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Wildcats win SRVC showdownOn a night where Miller High School honored one its past greats, the Greenfield Wildcats had the la...
There won’t be a repeat title at the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions this year.Traditional T of C power White Station ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone put a mic on Steve Jenkins for the Crusaders' game...
Walnut Grove dominated the Polk County All-League teams with five first-team selections between the boys and girls.Heather Ha...
For the second year in a row, the Borgia Knights pulled out a close Class 4 sectional game over a southwest Missouri-area tea...
It seems only fitting that in the 30th year of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, any "Where Are They Now?” pie...
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 PlayerIn a potential trap game for Kickapoo, Waynesville came to Spring...
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Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe "A Train" is at it again.This time former SMS Bear ...
With high school hoops getting in full swing this week we tip off the winter sports season with a very intriguing poll questi...
Earlier this season Art Hains, best known as the "Voice of the Bears" called his 1,000th Missouri State men's b...
Stacked Area teams overwhelmed the City squads to earn a sweep in the 37th Annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic at Baptis...
The 37th annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic is set for June 14th at Baptist Bible College in North Springfield. Below a...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerA strategy you’d typically see in a pickup game lifted the ...
Matt Ridder and the Kickapoo Chiefs are on a roll.One day after setting a new Blue and Gold tournament record with nine 3-poi...
The biggest game of the Summit League boys’ basketball season on Friday between Hartville and Fordland doubled as the b...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWith 6.9 seconds remaining in Thursday night’s district sem...
Paul Lusk and the Missouri State men’s basketball program picked up the latest in the line of local standouts. Parkview...
Drury's basketball Panthers have climbed one spot to No. 3 in this week's NABC/Division II Coaches Poll released on T...
Throughout the 2011-12 high school basketball season we at the KSPR Sports Department have ranked Southwest Missouri teams ba...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerEvangel and MidAmerica Nazarene entered Tuesday night’s con...
Evangel’s men’s basketball program was picked to win the Heart of America conference title in a poll of conferenc...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Drury men have a great student following in Louisville.
Evangel hung on for an 83-81 win over Avila Thursday at the Ashcroft Center. The Crusaders led by 10 midway through the secon...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Foul trouble early for the Crane Pirates forced them to do things they did not plan for both offensivelly and defensively, an...
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...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Despite breaking in a new coach, the expectations remain high this season at Republic.First year head coach and former Missou...
Class 5 Boys Sectionals - CLICK HERE FOR THE BRACKETKickapoo 31, Willard 30 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR ...
Ozarks Sports Zone's Mike Scott sat down with Kyle Moats this week to discuss everything from the potential of changing c...
Wednesday night’s sectional game was a show down between top five state-ranked class 5 teams, the Hickman Kewpies, and ...
Thanks to a major gift of an unannounced amount from philanthropist and long-time Missouri State University supporter Jim Mor...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerCLICK HERE FOR BARRY HINSON'S POSTGAME INTERVIEWMissouri Stat...
Getting back to the Elite 8 for the defending National Champion Drury Panthers was far from a foregone conclusion coming into...
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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 Player Our "Best of Joe's Journal" feature runs every Thu...
The 2013 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions bracket was released today. This year's field includes six teams that have been...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player Our "Best of Joe's Journal" feature runs every Thu...
The Southwest Baptist University men's basketball team has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 season. The Be...
Mizzou Basketball went toe-to-toe with the nation's No. 1 team for 30 minutes before the Florida Gators pulled away in to...
A box press and a big second half by junior Nathan Neal helped the Conway boys' basketball team rally from a big halftime...
It’s never hard to spot Chris Kendrix postgame.Just look for the mob of eager adolescents surrounding him, programs and...
Evangel’s men’s basketball program was picked to win the Heart of America conference title in a poll of conferenc...
Drury's star backcourt duo ofAlex HallandBrandon Lockhart, who led the Panthers to their first NCAA-II national champions...
