Parkview travels to Lebanon for a game where the winner will get at least a share of the Ozark Conference title.
Both teams lost to Hillcrest, however, so the winner will need the Hornets to slip up against Waynesville to earn the outright championship.
Parkview checks in at No. 5 in the News-Leader rankings, just ahead of sixth-ranked Lebanon. In the state rankings, Parkview also got the nod at No. 9. Lebanon is unranked.
The Springfield Invitational is taking place on a busy high school sports day in Springfield.
The softball and tennis finals also will be held in north Springfield. However, southwest Missouri swim teams will crown the best local swimmers at the 9 a.m. meet at Foster Natatorium.
Host Ozark earned the top seed and is the only team in the seven-team field at the Class 4 District 11 tournament which will not have to play on the opening night.
The others will be: Central vs. Branson at 4:30 p.m.; Kickapoo vs. Hillcrest at 6; and Glendale vs. Parkview at 7:30. The winners — and Ozark — will meet in Wednesday’s semifinals and finals.
Two of the area’s top soccer programs will meet as Carthage travels to Kickapoo for a non-league game.
Carthage now is in Class 2 and is gearing for a possible long state playoff run. Kickapoo could be in for a rematch with Joplin come Class 3 district time.
Kickapoo also has a big rescheduled OC match Thursday at Rolla.
The postseason shuffling of the football schedule will begin, as the playoffs will get under way Thursday with many of the area’s first-round games.
Teams have the choice of playing Thursday or Friday, but we expect most of the area’s games to be Thursday.
— Matt Schoch