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Shot clock implemented this season

The 2022-23 basketball season will look slightly different this season with the addition of the shot clock. The shot clock is a countdown timer that allows a set amount of time that a team may possess the ball to score a goal. Raider basketball coach Bret Ruggles is excited to see the new addition. “The…

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Raiderette basketball begins Tuesday

Raiderette basketball is entering its 16th season under Thad Streit who has coached the team to a 250-92 record in the previous 15 years. This year, coach Streit will be joined by first year assistant coach, but familiar face, Jensen Stewart. Stewart is a graduate of Mount Ayr and played in two state tournaments for…

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Raiderette season stats show improvement in key areas

The Raiderette volleyball season ended with a record of 9-15 after a loss to Southwest Valley in their first game of regional play. The Raiderettes had 436 kills on the season on 1,603 attempts with 366 assists in 65 sets played. Leading the Raiderette squad in kills was senior Tegan Streit who recorded 92, while…

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Raider season stats highlight team’s success

The Raider season ended with a record of 8-2, one game shy of a trip to the UNI-Dome at the University of Northern Iowa. The Raiders fell to Lynnville-Sully, who would go on to beat the only other loss for the Raiders, in AHSTW. The Mount Ayr Raiders enjoyed a larger program than in recent…

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Raiderettes receive All-Conference nods

Pride of Iowa All-Conference volleyball was announced last week. The Raiderettes saw two on second-team and on honorable mention. Kaylie Shields was selected as a setter for second-team All-Conference, while Linsie Barnes was also selected, but as a hitter. Kacee Klommhaus received an honorable mention.

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Raiders fall to Hawks to end season

Lynnille-Sully 62, Mount Ayr 33 The Raider football season ended last Friday in Sully after the Raiders lost a battle with the Lynnville-Sully Hawks. The Hawks showed why they were a run-first team from the beginning after junior Corder Noun Harder rushed for a Hawk single game record of 276 yards, with two touchdowns. The…

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Slugfest Friday ends in Raider win

Mount Ayr 27, Ogden 24 The Raiders found themselves in a slugfest last Friday night when the Ogden Bulldogs came to town. The Raiders fumbled four times, losing three, and threw one interception, while intercepting three and recovering two fumbles, narrowly winning the turnover battle. Ogden was able to out-pace the Raiders 447-yards to Mount…

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Mount Ayr cross country ends at Lake Icaria State Qualifying meet

The Mount Ayr cross country teams completed their seasons at Lake Icaria, north of Corning, last Thursday. The top 10 individuals would advance to the State Cross Country Meet, while the top two teams would advance. The Mount Ayr Raiderettes finished fifth as a team, with Logan-Magnolia and Woodbine finishing top two. The Raiderettes saw…

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Raiderettes season ends at SWV

SWV 3, Mount Ayr 0 It was a tough post-season loss for the Raiderettes last Wednesday, falling in three close sets to the Southwest Valley Timberwolves. It was the third meeting between the two Pride of Iowa teams this season, with Southwest Valley victorious in the previous two by scores of 3-1 and 3-0. In…

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