The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association released its 2013-14 boys and girls all-state basketball teams Wednesday.CLASS 5 ...
The Macks Creek Pirates had a balanced scoring attack, with four players finishing in double digits, en route to a 70-52 win ...
Drury knocked off South Carolina-Aiken 84-75 on Thursday in Louisville in a game that saw the Panthers get up early, but have...
The 37th annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic is set for June 14th at Baptist Bible College in North Springfield. Below a...
For the second year in a row, the Borgia Knights pulled out a close Class 4 sectional game over a southwest Missouri-area tea...
The Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference announced the 2013-14 All-MCAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Teams and S...
Parkview survived a fourth-quarter surge to hold off the Ozark Tigers for a road win Tuesday night, 61-53.It was the Vikings&...
An exhibition game with perennial NCAA Division I power Duke, the annual "Bank of Bolivar Highway 13 Catfight" with...
About a week and a half ago in New York City, a team of select college players gathered at practice in preparation for an ove...
After 11 highly successful seasons as Cassville head football coach David Large is transitioning into administration. The Cas...
The Greenwood boys’ basketball team is coming off a 17-win season, one that ended much earlier than they would’ve...
The Kickapoo Chiefs (10-1) forced 22 turnovers, 17 in the first half, in a 63-39 defeat of the Central Bulldogs (2-5) on Tues...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIn basketball the ultimate respect that you can give someone is t...
Austin Ruder finished his high school career the way he started it.Knocking down threes.The Missouri State signee hit six tre...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Missouri State University faculty, staff and students, past a...
Trevyor Fisher’s inaugural run at Republic has been a good one.Back in December Republic won the Gold Division of the 6...
"We're going to Atlanta."It was the simple answer from Coach Steve Hesser when asked about his post-game though...
Stacked Area teams overwhelmed the City squads to earn a sweep in the 37th Annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic at Baptis...
2014 Mr. Show-Me Basketball Jordan Barnett validated his title Sunday afternoon.The University of Texas signee scored a game-...
Marshfield had not won a district title in over 20 years. Blayne Armstrong made sure it would not be another year before the ...
2013-2014Week 2Boys Basketball Poll (games through Dec. 15)The MBCA/MOsports.com Basketball poll is selected by a panel of co...
In a game that will have district implications down the line, the Mt. Vernon Mountaineers defeated the Ash Grove Pirates 76-6...
The Blue Eye Bulldogs dominated through three quarters and appeared ready to defeat the Walnut Grove Tigers, leading 52-41 as...
It was a “silent night” at the College of the Ozarks’ Keeter Athletic Complex on Thursday. That is, until t...
The 27th class of the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame was enshrined Tuesday night at University Plaza in downtown Spring...
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Missouri State men's basketball coach Paul Lusk announced Tuesday (March 25) that sophomore Bruce Marshall will depart th...
Tim Whisnant’s path to local fame and basketball stardom has been one full of obstacles. The now 17-year old was born w...
Last week we asked, "who was this season's boys basketball MVP?" The results are in and you the fans went with ...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
A common theme from first-time Drury basketball foes is that what they saw in real life, after the fact, was much faster and ...
For the second straight season, Logan-Rogersville and Republic will meet for the Class 4, District 11 title. Each prevailed i...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
If this game is any indication, the competition for supremacy in the Spring River Valley Conference this year could be up for...
The 2013 Blue and Gold Tournament kicks off on Dec. 26 on the campus of Missouri State. The brackets can be found below.CLICK...
After its second boys' title in school history, the Republic Tigers received some postseason honors on Thursday.Republic ...
It was a match-up that had been highly touted since last Saturday, when both teams were paired up on the sectional bracket. T...
Weaubleau shook off a sluggish start to pick up a 66-51 home non-conference victory over Pleasant Hope on Tuesday night.CLICK...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerFor the No. 2 seeded Republic Tigers (7-1) it was a business-like...
