Northeastern Indiana Athletic Conference

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The Northeastern Indiana Athletic Conference was an IHSAA-Sanctioned Athletic Conference from 1927 to 1988.

Former members[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors # / County Year Joined Previous Conference Year Left Conference Joined
Auburn Auburn Red Devils           17
DeKalb
1927
1960
Independents
Independents
1953
1967
Independents
none (consolidated into DeKalb)
Bluffton Bluffton Tigers           90
Wells
1927 Independents 1989 Allen County
Columbia
City
Columbia City Eagles                92
Whitley
1927 Independents 1989 Northeast Hoosier
Decatur Decatur Yellow Jackets           01
Adams
1927 1967 none (consolidated
into Bellmont)
Fort Wayne Central Fort Wayne Tigers           02
Allen
1927 Independents 1940 Ft. Wayne City
Fort Wayne North Side Fort Wayne Redskins           02
Allen
1927 Independents 1940 Ft. Wayne City
Fort Wayne South Side Fort Wayne Archers           02
Allen
1927 Independents 1940 Ft. Wayne City
Garrett Garrett Railroaders                17
De Kalb
1927
1941
Independents
State Corner
1935
1981
State Corner
Northeast Corner
Huntington Huntington Vikings                35
Huntington
1927 Independents 1932 Central Indiana
Kendallville Kendallville Red Devils           57
Noble
1927 independent 1966 none (consolidated into East Noble)
New Haven New Haven Bulldogs                02
Allen
1945 Independents 1989 Northeast Hoosier
Warsaw Warsaw Tigers                43
Kosciusko
1945 Central Indiana 1953 Central Indiana
Concordia Lutheran Fort Wayne Cadets           02
Allen
1955 Ft. Wayne City 1975 Summit
Angola Angola Hornets                76
Steuben
1959 Steuben County 1989 Northeast Corner
Elmhurst Fort Wayne Trojans           02
Allen
1960 Allen County 1966 Ft. Wayne City Series
Berne Berne Bears           01
Adams
1965 Eastern Indiana (EIC) 1966 none (consolidated into South Adams)
East Noble Kendallville Knights                57
Noble
1966 none (new school) 1989 Northeast Hoosier
South Adams Berne Starfires                01
Adams
1966 none (new school) 1989 Allen County
Bellmont Decatur Braves                01
Adams
1967 none (new school) 1989 Northeast Hoosier
DeKalb Waterloo Barons                17
DeKalb
1967 none (new school) 1989 Northeast Hoosier
Homestead Fort Wayne Spartans                02
Allen
1975 Allen County 1989 Northeast Hoosier

Membership Timeline[edit]

Membership timeline[edit]

Divisional Format[edit]

From 1973 to 1975, the conference used a two division format. The divisions were:

East-West North-South
Bellmont Angola
Columbia City Bluffton
DeKalb East Noble
Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran (1973–74)
Homestead (1975)
Garrett
New Haven South Adams

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