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Four Raiderettes named to All-Conference teams

The Pride of Iowa Conference released their all-conference list for the 2023-24 season last week after the last POI team was eliminated from the postseason. On the list are four Mount Ayr Raiderettes. Selected were juniors Jaxy Knight and Breya Nickle and freshmen Izzy Gilbertson and Dannie Stewart. Gilbertson, Nickle, and Knight were each a…

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Three Raiders are named All-Conference selections

The Pride of Iowa Conference recently released their all-conference list for the 2023-24 season. On that list are three Mount Ayr players. Selected were senior Ryce Reynolds, sophomore Jackson Ruggles, and junior Tyler Martin. Ruggles was one of four unanimous first-team selections, Martin was a second-team pick and Reynolds was an honorable mention pick. Bedford…

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Johns, Reed qualify for state bowling meet

Two members of the Mount Ayr High School Bowling team qualified for the state meet during the qualifying meet in Atlantic last week. The pair bowled in the state meet at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo on Wednesday. (See next week’s Record News for results). Both Johns and Reed finished fourth in Atlantic to earn a…

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Timberwolves stun Raiders in district game

The Mount Ayr Raiders were stunned in the first round of the postseason, at home, 55-42 in a loss to Southwest Valley. The loss ended the Raiders season with a record of 14-6. The loss was the first in six games for the Raiders. The win was the first for SW Valley over the Raiders…

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Raiderettes bow out in loss to Fremont-Mills

The Raiderettes season ended on Friday, February 16 when they lost to Class 1A No. 12 Fremont-Mills in Tabor. There, the Knights stayed unbeaten with a 23-0 record after beating Mount Ayr 59-29. The Raiderettes end the season with a record of 16-7. Fremont-Mills led by four points, 16-12 after the first quarter, but a…

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Shaha finishes third at state meet

Brock Shaha of Mount Ayr finished third in the class 1A 113 pound weight class at the Iowa State High School Wrestling Tournament last week in Des Moines. Shaha is pictured third from the right on the podium. PHOTO BY JILL EHLEN. Two Mount Ayr athletes were among the Class 1A state wrestling tournament qualifiers…

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Two Wrestlers Off To State!

Shaha District Champ, Stark District Runner-Up A pair of Mount Ayr boy’s wrestlers qualified for the state tournament this week in Des Moines. Qualifying for the state tournament were Brock Shaha at 113 and Conlee Stark at 150. Shaha won the 113-pound weight class and Stark was the runner-up at 150. The state wrestling tournament…

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Raiders claim 14th win, 5th straight

The Mount Ayr boy’s basketball team is peaking at the right time as the postseason begins this week. The Raiders wrapped their regular season schedule up last week with a non-conference win over Interstate-35 at home on senior night, 61-39. The win was the fifth straight for Mount Ayr giving them an 8-3 record since…

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Raiderettes roll into postseason

The Mount Ayr Raiderette girl’s basketball team saw their winning streak go to four games after winning twice last week, including winning their postseason opener at home. The win gave the Raiderettes record another win to set their overall record at 15-6. The Raiderettes beat Interstate-35 on February 5, 55-30 in their regular season finale…

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Middle School Raiderettes finish season

Middle School Raiderettes finish season The Mount Ayr middle school girl’s basketball teams traveled to Interstate-35 in Truro on January 25 for their last games of the season. The teams wanted to win, having felt they let one get away the last time the two teams met in Mount Ayr. On a rainy and foggy…

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