Boyer Valley Conference

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The Boyer Valley Conference was a high school athletic conference in west central Iowa. It merged with the Maple Valley Conference for the 2008 season to form the Western Valley Activities Conference.

Former members[edit]

  • Ar-We-Va, Vail
  • Charter Oak-Ute
  • Dow City-Arion
  • Dunlap
  • East Monona
  • Irwin-Kirkman
  • Logan-Magnolia
  • Manning
  • Manilla
  • Schleswig
  • West Harrison, Mondamin
  • Woodbine

History[edit]

For much of its history, the Boyer Valley Conference consisted of members in West Harrison in Mondamin, Woodbine, Dunlap, Schleswig, Charer Oak, Dow City, Irwin, Logan, Ar-We-Va in Westside, and East Monona in Moorhead. In the early 1980s, Manilla joined the league, followed by Manning a few years later. This put the league at 12 schools in the late 1980s. By 1990, Dunlap was sharing sports with Dow City-Arion and Irwin-Kirkman was sharing with Manilla. Before long, these schools officially consolidated. They became known as Boyer Valley and IKM, respectively. More change was on the horizon for the league, though. Schleswig left the conference in 1993 to consolidate with Denison, who went on to join the Hawkeye Ten Conference. Then, East Monona closed its high school and the district was eventually dissolved by the state in 1998. The league continued to operate as an eight member conference until its final year of 2007. With IKM and Manning set to enter a sport-sharing agreement for the 2008-09 school year, it looked like the right time for many of its members to find a new home. The league consolidated with the Maple Valley Conference to form the Western Valley Activities Conference.

Legacy[edit]

The Western Valley Activities Conference proved to be a poor fit for many member schools. In 2013, just five years after it began competition, all of the former Boyer Valley Conference members left the league for other conference and the Maple Valley schools dissolved the conference and returned to operating as the Maple Valley Conference. The former Boyer Valley members now live on in one of two conferences. IKM-Manning and Logan-Magnolia now compete in the 10-team Western Iowa Conference. Ar-We-Va, Boyer Valley, Charter Oak-Ute, West Harrison, and Woodbine are founding members of the Rolling Valley Conference, which began play in 2013-14.