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The Central Bulldogs played host to the Kickapoo Chiefs Tuesday evening at The Pit. While the Chiefs came out with a 56-41 no...
Bears senior forward Emmanuel Addo is suspended indefinitely after being arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicate...
Earlier this season Art Hains, best known as the "Voice of the Bears" called his 1,000th Missouri State men's b...
For the second consecutive game, Greenfield used a big third quarter to come from behind and win. And today it resulted in th...
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...
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Throughout the 2011-12 high school basketball season we at the KSPR Sports Department have ranked Southwest Missouri teams ba...
Last season, Republic’s wake-up call en route to a Class 4 state championship was a 19-point loss to Willard. This seas...
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The Gold Division provides a more wide open field than the Blue because of its parity. Multiple state ranked teams, a pair of...
Today is National Football Signing Day. Many student-athletes throughout the Ozarks will put pen to paper and commit to play ...
The University of Missouri football program has received national acclaim from the NCAA for its academic performance yet agai...
Winning a conference championship is rarely easy, but the great teams find a way to win. The Hartville Eagles did just that a...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
The Evangel University men’s basketball team survived a six minute scoreless spell in the second half and rallied to be...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Parkview Vikings knocked off the Camdenton Lakers 66-56 in an Ozark Conference League game Friday night.CLICK HERE FOR PH...
Not bad for a No. 5 seed.This was the sentiment of the Fair Play Hornets’ fans following a Class 1, District 5 win over...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
A trio of Hornets found success beyond the 3-point arc Tuesday night and buried the Ozark Tigers 61-42, earning Hillcrest its...
Alex Hallhad 17 points andDrake Pattersonmade four 3-pointers and added 13 points as a balanced No. 11 Drury dropped Rockhurs...
The Evangel men’s basketball team is ranked 6th in the nation in this week’s NAIA-I coaches’ poll.Evangel s...
Playing their third game in four days, Southwest head Rusty Roe gave a concise description of his team’s performance ag...
A total of 27 local teams are ranked in the MBCA/MOSports.com 2013-14 preseason poll.Twelve boys teams are in the top 10 of t...
The scouting report indicated the Harrison Goblins preferred a fast-paced, up-and-down style. The Nixa Eagles didn’t ha...
For the second straight season, Marionville finished with a 14-13 overall record. Despite a youthful and inexperienced roster...
A very physical game was decided at the charity strip in the fourth quarter. Branson defeated Parkview 58-50 at the Pirates&r...
Evangel shot 59 percent from the floor and pulled away from Graceland in the second half for an 84-70 win on the road Saturda...
The Ozark Tigers used a 21-9 run in the third quarter to rally past the Kickapoo Chiefs Friday night, winning 71-64.PHOTOSEve...
A loud and boisterous crowd was on hand Friday night for Bolivar’s court warming activities and non-conference match-up...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Hillcrest senior guard Austin Petry received the most votes in the O-Zone "Boys Basketball MVP" ...
With 2.9 seconds left and the game tied at 55, everyone in the Greenfield High School gym knew what was coming.The Wildcats, ...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll saw Waynesville jump four spots to No. 4 in Class 5 off of the strength of la...
In the battle between the Pirates, Ash Grove came out on top holding off visiting Crane 83-80 in the season-opener for both t...
Despite a strong fourth-quarter rally, Greenwood couldn’t overcome a 10-point deficit entering the final period and dro...
Kameron Bundy scored 23 points and No. 2 Drury held its breath during a last-gasp potential game-winner by Lewis to beat the ...
The University of Missouri announced on Monday that former University of Central Missouri head coach Kim Anderson, 58, a two-...
The Springfield Catholic Fightin’ Irish stormed out of the gate with a 26-0 run to start the game Friday night and over...
The Ash Grove Pirates celebrated a rescheduled homecoming night with a win over the Clever Bluejays, 79-71. The Pirates held ...
After being ahead by as many as 11 points in the second half, the Glendale Falcons withstood a furious charge down the stretc...
Missing a dependable, experienced starter like Logan Middleton might cause problems for most teams.The Nixa Eagles didn&rsquo...
Seeding meetings are wrapping up all over the area. Click the district name below to see the brackets for the small class dis...
Aurora senior Corey Gregory started the season opener at home against Neosho the same way he started the overtime, by nailing...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Courts Pro-Am kicked off its 14th summer. Local high school and college players, as well as former players, kicked off op...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMany children grow up with dreams of playing D-1 college basketba...
