One of the most compelling scenes of Ozark’s first week of practices centered around nose guard Hunter Tennison.
When reflecting on her stat line from her sophomore season a year ago, Nixa catcher Emma Vincent can’t say she is surprised by any of the streaks or oddities she endured and enjoyed.
Riley Childs knows the answer to perhaps the most challenging trivia question regarding Nixa football from last season, namely because he is the answer.
Nixa football coach Rich Rehagen and his players whole-heartedly endorse the school district’s new policy to count participation in extracurricular sports as a P.E. credit.
It’s been since 2010 that Nixa has been able to add to its District championship banner. Not coincidentally, it’s been since 2008 that Ozark hasn’t won a District title.
The new voices in Nixa’s defensive huddle are the Eagles’ linemen. They're more vocal than usual because they represent the great majority of experience on defense returning from last season for coach Rich Rehagen.
Ozark grads Carson Shaver, Blake Mozley, Adam White and Forrest Barnes and Nixa grads Luke Hauswirth and Payton Hannah have been named to the All-Show-Me Collegiate League Team.
By all accounts, Ethan Pritchard showed during 7-on-7 sessions and team camp he's blossoming into a star, while running out of the backfield with the ball or gaining yards after a catch.
Evann Long has been able to show off his quickness as a defensive dynamo on the hardwood and as a slick-fielding shortstop on the ball diamond for Nixa the past three years. He's hopeful of displaying breakaway speed as a big-play wide receiver on the gridiron this fall.
A ‘Bo knows’ T-shirt in reference, of course, to former NFL great Bo Jackson that Ozark’s Max Schilling has sported this summer brings a quick smile to Tigers coach Chad Depee.