We want to welcome a brand new readership to the Viking Sports Report. From August 2017 until now this weekly summary of VHS athletic events had been published to VCS staff only on Friday mornings. With this edition we are including all of our VCS families. The purpose of the Viking Sports Report is to provide a weekly summary of the multitude of athletic events our freshmen through varsity teams compete in. Additionally, we include a calendar of events for the upcoming week. We hope you enjoy reading about the successes of our VHS student-athletes.
VHS girls’ basketball senior Ari Gerdt has received an invitation from Hoosier Basketball Magazine to attend their Top 60 workout. This is the selection showcase for the Indiana All Star team. Congratulations Ari and best of luck!
The girls’ swim team competed in the IHSAA Sectional on Saturday at LaPorte High School. Jackie Bontrager made the state cut in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.21! Her third place 100 freestyle was very close to getting called down as well. Lizzie Simac broke a 19 year old school record in the 200 IM going a time of 2:08.98. Her time also earned her a call down to the state meet in that event. Her next individual event was the 100 breaststroke, where not only did she win the event but also broke her own school record and broke the sectional record with a time of 1:03.78! She is currently seeded 4th in this event at state. The 400 freestyle relay of Grace Cobble, Shannon McCall, Hannah Shepherd, and Jackie Bontrager went a time of 3:39.51 which earned them a call down to state as well. Overall it was an excellent meet with the majority of our...
The moment that Abigail Roberts touched the wall in her 50 yard freestyle relay, the explosion of applause and excited screaming was all she needed to hear to realize she had finally broken her school’s 50 yard freestyle record.
The VHS Gymnastics team defeated DAC rival Portage 112.6 to 108.625. The Vikes swept the top 3 spots on Vault, Uneven Bars and Beam as well as going 1-2-4 all-around. The highlight of the meet was Beam, as Jenna Algozine (9.675), Whitney McKeon (9.625) and Rachel Moneta (9.6) posted a 28.9 event score.
The JV wrestlers went to Chesterton on January 25th to compete in the JV DAC Invitational. The following Vikes had successful performances: Ethan McFadyen 4-0, Jaeden Hufford 3-0, Jack Thursby 2-1, Aidan Pollitt 2-1, and Ethan Gaskill 2-1.
On Saturday, January 25th, Pat Murphy, former VHS head baseball coach was the 185th inductee into the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. Coach Pat Murphy competed against several Hall of Fame coaches throughout his 28 year tenure at VHS. During that time he accumulated 483 wins, 2 DAC championships, 13 sectional championships and was the IHSBCA Regional Coach of the Year 3 times in 1991, 1995, and 1996.
Gymnastics coach Lorie Cook has just been named the 2016-17 Central Sectional Coach of the Year for Gymnastics by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The Central Section includes the states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, and Wisconsin. “The award recognizes coaches who are leading their sport, shaping their athletes, and contributing in a positive way to their community.” Congratulations to Coach Cook!
The Valparaiso High School Athletic Hall of Fame was an honorable and nostalgic event for many inductees. The evening began with music, food, and drinks at the Old Town Banquet Center on January 20, 2018 with Mark Hoffman as the host. Later that night, some of the most inspiring speeches were heard from the fellow inductees. With memorable stories from different generations, a part of history was written that night for the Valparaiso community.
PCCTC Video Media Productions to Broadcast Live Video of Porter County Conference Basketball Tournament
The Porter County Career & Technical Center will produce a live video broadcast of the Porter County Conference Boys' & Girls' Basketball Tournament Games live on ValpoLife.com.
Valparaiso High School introduced their new head football coach, Steven Mueller, last night. Coach Mueller is a 1988 VHS graduate. Welcome Coach Mueller, we look forward to the 2018 season. Go Vikings!