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Mount Ayr graduate helps Dutch get even

Mount Ayr graduate, Alexa Anderson, didn’t wait long to make an impact as a Central College Dutch softball player this past weekend as the Dutch headed to Florida for compeition. Anderson ended her softball career in Mount Ayr last summer, recording a .453 batting average, .512 on base percentage and a .747 slugging percentage, just…

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IGCA announces All-District teams

                    The Iowa Girls Coaches Association announced All-District teams this past week. Mount Ayr saw one lone Raiderette on the list, with Maddie Stewart receiving the nod. Mount Ayr’s close neighbor, Diagonal, saw Taylor Lumbard selected as well. Joining the two Ringgold county girls in the…

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POI All-Conference teams announced

            Mount Ayr saw three Raiders receive All-Conference nods this past week. On the Pride of Iowa All-Conference First Team, Jaixen Frost received a unanimous selection, along with Hogan Franey of Martensdale-St. Marys and Matthew Boothe of Central Decatur. Joining them on the first team was Boston DeVault of Nodaway…

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Raiderette post-season stats told

The Raiderette basketball season came to an end in February with a loss to the Sidney Cowgirls. Mount Ayr finished with a record of 11-10 and saw a lot of improvement throughout the year, led by three seniors in Payten lambert, Maddie Stewart and Halsie Barnes. In the 21 games played, Barnes and Tegan Streit…

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Raider post-season stats told

Boys Basketball Season Statistics (Bold denotes team leader) GS GP Pts FG 3Pts FT Rebounds Asst Stl Blk Hunter Case 0 2 0 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 0 0 Trevin Victor 0 9 12 4-10 4-7 0-0 1 6 2 0 Riley Stark 22 22 132 45-134 16-64 26-36 39 55 47 0 Ryce…

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Knight stands on podium as State Wrestling comes to an end

The Mount Ayr Raiders sent Brock Shaha and Jaydon Knight to the State Wrestling Tournament held at Wells Fargo Arena this past Thursday-Saturday. Shaha was eliminated on Friday, while Knight stood upon the podium on Saturday in eighth place. Brock Shaha (106 pounds) got his first win on the big stage with a 7-1 decision…

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Road to State ends in New Sharon for Raiders

NM 66, Mt. Ayr 60 Last Thursday, the Raider basketball team took the court for what would be the last time this season after falling to the North Mahaska Warhawks in a 66-60 contest that went down to the wire. North Mahaska took the lead early in the game, but only by a few points,…

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Stewart finishes second season with Peru State Bobcats

Mount Ayr graduate Sam Stewart recently ended her second year on the women’s basketball team for the Peru State College Bobcats. The Bobcats traveled to Lamoni where they faced the Graceland University Yellowjackets. Stewart had a good sized crowd in attendance for her season ender with family, friends and former head coach Thad Streit catching…

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Frost breaks 59-year-old record

Jaixen Frost recently set a new school record this last Thursday after scoring 27 points during a basketball game against the Red Oak Tigers on February 10. The record, held by Jerry Waugh, was set during Waugh’s 1959-1963 career at 1,205 points. Frost, a junior, has broken the 59 year standard and will continue to…

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