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As the school year comes to a close, the West Plains High School (WPHS) Zizzers are gearing up for an exciting summer of baseball. This year brings two major announcements: the upcoming tryouts for the Zizzers baseball team and a significant upgrade to the WPHS baseball field. Both of these developments promise to enhance the experience for our student-athletes and the community alike. more
In an extraordinary display of talent and determination, West Plains Middle School (WPMS) Zizzers track team member Violet Hafer achieved a stunning series of personal records, culminating in her winning the Ozark Conference Championship and setting a new school record—all in a single day. more
As the dust settles on the diamond at West Plains High School, the Zizzers baseball team has a moment of reflection after a tough loss. Their final regular season game, a 2-5 defeat against Glendale, marked an emotional end to their home game streak. Despite the disappointment, the Zizzers have much to be proud of with a stellar record of 23-4 this season. more
The West Plains High School Zizzers golf team celebrated a notable achievement this past Monday, securing 5th place in the Class 4 District 3 golf tournament. The team's impressive performance was highlighted by the standout efforts of Sam Gohn and AJ Stevenson, who were both named to the All-District team, recognizing their excellent play throughout the tournament. more
The West Plains High School Zizzers baseball team is making waves, and under the astute guidance of Coach James Sharp, they've crafted a season to remember. The team's recent back-to-back victories have propelled their record to an impressive 19-3, signaling not just skill but a relentless pursuit of excellence. more
The West Plains High School Zizzers are thrilled to announce a memorable evening celebrating the accomplishments and future aspirations of their senior baseball players. Scheduled for April 26, 2024, this Senior Night promises to be an exhilarating event as the Zizzers take on their rivals, the Ava Bears, in a highly anticipated home game. more
The tennis courts at West Plains were buzzing with competitive spirit and athleticism as the West Plains Invitational Tennis Tournament unfolded, showcasing the prowess of eight formidable high school teams. The local favorites, the West Plains Zizzers, delivered an impressive performance, securing a hard-fought second place, narrowly missing the top spot in a nail-biting conclusion to the tournament. more
In an exciting development for local sports, West Plains High School senior Paige Sheridan, a standout member of the Zizzer Swim Team, has officially signed on to join the swim and dive team at Rockhurst University. This achievement marks a significant milestone in Sheridan’s athletic career, which has been distinguished by her hard work and dedication to the sport of swimming. more
The West Plains High School Zizzers baseball team has crafted a narrative of unmatched excellence and thrilling competition under the guidance of Coach James Sharp. This season, their record-breaking streak continued unabated, culminating in an awe-inspiring 17-0 record after another masterful doubleheader sweep. The Zizzers’ journey through these games encapsulates not just the spirit of high school sports, but the sheer tenacity and skill of a team determined to redefine dominance. more
In an awe-inspiring show of skill and strategy, the West Plains High School Zizzers baseball team clinched a resounding victory against Central, with a final score of 11-0, in a game played last Thursday. The triumph was not just a matter of scoring but an exhibition of meticulous planning, excellent coaching, and exceptional teamwork. more
Young baseball and softball enthusiasts are in for a treat as The Clubhouse, West Plains' premier indoor training facility, announces an exclusive training to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 14, This special event is designed to cater to young athletes aged 6 to 18, offering them an unparalleled opportunity to hone their skills and foster their passion for the game. more
The West Plains High School Zizzers baseball team is forging a path of victory that resonates well beyond the boundaries of their school's athletic fields. Under the leadership of Coach James Sharp, the team has not just been playing baseball; they've been making a statement, game after game. The Zizzers’ recent triumph over Bolivar with a decisive 12-4 win is a testament to their skill, teamwork, and unyielding spirit, propelling their season record to an impressive 9-0. This victory not only underscores their dominance but also cements their status as a formidable force in high school baseball. more
On a day that was supposed to be filled with the high spirits of a winning streak, the West Plains High School Zizzers tennis team encountered a series of unexpected setbacks that tested their mettle. The date was March 22, a day after their triumphant win against Salem, and the Zizzers were hosting the Rolla Bulldogs, a team known for its formidable presence on the court. Coached by Nathan Huddleston, the Zizzers stepped onto their home turf, ready to extend their winning momentum. However, the day unfolded in an unpredictable manner, highlighting both the unpredictable nature of sports and the resilient spirit of the team. more
Under the vibrant spring sun of March 21, the tension on the tennis courts at West Plains High School was palpable. The Zizzers, the school’s esteemed tennis team, lined up with an aura of determination shimmering around them. The seniors among them, carrying the dreams of their high school tennis careers, were poised to etch their final season into the annals of the school's history with the kind of flourish only true dedication could muster. more
In West Plains, a chapter closes on a storied legacy that has left a lasting mark on high school sports, a testament to the dedication, passion, and prowess of one man: Scott Womack. After an illustrious 33-year tenure as the Head Coach of the West Plains High School Lady Zizzers basketball team, Womack has announced his retirement, bringing an end to an era that has been nothing short of phenomenal. With a remarkable career record of 636-287, Womack's journey through the highs and lows of high school basketball has been a masterclass in leadership, strategy, and the sheer love of the game. more
In the vibrant chronicles of West Plains Lady Zizzers basketball, few names shine as brightly as Allyssa Joyner. Joyner, whose journey from a wide-eyed 5th grader to a towering beacon of athletic prowess, encapsulates the spirit of determination, growth, and sheer talent. With a staggering 1,642 career points, placing her as the fifth-highest scorer in the storied history of the Lady Zizzers, Joyner is not just a player; she's a phenomenon. more
Attention, young basketball enthusiasts and aspiring athletes! The Lady Zizzer Basketball program is thrilled to announce our upcoming basketball camps, designed to inspire, teach, and elevate the skills of young players. Whether you're just starting your basketball journey or looking to hone your skills, these camps offer a fantastic opportunity to learn from the best, improve your game, and have tons of fun along the way. more
In an extraordinary display of talent and teamwork, the West Plains High School Lady Zizzers basketball team has wrapped up their season with an impressive array of awards and honors, showcasing the exceptional skills of its players and solidifying their reputation in the high school basketball community. more
In the high-stakes game of high school baseball, where every inning can turn the tide and every game can shape a season, few stories capture the spirit of resilience and the pursuit of excellence quite like that of the West Plains Zizzers. Last spring, the Zizzers navigated through a storm of injuries that would have sidelined lesser teams. Yet, they emerged with not just a winning record, but a testament to their unyielding spirit and talent. more
As the echoes of bouncing basketballs fade and the cheers simmer down to a warm murmur, the West Plains High School Lady Zizzers basketball team closed the chapter on a season that was nothing short of a rollercoaster ride—thrilling highs, heart-wrenching lows, and all the adrenaline-pumping moments in between. Last Friday night, under the glaring lights of the district semifinals stage, our beloved Lady Zizzers faced off against the formidable Branson Pirates in a game that had every spectator on the edge of their seats. The final whistle blew at a score of 61-52, not in favor of our hometown heroes, marking not just the end of a spectacular season but also the conclusion of a legendary streak of four consecutive district championships and three back-to-back trips to the state's final four. more
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