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Two words sum up Hannah Cook’s life right now.Roll Tide.“You hear it all the time, every day there,” laughe...
With a raucous student section and a fired-up Logan-Rogersville squad, the Ozark Tigers were walking into a proverbial buzzsa...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter getting their soccer legs under them in the first half, the...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
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...
In a matchup of two pitchers with NCAA D-I futures, Kickapoo’s Logan Wiley stole the show.The future Kansas State Wildc...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOzark High School has sent its fair share of athletes on to colle...
It was a refocused Lucas Harrell that went to work on the Florida practice fields with the Houston Astros in spring training ...
A new era in Ozark basketball got off to a good start Tuesday night, as the Lady Tigers won their season opener with ease ove...
Webb City's Mikaela Burgess took the Most Valuble Player honors for the COC Large girls this year. She was joined on the ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAbout four years ago in the Foster Natatorium locker room, the Oz...
As he starts his fifth season as head coach of the Ozark Lady Tiger tennis team, Greg Hannah believes that his girls have a c...
Kullen Carlock has no problem scoring.In his four years at Camdenton he’s done it better than almost everyone in school...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOzark coach Mike Essick got just what he expected in his club&rsq...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
Locked in a low-scoring struggle with Kickapoo, Ozark’s modest lead in the fourth quarter felt much bigger.The Tigers n...
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 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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWillard’s gameplan for homecoming success against Ozark was...
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 Ozark Tigers mauled the visiting Cardinals from St. Joseph Be...
The District Softball brackets are out. Click the links below to see who, where and when your school will be playing. These a...
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 14-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters:CLASS 6Rank, team...
As one of the most competitive teams in southwest Missouri, the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs tennis team came to play Tuesday night a...
Coach Becky Justis couldn’t quite hide her emotions after her Ozark Lady Tigers defeated Webb City in two sets Thursday...
Eight different Lady Tigers contributed Monday night to cruise to a 63-33 win over the Parkview Lady Vikings.CLICK HERE FOR P...
Even after waiting an hour and a half because of threatening weather, the Ozark Tigers were ready to roar when their game aga...
Despite shooting a dismal 10-28 from the free throw line, the Ozark Tigers were able to hold off Springfield Central 61-52 on...
The Ozark Lady Tigers have seen just about enough of Truman pitcher Paige Parker this fall. The Oklahoma-bound lefthander led...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIn two momentum-swinging plays, the Ozark Tig ers had appeared to...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIt was another rainy night at the Ozark Tigers’ home field ...
11 years ago, Sugar Bear coach Susan Brown, was asked by several local high school dance coaches to start a regional competit...
The Ozark Tigers used a 10-run inning to come back and defeat the Branson Pirates on Tuesday night, 14-10.CLICK HERE FOR PHOT...
It was a cold, wet Halloween night in the Ozarks as area high school football teams embarked upon the district playoffs. Half...
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 ...
The Ozark Lady Tigers beat the Branson Lady Pirates 10-0 Friday night to win the Class 4, District 11 title. The Lady Tigers ...
The offense was just as cold as the weather Tuesday night, as the Ozark Lady Tigers managed to get the only goal of the game ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter working their way back from a double-digit second-half defi...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe stands were packed at Branson’s softball field Monday n...
Fourteen area squads faced off in Republic on Saturday at the Republic Invitational. The Willard Tigers owned the day at the ...
It’s not very often when a program that has been to five consecutive Final Fours ends up looking for a new head coach.T...
Ozark won its season-opening softball game 10-0 over Lebanon behind Brittany Nimmo’s one-hitter over four innings to op...
The 2012 Ozarks Invitational swimming & diving meet was held on Saturday at the Foster Natatorium with 17 schools participati...
The Ozark School Board voted to hire Mark Schweitzer as the Head Boys Basketball Coach. Schweitzar replaces long time Ozark c...
This was supposed to be the year that Ozark Volleyball fell off.The Tigers graduated a stellar senior class featuring two all...
As district softball playoffs fire up this week around the state we are asking, "who is the area's best softball pla...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Ozark Lady Tigers (15-6; 3-0 COC) defeated the Branson Lady P...
