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When the final horn sounded, Webb City junior Mikaela Burgess let out a scream that was a mixture of excitement, joy and reli...
Amber Dvorakscored 25 points and the No. 9 Drury Lady Panthers held off a hard-charging Missouri-St. Louis for a 74-71 victor...
Two words sum up Hannah Cook’s life right now.Roll Tide.“You hear it all the time, every day there,” laughe...
Missouri State’s series with in-state rival Missouri will continue at a new venue this season as the Lady Bears and Tig...
Missouri Southern rallied from a 14-point second half deficit and snatched away a 62-59 victory over Drury in a non-conferenc...
The College of the Ozarks swept a basketball double-header with Evangel on Tuesday.MEN'S PHOTOS - CLICK HEREWOMEN'S P...
Season ticket renewal packets for all current Missouri State basketball season ticket holders will be mailed soon, and new se...
The Lady Houns installed a new zone-press and executed it close to perfection to earn a key rivalry and Big 8 conference win ...
New head coach Brandon Kelley inherits a Lebanon team that returns several key performers from a squad that finished 5-20 in ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter losing by one point in the 2012 state championship last Mar...
Mountain Grove finished .500 last year at 13-13. This year second-year head coach Courtney Devault has designs on much more.&...
Coming off a convincing 16-point victory against Buffalo on Monday, the Hillcrest Lady Hornets picked right back up where the...
The Missouri State women’s basketball team ran into a talented Indiana State club Saturday afternoon and fell 74-57 to ...
The Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame Board is pleased to announce its class of inductees for 2013:EMRY DILDAYEmry officia...
“We are a firm believer that we want our defense to lead to offense,” said Parkview Lady Vikings coach Keri Nicho...
One night after digging an early hole, the Crane Lady Pirates made sure they didn’t need their shovels on Friday night....
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...
10th ranked MidAmerica Nazarene won their seventh straight game with a 65-50 on Evangel at Bell Arena in Olathe, Kansas Thurs...
The announcement came as both hoped and anticipated Sunday night, confirming that the O'Reilly Family Event Center will b...
The Willard Lady Tigers hope to improve on last year’s record with an older, wiser team. They had a disappointing 11-15...
Close losses were all too common for the Central High School girls' basketball team last season. Now, the team is hoping ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerYou can call them young.You can even say they didn’t deserv...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerLast year Crane won just 13 games. One year later the Lady Pirate...
Future Missouri State Lady Bear Aubrey Buckley scored 31 points as the sixth-seeded Parkview Lady Vikings upset third-seed As...
Missouri State Lady Bear fans interested in learning about the school’s new women’s basketball ticketing policy a...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerLady Bear great Jackie Stiles stopped by the O-Zone to talk about...
The Marionville Lady Comets defeated the visiting Fair Grove Lady Eagles 51-37 on senior night behind a late fourth quarter p...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerKarsyn Hejna had a year for the record books in 2012-2013. Betwee...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Lady Vikings took the Class 5, District 12 title at home Thur...
A new era in Ozark basketball got off to a good start Tuesday night, as the Lady Tigers won their season opener with ease ove...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Webb City's Mikaela Burgess took the Most Valuble Player honors for the COC Large girls this year. She was joined on the ...
Evangel rallied from 19 down early in the second half to pull within seven with less than two minutes to play but Peru State ...
Bethanie Funderburk scored a season-high 21 points to lead three Lady Panthers in double-figures as No. 16 Drury defeated Mis...
Bad news and good news often follow each other around, and that is especially true for the Aurora Lady Houn' Dawgs in 201...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
Locked in a low-scoring struggle with Kickapoo, Ozark’s modest lead in the fourth quarter felt much bigger.The Tigers n...
To beat the Pierce City Lady Eagles, you must contain senior Christine Younker. Seneca was unable to do that on the road agai...
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 O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The schools ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Chadwick Lady Cardinals easily handled the Verona Lady Wildca...
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 PlayerThere are only minor changes to the MBCA rankingst this week. Wal...
The Sparta Lady Trojans (17-6) defeated the Clever Lady Jays (5-13), 66-37, on Thursday night. It was Senior Night at Sparta,...
