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David Joyce will try to turn around the Bombers in his first season after a winless year last year for Mountain Home.Head Coa...
After a couple of down years, the Wildcats have their sights set on a prosperous 2014.PICTURES: ROGERSVILLE FOOTBALL PRACTICE...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAs the 2012 high school football season draws to a close we refle...
When Mizzou raised the Cotton Bowl trophy, the work was just starting for the Tigers hoping to hear their names called in nex...
The last couple of classes have graduated most of the Tigers’ size.PICTURES: SKYLINE FOOTBALL PRACTICEHEAD COACH &ndash...
Several teams are off to 2-0 starts to the football season this fall, including a handful of squads that maybe weren't ex...
Sparked by a touchdown on the opening play, Arkansas football posted 63 unanswered points en route to a 73-7 win over Nicholl...
Robert Richmond's 271 rushing yards and three touchdowns led Willard to a 55-24 win on Friday night that ended a 21-year ...
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.(First-place vote...
With several new coaches in the Ozarks this fall we wanted to know who you the fans think was the best hire. The results are ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerShane Williams signed with Northwest Missouri State.CLICK HERE FO...
Missouri State freshman defensive lineman Colby Isbell (Rogers, Ark.) was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer ...
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 strength of this season’s Missouri State football team is defense, and the key to the defense starts up front.The B...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Hillcrest Hornets entered the fourth quarter trailing Waynesville 24-20. Down only four points, Hillcrest forced Waynesvi...
Chad, Jordan, Hugh and Mike break down week 3 games around the Ozarks, including Mtn Grove at Ava, West Plains at Glendale, K...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class. We roll out the preseason ra...
A stout defensive effort and a standout passing performance by Wynrick Smothers lifted No. 13 Central Arkansas to a 17-13 vic...
The battle of the 'Springs' has been the theme of the season opener between Reeds Spring and Willow Springs for the p...
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 Cabool Bulldogs broke a 22-game losing streak with a 12-6 win over the Ash Grove Pirates. The celebration resembled a dis...
Southwest Missouri has a talented crop of new coaches this fall ranging from first time head coaches to hall of fame veterans...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings arebased on dominanc...
After a couple of down years, the Wildcats have their sights set on a prosperous 2014.PICTURES: ROGERSVILLE FOOTBALL PRACTICE...
In conjunction with the Springfield Sports Commission, the Ozarks Sports Zone staff took every male prep athlete in the Sprin...
In his first year as head coach, Brian McNamee made a big move in a small town. He introduced the spread to a young Tiger squ...
After finishing 1-9 in 2013 there’s only one way for the Falcons to go and that’s up.HEAD COACH – Mike Mauk...
2012 Nixa Football Roster
Forget the days of throwing the ball all over the field. Hillcrest runs the rock in 2013. On Friday night the Hornets dynamic...
The Bison are on the hunt for some wins under fourth-year coach Jeff Stone.Coach: Jeff Stone (4th year)2013 record: 0-10Playe...
University of Missouri standout football players Evan Boehm (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) and Markus Golden (St. Louis, Mo.) have...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
It was a record setting day for 8th-ranked Missouri's Dorial Green-Beckham and a record tying day for Maty Mauk, as the T...
Football practice began on Monday, which kicks off just over two weeks of predictions and previews before things begin to get...
Missouri State safety Caleb Schaffitzel (Sr., S, Fair Grove, Mo.) is one of 20 nominees on the 2014 Buck Buchanan Award Watch...
Missouri State placed two players on the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason All-Conference first-team and one more...
After losing seven straight games to end the 2012 season, Aurora bounced back with a 6-6 season that saw them advance to the ...
Coming off of its best season in school history, Reeds Spring will look to break in new head coach Lance Gosch as the Wolves ...
Jaelon Acklin is a three-sport athlete by choice, but also a bit of necessity at small-school Mountain View-Birch Tree Libert...
“This is awesome,” said Branson football head coach Dan Henderson after leading his team to their second straight...
More often than not if a team resorts to starting underclassmen, someone will say that the team will lose as many games as th...
Carl Junction senior standout running back Keynan Scheurich doesn't mind carrying his Bulldogs on his shoulders and tonig...
Winning has become an expectation at Hillcrest over the past five years, but 7th year head coach John Beckham faces one of hi...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerDespite early miscues in the first quarter, Hillcrest stayed stro...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerCAMDENTON, MO - The pressure is off for Camdenton Lakers head coa...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerComing into Friday night’s game, the 7th ranked Ozark Tiger...
