Blue River Conference (IHSAA)

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The Blue River Conference was an IHSAA-sanctioned conference that originally began as the Crawford County Conference. The small membership decided to join with schools from neighboring Harrison and Perry counties in 1959, changing to the Blue River Conference moniker. Originally consisting of smaller schools in the area, but as member schools consolidated mostly with each other, the schools became larger while the membership shrank. The only two non-consolidation additions were North Central in 1962, and Cannelton in 1974. Membership had shrank to five schools in 1976 when four schools combined to form Crawford County. The discrepancy in size between the schools caused its demise in 1979, as the schools moved to the Patoka Lake, Southern, and Three Rivers conferences.

Membership[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors County Year Joined Previous Conference Year Left Conference Joined
English English Red Raiders                13
Crawford
<1945 1976 none (consolidated
into Crawford County)
Leavenworth Leavenworth Wyandottes                13
Crawford
<1945 1976 none (consolidated
into Crawford County)
Marengo Marengo Cavemen                13
Crawford
<1945 1976 none (consolidated
into Crawford County)
Milltown1 Milltown Millers           13
Crawford
<1945 1976 none (consolidated
into Crawford County)
Lanesville2 Lanesville Eagles           31
Harrison
1959 Harrison County 1979 Southern
Morgan Township2 Palmyra Raiders           31
Harrison
1959 Harrison County 1969 none (consolidated
into North Harrison)
Oil Township Branchville Oilers           62
Perry
1959 1962 none (consolidated
into Perry Central)
South Central
(Elizabeth)
2
Elizabeth Rebels           31
Harrison
1959 none (new school) 1979 Southern
North Central New Salisbury Tigers           31
Harrison
1962 Harrison County 1969 none (consolidated
into North Harrison)
Perry Central Leopold Commodores           62
Perry
1962 none (new school) 1979 Patoka Lake
North Harrison Ramsey Cougars           31
Harrison
1969 none (new school) 1974 Independents
Cannelton Cannelton Bulldogs                62
Perry
1974 Independents
(PAC 1971)
1979 Three Rivers
Crawford
County
Marengo Wolfpack                13
Crawford
1976 none (new school) 1979 Patoka Lake
  1. Played concurrently in the CCC and Southern Monon Conference 1957-59.
  2. Played concurrently with BRC and HCC 1959-62.

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