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Wildcats celebrate Senior Night

The Licking Wildcats boys basketball team celebrated their Senior Night on Tuesday, February 13, with their six seniors honored. Keyton Cook, Garrett Gorman, Logan Gorman, Austin James, Gage Nicholson and Austin Stephens were recognized for their contributions to the Wildcat basketball program. Keyton Cook is the son of Travis and Kristy Cook. He is a…

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Lady ’Cats wrap up regular season

The Licking Lady Wildcats traveled to Dixon Monday to complete an undefeated run through the Frisco League Conference for the third year in a row. Licking outscored Dixon 15-4 in the first quarter and 18-7 in the second to lead 33-11 at the break. The lead ballooned to 30 plus, but two late 3s from…

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Grizzly Baseball to host prospect camp Feb. 25 in Licking

MSU-WP WEST PLAINS, Mo. (February 8, 2024) – Kadem Tharp, head coach of the Grizzly Baseball program at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP), will host a prospect camp for potential players Sunday, Feb. 25, at Triumph Sports Indoor Facility in Licking. The camp is for boys graduating between the years of 2024-2027. Infielders and outfielders…

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LHS Cheerleaders celebrate Senior Night

By Shari Harris, Publisher The Licking High School Cheerleaders honored their senior members of the squad Thursday evening, February 8, between the junior varsity and varsity boys basketball games against Iberia. Four seniors were recognized: Emily Breeden, Jamie Fike, Calyn Huff and December Maxey. Emalee Breeden is involved in Varsity Cheer, Lady Wildcat Softball and…

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Wildcats defeat two conference foes

The Wildcats hosted the Rangers from Iberia on Thursday, February 8, for a conference matchup. It was a close contest until the end, when Licking pulled ahead to secure the win. Licking trailed 17-15 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter the Wildcats outscored the Rangers 18-14 to lead 33-31 going…

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Lady ’Cats overpower Wolves, fall to Bobcats

THAYER, Mo. – Thursday the girls made the trek to the place where people still put sugar in their ice tea, Thayer. Recently ranked #3 in Class 2, Thayer is big and strong and deep. Licking held their own in the first quarter, only trailing by 2, but a 16-0 run in the second quarter…

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2024 Homecoming at LHS

By Shari Harris, Publisher It was a full evening of Homecoming celebration on Friday, February 2, with both the JV Wildcats and Varsity Wildcats starting and ending the evening right with wins over Dixon. Senior Wildcat Austin James received a 1000 point basketball for scoring over 1000 points in his career. Then the 2024 Homecoming…

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Licking School District “Gets the Lead Out”

By Shari Harris, Publisher The Licking R-8 School District has met the new standard for lead levels with 100 percent of their drinking water. The Get the Lead Out of School Drinking Water Act was passed by the Missouri Legislature in the Spring of 2022. It required all schools to provide drinking water with a…

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Twelve FBLA members advance to State

By Mrs. Stacie Hutsell On Monday, Licking FBLA Members attended the District 14 Conference at Hartville. After a day of events, time keeping, workshops and performances, we attended the Awards Ceremony. Twenty total medals were earned by Licking students from online testing and performances! Each year presents its challenges, but we have some pretty awesome…

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