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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 gi...
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...
To help solidify the basketball coaching staffs for the future, Missouri State University has extended the contracts of men&#...
An expectation of reaching the state final four during your high school career is one thing, but to hear that talk since your...
Hot outside shooting and a smothering defense were the keys Thursday night as the Bolivar Lady Liberators rolled over the Sto...
The Clever Lady Jays took control of the game just a few minutes into Thursday’s matchup at Billings.The Wildcats strug...
Final Four Primer: Crane (28-3)The Lady Pirates are back in the Final Four for the first time since 2008. Crane went 0-2 in t...
There were no first-time-at-state jitters for the El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs.El Dorado Springs built an early double-dig...
The All-Big 8 Basketball teams have been released. On the boys' side, Seneca swept the Player of the Year and Coach of th...
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 All-Mid Lakes basketball teams were released on Friday. Strafford led the way on the boys' side with two First-Team s...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll resembles much of the same as last week.Crane still reigns atop the Class 2 r...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
On paper, Monday night’s Mansfield Tournament match-up between top seeded Licking and No. 8 Willow Springs should have ...
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 a small world.Sometimes you can go great distances and see your next-door neighbor.Strafford and Fair Grove travel...
The Lady Pirates are headed back to the Final Four of the Pink & White Lady Classic.After trailing by as much as 10 in the th...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Marshfield has been knocking on the door of a district title for the past several years. The Lady Jays kicked the door down F...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerLast year Crane won just 13 games. One year later the Lady Pirate...
When the Skyline girls take the court against Crane for the Class 2 title tomorrow, there won’t be any surprises awaiti...
The Chadwick girls are back in the Class 1 quarterfinals after holding off Bunker 58-53 at Cabool High School Tuesday night. ...
Marshfield’s team motto is “Love Wins,” and that unity earned the Lady Jays and their three seniors a third...
This week was asked you the fans, "who will be this season's girls basketball MVP?" With over 3,500 votes you w...
After a slow start to the 2013-2014 season, and coming off consecutive tough losses to Union and West Plains, the Waynesville...
It is said that a great education is the best preparation for a career.But in the case of Heather Ezell, it’d be hard t...
The Walnut Grove Lady Tigers say they play their best basketball when they’re having fun.If that’s the case, Waln...
The entire town of El Dorado Springs has caught basketball fever behind the 27-3 Lady Bulldogs.“Everywhere you go peopl...
Kameron Schaaf scored a game-high 21-point performance in El Dorado Springs' 59-44 win over the Fair Grove Eagles Monday ...
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 Glendale Lady Falcons improved their record to 5-8 with a win over the Willard Lady Tigers, 57-42.CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOSTh...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll has Crane still sitting at No. 1 in Class 2. The area is well represented in ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter nearly four months the high school basketball season has re...
It’s no secret just how dominant Walnut Grove has been over the last four years.Since 2010, the Lady Tigers have amasse...
Senior guard Lauren Aldridge was named the COC-Small Player of the Year for the 2013-14 season. Her coach, Shelly Jones, rece...
It is hard to bring up New Covenant Warriors basketball without the name Casy Askins.The Warriors’ new head coach Steve...
There’s an old vaudeville song that goes, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, and I’m...
The state-ranked Licking girls turned on the heat in the fourth quarter to defeat Logan Rogersville on the road Monday night,...
The Parkview Lady Vikings picked up a road victory on Monday night with a 60-34 romping of the Central Lady Bulldogs.CLICK HE...
The Buffalo Lady Bison had three players score in double digits in their win over Conway on Friday on their home court.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...
The Holiday Tournaments continue today and the O-Zone has you covered. Find scores for all of the area's games below alon...
The Parkview Lady Vikings led the Crane Lady Pirates for the first three quarters of their matchup in the Stephanie Phillips ...
Thayer senior Levi Hargrove and Ava senior Maison Bovard received SCA Player of the Year awards for the 2013-14 season.Hargro...
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...
Everybody has one good sport or a couple, but we wanted to know "Which area school had the best sports year?" Ozark...
The Parkview Lady Vikings beat Willard 58-52 to claim the Class 5, District 12 championship over the Lady Tigers for the seco...
The Skyline and Ash Grove girls both finished as runners up in their respective classes this past weekend and both placed fou...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Crocker Lady Lions still have not lost to a Class 2 team.On W...
After a tight first half, the Marion C. Early girls pulled ahead of the Fair Grove Lady Eagles in the second half to win at h...
Small class schools all over the state are punching their tickets to Columbia today. See all the scores, photos and stories a...
The Republic Lady Tigers have already made their mark with two consecutive district titles. That achievement is more impressi...
After playing catch-up for most of the game with rival Marshfield, the Bolivar High School girls’ basketball team found...
Purdy swept the top awards in the Ozark 7 with junior Jayse Henderson taking Player of the Year honors and Eli Ernst getting ...
Not wanting to change up their normal style, the Bakersfield Lady Lions set a fast and aggressive pace in Saturday’s Cl...
For the second consecutive season Crane made its way to Columbia for the Class 2 Final 4.And, for the second consecutive seas...
You could use the word teammates to describe Ash Grove’s senior basketball players, but it wouldn’t quite tell th...
The Mount Vernon Lady Mountaineers outlasted the Springfield Catholic Lady Irish 57-52 in a Saturday afternoon clash at Catho...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Parkview's Aubrey Buckley was selected as the Ozark Conference Player of the Year. Her teammate Tyra Moore also made the ...
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...
After back-to-back one point decisions in consecutive Class 1 state championship games, a loss 36-35 loss to Eminence is 2012...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerComing into Thursday’s semifinal again Walnut Grove, Chadwi...
