Against The Odds: Bears Make Mark in Ava History

By Jason Hoekema The Bears started the season in the worst way manageable for the basketball team. Seniors and starters were benched early in the...

A Novel Dillema: Ava R-1 Extends Break, Suspends Athletics

By Jason Hoekema What started as a far and distant issue not really concerning Americans has turned its nasty head and is sweeping across the...

One Step at A Time: Lady Bears keep improving

By Jason Hoekema The last time the Ava High School Lady Bears had a really successful season was in 2013-2014 with a similar, 16-9, record....

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Resolve: Bears fight back, top St. Pius X

By Jason Hoekema ROLLA– There are no ties in basketball, especially in the Missouri State High School Activities Association postseason. One point can make all...

End of a Winding Road: Bears fall in state quarterfinal, end historic season 24-6

By Jason Hoekema FARMINGTON–End of the winding road seemed an appropriate take given the directions provided to several fans by their phones’ GPS apps. Many...

Breaking Barriers: Bears Took SCA, Then District in Historic Season

By Jason Hoekema MOUNTAIN GROVE–There is a scene in the movie “Space Jam” where the Toon Squad is all beat up, Tweety in an Iron...

Season’s Change: Lady Bears Bounce Back Before Season End

By Jason Hoekema / MOUNTAIN GROVE – Thursday, February 20, 2020, wasn’t the highlight of the Lady Bears’ regular season. It ended with a...
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