Western Iowa Conference
The Western Iowa Conference is a high school athletic conference made up of bigger 1A and smaller 2A schools located mostly in the greater Council Bluffs area. The teams in the conference have a deep-rooted history together. Most of the schools have been with the conference throughout.
The Western Iowa Conference was organized in 1972 through the merger of the former Tri-County and Southwest Iowa Conferences. Members of the Tri-County Conference at that time were Carson-Macedonia, Elk Horn-Kimballton, Iowa School for the Deaf, Shelby-Tennant, Treynor, Tri-Center (Neola), Underwood, and Walnut. The members of the Southwest Iowa Conference then were AvoHa (Avoca), Griswold, Missouri Valley, and Oakland. Competition in the new 12-team conference began in the summer of 1971 with baseball and softball tournaments. No regular season schedules were played during the 1971-1972 school year, but girls and boys basketball tournaments and the traditional wrestling tournament were held in early 1972.
Many changes have occurred since then to turn today’s WIC into an 8-team league. It remained a 12-team conference until after the 1981-1982 school year. At that time Elk Horn-Kimballton and Walnut dropped out to join the Rolling Hills Conference. Following the 1982-83 school year, Iowa Deaf dropped out making the WIC a 9-team conference. After the 1985-86 school year, Carson-Macedonia dropped out, but would eventually join with Oakland to form Riverside. Then following the 1987-88 school year Shelby-Tennant left the league, but it would join forces with AvoHa a few years later to form what is now known as AHST. Finally, for the 1990-1991 school year, Audubon joined the WIC to make it the 8-team league.
List of member schools
|School||Location||Affiliation||Mascot||Colors||9-11 Enrollment (2014–15)|
|A-H-S-T-W||Avoca||Public||Vikings & Lady Vikes||162|
|Missouri Valley||Missouri Valley||Public||Big Reds & Lady Reds||179|
- League History
- Logan Magnolia School Board Minutes (6F on second to last page)
- "Iowa High School Athletic Association BEDS Document" (PDF). Retrieved October 7, 2013.