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Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class. This w...
Every great quarterback has a great receiver. In some cases two or three. Which is exactly the case of our "best receive...
Last year the Strafford boys came up just 8 points short of claiming back-to-back Mid-Lakes Conference championships.CLICK HE...
Each week the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. Factors include overall...
Last week we called for players to submit their best dunks from the season (practice or games) and the respones was great. Wa...
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...
Hugh, Jordan, Mike and Chris break down a full slate of action around the Ozarks Friday night. Topics include Lebanon and Cam...
MSHSAA has released its week 1 district standings. Here you will find the standings for districts that have schools from Sout...
Sixteen aspiring schools from across Missouri converged in Fair Grove for the Class 2, District 6 track and field meet on Sat...
Like the early April weather, it wasn't pretty -- but the Strafford Indians somehow found a way to defeat visiting Ash Gr...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class. With one week in the books w...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The schools ...
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 the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.For the...
The All-Mid Lakes basketball teams were released on Friday. Strafford led the way on the boys' side with two First-Team s...
Chad, Jordan, Hugh and Mike break down week 3 games around the Ozarks, including Mtn Grove at Ava, West Plains at Glendale, K...
It’s a small world.Sometimes you can go great distances and see your next-door neighbor.Strafford and Fair Grove travel...
The Waynesville boys continue to climb the Class 5 rankings as the Tigers sit up one spot at No. 3 this week. They are the on...
The final regular season statewide coaches baseball rankings have been released.Catholic continues to be the only SW Missouri...
After watching Crane rally from a 10-point 3rd quarter deficit to tie the game on a Jake Sowell layup with under a minute to ...
It was senior night for many teams around the state of Missouri and the regular season finale for all. A lot of crazy things ...
In a battle of unbeaten and state ranked teams, Strafford raced out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and dominated overall in a 3...
While we've dubbed this the "Year of the Quarterback" one must remember a passer is only good as his receivers....
After last season’s success for both the girls and boys cross country teams, the Strafford Indians look to continue tha...
SPRINGFIELD, MO - This week's Ozarks Sports Zone poll question focuse on the area's best on the volleyball court. We&...
The MBCA/MOsports.com Basketball poll is selected by a panel of coaches representing each of the 8 MBCA districts and each of...
Missouri football rankingsCLICK HERE FOR THE BEST PHOTOS OF THE 2012 FOOTBALL SEASONStatewide high school football rankings, ...
Each week we will rank the top 13 teams in the area based on dominance by class, not strictly head-to-head results. You can f...
The Strafford Indians are ramping up their defense to defend their Mid-Lakes conference championship in 2014, while aiming fo...
There’s an old vaudeville song that goes, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, and I’m...
It wasn't pretty, but the Nixa Eagles advanced to play for its fourth straight Blue and Gold title with a 50-45 overtime ...
Everybody has one good sport or a couple, but we wanted to know "Which area school had the best sports year?" Ozark...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerBillings and Nixa continue to sit atop their respective classes i...
The Skyline and Ash Grove girls both finished as runners up in their respective classes this past weekend and both placed fou...
There's nothing like Friday nights in the fall, and the student cheering section is a big reason for that. Last week we s...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
There’s rarely an easy road to a district title and the state-ranked Strafford Indians learned that first-hand this wee...
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...
High school baseball, for most, is in full swing. The Hartville Eagles are hoping they can join in with everyone else soon.Th...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
There weren't many changes for the SW Missouri schools in this week's statewide football rankings.Only Thayer and Osc...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerStrafford is carrying the success of a 10-1 football season over ...
The Lamar Tigers are exactly where they want to be.Behind Sam Bailey’s Class 2 discus state championship, the Tigers ra...
Osceola junior Driston Self was voted as the area's most valubale player in our O-Zone poll question. Self received 24% o...
We are just over two months away from the 2nd Annual “1 Awards” banquet on July 29 at the Ramada Oasis Convention...
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place vote...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The schools ...
The first football Friday in the Ozarks featured a raucus set of games. From shut outs to conference matchups to upsets, ther...
Throughout the last week we have asked for area schools to send in video of their student sections. We received six entries w...
There was only one way to describe senior Ash Grove guard Abby Arico on Wednesday night -- clutch. Thanks to her late heroics...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMSHSAA has released its week 8 district standings. Here you will ...
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...
Here are the Sept. 10 Volleyball Power Rankings.Keep in mind; the rankings are based on dominance by class. You can find each...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class. Week 2 saw many predictable ...
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.MSHSAA district f...
Each week we will rank the top 13 teams in the area based on dominance by class, not strictly head-to-head results. You can f...
Blog Posts
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 ...
Finally, all the talking, previewing and predictions by “experts” such as myself are over. The season is here and...
Finally, all the talking, previewing and predictions by “experts” such as myself are over. The season is here and...
This is the first experience for combining both Cross Country and other running information with what I hope will be interest...
This is the first experience for combining both Cross Country and other running information with what I hope will be interest...
Here are 14 of the top storylines we’ll be watching for the 2014 fall sports season.What are you looking forward to?14 ...
Here are 14 of the top storylines we’ll be watching for the 2014 fall sports season.What are you looking forward to?14 ...
Four of the conference’s seven teams were ranked at some point in 2013. The Mid-Lakes will again be top loaded in 2014,...
