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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...
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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...
The 30th Ozark Conference Cross Country Meet was held on Saturday at Lake Springfield Park. West Plains would win the boys an...
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place vote...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe 2013 MSHSAA golf championships are under way. Here’s a ...
In a matchup of two pitchers with NCAA D-I futures, Kickapoo’s Logan Wiley stole the show.The future Kansas State Wildc...
Catch the replay of the O-Zone Show from last Friday in five parts below.Part 1Video Platform Video Management Video Solution...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class. Week 4 saw no new additions ...
Defensive pressure and a bit of hard-ball helped the Camdenton Lady Lakers take out the Lady Chiefs of Kickapoo 53-51 Monday ...
With his Lady Chiefs facing their second double-digit deficit of the night, Kickapoo head coach Jim Pendergrass had some simp...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerEvery athlete knows the sound of the alarm clock. It often goes o...
Last weekend the Sugar Bears held their annual dance competition that allows area dance teams to qualify for State. This week...
MSHSAA has released its Week 2 district standings. Here you will find the standings for districts that have schools from Sout...
With only a handful of days to prepare, Camdenton High School hosted its fourth track meet of the spring on Wednesday as the ...
A loss to Class 2 Carthage has dropped the Springfield Catholic boys' soccer team to No. 3 in the Class 1 state coaches&#...
SPRINGFIELD, MO - This week's O-Zone poll question hits the relm of the musical world. We're asking which school has ...
For the past four months we’ve watched local boys basketball teams evolve, grow and for Eminence and Republic, become s...
The seventh edition of the 2014 O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boy...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSPRINGFIELD, MO - It was a wet and wild Friday night of high scho...
Southwest Missouri captured an impressive eight individual wrestling titles in Columbia last weekend. Several of those champi...
For over a century Springfield has been the center of the Ozarks sports landscape. Many great coaches and athletes have walke...
As the new year begins and wrestling really heats up we turn our attention to the mats. The Ozarks features several state cha...
It's the strategic conundrum seemingly every basketball fans loves to debate was on full display in a hard-fought Ozark C...
The All-Ozark Conference Boys' Soccer teams have been released.Rolla senior forward Aaron Froehlich was named the Player ...
11 years ago, Sugar Bear coach Susan Brown, was asked by several local high school dance coaches to start a regional competit...
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...
This week's statewide football rankings are out.In Class 5, Camdenton and Ozark hold steady at Nos. 5 and 7 with Nixa ent...
As the new year begins and wrestling really heats up we turn our attention to the mats. The Ozarks features several state cha...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Kickapoo Lady Chiefs used their full-court pressure defense t...
Some Springfield football squads have gotten off to great starts in 2013, while others are still trying to find themselves. O...
After a second round exit against Branson in the district tournament last season, the Kickapoo High School baseball team is h...
Next week's O-Zone Poll Question is one of tremendous pride. We're giving every school in the Ozarks a chance to hold...
Kickapoo head coach, Dick Rippee, referenced the old adage, “Shooters are gonna shoot.”The Chiefs had shot eight ...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the...
The Kickapoo Chiefs continue to have little need for a punter.Kickapoo started with a special teams touchdown Thursday night ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSeeing the Camdenton Lakers football team with a loosing record i...
Kickapoo fell behind early to Parkview, but the Chiefs would score 33 unanswered points on the way to a 39-25 Ozark Conferenc...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The school&#...
The Kickapoo Lady Chiefs made the most of two first half corner kicks to take an early 2-0 lead against the Lady Tigers at Re...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
The OzarksSportsZone team asked who is the Ozarks' top boys soccer player in 2012. You voted, the results are in, and the...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the...
Ozark held strong atop the rankings, but there was change behind the Tigers. Fair Grove tumbled from No. 2 to No. 6 this week...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
The early start time didn't hinder Kickapoo or Matt Ridder, as the Chiefs combined for 14 3-pointers, one shy of the Blue...
Game of the NightWith all due respect to Webb City’s monumental loss, Harrison at Ozark was all the buzz. This see-saw ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe top of the rankings remained constant this week with all of t...
It came to no surprise the returning state champion Lady Falcons would continue their domination in the water yet again Satur...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMSHSAA has released its week three district standings. Here you w...
The 2015 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions will feature not only one of the deepest fields of nationally ranked teams, but als...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOnly minor changes dotted the Week 10 MBCA boys rankings.The comp...
The Kickapoo Chiefs finally found Edyn King. And the freshman found the back of the net with a top-notch boot. King scored ha...
The media has released its first statewide football poll.Webb City and Lamar start the season at No. 1 in their respective cl...
Every great quarterback has a great receiver. In some cases two or three. Which is exactly the case of our "best receive...
We are nearing the midpoint of the girls soccer season and several teams have emerged as contenders. This week we focus on th...
The final regular season statewide coaches baseball rankings have been released.Catholic continues to be the only SW Missouri...
Winter weather has once again forced the cancellation or postponement of several athletic events in the Ozarks. If you have i...
The Cross Country season got into full swing on Saturday with the Southwest Cross Country Coaches Association meet in Springf...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
The 27th class of the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame was enshrined Tuesday night at University Plaza in downtown Spring...
Defense can prove to be the key component to winning a game. In a battle on the road, the away squad, Kickapoo, piled on the ...
Each week the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. Factors include overall...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe 2013 MSHSAA golf championships are under way. Here’s a ...
The Kickapoo Lady Chiefs will look to several underclassmen to carry the load in the 2012-13 season.Kickapoo lost three start...
