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Valpo Cross Country Wraps Up a Great Season


vhs logoThe Benjamin Franklin Middle School boys and girls cross country teams had a great season for 2013.

Lot thanks goes to Alex Otto, assisirant coach of the Benjamin Franklin cross country team for sending the awesome photos to us (see cool collage below) and Amanda Nunnelly, head coach. Both have always stayed connected with our GOOD news philosophy. And more thanks goes out to Julie Dalton for connecting us to the kids and the coach.

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Ben Franklin vs. Thomas Jefferson Middle Schools “Battle on the Gridiron!!”


bf-vs-tj-7thgrade-football 26Local football is alive and well! Two hometown favorites face-off to end their respective undefeated seasons – Monday, October 21, 2013 at 4:30PM!! Ben Franklin Middle School has prepared all season for this big game. Key weapons on the BF Offense are Kevin Jackson, Ayden Bennett, and Jackson Kurth – just to name a few. Defensively, the BF Vikings have allowed few points against their starters. The defensive line powers through closing down avenues of escape – allowing the linebackers to clean up and shut their opponents down.

Coaches Osborn, Lichtenberger and Coffin encourage, instruct, and motivate the best from these young men. The team plans to bring their individual talents, high work ethic, and strength together as the powerful team they’ve become – bringing home the WIN for their...

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Lake, Porter Schools Battle It Out in Cross Country Meet


Lake-Porter-Cross-Country-2013-1Eight teams showed up for the Lake Porter Middle School Cross Country Meet held at Woodland Park tonight. Competing were host teams Portage Willowcreek and Fegley, along with Crown Point’s duo of Colonel Wheeler and Taft; from Valpo, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin, and rounding out the roster were the Hobart Brickies and Chesterton Trojans.

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5th Grade Volleyball (Team 1) Wins!


5th-VB-Team-Wins-2013The fifth grade volleyball team 1 is on a roll! On Saturday, the team defeated St. Mary's Crown Point in two games. On Sunday, the girls easily defeated St. Stan's of Michigan City in two games. Isabella Jardenil was the top server over the weekend making 25 out of 26 serves in four games. Madison Rowley, Hailey Cook and Jacklyn Ivers all had excellent overhand serves.

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What is the Secret to a Winning Start? Teamwork!


St-Paul-Volleyball-Fall-2013-2Congratulations to the 8th grade Volleyball team in their victory against St. Mary's, Griffith. The girls, down by 8 in the first set, rallied to a 25-22 win due to the serves of Emma Runnion, Natalie Dowdy and Lauren Moberley.

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Thomas Jefferson Middle School Fall Sports Start Dates for 2013


Thomas-Jefferson-Middle-SchoolHere are some important announcements from Thomas Jefferson Middle School Fall concerning Sports Start Dates:

Cross Country - Practice Starts August 12 from 3pm to 4:30pm. Meet in the TJ Commons

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Thomas Jefferson Middle School Fall Sports Start Dates


Cross Country - Practice Starts August 12 from 3pm to 4:30pm. Meet in the TJ Commons
Volleyball - Tryouts will be held on August 12 and August 13 from 9am to 11:30 am. Meet in TJ Main Gym
SportsArticleImageFootball - Practice starts August 5 from 5pm to 6:30pm. Meet on Football Practice Field.

All student athletes need to have a physical on file to participate in all athletic practices or tryouts.

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NWI Basketball Players Part of IBCA/IHSAA Top 100 Showcase Events Set for July 18 and July 23


IHSAA LOGOThe 11th annual IBCA/IHSAA Top 100 Showcase events have been set for July 18 and July 23 at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.

Staged by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association with support from the Indiana High School Athletic Association, the Top 100 Showcase events are designed to give exposure to top basketball prospects from across the state to colleges across the state and nation.

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Rose Pastoret Reaches Doubles Finals in USTA Pie Seifert Memorial Day Tennis Tournament


rose-pastoretRose Pastoret (Age 11) from Valparaiso, IN recently competed in the USTA Pie Seifert Memorial Day Tennis Tournament in South Bend, IN. Rose (pictured on left) and her doubles partner, Kate Novak from Mattawan, Mi were the Finalist in the 12U division.

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Harlem Wizards vs Valpo Schools Staff


Harlem-Wizards-vs-Valpo-(385)The Valparaiso Schools Foundation will once again host the Harlem Wizards on Thursday, April 25th, 6:30 pm, at Valparaiso High School. The Harlem Wizards will play a team of 20-30 Valparaiso elementary and middle school staff in a full basketball game. The game is sponsored by Cavanaugh and Nondorf Orthodontics, and all proceeds directly benefit Valparaiso Community Schools' students and teachers.

This event was a huge success last year with a tremendous crowd. Come join us again this year and show your support for our community and schools.

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St. Paul 6th Grade Girls Take Home CYO Championship


st-paul-cyo-2013-3Our Lady Panthers 6th grade girls basketball team won the CYO championship today beating St Michaels. The game was hosted by St John Evangelist. On Saturday, we beat an undefeated team in St Mary's Crown Point to advance to the finals today.

With the deafening roar of the fans and girls, you would have thought we had won the Super Bowl...or been attending a Justin Bieber concert.

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