Latest Post

Young artists playfully design Olympia in two-part Paris show Crump comments on bodycam footage showing Sonya Massey shooting

You can vote for the News-Leader’s Female Team of the Year from all MSHSAA sports in Southwest Missouri for the 2023-24 academic calendar. Who gets your vote after another great year of sports in the Ozarks?

Voting for Male Team of the Year closes July 7, with the winner announced later in the week.

Nominees for Springfield High School Girls Team of the Year

Logan-Rogersville Football – Qualified for the State Championship semifinals for the first time in program history, placing fourth in Class 2.

Diamond Softball – Won the Class 2 state championship, the second time in three years the Wildcats won the state championship.

Nixa Wrestling – Finished second for the second time in three years and has finished in the top four in each of the last three seasons.

More: Fair Grove girls defend their title as 3rd grade state champions with victory against El Dorado Springs

Lebanon Wrestling – Finished third in the state and earned four top-three finishes since the inception of girls wrestling prior to the 2021 season.

Skyline Basketball — Finished the season 30-2 with a Class 2 state championship win. It is the program’s first state title since 2017.

Basketball at Fair Grove – Won the state championship for the second year in a row with a score of 25-7.

Fair Grove Volleyball – Won the first state championship in program history with a record of 35-1-2.

More: Coaches Confidential: Which local high school basketball team will you beat in 2025?

Kickapoo Basketball — Runner-up in the state for the second time in three years, the Lady Chiefs finished the year 30-2.

Chadwick Cross Country – Won the Class 1 State Championship with three runners in the top 15.

Clever volleyball – Fourth place in Class 3 in the program’s first semifinal appearance since 2011.

Kickapoo Volleyball – Finished fourth in Class 5 in their second consecutive state championship semifinal appearance. The two appearances were the Lady Chiefs’ first semifinal appearances since 1995.