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OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
With his Lady Chiefs facing their second double-digit deficit of the night, Kickapoo head coach Jim Pendergrass had some simp...
Parkview’s huge second quarter led to victory over Joplin in the Class 5, District 12 semifinals at Willard Tuesday nig...
Evangel jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never trailed as they posted a 64-47 win at Culver-Stockton Saturday.The Crusaders led 3...
The Marshfield girls are heading to the Final Four after beating Republic 49-45 behind Kansas commit Lauren Aldridge’s ...
It’s what they call "catching a fever", and it certainly happened to the Willard Lady Tigers in the second qu...
Former Mt. Vernon coach Doug Hepler has returned to the local coaching ranks.Hepler, who won state titles with the Mountainee...
It may be mid-October, but there is always Snow around the Lady Bear Basketball program.As in Bry and Tyonna Snow.The Blue Sp...
Evangel’s men’s basketball program was picked to win the Heart of America conference title in a poll of conferenc...
The Clever High School girls’ basketball team will rely on new offensive talent like freshmen Kendra Zwicky and Lacy Me...
The Marionville Lady Comets scored a 33-point home win over Billings Friday night, with a final margin of 64-31.CLICK HERE FO...
The Spokane Lady Owls moved past the Pleasant Hope Lady Pirates 58-48 Thursday night at the Owls Nest.CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOSAf...
The 37th annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic is set for June 14th at Baptist Bible College in North Springfield. Below a...
Ash Grove put a fitting end to Southwest Missouri’s Day 1 dominance at the 2014 Show-Me Showdown.The Lady Pirates pulle...
The Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference announced the 2013-14 All-MCAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Teams and S...
After 11 highly successful seasons as Cassville head football coach David Large is transitioning into administration. The Cas...
Austin Ruder finished his high school career the way he started it.Knocking down threes.The Missouri State signee hit six tre...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Missouri State University faculty, staff and students, past a...
Trevyor Fisher’s inaugural run at Republic has been a good one.Back in December Republic won the Gold Division of the 6...
When Steve Huber took over the Drury women’s program last April he went to work recruiting players who could help out i...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAlice Heinzler just wants to win.Basketball, NBA 2K13, or even ju...
Drury's Lady Panthers have addressed a need for experience in the backcourt with the addition of former Springfield Kicka...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIt's a family affair in Walnut Grove. The name Harman has bec...
Stacked Area teams overwhelmed the City squads to earn a sweep in the 37th Annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic at Baptis...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
2013-2014 MBCA Week 2Girls Basketball Poll (games through Dec. 15)The MBCA/MOsports.com Basketball poll is selected by a pane...
The 27th class of the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame was enshrined Tuesday night at University Plaza in downtown Spring...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The newly combined Pink and White Lady Classic fires up Wednesday December 26th at Drury University and ru...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Heather Harman is still adjusting to life as a college freshman.It took the Drury guard less than 24 hours to lock herself ou...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
Tim Whisnant’s path to local fame and basketball stardom has been one full of obstacles. The now 17-year old was born w...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Sparta Lady Trojans defeated the Forsyth Lady Panthers in an SWCL matchup Thursday night, 52-22.CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOSNeit...
It was almost a wire-to-wire win for the Pierce City girls as they built a big lead over #1 seed Jasper then kept them at bay...
Hannah Cook became Ozark’s all-time leading scorer, but the Tigers could’ve used a few more points from her. Or a...
Ivy Reynolds had no ever faced such a pressure-filled free throw situation before.She aced her first test.The Ozark senior, f...
In a game that featured over 40 total fouls, the Parkview Lady Vikings proved to be a little stronger and perhaps a little de...
One night after digging an early hole, the Crane Lady Pirates made sure they didn’t need their shovels on Friday night....
Monett and Cassville fans are used to seeing defensive slugfests on the football field, but not when their girls basketball t...
Missouri State outscored Arkansas-Little Rock by 10 points in the second half Thursday to earn a 78-68 victory over the Troja...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThrough the first seven minutes of Saturday night's Class 3 -...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerHannah Cook scored 19 points to lead Ozark to an easy 72-18 win o...
Walnut Grove and Chadwick faced off in the Walnut Grove Tournament title on Monday night. The Lady Tigers were considered the...
With inclement weather fast approaching, many schools have taken a proactive response. Below is an updated schedule for the r...
Zhanesha Dickerson and Braennan Farrar combined for 50 points for Miller Career Academy and that would be more than enough fo...
The Crane Lady Pirates nearly ended a 30-game winning streak in the quarterfinal round of the Pink and White Lady Classic on ...
