Capital Area Activities Conference

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Capital Area Activities Conference
CAACLogo.jpg
Founded 2003
No. of teams 20
Country  United States
Official website http://caacsports.org/

The Capital Area Activities Conference is a high school sports league located in Central Michigan. It is a member of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). There are currently 20 member schools in the conference that come from the following counties of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Livingston, and Shiawassee. The Capital Area Activities Conference Logo was designed by Lansing Catholic 2003 graduate Raymond B. Corey.

Member schools [1][edit]

The CAAC currently has 20 member schools:

Team Location Class Enrollment Joined Previous Conference
Blue Division
East Lansing Trojans East Lansing, Ingham County A 1117 2003 Capital Area Conference
Grand Ledge Comets Grand Ledge, Eaton County A 1694 2003 Capital Area Conference
Holt Rams Delhi Township, Ingham County A 1881 2003 Capital Area Conference
Jackson Vikings Jackson, Jackson County A 1243 2003 Capital Area Conference
Lansing Eastern Quakers Lansing, Ingham County B 856 2003 Capital Area Conference
Lansing Everett Vikings Lansing, Ingham County A 1434 2003 Capital Area Conference
Lansing Sexton Big Reds Lansing, Ingham County B 610 2003 Capital Area Conference
Okemos Chieftains Meridian Township, Ingham County A 1276 2003 Capital Circuit League
Waverly Warriors Delta Township, Eaton County A 1009 2003 Capital Area Conference
Red Division
Charlotte Orioles Charlotte, Eaton County B 818 2003, 2017 Independent
DeWitt Panthers DeWitt, Clinton County A 1002 2003 Capital Circuit League
Haslett Vikings Meridian Township, Ingham County B 875 2003 Ingham County League
Mason Bulldogs Mason, Ingham County A 1009 2003 Capital Circuit League
St. Johns Redwings St. Johns, Clinton County A 1015 2005 Independent
White Division
Eaton Rapids Greyhounds Eaton Rapids, Eaton County B 810 2003 Capital Circuit League
Fowlerville Gladiators Fowlerville, Livingston County B 833 2003 Ingham County League
Ionia Bulldogs Ionia, Ionia County B 835 2003 Mid-Michigan Athletic Conference
Lansing Catholic Cougars Lansing, Ingham County B 532 2003 Capital Circuit League
Portland Raiders Portland, Ionia County B 579 2007 Mid-Michigan Athletic Conference - B
Williamston Hornets Williamston, Ingham County B 643 2003 Ingham County League
  • Note: The class and population size are from the 2016 MHSAA listings

Former members[edit]

School Location Joined Previous Conference Departed Successive Conference
Jackson Lumen Christi Titans Summit Township, Jackson County 2012 Southern Michigan Athletic Conference 2014 Interstate 8 Athletic Conference
Jackson Northwest Mounties Blackman Township, Jackson County 2003 Capital Circuit League 2014 Interstate 8 Athletic Conference
Owosso Trojans Owosso, Shiawassee County 2007 Big Nine Conference 2017 Flint Metro League
Parma Jackson County Western Panthers Spring Arbor Township, Jackson County 2012 Southern Michigan Athletic Conference 2014 Interstate 8 Athletic Conference

Sports[2][edit]

The CAAC offer many sports for boys and girls athletes during the fall, winter, and spring seasons.

Fall:

  • Cross Country (Boys & Girls)
  • Football
  • Golf (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Swimming & Diving (Girls)
  • Tennis (Boys)
  • Volleyball

Winter:

  • Basketball (Boys & Girls)
  • Bowling (Boys & Girls)
  • Competitive Cheer
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Swimming & Diving (Boys)
  • Wrestling

Spring:

  • Baseball
  • Golf (Boys)
  • Lacrosse (Boys & Girls)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Softball
  • Tennis (Girls)
  • Track & Field (Boys & Girls)

History[edit]

The CAAC was created in 2003, consisting of 21 schools coming from the now defunct leagues of the Capital Area Conference, the Capital Circuit League, the Ingham County League, and the Mid-Michigan Athletic Conference. From 2003 to 2007 the conference was made up of three divisions (I, II, III): division I was made up of eight schools, divisions II was made up of seven schools, and division III was made up of six schools in each. At the start of the 2007–08 school year the league switched from I, II, III to color-based divisions (Blue, Gold, Red, and White), due to new schools joining the league. The 2012-13 season was when the league reached its peak number of schools in the league; the league consisted of 27 schools with the same blue, gold, red, white divisions. After two years of competition of 27 schools, the league went through major re-alignment after seven schools departed the league. The CAAC reduced to three divisions and eliminated the gold division. Currently the blue division has eight schools, the red has six, and the white has six also.[3] Former league member Charlotte, which was one of the seven schools that left the conference at the start of the 2014-15 school year, to join the newly formed Interstate Eight Conference, will be leaving that conference and will be joining the CAAC once again at the start of the 2017-18 school year. Charlotte will compete in the red division, Waverly will leave the red and move to the blue division.

