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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 Marshfield girls are heading to the Final Four after beating Republic 49-45 behind Kansas commit Lauren Aldridge’s ...
Coming off a 5-6 season, including a district win, the Republic Tigers look to take the next step in the COC Large under new ...
Here are the all-district teams from several tournaments of local interest.CLICK HERE FOR WOMEN'S SOCCER PHOTOSClass 3, D...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSara Marcotte made a sheepish confession to her head coach at hal...
It was a good old-fashioned pitchers' duel Tuesday afternoon, as the Republic Tigers shutout Hillcrest to keep the Hornet...
Long distance running runs in the family for Republic’s Ryan Way.It was in the eighth grade that Ryan found out his fat...
A ten-run deficit in high school baseball is almost insurmountable.Almost.Consider the Republic Tigers an exception to that, ...
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...
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 Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAlice Heinzler just wants to win.Basketball, NBA 2K13, or even ju...
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...
2014 Mr. Show-Me Basketball Jordan Barnett validated his title Sunday afternoon.The University of Texas signee scored a game-...
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...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The newly combined Pink and White Lady Classic fires up Wednesday December 26th at Drury University and ru...
Legendary Ozarks basketball coach Gary Stanfield will retire after a careerspanning 4 decades, including 568 wins and a state...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
It took a while for the Central Bulldogs to stake a lead against the Republic Tigers but once they did they never relinquishe...
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...
Last week we asked, "who was this season's boys basketball MVP?" The results are in and you the fans went with ...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
For the second straight season, Logan-Rogersville and Republic will meet for the Class 4, District 11 title. Each prevailed i...
The 2013 Blue and Gold Tournament kicks off on Dec. 26 on the campus of Missouri State. The brackets can be found below.CLICK...
Republic jumped ahead early on Bolivar Friday night, as the Tigers and held on to beat the Liberators, 9-4.The Tigers shutout...
After its second boys' title in school history, the Republic Tigers received some postseason honors on Thursday.Republic ...
The Republic Invitational saw many wrestlers achieving their first varsity tournament win on Saturday. The Willard Tigers won...
The Republic Lady Tigers volleyball team advanced to the state sectional round of playoffs in 2012, something the program has...
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 PlayerFor the No. 2 seeded Republic Tigers (7-1) it was a business-like...
The Nixa Eagles made history on Monday by beating Republic 60-56 in the Gold Division championship to win their unprecedented...
Streaks are meant to be broken; even streaks that have lasted eleven years.Willard defeated Republic 22-21 on Friday night, s...
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&#...
The Willard Lady Tigers beat the Republic Lady Tigers, coming back from five scoreless innings and a Republic lead of 6-0 at ...
Congratulations to the Ozark Cheerleading team on winning the week 4 Ozarks Sports Zone poll questions. Final results are bel...
With a can of silly string in his right hand, Republic senior Austin Beckner couldn’t help but exude a little swagger.J...
Number 10The juggernaut that is Webb City wins its fourth straight state title. Meanwhile, Lamar rolls to its 3rd scoring the...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Missouri Basketball Coaches Association has released its thir...
Southwest Missouri is home to many great track athletes, so this week we are asking who is the best girls track athlete? We h...
Republic held off a fourth quarter run by Strafford to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pink and White Lady Classic, defea...
The Carthage Tigers struck early against Republic by thriving on special teams miscues and held on late in the fourth quarter...
BEST PHOTOS OF WEEK 5TOP FAN PHOTOS OF WEEK 5FULL WEEK 5 SCOREBOARDGame of the NightSigh of relief for Webb City as the Cardi...
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...
The Missouri soccer coaches have released their 2014 all-state teams. See the area's honorees below and click the links f...
Football practice began on Monday, which kicks off just over two weeks of predictions and previews before things begin to get...
While celebrating senior night, the Lady Pirates made quick work of their opponents in the doubles matches. Branson won sever...
Branson owned the day at Republic High School on Thursday afternoon as the Lady Pirates captured the singles, doubles and tea...
The Republic Lady Tigers started play on Saturday morning with their eyes on a championship shot in the Springfield Invitatio...
