List of high school athletic conferences in Indiana

The following are the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) sports conference alignments for the 2008–2009 school year.

The IHSAA Conferences

"Note 1:" "Clay City, Linton-Stockton, Shakamak, and Union (Dugger) compete in both the Southwest Indiana and the Tri-River conferences"
"Note 2:" "South Central (Union Mills) competes in the Greater South Shore Conference as a football-only member. It competes in all other sports in the Porter County Conference".
"Note 3:" "Wes-Del competes in the White River Conference as a football-only member. It competes in the Mid-Eastern Conference in all other sports.
"Note 4:" "The Mid-Indiana Football Conference competes only in football. It is made up of the five Mid-Hoosier Conference football-playing schools (Edinburgh, Indiana Creek, North Decatur, South Decatur, Triton Central), and Milan from the Ohio River Valley Conference."
"Note 5:" "The Southwest Seven Conference competes only in football. It is made up of schools from the Blue Chip Conference (North Knox and Wood Memorial), Southwest Indiana Conference (Eastern Greene, North Daviess), Tri-River Conference (North Central (Farmersburg)), and two schools in both the Southwest Indiana and Tri-River conferences (Linton-Stockton, Union (Dugger))."
"Note 6:" "Holy Cross is an IHSAA member who competes in the non-IHSAA State Line Christian Conference."

Non ISHAA School Conferences:

; Central Indiana Christian Conference
* Baptist Academy - Indianapolis
* Colonial Christian - Indianapolis
* Cornerstone Christian - Indianapolis
* Eagledale Christian - Indianapolis
* Heritage Hall - Muncie
* Indiana Christian- Anderson
* Suburban Baptist - Indianapolis
* Tabernacle - Martinsville
* Terre Haute Christian

; State Line Christian Conference
* Covington Christian - Covington
* Holy Cross - Terre Haute6
* John Paul II Catholic High - Terre Haute
* Lighthouse Christian - Bloomington
* Living Water Marlins - Fillmore
* Tippecanoe Tornados - Lafayette
* Wabash Valley Warriors - Terre Haute
* Zion's Hill Baptist Academy - Linton

Conference Changes from 1994-Present

; 1994-1995
* Southwestern (Hanover) was removed from the Ohio River Valley Conference for rule violations.

; 1995-1996
* Michigan City Elston and Michigan City Rogers consolidated into Michigan City High School. MCHS retained Rogers's spot in the Duneland Conference, vacating Elston's spot in the Northern Indiana Conference.
* Triton Central left the Rangeland Conference to play as an independent.
* Indianapolis Howe and Indianapolis Washington both closed, leaving the Indianapolis Public Schools Conference at 5 teams.

; 1996-1997
* Delta left the White River Conference to play as an independent.
* Seymour joined the Hoosier Hills Conference, keeping their membership in the South Central Conference simultaneously.
* Shelbyville left the South Central Conference to play as an independent.
* Triton Central joined the Mid-Hoosier Conference, previously playing as an independent for a season after leaving the Rangeland Conference.

; 1997-1998Conference Indiana was formed from six of the Central Subruban Conference schools:
* Decatur Central
* Franklin Central
* Lawrence Central
* Perry Meridian
* Pike
* Southport

and four South Central Conference schools:
* Bloomington North
* Bloomington South
* Columbus North
* Martinsville

The Metropolitan Athletic Conference was formed:
* Ben Davis (former Independent)
* Carmel (former Olympic Conference)
* Center Grove (former South Central)
* Lawrence North (former Central Suburban)
* Terre Haute North (former Independent)
* Terre Haute South (former Independent)
* North Central (Indianapolis) (former Independent)
* Warren Central (former Independent)

The Hoosier Conference disbanded:
* Harrison (West Lafayette) and McCutcheon left the Hoosier Conference to join the Olympic Conference.
* Benton Central, Twin Lakes, and West Lafayette played as independents for the season.


* Brownsburg joined the Olympic Conference, formerly playing as an independent.
* Delta joined the Hoosier Heritage Conference, formerly playing as an independent.
* Hamilton Southeastern left the Hoosier Heritage Conference for the Olympic Conference.
* Seymour left the South Central Conference, playing exclusively in the Hoosier Hills Conference. Previously they were a member of both conferences.
* Shelbyville joined the Hoosier Heritage Conference, formerly playing as an independent for a season after leaving the South Central Conference.
* Yorktown left the White River Conference to join the Rangeline Conference.
* Anderson Madison Heights closed, leaving the Olympic Conference at 10 members.

; 1998-1999The Hoosier Conference was reformed. Previous conference members Benton Central, Twin Lakes, and West Lafayette were joined by:
* Delphi (former Hoosier Heartland Conference)
* Rensselaer Central (former Northwest Hoosier)

The Northland Conference was formed:
* Argos (former Independent)
* Marquette Catholic (former Independent)
* Oregon-Davis (former Independent)
* River Forest (former Northwest Hoosier)
* South Central (Union Mills) (former Independent)
* Westville (former Porter County Conference)


* Andrean joined the Lake Athletic Conference, formerly playing as an Independent.
* Eastbrook left the Mid-Indiana Conference to join the Central Indiana Conference.
* Frankton left the White River Conference to join the Central Indiana Conference.
* Lowell and Lake Station Edison both left the Northwest Hoosier to join the Lake Athletic Conference.
* Peru left the Central Indiana Conference to join the Mid-Indiana Conference.
* Tipton left the Central Indiana Conference to join the Rangeline Conference.
* Kankakee Valley, North Judson, and North Newton, the remnants of the Northwest Hoosier Conference, play as independents.
* Southwestern (Hanover) rejoined the Ohio River Valley Conference after being forced out due to rules violations in 1995.

