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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.

(05-22-2017) • Humane Shelter Receives $250,000 Matching Gift Challenge
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County • Angola, IN
(05-22-2017) • Domestic Battery
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Howe, IN
(05-22-2017) • Shots Fired at Church
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: South Milford, IN
(05-22-2017) • Man Goes to the Hospital After Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 600 N, east of State Road 9 • Howe, IN
(05-22-2017) • Man Uses Ceiling Fan Blades in Domestic Battery Near Mongo
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Howe, IN
(05-22-2017) • Excess Food Plot Seed Available
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Soil and Water Conservation District • Angola, IN
(05-22-2017) • Discussion to Develop a Milk Processing Facility
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange County 4-H Fairgrounds • LaGrange, IN
(05-22-2017) • Lakeland School Board Meeting Tonight
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Lakeland Community Schools • LaGrange, IN
(05-22-2017) • Saturday Night Structure Fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 625 East, Ray • Fremont, IN
(05-22-2017) • Firefighters Respond to Accident Involving One of Their Own
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Reading Township
(05-20-2017) • National Weather Service Assesses Damage in Pauling County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Paulding County, Ohio
(05-20-2017) • Metz Road is Closing Monday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Metz Road, County Road 275 East • Angola, IN
(05-20-2017) • West Broad Street Road Closure
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: West Broad Street • Angola, IN
(05-20-2017) • April Indiana Employment Report
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(05-19-2017) • Cooler and More Wet Weather
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: NE Indiana - SE Michigan - NW Ohio
(05-19-2017) • Traffic Leads Meth Discovery and More
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Elkhart, IN
(05-19-2017) • Free Fishing Day in Indiana is May 20
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Pokagon State Park - Trine Recreation Area • Angola, IN
(05-19-2017) • Students Earn Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(05-19-2017) • Three Vehicle Crash Kills Colon Woman
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Colon Township • Colon, MI
(05-19-2017) • Portion of Indiana State Road 5 to Close
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Shipshewana, IN
(05-18-2017) • Fireman Sustains Injuries After Responding to Vehicle Fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: U.S. 12 and Harrold Sellers Drive • Coldwater, MI
(05-18-2017) • Singer Amy Grant is Coming to Angola
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University • Angola, IN
(05-18-2017) • Army Veteran Will Ride His Wheelchair Through the Area
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(05-18-2017) • YMCA Looking to Build Community Assessment
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: YMCA of Steuben County • Angola, IN
(05-18-2017) • Wind Knocks Out Transmission Line
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fremont - Orland - Pleasant Lake
(05-18-2017) • Babysitter Charged After Girl Found Wandering
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Elkhart, IN
(05-18-2017) • Donnelly and Young Speak on Senate Floor Together on Bill
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Washington, DC
(05-17-2017) • Widespread Power Outage Wednesday Afternoon
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Albion, IN
(05-17-2017) • Edon Medical Pot Debate
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Village of Edon • Edon, OH
(05-17-2017) • Man Arrested on Numerous Drug Related Charges
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(05-17-2017) • Man Charged With OWI After Moped Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: County Road 19 • Auburn, IN
(05-17-2017) • MSD makes adustments to student handbooks
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(05-17-2017) • MSD School Board Accepts Administrative Changes
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(05-17-2017) • Man Pleads No Contest In Fatal Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(05-17-2017) • Man Dies in Motorcycle and Pick-up Truck Accident
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Elkhart, IN
(05-16-2017) • County Opiod Profiles
(05-16-2017) • Bronson Man Sentenced For High Speed Chase
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Branch County Circuit Court • Coldwater, MI





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