Top Stories of 2011 - Number 9 - An achievement worth a 1,000 words

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Since girls basketball had begun in 1997 only three players had ever scored 1,000 points during their high school career at New Haven.

Pictured left: Oetterer scores points 1,000 and 1,001.

On Wed., Nov. 30, 2011 Kayla Oetterer became the fourth player to reach such a milestone, forever leaving her mark on the New Haven Girl’s Basketball Program.

This type of rare achievement has earned its spot as one of the Top Stories for 2011.

New Haven, Mo – Prior to the start of Monday night’s basketball game, Kayla Oetterer was recognized on her home court for scoring her 1000 career point last Wednesday in the Montgomery County Tournament.

Coach Dave Luecke presented Oetterer with a green and white basketball with the date and "1000" printed in gold lettering.

Pictured left : Simply a moment that words cannot describe as Avery Lagenberg darted across the court to give her longtime babysitter a bouquet of flowers.

Moments before Luecke presented Oetterer with the shamrock green and white ball, a Avery Langenberg came dashing across the court with a bouquet of flowers in hand.  She jumped into Kayla's arms as she embraced the suprise moment with huge hug and a smile that expressed every feeling she had at the very second.

It is this moment Oetterer will always remember, because the unexpected ones are those that leave a mark in your heart that lasts forever.  Only one word could ever begin to describe the smile on Oetterer’s face…Priceless.