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Jim Rowland steps down as New Haven High School football coach

NHHS Coach Jim Rowland

New Haven High School football coach Jim Rowland has resigned after 17 years, but hasn’t ruled out coaching again down the road.

Rowland’s tenure was the current longest streak at one school of any coach in Allen County. He informed his players of his decision today.

“That was harder than I thought it would be,” Rowland said. “I met with the players in the cafeteria and part of them had heard some rumors, but some of them were shell-shocked. You have everything rehearsed about what you’re going to say, but that goes to heck. At the end, they said, ‘Can you break us down one last time?’ and that was cool.”

Rowland, 44, said he made the decision because of his young family. He and his wife, Kristy, have three children: Kylie, Kendall and Caiden.

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POSTED: 12/12/17 at 10:36 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

The New Haven Athletic Program will honor three athletes from three different decades during its Hall of Fame inductions at halftime of the New Haven varsity boys’ basketball game against Bellmont on December 15, 2017.  Previous Hall of Famers will also be introduced and recognized at the game.

This year’s inductees include two-time state cross country qualifier Herman Schnelker from the class of 1960. Schnelker was a member of the first New Haven cross country team his sophomore year. In his next two years Schnelker would qualify for state both years with a 16th place finish his senior year. Schnelker was a two-time NEIC champ in the mile and a state qualifier at that distance his senior year.

Kristy Lyons, class of 1997,  earned All-Conference honors in three sports, and qualified and placed 9th in the 300 Meter Low Hurdles and 6th in the 100 Meter Hurdles at the state track meet. Lyons finished her high school career third on the All-Time Career point list in Bulldog history. Following high school, Kristy continued her career at Butler University competing in both Volleyball and Women’s Track. Lyons is married to New Haven football coach, Jim Rowland and teaches in Northwest Allen Schools

Kyle Bischoff, class of 2008, also earned All-Conference recognition in Tennis, Basketball and Track while earning a total of eight varsity letters. Bischoff earned All-Area in Baseball and earned a top ten finish at state in Doubles Tennis his senior year. Bischoff continued his baseball career at Purdue earning 4 letters, and earning All-Big Ten Academic honors all four years. Bischoff was also a member of the 2012 Purdue baseball Big Ten championship team.

POSTED: 12/05/17 at 11:09 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

2017 NE 8 Football All Conference Team

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QUARTERBACK
Andrew McCormick, senior, East Noble
RUNNING BACK
Stephen Owens, junior, New Haven
Alex Wertman, junior, Leo
TIGHT END
Griffen Dafforn-Koebler, senior, East Noble
WIDE RECEIVER
James Gardner, senior, New Haven
Trenton Bonner, senior, Leo
Colton Grahovac, senior, Leo
CENTER
Braiden Shaw, senior, Bellmont
GUARD
Derek Simon, senior, Bellmont
Donald Hughes, senior, DeKalb
TACKLE
Isaac Berghoff, senior, Leo
Luke Watson, senior, New Haven
KICKER
Ben Von Gunten, senior, Leo
PUNTER
Alec Brunson, senior, DeKalb

SPECIAL TEAMS
Zel Banks, senior, New Haven


FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DEFENSIVE END
Max Minich, senior, Leo
Antwone Washington, senior, New Haven
DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Jayden Elwood, junior, Leo
Darion Bryant, senior, New Haven
LINEBACKER
Kenny Cook, senior, East Noble
Ty Castillon, junior, Leo
Jonyvan Johnson, senior, New Haven
Tyler Wilson, senior, New Haven
Charlie Agnew, junior, Huntington North
Christian Bohata, senior, Norwell
DEFENSIVE BACK
Zel Banks, senior, New Haven
Kentrel Thomas, junior, New Haven
Jason Gause, junior, Leo
Damian Bowker, senior, East Noble
Austin Bolt, senior, Columbia City

2017 NE 8 Football All Conference Team

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QUARTERBACK
AJ Restivo, junior, Leo
RUNNING BACK
Matt Laughlin, senior, Bellmont
Jacob Wigent, junior, Columbia City
TIGHT END
Alec Brunson, senior, DeKalb
WIDE RECEIVER
Kaiden Harshberger, junior, East Noble
Colin Goebel, senior, DeKalb
Hayden Jones, sophomore, East Noble
CENTER
Arland Coolman, junior, Leo
GUARD
Cameron Napier, senior, New Haven
Liam Hesting, junior, Columbia City
TACKLE
Tony Smith, senior, East Noble
Damon Kaylor, senior, Huntington North
KICKER
Aiden Hostler, sophomore, Huntington North
PUNTER
Aiden Hostler, sophomore, Huntington North

