Seth Schenck Named St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete

Seth Schenck hugs Cross Country and Track Coach John Tucker, who Schenck says had the biggest impact on his life during his high school career.

By Kyle Quick
NEW HAVEN, Mo. - During last Thursday’s Athletic Banquet a more than deserving Seth Schenck was named the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete.

“How impressive the list of Seth’s achievements may sound, his character is much more impressive”, said New Haven High School Principal Josh Hoener.

The list of athletic achievements Schenck has compiled throughout his four years at New Haven High School is quite impressive.  The demanding amount of time and dedication it takes to achieve at such a high level athletically makes his academic achievements even more impressive.

Chavez, Schenck, And Steinhoff Receive FRC Scholar Athlete Award

NHHS Athletic Director Ray Steinhoff presents his daughter Rachel, one of three receipts of the FRC Scholar Athlete Award.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The Four Rivers Conference Scholar Athlete Award is given annually at all schools to recognize the seniors who have achieved a high level of excellence both in the classroom and on the athletic playing field.

Steinhoff, Scheer, And Schenck Named To Academic All-State Team

Pictured left to right: Stephanie Scheer, Rachel Steinhoff, and Seth Schenck
Photo by Olivia Fleer
By Kyle Quick
Athletes named to the Academic All-Conference team are listed below.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Rachel Steinhoff, Stephanie Scheer are just the third and fourth girl basketball players ever to be named to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s (MBCA) Academic All-State Team, which was announced on Wednesday.

New Haven point guard Seth Schenck was also named to the MBCA All-State Team and just one of 85 players in the state.

So much attention is given to players who are named to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s (MBCA) All-State teams, however these teams are chosen and many great players are overlooked because their team did not have a successful season.

Athletes’ Performance Declines Following Contract Years, MU Researchers Show

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Results could help inform team managers and sports commentators, researchers say.

By Jeff Sossamon
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Professional athletes in the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball can reap very large financial rewards, especially if their performance peaks during their “contract year,” or the last season before an athlete signs a new contract or becomes a free agent. Often, when these athletes perform well during the contract year, they receive huge raises and added benefits.

Thus, sports pundits have long discussed a possible “contract year effect,” where player performance artificially tops out during contract years. However, the effect has seldom been tested or studied scientifically. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have determined that the contract year performance boost is real, but they caution team managers and coaches that it might be followed by a post-contract performance crash—a two-year pattern they call the “contract year syndrome.”

Mizzou Head Basketball Coach Frank Haith Will Not Appeal Five Game Suspension

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Columbia, Mo – The NCAA has handed down sanctions in relation to a University of Miami investigation. Those sanction include a five-game suspension for  Missouri’s head basketball coach Frank Haith.

Missouri Head Coach Frank Haith in a statement said, "While I strongly disagree with today’s report, and the inference on how the program was run at the University of Miami, as head basketball coach during that period, I accept responsibility for all actions in and around that program."

Although Haith has the option to appeal the NCAA's ruling he said, "An appeal, which would likely drag further into the season, would only prolong what has already been a lengthy and trying period of time for our student-athletes, the University of Missouri and our fans, and it’s time for closure. "