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Forsyth’s boys’ basketball team will not have any seniors on the squad, but that does not mean the Panthers will ...
Evangel men’s basketball forward Zack Kleine was named the Heart of America conference Player of the Week for his play ...
The Skyline Tigers beat the Ash Grove Pirates with a last-second shot from a bench player in double overtime Tuesday night, 8...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerClass 5 No. 2 Nixa did not lead for a single second of the first ...
Despite falling behind in the first half, Lamar battled back in the last two quarters to claim a Stockton Tournament title wi...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe two-time defending champion Nixa Eagles were a heavy favorite...
Led by 20 second half points from senior Corbin Medley, the Rogersville Wildcats (9-5) held off a late Ozark surge, defeating...
The Marionville Comets rolled the Pleasant Hope Pirates on the road Friday night, 67-30. Ryan White, who scored 23 points for...
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 PlayerSpringfield Parkview senior guard Erik Durham took hom the top ho...
Tim Whisnant’s path to local fame and basketball stardom has been one full of obstacles. The now 17-year old was born w...
High school athletes dream of winning a state championship. Two would be amazing. For Dylan Bekemeier, three titles is a char...
For the first time since 2009, the local representatives found themselves facing off in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions ...
The Ava Bears traveled from afar Tuesday night to take on the Morrisville Panthers. The young Panthers put up the fight of al...
Missouri State (20-13) rallied from an early 13-point deficit to lead by as many as 9 points in the second half. But in the e...
Last week we called for players to submit their best dunks from the season (practice or games) and the respones was great. Wa...
East Newton had knocked off No. 1 seed Mt. Vernon Friday evening in front of the Mountaineers home crowd.In the first quarter...
Two seniors led the Houn' Dawgs to a key Big 8 Conference win over visiting Carl Junction Friday. One, Garrett Bader, sco...
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 lost to seventh seeded Talladega (Ala.) 88-71 in the NAIA-I National Championship Tournament opening round at Municip...
Montverde will take on Paul VI for the championship of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions title on Saturday at 8:30. See vi...
The Ash Grove Pirates defeated the Miller Cardinals, 66-60, in a wild game in which each team dominated of two differing halv...
To help solidify the basketball coaching staffs for the future, Missouri State University has extended the contracts of men&#...
Monett sophomore Logan Coones scored a team-high 16 points in Monett's crashing party at Big 8 rival Aurora's homecom...
The Walnut Grove Tigers improved to 10-3 for the season with a sound win over the Climax Springs Cougars, 72-40.CLICK HERE FO...
Springfield Public Schools has hired Brian McTague as head boys basketball coach at Glendale High School. In his past eight y...
On a night where they struggled to shoot from the perimeter, the Hillcrest Hornets flipped the game in their favor with a fra...
The All-Big 8 Basketball teams have been released. On the boys' side, Seneca swept the Player of the Year and Coach of th...
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 PlayerLast night Eminence shocked the state, pulling its best David imp...
Tori Taylor had been there before and missed. The Republic High School junior didn’t want to let that happen a second t...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The schools ...
Ozarks Sports Zone looks back on the best photos of the 2013-14 season, highlighting a different area school each day this su...
The 15th Annual Mercy Sports Medicine College/Pro-Am at The Courts is underway. Below is a recap from Day 3 action.CLICK HERE...
The Bass Pro Tournament of Champions has only seen two repeat champions in its 30 year history.On Thursday night Paul VI took...
The All-Mid Lakes basketball teams were released on Friday. Strafford led the way on the boys' side with two First-Team s...
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 continued their quest for back-to-back State Championships with a 54-36 victory over the Rogersville Wild...
In a rematch of the district championship game last season, the Hartville Eagles managed to produce the same result with a wi...
Through 17 minutes the Kickapoo Chiefs had written the perfect script for an upset.Kickapoo had controlled the tempo and take...
Missouri State West Plains' Justin Jamison is excelling at basketball after a brief professional career as a pitcher. Now...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
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...
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 PlayerPierce City fell 52-47 to Iberia in the Class 2 quarterfinals at ...
After watching Crane rally from a 10-point 3rd quarter deficit to tie the game on a Jake Sowell layup with under a minute to ...
A box press and a big second half by junior Nathan Neal helped the Conway boys' basketball team rally from a big halftime...
