Rangeline Conference

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The Rangeline Conference was an IHSAA-Sanctioned High School Athletic Conference that lasted from 1965 to 1999, containing schools in Boone, Clinton, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Howard, Marion, Shelby, and Tipton Counties in Central Indiana at various points, though never having more than five counties represented at one time, and the largest membership at once being eight schools.

The conference began as the Mid-Capital Conference in 1965, following the breakup of the Hamilton County Conference due to consolidation. The six school loop was down to four by 1970, but expanded to 7 by 1972 and rebranded itself as the Rangeline, since its footprint was no longer confined to the northern suburbs of Indianapolis. While the conference was stable at 8 schools from 1975 to 1989, size differences and geography plagued Rangeline for its remaining 11 years, until its demise in 2000.

Membership[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors County Year joined Previous Conference Year left Conference Joined
Avon Avon Orioles           32
Hendricks
1965 Independents 1970 West Central
Hamilton
Heights
Arcadia Huskies           29
Hamilton
1965 none (new school) 2000 Mid-Indiana
Hamilton
Southeastern
1
Fishers Royals                29
Hamilton
1965
1972
Hamilton County
Big Blue River
1969
1995
Big Blue River
Hoosier Heritage
Sharpsville-Prairie Sharpsville Bulldogs           80
Tipton
1965 Independents 1970 none (consolidated
into Tri-Central)
Sheridan Sheridan Blackhawks           29
Hamilton
1965 Hamilton County 2000 Hoosier
Westfield Westfield Shamrocks                29
Hamilton
1965 Hamilton County 2000 Hoosier Crossroads
Tri-Central Sharpsville Trojans           80
Tipton
1970 none (new school) 1989 Hoosier Heartland
Taylor Center Titans           34
Howard
1972 1974 Mid-Indiana
Zionsville Zionsville Eagles                06
Boone
1972 2000 Hoosier Crossroads
Clinton
Central
Michigantown Bulldogs           12
Clinton
1975 Mid-Central 1989 Hoosier Heartland
Clinton
Prairie
Frankfort Gophers           12
Clinton
1975 Mid-Central 1989 Hoosier Heartland
New
Palestine
New Palestine Dragons           30
Hancock
1989 Big Blue River 1995 Hoosier Heritage
Triton
Central
Fairland Tigers           73
Shelby
1989 Big Blue River 1995 Mid-Hoosier
Scecina Memorial Indianapolis Crusaders                49
Marion
1995 Independents 2000 Independents
Yorktown Yorktown Tigers                18
Delaware
1997 White River 1999 Hoosier Heritage
Tipton Tipton Blue Devils           80
Tipton
1998 Central Indiana 2000 Hoosier
  1. Hamilton Southeastern opened as a renaming of Fishers in 1965, since no schools consolidated with FHS, despite the new mascot and colors. Eventually a new Fishers High School would split from HSEHS, reviving the old FHS mascot and colors.

Membership Timeline[edit]

Yorktown High School (Indiana) Tipton High School (Indiana) Scecina Memorial High School Triton Central High School New Palestine High School Clinton Prairie High School (Frankfort, Indiana) Clinton Central High School (Michigantown, Indiana) Zionsville Community High School Taylor High School (Kokomo, Indiana) Tri Central High School (Sharpsville, Indiana) Westfield High School (Westfield, Indiana) Sheridan High School (Indiana) Tri Central High School (Sharpsville, Indiana) Hamilton Southeastern High School Hamilton Heights High School Avon High School (Indiana)

Resources[edit]

Rangeline Conference Lifespan