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Congratulations to Nick Ammer, New Haven High, recipient of the Bill and Todd Fritcha Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship is awarded to a New Haven High senior who will be continuing their education in a construction related field. The award was given Monday night at the Mayor State of the City Address.

POSTED: 03/13/18 at 9:54 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

With March Madness just over a week away, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its NCAA Tournament Stats & Facts infographic as well as its report on 2018’s Best Cities for College Basketball Fans to help get hoops lovers psyched for this magical time of year.

To find 2018’s top spots for NCAA hoops, WalletHub crunched the numbers on more than 280  cities using nine key metrics. They range from the number of teams per city and the winning percentage of each to stadium capacity and social-media engagement.

Best Cities for College Hoops Fans Worst Cities for College Hoops Fans
1 Chapel Hill, NC 280 Fairfax, VA
2 Lawrence, KS 281 Jonesboro, AR
3 Los Angeles, CA 282 Lynchburg, VA
4 Durham, NC 283 Colorado Springs, CO
5 Lexington, KY 284 Hackensack, NJ
6 Philadelphia, PA 285 Riverside, CA
7 Storrs, CT 287 Pocatello, ID
8 Bloomington, IN 287 Clinton, SC
9 East Lansing, MI 288 Daytona Beach, FL
10 College Park, MD 289 New Britain, CT

Best vs. Worst

  • The Villanova Wildcats have the highest current winning percentage among college basketball teams, 89.35%, which is 5.3 times higher than the Central Connecticut Blue Devils, the team with the lowest at 16.87%.
  • Hamilton, New York, has the least expensive season tickets, starting at $45, 24.4 times less than a season of hoops in Lexington, Kentucky ($1,100).
  • Thanks to John Wooden and UCLA, Los Angeles is home to the country’s most national championship banners (11), while Philadelphia has the most regular season titles (105).

To read the full report and to see where your city ranks, please visit:

POSTED: 03/06/18 at 12:16 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

Woodlan Football Team Honored for Hard Work and Dedication

WHS Football Team Members with School Board

The Woodlan Warriors football team was the state runner-up in the Class 2A state championship contest at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Warriors faced Southridge hoping to clinch their first state title since 1981.  The Warriors had a devastating 2 point loss in the final seconds of the contest.  Though a heartbreaking loss, several players broke records and the team had grand accomplishments.  Because of the team’s hard work, the EACS Board recognized and honored them for their dedication and leadership. Team accomplishments include:

  • 2 ACAC Championships
  • 2 Sectional Titles
  • 2 Regional Championships
  • 1 Semi-State Championship
  • 1 State Runner-Up

POSTED: 02/26/18 at 12:16 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

New Haven High Fall Sport Academic All-State Athletes Recognized by Board of Trustees

New Haven Athletes with School Board

The Academic All-State Award has been around more than two decades and honors student-athletes who are the best students in their sport, as well as key contributors on their varsity teams. The EACS Board of School Trustees recognized the following New Haven High student athletes for being named the 2017 Fall Academic All-State Athletes in their sport:

  • Chloe Bremer- Volleyball (GPA 4.3)
  • Austin Myers- Football (GPA 3.6)
  • Luke Watson- Football (GPA 3.6)
  • Jaxson Savio- Football (GPA 4.0)


Congratulations New Haven High student athletes!

POSTED: 02/12/18 at 8:49 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

A BIG shout out to the New Haven and Woodlan communities for bringing items to WHNH 101.3fm’s “Caring for our Communities” event, Tuesday night. We received over 600 items that will be donated to the New Haven Methodist Pre-school and the Woodburn Clothing Bank, to help children in need. Thank you so much to our lead sponsor Parkview Sports Medicine for donating shirts and to the New Haven High School Cheer Team for making it all happen. Thank you to NHHS Principal, Anna Murphy, Athletic Director, Andy Wagner and the entire NHHS staff for making the night a huge success. From the volunteer staff at WHNH 101.3fm… THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

POSTED: 02/08/18 at 10:10 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

From New Haven High School

New Haven High School was humming with excitement Wednesday as several top student athletes put pen to paper.  Jaxson Savieo, Luke Watson, Austin Myers, and Gabrielle Shuler all committed to area colleges to play one of their many sports as well as pursue goals in their chosen field of study.

