Continuing on with the exemplary performance of our coaches and athletes on the court, on the mat, or in the pool we also are very proud with their sportsmanship. An official submitted the following report after the closely contested girls’ basketball game against Fishers. “I was very impressed with the sportsmanship that these two teams exhibited on Saturday night at Valparaiso High School. Neither team nor coach complained about any calls that were made on the floor. There was also no talking between the teams, even though it was a very close, at times physical, and competitive game. Both coaches exhibited great sportsmanship as well and if they questioned a call, it was asked in a very polite and courteous manner. Both school systems should be very proud of their girls’ basketball programs and the sportsmanship...
PCCTC Video Media Productions to Broadcast Live Video of Boone Grove vs. Washington Township Double Header Basketball Game
The Porter County Career & Technical Center will produce a live video broadcast of Friday's Boone Grove vs. Washington Township Double Header Basketball Game live on ValpoLife.com.
Purdue Northwest men’s basketball head coach Frank Bush recently announced that his recruits for the 2018-19 season have both signed their national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at PNW. The class includes a pair of incoming freshmen with one hailing from Indiana and the other from Ohio.
The girls’ JV lost to Plymouth 31-29 on Saturday dropping their record to 1-2. Grace Healy led the team in scoring with 11 points. The Varsity stormed back from a 13 point second half deficit to beat Plymouth 51-48. Ari Gerdt led the team in scoring with 17 followed by Taelynn Oelling with 13. The Lady Vikes took on the Merrillville Pirates on Wednesday night. The score for the JV game was 48-24, with the Lady Vikes coming out on top. Grace Healy led the way with 8 points. The varsity game score was 73-42, with the Vikings victorious. Jessica Gast and Ari Gerdt led in scoring with 17 apiece. They are now 4-2. The girls’ travel to South bend Clay on Saturday night.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team placed three players on the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete Teams, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Redshirt junior Allison Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) earned First Team Scholar-Athlete honors, while juniors Sydney Bronner (Frankenmuth, Mich./Frankenmuth) and Katherine Carlson (Lake Orion, Mich./Notre Dame Prep) were both Honorable Mention recipients.
Sophomore setter Brooke Ahrens (Covington, Ind./Covington) represented the Purdue Northwest volleyball team on the 2017 All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Honorable Mention Team when the awards were announced by the conference office Saturday night.
After taking a team that was picked to finish 10th of 11 in the Pioneer Football League to its first winning season since 2003, Valparaiso University football coach Dave Cecchini has been named one of 18 finalists for the 2017 STATS FCS Eddie Robinson Award, which is given annually to the FCS Coach of the Year.
Valparaiso University volleyball redshirt junior Allison Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) has been named a CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-District V honoree for her work both on the volleyball court and in the classroom.
Taking a 1-1 record into the start of conference play, head coach Steve Helm and his Calumet College of St. Joseph women's basketball team were trying to get above .500 with a win over Trinity International University. Costly turnovers stopped the Wave from getting any sort of flow to their game, allowing the Trojans to pull away in the second half. TIU would go on to defeat CCSJ 58-39 Wednesday night at the Rittenmeyer Center.
The freshmen girls’ basketball team tipped off their season on Monday night with a 21-11 home victory over Kankakee Valley. Bella Bukur led the team with nine points, Lucia Otten had five rebounds, and Sydney Vorrier’s backdoor pass to Bella Bukur for a layup started off the second half in route to the ten point victory! They travelled to Lowell on Tuesday night and suffered their first defeat of the young season losing 25-15. Sydney Vorrier led the team in scoring and rebounding with five of each.