Eight Valpo Bowlers Named to SBL Academic Honor Roll
The Valpo bowling program was well represented Thursday as the Southland Bowling League released its 2021-22 Academic Honor Roll, as eight Beacons earned the academic accolade.
Lilu Smith Earns SBL All-Rookie Recognition
Valpo freshman Lilu Smith (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln) picked up her second postseason honor in less than a week’s time for outstanding performance in her first season competing at the collegiate level, as she was recognized Wednesday as one of five members of the Southland Bowling League All-Rookie Team.
Lilu Smith Earns NTCA All-Rookie Recognition
Following a tremendous freshman year in the Valpo uniform, Beacons rookie Lilu Smith (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln) was honored on a national level on Thursday as she was named an All-Rookie Second Team selection by the National Tenpin Coaches Association.
Bowling Season Comes to Close Friday at SBL Championship
The Valpo bowling team put together a pair of strong performances on Friday on the opening day of the Southland Bowling League Championship against two top-10 teams, taking both matches to the tiebreaking best-of-seven baker round, but the Beacons eventually had their 2021-22 campaign come to an end in Harahan, La. in the afternoon session.
Valpo Bowling Finishes Regular Season at Music City Classic
The Valpo bowling team wrapped up its regular season this weekend at the Columbia 300 Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn., placing 20th out of 33 competing teams. Sophomore Isabella Palamaro (Thiells, N.Y./North Rockland) had an impressive individual performance in traditional team action, ranking 15th in scoring average in the highly competitive field.
Valpo Bowling Part of Historic Big Ten Network Broadcast Sunday
The Valpo bowling team closed competition at the Big Red Invitational Sunday in historic fashion, as its best-of-seven baker match against host #3 Nebraska was broadcast live on the Big Ten Network — the first live bowling broadcast in BTN history, and the Valpo program’s first appearance on national TV in program history. The Beacons acquitted themselves well, taking two of the first three games before eventually falling to the reigning national champions.
Bowling Claims Pair of Wins Saturday at Big Red Invitational
The Valpo bowling team earned a pair of victories in Saturday action at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., while Lilu Smith (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln) broke 250 twice and finished the day eighth in the individual standings.
Bowling Begins Big Red Invitational Friday
The Valpo bowling team kicked off its penultimate competition of the regular season on Friday with the first of three days of action at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.
Valpo Bowling to Compete on Big Ten Network Feb. 27
The Valpo bowling program will appear on national television for the first time in program history on Sunday, Feb. 27, as the Beacons take on Nebraska in the final match of the Big Red Invitational live on the Big Ten Network.
Bowling Posts Perfect Final Day to Finish Third at Flyer Classic
For the fourth time in six tournaments this season, the Valpo bowling team posted a perfect record on the final day of competition, allowing the Beacons on Sunday to move up the bracket to finish in third place at the Flyer Classic in Lockport, Ill.
Bowling Sits Fifth After Second Day of Flyer Classic
The Valpo bowling team picked up a pair of victories on the second day of competition Saturday at the Flyer Classic in Lockport, Ill. and sits in fifth place entering Sunday’s bracket play. Freshman Kaitlyn Cavender (New Baltimore, Mich./Anchor Bay) paced the Beacons on Saturday with a 196.2 average over the five traditional team matches.
Bowling Opens Flyer Classic Friday
The Valpo bowling team posted one of the program’s top five-game baker match scores in program history on Friday as part of the opening day of competition from the Flyer Classic in Lockport, Ill., finishing the day in fourth place in the team standings.
Valpo Wins Peacocks Classic Championship; Cavender Earns Tournament MVP Honors
The first tournament championship since 2015 for the Valpo bowling program came in dramatic fashion Sunday, as the Beacons rallied to take each of the final three games of a best-of-seven baker match against Marian to earn the title at the Peacocks Classic. Freshman Kaitlyn Cavender (New Baltimore, Mich./Anchor Bay) was named Tournament MVP as she posted the top scoring average in the tournament’s six traditional team matches.
Valpo Remains Atop Standings at Peacocks Classic
The Valpo bowling team enjoyed another strong day on the lanes Saturday at the Peacocks Classic, hosted by Upper Iowa in Waterloo, Iowa. Three Beacons rank among the top-four in the individual standings, while Valpo won four of its five matches to remain atop the team standings entering the final day of action.