Number 10The juggernaut that is Webb City wins its fourth straight state title. Meanwhile, Lamar rolls to its 3rd scoring the...
The Chadwick Lady Cardinals will advance to the finals of the Walnut Grove Holiday Classic on Monday night, following a decis...
The two-seed Skyline Lady Tigers got a serious scare in its first round matchup against the Mt. Vernon Lady Mountaineers, but...
Republic held off a fourth quarter run by Strafford to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pink and White Lady Classic, defea...
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 ...
The Marionville Lady Comets could not afford to have a cold night shooting against a much-deeper and much-larger Ozark squad,...
Marshfield took advantage of Dupont Manual's standout player Krys McCune picking up two early personal fouls to pull off ...
The top-seed Nixa Lady Eagles survived a scare from the Hillcrest Lady Hornets 51-50 in a Pink and White Lady Classic quarter...
Annie Armstrong sank a15-foot jumper as the final horn sounded to lift the nationally sixth-ranked Drury to a 76-75 victory o...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
In conjunction with the Springfield Sports Commission, the Ozarks Sports Zone staff took every female prep athlete in the Spr...
Eleven Evangel University teams have been honored by the NAIA as Scholar-Team Award winners. For a team to be considered for ...
Last week we asked you the fans to determine who are the "Ozarks Best Fans". We asked for nominations on Facebook a...
When the Skyline girls take the court against Crane for the Class 2 title tomorrow, there won’t be any surprises awaiti...
The Willard Lady Tigers came back from three consecutive losses to defeat the Central Lady Bulldogs 61-51 on Thursday night. ...
The New Covenant Academy Lady Warriors jumped out ahead of the Hurley Lady Tigers early and never let up en route to a 13-poi...
Upstart Adrian, playing in its first district championship game, came out and went toe-to-toe with Class 2 second-ranked Skyl...
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Missouri State got double-doubles from seniors Christiana Shorter and Whitney Edie to pace an 83-7...
The Crane girls have beaten all Class 2 challengers this year handily. Crane was 12-0 against Class 2 foes with an average ma...
Drury basketball coachMolly Millerhas announced the signing of Breana Baker, a 6-foot-2 post from Southwestern Illinois Colle...
The Mt. Vernon boys ran through the Big 8 undefeated and were rewarded with the MVP in junior Chandler Myers and Coach of the...
Laquey's Maura Skidmore was honored as the girls MVP for her outstanding senior season.Steven Rissler of Licking was name...
With the season just underway around the state we're asking, "who will be this season's girls basketball MVP?&qu...
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...
Missouri State’s women’s basketball team opened the 2013-14 campaign Monday with a 79-61 loss to a talented Arkan...
The Stockton Lady Tigers had dominated their Cedar County rivalry with the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs in recent years, winnin...
The Fair Grove Lady Eagles held on to their late lead at home Wednesday to beat the Southwest Washburn Lady Trojans, 55-47.Af...
The Strafford Lady Indians picked up a big conference win against the Pleasant Hope Lady Pirates at home on Senior Night Mond...
The Billings boys and Crane girls cleaned up on the SWCL All-League teams. Billings placed four players on the teams includin...
The Steve Huber era of Drury Women’s Basketball gets underway with Friday’s regular season opener against Missour...
The College of the Ozarks swept a basketball double-header with Evangel on Tuesday.MEN'S PHOTOS - CLICK HEREWOMEN'S P...
WALNUT GROVE, MO - The O-Zone Prep Spotlight returns for the winter season with a look at one of the top girls basketball pla...
The Spokane Lady Owls sailed past the Reeds Spring Lady Wolves on the road Monday night 54-43, thanks in large part to poor f...
After a 14-10 record last season and a loss in the semifinals of the district tournament to the eventual state champion Repub...
Ozarks Sports Zone looks back on the best photos of the 2013-14 season, highlighting a different area school each day this su...
The Chadwick girls and Bradleyville and Niangua boys were well represented on the 2013-14 Mark Twain All-Conference basketbal...
The finals of the annual Blue Eye Invitational Tournament were held on Wednesday night, after being postponed due to weather....
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...
Looking for their first win of the season, the Hartville Lady Eagles pulled away early in the second half to beat the Ava Lad...
Next week's O-Zone Poll Question is one of tremendous pride. We're giving every school in the Ozarks a chance to hold...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
When Steve Huber took over the Drury women’s program last April he went to work recruiting players who could help out i...
Ranked fifth in this week’s MBCA girls’ basketball rankings, senior Andi Haney and the West Plains Zizzers showed...
