Area Sports

Lady ‘Cats Senior Night

By Shari Harris, Publisher The Newburg Wolves made it to Licking Saturday to face the Licking Wildcats, despite freezing temperatures and less than ideal roads. Due to forecast inclement weather for the following week, Senior Night for the girls’ basketball team was moved to Saturday, and the Lady ‘Cat seniors were honored between the JV…

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Senior Night for LHS Boys Basketball and Cheer

By Shari Harris, Publisher Coaches, athletes, families and fans celebrated Senior Night for boys’ basketball and cheer Tuesday night, Feb. 2, between the junior varsity and varsity games against St. James. Junior varsity began the evening, fighting an evenly matched battle until the very last second. Half-time saw the Wildcats down by two, 23-25. During…

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Lady ‘Cats split away games

By Shari Harris, Publisher The Licking Lady ‘Cats lost on the road Monday, Feb. 1, to the Steelville Lady Cardinals, 41-58. JV pulled out an 18-16 victory. Licking bounced back in their Thursday night, Feb. 4, game against Stoutland, with a convincing 51-15 win over the Lady Tigers. The Junior Varsity also had a good…

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Licking sweeps Big Cat Classics

By Shari Harris, Publisher Both the Lady ‘Cats and the Wildcats brought home the Big Cat Classic trophies this year, defeating the Salem Tigers in the annual contests. The Lady ‘Cats faced Salem in Tiger Country Tuesday, and came away with a 56-52 victory and the trophy. Junior varsity also scored one in the win…

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2020 Fall 4-H State Shoot Awards

Texas County 4-H leadership held an area wide banquet and award presentation on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Cabool Second Baptist Church. This was a new strategy by ever-resilient Missourians to honor prizewinners from the 4-H Fall State Shoots, which were held virtually in 2020, depriving the participants of their normal award presentations. Individual shooters who…

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Basketball – Tournament week for Wildcat teams

By Shari Harris, Publisher Three Wildcat teams were busy with tournaments last week. Both the Varsity and Junior Varsity Lady ‘Cats played in the Logan-Rogersville Varsity and Junior Varsity Tournaments, and the Varsity Wildcats played in the St. James Tournament. The formats of the tournaments were changed to round robin due to teams dropping out…

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Basketball: Murray recognized for accomplishments

By Shari Harris, Publisher The Licking Wildcats met the Mountain Grove Panthers Tuesday, Jan. 12, in what has become a traditionally close and hard-fought game. Junior Varsity began the evening, but fell to the Panthers, 68-75. LHS Principal Jarad Rinne called Coach Jess Ross and senior Wilson Murray to center court, before the warm-ups for…

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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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