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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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Long Haul

Jason Hoekema Freelance Journalist Lady Bears endure busy schedule The Lady Bears had it going good last week with sweeps of Sparta, Hollister and Plato putting them at 4-1 this season. “Plato was a little slow for us,” said coach Bailey Loge. “We, at times, seemed to not be playing at our best potential. A…

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Da’ Fence Bears hold Panthers for SCA win

Jason Hoekema Freelance Journalist MOUNTAIN GROVE – One word to describe the 35-19 win on Friday. Fence: /fens/ A barrier or other upright structure enclosing an area of ground to mark a boundary, control access, or prevent escape. Fence, wall, barrier, blockade. You can choose your own verb. However, in football, the chant is “Let’s…

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Aced by the Irish Ava drops season opener to Springfield Catholic

By Jason Hoekema Freelance Journalist SPRINGFIELD – At the end of three sets the Ava Lady Bears were left with a goose egg following a 3-0 loss to the Lady Fighting Irish of Springfield Catholic High. Outgunned by arms killing play the Lady Bears fell 9-25 in the first set. It started with a red…

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Another for the Count – Jr. High runner medals in Willow Springs

Melissa Dalton XC Coach The Ava High School Bears and Lady Bears and Junior High runners competed at the Steve Waggoner Invitational in Willow Springs on September 9, 2021.  All runners competed in 1.5 mile races.  Ava had one runner medal at the meet, Junior High runner, Jessie Shrable.  To medal in the Junior High…

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Ava Cross-Country adds to medal count

Melissa Dalton XC Coach The Ava Bears and Lady Bears competed in the Fellows Lake 5000 Strafford XC Invitational this past Saturday, September 4th.  Ava had 6 athletes compete in the High School races.  For the Bears, Maddox Wade and Zach Scrivner competed in the Junior Varsity race, which was a 5K (3.1 mile) race. …

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Playing it by ear Ava makes trek the win

Jason Hoekema Freelance Journalist HUMBOLDT, KANSAS – If you drove up to the stadium last Friday looking for a football game you probably found an empty field at CE Harlan Stadium. The Ava Bears had to make a quick swap of opponents as the Strafford team was unable to compete because of COVID-19 quarantines and…

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