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State runner-up Ozark led the way for the All-Central Ozark Large softball team with three first-team selections. Webb City h...
Walnut Grove took the first place trophy at it’s home tournament with a thrilling 6-5 victory over the Fair Grove Lady ...
The Missouri State softball team (6-2) claiming the championship at the UTA Maverick Invitational with a 3-0 triumph over hos...
One year after going 10-13 overall, Camdenton softball head coach Robert Calbert is looking forward to a team with a host of ...
The Forsyth Panthers would overcome a five-run deficit to defeat the Hartville Eagles, 9-5, on Thursday night. Despite Hartvi...
A grand slam by Meagan Hubbard in the first inning fueled a 21-7 Mansfield victory over Marion C. Early on Tuesday in Morrisv...
The Billings Lady Wildcats plated five runs in the first frame en route to a 12-2 win over conference-rival Galena in five in...
There seems to be hope on the horizon for the down-trodden Hollister softball program.After bottoming out in 2013 with an 0-1...
Coach Terry Mitchell takes over the reins of the Dora Lady Falcons, who had another successful season last year, going 23-3 a...
The Walnut Grove Lady Tigers, who reached the Class 1 quarterfinals in 2012, step to the plate this season with few changes t...
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...
As district softball playoffs fire up this week around the state we are asking, "who is the area's best softball pla...
Fair Grove’s Senior Pitcher Shelby Morrow allowed three hits and struck out eight on her way to an 8-0 shutout of the S...
If on-base percentage is life, Bolivar High School’s softball team was living right on Tuesday, as the Lady Liberators ...
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...
At long last, it’s finally time for a new softball banner at Galena High School.The Bears capitalized on a game-changin...
West Plains freshman pitcher Abbey Gann struck out the last three batters of the game to stop the bleeding induced by a relen...
On the week of sectionals and state quarterfinals the Ozarks Sports Zone team asks, "Who is the area's best softball...
Seneca got off to a great start to the Big 8 season as a strong performance on the mound from Mirana Heath propelled them to ...
For over a century Springfield has been the center of the Ozarks sports landscape. Many great coaches and athletes have walke...
The Marionville Comets got a run in the first and never looked back in a 5-0 Mid-Lakes Conference win over the Fair Grove Eag...
The Clever Lady Blue Jays turned a two-run deficit into a three-run lead during the fifth inning on Thursday, which made the ...
Coach Scott Walker starts his 12th season as the head coach of the Reeds Spring Lady Wolves and will have to replace six grad...
Pleasant Hope softball and girls basketball coach is the guest on the O-Zone Interview this week.Video Platform Video Managem...
The Southwest Baptist University tennis team advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 for the second straight year when they defeated...
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 Forsyth Panthers would overcome a five-run deficit to defeat the Hartville Eagles, 9-5, on Thursday night. Despite Hartvi...
The Missouri State softball team (8-9) got outstanding pitching from all three pitchers to split the doubleheader at Southeas...
The Missouri State softball team (10-14, 1-1) hung tough in a pair of losses to visiting UMKC (11-12) at Killian Stadium on T...
Catlin Evans and Kari Hillenburg of both signed to play softball at the next level yesterday. Evans will play for Central Met...
Buffalo coach Eric Ingram might be a little hesitant to give the bunt signal to Ariel Elia from now on. The Lady Bison sophom...
Two of the area’s best softball teams, the Pleasant Hope Lady Pirates (18-1) and the Ozark Lady Tigers (18-5), clashed ...
After finishing as the Class 4 state runner-up two years ago, it was a disappointing ending last fall when the Ozark High Sch...
Monett junior pitcher Allie Krueger and senior infielder Kelsey Wiseman were selected to the Class 3 First-Team All-State sof...
The Ava Lady Bears have the experience needed to contend for a conference softball title in 2014 after finishing second in th...
Walnut Grove finished third in Class 1 this season, and as a result the Lady Tigers' pitcher Karsyn Hejna was selected to...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMarionville had no trouble on Tuesday in defeating Billings 11-1....
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIn a season where it was state title or bust, the Pleasant Hope L...
The Missouri State softball team (2-2) racked up 13 runs on 16 hits in a 13-4 six-inning victory against UT Arlington to open...
The Missouri State softball team (2-2) racked up 13 runs on 16 hits in a 13-4 six-inning victory against UT Arlington to open...
The Galena Lady Bears won the first state softball playoff game in school history Monday night, as they defeated the Forsyth ...
Bolivar finished 5-0 in COC Small softball competition and was rewarded with three first-team selections as a result.Senior S...
Evangel extended their winning streak to six games as they swept Stephens (Mo.) in a doubleheader Tuesday at the Evangel Soft...
As summer winds down and fall approaches, Nixa High School softball coach Matt Walker is excited to get his team on the field...
After watching a five-run lead evaporate, the Reeds Spring softball team called upon a trusted group to help re-take control ...
