CRANE — This week’s Crane Tournament is showcasing three of the most electrifying guards in southwest Missouri who don’t stand 6-foot-0. Matter of fact, the trio don’t measure up to 5-11, 5-10 or even 5-9.
CRANE — Taylor Genzier has used his time as a spectator to emerge as a shot-blocker at the Crane Tournament this week. With Clever playing in the nightcap both Tuesday and Thursday, the 6-foot-7 center has been able to scout the referees.
SEDALIA — Ozark’s boys basketball team reached the 80-point mark for the second time this week while winning its opening-round matchup at the Sedalia Smith-Cotton/McDonald’s Classic on Thursday.
There was all kinds of weather and different temperatures for the past three days. If one didn’t like what was happening at noon, there was always that 4 o’clock change. It could be better, and could be worse.
The renewal of the Blue Eye-Sparta rivalry got off to a memorable start Wednesday, with the Lady Bulldogs winning the Sparta Tournament championship game 49-46 on a 3-pointer by former Nixa middle-schooler Riley Arnold.
Hunter Tennison ran his winning streak to 10 by posting a pin in the Ozark wrestling team's wins over Branson and Kickapoo on Tuesday.
His body language and attitude were different this time, so a judge agreed to a plea that will send Cory Hamilton to prison for 10 years.
Nixa’s current freshman class has been well-heralded for a while and with good reason, with the group winning back-to-back COC championships in junior high. Freshman swingman Kael Combs has already made an impact at the varsity level.