Through 16 minutes West Plains was sticking to the upset script line by line.The Lady Zizzers led nationally ranked Fort Smit...
Class 4 BoysRepublic 54, Normandy 51- FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORYFirst QuarterThe Republic Tigers ha...
Rosters are out for the 36th annual Lions All-Star Basketball Classic, set for Saturday, June 8 at Baptist Bible College in S...
After a season opening loss to Springdale Har-Ber the Hillcrest girls have reeled off a pair of impressive wins; 70-57 at 8th...
The Hillcrest Hornets needed just a handful of minutes to take control for good against the home-standing Central Bulldogs on...
After six seasons of continuing the proud tradition of excellence of the Drury women's basketball program,Steve Haroldres...
A scrappy defense and an early lead catapulted the Strafford girls to a big win over Springfield Catholic on their home court...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Here is everything you need to know about the Drury Panthers heading into the 2012-13 season.Top Storylines: The Drury Panthe...
Two words sum up Hannah Cook’s life right now.Roll Tide.“You hear it all the time, every day there,” laughe...
When Randi Hancock went down with a leg injury in the second quarter things didn’t look good.Class 4 – District 1...
We are down to the final 96 basketball games for the small class boys and girls basketball teams.Click the links below to see...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The final MBCA/MoSports coaches poll has been released with not many changes from last week's poll.The area's hold on...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Size is intimidating, and in the Class 3 District 11 semifinal game pitting the 2nd seed Ava Lady Bears against the Lady Iris...
Michael Quin of Springfield, Mo., who is blind, hit a three-pointer at halftime of the College of the Ozarks vs. Bellevue men...
The Morrisville Lady Panthers came out strong tonight in a high scoring win over the Dadeville Lady Bearcats, 75-43.CLICK HER...
The newly combined Pink and White Lady Classic fires up Dec. 27 at Drury University and runs through December 31st with champ...
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 ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
If it felt like Thursday's 84-54 win over Macks Creek was little more than a tune-up for the Lady Tigers — well, it...
The newly combined Pink and White Lady Classic fires up year two under its new format Thursday December 26th at Drury Univers...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerLike most people, Andi Haney doesn’t like to lose.This pass...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerFair Grove coach Jenny Talbert says her seniors might’ve be...
The Walnut Grove Lady Tigers like to focus on making the opposition reach their “breaking point.”In Tuesday&rsquo...
In Scott Spooner’s second season at Reeds Spring, his Lady Wolves jumped from just six wins in 2010-11 to 14 wins in la...
Walnut Grove dominated the Polk County All-League teams with five first-team selections between the boys and girls.Heather Ha...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerIt's a family affair in Walnut Grove. The name Harman has bec...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Blue Eye Lady Bulldogs defeated the Galena Lady Bears on a buzzer beater, 36-34, on Senior Night in Blue Eye. Cheyenne Sh...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerLady Bear great Jackie Stiles stopped by the O-Zone to talk about...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerMissouri State women's basketball coach Kellie Harper filled ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerJust two days after being introduced as the 7th head coach in Mis...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerClass 4 BoysNormandy 74, Sikeston 72 F/OTIn a sloppy game highlig...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerCollege of the Ozarks Women’s Basketball coaching legend Ge...
After six seasons of continuing the proud tradition of excellence of the Drury women's basketball program,Steve Haroldres...
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 PlayerLast season, the Walnut Grove Lady Tigers came just a couple of a...
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 O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
MBCA/MOsports Ranking Staff2012-2013 MBCA/MOsports Pre-SeasonGirls Basketball PollThe MBCA/MOsports Basketball poll is select...
Final Four Primer: Walnut Grove (28-2)After falling in last year’s state title game to Eminence 36-35, Walnut Grove has...
The Dadeville girls are currently 18 and 2, ranked 4th in the state in class 1. A big part of that success comes from senior ...
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 PlayerChadwick junior Maddie Hursh has been scorching the nets this yea...
-Missouri State University head women's basketball coachKellie Harperput the final piece of her staff in place Friday (Ap...
Steve Huber, a veteran assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level, has been named head coach of the Drury Lady Panthers bas...
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 PlayerOne of the nation's most-respected young coaches has been sel...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Crane Lady Pirates had a bit of a chip on their shoulder comi...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerClass 2 GirlsCrane 70, Skyline 51 FINAL- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS --...
Small class districts are heading into their final games tonight and tomorrow. Here is everything you need to know about thos...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerDon’t pencil in the Crane Lady Pirates for the Class 2, Dis...
