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The Liberty Lady Eagles Basketball team is sitting on an impressive 5-1 season record after defeating Dora and East Carter this past week. On Tuesday, December 14 the Lady Eagles hosted the Dora Lady Falcons. In the first quarter the Lady Eagles jumped ahead 28 points to Dora’s 12. The second...
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Liberty Eagles Varsity boys spent the week playing in Mammoth Spring Arkansas in the Battle of the Border Tournament. The Eagles overcame the Mammoth Spring Bears in the first round of the tournament with a final score of 80-56. They went on to face the Alton Comets but fell to the tournament...
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The Willow Springs Bears opened the Mansfield Tournament with a game Tuesday against the Dora Falcons. All Bears played game minutes and ended the game with a win, Bears 68- Dora 40. The next game for the Bears was on Thursday against the Houston Tigers. This game started off slow for the Bears...
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The Liberty Eagles fell to the Alton Comets on Tuesday, December 7, by a narrow margin of just 8 points. The final score was Liberty 60 to Alton's 68 points.   Friday night, the contest was against Seymour. The Eagles notched their second loss of the week despite 3 three-point shots from Drew...
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On Thursday, December 9 the Lady Bears battled with non-conference foe the Van Buren Lady Dogs. Quarter 1 would be all defense for the Lady Bears as they held the Dogs to only 11 points and would lead 18-11 after the first quarter. The second was more of the same and the Lady Bears went into...
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From the start, it was easy to see West Plains had a height and strength advantage. During the first quarter, Zizzers were ahead 10-4 but soon the Bears started to make a comeback. Towards the end of the first quarter, Owen Duddridge shot a long three that put the Bears ahead 15-12.  With five...
The Liberty Lady Eagles are off to a fantastic start on the 2021-2022 basketball season as they currently sit at a 3-1 record. When asked about the upcoming season and how the girls have played so far, Head Coach Elijah Ernst had this to say, "I am very encouraged with our early season progress...
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The Lady Bears opened up the season with a tough game, facing the number 2 ranked team in Class 5: the West Plains Lady Zizzers. The Lady Bears scored first, and then never led again.  The size and length of the Lady Zizzers prevented any successful plays. The Lady Bears fell with a score of 67-...
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State Sen. Karla Eslinger (R-33) presented Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) Grizzly Volleyball Head Coach Paula Wiedemann with a proclamation from the Missouri Senate. The proclamation recognizes Wiedemann for her many professional achievements, including her induction to the NJCAA...
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On Monday, November 15 Willow Springs High School Senior Ashlyn Jones officially signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Baptist Bible college. Jones received nine offers to play basketball at the collegiate level, but said that Baptist just felt right. Coach Dakota Webb (pictured...

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