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Kacey Blunk for Howell County News
It was late in the game on Saturday before the Liberty Eagles football team got going. The result was a state quarterfinal loss at Seneca. They were outscored 14-0 at half, and down by 21-0 mid-way through the third quarter before they found some offense. In the end, it was too much to overcome,...
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Several Liberty Lady Eagles received post season honors. Kenzie Daniels, Bre Daniels and Lyla Cornman made First Team All-District and First Team SCA All-Conference. Kaylie Wagner and Korie Lind made Second Team All-District, and Second Team SCA All-Conference. Honorable Mention in both All-...
Kacey Blunk for Howell County News
In week 6 of the regular season, Liberty played their toughest opponent to date, Mountain Grove. The Panthers led that game 13-7 at the half. From there, Liberty reeled off 20 unanswered points for the victory. In the second half of that game, Liberty's traditional pass-oriented offense gave way...
Kacey Blunk for Howell County News
After earning the top seed and a first-round bye in Class 2 District 3, the Eagles took on the Strafford Indians at the Nest Friday night. It took just one play for Liberty to get on the board. Drew Ripko caught the opening kickoff at his own 21 and out-ran the Indian coverage team for the...
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The Willow Springs Bears fought the Houston Tigers Friday night in Willow's first and last district game of the season, losing 43 to 6.  Willow won the coin toss and elected to receive the football, catching it on the 30. A fumble on the offensive play cost them a few yards, but Ryan Friga was...
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The Liberty Lady Eagles were named the Class 2 District 9 Champions on Monday, Oct. 24 as they defeated Houston for the title in three sets. The Lady Eagles defeated Cabool in the first round of district play on Saturday, Oct. 22 in four sets to move on to the championship game against Houston...
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The Liberty Lady Eagles were seen sporting "Do It For Dean" warm-up t-shirts before games towards the end of their season. The t-shirts were made in loving memory of one of their biggest supporters and fans Colleen Detweiler. Colleen Detweiler, otherwise known as "Dean" to the team, was a great...
Kacey Blunk for Howell County News
With a 48-8 victory against the Houston Tigers (7-2), the Liberty Eagles football team claimed the SCA conference championship. It is their first title since 2016.   To start the game, Liberty drove the ball all the way down to the 5-yard line before a series of penalties proved to be too much...
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The Willow Springs Bears clashed with the Ava Bears on Thursday night, losing 50-7.  Willow was already at a disadvantage before they even made the field. Two injured starters, Gavin Ferguson and Taylor Rothermich, could not play. Despite the loss of two prominent players, Willow still managed...
High School Cross Country Hancock Invitational Jefferson Barracks Park St. Louis, MO Saturday, October 15, 2022   Varsity Boys Team Scores (Top 7 out of 23 full teams) 1. St. Louis University High 33 2. Alton, IL 117 3. Lutheran South 153 4. Willow Springs 164 5. Whitfield...

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