Jaelon Acklin’s halfcourt heave nearly made Saturday’s Class 3 – District 10 championship between Hartville...
The Nixa Eagles made history on Monday by beating Republic 60-56 in the Gold Division championship to win their unprecedented...
In a game in which both teams combined to score 59 points in a furious fourth-quarter scoring spree, Ash Grove’s consis...
Kickapoo started slow against the Willard Tigers, but finished strong in the championship game of the Blue Division of the 68...
With inclement weather fast approaching, many schools have taken a proactive response. Below is an updated schedule for the r...
A 3-pointer by Dorrian Williams at the buzzer lifted Missouri State (10-2) past visiting Southeast Missouri, 81-78, here Sund...
Matt Ridder and the Kickapoo Chiefs are on a roll.One day after setting a new Blue and Gold tournament record with nine 3-poi...
Rogersville and Branson locked up in what proved to be the best game of the Blue Bracket Quarterfinals, as the Wildcats beat ...
Number 10The juggernaut that is Webb City wins its fourth straight state title. Meanwhile, Lamar rolls to its 3rd scoring the...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Missouri Basketball Coaches Association has released its thir...
The Crane Pirates buried 10 3-pointers (five by sophomore Clay Stumpff) in a 49-38 first round Blue and Gold Tournament victo...
It was a tale of two halves, and the Aurora Houn' Dawgs surged in the second half in their first-round game of the 68th G...
Willard found a rugged, aggressive style of basketball to be in its favor against COC-Large foe Ozark on Friday night.PHOTOS:...
Strafford’s sizable early lead was just big enough to withstand a second-half charge from Bolivar.A 16-point first-half...
Missouri State West Plains' Justin Jamison is excelling at basketball after a brief professional career as a pitcher. Now...
Brad Shockley was curious to see how his 3-3 Bulldogs were going to start the 2013 Cabool Holiday Tournament.Coming off two s...
The fifth-seeded Logan-Rogersville Wildcats got 22 points from Christian Brown and Corbin Medley en route to an 82-68 victory...
Richard Lyness, a 5-11 junior guard from El Dorado Springs, made one of the biggest 3-point shots of his career Thursday nigh...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Last week we asked you the fans to determine who are the "Ozarks Best Fans". We asked for nominations on Facebook a...
Mael Amenyedzi's layup off a Lonnie Boga, length-of-the-floor baseball pass with less than two seconds left lifted No. 2 ...
Hillcrest outscored Hartville in only one quarter of Friday night’s Gold Division quarterfinals matchup.Good thing for ...
Led by a game-high 20 points from junior Bradey Welsh, (8) Marshfield defeated Spokane 58-49 in the opening round of the Blue...
The Evangel University men’s basketball is picked to finish second in the Heart of America Athletic Conference in the l...
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...
The Osceola boys placed four players on the WEMO All-Conference basketball teams with juniors Jacob Murray and Dallas Self le...
The Hollister Tigers outlasted the Fair Grove Eagles in the championship game of the Sparta Tournament Saturday evening, 62-6...
The Mt. Vernon boys ran through the Big 8 undefeated and were rewarded with the MVP in junior Chandler Myers and Coach of the...
A rivalry, rather real or imagined, can raise the level of intensity at a sporting event.So can a costly loss in a conference...
Coaches from Creighton and Butler were on hand to watch Friday's showdown between McCluer North and Waynesville in the Ro...
It was a battle of two undefeated teams as the Ash Grove Pirates faced off against the Strafford Indians in the championship ...
The Ava Bears defeated the Spokane Owls, 58-52, in a tight contest on Tuesday night. Spokane, who lost four starters from las...
The Eagles jumped out to an early double-digit lead Tuesday and never looked back, winning their season home opener against C...
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 Missouri State Bears will travel to Eastern Michigan from the Mid-American Conference on Saturday, Feb. 23 in the 2013 Ra...
