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It wasn’t quite the record pace that Glendale star Spencer Haik wanted, but gold is gold.“My strategy coming in w...
With his Lady Chiefs facing their second double-digit deficit of the night, Kickapoo head coach Jim Pendergrass had some simp...
The Grin Action Classic All-Star volleyball tournament will take place on Saturday, June 7 at Parkview. The tournament featur...
The race for the Ozark Conference boys' soccer regular season title will come down to Rolla versus Joplin for the second ...
With experienced quarterback Anthony Cooper and 25 seniors the Kickapoo Chiefs are looking to contend for the Ozark Conferenc...
With two runners on base and nobody out in the sixth inning, Kickapoo pitcher Logan Wiley was in trouble. His team’s tw...
The 37th annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic is set for June 14th at Baptist Bible College in North Springfield. Below a...
Just as Ozark was ready to commence their post-game handshakes and celebrate the first win of the regular season, Kickapoo pu...
Following an emotional overtime win in Ozark last night, Kickapoo was unable to muster the same offensive performance against...
The Kickapoo Chiefs (10-1) forced 22 turnovers, 17 in the first half, in a 63-39 defeat of the Central Bulldogs (2-5) on Tues...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.BEST OF...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerKickapoo’s Elliott Williams lives by one philosophy.‘...
Stacked Area teams overwhelmed the City squads to earn a sweep in the 37th Annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic at Baptis...
2013-2014 MBCA Week 2Girls Basketball Poll (games through Dec. 15)The MBCA/MOsports.com Basketball poll is selected by a pane...
2013-2014Week 2Boys Basketball Poll (games through Dec. 15)The MBCA/MOsports.com Basketball poll is selected by a panel of co...
Given short field position, the Kickapoo Chiefs’ offense knew what to do: score touchdowns.The undefeated Chiefs had li...
The 27th class of the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame was enshrined Tuesday night at University Plaza in downtown Spring...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The newly combined Pink and White Lady Classic fires up Wednesday December 26th at Drury University and ru...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
The 2013 Blue and Gold Tournament kicks off on Dec. 26 on the campus of Missouri State. The brackets can be found below.CLICK...
It is safe to say the current six-year district title drought at Kickapoo has head volleyball coach Debbie Downs’ 2012 ...
After its second boys' title in school history, the Republic Tigers received some postseason honors on Thursday.Republic ...
The Republic Invitational saw many wrestlers achieving their first varsity tournament win on Saturday. The Willard Tigers won...
Could the "Green Monster" be in Ryan Rippee's future? The former Kickapoo star was drafted in the 31st round by...
The Grin Iron Classic senior all-star football game rosters have been released.The game will be played Friday, June 6 at JFK ...
The Grin Action Classic All-Star volleyball tournament will take place on Saturday, June 7 at Parkview. The tournament featur...
Kickapoo started slow against the Willard Tigers, but finished strong in the championship game of the Blue Division of the 68...
The Missouri Soccer Coaches have released their All-State soccer teams.See the complete teams belowPlayer of the YearKeith Gr...
Week 7 featured a lot of blowouts and a handful of really good match ups. There are now just two more regular season Friday&#...
Despite losing 24 seniors from their state quarterfinal team in 2013, the Kickapoo Chiefs stayed cool and collected in the sw...
Matt Ridder and the Kickapoo Chiefs are on a roll.One day after setting a new Blue and Gold tournament record with nine 3-poi...
The Crane Lady Pirates nearly ended a 30-game winning streak in the quarterfinal round of the Pink and White Lady Classic on ...
The Kickapoo Lady Chiefs claimed the Class 2, District 11 tennis title 5-3 over Branson on Wednesday night in a rematch from ...
The best volleyball players from across the Ozarks united to play in support of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile at the third ...
Glendale’s Spencer Haik finished his career in dominating fashion by winning his third consecutive 1600 meter title on ...
BEST PHOTOS OF WEEK 5TOP FAN PHOTOS OF WEEK 5FULL WEEK 5 SCOREBOARDGame of the NightSigh of relief for Webb City as the Cardi...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.BEST OF...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.BEST OF...
We take a closer look at the week 6 high school football action around the Ozarks, including a at least four top 10 ranked te...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the five no...
The Missouri soccer coaches have released their 2014 all-state teams. See the area's honorees below and click the links f...
As the curtain opens on the spring soccer season, there’s plenty of reason for excitement for the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs....
Just a week after winning the Ozark Conference golf championship, Glendale junior Sun Young Jung captured a district champion...
