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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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOn Saturday, the legendary 1962-63 Republic boys basketball team ...
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...
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 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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThere's a saying in basketball "Live by the three, die b...
The 30th edition of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions will kick off on Jan. 16. This year's field offers a record 19 D...
Winning streaks in the annual Catholic-Greenwood rivalry games came to an end Friday night.After the Greenwood girls posted t...
In a game that fans will be talking about for years to come, the upstart Skyline Tigers staged a furious comeback in the fina...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAnyone who left Hillcrest’s game with Parkview at halftime ...
The past decade-plus has been good to Ozarks basketball teams. More than a dozen area programs have brought home state champi...
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 PlayerNixa returns to the top spot in Class 5 after a one-week hiatus. ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Holiday Tournaments continue today and the O-Zone has you covered. Find scores for all of the area's games below alon...
After months of preparation during the summer, countless hours in the weight room, and repetitive drills in practice, the Kic...
One streak ended, another started.Drury's nationally third-ranked Panthers bounced back from their first loss in a year b...
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, Mo. - Kirk Hanson is a motivator, a teacher and a le...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerNixa coach Jay Osborne knew his team faced a serious mismatch aga...
The Fair Grove Eagles narrowly escaped a last-second push by the Forsyth Panthers to win at home Friday, 51-49.CLICK HERE FOR...
The COC Small champion Rogersville Wildcats took home the top honors on the All-COC Small basketball team. Senior Corbin Medl...
The Nixa Eagles went 22-6 last season, but after graduating half of their varsity roster last spring will look to a younger g...
Fair Grove took down Forsyth by just two points at home on Dec. 10. Six weeks later that story was much different as the Eagl...
Click the links below for the brackets for each tournamentCLASS 5 BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET - CLICK HERECLASS 5 GIRLS S...
The Billings Wildcats defeated the Spokane Owls, 74-62. Billings senior Dawson Meyer dominated Senior Night with his 41 point...
Evangel’s Korry Tillery made one of two free throws with 1.3 seconds left breaking a 59-59 tie to give the Crusaders 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 Billings boys and Crane girls cleaned up on the SWCL All-League teams. Billings placed four players on the teams includin...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerRogersville rode a hot start from behind the 3-point arc in the t...
Republic’s team identity might be that the Tigers don’t have one.Whether it’s going inside to their post pl...
The Courts is proud to announce the schedule and rosters for the 15th Annual Mercy Sports Medicine College/Pro-Am League. The...
One year after going 9-17, the Plato boys' basketball team is riding high in 2013-2014 as the Eagles celebrated Homecomin...
The Sparta Trojans outlasted the Billings Wildcats 64-56 at home Friday night in a game that seemed to be getting away from t...
Barely two weeks into the new season, the Thayer Bobcats have already spent a good deal of time in practice working on a rene...
The game of basketball comes naturally to Justin Washington.You don’t have to watch the 6-foot-6 forward long to unders...
Missouri State outscored Old Dominion 16-4 in overtime to help the Bears push past the Monarchs, 79-67, here Friday in the se...
The championship game of the 80th annual Clever Tournament was postponed due to inclement weather last Saturday only to be pl...
The inaugural "1 Awards", a joint venture by Ozarks Sports Zone and the Springfield Sports Commission as a celebrat...
Fair Play senior Lance Schaffer and Walnut Grove junior Heather Harman were picked as MVPs in the Polk County League for the ...
This week's O-Zone Poll Question should definitely stir up some debate among the area colleges. From NAIA-II to NCAA-I we...
After experiencing his first losing season in 13 years as head basketball coach for the Ozark Tigers, Steve Hunter is hoping ...
Spokane athletic director and head boys basketball coach Larry Brown has resigned his position effective at the end of the sc...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
On Friday, the Joplin Eagles used a hot-shooting third quarter to fuel them to a 70-63 win against the Camdenton Lakers.CLICK...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the five no...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Southwest Baptist University men's basketball head coach Jeff Guiot has resigned, athletic director Mike Pitts confirmed ...
For the past four months we’ve watched local boys basketball teams evolve, grow and for Eminence and Republic, become s...
