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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...
It was pretty evident soon after Zoe Reel’s electrifying rendition of the national anthem that it was going to be a goo...
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 week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll saw Waynesville jump four spots to No. 4 in Class 5 off of the strength of la...
In the battle between the Pirates, Ash Grove came out on top holding off visiting Crane 83-80 in the season-opener for both t...
The ransom these two teams of Pirates were fighting for may not mean a whole lot in respect to either winning a conference or...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
The Waynesville boys continue to climb the Class 5 rankings as the Tigers sit up one spot at No. 3 this week. They are the on...
Area basketball teams kicked off the season with Jamboree. Click the links below to see photos from some of the area's ac...
Each week the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. Factors include overall...
The Southwest Cross Country Coaches Association has released its All-Region team for all four classes.Click the links to see ...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentun, strength of schedule and recent su...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
Entering the third quarter of Friday’s Class 2 – District 11 championship, Crane led Marionville 26-16 in what ha...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
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 OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
The final MBCA/MoSports coaches poll has been released with several changes from last week's poll.Waynesville's reign...
Mother Nature must be a college basketball fan.Over the past week she has dished out enough snow and wintery conditions to ke...
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The Forsyth Lady Panthers defeated the Crane Lady Pirates, 2- 1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-19) in three closely fought sets.CLICK HERE...
The 67th Blue and Gold Tournament promises to be another great event hosted by Greenwood and the folks at Missouri State. Onc...
The fourth edition of the O-Zone track performance lists have been released.These performance lists show the top 20 boys and ...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
The 2013-14 Missouri all-state basketball teams and final polls as selected by a statewide panel of Missouri sportswriters an...
The 2013-14 Missouri all-state basketball teams and final polls as selected by a statewide panel of Missouri sportswriters an...
It’s no coincidence that four of Crane’s first five hitters in the lineup are seniors. Not only does coach Bryan ...
The 67th Blue and Gold Tournament promises to be another great event hosted by Greenwood and the folks at Missouri State. Onc...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Crane girls, Walnut Grove girls and Eminence boys all faced a...
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Kailey Chapman and Shelby Clifton are two of the Ozarks’ biggest names on the track scene. And, when the two find thems...
This week's statewide coaches basketball poll is out with much the same look as last week.Walnut Grove stayed at No. 3 in...
The Crane Pirates have traditionally been a tough team to beat but it has been eight years since their last district champion...
For the second straight game, the Crane Pirates put things together during halftime and used a big third quarter to pull out ...
Crane dropped a pair of games to open the 2013 season on Saturday, falling in an early-morning contest to Pierce City, 12-3, ...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe Crane Lady Pirates had a bit of a chip on their shoulder comi...
Last week we asked who is the "best boy-girl basketball duo" in the area. With over 10,000 votes cast, you the fans...
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 Missouri Basketball Coaches Association has released its fourth statewide basketball rankings.The Nixa boys are on top of...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the five no...
The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association released its 2013-14 boys and girls all-state basketball teams Wednesday.CLASS 5 ...
The top four teams remain the same this week as Republic, Walnut Grove, Crane and West Plains continue to roll.1. Republic, 1...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll sees Repbulic continue its reign as the Class 4 No. 1 team. Hillcrest slips f...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerNixa returns to the top spot in Class 5 after a one-week hiatus. ...
Crane used its team depth Tuesday night to defeat Hollister, 69-24. Nine players scored in the game with lone senior Maggie M...
The White Division is the most intriguing bracket of any holiday tournament in the area, boys or girls. Like the Pink side, t...
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 Crane Pirates have traditionally been a tough team to beat but it has been eight years since their last district champion...
The Billings boys and Crane girls cleaned up on the SWCL All-League teams. Billings placed four players on the teams includin...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe top four teams remained the same in this week's girls bas...
Heather and Lexi Harman helped lead the Walnut Grove Lady Tigers to a state championship. Not surprisingly, they've been ...
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...
The game of basketball comes naturally to Justin Washington.You don’t have to watch the 6-foot-6 forward long to unders...
The inaugural "1 Awards", a joint venture by Ozarks Sports Zone and the Springfield Sports Commission as a celebrat...
For the past four months we’ve watched local boys basketball teams evolve, grow and for Eminence and Republic, become s...
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...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll still has Crane sitting at No. 1 in Class 2 and SW Missouri dominating the cl...
The OzarksSportsZone team will compile the area's top 10 teams each week of the season. The rankings are based on dominan...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the nominee...
Likely all-staters Chance Wolfe (P, Clever) and Austin Essick (F, Billings) were among those selected to the 2013 All-SWCL ba...
The top four remained the same in this week's power rankings, but changes were abundant behind those top teams. No team N...
Just 27 hours before Crane is set to tip-off against Skyline in its quest for back-to-back Class 2 state championships, Jerem...
