High School Boys Basketball

New Haven Shamrock's Boys High School Basketball

Shamrocks win in injury-laden game over New Bloomfield 52-32

Kyle Ruediger (left) and Cam Edwards (right) collide resulting in both players getting stiches.

New Haven, Mo. – Coach Ray Steinhoff said before the season began, “We have to stay healthy,” unfortunately there are some things a coach can’t control.

Tuesday night New Haven ran over New Bloomfield after losing their last three games, improving to 5-4 and 0-2 in conference action.  “It was a good win for us but could have done without Kyle [Ruediger] smashing heads with a New Bloomfield kid. (Cam Edwards)

New Haven looks to rebound from last week's combined four losses

Coach Peirick and Coach Steinhoff hope to rebound from last week’s combined four losses.
Photo by Megan Bauer

By Kyle Quick

New Haven looks to rebound from last week’s losses that both the girls and boys basketball teams suffered at the hands of St. James and Pacific.

The Lady Shamrocks ended a four game winning streak after losing last Monday to St. James, 41-38, followed by their second straight loss to Pacific, 48-30, three nights later.

St. James hands Shamrocks second straight loss 49-41

Smooth as butter:
Ross Seitter hit double figures for the second straight game, scoring 13 points against St. James.  Scoring 7 of his 13 points in the third quarter.

Tim Strobel retires from coaching after 20 years ending the Strobel/Steinhoff dynasty

By Kyle Quick and Kaylin Bade: Download article

In 1992, Tim Strobel became the Junior Varsity boys’ basketball Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach, which turned out to be the missing link to the men’s basketball program and eventually formed the Steinhoff/ Strobel era.

Regardless of one’s opinion of Mr. Strobel it cannot be argued that he coached because of his love for New Haven High School and for the kids, while he refused to accept a single penny for coaching; instead he wanted his portion given to other coaches.

Montgomery County sneaks out of New Haven with big win 45-41

Pictured Montgomery's Cameron Parrish scored 11 points to help led his team to their third win on the year.

New Haven, Mo. – Winter Ball and a Friday night game Montgomery County knew they had their hands full not only playing at New Haven but coming in losing to the Shamrocks two weeks ago in the Montgomery County Tournament.

Despite injuries and foul trouble New Haven nearly pulled off another come from behind win but late in the fourth Montgomery County maintained their composer, sneaking away with a four point win, 45-41.

Shamrocks off to "Rock-N-Roll" start

Seth Schenck - When you're hot your hot.  Schenck lays one in after picking off a steal.
By Kyle Quick

Seth Schenck scored a career high of 21 points, draining a career high of five three-pointers, and tying a career best of six assists in Tuesday’s pounding on Grandview in their home opener with a final of 56-25, improving to 4-1.  The Shamrocks led 31-4 at halftime; New Haven’s starting five played very little in the second half, sitting out the entire fourth quarter.

Madden hits game winner in a come from behind win over Clopton 57-55

Montgomery County, Mo. – Saturday night’s third place game kept fans on the edge of their seats for 32 minutes of heart pounding action.  Fans saw New Haven and Clopton tied seven different times and five lead changes, four coming in the final six minutes of regulation.  The game ended up being decided in the final 18 seconds.

New Haven vs Mexico Game Updates

Montgomery County, Mo. – New Haven will face Clopton on Saturday night in the third place game at 6 p.m. after Mexico was more than the Shamrocks could handle winning 59-28,  advancing into the championship game Saturday night against Fulton.

Shamrocks knock of Montgomery County 43-30 to play the powerhouse Mexico Bulldogs

Pictured Kyle Ruediger

Photos by Kyle Quick
Montgomery City, Mo.
– Montgomery County went from trailing by four with 48 seconds left in the third when New Haven capitalized off two unforced turnovers, leading to five straight points.  Instead of Montgomery trailing by four they found themselves down by nine at the end of the third quarter, 35-26.

East Central College names Ray Steinhoff Alumni of the Month

Photo by Kyle Quick

--New Haven Varsity Coach Ray Steinhoff was recently named East Central College Alumni of the Month.

There have been countless articles written about Steinhoff’s success throughout his coaching career, however many do not know that he was a pretty good basketball player "back in the day".

New Haven’s varsity teams win season openers. Girls destroy Wright City 54-6

--Sophomore Kyle Ruediger made his first start at the varsity level on Tuesday, scoring a game high 21 points while dishing out four assists, four steals, and snagging five rebounds to help lead New Have with a season opening win over Belle 47-28.

Coach Ray Steinhoff said, “The boys played really hard, making a lot of unselfish plays and a good way to start of the season.”

Season Outlook - New team different style

Shamrocks practice Monday evening before kicking off their season Tuesday night at Belle.
By Kyle Quick:

New Haven is known for their ability to control the tempo of games, which generally means forcing teams to play a slower paced game, but this teams maybe trying to slow down New Haven.

Menke, Gerlemann, and Tritch voted to Missouri Sports Writers and Sports Casters All-District team

New Haven senior Ryan Menke was voted 1st team by the Missouri Sports Writers and Wports Casters East-Central All-District team.  Lance Gerlemann and Charlie Tritch both received 2nd team recognition.

Gerlemann named St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete

New Haven, Mo - Each year, the Post-Dispatch honors an athlete from each area high school in the Scholar Athlete program.

Boy's Four Rivers All-Conference and District teams announced

Lance Gerlemann and Ryan Menke (pictured above) were voted to the District 4 All-District team after their stellar performance in the semifinal game at districts when the two combined for 41 of their teams 44 points.

Shamrocks unable to erase first quarter deficit - Rocks go down fighting


Lance Gerlemann scores two of his career high 20 points.
Photo by Kyle Quick

Shamrocks end their season coming up short 47-44

7:15 p.m. - Game story to come, New Haven comes up short 47-44.  Great game played by both teams, the Rocks played a great three quarters.

6:40 - Shamrocks battle back in the second, hold Crossroads to just 6 points.  New Haven still trails 22-18.  Working on halftime brief with photos.

Shamrocks finish up season strong rolling into districts

New Haven, Mo – Friday night New Haven played in front of a packed house filled with shamrock fans, decked out in their green and white.  It was also a night filled with emotions as New Haven’s six seniors played their final game on the "Ray Steinhoff Court".

Postgame interview with Ryan Menke

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