Tensions were high and the stakes were even higher in Slicer country at IHSAA’s 81st Annual Wrestling Sectionals on Saturday morning. Young men from Porter and La Porte County filled the gym hoping to have what it takes to earn their spot at the state championship.
The Valparaiso Vikings notched another conference win onto their season Friday night, impressing a huge home crowd with a 62-47 victory over a strong Merrillville Pirates squad. It was a turbulent game, with momentum swinging each quarter. Valpo coach Barak Coolman knew he and his team could not afford to take the Pirates lightly.
“They’re a good group, well coached, and they always play hard,” Coolman said. “They’re always a team you’ve got to worry about especially once it gets to the end of the season.”
The Calumet College of St. Joseph men's and women's bowling team headed back to Addison, Ill. for the second straight weekend, this time to participate in the tier one ISBPA/Kegel Midwest Collegiate Classic tournament. The Crimson Wave turned in mixed results once again, as the women faltered for the second straight week. Meanwhile, the men's squad turned in their third straight top five finish, continuing their mid-season resurgence.
With a new season set to begin, the Valparaiso University men’s tennis program will look to sustain its recent run of success that has seen the team advance to four consecutive league championship matches.
It was Hoosier Hysteria in a packed Kouts gymnasium, where the Annual Porter County Conference Tournament attracted some of the most hardcore basketball fans in the Region.
Two top two finishes from Calumet College of St. Joseph's men's track and field team member Robert Davis (JR/Baton Rouge, La.) during the seven-day period from Jan. 7-13 has earned the junior the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week honors, the league office announced Wednesday morning.
After a fall season that saw the team go a combined 44-22 (.667) in singles and 16-11 (.593) in doubles, the Valparaiso University women’s tennis program will look to sustain its recent success with the dual match season on the horizon.
When looking back on the most memorable experiences of high school, many people remember squeezing into bleachers with bags of popcorn as they rooted for their favorite team to rebound, dribble, and alley-oop their way to victory. Basketball in the Region has become a culture of brotherhood, comradery, and community. Friday night’s game where the Valparaiso Vikings took on the Portage Indians showcased Northwest Indiana’s powerful basketball culture.
The bleachers at Valparaiso High School were full of cheering fans as the Vikings walked onto the court with an 8-4 season to face the Indians with a 7-4 season. Both teams knew what they were up against, seeing the fight, passion, and skill in the other team and preparing for a great game.
Gritty is continuing to battle down 10 points with less than two minutes to play. Gritty is three offensive rebounds in the final 80 seconds, leading to a pair of second-chance baskets. Gritty is drawing a pair of offensive fouls in the backcourt in the final 40 seconds.