Area Sports

Mount Ayr cross country runners improving times and places

Pleasantville XC The Mount Ayr cross country teams recently competed at Pleasntville. “We had a great night as a team. It was a warm night, but our runners came to compete,” said coach Deb Larsen. “MaKenna Jones and MaKayla Jones led the girls team to a third place finish. We are very proud of how…

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Raiderettes struggle at Bedford Tournament on Saturday

The Raiderettes traveled to Bedford this past weekend for a tournament in Bedford. The girls struggled to get going, falling to Bedford, Sidney and East Mills, but getting a win over Central Decatur. The girls move to 10-9 on the season before facing Lenox on Tuesday. Bedford 2, MA 0 The Raiderette volleyball squad faced…

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Raiders travel to Osceola to face the Clarke Indians

Fresh off a 48-14 win over Central Decatur Friday, the Raiders will hit the road once more for a contest with Clarke. The Raiders (3-0) will face a Clarke (2-1) team that recently defeated Red Oak 34-27. Scouting Clarke is in it’s third year under coach Duane Matthess and coming off a 3-6 record from…

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Timmerman medals at Wayne cross country meet

The Mount Ayr cross country teams traveled to Wayne last week to compete. Isaac Timmerman medaled for the Raiders with a seventh place finish with a time of 18:32. Briar Knapp finished with a time of 22:28 to finish 46th overall, while Will Newton finished in 23:02, improving his time over last year by 1:54,…

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Raiderettes fall to Wolverines, overcome Clarke, Pville

NV 3, Mount Ayr 0 The Raiderettes fell to Nodaway Valley last week, 3-0, against a hot hitting Wolverine team, led by juniors Lexi Shike and Corinne Bond. The Raiderettes were able to amass 17 kills, with 20 errors and 96 attempts in three games against the Wolverines, and only missed three serves, finishing with…

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Cannon fire fills the night as Raiders route Cardinals

Mount Ayr 48, CD 14 The Raiders hosted the Central Decatur Cardinals last Friday night in what was sure to be a close contest. It was anything but. Mount Ayr set the tone early, scoring in just under a minute and a half, pushing Isaac Grose up the middle for an eight yard touchdown score.…

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Raiders to face Central Decatur Friday

The Mount Ayr Raiders will host the Central Decatur Cardinals on Friday night at 7 p.m. The Raiders are coming off a 3-0 win over the Interstate 35 Roadrunners, while the Cardinals (1-2) are coming off their first win of the season against Southwest Valley, outscoring the Timberwolves 42-22. In what will be the 75th…

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Raiderettes defeat Essex 3-0

Mt. Ayr 3, Essex 0 The Raiderettes were able to put down the Essex Trojans after three games last Thursday night. The girls won 25-21, 25-17 and 25-18 to improve to 2-1 on the year. Channler Henle was in top form once again with five kills, five digs, 12-of-17 serves and five aces. Sam Stewart…

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Raiders defeat Roadrunners 3-0

Mount Ayr 3, I35 0 Friday  night, the Raiders traveled to Truro for a battle against the Interstate 35 Roadrunners. The Raiders have had a small rivalry with the Roadrunners, not having defeated them since 2008. The teams stayed between the 30 yard line throughout the night as the defenses held the offenses and penalties…

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Raiderettes split triangular to begin season

Bedford 3, MA 0 The Raiderettes kicked off their season in Bedford last week in a triangular against the Bedford Bulldogs and the Central Decatur Cardinals. The Raiderettes came up short against Bedford, despite leading by 10 points in some sets, to take their first loss of the season. “Many times we were up by…

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