In conjunction with the Springfield Sports Commission, the Ozarks Sports Zone staff took every male prep athlete in the Sprin...
Anthony Tolliver has an NBA home with the Phoenix Suns for the next two seasons. The NBA veteran and Kickapoo alum inked a tw...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Missouri State head coach Paul Lusk announced late Friday (March 21) that sophomore guard Michael Simpson will transfer at th...
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UPDATE 4:45According to the Christian County coroner Thomas Ligon was pronounced dead at 7:25 this morning in Ozark. The deat...
The early, non-football, signing period has begun. Here are the expected signings for today and this week.If you have a signi...
Junior guard Jabari Brown hit a go-ahead floater in the lane with 11 seconds left to help the Missouri men’s basketball...
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...
Springfield Public Schools has hired Tomas Brock as head boys basketball coach at Hillcrest High School. Previously, Brock wa...
Buffalo was a state power in the mid-1960’s, winning back-to-back state titles in 1964 and 1965. Springfield legend Edd...
The Willard Tigers used heavy defensive pressure virtually all game long to power themselves over Neosho on Tuesday night, 58...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
The Willard Tigers begin this season with a Class 5, District 12 title and the stellar leadership and play of Chris Kendrix.K...
The Waynesville boys continue to climb the Class 5 rankings as the Tigers sit up one spot at No. 3 this week. They are the on...
The Strafford Indians handled the Monett Cubs at home Tuesday night 65-53 with stifling defense, forcing the Cubs to turn the...
The bragging rights in Springfield belong to the Glendale Falcons.One night after the Glendale girls' basketball team ups...
In the words of coach Paden Grubbs, the Marionville Comets got a landmark win for their program Tuesday night.Ryan White scor...
The Clever Blue Jays defeated the Forsyth Panthers, 64-54, on Monday night in contest between SWCL foes. Forsyth (9-11, 1-2) ...
Area basketball teams kicked off the season with Jamboree. Click the links below to see photos from some of the area's ac...
Last season was a successful one for Skyline, as the Tigers posted a 21-9 record that included a district championship and a ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOn the night Parkview honored its state tournament teams from the...
With nine players returning with varsity experience and all but one starter, first-year Lakers head coach Jarred O’Quin...
The Mt. Vernon Mountaineers were 22-6 a year ago, 6-1 in the Big Eight Conference, and losers in the district final to Seneca...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMarcus Miller said he had never made a game-winning shot before. ...
The Walnut Grove Lady Tigers took home their fourth straight Class 1 district championship plaque after a 66-30 blowout over ...
Missouri State freshman Devon Thomas (Silver Spring, Md.) has informed the Bears basketball staff that he intends to transfer...
The Southwest Baptist University men's basketball team picked up their second straight victory as they defeated Maryville...
After finishing last year with a 23-7 mark and coming up a handful of points short of a trip to the Final Four, the Kickapoo ...
Last year, Macks Creek won its first district championship in 18 years, as the Pirates rolled through the Class 1, District 6...
After spending seven seasons as an assistant boys basketball coach at Glendale High School, Brian McTague is back – but...
Whether they live in Miller, Rescue, Halltown, or just some rural area of northern Lawrence County, cheering on the Miller Ca...
A memorial fund has been set up for former Ozark High School athletic standout Thomas Ligon. The Arkansas State senior track ...
The Willard Tigers begin this season with a Class 5, District 12 title and the stellar leadership and play of Chris Kendrix.K...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Willard Tigers rebounded after a Tuesday overtime home loss t...
Alex Hallscored 23 points, including 11 points in the first four minutes of the game to get Drury off to a quick start, and t...
The Nixa Eagles have enjoyed one of the most successful runs in its rich tradition under 21st year head coach Jay Osborne. Ni...
Licking junior guard Lane Duncan put on a show in the semifinals of the Missouri Class 3 District 10 tournament on Thursday a...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The 2014 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions is underway in Springfield, Mo. at JQH Arena. Here you will find everything you nee...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentun, strength of schedule and recent su...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
At 2:30pm Wednesday Evangel University will launch a new website devoted to their athletics program. The site, www.EvangelAth...
Evangel captured their sixth Heart of America conference championship as they hung on for a 51-50 win at Peru State and MidAm...