Four of the conference’s seven teams were ranked at some point in 2013. The Mid-Lakes will again be top loaded 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?...
Each year players around the Ozarks step it up and take their game to the next level. Who will be some of those guys in 2014?...
There is nothing more exciting than seeing a playmaker get the ball in open field. Many of last year’s top producers ar...
There is nothing more exciting than seeing a playmaker get the ball in open field. Many of last year’s top producers ar...
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...
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 ...
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...
As soon as basketball season is over, it is hard not to look ahead at what next year will bring. Below are my WAY too early p...
As soon as basketball season is over, it is hard not to look ahead at what next year will bring. Below are my WAY too early p...
As soon as basketball season is over, it is hard not to look ahead at what next year will bring. Below are my WAY too early p...
As soon as basketball season is over, it is hard not to look ahead at what next year will bring. Below are my WAY too early p...
It’s a good time to be a local high school pitcher.Not even one week into the regular season, we have seen some stagger...
It’s a good time to be a local high school pitcher.Not even one week into the regular season, we have seen some stagger...
Enjoy the next two weekends if you’re a high school basketball fan, because ones like them don’t come around that...
Enjoy the next two weekends if you’re a high school basketball fan, because ones like them don’t come around that...
For all three area teams advancing to the Class 3 Final 4 this season has been about unfinished business. Last March I watche...
For all three area teams advancing to the Class 3 Final 4 this season has been about unfinished business. Last March I watche...
Today I was planning on telling you about how much I enjoy watching this year’s Wichita State team, but why they don&rs...
Today I was planning on telling you about how much I enjoy watching this year’s Wichita State team, but why they don&rs...
By this time next week we will know who all of the small-class district champions are and what their path to the Final Four l...
By this time next week we will know who all of the small-class district champions are and what their path to the Final Four l...
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...
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-...
We weighed in on the boys’ conference races a few days ago, let’s check in on how the girls are shaping up.Ozark ...
We weighed in on the boys’ conference races a few days ago, let’s check in on how the girls are shaping up.Ozark ...
The races for boys conference basketball titles will heat up over the next few weeks. See who the favorites are and the names...
The races for boys conference basketball titles will heat up over the next few weeks. See who the favorites are and the names...
Crane is the new basketball mecca.Madison Square Garden may be America’s basketball Mecca, but Crane is giving the gard...
Crane is the new basketball mecca.Madison Square Garden may be America’s basketball Mecca, but Crane is giving the gard...
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...
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...
The second round of districts get going this week. Jordan Burton takes a look back at the first round and ahead to this week....
The second round of districts get going this week. Jordan Burton takes a look back at the first round and ahead to this week....
We continue our district football previews with Class 2.CLASS 5 DISTRICT FOOTBALL PRIMER - CLICK HERECLASS 4 DISTRICT FOOTBAL...
We continue our district football previews with Class 2.CLASS 5 DISTRICT FOOTBALL PRIMER - CLICK HERECLASS 4 DISTRICT FOOTBAL...
It’s that time again.We are in the final week of the regular season, and districts seeds have already been decided.This...
It’s that time again.We are in the final week of the regular season, and districts seeds have already been decided.This...
Big Man on CampusJacob LaSalle, Quarterback – Marionville: The sophomore signal-caller continues to turn heads in his f...
Big Man on CampusJacob LaSalle, Quarterback – Marionville: The sophomore signal-caller continues to turn heads in his f...
Big Man on CampusJaelon Acklin, Quarterback – MV-BT/Liberty: It was just another day at the office for Mr. Acklin. Jael...
Big Man on CampusJaelon Acklin, Quarterback – MV-BT/Liberty: It was just another day at the office for Mr. Acklin. Jael...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
No matter how much you scout, evaluate and study in the preseason, there will always be a few teams that emerge from off the ...
No matter how much you scout, evaluate and study in the preseason, there will always be a few teams that emerge from off the ...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
With high school football’s regular season only nine weeks, and playoffs beginning in Week 10, this Friday (Week 3) is ...
With high school football’s regular season only nine weeks, and playoffs beginning in Week 10, this Friday (Week 3) is ...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
Jordan Burton will chime in weekly with thoughts from high school and college sports. He has a mowhawk...for now.Big Man on C...
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 Mid-Lakes this season.Mid-Lakes Confe...
The football season gets going on Friday. Here is everything you need to know about the Mid-Lakes this season.Mid-Lakes Confe...
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 ...
We are just two weeks from kickoff high school football here in the Ozarks. Jordan Burton is breaking down players, teams, an...
We are just two weeks from kickoff high school football here in the Ozarks. Jordan Burton is breaking down players, teams, an...
Needless to say, Tyler Evans’ football plans for 2012 have drastically changed.But, in a weird way, it just might be fo...
Needless to say, Tyler Evans’ football plans for 2012 have drastically changed.But, in a weird way, it just might be fo...
Photo Galleries
Caleb Rodriguez's hat trick led the Tigers to an Ozark Conference win over Lebanon.
Miller hosted Greenfield Tuesday night in SRVC action.
The Lady Tigers topped district opponent Lebanon in straight-sets.
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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. 
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.
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class.  Week 4 saw no new additions to the top 10 with all of them winning last week.  Many of the games were a little too close for comfort however. TO