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14 minutes ago, DrivenT said:

Ive always looked at KV as a follower to whatever Lowell decides to do.  Maybe not

Maybe, but Demotte and Wheatfield (where KV is located) are in Jasper County along with RCHS.  They have been playing each other forever.  It's a very good rivalry, they play for the Cracker Barrel trophy in football.

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2 hours ago, DrivenT said:

Ive always looked at KV as a follower to whatever Lowell decides to do.  Maybe not

Don’t think so.  Grew up in nwi. And in my time, Lowell has been a nwi school. I’ve been at KV for 6 years and living in the area for 10 years, and don’t think KV would follow Lowell. 

1 hour ago, Gipper said:

Maybe, but Demotte and Wheatfield (where KV is located) are in Jasper County along with RCHS.  They have been playing each other forever.  It's a very good rivalry, they play for the Cracker Barrel trophy in football.

IMHO, a good, competitive conference would be:

kv. RCHS. S Newton. N Newton. Winamac. NJSP. Twin lakes. Benton central. 

Just my thoughts ONLY. 

i guess the time zone thing is a meh for me. It would be great for the entire state to be in one time but it’s not. 

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At one time TL, KV, RCHS, Win, NJ, and I think NN were in the same conference:  1968-1969 Northwest Hoosier!!!  Knox was also in the conference.  Then things suddenly changed.   It was great then.  Good food for thought.

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1 hour ago, Coach Snyder said:

At one time TL, KV, RCHS, Win, NJ, and I think NN were in the same conference:  1968-1969 Northwest Hoosier!!!  Knox was also in the conference.  Then things suddenly changed.   It was great then.  Good food for thought.

Ahhhh. I forgot Knox in my OP. Thank you. Should’ve had them instead of South Newton to finalize my original thought. 

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23 minutes ago, Coach Ellenwood said:

Ahhhh. I forgot Knox in my OP. Thank you. Should’ve had them instead of South Newton to finalize my original thought. 

Note the class, pp/public/ urban-rural similarities in the  conferences below :

New Conference

Lafayette Jeff  6A

Harrison  5A

McCutcheon  5A

West Lafayette  3A

LCC  2A

Kokomo  5A

Logansport  4A

Lebanon  4A

Rensselaer  2A

Kankakee Valley  4A

 

Summit Athletic Conference

Homestead  6A

Carroll  6A

Snider 5A

Northrup 6A

North Side 5A

South Side 4A

Wayne  4A

Dwenger 4A

Luers 3A

Concordia 3A

 

Southern Indiana

Reitz  4A

Bosse  4A

Central  4A

Harrison  4A

Castle  5A

North 5A

Memorial 3A

Mater Dei  2A

 

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not bad, but the distance from KV to Lebanon is about 100 miles, will all those Dutchmen up north go for that?

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2 hours ago, Gipper said:

not bad, but the distance from KV to Lebanon is about 100 miles, will all those Dutchmen up north go for that?

KV can join for the major sports only   Football and basketball.  The trip from KV to Lebanon is once every other year.  Good experience for the kids.  

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51 minutes ago, Coach Ellenwood said:

Speaking only for myself regarding KV, who will cover us from the media?

Everyone covers Rensselaer... Shouldn't be any different.

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2 hours ago, Coach Durham said:

Everyone covers Rensselaer... Shouldn't be any different.

Don’t know about that. 

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On 6/5/2018 at 10:47 AM, DrivenT said:

No. I am not. I'm simply stating that Purdue's success adds to a positive local vibe and environment. That also tends to lead to more interest, more investment. A rising tide lifts all ships. 

In general yes, but Purdue's success in 2017 wouldn't be seen in the local schools until AFTER the 2017 season.  So Jeff's recent success has nothing to do with Purdue did in the 2017 season.  Also, the Greater Lafayette/West Lafayette area has done well over the past decade while Purdue hasn't.  

