Area Sports

Raiderettes 6-0 after one week of play

The Raiderettes had fallen behind in the schedule after rain caused postponements and cancellations, however, they are now sitting at 5-0 after a full week of play and a tournament on Saturday. Nodaway Valley MA 11, NV 2 The girls first win came against a 2-4 Nodaway Valley team. The Raiderettes started early with two…

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Raiders battle through tough week

The Raiders have had a tough time getting the bat to find the ball recently and currently sit at 2-3 on the season. NV 4, Mount Ayr 3 The Raiders first contest came against Nodaway Valley last Tuesday, in which they fell 4-3. Kolben Klommhaus, Connor Eaton and Erik Trujillo each scored for the Raiders…

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Raider track members compete at All-Star Meet

This past weekend three Raider track and field standouts represented Mount Ayr in the 2019 North vs South Senior All-Star Meet hosted at Iowa City West High School. The North and South teams were selected with Highway 30 as the dividing line. Hunter Haveman, Connor Eaton and Chase Smith were invited to compete with some…

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Wet weather dampens summer sports season

The Mount Ayr baseball and softball teams are one of the only teams left that have yet to play. Mother Nature has decided to rain on every game day the Raiders and Raiderettes have had. However, on Sunday, Raiderette coaches Bret and Brandi Ruggles prepared them for a Murray Mustang team that they would hopefully…

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Raider baseball begins Friday

Raider baseball kicks off this Friday with a game against Bedford, which begins with junior varsity action at 5:30 p.m. The Raiders finished last season 14-8, ending their season in Centerville against Interstate-35. The Raiders graduated Lucas Wurster, Zach Murphy, Brayden Swank, Marcus Daughton and Bradley Wurster. This season they will field one senior, Connor…

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Raiderettes snubbed in softball rankings

Track and golf have ended and school is coming to a close, which means softball and baseball season are upon us. The Raiderettes are looking towards Fort Dodge after falling one game short, losing to Logan-Magnolia who fell to Wilton during their stay in Fort Dodge. The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Association released the…

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Raiderettes represented at State Meet

Gracie Mobley kicked things off for the Raiderettes at the State Track Meet at Drake University in Des Moines. The conditions were wet as competitors were kicking up plenty of water as they wound up for the throw. Mobley’s first throw landed out-of-bounds and was marked a scratch. On her second throw, she threw a…

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Raiderette golfers fall short of State

The Raiderette golf team traveled to Atlantic Monday to compete for a State Meet berth, but fell short. The Raiderettes placed sixth as a team, shooting a combined 440, with Boyer Valley and IKM moving on after shooting a 413 and 422, respectively. Individually, Kaitlyn Dolecheck was one stroke off placing in the top six…

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Four school records fall to Raiders at State

Another State Track Meet wrapped up Saturday afternoon with the Mount Ayr Raiders placing 11th out of 96 schools in class 2A. Five of the seven relays that competed broke school records at the state qualifier, prelims and state finals. The Raiders did not just compete against other athletes, they also battled the weather. It…

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