Football practice began on Monday, which kicks off just over two weeks of predictions and previews before things begin to get...
Spencer Haik and Adam Thompson both brought home first place finishes in Friday’s Hillcrest Invitational.CLICK HERE FOR...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.BEST OF...
Ryan Burland didn't have much to say after the game. But when you score 22 points, grab a handful of boards and swat some...
Hollister senior Alex Quintanilla edged Marionville's Jacob Miller and Mtn Grove's Ethan Johns in this week's O-Z...
When trying to defend the Ozark attack, you’ve gotta pick your poison. That’s just the way coach Becky Justis and...
After an inconsistent first set saw Rogersville top the visiting Lady Chiefs 25-21, Tammy Miller had a challenge for her youn...
If head coach Jason Howser was apprehensive about his Chiefs overlooking their Thursday opponent to focus on the postseason, ...
The All-Ozark Conference Boys Basketball Team was released today. Parkview, Hillcrest and Kickapoo all were honored with two ...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
The O-Zone team reflects on week 1 games around the Ozarks. Elza Evans blew up for Lebanon, Tony Grant dominated for Kickapoo...
The All-Ozark Conference Boys' Soccer teams have been released.Rolla senior forward Aaron Froehlich was named the Player ...
The Missouri Football Coaches Association has released its All-State teams. Click the link for the corrseponding class below ...
Ozarks Sports Zone looks back on the best photos of the 2013-14 season, highlighting a different area school each day this su...
The Foster Natatorium in Springfield played host to over seven of the area women’s swim and dive teams on Thursday. Gle...
Glendale and Kickapoo’s cross town rivalry was on full display in the latest installation of the “South Side Braw...
Each week the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. This will be the final ...
In this week's O-Zone Poll Question we asked you the fans who among Springfield's eight high schools has the best fan...
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 Willard Lady Tigers were dominant in their win over Kickapoo on Thursday night as Miki Andrus threw a no-hitter.CLICK HER...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerCarthage stole the show at the 45th Annual Kinloch Wrestling Tour...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Nixa Eagles played a solid defensive game at home, shutting d...
Rosters are out for the 36th annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic, set for Saturday, June 8 at Baptist Bible College in S...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team ranked the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings were based on dominance by class. This fin...
Kickapoo fell behind early to Parkview, but the Chiefs would score 33 unanswered points on the way to a 39-25 Ozark Conferenc...
The Kickapoo Chiefs defeated the Ozark Tigers, 78-64, on a night in which Kickapoo recognized some of its previous state cham...
Next week the public will have its say in the “best dunk in the Ozarks” poll. O-Zone is calling for nominees for ...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the five no...
This week's statewide football rankings are out.Nixa is the top-ranked SW Missouri team in Class 5 at No. 7. Camdenton fe...
Southwest Missouri graduated a lot of talent from last year's senior distance running class with all of the top four fast...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
With a trio of 6-footers, the Kickapoo High School volleyball team used height to their advantage on Tuesday night against Re...
Without graduating one senior from last year's lineup, Kickapoo returned their entire starting roster in 2014 to avenge a...
Just a week after winning the Ozark Conference golf championship, Glendale junior Sun Young Jung captured a district champion...
2003 to 2005 could be considered the "Golden Era" of prep hoops in the Ozarks. Three Southwest Missouri boys teams ...
That Kickapoo was even leading Village Christian (Calif.) in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game was a testament ...
The All-City Swimming & Diving Championship were held on Friday night at the Foster Natatorium, with Glendale winning the ove...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe battle for Class 4’s 126-pound championship turned into...
Ozark is still No. 1, but there was a lot of movement behind the Tigers as Fair Grove has climbed up to No. 3 this week week ...
Twelve schools descended on JFK for the Class 4 - District 6 track meet. The Nixa boys and Kickapoo girls came away with the ...
If head coach Jason Howser was apprehensive about his Chiefs overlooking their Thursday opponent to focus on the postseason, ...
Cooper Tennis Complex was the place to be on Thursday afternoon as the Central Bulldogs rolled Kickapoo, 5-2, en route to tak...
The Missouri Soccer Coaches have released their All-Region teams. See all the teams involving area schools below.Class 3 Boys...
With the high school basketball season starting this week we're asking "who will be this season's boys basketbal...
The football season is winding down, so this week we are asking who was the MVP of the 2013 football season?This list include...
The third statewide media poll has been released.The local Class 5's remained realitively steady this week with Camdenton...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.WEEK 2 ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerKickapoo post player Chris Ward had a monster game in his final h...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOzark coach Mike Essick got just what he expected in his club&rsq...