The Evangel University men’s basketball is ranked 10th nationally in this week’s NAIA-I coaches’ poll. The ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe biggest changes in this week Missouri Basketball Coaches Asso...
Carthage boys’ basketball will rely heavily upon the post play of senior Nathan Reid and sophomore Jaryd Coss early in ...
The 2012-13 season was, in so many ways, a year to remember for Parkview basketball.The Vikings went 22-6 overall - the fourt...
When long time Ozark boys basketball coach Steve Hunter stepped down from his position 13 months ago he didn’t rule out...
The Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for the SASHOF 2014 and future year induction...
For several seasons, the Marion C. Early Panthers have been blessed by the presence of a true “big man” on their ...
The Hillcrest Hornets' Big Three were a handful for the Ozark Tigers on Saturday as Brady Petry, Juwan Johnson and Darnel...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Willard Tigers’ second loss of the season - back on Dec...
Jacob Wade never got to handle the football growing up.Not because he wasn’t capable though, but because he was too big...
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...
Chace Smartt and Jarred Schrader lead New Covenant Academy (2-3) to an 84-55 rout against Hurley High School in Friday night&...
With key players Bryce Dulin and Chris Bettis out with injury, Nixa senior guard Logan Middleton continues to come up big.Mid...
The All-Ozark Conference Boys Basketball Team was released today. Parkview, Hillcrest and Kickapoo all were honored with two ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
PEORIA, Ill. -- A banked-in 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted home standing Bradley (12-7, 4-3) past Missouri State, 69-66, here...
Cleanthony Early had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead visiting Wichita State (18-2, 7-1 MVC) past Missouri State, 62-52, her...
Had there been another minute or two remaining on the clock, things at Glendale High School might have turned out different b...
With inclement weather fast approaching, many schools have taken a proactive response. Below is an updated schedule for the r...
With two seconds left and down by two, Pierce City was able to get a good shot off in the district semifinal with Greenfield....
He stops himself. He was a little bit down on his confidence shooting the ball coming into tonight.Watching Isaac Johnson thr...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Nixa guard Bryce Dulin led all scorers on Tuesday night with 24 points, but his last two were perhaps the biggest of his high...
The Class 3, District 11 boys’ title game is set, with rivals Strafford and Fair Grove squaring off. Both claimed semif...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Nixa and Glendale traded punches for the first two quarters, exchanging the lead five different times, before Nixa (4-0) powe...
The defending national champion Drury Panthers hold told the No. 1 spot in the initial NCAA-II MIdwest Region men's baske...
Friday night’s game between the Strafford Indians, and the Skyline Tigers was on the verge of becoming a blowout, with ...
Glendale head boys basketball coach Sean Williamson has resigned his position after nine seasons with the school, SPS Athleti...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
The Blue Eye Bulldogs defeated the Spokane Owls, 50-41, on Spokane’s Senior Night.CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOSSpokane would de...
The Hollister Tigers outlasted the Fair Grove Eagles in the championship game of the Sparta Tournament Saturday evening, 62-6...
It’s not difficult to point out Juwan Morgan on the basketball court.Not because of his signature Mohawk…Or the ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The snow and ice storm set to hit the Ozarks has caused some changes to the district basketball schedule, but many are still ...
The Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for the SASHOF 2014 and future year induction...
The Mt. Vernon Mountaineers can beat you by working the basketball inside or they can switch it up and beat you from behind t...
Last year was coach Luke Brosius’ first year at Clever and he is proud of all that was accomplished in his first year a...
The past few years the Spokane program has been hit with bad luck, injuries and tragedy, and this year’s team is lookin...
Armed with a talented front line, expectations are high in Chris Pilz’s third year as head coach of the Waynesville Tig...
Either Niangua or Bradleyville will have to blow off the dust and cobwebs in the boys’ basketball trophy case and make ...
Wildcats win SRVC showdownOn a night where Miller High School honored one its past greats, the Greenfield Wildcats had the la...
Former Missouri State head coach and current Southern Illinois head coach Barry Hinson is drawing national attention Wednesda...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOn Saturday, the legendary 1962-63 Republic boys basketball team ...
Evangel men’s basketball forward Zack Kleine was named the Heart of America conference Player of the Week for his play ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Paul Lusk and the youthful Missouri State Bears have struggled through the early part of the non-conferenc...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
What a game it was in Polk county Thursday night, as the Morrisville Panthers took out the Dadeville Bearcats 44-41 at the bu...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThings could not have gone much better for Mt. Vernon in its 91-4...
