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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.

(02-24-2017) • Angola's Bourne Making Waves for Swimming State Finals
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola High School • Angola, IN
(02-24-2017) • AHS Band State Solo & Ensemble Students Head to Competition
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola High School • Albion, IN
(02-24-2017) • Personal Injury Vehicle Accident
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Old 27 & County Road 300 South • Angola, IN
(02-24-2017) • Night of Hope to Tackle Teen Depression Saturday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Destiny Family of Faith • Kendallville, IN
(02-24-2017) • Branch County Schools Will Start Classes in August
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(02-24-2017) • MDOT to Repair Sewer West of Coldwater
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: U.S. 12 between River Road and Western Avenue • Coldwater, MI
(02-24-2017) • Angola Chamber Announces Another Change in Leadership
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola Area Chamber of Commerce • Angola, IN
(02-24-2017) • Business Icon & Community Leader Larry Dunham is Remembered
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Dunham's Motor Sales, 1006 S Wayne Street • Angola, IN
(02-24-2017) • Silveus Insurance Partners Sold to Zabona, Dubsky
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(02-23-2017) • Indiana House Passes Zent's Resolution to Help Returning Vets
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(02-23-2017) • Bronson Community Schools is "Making it Cool to be Kind"
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bronson Community Schools • Bronson, MI
(02-23-2017) • New Patrol Deputy Hired in Steuben County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Sheriff's Department • Angola, IN
(02-22-2017) • Police Release Audio Clip of Possible Delphi Murderer's Voice
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Delphi, IN - Carroll County, IN
(02-22-2017) • Steuben County Enterprise Center Making Upgrades & Moving Forward
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Enterprise Center • Angola, IN
(02-22-2017) • Body Identified that was Found at a LaGrange County Lake
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Stone Lake • LaGrange, IN
(02-22-2017) • Ohio Secretary of State John Husted coming to Williams County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Veteran’s Memorial Building, Williams County Fairgrounds • Montpelier, OH
(02-22-2017) • Trine Humanities Symposia to Bite Into Food Traditions
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University • Albion, IN
(02-22-2017) • State Representative Denny Zent Working for Stroke Victims
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(02-22-2017) • Kenny Steele Named New Orland Town Marshal
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Orland Police Department • Orland, IN
(02-22-2017) • MSD Board of School Trustees Tuesday Meeting
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: MSD of Steuben County • Angola, IN
(02-22-2017) • Man Arrested For Trying To Steal A Car
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 29000 East U.S. 12 • Sturgis, MI
(02-22-2017) • Bronson Close To Fundraising Goal For Park Project
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bronson, MI
(02-22-2017) • Update in Murders from Delphi, IN
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Delphi, IN - Carroll County, IN
(02-22-2017) • Angola Residential Fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 3330 N State Rd 127 • Angola, IN
(02-21-2017) • Police investigate body found at Stone Lake
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Stone Lake • Shipshewana, IN
(02-21-2017) • Fremont School Board Meeting
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fremont, IN
(02-21-2017) • Angola Services, Finance, and Budget Committee Says No to Fire Truck
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola City Hall • Angola, IN
(02-21-2017) • City of Angola Common Council
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola City Hall • Angola, IN
(02-21-2017) • Man Wounded in Confrontation with Police
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Brownsburg, IN
(02-21-2017) • Stolen Truck from Bristol Found in a Michigan Lake
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Corey Lake • Three Rivers, MI
(02-21-2017) • Bill to Appoint Indiana State Superintendent Fails
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(02-21-2017) • Prairie Heights Fills 6 Positions; Accepts the Retirement of 3
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Prairie Heights Community Schools • LaGrange, IN
(02-20-2017) • Phone Outage Affecting Most of Williams County, Ohio
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Williams County 9-1-1 • Bryan, OH
(02-20-2017) • Fort Wayne State Police Post Welcomes Three Trooper Transfers
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fort Wayne, IN - ISP Fort Wayne Post
(02-20-2017) • Defiance Man Among New Inductees to OHSAA Officials Hall Fame
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Defiance, OH
(02-20-2017) • IHSAA Boys Basketball Sectional Pairings Released
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN





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