Conference champion Greenfield had the Coach of the Year and Player of the Year in the Spring River Valley Conference 2013-14...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Adam Thornhill said his team really did not play that poorly.But against a Waynesville team blessed with a myriad of height 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...
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...
Missouri State men’s basketball coach Paul Lusk has received National Letters of Intent from three players for the 2013...
It's the strategic conundrum seemingly every basketball fans loves to debate was on full display in a hard-fought Ozark C...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
With 16 seconds left in Saturday’s Class 3 quarterfinal, and Strafford trailing Hartville 62-61, the Indians needed som...
Despite losing several key seniors from a squad that went 15-13 overall and finished 3-6 in the Ozark Conference last season,...
Macks Creek utilized a strong offensive fourth quarter to claim their first trip to the state tournament in the program&rsquo...
Class 4 BoysRepublic 54, Normandy 51- FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORYFirst QuarterThe Republic Tigers ha...
The third overtime was the charm for the Iberia Rangers who edged out Gainesville for the Class 2 sectional win, 84-80, at Le...
Paul Lusk and the Missouri State men’s basketball program picked up the latest in the line of local standouts. Parkview...
Just a scant 14 miles separate the towns of Greenfield and Dadeville. To say that most people in both locales know each other...
The game between Class 5 Waynesville and Class 3 Strafford was a mismatch in terms of the student enrollments, but proved to ...
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 five no...
Junior transferSean Oslerled a balanced Drury attack with 16 points as the defending NCAA-II national champion Panthers opene...
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Ash Grove and Marionville squared off in the semi-finals of the Walnut Grove Tournament on Saturday. It was an offensive stru...
Drury Athletics has announced that admission for kids 12 and under will be FREE for all Panthers and Lady Panthers home event...
Springfield Public Schools has hired Brian McTague as head boys basketball coach at Glendale High School. In his past eight y...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerHillcrest capped off the inaugural Ozark Mountain Shootout with a...
The Greenwood boys’ basketball team is coming off a 17-win season, one that ended much earlier than they would’ve...
Austin Ruder matched career highs in points and 3-pointers made to lead Missouri State past 5th-seeded Illinois State 53-48 h...
Drury Basketball has announced the addition of C.J. Rodriguez, a guard from Northern Oklahoma College, to the Panthers' s...
The Southeastern Conference unveiled its men’s basketball coaches’ postseason awards Tuesday to cap off another e...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerRogersville held off a second-half comeback to beat Ozark in a 72...
A rivalry game in postseason play can inspire. And it was the visiting, but higher seeded, Nixa Eagles who came out inspired ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerEntering Friday night’s game against Scott County Central, ...
The Courts announced the schedule and rosters for the 14th Annual Mercy Sports Medicine College/Pro-Am League Wednesday June ...
A close first half quickly turned into the Chris Kendrix show Tuesday night at Parkview, as the Willard Tigers dropped the Vi...
We've asked you about the best athletes, the best coaches, even the best cheer and dance teams, but this week we're g...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerFive days after winning the NCAA-II National Championship we invi...
Next week's O-Zone Poll Question is one of tremendous pride. We're giving every school in the Ozarks a chance to hold...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerHillcrest capped off the inaugural Ozark Mountain Shootout with a...
Kickapoo head coach, Dick Rippee, referenced the old adage, “Shooters are gonna shoot.”The Chiefs had shot eight ...
Drury's run to a national championship was powered by three seniors, but without Alex Hall, Brandon Lockhart and Teddy Si...
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 Gold Division provides a more wide open field than the Blue because of its parity. Multiple state ranked teams, a pair of...
It’s never hard to spot Chris Kendrix postgame.Just look for the mob of eager adolescents surrounding him, programs and...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the...
Brandon Lockhart scored 18 points to lead three Panthers in double-figures and No. 18 Drury clinched its fifth Great Lakes Va...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAnyone who left Hillcrest’s game with Parkview at halftime ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Eminence Redwings probably gave Pete McBride a few more grey ...
Generously listed at 5-foot-11, Jordan Epps isn’t the most physically imposing player you’ll see this summer at t...