The Ozark cross country girls and boys dominated Thursday at the Willard Highline Invitational, but medals were not the only ...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerHannah Cook scored 19 points to lead Ozark to an easy 72-18 win o...
Entering his 10th year as the Ozark boy’s tennis head coach, Greg Hannah has high hopes for his Tiger squad in 2014.&ld...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe battle for Class 4’s 126-pound championship turned into...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerJohn Oss had a flawless senior season on the mats for Ozark High ...
The Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Associating held its annual State competition this past weekend in Columbia. Several area t...
When trying to defend the Ozark attack, you’ve gotta pick your poison. That’s just the way coach Becky Justis and...
Coach Tom Davidson is starting his seventh year as the head coach of the Ozark Tigers. Before coaching the Tigers, Davidson w...
Hannah Cook became Ozark’s all-time leading scorer, but the Tigers could’ve used a few more points from her. Or a...
Sixth-seeded Mt. Vernon had designs on an upset of Ozark coming into Friday, but the Tigers’ depth and defensive pressu...
After trailing by more than 14 points in the second quarter, Republic’s young, scrappy team clawed their way back to fo...
Nixa High School’s cross country program accomplished a first on Tuesday. The Eagles won both the boys’ and girls...
A total of 27 local teams are ranked in the MBCA/MOSports.com 2013-14 preseason poll.Twelve boys teams are in the top 10 of t...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
Nixa placed five players on the All-Central Ozark Large First-Team Soccer Team. Carthage had the second most first-team selec...
The Kickapoo Chiefs defeated the Ozark Tigers, 78-64, on a night in which Kickapoo recognized some of its previous state cham...
Despite a strong push from Waynesville the Ash Grove cheerleading team prevailed in this week's O-Zone Poll Question, ask...
Teams like the 2012 Ozark Tigers don't come along every year. The red and white knocked out top ranked Lee's Summit W...
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...
Kiante Hardin took over the second quarter when he scored three touchdowns in three different ways as Webb City dominated on ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter nearly four months the high school basketball season has re...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player88 regular season wins in a row turned into 89, as the Webb City ...
Hannah Cook got things going for the Ozark High School girls basketball team Saturday night. And then she closed out the 55-4...
Coach Yancey Little had an outstanding 2012 season with a record of 27-7, taking runner-up honors at Class 4 state behind Tru...
The District soccer brackets have been released that involve schools from Southwest Missouri. Click name of the district belo...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerLike an older brother playing keep-away from a younger sibling, t...
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 ...
Long time Ozark boys' basketball coach Steve Hunter has resigned his position as head coach, according to Ozark Public In...
After finishing as the Class 4 state runner-up two years ago, it was a disappointing ending last fall when the Ozark High Sch...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
With three senior offensive linemen Ozark Head Coach Mark Bliss believes the Tigers are in position to bounce back following ...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOzark track star Daniel Anderson signed with Georgetown on Tuesda...
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...
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...
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...
The Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association have released their first regular season rankings. Hartville is the hig...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerBefore Wednesday’s Central Ozark Conference-Large Division ...
Nearly 5,000 people voted in our "best defensive player" poll question and it was Willow Springs senior linebacker ...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
The Ozark Tigers defeated the Harrison Goblins on Friday night, 66-64, in a wild scoring frenzy. Neither team would have more...
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...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.WEEK 2 ...
The Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association have released their All-State teams for all classes. All four teams a...
The big classes will decide their districts this week. Here is what to expect from the boys district battles.Class 4CLICK HER...
We often focus our attention on the offense in high school football, but this week we're turning to the defense. After tw...
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...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOzark’s Brittany Nimmo is constantly thinking ahead. She wa...
The Ozark Tigers defeated the Republic Tigers, 49-27, in a battle between COC-Large schools. Ozark took advantage of several ...
Willard led the way on the COC Large First-Team baseball team with four selections. Justin Atchison was honored as the Pitche...
State golf finished up on Tuesday with many great local performances.CLASS 4 - CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE RESULTS -- CLICK HERE ...
