Mid-Indiana Conference

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The Mid-Indiana Conference within Indiana

The Mid-Indiana Conference, or MIC, is a high school athletic conference which is located in northcentral Indiana, USA. This conference serves many high schools located in Cass, Hamilton, Howard, and Miami Counties. The conference will dissolve in 2015.

History[edit]

The Mid-Indiana Conference can trace its roots back to the late 1940s, when school consolidation reduced the Howard County Conference from nine schools to three in the matter of three years. These three remaining schools joined three nearby schools from Miami County and began the new Howard-Miami Conference. The conference renamed itself the Tri-County Conference in 1955, as two schools from Grant County joined. Further school consolidation reduced membership to four schools by 1965, forcing the conference to reach out of its footprint to find similar-sized schools. This expansion also brought with it the change to its current name.

Though only one member has consolidated since the MIC name has taken hold, geography, size differences, and competitiveness have all caused various roster changes through the years, with membership as many as nine schools and as few as six. However, membership stabilized after 2000, when Hamilton Heights joined from the folding Rangeline Conference. This ended in 2015, as Eastern and Taylor elected to join an expanding Hoosier Heartland Conference. Maconaquah and Peru are also leaving to join the Three Rivers Conference, while the four remaining schools are off to the Hoosier Athletic Conference.[1]

Membership[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors # / County Year Joined Previous Conference Year Left Conference joined
Eastern
(Greentown)
Greentown Comets           34
Howard
1965
1987
Tri-County
Three Rivers
1980
2015
Three Rivers
Hoosier Heartland
Maconaquah Bunker Hill Braves           52
Miami
1965 Tri-County 2015 Three Rivers
Fairmount Fairmount Quakers                27
Grant
1965 Mississinewa Valley 1970 none (consolidated into Madison-Grant)
North
Miami
Denver Warriors                52
Miami
1965 Independent
(new school 1961)
1972 Three Rivers
Northwestern Kokomo Tigers           34
Howard
1965 Tri-County 2015 Hoosier
Oak Hill Converse Golden Eagles                27
Grant
1965 Tri-County 1980 Three Rivers
Southwood Wabash Knights                85
Wabash
1965 Independent
(new school 1962)
1976 Three Rivers
Western Russiaville Panthers           34
Howard
1965 Hoosier 2015 Hoosier
Cass Walton Kings           09
Cass
1968 Independents
(new school 1963)
2015 Hoosier
Taylor Center Titans           34
Howard
1974 Rangeline 2015 Hoosier Heartland
Eastbrook Marion Panthers                27
Grant
1977 Mississinewa Valley 1998 Central Indiana
Peru Peru Tigers           52
Miami
1998 Central Indiana 2015 Three Rivers
Hamilton
Heights
Arcadia Huskies           29
Hamilton
2000 Rangeline 2015 Hoosier

Membership timeline[edit]

2006-2007 Boys' Basketball[edit]

  • Western, Frankfort Sectional 3A Champions
  • Lewis Cass, Manchester Sectional 2A Champions
  • Northwestern, Taylor Sectional 2A Champions, Blackford Regional 2A Champions, Warsaw Semi-State 2A Champions, 2A State Champions

State titles[edit]

Eastern Comets[edit]

  • Softball- 1A (2003)
  • Softball- 2A (2005)
  • Boys Golf (2001)
  • Jeremy Ashcraft - Pole Vault (1994)

Lewis Cass Kings[edit]

  • Basketball- 2A (2003)
  • Softball- 2A (2006)
  • Softball- 2A (2008)

Northwestern Tigers[edit]

  • Basketball- 2A (2007)

Peru Tigers[edit]

  • Tennis (1971)

Taylor Titans[edit]

  • Baseball- 2A (2000)

Western Panthers[edit]

  • Michelle Faulkner, 800 Meters (1988)
  • Girl's Golf (2001)
  • Brandon Youngdale, High Jump (2006)
  • Baseball (2012)

State Runner-Ups[edit]

Eastern Comets[edit]

  • Tennis (Jorge Burmicky) (2004)

Northwestern Tigers[edit]

  • Baseball (2005)
  • Football (1992)
  • Girls' Golf (1996)

Western Panthers[edit]

  • Softball (1993)
  • Softball (1994)
  • Girls' Golf (2002)
  • Kyle Walsh, 1600 meters (2004)
  • Girls' Golf (2004)

Lewis Cass[edit]

  • Football (2008)
  • Baseball (2008)

Neighboring conferences[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hoosier Conference to Add 4 Schools". Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, IN. 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2014-05-26. 

External links[edit]