Ozark Mountain Conference

Six Ozark Mountain area high schools have formed a new conference.

Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, Branson, Bolivar, Carl Junction, Logan-Rogersville,
Marshfield, and West Plains school districts will compete in the newly formed Ozark Mountain Conference.

The Ozark Mountain Conference brings together districts that are similar in enrollment numbers, as well as shared values and community beliefs. High school enrollment numbers: Branson: 1,350, West Plains: 1,152, Carl Junction: 1,011, Marshfield: 903, Bolivar: 858, Logan-Rogersville: 734.

“These schools are well known for rich traditions and excellence in academics and athletics,”
said Dr. Richard Asbill, Superintendent of Bolivar Schools. “We are excited about the opportunities the Ozark Mountain Conference will offer our students.”

“Moving into a six-team conference of schools our size will allow us to continue to compete at a
high level while giving us flexibility in our non-conference schedule,” said Tim Pezzetti, Athletic
Director. “We are excited to be a founding member of the Ozark Mountain Conference, and we
appreciate the opportunity that the Ozark Conference has given us for the past three years.”

For non-conference games, Bolivar coaches will collaborate and choose which opponents they want to play, which could include some Ozark Conference opponents they currently play,
depending on the sport and season.

“The formation of the new Ozark Mountain Conference enables our districts to strengthen our
activity and athletic programs while improving our student-athletes,” says Ozark Mountain
Conference Superintendents.

Bolivar and West Plains are moving from the Ozark Conference, Carl Junction and Branson from the Central Ozark Conference, and Marshfield and Logan-Rogersville from the Big 8