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Prep Sports Round-Up 09-17-14

lp-boys-tennis-2014-action1La Porte 5, Lake Central 0 (Boys Tennis)

Michael Varda, Bobby Barden and Dru Kennedy were singles winners for the Slicers. Travis Upp and Tristen Manuszak (No. 1) and Brogan Briggs and Alex Nunn teamed for wins in doubles matches for host La Porte.

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Crusaders Continue Record Start With Sweep at Toledo

VU-Crusaders-Continue-Record-Start-With-Sweep-at-ToledoThe Valparaiso University volleyball team captured its ninth straight victory with a fifth consecutive sweep, taking down Toledo Tuesday evening in Toledo, Ohio in straight sets (25-17, 25-17, 25-19).

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BTN Announces Coverage of 2014-2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Season

Network to televise more hoops than ever

bigtennetworklogo-colorOn the heels of three Big Ten teams reaching the Elite Eight in last year’s NCAA Tournament, BTN will televise a record number of men’s conference basketball games this season. The slate features 77 conference matchups, including 10 straight weeks of “Super Wednesdays,” presented by Buffalo Wild Wings, and five Big Ten Tournament games for the first time in BTN history.

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VHS Athletic Department to Raffle TV to Raise Funds at Friday's Football Game

vhs-football-fieldThe Valparaiso High School Athletic Department will be raffling off a LG TrueSlim 50" Plasma HDTV from Aaron's Furniture Store at this week's home football game against Chesterton. The tickets are $1 for 1 ticket or 10 tickets for $5. The drawing will take place after the 3rd quarter and you must be present to win. The proceeds will go towards all of the athletic programs at VHS.

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Crusaders Gain Highest-Ever Regional Ranking, Receive National Votes

VU-Crusaders-Gain-Highest-Ever-Regional-Ranking-Receive-National-VotesThe Valparaiso men’s soccer team is ranked fourth in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men's Great Lakes Region Poll and received six votes in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men’s National Poll.

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Nominations Being Accepted for Valparaiso Athletics Hall of Fame

VU-Crusader-2014Nominations are open now through Monday, October 13 to be included in the pool of candidates for the Valparaiso University Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Former student-athletes that completed their eligibility in 2009-10 and prior are eligible.

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Joy of Youth Sports Spreads Through Northwest Indiana

YSCOllageFew aspects of the community bring more satisfaction to all than youth sports. Parents, coaches and the kids themselves enjoy the ability to take in competition at the most basic level, where the reward is a good time and valuable life lessons in teamwork are etched in the memories of the participants for years to come. Ideas in Motion Media recently wondered about some of the youth programs in Northwest Indiana, some which have been around for quite some time and others fairly new and looking to expand.

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