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Bolivar guaranteed itself at least a share of the COC Small Division crown with a 7-3 victory over visiting Marshfield Tuesda...
On the week of sectionals and state quarterfinals the Ozarks Sports Zone team asks, "Who is the area's best softball...
The Marionville Lady Comets held down their own turf and took the Class 2, District 7 title against the Fair Grove on Saturda...
The Monett Lady Cubs scored two runs in the bottom of the first and that's all the Lady Cubs would need to win its third ...
Scott City solved the problem of staying motivated for a third-place game by having fun.The Rams were looser than Mt. Vernon ...
The Willard Lady Tigers defeated the Waynesville Lady Tigers 8-2 on Friday, regaining their 2011 district title. Willard reli...
The Willard Lady Tigers beat the Republic Lady Tigers, coming back from five scoreless innings and a Republic lead of 6-0 at ...
The Mountaineers will have to wait to reach the summit of spring softball.The Crest Ridge Cougars scored four runs in the fif...
Four days ago, Hartville defeated beat Mansfield 3-2 at home in the regular season finale for both teams.On Friday, the Summi...
Pierce City won a district softball title for the fourth season in a row thanks to star pitcher McKenzie Moreland’s per...
District softball tournaments continue today. Check back here for results and updated brackets. Click the links below for tha...
District softball gets going today. Check back here for results and updated brackets. Click the links below for that tourname...
Marshfield and Buffalo will meet for the Class 3, District 11 softball championship on Saturday. Find out how they got there ...
One year after fielding a sophomore-dominated lineup, the West Plains Zizzers are excited about being a year older and bringi...
Eleven Evangel University teams have been honored by the NAIA as Scholar-Team Award winners. For a team to be considered for ...
Nixa Eagles softball coach Matt Walker begins his second season with holes and positions to fill as his team lost six players...
Jordan Shewmaker turned in a stellar all-around performance as Buffalo avenged a previous loss to conference foe and potentia...
The Joplin Eagles have established themselves as one of the area's premier high school softball teams this season and con...
Coming off of the best season in the history of the program, the Central Bulldogs are full of talent and confidence in 2013. ...
Throughout the 2012 Aurora softball season, first-year head coach James Hoffman centered his team's attention on goals be...
The Ash Grove Lady Pirates ended a five-game losing streak Friday with an 11-9 victory over the Billings Lady Wildcats. The W...
Coming into their Big 8 conference opener at Cassville, Monett head coach Ty Goetz wanted his team to come out of the box qui...
The softball season is winding down. Find the championship brackets for each class below. Sectionals are Wednesday, Oct. 16. ...
One year after going 10-13 overall, Camdenton softball head coach Robert Calbert is looking forward to a team with a host of ...
The Ozark Lady Tigers beat the Branson Lady Pirates 10-0 Friday night to win the Class 4, District 11 title. The Lady Tigers ...
The Mt. Vernon Lady Mountaineers had played more than twice as many softball games this spring as the Greenfield Wildcats whe...
The Bolivar Lady Liberators shut out the Lady Wolves from Reeds Spring (0-2) 5-0 in 7 innings on Thursday. Aubrie Dial was th...
Softball Districts get going on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and are all finished up by Saturday, Oct. 12.Click the links below to see t...
The Republic Lady Tigers started play on Saturday morning with their eyes on a championship shot in the Springfield Invitatio...
While the Strafford Indians finished last season at 9-16, which includes a loss to Marion C. Early in the opening round of th...
Bailie Stine has been the Comets’ only player behind the plate since she stepped on the field her freshman year. Stine ...
Ozarks Sports Zone looks back on the best photos of the 2013-14 season, highlighting a different area school each day this su...
The softball season is winding down. Find the championship brackets for each class below. Sectionals are Wednesday, Oct. 16. ...
In this week's O-Zone Poll Question we asked you the fans who among Springfield's eight high schools has the best fan...
The Missouri State softball team (5-2) advanced to the UTA Maverick Invitational Championship Game behind the arm and bat of ...
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 Willard Lady Tigers were dominant in their win over Kickapoo on Thursday night as Miki Andrus threw a no-hitter.CLICK HER...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIn a season where it was state title or bust, the Pleasant Hope L...
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...
Get your fishing poles, bowling balls and guns ready, high school students.Member schools of the Missouri State High School A...
The Willard Lady Tigers finished their 2012 season 14-18 with only one senior starter. An older, wiser team takes the field t...
Josh McKee’s Hillcrest Hornets are on a steady progression. In 2011, they won 10 games and were often on the wrong end ...
Marionville's Haley Lane (infield) and Tarron Finn (outfield) were selected to the Class 2 First-Team All-State team. The...
The Buffalo softball team made tremendous strides last season. Under the tutelage of first-year head coach Eric Ingram, the L...
Last season, Buffalo seemed to always be just a key hit or play away from doing some mighty big things. The Lady Bison finish...
Sometimes, it can take the Mt. Vernon lineup a few innings to get into a groove. But once it does, watch out.After being held...
In its three postseason games so far, the Monett High School softball team has scored a total of seven runs.But when you have...
The University of Missouri football program has received national acclaim from the NCAA for its academic performance yet agai...
