High School Girls Basketball

Lady Rocks end 2012 with four point loss to Union

New Haven, Mo. – Despite Rachel Steinhoff’s 19 points on 8-14 shooting the Shamrocks were handed their fourth loss overall and remain winless (0-3) in conference play as Union pulled off a four point win, 44-40.

Union’s young sophomore Bethany Coons helped seal the deal for the Lady Wildcats, going four of six from the line during the finial two minutes to finish with 11 points.  Union’s senior forward Rachel Bassett scored a team 15 points and a difficult matchup for New Haven.

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 remains perfect sneaking past New Haven 41-38

Megan Shockley banks in two of her eight points.

New Haven, Mo. – St. James entered Monday night’s Four Rivers Conference season opener undefeated.

New Haven improved to 5-1 after knocking of South Callaway 50-29 last Thursday.

New Haven ended the first half with a one-point lead, 20-19, holding St. James to a season low for points scored in the first half.

However St. James eventually took advantage after forcing the Lady Rocks into a season high 24 turnovers to squeeze out their eighth win, keeping their perfect record intact, 41-38. The Lady Rocks out rebounded St. James with a season high 34 boards to St. James’s nine.

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.

Lady Shamrocks bring home two consolation trophies

Friday night New Haven outlasted Clopton to win consolation in the Montgomery County Tournament and Saturday morning the junior varsity followed up with a win over North Callaway for consolation in the Hermann JV Girls Tournament.

Montgomery County, Mo - Rachel Steinhoff led all scores with 17 points and was perfect from the free-throw line hitting seven out of seven helping the Lady Shamrocks to a 39-29 win over Clopton.

Mexico hands New Haven first loss on the season

Megan Shockley scores two of her eight points on four of four shooting.
Photos by Kyle Quick

Montgomery City, Mo. – Monday night the (4) Mexico Lady Bulldogs handed (5) New Haven their first loss of the year in the first round of the Montgomery County Tournament 29-22.

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.”

New coach and new season - Lady Shamrocks season outlook

By Kyle Quick
Last year, the Lady Shamrocks went on one the most prolific postseason runs in school history to end their season playing for a State Championship. However, after Dave Luecke’s departure, the 2012-2013 season will be the beginning of a new chapter for the New Haven women’s program.

Last year’s assistant coach Doug Peirick has moved into the Varsity position while Tim Scheer will take over the Junior Varsity squad and assistant coaching spot.

Part 2 of 2: Girls assistant varsity coach gives heartfelt speech about Coach Dave Luecke

New Haven, Mo – Last Monday, High School Athletic Director Ray Steinhoff began the Athletic Banquet by delivering an emotional speech about Dave Luecke’s departure from New Haven High School.

Steinhoff was one of several coaches who expressed their sadness about Coach Luecke’s departure, acknowledging the dedication and compassion for New

Part 1 of 2 – High School Athletic Director delivers blunt speech about Coach Luecke’s departure. Video of Steinhoff’s entire speech

New Haven, Mo – High School Athletic Director, Ray Steinhoff, began Monday night’s Athletic Banquet, delivering an emotional speech about Dave Luecke’s departure from New Haven High School.

Luecke named coach of the year - Resigns from New Haven High School

New Haven, Mo - On the same day Dave Luecke resigned from New Haven High School and eight days after resigning from his head coaching position, the Missouri Sports Writers and Sports Casters Association (MSSA) announced that Luecke was unanimously voted Girls Basketball Head Coach of The Year for the East Central District (Class 1, 2, & 3).

Steinhoff, Oetterer, and McDonald make MSSA All-District Teams

New Haven, Mo - Yesterday morning The Missouri Sports Writers and Sports Casters Association (MSSA) announced the East Central All-District (Class 1, 2, & 3) Basketball Teams.

Steinhoff selected 1st Team All-State by both the MBCA and MSSA

Photo by Kaylin Bade

New Haven, Mo – Great players in all sports are known to “rise up” come playoff time.  They seem to make big plays at the right time and when the game is on the line, the ball is in their hands.

New Haven could have easily folded

EDITORIAL: Through all of the madness, my attitude took a complete 180 degree turn

Photo by Kaylin Bade

By Ryan Menke
Quick News Contributor

Nothing heals the sting of losing the last game of your senior year. Especially when your expectations are so high, like mine have always been.

Lady Shamrocks prove it can be done

Rachel Steinhoff slices and dices down the lane late in the first half as she was fouled.
Photos by Kaylin Bade

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