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Howell County News/ Kacey Blunk
The Eagles Varsity softball team faced the Houston Tigers in Mountain View on Thursday. They had the crowd on their feet after an impressive catch by the short stop on a line drive lead to a triple play for the Eagles. Their many highlights weren't quite enough as the girls lost to the Tigers. They...
The season has not been an easy one on the Liberty Lady Eagles. Having only one sub, a grueling first three weeks of the season and being up against teams that boast club level players and full benches, it has had the Lady Eagles struggling to be competitive. The girls are learning with each game...
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In an interview ahead of the Hartville Tournament, Coach Forrest said he expected competition to be tough, but recognized it as a great opportunity for the Bears to play against top talent and become better ball players. "Hartville is a top 5 team in the state. Gainesville is ranked tenth, but...
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Travis Payne will helm the Willow Springs Bears football team for the 2022 season, announced the R-IV School District. Payne fills the place recently vacated by alumnus head coach Joel Wyatt.  Originally from El Dorado Springs, Payne is currently teaching and assistant coaching in California,...
Howell County News/ Kacey Blunk
The Liberty Lady Eagles have won their first two games of the season and it's a massive boost for the young team. The girls played in the Greenwood Classic held Saturday, March 26 at the Cooper Sports Complex in Springfield. The Lady Eagles faced off against the Aurora Lady Houn Dawgs. The game...
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Bears baseball notched one win and one loss in their opening week. They opened their season on March 21 at home on Booster field, shutting out Winona 11-0, but Friday found them in Van Buren where they lost by a margin of 10-1.
Howell County News/ Kacey Blunk
The Liberty Lady Eagles Soccer program is in a year of rebuilding. Last year the team graduated six players with a combined 18 years of experience on the high school pitch. Another change for the program is the new head coach and assistant coach. Head Coach Ashley Roegge has been focusing on...
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After a semi-finals win against the Lamar Tigers, the Willow Springs Bears ended their season in the Quarterfinals against Father Tolton Catholic.  On Tuesday, the Bears managed to keep the Tigers' score low while exerting a team effort to build up a healthy lead early on. Owen Duddridge scored...
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The 2022 Liberty High School soccer season will see some new faces on and off the field. The young team will be led by two new soccer coaches, Head Coach Ashley (English) Roegge and Assistant Coach Bailey Wagner. The program lost six players who graduated in 2021. All of those players had been...
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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