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Tournament Wrap Up

February 5, 2024 / Sports
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The Annual St. James Boys Invitational Basketball Tournament was first held in 1971 and since that time has hosted 30 different schools. This year, there were ten school participating as well as four cheerleading squads totaling over 175 student athletes. As Pastor Westfall shared in his opening remarks, Indiana, and particularly Tippecanoe and the surrounding […]

Annual Basketball Tournament

January 27, 2024 / Sports
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St. James is excited to host its annual basketball tournament: February 2-4. There are many ways to celebrate with us! RSVP for Family Night Pizza Party Tournament Admissions (1 Day Pass)Adults: $7K – 12: $4Family Pass: $155 and Under: Free Tournament Admissions (2 or 3 Day Tournament Pass)Adults: $15K – 12: $8Family Pass: $305 and […]

Family Focus on the Court

January 19, 2024 / School News / Sports
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Once upon a time, in a family focused school community, there was a JV Girls Basketball team composed of 3rd through 6th grade girls. These young athletes were full of energy, determination, and a love for the game. Despite facing challenges on the court, they always showed up with smiles on their faces. One day, […]

Basketball in Full Swing

December 10, 2023 / Sports
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The Varsity Boys Basketball team made an impressive showing in Buckley, Illinois this Saturday. The team traveled to Buckley to face off against both the Danville and St. John’s teams in a thrilling doubleheader. Displaying exceptional teamwork and skill, our boys emerged victorious in both games.  Looking ahead, the Varsity Boys Basketball team has a […]

Crusader Weekend Basketball

November 12, 2023 / School News / Sports
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Our Varsity Basketball and cheerleading teams traveled to New Haven, Indiana to participate in the inaugural John Weber Memorial Tournament at Central Lutheran School. Both girls and boys teams played well and showed great promise for a successful season to come. Our Lady Crusaders took a loss in their Friday night game, but pulled out […]

49th Annual Basketball Tournament

February 4, 2022 / School News / Sports
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The Annual Boys Basketball Tournament will now start on Saturday, February 5 due to extreme weather conditions. Throughout the weekend, we will post updates at This year, there will be 9 teams joining us in competition and fellowship. We lift up a prayer for all our teams for safe travels, good health and sportsmanship. […]

Early January Tournaments

January 8, 2022 / School News / Sports
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The Varsity girls hosted their annual basketball tournament this past weekend. Originally scheduled for December, we were excited to be able to host 5 other Lutheran schools from Indiana and Ohio. The Crusaders ended the tournament 2-1 with wins over St. John, Indianapolis and Trinity, Crown Point. Sydney M. and Cassie S. both placed in […]

Boys Varsity Basketball Starts the Season Strong

November 14, 2021 / School News / Sports
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A basketball filled weekend at the LuHi tournament is now in the books for the SJLS Varsity Boys Basketball Team. Coached by Mr. Plassard and Mr. Pollert, the team came into the tournament off a season opener win against Klondike. The team started off strong against the St. Peter, Fort Wayne on Friday evening winning […]

Girls Basketball Starts a New Season

November 8, 2021 / School News / Sports
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But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.  1 Corinthians 15:10 This is the theme for the 2021-22 Girls Basketball teams under the direction […]