Electricity filled the gym as Big 8 conference foes and rivals Mt Vernon and Aurora met Monday night. The Mt. Vernon Lady Mou...
With a shot at the district championship game, bragging rights, and the hope to keep their season alive, the Nixa Lady Eagles...
Crane used its team depth Tuesday night to defeat Hollister, 69-24. Nine players scored in the game with lone senior Maggie M...
Missouri Science and Technology withstood a furious Drury charge and held off the Lady Panthers for a 66-63 victory in the Gr...
The Drury Lady Panthers have got a jump start on their 2013-14 freshman class with the signings of Hannah Dressler, Daynlee M...
Republic won the Class 4 girls state championship last season and could be poised for another run. Despite playing a much big...
Last season will be one to remember for Aurora Lady Houn’ Dawg fans. First-year head coach Kevin Besch led his charges ...
The Republic Lady Tigers are out to defend their Class 4 state title this season, and they’ll get to do so with many of...
The last time the Mt. Vernon Lady Mountaineers tangled with the Stockton Tigers, it was in Columbia for the Class 3 state cha...
TOPEKA, Kan. - Nationally 13th-ranked Washburn bolted out of the gates to start the second half and went on to post a 67-50 v...
Eight different Lady Tigers contributed Monday night to cruise to a 63-33 win over the Parkview Lady Vikings.CLICK HERE FOR P...
Last season saw the West Plains Lady Zizzers win 23 regular season games, including claiming three tournament champions.Howev...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Nixa Lady Eagles used a strong defensive second half to beat ...
Mount Vernon senior Tamiaya Henderson has a rare opportunity this season; to win a third state basketball championship. The L...
Amber Dvorak scored 19 points and Sanayika Shields added career highs of 15 points and 18 rebounds as No. 6 Drury claimed a 6...
Although just eight miles separate Walnut Grove and Ash Grove, it’s been five years since the basketball powers have me...
Amber DvorakandShelby Whitescored career highs with 20 and 16 points, respectively, as the nationally ninth-ranked Drury Lady...
In a down to the wire showdown, Kickapoo was able to steal a final second victory from the Hillcrest Lady Hornets 56-53 on Mo...
It wasn’t pretty, but the Cassville Lady Wildcats will still take the victory after defeating Monett 44-35 Thursday nig...
Senior forward Whitney Edie and freshman guard Tyonna Snow are Missouri State’s representatives on all-Missouri Valley ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIt’s a true Class 4 showdown for the district title this Fr...
The New Covenant Lady Warriors fended off a fourth quarter comeback at Greenwood on Friday night, picking up a 49-46 win agai...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter working their way back from a double-digit second-half defi...
The top-seed Nixa Lady Eagles survived a scare from the Hillcrest Lady Hornets 51-50 in a Pink and White Lady Classic quarter...
An expectation of reaching the state final four during your high school career is one thing, but to hear that talk since your...
Coach Jeremy Mullins, a Crane High School alum, starts his eight season at the helm of the Lady Pirates, but this year he&rsq...
The Dora Lady Falcons had one of the best seasons in school history last year when they won 22 games, the first 20-win season...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMissouri State will raise a fourth women’s basketball jerse...
Despite holding Kansas signee Lauren Aldridge to just five points (and one field goal), the Branson Lady Pirates were avalanc...
Southwest Baptist University announced today the hiring of SBU women's basketball assistant coach Kelsey Keizer. She was ...
Greenwood coach Kent Hedgpeth’s strategy going into Friday night’s game versus New Covenant was to contain Casy A...
Ozarks Sports Zone's Mike Scott sat down with Kyle Moats this week to discuss everything from the potential of changing c...
For the first three minutes of Thursday’s Class 1 semifinal, everything was going right for Chadwick.The Lady Cardinals...
The Missouri State Lady Bears ran out to a 19-point first-half lead over Arkansas-Little Rock Wednesday evening and survived ...
The Missouri State Lady Bears pulled away from a one-point halftime lead Thursday and closed out Southern Illinois with a 15-...
