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ANAMOSA - Giving themselves all the chances they could to defeat visiting Bellevue-Marquette Tuesday, May 4, the Anamosa girls’ soccer team attacked relentlessly on the offensive end in an attempt to score goals.

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ANAMOSA - It’s already been a special season for the Anamosa boys track and field team in 2021, winning multiple team championships, but what the Raiders were able to accomplish Tuesday, April 27, was a little extra special.

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CENTER POINT - Going against numerous programs considerably larger than themselves, the quality competition at Center Point-Urbana didn’t stop the Springville girls’ track and field team from making a good impression Monday, April 26, as the Orioles claimed a pair of individual championships.

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DES MOINES - Knowing she had the ability to earn a Drake Relays 800-meter invitation, Anamosa junior Ava Claussen-Tubbs also knew being one of just 16 picked to attend the prestigious event Thursday, April 22, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, was going to also be an extremely difficult proposition.

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MONTICELLO - Knowing it was just going to be a matter of time before his team would break through and take control of the contest against host Monticello Friday, April 23, Anamosa girls soccer coach Tom Rogers watched and waited as his team continued to attack the Panther goal.

      He waited. And waited. And waited.

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MONTICELLO - With the Tri-Rivers Conference and class 1A state qualifier meets right around the corner, Springville boys track coach Tyler Husak wanted to use the Monticello meet Thursday, April 22, as a way to try some new relay combinations in an attempt to see where his Orioles stack up against some of the Orioles’ qualifier competition.

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ANAMOSA - Taking to the home track for the first time this season, the Anamosa girls put their best foot forward Tuesday, April 13, scoring an impressive 92 points to place fourth against an eight-team Lady Raider Early Bird field.

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ANAMOSA - It didn’t matter to the Anamosa boys’ soccer team that visiting Mount Vernon had almost three-times as many shots as they did Thursday, April 15, what mattered to the Raiders was the quality of those shots.

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LISBON - Bursting onto the scene as one of the top 400-meter dash runners in the area this season, Springville sophomore Nia Howard turned in yet another impressive performance, this time against a loaded field in Lisbon Thursday, April 15.

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ANAMOSA - The stands were full and the Anamosa boys track and field team sorely wanted to make a great first impression on their home fans Tuesday, April 6, hosting their annual Ken Fearing Relays.

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ANAMOSA - Led by a sizzling season-opening effort from Anamosa junior Maddie Nemmers, the Raider girls golf team finished second hosting a unique 18-hole tournament Tuesday, April 6, that featured nine holes each on both of Anamosa’s beautiful courses.

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ALBURNETT - Showing off their blazing speed competing in Alburnett Thursday, April 8, the Midland boys track and field team turned in an outstanding performance scoring 98 points to place third in the standings against a solid seven-team field.

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DES MOINES - It wasn’t too long ago that Anamosa’s Lilly Machart was cast in the shadow of her incredibly successful older brother David, who when he graduated in 2016 was considered one of the top high school archers in the United States of America.

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ANAMOSA - Knowing COVID could play a role in how the Anamosa girls basketball team navigated through the 2020-21 campaign, head coach Angie Lawrence, in her first year leading the program, had no idea how challenging the journey would actually be.

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WYOMING - In the same boat as everyone else across the state and the country, the Midland girls’ basketball team hoped COVID wouldn’t put a major damper on their 2020-21 campaign causing stoppages of play, or at worst, cancelling the entire season.

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MANKATO, MINN. - For the longest time, Minnesota State University juniors, and former Springville High School superstars Mikayla Nachazel and Rylee Menster, weren’t sure they were even going to get the chance to play basketball this winter.

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DES MOINES - There weren’t too many among the media covering the class 1A girls state basketball tournament who felt eighth-seeded Springville stood any chance of being able to play with top-seeded and No. 1 ranked Algona Bishop Garrigan in a quarter-final contest Wednesday, March 3, in Des Moines.

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ANAMOSA - With the meteoric success the Anamosa girls’ high school wrestling program has had over the last couple of seasons, Anamosa middle school wrestling coach Ron Timp thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get a feeder program started for the Raiders at the seventh and eighth grade levels.

