mary’s, Central Decatur, East Union, Harlan,…

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Raiderettes fall to number 5 Wolverines

NV 64, Mt. Ayr 44 The Raiderettes hosted the fifth ranked Nodaway Valley Wolverines January 5. The Wolverines came into the contest at 7-0 and left 8-0 after defeating the Raiderettes 64-44. The Raiderettes led the Wolverines after the first quarter, 10-8, but fell behind heading into halftime after the Wolverines outscored Mount Ayr 25-17.…

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Raiders back in full form after winter break

Border Brawl The Raider wrestlers went south for the annual Border Brawl in Albany, Missouri on January 7. Mount Ayr came out on top overall after defeating Albany 51-12, North Andrew 6-0 and South Harrison 45-36. The Raiders have come back to Iowa champions for the past four years. Against Albany, Bryce Shaha defeated Conlan…

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Raiderettes start new year off in the win column Monday

Mt. Ayr 54, SW 16 Mount Ayr made the 65 miles drive to Seymour to kick off the 2021 year with a little game of basketball. The Raiderettes handled the rust from winter break well as they powered their way to a 54-16 win over the Seymour Warriors to improve to 8-1 on the season.…

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