Not even the most insightful Nixa fan could have predicted a year ago at this time the Eagles on the floor by the end of last season.
CARTHAGE — Just when things finally got going good for Nixa and actually just when things were also going good for Joplin, the teams’ semifinal clash at the Carthage Tournament on Friday became a standstill and a free-throw contest.
Ali Kamies banked in back-to-back running jump shots in the final minute of Nixa’s 60-59 semifinal triumph over Olathe South (Kansas) at the Olathe East (Kansas) Tournament on Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD — The only "I" in regard to Ozark that coach Mark Schweitzer hopes to hear from his Tigers is a reference to their impressive interchangeable identity.
Playing West Plains for the first time since 2007, Nixa took care of the Zizzers by a 60-55 count in the first round of the Carthage Tournament on Thursday.
An improbable and exceptionally quick climb up the ranks for Nixa’s DeSean Downs and Evann Long has culminated in their inclusion to the All-COC First-Team.
Chadwick star guard Trent Nalley has learned to love playing for Cardinals coach Shawn Guerin as much as he enjoys working for his father, Tim.
Ozark center A.J. Elliott won a duel against his Park Hill South counterpart, 6-foot-9 Dylan Braugham. But Elliott lost a free-throw contest with Panthers hotshot Josh Prososki.
Peyton Moore clapped and nodded his head to the Nixa crowd in a sign of thanks Friday, as the Eagles’ faithful went wild voicing their approval for his season-opening victory.