The past decade-plus has been good to Ozarks basketball teams. More than a dozen area programs have brought home state champi...
The Evangel men’s basketball team is ranked 9th in the nation in the NAIA Division I coaches’ poll released this ...
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...
For the leading scorers of the Missouri State basketball teams, the past five months have been spent rehabbing and being pati...
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The Evangel failed to score in the last 3:16 of regulation as Central Methodist defeated the Crusaders 59-56 in the Ashcroft ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSpringfield, Mo. – Evangel shot 61 percent from the field i...
Evangel took an 11-point halftime lead and blew it wide open from there outscoring Baker 49-19 in the second half for an 80-3...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Strafford Indians are looking to repeat their 2013 district title and will rely on the experience of last year’s re...
New Walnut Grove Tigers head coach Darin Meinders has a mission: to make Tigers basketball just as competitive as their 2013 ...
For third-year head coach Brett Reed, the time to win begins now.After an impressive 23-5 season last year that saw the Hartv...
Taking over a new team always presents challenges for any coach, but for Marshfield Blue Jays head coach Damon Seiger, there ...
After just one year of head coaching, Josh Graves takes over as the head coach at Monett High School. Right away, he faces th...
Now in his third season at Cassville, head coach Danny Powers is already looking toward the end of the season. “Out of ...
Former Mizzou Guard Kim English visited Springfield Thursday to announce he'll be holding a basketball camp at the Fieldh...
The 67th Blue and Gold Tournament promises to be another great event hosted by Greenwood and the folks at Missouri State. Onc...
The Southwest Baptist men's basketball team hosted Missouri Baptist University of the NAIA in a nonconference game Tuesda...
An expectation of winning has been built for the Springfield Catholic baseball program in recent years, especially with a tri...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Both Branson and Kickapoo are known for having high-powered offenses that can score early and often.The Chiefs were the team ...
Led by a team-high 20 points from Cameron Maes, the Glendale Falcons overcame a hostile environment at The Pit to beat Centra...
The 2013-14 Missouri all-state basketball teams and final polls as selected by a statewide panel of Missouri sportswriters an...
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...
Evangel won their home opener 82-75 over Oklahoma Baptist Thursday in a battle of two teams ranked in the NAIA’s top 10...
Saying goodbye to your leading scorer and rebounded - as well as your team leader - is never easy, but big-game experience an...
The Evangel men (11-4) are ranked 13th in the NAIA Division I basketball poll this week. It is the highest ranking the Crusad...
Niangua won their first district title since 1988 on Thursday night in a hard-fought game against Bradleyville, 76-60. Niangu...
The Skyline Lady Tigers entered competition as the favorites against the Windsor Lady Greyhounds on Wednesday night in Clinto...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The 67th Blue and Gold Tournament promises to be another great event hosted by Greenwood and the folks at Missouri State. Onc...
After an 18-10 campaign a year ago, which included a Central Ozark Conference-Small co-championship and a district runner-up ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Republic Tigers (3-0) defeated the Hillcrest Hornets (3-1) 69-55 to take first place in the 49th Annual Republic Invitati...
The Hillcrest Hornets shook off any rust they accumulated during a 16-day hiatus between games – fending off gritty Par...
Drury coach Steve Hesser was asked in the post-game media conference about what was running through his mind when each of his...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter quite a wait, one school will finally get to hang a “...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Crane girls, Walnut Grove girls and Eminence boys all faced a...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerA red hot Kickapoo team couldn't be stopped in Saturday's...
The snow and ice storm set to hit the Ozarks has caused some changes to the district basketball schedule, but many are still ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
Missouri State (15-7, 5-5 MVC) knocked down 12 3-pointers and shot 57 percent from the field to push the Bears past visiting ...
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...
The Nixa Eagles rolled the Branson Pirates in a COC-Large matchup Friday night 63-39, though it took a while for the Eagles t...
The Southwest Baptist men's basketball team hosted Missouri Baptist University of the NAIA in a nonconference game Tuesda...
The two teams that squared off in last April’s NCAA Division II national championship game now hold the top two spots i...
It’s technically a neutral-site tournament for Memphis White Station, but Springfield has become a second home of sorts...
