Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference

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Map of Indiana counties with member high schools

The Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference (EIAC) is a distinguished, eight-member IHSAA-sanctioned high school athletic conference. Current members consist of Batesville, Connersville, East Central, Franklin County, Greensburg, Lawrenceburg, Rushville, and South Dearborn. All eight member schools are located in rural southeast Indiana, spread across Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Ripley, and Rush counties. The EIAC was founded in 1956 when Brookville, Cambridge City, and Hagerstown of the East Central Conference joined with Aurora, Batesville, and Lawrenceburg of the Southeastern Indiana Conference. Batesville and Lawrenceburg are the only two of the original six founding schools that haven't consolidated or left the conference. North Dearborn joined the conference in 1962, which eventually consolidated into East Central in 1973. In 1974, Greensburg parted ways with the South Central Conference to join the EIAC. Aurora consolidated into South Dearborn in 1978 and Brookville consolidated into Franklin County in 1989. With the exception of 1962-66, 1973-74, 1977-85 (7 members), and 1974-77 (8 members), the conference had been a six-member league until 2013 when Connersville and Rushville joined.[1]

This conference should not be confused with the Eastern Indiana Conference, a small-school conference in Northeast Indiana that existed from 1953 to 1975.

Membership[edit]

School City Team Name Colors Enrollment[2]
2016-2017
IHSAA Class IHSAA Class
Football
County Year Joined Previous Conference
Batesville Batesville Bulldogs           735 AAA AAA 69
Ripley
1956 Southeastern Indiana
Connersville Connersville Spartans           1,111 AAAA AAAA 21
Fayette
2013 Independents
(Olympic 2010)
East Central St. Leon Trojans                1,310 AAAA AAAA 15
Dearborn
1973 none (new school)
Franklin County Brookville Wildcats                836 AAA AAAA 24
Franklin
1989 none (new school)
Greensburg Greensburg Pirates           750 AAA AAA 16
Decatur
1974 South Central
Lawrenceburg Lawrenceburg Tigers                620 AAA AAA 15
Dearborn
1956 Southeastern Indiana
Rushville Rushville Lions                746 AAA AAA 70
Rush
2013 Hoosier Heritage
South Dearborn Aurora Knights                884 AAA AAAA 15
Dearborn
1978 none (new school)


Football Divisions[edit]

In football, two divisions will be used starting in 2013.

Large Small
Connersville Batesville
East Central Greensburg
Franklin County Lawrenceburg
South Dearborn Rushville

Former Members[edit]

School City Team Name Colors County Year Joined Previous Conference Year Left Conference Joined
Aurora Aurora Red Devils           15
Dearborn
1956 Southeastern Indiana 1978 none (consolidated
into South Dearborn)
Brookville Brookville Greyhounds                24
Franklin
1956
1973
East Central
Tri-Eastern
1966
1989
Tri-Eastern
none (consolidated
into Franklin County)
Cambridge City Cambridge
City
Golden Eagles           89
Wayne
1956 East Central 1962 Tri-Eastern
Hagerstown Hagerstown Tigers                89
Wayne
1956 East Central 1962 Mississinewa Valley
Milan Milan Indians                69
Ripley
1962 Ohio River Valley 1985 Ohio River Valley
North Dearborn Guilford Vikings                15
Dearborn
1962 Independents (new
school 1958)
1973 none (consolidated
into East Central)
Jennings County1 North Vernon Panthers               2 40
Jennings
1962 Independents
(SE IN 1958)
1973 Hoosier Hills Conference
South
Decatur
Greensburg Cougars           16
Decatur
1973 Mid-Hoosier 1977 Mid-Hoosier
  1. Was North Vernon before 1968, played concurrently in EIAC and HHC 1972-73.
  2. Colors were light blue      and white      until 1968.

Conference Championships[edit]

Football[edit]

# Team Seasons
25 East Central 1973*, 1982*, 1987*, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1998*, 2000, 2001, 2002*, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (4A), 2014 (4A), 2015 (4A), 2016 (4A), 2017 (4A)
24 Lawrenceburg 1957, 1962*, 1963, 1967*, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984,
1985, 1986, 1987*, 1988, 1992, 1998*, 2014 (3A), 2016 (3A), 2017 (3A)
8 Batesville 1956, 1965, 1973*, 1983*, 2002*, 2009, 2013 (3A), 2015 (3A)
6 Franklin County 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998*, 1999, 2002*
5 Aurora 1960*, 1962*, 1964, 1966, 1967*
4 Brookville 1958, 1959, 1960*, 1977
3 South Dearborn 1982*, 1983*, 1996
1 Hagerstown 1961
1 Jennings County 1969
1 Milan 1968
0 Cambridge City
0 Connersville
0 Greensburg
0 North Dearborn
0 North Vernon
0 Rushville
0 South Decatur

Boys Basketball[edit]

# Team Seasons
14 Batesville 1963, 1971, 1975*, 1977, 1978, 1979*, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003*, 2006, 2007*, 2008
11 Greensburg 1975*, 1980, 1989, 1990, 1993, 2003*, 2005*, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
9 East Central 1998, 1999, 2000*, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005*, 2007*, 2011
6 Lawrenceburg 1960, 1961, 1969*, 1992*, 2000*, 2009
4 Connersville 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
4 South Dearborn 1979*, 1985*, 1991, 1992*
2 Aurora 1957, 1975*
2 Brookville 1958, 1962
2 Jennings County 1972, 1973
2 North Dearborn 1968*, 1969*
2 North Vernon 1967, 1968*
1 Cambridge City 1959
0 Franklin County
0 Hagerstown
0 Milan
0 Rushville
0 South Decatur
  • Champions 1963–66, 1969-70, 1973–74, 1975-76, and 1980-88 (except SD 1984-85) unverified.

Girls Basketball[edit]

# Team Seasons
13 Franklin County 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012*
7 East Central 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2012*, 2013, 2015
3 Greensburg 2009*, 2016, 2018
2 Rushville 2014, 2017
1 Batesville 2009*
0 Aurora
0 Brookville
0 Connersville
0 Lawrenceburg
0 Milan
0 South Dearborn
  • Champions between beginning of competition in sport until 1991, and 1992-95 are unverified.

State Champions[edit]

Batesville Bulldogs (6)[edit]

  • 1992 Mike Daily, Wrestling (Wt. 119)
  • 2007 Ellie Tidman, Track & Field (High Jump)
  • 2008 Ellie Tidman, Track & Field (High Jump)
  • 2009 Ellie Tidman, Track & Field (High Jump)
  • 2010 Ellie Tidman, Track & Field (High Jump)
  • 2011 Chris Giesting, Track & Field (400 Meter Dash)
  • 2001 Boys Basketball Runner-Up (2A)
  • 2002 Baseball Runner-Up (2A)

East Central Trojans (2)[edit]

  • 1994 Football (4A)
  • 2017 Football (4A)
  • 1993 Football Runner-Up (4A)
  • 2015 Football Runner-Up (4A)

Greensburg Pirates (2)[edit]

  • 2013 Boys Basketball (3A)
  • 2014 Boys Basketball (3A)

Lawrenceburg Tigers (2)[edit]

  • 1975 Football (A)
  • 1978 Football (A)

Resources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keontz, Arv (October 15, 1975). "Sportslights". Seymour (IN) Daily Tribune. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "National Center for Education Statistics: Batesville High School". Retrieved July 29, 2019.