The Arkansas Razorbacks land a potential walk-on from southwest Missouri.Lamar High School senior offensive lineman Austin Bo...
Prep teams around the Ozarks are making their final preparations with jamborees in football, volleyball and soccer. Below are...
As more teams move to the spread, Ava has plans of keeping the ball on the ground.PICTURES: AVA FOOTBALL PRACTICEHEAD COACH &...
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...
Earlier this season Art Hains, best known as the "Voice of the Bears" called his 1,000th Missouri State men's b...
The Mtn. Grove Panthers and Cassville Wildcats both carried high-hopes into their Friday night meeting after impressive openi...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMonett football standout Kurran Blamey signed with Missouri State...
After winning six straight games the Camdenton Lakers season came to an end in the class 5 quarterfinals with a 7-0 loss to P...
The Salem Tigers (1-0) are heading for uncharted territory when they host Reeds Spring (1-0) Friday for the first time ever. ...
Team: Waynesville Tigers 2013 Record: 5-7Coach: Rick Vernon Stadium: Tiger StadiumReturning Starters: 6 Offense 5 Defense Sen...
Missouri football rankingsCLICK HERE FOR THE BEST PHOTOS OF THE 2012 FOOTBALL SEASONStatewide high school football rankings, ...
The University of Arkansas football team's 2014 schedule was released Wednesday and features seven in-state home games, f...
MSHSAA has released its Week 6 district standings. Here you will find the standings for districts that have schools from Sout...
While we've dubbed this the "Year of the Quarterback" one must remember a passer is only good as his receivers....
Arkansas had Rutgers right where it wanted them until late in the third quarter, and then the Scarlet Knights started perform...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIt’s not often you see a player sign at a Football Bowl Sub...
Cabool players and coaches are hungry for the program’s first win since 2011.Head Coach – Jake Brookshire, 3rd se...
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...
Given short field position, the Kickapoo Chiefs’ offense knew what to do: score touchdowns.The undefeated Chiefs had li...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAs offensive coordinator Tyler Overstreet helped Rogersville win ...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the five no...
Week 2 of high school football around the Ozarks saw several blowouts. Six teams pitched shutouts. Eight more squads scored 5...
Missouri State kicked off the 2014 season in grand style Thursday evening, rallying from a 17-point second-half deficit to pu...
The 2013 Monett football season started with a bang and ended with a thud. After racing out to a 5-0 start the Cubs dropped t...
After ending four seasons in a row with a loss to Valle Catholic, the Bobcats are ready for a change of scenery.PICTURES: THA...
Marshfield coach Nick Codutti let the O-Zone cameras behind the scenes to see what pregame is like for the Bluejays.PICTURES:...
After watching five games slip away in the fourth quarter a year ago, Harrison is focused on closing out games in 2014.Head C...
The Panthers will look to replace 17 starters in its inaugural season under head coach Tommy Britt.HEAD COACH – Tommy B...
Alex Collins was unstoppable in the third and fourth quarters allowing the host Razorbacks to hold off upset-minded Samford i...
Ozarks Sports Zone's Mike Scott sat down with Kyle Moats this week to discuss everything from the potential of changing c...
The 2013 football season has been dubbed the year of the quarterback in the Ozarks, and near the top of that talent-rich list...
.Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWith their neighboring town locations and high-end "keeping...
Mizzou tied the program record with 12 wins in its second season in the SEC. The Tigers were SEC East and Cotton Bowl Champio...
Mizzou and Arkansas placed 8 combined players on the preseason All-SEC team selected by the media. Missouri had 4 players inc...
Coming out of high school there was no questioning how good Maty Mauk was.The Kenton, Ohio native rewrote the national record...
Oklahoma State took control of a tightly-contested game with a second-quarter offensive surge, then withstood Missouri State&...
“He’s so fast, he makes fast people look not so fast.”Old man Unger said that in reference to Earl Megget i...
Oklahoma State took control of a tightly-contested game with a second-quarter offensive surge, then withstood Missouri State&...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 team...
Elza Evans opened the 2014 season in style, rushing for 314 yards and four touchdowns to help the Lebanon Yellowjackets post ...
The OzarksSportsZone.com staff has been hard at work all month long to bring you previews for many of the area teams across a...
The Lebanon Yellow Jackets escaped with a 17-16 win over Parkview Friday night after surviving not one, but two late field go...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Marshfield’s offense could be pretty tough to slow down, but can the Bluejays’ defense do its part?PICTURES: MARS...
