Heart of Iowa Conference

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The Heart of Iowa Conference is a high school athletic conference in central Iowa that dates back to the 1970s. While most of the schools are 2A, the third largest class of schools in Iowa, there are a few 2A schools and a single (Nevada) 3A school in the league.

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Mascot Colors Affiliation 9-11 Enrollment (2012-2013)[1]
Gilbert Gilbert Tigers           Public 300
Greene County Jefferson Rams           Public 296
Nevada Nevada Cubs           Public 302
North Polk Alleman Comets           Public 275
Prairie City-Monroe Monroe Mustangs           Public 222
Roland-Story Story City Norsemen           Public 226
Saydel Des Moines Eagles           Public 361
South Hamilton Jewell Hawks           Public 206

Recent history[edit]

As of 1992, the league had 9 schools in it. Woodward-Granger joined the conference in the early 1990s from the Raccoon River Conference, whose members were mostly rapidly growing schools immediately outside of Des Moines. Colfax-Mingo and Pleasantville were added to the conference in 1997, following the demise of the Des Moines River Conference. Pleasantville then left the league in 2001. In 2006, Prairie City-Monroe joined the league from the South Central Conference. In 2007, Madrid left for the West Central Conference and was replaced by former Raccoon River Conference member Jefferson-Scranton. In 2008, West Marshall left for the NICL. The 2009 season saw Woodward-Granger jump to the West Central Conference and Nevada join the league from the Raccoon River Conference. In 2010 season, Colo Nesco jumped to Iowa Star Conference in every sport except sharing with CMB in soccer. Ogden left the conference in 2011 in order to join former conference foes Woodward-Granger and Madrid in the West Central Conference. Bondurant-Farrar made the jump to Raccoon River Conference starting in the 2011-2012 school year. Grandview Park Baptist left the Heart of Iowa Conference before the softball season to go to Rolling Hills Conference. Saydel joined the conference beginning in the fall of the 2012-2013 school year. In 2015, Colfax Mingo left for the South Iowa Cedar League.

In 2017-18 season, Collins-Maxwell & Baxter will split up their sharing agreement and both schools will jump to the Iowa Star Conference.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Iowa High School Athletic Association BEDS Document" (PDF). Retrieved October 6, 2013.