Having dynamic guard play can catapult a team from being average to being great. In its Friday night showdown at home against...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWith Drury’s 78-37 win over Maryville Thursday the Panthers...
West Plains cleaned up on the All-Ozark Conference girls basketball team. The Zizzers went undefeated in the Ozark Conference...
With the high school basketball season starting this week we're asking "who will be this season's boys basketbal...
This week's statewide football rankings are outClass 5 has Kickapoo up two spots to No. 7. Nixa slides in at No. 8 and Ca...
The defending state champion Glendale Lady Falcons swim team dominated the competition at the Women’s All-City Swim Mee...
A cold and soggy night in the Ozarks saw as many turnovers as touchdowns and a whopping nine shutouts. Below is a recap of th...
We are just over two months away from the 2nd Annual “1 Awards” banquet on July 29 at the Ramada Oasis Convention...
The Missouri Soccer Coaches have released their All-Region teams.In the Class 3 SW Region, Glendale's Kasey Opfer and Nix...
The Southwest All-Stars have become something like a dynasty in the Missouri Challenge, winning two of the four championships...
The Republic Lady Tigers played host to the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs Tuesday evening in their opening game of the season and came...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.TOP 50 ...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
2014 was a banner year for the Kickapoo Chiefs. Anthony Cooper, John Fuchs, Jamariqune Green and company took the Ozark Confe...
The Missouri Soccer Coaches have released their All-Region teams.In the Class 3 SW Region, Glendale's Kasey Opfer and Nix...
The Southwest All-Stars have become something like a dynasty in the Missouri Challenge, winning two of the four championships...
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 Parkview Vikings welcomed their cross-town rival, the Kickapoo Chiefs, Wednesday night in a conference clash. The Vikings...
A combined 14 players cracked the scoring column between Kickapoo and Glendale on Monday night, but it was the Lady Falcons w...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter nearly four months the high school basketball season has re...
Not everything shows up in the final score. While Kickapoo dropped a 66-37 decision to Fayetteville (Ark.) in the final day o...
The Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association have released their All-State teams for all classes. All four teams a...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSPRINGFIELD, MO - And the list is cut to 11... 11 undefeated Sout...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIn one season, Chris Ward has gone from banished player to a role...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The school&#...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class. Week 4 saw no new additions ...
Last week we called for players to submit their best dunks from the season (practice or games) and the respones was great. Wa...
Several teams in the Ozarks played their first conference games of the seasons. All the liveliness from the area's league...
This week's O-Zone Poll Question takes us into the trenches. Much like our earlier defensive player poll this a group tha...
The big class track athletes punched their tickets to the tickets to the state track meet on Saturday. A total of 135 athlete...
Jacob Semple, the state's No. 1 ranked heavy weight in Missouri Class 4 led Waynesville to its fifth consecutive Ozark Co...
The Foster Natatorium was bursting at the seams Saturday, with swimmers from all over the state attending the 35th Annual Spr...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerNixa's shocking loss to Branson last week dropped Nixa from N...
We asked you the fans how conference races would play out around the Ozarks and below are the results. Three teams were predi...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll has Republic still sitting at No. 1 in Class 4. The Tigers are the only SW Mi...
West Plains cleaned up on the All-Ozark Conference girls basketball team. The Zizzers went undefeated in the Ozark Conference...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
McKenzie Wright has gone from being the hunter to the hunted in just 10 short months.And she doesn’t mind one bit.The C...
The media has released its final regular season football rankings.In Class 5, Kickapoo and Nixa each moved up one spot in the...
We kick off our 14 for ’14 series with 14 SW Missouri swimmers to watch.The athletes are listed in alphabetical order.1...
Two of the biggest marching band competitions in Missouri were held over the last two weekends with the Valhalla Marching Fes...
Ozarks Sports Zone looks back on the best photos of the 2012-13 season, highlighting a different area school each day this su...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerClass 5 No. 2 Nixa did not lead for a single second of the first ...
The media has released its seventh statewide football poll.Kickapoo is up one spot to No. 6 in Class 5, while Nixa and Camden...
It was another exciting week of football in the Ozarks on Friday. Catch results of all of the action below.PICTURES: 100 BEST...
If you kept an eye on the Kickapoo junior varsity soccer team last year, this season’s varsity will look very familiar....
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 ...
Despite the windy and wet weather conditions, Glendale had no problem putting away the Kickapoo Chiefs, as the Falcon squad r...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class. This w...
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...
Photo Galleries
Pleasant Hope defeated Portageville after a controversial call in the top of the seventh. The Lady Pirates will play for the Class 2 title on Saturday.
Dora made its first appearance in the softball Final Four and moved onto the Saturday's state title game.
Monett fell in the Class 3 semifinals to Platte County
O-Zone Opinion
Mohawk Chronicles: Class 1 & 2 District Football Preview
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Coach's Corner: Postseason XC primer
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Mohawk Chronicles: Class 3 & 4 District Football Preview
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O-Zone Poll
Who is the area's best kicker?
  Alex Castillo, Strafford
  Jorge Cedeno, Branson
  Brett Garner, Catholic
  Alec Gathright, Kickapoo
  Mitchell Heinzler, Republic
  Taylor Middlebrooks, Parkview
  Todd Morrow, Lamar
  Dominique Salcedo, Joplin
  Kendrick Tiller, Lebanon
  Logan Tyler, Nixa
Rankings
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class.
We are back down to 13 for our final regular season poll of 2014. Keep in mind; the rankings are based on dominance by class, strength of schedule, and how hot a team is.
The second edition of the MHSVCA statewide volleyball rankings has eight schools ranked in the top 10 of their respective classes.
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class.