SPECIAL TEAMS
Bailey Parker, sophomore, East Noble

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DEFENSIVE END
Drew Rethlake, junior, Columbia City
Spencer Pattee, junior, East Noble
DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Colton Hasty, senior, Huntington North
Travis Sunderland, senior, Columbia City
LINEBACKER
Anthony Lepera, senior, New Haven
Liam Hesting, junior, Columbia City
TACKLE
Tony Smith, senior, East Noble
Damon Kaylor, senior, Huntington North
KICKER
Aiden Hostler, sophomore, Huntington North
PUNTER
Aiden Hostler, sophomore, Huntington North

SPECIAL TEAMS
Bailey Parker, sophomore, East Noble

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DEFENSIVE END
Drew Rethlake, junior, Columbia City
Spencer Pattee, junior, East Noble
DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Colton Hasty, senior, Huntington North
Travis Sunderland, senior, Columbia City
LINEBACKER
Anthony Lepera, senior, New Haven
Damario Robinson, senior, New Haven
Caden Friedt, sophomore, Bellmont
DEFENSIVE BACK
Noah Macklin, junior, Bellmont
Kaleb McVoy, sophomore, Huntington North
Aiden Friedel, junior, DeKalb

2017 NE 8 Football All Conference Team

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSETim

Jordan, junior, New Haven
CENTER
Zack Taylor, senior, East Noble
GUARD
Geoffrey Johnson, senior, New Haven
Colton Hasty, senior, Huntington North
TACKLE
Tylar Pomeroy, sophomore, DeKalb
Jordon Slayton, junior, East Noble
KICKER
Joe Painter, sophomore, East Noble

HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE
DEFENSIVE END
Bryce Hieber, senior, New Haven
Tanner Moore-Levy, junior, DeKalb
DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Justin Niles, senior, DeKalb
Trey Boyd, senior, New Haven
LINEBACKER
Solomon Barrera, junior, Columbia City
Landon Miller, sophomore, DeKalb
Jackson Herber, junior, East Noble
DEFENSIVE BACK
Trevor Ortiz, senior, Bellmont                                                                                                                                                                                  Chris Scheid, junior, New Haven
Bailey Parker, sophomore, East Noble
Davion Harris, senior, New Haven

 

POSTED: 11/01/17 at 1:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports

NEW Haven Wrestling Club

WHEN/Where: Tuesday AND THURSDAY 6:00-7:15 P.M. – (Starts Thursday November 2nd @ New Haven High School upper gym, will run through the end of April)

Grades: K-12th graders welcome

Instruction: COACHES: James Linn, Harley Barrand, Trent Culbertson, Andrew Syndram

BENEFITS: LEARN TECHNIQUE IN TAKEDOWNS, BOTTOM, AND TOP WRESTLING

Cost: the cost is $40 per wrestler.  If you have two or more wrestlers, it is $10 for each wrestler after 1.

Registration: registration will be held on the first three days of club (November 2nd and 7th and 9th).

Contact: For more information contact James Linn @ (260)609-1290

Parent Meeting: There will be a parent meeting on the first day of Club (November 2nd).

POSTED: 10/18/17 at 11:33 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

EXTENDED REGISTRATION!!!!!! The deadline for youth basketball league registration has been extended. Please call or stop in the park office to register. 260-749-2212

POSTED: 10/18/17 at 9:31 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

New Haven High Coach Named ‘Coach of the Week’ by Colts

Jim Rowland with Team and Administration

New Haven’s Jim Rowland has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, an award that honors the best in high school football coaching. Rowland earned the award by leading the Bulldogs to a come-from-behind 35-33 overtime win over Leo on Friday at Leo. The win, which came after a 17-0 deficit, improved New Haven to 4-0.

Rowland recently received a framed certificate from the Colts and a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield also donated $1,000 to the New Haven athletic fund!

CONGRATULATIONS COACH ROWLAND!

POSTED: 09/14/17 at 1:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

NEW HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL
GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

New Haven High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Canterbury School 3-1

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 11:45 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

NEW HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL
BOYS VARSITY TENNIS

New Haven High School Boys Varsity Tennis beat Angola High School 4-0

POSTED: 08/30/17 at 11:44 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

NEW HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL
GIRLS VARSITY GOLF

New Haven High School Girls Varsity Golf falls to Dekalb High School 217-299

POSTED: 08/17/17 at 11:41 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

PAL

The Police Athletic League (PAL) 2017 tackle football program will open registration on Monday,

July 10, 2017.  The registration can be accomplished online at www.palfortwayne.com or at the PAL Center during the month of July. Hours for the PAL Center are 9 AM to 2:30 PM, Monday – Friday.
Practices start August 2, 2017. They are held 3 nights a week, 5:30 to 7:30 PM at various sites.
Cost is $75.00 per family and all equipment is furnished by PAL.
Players must be ages 9-12 on August 15 to be eligible for participation.
This is PAL’s 48th year for this football program.
For further information contact the PAL Center at 432-4122.

POSTED: 07/01/17 at 8:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Schools, Sports