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Howell County News/ Kacey Blunk
The Eagles used a 32-0 run to pull away from the Forsyth Panthers on their way to a 46-21 victory Friday night. After back-to-back touchdown runs from Forsyth to start the game, Liberty's defense stiffened up. The Liberty offense took it from there and dominated all night long.  Forsyth started...
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The Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) Grizzly Basketball season is here. Fans can get their first look at this year's squad at 4 p.m. October 30, during a preseason scrimmage against Link Year Prep at the West Plains Civic Center. Admission is free. The regular season tips off...
Class 3, District 2 Championships Clever High School October 30, 2021     Willow Springs Results Varsity Girls Individual Results (3.1 Miles, Top 30 medaled & qualified for the state meet) Bethany Waggoner, 5th, 20:32.67 Hailey-Jade Unruh, 18th, 21:32.31     Varsity Boys...
 An incredible season comes to a heartbreaking close for the Liberty Lady Eagles on Saturday, October 30 at the hands of the Skyline Lady Tigers in state quarterfinal play. The Lady Eagles ended their season 25-11-1. “It’s been a very unpredictable season,” stated Head Coach Shari Tune. “...
Howell County News/ Kacey Blunk
It was a cool and drizzly night when the Willow Springs Bears visited Liberty in the opening round of district play. Both teams seemed to struggle with footing in the sloppy conditions.  Willow was able to cut the Liberty lead to 22-7 early in the third quarter, but the Eagles pulled away to a...
Willow Springs Results Varsity Boys Team Results (Class 3/4/5) 1. Jackson 29 2.  Willow Springs 33 3.  Dexter 40 4.  Poplar Bluff 62 5.  Fredericktown 70 6.   Kennett 130     Varsity Boys Individual Results (3.1 Miles, Top 20 Overall Medaled) Carson Smith, 1st, 17:25.30...
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The Lady Bears had three games last week. Monday was a pickup game against the Koshkonong Lady Blue Jays. The freshmen Lady Bears team picked up a win against Koshkonong’s JV. The JV Lady Bears would also pick up a win against Koshkonong’s Varsity. On Tuesday, the Lady Bears faced off against...
courtesy photo/ Shawana Cox
The Willow Springs Bears lost to the Ava Bears Thursday with a score of 51-14. Though they ended the regular season in a loss, the Willow Springs Bears can hang their hats on racking up more points against an undefeated powerhouse than Cabool, Houston, Salem, or Thayer could score. Willow played...
Photo courtesy of Laura Wagner
The last week of games for the Lady Eagles was a fantastic ending to the regular season. Varsity ended with a record of 22-10-1, and the Junior Varsity ended with a record of 17-3-1. On Monday, October 18 the Lady Eagles hosted Waynesville. In JV action, the Lady Eagles won in two straight sets...
Howell County News/ Gretchen Creighton Photography
It was an inspirational scene Friday night when Liberty played host to the Houston Tigers. Eight weeks ago, in the first game of the season, the Eagles' starting quarterback and team leader suffered a broken leg and torn ligaments that ended his season. Or...did it? On Senior Night, and...

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