Mother Nature must be a college basketball fan.Over the past week she has dished out enough snow and wintery conditions to ke...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWe asked you the fan, "Who was this season's boys basket...
The Nixa School Board approved Brandon Clark as their new Activities and Athletics Director Wednesday night. Clark, who is cu...
Last week Strafford's Blake Alexander was voted the best boys track athlete in the area, this week it is the girls' t...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThis one is going to sting for a while…especially for Will...
Kickapoo and Willard will square off Wednesday at SBU with the winner being the only Southwest Missouri team alive in Class 5...
Each season the O-Zone brings in area athletes to shoot SportsCenter-type commercials. This winter saw many creative and ente...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerA loss over winter break motivated Republic’s Tanner Willis...
It took two halves and a minute of overtime for the Joplin Eagles to knock off the Kickapoo Chiefs 2-1 and claim the Class 3,...
The second edition of the O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boys and ...
The West Plains Zizzers defeated host Kickapoo, 6-3, after fighting off a late-game rally by the Chiefs. Down only one run go...
The Missouri High School Activities Association recognizes 16 activities, a few of which are not officially sanctioned sports...
Bringing in schools across the state, the Girls Night Out track and field meet at JFK Stadium provides huge amount of talent ...
The Kickapoo offense never got on track. Had it not been for Chiefs goalkeeper Molly Wassam, Saturday morning’s 1-0 los...
The Sugar Bears hosted a Dance Team Invitational this past weekend. The O-Zone was there (CLICK HERE TO READ A STORY AND SEE ...
The fifth edition of the 2014 O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boys ...
The Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame announced its 28th induction class Tuesday afternoon at Mediacom Ice Park. The six-p...
The Glendale Falcons have a long tradition of success in boy’s golf with state titles in 1975 and 2007. Those winning w...
The Glendale Falcons made it back-to-back state team titles as they finished strong in St. Peters on Saturday. After being po...
Last week we asked which area school has the best dance team and after over 3,400 votes the Willard Tigerettes came out on to...
The media has released its first statewide football poll.Webb City and Lamar start the season at No. 1 in their respective cl...
The final MBCA/MoSports coaches poll has been released with several changes from last week's poll.Waynesville's reign...
For the second consecutive week, the Rock Bridge Bruins dominated a post season cross country meet.Last week, the Rock Bridge...
The Foster Natatorium was bursting at the seams Saturday, with swimmers from all over the state attending the 35th Annual Spr...
The Central Bulldogs played host to the Kickapoo Chiefs Tuesday evening at The Pit. While the Chiefs came out with a 56-41 no...
The 30-yard walk from the mid-field line to the ball was a long one for Amanda Fox.The Kickapoo junior midfielder knew she ha...
Last weekend the Sugar Bears held their annual dance competition that allows area dance teams to qualify for State. This week...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
Today is National Football Signing Day. Many student-athletes throughout the Ozarks will put pen to paper and commit to play ...
While the Kickapoo High School football team was in the midst of a historic season, wrestling coach Billy Buckley found his p...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.WEEK 3 ...
Eighteen schools participated in the 2013 Men’s 2013 Ozarks Invitational held on Saturday, Sept. 14. The event was domi...
Kickapoo’s record goes to 3-0 after its win over Waynesville, 36-6, on Friday night. Anthony Cooper was 12-for-22 passi...
Some Springfield football squads have gotten off to great starts in 2013, while others are still trying to find themselves. O...
The Springfield Catholic soccer team, Class 1 state champions a year ago, are No. 2 in the first state coaches' poll of t...
Last week Strafford's Blake Alexander was voted the best boys track athlete in the area, this week it is the girls' t...
SPRINGFIELD, MO - This week's Ozarks Sports Zone poll question focuse on the area's best on the volleyball court. We&...
Rolla’s father-daughter duo Mike and Nicole Howard were announced as the 2014 Ozark Conference Coach and Player of the ...
A total of 27 local teams are ranked in the MBCA/MOSports.com 2013-14 preseason poll.Twelve boys teams are in the top 10 of t...
The Ozark Tigers used a 21-9 run in the third quarter to rally past the Kickapoo Chiefs Friday night, winning 71-64.PHOTOSEve...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
For Kickapoo’s Samuel Senn, the summer after his freshman year didn’t go quite as planned.Senn suffered from an a...
The third edition of the 2014 O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boys ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerFor the second summer in a row nine of the ten Ozark Conference t...
The 2014 SWMO Swim & Dive Championships were hosted by Kickapoo on Saturday at the Foster Natatorium. It was both Senior Nigh...
