From Skyline schools: The new conference, the Ozark Mountain Conference, will be a merger of the remaining schools in the Mid Lakes Conference-Skyline, Fair Grove, Strafford, Stockton, Clever, and Forsyth and the newly formed Ozarks Highlands Conference-Buffalo, Warsaw, Sherwood, Butler and El Dorado Springs. There will be a North and South division with the North comprised of Skyline, Warsaw, El Dorado Springs, Stockton, Butler and Sherwood and the South that will include Buffalo, Fair Grove, Strafford, Clever, and Forsyth. Schools will play each team in their division every year in all team sports, and all conference schools each year in basketball. Specific guidelines will be in place to determine conference champions in each team sport. There will also be an Academic Bowl competition beginning in 2020-2021 with the plan to expand to additional academic competitions in the future.