Basketball Pre-Season

March 13, 2020

As basketball comes to an end, the Har-Ber baseball team works to prepare for this coming season. This year, former pitching coach Dustin Helmkamp has stepped up to the batter's plate as the new head coach. According to junior centerfielder and pitcher Walker Immel, Helmkamp is very similar to former coach,  Ron Bradley. He...

Injured Athletes

March 13, 2020

According to atyourownrisk.com, 54 percent of athletes claim to have experienced an injury of some fashion throughout their career. When injured, athletes can’t go right back into playing. Rehab and physical therapy are essential to ensure the betterment of each player. For some athletes, the healing only takes a couple day...

Girls in Hockey

March 13, 2020

Skating down the ice junior Kailee Neil shoves the boys to ground. She’s not afraid of the boys and she competes at their level.   Neil joined a coed hockey team at the Jones Center this summer.  “My team, right now, we’ve only lost one game out of like nine or ten that we’ve played,” Neil said. Her team ...

Basketball Stories

March 13, 2020

First year head basketball coach, Tommy Deffebaugh, changes the team atmosphere for the best. His goal was to change the culture to make the team better. So far the changes have been playing in his favor with only four seasonal losses. As well as a conference championship title and a sure trip to playoffs according to coach Deff...

Construction of new wrestling facility brings hope to wrestling team

December 10, 2019

Over Christmas break construction crews won’t be at home cuddled up by a cozy fine, they will be busy breaking ground for a brand new wrestling facility that will benefit the 57 plus wrestlers present at Har-Ber. “It would help us stay warm because being in the cafeteria with the doors opening up, like on Monday when it drop...

Recruiting continues for girls wrestling team

December 10, 2019

As young teenage girls duke it out in the school hallways, someone is watching. Head wrestling coach Nika West is looking from afar at their technique and their skills,  contemplating if they would make a good candidate for the first ever girls wrestling team at Har-Ber. “We have nine and we’re still actively trying to recruit gi...

Early Signing Day

December 2, 2019

As every player grabs their pen to sign the letter that will begin the next chapter of their life, coach Deffebaugh counts down from three to build the suspense. The players autograph their letter of intent that will start their college career. There were a total of six athletes that signed on the early signing day. There we...

Doubles team crowned tennis state champs

November 11, 2019

The crowd went quiet as junior Hayden Swope made his last serve in the court. With one final swing, senior Connor Clardy volleyed the ball over the net, crowning Har-Ber the Tennis State Champs. Cheers erupted from the side lines; the boys shouted out in exhilaration at their victory. “I was so excited for us!” Swope sai...

Volleyball loses in state semi-finals

November 11, 2019

The Fall 2019 6A volleyball season has been the third time in five years that the Wildcats have been in the running for the state championship. Fayetteville ended the Wildcat’s chances of a state title three times. This season, the Wildcats lost against Fayetteville in a conference match on Sept. 26. “Instead of saying...

Reina breaks three-year-old record

November 11, 2019

The weather was almost perfect on Sept. 21 at the Missouri Southern State Stampede, where junior Reuben Reina was encouraged to run faster because of the other competitors. Even though he placed second in the race, he broke the Har-Ber Cross Country 5k record. “It was an over 40 second PR which is very unusual for this level,...

Girls golf satisfied with season’s end

November 11, 2019

It was a wild run for the Lady Wildcats this year. The girls finished off the year with fourth place in the state. Although they came short of first, they have set themselves up for a great year in 2020 according to junior Abbey Ott. Sophomore Grace Kilcrease and Abbey Ott received All-State honors at the 6A state tournament ac...

Wildcats beat cross town rivals 49-10

October 13, 2019

The cross-town rivalry has now been settled once again. Har-Ber and Springdale knew this game could either continue what was started, or to put the norm back into place. Har-Ber came into this game against the Springdale Bulldogs expecting to take back the title of the best Springdale team. After a lot of conflict last year con...

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