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Homecoming King and Queen

2021 Ava High School Homecoming King, Caden Lee, and Madison Wade, stand for a photo opportunity during a halftime ceremony Friday, September 24, 2021.

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Comeback Queens Lady Bears survive 5 sets

Jason Hoekema @JHoekemaPhotog The Lady Bears clapped back after finding themselves behind Willow Springs to take Tuesday’s match, 3-2, scoring 25-23, 25-21, 25-27, 22-25, 15-9. With four days of non-competitive activity the Lady Bears from Willow Springs showed up fiercely with two aces and kills to start the first set up, 6-0, over Ava. If…

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End of the Gauntlet

Schedule lets up, Lady Bears get weekend off Jason Hoekema Twitter: @JHoekemaPhotog Swept twice at home is not what the Lady Bears had planned to cap-off homecoming week. Ava dropped the Thursday SCA match against Mountain Grove, 0-3, scoring 20-25, 19-25, 19-25. The Lady Panthers showed up with an ace up their sleeve in outside…

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Home Whooping Bears Pummel Salem

By Jason Hoekema Twitter: @JHoekemaPhotog Four more games before district play and the Bears are rolling on a five-win streak as they continue the season undefeated. With their 45-6 stomp of the Salem Tigers and updated information via MaxPreps, the Bears now sit in fifth within Missouri Class 2 teams and stand alongside Thayer in…

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Ava Middle School Volleyball Update

     By Stephanie Allen The Ava Middle School Volleyball teams hosted the Cabool Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday, September 21st. The 7th grade Bears did end up falling in two sets to the Bulldogs but not without a fight. Scores being 21-25 and 19-25. Girls serving aces in this game included Abigail Fortner, Katie Brooks,…

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Ava High School September Citizens of the Month

     Each month, Ava High School names two students as citizens of the month. The character word for September is Respect. The September Citizens of the Month are Caden Lee and Hannah Evans. Caden Lee is a senior at Ava High School. He is the son of Kirby and Crystal Skyles, and the late…

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Cross Country Team Runs at Hollister

By Coach Dalton The Ava Bears and Lady Bears competed at the Hollister Invitational on Thursday, September 16th.  High School and Middle School runners represented Ava at the meet.  The High School runners competed in a 5K (3.1 mile) race, and the Middle School runners competed in a 2 mile race. To medal at this…

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Middle School Volleyball Team Excited About Season

By Coach Stephanie Allen The Ava Middle School Volleyball team opened their season Tuesday, September 7th with a home game against Mountain Home. The 7th Grade girls came out on top winning in 2 sets 25-12 and 25-14. Captain Claire McDonald led the team in ace serves and Taylor Dry was an active front row…

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Sweep and Swept

Lady Bears suffer home court loss Jason Hoekema Freelance Journalist The Lady Bears made off with a sweep of the Lady Eagles Monday scoring 25-11, 25-12, 25-20. Ava has been under the pressure with match after match lined up with tournaments stuffed in between regular games. In the most recent tour at Cabool the Lady…

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With a Price

Bears win with costly mistakes Jason Hoekema Freelance Journalist MOUNTAIN VIEW – Although the Bears (4-0) walked away with a 59-24 win over the Liberty Eagles (1-3), the team was handed costly penalties and committed mistakes which cost both yardage and points allowed. The first set of downs should have set the tone for past…

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