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The Missouri Soccer Coaches have released their All-Region teams. See all the teams involving area schools below.Class 3 Boys...
It wasn’t the hardest hit ball of the night, but it didn’t have to be.Kyle Robillard’s bloop single to shal...
One night after digging an early hole, the Crane Lady Pirates made sure they didn’t need their shovels on Friday night....
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...
It came to no surprise the returning state champion Lady Falcons would continue their domination in the water yet again Satur...
All season long, the Nixa Eagles have been attacking opposing pitchers. Monday’s Class 5 District 11 semifinal game aga...
The one-loss Nixa Eagles picked up their 12th win of the season after roughing up the Willard Tigers 9-0 in a COC-Large match...
Webb City's Mikaela Burgess took the Most Valuble Player honors for the COC Large girls this year. She was joined on the ...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The schools ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThere are only minor changes to the MBCA rankingst this week. Wal...
The Southwest Cross Country Coaches Association has released its postseason teams for all four classes. The complete teams ca...
With a shot at the district championship game, bragging rights, and the hope to keep their season alive, the Nixa Lady Eagles...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Nixa High School softball team is starting to build a pipelin...
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...
The Nixa Eagles soundly defeated the Kickapoo Chiefs 37-21 in a Class 5, District 5 semifinals game on Halloween night in Nix...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Nixa Lady Eagles used a strong defensive second half to beat ...
The teams were dressed in pink uniforms while the crowd was a sea of pink Tuesday night at Branson High School as Branson and...
11 years ago, Sugar Bear coach Susan Brown, was asked by several local high school dance coaches to start a regional competit...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerHIGHLANDVILLE, Mo. -- A handful of the most athletic kids our are...
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 ...
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 top-seed Nixa Lady Eagles survived a scare from the Hillcrest Lady Hornets 51-50 in a Pink and White Lady Classic quarter...
Fourteen schools braved frigid temperatures and a brisk wind Thursday to compete and honor Willard graduate and Olympian Jaso...
The 2012 Ozarks Invitational swimming & diving meet was held on Saturday at the Foster Natatorium with 17 schools participati...
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...
When his curveball is getting over, Nixa’s Jacob Ruder can be awfully tough to hit. And in Tuesday’s non-conferen...
The Ozark cross country girls and boys dominated Thursday at the Willard Highline Invitational, but medals were not the only ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerRepublic’s undefeated record pretty much serves as a Bullse...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerComing into to Friday’s semifinal match up with Eureka, the...
On August 22nd, the Central Ozark Conference conducted their annual general membership meeting at Republic High School. All c...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerNixa- Oark, the Backyard Brawl is one of the area's most inte...
Buffalo’s Jonathan Murphy and Shelby Jackson took home first place medals today at the Willard Highline Invitational XC...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe battle for Class 4’s 126-pound championship turned into...
The 2013 season didn’t quite get off to the start Greg Walker wanted.NIXA VS. REEDS SPRING PHOTOSAfter jumping out on G...
The Nixa Lady Eagles, who went 24-6 a season ago, will return to the court this winter with their lineup almost completely in...
The scouting report indicated the Harrison Goblins preferred a fast-paced, up-and-down style. The Nixa Eagles didn’t ha...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll has Crane still sitting at No. 1 in Class 2. The area is well represented in ...
The Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Associating held its annual State competition this past weekend in Columbia. Several area t...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
Each week the KSPR Sports Team gives you an inside look at a local high school athlete. This week we chat with Nixa sophomore...
Nixa and Glendale traded punches for the first two quarters, exchanging the lead five different times, before Nixa (4-0) powe...
Nixa High School’s cross country program accomplished a first on Tuesday. The Eagles won both the boys’ and girls...
The 13th Annual Nixa Invitational Softball Tournament was won by the Republic Lady Tigers on September 22nd with Dora, Parkvi...
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 Nixa Eagles set out to claim a share of the COC-Large Conference Title at home against the Neosho Wildcats on Thursday af...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
The Nixa Eagles made history on Monday by beating Republic 60-56 in the Gold Division championship to win their unprecedented...
The football season is winding down, so this week we are asking who was the MVP of the 2013 football season?This list include...
Entering the final stretch of the league schedule, there’s now a sole leader in the COC-Large Division girls’ rac...