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 yo...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The Mount Vernon Lady Mountaineers survived the longest 20 seconds in basketball to beat the Fair Grove Lady Eagles on their ...
The Steve Huber era of Drury Women’s Basketball gets underway with Friday’s regular season opener against Missour...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Strafford finally got the up-tempo, fast-paced game it wanted. The Lady Indians reward?The first district championship in pro...
Saturday's district championship has been a long time coming for the Bakersfield girls' basketball team.Since winning...
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...
On an emotional night that featured the Catholic girls’ Senior Night as well as being the last game ever to be played i...
A Drury Lady Panthers team that missed the NCAA-II post-season basketball tournament last year for the first time in 11 years...
MSU senior Bry Snow matched a career high with 21 points and younger sister Tyonna pitched in 19 on 8-for-9 shooting with eig...
Throughout the 2011-12 high school basketball season we at the KSPR Sports Department have ranked Southwest Missouri teams ba...
The Ash Grove girls bounced back nicely on Monday to beat Skyline 52-42 and take control of the Mid-Lakes conference.Both tea...
Today is National Football Signing Day. Many student-athletes throughout the Ozarks will put pen to paper and commit to play ...
The University of Missouri football program has received national acclaim from the NCAA for its academic performance yet agai...
The Southwest Baptist University basketball team won their opening game of the South Florida Thanksgiving Tournament on Frida...
Miller High School is probably best known these days among O-Zone sports fans as the prep alma mater for Missouri State Lady ...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
No. 25 Drury overcame a Union second-half rally to pull away late for a 69-60 victory and a 2-0 mark in the O'Reilly Hosp...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Branson’s Da’Quan Ervin was honored as a third-team all-state return man on the Missouri Football Coaches Associa...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Bolivar, Mo. - The Southwest Baptist University women's basketball team played a tight game against #12 Central Missouri ...
SPRINGFIELD-- The Missouri State women’s basketball team scored 41 points off 32 Truman State turnovers in a 87-62 exhi...
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...
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...
New head coach Brandon Kelley inherits a Lebanon team that returns several key performers from a squad that finished 5-20 in ...
The big classes will decide their districts this week. Here is what to expect from the girls district battles.Which area coll...
Fifth ranked MidAmerica Nazarene pulled away from Evangel late to beat the Crusaders 83-65 Thursday at the Ashcroft Center.CL...
The Hillcrest Lady Hornets are just 6-7 this season, but with just four seniors and a strong nucleus of young players the fut...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Small class districts are heading into their final games tonight and tomorrow. Here is everything you need to know about thos...
In his two-plus decades of coaching, Willard Lady Tigers head coach Mike Percival had never witnessed a start like the one hi...
Evangel guard Emily Akins scored a career high 30 points but Evangel fell three points short on the road with a 56-53 loss at...
EVANSVILLE, Ind.-- Evansville shot better than 65 percent in the first half and kept pace with the Missouri Valley Conference...
The Branson Lady Pirates opened the season with a 55-50 road win over the Lady Falcons of Glendale.CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS&ldqu...
Thursday night’s game between the Weaubleau Lady Tigers and the Fair Play Lady Hornets was a thriller. The Lady Tigers ...
The Springfield Catholic Fightin’ Irish stormed out of the gate with a 26-0 run to start the game Friday night and over...
Seeding meetings are wrapping up all over the area. Click the district name below to see the brackets for the small class dis...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Going through a two-win season is never enjoyable, especially at a program well-known in the state for success. However, when...
The Courts Pro-Am kicked off its 14th summer. Local high school and college players, as well as former players, kicked off op...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
The ransom these two teams of Pirates were fighting for may not mean a whole lot in respect to either winning a conference or...
If Willard head coach Mike Percival had any fears about his Lady Tigers opening their season on the road at Monett, he had th...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the five no...
The Marionville Lady Comets defeated the Chadwick Lady Cardinals in the season opener Monday night, 51-30. Marionville, a Fin...
The early, non-football, signing period has begun. Here are the expected signings for today and this week.If you have a signi...
The Pleasant Hope Lady Pirates opened the 2012-13 campaign with a 55-42 victory over visiting Central in the season opener fo...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerKarsyn Hejna had a year for the record books in 2012-2013. Betwee...
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...
One of the area's most successful programs is under new leadership this year as the College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats ha...
It’s a small world.Sometimes you can go great distances and see your next-door neighbor.Strafford and Fair Grove travel...
Area basketball teams kicked off the season with Jamboree. Click the links below to see photos from some of the area's ac...
To say that offense was at a premium in the West Plains Lady Zizzers' battle with the visiting Kickapoo Lady Chiefs Monda...
