Mishawaka High School will be moving to the Northern Lakes Conference starting in 2020-21.
This means that the Cavemen are effectively trading places with the soon-to-be-merged Elkhart schools, who are joining the Northern Indiana Conference that same year.
Mishawaka’s shift means the NIC will remain at eight teams after the Elkhart schools merge. It also means that Elkhart Memorial’s current slot in the NLC will be filled.
The move will separate Mishawaka from its biggest rival: Penn. However, the two rivals can still face each other in non-conference matches.
Mishawaka’s departure from the NIC means Elkhart is the only founding member of the NIC still in the conference.
Mishawaka will also be in the same conference as Warsaw, who hired Mishawaka’s longtime football coach Bart Curtis earlier this year.
WOW. I’m hoping that first Warsaw/Mishawaka game in the fall of 2020 is up in the Princess City. I’m already excited for our guys to experience getting to play in Steele Stadium, one of the best football venues in the state! https://t.co/NG100Bm1ni
— Michael Curtis (@MrCurtisWCHS) July 11, 2018