  • 2008 - Purdue goes 4-8.  West Lafayette goes 11-1 dropping a sectional championship to Yorktown.  LCC goes 9-2 dropping a 6-point decision to eventual state runner-up Sheridan.
  • 2009 - Purdue goes 5-7.  West Lafayette goes 15-0 en route to a blue ring.  LCC goes 14-0 en route to a blue ring and the start of a 4-peat run.
  • 2010 - Purdue goes 4-8.  West Lafayette goes 10-4 with a regional loss.  LCC goes undefeated en route to another blue ring.
  • 2011 - Purdue puts up a winning season, 7-6 and wins the Little Caesar's Bowl beating perennial power Western Michigan.  West Lafayette goes 11-2 losing in semi-state to red ring St. Joe SB.  LCC finishes its third consecutive season undefeated en route to another blue ring.
  • 2012 - Purdue returns to losing seasons 6-7 and blown out in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.  West Lafayette struggles at 6-4 while LCC posts a 14-1 season en route to completing its four-peat run at LaRocca South.
  • 2013 - Purdue goes 1-11.  LCC enters 2A play going 9-2 and losing a sectional to eventual 2A runner-up Tipton.  West Lafayette goes 12-2 dropping semi-state to Andrean.
  • 2014 - Purdue goes 3-9.  West Lafayette goes 7-3 while LCC goes 10-4 in 2A dropping a pair to eventual 2A state champ RCHS.
  • 2015 - Purdue goes 2-10.  West Lafayette (13-2) and LCC (15-0) share a bus down to LOS.  LCC returns with blue rings and WL returns with red.
  • 2016 - Purdue goes 3-9.  West Lafayette goes 10-3 with a regional loss.  LCC goes 12-1 dropping a 1-point decision to eventual state runner-up Pioneer.
  • 2017 - Purdue goes 7-6 with a win in the Foster Farms Bowl over Arizona.  West Lafayette goes 12-2 with a regional loss while LCC is knee-capped at 4-8.

LCC and West Lafayette combine for seven trips to LOS during the decade with six blue rings. 

For comparison to Purdue, the other three Lafayette schools posted W/L/T records of:

  • Jeff - 4 winning, 6 losing.  Best finish was making it to second sectional.
  • Harrison - 3 winning, 6 losing, 1 tie.  Best finish was making it to third game of sections.
  • McCutcheon - 4 winning, 6 losing.  Best finish was making it to third game of sections. 

In essence, all of the Lafayette schools have had a better winning/losing season records than Purdue ... 2-8 ... has over the past decade.  Yes, having a winning Purdue program certainly can add to the success of the local teams, but the last decade shows that the Lafayette-area schools have done OK without that rising tide floating the boats.  And, even if the rising tide contributes, again, the EARLIEST that Purdue's newly-found winning ways would be seen in influence MIGHT be the 2018 season.    

On 6/5/2018 at 2:46 PM, Gipper said:

Lowell and KV are the big ifs with the time zone differential.  Besides, I don't see Lowell turning their back on the Region.  KV maybe if Rensselaer is part of the equation.

Time zone probably wouldn't be much of an issue.  RCHS and @Coach Nowlin handle it without any problem in the Hoosier Conference.  Speaking of RCHS and the HC, I think you'd be hard-pressed to convince RCHS to bolt the HC.  They've had pretty good success and a nice mix of teams to play to get them ready for post season.

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25 minutes ago, foxbat said:

In general yes, but Purdue's success in 2017 wouldn't be seen in the local schools until AFTER the 2017 season.  So Jeff's recent success has nothing to do with Purdue did in the 2017 season.  Also, the Greater Lafayette/West Lafayette area has done well over the past decade while Purdue hasn't.  

  • 2008 - Purdue goes 4-8.  West Lafayette goes 11-1 dropping a sectional championship to Yorktown.  LCC goes 9-2 dropping a 6-point decision to eventual state runner-up Sheridan.
  • 2009 - Purdue goes 5-7.  West Lafayette goes 15-0 en route to a blue ring.  LCC goes 14-0 en route to a blue ring and the start of a 4-peat run.
  • 2010 - Purdue goes 4-8.  West Lafayette goes 10-4 with a regional loss.  LCC goes undefeated en route to another blue ring.
  • 2011 - Purdue puts up a winning season, 7-6 and wins the Little Caesar's Bowl beating perennial power Western Michigan.  West Lafayette goes 11-2 losing in semi-state to red ring St. Joe SB.  LCC finishes its third consecutive season undefeated en route to another blue ring.
  • 2012 - Purdue returns to losing seasons 6-7 and blown out in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.  West Lafayette struggles at 6-4 while LCC posts a 14-1 season en route to completing its four-peat run at LaRocca South.
  • 2013 - Purdue goes 1-11.  LCC enters 2A play going 9-2 and losing a sectional to eventual 2A runner-up Tipton.  West Lafayette goes 12-2 dropping semi-state to Andrean.
  • 2014 - Purdue goes 3-9.  West Lafayette goes 7-3 while LCC goes 10-4 in 2A dropping a pair to eventual 2A state champ RCHS.
  • 2015 - Purdue goes 2-10.  West Lafayette (13-2) and LCC (15-0) share a bus down to LOS.  LCC returns with blue rings and WL returns with red.
  • 2016 - Purdue goes 3-9.  West Lafayette goes 10-3 with a regional loss.  LCC goes 12-1 dropping a 1-point decision to eventual state runner-up Pioneer.
  • 2017 - Purdue goes 7-6 with a win in the Foster Farms Bowl over Arizona.  West Lafayette goes 12-2 with a regional loss while LCC is knee-capped at 4-8.