We've asked you about the best athletes, the best coaches, even the best cheer and dance teams, but this week we're g...
Just a year removed from one of the most lopsided state championships in Class 2 MSHSAA history the Lamar boys had one goal.R...
SW Missouri has dominated the Class 2 girls statewide coaches poll all season, but it reached new heights in this week's ...
Next week's O-Zone Poll Question is one of tremendous pride. We're giving every school in the Ozarks a chance to hold...
The top-seed Nixa Lady Eagles (7-3) got revenge over fourth-seed Crane (10-1) 50-45 in the Pink and White Lady Classic semifi...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerRelentless defensive pressure and rare depth for a Class 2 school...
The SWCL volleyball champion Spokane Owls placed three players on the All-SWCL volleyball first team.Seniors Kailey Chapman a...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The school&#...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerHollister’s head track coach Dewayne Felks is a man of his ...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The school&#...
Justin Washington averages over 20 points, 15 rebounds, and two blocked shots per game. And if you make the mistake of taking...
The top-seed Nixa Lady Eagles (7-3) got revenge over fourth-seed Crane (10-1) 50-45 in the Pink and White Lady Classic semifi...
The Walnut Grove girls continue to hold down the top spot in the MBCA Rankings Class 1 this week. Republic is still at No. 2 ...
The final regular season statewide coaches baseball rankings have been released.Catholic continues to be the only SW Missouri...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerThe 91st version of the Aldo Sebben Relays at Missouri State was ...
It’s not how you start, but how you finish.And through 24 minutes Crane’s Zach Chastain had played one of his wor...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
What a difference a year makes.At this time last year the Crane Lady Pirates were in the midst of a sub .500 season that woul...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
The game between Billings and Crane basketball teams Friday evening was not exactly a “David versus Goliath” matc...
The Stephanie Philips Classic came to a close on Saturday with the Crane Lady Pirates trouncing the Rogersville Wildcats, 68-...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
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 PlayerThe O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week bas...
The Southwest All-Stars have become something like a dynasty in the Missouri Challenge, winning two of the four championships...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by...
The Southwest All-Stars have become something like a dynasty in the Missouri Challenge, winning two of the four championships...
Each week the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. Factors include overall...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The school&#...
Last week we called for players to submit their best dunks from the season (practice or games) and the respones was great. Wa...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerConsistency rules the day once again in this week's MBCA Girl...
She didn’t think it was going in.“I thought it was going to hit the top of the backboard. I was thinking ‘H...
Trevyor Fisher’s inaugural run at Republic has been a good one.Back in December Republic won the Gold Division of the 6...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll has Republic still sitting at No. 1 in Class 4. The Tigers are the only SW Mi...
The Purdy Eagles claimed the Class 2 District 12 Championship on Tuesday night, defeating the Crane Pirates, 8-2. Purdy senio...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
Ozarks Sports Zone looks back on the best photos of the 2012-13 season, highlighting a different area school each day this su...
For many freshmen, that first year of high school has a quite the learning curve.However, Crane’s Emma Lander is anythi...
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...
Each week the O-Zone team will rank the Top 15 teams in all five classes based on dominance by class. Factors include overall...
Last week we called for players to submit their best dunks from the season (practice or games) and the respones was great. Wa...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerYou can call them young.You can even say they didn’t deserv...
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...
The Crane Lady Pirates return all but one player from last year’s team (Marissa Stevens) and look to improve on what wa...
The Crane Pirates will never forget this Memorial Day, as they scored one first-inning run, then allowed Spokane to score two...
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...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
The O-Zone Power Rankings are compiled by the staff each week based on a team's relative dominance by class. The schools ...
This week's MOBCA/MoSports.com coaches poll resembles much of the same as last week.Crane still reigns atop the Class 2 r...
The Waynesville boys continue to climb the Class 5 rankings as the Tigers sit up one spot at No. 3 this week. They are the on...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerLast year Crane won just 13 games. One year later the Lady Pirate...
The final regular season statewide coaches baseball rankings have been released.Catholic continues to be the only SW Missouri...
After watching Crane rally from a 10-point 3rd quarter deficit to tie the game on a Jake Sowell layup with under a minute to ...
This week was asked you the fans, "who will be this season's girls basketball MVP?" With over 3,500 votes you w...
The MBCA/MOsports.com Basketball poll is selected by a panel of coaches representing each of the 8 MBCA districts and each of...
Each week Liberty Bank will sponsor a photo of the week contest that you, the fan, get to decide the winner among the five no...
Each week we will rank the top 13 teams in the area based on dominance by class, not strictly head-to-head results. You can f...
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 ...
The Grin Action Classic All-Star Volleyball tournament rosters have been released. The tournament will start at 1 p.m. on Sat...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerAfter nearly four months the high school basketball season has re...
The Parkview Lady Vikings led the Crane Lady Pirates for the first three quarters of their matchup in the Stephanie Phillips ...
