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It’s a similar sport, just a change of seasons for veteran Kickapoo baseball coach Jason Howser.He’ll take his fi...
The Missouri Soccer Coaches have released their All-Region teams. See all the teams involving area schools below.Class 3 Boys...
After four years of training and preparation, everything began to fall into place for Kickapoo’s Quinlan Moll during hi...
It wasn’t the hardest hit ball of the night, but it didn’t have to be.Kyle Robillard’s bloop single to shal...
The Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame Board is pleased to announce its class of inductees for 2013:EMRY DILDAYEmry officia...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The schools ...
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...
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...
It came to no surprise the returning state champion Lady Falcons would continue their domination in the water yet again Satur...
In a matchup of two pitchers with NCAA D-I futures, Kickapoo’s Logan Wiley stole the show.The future Kansas State Wildc...
Through 17 minutes the Kickapoo Chiefs had written the perfect script for an upset.Kickapoo had controlled the tempo and take...
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...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOzark coach Mike Essick got just what he expected in his club&rsq...
Locked in a low-scoring struggle with Kickapoo, Ozark’s modest lead in the fourth quarter felt much bigger.The Tigers n...
Kickapoo’s record goes to 3-0 after its win over Waynesville, 36-6, on Friday night. Anthony Cooper was 12-for-22 passi...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerTwenty-win seasons were the norm for Maris Below during her four-...
Eighteen schools participated in the 2013 Men’s 2013 Ozarks Invitational held on Saturday, Sept. 14. The event was domi...
Kickapoo and Glendale finished first and second in the Ozark Conference, as a result they combined for five first-team select...
Kickapoo’s ability to locate the strike zone and play solid defense behind their pitcher made the difference in their O...
First-year coach Pete Hill takes over the head coaching duties for the Kickapoo swimming and diving team this year. Hill will...
The Southwest Cross Country Coaches Association has released its postseason teams for all four classes. The complete teams ca...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAn already long day of golf got a big longer for Kickapoo and Jop...
For the past four months we’ve watched local boys basketball teams evolve, grow and for Eminence and Republic, become s...
The District Softball brackets are out. Click the links below to see who, where and when your school will be playing. These a...
As one of the most competitive teams in southwest Missouri, the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs tennis team came to play Tuesday night a...
The Nixa Eagles soundly defeated the Kickapoo Chiefs 37-21 in a Class 5, District 5 semifinals game on Halloween night in Nix...
It has always been said that pitching wins championships. The Kickapoo Lady Chiefs softball team will have a pitching advanta...
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 PlayerIt’s a question she hears often and her response is typical...
11 years ago, Sugar Bear coach Susan Brown, was asked by several local high school dance coaches to start a regional competit...
In a down to the wire showdown, Kickapoo was able to steal a final second victory from the Hillcrest Lady Hornets 56-53 on Mo...
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 ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIt certainly wasn’t hopeless, but if Hillcrest was going to...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.WEEK 1 ...
The 2012 Ozarks Invitational swimming & diving meet was held on Saturday at the Foster Natatorium with 17 schools participati...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerElliot Williams grabbed the Sharpie and scrawled “2012&rdqu...
When two experienced, undefeated teams play each other, it only seems fitting that it should go into overtime – not onc...
He stops himself. He was a little bit down on his confidence shooting the ball coming into tonight.Watching Isaac Johnson thr...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.For the...
For members of the Kickapoo men’s and women’s cross country teams, there is no such thing as off time. Most of th...
The early start time didn't hinder Kickapoo or Matt Ridder, as the Chiefs combined for 14 3-pointers, one shy of the Blue...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIan Frazier wasn’t sure that he would have much of an athle...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe battle for Class 4’s 126-pound championship turned into...
With two runners on base and nobody out in the sixth inning, Kickapoo pitcher Logan Wiley was in trouble. His team’s tw...
Cooper Tennis Complex was the place to be on Thursday afternoon as the Central Bulldogs rolled Kickapoo, 5-2, en route to tak...
The Branson women’s tennis team is working hard to stay on track to win a state championship. They defeated Kickapoo Th...
It is said that a great education is the best preparation for a career.But in the case of Heather Ezell, it’d be hard t...
When trying to defend the Ozark attack, you’ve gotta pick your poison. That’s just the way coach Becky Justis and...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
The race for the Ozark Conference boys' soccer regular season title will come down to Rolla versus Joplin for the second ...
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...
Rolla, Joplin and Kickapoo each placed three players on the All-Ozark Conference First-Team soccer team.The senior trio of Aa...
SPRINGFIELD, MO - Kickapoo senior Hunter Durham predicted that this would be a strong season for the Chiefs, and he was right...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerKickapoo's Maris Below and Emily Thater have been playing vol...
The football season is winding down, so this week we are asking who was the MVP of the 2013 football season?This list include...
