Category Archives: Sports

  • Stephen Valdez, two-time winning libero of the year senior, passes a service return against Grandview University on March 27 in Burns Gym. (Photo courtesy of Laura Lewis Sports Photography)

    Men’s volleyball team marks impressive seasonSports, Sports Gallery

      Story by Jessica Gates Not many volleyball teams can accomplish what the men’s team achieved this 2012 season. The Missouri Valley Men’s Volleyball team went 21-7 in regular season play. The 21-7 season beat the school record of single wins in one season. Only one other team in the country reached 20 wins this […]

  • Viking football player Chris Heale.

    Sports profile: Chris HealeSports

    Story by Drew Gregory He trots on the field and takes his position behind the long snapper and, with a few swings of his right leg and a simple nod of his head, Chris Heale lets them know he’s ready to crank out another booming punt. Heale came to the Vikings in 2007 from Round […]

  • Senior Rami Reed pulls to clear the way against CMU  in November 2011 in the Vikings'  regular season game. Rami finished his career as a two-time All-Conference selection and the 2010 Most Valuable Blocker. (Photo by Cecylee A. Lewis)

    Sports profile: Rami ReedSports, Sports Gallery

    Story by Drew Gregory He is easy to spot from a distance, with his familiar “Cali Swag,” usually wearing a tall tee nearly reaching his knees with his Dickey shorts and low cut Chuck Taylors. Normal attire even in the coldest of weather, his long black hair nearly reaching the middle of his back flows […]

  • Coach  Nathan Christianson speaks with fellow coach about the upcoming race at the Snowbird Invite

    New coach sets motivating pace for teamSports

    Brown facial hair, Valley Viking baseball cap turned backwards, purple track and field jacket, casual khaki pants and Red Bull energy drink sparkling in his right hand, Coach Nathan Christianson watches his team. Runners fly past the man as he waves his baseball cap and sprints back and forth across the football field screaming, “Twenty […]

  • Sarah works her core before her first college track  meet

    Sports profile: Sarah NiemeierSports, Uncategorized

    Sarah Niemeier and Julianna Doyle smile together at freshmen orientation, celebrating Sarah’s first semester in the United States. “Guten tag,” she says and repeats saying good day in English. The nicest woman ever to walk the Earth and, when men see her smile, their hearts melt like wax on a candle. This young woman is […]