Volleyball

The Houston volleyball team opens district play tonight.

The No. 6 Lady Tigers will face third-seeded Cabool at 7:30 p.m. to conclude the first-round matches at Cabool High School.

Districts begin with No. 4 Licking facing fifth-seeded Willow Springs at 5 p.m., followed by No. 2 Liberty and No. 7 Plato at 6:15 p.m. The sixth-seeded Lady Tigers and No. 3 Cabool conclude the first round.

Top-seeded Mountain Grove received a bye.

The semifinals and championship match will all be Tuesday.

Monday’s matches

First round

(4) Licking (11-14-4) vs. (5) Willow Springs (9-17-3), 5 p.m.

(2) Liberty (22-5-3) vs. (7) Plato (1-15), 6:15 p.m.

(3) Cabool (13-13-3) vs. Houston (8-13-6), 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s matches

Semifinals

(1) Mountain Grove (23-6-3) vs. Licking-Willow winner, 5 p.m.

Liberty-Plato winner vs. Cabool-Houston winner, 6:15 p.m.

Championship

Semifinal winners, 7:45 p.m.

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