SPRINGFIELD – Forsyth High School’s quest for its first football victory of the season fell victim to a series of “too much” and “too many” moments on Friday night at Glendale High School.
Branson High School boys’ soccer coach David Brenner admits he had some initial reservations about the prospects of Nino Stiglianese making an impact on the varsity level.
REEDS SPRING – Scott Walker is not shying away from expectations this fall.
When Josh McKee took the job as Branson High School’s softball coach and started to get to know his players, he needed a scorecard.
Branson High School track and field coach Kevin Blackwell readily admits he had no idea what to expect out of his boys’ team going into Thursday night’s Branson Invitational.
With the weather forcing the cancellation of Branson High School’s girls’ soccer game against Bolivar on Thursday night, it was the school’s girls’ track team that got an unexpected boost.
Hollister High School had to wait until Thursday to play its softball season opener.
SPRINGFIELD – Blue Eye girls’ basketball coach Ken Elfrink saw just what he wanted to see in the Lady Bulldogs’ return to the Pink and White Lady Classic.
SPRINGFIELD – Priscilla Williams got by with a little help from her friends on Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD – Coming off its first loss of the season, the Branson High School girls’ basketball team found its perfect medicine in Tuesday’s opening-round game at the Pink and White Lady Classic.
SPRINGFIELD – Logen Plumb made sure the Reeds Spring boys’ basketball team got off to a good start in the Blue Division first round at the Greenwood Blue and Gold Tournament on Tuesday morning.
SPRINGFIELD – Ozark High School is one of the marquee boys’ basketball teams in the 71-year history of the Greenwood Blue and Gold Tournament.
SPRINGFIELD – After a late-night performance he would like to forget, Branson boys’ basketball coach Mike Linehan saw plenty to like in Wednesday’s consolation round of the Blue Division at the Blue and Gold Tournament.
REEDS SPRING — Mackenzie Duvall stuck around for Reeds Spring’s jayvee game Monday and suddenly was asked to handle the Lady Wolves’ first-base coaching duties.
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas — Hollister’s Cameron Shook finished 11th at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival on Saturday.
Knowing Branson’s gameplan, wide receiver Karson Knudsen wouldn’t have guessed beforehand he would enjoy the greatest night ever for any Branson wide receiver during ‘Senior Night’ Friday at Branson Stadium.
MARSHFIELD — Reeds Spring’s running game did enough damage in the first half alone to power the Wolves past Marshfield 48-14.
Hollister couldn’t get on the scoreboard Friday for the second time this season, as the Tigers were handled by Springfield Catholic 35-0.
PIERCE CITY — Playing one of the toughest schedules for any Class 3 team in southwest Missouri, Forsyth bowed to Pierce City 63-12 Friday.
Jacob Hamon’s listing of his 1,422 Facebook friends include many former Hollister players who suited up for the Tigers during his six seasons as an assistant coach or the four seasons he has been the program’s head coach.
With his family’s roots in southern Ohio, Trey Hoenie is a fan of about everything from the Buckeye State. His favorite college team is Ohio State, his favorite MLB team is the Reds and his favorite NFL team is the Bengals.
The varying and nagging injuries Gracie Jaeger has endured haven’t overwhelmed her. But while going through ‘Senior Night’ festivities Thursday, the most productive hitter in Branson’s history on the diamond conceded to her emotions.
Branson’s soccer team saw its winning streak halted at seven games Thursday, as the Pirates lost at home to Springfield Catholic 4-3.
Branson will need help from unlikely sources, but the Pirates still have hope of a first or second seed in Class 5 District 4 entering Week Seven.
Noah Collins didn’t feel the pressure often associated with penalty kicks that can overwhelm many a goalkeeper.
FORSYTH — Anthony Stanford and Micaiah Rocha are on track to put up single-season records at Forsyth that will actually resemble career marks at most schools.
BLUE EYE — Blue Eye’s volleyball team came back to knock off Spokane 16-25, 25-23, 25-14 Tuesday.
Defining moments have been many in Alaina Robb’s unique, inspiring and most of all active life as a Hollister seventh-grader who happens to have a prosthetic leg.
SPRINGFIELD — Branson’s softball team upset Springfield Kickapoo on its way to winning its first three games at the Cracker Jack Springfield Tournament over the weekend.
FORSYTH — It wasn’t just because it was Homecoming night Friday that it was incredibly bad timing for Forsyth’s Micaiah Rocha and Johnny Mayhew to be feeling subpar.
MARSHFIELD — Quarterback Ryan Still was in on three of Branson’s four touchdowns in the Pirates’ 26-7 triumph over Marshfield on Friday.
Reeds Spring fullback Kelly Newton put himself in position to reach the 1,000-yard rushing mark as soon as next week by running for 195 yards in the Wolves 55-6 rout of Hollister on Friday.
Forsyth's Johnny Mayhew, left, tries to break free from a Lighthouse Christian player on Friday.
BLUE EYE - Imagine the sudden, and of course dramatic, transition Taylor Arnold made in August, after her father, Doug, was hired as Blue Eye’s superintendent a few weeks before the start of this school year.
Cristofer Abarca’s guessing game proved right Thursday.
REEDS SPRING — Courtney Scobee acknowledges it probably has taken fans a good long while to bring up her name when discussing Reeds Spring softball’s fortunes the past three seasons.
JOPLIN — Branson’s tennis team finished as runner-up at the COC Large Schools Tournament on Thursday.
REEDS SPRING — Seth Stamps enters Reeds Spring’s Week Six trip to Hollister having not cracked the 100-yard rushing mark for the season, much less a game.
REEDS SPRING — Reeds Spring coach Molly Ilum wasn’t exaggerating much when she stated Tuesday that Lady Wolves middle hitter Carley Reaves-Eakins, “could do no wrong at the net tonight.”
REEDS SPRING – Statistical gurus who scream batting average is the most overrated stat in baseball and softball received an an endorsement of their claim Tuesday.
SPARTA — Fresh from winning the Galena VolleyBear Classic over the weekend, Blue Eye’s volleyball team swept Sparta 25-16, 25-12 Tuesday.
The first play from scrimmage Friday during Branson’s Homecoming contest featured a matchup of the best player from each team. Carl Junction running back Rayquion Weston got the best of Pirates defensive back Nick Pead, setting the tone for the night.
RICH HILL — Forsyth moved above the .500 mark by racing past Rich Hill 34-20 Friday.
FORSYTH — Up until a couple weeks ago, Dawson Deroo’s highlight at Forsyth was a game-winning putback he made in a jayvee game versus Clever last winter.
Raven Ross obviously has been finding her way to the weight room.
Branson’s volleyball team recorded 11 aces in its 25-7, 25-7 whipping of Neosho on Tuesday.
Donning uniform No. 7 was Ty Werling’s second choice, but it may be helping bring out the best in the Branson sophomore wide receiver.
NORWOOD — Izzy Erickson completed her third straight shutout in the Reeds Spring softball team’s 3-0 victory over Norwood on Monday.
OZARK — Ironically, when Ozark defenders were able to get to Ryan Still in the pocket Friday, it brought out the best in the Branson quarterback and actually the worst in the Tigers.
REEDS SPRING — Reeds Spring's offensive execution at Bolivar in Week Three carried over to Week Four, as the Wolves rolled to a 53-14 victory versus Rogersville.
BOLIVAR — Hollister was Bolivar's first victim of the season, as the Tigers were beaten by the Liberators 49-0 Friday.