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The boy’s basketball game vs. Woodlan on Nov. 25 has been postponed to Tuesday, Dec. 15.

The freshman game will begin at 5:00 pm.

POSTED: 11/20/15 at 8:35 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

Norm  taught science and coached basketball and other sports from 1957 to 1964 at New Haven High School, near the Indiana farm where he grew up.

AP Nov 16, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Norm Ellenberger, the foot-stomping sideline showman who coached New Mexico to two Western Athletic Conference basketball titles in the 1970s, has died. He was 83.

Ellenberger died Saturday night in his sleep at his cabin in Watersmeet, Mich., said longtime friends Bob and Diana Briggs of Albuquerque. They had just talked to him the day before and he was excited about the start of practice Monday at the high school where he was helping coach the boys’ basketball team.

”Absolutely to the last minute,” Bob Briggs said of Ellenberger’s drive to coach.

He had jotted down pages of notes from a recent preseason practice and could hardly wait for the official start of the season. ”He was such a great coach,” Briggs said. ”He could see things on the basketball court that other coaches couldn’t. This was even obvious to his last day.”

Stormin’ Norman was 134-62 at New Mexico from 1972-1979, leading the Lobos to WAC titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in 1974 and 1978.

His New Mexico career ended in December 1979 when an FBI wiretap uncovered evidence that the academic transcripts of several players were altered to ensure their enrollment. Ellenberger and his chief recruiter, Manny Goldstein, were fired and nine players were ruled ineligible.

Ellenberger was tried on federal and state charges, including mail fraud and filing false public vouchers. He was acquitted of the federal charges, but convicted on 21 state counts.

The presiding judge at the state trial declined to impose a jail sentence, saying Ellenberger was simply one cog in the highly competitive world of college athletics and had been prosecuted for trying to satisfy the school and fans’ demands that he produce a winning basketball program.

Ellenberger built a reputation as a flamboyant coach with the ability to mold winning, nationally ranked teams during his seven years as head coach at New Mexico. His 1973-74 team was the first in school history to win an NCAA Tournament game.

Briggs said Ellenberger’s personality, along with his prowess for recognizing talent and his ability to distill the game down to the basics needed to win, overpowered ”Lobogate,” which he described as a bump in the road for the popular coach.

”He was just so loved. He was one of a kind,” Briggs said.

Norm with Ryan Harp

Friends recalled Ellenberger as caring, engaging and fun-loving and pointed to his intensity on the bench as well as his insatiable desire to share his love and knowledge of basketball with others.

Michael Cooper, who played under Ellenberger at New Mexico before going on to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, said Ellenberger broadened the horizons of his players and gave them the opportunity to be successful as athletes and in school.

”He was the most tenacious, most aggressive, most heartfelt coach I ever played for,” Cooper said Monday.

New Mexico coach Craig Neal said he was saddened to hear of Ellenberger’s death.

”I’ve known Norm for a number of years, our thoughts and prayers are with the family right now,” Neal said in a statement.

After New Mexico, Ellenberger went on to work as an assistant for Don Haskins at UTEP (1986-90), Bob Knight at Indiana (’90-00) and Tim Floyd with the Chicago Bulls (’00-03). He also spent the 2012 season as an assistant with the WNBA’s New York Liberty.

POSTED: 11/17/15 at 7:47 am. FILED UNDER: Sports


New Haven High School Girls Varsity Basketball falls to Canterbury School 28-46

POSTED: 11/11/15 at 7:27 am. FILED UNDER: Sports


11/24/15        GIRLS BB        BLUFFTON
12/01/15        BOYS BB        NORTHROP
12/04/15        BOYS BB        BLACKHAWK
12/05/15        BOYS BB        CONCORDIA
12/08/15        GIRLS BB        NORTHSIDE
12/11/15        GIRLS BB        HUNTINGTON
12/12/15        WRESTLING    VARSITY
12/15/15        BOYS BB         WOODLAN                                                                                                                           12/18/15        BOYS BB         BELLMONT
12/19/15        WRESTLING    SUPER 10
12/21/15        GIRLS BB        GARRETT
12/29/15        BOYS BB        TBD
12/30/15        BOYS BB        TBD
01/08/16        GIRLS BB        DEKALB
01/09/16        WRESTLING    KERBEL
01/15/16        BOYS BB        LEO
01/16/16        GIRLS BB        LEO
01/19/16        BOYS BB        GARRETT
01/20/16        GIRLS BB     HERITAGE
01/22/16        GIRLS BB     NORWELL
01/23/16        WRESTLING    NE-8/TBD
01/29/16        GIRLS BB        COL. CITY
01/30/16        WRESTLING     SECTIONAL
02/12/16        BOYS BB        EAST NOBLE
02/23/16        BOYS BB        BLUFFTON
**TBD               GIRLS BB        SECTIONAL
**TBD               BOYS BB       SECTIONAL

POSTED: 11/07/15 at 1:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Sports

