Sports

Local Athletes Get State Level Attention

Ava Baseball Pitcher Zach Richards received all-state honors in for baseball. Richards was listed as an honorable mention on the 2021 MHSBCA Class 4 All State Team for his pitching abilities.   Bryse Dodson and Payton Evans have been elected as nominees for the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The duo has fished competitively for…

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2021 Cat/Dog League

2021 Cat/Dog League Results for June 3, 2021 Score D Duckworth / R Flemming   35 M Collins / T Webster   36 Bob & Sis Green   37 Burrely & Penny Loftin   38 D Hudson / C Hetherington   38 Fred & Connie Bacorn   39 David & Rhonda Williams   39 Dave…

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Bears Fall 7-6 in District Game

by Doug Berger On a rain-soaked field last Wednesday afternoon, the Ava Bears made a run at Springfield Catholic in the final inning of the Class 4 District 10 Tournament championship. The Bears couldn’t make up the full four run deficit, and fell 7-6. In a game where the pitchers had a tough time getting…

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Ava Bears Track Results

Hannah Evans brought home four first place finishes in the Class 3 District 5 track and field competition. Top ten individual finishes at the district meet for Ava were: Girls’ competition 300 Meter Hurdles-Celia Fossett, fifth. 4×100 Meter Relay-Ava, seventh. 4×200 Meter Relay-Ava, fifth. 4×400 Meter Relay-Ava, eighth. 4×800 Meter Relay-Ava fifth. High Jump-Hannah Evans,…

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All District Golfers

Ava R-I golfers Drew Clevenhagen and Connor Prock made all district and qualified to compete at state level competitions.

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Local Gymnasts Score at Iowa Event

Submitted Photos Emma Stewart (above) took 5th place on the Uneven Bars at the Regional Xcel Gold Division Gymnastics Invitational in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Sunday, April 25th, 2021. Bella Anglani (below) won 6th place on Vault & Bars and 8th Place All Around at the same event.

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Ava Lady Bears Track Team Wins SCA Championship

The Ava Lady Bears track squad took a South Central Association conference championship at the conference meet May 3.  Individual finishes were: 200 Meter Dash-Hannah Evans, first, SCA champion. 1600 Meter Run-Mallory Melton, third, honorable mention all-conference. 800 Meter Run-Mallory Melon, second team all-conference. 100 Meter Hurdles-Celia Fossett, first, SCA champion; Lexie Gastineau, third, honorable…

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Ava Bears Wind Up 13-5 for Season

The Ava Bears added two non-conference wins last week giving them a 13-5 record for the season. The Bears took a 3-1 win from Forsyth in a low scoring game. Ava scored two of their three runs in the top of the second without collecting a hit. The Bears opened the inning when Andrew Dalton…

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