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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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Rounding out a light week of volleyball, the Lady Eagles end with a win over Lesterville and third place in the Licking tournament. On Monday, Oct. 3, the Lady Eagles hosted the Lesterville Lady Bearcats.  JV came away with a win in two sets 25-21 and 25-18. Freshman Kelbie Smith had 5 kills...
The Willow Springs Cross Country team recently competed at the Cuba Invitational held on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Cuba. The Varsity boys team took first place with 48 points followed by Waynesville with 52, Steeleville with 56, Bismarck with 83, Missouri Military Academy with 105 and Lighthouse...
The Willow Springs Cross Country team recently competed in the Berryville Back 40 held in Berryville, AR on Saturday, Sept. 24. Varsity Boys ran a 5k with the top 10 runners medaling: Carson Smith placed first with a time of 17:33.94; Nolan Perkins placed 5th with a time of 19:19.43; Matthew...
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The Willow Springs Bears took on the Salem Tigers on for their Homecoming Friday night. The Bears beat the Tigers 69-33 in one of the highest scores of the 2022 season. The game started strong with the Tigers electing to receive the ball and catching it at the 40-yard line, where they made no...
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Friday night's game between the Liberty Eagles and Mountain Grove Panthers promised to be an intriguing battle. It did not disappoint. The biggest matchup of the game featured the tenacious defense of the Eagles against the high-flying offense of the Panthers. The Liberty varsity defense had...
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A very busy week for the Lady Eagles wrapped, leaving them with a season record of 18-2-2. After three regular season games and a first place tournament win, the Lady Eagles will look forward to a very slow week ahead with only one game against Lesterville on Monday, Oct. 3 and the LHS Volleyball...
The Willow Springs Cross Country team competed in the Missouri Southern Stampede held in Joplin, MO on Saturday, Sept. 17. The top 25 runners medaled. In the Varsity Boys Gold Division 5K, Carson Smith placed 8th with a time of 17:04.65; Matthew Miller placed 32nd with a time of 17:59.40; Nolan...
This will be our last week of leagues at the Willow Springs Thomas F. Benyo Golf Course. Specials thanks to Carl Hicks and Ben Knight for running the leagues. Church League - Monday, Sept. 19 Paul Davis, Wendy Willard, Justin Duddridge, Linda Benyou, and Gibby with a score of 31; Kaye Tipton...

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