It took more than three quarters, but eventually Waynesville’s inside presence took over.The Tigers needed overtime Thu...
Getting a late start on their season, the Cassville Wildcats were able to fight through some rust and defeat Blue Eye 63-59 T...
The Springfield Catholic Fightin’ Irish took control of their season opener Tuesday against Mountain Grove with a lockd...
The Billings boys and Crane girls cleaned up on the SWCL All-League teams. Billings placed four players on the teams includin...
Juniors Chandler Myers and Luke Call combined to score 40 points as the Mount Vernon Mountaineers defeated Reeds Spring in th...
Longtime assistant Brandon Rabel will take over a Diamond boys team that finished last season with a 24-3 record and lost in ...
The All-Ozark Conference Boys Basketball Team was released today. Parkview, Hillcrest and Kickapoo all were honored with two ...
In a game that was back-and-forth all night, it was a freshman that had the last word as Aurora’s Josh Fronbarger hit a...
Wednesday night’s sectional game was a show down between top five state-ranked class 5 teams, the Hickman Kewpies, and ...
The Hillcrest Hornets faced a tough foe when they took the floor at home against the Willard Tigers. In fact, they took on tw...
The College of the Ozarks swept a basketball double-header with Evangel on Tuesday.MEN'S PHOTOS - CLICK HEREWOMEN'S P...
Many new names will have to fill up the stat sheet in order for the Rogersville boys’ basketball team to match last sea...
Keeping with the tradition they've upheld in recent seasons, Duke's Blue Devils have invited the NCAA-II national cha...
Despite having an extremely young team, Brett Reed’s first season at Hartville was a successful one. The Eagles will lo...
Drury's basketball Panthers have climbed one spot to No. 3 in this week's NABC/Division II Coaches Poll released on T...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerFive days after winning the NCAA-II National Championship we invi...
Ozarks Sports Zone looks back on the best photos of the 2013-14 season, highlighting a different area school each day this su...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The 67th Blue and Gold Holiday Basketball Tournament brackets were announced Wednesday morning at Missouri...
The Chadwick girls and Bradleyville and Niangua boys were well represented on the 2013-14 Mark Twain All-Conference basketbal...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
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Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Billings and Scott County Central boys gave new meaning to th...
After a lackluster first half, the Hillcrest Hornets turned it on in the second half of the Missouri Class 4, District 10 sem...
In a tournament championship game that saw 11 lead changes, the Miller Cardinals, the Marionville Tournament's No. 2 seed...
What began as a slow start for both teams ended with an impressive victory for the Camdenton Lakers, as they defeated the Mar...
Next week's O-Zone Poll Question is one of tremendous pride. We're giving every school in the Ozarks a chance to hold...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
As the ball left Zack Chastain’s hand for a potential game-winning shot Iberia head coach Steve Scholfield’s mind...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerLance Schaffer wanted to be like Jordan when was growing up.No, n...
Norwood looks to rebuild after having one of its best seasons in school history. The Pirates will also have to replace all-ti...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
Class 4 BoysRepublic 54, Normandy 51- FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORYFirst QuarterThe Republic Tigers ha...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Nixa Eagles played a solid defensive game at home, shutting d...
The Springfield Catholic Fightin’ Irish outlasted a determined Marionville team Tuesday night 55-51 at Drury’s O&...
Rosters are out for the 36th annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic, set for Saturday, June 8 at Baptist Bible College in S...
Long time Ozark boys' basketball coach Steve Hunter has resigned his position as head coach, according to Ozark Public In...
A memorial fund has been set up for former Ozark High School athletic standout Thomas Ligon. The Arkansas State senior track ...
The Kickapoo Chiefs defeated the Ozark Tigers, 78-64, on a night in which Kickapoo recognized some of its previous state cham...
Next week the public will have its say in the “best dunk in the Ozarks” poll. O-Zone is calling for nominees for ...
The Hollister Tigers defeated the Spokane Owls 52-50 on Tuesday night in a game packed with controversy. It was a night full ...