LCC and West Lafayette combine for seven trips to LOS during the decade with six blue rings. 

For comparison to Purdue, the other three Lafayette schools posted W/L/T records of:

  • Jeff - 4 winning, 6 losing.  Best finish was making it to second sectional.
  • Harrison - 3 winning, 6 losing, 1 tie.  Best finish was making it to third game of sections.
  • McCutcheon - 4 winning, 6 losing.  Best finish was making it to third game of sections. 

In essence, all of the Lafayette schools have had a better winning/losing season records than Purdue ... 2-8 ... has over the past decade.  Yes, having a winning Purdue program certainly can add to the success of the local teams, but the last decade shows that the Lafayette-area schools have done OK without that rising tide floating the boats.  And, even if the rising tide contributes, again, the EARLIEST that Purdue's newly-found winning ways would be seen in influence MIGHT be the 2018 season.    

Time zone probably wouldn't be much of an issue.  RCHS and @Coach Nowlin handle it without any problem in the Hoosier Conference.  Speaking of RCHS and the HC, I think you'd be hard-pressed to convince RCHS to bolt the HC.  They've had pretty good success and a nice mix of teams to play to get them ready for post season.

The single biggest contributor to Lafayette area schools improvement in football records has been the change in conference affiliation.

The competition has been watered down significantly, hence the substantial improvement in overall records.  

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22 minutes ago, DrivenT said:

The single biggest contributor to Lafayette area schools improvement in football records has been the change in conference affiliation.

The competition has been watered down significantly, hence the substantial improvement in overall records.  

Co-sign.  The 3 large schools in Tippecanoe County went from being the bottom 3 teams in the all-sport standings in the HCC, to being the top 3 teams in the all sport standings in the NCC.  From a competitive standpoint in football, the NCC is relatively equal to the Hoosier Conference despite most of the schools being twice their enrollment.  It could actually be an interesting conference vs. conference matchup.

Lafayette Jeff vs. West Lafayette

Kokomo vs. Tipton

Marion vs. Lewis Cass

McCutcheon vs. Western

Harrison vs. Rensselaer Central

Muncie Central vs. Northwestern

Arsenal Tech vs. Hamilton Heights

Logansport vs. Central Catholic

Anderson vs. Twin Lakes

Richmond vs. Benton Central

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2 hours ago, DrivenT said:

The single biggest contributor to Lafayette area schools improvement in football records has been the change in conference affiliation.

The competition has been watered down significantly, hence the substantial improvement in overall records.  

Yes, everyone in Lafayette and most of the state knows that with regard to the Big 3.  Why did you originally try to tag it to Purdue's recent success?

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3 hours ago, foxbat said:

In general yes, but Purdue's success in 2017 wouldn't be seen in the local schools until AFTER the 2017 season.  So Jeff's recent success has nothing to do with Purdue did in the 2017 season.  Also, the Greater Lafayette/West Lafayette area has done well over the past decade while Purdue hasn't.  

