New Haven 5th and 6th grade come up short in third place and championship games

Pictured New Haven 5th Grade left to right: Dominic Lewis, Hunter Garran, Luke Gerlemann, Jay Eichelberger, Demitri Pataky, Keegan Huff, not pictured Coach Mark Laune and Jim Eichelberger and Matthew Laune out due to sickness.

New Haven, Mo. – Sunday’s finals of New Haven’s 5th and 6th grade tournament hosted by the New Haven Athletic Boosters showcased several edge of your seat, heart pounding game endings.

New Haven’s 6th grade began by beating Union in the first round on Saturday but fell short later that evening, placing them in Sunday’s third place game against Hermann.

Hermann ended up sneaking past New Haven in a 24-22 win.

The 5th grade boys began their first round game by knocking off Union then winning their semifinal game and advancing into Sunday’s Championship game against Warrenton.

New Haven was short one player after Mathew Laune was unable to play due to sickness.

Coach Jim Eichelberger said, “Mathew would defiantly helped us defending Warrenton’s three point shooters,” who shot lights out to lead Warrenton passed New Haven.

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