Top 10 Sports Articles on Valpo.Life in 2019

Top 10 Sports Articles on Valpo.Life in 2019
By: Contributor Last Updated: December 22, 2019

We published hundreds of articles on the Valpo.Life Sports Section this past year. We were there for banquets, championships, and game coverage in 2019. With so much to choose from, we knew it would be a difficult choice, so we rounded up the best of the best for you!

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 sports articles from Valpo.Life in 2019!

Behind-the-Scenes: How Game Day Comes Together for Valpo Crusader’s Basketball

Valparaiso University’s (VU) basketball games are a blast to attend. NCAA Division I talent dukes it out in the heart of the VU campus, the Athletics-Recreation Center, or ARC, on a constant basis throughout the winter. Ever since Valpo joined the Missouri Valley Conference, the production values of Crusader’s games has skyrocketed, both in broadcasts and in the ARC.

Valparaiso Boys and Lake Central Girls win big at the Duneland Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships

It was the first time on the Purdue Westville Campus for many of the attending athletes as Michigan City hosted the Duneland Athletic Conference (DAC) Cross Country Championship.

VHS’ Undefeated 1969 football team hosts reunion during October 4 Valpo vs. Merrillville matchup

Half a decade ago, the 1969 Valpo High School (VHS) football team carved out their place in history by claiming the school’s first undefeated record. There was no formal playoff system at the time, but all the sportswriters agreed – they were the mythical state champs.

Valpo Football celebrates 100 years of history with honors and festivities

Valparaiso University (VU) Football is celebrating 100 years of history this season, marking the centennial occasion with different honors and festivities throughout the year.

Valpo takes on Michigan City at home, celebrates Patriot Night

The Valparaiso High School (VHS) Varsity Football Program hosted Patriot Night to show appreciation for first responders and members of the military. The entire town went "green" in support of federal and state law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, and military veterans and active-duty members.

Valparaiso Boys Soccer team faces Michigan City, makes future Vikes proud

Future Vikings joined the Valparaiso boys soccer team on the field before the current Vikings took on the Michigan City Wolves during the annual Meet the Vikes Night on Wednesday.

NWI XC Summer Update: The Culture of Cross Country

When most people think of cross country, they think, “Oh, they just run.” That’s far from the case. Cross country is a sport full of strong relationships that last a life time. Teams around Northwest Indiana and around the country all understand that it takes more than the individual to be great at cross country.

Youth summer golfing community thrives thanks to Northwest Indiana Junior Golf Association

For 17 years, young golfers across Lake, Porter, and La Porte counties have enjoyed accessible, competitive, and supportive sports events, thanks to the Northwest Indiana Junior Golf Association (NIJGA).

The 2019 Chicago Cubs: what to expect and where to look

The Cubs’ 2018 Season ended rather traumatically. There were massive roadblocks throughout the year, like Kris Bryant’s injured shoulder, Yu Darvish making his Cubs’ debut with an injured elbow that limited him to eight starts, and an offense that, in the words of Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, was simply “broken.”

Valparaiso Vikings and Portage Indians Exemplify the Region’s Basketball Culture at Friday’s Game

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.