Webb City finished as the Class 4 runner-up and undefeated conference champion this year. As a result, the Cardinals led the ...
The Buffalo softball team made tremendous strides last season. Under the tutelage of first-year head coach Eric Ingram, the L...
For most of Kacy Gunnels first season as head coach of the Pierce City Lady Eagles softball team, her squad kept coming up ju...
Thanks to a four run fifth inning the Webb City Lady Cardinals were able to knock off the Ozark Lady Tigers 6-1 and capture t...
The Ozark Lady Tigers defeated the Nixa Lady Eagles 9-4 on Thursday night. Ozark retired the jersey number of former Lady Tig...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIf Pleasant Hope’s Catlin Evans wins the 1 Award for her ou...
About eight pitches into Tuesday’s Central Ozark Conference matchup against Branson, Republic’s freshman pitcher ...
Monett and Seneca each placed five players on the All-Big 8 softball first team.Kelsey Wiseman was the lone senior among Mone...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Willow Springs Lady Bears are gearing up for the fall season, ready to play for a return trip to the Elite 8.Ashlee Weinh...
In 2012, Stockton softball fans were expecting big success from the Lady Tigers as strikeout queen Brittany Brown prepared fo...
It would be easy to get caught reminiscing about last season at Pleasant Hope. After all, the Lady Pirates’ softball te...
After the Ozark Tournament last season, the Bolivar softball team found itself with a lackluster 5-5 record. The Lady Liberat...
Marionville completed an undefeated conference record after knocking off the Ash Grove Lady Pirates at home to clinch the Mid...
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...
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...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Conference champion Joplin received Coach of the Year and two Player of the Year honors in the 2013 All-Ozark Conference sele...
After going through a few years of growing pains, it looks like the Parkview Lady Vikings softball team is poised for a break...
The Ozark High School softball program has accomplished plenty over the years. But power-wise, the Tigers had never hit quite...
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...
It’s a similar sport, just a change of seasons for veteran Kickapoo baseball coach Jason Howser.He’ll take his fi...
With runs at a premium early on, pitcher Paige Taylor and the Marshfield Lady Jays did not need many, as they defeated the Br...
The Clever Lady Blue Jays and Sparta Lady Trojans met in Sparta on Tuesday for an SWCL conference game. It was a pitching a d...
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...
From the point that Lady Mountaineers’ sophomore Kaitlyn Foulk doubled in the first run for her squad in the first inni...
One year after going 13-11 overall and 5-4 in the Ozark Conference, the Lebanon softball team will have to replace several se...
Ozarks Sports Zone looks back on the best photos of the 2013-14 season, highlighting a different area school each day this su...
An up-and-down season a year ago marred by injuries and untimely hitting ended for Waynesville with a 12-11 record and an 8-2...
Lee’s Summit got power hitting from an unexpected source in the Class 4 state softball title game Saturday afternoon at...
After a crushing loss in the semifinals, the Walnut Grove High School softball team came out swinging in the Class 1 3rd plac...
Ned caught up with Marionville softball coach Ted Young ahead of his team's appearance in the Final Four.
The Pleasant Hope Lady Pirates appeared to be well on their way to another district title game appearance as they carried a 4...
Shortly after a lightning delay, the Rogersville Wildcats softball team brought the thunder in a nine-run third inning and wh...
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...
Glendale softball head coach Jana Clubb couldn’t help but take a breath and smile after Thursday’s home game agai...
The Pleasant Hope Lady Pirates held Rolla scoreless through the last five innings to beat the Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night.Rol...
Tuesday night, Ozarks Sports Zone and the Springfield Sports Commission teamed up to bring the inaugural "1 Awards"...
After capturing a COC-Small championship last season, Bolivar had its season cut prematurely short with a disappointing loss ...
Monett pitcher Allie Krueger is formidable on the mound. Her earned run average in 158.1 innings last year was just 1.06 to g...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Pleasant Hope Lady Pirates beat the Marionville Lady Comets 1...
After Osceola scored a run in the top of the first inning, Mt. Vernon plated five in the bottom half to take an early 5-1 lea...
Down to their final strike on three separate occasions, the Willard Lady Tigers softball team just wouldn’t go away.Tra...
At 2:30pm Wednesday Evangel University will launch a new website devoted to their athletics program. The site, www.EvangelAth...
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...
Coming off back-to-back district championships, a Summit Conference co-championship and a 21-6 season, the Hartville Lady Eag...
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...
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 ...
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’...
In honor of giving spring its fair due, we take time out like we did in basketball season to highlight the spring’s mos...
In honor of giving spring its fair due, we take time out like we did in basketball season to highlight the spring’s mos...
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...
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...
Photo Galleries
Forsyth's volleyball team defeated Spokane in straight sets on Monday.
Dora High School's softball team beat Hartville 14-0 on Monday.
Photos from Ozark's 1-0 victory over Bolivar on Monday.
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