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Raiders draw Underwood in upcoming playoff POD Friday

The Raiders outlasted the Roadrunners for the second time this season, keeping them alive in the playoffs. The next POD pits the 7-1 Raiders against the 8-1 Eagles out of Underwood. The Underwood Eagles are coached by Nate Mechaelsen, along with Time Richard, Tyler Ridder and Jon Williams as assistant coachces. The Eagles are averaging…

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Raiders outlast Roadrunners

Mt. Ayr 20, CD 14 The Raiders hosted Interstate-35 in their second meeting this season. Receiving the kick, the Raiders went three-and-out, followed by a Roadrunner three-and-out. The Raiders struck paydirt on a Payton Weehler rush down the sideline for 34 yards. It was awhile before the next score of the contest, after the defenses…

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Raiderette season ends in Greenfield

NV 3, Mt. Ayr 0 The Raiderettes faced a tough Nodaway Valley volleyball team Wednesday, October 21. The Raiderettes held with the Wolverines, but the strong attack of the Nodaway Valley girls charged forward, defeating them 25-14, 25-17 and 25-19, to win it after three. The Raiderettes finished out the season 4-14 and will graduate…

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Raiders to face Roadrunners on the road to the UNI-Dome

The Interstate-35 Roadrunners were able to survive the Central Decatur Cardinals last Friday in the first round of the Iowa High School Football Playoffs, defeating the Cardinals 20-14. The win pushed the Cardinals out of the playoffs and gave the Roadrunners the opportunity to avenge their defeat to Mount Ayr just weeks ago. The Raiders…

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Raiderettes take first at Ron Landphair Invitational

The Raiderettes snagged a win at their home meet during the Ron Landphair Invitational last Thursday. Despite the cooler temperatures for us spectators, the runners were ready to go as they set personal bests throughout the teams. The Raiderettes ran in a pack and took first overall with 56 points total and an average time…

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Mount Ayr runners compete in Greenfield, place fourth

The Mount Ayr Raider cross country team traveled to Greenfield last week. The Raiders saw Will Newton across the line first for them with a time of 20:53.18 for a 27th overall placing. Jarrett Webb finished 76th overall with a time of 24:26.08, followed by Ashtyn Benesh who finished 103rd with a time of 29:48.47.…

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Coach Elwood hangs it up

Mount Ayr Community Schools will be in search of another head coach this season after Raider baseball head coach, Chris Elwood, resigned from the position at Monday night’s school board meeting. “Last year was my 25th year as an educator and for 20 of those years, I’ve coached high school baseball,” said Elwood. “I’ve really…

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Raiderettes drop three games, but show promise with strong outings

SWV vs Mount Ayr The Raiderettes traveled to Corning to face Southwest Valley on Tuesday, October 6. The Raiderettes fell in three by  scores of 25-19, 25-10 and 25-14. No stats were available for the contest. East Mills vs MA The Raiderettes hosted the East Mills Wolverines last Thursday night for a game of volleyball.…

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Raiders are district champs once again

Mt. Ayr 21, CD 14 Friday night was the final regular season contest for the Raiders as they faced the Central Decatur Cardinals for a shot at the district title for the first time in five years. The Raiders took care of business, recording 245 yards of office, 224 on the ground and 21 through…

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Raiderettes fall to Murray Monday night

The Raiderette volleyball team fell to 4-10 on the season after four matches against the Mustangs Monday night. Down 2-0, Mount Ayr won the third set to stay alive, 25-16, but fell in the fourth, 25-13. The Raiderettes traveled to Corning Tuesday night to face a tough Southwest Valley Timberwolf team before coming back home…

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