The following list is the Top 10 Valpo Sports Moments from the 2020-2021 season. The list was compiled and voted upon by the beat writers of the Torch Sports Section.
Circumstances surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers recently losing big games provides a moment for fans to pause. The regular season ends May 16. Their record has them stuck in sixth place as of Friday, May 7.
For the first time in three years, Valparaiso University’s track and field team was able to suit up in their gold uniforms and compete at home.
Offensive sparks in the first and third innings gave Valpo the opportunity to take the lead 3-2 against Loyola.
Securing the Southern Illinois University (SIU) series three times in their four game series was the goal.
Listen, if the Cubs are down by 10 against the Braves, of course it is going to suck. However, you might as well give Anthony Rizzo the opportunity to pitch against Freddie Freeman.
With eight opponents to face off against in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) golf championship tournament, The Brown and Gold finished fourth overall.
Freshman receiver Braden Contreras was cutting it a bit close when he caught his pass in the back corner of the endzone.
The Valpo Football team has truly been a blessing to be a part of this year thanks to my teammates and coaching staff.
For many students, the idea of moving away from home for college is an exciting one, as it provides time to experience a new corner of the world away from their families.
A goal in the first half by Loyola Chicago kept Valpo out of their first Missouri Valley Championship title as they fell 1-0.
The Valpo women’s soccer team made program history after a double overtime goal propelled them to the MVC championship game.
Spectators and players alike are familiar with the staples of any sporting event: the scoreboards, the bleachers, the concessions. All of these components work together in order to create the iconic sporting event experience. But what most people do not see, however, is the hours of hard wor…
While I was on the air for 95.1 FM WVUR earlier this week, me and my co-host stumbled upon an article done by ESPN.com on who would be the best team to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After five innings of being shut out, a late game offensive push by intramural wiffle ball team, Chi O 1, gave them the 5-0 win over the opposing team, Biffle Wall.
The Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) canceled the Valparaiso’s match Volleyball team game versus the Bradley due to a positive Covid-19 result in Valpo’s Tier I personnel on April 1.
Before the game against Missouri State, players from Valparaiso’s women’s soccer team created a tunnel for their seniors to run through.
In their home opening series against Indiana State, Valparaiso was swept 13-3, 10-0, and 8-2 against the Sycamores.
It is not often that a Pioneer League Football team beats Butler twice in one season. However, Valpo achieved this feat during a rainy fourth quarter 28-25.
This past weekend, a goal in the 41st minute by Loyola Chicago resulted in a 0-1 match loss for the Valpo women’s soccer team.
Much like the last Hoops in the Heartland tournament, Valparaiso was stopped again in the quarterfinals.
The Missouri Valley Conference was able to get all of their conference season games in for all 10 teams.
I’m Natalia Roder and I’m a junior here at VU. This is my third year on the cheerleading team and it has been nothing but unexpected.
Valparaiso University women’s tennis team completed its weekend of wins over Illinois opponents with a 7-0 defeat over Chicago State.
Healing from a fractured foot that was injured mid-game was the first hurdle senior defender Keegan Maris had to deal with.
#1: Valpo vs University of Illinois – 62-59
The standings, matchups and records mentioned in this article are based on the standings as of March 3, 2021. The Torch was printed prior to last weekend's games.
When senior forward Ella Ellenson isn’t making three-point shots on the court, she is making lesson plans for her students as a physical education student-teacher.
Fifth year senior forward Caitlin Morrison has learned a lot during her time on the Women’s Basketball program here at Valpo. Morrison was recruited as a freshman and has been a member of the team since.
The beginning of March marks the approach of the midway point of the spring semester. While this past year has been very atypical from its start, many Valpo seniors are still finding ways to leave their mark on the university.
When the starters couldn’t produce, three of Valpo’s bench players combined for 46 of Valpo’s 49 points to beat Indiana State in game two, 70-58.
#1: Valpo vs #25 Drake: 74-57A game to defy the Lottich era and one to go down as one of the best in Valpo history. During game one of the series, Valpo took on an undefeated Bulldogs team and had a lead at halftime, but fell short by three points in that game, giving Drake an 18-0 record. V…
The standings and records mentioned in this article are based on the standings as of Feb. 25. The Torch was printed prior to last weekend's games.
On his first day at Valpo, fifth year Zion Morgan went to Hilltop Gym to start off his career for Valparaiso’s basketball team. As he was getting his shots up, he described how he looked up at all the former successful Valpo basketball players on the walls.
As graduation looms on the near horizon for the Class of 2021, many seniors are reflecting on both the last year as well as on their time at Valpo as a whole. The past year has been completely unprecedented and presented many new challenges as a result.
For fifth year senior Eron Gordon, his journey as a basketball player has always been surrounded by a high level of consistency.
This past Valentine’s day, the Valpo women's volleyball team fell just short of victory against Southern Illinois with a final match score of 3-2.
With a second left on the clock, a foul called on Valparaiso sealed the victory for nationally ranked Loyola Chicago 52-54.
After winning in double overtime in late January, Valpo split the series against the defending Arch Madness champions 76-52.
Under the new reality of playing back-to-back games, Valpo has had to fight to win back-to-back consistently. Valpo defeated Bradley during the first game 71-66, but dropped the second game 61-51.
I began running in high school after reading some running literature. After running for four years in high school, though, I took a two year break from running to focus on studying.
There should be no doubt that after Super Bowl LV Tom Brady is now the greatest quarterback of all time.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has limited the amount of fans at numerous sporting events, fans can still catch the action on ESPN and they have Valparaiso students to thank for it.
Valparaiso did what 13 other teams could not do before them this season-- defeat an 18-0, No. 25 Drake team.
For the past 30 years, Todd Ickow has been the voice of the Valparaiso University basketball games, announcing hundreds of games across his career.
Bradley ended Valparaiso’s season in the Arch Madness championship game in March 2020. Many of the veteran players knew that this home reunion in the ARC was a revenge game.