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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. ...

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...

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...

There is nothing more exciting than seeing a playmaker get the ball in open field. Many of last year’s top producers are back again in 2014. Our 14 for ’14 series continues today as ...

The Ozarks will have a great batch of goal-scorers on the pitch this fall. Here are 14 of the best. For the sake of being fair and giving equal representation; I limited myself to one player ...

We continue our 14 for '14 with the area's top volleyball setters and defensive players to watch. Check back each weekday leading up to the first Friday of football for a new list. 14...

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...

The Willard Lady Tigers achieved a long-awaited district title with an 8-2 win over Waynesville last season, capping off a 19-11 season with a loss to Columbia Hickman in the Class 4 sectional r...

A young Willard Lady Tigers team will be led by the team’s only senior, Mariah Stewart. Stewart has proven herself on the volleyball and basketball courts for the Lady Tigers, and she will...

Entering as a two-time defending district champion, the Willard Tigers stand ready to compete at an even higher level this year. The Tigers finished 15-10 last year, including a 4-1 win over...
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Pictures: Top 50 Volleyball Jamboree Photos

Catch the best photos from the area's volleyball jamboree

Pictures: Sparta Volleyball Jamboree

Sparta hosted Billings, Buffalo, and Forsyth on Tuesday night.

Pictures: Southwest Volleyball Jamboree

Southwest hosted Cassville, Hurley and Purdy in a volleyball jamboree on Tuesday.
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Mohawk Chronicles: Mid-Lakes football conference preview
Four of the conference's seven teams were ranked at some point in 2013. The Mid-Lakes will again be top loaded in 2014, with Strafford, Skyline, and Marionville all in the conversation to compete for state championships. But, the biggest question in MLC...
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14 for '14: Softball infielders and outfielders to watch
We covered the area's best softball pitchers and catchers yesterday. Who are the best of the best to watch in the field this fall? Here are 14 (or so) of the area's top returning infielders and outfielders. There are a lot of SS/3B/CF types on...
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Mohawk Chronicles: COC Small football conference preview
2014 will be a year of change in the COC-Small. Guys like Rafe Peavey, Blayne Armstrong, and Easton Flaugh are all off to start their D-1 careers. Meanwhile, names like Hancock, Gosch, and Hamon enter Year One in the conference. There will be new faces...
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14 for '14: Softball pitchers and catchers to watch
In high school softball, the best players can often be found in the circle or behind the plate. Here are 14 of the area's top returning pitchers and catchers. Players are listed alphabetically. Note: This list includes only players in MSHSAA's fall...
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Poll: Who will be this season's football MVP?
  Jansen Acklin, MV-BT/Liberty
  Elza Evans, Lebanon
  Kiante Hardin, Webb City
  Dallas Hester, Strafford
  Jordan Jack, Miller
  Jacob LaSalle, Marionville
  Forrest Merrill, Willard
  Alec Murphy, Nixa
  Connor Ratcliff, Parkview
  Driston Self, Osceola
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