Ryan Collingwood, News-Leader

Ryan Collingwood


Springfield, MO, United States

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Past articles by Ryan:

Class 3 girls: How Fair Grove advanced to its first state title game

Fair Grove will face defending state champion El Dorado Springs on Saturday in an all-Southwest Missouri finale. → Read More

Team of the Ozarks: NCAA II power Drury continues to win with local talent

Drury, which brings a No. 2 ranking into the national tournament, likes to win with local talent. → Read More

West Plains showed resolve in C5D6 girls championship win over Rolla

The Zizzers didn't let an 18-point deficit stop them from winning a fourth straight district title. → Read More

'That's where we belong': Hillcrest comes from behind to beat Parkview for district crown

The Hillcrest boys are a win away from reaching the Show-Me Showdown. → Read More

Former Kickapoo teammates Molly Miller and Heather Ezell are succeeding as Division I head coaches

Twenty years ago, they won a state basketball title at Kickapoo. Now they're each Division I head coaches. → Read More

State wrestling: Nixa's Zan Fugitt, Lebanon girls among Ozarks winners

Several Ozarks boys and girls wrestlers took home state championship medals. → Read More

Making the most of a second chance: Former Parkview star Autry Acord rebounds at Evangel

The 26-year-old guard's comeback story includes leading the NAIA in steals (84). → Read More

Students are cheating with AI, so this Missouri State professor put it to the test

Plus, we asked ChatGPT some questions about Springfield. Here's what it had to say. → Read More

TOC: Staley lived up to its first Tournament of Champions invite

The Kansas City public school won two of its three games in a stacked Tournament of Champions field. → Read More

Second-year Link Academy beats history-rich Christ the King to advance to Tournament of Champions final

The Branson school beat one of New York City's top-flight programs Friday. → Read More

Here were the top performers from opening night at the 2023 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions

Here were the players who shined the brightest during the first night of the 2023 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions. → Read More

Sunrise Christian appeared unstoppable in Tournament of Champions win over Kickapoo

Kickapoo was no match for one of the top high school teams in the country. → Read More

How Baptist Bible College basketball saved its dying athletic department

BBC's athletics department was on life support. Now it's thriving with local talent. → Read More

Jeweler, ex-pro wrestler 'The Flying Greek' remembered as trailblazer

Springfield jeweler Manoli Savvenas battled cancer with the same determination he once showed in the ring. → Read More

Arkansas power Greenwood too much for Nixa in Pink Division championship

One of the premiere girls basketball programs in Arkansas looked the part Friday at the O'Reilly Event Center. → Read More

This Kickapoo alum will be suited up for TCU in the College Football Playoff

The Springfield native took a walk-on spot at TCU rather than playing for a small school. → Read More

Pink Division semifinals: High-energy Nixa rides wave into title game

Nixa handled West Plains to advance to Friday's Pink Division championship round. → Read More

West Plains girls basketball remains a model of consistency

A collective effort helped longtime West Plains coach Scott Womack earn his 600th career win on Wednesday. → Read More

A legend retires: How Paula Wiedemann kept MSU-West Plains a national volleyball power

Wiedemann helped the Grizzlies to a combined 835-286 mark during her 26 years on the bench. → Read More

From Springfield to 'Babylon': Missouri State grad Troy Metcalf appears in Brad Pitt film

Metcalf's past roles have included stints on The Middle, Dexter and Strangers with Candy. → Read More