Black Friday shopping had nothing on Valparaiso's defense. The Vikings swarmed the frazzled Brickies like a rack of half-price merchandise Satuday, inducing 19 first-half turnovers that told the story in a 54-33 Valpo runaway.
PORTER TOWNSHIP | Nerves? Nonsense. Not for new Valparaiso coach Matt Thomas.
VALPARAISO | Scoring the first 14 points of the game was a positive for Amy Govert. Watching her Merrillville girls basketball team miss 16 straight free throws was quite another.
If a career in chemistry doesn't pan out for Elliot Granados, he might want to consider being a safe cracker, bomb diffuser or poker player.
VALPARAISO | "Grease" was the word Saturday night on the east side of Valparaiso High School, where the drama club performed the 1970's musical before a packed house in the auditorium.
Last year: 18-5, 11-3 (DAC)
VALPARAISO | It was a day Matt Thomas has been looking forward to most of his adult life, the day he would take the court for his first official practice as a varsity head coach.
Three runners, one lineup spot.
VALPARAISO | Minutes before the first official practice of the girls basketball season and the excitement was palpable in the Valparaiso coaches office.
Next up for Robbie Hummel, now that the Valparaiso High School and Purdue University graduate is officially a player in the National Basketball Association, is finding a place to live that doesn't have a checkout time.
CROWN POINT | Bob Dylan sang about serving somebody back in the late 1970s. His crooning was unique and some would say awful.
NEW CARLISLE | The bubble that burst on Munster and Crown Point at last year's New Prairie Semistate claimed another victim Saturday.
CHESTERTON | With Avery Beeks already sidelined and Tyler Gillespie seeing butterflies following a first-quarter collision, Colin McEuen's number was called in the Chesterton backfield.
Grace Withrow just does what needs to be done.
Class 2A South Bend St. Joseph Semistate
VALPARAISO | It was not the win Times No. 3 Lake Central wanted to close out the season, but it was a win nonetheless.
Patience is a virtue. Good things come to those who wait. Your time will come.
MERRILLVILLE | It was only a matter of time before Crown Point was going to score in bunches.
VALPARAISO | Having to play Duneland Athletic Conference champion Lake Central in her final home match was just the opportunity that Valparaiso senior Noelle Eveland was looking for.
PORTAGE | Five long years. Eight grueling defeats. And that was just at the varsity level.
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