Area Sports

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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Raiderettes lead Pride of Iowa conference with Lenox Lady Tigers

Currently, at the time of this writing, the Mount Ayr Raiderettes sit atop the Pride of Iowa, however, not alone. The Lenox Lady Tigers share the throne, but with Tuesday’s meeting, it could all be decided. The Raiderettes recently defeated Martensdale-St. Mary’s, Central Decatur and swept Bedford in a double header to improve to 20-2…

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Raiderettes come back against Lady Tigers to win championship

Wednesday marked Day one of the Raiderette Softball Invitational. The tournament kicked off with a battle between neighbors Bedford and Lenox. Lenox came away with the 5-0 win to move on to the winners bracket, while Bedford headed to the consolation bracket. Wayne and Centerville faced off next. Wayne defeated the Redettes 3-2. Murray and…

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Raider track athletes sign to SWCC

  Hunter Haveman and Connor Eaton, Mount Ayr graduates this year, signed National Letters of Intent to join the Southwestern Track and Field program for the 2019-20 season. Both Raiders competed at the State level this year and previous years for the Raider track team. This season, Eaton and Haveman competed in the 4×100, 4×200,…

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SEW forced to forfeit wins

Last week the Pride of Iowa had a little turbulence after Southeast Warren softball were forced to forfeit all the games they had won up to that point, dropping them to a record of 0-22 on the season. The forfeits are shown by all previously won games entered in as a 7-0 loss, giving the…

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