Jaxson Savieo will be playing football for Indiana Wesleyan University and it is his plan to major in Exercise science with a minor in psychology or theology. Jaxson is currently ranked 6th in his class and has been active in not only football but also wrestling and track. He is also involved in National Honor Society, Athletic council , and Student council. He volunteers helping with the youth wrestling club, and at Grace Gathering Church through the intern program at New Haven High School. Jaxson said that he felt Indiana Wesleyan was great fit for him after seeing the campus and meeting the coaching staff, But the deciding factor was the focus on God and faith.

Luke Watson also signed with Indiana Wesleyan and will be a part of the fighting Wild Cats football team. Luke said that he felt a call to attend Indiana Wesleyan, he knows that it will help grow him both spiritually and athletically. He plans on studying communications at IWU. In addition to football Luke is ranked 28th in his class, is a part of Student Council, and FCA. He also is a part of the Varsity Baseball team and Wrestling team. When asked what piece of advice he would have offered his younger self he had this to say. “ Be quiet, and listen to what people who are smarter than you are saying.”

Austin Myers put pen to paper for Trine University today. He will be playing football for the Thunder. Austin will pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. Austin wants to solve general problems in today’s society and would like to help find cleaner more efficient ways to to run the planet. Austin is ranked 30th in his class and has been a member of student council for 4 years, and is a member of the Varsity Baseball team.

Gabrielle Shuler committed to Saint Mary of the Woods. She will study Elementary Education while playing soccer. Gabrielle is ranked 37th in her class, has been a member of student council, Athletic Council, Can-Struction, and Key Club. She also Volunteers in the community and through Key Club. Gabby attributes her success in school and Athletically to her family. She said that her sister, mother, and father all push her to continually do her best. She hopes to use her degree to help children enjoy school and change the educational system for the better. Gabby’s sense of humor and intelligence, along with her athletic abilities will certainly insure her success.

POSTED: 02/08/18 at 9:59 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

With Super Bowl LII just days away, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans together with its Super Bowl LII By The Numbers infographic.

To determine the best places for loving on America’s No. 1 sport, WalletHub compared more than 240 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional football team based on 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from number of NFL and college football teams to average ticket prices.

Make sure to check out the info-graphic for cool stats about the biggest sporting event of the year. Here are some highlights from each report:

Best Cities for Football Fans Worst Cities for Football Fans
1 Green Bay, WI 234 Logan, UT
2 Pittsburgh, PA 235 New Britain, CT
3 Dallas, TX 236 West Lafayette, IN
4 Boston, MA 237 East Hartford, CT
5 New York, NY 238 Cape Girardeau, MO
6 Los Angeles, CA 239 Valparaiso, IN
7 Glendale, AZ 240 Pine Bluff, AR
8 Philadelphia, PA 241 Davidson, NC
9 Oakland, CA 242 Syracuse, NY
10 Cincinnati, OH 243 Jackson, MS

Best vs. Worst

  • The New England Patriots’ performance level, 81.3 percent, is 9.8 times better than the Cleveland Browns’ 8.3 percent.
  • Dallas has the highest NFL team popularity ranking, 1st, while Los Angeles has the lowest at 31.5th.
  • Jacksonville, Florida, has the lowest average ticket price for an NFL game, $61.40, which is 2.1 times less expensive than in Chicago, the city with the highest at $131.90.
  • The Alabama Crimson Tide’s performance level, 93.2 percent, is 11.2 times better than the Kansas Jayhawks’, 8.3 percent.
  • Cookeville, Tennessee has the lowest minimum season-ticket price for an NCAA (FBS & FCS) game, $36, which is 31.9 times less expensive than in South Bend, Indiana, the city with the highest at $1,150.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:

POSTED: 01/29/18 at 10:36 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

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POSTED: 01/05/18 at 9:34 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

From The News-Sentinel


POSTED: 12/22/17 at 8:19 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

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.


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