The fourth edition of the O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boys and ...
Nixa placed five players on the All-Central Ozark Large First-Team Soccer Team. Carthage had the second most first-team selec...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Republic Lady Tigers did their best to hold off Nixa. Eventua...
Despite a strong push from Waynesville the Ash Grove cheerleading team prevailed in this week's O-Zone Poll Question, ask...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll sees Repbulic continue its reign as the Class 4 No. 1 team. Hillcrest slips f...
Nixa Eagles softball coach Matt Walker begins his second season with holes and positions to fill as his team lost six players...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerA loss over winter break motivated Republic’s Tanner Willis...
Nixa came out ahead in a matchup of undefeated teams with a 35-0 road shutout of the Willard Tigers as quarterback Jacob Karl...
They met for third last year, and for a district title just last week. Their match at the 2014 MSHSAA State Championships wil...
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...
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...
The Nixa Eagles run-ruled the Glendale Falcons 10-0 in six innings Friday with solid hitting throughout the first three frame...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Red and Blue Classic continued on Friday night as the Rolla B...
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 PlayerBillings and Nixa continue to sit atop their respective classes i...
The Nixa Lady Eagles shut out the visiting Parkview Lady Vikings, winning by the mercy rule twenty minutes into the second ha...
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 OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings arebased on dominanc...
Heather and Lexi Harman helped lead the Walnut Grove Lady Tigers to a state championship. Not surprisingly, they've been ...
Class 1: Sectionals - May 21; Quarterfinals - May 25; Semifinals - May 31; Championship - June 1Class 2: Sectionals - May 21;...
Nixa junior Jacob Ruder was named the COC Large baseball Pitcher of the Year. His teammate Jacob Karlson was named Co-Player ...
Joe Velliquette finished his Nixa High School wrestling career by going undefeated and winning a third state championship.Sat...
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 third edition of the O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boys and g...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerNixa let one slip by early against Jefferson City. Instead of dro...
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...
Week 3 of the high school football season is upon us. Below is a list of the coverage the Ozarks Sports Zone team will have f...
Local bands competed at the Ozarko Band Competition on the Missouri State campus on Saturday. Catch results and photos at the...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 team...
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...
This week was asked you the fans, "who will be this season's girls basketball MVP?" With over 3,500 votes you w...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAll five of the top-ranked teams remained the same in this week&#...
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...
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...
When the 28 finalists of the COC-Large Tournament lined up on either side of the mat it, it looked like Neosho vs. The World....
After a rain filled morning and a sunny afternoon, the first day of men’s state tennis competition at Cooper Tennis Com...
Throughout the last week we have asked for area schools to send in video of their student sections. We received six entries w...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerBefore Wednesday’s Central Ozark Conference-Large Division ...
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...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
After its second boys' title in school history, the Republic Tigers received some postseason honors on Thursday.Republic ...
Missouri State played host to 29 high school bands from all over Missouri and surrounding states Saturday in the Ozarko Invit...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 team...
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 PlayerNixa senior Austin Ruder hit a last second 3-point shot to defeat...
The big classes will decide their districts this week. Here is what to expect from the boys district battles.Class 4CLICK HER...
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...
Nixa senior and Missouri State signee Austin Ruder was named the COC Large Player of the Year. Ruder and Willard junior Chris...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The 67th Blue and Gold Holiday Basketball Tournament brackets were announced Wednesday morning at Missouri...
Coach Greg Walker and the Nixa Eagles return six starters to a team that went 16-10 last year and finished fourth in their co...
The girls Large School COC golf championship was held on a dreary Monday in September at Horton Smith Golf Course. Carthage w...
Today is National Football Signing Day. Many student-athletes throughout the Ozarks will put pen to paper and commit to play ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe West Plains girls continued to climb up the MBCA Class 4 rank...
Willard led the way on the COC Large First-Team baseball team with four selections. Justin Atchison was honored as the Pitche...
Prep teams around the Ozarks are making their final preparations with jamborees in football, volleyball and soccer. Below are...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Not all volleyball players were created equally.Meet Aubrey Cheffey.The 6-foot-2 junior was unstoppable on Saturday, garnerin...
The Southwest Cross Country Coaches Association has released its postseason teams for all four classes. The complete teams ca...
