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Lady ‘Cats defeat St. James and add two conference wins

Coach Steve Rissler The Lady Hornets of Laquey traveled to the comfy confines of the Sherman Hill Fieldhouse on Thursday for a Frisco League Matchup. Licking started fast, jumping out to a 10-0 lead before back-to-back threes from Laquey made it a game for a little bit. The girls didn’t panic and kept on grinding…

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Sami Hall takes district in Oratorical Contest

Submitted During the 2021 – 2022 school year, the American Legion, Department of Missouri, sponsored an Oratorical Contest for high school students. The purpose of the contest is to develop knowledge and appreciation of the United States Constitution. Sami Hall, a student at Licking High School, won the county contest sponsored by American Legion Post…

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Wildcat week in review

The Licking Wildcats had a short week of action due to weather related school cancellations at the end of the week. On Tuesday, Jan. 4, they faced a tough Willow Springs team at the Sherman Hill Field House and came up short, 52-77. Willow Springs (6-3) is ranked eighth in Class 4 this year. They…

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Licking JH Girls Basketball season

Both the 7th and 8th grade Junior High Lady ‘Cats had solid seasons. The 7th Grade team finished with 6 wins and 7 losses. The 8th Grade team had 6 wins and 8 losses. Season highlights included the 8th Grade Lady ‘Cats winning the 2021 Mountain Grove Junior High Tournament Consolation Trophy, going 3-1 in…

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Lady ‘Cats third in Rolla Holiday Tournament

By Coach Steve Rissler The Licking Lady Wildcats made the trek north for the Annual Rolla Christmas Tournament. This year the Lady ‘Cats received the 6th seed in the eight-team tournament. Licking faced Truman (Independence) in the opening round for the second year in a row. Unlike last season, the girls came out on fire…

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Wildcats face State-ranked teams in Cabool tourney

By Shari Harris, Publisher After winning the first round game of the Cabool tournament Monday against Eminence, Licking faced fierce competition against Norwood (number one rank in Class 2) and Gainesville (number eight rank in Class 2). In round two on Tuesday, Dec. 28, Licking fell behind early against Norwood, who led 21-8 at the…

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First Annual South Central Missouri Christmas Choir Program

Office of State Rep. Bennie Cook JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (December 28, 2021) – State Representative Bennie Cook organized the First Annual South Central Missouri Christmas Choir Program at the Missouri State Capitol this month. The following schools were able to attend the event – Houston, Licking, Salem, Mountain Grove and Willow Springs. The students had…

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First round win for Wildcats

By Shari Harris, Publisher Licking started the Cabool Holiday Tournament with a first round win over Eminence Monday, in a close, 75-70 win. Licking carried a 38-29 lead into halftime, but Eminence came roaring back in the third quarter, with Licking hanging onto a slim 57-56 lead going into the fourth quarter. Despite Cabool taking…

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Local student receives scholarships

MSU-WP WEST PLAINS, Mo. (December 20, 2021) – Ashley A. Creek, Licking, has been awarded the James and Audrey Friend Restricted Scholarship and the Jack and Marian McNevin Endowed Scholarship from Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). Creek, a 2020 graduate of Licking High School in Licking, is a sophomore at MSU-WP who plans to pursue…

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Two conference wins for Wildcats

Licking v. Steelville The Licking Wildcats faced the Steelville Cardinals Monday night in the first of two back-to-back home games. The Cardinals took three of four quarters to defeat Licking 92-71. Photos by Shari Harris & Gracelyn Wesley JB Huff led the team with 17 points and 8 rebounds; Chris Bartling had 12 points, 5…

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