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OOSE LAKE - Knowing it was going to be one of the toughest tests his team had faced all winter long, Anamosa boys’ basketball coach Kevin Barnes was comforted in the fact that his Raiders were playing some of their best ball leading up to the colossal class 2A district championship game against 10th-ranked West Branch Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Goose Lake.

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WEST LIBERTY - With their backs firmly pressed against the wall at West Liberty Tuesday, Feb. 23, the eighth-ranked Springville boys basketball team needed something to happen, and quickly, or the Orioles’ 2020-21 dream season was going to come to a close against New London in the class 1A district championship game.

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SPRINGVILLE - If you’d have been watching the Springville girls’ class 1A regional semi-final game on television with the sound turned off, you would have though the eighth-ranked Orioles were in complete control of their contest against a very talented Clinton Prince of Peace team Friday, Feb. 19.

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SOLON - It’s often been called the most pressure-filled tournament of the season, more so than even the state meet itself.

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WAPELLO - Packing into a tiny gymnasium in Wapello Saturday, Feb. 13, the Midland wrestling team had five in attendance at the class 1A district tournament looking to make their state dreams come true.

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MANCHESTER - Knowing that getting any wrestler through the extremely competitive class 2A sectional tournament in Manchester Saturday, Feb. 6, would be a major accomplishment, Anamosa wrestling coach Bret Jones was pleased two advanced to the district round in seniors Alex Casey and Nathan Keating.

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LISBON - It had already been a successful 2020-21 season for the Midland wrestling team no matter what happened at the pressure-filled class 1A sectional tournament in Lisbon Saturday, Feb. 6.

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SPRINGVILLE - Fighting for their Tri-Rivers Conference championship lives Tuesday, Feb. 2, the class 1A seventh-ranked Springville boys’ basketball team wanted a similar performance on the defensive end against visiting and top-ranked North Linn as they had back in Troy Mills last month.

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SPRINGVILLE - Trailing by double-digits against one of the top teams in class 2A in visiting and fifth-ranked North Linn Tuesday, Feb. 2, the class 1A eighth-ranked Orioles never gave up the fight against the talented Lynx and amazingly worked their way right back into the game.

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ANAMOSA - Facing one of the best boys’ basketball teams Monticello has ever assembled, Anamosa needed several things to go their way in order to have a chance at hanging with the extremely talented and class 3A fifth-ranked Panthers Friday, Jan. 29.

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CORALVILLE - Attaining such lofty heights in their first year of existence as year ago, how could the Anamosa girls’ wrestling team possibly maintain that extremely high level of success heading into the state tournament Friday, Jan. 21, and Saturday, Jan. 22, at the new Xtreme Arena and GreenState Family Fieldhouse in Coralville?

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ANAMOSA - It’s been a few years since the Anamosa boys’ basketball team can boast to having a three-game winning streak, but after the Raiders’ impressive 73-48 rout hosting Iowa City Regina Friday, Jan. 23, the program can now do exactly that.

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WYOMING - Having four wrestlers in the finals at their own John Byers Invitational Saturday, Jan. 23, Midland wrestling coach Casey Huston’s dream scenario played out perfectly as Damon Huston, Jared Crock, Caden Ballou and Cayden Miller made the championship round a perfect 4-for-4 for the hosts as each posted wins in their final home bouts of the 2020-21 campaign.

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ANAMOSA - Even while dealing with numerous injuries and illnesses, Anamosa boys wrestling coach Bret Jones continues to be amazed by the improvement his team his team makes each and every week, and Thursday, Jan. 14, hosting North Cedar, Mid-Prairie and Cascade, his team provided more proof of that fact.

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INDEPENDENCE - Last year before they made their miraculous run to a top-10 finish at the state tournament, the Anamosa girls’ wrestling team built their momentum with some outstanding performances leading up to the huge event held last season in Waverly.

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CENTRAL CITY - Having one of the top offenses in the entire state of Iowa, regardless of class, the Springville boys’ basketball team is more than accustomed to putting up points in a hurry.