The early, non-football, signing period has begun. Here are the expected signings for today and this week.If you have a signi...
In a day and age when "me-first" athletes are the norm Kickapoo senior Ryan Rippee stands out for his selfless atti...
Jacob Semple, the state's No. 1 ranked heavy weight in Missouri Class 4 led Waynesville to its fifth consecutive Ozark Co...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
The Waynesville boys continue to climb the Class 5 rankings as the Tigers sit up one spot at No. 3 this week. They are the on...
The second edition of the 2014 O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boys...
The bragging rights in Springfield belong to the Glendale Falcons.One night after the Glendale girls' basketball team ups...
Area basketball teams kicked off the season with Jamboree. Click the links below to see photos from some of the area's ac...
The second statewide media poll has been released.In Class 5, Camdenton moved up two spots to No. 5 and Ozark is up one place...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.WEEK 1 ...
Springfield, Mo.(OzarksSportsZone.com) -- The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the...
To say that offense was at a premium in the West Plains Lady Zizzers' battle with the visiting Kickapoo Lady Chiefs Monda...
The final cutdown for state golf happened on Monday, with sectionals taking place across the Southwest Missouri area.Here&rsq...
Each week the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. Factors include overall...
After finishing last year with a 23-7 mark and coming up a handful of points short of a trip to the Final Four, the Kickapoo ...
The Southwest Cross Country Coaches Association has released its All-Region team for all four classes.Click the links to see ...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
The weather was not conducive to track and field for the first SBU High School Classic Track Meet on Tuesday in Bolivar, but ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWebb City quarterback John Roderique threw two first-half touchdo...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentun, strength of schedule and recent su...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerJoplin and Glendale were head and shoulders above the rest at the...
The Nixa Eagles trounced the Kickapoo Chiefs at home in a clash of conference leaders Monday afternoon, 10-1.CLICK HERE FOR P...
Kickapoo's undefeated run through the Ozark Conference gave the Chiefs six first-team selections on offense, three on def...
Conference champion Joplin received Coach of the Year and two Player of the Year honors in the 2013 All-Ozark Conference sele...
The All-Ozark Conference Boys Basketball Team was released today. Parkview, Hillcrest and Kickapoo all were honored with two ...
Ozark (5-2)Despite losing a talented senior class from last year’s Final Four team, the Ozark Tigers have reloaded in 2...
Last Friday, the Camdenton Lady Lakers saw their Senior Night spoiled, falling to Carl Junction 3-2. On Tuesday night, they g...
This week's statewide media football poll is out.Kickapoo is now tied for fifth in Class 5 with Nixa moving up one spot t...
The 2014 MSU Relays were dominated by underclassmen.Glendale, with just one senior, edged Aurora in a playoff hole to take th...
He stops himself. He was a little bit down on his confidence shooting the ball coming into tonight.Watching Isaac Johnson thr...
The Missouri Football Coaches Association released its all-state teams for the 2013 season Friday afternoon. Several Southwes...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
The All-Ozark Conference baseball team has been released.Missouri State commit Austin Knight was honored as the conference MV...
The wind couldn’t stop Camdenton’s Michael Pfitzner, who shot 74 to win the Ozark Conference golf title Monday at...
The first edition of the 2014 O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boys ...
The Kickapoo Lady Chiefs took a big lead early and held off a second half run by the Parkview Lady Vikings to win at home Thu...
Last season was a learning one for most on the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs basketball team.“We only had three kids that had ev...
With only a handful of days to prepare, Camdenton High School hosted its fourth track meet of the spring on Wednesday as the ...
Have a mishap against Kickapoo, and the Chiefs are likely to make you pay.A couple of early defensive breakdowns by Nixa resu...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWelcome back, Miriam Melugin.On the injured list since early Apri...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Nixa Lady Eagles continue to impress fans this season with th...
The final MBCA/MoSports coaches poll has been released with several changes from last week's poll.Waynesville's reign...
The past decade-plus has been good to Ozarks basketball teams. More than a dozen area programs have brought home state champi...
Mother Nature must be a college basketball fan.Over the past week she has dished out enough snow and wintery conditions to ke...
The first football Friday in the Ozarks featured a raucus set of games. From shut outs to conference matchups to upsets, ther...
Wednesday night’s Kickapoo vs. Hillcrest match was filled with a lot more emotion than the average volleyball match. Wi...
The Springfield Girls All-Relays Swim Meet was held at the Foster Natatorium on Tuesday night. There was no official score ke...
