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Valpo Phoenix Tryouts


The Valpo Phoenix, a girls 10 and Under and 12 and Under travel softball program, will be holding tryouts for its 2010 teams on Monday, August 31 and Thursday, September 3 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Bicentennial Park, 175 Burlington Beach Drive, Valparaiso. Attendance on both dates is suggested, but not required. There is no cost to tryout. Divisions are based on participant ages as of December 31, 2009. Girls should bring their own equipment and please be prompt.

For questions contact the following: 9-10 years old as of December 31, 2009 contact Don at 219-545-9410 and 11-12...

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Valparaiso Swim Club Turkey Trot


The 2009 Turkey Trot will be presented by the Valparaiso Swim Club.  Please join us for the 6th Annual Valparaiso Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning.

All proceeds will benefit the Valparaiso Swim Club & a portion of the proceeds will go to The Caring Place.

There will be a 10K Competitive Run and a (new for 2009) 5K Run/Walk (walkers are welcome). Other new...

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VSC Does Great at State Meet


This past weekend the Valparaiso Swim Club competed in the
Indiana Long Course Age Group State meet. The team was well represented by
Andrew Antonetti, Javier Arriagada, Tim Blue, Grace Cobble, Mark Memsic,
Trevor Stalbaum, Kaitlyn Steffus, and Jonathan Tripp.

The meet started off at a blistering pace. The 13-14boys 400 medley relay
(Andrew Antonetti, Mark Memsic, Tim Blue, and Trevor Stalbaum) set a team
record and tied for 13th place in the state. In the 400IM Andrew Antonetti
swam to a 22nd place finish, and close to him was Mark Memsic placing 23rd
in the state. During finals Andrew Antonetti set the...

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4 Valpo Boys Compete at AAU Junior Olympic Track and Field


DES MOINES, Iowa - Four boys from Valparaiso participated recently in the AAU Junior Olympic Games Track and Field competition at the world famous Drake Stadium

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Carl Frey, 9, a student at Immanuel Lutheran School, competed in two events. He placed 27th in the Boys Bantam division 1,500-meter run in 5:41.69 on Tuesday.  The next day, Frey ran in the 800 and placed 49th in a time of 2:51.17.

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Register for Big Boca 5K, Support a Great Cause


Started in 2004, the Big Boca was a neighborhood run taking place through the streets Boca Lago, Boca Raton, and Boca Teeka, and also ran through 200 East Park. In its second year, the Big Boca expanded and included T-shirts and more than 20 participants. Now, in its 6th year, the Big Boca is proud to support the Food Pantry at Spring Valley Homeless Shelter.

Proceeds of the race have been donated to the Shelter in each of the past 3 years. The money donated helps to provide groceries and supplies for the residents of the shelter, including diapers, canned foods, and even brooms. Last year, we were able to donate over $200 to the cause....

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Valparaiso Offers Facilities for All Sports


One of the great benefits of living in the Valparaiso area is the variety of facilities that are available to keep active during any time of the year.

Do you like baseball? Valpo offers over 15 baseball, softball, and tee ball fields through the Parks Department and Valparaiso Americans. Do you like golf? Valpo has two public golf courses, two country club golf courses, and several others within a half-hour drive. There are driving ranges at Zao Island and Creekside, practice greens and Read more



Valparaiso 7th, 8th Grade Boys Win AAU State Title


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Both the 7th and 8th grade Valparaiso Vikings AAU teams went to Noblesville this weekend and captured the Super Hoops State Tournament title.

The 8th grade team, coached by VHS Varsity Head Coach Chirs Benedict and Greg Doane, was the #1 seed in the tournament, earning them a two round bye. They went on to defeat New Prarie in the semi-finals and then Carmel in the finals. The team is a mix of players from Valparaiso's Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson Middle School squads.

Valpo Boys & Girls Club Names Jr. NBA Player of the Year



Valparaiso Boys & Girls Club member Matt Emerson, age 12, was selected as the Club's Jr. NBA player of the year, 2009.  This award is given annually to the player who best exemplifies the virtues of sportsmanship, team spirit, achievement and responsibility. 

Matt was also selected to the Jr. NBA All-Region team and was named as one of the 50 National finalists!

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Dollars for Scholars 3-on3 Tournament Raises Over $6600 For High School Scholarships


On Saturday April 18th, the Public Education Foundation of Valparaiso hosted it's annual Dollars for Scholars 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Everyone had a great time, and the foundation was able to raise quite a bit of money for a good cause.

During the tournament, the Dollars for Scholars was able to raffle off a Legends of the Chicago White Sox bat signed by former legends that played for the White Sox, including Ron Kittle, Harold Baines, and Bobby Thigpen. The winner...

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4th Grade Cru Basketball Team Places Second in State


After defeating Crown Point in the state semi-finals, the Valpo Cru basketball team feel to Penn 29-24 at Spiece Field House in Fort Wayne. The team is comprised of kids from different elementary schools from around town. "It shows how sports can be such a great tool to bring together people who otherwise may not know each other," said coach Rob Behrend.

The team plays together from October through April at the Courts of NWI. The team, comprised entirely of fourth graders, faced...

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