  • 2008 - Purdue goes 4-8.  West Lafayette goes 11-1 dropping a sectional championship to Yorktown.  LCC goes 9-2 dropping a 6-point decision to eventual state runner-up Sheridan.
  • 2009 - Purdue goes 5-7.  West Lafayette goes 15-0 en route to a blue ring.  LCC goes 14-0 en route to a blue ring and the start of a 4-peat run.
  • 2010 - Purdue goes 4-8.  West Lafayette goes 10-4 with a regional loss.  LCC goes undefeated en route to another blue ring.
  • 2011 - Purdue puts up a winning season, 7-6 and wins the Little Caesar's Bowl beating perennial power Western Michigan.  West Lafayette goes 11-2 losing in semi-state to red ring St. Joe SB.  LCC finishes its third consecutive season undefeated en route to another blue ring.
  • 2012 - Purdue returns to losing seasons 6-7 and blown out in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.  West Lafayette struggles at 6-4 while LCC posts a 14-1 season en route to completing its four-peat run at LaRocca South.
  • 2013 - Purdue goes 1-11.  LCC enters 2A play going 9-2 and losing a sectional to eventual 2A runner-up Tipton.  West Lafayette goes 12-2 dropping semi-state to Andrean.
  • 2014 - Purdue goes 3-9.  West Lafayette goes 7-3 while LCC goes 10-4 in 2A dropping a pair to eventual 2A state champ RCHS.
  • 2015 - Purdue goes 2-10.  West Lafayette (13-2) and LCC (15-0) share a bus down to LOS.  LCC returns with blue rings and WL returns with red.
  • 2016 - Purdue goes 3-9.  West Lafayette goes 10-3 with a regional loss.  LCC goes 12-1 dropping a 1-point decision to eventual state runner-up Pioneer.
  • 2017 - Purdue goes 7-6 with a win in the Foster Farms Bowl over Arizona.  West Lafayette goes 12-2 with a regional loss while LCC is knee-capped at 4-8.

LCC and West Lafayette combine for seven trips to LOS during the decade with six blue rings. 

For comparison to Purdue, the other three Lafayette schools posted W/L/T records of:

  • Jeff - 4 winning, 6 losing.  Best finish was making it to second sectional.
  • Harrison - 3 winning, 6 losing, 1 tie.  Best finish was making it to third game of sections.
  • McCutcheon - 4 winning, 6 losing.  Best finish was making it to third game of sections. 

In essence, all of the Lafayette schools have had a better winning/losing season records than Purdue ... 2-8 ... has over the past decade.  Yes, having a winning Purdue program certainly can add to the success of the local teams, but the last decade shows that the Lafayette-area schools have done OK without that rising tide floating the boats.  And, even if the rising tide contributes, again, the EARLIEST that Purdue's newly-found winning ways would be seen in influence MIGHT be the 2018 season.    

Time zone probably wouldn't be much of an issue.  RCHS and @Coach Nowlin handle it without any problem in the Hoosier Conference.  Speaking of RCHS and the HC, I think you'd be hard-pressed to convince RCHS to bolt the HC.  They've had pretty good success and a nice mix of teams to play to get them ready for post season.

There you go again. Messing up a good theory with facts and numbers!

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Kankakee Valley is still working out the kinks of consolidation from 1970, sometimes DeMotte and Wheatfield just don't know how to play nice with each other. Lot of politic-ing happens when those lineups are filled out and it has chased a lot of solid coaches away from the job. I've lived smack in the middle of both communities and it has been issue for decades. Thats what has held back football and basketball in my personal opinion.

Newspapers that cover KV
Rensselaer Republican
KV Post-News
Post-Tribune
NWI Times

The one thing about travel is at least we are somewhat close to I-65 so I guess we can travel up and down that to a variety of places. However I like the ties to NWI and would much prefer the NCC add teams like Hanover, Wheeler, and Boone and invite Griffith back to make it 10. You could split up in divisions or do a number of different schedule types.

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Tipton won the Big School 7 on 7 tournament at Center Grove. Beat Indian Creek, Western, Pike, Gibson Southern, and then Center Grove in the championship. 

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40 minutes ago, silvertone1696 said:

Kankakee Valley is still working out the kinks of consolidation from 1970, sometimes DeMotte and Wheatfield just don't know how to play nice with each other. Lot of politic-ing happens when those lineups are filled out and it has chased a lot of solid coaches away from the job. I've lived smack in the middle of both communities and it has been issue for decades. Thats what has held back football and basketball in my personal opinion.

Newspapers that cover KV
Rensselaer Republican
KV Post-News
Post-Tribune
NWI Times

The one thing about travel is at least we are somewhat close to I-65 so I guess we can travel up and down that to a variety of places. However I like the ties to NWI and would much prefer the NCC add teams like Hanover, Wheeler, and Boone and invite Griffith back to make it 10. You could split up in divisions or do a number of different schedule types.

I can attest. Too many “Chiefs”, not enough “Indians”.

But, if KV went south, who would cover KV?  Would the KV community support those media outlets that cover KV?  

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4 minutes ago, Coach Ellenwood said:

I can attest. Too many “Chiefs”, not enough “Indians”.

But, if KV went south, who would cover KV?  Would the KV community support those media outlets that cover KV?  

What the hell difference does it make?  KV is not a big media target that requires a huge press following.  They get no coverage now, and they will get no coverage in the future, at least until they win something meaningful.