BULLDOG WRESTLING   CLUB… WHEN/Where: MONDAY AND THURSDAY 6:00-7:15 P.M. – Club starts November 23rd @ New Haven High School upper deck. Registration will be at the high school on Monday and Thursday of the week prior, 16thand the 19th from 5:30-6:30 in the upper gym, or late registration will happen ON THE first day Grades: 1st-8th graders welcome

Instruction: COACHES: James Linn, Cody Shipp, Tony Kramer, Harley BARRAND and NHHS wrestlers Wrestlers will be grouped by age and experience. The older age group will be focusing on technique and preparation for the upcoming season while the younger wrestlers will be introduced to the sport and learn basic wrestling


Cost: $30. Cost will include a club t-shirt.  USAW CARDS MUST BE PURCHASED ON YOUR OWN THIS YEAR.

If You have multiple wrestlers, you will get the second one free. Contact: For more information contact James Linn @ (260)609-1290 or (all lower case) Facebook: there will be a Facebook this year for information.  The schedule will be posted along with
cancellations, meets, and any other information.  The Facebook account will be Newhaven bulldog wrestling.

POSTED: 11/06/15 at 8:10 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

WHNH 101.3fm WILL CARRY THIS  EVENT LIVE… TUNE IN AT 4PM… download the free app search WHNHLP

Date: Friday November 27th, 2015 Time: 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.          Where: New Haven High School Main Gym

The boys basketball program would like to host our 2nd annual “Past…….Present…..Future!” Bulldog

Fundraiser event. Come out and see scrimmages from: St. John’s, Central Lutheran, New Haven Middle,

Paul Harding Junior High, and past New Haven High School Boys Basketball alumni!  This is a fundraiser that

will help fund the Boys Basketball program.

*Registration Forms should be returned to New Haven Intermediate Elementary School  or Prince Chapman   Academy front office.

Feeder School Scrimmage 1: 30 minutes (5minute warm up)

Feeder School Scrimmage 2: 30 minutes (5minute warm up)

Alumni Game: 60 Minutes (10 minute Warm Up) *Alumni Game 2 (if needed)

Hope to see you there!!!!

Any questions, please contact Coach Adrian Gatewood

260-415-5531 (cell)

260-446-0270 ext. 6405

New Haven Boys Basketball  “Past..Present ..Future!”

POSTED: 11/04/15 at 8:08 am. FILED UNDER: Sports, Top Story


New Haven High School Varsity Football falls to Bishop Dwenger High School 37-6

POSTED: 10/31/15 at 8:06 am. FILED UNDER: Sports


New Haven High School Girls Varsity Volleyball falls to Bishop Luers Catholic High School 1-3

POSTED: 10/23/15 at 7:58 am. FILED UNDER: Sports


New Haven High School Freshman Football falls to Huntington North High School 24-28

POSTED: 10/22/15 at 7:31 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Boys and Girls Cross Country

The boys and girls continued their record breaking season at the Marion Regional on Saturday.  The boys team won their first Regional title for the first time since 1989 defeating South Adams by 1 point for the title.  Six of the seven runners had lifetime bests to help  bring home the team title.  Deric Laurent finished in 2nd place with a time of 15:34.83 to break the school record held by Sean Hosfield (15:50) since 1987.  Josh Hiatt placed 10th in 16:35.85.  Brayan Pizano placed 18th in 16:48.67.  Cyrus Felger placed 28th in 17:04.82.  Jordan Lahr placed 38th in 17:19.80.  Kyle Charles placed 43rd in 17:27.06.  Grant Atkinson placed 62nd in 17:59.74.

Boys Team Results

1. New Haven 82

2. South Adams 83

3. Bellmont 109

4. Eastbrook 118

5. Adams Central 122

6. Oak Hill 129

7. Huntington North 145

8. Marion 153

9. Bluffton 172

10. Southwood 250

The girls’ team finished 3rd on Saturday, but made school history by being the first girls’ team in school history to qualify for the Semi-State.  Five of the six girls ran lifetime bests to help the team qualify.  Paige Boatright led the team with a 3rd place finish in 18:44.70 to break her own school record.  Paige also became the first girl in school history to qualify for the Semi-State for the third time.  Hayley Newman placed 11th in 19:23.13.  Carmen Yoder placed 16th in 19:39.42.  Bri Dishong placed 29th in 20:46.05.  Ariel Stier placed 50th in 21:18.46.  Ally Holcomb placed 69th in 21:53.82.

Girls Team Results

1. Huntington North 54

2. Oak Hill 77

3. New Haven 86

4. Bellmont 88

5. South Adams 116

6. Norwell 160

7. Marion 171

8. Adams Central 190

9. Southwood 200

10. Northfield 203


Both teams will compete at the New Haven Semi-State at IPFW on Saturday, October 24th.  The boys will run at 1:00 p.m. and the girls will run at 1:45 p.m.

POSTED: 10/19/15 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports