The Anamosa community is once again in heartbreak after hearing the news that Raider standout Maggie McQuillen was involved in a serious car accident Thursday, March 19, that has left the senior four-sport star fighting for her life at the University of Iowa Hospital.
ANAMOSA - Just a week after hosting their annual Machart 300 tournaments, the Anamosa Schools archery team were back at home once again, this time playing hosts for the annual Bowhunters tournament Saturday, Feb. 29.
DES MOINES - Bursting onto the state scene after posting a stunning class 2A district championship at 152-pounds, Anamosa junior Alex Casey had high hopes heading into his first-ever state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines Thursday, Feb. 20.
DAVENPORT - The start of the class 3A regional semi-final contest at 10th-ranked Davenport Assumption Wednesday, Feb. 19, couldn’t have gone any better for the Anamosa girls basketball team than it head coach Doug Arnold had ordered it off a menu.
CENTER POINT - Anamosa senior Mitch Engelbart and junior Nathan Keating were hoping the third time would be the charm competing at the class 2A district wrestling tournament, held in Center Point Saturday, Feb. 15.
ANAMOSA - If there was any question as to how the Anamosa girls basketball team was going to come out and play in their class 3A regional quarter-final contest against visiting Camanche Saturday, Feb. 15, the Raiders answered it almost immediately.
CEDAR RAPIDS - For the better part of the last decade, Scott Wheeler has been working tirelessly to build the Anamosa Wrestling Club (AWC) into one that can annually compete with the best AAU teams in the state of Iowa.
ANAMOSA - Playing their final game of the 2019-20 campaign, Anamosa JV girls basketball coach Angie Lawrence may have hoped for a better finish for her team against visiting Bellevue-Marquette Tuesday, Feb. 11, but through what has been a challenging year at times this winter, Lawrence still left the court proud of what her Raiders have accomplished.
ANAMOSA - Down by 19 points early in the fourth quarter, the Anamosa fr/so boys basketball team was pretty much left for dead against visiting Tipton Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Then all of a sudden, the Raiders came to life.
MANCHESTER - It wasn’t something Anamosa wrestling coach Trever Greene was necessarily thinking of coming into the class 2A sectional tournament at West Delaware Saturday, Feb. 8, but it was something he did have an idea about based on the teams that were there and the success the Raiders had against many of them earlier this season.
OELWEIN - It’s tough to maintain the amazingly high level of success that Anamosa junior Lilly Machart has had during what has been an absolutely brilliant high school career, yet somehow, she continues to do it over and over again.
TIPTON - Having already produced one of the greatest dual meet campaigns in school history this winter, Anamosa wrestling coach Trever Greene wanted to see his team continue to rise up the ladder competing at the River Valley Conference tournament Saturday, Feb. 1, in Tipton.
SPRINGVILLE - Coming off their first tournament triumph of the season at Bellevue just a week earlier, the Anamosa Schools archery team looked to keep the good times and high scores going in Springville Saturday, Feb. 1.
WAVERLY - Members of the Anamosa girls wrestling team had high hopes as they entered their first-ever state wrestling tournament held inside the Waverly-Shell Rock gym Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25.
But when they walked off the mat after the second day and headed home, even the Raider girls themselves were surprised by their amazing success.
ANAMOSA - The Anamosa wrestling team hasn’t had too many opportunities to wrestle on the home mat this season.
Amazingly, that hasn’t seemed to hinder the Raiders as they continue to produce dual triumphs at a dizzying, dare I say school-record pace.
ANAMOSA - For three of the game’s four quarters, the Anamosa JV boys basketball team more than competed with visiting Camanche, one of the top JV teams in the River Valley Conference.
ANAMOSA - There’s no doubting the Anamosa boys are a good basketball team.
They’ve shown that ability on numerous occasions already this winter. Just watch them, and you can see for yourself.
ANAMOSA - Through the first three minutes of their contest hosting class 2A No. 1 ranked Cascade Thursday, Jan. 16, it looked as though the Anamosa girls basketball team might be able to hang with the extremely talented Cougars in their River Valley Conference contest.
