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IBCA Coaches Poll December 4, 2016: Crown Point Makes Way into Boys' Top 10, EC Girls 18th

ibca-logoThe Indiana Basketball Coaches Association released its weekly polls for the week of December 4, 2016 with Northwest Indiana teams on the rise. The boys poll saw the Crown Point Bulldogs, Merrillville Pirates and East Chicago Central being represented in the Top 20, while the East Chicago girls also made their respective poll.

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Purdue University Northwest Sports Update, December 1, 2016

PNW-Hoops-Earns-69-63-Victory-Over-IUSBPNW Hoops Earns 69-63 Victory Over IUSB
The Purdue University Northwest men’s basketball team earned a 69-63 victory over Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent IU South Bend Wednesday night at the Student Services and Activities Complex.

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Valparaiso University Sports Update, December 1, 2016

VU-Franklin-Donchetz-Reach-Career-Watermarks-in-Tight-Loss-to-Purple-AcesFranklin, Donchetz Reach Career Watermarks in Tight Loss to Purple Aces
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team suffered a 70-65 loss to Evansville in a game that featured seven lead changes and a dramatic final minute on Wednesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) hauled in a career-high 16 rebounds, while Georgi Donchetz (Savage, Minn. / Burnsville) equaled a personal best with nine points.

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Valparaiso University Sports Update, November 30, 2016

VU-Crusaders-Announce-Addition-Of-Two-SigneesCrusaders Announce Addition Of Two Signees
Valparaiso University bowling head coach Shon Washington announced today the Crusaders signed two incoming freshmen during the early signing period. Samantha Perez, a native of Aurora, Ill., and Jessica Soskich, a native of Arlington Heights, Ill., will join the Crusader program for the 2017-18 season.

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Crusaders Win Thriller Over Nationally-Ranked Rhode Island Tuesday

VU-Crusaders-Win-Thriller-Over-Nationally-Ranked-Rhode-Island-TuesdayIn the midst of many victories at the ARC over the last 28 years, one thing has eluded the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team since beating Notre Dame in December of 1988: a home victory over a nationally-ranked opponent. But that changed Tuesday night at the ARC, as the Crusaders – behind 27 points and a game-sealing blocked shot by senior Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) – took down #21/25 Rhode Island in front of a raucous home crowd by a 65-62 final.

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McDonald's of Northwest Indiana and Valparaiso University's Partnership Shown at Men's Basketball Game

Ronald McDonald provided laughs and smiles at Valparaiso University’s Tuesday night basketball game against Rhode Island. Spectators were greeted by Ronald Mcdonald. The cheerful red-haired clown waved and smiled as they walked in, ensuring each visitor had the same expression.

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Valparaiso University Sports Update, November 29, 2016

VU-Gessinger-Named-to-all-PFL-Second-Team-Six-Crusaders-Notch-Honorable-MentionGessinger Named to all-PFL Second Team, Six Crusaders Notch Honorable Mention
Valparaiso University freshman Bailey Gessinger (Goshen, Ind. / Northwood) finished his rookie football campaign with postseason honors on Tuesday.

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Support VHS Lady Viking Basketball Program's Coaches vs. Cancer Fundraising Drive


The VHS Lady Viking Basketball Program is pre-selling Coaches vs. Cancer T-Shirts as part of our fundraising drive in the fight against cancer. Below, you will find a link to an order form for the T-shirts.

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Purdue University Northwest Sports Update, November 28, 2016

PNW-Deno-Pours-in-26-in-Purdue-Northwest-loss-to-Siena-HeightsDeno Pours in 26 in Purdue Northwest loss to Siena Heights
Cassidy Deno netted her sixth 20-plus point performance, but the No. 13 Purdue University Northwest women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome an early deficit in Sunday’s 82-70 loss at Siena Heights (Mich).

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Valparaiso High School Announces Fall 2016 Sports Awards Winners


Valparaiso High School has just wrapped up a successful Fall 2016 sports season! Congratulations to all of the students-athletes who excelled on the field, on the course, or on the court this past year!

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Purdue University Northwest Sports Update, November 22, 2016

PNW-Bondi-Huppenthal-Earn-NAIA-Scholar-Athlete-HonorsBondi, Huppenthal Earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete Honors
A pair of Purdue University Northwest women’s cross country runners have earned Daktronics-NAIA-Scholar Athlete accolades, as Abigail Bondi and Shyla Huppenthal received the honors, announced by the NAIA recently.

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