With an eye toward a repeat performance in just over a week, the Willard Lady Tigers handed a 54-44 loss to the Neosho Lady W...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerConsider it a heat check.In the first half of the annual Greenwoo...
Missouri State’s women’s basketball team wrapped up exhibition play Wednesday evening at JQH Arena with a 76-54 v...
The Missouri State Lady Bears set a JQH Arena record by allowing 16 first-half points Friday evening and missed the single-ga...
Through 16 minutes West Plains was sticking to the upset script line by line.The Lady Zizzers led nationally ranked Fort Smit...
The story of ‘David and Goliath’ is how Reeds Spring coach, Scott Spooner, described their upcoming matchup with ...
Pleasant Hope opened the Walnut Grove Holiday Classic tournament final as though they intended to upset the top-seeded Lady T...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Ozark Lady Tigers (15-6; 3-0 COC) defeated the Branson Lady P...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerRepublic’s undefeated record pretty much serves as a Bullse...
School: Sparta High SchoolSchool Mascot: TrojanHead coach name: Mike PlanteAssistant coach name: Rocky ValentineHow many year...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerHannah Cook scored 19 points to lead Ozark to an easy 72-18 win o...
Evangel could not overcome a 22 point halftime deficit in a 78-60 loss at Oklahoma Wesleyan Thursday in Bartlesville, Oklahom...
Interim head coach Molly Miller has added her first-ever recruit with the announcement Wednesday that Wichita State's Bri...
Fifty-two of the area’s best basketball players competed this year in the 20th annual Gerald A. Pilz and Friends All-St...
The Reeds Spring Lady Wolves overcame fatigue and defeated the Hollister Lady Tigers, 62-45, on Thursday night in a COC Small...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerDrury broke open a tight game with a big second half to down Nort...
The Nixa Lady Eagles, who went 24-6 a season ago, will return to the court this winter with their lineup almost completely in...
The Springfield Catholic Fightin’ Irish stormed out of the gate with a 26-0 run to start the game Friday night and over...
The ransom these two teams of Pirates were fighting for may not mean a whole lot in respect to either winning a conference or...
The Fair Grove Lady Eagles enter this season seeking a return to their 2010-11 level. That season, Fair Grove went 26-5 overa...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll has Crane still sitting at No. 1 in Class 2. The area is well represented in ...
They played the full 40 minutes ... and still needed another two or three to decide the latest winner of the Bank of Bolivar&...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerBethanie Funderburkscored a season-high 32 points - including 26 ...
For the second consecutive season Crane made its way to Columbia for the Class 2 Final 4.And, for the second consecutive seas...
It’s no secret just how dominant Walnut Grove has been over the last four years.Since 2010, the Lady Tigers have amasse...
Stockton’s girls marched all the way to the Class 3 State Championship last season after winning it all in 2010-11 befo...
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...
She didn’t think it was going in.“I thought it was going to hit the top of the backboard. I was thinking ‘H...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe No. 1-ranked Walnut Grove Lady Tigers took their first step d...
Kiara Cain made a short jumper with 5.6 seconds left to give Graceland the 72-71 win over the Evangel Saturday at the Ashcrof...
Hannah Cook became Ozark’s all-time leading scorer, but the Tigers could’ve used a few more points from her. Or a...
Amber Dvorak scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for her first career double-double to lead No. 9 Drury to a 77-56 Great...
SPRINGFIELD-- Missouri State juniorBry Snowhit two go-ahead baskets in the game’s final 46.3 seconds Saturday afternoon...
The magical run for the Marionville Lady Comets (21-10) continued on Saturday afternoon when they defeated the Crocker Lady L...
After trailing by more than 14 points in the second quarter, Republic’s young, scrappy team clawed their way back to fo...
Star guards Brittany Fisher and Kelsie Cleeton racked up a combined 46 points to power Hillcrest over Buffalo at home, 71-55....
The Kickapoo Lady Chiefs took a big lead early and held off a second half run by the Parkview Lady Vikings to win at home Thu...
Now in his 18th season as the head coach of the Cassville Lady Wildcats, coach Chris Shore has some work to do. Last year, ag...
The Logan-Rogersville Lady Wildcats knocked off the Mountain Grove Lady Panthers at home Monday night 70-61 thanks to strong ...
