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Both Bolivar doubles teams made it past the first round at the Class 1 doubles tournament at Cooper Tennis Complex last weekend in Springfield. The team of Will vanHoornbeek and Chris Holt finished fourth at state, while Kaden Kazter and Corey Spindler were knocked out in the quarterfinals.

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Bolivar baseball pushed its winning streak to nine Tuesday night, May 15, as the team won a second-consecutive district championship. The Liberators topped top-seed Marshfield 4-2, after the Class 4 District 10 final was shifted west to Price Cutter Field in Ozark.

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Southwest Baptist University's stay at Surprise, Arizona, was a brief one last week at the NCAA Division II Championships. The Bearcats fell 5-0 to No. 2-seed and eventual national champion Columbus State in the first round Wednesday, May 9.

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Bolivar girls soccer is back in the state playoffs after a third-consecutive district championship Monday night, May 14, in Carthage. The Lady Liberators won round three with second-seed Willard 2-1 in the Class 3 District 11 title game.

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Bolivar's hope for a repeat tennis district title was halted with a comeback at No. 2 singles Wednesday night, May 9, at Bolivar Middle School. The Liberators fell 5-3 to visiting Warrensburg in the Class 1 District 12 championship match.

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Southwest Baptist University baseball honored four seniors during a doubleheader with visiting Pittsburg State Saturday, May 5, at Dodson Field in Bolivar. The Bearcats dropped both games to the Gorillas, losing 16-9 in game one.

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Bolivar track and field went out in the COC on top Tuesday night, May 1, in Rogersville. The Lady Liberators won the final COC Small Division meet, while the Liberators were second to Reeds Spring.

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Southwest Baptist University men's tennis will be basking in the Arizona sun next week after a hard-fought 5-4 win over visiting Southeastern Oklahoma State Monday, April 30, in Bolivar.

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The Lady Liberators stayed on a roll with three wins over two days at the Willard Tournament last weekend. The Lady Liberators deposited two shutouts before winning the championship game 3-2 over host Willard Saturday, April 27.

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Southwest Baptist University tennis starts the postseason this weekend at the NCAA Central Regionals. The Bearcat men will host their regional, while the women travel to Edmond, Oklahoma.

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Bolivar boys tennis won two doubles matches and split singles play with visiting Branson Friday night, April 20, at BMS. The Liberators upended the Pirates 5-4 for a non-conference win.

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Southwest Baptist University men's tennis captured the MIAA tournament title at Lincoln, Nebraska, Wednesday morning, April 18. The Bearcats upended third-seed Washburn University 5-1.

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Bolivar girls soccer wrapped up COC Small Division play with its second shutout in as many days Tuesday, April 17. The Lady Liberators dominated visiting Marshfield in a 3-0 home win.

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Southwest Baptist University baseball won the final two games at Joplin for a series win over host Missouri Southern State University last weekend. The Bearcats won the rubber game 4-3 Sunday, April 15, at Turner Field.

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Bolivar's Drake Johnson finished seventh as the low score for the Liberators Monday, April 9, at the Bolivar Invitational at Silo Ridge Country Club. The Liberators finished seventh as a team at the 12-team tournament.

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Southwest Baptist University track and field shined at its host track meet Saturday, April 7, in Bolivar. Both track teams finished second at the SBU Bearcat Invitational.

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Two big innings by visiting Drury University of Springfield was the difference in the annual Cat Fight game at Dodson Field Wednesday afternoon, April 4, in Bolivar. The Panthers won 8-4 over the Bearcats to take the Cat Fight Trophy home.

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The Southwest Baptist University tennis teams won the battle of the Bearcats Friday afternoon, March 30, in Bolivar. SBU topped visiting Northwest Missouri State University of Maryville 8-1 in both the men's and women's MIAA matches.

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Southwest Baptist University baseball pulled off its biggest win of the season Tuesday night, March 27, at Crane Stadium in Warrensburg. The Bearcats upset No. 3-ranked University of Central Missouri 6-1, handing the host Mules just their third loss of the season.

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Southwest Baptist University baseball won the middle game of a three-game set last weekend against visiting Fort Hays State University at Dodson Field in Bolivar.

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Southwest Baptist University softball may not have grounded visiting Newman University of Wichita, Kansas, but it did delay its takeoff. The Bearcats split with the Jets, winning the opener 2-0 behind Claire Miller's six-hit shutout in Bolivar.

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Southwest Baptist University baseball dropped all three games in a weekend set to visiting Missouri Western State University of St. Joseph at Dodson Field in Bolivar.