Col. City joins 7 others in new conference

COLUMBIA CITY โ€” Since the mutual withdrawal of all eight schools from the Northeast Hoosier Conference, several schools have been working together to form a new conference.Columbia City, Bellmont, DeKalb, East Noble, New Haven and Norwell heard presentations from several area schools in regards to forming a new conference.According to a press release from Norwell High School, officials mulled academics, location, demographics and strength of competition in their selection process.The schools chose the Leo Lions and Huntington North Vikings to join their new conference โ€” which has not been named yet โ€” to join their eight-school group.New conference play will begin in the 2015-16 school year.To read the rest of this story, see the June 7 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.