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The Republic boys' basketball team is off to a big start in its quest to defend its Missouri Class 4 state championship, ...
Chris Kendrix helped carry Willard to a share of the COC Large title and all the way to the Class 5 quarterfinals. As a resul...
For the second straight game, the Crane Pirates put things together during halftime and used a big third quarter to pull out ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Missouri State freshman Austin Ruder (G, Nixa, Mo.) has been named Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week after he p...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMissouri State (8-19, 6-9 MVC) got 20 points from Anthony Downing...
" If you thought Blayne Armstrong was just a quarterback with a good arm before this season, you weren’t alone....
The Cassville Wildcats defeated the Reeds Spring Wolves, 61-50, on a night when the Reeds Spring Athletic Hall of Fame induct...
There aren’t many guys on Republic that you can leave open.And Brock Yocum is one of them.The junior guard buried four ...
Lauren Aldridge has been playing the sport she loves and working to be one of the area's best since age five.On Wendesday...
The Ash Grove Pirates come back with four out of five of last year’s starters, hoping to improve on last year’s r...
Missouri State men's basketball coach Paul Lusk says his latest two commitments to the Bears program will bring athletici...
The 2008-2009 Missouri high school basketball season saw Keith Pickens (Oakville) and Nathan Scheer (St. Francis Borgia) lead...
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...
Coach Ryan Worley takes over the reins at Sparta High School after 17 years as an assistant at several local schools, includi...
Parkview senior Taylor Acord will continue his basketball career at NAIA-II College of the Ozarks this fall.Acord was an All ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Nixa Eagles went 22-6 last season, but after graduating half of their varsity roster last spring will look to a younger g...
A rivalry, rather real or imagined, can raise the level of intensity at a sporting event.So can a costly loss in a conference...
Republic High School finds itself in the Class 4 Final Four for the second straight year, this time with the boys’ team...
Drury Basketball has received NCAA national letter-of-intents from a pair of prep standouts - Drew Moore and Wyatt Voorhes - ...
Evangel’s Steve Jenkins won his 600th career game on Thursday as the Crusaders took down Mid-America Nazarene 85-79.CLI...
The Spokane Owls and Jasper Eagles faced off in the first round of the Miller Invitational Tournament on Wednesday evening. A...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
It’s been a tough road to hoe the last few years for Stockton Tiger basketball fans. In 2012-13 they only managed a rec...
Missouri State made 20-of-22 free throws in the second half and led wire-to-wire here Saturday afternoon in a 77-66 win over ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIn one season, Chris Ward has gone from banished player to a role...
As his coach later noted, whenever lefty Canyon Smith shoots it, you feel pretty good about the ball going in. And after Smit...
Last week we asked who is the "best boy-girl basketball duo" in the area. With over 10,000 votes cast, you the fans...
The crowds in Gainesville, Mo. are being treated to something unique this basketball season. The girls and boys basketball pr...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association has released its fourth statewide basketball rankings.The Nixa boys are on top of...
The Ash Grove Pirates pulled ahead of the Greenwood Blue Jays in the final seconds, winning 67-65 at home Tuesday night.CLICK...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Candy cane stripped pants, Assembly Hall, and banners hanging from the Bob Knight era mean one thing… He’s a Hoo...
Standout forward Jacob Wade led the way for his Strafford squad on Wednesday -- giving the Ash Grove Pirates more than they c...
The Macks Creek Pirates had a balanced scoring attack, with four players finishing in double digits, en route to a 70-52 win ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Waynesville made one more jump this week up to the top spot in Class 5 for the first time this season. The Tigers remain the ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOn Wednesday night, Strafford won the battle of the Indians as th...
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Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the...
Keeping with the tradition they've upheld in recent seasons, Duke's Blue Devils have invited the NCAA-II national cha...
Trailing 53-51 with just three minutes left, the Strafford Indians needed a spark.It came in the form of Jacob Wade.The India...
The Ozark basketball team said goodbye to longtime head coach Steve Hunter, who retired after last season, and graduated a co...
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Every time the Hillcrest Hornets seemed ready to erase Republic’s lead, the Tigers had an answer.A 3-point halftime lea...
Josh Hart enters his first season as Forsyth head coach with a lot to look forward to. The Panthers only managed eight wins l...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll sees Repbulic continue its reign as the Class 4 No. 1 team. Hillcrest slips f...
Last year the Eminence Redwings fell in the state quarterfinals to eventual Class 1 state champion Scott County Central.CLICK...