After winning with intensity in the first set, Rogersville barely squeaked by Kickapoo on the road Tuesday night, taking the ...
The fourth edition of the O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boys and ...
The Kickapoo Chiefs defeated the Ozark Tigers, 78-64, on a night in which Kickapoo recognized some of its previous state cham...
Heading into his sixth season at the helm of Kickapoo women’s tennis, Chris Kohl is continuing to preach the team aspec...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Class 4, District 11 volleyball tournament quarterfinals were...
Trailing 29-19 with almost three minutes left in the third quarter, Olathe East head coach Clint Evans knew his team needed t...
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...
In a match that was a virtual coin toss for almost 90 full minutes, the Rolla Lady Bulldogs left it up to a freshman to lead ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerA loss over winter break motivated Republic’s Tanner Willis...
A loss to Class 2 Carthage has dropped the Springfield Catholic boys' soccer team to No. 3 in the Class 1 state coaches&#...
Kickapoo head coach, Dick Rippee, referenced the old adage, “Shooters are gonna shoot.”The Chiefs had shot eight ...
Kickapoo freshman Krystal Caylor knows that swimming is her sport, simply because she probably won’t break any bones in...
The top of the rankings remained steady this week as Ozark, Kickapoo and Fair Grove held onto their spots in the top three. R...
The rosters for the Grin Iron Classic All-Star football game have been released. The game will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Frid...
Area basketball teams kicked off the season with Jamboree. Click the links below to see photos from some of the area's ac...
Class 1-Sectional 2:Mount Vernon, Rogersville, Buffalo and Greenwood met in Nevada to compete in the Class 1 Sectional 2 matc...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerRepublic senior guard Alice Heinzler has been battling tendonitis...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter nearly four months the high school basketball season has re...
This week's O-Zone Poll Question takes us into the trenches. Much like our earlier defensive player poll this a group tha...
After struggling to string together points in the first set, the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs went on to defeat the Central Lady Bull...
The District soccer brackets have been released that involve schools from Southwest Missouri. Click name of the district belo...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerLike an older brother playing keep-away from a younger sibling, t...
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 Missouri Soccer Coaches have released their All-State soccer teams.See the complete teams belowPlayer of the YearKeith Gr...
The 2015 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions will feature not only one of the deepest fields of nationally ranked teams, but als...
Class 1: Sectionals - May 21; Quarterfinals - May 25; Semifinals - May 31; Championship - June 1Class 2: Sectionals - May 21;...
Kickapoo’s Samuel Senn made a clear statement in his first big meet of 2014.PICTURES: OZARKS INVITATIONALThe junior fin...
In his eighth year leading the Lady Chiefs on the tennis court, head coach Chris Kohl hopes to improve upon the upcoming 2013...
The Ozarks has its second Division I men’s basketball commit in the Class of 2015.Kickapoo High School senior guard Tys...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Kickapoo Chiefs defeated the Branson Pirates, 68-66, in the C...
We kick off our 14 for ’14 series with 14 SW Missouri swimmers to watch.The athletes are listed in alphabetical order.1...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWebb City quarterback John Roderique threw two first-half touchdo...
The Springfield Catholic soccer team, Class 1 state champions a year ago, are No. 2 in the first state coaches' poll of t...
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...
It's the strategic conundrum seemingly every basketball fans loves to debate was on full display in a hard-fought Ozark C...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSPRINGFIELD, MO - It was a wet and wild Friday night of high scho...
Springfield Catholic (4-0)The Class 1 defending state champs are at it again, as the Irish have outscored opponents by a rema...
Throughout the last week we have asked for area schools to send in video of their student sections. We received six entries w...
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...
After its second boys' title in school history, the Republic Tigers received some postseason honors on Thursday.Republic ...
In Marci Johnson’s first year at Kickapoo there is good news and bad news.The bad news is she loses a pair of D-1 talen...
Ozarks Sports Zone is rolling out a new feature this fall. Members of the O-Zone staff will preview each week's games, th...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerHistory repeated itself Wednesday night, as the Nixa Lady Eagles ...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.WEEK 2 ...
SPRINGFIELD, MO - Upsets were in the air for week 1 of the 2012 high school football season.The DGB-less Hillcrest Hornets pu...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSoccer was Trey Upton’s sport growing up. That is, until a ...
The Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association have released their All-State teams for all classes. All four teams a...
SPRINGFIELD, MO - Upsets were in the air for week 1 of the 2012 high school football season.The DGB-less Hillcrest Hornets pu...
SPRINGFIELD, MO - Earlier this week we asked, "Who has the area's best marching band" in our weekly O-Zone poll...
Ozarks Sports Zone looks back on the best photos of the 2012-13 season, highlighting a different area school each day this su...
