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The Kickapoo Chiefs finally found Edyn King. And the freshman found the back of the net with a top-notch boot. King scored ha...
To say that Springfield Catholic’s Clint Jung quickly picked up the game of tennis would be an understatement.Before en...
Rogersville, Buffalo and Reeds Spring finished tied atop the COC Small volleyball standings. As a result, those three schools...
Hoping there was no carryover from Tuesday night’s loss to Rogersville, the Marshfield Lady Jays (13-10-1, 4-3) fought ...
We've reached the midway point of the high school girls soccer season in Missouri and are starting to see who the top pla...
We are nearing the midpoint of the girls soccer season and several teams have emerged as contenders. This week we focus on th...
The final regular season statewide coaches baseball rankings have been released.Catholic continues to be the only SW Missouri...
After a ho-hum first half, the Nixa Lady Eagles and Springfield Catholic Lady Irish made it an exciting finish, with the home...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe 91st version of the Aldo Sebben Relays at Missouri State was ...
Winter weather has once again forced the cancellation or postponement of several athletic events in the Ozarks. If you have i...
The second statewide coaches baseball rankings have been released.Southwest Missouri has 13 teams ranked in the top 10 across...
The 27th class of the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame was enshrined Tuesday night at University Plaza in downtown Spring...
Southwest Missouri has a talented crop of new coaches this fall ranging from first time head coaches to hall of fame veterans...
The Nixa Lady Eagles, playing at state for the first time in program history, landed a conference-best eight players on the 2...
Each week the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. Factors include overall...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe 2013 MSHSAA golf championships are under way. Here’s a ...
A cold and soggy night in the Ozarks saw as many turnovers as touchdowns and a whopping nine shutouts. Below is a recap of th...
We are just over two months away from the 2nd Annual “1 Awards” banquet on July 29 at the Ramada Oasis Convention...
The Missouri Soccer Coaches have released their All-Region teams.In the Class 3 SW Region, Glendale's Kasey Opfer and Nix...
The Ash Grove Pirates bolted to a big lead early at Springfield Catholic on Tuesday night, but had to fend off a spirited com...
The Missouri Soccer Coaches have released their All-Region teams.In the Class 3 SW Region, Glendale's Kasey Opfer and Nix...
Each week the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. Factors include overall...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Springfield Catholic Fightin’ Irish got off to a good s...
The Ash Grove Lady Pirates were well on their way to winning their third Strafford Volleyfest championship in the past four y...
All-district honorees Emma Thomas and Chelsea Collins look to lead the way for an improved Springfield Catholic girls’ ...
The Springfield Catholic Fightin' Irish are three wins from their third straight class 1 state soccer championship. Despi...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSPRINGFIELD, MO - And the list is cut to 11... 11 undefeated Sout...
Several teams in the Ozarks played their first conference games of the seasons. All the liveliness from the area's league...
The big class track athletes punched their tickets to the tickets to the state track meet on Saturday. A total of 135 athlete...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
The Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association released the 2013 all-state teams in class 1-5.2013 MHSBCA CLASS 1 ALL ...
It’s safe to call the Catholic High School boys’ soccer program a dynasty. The Fightin’ Irish have put toge...
On an emotional night that featured the Catholic girls’ Senior Night as well as being the last game ever to be played i...
We asked you the fans how conference races would play out around the Ozarks and below are the results. Three teams were predi...
The Springfield Catholic Fightin’ Irish baseball team won their ninth straight game Tuesday afternoon, defeating Ash Gr...
The Springfield Catholic Lady Irish opened their season with an impressive 60-49 win over Stockton at the O’Reilly Fami...
After 34 straight wins, Micah Klousia’s perfect season came to an end Saturday afternoon, as the Glendale junior lost t...
Coach Jason Daugherty says he’s most concerned right now with whether or not his team is “playing the right way.&...
It was a cold, wet Halloween night in the Ozarks as area high school football teams embarked upon the district playoffs. Half...
Cameron Skornia’s 156 rushing yards and four touchdowns led Springfield Catholic to a 42-20 win over Fair Grove on Frid...
