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Mooreland loses to Fairview

The 6 and 0 Mooreland Bearcats met the 7 and 0 Fairview Yellow Jackets last Friday night in Mooreland. Fairview walked away with another win, and Mooreland is now 6 and 1. The Yellow Jackets scored... Full story


Bearcats beat Red Devils

The Mooreland Bearcats beat the Texhoma Red Devils Friday night, extending their record to 5 – 0. The game started with a quick touchdown for Mooreland when quarterback Carter Sampson kept the ball...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 22, 2021

Rodeo Queen Kick-Off held Tuesday

Freedom's 84th Annual Rodeo Queen's Kick-off was a success. Lily Thomas, a Medford High School student, and Jaci Weber, a Freedom High School student, are competing for queen. Kenadie Meyer, an Alva... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    June 3, 2021

Teacher of the Year, students recognized

Ag teacher David Turner was recognized as Freedom Public School “Teacher of the Year” for the school year of 2020-21 during the end-of-the-year assembly. As every school year comes to an end, FPS...


Mooreland overpowers Magnum

The Mooreland Bearcats hosted their first-round football playoff game and soundly beat the Mangum Tigers 38 to 13. Mooreland will travel to Minco for round two of the playoffs Friday. In the first possession, the Bearcats scored in two plays. Ridge...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    November 5, 2020

Freedom School bond issue results in question

At 6:58 p.m. a Freedom voter just made it through the door to cast her vote. At 7 p.m. Vanessa Gerloff opened the entrance door and announced, "Polls are closed. The polls are closed." Out of 222 regi... Full story


Bulldogs outscore the Bearcats

The Mooreland Bearcats met the Hooker Bulldogs last Friday night at the Mooreland field. The first quarter was a defensive battle filled with fourth down stops and penalties on both sides. Mooreland... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Sports    October 8, 2020

Bearcats beat the Eagles 34-6

The Mooreland Bearcats took on the Burns Flat-Dill City Eagles at home last Friday night. It was the Mooreland homecoming, and the Bearcats came out fighting to score first. During the first quarter o... Full story


Black Bears bite the Bearcats

Mooreland Bearcats took on the Pawnee Black Bears Friday and lost 14 to 38. Both teams showed up ready to play. The Cats kicked the ball to the Bears first and because of a penalty the Bears started... Full story


Link crowned 2020 Miss Freedom on Saturday

And Miss Freedom 2020 is ... TamLynn Link! At the Miss Freedom Pageant on Saturday, Link won the talent and interview portions of the contest, each worth 30 percent of the overall score. She sang... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 12, 2020

Dixie Stansberry is 2020 Old Cowhand

Dixie (McCammon) Stansberry is Freedom's 2020 Cimarron Cowboy's auxiliary Old Cowhand. "I am pleasantly surprised," Stansberry said. "It is an honor." Dixie Stanberry will be honored all three nights...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 6, 2020

5K and Fun Run slated

The Freedom School Athletic Department will sponsor the annual Freedom Red Bluff Classic, a 5K/fun run, on Saturday, Aug. 15. Check-in begins at 7:15 and the race begins at 7:30 a.m. Entry forms were... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    August 6, 2020

Dixie Stansberry is 2020 Old Cowhand

Dixie (McCammon) Stansberry is Freedom's 2020 Cimarron Cowboy's auxiliary Old Cowhand. "I am pleasantly surprised," Stansberry said. "It is an honor." Dixie Stanberry will be honored all three nights... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 29, 2020

Good News Ranch cowhands wanted

The churches of Freedom will collaborate to bring the annual Vacation Bible School event titled “Good News Ranch.” This year’s VBS country theme will be held at the Freedom Christian Church (FCC). Patrons from both FCC and Freedom Methodist...

 By Katie Strehl    Local    July 16, 2020

83rd Rodeo Queen Kickoff held Saturday

Despite COVID-19 and a particularly hot evening that turned into a predominately windy event, the Freedom Rodeo's 83rd Queen Kickoff took place Saturday evening. The temperature soared over 100... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    May 21, 2020

'You can't always get what you want'

Some communities have done virtual ceremonies and others did parades to honor their 2020 high school seniors. Freedom Public School, having only five graduates, had their ceremony indoors and followed... Full story


Lady Eagles win one, lose one at districts

The Freedom Lady Eagles handled the Deer Creek-Lamont Lady Eagles (DCLA) in the first game of District Basketball Playoffs last Friday evening in Burlington. The game was close in the first quarter... Full story


Freedom local livestock show results

The Freedom FFA Local Stock Show began at 8:30 last Friday morning. About 50 patrons sat in the stands and supported the 4-H and FFA members. A total of 15 members showed gilts, barrows, does, goats,... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    November 7, 2019

Freedom robotics team formed

Freedom Public Schools has begun a robotics team. It will be one of the only For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) teams in northwest Oklahoma. The team of 13 students,... Full story


Bulldogs outrun the Bearcats

On a chilly Friday evening, the Mooreland Bearcats hosted the last regular season game against the Hooker Bulldogs. Both teams needed this win to seal their fates and continue on to the playoffs. The... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    October 31, 2019

Freedom Carnival was festive

Freedom Public Schools 2019 Fall Carnival, a traditional fundraiser for 7-12 grades, was fun and successful. The evening started with a dinner, served by the senior class, of chili or chicken and... Full story

 By Katie Strehl    Local    October 17, 2019

4-H Week: 'Inspire Kids to Do'

Last week was National 4-H Week, and it was full of activities for Freedom School's students. The 4-H theme was "Inspire Kids to Do." Each day was dress-up day and there were contests. Contests... Full story


Red Devils defeat Bearcats

Mooreland Bearcats came up short of a win last Friday evening losing to the Texhoma Red Devils 13-6. Both teams had their share of fumbles, interceptions and penalties throughout the game. The Red... Full story


Mooreland JH team mows past Chisholm

The Mooreland Bearcats junior high football team met the Chisholm JH Longhorns team on Oct. 1 at the Mooreland field. Mooreland scored first with a short run by Carter Sampson and a quick two points m... Full story


Bearcats clip the Eagles

Mooreland Bearcats battled the Oklahoma Christian Academy Eagles (OCA) in what started as a barn burner last Friday night. The Eagles received the opening kickoff and set up on their 34 yard line. On... Full story


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