Division Alignments[edit]

Bowling[edit]

Blue:

  • Eaton Rapids
  • Grand Ledge
  • Ionia
  • Lansing Eastern
  • Owosso
  • Portland
  • Waverly

Red:

  • East Lansing
  • Haslett
  • Holt
  • Jackson
  • Lansing Everett
  • Mason

Competitive Cheer[edit]

Red:

  • DeWitt
  • Mason
  • Owosso
  • St. Johns
  • Waverly

White:

  • Eaton Rapids
  • Fowlerville
  • Grand Ledge
  • Lansing Catholic
  • Portland
  • Williamston

Gymnastics[edit]

  • East Lansing
  • Fowlerville
  • Grand Ledge
  • Haslett
  • Holt
  • Mason
  • St. Johns

Ice Hockey[edit]

  • DeWitt/St. Johns
  • Grand Ledge/Fowlerville
  • Haslett/East Lansing/Williamston/Bath/Laingsburg
  • Holt/Eaton Rapids/Portland/Pewamo-Westphalia
  • Jackson/Jackson Northwest/Springport/Parma Western
  • Lansing Catholic/Mason/Charlotte/Lansing Christian
  • Okemos

Lacrosse[edit]

  • DeWitt
  • East Lansing
  • Grand Ledge
  • Haslett/Williamston
  • Holt
  • Okemos
  • Waverly/Lansing Catholic

Swim & Dive[edit]

Blue:

  • DeWitt
  • East Lansing
  • Grand Ledge
  • Haslett
  • Holt
  • Jackson
  • Okemos
  • St. Johns

Red:

  • Eaton Rapids
  • Lansing Everett
  • Mason
  • Owosso
  • Waverly
  • Williamston

Past Alignments[4][edit]

2003-2005 Alignment[edit]

Division I:

  • East Lansing
  • Grand Ledge
  • Holt
  • Jackson
  • Lansing Eastern
  • Lansing Sexton
  • Lansing Everett
  • Okemos

Division II:

  • Charlotte
  • Eaton Rapids
  • Ionia
  • Jackson Lumen Christi
  • Jackson Northwest
  • Mason
  • Waverly

Division III:

  • DeWitt
  • Fowlerville
  • Haslett
  • Lakewood
  • Lansing Catholic
  • Williamston

2005-2007 Alignment[edit]

Division I:

  • East Lansing
  • Grand Ledge
  • Holt
  • Jackson
  • Lansing Eastern
  • Lansing Sexton
  • Lansing Everett
  • Okemos

Division II:

  • Charlotte
  • Eaton Rapids
  • Ionia
  • Jackson Lumen Christi
  • Jackson Northwest
  • Mason
  • St. Johns
  • Waverly

Division III:

  • DeWitt
  • Fowlerville
  • Haslett
  • Lakewood
  • Lansing Catholic
  • Williamston

2007-2011 Alignment[edit]

Blue:

  • East Lansing
  • Grand Ledge
  • Holt
  • Jackson
  • Lansing Eastern
  • Lansing Everett
  • Okemos

Gold:

  • Charlotte
  • DeWitt
  • Eaton Rapids
  • Fowlerville
  • Haslett
  • Ionia

Red:

  • Jackson Lumen Christi
  • Jackson Northwest
  • Lansing Sexton
  • Mason
  • Owosso
  • St. Johns
  • Waverly

White:

  • Corunna
  • Lakewood
  • Lansing Catholic
  • Perry
  • Portland
  • Williamston

2011-2012[edit]

Blue:

  • East Lansing
  • Grand Ledge
  • Holt
  • Jackson
  • Lansing Eastern
  • Lansing Everett
  • Lansing Sexton
  • Okemos

Gold:

  • Charlotte
  • Eaton Rapids
  • Jackson Lumen Christi
  • Jackson Northwest
  • Mason
  • Waverly

Red:

  • DeWitt
  • Haslett
  • Fowlerville
  • Ionia
  • Owosso
  • St. Johns

White:

  • Corunna
  • Lakewood
  • Lansing Catholic
  • Perry
  • Portland
  • Williamston

2012-2014 Alignment[edit]

Blue:

  • East Lansing
  • Grand Ledge
  • Holt
  • Jackson
  • Lansing Eastern
  • Lansing Everett
  • Lansing Sexton
  • Okemos

Gold:

  • Charlotte
  • Eaton Rapids
  • Jackson Lumen Christi
  • Jackson Northwest
  • Mason
  • Parma Western
  • Waverly

Red:

  • DeWitt
  • Haslett
  • Fowlerville
  • Ionia
  • Owosso
  • St. Johns

White:

  • Corunna
  • Lakewood
  • Lansing Catholic
  • Portland
  • Stockbridge
  • Williamston

2014-Present Alignment[edit]

Blue:

  • East Lansing
  • Grand Ledge
  • Holt
  • Jackson
  • Lansing Eastern
  • Lansing Everett
  • Lansing Sexton
  • Okemos

Red:

  • DeWitt
  • Haslett
  • Mason
  • Owosso
  • St. Johns
  • Waverly

White:

  • Eaton Rapids
  • Fowlerville
  • Ionia
  • Lansing Catholic
  • Portland
  • Williamston.

*The CAAC did not allow Jackson Lumen Christi to play football in the league until 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CAAC – CAAC Schools". caacsports.org. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  2. ^ "CAAC". caacsports.org. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Realignment coming to CAAC". www.highschoolsportsscene.com. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  4. ^ "Athletic directors give OK for Lumen Christi football to join CAAC in 2012". MLive.com. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 

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