The Springfield Catholic Fightin’ Irish came out blazing in their first ever game in the new O’Reilly Family Athl...
Missouri State men’s basketball head coach Paul Lusk announced Tuesday (Jan. 14) that sophomore guard Marcus Marshall (...
Hamstrung by foul woes virtually from the start, No. 3 Drury had trouble keeping its key personnel on the floor as No. 2 Bell...
Drury's men won the first ever NCAA National Basketball title last season and are favored in the GLVC preseason poll this...
The Parkview Vikings cruised past the Branson Pirates at home Friday night 60-43 with strong defense and few turnovers.CLICK ...
Superstitions run deep for athletes and teams and the Drury men's basketball team is no different. Watch the video above ...
Glendale came into Saturday’s home game fired up, catching the state-ranked Waynesville Tigers off guard for a bit. Gle...
The Springfield Catholic Fightin’ Irish came up with a huge Central Ozark Conference-Small Division win Tuesday night a...
The MBCA/MOsports.com Basketball poll is selected by a panel of coaches representing each of the 8 MBCA districts and each of...
Willard senior Chris Kendrix has his college choice in the bag entering his highly anticipated final season with the Tigers. ...
The Glendale Falcons made a stop in Ozark tonight to face the Tigers, inwhat would prove to be a very aggressive, and enterta...
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...
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...
Kevin Boyle is still getting used to weather in Florida.But, Montverde Academy’s head man is no stranger to winning, no...
The Sparta Trojans edged the Forsyth Panthers at home Friday night 67-63 in a game they were dominating by 23 points near the...
Kullen Carlock has no problem scoring.In his four years at Camdenton he’s done it better than almost everyone in school...
While Ash Grove continues its search for that killer instinct, the young Fair Grove Eagles served notice that they’re v...
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 Holiday Tournaments continue today and the O-Zone has you covered. Find scores for all of the area's games below alon...
It wasn't pretty, but the Nixa Eagles advanced to play for its fourth straight Blue and Gold title with a 50-45 overtime ...
Fans around Springfield are cautiously optimistic about this year’s Bear’s basketball team.In year three under Pa...
A big third quarter rally and a 29-point performance by junior Thomas Ritter helped the Gainesville Bulldogs defeat Mansfield...
Thayer senior Levi Hargrove and Ava senior Maison Bovard received SCA Player of the Year awards for the 2013-14 season.Hargro...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerLeland Brown coached Republic to its only State Championship in 1...
Everybody has one good sport or a couple, but we wanted to know "Which area school had the best sports year?" Ozark...
The Macks Creek Pirates went cold and ran out of time to get warmed back up.Macks Creek couldn’t hold onto an eight-poi...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerBillings and Nixa continue to sit atop their respective classes i...
The Skyline and Ash Grove girls both finished as runners up in their respective classes this past weekend and both placed fou...
Small class schools all over the state are punching their tickets to Columbia today. See all the scores, photos and stories a...
2003 to 2005 could be considered the "Golden Era" of prep hoops in the Ozarks. Three Southwest Missouri boys teams ...
It took more than three quarters, but eventually Waynesville’s inside presence took over.The Tigers needed overtime Thu...
The basketball season is winding down, so now it is time to take a look back. This week we are asking, who was the 2013-14 bo...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
One year after a tough 2-24 season that saw the Yellowjackets go 0-9 in the Ozark Conference, things appear to be looking up ...
There’s rarely an easy road to a district title and the state-ranked Strafford Indians learned that first-hand this wee...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The third time was a charm for Marshfield as the Blue Jays knocked off Central Ozark Conference rival Bolivar on the Liberato...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Hartville Eagles got its revenge on Wednesday in the Missouri Class 3 sectional round played at Missouri S&T in Rolla.Har...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Nixa got 20 points and 10 rebounds from 6-foot-7 junior Jacob Ruder and held off a late rally by Kickapoo and a third-quarter...
Crane expected to play Class 1 power Scott County Central coming into the Ozark Mountain Shootout at Glendale, but the weathe...
Missouri State got 19 points from freshman Austin Ruder and 12 fromDorrian Williams to lead the Bears to a 73-67 win over pre...
