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VHS Hosting 8th Grade Parent - Athlete Meeting

viking-signOn Wednesday, March 20th, the VHS Athletic Office will hold an informational meeting for all current 8th grade student-athletes and their parents. The meeting will take place in the VHS Main Gym and will begin at 6:00pm.

Future VHS student-athletes and their parents are encouraged to attend this event. Presentations will be made by the Athletics Office and VHS coaches.


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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

K-of-C-Free-Throw-ContestEach Boys’ and Girls’ basketball team that plays CYO in grades 5-8 were to hold a free throw competition during one of their practices. The winner from each team then went to the CYO Free Throw competition on Sunday at St. Bridget's in Hobart, hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Players were grouped by grade and boys were separate from girls. Each free throw specialist got two warm-up shots that didn't count. After that, they shot 10 free throws. The number each child shot was recorded to determine the winner. CYO gave medals for 1st and 2nd place.

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How You Can Get Involved with ValpoLife Sports


ValpoLife.com is a community-based website, focusing on an exclusively-positive view on the people, places, organizations, and businesses serving Valpo, Indiana. We look to be a central hub for all of the great information out there and tell all of the great stories for sports and athletics in Valpo.

We are a small staff, and while we will be out at several games, events, and gatherings, we can’t be everywhere. We are always looking for folks to submit their content to us, no matter what the event. If you are involved with something that positively affects the community, we want to know about it.

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Benjamin Franklin Middle School Cross Country Runs Well Against Crown Point Wheeler

BF TJ Middle School XCountry5The Benjamin Franklin Vikings had another beautiful start to their season against Crown Point Wheeler. The team couldn’t have asked for better weather at Rogers Lakewood Park on this sunny Tuesday afternoon. Almost all teams came out with a win, and the teams who didn’t fell just short.

The 6th grade boys’ team was defeated with a score of 40-21. Tyler Vallareal came in second overall with his person best time of 8: 37. Collin Miller and Nick Wagenblast scored for the team and were in a close race coming in 6th and 7th. Andrew Rhode and William Roberts also helped score for the team.

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Check Out These Kids!

BF TJ Middle School XCountry3There was a commotion at Tower Park. What was going on? Why are all these kids there in gym clothes and running shoes? I’ll tell you why: This is the Mileage Club! Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson Middle Schools teamed up to provide a summer running program for the middle schoolers.

What the kids do in the program is keep track of how many miles they run during the summer and try to meet specific goals depending on how many years that they have been in the club. If a child meets his or her goal, then they get a cool t-shirt!

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Thomas Jefferson Student Set for Junior Olympics in Texas

Thomas Jefferson Middle School student Jordan Counter recently learned that he has qualified for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics in Houston, Texas. Counter, who is going into seventh grade, will be competing in the high jump event on July 31.

“When I found out, I just felt very honored,” he said. “It’s the Olympics, but for youth. I was amazed.”

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Lakeshore Elite All-Star Cheerleaders Show Off Pride

lakeshore-elite-parade-2012Lakeshore Elites All Star Cheerleaders of Chesterton/Valparaiso area proudly walked in the 4th of July Portage Parade lead by a decorated Lakeshore Cheer car! The cheerleaders walked and cheered as well as performed stunting and tumbling for the crowed streets. Lakeshore Cheer Teams have openings for boys and girls ages 4 years old to 18 years old! If you would like more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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BFMS Sweeps Middle School Lake-Porter Girls Conference Meet

The Benjamin Franklin Middle School girls’ 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls swept the Lake-Porter Conference track and field meet over the weekend, with each grade finishing atop their conference opponents by a wide margin.

6th Grade:

  1. Ben Franklin- 144
  2. Colonel Wheeler- 93
  3. Willowcreek- 62
  4. Taft- 54
  5. Thomas Jefferson-  46
  6. Hobart Middle School- 39
  7. Fegely Middle School-  27

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Valpo AAU Basketball Having Early Success

In Ft. Wayne on April 21 & 22, the 8th grade team won first place and the 6th & 7th grade teams finished in 2nd place.

In Noblesville on May 5 & 6, the 6th grade team won first place and the 7th & 8th grade teams finished in 2nd place.

Teams from all over the state competed and all 3 teams ended the two tournaments with a combined record of 29 wins and only 5 losses! Each tournament consisted of 3 Pool Play games on Saturday and a single elimination tournament on Sunday. Schools that competed include: Carmel, Fishers, Hamilton SE, Pike, Noblesville, Zionsville, Ft. Wayne Carroll, Shelbyville, Westfield, Columbia City, Munster to name a few. The competition was fierce and Valparaiso proved they can compete at the highest level.

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Valparaiso HS Tennis Coaches Starting a New Team for Middle School Students

Valparaiso High School Tennis Coach Tim Shideler and Coach Scott Garrison are starting a new Middle School Tennis Club for any Valparaiso 6th, 7th, or 8th grade boy or girl. If you are interested please email Coach Shideler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Coach Garrison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The first call-out meeting will be at the Valparaiso Tennis courts April 2nd with the 1st practice April 5th.

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St. Paul 5th Grade Girls Basketball Finish Season Undefeated, Win Conference & NWICYO Championships

The St. Paul Catholic School (Valparaiso) 5th grade girls basketball basketball team finished a perfect season 14-0. They were the Northwest Indiana CYO Conference Champs and NWICYO Diocesan Tournament Champs."

Names of the girls in the photo are: (L to R Back row: Sammie Farrall, Gracie Farrall, Katie Sullivan; Front row: Carli Milroy, Cassandra Ryder, Ava Staph, Claire Brogan, Alecia Wichlinski; Not pictured: Bianca Thiros; Coaches Jack Brogan, Tom Milroy and Greg Farrall)


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