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Howell County News/Kacey Blunk
This season has been filled with challenges for the Liberty Lady Eagles Soccer program, but the girls and coaches and have faced them head on and are continuing to fight through the season. Beginning the week on Monday, the Lady Eagles traveled to West PPlains where they faced the Lady Zizzers...
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With a 4-9 record, it might be easy for some to dismiss Willow Springs Boys Varsity Tennis team as they push forward into the second half of the season, but Coach David Cox believes they're in a perfect position, not only to compete for the SCA tournament but to make a strong run for the district...
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The R-VII West Plains school district extends its congratulations to Ashton Judd on committing to attend the University of Missouri and join the Mizzou women's basketball team. Ashton has been a huge part of the Lady Zizzer Basketball tradition. She led the Lady Zizzers to a 27-4 record, a Class 5...
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Organizers of Missouri State University-West Plains' (MSU-WP) "Grizzlies Gala: Promoting Excellence in Athletics" have deemed the April 8 fund-raising event "a success." Although monetary figures have not been finalized, organizers said nearly 250 supporters of Grizzly Athletics enjoyed an...
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Spintronix World Color Guard took first place at the MCCGA state championship this past weekend. "It has been a very long and difficult season for these performers, but they are the hardest working group of individuals we've ever had together in our 12-year competitive history," says Jackie Brown...
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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