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...
Prior to the season we asked you the fans, "who will be this seasons's MVP?" Nearly 2,000 votes were cast and N...
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...
The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association released its 2013-14 boys and girls all-state basketball teams Wednesday.CLASS 5 ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The newly combined Pink and White Lady Classic fires up Wednesday December 26th at Drury University and ru...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 team...
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 ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Nixa Eagles lived to play another day while welcoming back a ...
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.(First-place vote...
Waynesville took Nixa’s best punch, and delivered the knockout blow right back.After Nixa took its first lead of the ga...
There's nothing like Friday nights in the fall, and the student cheering section is a big reason for that. Last week we s...
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.(First-place vote...
Chad, Jordan, Hugh and Mike break down week 3 games around the Ozarks, including Mtn Grove at Ava, West Plains at Glendale, K...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class. We roll out the preseason ra...
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...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings arebased on dominanc...
Nixa’s one big inning wasn’t enough to overcome six innings of dominant pitching and ample offense by Rock Bridge...
Anna Brinck had something to prove when she returned to Foster Natatorium at the beginning of her senior year. It was up to h...
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 ...
Republic and Walnut Grove continue their reign atop the Power Rankings this week. Three teams that were previously unranked j...
Nixa’s Jacob Ruder showed why Kansas State University wants his services after graduation in the sectional game against...
The Branson girls rode a 1-2 finish from sisters Torri and Adeline Holder on Tuesday to claim the COC Large Cross Country tea...
Last season, Nixa had to go through Jefferson City in the quarterfinals to reach state for the first time.A year later, Jeffe...
After a rain filled morning and a sunny afternoon, the first day of men’s state tennis competition at Cooper Tennis Com...
2012 Nixa Football Roster
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 PlayerJohn Oss is one victory away from a flawless record and a state c...
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 ...
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.MSHSAA district f...
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...
The MBCA/MOsports.com Basketball poll is selected by a panel of coaches representing each of the 8 MBCA districts and each of...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAll of the top ranked teams across the five classes remained the ...
Missouri football rankingsCLICK HERE FOR THE BEST PHOTOS OF THE 2012 FOOTBALL SEASONStatewide high school football rankings, ...
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...
There was a lot of movement in the MBCA Rankings after the first full week of basketball. There are two new No. 1 teams this ...
With 12 seniors returning this year for the Nixa boys soccer team, there’s no doubt it’ll be one of the most expe...
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...
.Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWith their neighboring town locations and high-end "keeping...
The 2013 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions bracket was released today. This year's field includes six teams that have been...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 team...
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 Grin Action Classic All-Star volleyball tournament will take place on Saturday, June 7 at Parkview. The tournament featur...
The Nixa Lady Eagles beat league rival Nixa pm the road in two sets (25-21, 25-22) to improve to 13-9-1.Willard opened strong...
PICTURES: NIXA FOOTBALL PRACTICEAfter winning their first four games last season the Nixa Eagles dropped four of the final se...
Here are the all-district teams from several tournaments of local interest.CLICK HERE FOR WOMEN'S SOCCER PHOTOSClass 3, D...
The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association released its 2013-14 boys and girls all-state basketball teams Wednesday.CLASS 5 ...
The 37th annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic is set for June 14th at Baptist Bible College in North Springfield. Below a...
It was night to remember for Nixa sophomore Joey Clem and the Nixa Eagles, as they defeated county rivals Ozark 3-0 Tuesday n...
Nixa junior Jacob Ruder was named the COC Large baseball Pitcher of the Year. His teammate Jacob Karlson was named Co-Player ...
Austin Ruder finished his high school career the way he started it.Knocking down threes.The Missouri State signee hit six tre...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerComing into to Friday’s semifinal match up with Eureka, the...
Trevyor Fisher’s inaugural run at Republic has been a good one.Back in December Republic won the Gold Division of the 6...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerDespite having a losing a record, the surprising sixth-seed Brans...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerA rough start nearly turned into the game of a lifetime for Nixa&...
There was no slow start to the season for the Nixa High School girls’ soccer team.Coming off its first state appearance...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
Local bands competed at the Ozarko Band Competition on the Missouri State campus on Saturday. Catch results and photos at the...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.BEST OF...