Branson’s full court press and man-to-man coverage rattled Blue Eye on Thursday night, wearing them down and causing tu...
Expectations are high for the 2013-2014 West Plains Lady Zizzers after going 27-2 and capturing a Missouri Class 4 district c...
Marshfield’s team motto is “Love Wins,” and that unity earned the Lady Jays and their three seniors a third...
Lady Bears head coach Kellie Harper gave birth to her first son late Monday night. Tuesday morning it was back to work for Ke...
A total of 27 local teams are ranked in the MBCA/MOSports.com 2013-14 preseason poll.Twelve boys teams are in the top 10 of t...
The Lady Houns knew a second win this season against Big 8 Conference foe Cassville would not be easy, but they also knew the...
Last season was an up-and-down campaign for Buffalo, as the Lady Bison finished with a 12-12 record. Buffalo will need to rep...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
Peru State guard Karlee Stuart hit three free throws with 5 seconds left in regulation forcing overtime and helping the Bobca...
Head coach Steve McKinney inherits a trio of talented upperclassmen in his first season as the head coach of the New Covenant...
The Glendale Lady Falcons came out of the gate energized and went on a 10-4 run to start the game, but Willard proved to be t...
The Clever High School girls’ basketball team will rely on new offensive talent like freshmen Kendra Zwicky and Lacy Me...
The Stockton Lady Tigers came within a missed 3-pointer of their third straight trip to the Class 3 state Final Four last Mar...
Springfield, Mo. – 13th ranked Baker smothered Evangel in the second half holding the Crusaders to just 9 second half p...
In a game that was dominated by defensive pressure from both teams, the Marshfield Lady Jays held on to defeat the Walnut Gro...
All-district honorees Emma Thomas and Chelsea Collins look to lead the way for an improved Springfield Catholic girls’ ...
The University of Northern Iowa made a season-high 13 3-pointers Monday night to top the Missouri State Lady Bears by a 68-60...
It wasn't pretty and it wasn't always entertaining.Those were the words of Rogersville head girl's basketball coa...
Entering the final stretch of the league schedule, there’s now a sole leader in the COC-Large Division girls’ rac...
Drury used a 16-0 run in the first half to build a cushion and then coasted past Rockhurst for a 61-38 victory Saturday that ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe near capacity crowd at Logan-Rogersville High School watched ...
Saturday's district championship has been a long time coming for the Bakersfield girls' basketball team.Since winning...
Clutch play by Desiree Phillips and Christiana Shorter in the game's deciding moments helped lead Missouri State past UC ...
The two-seed Skyline Lady Tigers got a serious scare in its first round matchup against the Mt. Vernon Lady Mountaineers, but...
The Pleasant Hope Lady Pirates looked like they were going to hand a victory to the Chadwick Lady Cardinals in the first half...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Everton basketball Tigers boys and girls were at Greenwood Tuesday night to play the Blue Jays in two close games. Everto...
Missouri State women’s basketball head coachKellie Harperannounced Friday (May 2) that sophomore guard/forwardMikala Mc...
Trailing 29-19 with almost three minutes left in the third quarter, Olathe East head coach Clint Evans knew his team needed t...
Missouri State (1-5) got a career-high 11 points from senior guardDesiree Phillipsand placed three scorers in double figures ...
The Courts is proud to announce the schedule and rosters for the 15th Annual Mercy Sports Medicine College/Pro-Am League. The...
No. 7 Drury used a 31-2 spurt late in the first half to surge away from Missouri Science & Technology and post a 91-54 victor...
In a battle of state ranks, Heather Harman poured 25 points to lead the No. 3 Walnut Grove Lady Tigers over No. 8 Gainesville...
BOLIVAR, Mo. Southwest Baptist Women started conference play Thursday night at the Meyer Sports Center hosting the 20th ranke...
After a sluggish first-half, the West Plains Lady Zizzers woke up and ran away from the Aurora Lady Houn's to advance to ...
ASH GROVE, Mo. - The Ash Grove Lady Pirates are off to a 7-0 start, which is no surprise considering they return all five sta...