Sixth-seeded Mt. Vernon had designs on an upset of Ozark coming into Friday, but the Tigers’ depth and defensive pressu...
For nearly two-and-a-half quarters, the West Plains Zizzers had Republic, the state's No. 1 ranked team in Missouri Class...
A 16-2 run by Drake, in crunch time sealed the fate of visiting Missouri State (14-7, 4-5 MVC) as the Bears let a late lead s...
The Marionville Comets beat the Pierce City Eagles at home Tuesday night 58-50 thanks in part to some timely 3-pointers and a...
The Logan-Rogersville Wildcats knocked off the Glendale Falcons 66-61 Friday night on what appeared to be a blow out early on...
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It’s that time again…Every two years MSHSAA reshuffles classes and districts, unintentionally and yet effectivel...
It’s that time again…Every two years MSHSAA reshuffles classes and districts, unintentionally and yet effectivel...
It is that time again, the 2nd Annual Hashtag All-Stars team is here. Eight teams, 40 players, household names, and some kids...
It is that time again, the 2nd Annual Hashtag All-Stars team is here. Eight teams, 40 players, household names, and some kids...
As soon as basketball season is over, it is hard not to look ahead at what next year will bring. Below are my WAY too early p...
As soon as basketball season is over, it is hard not to look ahead at what next year will bring. Below are my WAY too early p...
The final weekend of high school basketball (go ahead, shed a tear) features two local teams playing in Columbia for state ch...
The final weekend of high school basketball (go ahead, shed a tear) features two local teams playing in Columbia for state ch...
The high school basketball season is about over, but local alumni are still dancing in March.Nixa Basketball made proudIf you...
The high school basketball season is about over, but local alumni are still dancing in March.Nixa Basketball made proudIf you...
All season Class 2 has been our deepest class in terms of state-ranked teams and teams that would be in the hunt for state ti...
All season Class 2 has been our deepest class in terms of state-ranked teams and teams that would be in the hunt for state ti...
There are three teams making the trek to Columbia this week to compete for a Class 1 state championship. For two of them, the...
There are three teams making the trek to Columbia this week to compete for a Class 1 state championship. For two of them, the...
Enjoy the next two weekends if you’re a high school basketball fan, because ones like them don’t come around that...
Enjoy the next two weekends if you’re a high school basketball fan, because ones like them don’t come around that...
For all three area teams advancing to the Class 3 Final 4 this season has been about unfinished business. Last March I watche...
For all three area teams advancing to the Class 3 Final 4 this season has been about unfinished business. Last March I watche...
Today I was planning on telling you about how much I enjoy watching this year’s Wichita State team, but why they don&rs...
Today I was planning on telling you about how much I enjoy watching this year’s Wichita State team, but why they don&rs...
I felt pretty comfortable predicting the district tournaments for small-school girls’ basketball last week. Most tourna...
I felt pretty comfortable predicting the district tournaments for small-school girls’ basketball last week. Most tourna...
By this time next week we will know who all of the small-class district champions are and what their path to the Final Four l...
By this time next week we will know who all of the small-class district champions are and what their path to the Final Four l...
It may not be March, but the madness is already starting. Last week we saw some of the biggest upsets, surprises, and single-...
It may not be March, but the madness is already starting. Last week we saw some of the biggest upsets, surprises, and single-...
After 24 games, Missouri State’s immediate future will come down to the final three weeks of the regular season. And th...
After 24 games, Missouri State’s immediate future will come down to the final three weeks of the regular season. And th...
With all the snow and inclement weather we’ve had this year, it doesn’t seem possible that we are just a week awa...
With all the snow and inclement weather we’ve had this year, it doesn’t seem possible that we are just a week awa...
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...
He’s not big enough.He’s not athletic enough.He won’t be able to get his shot off.Who’s he going to g...
He’s not big enough.He’s not athletic enough.He won’t be able to get his shot off.Who’s he going to g...
The races for boys conference basketball titles will heat up over the next few weeks. See who the favorites are and the names...
The races for boys conference basketball titles will heat up over the next few weeks. See who the favorites are and the names...
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 ...
The 2014 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions didn’t have the down-to-the-wire, thrilling winners-bracket games we saw in 2...
The 2014 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions didn’t have the down-to-the-wire, thrilling winners-bracket games we saw in 2...
