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NECC Basketball; History Behind NECC
Tuesday Jan 10, 2017 4:11pm

By: Sheila McCrea

It's a big week for basketball in this corner of Indiana for what's known as the NECC Basketball Tournament; however some may not know or understand what the letter NECC mean.

The conference was formed as the Bi-County Conference in 1964. When Lakeland and Prairie Heights became schools that left Lagrange and Steuben Counties with only seven schools total. At that time Angola already competed in the Northeastern Indiana Athletic Conference, and Lakeland decided to compete independently.

The five remaining schools started the conference, and soon Shipshewanna-Scott and Topeka were consolidated in 1966. Fremont and Hamilton also participated in the State Corner Conference, while staying with their other Steuben County schools.

Meanwhile, at that point the five remaining Noble County schools were set to consolidate into two schools themselves, and were also needing new conference affiliation. They joined with the Bi-County Conference teams, and changed their name to the current NECC. Howe Military also joined that year.

Other schools to join since then were Lakeland in 1974, Fairfield in 1980, Garrett in 1981, Eastside in 1983, and Angola and Churubusco in 1989. Howe Military left in 1980, and Garrett followed in 2005 (before rejoining in 2014).

Weather permitting, NECC Basketball avtion will get started tonight. WLKI will broadcast live from Fremont as the Fremont Eagles host the Churubusco Eagles in night one. Angola heads to Emma to play Westview, which will be brought to you live on WLKI's sister station, WTHD Thunder Country 105.5. Both games will have an air time of 7:15 p.m.

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LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(08-19-2017) • Shipshewana's Riegsecker Honored
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(08-19-2017) • Goshen Stabbing
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(08-18-2017) • Trine Names Two New Sports Information Directors
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(08-18-2017) • Angola Construction Notice
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(08-18-2017) • Court Of Claims Rules For Defendants Over Foley
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(08-17-2017) • Alcohol A Factor in Car Verses Buggy Accident Wednesday Night
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(08-17-2017) • Indiana Man Arrested Following Pursuit
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(08-17-2017) • Garth Brooks Coming to Indy
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(08-17-2017) • Church Shot
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(08-16-2017) • Personal Injury Crash on I-69
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(08-16-2017) • Trine Expanding Reiners Residence Hall
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(08-16-2017) • Federal Government Will Effect MSD Graduation Rate Calculation
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LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(08-16-2017) • Former Doctor Sentenced In Drug Fraud Case
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