Missouri State (3-6) held one of nation’s top statistical offenses in check Thursday, turning 26 Missouri (10-2) turnov...
Area basketball teams kicked off the season with Jamboree. Click the links below to see photos from some of the area's ac...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerRepublic senior guard Alice Heinzler has been battling tendonitis...
Billings finished last season with a 5-20 record. The Wildcats will look to improve this year by picking up the pace to score...
Missouri State women's basketball coachKellie Harper'sfirst recruiting class includes four prep standouts - three fro...
Missouri State (2-6) out-scored Lamar (4-5) by 26 points and out-rebounded the Lady Cardinals by 18 in the second half alone ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerJust two days after being introduced as the 7th head coach in Mis...
The state-ranked Sparta Lady Trojans had a comfortable lead throughout most of the game and defeated the Spokane Lady Owls 62...
The Strafford Lady Indians defeated the Sparta Lady Trojans, 60-33, on Thursday night. The Lady Trojans, ranked in the top te...
The Camdenton Lady Lakers came away with a 64-48 road win at Springfield Central on Thursday night after finding success with...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter nearly four months the high school basketball season has re...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Hannah Cook got things going for the Ozark High School girls basketball team Saturday night. And then she closed out the 55-4...
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 ...
Bethanie Funderburk scored 20 points to lead five Lady Panthers in double-figures as No. 10 Drury rolled to an 86-64 Great La...
Not wanting to change up their normal style, the Bakersfield Lady Lions set a fast and aggressive pace in Saturday’s Cl...
The finals of the annual Blue Eye Invitational Tournament were held on Wednesday night, after being postponed due to weather....
It’s what they call "catching a fever", and it certainly happened to the Willard Lady Tigers in the second qu...
The Glendale Lady Falcons and the Lebanon Lady Yellowjackets battled in a heavily defensive game that produced 65 total free ...
The Walnut Grove Lady Tigers say they play their best basketball when they’re having fun.If that’s the case, Waln...
Evangel stayed with 13th ranked Baker but fell short and had their season end in a 64-54 loss in the Heart of America confere...
Central downed New Covenant after a slow start at the Lady Warrior Classic Tuesday night. The Lady Bulldogs will go on to pla...
Missouri State basketball fans will have their first opportunity to see the Bears and Lady Bears in action on Friday, Oct. 18...
The Marionville Lady Comets defeated the Chadwick Lady Cardinals in the season opener Monday night, 51-30. Marionville, a Fin...
A desperation fourth-quarter rally wasn’t enough for the Aurora Lady Houn’ Dawgs against Bolivar on Thursday nigh...
Northern Iowa parlayed a quick start into a 22-point halftime lead Friday evening at the McLeod Center on the way to a 79-60 ...
After 11 highly successful seasons as Cassville head football coach David Large is transitioning into administration. The Cas...
On senior night in Cassville, it was a pair of sophomores from visiting East Newton that stole the show as the Lady Patriots ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Nearly a year ago to the day Crane and Walnut Grove met in a game that served as a springboard for each team’s respecti...
Missouri State sophomore guardKenzie Williamswas honored as the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week Monday (Nov. 18...
The Univeristy of Missouri Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs both signed three players on the first day of th...
Pleasant Hope finished with a 16-12 mark a year ago, but the Lady Pirates want to improve upon their 1-5 record in the rugged...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerClass 4 BoysNormandy 74, Sikeston 72 F/OTIn a sloppy game highlig...
Final Four Primer: Skyline (25-6)After spending years battling in some of Class 3’s toughest districts, the Lady Tigers...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Michael Quin of Springfield, Mo., who is blind, hit a three-pointer at halftime of the College of the Ozarks vs. Bellevue men...
Defending Southwest Conference Champions, the Sparta Lady Trojans, opened their conference play Monday night with a win again...
Kameron Schaaf scored a game-high 21-point performance in El Dorado Springs' 59-44 win over the Fair Grove Eagles Monday ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Branson Lady Pirates are coming off a 20-7 season that included a district title, and many familiar names will be back on...
This week was asked you the fans, "who will be this season's girls basketball MVP?" With over 3,500 votes you w...
