Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, December 03, 2015, Page 9
Seven seniors; 11 letterwinners return to Raider basketball squad
The Raider basketball team opens their season December 1 against Creston. Last season the Raiders finished 11-9, which is their seventh winning season in 10 years. The Raiders are picked in the top 5 of the Pride of Iowa Conference this year with 11 returning letterwinners to the squad of which seven are seniors.
Coach Ruggles is beginning his ninth year as the head coach of the Raiders. Ruggles won his 100th game last season against Clarinda. Ruggles is currently 101-79. His 101 wins ranks him third overall in Mount Ayr history.
Front Row: Chase Smith (fresh.), Dylan Campbell (jr.), Connor Eaton (fresh.), Trent Stewart (fresh.), Myles Green (fresh.) and Ian Adams (fresh.).
Second Row: John Young* (soph.), Bradley Wurster* (soph.), Drew Willis (fresh.), Trenton Stull (fresh.), Chase Henry, John Shields (fresh.), Cade Clymer (fresh.), Tristan Holmes* (soph.), Lucas Wurster* (soph.).
Back Row: Nick Wurster* (sr.), Kyle Dolecheck* (sr.), Trevor Gooding* (sr.), Jed McCreary* (sr.), Rhett Murphy* (sr.), Cameron Young* (sr.) and Caleb Schnoor* (sr.).
Not pictured: Noah Shelman (fresh.)
Photograph courtesy of Mount Ayr Record-News
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2015