The Monett Cubs had their most successful season of the Chad Depee era in 2012 when they posted a 10-4 record and advanced al...
Last season was a rebuilding one for the Eagles. With many sophomores gaining experience in 2012, Fair Grove fans can expect ...
With experienced quarterback Anthony Cooper and 25 seniors the Kickapoo Chiefs are looking to contend for the Ozark Conferenc...
PICTURES: NIXA FOOTBALL PRACTICEAfter winning their first four games last season the Nixa Eagles dropped four of the final se...
The cupboard is not bare for Cassville's first year head coach Lance Parnell. He takes over a team that went 11-1 last se...
The Buffalo Bison have the pieces in place on offense. The key to their 2013 season will be how much their defense has improv...
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 ...
Coach: Daniel Swofford2012 Recap: 4-6, 3-4 in SCA – Defeated by Eldon 12-7 in Class 3 – District 3 quarterfinalsK...
Dorian Buford took the road less travelled.Typically walk-ons are little more than practice warriors, known more for their he...
Ryan Heaston is known for his game-changing speed.His favorite football player growing up, though, was an old-school power ba...
Mike Crutcher isn’t a household name.He doesn’t get weekly headlines, have his face on billboards, or have fans r...
The strength of this season’s Missouri State football team is defense, and the key to the defense starts up front.The B...
(Click school names for a photo gallery from one of that team's game)Class 5 - District 4SeedSchoolPointsRecordNext Oppon...
Sixth ranked Missouri Valley came back from a halftime deficit and pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Evangel 31-14 Sa...
Things are tight at the top of the MIAA poll as defending MIAA champion Missouri Western sits tied with Northwest Missouri in...
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...
Mizzou took control of the SEC East with a 36-17 win over No. 22 Florida at home on Saturday. The win marked the first time s...
With a game plan suited to the weather, the Cassville Wildcats grounded out a 21-0 win over the Aurora Houn' Dawgs Friday...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerFormer Arkansas starting quarterback Tyler Wilson is has moved on...
Despite landing the nation's top recruit Dorial Green-Beckham two years ago, Mizzou has ranked toward the bottom of recru...
On homecoming night in Thayer the Bobcats looked to extend a four game winning streak, but the Willow Springs defense came ou...
Logan Allred’s 315 rushing yards and four touchdowns led the Pirates to a 49-28 win over Skyline on Friday night in a m...
After 11 highly successful seasons as Cassville head football coach David Large is transitioning into administration. The Cas...
The 2013 football season has been dubbed the year of the quarterback in the Ozarks, and near the top of that talent-rich list...
Ash Grove was ranked No. 10 in Class 2 coming into its game against the Fair Grove Eagles (2-6). The Pirates showed why, putt...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.BEST OF...
Turnovers and penalties plague both Glendale and Hillcrest on Friday night, but it was the Hornets doing the most damage on t...
Mizzou and Oklahoma State have a lot of similarities on paper. Catch a complete statistical comparison below.CLICK HERE FOR M...
The All-SEC AP team has been released and Mizzou is well represented led by Michael Sam's Defensive Player of the Year se...
Marshfield and Bolivar combined for 41 points in an hour-long first quarter. As the Bluejays seemed to match Bolivar score-fo...
The Webb City Cardinals defeated the Nixa Eagles in a thrilling contest on Friday night, 27-24 in overtime.CLICK HERE FOR PHO...
Forget the days of throwing the ball all over the field. Hillcrest runs the rock in 2013. On Friday night the Hornets dynamic...
Coming off a tough loss from the week before, the Camdenton Lakers finish off the Parkview Vikings 34-15 in a contest that wa...
It was homecoming at Harrison Stadium for the the Central Bulldogs, as they played host to the Buffalo Bison. Both teams came...
Given short field position, the Kickapoo Chiefs’ offense knew what to do: score touchdowns.The undefeated Chiefs had li...
The 27th class of the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame was enshrined Tuesday night at University Plaza in downtown Spring...
Missouri State placed two players on the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason All-Conference first-team and one more...
The Missouri State football team has been picked to finish eighth out of 10 teams in the preseason Missouri Valley Football C...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerLike he developed when he came to Hillcrest his junior year, Jona...
Sources confirm that the camp of former Mizzou wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has had contact with the University of Okla...
Elza Evans scored four touchdowns and rushed for nearly 300 yards as the Lebanon Yellowjackets ran away from Glendale on Frid...
It has been anything but the shootout that was predicted through the first-half of the Cotton Bowl. The Tigers have battled t...