The 30th edition of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions could be the best one yet.CLICK HERE FOR FULL COVERAGE OF THE TOURNA...
The 30th edition of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions could be the best one yet.CLICK HERE FOR FULL COVERAGE OF THE TOURNA...
This week we look around at 10 area college basketball programs.Missouri State Bears (12-4, 2-2)Paul Lusk and company are com...
This week we look around at 10 area college basketball programs.Missouri State Bears (12-4, 2-2)Paul Lusk and company are com...
Sometimes, it’s pretty easy to figure out who the really good teams will be before the season even starts.In the fall, ...
Sometimes, it’s pretty easy to figure out who the really good teams will be before the season even starts.In the fall, ...
Crane is the new basketball mecca.Madison Square Garden may be America’s basketball Mecca, but Crane is giving the gard...
Crane is the new basketball mecca.Madison Square Garden may be America’s basketball Mecca, but Crane is giving the gard...
We should call it “Redemption Monday”. The last three days have been nothing short of spectacular in the area bas...
We should call it “Redemption Monday”. The last three days have been nothing short of spectacular in the area bas...
If you’re team isn’t invited to the Blue and Gold or Pink and White tournaments, all is not lost. There’s s...
If you’re team isn’t invited to the Blue and Gold or Pink and White tournaments, all is not lost. There’s s...
The Blue and Gold Tournament gets going here on Thursday. Here is a complete breakdown of the Gold BracketBLUE BRACKET BREAKD...
The Blue and Gold Tournament gets going here on Thursday. Here is a complete breakdown of the Gold BracketBLUE BRACKET BREAKD...
Who are the teams and players to watch in the Blue Division of the Blue and Gold tournament? Find out below.GOLD BRACKET BREA...
Who are the teams and players to watch in the Blue Division of the Blue and Gold tournament? Find out below.GOLD BRACKET BREA...
I really don’t like Mother Nature much after these last two weeks.Apparently she doesn’t like basketball very muc...
I really don’t like Mother Nature much after these last two weeks.Apparently she doesn’t like basketball very muc...
Stuff your face with turkey this week, then stuff your eyes with lots and lots of basketball next week.We have nearly 20 loca...
Stuff your face with turkey this week, then stuff your eyes with lots and lots of basketball next week.We have nearly 20 loca...
The 2013-14 basketball season kicks off this week. In the basketball-crazy Ozarks we again have many marquee teams and player...
The 2013-14 basketball season kicks off this week. In the basketball-crazy Ozarks we again have many marquee teams and player...
Missouri State’s three best basketball seasons (record-wise) in the past decade came in 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2010-11.A ...
Missouri State’s three best basketball seasons (record-wise) in the past decade came in 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2010-11.A ...
On Oct. 11, the best basketball player in the world, LeBron James, tweeted this out:Kansas City what's good! Can't wa...
On Oct. 11, the best basketball player in the world, LeBron James, tweeted this out:Kansas City what's good! Can't wa...
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...
In basketball we make a habit of comparing players. This is a quick look at some of the names from around The Courts Pro-Am, ...
In basketball we make a habit of comparing players. This is a quick look at some of the names from around The Courts Pro-Am, ...
In the aftermath of Drury’s run to the National Championship, a common topic has arisen in the area.In a one game scena...
In the aftermath of Drury’s run to the National Championship, a common topic has arisen in the area.In a one game scena...
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...
Random thoughts from an eventful Ozarks sports weekend…*So the Chiefs canned Romeo Crennel (expected), but have delaye...
Random thoughts from an eventful Ozarks sports weekend…*So the Chiefs canned Romeo Crennel (expected), but have delaye...
Photo Galleries
Glendale moved on to the district title game where Ozark awaits
The Lady Eagles claimed back-to-back district titles by sweeping Licking Tuesday night in Cabool.
Sparta won the district title over S of O 25-12 & 25-13
O-Zone Opinion
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O-Zone Poll
Who is the area's best kicker?
  Alex Castillo, Strafford
  Jorge Cedeno, Branson
  Brett Garner, Catholic
  Alec Gathright, Kickapoo
  Mitchell Heinzler, Republic
  Taylor Middlebrooks, Parkview
  Todd Morrow, Lamar
  Dominique Salcedo, Joplin
  Kendrick Tiller, Lebanon
  Logan Tyler, Nixa
Rankings
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.
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class.