After five seasons as the head basketball coach of the NixaLady Eagles, Jim Middleton has announced his resignation.Coach Mid...
Missouri State women’s basketball head coachKellie Harperannounced Friday (May 2) that sophomore guard/forwardMikala Mc...
Missouri State (1-3) got 14 points fromTyonnaSnow and 12 fromKenzieWilliams, buthome standingArkansas was too much for the up...
Addy Roller, a former Purdy High School star who started all 33 games at point guard last season for NCAA-II tourney qualifie...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerFor the second year in a row the Lady Tigers find themselves in t...
After falling shy of a district championship last year, Marionville’s head coach Ted Young has high hopes for the Lady ...
Expectations are high for the 2013-2014 West Plains Lady Zizzers after going 27-2 and capturing a Missouri Class 4 district c...
There might not be a team in Southwest Missouri that is more ready for a new basketball season to start than the Crocker Lady...
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...
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...
After losing a couple starters and a head coach in the offseason, the Ozark Tigers look to make another playoff run thanks to...
The Republic Lady Tigers win Monday night against Central Ozark Conference opponent, the Branson Lady Pirates, 58-46.Republic...
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...
Atchison, Kan. – Benedictine pulled away late from Evangel for a 64-52 conference win at home Saturday. Evangel led 36-...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
At 2:30pm Wednesday Evangel University will launch a new website devoted to their athletics program. The site, www.EvangelAth...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerStrafford freshman Kaylee Larimer thought twice about firing up t...
There were no first-time-at-state jitters for the El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs.El Dorado Springs built an early double-dig...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerFair Grove coach Jenny Talbert says her seniors might’ve be...
Last season, Licking was admittedly a little wide-eyed when going for a district championship.This time around, the Lady Wild...
In a game that meant just a little bit more than usual for both teams, Nixa put together one of their most impressive defensi...
The Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for the SASHOF 2014 and future year induction...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Last week we asked who will be the season's boys basketball MVP and Hillcrest's Austin Petry won t...
Republic coach Kris Flood’s been around long enough to know that losing key seniors opens up opportunities for younger ...
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...
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...
Evangel held off Avila for their third straight win with a 44-42 win in Kansas City Thursday. The Crusaders survived for the ...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Illinois State out-scored Missouri State by 14 points in the second half Sunday afternoon to earn a 66-57 victory over the La...
Like many schools in southwest Missouri, Sparta has been dismissed for snow days. According to the Sparta Lady Trojans head C...
Entering the final stretch of the league schedule, there’s now a sole leader in the COC-Large Division girls’ rac...
The Reeds Spring Lady Wolves overcame fatigue and defeated the Hollister Lady Tigers, 62-45, on Thursday night in a COC Small...
After being down at halftime and scoring just one field goal in the fourth quarter, the Fair Grove Lady Eagles pull off a 55-...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
With inclement weather fast approaching, many schools have taken a proactive response. Below is an updated schedule for the r...
Entering the third quarter of Friday’s Class 2 – District 11 championship, Crane led Marionville 26-16 in what ha...
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 a sluggish offensive first half, the Aurora Lady Houns used a big third quarter to pull away from Cassville for the win...
Final Four Primer: Walnut Grove (28-2)After falling in last year’s state title game to Eminence 36-35, Walnut Grove has...
Final Four Primer: Chadwick (25-5)Walnut Grove wasn’t the only team that had its season ended at the hands of the Emine...
Southwest Missouri has become a hotbed for girls basketball, including numerous state championships over the past decaded. Th...
OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you h...
Laquey senior guard Maura Skidmore nearly helped the Hornets pull off an upset on her homecourt in the championship game of t...
The snow and ice storm set to hit the Ozarks has caused some changes to the district basketball schedule, but many are still ...
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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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Marionville defeated Lockwood in Friday night's contest.
Kickapoo defeated Ozark in Friday night's contest.
Rogersville pulled out a victory in Friday night's contest against Glendale in OT.
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Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class.
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent success are factors in determining the top 10. 1. Crane (C2: 8-0) – The Lady Pirates aren’t just the best team in Class
The second statewide MBCA/MOSports.com girls basketball poll is out with 10 area teams ranked across the five classes. The big mover this is the two-time defending champion Walnut Grove Lady Tigers. Walnut Grove moves up to No. 1 this week after debuting
The second MBCA/MOsports.com boys basketball poll has been released and there are nine area teams ranked across the five classes. The Ozarks is well represented with Crane, Osceola, Gainesville and Hartville sitting at Nos. 2-5 in Class 2 with Greenfield