Harper Little’s reputation as a defensive dynamo is such that she has been named to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s Class 3 All-State Team, while being Clever’s third-leading scorer.
Nixa’s season ended the way it began and played out much too often, with the Eagles adding to their season-long frustrations by failing to hold onto a lead while sputtering in the clutch.
It didn’t surprise Ozark coach David Brewer who had the one and only fourth-quarter offensive rebound for Kickapoo that ultimately stymied the Lady Tigers’ upset bid Thursday.
Those who know Madi Braden best probably couldn’t imagine her ever telling a lie. She has the look of a Girl Scout, maybe even a Brownie, and fulfills an eager-to-please demeanor.
The task for Ozark in its Class 5 District 11 semifinal with Nixa tonight is the same the Eagles have faced all season, find some way, any way, to pull out a win in a close game.
Chadwick will meet Dora’s infamous Luna triplets in the teams’ Class 1 Sectional matchup at Mountain Grove on Tuesday. The Cardinals have no brothers on their roster, but feature play-alike combo guards Evan Smith and Trent Nalley.
Jaron Vanhouden gets his share of exercise chasing after roosters, cochins, hens and, of course, bantams on his bantam farm. No doubt, it’s made him quick on his feet.