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The Clever Blue Jays and Hollister Tigers laced up their running shoes for what was a fast-paced showdown in the Ozark Mounta...
The Hillcrest Hornets were in top form on both sides of the ball in a 63-24 rout of the Battle Spartans on Saturday at the Oz...
Here is everything you need to know about the Drury Panthers heading into the 2012-13 season.Top Storylines: The Drury Panthe...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerFair Play entered this season with something to prove after being...
We are down to the final 96 basketball games for the small class boys and girls basketball teams.Click the links below to see...
The Macks Creek Pirates won their second straight district title Friday Night in a tightly fought game against the Tuscumbia ...
One week after his team took a beating on the road trying to run with the Iberia Rangers, ranked No. 5 in the latest Missouri...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
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Winter weather has turned the Stafford Tournament into the Strafford Marathon.It has been nearly 10 days since the Indians op...
Michael Quin of Springfield, Mo., who is blind, hit a three-pointer at halftime of the College of the Ozarks vs. Bellevue men...
Missouri State (8-1) made nine straight free throws in the final 43 seconds and got a game-high 20 points from Marcus Marshal...
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Evangel outscored Peru State 48-39 in the second half to earn a road win over the Bobcats 74-65 Saturday.The Crusaders and Bo...
The West Plains Zizzers were like the cat playing with the trapped mouse Saturday in first-round action of the Class 4 Distri...
East Newton jumped out to an early lead and withstood a furious fourth-quarter rally to upset top-seeded Mt. Vernon 61-57 to ...
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 Tigers backed up their No. 10 preseason ranking on Tuesday, opening Ozark Conference play with an 86-55 win a...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerLast night Eminence shocked the state, pulling its best David imp...
Da'Quan Ervin helped the Kirk Hansen era get underway with a bang on Tuesday as the senior guard scored 20 first-half poi...
Year 2 of Daniel Cutbirth's coaching career at Aurora saw marked improvement, as the Houn's finished the season 13-15...
Earnest Ross scored 28 points, Jabari Brown added 24, leaving Missouri undefeated with an 83-70 win over Nevada in the final ...
2003 to 2005 could be considered the "Golden Era" of prep hoops in the Ozarks. Three Southwest Missouri boys teams ...
That Kickapoo was even leading Village Christian (Calif.) in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game was a testament ...
The Willard Tigers (19-6, 6-1) can call themselves COC Large champs for the first time since 2006 after a 53-48 comeback win ...
Rashaad Brown-Peterson led Southwest Baptist (2-2) as they claimed a 123-117 over Missouri S&T (2-2) on Tuesday night. Brown-...
Walnut Grove dominated the Polk County All-League teams with five first-team selections between the boys and girls.Heather Ha...
Foul trouble early for the Crane Pirates forced them to do things they did not plan for both offensivelly and defensively, an...
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 Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
The Strafford Indians dominated on both sides of the court, forcing turnovers and grabbing defensive rebounds while relying o...
College of the Ozarks’ senior forward Nathane Simniok has been named the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Men&rs...
The Willard Tigers held onto the Class 5, District 12 title for the second straight year with a win over the Parkview Vikings...
Billings senior Dawson Meyer did everything he could to will his sixth seeded Wildcats past the two seed Marionville Comets i...
Glendale forward Cameron Maes put together another monster performance on Tuesday night – ensuring his team’s nin...
East Newton topped Clever 58-52 in overtime of both teams' season opener Tuesday night. But it was the play that ended re...
Following an impressive 19-9 record in 2013, Hollister’s Ryan Worley is excited to lead the Tigers in his first season ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerKickapoo post player Chris Ward had a monster game in his final h...
Drury and Metro State are getting ready for the National Title game in two different ways.The Drury way is to focus on playin...
Drury basketball coachSteve Hesserhas been named one of 15 inalists for the Clarence "Big House" Gaines NCAA-II Nat...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWe asked you the fan, "Who was this season's boys basket...
