Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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KEARNEY — The Blue Jays and Bulldogs went toe-to-toe on Monday, Jan. 23. Liberty (10-5) outlasted Kearney (6-10) by a final score of 43-33. The Blue Jays used a late run to get over the hump as this was a much needed win for Liberty. They had lost back-to-back games entering Monday’s game.

Monday, January 23, 2023
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
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KEARNEY — Throw the records out of the window when Kearney and Smithville meet in any sport. On Monday, it was another matchup between the bitter rivals as they went toe-to-toe in a hotly contested game. Kearney made the right plays down the stretch as they defeated the Warriors 46-40 in dou…

Monday, January 16, 2023
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KEARNEY — The Bulldogs closed out the Kearney Classic by taking fourth place in their home tournament Friday, Jan. 13. Kearney (4-8) fell to St. Teresa’s (5-4) in the third-place game by a final score of 38-34.

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KEARNEY — The adjectives to use to describe the championship of the Kearney classic on Friday, Jan. 13, are nearly endless. It was flawless, frustrating and euphoric all at the same time. Liberty North defeated St. Joseph Benton 52-49 for their second in-season tournament title of the year.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
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LIBERTY — Years of fundraising allowed for Liberty to take part in an amazing opportunity. The Blue Jays raised enough funds to travel to Florida for a basketball tournament while taking in the sights and sounds of the area theme parks. The only problem was the dreaded travel.

Thursday, December 29, 2022
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Editor’s Note: As part of our year-in-review sports coverage for 2022, we are featuring four unsung heroes of the athletic communities in Kearney, Liberty, Liberty North and Smithville high schools. These individuals, some you may know and some you may not, have contributed to our local spor…

Thursday, December 22, 2022
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KANSAS CITY — Liberty North (6-2) matched up with one of the best teams in Nebraska on Tuesday, Dec. 20. The Eagles struggled out of the game. While behind, they mounted a comeback that fell short as they lost 45-46 to Bellevue West in the 12 Courts of Christmas event at Hy-Vee Arena.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
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KANSAS CITY — The girls team of Liberty basketball is playing quality basketball. The Blue Jays defeated Omaha Westside in the 12 Courts of Christmas event at the Hy-Vee Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Liberty used a strong second quarter to separate themselves from the Warriors 43-35.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
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KANSAS CITY — The Warriors (4-4) faced off against Platte County (6-2) on Monday, Dec. 19. Smithville and the Pirates played against each other at the Hy-Vee Arena for the 12 Courts of Christmas event. Platte County outlasted Smithville and won by a final score of 45-34.

Friday, December 16, 2022
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KEARNEY — The Bulldogs girls dropped a close conference game to Raytown South on Thursday, Dec. 15. Kearney trailed early, but clawed their way back in the fourth quarter against the Cardinals. Their comeback fell short as Raytown South won 27-25.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
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KEARNEY — The Bulldogs wrapped up the Liberty North Invitational by finishing in sixth place on Friday, Dec. 9. Kearney faced Basehor-Linwood in the fifth place game, but fell 32-43. They secured a spot in the fifth-place game by defeating Shawnee Mission North 47-22 in the first game on the…

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LIBERTY — For the first time in the program’s history, Liberty North won their home invitational Friday, Dec. 9. The Eagles defeated the highly-rated Blue Valley squad 45-41 in the title game. Liberty North showcased their sweet stroke from behind the arc, stingy defense and togetherness tha…

Wednesday, December 07, 2022
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KEARNEY — The girl Bulldogs struggled to get out of the gates in the opening round of the Liberty North Invitational on Monday, Dec. 5. Kearney (1-2) was defeated by St. Joseph Central by a final score of 48-29.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022
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LIBERTY — The Eagles have kickstarted the defense of their home tournament perfectly. Liberty North defeated Shawnee Mission North of Kansas by a final score of 62-15 on Monday, Dec. 5. This was a first round victory for the Eagles in the Liberty North Invitational.

Saturday, December 03, 2022
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KEARNEY — The Bulldog girls opened their basketball season with a 1-1 record. They defeated Grandview in the opening game of the season Nov. 22. Their first loss of the year came at the hands of Staley on Monday, Nov. 28.

Thursday, November 17, 2022
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SMITHVILLE — Last season was full of memories and great victories for the Warriors. They made it all the way to the final four, taking fourth place in Class 5. This season, the team returns impact players from last year’s squad as they hope to make another deep run in the playoffs.