The Dora Falcons cruised past a young Seymour Tigers team 67-40 Thursday night in a road game that stayed close until the sec...
Evangel matched a season-low point total of 56 points but managed a 56-46 win at Avila Thursday night. The win was Evangel&rs...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMissouri State (2-5) outscored visiting Oral Roberts by five in t...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The school&#...
Parkview defeated West Plains 53-39 to claim the Parkview Classic title after taking the lead early on Saturday afternoon.PHO...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the five no...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Southwest Baptist University announced today the hiring of Clark Sheehy as the new men's basketball head coach. He was in...
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 Clever Bluejays continued to roll on Saturday as they picked ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the...
While Ash Grove continues its search for that killer instinct, the young Fair Grove Eagles served notice that they’re v...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Maryville rallied from a nine-point deficit in the final three-plus minutes to nip Drury 54-53 in a bizarre finish to their G...
Missouri State men's basketball coach Paul Lusk says his latest two commitments to the Bears program will bring athletici...
Glendale senior guard Joey Harbour is following in his brother Spud's footsteps, signing Wednesday afternoon to play bask...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
Bolivar used its high-powered offense and its strong defense to defeat the Greenwood Blue Jays in the first round of Gold Div...
The early start time didn't hinder Kickapoo or Matt Ridder, as the Chiefs combined for 14 3-pointers, one shy of the Blue...
Coming into Thursday’s Class 3 semifinal Strafford had seen what Cardinal Ritter’s Sean-Michael Clancey was capab...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAustin Ruder was born to shoot the basketball.You don’t hav...
The Gainesville and Hartville boys both placed three players on the All-Summit Conference first team. On the girls' first...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The school&#...
The Ozark Tigers put on an outstanding offensive performance against the Central Bulldogs on Friday with an 85-61 road win.CL...
In a game that came down to the final seconds, the Fair Grove Eagles held on to beat the Sparta Trojans in their season opene...
The 2015 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions will feature not only one of the deepest fields of nationally ranked teams, but als...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOnly minor changes dotted the Week 10 MBCA boys rankings.The comp...
Many of the small-class district basketball brackets have been released by MSHSAA. As more brackets become available they wil...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe biggest changes in this week Missouri Basketball Coaches Asso...
A study of opposites was on display Friday night in Zizzerland, as West Plains played host to the Camdenton Lakers in an Ozar...
The Ash Grove Pirates pulled ahead of the Greenwood Blue Jays in the final seconds, winning 67-65 at home Tuesday night.CLICK...
The Nixa Eagles have enjoyed one of the most successful runs in its rich tradition under 21st year head coach Jay Osborne. Ni...
The New Covenant Academy Warriors were a dominant force in the Mark Twain Conference last season. Mark Foley’s squad ra...
In the first Mid-Lakes Conference game of the year for both teams, the Fair Grove Eagles showed the Stockton Tigers why they ...
After an excellent 21-7 record last year that ended with a semifinals defeat to the Hillcrest Hornets in the district tournam...
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...
The second semi-final game of the Walnut Grove tournament pitted the size and experience of Miller against the speed, shootin...
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...
Evangel won their home opener 82-75 over Oklahoma Baptist Thursday in a battle of two teams ranked in the NAIA’s top 10...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAlex Hallscored 15 points to lead four Panthers in double-figures...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Winter weather has once again forced the cancellation or postponement of several athletic events in the Ozarks. If you have i...
It’s not how you start, but how you finish.And through 24 minutes Crane’s Zach Chastain had played one of his wor...
As you might expect in a rematch from just over a month ago, points were hard to come by in Friday night’s Miller-Ash G...
After something of a slow start, the West Plains Zizzers put together a strong second half and defeated Ava in the opening ro...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSpringfield, Mo. – Evangel shot 61 percent from the field i...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
There is strength in numbers, and the Lamar Tigers proved that adage true as they kept fresh legs on the floor all game to de...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Matt Hicks came up big in a battle of two of southwest Missouri's premier Class 1 teams on Thursday, leading Macks Creek ...
