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As a sophomore on last year’s Lady Liberators tennis squad, Megan Roberts recalled the influence the team’s outgoing seniors had on the varsity group. 

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Bolivar High School soccer coach Steve Fast is hoping to see the lessons his team learned last year pay off this year as the team readies for its 2019 schedule.

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Editor's note: This story was updated Saturday, Aug. 24, to correct Lily Shepard and Emma Larimore's roles on the team.

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Pleasant Hope High School football coach Josh Evans is holding a blocking pad, lined up alongside the scout team defense before the snap at a team practice Wednesday, Aug. 14. 

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Red hot bulls burned brighter than the heat and humidity Sunday night, Aug. 11, at the ninth annual Bob Hacker Memorial Buck Out at the Double H Ranch north of Bolivar. 

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When Bolivar High School football coach Glen Johnson looks over his team, he sees a chance to improve and the tools to make it happen.

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Bolivar High School softball coach Brian Thompson sees a winning formula when he looks over his fall 2019 team. 

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Polk County softball teams are breaking out the bats and gloves to hit the field in preparation for the 2019 fall season. 

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Work or school have you stressed? Need a break from the mundane? The Missouri Department of Conservation recommends taking a dose of nature at least once a day to refresh and de-stress.

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Polk County teams will hit their respective gridirons, softball fields, soccer pitches, volleyball courts, tennis courts, golf links and cross country courses in less than a month. Stay tuned to the Bolivar Herald-Free Press sports pages over the next three weeks for in-depth previews of eac…

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Rodney Sanders took command midway through the Saturday, Aug. 3, 40-lap USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout at Lucas Oil Speedway and went on to win the race.

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The Saturday, Aug. 3, races at the Historic Bolivar Speedway saw Ronnie Taylor take the feature win in the charger class, claiming $200 in the 25-lap event. 

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The culmination of several years of planning will be visible on the north sidelines at the Bolivar High School soccer fields this fall when the district wraps up construction on a pair of dugouts and a two-story filming tower later this summer.

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Seasonal flood waters and extreme summer heat did not stop one area teen’s drive to accomplish one of the final steps in obtaining his Eagle Scout rank. 

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Three Bolivar High School wrestlers took on the nation at USA Wrestling’s freestyle and Greco-Roman individual national championships earlier this month.

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With one eye toward October's Big Buck 50 and the other on a repeat trip to victory lane, Kyle Slader made it two-for-two in 2019 at Lucas Oil Speedway.

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Mick Mpofu knows what it’s like to try to hold a conversation with friends while riding a bicycle through an overgrown section of the Frisco Highline Trail.