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The Siouxland Conference is a ten team high school athletic conference in the northwest corner of Iowa, consisting of schools ranging from the smallest class (1A) to the second largest class (3A), and known for its prominence in small school basketball.

Siouxland Conference is located in Iowa
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School Locations in Iowa



Institution High School Location Mascot Colors Affiliation 9–11 Enrollment
IHSAA Class[2] Football Class[3] IGHSAU Class[4]
Boyden-Hull Hull Comets           Public 164 1A 2A* 2A
Central Lyon County Rock Rapids Lions           Public 157 1A 2A* 2A
George-Little Rock George Mustangs           Public 103 1A 2A* 1A
M-OC/Floyd Valley Orange City
  • Dutchmen
  • Lady Dutch
          Public 296 3A 2A 3A
Okoboji Milford Pioneers           Public 213 2A 2A 2A
Rock Valley Rock Valley Rockets           Public 177 2A 2A* 2A
Sheldon Sheldon Orabs           Public 249 2A 2A 3A
Sibley-Ocheyedan Sibley Generals           Public 178 2A 1A 2A
Sioux Center Sioux Center Warriors           Public 278 2A 2A 3A
West Lyon County Inwood Wildcats           Public 184 2A 1A 2A
*Denotes co-op with another school.

Usual combinationsEdit

Name Schools Participating Mascot Colors Sports Shared
BHRV Boyden-Hull, Rock Valley Nighthawks                Football, wrestling, baseball, track and field, cross country, softball
CL/G-LR Central Lyon, George-Little Rock Lions           Football, wrestling
G-LR/CL George-Little Rock, Central Lyon Mustangs           Cross country, softball


The Siouxland Conference was founded in 1952 and began play in the 1953–54 school year.[5][6] Originally the league was made up of: Inwood and George from Lyon County; Orange City, and Hawarden from Sioux County; and Akron and Le Mars Gehlen[6] from Plymouth County. Rock Valley replaced Augustana Academy of Canton, South Dakota in 1960.[7] West Sioux of Hawarden left the conference in 1965, and rejoined for a short period in the 1970s.[8][9] Sioux Center and Central Lyon of Rock Rapids joined the conference in 1967.[10] Akron withdrew from the league at the conclusion of the 1975 baseball season.[5] Little Rock merged with George to become George-Little Rock in 1989.[11] The league then went through a set of changes in the early 1990s when it added Sibley-Ocheyedan from the Lakes Conference, and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and Okoboji High School from the disbanded Sioux Valley Conference.[12] Maurice-Orange City merged with Floyd Valley to become MOC-Floyd Valley in 1994.[13] The conference remained the same until Hartley-Mevin-Sanborn left for the War Eagle Conference in 2009 and longtime Sibley-Ocheyedan rival Sheldon moved in from the Lakes Conference.[14][15]



Sioux Center won the big school state title in 1959[16] and the small school state title in 1967.[17] Maurice-Orange City claimed the 2A state championship in 1987–88 and again in 1988–89,[18] and won the 3A title in 2004–05 as MOC-Floyd Valley.[19][20] Rock Valley has won the championship in 1996,[21] 1998,[22] 2009, and 2010.[23][24] In 2003, Boyden-Hull was class 1A state champ,[25] while Sioux Center won the 2A title.[26] George-Little Rock won the 1A title in 2006.[27][28] Boyden-Hull won back to back 1A titles in 2012 and 2013.[29][30] In 2013, Sheldon also won the 2A championship.[31] West Lyon won the 1A championship in 2014, keeping it in the conference for three straight years.[32]


Sibley-Ocheyedan won two basketball titles, (1986 and 1996)[33][34][35] while Rock Valley has three (2001–2003).[36] Central Lyon won the 1A title in 2013.[37] MOC–Floyd Valley won the 3A championship the following season,[38][39] besting their previous best result, second place in 1997.[40]

Other sportsEdit

The schools hold many other state titles as well, including football, which is no longer a sanctioned conference sport since the state took control of the entire system in the mid-1990s and created a two-year rotating district system. Nevertheless, Sibley holds a title, while Sioux Center has two and Central Lyon holds two on their own and one more sharing with George-Little Rock with 2 runners-up in class 2A.[41] West Lyon has won four titles (1998, 1999, 2010, 2013)[42] and finished as class 1A runner up in 2008 and 2014 and 2A runner up in 1995. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley was class 2A runner up for football in 2009.[43] Before sharing sports with Rock Valley, Boyden-Hull tied West Harrison for the 1970 Class B track championship. Maurice-Orange City has won the state track championship three times, Sioux Center twice, George and Okoboji once each.[44] Rock Valley has three state golf titles, all won as a member of the Siouxland Conference.[45] Central Lyon and Sheldon have each won a cross country championship.[46] Sibley-Ocheyedan won a women's Class 2A cross country title in 1997.[47] Rock Valley is the only team in the conference to win a baseball championship.[48]

Sports offeredEdit

The conference offers the following sports:[49]


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