Hoosier North Athletic Conference

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Location of Hoosier North members in Indiana

The Hoosier North Athletic Conference is an IHSAA-sanctioned conference in northwestern Indiana, that began in 2015. The conference contains nine schools in six counties (Cass, Fulton, Marshall, Pulaski, St. Joseph, and Starke), but may expand to include more schools in the future.[1]

History[edit]

  • 2015: The Hoosier North Athletic Conference (HNAC) was formed by schools from the Northern State Conference (Culver, Knox, LaVille, and Triton), Midwest Conference (Caston, Pioneer, West Central, and Winamac), and then independent North Judson-San Pierre. The HNAC was formed in an effort to shorten travel distances and increase competition among member schools. The exodus of the 4 Northern State Conference teams caused that conference to fold, and forced other teams from Bremen, Jimtown, John Glenn, and New Prairie to join the Northern Indiana Conference.
  • 2017: The West Central school board approved a measure to leave the Hoosier North Athletic Conference and re-join the Midwest conference, a move that, in accordance with HNAC bylaws, will be completed by the end of the 2018-19 school year[2].

Members[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors # / County Enrollment[3] IHSAA Class Year Joined Previous Conference
Caston Fulton Comets                25
Fulton
228 A 2015 Midwest
Culver Culver Cavaliers                50
Marshall
249 A 2015 Northern State
Knox Knox Redskins                75
Starke
584 AAA 2015 Northern State
LaVille Lakeville Lancers           71
St. Joseph
363 A 2015 Northern State
North Judson-San Pierre North Judson Blue Jays                75
Starke
368 A 2015 Independents (NW Hoosier 1997)
Pioneer Royal Center Panthers                09
Cass
275 A 2015 Midwest
Triton Bourbon Trojans                50
Marshall
261 A 2015 Northern State
West Central 1 Francesville Trojans                66
Pulaski
280 A 2015 Midwest
Winamac Winamac Warriors           66
Pulaski
377 A 2015 Midwest
  1. West Central will play concurrently in the HNAC and MWC in 2018-19 before leaving the HNAC after that school year.

Membership timeline[edit]

West Central Senior High SchoolWinamac High SchoolTriton High SchoolPioneer High SchoolNorth Judson-San Pierre High SchoolLaville High SchoolKnox High SchoolCulver High SchoolCaston High School

Conference Champions[edit]

Football[4][edit]

Titles School Years
3 Pioneer 2015, 2016, 2017
0 Caston
0 Culver
0 Knox
0 LaVille
0 North Judson-San Pierre
0 Triton
0 West Central
0 Winamac

Boys Basketball[5][edit]

Titles School Years
1 LaVille 2018
1 Triton 2017
1 Pioneer 2016
0 Caston
0 Culver
0 Knox
0 North Judson-San Pierre
0 West Central
0 Winamac

Girls Basketball[6][edit]

Titles School Years
2 North Judson-San Pierre 2017, 2018
1 Triton 2016
0 Caston
0 Culver
0 Knox
0 LaVille
0 Pioneer
0 West Central
0 Winamac

State Championships[edit]

Pioneer (1)[edit]

  • 2017 Football (1A)[7]

Math Contest[edit]

The Conference hosts a math tournament every school year at different schools within the conference. The 2018 tournament will be held at Knox.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Midwest Conference Down to 4 as West Central Officially Exits". Journal-Courier, Lafayette, IN. 2013-09-19. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  2. ^ Hettinger, Paul. "West Central leaving HNAC". Pulaski Journal. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. ^ "IHSAA Enrollment Numbers" (PDF). Indiana High School Athletic Association. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Conference Football Champions". John Harrell's Indiana High School Football. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Boys Basketball Conference Champions". John Harrell's Indiana Boys Basketball. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Girls Basketball Conference Champions". John Harrell's Indiana Girls Basketball. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  7. ^ "2017 IHSAA 1A Football Tournament Bracket". MaxPreps. Retrieved 22 January 2018.