In 1951, it was considered a victory just to finish the Indianapolis 500. The cars, as technologically advanced as they were for their time, weren’t prepared for the rigorous and grueling tests of driving a car 500 miles in the searing heat of a summer day on 16th street.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott is proud to announce a deal struck between Midwest Collegiate team, the Michigan City Lakers, and the City of Hammond Park Department, which allows the MC Lakers to lease Hammond's south baseball field, located in Riverside Park, for use by this franchise for the 2016 MCL Summer Baseball Season. For years, this franchise has played all their home games on the baseball field at Purdue North Central, located in Westville, Indiana. This baseball field has recently become unavailable to the Lakers franchise, leaving them without a field to play their 2016 home games. That is when representatives from the Midwest Collegiate League approached Hammond city officials about allowing the Lakers to play their home games in Riverside park, in Hammond.
Valparaiso University forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) announced today that he submitted the paperwork prior to Wednesday night’s deadline to withdraw from the 2016 NBA Draft, choosing to use his fourth season of collegiate eligibility rather than remain in the draft as an early entrant.
Crusaders Fall to #2 Michigan in NCAA Opener
Making its third NCAA Tournament appearance in the last five seasons, the Valparaiso University softball team battled with #2 Michigan in Ann Arbor Friday night, but the Wolverines pushed across five runs in the fifth inning in sending the Crusaders to an 8-0 defeat. With the loss, Valpo will take on #23 Notre Dame in an elimination game on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. CT.
Valparaiso University senior Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) will close out his Crusader career in the postseason, as he has qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the hammer throw and will compete next Thursday, May 26 in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Purdue University Northwest Athletic Department has released its 2016 summer camp schedule, with plans to offer seven different sessions among five different sports for youth in grades kindergarten through high school seniors.
Softball Wins Thriller Over UIC, Advances to Championship Saturday
The Valparaiso University softball team’s run through the Horizon League Championship continued Friday in a thriller, as the arm of Taylor Weissenhofer (Orland Park, Ill./Lockport Township) and the bat of Sam Stewart (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) combined to give Valpo a 1-0 win over UIC in Chicago. With the victory, the Crusaders advance to Championship Saturday at Flames Field, where they will take on Wright State starting at noon, needing just one win to earn the league title.
Callaghan’s Big Swing Paces Crusaders In Win Over Wright State
One swing of the bat proved to be all the Valparaiso University softball team would need on Thursday afternoon as action continued at the Horizon League Championship, as sophomore Lanie Callaghan (Elburn, Ill./Kaneland) delivered on a second-inning grand slam and senior Taylor Weissenhofer (Orland Park, Ill./Lockport Township) made it stand up with a stellar pitching performance in a 4-0 victory over second-seeded Wright State in Chicago. With the win, the Crusaders advance to take on top-seeded UIC Friday afternoon.
Crusaders Take Down Penguins in Tournament Opener
The Valparaiso University softball team put together one of its most impressive offensive outputs of the season on Wednesday in its opener at the 2016 Horizon League Championship, as the sixth-seeded Crusaders took down third-seeded Youngstown State by a 10-6 final in Chicago. With the win, Valpo advances to face Wright State Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.