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RailCats Sign Pair of Pitchers in Coursel and Samuel

Gary-South-Shore-RailcatsThe Gary SouthShore RailCats signed Michigan City, Ind., native Robbie Coursel and left-handed pitcher Mario Samuel before Monday’s series opener vs. the Winnipeg Goldeyes. In order to make room for Coursel and Samuel on the active roster, Gary traded outfielder Reggie Wilson to the Rockland Boulders of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Cam-Am League) for a player to be named later and removed right-handed pitcher Scott Plaza from the 23-man active roster.

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VU Women’s Tennis Releases 2018-2019 Schedule

VU-Womens-Tennis-Releases-2018-2019-Schedule The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team has finalized its schedule for the 2018-2019 season.

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“Mind, Body, and Spirit:" Spotlight on Calumet College of St. Joseph Athletic Director Rick Torres


In the fall of 1998, an accidental drive through Gatlinburg, Tennessee after attending AAU Cross Country Nationals in Knoxville, Tennessee first brought the idea to Coach Enrique “Rick” Torres about the possibility of a week-long training camp for cross country track teammates. The drive through the town and through the mountains captured his interest, but it was the drive to the top of Grotto Falls, over 3000 feet of elevation, that sealed the deal for his plan of action to return.

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NWI Lions United Brings Community, Athletics, and a Passion for Soccer to Northwest Indiana Kids at Season Kickoff


Northwest Indiana’s soccer community is vibrant and growing, and nowhere was that more evident than Northwest Indiana Lions United Season Kickoff on Saturday. Kids of all ages gathered on the Hamilton Fields outside Lowell for a day of friendly tournaments, skill games, and camaraderie.

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Women’s Soccer Welcomes Assistant Coach Rhianna Krutz

VU-Womens-Soccer-Welcomes-Assistant-Coach-Rhianna-KrutzValparaiso University women’s soccer head coach John Marovich announced today that Rhianna Krutz has joined the program as an assistant coach heading into the 2018 season. Krutz most recently spent the 2017 season as director of operations for the Dayton women’s soccer program.

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Tough Night at the Office: RailCats Baffled by Lincoln Lefty Wooten

Tough-Night-at-the-Office-RailCats-Baffled-by-Lincoln-Lefty-WootenEric Wooten kept the RailCat offense off-balance for 8 1/3 innings and Christian Ibarra broke open a scoreless game with a three-run homer in the fifth inning to pace Lincoln to a 5-1 victory in front of 3.496 fans on Office Wednesday at the U.S. Steel Yard. With the loss, the RailCats dropped their first series since July 9-11 vs. Texas and finish the six-game homestand 3-3.

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Eryn McCarver Joins Valpo Softball Coaching Staff

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Valparaiso University softball head coach Kate Stake announced today that Eryn McCarver has joined the program’s coaching staff as a graduate assistant entering the 2018-2019 school year.

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Calombaris Joins Valpo Softball Staff

Valpo-ASsistant-coach-Jorgi-Calombaris-2018Valparaiso University softball head coach Kate Stake announced today that Valpo alum Jorgi Calombaris has returned to the program as a volunteer assistant for the 2018-19 school year.

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Cats finish 6-day, 7-game Texas road trip 6-1 with 2-1 loss to AirHogs


The Gary SoutShore RailCats offense managed just two hits and were unable to finish their six-day, seven-game road trip a perfect 7-0 after falling to the Texas AirHogs, 2-1, on Wednesday night at AirHogs Stadium in the final game of the year between the two teams. Wednesday’s loss snapped Gary’s season-high-tying eight game winning streak, however, the ‘Cats did split the two-game series after shutting out Texas, 4-0, on Tuesday.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s – Duneland Club Offering Volleyball League


It is time to get ready to BUMP, SET, and SPIKE for Duneland Boys & Girls Club’s 2018 Volleyball League! League registration begins July 23 and is open to all girls and boys from grades 3rd through 8th. The Club’s Volleyball League season will run from September 18 through November 17. All teams will have one practice during the week and an eight game schedule. All games will be played on Saturday at the Club.

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Men’s Tennis Team Hauls in Academic Accolades

VU-Mens-Tennis-Team-Hauls-in-Academic-AccoladesThe success of the Valparaiso University men’s tennis program in recent years has extended beyond the court as the Crusaders continued to earn academic honors on Tuesday.

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