On Friday evening, the Lady Bulldogs’ Track & Field team made it a Senior’s Night that they will not forget by winning the New Haven Relays by defeating Van Wert by 1.5 points. The Lady Bulldogs started the meet off with the 4×800 Meter Relay team of Brooke Feipel, Hayley Newman, Bri Dishong, and Paige Boatright running a season best and finishing 3rd. Nakita Turner had the team’s first individual championship by winning the 100 Meter Hurdles in a time of 15.99, which broke the school record. Kaniah Creech followed with her own individual championship in 100 Meter Dash in a time of 12.83. Paige Boatright made it 3 individual championships in a row by winning the 1600 Meter Run in a time of 5:29.61. The 4×100 Meter Relay Team of Nakita Turner, Ja’Nyia Grundy, Ja’Kyia Grundy, and Kaniah Creech kept the championships coming by winning the 4×100 Meter Relay in a time of 51.07. Megan Kage also brought home an individual championship in the Pole Vault with a vault of 9′ 06″.
Second place finishers were Kaniah Creech in the 200 Meter Dash, Paige Boatright in the 800 Meter Run and 3200 Meter Run, Andrea Lawrence in the High Jump and Long Jump, and Haley Whitacre in the Discus. When the night was over, the team had placed in 15 out of the 16 possible events.
Paige Boatright won the Armstrong Award which is given to the athlete that scores the most points in the meet. Paige finished the night with 27.5 points.
1. New Haven – 132
2. Van Wert – 130.5
3. Leo – 74
4. Bishop Dwenger – 71
5. Concordia – 54
6. Garrett – 38.5
7. Woodlan – 24
8. Heritage – 17
9. Blackhawk Christian – 1
Field Events Begin:
Shot Put, Long Jump, High Jump, and Pole Vault
Discus, Long Jump, and High Jump
Girls 4 x 800 Meter Relay Final
Boys 4 x 800 Meter Relay Final
Girls 100 Meter Dash
Boys 100 Meter Dash
Girls 100 Meter High Hurdles
Boys 110 Meter High Hurdles
Girls 200 Meter Dash
Boys 200 Meter Dash
Long Jump Trials Finish
Introduction of Seniors and National Anthem
Long Jump Finals Begin
Boys 110 Meter High Hurdles Final
Girls 100 Meter High Hurdles Final
Girls 100 Meter Dash Final
Boys 100 Meter Dash Final
Girls 1600 Meter Run Final
Boys 1600 Meter Run Final
Girls 4 x 100 Meter Relay Final
Boys 4 x 100 Meter Relay Final
Girls 400 Meter Dash Final
Boys 400 Meter Dash Final
Girls 300 Meter Low Hurdles Final
Boys 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles Final
Girls 800 Meter Run Final
Boys 800 Meter Run Final
Girls 200 Meter Dash Final
Boys 200 Meter Dash Final
Girls 3200 Meter Run Final
Boys 3200 Meter Run Final
Girls 4 x 400 Meter Relay Final
Boys 4 x 400 Meter Relay Final
Presentation of Armstrong Award Winners
Presentation of Team Plaques
On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs’ Track & Field Team finished 2nd out of 12 teams at the Bishop Luers Relays. First place finishers were Kaniah Creech (100 Meter Dash); the 4×100 Meter Relay team of Nakita Turner, Ja’Nyia Grundy, Ja’Kyia Grundy, and Kaniah Creech; the Sprint Medley team of Nakita Turner, Andrea Lawrence, Megan Kage, and Kaniah Creech; and the Distance Medley team of Megan Kage, Brooke Feipel, Hayley Newman, and Paige Boatright. Second Place finishers were Megan Kage (Pole Vault) and Haley Whitacre (Discus).
EACS BOARD HONORS ACADEMIC ALL-STATE ATHLETES
At a recent board meeting, the Board of School Trustees along with Dr. Ken Folks, Superintendent honored the Academic All-State Fall athletes. To receive this distinguished All-State award, an athlete must have played in 70% of games this season, have a minimum of a 3.40/4.0 or 9.1/12.0, and a minimum SAT of 1660 or a minimum ACT of 24. Congratulations to the following athletes:
Heritage High School:
Lucas Scheumann 3.7
Leo High School:
John Grush 10.1
Logan Leiter 10.9
New Haven High School:
Adam Hoffer 11.6 (Salutatorian)
Nate Kitzmiller 10.9
Andrew Kohrman 10.1
Todd Moeller 9.5
Spencer Perkins 10.5
Ryan Shaffer 9.9
Vance Shearer 9.5
Zachary Watson 12.1 (Valedictorian)
Woodlan High School:
Shawn Kitzmiller 11.4
April 14, 2015
NEW HAVEN 182, SNIDER 186
At Whispering Creek
New Haven: Burnside 48, Griggs 45, Mensing 42, Burns 48, Jordan 47, Guise 54
Snider: Phillips 45, Davis 45, Davenport 48, Kitchen 52, Osbourn 48, Jones 48
On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs’ Track & Field team won the Owl Invitational hosted by Muncie Burris at Ball State University. The Bulldogs defeated 10 other teams and scored 144.5 points. They defeated 2nd place Anderson by 61 points. It was a total team effort with the team placing in 15 out of 16 events and placing both athletes in 10 out 13 events.