From Fall to Spring every high school strives for winning sports programs. We've picked out 10 of the best and are asking...
Stacked Area teams overwhelmed the City squads to earn a sweep in the 37th Annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic at Baptis...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
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...
The Webb City Cardinals defeated the Nixa Eagles in a thrilling contest on Friday night, 27-24 in overtime.CLICK HERE FOR PHO...
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 su...
Southwest Missouri has a few local teams ranked in the first Missouri Soccer Coaches Association poll of the 2013 season.Rank...
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...
After its second boys' title in school history, the Republic Tigers received some postseason honors on Thursday.Republic ...
It was a match-up that had been highly touted since last Saturday, when both teams were paired up on the sectional bracket. T...
One night after digging an early hole, the Crane Lady Pirates made sure they didn’t need their shovels on Friday night....
Despite a strong push from Waynesville the Ash Grove cheerleading team prevailed in this week's O-Zone Poll Question, ask...
NIXA, MO - The Nixa volleyball team is off to a perfect 4-0 start. In fact, the Eagles haven't lost a single game, includ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 team...
The Grin Iron Classic senior all-star football game rosters have been released.The game will be played Friday, June 6 at JFK ...
The Nixa Eagles made history on Monday by beating Republic 60-56 in the Gold Division championship to win their unprecedented...
The Grin Action Classic All-Star volleyball tournament will take place on Saturday, June 7 at Parkview. The tournament featur...
Week 7 featured a lot of blowouts and a handful of really good match ups. There are now just two more regular season Friday&#...
Nixa’s offensive line play sprung Alec Murphy to a record-breaking night in the 25th iteration of the Backyard Brawl, w...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerShelby Harris and Christian Witt both signed to play football. Ha...
Congratulations to the Ozark Cheerleading team on winning the week 4 Ozarks Sports Zone poll questions. Final results are bel...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Missouri Basketball Coaches Association has released its thir...
The Ozarks has its first 2015 Football Bowl Subdivision commit.Nixa senior Alec Murphy has given a verbal commitment to SEC s...
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...
The top-seed Nixa Lady Eagles survived a scare from the Hillcrest Lady Hornets 51-50 in a Pink and White Lady Classic quarter...
The Ozark Lady Tigers (18-4) jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the opening set and never looked back in a two set win over rival N...
With an excited home crowd to cheer them on, the Willard Tigers took on the Nixa Eagles in a COC-Large matchup Tuesday. The T...
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...
Wrestling is in full swing despite the weather. This week we are asking Pound-for-pound, who is the SW Missouri's best wr...
The Missouri soccer coaches have released their 2014 all-state teams. See the area's honorees below and click the links f...
The Nixa Lady Eagles held off a momentous start from the Lebanon Yellowjackets to win 2-0 in Monday’s league matchup.Af...
Just a week after winning the Ozark Conference golf championship, Glendale junior Sun Young Jung captured a district champion...
Nixa Eagles softball coach Matt Walker begins his second season with holes and positions to fill as his team lost six players...
Football practice began on Monday, which kicks off just over two weeks of predictions and previews before things begin to get...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.BEST OF...
Hollister senior Alex Quintanilla edged Marionville's Jacob Miller and Mtn Grove's Ethan Johns in this week's O-Z...
The Eagles jumped out to an early double-digit lead Tuesday and never looked back, winning their season home opener against C...
With the season just underway around the state we're asking, "who will be this season's girls basketball MVP?&qu...
Branson owned the day at Republic High School on Thursday afternoon as the Lady Pirates captured the singles, doubles and tea...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
Coach Greg Walker and the Nixa Eagles return six starters to a team that went 16-10 last year and finished fourth in their co...
A local duo of coaches is looking into the possibility of starting high school boys volleyball in the area. Becky Justis, the...
The Nixa Eagles wrestling team hosted the Parkview Vikings on Thursday night and easily defeated the younger, inexperienced t...
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 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...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The 67th Blue and Gold Holiday Basketball Tournament brackets were announced Wednesday morning at Missouri...
Last season, Nixa had to go through Jefferson City in the quarterfinals to reach state for the first time.A year later, Jeffe...
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 ...
Next week's O-Zone Poll Question is one of tremendous pride. We're giving every school in the Ozarks a chance to hold...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerCarthage stole the show at the 45th Annual Kinloch Wrestling Tour...