Prep teams around the Ozarks are making their final preparations with jamborees in football, volleyball and soccer. Below are...
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 Southwest Cross Country Coaches Association has released its postseason teams for all four classes. The complete teams ca...
Ozark took a good shot from Glendale on Tuesday night. The volleyball Tigers were a bit wobbled, but remained standing at the...
This is the first year of the inaugural Pink and White Lady Classic. It is a merger of the Pink and White Tournament and the ...
If the rest of the season is filled with games similar to the Ozark-Bolivar contest, then it is going to be one heck of a sea...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerRogersville’s Alec Palen says he thrives under conditions l...
Ozark and Truman met in the championship of the 23rd Annual Ozark Fall Softball Festival on Saturday. It was a rematch of las...
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...
The Sugar Bears hosted a Dance Team Invitational this past weekend. The O-Zone was there (CLICK HERE TO READ A STORY AND SEE ...
The Ozark Tigers have made it to the Final Four every year since 2009, when they won the championship. In Ivy Reynolds’...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Nixa Eagles lived to play another day while welcoming back a ...
Robert Richmond's 271 rushing yards and three touchdowns led Willard to a 55-24 win on Friday night that ended a 21-year ...
Five local players, including two from Republic, were named to the 2013 Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association...
There's nothing like Friday nights in the fall, and the student cheering section is a big reason for that. Last week we s...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOzark coach Yancy Little knows his team dodged a bullet.The Lady ...
It seems that nothing gets players fired up and ready for a game quite like a pregame ritual.In the case of Ozark's Carol...
Chad, Jordan, Hugh and Mike break down week 3 games around the Ozarks, including Mtn Grove at Ava, West Plains at Glendale, K...
We asked you the fans how conference races would play out around the Ozarks and below are the results. Three teams were predi...
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 OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings arebased on dominanc...
Next week the public will have its say in the “best dunk in the Ozarks” poll. O-Zone is calling for nominees for ...
Republic and Walnut Grove continue their reign atop the Power Rankings this week. Three teams that were previously unranked j...
It seems that nothing gets players fired up and ready for a game quite like a pregame ritual.In the case of Ozark's Carol...
The Branson girls rode a 1-2 finish from sisters Torri and Adeline Holder on Tuesday to claim the COC Large Cross Country tea...
After a rain filled morning and a sunny afternoon, the first day of men’s state tennis competition at Cooper Tennis Com...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe State quarterfinals were decided on Saturday when the Ozark L...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerComing into Friday night’s game, the 7th ranked Ozark Tiger...
Prep teams around the Ozarks are making their final preparations with jamborees in football, volleyball and soccer. Below are...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIn this week's O-Zone poll question we asked "which area...
The Ozark Lady Tigers and Carl Junction Lady Bulldogs faced off for the Ozark Shootout Championship on Saturday afternoon in ...
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, ...
Gouged, shredded, burned, ran over. There are plenty of terms you could pull from the thesaurus to describe what the Republic...
Hugh, Jordan, Mike and Chris break down a full slate of action around the Ozarks Friday night. Topics include Lebanon and Cam...
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 ...
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 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 PlayerWith their neighboring town locations and high-end "keeping...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 team...
The Grin Action Classic All-Star volleyball tournament will take place on Saturday, June 7 at Parkview. The tournament featur...
After clawing back from 2-0 deficit, the Lady Tigers weren’t able to hold off the Harrison (Ark.) Lady Goblins and thei...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAbout four years ago in the Foster Natatorium locker room, the Oz...
Here are the all-district teams from several tournaments of local interest.CLICK HERE FOR WOMEN'S SOCCER PHOTOSClass 3, D...
Ozark’s stand-out center fielder started her love of the game at an early age.“I started playing in the yard with...
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...
Ned Reynolds caught up with Ozark volleyball coach Becky Justis this week to discuss the Lady Tigers' 20-4 start to the s...
The Ozark Tigers have made it to the Final Four every year since 2009, when they won the championship. In Ivy Reynolds’...
Just as Ozark was ready to commence their post-game handshakes and celebrate the first win of the regular season, Kickapoo pu...