James Franklin’s career has been anything but smooth.He played as a true freshman behind future NFL quarterback Blaine ...
The Oklahoma State offense looks to be a nightmare match up for the Mizzou defense on paper.Mizzou has made its season on get...
Mizzou may be playing the Cotton Bowl 600 miles from home in Columbia, but for 32 players on the team it is a homecoming of s...
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...
Turnovers and penalties plague both Glendale and Hillcrest on Friday night, but it was the Hornets doing the most damage on t...
Central Methodist jumped out to an early lead and a short-handed Evangel offense could not catch up as the Eagles won 44-14 a...
Lebanon held off a furious Joplin rally in the second half of a key Ozark Conference game on Friday in Lebanon as the 'Ja...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerInjuries decimated the Mizzou Tigers’ offensive line in 201...
Arkansas’ new head coach Bret Bielema knows offensive linemen.He is the only FBS head coach to have a former offensive ...
Top-ranked North Dakota State rode a career-best passing performance from Brock Jensen and a strong second-half defensive eff...
The Parkview Vikings improved to 3-3 Thursday night after spoiling Glendale’s homecoming celebration with a 37-21 victo...
In one of the program's biggest wins in recent years, Seneca took down Cassville 26-7. It marked the first time since 200...
Camdenton’s home opener was delayed over a half-hour by a storm that hit the area right as the first kick-off took plac...
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 PlayerFor the second consecutive season, the Camdenton Lakers are endin...
The Grin Iron Classic senior all-star football game rosters have been released.The game will be played Friday, June 6 at JFK ...
Two-time defending state champion Lamar is victorious with a 47-0 Week 7 road win against Monett."We came in and played ...
The Ozarks Sports Zone team will have coverage from all over the area tonight. You can follow our live update, Twitter @Ozark...
In SEC football, things begin at the line of scrimmage.“The reason it is a great league is because I think it starts up...
For the second time in 13 years, the East defeated the West in the 2014 Sertoma Grin Iron Classic at JFK Stadium Friday eveni...
Week 7 featured a lot of blowouts and a handful of really good match ups. There are now just two more regular season Friday&#...
Nixa’s offensive line play sprung Alec Murphy to a record-breaking night in the 25th iteration of the Backyard Brawl, w...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerShelby Harris and Christian Witt both signed to play football. Ha...
Despite losing 24 seniors from their state quarterfinal team in 2013, the Kickapoo Chiefs stayed cool and collected in the sw...
Number 10The juggernaut that is Webb City wins its fourth straight state title. Meanwhile, Lamar rolls to its 3rd scoring the...
The Hillcrest Hornets used a strong running game to pull away in the second half to rout the Parkview Vikings 55-24 Thursday ...
The Ozarks has its first 2015 Football Bowl Subdivision commit.Nixa senior Alec Murphy has given a verbal commitment to SEC s...
Bolivar senior Rafe Peavey finished his time in high school Thursday, but before the highly touted quarterback heads to Arkan...
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...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.BEST OF...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMSHSAA has released its week 4 district standings. Here you will ...
2012 Monett Football Roster
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.BEST OF...
We take a closer look at the week 6 high school football action around the Ozarks, including a at least four top 10 ranked te...
With a ton of motivation surrounding them, the Cassville Wildcats defensively dominated Monett Friday night in the Barry Coun...
In a match up of undefeated teams with the South Central Association lead in the balance MV/BT Liberty quarterback Jaelon Ack...
Former Bolivar quarterback Kolt Peavey has transfered to FCS Rhode Island. The 6 foot left handed QB spent the previous two y...
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...
2012 Rogersville Football Roster
Coming out of high school there was no questioning how good Maty Mauk was.The Kenton, Ohio native rewrote the national record...
Last week we asked you the fans to determine who are the "Ozarks Best Fans". We asked for nominations on Facebook a...
Last season Hollister was able to find success in the first half against the Mountain Grove Panthers but this season Panther ...
The Ozarks Sports Zone team will have coverage from all over the area tonight. You can follow our live update, Twitter @Ozark...
The Reeds Spring Wolves are looking to make 2013 a banner season. The Wolves won seven games in 2012 breaking a long string o...
Football practice began on Monday, which kicks off just over two weeks of predictions and previews before things begin to get...
It’s been more than 50 years since Mizzou and Arkansas football have faced off in the regular season.At the time of Mis...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team will rank the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings are based on dominance by class.BEST OF...