ANAMOSA - It’s been the chance the first-year Anamosa girls’ wrestling team has been waiting for since the 2019-20 schedule was first released a little over two months ago.
CLARENCE - Coming into their game at North Cedar Tuesday, Jan. 6, the Anamosa boys basketball team was riding high with on two-game winning streak and everything looked good to make it three straight as the Raiders play against the host Knights.
ANAMOSA - After spending much of the last month traveling all over eastern Iowa competing at tournaments, the Anamosa Schools archery team felt good to be back at home Saturday, Jan. 4.
DELHI - It was a night where fans had to stay in their seats at Maquoketa Valley Friday, Jan. 3, because if they left to get a popcorn, they’d miss a ton of action on the mat as the Anamosa and Dubuque Wahlert girls put on a wrestling show.
SOLON - Over much of the past two decades, the Anamosa wrestling team has been known more for its individual talent rather than team accolades and dual meet triumphs.
ANAMOSA - As one of the top pitchers in all of eastern Iowa, Anamosa senior Kalli Minger had options when it came to where she wanted to play her collegiate softball.
ANAMOSA - Coming so close so many times to getting their first win, the Anamosa boys basketball team hasn’t allowed frustration to set in during the first few weeks of the 2019-20 campaign.
GOOSE LAKE - For fans who have followed the Anamosa boys basketball team through the first two weeks of the 2019-20 campaign, there’s no doubting the Raiders are a better team now that they were a mere two weeks ago.
MONTICELLO - With a big crowd on hand in Monticello Thursday, Dec. 5, the Anamosa wrestling team got off to a slow start against the host Panthers, and the raucous home crowd made sure the Raiders knew it too.
CASCADE - There haven’t been too many times when visiting teams leave Cascade with wins over much of the past 30 years, but that’s exactly what the extremely young Anamosa boys basketball team was trying to do in their season-opener against the host Cougars Tuesday, Dec. 3.
CASCADE - Through the early portion of the 2019-20 campaign, offense has seemed to come in waves and spurts for the Anamosa girls’ basketball team.
ANAMOSA - Falling into a 13-0 hole opening their 2019-20 basketball campaign Tuesday, Nov. 26, things certainly didn’t look too promising for the Anamosa JV girls.
ANAMOSA - How does the old saying go?
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
ANAMOSA - It was a little over a year ago that Anamosa’s Ellie Tallman gave her verbal commitment to the Minnesota State University softball program.
WAVERLY - Coming into his final home game as a Wartburg College football player Saturday, Nov. 16, against Loras, former Anamosa superstar wide receiver Kolin Schulte needed two touchdowns to break the Knights’ school record for most receiving scores in a single season.
ANAMOSA - For a young team learning as they went through the 2019 campaign, Anamosa football coach Lucas Stanton sorely wanted to head into the off-season with a win in the Raiders’ season-finale hosting Oelwein Friday, Oct. 25.
ANAMOSA - The atmosphere was electric inside as the Anamosa High School gym Wednesday, Oct. 23, as the Raider volleyball team hosted rival Monticello in what would be one of the most thrilling, and eventually heartbreaking matches the Anamosa program has seen in years.
ANKENY - Anyone who has followed the Anamosa middle school cross country programs this fall knew of the abilities the talented young Raider teams had.
IOWA CITY - The weather didn’t exactly make for ideal running conditions for athletes competing at the River Valley Conference championships in Iowa City Tuesday, Oct. 15, but for the Anamosa girls and boys, it was another opportunity to make a statement against some of the top runners in the state of Iowa, regardless of class.
WEST LIBERTY - Hoping to get a little momentum going heading into class 3A regional action this week, the Anamosa volleyball team got a taste of tournament pressure taking past at the River Valley Conference event in West Liberty Tuesday, Oct. 15.
MONTICELLO - Riding a 14-game losing streak coming into their Cowbell contest at Monticello, few thought the winless Anamosa football team was going to be able to pull off an upset against a Panther club that just two weeks ago was ranked among the best in class 2A.
MANCHESTER - It’s the time of year when runners start to take their game to that next level as the conference and state qualifier meets approach, and for the Anamosa cross country program times are beginning to come down as the meets begin to heat up.