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Mike Kenslow will lead the West Plains High School softball team as the new head coach into the fall 2022 season. Kenslow is an assistant coach for the West Plains High School baseball and softball programs and the South Fork Elementary P.E. teacher. Kenslow's promotion comes following the...
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The Lady Bears began their district tournament run as the no. 2 seed Saturday, March 1 where they faced off with the no. 7 seed Reed Springs Lady Wolves. The Lady Bears made short work of the Lady wolves by a score of 63-21.  That win advanced the Lady Bears to the district semifinals in a...
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The Willow Springs Bears bested the Hollister Tigers Friday night to become the District Champions. The Bears faced off against three teams last week to determine the district title. On Monday, the Bears played against the Reed Springs Wolves. The game started strong, with the Bears leading the...
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Houston High School hosted the 2022 Class 3 District 10 tournament last week. On Saturday, Feb 19, the Liberty Eagles faced the Licking Wildcats in the first round. The two teams stayed neck-and-neck throughout the competition all the way to the last seconds of the game. The score was tied with...
The Liberty Lady Eagles wrapped up their season on Monday, Feb. 21 in the second round of district play. The Lady Eagles fell to the Licking Lady Wildcats 51-67. The Lady Eagles ended their season with an impressive 19-7 record. "This is truly a special group that the coaching staff will truly...
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On Monday, Feb. 21, the Lady Bears played their last home game against the Hollister Lady Tigers. The Lady Bears would pick up the win against their district foe by a score of 49-37. The night was full of emotions as it was also senior night for the Lady Bears. The crowd honored four seniors....
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The Bears added two to their win column with games against Mountain Grove and Cabool last week.  When the Panthers came to Brent Colley Court, the contest was close. Defense was the key to the Bears maintaining their narrow lead throughout the four quarters. After the first eight minutes, the...
Howell County News/ Kacey Blunk
It has been a busy basketball week for the Liberty Eagles. Tuesday night the Salem Tigers came to town. Despite a 17-point contribution from Garrett Reller, the junior varsity boys fell to Salem, 41-69. Between 31 points from Terrell Gaines and 22 points from Drew Ripko, the varsity Eagles...
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It was busy week of wins for the Lady Eagles as they now sit 15-6 on the season after winning three games in a row. Head Coach Eli Ernst reflected on the week. "Being off nearly a week due to weather posed a unique set of challenges for us. Not being able to safely bring our group into the gym...
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Every Willow Springs Bear got to play varsity minutes in the contest against the Salem Tigers. For Tuesday’s game, Head Coach Mike Wilson rearranged the Bears’ starting lineup with Taylor Rothermich filling in for the injured Owen Duddridge.  Bears get the tip, Gabe Colvin for a basket, good....

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