Mid-Hoosier Conference

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The Mid-Hoosier Conference within Indiana

A seven member IHSAA-sanctioned athletic located within Bartholomew, Decatur, Johnson, and Shelby Counties in Central Indiana.

History[edit]

The conference was formed in 1964 by seven schools from Bartholomew (Hauser), Brown (Brown County), and Shelby (Southwestern, Triton Central, Waldron) counties as a conference for smaller schools south of Indianapolis.[1] Johnson County schools Edinburgh and Whiteland would join in 1965. The conference had some roster changes in its early years, as Whiteland outgrew the MHC and moved to the Mid-State, while Indian Creek and South Decatur joined as newly consolidated schools. Triton Central left in 1969, and was replaced by Crothersville. South Decatur would join the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference in 1973, but would return in 1977.[2] The league would once again go through changes in the 1980s, as North Decatur (1980) and Morristown (1985) would join, and Crothersville would leave to become a full-time member of the Southern Athletic Conference, having been a member of both the MHC and the SAC since the latter's inception in 1974.

The league would stay stable until the late 1990s, as Triton Central rejoined from the Rangeline Conference, bringing membership to 10. This would be short-lived, however, as Brown County would join the reformed Western Indiana Conference in 1999. Triton Central would join the Indiana Crossroads Conference in 2012. The MHC would respond by bringing in two former White River Conference schools, Eastern Hancock and Knightstown. Both schools were scheduled to join in 2013, but Eastern Hancock was able to arrange its scheduling to join in 2012.[3]

Indian Creek will however be leaving and joining the Western Indiana Conference (WIC). Indian Creek will also begin playing in the WIC Football Conference as well as a result of S. Vermillion leaving the WIC and returning to the WRC (Wabash River Conference). Eastern Hancock and Knightstown also decided to end their affiliation with the conference that year, with both scheduled to begin the process of joining new conferences in the fall of 2017.

All of the football-playing schools of the MHC participate in the Mid-Indiana Football Conference.

Membership[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors Enrollment [1]
08-09
IHSAA
Class [2]
IHSAA Class
Football [3]
County Year Joined Previous Conference
Edinburgh1 Edinburgh Lancers                276 A A 41
Johnson
1965 Johnson County
Hauser Hope Jets           343 AA - 03
Bartholomew
1964 Dixie
Morristown Morristown Yellow Jackets                229 A - 73
Shelby
1985 Big Blue River
North
Decatur
Greensburg Chargers                401 AA A 16
Decatur
1980 Big Blue River
South
Decatur
2
Greensburg Cougars           298 AA A 16
Decatur
1968
1977
none (new school)
Eastern Indiana
Southwestern
(Shelbyville)
Shelbyville Spartans                229 A - 73
Shelby
1964 Shelby County
Waldron Waldron Mohawks           244 A - 73
Shelby
1964 Shelby County
  1. Edinburgh played concurrently in the MHC and JCC 1965-67.
  2. South Decatur played in the EIAC 1973-77.

Former Members[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors County Year Joined Previous Conference Year Left Conference Joined
Brown
County
Nashville Eagles           7
Brown
1964 1999 Western Indiana
Triton
Central
Fairland Tigers           73
Shelby
1964
1996
Shelby County
Rangeline
1968
2012
Big Blue River
Indiana Crossroads
Whiteland Whiteland Warriors                41
Johnson
1965 Johnson County 1968 Mid-State
Indian
Creek
Trafalgar Braves                41
Johnson
1967 none (new school) 2016 Western Indiana
Crothersville1 Crothersville Tigers           36
Jackson
1969 Dixie-Monon 1983 Southern
Eastern
Hancock
Charlottesville Royals           30
Hancock
2012 Independents (WRC 2010) 2016 Independents (MEC 2017)
Knightstown Knightstown Panthers           33
Henry
2013 Independents (MEC 2010) 2016 Independents (TEC 2017)
  1. Crothersville played in both the MHC and SAC from the SAC's inception in 1974 until leaving the MHC in 1983.

Membership timeline[edit]

Knightstown High SchoolEastern Hancock High SchoolMorristown Junior-Senior High SchoolNorth Decatur Junior-Senior High SchoolCrothersville High SchoolSouth Decatur Junior-Senior High SchoolIndian Creek Senior High SchoolWhiteland Community High SchoolEdinburgh Community High SchoolWaldron Junior-Senior High SchoolTriton Central High SchoolSouthwestern Junior-Senior High SchoolHauser Junior-Senior High SchoolBrown County High School

State Champions[edit]

IHSAA State Champions

Hauser Jets (1)[edit]

  • 2006 Boys Basketball (A)
  • 2015 Softball (A)

Morristown Yellow Jackets (2)[edit]

  • 2003 Volleyball (A)
  • 2018 boys basketball (A)

South Decatur Cougars (1)[edit]

  • 1990 Football (A)

Triton Central Tigers (1)[edit]

  • 2003 Baseball (2A)

Waldron Mohawks (1)[edit]

  • 2004 Boys Basketball (A)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schools Sign Charter for New Conference". Anderson Herald (Anderson, IN). 1964-02-15. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
  2. ^ Keontz, Arv (1975-10-15). "Sportslights". Seymour (IN) Daily Tribune. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  3. ^ "Royals Were Without Conference Previous Two Years". Greenfield Daily Reporter (Greenfield, IN). 2012-08-02. Archived from the original on 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2012-09-27.

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