Little wonder Ace Akers assumed a perch on the pitcher's mound long before he picked up a plus-fast ball. The Nixa senior southpaw has been in his element positioned front and center from the first time he saw a lens pointed in his direction.
Like all of us during the coronavirus outbreak, Ozark senior Jake Skaggs is struggling with the idle time on his hands.
Ozark's A.J. Elliott, Clever's Allie Clevenger, Spokane's Paige Tate and Chadwick's Stevi Jones each received All-State honors this week from the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association.
Sparta guard Laney Humble and Spokane center Paige Tate have been chosen SWCL First-Team selections in voting by the league's girls basketball coaches.
Joe Reid knew Indiana coaches repeatedly were on hand to scout his teammates on the Rawlings Arkansas Prospects Platinum last summer. The Nixa catcher later discovered he hadn't escaped the attention of the Hoosiers, even though he was committed to Oklahoma State at the time.
Before Ozark coach Mike Essick walks away into retirement at the end of this season, he's hoping walks don't tell the story of his final go-around with the Tigers.
There's a reason why even the most avid sports fans complain about basketball burnout, but never utter a word about getting too much of any other sport. Basketball season is much, much, much too long.
Nixa grad Chase Allen's standard of 173-11 in the javelin has stood as an Eagles record for four years now and for three years had been one of the most overwhelming marks in the program's annals.
Like all avid golfers, Christian Cooper feels every day on a golf course is a good day. He's found being on the links to be especially enjoyable on Mondays, while preparing for his junior season at Spokane.
Nixa sprinter Smith Wheeler was thrilled to get his competitive juices flowing and watch his race strategy play out in January and February of all months.
CAMDENTON — An interchangeable Ozark bunch seemingly with an interchangeable identity, as well, the Tigers put together easily their best defensive stretch of the season in Wednesday's Class 5 Sectional face-off against Columbia Rock Bridge.
CAMDENTON — Having just sank a 3-pointer, Ozark center Katie Mayes had an extra bounce in her step as she bolted from one wing and made a strong move across the lane on her way to a left-handed layup Wednesday.
AJ Elliott's entrance to Ozark's 1,000-point club would seem to be three years in the making. The senior center has been a starter for the Tigers the past two seasons and made his varsity debut as a backup his sophomore year.
After being heavily favored to win the Class 5 District 10 championship and doing so last week, Ozark finds itself in the underdog role opposite Columbia Rock Bridge for Wednesday's Class 5 Sectional matchup at Camdenton.