Achievement Unlocked: Ava Student Lands Dream Scholarship

By Jason Hoekema / 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...

Missouri Student Archers at MoNASP State Tournament March 19-21 in Branson

More than 4,000 students will compete at the Branson Convention Center. BRANSON, Mo. –– Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation...
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Champion News

Champions routinely acknowledge wishes that come true.  When the exterior world reels with disannullery for any cause, the gratitude that Champions feel to see...