It will be an All-GLVC final, a rematch from just 11 days ago, and a battle between two of the best backcourts in NCAA-II on ...
After spending seven seasons as an assistant boys basketball coach at Glendale High School, Brian McTague is back – but...
Ja Havens, an integral part of Drury's basketball success the past eight seasons - including the Panthers' run to the...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerClass 4 BoysNormandy 74, Sikeston 72 F/OTIn a sloppy game highlig...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerJesse Lacey caught the ball on the wing with his team trailing 64...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThis one is going to sting for a while…especially for Will...
Kickapoo and Willard will square off Wednesday at SBU with the winner being the only Southwest Missouri team alive in Class 5...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThis time, the Strafford Indians’ season didn’t end w...
The big classes will decide their districts this week. Here is what to expect from the boys district battles.Class 4CLICK HER...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The 80th edition of the Clever Tournament will have Hartville facing the host team in Monday night’s finals. Here&rsquo...
It wasn't pretty, but the Republic Tigers will once again be playing for the championship of its own tournament after def...
The Drury men’s basketball team maintains that last season’s National Championship run is just that, last season....
Catch video highlights of all four games from the first day of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions below.Montverde (Fla.) 60...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Damon Seiger has been hired as the new head coach of the Marshfield Blue Jays.Seiger brings head coaching experience from For...
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 Simniok fans of Forsyth weren't about to miss Drury senior Teddy Simniok's last game; the biggest of his entire c...
Drury won its first Division II National Title 74-73 over Metro State thanks to late free throws by Alex Hall and a frantic d...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Drury men have a great student following in Louisville.
Alex Hall scored 33 points and Drury's Panthers are headed to the NCAA-II Final Four for the first time in the program...
When Drury takes the court against South Carolina-Aiken tomorrow, the Panthers will see a team eerily similar to their own.&l...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerCoach Pete McBride said Eminence got to the Class 1 Final Four by...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerClass 2 GirlsCrane 70, Skyline 51 FINAL- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS --...
St. Francis Borgia senior guard Jordan Miller hit a game-winning jumper from near the free throw line as time expired to hand...
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 biggest game of the Summit League boys’ basketball season on Friday between Hartville and Fordland doubled as the b...
-- OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If yo...
There were 10 players from the eight teams selected to the 2013 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions All-Tournament Team.CLICK HE...
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The Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame announced its 28th induction class Tuesday afternoon at Mediacom Ice Park. The six-p...
Missouri State standout Jarmar Gulley (Sr., F, Beaumont, Texas) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Bas...
The Ash Grove Pirates return from last year’s 11-15 season with a relatively inexperienced team, having lost most of it...
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 boys' basketball team is off to a big start in its quest to defend its Missouri Class 4 state championship, ...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
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...
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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...
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Lamar beat host Stockton for the tournament title.
The Blue Eye boys beat Marionville to win the Spokane Tournament.
Josie Young scored 24 points to lead Marionville past Pierce City for the Lady Comet Classic title.
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Wrestling season is quickly heading toward the postseason meets, so we are checking in on the area scene with our first ever pound-for-pound wrestling rankings. We ranked the wrestlers based on dominance this season with some consideration for past succes
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent success are factors in determining the top 10. 1. Walnut Grove (C1: 16-0) – New crew, same results. The Lady Tigers have the
The fifth statewide girls basketball coaches rankings are out with 13 area girls teams ranked.

Walnut Grove and Crane still hold down the top spots in Classes 1 & 2. Crane is joined by Skyline (No. 3), Gainesville (No. 5) and Plato (No. 6) in the Class
There are 11 local teams ranked in the fifth edition of the Class 5 rankings. Crane stays at No. 1 in Class 2 off the strength of a win over Class 3 ranked Strafford. The Pirates are followed by Osceola (No. 2), Gainesville (No. 3), Hartville (No. 5) and