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Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. (First-place votes in parenthesis) 2013: final record last year: CLICK HERE ...

We asked you the fans how conference races would play out around the Ozarks and below are the results. Three teams were predicted to repeat (Webb City, Bolivar, Strafford) while four conference...

Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class. We roll out the preseason rankings with a pair of multiple-time state champs topping the list. ...

The Big 8 continues to be the premier mid-sized conference in the Ozarks. Since 2010 Cassville, Lamar, Monett, and Seneca have all made Final Four runs in their respective classes, with Lamar wi...

Ozarks Sports Zone is rolling out a new feature this fall. Members of the O-Zone staff will preview each week's games, then recap the action each Friday night. This week, Chad Plein, Jorda...

The Aurora Lady Houn's will feature a squad of all upperclassmen and just one sophomore on its varsity roster and will use the success of a late-season run in 2013 to propel them to what the...

On offense all the skill position guys get the headlines, and defensively, we always hear about the back seven. Not today. We are in hog heaven. Our 14 for ’14 series continues as we break...

After losing seven straight games to end the 2012 season, Aurora bounced back with a 6-6 season that saw them advance to the district championship game. The Houn’ Dawgs will loo...

The Lady Houn's softball memories of 2013 were not happy thoughts that would lead to high anticipation for 2014. Winning just five games, Aurora head softball coach James Hoffman, who holds ...

Football practice began on Monday, which kicks off just over two weeks of predictions and previews before things begin to get settled on the field. The O-Zone is putting together a lot of previe...
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Pictures: Glendale 2, Ozark 1

Glendale scored a pair of goals in second half for a comeback win over Ozark on Thursday

Pictures: Fair Grove 2, Clever 1

Fair Grove protected their home court on Thursday be defeating Clever in three sets: 25-14, 19-25, and 25-18.

Pictures: Camdenton 20, Glendale 0

The Camdenton softball team beat Glendale by a score of 20-0 on Thursday.
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Win or lose, 2014's the turning point for Bears' program
The freshness of a new season offers a chance for a fresh start, hope and the promise of a better future. And if you've been a Missouri State football fan or follower for any part of the past two and a half decades, you know no team necessitates...
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2014 Girls Tennis outlook
With the fall season rapidly approaching, who are the area high school tennis players that could find themselves in the state playoffs? Here's a look at some of the best around the area. Class 2 Contenders (Players) CeCe Givens, Branson,...
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Mohawk Chronicles: Week 1 Football Recap
Finally, all the talking, previewing and predictions by "experts" such as myself are over. The season is here and Week 1 had a ton to offer. Here is a recap of the week that was and a look at big games next week, as well as my weekly "Big Man on...
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Coach's Corner: Cross Country Introduction
This is the first experience for combining both Cross Country and other running information with what I hope will be interesting insights and features concerning athletes, training, competition, and "post" season racing. So let's begin at the...
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Who will be SW Missouri's best male XC runner in 2014?
  Blake Barth - Carl Junction
  Camden Barrett - West Plains
  Tristan Eaton - Sparta
  Nathan Hall - Kickapoo
  Jesse Herd - Branson
  Marcus Johnson - Nixa
  Luke Miller - Glendale
  Kaden Overstreet - Lamar
  Daylan Quinn - MV/BT-Liberty
  Caleb Stillings - Ava
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