The O-Zone team reflects on week 1 games around the Ozarks. Elza Evans blew up for Lebanon, Tony Grant dominated for Kickapoo...
Will Brand wanted to go out on top and it was a goal he accomplished.The Glendale senior picked up a pair of first-place meda...
Kickapoo was gift-wrapped an early lead against top-ranked Lee’s Summit West in Saturday’s Class 5 quarterfinals....
Rolla, Joplin and Kickapoo each placed three players on the All-Ozark Conference First-Team soccer team.The senior trio of Aa...
Kickapoo and Glendale finished first and second in the Ozark Conference, as a result they combined for five first-team select...
This week's statewide football rankings are out.In Class 5, Camdenton and Ozark hold steady at Nos. 5 and 7 with Nixa ent...
The fourth edition of the O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boys and ...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
Both Branson and Kickapoo are known for having high-powered offenses that can score early and often.The Chiefs were the team ...
When the Glendale Falcons take the course, any one of them is capable of shooting low score for the day.And in Thursday&rsquo...
Each week the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. Factors include overall...
The Kickapoo Lady Chiefs came prepared for battle Wednesday as they played host to the Glendale Lady Falcons. As this was the...
After a frustrating first 40 minutes, the goals finally came Kickapoo’s way in a 3-0 Ozark Conference home win over Way...
Many dances teams from all over the area competed at the annual Sugar Bears Dance Invitational at Hammons Student Center on S...
Hugh Keeton, Mike Scott, Jordan Burton and Kai Raymer from Ozarks Sports Zone breaks down week 2 matchups around the Ozarks, ...
The Kickapoo boys cross country program, led by head coach Jeremy Goddard, has had a strong record of developing runners from...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerA red hot Kickapoo team couldn't be stopped in Saturday's...
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There was a moment nearly three decades ago when Jack Jewsbury clearly did not have his heart set on becoming a professional ...
Kickapoo senior Rae Myers could hardly contain herself after her VolleyChiefs downed the Glendale Lady Falcons in a two-set s...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Kickapoo Lady Chiefs used their full-court pressure defense t...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerJoplin and Glendale were head and shoulders above the rest at the...
After struggling to string together points in the first set, the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs went on to defeat the Central Lady Bull...
Many of the best basketball players in Southwest Missouri were on display Saturday night at the 35th Lions All-Star Classic.T...
The area's wrestlers punched their tickets to next weekend's State Tournament in Columbia on Saturday.See the results...
The All-Southwest Region Teams have been released for all Classes. Find all four classes here. Click the athletes name for ph...
Medals are being handed out at the state wrestling tournament. See below to find out who from the area has secured a medal.Pi...
Glendale first baseman Chandler Collins played the hero’s role late in the Falcons’ 3-2 walk-off win against thei...
Lauren Aldridge has been playing the sport she loves and working to be one of the area's best since age five.On Wendesday...
As the season draws to a close we reflect on the best of the high school football season. A half dozen or so area teams remai...
It was another wet and chilly night around the Ozarks as once again the high school football field was cut in half. Congrats ...
The Glendale Falcons defeated the Webb City Cardinals by a single point, 231-230, at the 2013 SWMO Swim and Dive Championship...
Ned Reynolds spent some time talking with Kickapoo's new head volleyball coach Marci Johnson. Watch the video above for t...
It is hard to consider a fifth place at the state championships a bad finish to a spectacular season. However, for the Kickap...
Despite owning a 5-5 record entering its game today at Lebanon, Kickapoo opened Ozark Conference play with a dominating, 71-3...
Muddy conditions plagued the Ozarks once again while many teams found refuge on the turf of other schools. The Show-Me State ...
Spencer Haik and Adam Thompson both brought home first place finishes in Friday’s Hillcrest Invitational.CLICK HERE FOR...
Locked in a low-scoring struggle with Kickapoo, Ozark’s modest lead in the fourth quarter felt much bigger.The Tigers n...
The Class 4 boys State Cross Country race saw a historic performance by Marquette’s Noah Kauppila as he finished first ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIn one season, Chris Ward has gone from banished player to a role...
It took more than 100 minutes of regulation and overtime play, but the Glendale Lady Falcons emerged as victors Wednesday nig...
Kickapoo’s Samuel Senn made a clear statement in his first big meet of 2014.PICTURES: OZARKS INVITATIONALThe junior fin...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
The top of the rankings remained steady this week as Ozark, Kickapoo and Fair Grove held onto their spots in the top three. R...
