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The Lady Eagles Junior Varsity concluded their season on Tuesday, Oct. 18 with a win in Mtn. Grove against the Lady Panthers ending their season record at 15-4. Leading into that game, the Lady Eagles took second place in the Liberty JV Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 15. The JV finished in pool...
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The Willow Springs Bears gave the Thayer Bobcats a run for their money on Friday night, narrowly losing 22-21. Thayer elected to receive and drew first blood in the first 13 seconds of the game. On the Bears’ first possession, Gavin Ferguson ran the ball for Willow's first down. Ryan Friga then...
Normally, this article gives a score-by-score synopsis of the Liberty Eagle's football game on Friday nights. However, we're going a slightly different direction with this week's game.   If you asked a football coach, ‘what is the most important position group on the field?’, no doubt 10 out of...
The Willow Springs Saddle Club held their final show of the 2022 season on Saturday, Oct. 8. Certificates and prizes were awarded to the class winners and overall high point winners. Overall Class Winners: Ages 11-17 was Ellie Jordan; 12-18 was Josiah Mast; 18 and older was Stacey Nolan....
The Willow Springs Cross Country Club recently competed in the SCA Cross Country Challenge at the Willow Springs Municipal Golf Course on Monday, Oct. 10. The Willow Springs boys team took first place with a score of 21, followed by Houston in second with a score of 45, Salem in third with a...
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Willow Springs Lady Bears tennis have closed one of the most successful seasons in school history. With three tournament wins, MSHSAA records, and a school-first win against Rogersville, the 17-4 season is one to remember.  The Lady Bears chalked up the most wins the tennis program has ever had...
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Sitting on a 25-3-3 record, the Liberty Lady Eagles are looking to wrap the regular season and focus on post-season play. The Lady Eagles will end their regular season at an away match against Mtn. Grove on Tuesday, Oct. 18. For Class 2 District 9 play, Cabool will play Mansfield on Oct. 20 at 6:...
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Championship Flight First- Travis Pearson & Jim Taylor (63) Second- Wayne & Cole Johnson (64) Third- Carl & Beverly Hicks (65) A Flight First- Farrell Graves & Dean Lamb (68) Second- Des Miller & Linda Benyo (68) Third- Smith & Premer (68) B Flight First...
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The Willow Springs Bears took on the Houston Tigers for one of the closest and hardest-fought games of the season Friday night. Houston’s narrow lead hovered at 8-6 until the Bears tied it up to 14-14. Houston came out on top with a touchdown in the last seventeen seconds of the game. The first...
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Friday night's contest between the Liberty Eagles and the Cabool Bulldogs followed a pattern synonymous with Eagle football this year. Liberty scored early and often and used big plays to suffocate Cabool's offense.  Less than a minute into the game, Liberty struck first on a three-yard run by...

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