Ozarks Sports Zone looks back on the best photos of the 2012-13 season, highlighting a different area school each day this su...
The pregame strategy was to get halftime unscathed and then regroup.Playing into a cold, heavy wind, Catholic was about 10 mi...
It was another exciting week of football in the Ozarks on Friday. Catch results of all of the action below.PICTURES: 100 BEST...
The Springfield Catholic Lady Irish rode out a handful of late rallies by the Ash Grove Pirates to stay undefeated on the sea...
The COC Small had two Final Four participants in Rogersville and Catholic and claimed seven of the 12 first-team spots betwee...
Cody Canote isn’t fazed by crowds, at this point he’s seen it before.The Hollister senior, who finished seventh i...
Rogersville was always a few steps (and points) ahead of Buffalo in Tuesday’s Class 3, District 10 title game.The Wildc...
The Springfield Catholic Fightin’ Irish soccer team defeated Carl Junction 3-0 Tuesday night at Catholic, ending a nine...
Each week the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. Factors include overall...
Glendale defender Kate Arthur closed a wild night of soccer on Wednesday with a game-winning penalty kick goal, sending her s...
Drury Baseball has added three players to its 2014-15 roster, head coach Scott Nasby announced on Friday.Joining the Panthers...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe bleachers at Knights of Columbus Field were overflowing with ...
We take a look at all the action from week 3 of high school football in the Ozarks.FULL WEEK 3 SCOREBOARDBEST OF WEEK 3 PHOTO...
Several teams in the Ozarks played their first conference games of the seasons. All the liveliness from the area's league...
Week 2 of high school football around the Ozarks saw several blowouts. Six teams pitched shutouts. Eight more squads scored 5...
Longtime Branson head coach Steve Hancock takes over a Catholic team that finished 5-6 last season.Head Coach: Steve Hancock ...
MSHSAA has released its week 1 district standings. Here you will find the standings for districts that have schools from Sout...
Ozarks Sports Zone looks back on the best photos of the 2013-14 season, highlighting a different area school each day this su...
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...
Tom Guinn’s hunch was correct.With the Catholic offense getting off to another slow start but dominating possession, Gu...
The fourth statewide baseball coaches rankings have been released.There are 14 area teams ranked this week led by six in Clas...
The final regular season statewide coaches baseball rankings have been released.Catholic continues to be the only SW Missouri...
The Springfield Catholic Fightin’ Irish came out blazing in their first ever game in the new O’Reilly Family Athl...
It was senior night for many teams around the state of Missouri and the regular season finale for all. A lot of crazy things ...
While we've dubbed this the "Year of the Quarterback" one must remember a passer is only good as his receivers....
SPRINGFIELD, MO - This week's Ozarks Sports Zone poll question focuse on the area's best on the volleyball court. We&...
The Springfield Catholic Fightin’ Irish came up with a huge Central Ozark Conference-Small Division win Tuesday night a...
Statewide high school football preseason rankings, as compiled by a 13-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters:CLASS 1...
Senior guard Lauren Aldridge was named the COC-Small Player of the Year for the 2013-14 season. Her coach, Shelly Jones, rece...
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...
Everybody has one good sport or a couple, but we wanted to know "Which area school had the best sports year?" Ozark...
There's nothing like Friday nights in the fall, and the student cheering section is a big reason for that. Last week we s...
The Mount Vernon Lady Mountaineers outlasted the Springfield Catholic Lady Irish 57-52 in a Saturday afternoon clash at Catho...
The MHSBCA have released their 2014 all-state teams. See the area's honorees below and click the links for the full teams...
Tuesday night, Ozarks Sports Zone and the Springfield Sports Commission teamed up to bring the inaugural "1 Awards"...
Springfield Catholic's team set a goal of 320 for Monday's district championship hosted by Greene Hills Country Club ...
It was another exciting week of football in the Ozarks on Friday. Catch results of all of the action below.PICTURES: 100 BEST...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Bolivar swept the Central Ozark Conference Small track titles on Tuesday in Rogersville.The boys won the meet with 180.5 poin...
The big class track athletes punched their tickets to the tickets to the state track meet on Saturday. A total of 135 athlete...