The Missouri Football Coaches Association has released its All-State teams. Click the link for the corrseponding class below ...
Here’s a recap of Class 1, 3 and 4 state golf after Monday’s rounds in SWMO and SEMO.Click here for coverage on C...
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 PlayerA 79th minute goal by freshman Kaylen Kennedy clinched the first ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerCarthage stole the show at the 45th Annual Kinloch Wrestling Tour...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
Amidst a cool breeze, runners from teams representing 27 local schools competed in four varsity races at the Nixa Cross Count...
The Mt. Vernon Lady Mountaineers captured first-place honors at the Bolivar Lady Golf Invitational Tournament on a hot and hu...
Rosters are out for the 36th annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic, set for Saturday, June 8 at Baptist Bible College in S...
Branson’s running game sealed the deal against Republic in a 28-12 win Friday night. Senior halfback Jordan Bailey shou...
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...
Branson took their undefeated record to Republic Tuesday night, in a Central Ozark Conference-Large Division matchup. The Pir...
With a trio of 6-footers, the Kickapoo High School volleyball team used height to their advantage on Tuesday night against Re...
First Day Results from the 42d Annual Price Cutter Holiday Tournament. Championship game is Sunday, 3:00 pm at Meador Park.Va...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Republic Tigers got some early and late offense, and solid pi...
Branson took their undefeated record to Republic Tuesday night, in a Central Ozark Conference-Large Division matchup. The Pir...
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 ...
Here’s a recap of Class 1, 3 and 4 state golf after Monday’s rounds in SWMO and SEMO.Click here for coverage on C...
Twelve schools descended on JFK for the Class 4 - District 6 track meet. The Nixa boys and Kickapoo girls came away with the ...
The Missouri Soccer Coaches have released their All-Region teams. See all the teams involving area schools below.Class 3 Boys...
With the high school basketball season starting this week we're asking "who will be this season's boys basketbal...
The Republic Tigers offense reached 40 points again, this time giving them a 10-ten point victory, 40-30, over the Marshfield...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWe asked you the fan, "Who was this season's boys basket...
Last week Strafford's Blake Alexander was voted the best boys track athlete in the area, this week it is the girls' t...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerClass 4 BoysNormandy 74, Sikeston 72 F/OTIn a sloppy game highlig...
Each season the O-Zone brings in area athletes to shoot SportsCenter-type commercials. This winter saw many creative and ente...
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 big classes will decide their districts this week. Here is what to expect from the boys district battles.Class 4CLICK HER...
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Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerA loss over winter break motivated Republic’s Tanner Willis...
It wasn't pretty, but the Republic Tigers will once again be playing for the championship of its own tournament after def...
MBCA/MOsports Ranking Staff2012-2013 MBCA/MOsports Pre-SeasonGirls Basketball PollThe MBCA/MOsports Basketball poll is select...
This week's O-Zone Poll Question asked "Who is the area's best girls soccer goal scorer." At least a dozen ...
The second edition of the O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boys and ...
We've reached the midway point of the high school girls soccer season in Missouri and are starting to see who the top pla...
The Missouri High School Activities Association recognizes 16 activities, a few of which are not officially sanctioned sports...
It was a Central Ozark Conference Tiger matchup Thursday night, as Ozark played host to Republic. When the dust settled on th...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Ozark Tigers have had no problems getting runners on base thi...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Ozark Lady Tigers matched the Lady Lions physical play from w...
Bringing in schools across the state, the Girls Night Out track and field meet at JFK Stadium provides huge amount of talent ...
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 Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame announced its 28th induction class Tuesday afternoon at Mediacom Ice Park. The six-p...
The Glendale Falcons have a long tradition of success in boy’s golf with state titles in 1975 and 2007. Those winning w...
Last week we asked which area school has the best dance team and after over 3,400 votes the Willard Tigerettes came out on to...
The final MBCA/MoSports coaches poll has been released with several changes from last week's poll.Waynesville's reign...
The Republic boys' basketball team is off to a big start in its quest to defend its Missouri Class 4 state championship, ...
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...
