At its spring board meeting Wednesday, the N.C. High School Athletic Association Board of Directors approved conference names for its new realignment, which runs fall 2017 until spring 2021.
Here are new Observer-area conferences.
I-Meck: Hopewell, Hough, Lake Norman, Mallard Creek, Mooresville, North Mecklenburg, Vance, West Charlotte
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South Meck 7: Ardrey Kell, Berry Academy, Harding University, Olympic, Providence, South Mecklenburg, West Mecklenburg
Southwestern: Butler, East Mecklenburg, Garinger, Hickory Ridge, Independence, Myers Park, Porter Ridge, Rocky River
Northwestern: (4A) McDowell County, South Caldwell; (3A) Alexander Central, Freedom, Hickory, St. Stephens, Watauga, West Caldwell
Big South: Ashbrook, Burns, Crest, Forestview, Hunter Huss, Kings Mountain, North Gaston, Stuart Cramer
North Piedmont: Carson, East Rowan, North Iredell, South Iredell, Statesville, West Rowan
South Piedmont: A.L. Brown, Central Cabarrus, Concord, Cox Mill, Jay M. Robinson, Northwest Cabarrus
Southern Carolina: Charlotte Catholic, Cuthbertson, Marvin Ridge, Monroe, Parkwood, Piedmont, Sun Valley, Weddington
Western Mountain Athletic - A.C. Reynolds, Asheville, Enka, Erwin, North Buncombe, North Henderson, T.C. Roberson, Tuscola, West Henderson
Central Carolina: Central Davidson, East Davidson, Ledford, Lexington, North Davidson, Oak Grove, Salisbury, South Rowan, Thomasville, West Davidson
Northwestern Foothills: Bunker Hill, Draughn, East Burke, Foard, Hibriten, Patton, West Iredell
Rocky River: Anson, Central Academy, East Montgomery, Forest Hills, Mount Pleasant, West Stanly
South Fork Athletic: Bandys, East Lincoln, Lake Norman Charter, Lincolnton, Maiden, Newton-Conover, North Lincoln, West Lincoln
Southwestern Athletic: Chase, East Gaston, East Rutherford, R-S Central, Shelby, South Point
PAC-7: Bradford Prep, Carolina International, Community School of Davidson, Mountain Island Charter, Pine Lake Prep, Queens Grant, Union Academy
Southern Piedmont: Bessemer City, Cherryville, Highland Tech, Lincoln Charter, Piedmont Community, Thomas Jefferson
Yadkin Valley: Albemarle, Gray Stone Day, North Moore, North Rowan, North Stanly, South Davidson, South Stanly, Uwharrie Charter, West Montgomery