; 1999-2000The Western Indiana Conference was formed:
* Brown County (former Mid-Hoosier Conference)
* Edgewood (former West Central Conference)
* Northview (former Independent)
* Owen Valley (former West Central Conference)
* South Vermillion (former Wabash River Conference)
* Sullivan (former Tri-River Conference)
* West Vigo (former independent)


* Danville and Tri-West Hendricks both left the West Central Conference to join the Sagamore Conference.
* Fort Wayne Canturbury joined the Midland Conference
* Speedway left the Mid-State Conference to join the West Central Conference.
* Yorktown left the Rangeline Conference to join the Hoosier Heritage Conference.

; 2000-2001The Hoosier Crossroads Conference was formed from the members of the Olympic Conference West Division:
* Brownsburg
* Hamilton Southeastern
* Harrison (West Lafayette)
* McCutcheon
* Noblesvilleplus:
* Avon (former Mid-State Conference)
* Westfield (former Rangeline Conference)
* Zionsville (former Rangeline Conference)

* Sheridan and Tipton both left the Rangeline Conference to play in the Hoosier Conference.
* Hamilton Heights left the Rangeline Conference to play in the Mid-Indiana Conference.
* Indianapolis Scecina Memorial, the sole remaining Rangeline Conference member, played as an independent.
* Elkhart Memorial joined the Northern Lakes Conference, keeping their membership in the Northern Indiana Conference simultaneously.
* Wood Memorial left the Pocket Athletic Conference to play as an independent.

; 2001-2002
* Elkhart Memorial left the Northern Indiana Conference to exclusively play in the Northern Lakes Conference. Previously they were a member of both conferences.
* Tell City left the Big Eight Conference to join the Pocket Athletic Conference.
* Wood Memorial joined the Blue Chip Conference, formerly playing as an independent for a year after leaving the Pocket Athletic Conference.

; 2002-2003
* Eastern (Pekin) left the Southern Conference to join the Mid-South Conference.
* South Bend St. Joseph's joined the Northern Indiana Conference, formerly playing as an independent. They took the place of South Bend LaSalle, which closed prior to this season.
* Fort Wayne Canterbury left the Midland Conference to play as an independent.

; 2003-2004
* Mount Carmel of Illinois joined the Big Eight Conference after the breakup of the Egypt Illini Conference, becoming the only non-Indiana member of an Indiana conference.
* Lake Central joined the Duneland Conference, formerly competing as an independent.
* Mishawaka Marian joined the Northern Indiana Conference, formerly competing as an independent.
* Hobart left the Duneland conference to join the Lake Athletic Conference.
* Kankakee Valley joined the Lake Athletic Conference, formerly competing as an independent.
* Wheeler left the Porter County Conference to join the Lake Athletic Conference.
* South Central (Union Mills) left the Northland Conference to join the Porter County Conference.
* Lafayette Jefferson left the North Central Conference to compete as an independent.

; 2004-2005
* Lafayette Jefferson joined the Hoosier Crossroads Conference, formerly playing as an Independent for a season after leaving the North Central Conference.
* Huntington North left the Olympic Conference to join the North Central Conference.
* Indianapolis Howe and Indianapolis Washington were reopened, and rejoined the Indianapolis Public Schools Conference.
* Elkhart Christian joined the Northland Conference, formerly competing as an independent.
* Gary Mann closed, leaving the Northwestern Conference with four remaining teams.

; 2005-2006The Indiana Crossroads Conference was formed:
* Beech Grove (former Mid-State Conference)
* Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter (former Independent)
* Indianapolis Park Tudor (former Independent, former Mid-Indiana Football Conference football-only member)
* Indianapolis Scecina Memorial (former Independent)


* Garrett left the Northeast Corner Conference and joined the Allen County Conference.

; 2006-2007
* Decatur Central and Martinsville left Conference Indiana to join the Mid-State Conference.
* Wabash left the Central Indiana Conference to join the Three Rivers Conference.
* Oak Hill left the Three Rivers Conference to join the Central Indiana Conference.

; 2007-2008Three new conferences came into existance out of the Lake Athletic Conference's breakup:Great Lakes Conference
* Hammond (former LAC Black Division)
* Hammond Clark (former LAC Blue Division)
* Hammond Gavit (former LAC Blue Division)
* Hammond Morton (former LAC Black Division)

Greater South Shore
* North Newton (former Independent)
* Lake Station Edison (former LAC Blue Division)
* Hammond Bishop Noll (former LAC Blue Division)
* Michigan City Marquette (former Northland member)
* Calumet (former LAC Blue Division)
* River Forest (former Northland member, former football-only Independent)
* Wheeler (former LAC Blue Division)
* Whiting (former LAC Blue Division)In addition, with Marquette Catholic not fielding a football team, South Central (Union Mills) of the Porter Counrty Conference plays in the GSSC for football. They were previously an independent)

Northwest Crossroads Conference
* Andrean (former LAC Black Division)
* Griffith (former LAC Black Division)
* Highland (former LAC Black Division)
* Hobart (former LAC Black Division)
* Kankakee Valley (former LAC Blue Division)
* Lowell (former LAC Black Division)
* Munster (former LAC Black Division)

* Forest Park left the Blue Chip Conference to join the Pocket Athletic Conference, coinciding with the start of their football program.
* Fishers High School was reopened and joined the Hoosier Crossroads Conference, giving them 10 schools.
* Indianapolis Crispus Attucks was reopened, and rejoined the Indianapolis Public Schools conference.

; 2008-2009
* Wes-Del left the White River Conference in all sports except football to join the Mid-Eastern Conference. They are now a football-only participant in the White River.

External links

* Indiana High School Athletic Association [http://www.ihsaa.org/school_rosters.htm Conference Rosters]


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