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Wrestlers Qualify For State Tournament

Ortiz, Gerow, Teague Brothers Will Compete This Week

Subscriber onlyAfter qualifying five wrestlers to state last year, 2018 shaped up as a possible "down" year for the McDonald County wrestling team. The loss of Tinker Kinser earlier this season due to injury left the Mustangs with only two returning state qualifiers. Continue reading...

Overtime Battle for Lady Mustangs

The McDonald County Girls Bounced Back Monday With A Victory

Subscriber onlyIf football can be a game of inches, basketball can be a game of seconds. It was one of those seconds that cost the McDonald County Lady Mustangs a win instead of a 56-52 loss to Providence Academy of Rogers, Ark., on Feb. 9 at MCHS. Trailing 48-40 with less than a minute to go, the Lady Mustangs scored eight straight points in the span of less than 30 seconds to tie the game at 48-48 with 13.4 seconds left. Continue reading...

Big 8 Conference Tourney Hands 8th-Grade Boys Fourth Place

Subscriber onlyAfter winning the regular season Big 8 Conference with an undefeated conference record, the McDonald County eighth-grade boys had to settle for fourth place at last week's Big 8 Conference tournament in Lamar. Continue reading...

Mustangs Stay Hot, Defeat East Newman

Win Was Fourth Straight For MCHS

Subscriber onlyTim Shields scored a career-high 25 points to lead the McDonald County Mustangs to their fourth consecutive win, and fifth out of their last six games, with a 60-45 win over the East Newton Patriots on Feb. 2 at East Newton High School. Continue reading...

Lady Mustangs Earn First Win

Subscriber onlyAfter several close losses, the McDonald County Lady Mustangs basketball team's first win was just a matter of time. Continue reading...

Two Of Three Duals To End Regular Season

Subscriber onlyThe McDonald County High School wrestling team closed out its 2017-2018 regular season with wins over Cassville and Hollister and a loss to Carl Junction. Continue reading...

Mustangs Out-Lift 14 Teams

Subscriber onlyThe McDonald County High School powerlifting team out-lifted 14 other teams to win the Fair Grove Powerlifting Meet on Feb. 3 at Fair Grove High School. Continue reading...

MCHS Principal Greg Leach A Winner

Subscriber onlyGreg Leach has a passion for reading. Continue reading...

Power Lifters Place First, Second

Subscriber onlyThe McDonald County High School boys' powerlifting team took first place, and the girls' second, at the Joplin High School Power Lifting Meet held Jan. 27 at Joplin High School. Continue reading...

Mustangs Beat Wildcats in Packed House

Subscriber onlyPerhaps the biggest play for the McDonald County Mustangs was a miss by the Neosho Wildcats. Continue reading...

Seventh Grade Falls to 6-4

Subscriber onlyThe McDonald County seventh-grade boys' basketball team fell to 6-4 for the season by going 1-2 last week. Continue reading...

Lady Mustangs Outmatched

Subscriber onlyThe McDonald County Lady Mustangs played Neosho even in the second half of the Lady Wildcats 55-36 win on Jan. 26 at MCHS. Continue reading...

Free Physicals

Subscriber onlyThe McDonald County School District will be hosting free physicals on two days in February for any boys or girls in grades 3-12. Continue reading...

Two For Three

Subscriber onlyThe McDonald County eighth-grade boys' basketball team won two and lost one last week to end the week with a 7-2 record. Continue reading...

Ortiz Makes Championship Round

Subscriber onlyA second place by Oscar Ortiz (113) and a third place by Jakob Gerow (120) led the McDonald County High School wrestling team at the 2018 George Hoover Invitational held on Jan. 26-27 at Liberty High School in Liberty. Continue reading...

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