Valparaiso is a community of some 30,000 people and some change. It’s a mid-size city in Indiana, but it’s got a small town feel when it comes to the connections made here. Everyone knows each other, they talk about Valparaiso with a certain pride you don’t find in other communities, and among the thousands of attributes people here use to describe themselves with (short, tall, banker, receptionist, etc.) there’s one ubiquitous description that bonds this city together:
Saint Paul’s middle school cross country team dominated the CYO Championships. The 5th/6th grade girls team placed first with top twelve finishers: Nicole Cespedes, Maddie Braming, Fiorella Cespedes, Grace Thomas, and Peyton Kovanda 2nd. The 5th/6th grade boys team placed first with top twelve finishers Roman Locke, Jack Behnke, Mike Flynn, Hugo Fagen, Curtis Baum, Danny O’Shea 2nd, and Ethan Kost 1st . The 7th/8th grade girls team placed 2nd with top twelve finishers Dakota Kovanda, Lily O’Shea, Bridget Meccia, and Grace Healy. The 7th/8th grade boys team also placed first with top ten finishers, Garrett Mroz, Bobby Woodburn, Ryan Schlyer, Tommy Cavanaugh 2nd and Jake Tarnow 1st.
If you are interested in your daughter participating, please attend a short meeting on Monday, March 30th, at 6:15pm, in the Ben Franklin Middle School Main Gym.
Valparaiso Head Coach Candy Wilson and her staff will be there to answer questions at that time. You can also contact Coach Wilson at 771-6053 as well.
The Thomas Jefferson Middle School 8th grade volleyball team ended the season with a 7-4 record, coached by Kandel Baxter, German teacher at TJMS and BFMS. A highlight for the team was their 4th place finish at the Dunes Middle School Invitational. On Tuesday, October 21st the girls celebrated their victorious season with a banquet for the team and their families. The following players were given awards at the banquet; Maya Pathaga for most improved, Rachel Vendl for mental attitude and Jacklyn Bontrager for most valuable player. Vendl led the team in assists, Cami Clark and Jacklyn Bontrager led the team in passing and defense and Bontrager with kills, blocks and aces. Overall TJMS had a great season and are looking forward to playing in...
On a crisp fall evening, a tradition was upheld in Valparaiso. Two teams, Benjamin Franklin Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School faced off for a special football game. The cross town rivalry between BF and TJ is well-known, so this made for a lively and memorable game.
JP Garza’s goal in 79th minute broke a halftime tie to help lift the Purdue University Calumet men’s soccer team to a thrilling 3-1 league victory over rival Calumet College of St. Joseph Wednesday at East Chicago Central High School.
Friday, September 19 will be "MEET THE VIKES NIGHTS" for Valparaiso Community School Students K- 5th grade. Each student must have the "Meet the Vikes" flyer to be admitted free to the game on Friday night. The Flyers were distributed through the Valparaiso Community Elementary Schools this week. The Varsity Football game between the Valparaiso Vikings and the Chesterton Trojans will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets to VHS sporting events are $6 each, Kindergarten and up (Cash only)
Thomas Jefferson Middle School will start their fall sports programs very soon! ALL student athletes MUST have turned in a current physical and concussion acknowledgement form BEFORE than can participate in any practices.
The 6th grade Ginter Reality Hornets finished undefeated (4-0) at the University of Michigan Big House Champions Hoopla. By winning this tournament Ginter now qualifies for the Boo Williams National tournament in Virginia Beach in August.
Schools participating were Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Chesterton, and Col. Wheeler.