Republic football's historic season ends with Class 5 championship loss to Cardinal Ritter
COLUMBIA — The greatest season in Republic football history ended with a Class 5 state runner-up finish. Republic (12-3) hung with Cardinal Ritter (14-0) for most of the first three quarters, but the Lions pulled away for a 38-25 win in the MSHSAA Class 5 Show-Me Bowl on Friday night at Faurot Field in Columbia. ...
Why Parkview basketball feels like it's already cleared a major hurdle early in the season
Near the end of the third quarter of Thursday night's opener at the Arvest Classic, Parkview head coach Jack Simpson didn't know if he was tired or stressed. The third-year head coach, in his second at Parkview after one at Catholic, has built quite the reputation as one of the more energetic sideline coaches in the Ozarks. It's not a stretch to say he ranks up there with the ones who jump up and down the sidelines...
Tigers storm on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament
LINCOLN, Nebraska — Missouri's 18th win of the season officially doubled last season's win total, but it meant a lot more than that, too. For all but just two players on the Tigers' 16-person roster, it was their first NCAA tournament win ever. Missouri's lack of experience in the...
Missouri State Championship Football Picks: Thursday, November 30th
(Columbia) -- We're down to the final seven games of the 2023 KMA Sports Football Picks Contest. Ryan: Worth County -- I'm going to keep rolling with the Tigers in this one. They have continued to impose their will on other teams and should be a significant step up in physicality for Archie.
New conference announced for area high school teams
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Several school districts in the Ozarks are forming a new sports conference to better cater to each school’s individual needs and strengths. The Greater Ozarks Conference will be made up of Billings, Crane, Greenwood Laboratory School, Marion C. Early, New Covenant Academy, Pleasant Hope, and Spokane schools. The schools’ leadership said they […]
Glendale repeats as Blue Eye tournament champion
BLUE EYE — After going scoreless in Glendale’s semifinal win Thursday, Ari Warren exploded for 18 points in the Lady Falcons’ 53-31 win Friday in the Blue Eye Invitational championship game. Glendale enjoyed a 22-point margin of victory against runner-up Berryville, Arkansas, while repeating as Blue Eye...
UPDATED: Transfer Portal Losses and Acquisitions for 2023-2024
This will be a running list of players who leave the Missouri roster via transfer portal and the ones that are added to the roster as well for the 2023-2024 #portalszn. We’ll keep them in chronological order with updates as soon as we get them. Be sure to check out our “Mizzou Transfer Tracker” for rumors, reported links and other news related to Mizzou’s transfer portal activity.
Missouri State to honor Art Hains at Bears game on 12/9
SPRINGFIELD – To honor the return of longtime radio broadcaster Art Hains to the air this season, Missouri State University will be hosting an Art Hains Day celebration around the men’s basketball game at Great Southern Bank Arena on Saturday, Dec. 9. Game time is 6:00 p.m. against...
BY THE NUMBERS: Republic vs. Cardinal Ritter
Republic will face Cardinal Ritter in the Class 5 state football championship game at 7 pm on Friday in Columbia. Below are stats to know heading into the game. Republic and Cardinal Ritter have one common opponent in Helias Catholic. Republic defeated Helias Catholic 28-21. Cardinal Ritter defeated Helias Catholic 30-29.
Live score, updates: Cardinal Ritter beats Republic in Missouri Class 5 football championship
The Cardinal Ritter Lions and Republic Tigers will face off at 7 p.m. CT on Friday in the Missouri Class 5 football championship game at Memorial Stadium in Columbia. After winning the first football championship in school history in Class 3 a year ago, Cardinal Ritter is back in Columbia ...
“We’re gonna win!” Republic Tigers are state-bound
REPUBLIC, Mo. — The town of Republic came out to help see the Tigers off as they headed to state. OzarksFirst photojournalist Tim Leimkuhler caught up with some families who were there for the big send-off and they said this is an exciting time to be a Tiger. A crowd full of family, friends, and […]
Green’s career night lifts Lady Bears over Tulane
SPRINGFIELD, Mo–The Missouri State Lady Bears hosted Tulane Friday night at Great Southern Bank Arena. And the Green Wave wearing blue, had the lead until Lacy Stokes hits this three, it’s 6-5 Lady Bears. Indya Green with the step back jumper from the elbow, it’s 10-8 Mo State. Green had a big night. The Lady […]
Vikings ground Blue Jays on opening night of Arvest Classic
SPRINGFIELD–Staying indoors, minus the ice, Parkview and Raytown matched up in the third game on opening night of the Arvest Classic hosted at Kickapoo. And from the opening tip, the Vikings were pillaging and plundering with ease. Like this pull up three by Dessiah Green. 5-0 Parkview just over 2 minutes in. 90 seconds later, […]
Missouri State vs Drake Prediction, Pick, Preview & Betting Odds- NCAAB 12/2/23
In this NCAA regular season preview between Missouri State and Drake, see who like to win the game and cover the spread. The Bears are currently 6-1. Defensively, Missouri State are giving up 67.1 points per game. The Bears are coming off a 90-78 win vs. the Aces. The Bulldogs...
Opinion: How to promote city as sports destination
Cities, large and small, battle each other for the opportunity to showcase their destination through sports. A successful destination will implement coordinated and intentional marketing and sales efforts to land regional and national sports events. As the Springfield region develops as a host for sporting events, here are nine key...
Missouri moves up while K-State drops from AP Top 25 football poll. Here’s the latest
Here’s the latest on Kansas, K-State and Missouri in this week’s AP Top 25 college football rankings.
Short-handed Missouri State basketball cruise past previously-unbeaten Evansville
It didn't matter how many players Missouri State had out with injuries —the short-handed Bears put on an impressive performance against a league opponent that came into the game unbeaten. Missouri State (6-1, 1-0) found a way for a 90-78 win over Evansville (6-1, 0-1) in an early Missouri Valley Conference matchup on Wednesday night at Great Southern Bank Arena. ...
Fast start helps Fair Grove beat West Plains for home tournament title
Allison Findley wants to be greedy. With the run Fair Grove is on, she’s certainly at the right school for her ambitious goal. “I just want to hold more trophies,” said Findley, now a two-time state champion (basketball, volleyball). “It’s just great to be an Eagle right now.”
How Missouri State basketball pulled off a win over undefeated Evansville with six players
Missouri State didn't have enough players to go five-on-five in practice leading up to the Bears' Wednesday night bout with Evansville. Two starting guards had foot injuries — Alston Mason with a sprained ankle and Damien Mayo Jr. with a bone bruise, both sustained in Saturday's win over South Carolina State — which added to Tyler Bey's sprained MCL, Davion Hill's continued absence for personal reasons and Nick Kramer's ongoing recovery from back surgery. ...
Class 3 state football finals: Seneca aims for 1st title since 1995 vs. Park Hills Central
Seneca had state championship expectations going into the season and it's going to have an opportunity to claim the Class 3 title when it takes the field Friday morning. Seneca (13-0) will match up with Park Hills Central (10-3) for the Class 3 state championship at the 2023 Show-Me Bowl on Friday at 11 a.m. at Faurot Field in Columbia.