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Hollister High School Junior Garrett Snyder earned All-State honors in the Class 3 Boys State Tournament in Sedalia. 

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The College of the Ozarks Baseball Bobcats advanced to the championship game of the NCCAA NDAG Regional Tournament on Thursday afternoon and faced Kansas Christian College. The Bobcats had cruised to the tournament final by outscoring their opponents 39-4, and they were looking to punch thei…

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The Forsyth varsity boys tennis team beat two district opponent teams on Monday May 9 and Tuesday May 10, which improved their undefeated season record 13 to 0 and earned them the title of Class 1 District 10 Champions. 

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The Forsyth Lady Panthers played a historic game on Tuesday, May 3, against Clever, with a dominating performance in an 11 to 1 victory. The accomplishment named them the Mid-Lakes Conference Champions, the Panthers first title in school history. 

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The end of season tournaments have been successful events for area students, especially for one Reeds Spring student. The week tee’d off for Reeds Spring's varsity golfer Ty Cooper on Tuesday, May 3, at the Big 8 Conference Championship held at Horton Smith Golf Course in Springfield. Cooper…

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The Branson Pirates baseball team changed the trajectory of their season after a strong game at the plate against Neosho on Saturday, April 28. The Pirates had a tough schedule the past 10 days playing against Class 5 powerhouses in Northwest Arkansas and Springfield, and Neosho wasn’t going…

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Youth in the Branson area had the opportunity to participate in the first U.S Tennis Association tournament to be hosted in Branson on Tuesday, April 24. The round robin style tournament allows 10 to 18 year olds to gain match experience with no elimination so everyone is guaranteed to play.

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Friends and family gathered on Wednesday, April 27 to witness 11 Branson High School athletes officially sign their National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play college athletics. The athletes extended the list of college commits from Branson’s senior class who signed on NLI day in November. 

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The Pirates finished their last few games of the regular season the same way they started their season with dominant and fast game play. Carthage and Carl Junction couldn’t put a stop on the connection the Pirates have with one another and the court. Playing 17 matches in one month is an imp…

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The College of the Ozarks Bobcats and Lady Bobcats have announced the summer sports camp schedule for 2022. Girls volleyball, girls basketball, and boys basketball camps will be offered for students entering grades K through 12 in the fall as follows: 

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Hollister’s boys and girls sprint squads blazed their home track with school record and first place performances on Friday, April 22. Across all events, the Tigers collected 11 medals in their meet against 17 other schools. 

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With its summer tournament season filling up, Ballparks of America has announced its latest additions to attract a broader audience of athletes to the premier venue. In partnership with Triple Crown Sports, Ballparks of America will host the Softball Summer Swing – a three-day tournament hel…

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This year marks the 50 year anniversary of Title IX, the act allowing equal opportunities regardless of gender and transforming the sports world for women. Since 1972, women not only have made a difference as competitors but women including Cindy Shook have greatly impacted athletics because…

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The Kansas City Royals spent their first day off of their season, unwinding and teeing off at Big Cedar Lodge’s premier golf course, Payne’s Valley. Eight Royals made the trip including Whit Merrifield, Andrew Benintendi, Brad Keller, Cam Gallagher, Ryan O’Hearn, Scott Barlow, Kyle Isbel and…

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The Ozark Family YMCA in Hollister concluded their Ultimate Gymnastics competitive season with state championship meets in Jefferson City and Kansas City, and the gymnasts of all ages brought home individual and team golds. The state meets were divided by gender and level, and the gymnasts i…

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The Branson Pirates faced their hardest tournament of the boys tennis season to date, competing against the best players in the state at the Springfield Invitational. The day-long tournament took place at the Cooper Tennis Complex’s premier indoor courts on Wednesday, April 13. 

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Two Blue Eye High School students will advance to the 2022 high school fishing national championship later this year. Trey Lippe and Colton Spinning of Blue Eye qualified after placing fourth in the regional tournament on April 9. 

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More than a dozen of the best high school players in the nation took a leap of faith and joined Head Coach Rodney Perry for the inaugural season of Link Academy, and on April 2, the team's dream became reality after they qualified for the championship game at the 2022 GEICO Nationals tournam…

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The Branson Invitational brought soccer talent from eight regional high schools to battle it out in a bracket style tournament on April 9 and 10, with the Lady Pirates coming out on top. 

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The Girls Night Out track meet hosted by Parkview in Springfield, Missouri on April 7, saw rain, 25mph winds and the top competitors across all classes in Missouri. The all girls meet showcased 36 teams, including area schools Branson and Reeds Spring. 

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The Copeland Theater in Branson is hosting a one night event on Saturday April 23, with special guests Kevin Sorbo, Hollywood actor, film producer and writer from the movie God’s Not Dead and a representative from Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Brian Mitchell. 

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College signing ceremonies are a momentous celebration in an athlete’s success journey. On Thursday, April 14, the feeling was bitter sweet in the Blue Eye High School Gymnasium as three seniors officially signed their National Letter of Intent to play college athletics. Each athlete will go…

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The Hollister R-V School District has selected Coach Mike Johnson to serve as their next Athletics & Activities Director for the 2022-2023 school year. He will succeed Nyla Milleson who has been named as the next Vice President and Director of Athletics at Drury University.

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In the span of just one spring basketball season, five teenagers and a young coach freshly graduated from college transformed their rural high school’s basketball record of less than 10 wins in 10 years into a Missouri state winning streak record which still stands six decades later. 

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The RSHS baseball team beat Clever 16-5 on March 29.. Dayne Smith hit a three-run home run, while Brandt Miller and Will Foster each had two hits. Foster also pitched five innings, striking out nine batters.

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Home to nationally acclaimed and travel destination golf courses, the Branson Pirates have a golfer’s paradise in their own backyard. The team will have a home advantage this season by hosting five of their nine scheduled tournaments including the Central Ozark Conference Championship at the…

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While some highschoolers spent a relaxing week at the beach over spring break, the only sand the Reeds Spring baseball team saw was on the pitcher’s mound. The Wolves opened up their season with three games at home on March 18 and 19.

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Ever since Blue Eye High School Senior Isaiah Mitchell started playing basketball, he has dreamed of being a college athlete. That dream came true on March 24, when he signed his National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the College of Ozarks next year.

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The Branson Lady Pirate soccer team had a clean sweep this weekend winning the Cassville Kickoff Classic on March 18 and 19. The team won all three games in shutout fashion, while scoring 16 goals of their own. The team’s strong defense held off their opponents from scoring any goals in all …

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Branson Pirates Tennis takes full swing in the season opener at home against Springfield Catholic High School on Thursday, March 24. Starting this week, the Pirates enter an aggressive seven week period with 14 tournaments or matches scheduled. 

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Spring in the Ozarks is far from the picturesque cliche of how we imagine the seasons changing- snow melting away to present beautiful tulips peaking through the frost. After six weeks of shorts and sandals one day to a winter coat and sleet attire the next, the weather is finally warming up…

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The College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcat shave earned an At-Large bid to the National Christian College Athletic Association Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship Tournament. The tournament will be held March 16-19 at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana.

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The Blue Eye Bulldogs brought home a third place win in the state championship for the third consecutive year on Saturday, March 12, defeating St. Paul Lutheran 57-19. This momentous game was the last time the all-senior starting five represented Blue Eye. 

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The College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats traveled to Bethany Oklahoma Friday for the NCCAA Central Regional Championship. A rare cold shooting night was more than the Lady Cats could overcome and Southwestern Christian took the contest, 62-49.