Sports

Middle School Ava Lady Bears Showing Improvement

By Abbie Baird The Middle School Ava Lady Bears kicked off their season hosting Cabool on November 10th. The Cabool Bulldogs are short this year only having 6 players for both teams so the Lady Bears 8th grade team played. It was a back and forth game where our Lady Bears came into some foul…

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Ava at Forsyth

The Ava boys basketball squad will travel to the 60th Annual Forsyth Tournament. Ava holds the top seed in the tournament and will open play on Monday against Blue Eye (7th seed) at 7:30 p.m. The winner of the game will play the winner of the Hollister (4) and Reeds Spring (5) game on Friday,…

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Lady Bears Basketball Preview

The Ava Lady Bears have two returning starters from the team that posted a 17-10 record last season. Seven letterman return to the team.  The Lady Bears return their top two scorers, Hannah Evans (14 points per game) and Olivia Gastineau (10 points per game).  “Hannah has a strong work ethic, a desire to win…

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Bears Basketball Preview

The Ava Bears basketball squad returns two starters from a team that posted a 24-6 record last year. The Bears had advanced to the quarterfinal level of the state playoffs, before falling to Charleston. Charleston would go on to be the Class 3 second place team. The Bears captured the  South Central Association Conference title…

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Ava Bears Football Finish Season at the Semi-Final District Game

The Ava Bears football squad fell to the Mountain Grove Panthers, 28-14, in the semi-final game of Class 3 District 5. The Bears finished out the season with a 5-5 record. The Bears had defeated Mountain Grove, 14-0, in an earlier regular season game. Neither  of the teams brought the same starting lineups to the…

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Melton Earns All-District Honors in Cross County Meet

The Ava Bears and Lady Bears competed in the Class 3 District 5 Cross Country meet Saturday at Lake Pomme de Terre.  To have qualified for the state meet a team must have finished in the top two and a runner must have finished in the top fifteen.   Mallory Melton finished in 8th place,…

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Ava Ends Season with Loss to Willow Springs

The Ava Lady Bears volleyball squad fell to Willow Springs Lady Bears three sets to one in the Class 3 District 10 tournament last Monday evening at the Mountain Grove arena. Willow Springs would go on to face Liberty in the tournament championship with Liberty coming away with a 3-0 win.  The Ava and Willow…

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