I dont understand why a school like KV would want to hold onto partnerships with schools like Griffith, Boone Grove, Hammond, etc.  That makes no logical sense.  Those schools represent the past and an era gone by.  The future is to the south.  KV sits right at the crossroads and can set its own course.  The lack of leadership and vision in that community is appalling.  

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The problem is the south doesn't offer many schools that are our size. Twin Lakes is about the only decent sized school until you hit Logansport or Lafayette which by bus are over an hour away. To link up with those schools would mean ridiculous amounts of travel.

KV is quite successful at the other sports, with girls teams going above and beyond anything the boys are doing.

DT always the contrarian, champion of the "what if"

Fact of the matter is this community has too many ties with Northwest Indiana that go beyond the school system. The Demotte-Roselawn exit is pretty much the last exit for tradesmen that work up near the lake in the mills, and factoring in the time change I can't see that changing the schedule or conference would do anything to improve our boys BB and FB teams. Once the school board stops playing favorites with its coaches and that reflects down on the community we might have something. The athletic director himself has some ugly baggage, but I wont go into that on here. PM me if you want to know what I'm talking about. We have some house cleaning to do.

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6 hours ago, DrivenT said:

What the hell difference does it make?  KV is not a big media target that requires a huge press following.  They get no coverage now, and they will get no coverage in the future, at least until they win something meaningful.

I dont understand why a school like KV would want to hold onto partnerships with schools like Griffith, Boone Grove, Hammond, etc.  That makes no logical sense.  Those schools represent the past and an era gone by.  The future is to the south.  KV sits right at the crossroads and can set its own course.  The lack of leadership and vision in that community is appalling.  

Proves many folks points. Thank you. 

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DT your proposal is classic contrarian babble. Why would KV want to be in a conference that is not only subject to time change but the distance to each team is ridiculous. Whats the closest other than Rensselaer? A good 90 minutes to every school.

Munster, Hobart, Highland, Lowell, and Andrean, are fine schools and we are happy to be in that conference. It helps keep our programs competitive in ALL sports. WE tied for the football conference title just a few years ago. There is no football tradition at KV...mainly due to it being a consolidated town with two very different communities. It makes zero sense to travel south when we are connected to Chicagoland and have many similar sized teams within 45 minutes away. 

Although I'm not worried because DT just likes to start controversy. Between predicting football being eliminated from some schools, to constant coach bashing (If i hear the term "bro culture" one more time i may break my coffee cup, as well as his hatred for Tom Allen or Ben Davis for that matter...why should it matter what he proposes.

 

And don't get me wrong. I actually like DT's take. It keeps things interesting. i love conference shakeups

 

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16 hours ago, silvertone1696 said:

DT your proposal is classic contrarian babble. Why would KV want to be in a conference that is not only subject to time change but the distance to each team is ridiculous. Whats the closest other than Rensselaer? A good 90 minutes to every school.

Munster, Hobart, Highland, Lowell, and Andrean, are fine schools and we are happy to be in that conference. It helps keep our programs competitive in ALL sports. WE tied for the football conference title just a few years ago. There is no football tradition at KV...mainly due to it being a consolidated town with two very different communities. It makes zero sense to travel south when we are connected to Chicagoland and have many similar sized teams within 45 minutes away. 

Although I'm not worried because DT just likes to start controversy. Between predicting football being eliminated from some schools, to constant coach bashing (If i hear the term "bro culture" one more time i may break my coffee cup, as well as his hatred for Tom Allen or Ben Davis for that matter...why should it matter what he proposes.

 

And don't get me wrong. I actually like DT's take. It keeps things interesting. i love conference shakeups

 

One of the primary reasons I moved away from the Region was the constant and unending gridlock.  And it seems to just get worse as time presses forward.  I would think that the easy access to 65 would be a factor in KVs overall evaluation of its travel time and expense.  

Outlyer schools like KV have a history of making moves that ultimately suit their own best interests.  For nearly any school in the "true" Region, KV is just another game on the schedule.  I would think that at some point the school would want to affiliate with members to which it has a stronger and more natural collection of shared beliefs and priorities.  

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it takes 20 minutes just to get to 65 from KV. We want to stay in our time zone. Once again we have a bunch of people who work in LAke County that live down here. A lot of families moved here from NCC schools because of yes traffic and its just not the prosperous, safe region it once was.

And we are true region. ANything south of 700N is considered Lafayette country if u ask me

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