After he turned in an 83 in Monday’s opening round, junior Mitchell Wittmann (Kaukauna, Wis. / Kaukauna) made significant improvement over the course of the Valparaiso University men’s golf team’s time at the Colleton River Collegiate at Dye Course in Bluffton, S.C. Wittmann bettered his score by five strokes in Round 2, then trimmed six more strokes off his mark in the tournament’s final round.
Snow on Tuesday cleared just in time for a beautiful Wednesday, allowing the Calumet College of St. Joseph baseball team to open up the conference portion of this schedule. What was to be two home games became virtual road games, as playing conditions forced the game to be moved to Joliet Junior College. That just so happened to be right down the road for University of Saint Francis, their opponent for the afternoon. The Saints kept the Wave bats silent in both games, allowing USF to swept Calumet 6-1 and 8-0.
Two days after placing two of their best bowlers among the top six individuals at the USBC-ITC Sectionals, the Calumet College of St. Joseph men's bowling team kept the momentum going. The Crimson Wave claimed the top spot in the team standings, punching their ticket for the USBC Nationals. The Lady Wave were in action on the other side of the lanes, but a slipup on Sunday putting an end to their own national hopes at St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights, Ill.
Returning to action for the first time in 15 days, the Calumet College of St. Joseph men's volleyball team was healed, rested, and ready to get their first win of the season. It just won't be tonight. The Crimson Wave put together a valiant effort, but fell just short as the visiting Judson University Eagles took advantage of poor hitting in the fifth set to come away with the 3-2 (17-25, 25-23, 24-26, 25-18, 10-15) victory.
Children will practice during the week and play games on Saturdays. Practices will begin around the end of March and 1st game is Saturday April 14th. Participants receive soccer socks, and shirt.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team was well represented on Tuesday as the Missouri Valley Conference began the unveiling of its postseason awards with the league’s Scholar-Athlete honors.
The gymnastics team scored a season high 113.7 to take second at the Sectional. The Vikes had solid performances throughout the meet, with highlights including Jenna Algozine winning Uneven Bars (9.625), Rachel Moneta on Beam (9.55, 3rd), Whitney McKeon and Moneta 4th and 6th All-Around, Lizzy Wilson on Vault (9.65, 3rd) and floor (9.6, 2nd), Megan Wagenblast on Beam (9.2), and Sabrina Falk on Vault (9.05). The Vikings are ranked #2 in the State and will host the Regional meet Saturday at 1:00 in the Main Gym. At stake is a trip to the State Finals at Ball State University. Come on out in your Viking green and help our team "Make it Happen!”
Valparaiso University men’s basketball sophomore Markus Golder (Portland, Ore./Clackamas [North Idaho]) has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s All-Bench Team, as selected by the conference’s beat reporters.
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team has added another standout class to its program, as head coach John Marovich announced on Friday that seven future Crusaders have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Valpo program as freshmen for the 2018 season.
Having just played a doubleheader against IU-Kokomo this past Thursday, the Crimson Wave headed back down state to take on the Cougars for two more. Unfortunately, the results were no better, as the Indiana University satellite school swept the Crimson and Gray once again, 9-2 and 14-1, on Sunday afternoon at Kokomo Municipal Stadium.
We want to welcome a brand new readership to the Viking Sports Report. From August 2017 until now this weekly summary of VHS athletic events had been published to VCS staff only on Friday mornings. With this edition we are including all of our VCS families. The purpose of the Viking Sports Report is to provide a weekly summary of the multitude of athletic events our freshmen through varsity teams compete in. Additionally, we include a calendar of events for the upcoming week. We hope you enjoy reading about the successes of our VHS student-athletes.