Tuesday night, Ozarks Sports Zone and the Springfield Sports Commission teamed up to bring the inaugural "1 Awards"...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerBoys State PlayoffsClass 1 State Tournament: CLICK HERE FOR THE B...
And then there were seven.Waynesville 4-star recruit Juwan Morgan has narrowed his list of potential suitors to just seven sc...
Basketball fans in the Ozarks, especially this time of year with the flood of holiday hoops tournaments in the area, annually...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Fresh off their first district title since 1988 the Niangua boys were well on their way to victory, nearly gave it away, but ...
Waynesville junior Juwan Morgan was named the Ozark Conference Player of the Year. The Tigers' head coach Chris Pilz took...
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 turned up their intensity on the defensive front in a big way Saturday -- frustrating St. Francis Borgia ...
If the Republic Tigers do indeed repeat as Class 4 state champions, no one will accuse them of not earning it. Not after what...
It’s easy to forget sometimes that there’s more to the Crane Pirates than just their big man, 6-foot-6 senior Jus...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerKickapoo post player Chris Ward had a monster game in his final h...
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 Crane Pirates made it back-to-back Class 2-District 11 titles on Saturday night in Galena as they cruised past Marionvill...
The Ozarks has its second Division I men’s basketball commit in the Class of 2015.Kickapoo High School senior guard Tys...
Missouri State (12-4, 2-2 MVC) fought unbeaten Wichita State tooth and nail for 45 minutes before the visiting Shockers emerg...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerStrafford is carrying the success of a 10-1 football season over ...
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...
Last season Hillcrest visited Kickapoo in the final game of the season with the Ozark Conference title on the line.Hillcrest ...
Macks Creek coach Brad Briscoe maintains there’s much more to his team than just junior big man Cody Eidson, who’...
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...
Candy cane stripped pants, Assembly Hall, and banners hanging from the Bob Knight era mean one thing… He’s a Hoo...
The Crane Pirates swept the SWCL conference titles. Both teams also made deep postseason runs with the Crane girls making it ...
His best basketball days are still to come in college, but Chris Kendrix made sure his last game in a Willard uniform was one...
Class 5 Boys Sectionals - CLICK HERE FOR THE BRACKETKickapoo 31, Willard 30 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR ...
We are just over two months away from the 2nd Annual “1 Awards” banquet on July 29 at the Ramada Oasis Convention...
Ryan Burland didn't have much to say after the game. But when you score 22 points, grab a handful of boards and swat some...
It seems only fitting that in the 30th year of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, any "Where Are They Now?” pie...
Basketball is pretty simple when shots are going in.And the ball was falling through the hoop for the Hillcrest High School b...
In a game that saw no player score in double figures, it was fitting that the decisive play occurred on defense.With the Cath...
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...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The fouls piled up and the free throws bounced out for the Willard Tigers on Friday night.Those two items were the main part ...
At 2:30pm Wednesday Evangel University will launch a new website devoted to their athletics program. The site, www.EvangelAth...
Blue Eye was able to shake off early struggles on Friday in the semifinals of the Spokane Tournament to upset the top seeded ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerJunior guard Darrien Dickey scored a game-high 27 points to help ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
We've asked who is the best boys player and who is the best girls player, but now we want to know "who is the best b...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Nixa Eagles lived to play another day while welcoming back a ...
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...
Blog Posts
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
The Falcons win a wild one on homecoming.
Pictures of the homecoming court, band and fans from Thursday night's game.
The Falcons rally to beat the Chiefs.
O-Zone Opinion
Coach's Corner: Another busy week for running in the Ozarks
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O-Zone Poll
Poll: Who is the area's best volleyball setter?
  Rielly Dobbs, Nixa
  Brea Freeman, Rogersville
  Kelsey Larsen, Glendale
  Emmi Murphy, Central
  Emily Preston, Republic
  Rachel Rippee, Kickapoo
  Kendra Sater, Ozark
  Kinli Simmons, El Dorado Springs
  Jorden Stacey, Fair Grove
  Bradyn Wall, Carl Junction
Rankings
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class. 
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis. Panel is made up of Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Sam McDowell, The Kansas City Star; Chris Geinosky, The Liberty Tribun
Here are the Sept. 10 Volleyball Power Rankings.
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class.  Week 4 saw no new additions to the top 10 with all of them winning last week.  Many of the games were a little too close for comfort however. TO