Valpo Tops Peacocks Classic Field After Day One
It was a winning return to the lanes in the first taste of competition in 2022 for the Valpo bowling team on Friday, as the Beacons picked up wins in all five of their matches on the opening day of the Peacocks Classic in Waterloo, Iowa and finished the day atop the tournament field.
Bowling Strings Together Strong Performances to Close Tournament Sunday
The Valpo bowling team put together one of its most dominant performances on the final day of a tournament in program history, including a single-match effort which ranks among the program’s best all-time, as it closed out the MOTIV Ladyjack Classic in Kenosha, Wis., putting a bow on the Beacons’ fall semester competition.
Bowling Maintains Position in Tournament Standings Saturday
Facing a difficult slate of opponents on Saturday which featured three of the nation’s top four teams, the Valpo bowling team maintained its spot in the tournament standings after the second day of action in the MOTIV Ladyjack Classic in Kenosha, Wis.
Bowling Opens MOTIV Ladyjack Classic Friday
The Valpo bowling team kicked off its final tournament of the fall semester on Friday with the first of three days of competition at the MOTIV Ladyjack Classic in Kenosha, Wis.
Bowling Closes Track Kat Klash Sunday
The Valpo bowling team finished out the Track Kat Klash in Conroe, Texas on Sunday with three best-of-seven baker matches in bracket play.
Bowling Continues Action From Texas Saturday
The Valpo bowling team took to the lanes for the second of three days of action from the Track Kat Klash in Conroe, Texas on Saturday. Freshman Alli Eible (Burton, Mich./Kearsley) posted the squad’s top game of the day with a 243.
Valpo Bowling Opens Track Kat Klash Friday
The Valpo bowling team kicked off its third tournament of the fall semester on Friday with the first day of action from the Track Kat Klash in Conroe, Texas, hosted by Sam Houston State.
Noelle Doody Named SBL Bowler of the Month
For the first time in program history, a student-athlete from the Valpo bowling program has been named the Southland Bowling League Bowler of the Month, as junior Noelle Doody (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) received the accolade Thursday for the month of October.
Bowling Closes Out Home Tournament Sunday
The Valpo bowling team concluded hosting of its annual early-season tournament, the Valpo Bowling Classic, on Sunday from Stardust Bowl III in Dyer, finishing the event in sixth place.
Bowling Picks Up Three More Wins Saturday at Valpo Bowling Classic
The Valpo bowling team continued hosting of the Valpo Bowling Classic at Stardust Bowl III in Dyer on Saturday, earning three more victories in traditional team competition.
Bowling Goes Undefeated on First Day of Valpo Bowling Classic
The Valpo bowling team won all four of its matches on Friday as it opened the three-day Valpo Bowling Classic at Stardust Bowl III in Dyer.
Valpo Bowling Classic Set For This Weekend
The Valpo bowling team returns to the lanes this weekend as it hosts its annual early-season tournament — the Valpo Bowling Classic at Stardust Bowl III in Dyer.
Bowling Posts Perfect Record Sunday at YSU; Doody Named Tournament MVP
The Valpo bowling team closed out its season-opening tournament on a high note on Sunday, winning each of its final three matches at the MOTIV Penguin Classic in Struthers, Ohio to earn a fifth-place finish in the tournament. Junior Noelle Doody (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) was named Tournament MVP after finishing with the high average among all bowlers in traditional team action.
Doody Leads Way For Bowling on Saturday
Valpo bowling junior Noelle Doody (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) enjoyed one of the best single-day performances in program history on Saturday, including matching the third-best single-game score in program history, to lead the Beacons as they competed on the second day of action at the MOTIV Penguin Classic in Struthers, Ohio.
Bowling Picks Up Three Wins to Kick Off 2021-22 Season
The Valpo bowling team kicked off the 2021-22 season on Friday with the first of three days of action from the MOTIV Penguin Classic, hosted by Youngstown State in Struthers, Ohio. The Beacons posted a 3-2 record on the first day of competition.
Valpo Bowling Announces 2021-22 Schedule
The Valpo bowling team has nine tournaments on its regular season schedule for the 2021-22 season, highlighted by the hosting of the Valpo Bowling Classic at Stardust Bowl III in Dyer in late October.
Valpo Bowling Recognized for Academic Excellence
Six members of the Valpo bowling team earned All-Academic recognition from the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) for the 2020-21 campaign, while Valpo also earned academic honors as a team from the NTCA for the sixth straight season. Valpo Bowling has had at least three bowlers honored each year of the program’s existence.