Kickapoo shrugged off an early field goal to win 45-16 against Ozark in the Class 5, District 5 semifinal round.CLICK HERE FO...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe weather wasn’t the only thing cold during the first hal...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the...
With 10 seconds left in regulation, it was fitting that standout junior Toshua Leavitt got the last shot for the Nixa Lady Ea...
Each week the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. Factors include overall...
It was a hot and muggy night around the Ozarks as the next crop of prep stars took the field in hopes of leading their team t...
There was a lot of movement in this week's final regulars season soccer power rankings with no team remaining in the same...
The 30th edition of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions will kick off on Jan. 16. This year's field offers a record 19 D...
The Missouri Football Coaches Association has released its All-State teams. Click the link for the corrseponding class below ...
The past decade-plus has been good to Ozarks basketball teams. More than a dozen area programs have brought home state champi...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerNixa returns to the top spot in Class 5 after a one-week hiatus. ...
After months of preparation during the summer, countless hours in the weight room, and repetitive drills in practice, the Kic...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerRogersville’s Alec Palen says he thrives under conditions l...
Hugh Keeton, Jordan Burton, Kai Raymer and Mike Scott break down the big games coming up Friday night around the Ozarks.Full ...
Replacing an All-State top 10 finisher in Class 4 like Kickapoo graduate Ian Frazier is a lot to ask of one individual.So Kic...
FULL WEEK 4 SCOREBOARDBEST PHOTOS OF WEEK 4TOP FAN PHOTOS OF WEEK 4Game of the NightAnother one bites the dust in the Ozark C...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMSHSAA has released its week three district standings. Here you w...
Trailing 29-19 with almost three minutes left in the third quarter, Olathe East head coach Clint Evans knew his team needed t...
Chad, Jordan, Hugh and Mike break down week 3 games around the Ozarks, including Mtn Grove at Ava, West Plains at Glendale, K...
Blog Posts
I attempted to do a new-district-alignment/season outlook blog for softball and soccer a few weeks ago, then quickly realized...
I attempted to do a new-district-alignment/season outlook blog for softball and soccer a few weeks ago, then quickly realized...
Catch a full recap of Week 3's action and a look ahead to Week 4.Big Man on CampusAnthony Riley, Parkview – Coming ...
Catch a full recap of Week 3's action and a look ahead to Week 4.Big Man on CampusAnthony Riley, Parkview – Coming ...
Who were the big players from Week 2 football? What do you have to look forward to in Week 3. I cover it all here.See all of ...
Who were the big players from Week 2 football? What do you have to look forward to in Week 3. I cover it all here.See all of ...
With the fall season rapidly approaching, who are the area high school tennis players that could find themselves in the state...
With the fall season rapidly approaching, who are the area high school tennis players that could find themselves in the state...
Finally, all the talking, previewing and predictions by “experts” such as myself are over. The season is here and...
Finally, all the talking, previewing and predictions by “experts” such as myself are over. The season is here and...
This is the first experience for combining both Cross Country and other running information with what I hope will be interest...
This is the first experience for combining both Cross Country and other running information with what I hope will be interest...
Here are 14 of the top storylines we’ll be watching for the 2014 fall sports season.What are you looking forward to?14 ...
Here are 14 of the top storylines we’ll be watching for the 2014 fall sports season.What are you looking forward to?14 ...
It's a new year, but the same story in the OC. Balance. It seems like over the last few years you could flip a coin as to...
It's a new year, but the same story in the OC. Balance. It seems like over the last few years you could flip a coin as to...
Each year players around the Ozarks step it up and take their game to the next level. Who will be some of those guys in 2014?...
Each year players around the Ozarks step it up and take their game to the next level. Who will be some of those guys in 2014?...
There is nothing more exciting than seeing a playmaker get the ball in open field. Many of last year’s top producers ar...
There is nothing more exciting than seeing a playmaker get the ball in open field. Many of last year’s top producers ar...
Who’ll be responsible for trying to stop the Ozarks’ top-level goal scorers this fall? Here are 14 of the best go...
Who’ll be responsible for trying to stop the Ozarks’ top-level goal scorers this fall? Here are 14 of the best go...
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...
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...
We continue our 14 for '14 with the area's top volleyball setters and defensive players to watch. Check back each wee...
We continue our 14 for '14 with the area's top volleyball setters and defensive players to watch. Check back each wee...
Rain in the area this week has put a new twist on upcoming district baseball.Will teams be rested, rotations sets and lineups...
Rain in the area this week has put a new twist on upcoming district baseball.Will teams be rested, rotations sets and lineups...