Parkview survived a fourth-quarter surge to hold off the Ozark Tigers for a road win Tuesday night, 61-53.It was the Vikings&...
It was night to remember for Nixa sophomore Joey Clem and the Nixa Eagles, as they defeated county rivals Ozark 3-0 Tuesday n...
Austin Ruder finished his high school career the way he started it.Knocking down threes.The Missouri State signee hit six tre...
Trevyor Fisher’s inaugural run at Republic has been a good one.Back in December Republic won the Gold Division of the 6...
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...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
From Fall to Spring every high school strives for winning sports programs. We've picked out 10 of the best and are asking...
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...
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...
On the week of sectionals and state quarterfinals the Ozarks Sports Zone team asks, "Who is the area's best softball...
The 2013 Blue and Gold Tournament kicks off on Dec. 26 on the campus of Missouri State. The brackets can be found below.CLICK...
The Ozark Lady Tigers tennis team will have no problem filling spots this year with 31 girls out, but the problem lies in lac...
The Republic Invitational saw many wrestlers achieving their first varsity tournament win on Saturday. The Willard Tigers won...
Hannah Cook became Ozark’s all-time leading scorer, but the Tigers could’ve used a few more points from her. Or a...
Ivy Reynolds had no ever faced such a pressure-filled free throw situation before.She aced her first test.The Ozark senior, f...
Despite a strong push from Waynesville the Ash Grove cheerleading team prevailed in this week's O-Zone Poll Question, ask...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 team...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerHannah Cook scored 19 points to lead Ozark to an easy 72-18 win o...
The Grin Iron Classic senior all-star football game rosters have been released.The game will be played Friday, June 6 at JFK ...
The Grin Action Classic All-Star volleyball tournament will take place on Saturday, June 7 at Parkview. The tournament featur...
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...
Congratulations to the Ozark Cheerleading team on winning the week 4 Ozarks Sports Zone poll questions. Final results are bel...
Rogersville and Branson locked up in what proved to be the best game of the Blue Bracket Quarterfinals, as the Wildcats beat ...
BEST PHOTOS OF WEEK 5TOP FAN PHOTOS OF WEEK 5FULL WEEK 5 SCOREBOARDGame of the NightSigh of relief for Webb City as the Cardi...
This is the first year of the inaugural Pink and White Lady Classic. It is a merger of the Pink and White Tournament and the ...
Willard found a rugged, aggressive style of basketball to be in its favor against COC-Large foe Ozark on Friday night.PHOTOS:...
The Marionville Lady Comets could not afford to have a cold night shooting against a much-deeper and much-larger Ozark squad,...
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...
We take a closer look at the week 6 high school football action around the Ozarks, including a at least four top 10 ranked te...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the five no...
Just a week after winning the Ozark Conference golf championship, Glendale junior Sun Young Jung captured a district champion...
Football practice began on Monday, which kicks off just over two weeks of predictions and previews before things begin to get...
The Branson Pirates rallied to defeat the Ozark Tigers 43-30 on homecoming night in Branson. It was a game of two halves, wit...
When trying to defend the Ozark attack, you’ve gotta pick your poison. That’s just the way coach Becky Justis and...
With the season just underway around the state we're asking, "who will be this season's girls basketball MVP?&qu...
The Glendale Soccer Falcons exploded onto the field tonight at Cooper 2, looking to avenge last year’s loss to the Ozar...
The Ozark Lady Tigers beat the Branson Lady Pirates 10-0 Friday night to win the Class 4, District 11 title. The Lady Tigers ...
Branson owned the day at Republic High School on Thursday afternoon as the Lady Pirates captured the singles, doubles and tea...
A local duo of coaches is looking into the possibility of starting high school boys volleyball in the area. Becky Justis, the...
The O-Zone team reflects on week 1 games around the Ozarks. Elza Evans blew up for Lebanon, Tony Grant dominated for Kickapoo...
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...
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...
Amidst a cool breeze, runners from teams representing 27 local schools competed in four varsity races at the Nixa Cross Count...
Rosters are out for the 36th annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic, set for Saturday, June 8 at Baptist Bible College in S...