Individual Champions were Kaniah Creech (100 Meter Dash), Paige Boatright (3200 Meter Run), Megan Kage (Pole Vault), and Nakita Turner (100 Meter Hurdles & 300 Meter Hurdles). The 4×100 Meter Relay team of Nakita Turner, Ja’Nyia Grundy, Megan Kage, and Kaniah Creech and the 4×800 Meter Relay team of Brooke Feipel, Paige Boatright, Bri Dishong, and Hayley Newman also were champions.
Second place finishers were Paige Boatright (1600 Meter Run) and Brooke Feipel (800 Meter Run).
1. New Haven – 144.5
2. Anderson – 83.5
3. Seton Catholic – 75
4. Southern Wells – 69
5. Bluffton – 68
6. Liberty Christian – 48
7. Centerville – 46
8. Cambridge City Lincoln – 34
9. Muncie Burris – 31
10. Northeastern – 6
11. University – 0
New Haven High School Athletes!
Have you ever wondered if you could get scholarship or tuition assistance money for playing sports in college? Have you ever thought that if you just understood how to apply, how to sell yourself then maybe you would have a shot at reducing the cost of college?
If so, then bring your questions, a pen, and pad of paper to Grace Gathering for the New Haven Bulldogs Booster event featuring Coach Gary L. Bird. Coach Bird has been working with the New Haven High School Cross Country team for two years and has already helped New Haven Alumni pursue their dream of competing in college while gaining assistance with tuition. This year alone he has helped find scholarship dollars for two senior runners and is helping numerous juniors in their college selection process. His contacts include numerous Division 1 and NAIA schools across the country and he is excited to help any NHHS athletes learn what it takes to win a scholarship.
Most importantly, the NHHS Bulldogs Boosters is proud to announce that this clinic is FREE of charge. Coach Bird is dedicated to helping the young men and women at New Haven High School pursue their dreams and we are proud to have him as an advisor in this. Coach Bird will be having three sessions starting this weekend. The location, dates, and times are as follows:
3157 Minnich Road
New Haven, IN 46774.
4/12 from 4-6 pm
4/22 from 7-9 pm
4/29 from 4-6 pm
The first session is this Sunday! If you plan to attend please RSVP the date and time you would like to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are limiting the clinic to 35 seats so please rsvp early. The earlier an athlete starts researching this option the easier the process. ALL HS CLASS LEVELS, PARENTS, AND COACHES ARE WELCOME!
At a recent board meeting, the Board of School Trustees along with Dr. Ken Folks, Superintendent, honored the Academic All-State Fall athletes. To receive this distinguished All-State award, an athlete must have played in 70% of games this season, have a minimum of a 3.40/4.0 or 9.1/12.0, and a minimum SAT of 1660 or a minimum ACT of 24. Congratulations
by Johnny Boatright
photos by: Grant Atkinson and Jonathan Boatright
This weekend’s Bulldog Invite at IPFW’s indoor facility proved to be great showing for the future stars of Bulldog Track and Field. This was the second of two Hoosier State Relay Qualifier meets hosted by New Haven High School and the day belonged to the New Haven underclassmen, particularly the freshman class. Top ten finishers for the Bulldog freshmen were Andrea Lawrence (5th Long Jump and 9th High Jump) and James Gardner (6th High Jump). Top twenty finishers were Ashia Howard (17th High Jump), Mariah Campbell (17th Shot Put), and Peyton Christensen (20th Pole Vault). Also finishing well for the Bulldog’s freshman class were Grant Atkinson (27th 3200m Run), Jordan Lahr (39th 3200m Run), and Serenity Baskerville (51st 60m Dash). Grant Atkinson improved his personal record by over 30 seconds and James Gardner broke his PR by 5” to jump 6’1” and secure a spot as one of the athletes tied for 16th to qualify for the Hoosier State Relays. As a dual sport athlete in ! basketball and track this was Mr. Gardner’s first meet for NHHS track and field; a first meet he opened in impressive fashion.
The coaching staff for New Haven Track and Field are very excited about this talented group of freshmen. When asked about the future, Girl’s Head Coach Larry Stemmler said, “It’s a very exciting time for New Haven Track and Field. In all my years of coaching we have had some very talented groups come through New Haven high school. Our current group, from freshmen to senior, could rank among the best of them. I am very proud of this freshman class and feel blessed to be able to coach these athletes.”
Coach Gary Bird, Director of Training for Distance and Jumps added, “Track and Field is really an individual sport, but the meets are scored by the team’s performance. Having such a diverse, and young, group of athletes doesn’t only bode well for some of their individual state rankings, but puts the team in a great position for years to come when these athletes perform to their ability in their individual events. These kinds of performances show what hard work and dedication can achieve. New Haven Track and Field, and Cross Country, are in the process of making history and we really hope that more New Haven student athletes will want to be a part of it.”
As the Bulldogs celebrate the accomplishments of their athletes this indoor season we eagerly anticipate the excitement to come during the outdoor Track and Field season. The Bulldogs open their outdoor season on April 8th, 5pm at Snider High School. As always, we invite you to come out and support them as they represent the city of New Haven and our New Haven high school.