SPRINGFIELD, MO - Each week the O-Zone team gives you an inside look at an area high school athlete. This week we chat with L...
Hollister senior Alex Quintanilla edged Marionville's Jacob Miller and Mtn Grove's Ethan Johns in this week's O-Z...
Class 2 No. 1 Lamar and Class 4 No. 8 Carl Junction did not disappoint on Friday as Carl Junction came out with a 50-46 win t...
The Branson Pirates rallied to defeat the Ozark Tigers 43-30 on homecoming night in Branson. It was a game of two halves, wit...
Elza Evans scored four touchdowns and rushed for nearly 300 yards as the Lebanon Yellowjackets ran away from Glendale on Frid...
The Fair Grove Eagles’ leading rusher, Luke Ivey, and quarterback Joe Hoskins took hold of the game Friday night agains...
2012 Mountain Grove Football Roster
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerBOLIVAR, MO - The Bolivar Liberators celebrated homecoming night ...
Nick Pearcy's 75-yard touchdown return with 19.7 seconds remaining helped turned a tie game into a 21-14 Lebanon win and ...
The fans have spoken on how they think each football conference will finish out. The results are below for each conference.Bi...
The Ash Grove Pirates had a strong 2012 season, finishing 7 and 4. With eight starters back on both sides and historically la...
Following a banner year in 2012 with eight wins the Parkview Vikings had a sour taste in their mouth going 5-6 last fall.HEAD...
Auburn and Mizzou are teams with very similar stories coming into this game. Both were are the bottom of the league last year...
The legend of Logan Allred, Ash Grove’s all-time leading rusher, continues to grow this fall.Last Friday against McAule...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
Former Mizzou standout Lorenzo Williams takes over as the Central head coach this season.Coach: Lorenzo Williams2013 Record: ...
The O-Zone team reflects on week 1 games around the Ozarks. Elza Evans blew up for Lebanon, Tony Grant dominated for Kickapoo...
If Penn State is “Linebacker U”, then you can make a strong case for the University of Missouri being “D-Li...
Ozone reporter Joe Hickman traveled to Columbia, Missouri to interview Springfield Hillcrest product Dorial Green-Beckham and...
Coach: Daniel Swofford2012 Recap: 4-6, 3-4 in SCA – Defeated by Eldon 12-7 in Class 3 – District 3 quarterfinalsK...
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...
With temperatures expected to reach into the mid-90's tomorrow, many schools are electing to push back opening kickoff fo...
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...
Monett head football coach Chad Depee gave the O-Zone a look inside the Monett Cub locker room before the Aurora game. Click ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Perhaps one day there will be an Aurora and Mt. Vernon football game that doesn't come down to the wire, but that day is ...
Mizzou travels to face Vanderbilt in its first SEC game of the season on Saturday.The Tigers are the only SEC team yet to pla...
Arkansas will try to get in the left side of the win-loss column this week against an injury ravaged Florida Gators team.Flor...
In this week's O-Zone Poll Question we asked you the fans who among Springfield's eight high schools has the best fan...
Missouri State forced five second-half turnovers and limited No. 24 Illinois State to 214 yards of total offense to post a 37...
Strafford, No. 5 in Class 2, got off to a quick start against Pleasant Hope on Friday and didn’t look back in a 48-6 wi...
The Lighthouse Christian Chargers have established themselves as one of the top home school programs in the nation and believ...
Mizzou had no answer for the Auburn rushing attack in a 59-42 loss in the SEC Title game in Atlanta on Saturday.CLICK HERE FO...
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 PlayerMSHSAA has released its week 6 district standings. Here you will ...
One of the most exciting offensive performances in the 3A-1 Conference will come from Jay Martin's Green Forest Tigers in...
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 Lockwood Tigers have a strong 10-senior class this year motivated to succeed this season by what happned in 2011. An impr...
Evangel won their Heart of America conference opener with a 43-20 win at Avila Saturday in Kansas City. The Crusaders trailed...
Alec Murphy ran. He ran all night and day. The Nixa star runningback ran for 216 yards and 2 TD's in the Eagles 49-14 win...
Each week the Ozarks Sports Zone team ranked the top teams in the Ozarks. Rankings were based on dominance by class. This fin...
Branson’s running game sealed the deal against Republic in a 28-12 win Friday night. Senior halfback Jordan Bailey shou...
Zach Adkins connected with freshman Shakeir Ryan on the go-ahead 51-yard touchdown pass to propel Northwestern State to a 23-...
