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Wildcat Baseball repeats as Frisco League Conference Champs

By Coach Harv Antle LICKING 16, CROCKER 1 STOUTLAND — The Licking Wildcats polished off the Crocker Lions 16-1 Wednesday night at Stoutland in the first round of the Frisco League Tournament. Licking used a 14-hit attack to subdue the Lions. Cole Wallace and Rusty Buckner led the hit parade with three hits each. Keyton…

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Cross Country at Richard Clark Invitational

BOLIVAR – Varsity girls and boys traveled to Bolivar on Saturday, September 4, to compete in the Richard Clark Invitational. Varsity girls’ race was first, after a 30-minute weather delay to bring in gravel to fill the washed-out areas of the course from all the rain that morning. Over 200 girls in all five classes…

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Grant awarded locally

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Toni Melton, Triple A Catering instructor and Licking R-8 Classroom Aide, applied for a $500 grant with the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation Maggie Elder Memorial PEERS/Support Staff Grant Program and she, with the Licking R-8 School, were the happy recipients of the grant and an award certificate on Thursday morning.…

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Baseball Wildcats take three straight

  By Harv Antle LICKING 7, HARTVILLE 4 LICKING — The Licking Wildcats won their third in a row Tuesday night with a 7-4 victory over Hartville at Deer Lick Park. Elijah Ullom opened on the mound for Licking. The defense was less than stellar behind Ullom and permitted three unearned runs for Hartville. “Elijah…

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Good start for Wildcat Cross Country

By Coach Mike Phillips The Wildcat X-Country team traveled to Winona Wednesday, September 1, for their first meet of the season. Nine Wildcat runners competed and put up great times for the first meet. Some ran a 5K competitively for the first time in their careers. Four freshmen, three sophomores and two seniors ran for…

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Baseball: Wildcat Baseball has good start at U.S. Ballpark

By Harv Antle OZARK – The Licking Wildcats opened their fall season with three games in two days at Ozark’s U.S. Ballpark. The Wildcats lost to Silo High School from Oklahoma in the first game on Friday, but they bounced back with Saturday wins over Ellington and Crane. SILO 10, LICKING 6 On Friday, Licking…

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New faces and more at Open House

By Shari Harris, Publisher Licking Elementary School held their Open House on Thursday, August 19. The event gave children and parents a chance to meet their teachers, find their classrooms, and learn what’s new at school this year. Attendance was good, with parking overflowing to fill the lot behind the FEMA gym. Families waited in…

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A new school year begins

Area schools will open their doors for the beginning of a new school year next week. Licking R-VIII’s first day of school will be Wednesday, August 25. Beginning classes on Monday, August 23, are Raymondville R-VII, Success R-VI and Houston R-1. Tuesday, August 24, is the start date for Phelps County R-III. A new, shortened…

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