Tuesday night, Ozarks Sports Zone and the Springfield Sports Commission teamed up to bring the inaugural "1 Awards"...
With the high school basketball season officially coming to an end this weekend we reflect on the top moments and players. Th...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerBoys State PlayoffsClass 1 State Tournament: CLICK HERE FOR THE B...
There were two memorable numbers from the Monett Lady Cubs game at Aurora Thursday night, 31 and 32. The first number, 31, wa...
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 PlayerThe Crane Lady Pirates seemed to be well on their way to a comfor...
From Jim Middleton to Jennifer Perryman the Nixa Lady Eagles didn’t skip a beat this season as they captured their seco...
Napheesa Collier showed why she’s attracted scholarship offers from college basketball’s top programs.The five-st...
Despite Monett’s late offensive run in the fourth quarter, the Lady Cubs would fall short to Joplin at home Wednesday n...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Four area teams will play for third place on Friday in Columbia.Class 3 Boys: Strafford 70, Madison College Prep 63 - CLICK H...
One of the best seasons in Parkview’s history came to an end against one of the best teams the state has seen in quite ...
SBU Director of Athletics, Mike Pitts, has announced that head women's basketball coach Todd Voss has resigned."I wo...
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...
After more than 5,230 votes, West Plains' Andi Haney was voted as the 2012-13 girls basketball MVP with 27-percent of the...
To beat the Pierce City Lady Eagles, you must contain senior Christine Younker. Seneca was unable to do that on the road agai...
The Crane Pirates swept the SWCL conference titles. Both teams also made deep postseason runs with the Crane girls making it ...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerWalnut Grove fans have seen this story before.A close game throug...
The MV-BT Liberty Lady Eagles battled from behind to take down the Logan-Rogersville Lady Wildcats in a thrilling contest on ...
In conjunction with the Springfield Sports Commission, the Ozarks Sports Zone staff took every female prep athlete in the Spr...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe near capacity crowd at Logan-Rogersville High School watched ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Coming into Thursday’s Class 2 semifinal game against New Franklin there was no secret what the reigning Class 2 state ...
In a game that was dominated by defensive pressure from both teams, the Marshfield Lady Jays held on to defeat the Walnut Gro...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The schools ...
The Crane girls have beaten all Class 2 challengers this year handily. Crane was 12-0 against Class 2 foes with an average ma...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
At 2:30pm Wednesday Evangel University will launch a new website devoted to their athletics program. The site, www.EvangelAth...
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...
There was only one way to describe senior Ash Grove guard Abby Arico on Wednesday night -- clutch. Thanks to her late heroics...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerRiley Israel hit a long, controversial 3-pointer as the time expi...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMissouri State will raise a fourth women’s basketball jerse...
Hannah Cook got things going for the Ozark High School girls basketball team Saturday night. And then she closed out the 55-4...
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...
Dustin Matlock is in his first year as head coach at Laquey.His game plan is a simple one.Get the ball to Maura Skidmore.Skid...
The Branson Lady Pirates defeated the Camdenton Lady Lakers, 57-55, in an even matchup on Friday night.CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOSB...
Republic and Walnut Grove continue their reign atop the Power Rankings this week. Three teams that were previously unranked j...
Blog Posts
Who do you have going all the way in your bracket? Your 2014-15 high school district basketball bracket, that is.Last weekend...
Who do you have going all the way in your bracket? Your 2014-15 high school district basketball bracket, that is.Last weekend...
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...
It’s March, which means it is time for madness. Last week we saw small-schools wrap up district play and there was no s...
It’s March, which means it is time for madness. Last week we saw small-schools wrap up district play and there was no s...
In the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, we’re all a little guilty of going with the top seeds. We want pick upse...
In the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, we’re all a little guilty of going with the top seeds. We want pick upse...
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-...
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...
We weighed in on the boys’ conference races a few days ago, let’s check in on how the girls are shaping up.Ozark ...
We weighed in on the boys’ conference races a few days ago, let’s check in on how the girls are shaping up.Ozark ...
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 ...
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...
Catch a complete look at the White Division of the Pink & White below.COMPLETE WHITE BRACKET - CLICK HEREPINK BRACKET BRE...
Catch a complete look at the White Division of the Pink & White below.COMPLETE WHITE BRACKET - CLICK HEREPINK BRACKET BRE...
What can you expect out of the Pink Division of the Pink and White Lady Classic? Find out below.COMPLETE PINK BRACKET - CLICK...
What can you expect out of the Pink Division of the Pink and White Lady Classic? Find out below.COMPLETE PINK BRACKET - CLICK...
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...
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...
Continuing last week’s theme of Courts Pro-Am players/NBA equivalent, we give the ladies their turn this week.DISCLAIME...
Continuing last week’s theme of Courts Pro-Am players/NBA equivalent, we give the ladies their turn this week.DISCLAIME...
Just 16 days ago Nyla Milleson was let go as the head coach of the Lady Bears.Missouri State President Clif Smart and Athleti...
Just 16 days ago Nyla Milleson was let go as the head coach of the Lady Bears.Missouri State President Clif Smart and Athleti...
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...
Yes, it’s official now. Basketball is truly a family affair for the coaching Millesons.Used to be that Nyla Milleson wa...
Yes, it’s official now. Basketball is truly a family affair for the coaching Millesons.Used to be that Nyla Milleson wa...
One of the highlights of the annual winter basketball high school tournaments in the Ozarks is the people-watching aspect. Be...
One of the highlights of the annual winter basketball high school tournaments in the Ozarks is the people-watching aspect. Be...
Photo Galleries
Dora High School's softball team defeated Gainesville, 10-0, on Monday.
Pleasant Hope's softball team defeated Marshfield, 8-4, on Monday.
Photos from Monday's softball game between Central and Parkview.
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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