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The West Plains High School Lady Zizzer Basketball Team will host their Tenth Annual Zizzer Pink Out night on Monday, Feb. 6, at West Plains High School. Games will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the Freshmen, Junior Varsity and Varsity teams in action against Waynesville. West Plains Bank and Trust...
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The Willow Springs Bears played two away games last week. On Tuesday, they travelled to Webster County to face the Seymour Tigers and came away with a loss 65 to 47, Tigers. On Friday, the Bears were guests of the Liberty Eagles in Mountain View, giving up 75 points. The final score was 75 to...
It was a full week for the Liberty Eagles basketball teams. They kicked off with a big win Monday night against a very tough Marshfield Bluejay team. Terrell Gaines was one point away from tying the record for most points scored in a single game in school history. Gaines scored 45 points, just...
A New Year's Day Tournament was held at the Willow Springs Golf Course. G&W Foods was the corporate sponsor who also furnished all the food for the Chili. Other sponsors include: Randy's Saw Shop; 11 Point Fire Department; Prewitts Collision Repair; Subway; C&R Gun Ammo and Pawn; Lee's...
Kacey Blunk for Howell County News
The day after Christmas, both Liberty High School basketball teams took part in holiday tournaments. The lady Eagles traveled to Mountain Grove where they defeated the Cabool Bulldogs (72-17), the Houston Tigers (58-33), and fell to the Licking Wildcats (54-44). This put the girls in place to...
Kacey Blunk for Howell County News
On Friday, Dec. 16, the Liberty Eagles traveled to Winona to face the Wildcats. Junior varsity warmed up the court with a scrappy battle. Freshman Parker Tune was able to score 19 points for the Junior Varsity- Eagles while Sophomore Garrett Reller scored ten points and had seven rebounds. The...
After 26 seasons with the Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) Grizzly Volleyball program – the past 14 as its head coach, Paula Wiedemann is retiring. University officials made the announcement today, Dec. 12. Her retirement will be effective March 1, 2023. Patricia Figueiredo, a...
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The Lady Bears went down to Mammoth Spring Arkansas ready to do battle at the Battle of the Border Tournament. The Lady Bears were the no. six seed, and in the first round, faced the three seed Highland Lady Rebels. The Lady Rebels would prove to be too much for the Lady Bears. Chloe Jones did...
Area youngsters in grades two through eight are invited to participate in Grizzly Basketball Camp Dec. 27-28 at the West Plains Civic Center.  The camp is being hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) Grizzly Basketball Head Coach Jared Phay, Assistant Coaches Braxton Williams...
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The Lady Bears started off the season with a home contest against the Class 5 number one team in the state, the West Plains Lady Zizzers. The Lady Zizzers would be too much for the Lady Bears, who fell by a score of 79-37. Game two was a different story. The Lady Bulldogs of Gainesville invaded...

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