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POSTED: 02/20/17 at 1:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

WHNH Sports starts your week off on a back to back road trip for your New Haven Bulldogs as they travel to go against the #13 Bishop Luers Knights. Join the WHNH Sports team of Cliff Tanner, Duane Griner, Pete LaFaucia & Julie Tanner for this duel of 3A titans. Sponsored by Parkview Sports Medicine. Tune in to 101.3 on the FM dial or the WHNH App
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Parkview Sports Medicine, Proud sponsor of Bulldog sports on WHNH, presents night two of a back to back regular season finally for the boys basketball team as the Bulldogs head south to Wells county to Bluffton and take on the Tigers. Cliff Tanner, Duane Griner, Pete LaFaucia & Julie Tanner got you covered as the Bulldogs end their regular season. 101.3 on the FM Dial and world wide on the WHNH app
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POSTED: 02/20/17 at 1:31 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports, Top Story


New Haven High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat Heritage Jr./Sr. H.S., IN 57-35


POSTED: 02/17/17 at 11:03 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

Listen to Ashley Luginbill’s story Saturday at 11 am and Sunday at 12 noon on the “Who Is Show” on WHNH 101.3fm.

Fourteen high school caddies from the state of Indiana have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full, four-year housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following a final selection meeting held at Long Beach Country Club in Long Beach on Feb. 1.

Each caddie (listed below) has a unique story to tell, reflecting the scholarship’s four selection criteria: a strong caddie record; excellent academics; demonstrated financial need; and outstanding character. They will begin college in the fall of 2017, with recipients awarded to Indiana University in Bloomington and Purdue University in West Lafayette. The scholarship is valued at more than $100,000 over four years.

“Each of these deserving Evans Scholars epitomizes what our Program has been about since its creation in 1930,” said WGA Chairman David Robinson. “Their dedication, hard work and sacrifice is humbling, and we are honored to be able to help them pursue their dreams.”

The Indiana selection meeting was the tenth of more than a dozen such meetings the Evans Scholars Foundation will hold across the country through the spring. When the 2016-17 selection meeting process is completed by April, an estimated 270 caddies are expected to be awarded the Evans Scholarship.

The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Golf, Illinois, has supported the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since 1930. One of golf’s favorite charities, it is the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies.

Currently, a record 935 caddies are enrolled in 20 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 10,400 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.

“Based on their excellence in the classroom and their service to their schools and communities, there is little doubt that these young men and women have worked hard to earn this life-changing opportunity,” said John Kaczkowski, WGA President and CEO. “We welcome them to the Evans Scholars family.”

Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by 30,000 golfers across the country, who are members of the Evans Scholars Par Club program. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $10 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, are donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation.

To learn more about the WGA and ESF, visit

The recipients include:

Student Name Hometown Golf/Country Club High School Awarded University
Isabella Kaplan Michigan City Long Beach CC La Lumiere School Purdue
John Ruszkowski Michigan City Long Beach CC La Lumiere School Indiana
Kathleen Doolittle Dyer Briar Ridge CC Highland HS Purdue
Jordan Lykowski Schererville Briar Ridge CC Lake Central HS Purdue
Zachary Stewart South Bend South Bend CC Riley HS Purdue
Matthew Hope Fort Wayne Orchard Ridge CC Homestead HS Purdue
Kaylen Ohlwine Zanesville Orchard Ridge CC Norwell S Indiana
Samuel Mailand Hoagland Fort Wayne CC Home school Purdue
Joseph Hunnicutt Fort Wayne Sycamore Hills GC Carroll HS Purdue
Ashley Luginbill New Haven Sycamore Hills GC Heritage Junior/Senior HS Indiana
Hannah Vanderbosch Fishers Prairie View GC Cathedral HS Purdue
Elliott Shide Indianapolis Prairie View GC Lawrence North HS Indiana
Jeffery Schwind Indianapolis Meridian Hills CC Home school Purdue
Llogan Russell French Lick French Lick Resort Springs Valley HS Indiana

About Western Golf Association:

