Conference re-alignment does not just apply to the college ranks anymore, as it has sunk down to the high school level and will begin in the fall of 2013 in western Iowa.
The conference re-alignment at issue here started back in 2008, when the former Boyer Valley Conference merged with the Maple Valley Conference to form the two-division, 16-team, Western Valley Conference.
The Maple Valley Conference was made up of River Valley, Ridge View, Lawton-Bronson, Woodbury Central, OA-BCIG, Westwood, West Monona and Whiting. The Boyer Valley Conference was made up of Ar-We-Va, Boyer Valley, Charter Oak-Ute, IKM, Logan-Magnolia, Manning, West Harrison and Woodbine.
The current WVC is now in its fourth year of existence, and will disband after the spring of 2013.
The WVC north division, with the addition of Whiting and West Monona, will return to the Maple Valley Conference;
The Rolling Valley Conference will begin in the 2013-14 school year, and the new 11-team league will consist of former Western Valley Conference schools Ar-We-Va, Boyer Valley, Charter Oak-Ute, West Harrison and Woodbine, which will combine with former Rolling Hills Conference schools Coon Rapids-Bayard, Glidden-Ralston, Paton-Churdan, Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton, Adair-Casey and Cumberland-Anita-Massena (C-A-M).
West Harrison will host the first Rolling Valley Conference Track Meet in 2014, and their new track complex could be a site for many big meets.
The south division teams will reunite for one final Boyer Valley Conference baseball and softball season in the summer of 2013 before everyone heads in their new conference direction.
Both Logan-Magnolia and IKM-Manning voted to exit the WVC in March of 2012, and will make the move to the Western Iowa Conference starting in the fall of 2013.