Last season, Republic’s wake-up call en route to a Class 4 state championship was a 19-point loss to Willard. This seas...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
The Gold Division provides a more wide open field than the Blue because of its parity. Multiple state ranked teams, a pair of...
Today is National Football Signing Day. Many student-athletes throughout the Ozarks will put pen to paper and commit to play ...
Republic wrestling qualified six for the State Tournament last season. The Tigers return three of those qualifiers this seaso...
The Ozark Tigers defeated the Republic Tigers, 49-27, in a battle between COC-Large schools. Ozark took advantage of several ...
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&...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player2012 was an incredible year for sports in the Ozarks with so many...
As far as Senior Nights go, Keaton Presley’s will be tough to beat.The Willard senior blasted two home runs, including ...
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 big classes will decide their districts this week. Here is what to expect from the girls district battles.Which area coll...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll saw Waynesville jump four spots to No. 4 in Class 5 off of the strength of la...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Republic Lady Tigers did their best to hold off Nixa. Eventua...
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...
Missing a dependable, experienced starter like Logan Middleton might cause problems for most teams.The Nixa Eagles didn&rsquo...
Over the previous three seasons, it would be an understatement to say that Republic volleyball has developed a winning tradit...
After a very solid season in 2013 that took many by surprise, the Republic Lady Tigers softball squad has nothing but high ex...
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...
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 PlayerMarcus Miller said he had never made a game-winning shot before. ...
The Southwest Cross Country Coaches Association has released its All-Region team for all four classes.Click the links to see ...
The Republic Lady Tigers win Monday night against Central Ozark Conference opponent, the Branson Lady Pirates, 58-46.Republic...
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...
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how many hits you have, but instead what you do with those hits.Monett could only muster tw...
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 biggest changes in this week Missouri Basketball Coaches Asso...
The Republic Lady Tigers came back after halftime to take down the visiting Mountain View-Birch Trett Liberty Lady Eagles on ...
Republic softball is starting a freshman at pitcher this season, but when you watch Rachel Rook pitch it is hard to tell that...
Ned caught up with Republic soccer coach Mike Hines to talk about his program. Click the video above for the entire interview...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Last week we asked who will be the season's boys basketball MVP and Hillcrest's Austin Petry won t...
If you were to compare Ozark leadoff hitter Hailee Vigneaux to an MLB player, an in-his-prime Ichiro Suzuki would’ve be...
Republic coach Kris Flood’s been around long enough to know that losing key seniors opens up opportunities for younger ...
Entering the final stretch of the league schedule, there’s now a sole leader in the COC-Large Division girls’ rac...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
The Missouri Football Coaches Association released its all-state teams for the 2013 season Friday afternoon. Several Southwes...
Southwest Missouri has become a hotbed for girls basketball, including numerous state championships over the past decaded. Th...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
Southwest Missouri produced six champions at the Monett Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOSMonett’s ...
You could call the 2013 campaign for Republic the standard of average -- rolling off a 10-10 record in a season that ended wi...
The first edition of the 2014 O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boys ...
The Carthage Tigers, competing in the Class 2 state championships this weekend in Blue Springs, led all Central Ozark Confere...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOn Saturday, the legendary 1962-63 Republic boys basketball team ...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
The first football Friday in the Ozarks featured a raucus set of games. From shut outs to conference matchups to upsets, ther...
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...
After trailing by more than 14 points in the second quarter, Republic’s young, scrappy team clawed their way back to fo...
Every game the Republic Lady Tigers play sees them getting better and better. Monday at home, which happened to be their firs...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerNed Reynolds went out to Republic to chat with head girls coach K...
Republic coach Piper Wright was expecting the intensity level of her Lady Tigers to be turned up a notch following their loss...
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...
The 2013-14 Missouri all-state basketball teams and final polls as selected by a statewide panel of Missouri sportswriters an...
The 2013-14 Missouri all-state basketball teams and final polls as selected by a statewide panel of Missouri sportswriters an...
Fresh off a convincing win against Marshfield on Tuesday to lock up the COC Small Division crown, the Bolivar Liberators turn...
