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Five volleyball teams win titles at CYO tourney

Updated: December 9, 2013 10:40AM



Girls volleyball champions were recently crowned at the Catholic Youth Organization tournament hosted at The Diggz in Hobart.

On Saturday three championship teams emerged and two squads shared a co-championship in the tournament for Diocese of Gary Catholic Schools.

St. John the Evangelist School of St. John earned the title in the CYO eighth-grade division defeating St. Michael School of Schererville. The Eagles notched a win in the first game, 25-20, and earned the title beating the Warriors 25-13 in the second contest.

In the seventh-grade division, St. Mary School of Crown Point gained the championship by winning a three-game set over St. Paul School of Valparaiso. The St. Mary Wildcats lost the first game to the Panthers, 19-25, but evened the set by flipping the score for a 25-19 win in game two. The deciding contest went to the Wildcats 15-8.

Crown Point’s St. Mary School had co-champion sixth-grade squads; the Wildcats’ teams No. 1 and No. 2 both earned hardware in this year’s tournament.

The St. John the Baptist School Trojans of Whiting earned the fifth-grade championship over the St. Paul Panthers (team No. 1) in a two-game set, 21-15 and 21-8.

Valpo Parks to unveil new fitness equipment: Fitness, volleyball and golf offerings for area residents were recently announced by the Valparaiso Parks Department.

Valpo Parks will roll out its new LifeTrail Advanced Wellness System equipment at the south side of the city’s Fairgrounds Park. Seven stations with three panels each will kick start participants’ fitness routines.

The city received several grants and has worked with area agencies to gain funding for the entire fitness system. Use of the equipment is free and hours of operation are available at the parks department. For information on this or other programs, call 462-5144, visit www.ValpoParks.org or come to the department office at 3210 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso.

Valpo Boys & Girls Club to hold volleyball camps: Students in grades 1 through 6 can learn how to play volleyball during an upcoming eight-week program. Registration continues through Dec. 20 for the sessions that will be coordinated by Valparaiso University volleyball players.

Having fun will be prioritized while the students learn the game’s basics and sharpen their skills. All practices will occur at the Boys & Girls Clubs Valparaiso unit. Costs for the sessions are $65 for Valparaiso residents and $77 for non-residents. BGC members will receive a $35 discount.

Creekside Golf Course offering lessons: Each Saturday through December, youths 12 and older with golf experience are invited to participate in two-hour skills-building sessions at Creekside Golf Course and Training Center in Valparaiso.

Refresher classes on scoring with the short-game, full swing work and on-course management are some of the topics set to be presented. Costs are $30 per class plus range balls. For more information about this offering, call 531-7888.



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