Saturday three Ozarks teams punched their tickets to the large school basketball state finals next weekend at JQH Arena.
In girls hoops, Republic pulled another upset in the Class 5 tournament, knocking out Rock Bridge 43-40 at Southwest Baptist. The Tigers defeated two powerhouses this week, earning a trip to State after beating the Bruins and Kickapoo Lady Chiefs.
JQH Arena will be Wildcat Country next weekend, as both Logan-Rogersville teams clinched their spots in the state semifinals Saturday. The girls defeated Rolla 45-40 and the boys held off Sullian 57-49.