Two Ozark colleges increase graduation rates by more than 10 percent

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CLOSE Buy Photo The 2018 commencement ceremony for Ozarks Technical Community College at JQH Arena. (Photo: Nathan Papes/News-Leader) Five colleges and universities in Missouri — including two in the Ozarks — significantly improved their graduation rates in recent years. The rates at Ozarks Technical Community College, College of the Ozarks, Fontbonne University, Saint […]

10 thoughts heading into Valley play

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CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Missouri State was picked to win the Missouri Valley Conference and it’s now time to see if the Bears can live up to expectations despite an up-and-down non-conference season.  The Bears open up MVC play on Tuesday at 4 p.m. against […]

Hartville beats Logan-Rogersville for Blue title

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Buy Photo Hartville’s Brady Ward celebrates a basket putting the Eagles up 10-points on the Logan-Rogersville Wildcats in the Blue Division championship game during the Blue and Gold Tournament at JQH Arena on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (Photo: Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader) They needed four wins over Class 4 or 5 programs […]

The stories that defined Ozarks sports in 2019

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CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide The 2019 sports season in the Ozarks was defined by the excitement many of our successful athletic programs gave us along the way.  Tournament runs, championships and inspirational stories made 2019 a memorable year for fans across the region.  Women’s basketball […]