The Bears won four of their last six games in 2012, and will look to carry that momentum into 2013 as they return 18 starters...
In their first year under head coach Troy Rayburn, the Pirates will look to continue to build their young program.PICTURES: P...
The Parkview Viking football team took the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS awareness. Catch the video of it above.
A memorial fund has been set up for former Ozark High School athletic standout Thomas Ligon. The Arkansas State senior track ...
Two Missouri Class 5 state ranked teams squared off in one of southwest Missouri's biggest rivalries and went down to the...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – David Yost has resigned his position as University of Missouri assistant head football coach, after spe...
Kickapoo fell behind early to Parkview, but the Chiefs would score 33 unanswered points on the way to a 39-25 Ozark Conferenc...
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 Fair Grove Eagles’ leading rusher, Luke Ivey, and quarterback Joe Hoskins took hold of the game Friday night agains...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMSHSAA has released its week 6 district standings. Here you will ...
This week's statewide football rankings are out.Nixa is the top-ranked SW Missouri team in Class 5 at No. 7. Camdenton fe...
Ash Grove and Marionville looked like mirror images of each other for most of the night. But in the end, a Comet turnover wit...
The Bears won four of their last six games in 2012, and will look to carry that momentum into 2013 as they return 18 starters...
In SEC football, things begin at the line of scrimmage.“The reason it is a great league is because I think it starts up...
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...
Kony Ealy has been selected as the Defensive Lineman of the Week by the SEC.Ealy had perhaps the single biggest individual pl...
Nixa came out ahead in a matchup of undefeated teams with a 35-0 road shutout of the Willard Tigers as quarterback Jacob Karl...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Easton Flaugh carried Reeds Spring to a 41-28 win over Green Forest on Friday night. The win gives the Wolves a 2-0 record to...
After winning six straight games the Camdenton Lakers season came to an end in the class 5 quarterfinals with a 7-0 loss to P...
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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 ...
If you’re a fan of any sports team, you probably fall into two categories:1. You always expect your team to somehow, so...
If you’re a fan of any sports team, you probably fall into two categories:1. You always expect your team to somehow, so...
Who were the big players from Week 2 football? What do you have to look forward to in Week 3. I cover it all here.See all of ...
Who were the big players from Week 2 football? What do you have to look forward to in Week 3. I cover it all here.See all of ...
Mizzou opened its football season with a 38-18 win over FCS opponent South Dakota State on Saturday. Here are five things I a...
Mizzou opened its football season with a 38-18 win over FCS opponent South Dakota State on Saturday. Here are five things I a...
The freshness of a new season offers a chance for a fresh start, hope and the promise of a better future. And if you’ve...
The freshness of a new season offers a chance for a fresh start, hope and the promise of a better future. And if you’ve...
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...
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 ...
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,...
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...
It's a new year, but the same story in the OC. Balance. It seems like over the last few years you could flip a coin as to...
It's a new year, but the same story in the OC. Balance. It seems like over the last few years you could flip a coin as to...
The Big 8 continues to be the premier mid-sized conference in the Ozarks. Since 2010 Cassville, Lamar, Monett, and Seneca hav...
The Big 8 continues to be the premier mid-sized conference in the Ozarks. Since 2010 Cassville, Lamar, Monett, and Seneca hav...
There may not be a more physical conference in the Ozarks than the SCA. MV-BT/Liberty has won the league four of the last fiv...
There may not be a more physical conference in the Ozarks than the SCA. MV-BT/Liberty has won the league four of the last fiv...
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?...
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...
As the saying goes, offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships. With the emergence of more spread offenses it take...
As the saying goes, offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships. With the emergence of more spread offenses it take...
Last year it was the Year of the Quarterback in the Ozarks. While names like Peavey, Acklin, Armstrong, and Cooper are off to...
Last year it was the Year of the Quarterback in the Ozarks. While names like Peavey, Acklin, Armstrong, and Cooper are off to...
There is nothing more exciting than seeing a playmaker get the ball in open field. Many of last year’s top producers ar...
There is nothing more exciting than seeing a playmaker get the ball in open field. Many of last year’s top producers ar...
Dorial Green-Beckham is now an Oklahoma Sooner.If you’re scratching your head right now, you’re not alone.Yes, DG...
Dorial Green-Beckham is now an Oklahoma Sooner.If you’re scratching your head right now, you’re not alone.Yes, DG...
For the third summer in a row Kickapoo hosted the Ozark Conference 7v7 Tournament. Here is a recap from the 3rd annual event....