Alec Murphy ran. He ran all night and day. The Nixa star runningback ran for 216 yards and 2 TD's in the Eagles 49-14 win...
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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...
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...
In terms of talent, there is no conference better than the COC-Large; the Class of 2014 will have no less than a half dozen D...
In terms of talent, there is no conference better than the COC-Large; the Class of 2014 will have no less than a half dozen D...
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 ...
We covered the area's best softball pitchers and catchers yesterday. Who are the best of the best to watch in the field t...
We covered the area's best softball pitchers and catchers yesterday. Who are the best of the best to watch in the field t...
Southwest Missouri has had a good record with distance runners over the last few years, and some of those key faces are back....
Southwest Missouri has had a good record with distance runners over the last few years, and some of those key faces are back....
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?...
Last year it was the Year of the Quarterback in the Ozarks. While names like Peavey, Acklin, Armstrong, and Cooper are off to...
Last year it was the Year of the Quarterback in the Ozarks. While names like Peavey, Acklin, Armstrong, and Cooper are off to...
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...
We continue our 14 for '14 series with the area's volleyball hitters you need to know. Check back each weekday leadin...
We continue our 14 for '14 series with the area's volleyball hitters you need to know. Check back each weekday leadin...
We’re graduating a great crop of senior soccer players this spring. Anywhere from 15-25 will not only contend for all-s...
We’re graduating a great crop of senior soccer players this spring. Anywhere from 15-25 will not only contend for all-s...
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...
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...
The high school basketball season is about over, but local alumni are still dancing in March.Nixa Basketball made proudIf you...
The high school basketball season is about over, but local alumni are still dancing in March.Nixa Basketball made proudIf you...
It’s March, which means it is time for madness. Last week we saw small-schools wrap up district play and there was no s...
It’s March, which means it is time for madness. Last week we saw small-schools wrap up district play and there was no s...
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 ...
He’s not big enough.He’s not athletic enough.He won’t be able to get his shot off.Who’s he going to g...
He’s not big enough.He’s not athletic enough.He won’t be able to get his shot off.Who’s he going to g...
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...
The Blue and Gold Tournament gets going here on Thursday. Here is a complete breakdown of the Gold BracketBLUE BRACKET BREAKD...
The Blue and Gold Tournament gets going here on Thursday. Here is a complete breakdown of the Gold BracketBLUE BRACKET BREAKD...
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. ...
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 CampusJacob LaSalle, Quarterback – Marionville: The sophomore signal-caller continues to turn heads in his f...
Big Man on CampusJacob LaSalle, Quarterback – Marionville: The sophomore signal-caller continues to turn heads in his f...
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...
Softball goes in a blur.It’s usually the first to start its fall season, there’s a ton of games jam-packed into S...
Softball goes in a blur.It’s usually the first to start its fall season, there’s a ton of games jam-packed into S...
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...
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...
With high school football’s regular season only nine weeks, and playoffs beginning in Week 10, this Friday (Week 3) is ...
With high school football’s regular season only nine weeks, and playoffs beginning in Week 10, this Friday (Week 3) is ...
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 COC Large this season.Central Ozark C...
The football season gets going on Friday. Here is everything you need to know about the COC Large this season.Central Ozark C...
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 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 ...
Skills that KillA quarterbacks job is to get the ball in the hands of his playmakers. Some of these guys catch it. Some take ...
Skills that KillA quarterbacks job is to get the ball in the hands of his playmakers. Some of these guys catch it. Some take ...
It was a tough weekend for our local teams in Blue Springs.Both Springfield Catholic and Nixa went 0-for-2 on the weekend, fo...
It was a tough weekend for our local teams in Blue Springs.Both Springfield Catholic and Nixa went 0-for-2 on the weekend, fo...
For the past four years we have had the privilege of watching the greatest wide receiver in the history of high school footba...
For the past four years we have had the privilege of watching the greatest wide receiver in the history of high school footba...
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The area's Class 4-5 athletes came to Jeff City for the state track meet.
The area's Class 3 athletes came to Jeff City for the state track meet.
Jeff City eliminated Nixa in the quarterfinal round in the Class 5 state tournament.
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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.