Ozark and Truman met in the championship of the 23rd Annual Ozark Fall Softball Festival on Saturday. It was a rematch of las...
The Ash Grove Lady Pirates had not beaten the Pleasant Hope Lady Pirates at softball since 2009. They redeemed themselves ton...
With the bases loaded in the 7th inning, sophomore Beccah Hicks had the winning hit that brought the Logan-Rogersville Lady W...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
As summer winds down and fall approaches, Nixa High School softball coach Matt Walker is excited to get his team on the field...
In its three postseason games so far, the Monett High School softball team has scored a total of seven runs.But when you have...
The Branson Lady Pirates softball team will only have one senior on this year’s squad but will look to continue the suc...
With the bases loaded in the 7th inning, sophomore Beccah Hicks had the winning hit that brought the Logan-Rogersville Lady W...
After a solid 18-7 season that ended with a disappointing 14-4 loss to the Marshfield Lady Jays in the district tournament, t...
Last season, the Reeds Spring Softball Wolves started at least five freshmen every night. This year, they will again be young...
The early, non-football, signing period has begun. Here are the expected signings for today and this week.If you have a signi...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerKarsyn Hejna had a year for the record books in 2012-2013. Betwee...
The Houston Lady Tigers are ready to return to the field in the 2014 season and will rely on the experience of their returnin...
Things didn't exactly go according to plan in 2013 for Glendale softball. It was a rough fall campaign for Glendale, the ...
After a very solid season in 2013 that took many by surprise, the Republic Lady Tigers softball squad has nothing but high ex...
The Lady Tigers opened their season with a decisive five-inning win over the Lady Hornets, 11-1 Wednesday night in Willard. T...
The Forsyth Panthers claimed their first-ever district softball title when they defeated the Blue Eye Bulldogs, 13-5, in the ...
The Bolivar Lady Liberators shut out the Lady Wolves from Reeds Spring (0-2) 5-0 in 7 innings on Thursday. Aubrie Dial was th...
Ned Reynolds caught up with third year Willard softball coach AshLeigh Williams. The Tigers are two years removed from a dist...
The Mt. Vernon Lady Mountaineers had played more than twice as many softball games this spring as the Greenfield Wildcats whe...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
It is postseason honors time for the fall sports. As we get all league and all state teams we will post them and add them her...
After last season ended with a 3-2 loss to Lamar in the district semifinals, new head coach Phillip Reed and his Norwood Lady...
Evangel’s softball team swept the first Heart of America conference weekly awards as Bethany Bacon was named the league...
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how many hits you have, but instead what you do with those hits.Monett could only muster tw...
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...
Republic softball is starting a freshman at pitcher this season, but when you watch Rachel Rook pitch it is hard to tell that...
The Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for the SASHOF 2014 and future year induction...
The Class 3, District 11 softball tournament finals Monday saw the Marshfield Blue Jays take on the Buffalo Bison. Both teams...
If you were to compare Ozark leadoff hitter Hailee Vigneaux to an MLB player, an in-his-prime Ichiro Suzuki would’ve be...
Conference champion Joplin received Coach of the Year and two Player of the Year honors in the 2013 All-Ozark Conference sele...
Experience is on the side of the Mountain View/Birch Tree Liberty softball team as they return the full nine starters from la...
After a 15-10 campaign last fall, which ended with a district semifinal loss to eventual state quarterfinalist Lamar, El Dora...
The Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for the SASHOF 2014 and future year induction...
After advancing to five Final Fours in an eight-year span, including three straight appearances from 2006-08, the past five s...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOzark’s Brittany Nimmo is constantly thinking ahead. She wa...
After her freshman and sophomore seasons ended at sectionals, Karsyn Hejna knew that she wanted to make it to state before sh...
After an unexpected injury her sophomore year, Allie Krueger didn’t let it stop her from returning for a remarkable jun...
The El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs schooled the Walnut Grove Lady Tigers on Monday night in an 18-7 win. A four-run first in...
The Thayer softball team had a league-best three players named to the South Central Association All-Conference first team.Inf...
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
Verona played host to Dadeville, McAuley and Everton on Saturday.
Sparta hosted Bakersfield, Ava and Chadwick for a jambroee.
Niangua played host to Plato and Richland for a jamboree.
O-Zone Opinion
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O-Zone Poll
Who was this season's football MVP?
  Alex Derryberry, Carthage
  Tony Grant, Kickapoo
  Josh Martin, Camdenton
  Forrest Merrill, Willard
  Dylan Mountain, Skyline
  Anthony Riley, Parkview
  Keynan Scheurich, Carl Junction
  Dalton Taylor, Strafford
  Logan Tyler, Nixa
  Tanner Wright, Marionville
Rankings
We saw yet another great year in the Ozarks, with three area schools advancing to the Final Four and Winona and MV-BT/Liberty bringing home state championships.
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class.
We are back down to 13 for our final regular season poll of 2014. Keep in mind; the rankings are based on dominance by class, strength of schedule, and how hot a team is.
The second edition of the MHSVCA statewide volleyball rankings has eight schools ranked in the top 10 of their respective classes.