Founded in 1899 to serve golfing interests in the growing Midwest, the WGA now has nearly 400 member clubs. The WGA conducts championships for professionals and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation (ESF), which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means. The WGA is a driving force in the game, a respected charitable cause for thousands of supporters and a distinguished leader in the nation’s golf community. Its premier golf event is the BMW Championship, the second oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR. For more information about the WGA and ESF, please visit

About Evans Scholars Foundation:

Established by famed amateur golfer Charles Chick Evans Jr., the Evans Scholars Foundation provides full housing and tuition scholarships to high-achieving caddies across the country. The Program, which is supported by the Western Golf Association, is funded by contributions from more than 30,000 Evans Scholars Par Club members, including Evans Scholars Alumni, as well as proceeds from the BMW Championship. Since the Program’s inception in 1930, more than 10,400 caddies nationwide have graduated as Evans Scholars.

POSTED: 02/14/17 at 9:00 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

POSTED: 02/13/17 at 8:32 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

From WalletHub:

With Super Bowl LI just days away, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans together with its Super Bowl LI By The Numbers infographic.

To identify the best cities for football fans, WalletHub analyzed 244 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional football team based on 17 key metrics, ranging from the number of NFL and college football teams to average ticket prices. Make sure to check out the infographic for cool stats about the biggest sporting event of the year.

Best Cities for Football Fans Worst Cities for Football Fans
1 Green Bay, WI 235 Worcester, MA
2 Pittsburgh, PA 236 DeLand, FL
3 New York, NY 237 Cape Girardeau, MO
4 Dallas, TX 238 Valparaiso, IN
5 Boston, MA 239 East Hartford, CT
6 Seattle, WA 240 Amherst, MA
7 Philadelphia, PA 241 Lexington, VA
8 Indianapolis, IN 242 New Britain, CT
9 Glendale, AZ 243 Pine Bluff, AR
10 Minneapolis, MN 244 Davidson, NC

Best vs. Worst

  • The New England Patriots’ performance level is four times better than the Jacksonville Jaguars’ and Cleveland Browns’.
  • The Alabama Crimson Tide’s performance level is 33 times better than the Austin Peay Governors’.
  • Jacksonville, Fla., 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.
  • Baltimore has the lowest minimum season-ticket price for an NCAA (FBS & FCS) game, $20.00, which is 68.8 times less expensive than in South Bend, Ind., the city with the highest at $1,375.00.
  • Charlotte, N.C. has the highest NFL team popularity index, while San Francisco is the city with the lowest.

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

POSTED: 01/30/17 at 9:11 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Sports


New Haven High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat Columbia City High School 53-42

POSTED: 01/29/17 at 1:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports


New Haven High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat Concordia Lutheran High School 57-55 

POSTED: 01/25/17 at 9:45 am. FILED UNDER: Schools, Sports

New Haven High School Athletic Department will induct its 2017 Hall of Fame class, Saturday, January 28 during halftime of the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Game against Columbia City. This year’s inductees include:

Robert Claus class of 1950. Claus was a three-sport athlete and a member of the first NEIC basketball championship in New Haven history. In addition, he held the high jump record for ten years.

Mike Snyder class of 1979 lettered in both tennis and baseball at New Haven High School, but enjoyed even greater success as a relief pitcher for Purdue University as a four-year letterman. Mike’s name still appears on a number of pitching categories that include both season and career ERA and season and career saves by a Boilermaker.

Pat Snyder class of 1982 and younger brother of Mike, was two-year starting center for the Bulldogs who went 20 -2 in his junior and senior years. After high school, Pat turned a walk-on invitation into a four-year scholarship as the long snapper for Purdue University. This talent would lead to a brief career with the Indianapolis Colts in 1987, 88 and 91.

Kristy (Lyons) Rowland class of 1997 still holds the high school long jump for the Bulldogs and was awarded All-Conference Honors in volleyball, basketball and track in earning her athletic blanket at New Haven. After setting school records in points scored on the track team,Kristy went on to play both volleyball and track at Butler University.  Kristy currently works for Northwest Allen and is married to New Haven football coach, Jim Rowland.

POSTED: 01/24/17 at 9:17 am. FILED UNDER: Schools, Sports


New Haven High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat Norwell High School 67-52

POSTED: 01/22/17 at 2:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports