The annual Black Gold Softball Tournament returns to New Haven City Park this coming weekend on Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25. An annual men’s fastpitch tournament in the area dates back to the 1960s.
The Black Gold team is comprised mainly of players originating from Hermann, New Haven, Union, and Washington. Eric Steinbeck, Terry Coon, Cullen Speckhals, and Matt Benz are some of the long-time players, with recent area high school baseball standouts such as Jake Murphy, Jake Johnson, and Ben Held joining the team in recent years.
Teams from Kansas, Illinois, and all parts of Missouri will battle it out in a round-robin format with two pools on Saturday, then single elimination tournamentSaturday night and Sunday.
Action starts at Saturday morning with two games. On Lions Field at 10am, Black Gold takes on the Kelso Fastpitch, which recently finished 3rd in the 13 team Kelso Classic. On Bock Field at 10:30am, the Pinckneyville, IL Falcons take on last year’s defending champion Boonville, MO Fastpitch. The St. Charles Tribe, Bowen Fastpitch from Bowen, IL, and the Wizards of Oz from Silver Lake, Kansas also return to the Classic this year.
Black Gold plays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Lions Field. Single elimination games starting at 5pm Saturday night and resume on Sunday at 9 a.m.. The championship game starts at 1:30 p.m.
Black Gold finished 3rd in last year’s tournament.
For the third year in a row there will be a mens’ fastpitch softball reunion held at the pavilion near Lions Field starting at 2 p.m. Saturday. Seventy former players from all over Missouri attended last year. All former players and fans from the state of Missouri are invited.
“The Black Gold Classic is known for featuring good pitching and a very balanced field of teams,” said manager Eric Steinbeck. “We look forward to seeing everyone out at the ballpark.”
Full concession stand along with BBQ pork steaks, burgers, hot dogs, and the ever popular popsicles will be available both days.
For more information on the tournament contact Eric Steinbeck (314-640-6432) or Matt Benz (314-560-4839). For more information on the reunion contact Dave Scheer (636-388-1307).
To qualify for this award the student must earn a varsity letter and a 3.60 GPA the 2nd semester.
We all like to support our local businesses when possible, but sometimes we are not able to find products locally and have to turn to companies such as Amazon. Did you know that you can still provide local support by using Amazon Smile? When you enter Amazon through smile.amazon.com, Amazon will make a donation to the charity of your choice. You do not have to create a new Amazon account to use this service. They donate 0.5% of your purchase price on eligible items. Local charities include New Haven School District Foundation, New Haven Care Center, Camp Trinity, and New Haven Community Betterment Association among others. It is important that these charities register with Amazon to receive their funds. Please buy local when you can but remember there are ways to support local charities when you can’t. For more information about the program please click here.
Balloon artist, Sammy J., visits New Haven Elementary as part of the Scenic Regional Library Summer Reading Program.
New Haven businesses and organizations send seven NHHS Juniors to the 2017 Missouri Girls State convention.
New Haven businesses and organizations send seven NHHS Juniors to the 2017 Missouri Girls State convention. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the students through the help of the following contributing businesses and clubs: the Sons of the American Legion, Citizens Bank, Peoples Savings Bank, and the Town and Country Women’s Club. Pictured from left to right: Diane Maczuk with grandson, Lucille Pohlmann, Jeanne Damschroeder, Michelle Bahena, Emily Scheer, Jeannette Bauche, Lauren Gerlemann, Danielle Anderson, Kalli Stubblefield, Leeann Bauer, Emma Engelbrecht, Dave Engelbrecht, Debbie Winters, Kenzie Bauer, Natalie Hoerstkamp, Kathy Laune, and Kevin Walkenhorst.
Meyer receives scholarship to attend Summer Leadership Workshop at William Woods University. Claire Meyer was awarded scholarships from the Town and Country Women’s Club and Pratt’s Pharmacy to cover her attendance at the Student Council State Leadership Conference this June in Fulton. From left to right: Diane Maczuk (pictured with grandson, James Maczuk), Jeanette Bauche, Claire Meyer, Jeanne Damschroeder, Danielle Anderson, and Sheila Meyer (pictured with great-nephew, Nolan Pelster.
Gerdes and Moeckli receive scholarships from the American Legion and Lions Club to attend the 78th session of Missouri Boys State in Warrensburg.
Gerdes and Moeckli receive scholarships from the American Legion and Lions Club to attend the 78th session of Missouri Boys State in Warrensburg. Pictured left to right: Kevin Walkenhorst (Sons of the American Legion), Dalton Gerdes (NHHS Junior Representative), Austin Moeckli (NHHS Junior Representative), and Tom Lagemann (Lions Club).
The New Haven Youth League hosted their 3rd Annual Baseball camp on Saturday, May 20th. The weather forced the league to have an indoor camp at New Haven High School. There were 20 boys in attendance from 4th through 8th grade. The camp instructor this year was Bill Seamon. Bill was a 25+ year head baseball coach at Owensville High School and is the owner of the Pro Player Indoor Training Facility in Bland, MO. The players were put through many hitting, fielding and throwing drills throughout the morning.
NHYL would like to thank our camp instructor, Bill Seamon, NHHS Assistant Baseball Coach, Jordan Willimann and all the coaches and parents who also helped with the camp. NHYL would also like to thank the New Haven School District for allowing them to host the camp indoors at the High School Gymnasium.
Photos by Lydia Pataky
On Monday, May 22, 2017, St. Clair High School hosted the annual Four Rivers Conference Top 10 Banquet. This banquet is held every year to honor the Top 10 graduates from each school in the Four Rivers Conference. This year, New Haven was represented by (pictured above L to R), Riley Otten, Julianna Parsons, Kimberly Hoffmann, Emma Eichelberger, Alison Long, Brooke Reed and Thomas Ley. Also in the Top 10, but unable to make the banquet, were Brady Kruse, Will Soete and Anna Miller. Congratulations to our Top 10 students!!!
Auction will include boats, outboard motors, dozers, farm equipment, vehicles, and more.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a public auction of various used Department vehicles and equipment on Saturday, June 10, starting at 10 a.m. at its Salem Maintenance Center located at the junction of Highway 72 and Highway 32 in Salem. The auction will include boats, outboard motors, tractors, dozers, farm equipment and vehicles.
Cash, check, and credit/debit cards will be accepted. As required by state statute, MDC must charge a convenience fee to all customers who pay by credit or debit card.
Those interested can view auction items on Friday, June 9, at the Salem Maintenance Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with preregistration starting at 9 a.m. Registration the day of the sale begins at 7:30 a.m. A complete lot listing and terms of sales will be available at the registration desk the day of the auction.
A list of auction items is available online at mdc.mo.gov/auction.