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Gainesville Elementary School fourth graders Jasper James and Starr Myers both took first place in the elementary division of the Pirate State Qualifying Tournament Saturday, Jan. 6, at Norwood. Jasper, who placed second in an archery competition at Skyline and first at another competition at...

Academic team members who competed in the Mountain Grove tournament Saturday, Jan. 6 are, from left, (front row) Abby Milligan, Madison Trivitt, Jaima DeVries; (back row) Hunter Webb, Ben Pointer and Eli Amyx.
The Gainesville  High School academic team’s hard work this season has landed them an invitation to participate in the national tournament in Chicago, Illinois this spring. This will be the team’s fourth straight appearance at this invitation-only tournament hosted by the National Academic Quiz...

Gainesville junior guard Cassie Carlo takes the ball down the court in Saturday’s championship battle against Blue Eye at the Sparta Tournament. Photo by Karla Smith.
Saturday’s  fight for the championship trophy at the Sparta Tournament finished a stretch of seven games in 12 days for Gainesville’s Lady Bulldogs basketball team. The team went 5-2 over the course of those days, with one loss to a tough Thayer team at the Mountain Grove Tournament, followed by ...
Bakersfield senior Jordan Kuk, right, drives around a Koshkonong defender at the Thursday, Jan. 4, game. Both the varsity and the JV racked up wins over the Blue Jays. The girls played hard but lost a close one, 55-50. The Lions traveled to Dora Tuesday and will play Lutie Thursday night with games...

Gainesville senior Aspyn Britt looks to shoot during the battle against the Thayer Lady Bobcats for the Mountain Grove tournament championship Friday night. Britt was named to the all-tournament team. The Lady Bulldogs, seeded in the number 6 spot for the tournament, brought home the second place trophy. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs held their own at the Mountain Grove tournament last week, bringing home the second place trophy after wins over Cuba, Mansfield and Mountain View/Liberty before falling to a tough Thayer team in the championship game. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the...
Elks Lodge 1714 in Mountain Home, Arkansas, is again sponsoring the 46th annual Elks Hoop Shoot, the national free throw shooting contest for children age 8 through 13. Participating schools include Gainesville and Bakersfield in Ozark County as well as Arkansas schools in Mountain Home, Norfork,...
Kryslyn Colvin, left, and Keeli Land, members of the Dora High School girls softball team, were recently named to the 2017 Missouri All-State Team. Kryslyn, a senior, played shortstop and was named to the First All-State Team, and Keeli, a junior pitcher, was named to the Second All-State Team. The...

Photo courtesy Ozarks Sports Zone.
Dora freshman Mason Luna drives past Eminence defender Grant Dyer during Thursday’s epic battle for a chance to play undefeated Thayer for the Cabool Tournament championship. Mason led the scoring with a game-high 31 points, but the Redwings won 71-66  in final seconds of the game and went on to...

Photo by Karla Smith
Dora’s Desiree Downen drives around a Houston defender during a homecourt 43-41 win over the Lady Tigers Tuesday, Dec. 19 . The team’s next game is Jan. 2, when they host Mammoth Springs, Arkansas.

Photo by Karla Smith
Dora Falcons freshman Bryson Luna drives down the court during the homecourt 71-49 victory over Winona Thursday, Dec. 21. The Falcons head into the Cabool Holiday Tournament seeded in the number two spot. So far, the Falcons have only lost two games of their nine –  one a 63-50 loss to Class 3 No....

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