For me, the high school soccer season started with a frigid Rolla-Republic matchup in late March. I’m pretty sure I was...
For me, the high school soccer season started with a frigid Rolla-Republic matchup in late March. I’m pretty sure I was...
In honor of giving spring its fair due, we take time out like we did in basketball season to highlight the spring’s mos...
In honor of giving spring its fair due, we take time out like we did in basketball season to highlight the spring’s mos...
Who do you have going all the way in your bracket? Your 2014-15 high school district basketball bracket, that is.Last weekend...
Who do you have going all the way in your bracket? Your 2014-15 high school district basketball bracket, that is.Last weekend...
It is that time again, the 2nd Annual Hashtag All-Stars team is here. Eight teams, 40 players, household names, and some kids...
It is that time again, the 2nd Annual Hashtag All-Stars team is here. Eight teams, 40 players, household names, and some kids...
It is that time again, the 2nd Annual Hashtag All-Stars team is here. Eight teams, 40 players, household names, and some kids...
It is that time again, the 2nd Annual Hashtag All-Stars team is here. Eight teams, 40 players, household names, and some kids...
Two weeks into the season, it’s time for our first all-encompassing look at local high school girls’ soccer and w...
Two weeks into the season, it’s time for our first all-encompassing look at local high school girls’ soccer and w...
As soon as basketball season is over, it is hard not to look ahead at what next year will bring. Below are my WAY too early p...
As soon as basketball season is over, it is hard not to look ahead at what next year will bring. Below are my WAY too early p...
As soon as basketball season is over, it is hard not to look ahead at what next year will bring. Below are my WAY too early p...
As soon as basketball season is over, it is hard not to look ahead at what next year will bring. Below are my WAY too early p...
It’s a good time to be a local high school pitcher.Not even one week into the regular season, we have seen some stagger...
It’s a good time to be a local high school pitcher.Not even one week into the regular season, we have seen some stagger...
I felt pretty comfortable predicting the district tournaments for small-school girls’ basketball last week. Most tourna...
I felt pretty comfortable predicting the district tournaments for small-school girls’ basketball last week. Most tourna...
State wrestling kicks off Thursday in Columbia at Mizzou Arena.Before we get into looking at our area wrestlers in attendance...
State wrestling kicks off Thursday in Columbia at Mizzou Arena.Before we get into looking at our area wrestlers in attendance...
It may not be March, but the madness is already starting. Last week we saw some of the biggest upsets, surprises, and single-...
It may not be March, but the madness is already starting. Last week we saw some of the biggest upsets, surprises, and single-...
With all the snow and inclement weather we’ve had this year, it doesn’t seem possible that we are just a week awa...
With all the snow and inclement weather we’ve had this year, it doesn’t seem possible that we are just a week awa...
Signing day is a chance for local high school stars to officially extend their athletics career.Some will go on to college an...
Signing day is a chance for local high school stars to officially extend their athletics career.Some will go on to college an...
We weighed in on the boys’ conference races a few days ago, let’s check in on how the girls are shaping up.Ozark ...
We weighed in on the boys’ conference races a few days ago, let’s check in on how the girls are shaping up.Ozark ...
The races for boys conference basketball titles will heat up over the next few weeks. See who the favorites are and the names...
The races for boys conference basketball titles will heat up over the next few weeks. See who the favorites are and the names...
Crane is the new basketball mecca.Madison Square Garden may be America’s basketball Mecca, but Crane is giving the gard...
Crane is the new basketball mecca.Madison Square Garden may be America’s basketball Mecca, but Crane is giving the gard...
We should call it “Redemption Monday”. The last three days have been nothing short of spectacular in the area bas...
We should call it “Redemption Monday”. The last three days have been nothing short of spectacular in the area bas...
What can you expect out of the Pink Division of the Pink and White Lady Classic? Find out below.COMPLETE PINK BRACKET - CLICK...
What can you expect out of the Pink Division of the Pink and White Lady Classic? Find out below.COMPLETE PINK BRACKET - CLICK...
Who are the teams and players to watch in the Blue Division of the Blue and Gold tournament? Find out below.GOLD BRACKET BREA...
Who are the teams and players to watch in the Blue Division of the Blue and Gold tournament? Find out below.GOLD BRACKET BREA...
I really don’t like Mother Nature much after these last two weeks.Apparently she doesn’t like basketball very muc...
I really don’t like Mother Nature much after these last two weeks.Apparently she doesn’t like basketball very muc...
It may be cold outside, but the action on the mats is heating up. After snow cancelled much of last week’s prep slate, ...
