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The Willow Springs Lady Bears had a great showing against the West Plains Lady Zizzers on August 29. The freshman team split with West Plains 20-25 and 25-11. The Junior Varsity team won in three sets 25-21, 19-25 and 25-22. The Lady Bears lost in a tough five set match 26-28, 22-25, 25-19, 22-25...
Monday, August 28 - Church League There were eight players, two teams. The Payne Hole was the #6 hole. Buster Graves, Ron Brown, Barb Tate and Terry Brock had a score of 34. Paul Davis, Kolton Stolba, Linda Benyo and Gibby had a score of 34. Closest to the pin on Hole #9 was Buster Graves.
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The Lady Bears varsity tennis team defeated Waynesville 6-3 on August 29. The Lady Bears JV also won their matcehs 6-2. Pictured above is Senior Melaina Wilson serving.
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Officials at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) have hired the first head coach for the Grizzly Baseball program. He is Kadem Tharp, who is coming to the Grizzlies from Harrison, Arkansas, where he served two seasons as head baseball coach at North Arkansas College, an NJCAA...
Monday, August 21 - Church League There were 12 players with three teams. Steve Coatney, Tammy, Leonard Martin and Ron with a score of 31. Scott Williamson, Barb Tate, Jackson and Alex with a score of 32. Mike Coatney, Linda Benyo, Gibby and Kolton Stolba with a score of 32. Longest Putt on...
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Opening night of the high school football season saw sweltering heat across Missouri. In fact, most games were moved back later in the evening for player safety. Liberty's opener at Strafford was no exception. The 8:00 p.m. kickoff time definitely helped, but the Eagles wore down faster than the...
Don’t miss the next issue of Howell County News! Inside, you will find a rally sign for the Homecoming Game against the Cabool Bulldogs on September 8. GO BEARS!  
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The Willow Springs Bears opened their 2023 football season Friday night at home on Palenske Field as they welcomed the Pintos from California, Mo.  After a punishing week of heat and humidity, kickoff time was pushed back to 7:30 p.m. to optimize comfort levels for players and fans. Going into...
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At this weekend’s Lady Bears volleyball scrimmage and auction, bidders raised seven thousand dollars to benefit the volleyball program. Pictured is sophomore Paisley Crudgington hitting the ball over during the scrimmage.  
Monday, August 14 - Church League There were 13 people playing and the weather was great. Leonard Martin, Terry Brock, Pam Smith, Marc and Noah had a score of 29. Steve Coatney, Tammy, Buster Graves and Barb Tate had a score of 33. Linda Benyo, Mike Coatney, Gibby and Kolton Stolba had a score...


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