The Northwest Central Conference (NWCC) is pleased to announce that Ridgedale Schools located in Morral will be joining the NWCC as a full member beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. Ridgedale voted to leave the Northern 10 League on October 22nd and was formally voted in as a member of the NWCC at the monthly league meeting on November 11th.

League Commissioner Aaron Matthews issued the following statement, “The league was looking to fill the void of losing two quality schools in Lehman Catholic and Riverside after the 2020-2021 school year. There was mutual interest in having Ridgedale join and we were able to get this done in a timely fashion. Elgin Athletic Director Jason Hix was a major component in helping to get this done and we thank him for his service”.

Ridgedale Athletic Director Jessica Parthemore said “Ridgedale is excited for this opportunity for our students to compete within the NWCC. We are looking forward to building relationships and competitive rivalries with the schools, students, and communities within the league.”

Ridgedale will begin membership in the fall of 2021.