Area Sports

Basketball – Wildcat/Lady ‘Cat week in review

Shari Harris, Publisher The Wildcats had a rough start to their week, with both Varsity and JV losing away games in Willow Springs, 34-85 and 31-40 respectively. Another road game later in the week, on Friday, had much different results. Both Varsity and JV pulled out wins against Dora, 67-65 and 52-45. The Wildcats hope…

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Basketball – Holiday tournaments wind up

By Shari Harris, Publisher The Wildcats entered the semifinal rounds of the Cabool tournament with high hopes, facing a tough Alton team on Tuesday. The Comets flew past the Wildcats into the championship game, defeating the Wildcats 78-55. On Wednesday, Dec. 30, the third place contest pitted the Licking Wildcats against the Norwood Pirates, who…

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Basketball – Wildcats’ Merry Christmas

December 26 was a good day for the Licking Wildcats. The Class 3 MBCA poll was released and Licking is ranked 10th. Senior Wilson Murray achieved his 1000th career point. And the Wildcats avenged their first round loss to Plato in the Frisco League Tournament with a convincing first round win in the Cabool holiday…

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Basketball – Licking prepares for holiday tourneys with wins

Wildcats The Licking Wildcats traveled to Crocker on Tuesday, Dec. 15, and brought their “A” game, defeating the Lions 73-48 in the varsity matchup. Junior Varsity also posted a decisive win, 57-22. The Laquey game scheduled for Dec. 18 was postponed until a later date. The Wildcats have tournament play over the holidays. Third seed…

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Basketball – JH Lady ‘Cats Basketball ends 2020 Season

By Coach Jennifer Smith Thursday, Dec. 17, the Licking seventh and eighth Licking Lady Wildcats traveled to Willow Springs to take on the Lady Bears. The seventh grade took the floor first, looking to revenge their loss at home earlier in the season. The ‘Cats fell to the full court pressure of the Bears in…

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Basketball – Wildcats continue winning ways

By Shari Harris, Publisher Both the JV and Varsity posted wins in conference play on Dec. 8, when the Wildcats faced Stoutland in their first home game of the season. The ‘Cats more than doubled the Tigers score, with a 76-30 convincing win. The JV ‘Cats outpaced the Tigers 54-50 to start the evening. On…

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Basketball – Lady ‘Cats win over Houston

By Shari Harris, Publisher  The Lady ‘Cats bounced back from their loss to Richland in the Frisco League finals with a home court win over rival Houston on Monday, Dec. 7. With pep clubs for both sides stirring up the excitement, tension was high throughout the game. At the end of the first quarter, the…

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Basketball – Junior High Lady ‘Cats on a Roll

The Licking Junior High Lady ‘Cats started their season on Oct. 20, 2020, hosting the Frisco League Junior High girls tournament. This year’s eighth grade team members are: Aubrey Gorman, Kinley Keaton, Halee Clayton, Josie Wells, Allie Medlock, Allie Hock, Linzie Wallace and Zoey Dawson. After one short week of preparation, they took the floor…

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Basketball – Seventh Grade Lady ‘Cats 2020

Members of the seventh grade Lady ‘Cats are: Sadie Hutsell, Katelyn Mitchell, Mylie Peterson, Addison Floyd and Mya Rinne. After the cancellations of their first three games, the seventh grade Lady ‘Cats finally opened the season traveling to West Plains to face the Zizzers. Nerves definitely showed up the first half of the game, leading…

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Basketball – Wildcats strong after first round loss

By Coach Jess Ross After a disappointing loss to Plato in the opening round of the Frisco League tournament (47-53), the Wildcats bounced back to win three games in three days to secure the consolation bracket on Saturday. Now sitting 4-1 overall, the team is still figuring out their identity and learning to overcome some…

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