WAYNE 64, NEW HAVEN 45
Wayne: Sanders 18, Griffin 5, Stanford 16, Hathaway 3, C. James 8, Tiar. Poindexter 1, H. James 2, Tian. Poindexter 3, Gates 8
New Haven: Grundy 6, Fox 14, Hope 8, Drew 8, Tanner 5, McGraw 4
NEW HAVEN 52, NORTHROP 40
New Haven: McElvene 18, Hogue 13, Griggs 11, Wattlely 2, Kinnie 7, Wilbert 1Northrop: Starks 2, Wilson 3, Thomas 2, Wright 2, Claypool 12, Becirevic 14, Carey 3, Tennant 2
One of northeast Indiana’s most productive high school football players is headed south. Not all that far south, however.
New Haven receiver/defensive back Jordan Hogue, who helped the Bulldogs go 11-2 this fall, win the Northeast Hoosier Conference and reach the regionals, announced Tuesday evening that he was committing to Ball State.
His football focus, however, shifts 65 or so miles south to Muncie, where Hogue says he’s likely to be a slot receiver.
“I like how they pass the ball around in their offense, and also with their slot position they have a senior there who will be gone, which will leave open a spot,” Hogue said. “If I do what I have to do and work hard I could get some playing time as a freshman.”
Hogue caught 48 passes for 918 yards this season and scored 106 points on 17 touchdowns and four extra points. He also intercepted seven passes from his position in the defensive backfield.
He said Tuesday night that Indiana and Purdue had expressed interest in him, but that his only other offer came from Bowling Green, another Mid-American Conference school.
Tickets for the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship—are on sale now, just in time for the holiday season. The tournament, hosted by the Western Golf Association, will be held Aug. 25-31, 2014 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.
All tournament patrons will have access to free parking, and ticket prices include all service fees. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.hotelfitnesschampionship.com or at the Bobick’s Golf Headquarters locations at 5200 Bluffton Road and 403 Coliseum Blvd. E.
Bobick’s will be running a special buy one, get one free ticket promotion until Dec. 31. The free ticket must be of equal or lesser value, and there is a limit of four free tickets per customer. On Dec. 2, the Hotel Fitness Championship will also be featuring a Cyber Monday deal on the tournament website with all ticket prices discounted 50 percent off—the lowest rates of the year.
The regular general admission grounds ticket options are:
- One Day Practice Round Grounds Ticket ($10): Valid one day of your choice, Aug. 25-27
- One Day Championship Round Grounds Ticket ($25): Valid one day of your choice, Aug. 28-31
- Weekly Grounds Ticket ($65): Valid each day of the tournament, Aug. 25-31
Patrons also have two options for purchasing upgraded tickets that include both grounds access and entry into two upgraded pavilions with views of the 9th or 16th hole. Upgraded pavilions provide shelter from the elements, stadium seating with a view of golf and access to cocktails and a variety of food and beverages for purchase.
- One Day Championship Round Upgraded Ticket ($50): Valid one day of your choice, Aug. 28–31
- Four Day Championship Round Upgraded Ticket ($115): Valid each Championship Round, Aug. 28-31
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to build off the success of the 2013 Hotel Fitness Championship to produce an even better event in 2014,” said Duke Butler IV on behalf of the tournament’s host organization. “As the official proving ground of the PGA TOUR, three out of every four PGA TOUR members have played on the Web.com Tour. Patrons of the Hotel Fitness Championship are guaranteed to see world-class golf that week.”
The Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four Web.com Tour Finals events for 2014 that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system.
“We are proud that so many fans came out to support the inaugural year of the Hotel Fitness Championship, and we look forward to increasing the attendance numbers in 2014,” said Bruce Dye, CEO of Hotel Fitness. “Fort Wayne is a great golf community, and the support of fans is instrumental in creating an exciting atmosphere for the players, TOUR and all supporting parties.”
Players who are eligible for the Hotel Fitness Championship include the top-75 money winners on the Web.com Tour at the conclusion of the Regular Season; players who finish 126-200 on the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup points list at the end of the TOUR’s Regular Season; and, any non-members who earn enough points to place them among 126-200 on the FedExCup points list at the end of the Regular Season.
All proceeds from the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship will benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards full tuition and housing college scholarships to caddies of modest means.
“The support of the golf community affords us the tremendous opportunity to award the gift of a college education to deserving caddies,” said John Kaczkowski, WGA president and CEO. “We expect to make a very substantial donation to the Evans Scholars with a successful 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship.”
To purchase tickets, visit http://www.hotelfitnesschampionship.com or contact Sally White at (224) 260-3786 or email@example.com. Tickets will also be on sale at Bobick’s Golf Headquarters throughout the year. To learn more about the WGA and the Evans Scholars Foundation, visit www.wgaesf.org.