For the third summer in a row Kickapoo hosted the Ozark Conference 7v7 Tournament. Here is a recap from the 3rd annual event....
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...
Over the past decade NCAA conference realignment has rocked the world of college athletics.We’ve seen more than a half ...
Over the past decade NCAA conference realignment has rocked the world of college athletics.We’ve seen more than a half ...
Glendale Football fans get ready.Friday’s hiring of Mike Mauk will be a changing of the guard in the hierarchy that is ...
Glendale Football fans get ready.Friday’s hiring of Mike Mauk will be a changing of the guard in the hierarchy that is ...
Mizzou took down Oklahoma State 41-31 in a thrilling Cotton Bowl win. Here are five things I am taking away from the game.CLI...
Mizzou took down Oklahoma State 41-31 in a thrilling Cotton Bowl win. Here are five things I am taking away from the game.CLI...
Mizzou fell to Auburn 59-42 on Saturday in the SEC Title Game. Here are five things I am taking away from the game.CLICK HERE...
Mizzou fell to Auburn 59-42 on Saturday in the SEC Title Game. Here are five things I am taking away from the game.CLICK HERE...
Do the Missouri Tigers have a Heisman Trophy candidate this season? The short answer is no, but if we can play the “if&...
Do the Missouri Tigers have a Heisman Trophy candidate this season? The short answer is no, but if we can play the “if&...
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...
It’s probably false hope and wishful thinking, but the Missouri State football team will play a regular season finale w...
It’s probably false hope and wishful thinking, but the Missouri State football team will play a regular season finale w...
District football championships will be decided Monday night. We switched up the format of the Mowhawk Chronicles this week. ...
District football championships will be decided Monday night. We switched up the format of the Mowhawk Chronicles this week. ...
The Missouri State football program will hit a crossroads this weekend. The Bears have suddenly caught fire, winning three ga...
The Missouri State football program will hit a crossroads this weekend. The Bears have suddenly caught fire, winning three ga...
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 finish up our look around the area football districts with Class 1CLASS 5 DISTRICT FOOTBALL PRIMER - CLICK HERECLASS 4 DIS...
We finish up our look around the area football districts with Class 1CLASS 5 DISTRICT FOOTBALL PRIMER - CLICK HERECLASS 4 DIS...
My first reaction when I saw the proposed MSU football field designs on Twitter last week was to chuckle, roll my eyes and th...
My first reaction when I saw the proposed MSU football field designs on Twitter last week was to chuckle, roll my eyes and th...
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...
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...
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 ...
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, ...
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...
Mizzou suffered a crushing 27-24 overtime loss to South Carolina on Saturday. Here are five things I am taking away from the ...
Mizzou suffered a crushing 27-24 overtime loss to South Carolina on Saturday. Here are five things I am taking away from the ...
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...
Mizzou improved to 7-0 and now holds a two-game lead in the SEC East after beating Florida. Here are five things to take away...
Mizzou improved to 7-0 and now holds a two-game lead in the SEC East after beating Florida. Here are five things to take away...
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...
For the first time in a while, Missouri State got to feel what it’s like to be on the side where everything seems to go...
For the first time in a while, Missouri State got to feel what it’s like to be on the side where everything seems to go...
Big Man on CampusLogan Allred, Running Back – Ash Grove: Allred is this year’s version of Brock West. The biggest...
Big Man on CampusLogan Allred, Running Back – Ash Grove: Allred is this year’s version of Brock West. The biggest...
Arkansas lost its SEC opener on Saturday at home. Here are some things to take away from the game1. Welcome Back Brandon Alle...
Arkansas lost its SEC opener on Saturday at home. Here are some things to take away from the game1. Welcome Back Brandon Alle...
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...
Arkansas handed Southern Miss its 15th consecutive loss on Saturday. There were several things that stood out in the game. He...
Arkansas handed Southern Miss its 15th consecutive loss on Saturday. There were several things that stood out in the game. He...
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...
Mizzou did a lot of good things against Toledo, but there were some head-scratching decisions and plays as well. Here are my ...
Mizzou did a lot of good things against Toledo, but there were some head-scratching decisions and plays as well. Here are my ...
Missouri State dropped its season opener 23-17 last week, a winnable game against a Northwestern State team that had lost sev...
Missouri State dropped its season opener 23-17 last week, a winnable game against a Northwestern State team that had lost sev...
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 Razorbacks opened up with a big win over Louisiana 34-14 on Saturday and there were some things that stood out to me in t...