Missouri State sophomore guardKenzie Williamswas honored as the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the second ...
Just 27 hours before Crane is set to tip-off against Skyline in its quest for back-to-back Class 2 state championships, Jerem...
Missouri State will be without the services of guard Karly Buer for the remainder of the season after an MRI confirmed the se...
Monett and Cassville fans are used to seeing defensive slugfests on the football field, but not when their girls basketball t...
The Courts announced the schedule and rosters for the 14th Annual Mercy Sports Medicine College/Pro-Am League Wednesday June ...
With inclement weather fast approaching, many schools have taken a proactive response. Below is an updated schedule for the r...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSixteen minutes into Friday night’s Class 1 third place gam...
The All-Mid Lakes basketball teams were released on Friday. Strafford led the way on the boys' side with two First-Team s...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
George Mason assistant vice president/director of athletics Tom O’Connor announced Nyla Milleson as the eighth head wom...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerYears and years of playing against the “bigger girls”...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMissouri State used career-high scoring efforts fromWhitney Edie ...
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...
Ash Grove grabbed the championship of the Lady Pirates Classic Basketball Tournament Saturday night with a victory over the M...
This week's O-Zone Poll Question should definitely stir up some debate among the area colleges. From NAIA-II to NCAA-I we...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIt’s early, really early.The sun is barely up, and the cloc...
Today is National Football Signing Day. Many student-athletes throughout the Ozarks will put pen to paper and commit to play ...
El Dorado Springs was reeling.The Lady Bulldogs had just seen Ash Grove rip off a 9-0 run in just 2:05, forcing El Do to call...
Steve Huber, a veteran assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level, has been named head coach of the Drury Lady Panthers bas...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe West Plains girls continued to climb up the MBCA Class 4 rank...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe new Galena high school gymnasium came with a million-dollar p...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerCall it a defensive struggle, or ugly basketball, but the Straffo...
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 All-Big 8 Basketball teams have been released. On the boys' side, Seneca swept the Player of the Year and Coach of th...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Click the links below for the brackets for each tournamentCLASS 5 BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET - CLICK HERECLASS 5 GIRLS 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...
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 PlayerMissouri State University is now without a women’s basketba...
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...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
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...
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...
Star guards Brittany Fisher and Kelsie Cleeton racked up a combined 46 points to power Hillcrest over Buffalo at home, 71-55....
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...
This is the first year of the inaugural Pink and White Lady Classic. It is a merger of the Pink and White Tournament and 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...
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 Parkview Lady Vikings awoke after a slow first half to run aw...
The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association released its 2013-14 boys and girls all-state basketball teams Wednesday.CLASS 5 ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The newly combined Pink and White Lady Classic fires up Wednesday December 26th at Drury University and ru...
Pleasant Hope softball and girls basketball coach is the guest on the O-Zone Interview this week.Video Platform Video Managem...
Senior guard Lauren Aldridge was named the COC-Small Player of the Year for the 2013-14 season. Her coach, Shelly Jones, rece...
WALNUT GROVE, MO - The O-Zone Prep Spotlight returns for the winter season with a look at one of the top girls basketball pla...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Amber Dvorak scored 25 points to lead five Lady Panthers in double-figures as No. 9 Drury rolled to a 99-73 Great Lakes Valle...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerOzark coach Yancy Little knows his team dodged a bullet.The Lady ...
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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...
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Purdy and Pierce City squared off in nonconference play Thursday.
The Central Lady Bulldogs defeated Lebanon 3-1 on Thursday.
Walnut Grove conquered Greenfield on the road Thursday.
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Final spring softball rankings for the regular season have Strafford, Purdy and Mt. Vernon once again 1-through-3.
Each week, O-Zone will release local girls’ soccer power rankings, based on dominance by Class.
The third edition of the 2016 O-Zone track performance lists has been released. These performance lists show the top 20 boys and girls in each event for Southwest Missouri. We compile these lists based off of results that are sent to us and that we can f
Every other week O-Zone will release the Top 15 Power Rankings based on dominance by class, so essentially their pound-for-pound comparison to the best the area and the state have to offer.  Records are as of April 25. (Class, record and previous ran