The Vikings used five pitchers to win 3-1 in Wednesday night’s non-conference matchup against the Republic Tigers. The ...
The Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Associating held its annual State competition this past weekend in Columbia. Several area t...
As 2012 draws to an end we reflect back on another exciting year of Show-Me State sports. Friday December 21st we will announ...
The Republic Tigers (3-0) defeated the Hillcrest Hornets (3-1) 69-55 to take first place in the 49th Annual Republic Invitati...
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, ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter quite a wait, one school will finally get to hang a “...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOn Saturday, the legendary 1962-63 Republic boys basketball team ...
The Republic boys' basketball team is off to a big start in its quest to defend its Missouri Class 4 state championship, ...
Waynesville and Republic did battle for the Rogersville Tournament Championship on Saturday night in a game that could not be...
Chris Kendrix helped carry Willard to a share of the COC Large title and all the way to the Class 5 quarterfinals. As a resul...
The area's wrestlers punched their tickets to next weekend's State Tournament in Columbia on Saturday.See the results...
Wichita State head basketball coach George Marshall often told his Shockers to ‘play angry’ during their Final Fo...
State runner-up Ozark led the way for the All-Central Ozark Large softball team with three first-team selections. Webb City h...
The All-Southwest Region Teams have been released for all Classes. Find all four classes here. Click the athletes name for ph...
You’ll be hard pressed to find a coach that doesn’t like a postgame Gatorade bath.Ozark’s Tom Davidson is n...
There aren’t many guys on Republic that you can leave open.And Brock Yocum is one of them.The junior guard buried four ...
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...
Ivy Reynolds has had quite the run in her four years at Ozark.As a Lady Tiger, she has a trio of Final Four appearances and C...
Republic coach Kris Flood’s been around long enough to know that losing key seniors opens up opportunities for younger ...
Republic High School finds itself in the Class 4 Final Four for the second straight year, this time with the boys’ team...
Alec Palen claimed back-to-back titles at the Ozark Invitational, as the Rogersville senior shot a 71 to win individual honor...
Webb City's Mikaela Burgess took the Most Valuble Player honors for the COC Large girls this year. She was joined on the ...
Ozark was the only school with multiple first-team selections to the COC-Large All-Conference volleyball team. The Lady Tiger...
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 PlayerGarrett Metscher is a gamer.The bigger the stage, the more the Re...
Republic jumped ahead early on Bolivar Friday night, as the Tigers and held on to beat the Liberators, 9-4.The Tigers shutout...
As his coach later noted, whenever lefty Canyon Smith shoots it, you feel pretty good about the ball going in. And after Smit...
There were many familiar faces and teams out front at the Catholic XC Meet on Tuesday that saw more than 1,000 runners pick t...
Missouri State played host to 29 high school bands from all over Missouri and surrounding states Saturday in the Ozarko Invit...
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 Missouri Basketball Coaches Association has released its fourth statewide basketball rankings.The Nixa boys are on top of...
Like brother, like sister.After older brother Clayton placed first in a sectional tournament at Marshfield Country Club last ...
Waynesville made one more jump this week up to the top spot in Class 5 for the first time this season. The Tigers remain the ...
As district softball playoffs fire up this week around the state we are asking, "who is the area's best softball pla...
The top four teams remain the same this week as Republic, Walnut Grove, Crane and West Plains continue to roll.1. Republic, 1...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the...
Every time the Hillcrest Hornets seemed ready to erase Republic’s lead, the Tigers had an answer.A 3-point halftime lea...
The Republic Tigers played an up and down match before defeating the Mountain Grove Panthers, 2-1.CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOSThe La...
Republic won the Class 4 girls state championship last season and could be poised for another run. Despite playing a much big...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll sees Repbulic continue its reign as the Class 4 No. 1 team. Hillcrest slips f...
The Republic Lady Tigers edged the Webb City Lady Cardinals 67-62 at home Thursday night in overtime, in a COC-Large game tha...
For nearly two-and-a-half quarters, the West Plains Zizzers had Republic, the state's No. 1 ranked team in Missouri Class...
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 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. ...