The 27th class of the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame was enshrined Tuesday night at University Plaza in downtown Spring...
The number one Class 2 team in the state, the Billings Wildcats, defeated a young but determined Forsyth Panthers team on Fri...
The game between Billings and Crane basketball teams Friday evening was not exactly a “David versus Goliath” matc...
After winning their second district title ever and advancing to the class 4 state quarterfinals in 2009, the Aurora Houn Dawg...
Luke Brosius has many reasons to be excited about his first season in Clever.For starters, the former Topeka West coach retur...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWith Drury’s 78-37 win over Maryville Thursday the Panthers...
Macks Creek utilized a strong offensive fourth quarter to claim their first trip to the state tournament in the program&rsquo...
Top-Seeded Lamar advances to title gameOne thing was assured at the start of the semifinals of the 44th Annual Stockton Invit...
We are just over two months away from the 2nd Annual “1 Awards” banquet on July 29 at the Ramada Oasis Convention...
West Plains coach Kevin Smith had one opportunity to scout Tulsa Central before his Zizzers faced the Braves in the Parkview ...
The Southwest All-Stars have become something like a dynasty in the Missouri Challenge, winning two of the four championships...
The Logan-Rogersville Wildcats got past the Bolivar Liberators Friday night 68-61 in a Central Ozark Conference-Small game th...
The Ash Grove Pirates bolted to a big lead early at Springfield Catholic on Tuesday night, but had to fend off a spirited com...
Classes 4 & 5 have their district basketball tournaments the week of Mar. 3-8.Click the links below to see each bracket.BoysC...
Juwan Morgan may not notice the big-name coaches in the stands at Waynesville games, but they certainly notice him.On Wednesd...
When Drury takes the court against South Carolina-Aiken tomorrow, the Panthers will see a team eerily similar to their own.&l...
With high school hoops getting in full swing this week we tip off the winter sports season with a very intriguing poll questi...
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...
Ja Havens, an integral part of Drury's basketball success the past eight seasons - including the Panthers' run to the...
Clever prevailed in a physical matchup against the Hartville Eagles after a low-scoring first half by a score of 54 to 50 in ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by...
The Southwest All-Stars have become something like a dynasty in the Missouri Challenge, winning two of the four championships...
There were 10 players from the eight teams selected to the 2013 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions All-Tournament Team.CLICK HE...
The Willard Tigers rebounded from a tough 54-41 loss on Tuesday to Springfield Parkview with a 55-38 win at Lebanon on Friday...
Glendale gave visiting Republic all it wanted for a half on Friday, but the defending Class 4 champion Tigers pulled away for...
Last season, Mountain View-Birch Tree Liberty finished with a 22-6 record, which included an undefeated romp through the Sout...
The Mount Vernon Mountaineers showed why they are the toast of the Big 8 Conference Friday night, as they stormed ahead of th...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIn 1963, Repbulic won its first and only boys' State Basketba...
As usual, Montverde from Orlando, Florida is loaded with basketball talent. The Eagles feature nine division one college comm...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter nearly four months the high school basketball season has re...
Not everything shows up in the final score. While Kickapoo dropped a 66-37 decision to Fayetteville (Ark.) in the final day o...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIn one season, Chris Ward has gone from banished player to a role...
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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
Catholic took down Bolivar for a district championship.
Kickapoo won the district title in convincing fashion
Rogersville claimed its third district title in a row.
O-Zone Opinion
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Coach's Corner: Cross Country reaches its mid-point
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O-Zone Poll
Who is the area's best running back?
  Elza Evans, Lebanon
  Tony Grant, Kickapoo
  Zane Kyser, Salem
  Josh Martin, Camdenton
  Alec Murphy, Nixa
  Bryan Porter, MV-BT/Liberty
  Andy Satulla, Rolla
  Keynan Scheurich, Carl Junction
  Dalton Taylor, Strafford
  Hunter Yeargan, Willard
Rankings
After a one-week hiatus, Ozark is back in the top spot of the power rankings.
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class. 
There are nine area volleyball teams ranked across the four classes in the first statewide volleyball coaches poll of the season.