Area Sports

“The girls played really good softball this week. They are really hitting the ball well and some are truly stepping into their roles as leaders,” said coach Tess Rinehart. “We are still learning a lot as we have a lot of younger athletes playing on the team, but the girls are treating each day as…

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Raiders drop Vikings 7-2

Mt. Ayr 7, Stanton 2 The Raiders took down a 9-2 Stanton Viking team in their only game played last week by a score of 7-2. Starting things early, the Raiders put up four runs, setting the tone. Two more run were added in the second to add some cusion. Stanton got on the board…

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Raiderettes split short week

Stanton 5, Mt. Ayr 2 The Raiderettes got a bit of a surprise when Stanton came to town last Tuesday. In a game they expected to win, the Raiderettes fought for a go ahead run after the game became tied 1-1 through one inning. In the fourth, some mistakes on the Raiderette’s end, the Stanton…

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Raiders end week 5-4

Mt. Ayr 6, SWV 3 The Raiders had a three game week which started off with a game against Southwest Valley. The Raiders struggled the first four innings, down 3-0 before the Raiders kicked it into gear in the top of the 5th inning in which they scored four runs. The Raiders would go on…

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Raiderettes end road trip on high note

Mount Ayr 12, SWV 0 Last week the Raiderettes began a long road campaign at Mormon Trail, in which they won 17-0. Their next stop was in Corning as they faced a Southwest Valley Timberwolf team. The Raiderettes won in five after scoring 12 runs, led by Addy Reynolds who scored three runs, including a…

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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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