Southeastern Indiana Conference

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The Southeastern Indiana Conference was an IHSAA-sanctioned conference that existed from 1930 to 1958.

History[edit]

The conference was formed in the fall of 1930 with charter members Aurora, Austin, Batesville, Brookville, Brownstown, Corydon, French Lick, Madison, North Vernon, Oolitic, Orleans, Osgood, Paoli, Salem, Scottsburg, and Versailles.[1] Invitations were also made to Edinburgh, Jeffersonville, Milroy, Mitchell, New Albany, Seymour, and West Baden, but they were apparently rejected. To balance out the East and West divisions, the league took in Lawrenceburg, Milan, Rising Sun, and Vevay. This put both divisions at 10 members each.[2] French Lick and Oolitic left in 1939 to help found the Southwestern Indiana Conference, while Brookville did the same a year later to form the Whitewater Valley Conference. Milan was expelled in 1942 for rules violations.[3] Mitchell joined in 1939.

The conference began to fracture in the 1950's. Osgood, Rising Sun, and Versailles would split off to form the Ohio River Valley Conference in 1952, with Vevay following the next year. The next wave came in 1956, as Aurora, Batesville, and Lawrenceburg left to create the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference. Seven of the ten remaining schools would form the Mid-Southern Conference two years later, ending the conference. Orleans was able to land in the Southern Monon Conference, but Madison and North Vernon would have to survive as independents. Today, in addition to the EIAC, MSC, and ORVC, former SEIC members also compete in the Hoosier Hills and Patoka Lake conferences.

Membership[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors County Year Joined Previous Conference Year Left Conference Joined
Aurora Aurora Red Devils           15
Dearborn
1930 1956 Eastern Indiana
Austin Austin Eagles           72
Scott
1930 1958 Mid-Southern
Batesville Batesville Bulldogs           69
Ripley
1930 1956 Eastern Indiana
Brookville Brookville Greyhounds                24
Franklin
1930 1940 Whitewater Valley
Brownstown Brownstown Bears                36
Jackson
1930 1958 Mid-Southern
Corydon Central1 Corydon Panthers                31
Harrison
1930 1958 Mid-Southern
French Lick French Lick Red Devils           59
Orange
1930 1939 Southwestern Indiana
Lawrenceburg Lawrenceburg Tigers                15
Dearborn
1930 1956 Eastern Indiana
Madison Madison Cubs           39
Jefferson
1930 1958 Independents
(HHC 1973)
Milan Milan Indians                69
Ripley
1930 1942 Independents
(ORVC 1952)
North Vernon North Vernon Panthers           40
Jennings
1930 1958 Independents
(EIAC 1962)
Oolitic Oolitic Bearcats           47
Lawrence
1930 1939 Southwestern Indiana
Orleans Orleans Bulldogs                59
Orange
1930 1958 Southern Monon
Osgood Osgood Cowboys           69
Ripley
1930 1952 Ohio River Valley
Paoli Paoli Rams                59
Orange
1930 1958 Mid-Southern
Rising Sun Rising Sun Shiners                58
Ohio
1930 1952 Ohio River Valley
Salem Salem Lions                88
Washington
1930 1958 Mid-Southern
Scottsburg Scottsburg Warriors                72
Scott
1930 1958 Mid-Southern
Versailles Versailles Lions           69
Ripley
1930 1952 Ohio River Valley
Vevay Vevay Warriors                78
Switzerland
1930 1953 Ohio River Valley
Mitchell Mitchell Bluejackets                47
Lawrence
1939 1958 Mid-Southern
  1. School was previously known as Corydon until 1950

Divisions[edit]

The SEIC used an East-West division format from its inception until the 1953-54 school year, when the conference was reduced to 13 teams. Madison often ended up moving between the two divisions, though after the ORVC schools left, both Madison and Scottsburg ended up in the Eastern Division.

1931-39 1939-40 1940-42 1942-pre-1950 pre1950-52 1952-53
East West East West East West East West East West East West
Aurora Austin Aurora Austin Aurora Austin Aurora Austin Aurora Austin Aurora Austin
Batesville Brownstown Batesville Brownstown Batesville Brownstown Batesville Brownstown Batesville Brownstown Batesville Brownstown
Brookville Corydon Brookville Corydon Lawrenceburg Corydon Lawrenceburg Corydon Lawrenceburg Corydon Lawrenceburg Corydon
Lawrenceburg French Lick Lawrenceburg French Lick Milan French Lick Madison French Lick North Vernon Madison Madison Mitchell
Milan Madison Milan Madison North Vernon Madison North Vernon Mitchell Osgood Mitchell North Vernon Orleans
North Vernon Oolitic North Vernon Mitchell Osgood Mitchell Osgood Orleans Rising Sun Orleans Scottsburg Paoli
Osgood Orleans Osgood Orleans Rising Sun Orleans Rising Sun Paoli Versailles Paoli Vevay Salem
Rising Sun Paoli Rising Sun Paoli Versailles Paoli Versailles Salem Vevay Salem
Versailles Salem Versailles Salem Vevay Salem Vevay Scottsburg
Vevay Scottsburg Vevay Scottsburg Scottsburg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "High Schools Organize New Conference in Southern Indiana". The Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, IN. 1930-11-15. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Weekly Report- Southeastern Indiana Conference". The Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, IN. 1931-02-25. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Drop School From Indiana Prep Loop". Hammond Times. 1942-10-20. Retrieved 2012-03-01.