Bakersfield

The Bakersfield Lions traveled to Couch Friday, Feb. 9 and defeated the Indians 86-74. In a homecoming win, the Lions beat Niangua 80-73 Saturday, Feb. 10.  The Lions, now 15-10 for the season, are scheduled to play at Koshkonong this week at 5:30 p.m Thursday, the last game before the Feb. 20-24...
The Bakersfield Lady Lions defeated the Van Buren Lady Bulldogs 61-51 at Summersville Monday, Feb. 5. “I’m really proud of my girls,” said Coach Micheal Mahan. “They pulled off a nice win against a very tough, young Van Buren team. Jessi Keith led the scoring with 21 points, followed by Keely...
  The 2024 Bakersfield High School homecoming ceremony was held Saturday night, Feb. 10, where Bo Bean was crowned king and Jessie Keith was crowned queen. The full homecoming court, pictured above, included: from left: Eli Cotter, Brooks Amburgy, Rorie Collins, Jacob Watlington , Brooklynn  Kaiser...
Lady Lions took a 61-51 win Monday night, Feb. 5, in their match-up against the Van Buren Lady Bulldogs at Summersville High School, bringing their record to 12-8 on the season. The Lady Lions are scheduled to play Couch this Friday (Feb. 9) and Dora Monday (Feb. 13). They’ll have one more away...

Ozarks Sports Zone photo The Bakersfield Lady Lions took third place at the Cabool Classic Tournament held last week. Members of the team and their coaches are, from left, (front row) manager Chloe Harris, Keely Stevens, Jessi Keith, Callie Smith and Sara Collins; (back row) Assistant Coach Heather Smith, Lily Williams, Sadie Davidson, Madison Melvin, Hadley Stevens, Riley Summers, Abbigail Guffey, Mason Mahan-Manager, and Head Coach Micheal Mahan. Not pictured and absent: Reinna Velasquez and manager Cooper Massey.
The Bakersfield Lady Lions took third place at the Cabool Classic Tournament last week. The Lady Lions, who are having a tremendous season, were seeded in the number one spot at the tournament, and had a bye in the first round. They took on Mansfield in the semi-finals Thursday, Jan. 18, where they...

The Bakersfield Lions brought home the Houston Boys Basketball Tournament championship trophy after defeating Cabool 65-58 Saturday, Jan. 20. Members of the team are, from left, (front row) Eli Cotter, Tyler Cotter, Kyden Alvarado, Bodie Hardin; (back row) Head Coach James Denton, Connor Jones, Morris Collins, Ethan Cotter, Bo Bean, AJ Hensley, Jesse Tackitt, Mason Bean, Hayden Sanders and Coach Cainen McGinnis. 
The Bakersfield Lions dominated the Houston Boys Basketball Tournament last week and brought home the championship trophy after defeating the Cabool Bulldogs 65-58 Saturday, Jan. 20. “I am extremely proud of how our guys competed this week. We had a lot of guys step up and play great roles which...

Bakersfield’s Ethan Cotter, left, and Morris Collins were named to the Seymour Bank’s 2024 Winter Classic all-tournament team.
The Bakersfield Lions boys basketball team took home the second place trophy at the Seymour Bank 2024 Winter Classic tournament, after a 85-66 loss to the talented Springfield Catholic Fighting Irish boys. Bakersfield’s Morris Collins and Ethan Cotter were named to the all-tournament team.  The JV...
The Bakersfield Lions boys basketball team brought home a 54-58 win against Norwood Dec. 19, bringing the team’s season record to an even 6-6.  The Lions gear up for play this week with the 12 Courts of Christmas, which kicks off Thursday, Dec. 28, in Kansas City. The Lions are scheduled to play...

Bakersfield’s Madison Melvin drops to the floor to scuffle for the ball against a Wheatland Lady Eagles player Dec. 16 while Lady Lion Jessie Keith stands nearby.
The Bakersfield Lady Lions varsity girls basketball team took home a 52-36 win against Wheatland at the Weaubleau shootout Dec. 16.  The Lady Lions came out with a strong lead of 13 over Wheatland’s 5 after the first quarter and maintained the lead throughout the game (23-21 second quarter; 38-33...
The Bakersfield Lions took a nail-biting 80-75 win over the Gainesville Bulldogs Tuesday, Dec. 12, in front of a packed crowd of Ozark County basketball fans at Bakersfield. Ethan Cotter led the scoring with a game-high 27 points for the Bakersfield Lions, while Easton McGee led Gainesville with 21...

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