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VHS Tabs Gray as New Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

Former VHS and VU student-athlete Jeanette Gray will take over the coaching reigns for the VHS Girls Varsity Basketball program this year. She is coming over from Highland High School, and will teach business class along side her coaching duties.

Gray was a star for the Vikings and was named as an Indiana All-Star in 1999. She was just announced as a member of the 2010 VHS Hall of Fame Class as well. She went on to play for Valparaiso University, putting together a great college career that culminated in the 2002-2003 VU Athlete of the Year award. Gray replaces Coach David “Crock” McGonigle, who left the position due to family...

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VHS Places First at Regional Track Meet

Valparaiso Indiana Track It was a chilly, cloudy afternoon, but Valparaiso High School overcame the less-than-stellar conditions and defeated Merrillville 80-76 on Thursday at the Regional level of the Track & Field state tournament. VHS placed first in a pool of 35 area schools, though there was only two schools toward the top of the day's standings. The Vikings defeating Merrillville by 4, and the third place Chesterton Trojans by 30 points.

Between injuries and...

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2 Vikings Make the All-DAC Baseball Team

Sophomore Jerrick Suiter and Ben Olenjniczak Named All-Conference

Today, the Duneland Athletic Conference named its 2009 All-DAC Baseball Team, along with the Conference MVP.

Valparaiso High School had two of the seventeen players, pulled from seven of the eight squads in the division. Sophomore Jerrick Suiter was named one of the top four outfielders, the only sophomore to...

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Valpo Wins the DAC Crown as Malone Sets New Pole Vault Record

Valparaiso Pole VaultingThe Valparaiso Track and Field team won the Duneland Athletic Championship at Crown Point High School Thursday, defeated the defending champion Merrillville Pirates 154.5-120. The Viking win was highlighted by pole vaulter Nate Malone, who cleared 15 feet 1 inch on Thursday at the DAC Championships. For Malone, this is his third DAC title in a row in the pole vault event, while not only achieving a personal best, but a new Valpo record. The old record was held by Kyle Klein and Frank Wilson at 15 feet flat. Malone also holds the Valpo Indoor record at 14'1". Read more

VHS Mens Basketball Regional Matchup vs. Elkhart Memorial High School

Today, we are blog-casting (I just made that up) from the track surrounding the Michigan City High School Gymnasium. The state's #8 Valpo Vikings are playing EMHS is the first round of the Michigan City Regional. The crowd is pretty divided into red and green. Apparently Munster defeated Mishawaka in the early game this morning. So the winner of this game will play Munster at 7:30 tonight CT.

1st Half

11:45 - Valpo wins the tip off. Valpo's defense this year has really been stellar, and the refs not calling so far sets the tone that they will let the kids play today.

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National Football Federation Adopts New Horse Collar Tackle Regulation

Horse Collar Tackles Now Illegal

From the AP:

INDIANAPOLIS — The horse-collar tackle has been added to the list of illegal personal contact fouls in high school football.

This addition to Rule 9-4-3 was one of 10 rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee at its January 24-25 meeting in Indianapolis. The rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

National Soccer Federation Adopts New Shin Guard Rule

New Rule Requires Organization's Approval on All Shin Guards

From the AP:

INDIANAPOLIS | In an ongoing focus on risk minimization in high school soccer, an addition to the shinguard policy has been approved.
A year after requiring shinguards to meet National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) standards, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Soccer Rules Committee will now require the front of the shinguard to be permanently marked with the NOCSAE seal and height range, effective in fall 2012.

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IHSAA Allows Girls to Try Out for Baseball

Decision Rules Softball and Baseball as "Not Comparable"

Do you remember A League of their Own with Tom Hanks and Madonna? Welcome back.

Recently, the Indiana High School Athletics Association ruled that girls are now allowed to try out for baseball, traditionally an males-only sport. The decision, which came to an 18-9 vote, came as a result of a lawsuit filed by a freshman at Bloomington South High School.

Lake Central coach Todd Iwema recently asked the NWI Times "The sports...

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