The North Central Conference announced Wednesday that Indianapolis Arsenal Tech has accepted an offer for membership. The school will become a voting member of the league on April 1, 2015 and begin league competition in the fall of 2015.
The move allows the NCC to maintain a group of 10 members in the 2015-16 school year. The league has seven current members, including Central. The others are Anderson, Richmond, Marion, Kokomo, Logansport and Huntington North.
Three Lafayette-area schools — Jefferson, Harrison and McCutcheon — will join the NCC for the 2014-15 school year. Huntington North will depart after the 2014-15 school year as Arsenal Tech joins.
New Castle, a longtime member of the league, is competing as an independent in some sports this year as it transitions to the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
The statement issued by the NCC indicates the addition of Arsenal Tech will allow the NCC to continue to plan for divisional play and conference tournaments in most sports.
“The goal of the NCC remains the same,” the release read. “Bigger, better, stronger and more exciting than ever.”
Arsenal Tech last month won the Class 4A boys basketball state championship with a team that included Ball State signees Jeremie Tyler and Rashaun Richardson.
Tech was previously a member of the NCC from 1926-1961.