The Razorbacks opened up with a big win over Louisiana 34-14 on Saturday and there were some things that stood out to me in t...
The football season gets going on Friday. Here is everything you need to know about the OC this season.Ozark ConferenceAs has...
The football season gets going on Friday. Here is everything you need to know about the OC this season.Ozark ConferenceAs has...
The football season gets going on Friday. Here is everything you need to know about the Big 8 this season.Big 8 ConferenceThe...
The football season gets going on Friday. Here is everything you need to know about the Big 8 this season.Big 8 ConferenceThe...
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...
Missouri State’s football opener Thursday night should draw the largest crowd of the season and a packed student sectio...
Missouri State’s football opener Thursday night should draw the largest crowd of the season and a packed student sectio...
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...
The football season gets going on Friday. Here is everything you need to know about the SCA this season.South Central Associa...
The football season gets going on Friday. Here is everything you need to know about the SCA this season.South Central Associa...
The games that matter start on Friday. We will take a look at all of the SW Missouri football conferences this week and offer...
The games that matter start on Friday. We will take a look at all of the SW Missouri football conferences this week and offer...
Guys on the RiseJade Bloss, Running Back – Sarcoxie: The Bears are one of the area’s best rushing teams. In an er...
Guys on the RiseJade Bloss, Running Back – Sarcoxie: The Bears are one of the area’s best rushing teams. In an er...
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 ...
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...
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...
Conference realignment is finally affecting The Valley.Last week, as many have been speculating for months, Creighton announc...
Conference realignment is finally affecting The Valley.Last week, as many have been speculating for months, Creighton announc...
Without doubt, there are some Mizzou fans gathered around the coffee machine at work on Monday morning who are starting to wo...
Without doubt, there are some Mizzou fans gathered around the coffee machine at work on Monday morning who are starting to wo...
With one Hail Mary pass - a blown call that really did decide the outcome of a game - and a ton of media attention in the aft...
With one Hail Mary pass - a blown call that really did decide the outcome of a game - and a ton of media attention in the aft...
We marveled at the masterful football work of Dorial Green-Beckham at Hillcrest High the past four years because it was both ...
We marveled at the masterful football work of Dorial Green-Beckham at Hillcrest High the past four years because it was both ...
It’s Year Two of the Shore-to-Shore baton exchange of football head coaching duties at Camdenton High School. That&rsqu...
It’s Year Two of the Shore-to-Shore baton exchange of football head coaching duties at Camdenton High School. That&rsqu...
As a kid I can remember watching Braves’ games with my dad and always being baffled when Bobby Cox would decide to argu...
As a kid I can remember watching Braves’ games with my dad and always being baffled when Bobby Cox would decide to argu...
This just in … Dorial Green-Beckham is not going to catch 119 passes for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns as a freshman t...
This just in … Dorial Green-Beckham is not going to catch 119 passes for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns as a freshman t...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerFor the first time ever, the Ozarks heads into the 2012-2013 camp...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerFor the first time ever, the Ozarks heads into the 2012-2013 camp...
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...
It will be interesting to see what happens if John L. Smith, operating on a 10-month contract as the Arkansas football coach ...
It will be interesting to see what happens if John L. Smith, operating on a 10-month contract as the Arkansas football coach ...
Once again, Missouri State football fans are bracing for a less-than-stellar season from the Bears.The team is picked to fini...
Once again, Missouri State football fans are bracing for a less-than-stellar season from the Bears.The team is picked to fini...
Arkansas Razorback’s senior Quarterback Tyler Wilson’s numbers say he should be playing in the NFL. Last year he ...
Arkansas Razorback’s senior Quarterback Tyler Wilson’s numbers say he should be playing in the NFL. Last year he ...
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The Lady Jays defeated Monett Friday night 4-1.
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Nixa, Glendale, Catholic, Bolivar, Rolla make up Top 5.
The area finished with two state champions and six total Final Four teams on the girls' side this year. Here are the final Top 10 power rankings for the 2014-15 season. NOTE: Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by c
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranked area teams based on their dominance by class. It’s time now for the final rankings of the season based on how teams finished in their respective classes.

(Class, record, previous ranking in parenthesis)

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There are 14 area teams ranked in this week's statewide girls basketball coaches poll.

Class 5: Kickapoo (No. 2), Republic (No. 3)
Class 4: West Plains (No. 3), Bolivar (No. 7), Hillcrest (No. 8)
Class 3: Licking (No. 7), Stockton (No. 9), Buffal