Area Sports

Basketball – Wildcats fired up for opener

By Coach Jess Ross For an opening season game on the road against a rival, the Wildcats played with fire and emotion on both the JV and Varsity levels in their Monday, Nov. 23, contest against Houston. The JV Wildcats were down by nine in the fourth quarter and were able to rally for a…

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Basketball – Lady ‘Cats win home opener

By Coach Steve Rissler The Lady Wildcats opened the season with a home game versus the team they defeated in the district championship last season, the St. James Lady Tigers. St. James returned their top nine players and added a freshman group that has never lost. Licking started slow offensively as they struggled with St.…

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Licking Junior High sports

The Junior High Boys’ game against Green Forest on Nov. 16 was cancelled, but they returned to action on Nov. 19, against Cabool. Both seventh and eighth grade teams won, with scores of 22-20 and 51-8 respectively. Steelville was a more formidable opponent on Nov. 20, with the seventh grade losing 24-40 and the eighth…

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Cross Country – Richards takes 5th in State

By Coach Heather Hawn Kasey Richards competed at the Class 2 State Cross Country meet last Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, where she placed fifth out of the 161 runners who completed the race, with a time of 20:27.40. The meet was held at the Gans Creek Cross Country course in Columbia, Mo., which will be…

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Cross Country – Richards wins District Race

By Coach Heather Hawn The Licking High School Cross Country team competed at the Class 2 District 5 Race last Saturday in Hermitage. Junior Kasey Richards won the girls’ race with a time of 21:20, advancing her to the State Cross Country Meet on Friday at the Gan Creek Course in Columbia. Also racing for…

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Basketball – Licking JH Girls host Frisco League Tourney

By Coach Kaylon Buckner Licking hosted the annual Frisco League Junior High Girls Tournament the week of October 20. Due to low numbers and quarantines, the junior high girls only had a team in the “A” bracket of the tournament. Seeded sixth overall, the Lady ‘Cats played third seed Stoutland in the first round on…

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Licking Cross Country goes to Fatima

By Coach Heather Hawn The Licking High School Cross Country team competed at the Fatima Invitational last Saturday in Westphalia, Mo. Competing for the girls’ team were juniors Kasey Richards, who placed second at the meet with a time of 21:16, and Autumn Grover, who was 25th, running a time of 35:16. Competing for the…

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