Kylan Pickren thought he had lost out of his chance at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, but it turns out he still has a shot.
Expectations are that Nixa’s Isaac Mitchell and Jaret Nelson will make for a battery combo as good as any team in southwest Missouri this spring.
The only thing Nixa’s boys didn’t win on the hardwood within the COC this winter was the league’s Player of The Year award, as league coaches gave the nod to Republic’s Drew McMillin for that honor.
True to form, Ozark coach David Brewer didn't make public that the Lady Tigers' Class 6 District 11 final last week was his final game as their coach, even though he already had made that decision.
On the not-too-distant horizon for Nixa’s Macie Conway and Ali Kamies is club ball with Columbia Phenom teammates the likes of Ozark’s Moriah Putt and West Plains’ Ashton Judd.
Colin Ruffin can be characterized as a carefree, gregarious sort and indeed is a wildly popular young man on campus and beyond. Internet clicks for stories featuring the Nixa junior point guard repeatedly point upward.
The brackets played out in Class 6 District 11 and Class 6 District 12 exactly how the higher-ups at Kickapoo envisioned, allowing the Chiefs and Lady Chiefs to host Sectionals this week.
Macie Conway felt like she had the whole world in her hands upon picking up a loose ball that rolled directly to her feet in the final seconds of Thursday’s thrilling Class 6 District 11 championship game.
Kael Combs and his Nixa teammates initially had their own problems to worry about to take note and process Ozark’s Tyler Harmon being on the Tigers’ bench in foul trouble Wednesday.
An officiating crew made up of unfamiliar faces from this season left behind such varying numbers from Wednesday’s Class 6 District 11 final that they were part of the story of the contest.
Ozark guard Tyler Harmon looks over Nixa’s personnel and is impressed enough with the Eagles’ length along the perimeter that he feels the Tigers should be prepared to go against a 2-3 zone again.
The age-old question what do men talk about at the barbershop often goes unanswered by men. But Moriah Putt was forthcoming what she and her Ozark teammates talked about while meeting with their hair stylist Tuesday.
Lyla Watson’s career-high 22-point night that triggered Ozark’s upset of Willard two weeks ago is just the kind of performance she would have loved to share with her grandparents.