Area Sports

Jones sets new school record in Greenfield

The Mount Ayr harriers took to the course in Nodaway Valley last week that saw great weather and a fast course along with three Mount Ayr medalist and a new school record on that course for the 5K, while seventeen Mount Ayr runners had personal or season best runs. The Raiderettes finished eighth overall as…

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Raiders look to top Van Meter

Friday night the Raiders host the number one ranked (RPI rankings) Van Meter Bulldogs while the Raiders sit at number six. The Raiders rebounded from their Panorama loss with a 35-3 victory over the Clarinda Cardinals last week, whereas the Bulldogs are coming off a 20-0 win over the previously undefeated Panorama Panthers. Van Meter…

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Raiderettes down Wayne before loss to Southwest Valley Monday

SWV 3, Mount Ayr 0 Southwest Valley traveled to Mount Ayr last week for a regular season volleyball match. The Raiderettes attempted to fend off the Timberwolf powerhouse but fell after three sets. In the loss, Mount Ayr was led by Sam Stewart with nine kills on 23 attempts and Channler Henle who had seven…

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Raiders collect nearly 400 yards in win over Cardinals

Mt. Ayr 35, Clarinda 3 The Raiders traveled to Clarinda Friday night, on what was the Cardinals homecoming. The Raiders spoiled the night with a 35-3 victory, shutting out the Cardinals for the last three quarters of the game, allowing the field goal late in the first. “I am really pleased what we did tonight,…

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Ruggles back as head softball coach

Bret and Brandie Ruggles claimed that their third place finish in Fort Dodge at the State Softball Tournament was their swan song. That doesn’t seem to be the case anymore, however, as Bret will be returning as the head coach, while his wife Brandie has decided to leave the program and become the “mom on…

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Raiders to face Clarinda Friday

Friday night at 7 p.m. the Raiders and Cardinals will face off in Clarinda. Clarinda comes into the bout with a record of 4-2 after winning four straight non-district wins before losing to Panorama and Adair Casey-Guthrie Center. The Raiders enter the contest 5-1 after falling to Panorama last week in a turnover filled, 14-6…

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Turnovers play big part in Raider loss to Panthers Friday night

Panorama 14, MA 6 In the battle of the undefeated between the Mount Ayr Raiders and Panorama Panthers, the Raiders suffered their first loss of the season, falling 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the district. The Raiders had a hand in defeating themselves, however, with six turnovers including three interceptions and three lost fumbles (five…

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Raiderettes outlast Lady Mustangs to get back to .500 on season

Mount Ayr 3, Murray 1 The Raiderettes traveled to Murray on Monday night and came home with a win after four sets. “We struggled getting things rolling there in that first game,” said coach Braby. “I asked the girls if they were happy with that, then they came out ready to play in the second.”…

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Raiders defeat Wildcats to take homecoming win

Mount Ayr 41, WCV 0 The Raiders only got one half of play in on Friday night, after a lightning delay came around after halftime was over. After 30 minutes, the light show was still going strong, and both teams decided to call the game with Mount Ayr winning 41-0, the score after the second…

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Raiders seek first 6-0 start since 2012 against 5-0 Panorama Friday

The Mount Ayr Raider football team will travel to Panorama this Friday night, seeking their first 6-0 start since the 2012 season, in which they won 11 straight games before falling to Countil Bluffs-St. Albert in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. The Raiders are coming off a 41-0 win over West Central Valley (after…

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