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Conference History

Updated:9/11/17    

  • River Valley (2013 - Present)
    • North
      • Bellevue - 2013-14 thru PRESENT
      • Camanche - 2013-14 thru PRESENT
      • Cascade - 2013-14 thru PRESENT
      • Monticello - 2013-14 thru PRESENT
      • North Cedar - 2008-09 thru PRESENT
      • Northeast - 2013-14 thru PRESENT
    • South
      • Durant - 2008-09 thru PRESENT
      • Iowa City Regina - 2008-09 thru PRESENT
      • Mid-Prairie - 2008-09 thru PRESENT
      • Tipton - 2008-09 thru PRESENT
      • Wilton - 2008-09 thru PRESENT
      • West Branch - 2008-09 thru PRESENT
      • West Liberty - 2008-09 thru PRESENT
    • Membership Changes

      2018-19:
      Anamosa joins from the WaMac Conference. Membership increaces to 14.
      2013-14:
      Bellevue, Camanche, and Northeast join from the disbanding Big East Conference. Cascade and Monticello join from the Tri-Rivers Conference. Membership increases to 13. Conference renamed River Valley Conference.
      2008-09:
      Durant, Mid-Prairie, Regina, Tipton, West Branch, West Liberty, and Wilton of the disbanding Eastern Iowa Hawkeye Conference; and North Cedar of the Big East Conference form the Cedar Valley Conference. Original membership is 8.

  • Big East (2003 - 2013)
    • Andrew - 1993-94 thru 2010-11
    • Bellevue - 1993-94 thru 2012-13
    • Bennett - 1993-94 thru 2004-05
    • Calamus-Wheatland - 1993-94 thru 2012-13
    • Camanche - 2003-04 thru 2012-13
    • Clinton Mater Dei - 1993-94 thru 2012-13
    • East Central - 1993-94 thru 2010-11
    • Lisbon - 1993-94 thru 2012-13
    • Marquette Catholic, Bellevue - 1993-94 thru 2012-13
    • Midland - 1993-94 thru 2012-13
    • North Cedar - 1993-94 thru 2007-08
    • Northeast - 1993-94 thru 2012-13
    • Olin - 1993-94 thru 2010-11
    • Preston - 1993-94 thru 2012-13
    • Membership Changes

      2013-14:
      Marquette Catholic, Bellevue, Lisbon, Midland, Calamus-Wheatland, Prince of Peace Prep, and a reorganized Easton Valley (made up of Preston and defunct East Central) leave for the Tri-Rivers Conference. Bellevue, Northeast, and Camanche leave for the Cedar Valley Conference, which forms the River Valley Conference. The conference disbands.
      2011-12:
      Andrew, Olin, and East Central close. Membership decreases to 9.
      2008-09:
      North Cedar leaves to help form the Cedar Valley Conference. Membership decreases to 12.
      2005-06:
      Bennett is absorbed by Durant (Eastern Iowa Hawkeye Conference). Membership decreases to 13.
      2003-04:
      Camanche joins from the disbanding Big Bend Conference. Membership increases to 14.
      2000-01:
      Mater Dei changes it name to Prince of Peace Prep. Membership remains at 13.
      1993-94:
      The Wapsie Conference (made up of Marquette Catholic, Bellevue, Calamus-Wheatland, Bellevue, Andrew, Bennett, and Mater Dei) merges with the Mid-East Conference (made up of Northeast, Midland, Lisbon, Preston, Olin, East Central, Clarence-Lowden, and Lincoln, Stanwood) to form the Big East Conference. Clarence-Lowden and Lincoln, Stanwood consolidate to form North Cedar and remain in the new league. Original membership is 13.


  • Big Bend (1987 - 2003)
    • Anamosa - 1987-88 thru 2002-03
    • Camanche - 1987-88 thru 2002-03
    • Cascade - 1987-88 thru 2002-03
    • Central Clinton of DeWitt - 1987-88 thru 2002-03
    • Dyersville Beckman - 1987-88 thru 2002-03
    • Maquoketa - 1987-88 thru 2002-03
    • Monticello - 1987-88 thru 2002-03
    • Western Dubuque -1987-88 thru 2002-03
    • Membership Changes

      2003-04:
      Beckman, Western Dubuque, and Central Clinton join the WaMaC Conference. Monticello, Anamosa, and Cascade join the Tri-Rivers Conference. Camanche joins the Big East Conference. The league disbands.
      1998-99:
      Maquoketa leaves for the WaMaC Conference. Membership decreases to 7.
      1987-88:
      Maquoketa, Monticello, and Anamosa of the WaMaC Conference; Beckman, Western Dubuque, Central Clinton, Camanche, and Cascade, all previously independent, re-establish the Big Bend Conference. Membership is 8.

  • Independent (1985 - 1987)

  • Big Bend (1975 - 1985)
    • Bellevue - 1978-79 thru 1982-83
    • Camanche - 1975-76 thru 1984-85
    • Central Clinton/Dewitt - 1975-76 thru 1984-85
    • Clinton Saint Mary's - 1975-76 thru 1979-80
    • Clinton Mater Dai - 1980-81 thru 1983-84
    • Northeast - 1975-76 thru 1983-84
    • North Scott - 1975-76 thru 1977-78
    • Pleasant Valley - 1975-76 thru 1984-85
    • Western Dubuque -1976-77 thru 1984-85;
    • Membership Changes

      1985-86:
      The league disbands. Pleasant Valley, Central Clinton, Cascade, Western Dubuque, and Camanche become independents.
      1984-85:
      Mater Dei (to Wapsie Conference) and Northeast (to Mid-East Conference) leave the conference. Membership decreases to 5.
      1983-84:
      Bellevue leaves the conference for Wapsie Conference. Membership decreases to 7.
      1980-81:
      St. Mary's, Clinton becomes Mater Dei. Membership remains at 8.
      1978-79:
      Cascade joins from the Eastern Iowa Conference. Bellevue joins from the Great River Conference. North Scott leaves to help found the Mississippi Athletic Conference. Membership increases to 8.
      1976-77:
      Western Dubuque joins from the Eastern Iowa Conference. Membership increases to 7.
      1975-76:
      Central Clinton, North Scott, and St. Mary's, Clinton of the disbanding Illiowa Conference; and Camanche, Northeast, and Pleasant Valley of the disbanding Bi-State Conference form the Big Bend Conference. Original membership is 6.

  • Bi-State (1970 - 1975)
    • Camanche - 1970-71 thru 1974-75
    • Northeast - 1970-71 thru 1974-75
    • Pleasant Valley - 1970-71 thru 1974-75
    • Erie (IL) - 1970-71 thru 1974-75
    • Prophetstown (IL) - 1970-71 thru 1974-75
    • Membership Changes

      1975-76:
      Pleasant Valley, Camanche, and Northeast leave to help found the Big Bend Conference. Erie (IL) and Prophetstown (IL) leave to helpfound the Three Rivers Conference. Conference disbands.
      1970-71:
      Pleasant Valley, Camanche, Northeast, Erie (IL), and Prophetstown (IL) form the Bi-State Conference. Original membership is 5.