Long time Ozark boys' basketball coach Steve Hunter has resigned his position as head coach, according to Ozark Public In...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOn the gridiron… There is no substitute for strength, and ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWhen Ozark volleyball takes the court Saturday for the final time...
A memorial fund has been set up for former Ozark High School athletic standout Thomas Ligon. The Arkansas State senior track ...
The Kickapoo Chiefs defeated the Ozark Tigers, 78-64, on a night in which Kickapoo recognized some of its previous state cham...
Next week the public will have its say in the “best dunk in the Ozarks” poll. O-Zone is calling for nominees for ...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
Two words sum up Hannah Cook’s life right now.Roll Tide.“You hear it all the time, every day there,” laughe...
The final MBCA/MoSports coaches poll has been released with not many changes from last week's poll.The area's hold on...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
The Willard Tigers went on an offensive barrage in the second half to defeat Ozark 7-2 on Tuesday night.For Willard coach Tim...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerNixa- Oark, the Backyard Brawl is one of the area's most inte...
Just a week after winning the Ozark Conference golf championship, Glendale junior Sun Young Jung captured a district champion...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe battle for Class 4’s 126-pound championship turned into...
Ozark is still No. 1, but there was a lot of movement behind the Tigers as Fair Grove has climbed up to No. 3 this week week ...
All season long, the Nixa Eagles have been attacking opposing pitchers. Monday’s Class 5 District 11 semifinal game aga...
The third statewide media poll has been released.The local Class 5's remained realitively steady this week with Camdenton...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.WEEK 2 ...
The Ozark Tigers defeated the Harrison Goblins on Friday night, 66-64, in a wild scoring frenzy. Neither team would have more...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOzark coach Mike Essick got just what he expected in his club&rsq...
Parkview routed the Ozark Tigers on the road, 15-3, in six innings Monday night. The Vikings smashed three home runs and drew...
The Nixa Eagles (6-7, 2-1) defeated the Ozark Tigers (11-5, 2-1) in a COC battle, 4-3, on Tuesday night, snapping Ozark&rsquo...
The big classes will decide their districts this week. Here is what to expect from the boys district battles.Class 4CLICK HER...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
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...
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 ...
In high school softball, the best players can often be found in the circle or behind the plate.Here are 14 of the area’...
In high school softball, the best players can often be found in the circle or behind the plate.Here are 14 of the area’...
On offense all the skill position guys get the headlines, and defensively, we always hear about the back seven. Not today. We...
On offense all the skill position guys get the headlines, and defensively, we always hear about the back seven. Not today. We...
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...
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...
A new season gives ground for new stars and new names to emerge, but what about some of those we followed a year ago?Here&rsq...
A new season gives ground for new stars and new names to emerge, but what about some of those we followed a year ago?Here&rsq...
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...
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-...
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 ...
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...
Catch a complete look at the White Division of the Pink & White below.COMPLETE WHITE BRACKET - CLICK HEREPINK BRACKET BRE...
Catch a complete look at the White Division of the Pink & White below.COMPLETE WHITE BRACKET - CLICK HEREPINK BRACKET BRE...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 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 juniors to ...
We are less than two weeks away from the start of the 2013 volleyball season. Here are some of the area's top juniors 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 ...
Party CrashersOffense may put butts in seats, but defense wins championships. These guys anchor their squads defense, be it t...
Party CrashersOffense may put butts in seats, but defense wins championships. These guys anchor their squads defense, be it t...
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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College of the Ozarks hosted Southern Baptist University for a volleyball exhibition Tuesday.
Kickapoo topped Nixa Tuesday in a rematch of last year's Class 4, District 10 championship soccer game.
Reeds Spring topped Nixa in extra's Tuesday afternoon.
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Each week the O-Zone staff will rank the top 10 area football teams based on dominance by class, aka how they stack up pound-for-pound with the other schools in their respective class.  Week 1 Roundup Monday Rewind: Carl Junction announces presence
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Each week the O-Zone staff will rank the top 10 area football teams based on dominance by class, aka how they stack up pound-for-pound with the other schools in their respective class.    1. Lamar (C2) – Domination would be an understate