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These Ozark County high school cross country runners were named to the class 1 and 2 all-region cross country teams as voted on by the Southwest Cross Country Coaches Association. Photo courtesy of the school’s respective team’s Facebook pages. 

Bakersfield academic team
Gainesville High School hosted a scholar bowl head-to-head competition Oct. 24.  Bakersfield’s varsity team took home the win in their matches, while Gainesville’s JV team took home the win in their competition.  Pictured above, from left: Bakersfield School team: Legan Tiller (JV sponsor) Shaelyn...
The Gainesville and Dora school districts were each awarded grants that will help fund the two school districts’ preschool programs. The funds are being made through the Missouri Quality Pre-Kindergarten Grant program. “Preschool is not fully funded through the state funding formula as the other K-...

First in class 1 boys Dora Falcon runner Cade Nold took first place in the varsity boys class 1 division with a time of 18:00.23.
Ozark County runners from Bakersfield, Dora and Gainesville competed at the 2023 Steve Waggoner Invitational cross country meet Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Willow Springs Municipal Golf Course. Runners who earned medals are as follows: Middle school boys  2,500-meter run Sixth place: Aiden Thome, 6th...
The Bakersfield Lady Lions’ volleyball squad opened the season with a win against Couch on Aug. 25, with a score of 3-2. Bakersfield was scheduled to host Koshkonong on Thursday (Aug. 31). Meanwhile, the Dora girls’ volleyball squad lost to Bradleyville on Aug. 26, 2-0. Dora will play Gainesville...
The high school fall baseball season kicked off for area teams last week as the Gainesville Bulldogs and Dora Falcons faced off in the Conway Fall Classic this past weekend. The games were delayed a few hours due to extreme heat, but when the Bulldogs took the field their bats were heating things...

District coach of the year GHS baseball coach Blake Hobbs
Gainesville High School head baseball coach Blake Hobbs was named the Missouri all-class 2 district 10 coach of the year, and five Ozark County players were named to the team. The honor is chosen by a vote of coaches within the district. 
  Bakersfield’s track relay team competed at sectionals last week, and while they didn’t advance to state, the team did achieve a personal record. Shown are Nathan Watlington, Gaige Samuels, Coach Tammy Lamb, Jacob Watlington, Brooks Amburgy, Amani Kowiti and assistant Kurt Watlington.
Incumbents Matthew Shockey and Robert Edwards were reelected to the Lutie School Board during Tuesday’s General Municipal Election. The two incumbents were running against challengers Lois Honeycutt and Mandy Hughes for two three-year terms on the board. These votes were cast: Shockey: 63 votes (43...
Several Ozark County athletes were named to the all-conference team for volleyball, including a Bakersfield player who was also named conference MVP. Jessie Keith, of Bakersfield, was named to the all-conference first team and was also named MVP. Hanna Bunch, of Dora, was also named first team all-...

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