Midland Conference (IHSAA)

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The Midland Conference in Indiana

The Midland Conference was an IHSAA-sanctioned conference located in North Central and Northeast Indiana. A hiatus between 1981 and 1984 notwithstanding, the conference stayed between four and six members through its lifetime. The conference consisted mostly of private schools, with one public school and one military academy holding membership at some point.

History[edit]

The conference was formed in 1971 with 6 schools: Bethany Christian, Divine Heart, Huntington Catholic, Kewanna, Wawasee Prep, and White's. Divine Child left after the first year, and was replaced by Marion Bennett in 1973-74. Wawassee Prep closed in 1975, leaving the conference at 5 until 1981. That year, Kewanna was consolidated into Caston Jr.-Sr. High School, and Bethany Christian became independent. The remaining schools (Huntington Catholic, Marion Bennett, and White's) put the conference on hiatus until 1984-85, when Fort Wayne Christian (later Fort Wayne Keystone) and Howe Military joined. This only lasted one season, as Fort Wayne Canterbury replaced the closing Huntington Catholic. Bethany Christian joined for the 1987-88 school year, and were replaced by Lakeview Christian in 1988. Once Marion Bennett closed in 1993, the conference entered its most stable lineup, not changing until Lakewood Park Christian joined in 2000. Canterbury left in 2002, followed by Lakewood Park leaving in 2009, leaving four schools. Keystone closed after the 2009-10 school year, and with Howe, Lakeview, and White's unable to find replacement schools, the conference disbanded after that season.

Membership[edit]

Members at folding[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors IHSAA
Class
County Year Joined Year Left Conference Joined
Howe
School
Howe Wildcats           A 44
La Grange
1984 2010 independent
Fort Wayne
Keystone
Fort Wayne Eagles           A 02
Allen
1984 2010 closed 2010
Lakeview
Christian
Marion Lions                A 27
Grant
1988 2010 independent
White's Wabash Warriors           A 85
Wabash
1971
1984
1981
2010
independent (left IHSAA 2011)

Former Members[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors IHSAA
Class
County Year Joined Year Left Conference Joined
Bethany Christian Goshen Bruins           N/A 20
Elkhart
1971
1987
1981
1988
independent
Divine Heart Donaldson Chargers           N/A 50
Marshall
1971 1972 independent
(closed 1979)
Fort Wayne
Canterbury
Fort Wayne Cavaliers           A 2
Allen
1985 2002 independent
Huntington
Catholic
Huntington Ramblers           N/A 35
Huntington
1971
1984
1981
1985
independent
closed 1985
Kewanna Kewanna Indians           N/A 25
Fulton
1971 1981 merged into Caston
Lakewood Park
Christian
Auburn Panthers                A 17
Dekalb
2000 2009 independent
Marion
Bennett
Marion Trojans           N/A 27
Grant
1973
1984
1981
1993
independent
closed 1993
Wawassee Prep Syracuse Lakers           N/A 50
Marshall
1971 1975 closed 1975

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