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Ben Franklin Takes on Thomas Jefferson for Football


BF-vs-TJ-2014 1On a crisp fall evening, a tradition was upheld in Valparaiso. Two teams, Benjamin Franklin Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School faced off for a special football game. The cross town rivalry between BF and TJ is well-known, so this made for a lively and memorable game.

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JP Garza Scores Game Winner in Purdue Calumet's 3-1 Victory at Calumet College


PUC-PeregrinsJP Garza’s goal in 79th minute broke a halftime tie to help lift the Purdue University Calumet men’s soccer team to a thrilling 3-1 league victory over rival Calumet College of St. Joseph Wednesday at East Chicago Central High School.

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Grade School "Meet the Vikes" Night Set for September 19


vhs-fball-meetthevikes-2011-(73)Friday, September 19 will be "MEET THE VIKES NIGHTS" for Valparaiso Community School Students K- 5th grade. Each student must have the "Meet the Vikes" flyer to be admitted free to the game on Friday night. The Flyers were distributed through the Valparaiso Community Elementary Schools this week. The Varsity Football game between the Valparaiso Vikings and the Chesterton Trojans will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets to VHS sporting events are $6 each, Kindergarten and up (Cash only)

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Fall Sports To Begin Soon at Thomas Jefferson Middle School


Thomas-Jefferson-Middle-SchoolThomas Jefferson Middle School will start their fall sports programs very soon! ALL student athletes MUST have turned in a current physical and concussion acknowledgement form BEFORE than can participate in any practices.

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6th Grade Ginter Reality Hornets Finish Undefeated, April 2014


ginter-hornetsThe 6th grade Ginter Reality Hornets finished undefeated (4-0) at the University of Michigan Big House Champions Hoopla. By winning this tournament Ginter now qualifies for the Boo Williams National tournament in Virginia Beach in August.

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Thomas Jefferson Middle School Wins B Tourney in Overtime


Thomas Jefferson Middle School wins B To-1Valparaiso's Thomas Jefferson Lady Vikings won the annual Thomas Jefferson B tournament on Saturday March 15. The final score of the championship game was 25-23 vs. Chesterton in Overtime.

Schools participating were Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Chesterton, and Col. Wheeler.

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Winning Season for St. Paul Boys Basketball


6th-Boys-Bball-Feb-2014The Boys’ 6th grade Tarnow basketball team finished a great year. The team overall record was 16-0. The Panthers defeated St. Thomas Moore in the championship 34-17.

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St. Paul 5th Grade Boys’ Basketball Season Wrap-up


5th-Grade-Boys-Bball-2014-1Our 5th grade boy's basketball Panthers finished their season in the CYO tournament 2nd round. The boys posted some strong results for their first season together finishing 8-4 with one forfeit.

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The Road to Disney is Difficult and the Valparaiso Midgets Have Made it Again


valpo-pop-warner-cheer-2013The Valpo Pop Warner Cheerleading team is headed back to the national finals in the Midget division, with their final routine of the season set for the national stage on December 13 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

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Road to the Championship!


Road-to-ChampionshipThe fifth grade volleyball team 1 had an exciting weekend of tournament play. On Saturday, the girls took on St. Mary's Griffith. The team had to come from behind and win after St. Mary's won the first game of the set.

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A Trio with Talent


BF-football-7th-gradersThere are three young men that you need to meet. They are local boys who have made their mark on their school in all sorts of positive ways. Football season is over, which has kept them busy and active. But I had the good fortune of having them all together to talk to me. I'd like to introduce you to Ayden Bennett, Kevin Jackson, and Jackson Kurth.

Ayden Bennett is a 7th grade student at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. He is a very smart and friendly young man with a big heart. Ayden plays center and middle line backer on the Ben Franklin football team, and although the season is over for the year, he still has a hand in the sport; not for his own gain, but for the gain of others. Ayden is the...

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