Mid-Hoosier Conference

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The Mid-Hoosier Conference within Indiana

A Nine-member IHSAA-sanctioned athletic located within Bartholomew, Decatur, Johnson, and Shelby Counties in Central Indiana.

History[edit]

The conference was formed in 1964 by seven schools from Bartholomew (Hauser), Brown (Brown County), and Shelby (Southwestern, Triton Central, Waldron) counties as a conference for smaller schools south of Indianapolis.[1] Johnson County schools Edinburgh and Whiteland would join in 1965. The conference had some roster changes in its early years, as Whiteland outgrew the MHC and moved to the Mid-State, while Indian Creek and South Decatur joined as newly consolidated schools. Triton Central left in 1969, and was replaced by Crothersville. This eight-member version of the MHC would last for a decade. The league would once again go through changes in the 1980s, as North Decatur (1980) and Morristown (1985) would join, and Crothersville would leave to become a full-time member of the Southern Athletic Conference, having been a member of both the MHC and the SAC since the latter's inception in 1974.

The league would stay stable until the late 1990s, as Triton Central rejoined from the Rangeline Conference, bringing membership to 10. This would be short-lived, however, as Brown County would join the reformed Western Indiana Conference in 1999. Triton Central would join the Indiana Crossroads Conference in 2012. The MHC would respond by bringing in two former White River Conference schools, Eastern Hancock and Knightstown. Both schools were scheduled to join in 2013, but Eastern Hancock was able to arrange its scheduling to join in 2012.[2]

All of the football-playing schools of the MHC participate in the Mid-Indiana Football Conference.

Membership[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors Enrollment [1]
08-09
IHSAA
Class [2]
IHSAA Class
Football [3]
County Year Joined Previous Conference
Eastern
Hancock
Charlottesville Royals           338 A A 30
Hancock
2012 Independents (WRC 2010)
Edinburgh Edinburgh Lancers                276 A A 41
Johnson
1965 Independent
Hauser Hope Jets           343 AA - 03
Bartholomew
1964 Dixie
Indian
Creek
Trafalgar Braves                599 AA AAA 41
Johnson
1967 none (new school)
Knightstown Knightstown Panthers           397 AA A 33
Henry
2013 Independents (WRC 2010)
Morristown Morristown Yellow Jackets                229 A - 73
Shelby
1985 Big Blue River
North
Decatur
Greensburg Chargers                401 AA A 16
Decatur
1980 Big Blue River
South
Decatur
Greensburg Cougars           298 A A 16
Decatur
1968 none (new school)
Southwestern
(Shelbyville)
Shelbyville Spartans                229 A - 73
Shelby
1964 Independents
Waldron Waldron Mohawks           244 A - 73
Shelby
1964 Independents

Former Members[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors County Year Joined Previous Conference Year Left Conference Joined
Brown
County
Nashville Eagles           7
Brown
1964 1999 Western Indiana
Triton
Central
Fairland Tigers           73
Shelby
1964
1996
Independents
Rangeline
1969
2012
Big Blue River
Indiana Crossroads
Whiteland Whiteland Warriors                41
Johnson
1965 1968 Mid-State
Crothersville* Crothersville Tigers           36
Jackson
1969 Dixie-Monon 1983 Southern
  • Crothersville played in both the Mid-Hoosier and Southern Athletic Conferences from the SAC's inception in 1974 until the school became a full-time SAC member in 1983.

Membership timeline[edit]

Knightstown High School Eastern Hancock High School Morristown Junior-Senior High School North Decatur Junior-Senior High School Edinburgh Community High School Crothersville High School South Decatur Junior-Senior High School Indian Creek Senior High School Whiteland Community High School Waldron Junior-Senior High School Triton Central High School Southwestern Junior-Senior High School Hauser Junior-Senior High School Brown County High School

State Champions[edit]

IHSAA State Champions

Hauser Jets (1)[edit]

  • 2006 Boys Basketball (A)

Morristown Yellow Jackets (1)[edit]

  • 2003 Volleyball (A)

South Decatur Cougars (1)[edit]

  • 1990 Football (A)

Triton Central Tigers (1)[edit]

  • 2003 Baseball (2A)

Waldron Mohawks (1)[edit]

  • 2004 Boys Basketball (A)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schools Sign Charter for New Conference". Anderson Herald (Anderson, IN). 1964-02-15. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Royals Were Without Conference Previous Two Years". Greenfield Daily Reporter (Greenfield, IN). 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 

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