EACS P.E. TEACHER NEW YORK CITY MARATHON RUNNER
“I wanted to run in the New York City marathon since I was 16”, said Jennifer Klug, physical education teacher at New Haven Primary. Ms. Klug said it was a “bucket list kind of thing”. She recently participated in the marathon with nearly 50,000 other individuals. She finished in a little over 5 hours. “What I liked best about this marathon was seeing the genuine humanity in these people who are standing and cheering on complete strangers. They block the streets of their city for an entire Sunday”. In a city that is known for rudeness, curtness, and having no patience for anything; to see New Yorkers watch for hours, people run by, giving them water or food, offering up anything they can so that the runners are more comfortable and generally showing a side of the city that only a runner gets to see was completely fantastic time for Ms. Klug. Congratulations and best of luck next year Ms. Klug!
by Beth Stauffer
For the 2nd week in a row, the New Haven Bulldogs stopped a team on a hot winning streak cold in its tracks, putting the opposition’s hopes of advancing in the IHSAA State Football Tournament on ice. First, it was the Frankfort Hot Dogs 5 game winning streak that came to a screeching halt complements of the Bulldogs in the opening round of Sectional action. Friday, it was the hotter than hot Norwell Knights who rode into New Haven fresh off a 6th straight win in a row against Jay County in the 2nd week of Sectional play.
Many a supposed high school football expert expected the Knights to charge the Bulldogs hard and ride off into the sunset with back to back sectional upsets against New Haven.
What these so-called experts failed to account for is this: No one, and I mean no one, comes into our Dawg House and pushes us around.
(Okay, okay, so I may or may not have watched the movie ‘Rudy’ a few times last week mentally preparing myself for the game; technically, this is a slightly-adapted-for-my-own-purposes line from the movie. I’m sure since ‘Rudy’ took place up the road a ways, no one will mind.)
Early in the 1st quarter, Norwell ran a punt back for a touchdown, and at that point you could have called it a night for the Knights because that was the only points New Haven’s impressive defensive allowed all night long. Defensive heavyweight D’Andre Smith came up big for the Bulldogs, posting an interception, a touchdown, and 5 total tackles. Literally bursting onto the scene for the Bulldogs defense on Friday night was #8 Senior Lowell Griggs. Griggs posted an incredible 3 interceptions, his first of the entire year, and 3 solo tackles, also his first of the year.
Junior Vance Shearer also set a new first on Friday night; Friday’s game marked the first time the New Haven High School single season passing record surpassed 1900 yards. After last week’s game with Frankfort, Shearer was just 10 yards shy of breaking the previous single season passing record, and it didn’t take him long on Friday night to ensure his name would go down in NHHS sports history as the current holder of this esteemed record. Against Norwell on Friday, Shearer completed 10 of 17 passes for 181 yards, his 2nd top grossing night yardage-wise of the season (interestingly enough, his #1 passing night of the season so far was also against Norwell earlier in the season).
Of course, Shearer isn’t finished setting the single season passing record yet, just breaking it. With any luck, he will have a few more games to rack up additional frequent flier miles with his go to receivers, Senior Jordan Hogue and Junior Travis Crowe. Friday night, Hogue made it known why he already has offers to play Division 1 football next year at both Ball State University and Bowling Green University. Snagging 7 catches and running for 129 yards, Hogue was able to post 2 critical touchdowns for the Bulldogs, sealing the win for New Haven over Norwell.
On land, Shearer’s weapon of mass destruction remains Ariest Vasquez, who should be considered armed and dangerous when carrying a football down the field. Friday night, Vasquez logged an astonishing 34 carries, 267 rushing yards, and 2 touchdowns. As if that’s not enough, in his spare time Vasquez squeezed in 2 solo tackles and 4 assists for the defense.
The only thing missing from Vasquez’s stats is a partridge in a pear tree.
Friday night’s win over Norwell adds another title to New Haven’s 2013 list of accomplishments: 4a Sectional Champions. This win secures a berth for the Bulldogs at Regionals next Friday night at Zollner Stadium (Concordia High School, Fort Wayne) as they take on Fort Wayne’s Bishop Dwenger. Dwenger is currently on a 4 game winning streak and has an overall season record of 9-3.
The last time a Bulldog football team went to Regionals was in 2001, when then Senior football player Cory Jacquay and first year as Head Coach Jim Rowland led New Haven against bitter post-season rivals Northwood. New Haven won that game and Jacquay posted 48 carries for 305 yards, 3 touchdowns, 13 solos, 4 assists, and 1 interception. (To read more about Jacquay’s stellar career as both a Bulldog and a USF Cougar, click here: http://www.newhavenbulletin.com/?p=15461)
It seems to me I know a few Bulldogs that can post stats that would make any former Bulldog, including Mr. Jacquay, proud.
So, let’s get ready to take the Dawg House on the road this coming Friday night, and with it, my little mantra about our adoptive home for the evening:
“No one, and I mean no one, comes into our Dawg House and pushes us around.”
(Because technically, Zollner Stadium belongs to the Concordia Cadets, not Bishop Dwenger, so we can say this.)