Ruediger Named NHHS’s 2015 St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete

By Kyle Quick

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Kyle Ruediger has been named New Haven High School's recipient of the St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete Award for 2015.

Ruediger has been a 4 year member of both the baseball and basketball programs.  He has earned varsity letters in baseball all four years and in basketball each of the past three years.

Ruediger earned 1st Team Four Rivers Conference recognition in baseball his junior year and in basketball as a sophomore, junior, and senior -- becoming a unanimous choice this past year.

Basketball Can Be A Game Of Heartbreak

Pictured is the New Haven 5th Grade Basketball Team.

By Steve Roth

--Unfortunately the 5th grade Shamrocks experienced a bit of heartbreak Saturday in the finals of the St. Clair Junior Bulldogs tournament.

We had played one of our best games of the year in the play-in round Friday night, beating Sullivan 36-22. On Saturday morning we took on a tough and physical Pacific team but survived, 27-25. We handled St James in the semifinal 30-20 which got us a championship date with Owensville.

The 5th grade Dutchmen are pretty clearly the top team in the area. We had lost to them twice before: Once in the Hermann tournament where they pretty much ran us out of the gym, and again in the finals of the Owensville tournament where we had a chance to win until late in the game, when again their speed and size took us over.

6th Grade Boys Win Two Championships In One Weekend

Pictured after winning the Chamois Tournament from left to right: Front Row: David Miller, Jacob Engelbrecht, Andrew Lamke, Clark Kent, John Liggett, and Jacob Alvarez.  Back Row: Coach Hansi Bloch, Logan Senecal, Matthew Otten and August Panhorst. (Photos courtesy of Tori Panhorst.)

--New Haven’s 6th Grade Boys dominated their competition by winning both the Chamois and St. George tournaments, making for a busy but exciting weekend.

Shamrocks Hold Off Sullivan 56-53 To Pick Up Second Conference Win

Justin Shockley hits pull up jumper over top Sullivan defender.

NEW HAVEN, Mo.  - Friday night New Haven knocked off Sullivan 56-53 after nearly giving up a 17 point fourth quarter lead.  This was New Haven’s second straight conference win after defeating Owensville on Tuesday 45-40.

The story of the night and was exactly what New Haven has been looking for all season came from sophomore guard Justin Shockley’s team high 18 points.  Shockley’s outside shooting with three point range may be the “X” factor the Shamrocks have been looking for and forcing opponents to divert some of their attention away from Kyle Ruediger.

NH 6th Grade Boys Capture Hermann Tournament Championship

Pictured in front row left to right: Jacob Engelbrecht, Clark Kent, John Liggett, and Andrew Lamke.  Back row: Logan Senecal, Jacob Alvarez, August Panhorst, Matthew Otten, David Miller, and Hansi Bloch. (Photo courtesy of Tori Panhorst.)

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - This past weekend New Haven’s 6th Grade Boys Basketball Team were champions of the Hermann Tournament and improved to an impressive 14-4 on the year.

Shamrocks Defeat New Bloomfield In Overtime 52-48

Along with Brandon Cary scoring in double figures, Cary finished with four rebounds, two steals and was 6-13 from the field.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Kyle Ruediger and Brandon Cary both scored in double figures as the New Haven Shamrocks snap a two game losing streak Tuesday night by defeating New Bloomfield in overtime 52-48, improving to 5-4 on the year.

New Haven 5th Grade Wins In Tripple Overtime To Advance Into Championship Game

Pictured in no particular order: Isaac Vedder, Charlie Roth, Mitchell Meyer, William Hellmann, Christopher Wilson, Logan Williams, Blayke Gerdes, Colin Steinbeck, and Logan Campbell.  New Haven is coached by Steve Roth and Tim Meyer. (Photo courtesy of Ben Vedder.)

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - In Saturday’s 5th Grade Tournament, held at the Elementary School, New Haven’s 5th grade also advanced in the championship game.

The Shamrocks began the day with a 29-19 win over Union, advancing into what would be an electrifying Quarterfinals match against Southern Boone.

R-II 6th Grade Huskies Win Consolation In New Haven Tournament

Pictured back row left to right: Sam Scheer, Zachary Groner, Owen Borcherding, Brandon Bergner, and Adam Homeyer; front row: Josh Kleinheider, Brayden Lensing, Markus Brown, and Darren Armfield.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - In Saturday’s New Haven 6th Grade Tournament the R-II Huskies defeated St. George 31-12 to take consolation.

New Haven 6th Grade Take Second Place

Pictured back row left to right: David Miller, Logan Senecal, Matthew Otten, Andrew Lamke, Jacob Engelbrecht, August Panhorst and Jacob Alvarez; front row: John Liggett and Clark Kent.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - New Haven’s 6th Grade boys played in Saturday’s Championship game of the New Haven Tournament against Union.