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The Mountain View community gathered to support and pray for Angel Lopez at the Eagles' Nest on November 15. Lopez sustained a serious head injury during the SCA Championship game against Ava last Friday. He was taken to the hospital during the game. On Monday night, Lopez’s family gave the...
Howell County News/ Gretchen Creighton Photography
The District Championship game between the Liberty Eagles and the Ava Bears was a one-sided contest. Ava used their powerful rushing attack and daunting defense to control every aspect of the game, triumphing 48-6.  Liberty's opening possession ended at mid-field when Ava stopped them on fourth...
During the SCA Championship game last night, Liberty Eagle Angel Lopez was severely injured. He was taken to the hospital in the middle of the game with a head injury. Lopez had emergency surgery last night to remove part of his skull to repair a brain bleed and is being kept in a coma to monitor...
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The Willow Springs Cross Country team traveled to Gans Creek Recreation Area in Columbia to compete in the MSHSAA State Cross Country Championships on November 6.      Willow Springs Results Varsity Boys (Class 3, 3.1 Miles, Top 25 Medaled/All-State) Carson Smith, 28th, 17:02.40 Nolan...
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The Willow Springs Soccer Organization's Fall Season came to an end the last week of October. There were eight teams this year with 99 players, ages 3 1/2 to 17, registered. “This was our largest turn out since we started in the fall of 2019.  We would like to thank Lou Wehmer and the Willow...
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...

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