Joplin

  1. 01/21/15
    Byron Shive
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    Who is the best girls basketball player in the history of the Ozarks? Who makes an all-time team? A committee comprised of former coaches, administrators, sportswriters, and longtime fans did its best to determine an All-Time Ozarks Girls Basketball Team.
  2. 01/21/15
    Byron Shive
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    Who are the best boys basketball players in the history of the Ozarks? A decorated panel of experts with years and years of experience was put together to determine who the "best of the best" are in the annals of SWMO prep basketball.
  3. 12/17/14
    Byron Shive
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    West Plains has won the past three Ozark Conference titles. The Lady Zizzers figure to be in the mix again, with Kickapoo, Camdenton, Hillcrest, Waynesville and others looking to dethrone the three-time defending champions.
  4. 12/17/14
    Byron Shive
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    Kickapoo may have its deepest team ever, while Waynesville features, arguably, the state's best player. Several other teams, such as Parkview, West Plains and Hillcrest, will factor into the conference race. It should be another exciting year of basketball in the OC.
  5. 05/31/11
    Scott Puryear
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    On May 22, 2011, a devastating EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin, killing 161 people and destroying virtually everything in its path. Scott Puryear recently spoke with Joplin Athletic Director Jeff Starkweather about the recovery efforts.