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Howell County News/ Kacey Blunk
After a two-week break from games, the Liberty Eagles were anxious to compete against the Cabool Bulldogs on Tuesday, February 1. It was a high energy battle right after tip off. It didn't take long for the 9-7 Eagles to pull ahead. Liberty finished strong and beat the Bulldogs 66-31.
Liberty High School has rescheduled Hoop Queen activities for Thursday, February 10 at the Eagle's Nest. Activities will take place at 5pm with the Lady Eagles playing Cuba followed by Hoop Queen activities and then a boys game against Houston. Before weather interrupted the Eagles’ schedule,...
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On a weather shortened schedule the Lady Bears played only one game last week: against the Lady Panthers of Mountain Grove. The Lady Bears faced the Panthers once already this year and defeated them 64-36. For the second matchup, the Lady Bears were short handed as starter Ashlyn Jones was out...
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Willow Springs Bears vs. Marshfield Blue Jays The Bears defeated the Marshfield Blue Jays Monday in the Mountain Grove Tournament. From the start, the Blue Jays got the tip, then threw a pass and Gabe Colvin caught it for the Bears. Owen Duddridge swished a three. Scooter Osborn stole the next...
The Liberty Lady Eagles Basketball are gaining momentum with several big wins under their belt. Currently the Lady Eagles are sitting on a 12-5 season record. After winning the Thayer Winter Classic, the Lady Eagles traveled to Gainesville on Monday, January 24 to take on the Lady Bulldogs. The...
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The game against the Mansfield Lions began with the Bears getting the tip off but having trouble with a score. It became a back-to-back scoring between the Bears and the Lions. With 3:30 left, the Bears were down by three. The Lions’ height advantage from the Lions made the Bears work harder to...
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The Willow Springs Bears faced off against the Gainesville Bulldogs, another state-ranked team, Tuesday night. Though their defense was strong, the Bears struggled to put up points in the first quarter until Owen Duddridge sank a three with 5 minutes left on the board. Now up by ten, they decided...
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The Howell County Futbol Club wrapped up their 2021 indoor soccer season. This was the team's fifth year competing at Lake Country. The team is comprised of players from West Plains, Mountain View, Van Buren, Norwood and Ava. The team competed in a 13-team round robin play competition and ended...
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The Liberty Lady Eagles have improved to 10-5 on their season and claimed the championship of the Thayer Winter Classic. On January 10 the Lady Eagles defeated the Cabool Lady Bulldogs 67-62. The game was a close battle as Liberty scored 20 to Cabool's 10 points in the first quarter. Cabool...
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The Willow Springs Lady Bears competed in the Thayer Winter Classic last week. On Monday the Lady Bears squared off against the junior varsity squad from Liberty for their first round game. They notched an easy win with a final score of 85-23. Their next scheduled match-up against the Mammoth...

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