Hugh Keeton, Jordan Burton, Kai Raymer and Mike Scott break down the big games coming up Friday night around the Ozarks.Full ...
In a battle between the Lady Tigers, Republic utilized two late offensive runs in both sets to edge by COC-Large rival Willar...
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...
Several teams are off to 2-0 starts to the football season this fall, including a handful of squads that maybe weren't ex...
Only one retired jersey from a Drury women’s basketball player hangs on the walls of the O’Reilly Family Event Ce...
Gouged, shredded, burned, ran over. There are plenty of terms you could pull from the thesaurus to describe what the Republic...
Chad, Jordan, Hugh and Mike break down week 3 games around the Ozarks, including Mtn Grove at Ava, West Plains at Glendale, K...
The White Division is the most intriguing bracket of any holiday tournament in the area, boys or girls. Like the Pink side, t...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe 2013 MSHSAA golf championships are under way. Here’s a ...
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....
Republic’s team identity might be that the Tigers don’t have one.Whether it’s going inside to their post pl...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe top four teams remained the same in this week's girls bas...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Republic Lady Tigers cashed in on repeated Branson turnovers ...
The Branson girls rode a 1-2 finish from sisters Torri and Adeline Holder on Tuesday to claim the COC Large Cross Country tea...
The inaugural "1 Awards", a joint venture by Ozarks Sports Zone and the Springfield Sports Commission as a celebrat...
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...
Republic jumped out in front with a five-run third inning, highlighted by Nathan Strobel’s three-run homer, and held on...
For the past four months we’ve watched local boys basketball teams evolve, grow and for Eminence and Republic, become s...
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 PlayerSPRINGFIELD, MO - It was a wet and wild Friday night of high scho...
As the new year begins and wrestling really heats up we turn our attention to the mats. The Ozarks features several state cha...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Pirate’s Senior midfielder Wyatt Davis put on an absolute show, scoring the hat trick in Branson’s win over Repub...
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...
As the new year begins and wrestling really heats up we turn our attention to the mats. The Ozarks features several state cha...
The top four remained the same in this week's power rankings, but changes were abundant behind those top teams. No team N...
Next week's O-Zone Poll Question is one of tremendous pride. We're giving every school in the Ozarks a chance to hold...
The Gold Division provides a more wide open field than the Blue because of its parity. Multiple state ranked teams, a pair of...
Branson took their undefeated record to Republic Tuesday night, in a Central Ozark Conference-Large Division matchup. The Pir...
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 ...
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...
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’...
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?...
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’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...
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...
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...
The final weekend of high school basketball (go ahead, shed a tear) features two local teams playing in Columbia for state ch...
The final weekend of high school basketball (go ahead, shed a tear) features two local teams playing in Columbia for state ch...
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...
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...
Sometimes, it’s pretty easy to figure out who the really good teams will be before the season even starts.In the fall, ...
Sometimes, it’s pretty easy to figure out who the really good teams will be before the season even starts.In the fall, ...
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...
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...
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 it is Class 4's turn.CLASS 5 DISTRICT ...
This week we are looking at the area football districts and what they offer. Today it is Class 4's turn.CLASS 5 DISTRICT ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 16th ranked Drury women improved to 7-2 with an 89-50 win over visiting Central Methodist Thursday.
The Bolivar girls picked up a big road win over Lebanon.
Branson hosted a wrestling triangular Tuesday with Rogersville and Glendale.
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Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent success are factors in determining the top 10. 1. Crane (C2: 8-0) – The Lady Pirates aren’t just the best team in Class
The second statewide MBCA/MOSports.com girls basketball poll is out with 10 area teams ranked across the five classes. The big mover this is the two-time defending champion Walnut Grove Lady Tigers. Walnut Grove moves up to No. 1 this week after debuting
The second MBCA/MOsports.com boys basketball poll has been released and there are nine area teams ranked across the five classes. The Ozarks is well represented with Crane, Osceola, Gainesville and Hartville sitting at Nos. 2-5 in Class 2 with Greenfield
The first statewide girls basketball coaches poll is out with 13 area teams ranked across the five classes.