Today is National Football Signing Day. Many student-athletes throughout the Ozarks will put pen to paper and commit to play ...
State golf finished up on Tuesday with many great local performances.CLASS 4 - CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE RESULTS -- CLICK HERE ...
Prep teams around the Ozarks are making their final preparations with jamborees in football, volleyball and soccer. Below are...
The Southwest Cross Country Coaches Association has released its postseason teams for all four classes. The complete teams ca...
The boot went back on as soon as she left the water. Off and on it went, four times. No pain, no gain.Competing with a stress...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class. With one week in the books w...
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 PlayerRogersville’s Alec Palen says he thrives under conditions l...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Parkview Lady Vikings awoke after a slow first half to run aw...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWelcome back, Miriam Melugin.On the injured list since early Apri...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The newly combined Pink and White Lady Classic fires up Wednesday December 26th at Drury University and ru...
Each week the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. Factors include overall...
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 Sugar Bears hosted a Dance Team Invitational this past weekend. The O-Zone was there (CLICK HERE TO READ A STORY AND SEE ...
There's nothing like Friday nights in the fall, and the student cheering section is a big reason for that. Last week we s...
Chad, Jordan, Hugh and Mike break down week 3 games around the Ozarks, including Mtn Grove at Ava, West Plains at Glendale, K...
Glendale all-state senior Kindra Lierz, who is headed to Division-1 Southeast Missouri State this fall won our "best gir...
We asked you the fans how conference races would play out around the Ozarks and below are the results. Three teams were predi...
Sophomore pitcher Bridget Rippe is quickly finding her place on the softball field – once again posting a solid perform...
The All-Ozark Conference baseball team has been released.Missouri State commit Austin Knight was honored as the conference MV...
The best volleyball players from across the Ozarks united to play in support of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile at the third ...
It wasn’t quite the record pace that Glendale star Spencer Haik wanted, but gold is gold.“My strategy coming in w...
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 the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. Factors include overall...
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 ...
Glendale’s Spencer Haik finished his career in dominating fashion by winning his third consecutive 1600 meter title on ...
The final cutdown for state golf happened on Monday, with sectionals taking place across the Southwest Missouri area.Here&rsq...
Rolla’s father-daughter duo Mike and Nicole Howard were announced as the 2014 Ozark Conference Coach and Player of the ...
Football practice began on Monday, which kicks off just over two weeks of predictions and previews before things begin to get...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIn a potential trap game for Kickapoo, Waynesville came to Spring...
Prep teams around the Ozarks are making their final preparations with jamborees in football, volleyball and soccer. Below are...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class. Week 2 saw many predictable ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIn this week's O-Zone poll question we asked "which area...
Stacked Area teams overwhelmed the City squads to earn a sweep in the 37th Annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic at Baptis...
The 37th annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic is set for June 14th at Baptist Bible College in North Springfield. Below a...
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...
While we've dubbed this the "Year of the Quarterback" one must remember a passer is only good as his receivers....
Another game of good pitching, solid defense and timely hitting led to another win for the quietly surging Kickapoo Chiefs.Lo...
To say that offense was at a premium in the West Plains Lady Zizzers' battle with the visiting Kickapoo Lady Chiefs Monda...
Hugh, Jordan, Mike and Chris break down a full slate of action around the Ozarks Friday night. Topics include Lebanon and Cam...
The seventh edition of the 2014 O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boy...
Given short field position, the Kickapoo Chiefs’ offense knew what to do: score touchdowns.The undefeated Chiefs had li...
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 Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame Board is pleased to announce its class of inductees for 2013:EMRY DILDAYEmry officia...
Week 2 of high school football around the Ozarks saw several blowouts. Six teams pitched shutouts. Eight more squads scored 5...
The third edition of the 2014 O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boys ...
SPRINGFIELD, MO - Earlier this week we asked, "Who has the area's best marching band" in our weekly O-Zone poll...
Sophomore pitcher Bridget Rippe is quickly finding her place on the softball field – once again posting a solid perform...
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...
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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 fourth edition of the 2016 O-Zone track performance lists has been released.

These performance lists show the top 20 boys and girls in each event for Southwest Missouri. We compile these lists based off of results that are sent to us and that we ca
Springfield Catholic (No. 3 in Class 2) and Rolla (No. 7 in Class 3) are the only area teams ranked in the final regular season soccer coaches poll. Kickapoo is getting votes in Class 4. CLASS 4 1 Lee's Summit (10) 2 Eureka (1) 3 St Joseph's 4 S
There are 15 area baseball teams ranked across the five classes this week. Conway and Stockton sit at Nos. 1 and 2 in Class 3. Mountain Grove (No. 7) and Springfield Catholic (No. 9) give the area four ranked teams in the class. The area also has four r
Each week, O-Zone will release local girls’ soccer power rankings, based on dominance by Class.