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.
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.
Valuing lessons learned and even confidence gained, Ozark coach Mark Schweitzer leaves no doubt he's glad the Tigers faced their upcoming Sectional foe, Columbia Rock Bridge, twice in mid-January.
SPRINGFIELD — The offensive woes that plagued Nixa this season returned just long enough Thursday to lead to the Lady Eagles' 57-45 loss at the hands of Kickapoo in the Class 5 District 11 championship game.
Nixa guard Kaleb Wofford and the Eagles don't feel like underdogs going into tonight's Class 5 District 11 championship against Kickapoo. But the sentiments they have gathered have them thinking the great majority of fans are favoring the Chiefs.
SPRINGFIELD — As badly as Josh Mason had been struck with a virus since last Friday, he endured one of the most stressful weekends of his life and the start of this week was terribly trying on him, as well.
When Ozark coaches, players and fans picture a District basketball setting, the Tigers and Lady Tigers haven't thought of Lebanon.
Allie Clevenger knew as far back as eight years ago, when she was in the fourth grade, what kind of challenge an offensive player faces trying to shake Mt. Vernon's Lacy Stokes.
Blue Eye coach Ken Elfrink hardly needed further confirmation his Lady Bulldogs would apply full-court pressure against Spokane in Saturday's Class 2 District 11 championship game.
Hayden Fender and his Billings teammates have now spent 160 minutes spread out over five games opposite Greenwood and swingman sensation Aminu Mohammed.