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Ozark's Baade and Nixa's Clark and Conrad receive All-State and All-COC honors


Ozark junior outside hitter Reagan Baade, Nixa senior outsider hitter Norah Clark and Nixa senior libero Emma Conrad have been named to the Class 5 All-State Team.

Baade collected 353 kills, 30 blocks, 341 digs and even found time to record 25 assists.

Next season, Baade will have the chance to join a select group of players with career totals 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs. She currently has 557 kills and 701 digs.

Clark paced Nixa with 338 kills and also had 25 blocks and 265 digs.

Conrad led the Lady Eagles in digs for a second straight season with 422. She finishes with 1,188 career digs.

The All-COC First Team includes Baade, Clark, Conrad and Ozark’s Tara Venable.

Venable lived up to the pre-season hype leading up to her freshman season by topping Ozark with 371 kills and a .255 hitting percentage.

Venable responded to her first taste of Districts by netting 17 kills against eventual Class 5 District 6 champion Kickapoo.

The rest of the First team is made up of Republic’s Kailey Manes and Rilynn Finley and Webb City’s Sophia Crane and Kyah Sanborn.

Named to the Second Team are Nixa senior middle blocker Hillary Estes and junior setter Jacy Bray and Ozark sophomore setter Reece Cook.

Estes led Nixa with a .348 hitting percentage while collecting 246 kills and 53 blocks.

Bray collected 1,025 assists, 100 kills, 30 aces and 281 digs. 

Cook dished out 1,114 assists and also had 232 digs and 37 aces.

The Lady Tigers’ Skylar Hilton, a sophomore middle blocker, received honorable mention recognition.

Hilton led Ozark with 94 blocks, to go along with 255 kills.


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