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Ava 8th grade VolleyBears took 1st place in the Cabool Tournament Saturday, Oct. 5.  This team won the tournament last year as 7th graders also.  Mtn. Grove took 2nd place, and Cabool took 3rd place. Members of the Ava 8th Grade volleyball team are, from left, front row: Kathrin Buff, Sierra Boatman and Makayla Diel. Kneeling: McKenzie Hall and Becca Dudley. Standing are manager Daisy Christianson, Jasmin Dalton, Mashala Gunning, Madison Freeman, Kaylee Evans, Haylee Hare, Faith Stevens, Emily Little, Marissa Reynolds, Liliana Hernandez and Manager Jasmine Nelson. Ann Leonard and Janell Stewart coach the 8th grade volleyball team.
Ava 8th grade VolleyBears took 1st place in the Cabool Tournament Saturday, Oct. 5.  This team won the tournament last year as 7th graders also.  Mtn. Grove took 2nd place, and Cabool took 3rd place. Members of the Ava 8th Grade volleyball team are, from left, front row: Kathrin Buff, Sierra Boatman and Makayla Diel. Kneeling: McKenzie Hall and Becca Dudley. Standing are manager Daisy Christianson, Jasmin Dalton, Mashala Gunning, Madison Freeman, Kaylee Evans, Haylee Hare, Faith Stevens, Emily Little, Marissa Reynolds, Liliana Hernandez and Manager Jasmine Nelson. Ann Leonard and Janell Stewart coach the 8th grade volleyball team.

Ava Middle School Volleyball Teams Take 1st, 2nd at Cabool

Ava 7th grade took 2nd place in the Cabool Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 5.   The 7th grade has only lost one game this season and it  was to Cabool, who won the tournament.  Mtn. Grove took 3rd place in the tournament. Team members are, from left, front row: Kate McDonald, and Kahli Miller. Kneeling: Taylor George, Kenzie Lumley, Macey Phillips, Kiaunna Snow, Ashton Beweley,  and Araina Evans. Back row: Megan Goforth, Madison Croney, Gracie Heinlein, Jada Gunter, Haley Hawkins, and Lauren Mendel.  Ann Leonard and Janell Stewart coach the Ava 7th grade volleyball team.

Ava 7th grade took 2nd place in the Cabool Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 5.   The 7th grade has only lost one game this season and it  was to Cabool, who won the tournament.  Mtn. Grove took 3rd place in the tournament. Team members are, from left, front row: Kate McDonald, and Kahli Miller. Kneeling: Taylor George, Kenzie Lumley, Macey Phillips, Kiaunna Snow, Ashton Beweley,  and Araina Evans. Back row: Megan Goforth, Madison Croney, Gracie Heinlein, Jada Gunter, Haley Hawkins, and Lauren Mendel.  Ann Leonard and Janell Stewart coach the Ava 7th grade volleyball team.

Ava 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams competed in the Cabool Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 5.  Ava 8th grade won the tournament for the second year!  Ava 7th grade took 2nd in the Tournament behind Cabool, the only team that has beat Ava this year.
Ava 8th grade started their morning playing the host team, Cabool.  Cabool had beaten Ava in regular season, but Ava beat the Bulldogs in a two games 25-23 and 25-22 to start off our day.   Immediately following the Cabool games, Ava defeated Mt. Grove in two games.  Again the Panthers had defeated the 8th grade ladybears in regular season but Ava was determined to change the outcome and beat Mt. Grove 25-20 and 25-21.  The last match of the day was against the Houston Tigers, Ava split with Houston, winning game one 25-22, but dropping game two 23-25.  Although, with a record of 5-1 won the tournament for the second year in a row.
In the Cabool games Haylee Hare served 11/12 and passed 16/18; Kaylee Evans served 7/7 and passed 9/11; Kathrin Buff served 5/5 and passed 9/11; Libero McKenzie Hall passed 9/10 and both Makayla Diel and Madison Freeman served 5/6, Freeman also passed 11/12.
In the Mt. Grove games strong serving was a key in our win, Kaylee Evans and Marissa Reynolds were each  10/10, Madiosn Freeman 9/9, Becca Dudley 6/6, Haylee Hare 8/9, and Kathrin Buff 3/3.   Hitting for the Lady Bears, Jasmine Dalton was 3/4 , and Makayla Diel, Madison Freeman and Kaylee Evans each had 2 hits for Ava.
In the final games for the day against Houston Marissa Reynolds was 10/10 serving and 9/9 passing; Faith Stevens was 9/9 serving and 9/11 passsing; Becca Dudley was 5/6 serving; Madison Freeman was 3/3 serving, 7/10 passing and 3/3 hitting; Haylee Hare was 4/4 serving; Liliana Hernandez was 4/6 passing and Mashala Gunning was 4/5 serving and 5/7 passing and 2/2 hitting.
Ava 7th grade started the day out slow with a loss to Cabool in game one 10-25, but woke up and battled in game two but the Bulldogs held on to win 23-25.  Cabool went on to win the tournament going unbeaten for the day.  In game two Ava defeated the Mt. Grove Panthers in two games 25-15, 25-14.  Ava defeated Houston in the final games of the day 25-16, 25-13.
In the Cabool games Gracie Heinlein served 14/15 with 4 ace serves and passed 11/14; Ashton Beweley was 5/5 serving and 14/18 passing and 8/8 setting; Araina Evans served 3/3; Kate McDonald had 5 hits for Ava,  and Jada Gunter served 4/4 with one ace, passed 12/15 and had one huge solo block!
In the Mt. Grove games Haley Hawkings served 13/13; Gracie Heinlein served 10/10; Kiaunnna Snow was 4/5 serving and 4/4 passing; Macey Phillips served 7/8 and passed 3/3; Kenzie Lumley passed 3/3.
In the final games of  the day against Houston Ashton Beweley set 8/8 and passed 5/5; Kate McDonald set 8/8 and passed 6/7 and had one hit; Haley Hawkins served 12/13 with 7 Ace serves; Kiaunna Snow was 5/6 serving with 2 aces; Macey Phillips was 11/12 passing and had one hit; Kenzie Lumely was 4/4 passing and 1/1 hitting; Araina Evans was 6/7 serving with 2 aces; Megan Goforth was 2/2 passing;  Taylor Geoge was 2/2 passing and 1/1 hitting; and Lauren Mendel was 3/3 serving with 1 ace and had one kill for Ava.

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