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The Kickapoo boys cross country program, led by head coach Jeremy Goddard, has had a strong record of developing runners from average to all-state. Adrian Todd, Ian Frazier and Quinlan Moll a...
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The West Plains boys cross country program has produced 32 state trophies in head coach Joe Bill Dixon’s 36 years at the helm. That includes 13 total championships. On paper, Dixon&rsqu...
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Eleven Evangel University teams have been honored by the NAIA as Scholar-Team Award winners. For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point a...
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Rogersville’s Allie Pell likes to be well-rounded. Pell always focuses on balancing both athletics and academics whether she is competing in a wide variety of sports or getting ...
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Be ready to chat if you ever get the chance to go on a run with Spencer Haik. The subject isn’t important, just try to have a conversation – even if it’s about the news...
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Despite missing half her senior season to a leg injury, Stockton's Alexis Smith capped off three consecutive state appearances with a Class 2 runner-up finish. ...
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There wasn’t much more that freshman phenom Tabitha Weber could have done in her inaugural season at Marshfield. Waking up at 6 a.m. for XC workouts, and reserving her evenings ...
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After four years of training and preparation, Kickapoo senior and UMKC signee Quinlan Moll posted a PR in his final race to finish top-10 at Class 4 State. ...
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Long distance running runs in the family for Republic’s Ryan Way. It was in the eighth grade that Ryan found out his father, Chris Way, set the record for the mile while competing in tr...
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Ozarks Sports Zone looks back on the best photos of the 2013-14 season, highlighting a different area school each day this summer. Check back each day for the latest in our A-Z of sports photos...
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While living in the realm of long-distance running, Parkview’s Cameron Byrley has gotten in touch with his melodic side. “Music has been a huge part of my life ever since I can r...
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Evangel distance runner Emily Perona finished 30th in the marathon at the NAIA track and field national championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama.Perona, a sophomore from St. James, Missouri, finishe...
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Next week's O-Zone Poll Question is one of tremendous pride. We're giving every school in the Ozarks a chance to hold the honor of "Best Fans in the Ozarks". Go to our Ozarks Sports Zo...
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The Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for the SASHOF 2014 and future year induction classes. "This is Springfield’s Sports Hall of Fame and we&rs...
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Spencer Haik, Glendale’s multi-time track champion and standout cross country runner, announced he will run for Columbia University in New York via his twitter account on Wednesday. &ld...
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The Southwest Cross Country Coaches Association has released its All-Region team for all four classes. Click the links to see photo galleries from throughout the season. The complete teams ar...
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Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the five nominees. You can vote in the poll below to take your pick and each pho...
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The Class 4 boys State Cross Country race saw a historic performance by Marquette’s Noah Kauppila as he finished first in a time of 15:22.34 for a meet record. Glendale’s Spen...
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Stockton, Catholic and Strafford showed up to the Class 2 State XC Meet and represented SW Missouri well. Stockton saw its boys’ team finish second with 130 points and its girls team ...
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The cross country teams at Humansville and Hermitage earned several postseason awards ahead of this weekend's state race in Jefferson City. Hermitage had a total of seven runners earn all...
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Area harriers punched their tickets to state next weeked. See the qualifiers and results here. Class 4 - Sectional 3 Boys Team Qualifiers - CLICK HERE FOR FULL RESULTS 1. Rock Bridge 2. W...
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Rock Bridge’s Kayla Funkenbusch and Evan Schulte swept the Missouri Class 4, District 5 cross country meet in convincing fashion on Saturday at Lebanon’s Richardson Ranch. Both r...
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The Branson girls rode a 1-2 finish from sisters Torri and Adeline Holder on Tuesday to claim the COC Large Cross Country team title with 42 points. Torri, a senior, edged her fres...
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Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the five nominees. You can vote in the poll below to take your pick and each pho...
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The Springfield Catholic Irish Invitational is one of the biggest meets in the area with more than 40 schools participating. When presented with fields numbering in the low triple digits, the...
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Buffalo’s Jonathan Murphy and Shelby Jackson took home first place medals today at the Willard Highline Invitational XC meet, while the team wins went to the Branson Lady Pirates and th...
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For over a century Springfield has been the center of the Ozarks sports landscape. Many great coaches and athletes have walked the halls of the "Queen City's" hallowed hallways. During tha...
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Ned went caught up with long-time Glendale Cross Country coach Jeff Berryessa to talk about running, this year's team and his own history with running. ...
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Parkview's Cameron Byrley ran away from the field at Lebanon on Monday, winning his second cross country meet in three days, this time in convincing fashion. Just two days after wi...
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On a day when two course records were set, Parkview senior Cameron Byrley became a two-time champion on Saturday at the Eighth Annual Forest Park Cross Country Festival. Byrley said he wanted...
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Photo Galleries

Pictures: Rogersville 2, Kickapoo 1


Log-Rog opened the 2014 season with a win on the road against Kickapoo.

Pictures: Monett 4, Republic 3


The Cubs topped Republic in nonconference action.

Pictures: Pictures: Hartville12, Morrisville 2


The Lady Eagles remain unbeaten by run-ruling Morrisville.
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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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