It may be cold outside, but the action on the mats is heating up. After snow cancelled much of last week’s prep slate, ...
The 2013-14 basketball season kicks off this week. In the basketball-crazy Ozarks we again have many marquee teams and player...
The 2013-14 basketball season kicks off this week. In the basketball-crazy Ozarks we again have many marquee teams and player...
The 2013-14 basketball season kicks off this week. In the basketball-crazy Ozarks we again have many marquee teams and player...
The 2013-14 basketball season kicks off this week. In the basketball-crazy Ozarks we again have many marquee teams and player...
All Fall I’ve had a chance to see some of the best players in the area. In light of that, I decided to make the inaugur...
All Fall I’ve had a chance to see some of the best players in the area. In light of that, I decided to make the inaugur...
District football championships will be decided Monday night. We switched up the format of the Mowhawk Chronicles this week. ...
District football championships will be decided Monday night. We switched up the format of the Mowhawk Chronicles this week. ...
Big Man on CampusRafe Peavey, Quarterback – Bolivar: Simply put, Rafe Peavey does things that normal people cannot do, ...
Big Man on CampusRafe Peavey, Quarterback – Bolivar: Simply put, Rafe Peavey does things that normal people cannot do, ...
This week we are looking at the area football districts and what they offer. Today we start with Class 5CLASS 4 DISTRICT FOOT...
This week we are looking at the area football districts and what they offer. Today we start with Class 5CLASS 4 DISTRICT FOOT...
It’s that time again.We are in the final week of the regular season, and districts seeds have already been decided.This...
It’s that time again.We are in the final week of the regular season, and districts seeds have already been decided.This...
Big Man on CampusJaelon Acklin, Quarterback – MV-BT/Liberty: It was just another day at the office for Mr. Acklin. Jael...
Big Man on CampusJaelon Acklin, Quarterback – MV-BT/Liberty: It was just another day at the office for Mr. Acklin. Jael...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
Big Man on CampusLogan Allred, Running Back – Ash Grove: Allred is this year’s version of Brock West. The biggest...
Big Man on CampusLogan Allred, Running Back – Ash Grove: Allred is this year’s version of Brock West. The biggest...
If you wanna irk a member of the Springfield Catholic boys’ soccer team, mention a word that starts with “re&rdqu...
If you wanna irk a member of the Springfield Catholic boys’ soccer team, mention a word that starts with “re&rdqu...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
No matter how much you scout, evaluate and study in the preseason, there will always be a few teams that emerge from off the ...
No matter how much you scout, evaluate and study in the preseason, there will always be a few teams that emerge from off the ...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
The football season gets going on Friday. Here is everything you need to know about the OC this season.Ozark ConferenceAs has...
The football season gets going on Friday. Here is everything you need to know about the OC this season.Ozark ConferenceAs has...
Volleyball Jamborees are Monday and real games start late next week. Here is what you need to know about the Ozark Confernece...
Volleyball Jamborees are Monday and real games start late next week. Here is what you need to know about the Ozark Confernece...
We are less than two weeks away from the start of the 2013 volleyball season. Here are some of the area's top seniors to ...
We are less than two weeks away from the start of the 2013 volleyball season. Here are some of the area's top seniors to ...
We are less than two weeks away from the start of the 2013 volleyball season. Here are some of the area's top sophomores ...
We are less than two weeks away from the start of the 2013 volleyball season. Here are some of the area's top sophomores ...
Guys on the RiseJade Bloss, Running Back – Sarcoxie: The Bears are one of the area’s best rushing teams. In an er...
Guys on the RiseJade Bloss, Running Back – Sarcoxie: The Bears are one of the area’s best rushing teams. In an er...
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The Bolivar girls picked up a big road win over Lebanon.
Branson hosted a wrestling triangular Tuesday with Rogersville and Glendale.
A victory was made by Kickapoo over Branson in Tuesday's contest.
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Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent success are factors in determining the top 10. 1. Crane (C2: 8-0) – The Lady Pirates aren’t just the best team in Class
The second statewide MBCA/MOSports.com girls basketball poll is out with 10 area teams ranked across the five classes. The big mover this is the two-time defending champion Walnut Grove Lady Tigers. Walnut Grove moves up to No. 1 this week after debuting
The second MBCA/MOsports.com boys basketball poll has been released and there are nine area teams ranked across the five classes. The Ozarks is well represented with Crane, Osceola, Gainesville and Hartville sitting at Nos. 2-5 in Class 2 with Greenfield
The first statewide girls basketball coaches poll is out with 13 area teams ranked across the five classes.