It’s that time again. Most teams have, or are preparing, to kick off the 2014 campaign. The Ozarks boasts a state champ...
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 basketball season is winding down, so now it is time to take a look back. This week we are asking, who was the 2013-14 bo...
Each week, Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent s...
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...
This week we are asking, who is the area's best catcher? We have narrowed the list to 10. Cast your vote in the poll belo...
Billings defeated conference rival Crane Tuesday afternoon on Senior Night, 6-1.CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOSThe Pirates would jump o...
The MHSBCA have released their 2014 all-state teams. See the area's honorees below and click the links for the full teams...
Crane expected to play Class 1 power Scott County Central coming into the Ozark Mountain Shootout at Glendale, but the weathe...
Tuesday night, Ozarks Sports Zone and the Springfield Sports Commission teamed up to bring the inaugural "1 Awards"...
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...
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 PlayerThe Crane Lady Pirates seemed to be well on their way to a comfor...
It’s easy to forget sometimes that there’s more to the Crane Pirates than just their big man, 6-foot-6 senior Jus...
The Crane Pirates made it back-to-back Class 2-District 11 titles on Saturday night in Galena as they cruised past Marionvill...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
The Crane Pirates swept the SWCL conference titles. Both teams also made deep postseason runs with the Crane girls making it ...
We are just over two months away from the 2nd Annual “1 Awards” banquet on July 29 at the Ramada Oasis Convention...
In conjunction with the Springfield Sports Commission, the Ozarks Sports Zone staff took every female prep athlete in the Spr...
“For Him.”Two words that have meaning beyond measure for Crane’s Emma Lander.The phrase has become a motto ...
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent su...
Coming into Thursday’s Class 2 semifinal game against New Franklin there was no secret what the reigning Class 2 state ...
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...
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...
Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video PlayerRiley Israel hit a long, controversial 3-pointer as the time expi...
Here are the Sept. 10 Volleyball Power Rankings.Keep in mind; the rankings are based on dominance by class. You can find each...
Republic and Walnut Grove continue their reign atop the Power Rankings this week. Three teams that were previously unranked j...
It’s that time again. Most teams have, or are preparing, to kick off the 2014 campaign. The Ozarks boasts a state champ...
Each week we will rank the top 13 teams in the area based on dominance by class, not strictly head-to-head results. You can f...
Blog Posts
This is the first experience for combining both Cross Country and other running information with what I hope will be interest...
This is the first experience for combining both Cross Country and other running information with what I hope will be interest...
Next week, we could have up over 20 teams from our area win a district baseball championship.Those winners could potentially ...
Next week, we could have up over 20 teams from our area win a district baseball championship.Those winners could potentially ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
By this time next week we will know who all of the small-class district champions are and what their path to the Final Four l...
By this time next week we will know who all of the small-class district champions are and what their path to the Final Four l...
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-...
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 ...
The races for boys conference basketball titles will heat up over the next few weeks. See who the favorites are and the names...
The races for boys conference basketball titles will heat up over the next few weeks. See who the favorites are and the names...
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...
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...
Who are the teams and players to watch in the Blue Division of the Blue and Gold tournament? Find out below.GOLD BRACKET BREA...
Who are the teams and players to watch in the Blue Division of the Blue and Gold tournament? Find out below.GOLD BRACKET BREA...
I really don’t like Mother Nature much after these last two weeks.Apparently she doesn’t like basketball very muc...
I really don’t like Mother Nature much after these last two weeks.Apparently she doesn’t like basketball very muc...
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...
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...
It’s that time again.We are in the final week of the regular season, and districts seeds have already been decided.This...
It’s that time again.We are in the final week of the regular season, and districts seeds have already been decided.This...
Photo Galleries
Carl Junction swept Republic for the district title. The Lady Bulldogs will now face Willard on Saturday in the sectional round.
Ozark swept Glendale to win its sixth-straight district title.
Aurora won its first district volleyball title in nine years on Tuesday.
O-Zone Opinion
Mohawk Chronicles: Class 5 & 6 District Football Preview
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O-Zone Poll
Who is the area's best kicker?
  Alex Castillo, Strafford
  Jorge Cedeno, Branson
  Brett Garner, Catholic
  Alec Gathright, Kickapoo
  Mitchell Heinzler, Republic
  Taylor Middlebrooks, Parkview
  Todd Morrow, Lamar
  Dominique Salcedo, Joplin
  Kendrick Tiller, Lebanon
  Logan Tyler, Nixa
Rankings
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class.
We are back down to 13 for our final regular season poll of 2014. Keep in mind; the rankings are based on dominance by class, strength of schedule, and how hot a team is.
The second edition of the MHSVCA statewide volleyball rankings has eight schools ranked in the top 10 of their respective classes.
Each week Ozarks Sports Zone will rank the top 10 teams in the area based on dominance by class.