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Austin Ruder finished his high school career the way he started it.Knocking down threes.The Missouri State signee hit six tre...
Trevyor Fisher’s inaugural run at Republic has been a good one.Back in December Republic won the Gold Division of the 6...
After its second boys' title in school history, the Republic Tigers received some postseason honors on Thursday.Republic ...
A 3-pointer by Dorrian Williams at the buzzer lifted Missouri State (10-2) past visiting Southeast Missouri, 81-78, here Sund...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Nixa Eagles played a solid defensive game at home, shutting d...
Missouri State (8-1) made nine straight free throws in the final 43 seconds and got a game-high 20 points from Marcus Marshal...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWe asked you the fan, "Who was this season's boys basket...
There were 10 players from the eight teams selected to the 2013 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions All-Tournament Team.CLICK HE...
Today is National Football Signing Day. Many student-athletes throughout the Ozarks will put pen to paper and commit to play ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Hillcrest senior guard Austin Petry received the most votes in the O-Zone "Boys Basketball MVP" ...
The Courts Pro-Am kicked off its 14th summer. Local high school and college players, as well as former players, kicked off op...
The Nixa Eagles have enjoyed one of the most successful runs in its rich tradition under 21st year head coach Jay Osborne. Ni...
It’s not difficult to point out Juwan Morgan on the basketball court.Not because of his signature Mohawk…Or the ...
The 67th Blue and Gold Tournament promises to be another great event hosted by Greenwood and the folks at Missouri State. Onc...
The 67th Blue and Gold Tournament promises to be another great event hosted by Greenwood and the folks at Missouri State. Onc...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerA red hot Kickapoo team couldn't be stopped in Saturday's...
Missouri State (15-7, 5-5 MVC) knocked down 12 3-pointers and shot 57 percent from the field to push the Bears past visiting ...
Missouri State freshman Austin Ruder (G, Nixa, Mo.) has been named Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week after he p...
The Nixa Eagles went 22-6 last season, but after graduating half of their varsity roster last spring will look to a younger g...
Missouri State made 20-of-22 free throws in the second half and led wire-to-wire here Saturday afternoon in a 77-66 win over ...
A 16-2 run by Drake, in crunch time sealed the fate of visiting Missouri State (14-7, 4-5 MVC) as the Bears let a late lead s...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerNixa coach Jay Osborne knew his team faced a serious mismatch aga...
The Nixa Eagles went 22-6 last season, but after graduating half of their varsity roster last spring will look to a younger g...
Missouri State outscored Old Dominion 16-4 in overtime to help the Bears push past the Monarchs, 79-67, here Friday in the se...
Missouri State men’s basketball coach Paul Lusk has received National Letters of Intent from three players for the 2013...
Paul Lusk and the Missouri State men’s basketball program picked up the latest in the line of local standouts. Parkview...
Standing at six-foot-six, Nixa's Jacob Ruder looks quite imposing on the mound.With his mid-80s fastball, sharp off-speed...
Austin Ruder matched career highs in points and 3-pointers made to lead Missouri State past 5th-seeded Illinois State 53-48 h...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAustin Ruder was born to shoot the basketball.You don’t hav...
The Nixa Eagles have enjoyed one of the most successful runs in its rich tradition under 21st year head coach Jay Osborne. Ni...
The Southwest All-Stars have become something like a dynasty in the Missouri Challenge, winning two of the four championships...
With high school hoops getting in full swing this week we tip off the winter sports season with a very intriguing poll questi...
The Southwest All-Stars have become something like a dynasty in the Missouri Challenge, winning two of the four championships...
There were 10 players from the eight teams selected to the 2013 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions All-Tournament Team.CLICK HE...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter nearly four months the high school basketball season has re...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The school&#...
Trevyor Fisher’s inaugural run at Republic has been a good one.Back in December Republic won the Gold Division of the 6...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerClass 5 No. 2 Nixa did not lead for a single second of the first ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe two-time defending champion Nixa Eagles were a heavy favorite...
Missouri State (20-13) rallied from an early 13-point deficit to lead by as many as 9 points in the second half. But in the e...
Fans around Springfield are cautiously optimistic about this year’s Bear’s basketball team.In year three under Pa...
Missouri State got 19 points from freshman Austin Ruder and 12 fromDorrian Williams to lead the Bears to a 73-67 win over pre...
Missouri State (12-4, 2-2 MVC) fought unbeaten Wichita State tooth and nail for 45 minutes before the visiting Shockers emerg...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Nixa Eagles lived to play another day while welcoming back a ...
Blog Posts
The high school basketball season is about over, but local alumni are still dancing in March.Nixa Basketball made proudIf you...
The high school basketball season is about over, but local alumni are still dancing in March.Nixa Basketball made proudIf you...
After 24 games, Missouri State’s immediate future will come down to the final three weeks of the regular season. And th...
After 24 games, Missouri State’s immediate future will come down to the final three weeks of the regular season. And th...
He’s not big enough.He’s not athletic enough.He won’t be able to get his shot off.Who’s he going to g...
He’s not big enough.He’s not athletic enough.He won’t be able to get his shot off.Who’s he going to g...
Missouri State’s three best basketball seasons (record-wise) in the past decade came in 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2010-11.A ...
Missouri State’s three best basketball seasons (record-wise) in the past decade came in 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2010-11.A ...
After nearly four months the high school basketball season has reached its end. Over the next few weeks, all-conference, all-...
After nearly four months the high school basketball season has reached its end. Over the next few weeks, all-conference, all-...
Random thoughts from an eventful Ozarks sports weekend…*So the Chiefs canned Romeo Crennel (expected), but have delaye...
Random thoughts from an eventful Ozarks sports weekend…*So the Chiefs canned Romeo Crennel (expected), but have delaye...
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The Galena boys won the first game of coach Derek Wilson's tenure on Tuesday.
The Branson girls knock off Glendale behind 21 points from Ashley Forrest.
The Lady Yellowjackets held off Strafford for the win.
O-Zone Opinion
Where does the Missouri State football program go from here?
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Mohawk Chronicles: Girls Basketball Players to Watch
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An early outlook at 2015 soccer, softball
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O-Zone Poll
Who will be this season's girls basketball MVP
  Kallie Bildner, Waynesville
  Kelsie Cleeton, Hillcrest
  Morgan Henderson, Buffalo
  Cass Johnson, West Plains
  Emma Lander, Crane
  Toshua Leavitt, Nixa
  Cailyn Long, Sparta
  Madison Strong, Gainesville
  Kelsey Winfrey, Lebanon
  Josie Young, Marionville
Rankings
We saw yet another great year in the Ozarks, with three area schools advancing to the Final Four and Winona and MV-BT/Liberty bringing home state championships.
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class.
We are back down to 13 for our final regular season poll of 2014. Keep in mind; the rankings are based on dominance by class, strength of schedule, and how hot a team is.
The second edition of the MHSVCA statewide volleyball rankings has eight schools ranked in the top 10 of their respective classes.