Sports

Now Available: Ava R-1 Digital Sports Scrapbook

by Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com You might remember the Ava football team won a game or two this season.  Boys basketball, girls volleyball and girls basketball also...

Grizzly Volleyball Standout Kelly Wiedemann Signs with USC Upstate 

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball standout Kelly Wiedemann will become a Spartan for the next chapter of her collegiate...

Achievement Unlocked: Ava Student Lands Dream Scholarship

By Jason Hoekema / jason@douglascountyherald.com In these interesting times as Americans become introverts at the behest of the government, a group of Americans have taken the...

MBCA Cancels Banquet

By Jason Hoekema COVID-19 continues to ruin the sports year.  High School sports? On hold, possibly cancelled. Major League Baseball? Delayed. NHL? On hold.  Life? Who knows? Time is pretty...

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....

Ava Cheerleaders

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...
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