Bolivar softball posted another run-rule victory Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19. The Lady Liberators blanked visiting Carl Junction 10-0 in five innings behind a no-hitter by Katie Brooks.
Southwest Baptist University women's soccer opened MIAA play with a pair of losses. SBU lost at Central Oklahoma Friday night, Sept. 14, then at home against Missouri Southern.
Bolivar cross country won five of the six team titles Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 11, at the Bolivar Invitational at Southwest Baptist University. There was plenty of blue and gold crossing the finish line early, as well as runners from Polk County schools.
Bolivar softball bounced back from its first loss of the season with its third run-rule win Tuesday night, Sept. 4. The Lady Liberators declawed visiting Nevada 12-2 in six innings, taking advantage of eight Lady Tiger errors.
Bolivar softball opened the season with a bang Friday night, Aug. 24. The Lady Liberators declawed visiting Willard 11-1 in six innings, behind a grand slam home run by freshman Avery McClure.
Bolivar girls tennis will have plenty of experience to build from in 2018. The Lady Liberators will be senior-heavy on the courts with 11 out this fall. Lorie Perriman is the coach for Bolivar in her second season, guiding the Lady Liberators to an 11-7 finish last fall.
After a long summer, fall sports is officially under way with practices starting Monday, Aug. 6, across Polk County and the state. Fall sports teams from Bolivar, Fair Play, Halfway, Humansville, Marion C. Early and Pleasant Hope all started their quest either Monday morning or evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.