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From the opening kickoff, the Eagles outmatched the Agape Rhinos in every facet of the rain-soaked game Friday night. At the halfway point, the Eagles held a commanding 60-0 lead. The Rhinos were able to add a couple second half scores of their own to make the final score 60-12. It didn't take...
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Jaima Bice and Mahayla Kirby have been chosen as bat girls for the Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) Grizzly Softball team's inaugural season. Bice is a seventh grader at West Plains Middle School and the daughter of Allyson and Shawn Bice, West Plains. Kirby is a fourth grader...
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The Willow Springs Bears faced off against a brand-new opponent on Saturday. Despite the heat and the drive to California, Mo., the varsity pulled off a 48 to 6 win against St. Mary’s.   “It was hot out there. Every kid was dying from the heat, which speaks to their toughness,” said first year...
Church League - Monday, August 22 There were 12 players in attendance. Team No. 1: Buster Graves, Linda Benyo, Will, and Christian Gunnerson. Team No. 2: Barb Tate, Leonard Martin, Glenn Davis, and Paul Davis. Team No. 3: Justin Duddridge, Pam Smith, Terry Brock, and Kaye Tipton. Tuesday,...
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The Liberty Eagles hosted the Strafford Indians for their season opener on Friday, August 26. Strafford gave the Eagles trouble right out of the gate, scoring one touchdown and a field goal in the first quarter. A couple of big plays before half time helped change the momentum for the Eagles....
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The Liberty Lady Eagles will kick off their 2022 season in Licking on Monday, August 29. The first two home games of the season will be played that week on Tuesday, August 30 against Poplar Bluff and Thursday, September 1 against West Plains. Head Coach Shari Tune will enter into her 11th year...
Church League - Monday, August 15 There were 12 players with three teams of four. The top two places were paid. First place with a score of 30 was Justin Duddridge, Gibby, Kaye Tipton, and Barb Tate. Second place with a score of 31 was Bryce Duddridge, Devin Osborn, Paul Davis, and Glenn...
Church League - August 8 No scores submitted. Cat and Dog - August 9 Bryce Duddridge and Linda Benyo with a score of 32; Kyle Wake and Michele Meyers with a score of 32; Wendy Willard and Gibby with a score of 37; Barb Tate and Buster Graves with a score of 38. Payne Hole was #5. Ben Knight...
The 2021 season for the Liberty football team was one with many ups and downs. The Eagles struggled with injuries all season long and had to rely on some young guns to mature quickly on the gridiron. Toward the end of the regular season, they put things together and reeled off several nice wins...
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The Liberty High School volleyball team welcomes new assistant coach Brandi Blankenship to the program. Blankenship is stepping in after assistant coach Erica Spittler took over the volleyball program at Cabool High School. Blankenship is a West Plains native and graduated from West Plains High...

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