We are just over two months away from the 2nd Annual “1 Awards” banquet on July 29 at the Ramada Oasis Convention...
The Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association have released their first regular season rankings. Hartville is the hig...
In conjunction with the Springfield Sports Commission, the Ozarks Sports Zone staff took every female prep athlete in the Spr...
In a game that saw no player score in double figures, it was fitting that the decisive play occurred on defense.With the Cath...
The Missouri Soccer Coaches have released their All-State teams. See all three classes below.Class 3 All-StateFirst TeamSchoo...
The first football Friday in the Ozarks featured a raucus set of games. From shut outs to conference matchups to upsets, ther...
The Springfield Elks Lodge will host the weekly Quarterback Club luncheons starting Monday, August 25.Located at 2223 E. Benn...
Blue Eye was able to shake off early struggles on Friday in the semifinals of the Spokane Tournament to upset the top seeded ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMSHSAA has released its week 8 district standings. Here you will ...
The snow has put a hold on many area signing ceremonies, but that has not stopped athletes from inking their lettersof intent...
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...
With the fall season rapidly approaching, who are the area high school tennis players that could find themselves in the state...
With the fall season rapidly approaching, who are the area high school tennis players that could find themselves in the state...
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...
2014 will be a year of change in the COC-Small. Guys like Rafe Peavey, Blayne Armstrong, and Easton Flaugh are all off to sta...
2014 will be a year of change in the COC-Small. Guys like Rafe Peavey, Blayne Armstrong, and Easton Flaugh are all off to sta...
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...
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...
Next week, we could have up over 20 teams from our area win a district baseball championship.Those winners could potentially ...
Next week, we could have up over 20 teams from our area win a district baseball championship.Those winners could potentially ...
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...
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...
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...
In the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, we’re all a little guilty of going with the top seeds. We want pick upse...
In the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, we’re all a little guilty of going with the top seeds. We want pick upse...
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 ...
We’ll have local representation in all three Classes for the 2013 MSHSAA State Soccer Championships in Blue Springs thi...
We’ll have local representation in all three Classes for the 2013 MSHSAA State Soccer Championships in Blue Springs thi...
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...
We continue our look at the area's football districts with Class 3CLASS 5 DISTRICT FOOTBALL PRIMER - CLICK HERECLASS 4 DI...
We continue our look at the area's football districts with Class 3CLASS 5 DISTRICT FOOTBALL PRIMER - CLICK HERECLASS 4 DI...
Big Man on CampusRafe Peavey, Quarterback – Bolivar: Simply put, Rafe Peavey does things that normal people cannot do, ...
Big Man on CampusRafe Peavey, Quarterback – Bolivar: Simply put, Rafe Peavey does things that normal people cannot do, ...
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...
If you wanna irk a member of the Springfield Catholic boys’ soccer team, mention a word that starts with “re&rdqu...
If you wanna irk a member of the Springfield Catholic boys’ soccer team, mention a word that starts with “re&rdqu...
The football season gets going on Friday. Here is everything you need to know about the COC Small this season.Central Ozark C...
The football season gets going on Friday. Here is everything you need to know about the COC Small this season.Central Ozark C...
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...
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...
Photo Galleries
The Crusaders dropped their first game to the number 3 ranked team in the NAIA.
The Indiana Hoosiers scored a late touchdown and defeated the Missouri Tigers, 31-27, on Saturday.
Photos from Saturday's Strafford Volleyfest.
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O-Zone Poll
Poll: Who is the area's best volleyball setter?
  Rielly Dobbs, Nixa
  Brea Freeman, Rogersville
  Kelsey Larsen, Glendale
  Emmi Murphy, Central
  Emily Preston, Republic
  Rachel Rippee, Kickapoo
  Kendra Sater, Ozark
  Kinli Simmons, El Dorado Springs
  Jorden Stacey, Fair Grove
  Bradyn Wall, Carl Junction
Rankings
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class. 
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class. 
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis. Panel is made up of Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Sam McDowell, The Kansas City Star; Chris Geinosky, The Liberty Tribun
Here are the Sept. 10 Volleyball Power Rankings.