There will be a few options to follow the Shamrocks if you are unable to attend the games in Cape Girardeau.
- Friday's games will be broadcast on Prepcasts. The 10:00 game will be on court #2 and the noon and 2:00 games will be on court #1. There is a separate channel for each court.
- We will attempt to keep scores updated on Scorestream.
-Saturday's game will be covered by KLPW. You can listen online here or download their app.
-MSHSAA will video broadcast the Saturday games here.
By Krista Bennett
Celesse Louise Smedley was born in Washington, Missouri. For a short bit of her life, she lived in Owensville and then moved to Illinois, MO with her father. In Illinois, she attended a private elementary school called Montessori until the end of second grade. She moved to New Haven at the beginning of third grade and has lived here ever since.
At New Haven High School, she is involved with FBLA and FCCLA. She is also a student ambassador at the Four Rivers Career Center. After school, she is involved with Girls on the Run, because she has a passion for helping girls become who they are meant to be. Celesse says, "Being able to participate in all the different types of organizations is extraordinary and is a blessing. I find joy in all the things I do that revolve around school. Girls on the Run was a big impact for me when I was younger and all I ever wanted to do was impact somebody the way one of my coaches did."
By Rachel Connell
Halloween is just around the corner. It’s that time of the year where Halloween costumes become more elaborate and the best pieces of candy are received. The term “trick-or-treat” simply portrays modern Halloween, which consists of fewer ghosts and ghouls compared with previous years. Whether it’s making an intricate DIY costume or making the best pumpkin carving, most people enjoy celebrating Halloween in one way or another.
While going out and trick-or-treating is a normal tradition celebrated by younger children and toddlers, some high school members still enjoy going out for trick-or-treating with intricate and unique costume designs.
Spending a good amount of time on costume ideas is something Kimmy McDowell enjoys doing. “I love Halloween. Costume designing is the best part, actually,” Kimmy states. “I make an unnecessary effort to look either as cool or insane as possible. That and I make my own versions of characters that already exist or ones of my own creation, like the Ace of Spades I designed last year.”
By Clare Roth
“STP!” the volleyball Shamrocks yell as they break from a pre-game huddle. They run to their respective spots on the court to beat Owensville in two sets. The girls repeat these three letters before their game versus Borgia, and then before Hermann, then Union. The Shamrocks have yelled “STP” in unison before every game so far this season.
What does “STP” mean? And why are the girls repeating it over and over again? Through the course of the season, the volleyball team has become more or less defined by these three letters.
The acronym is not a secret. If asked, any volleyball player will tell you that “STP” stands for “something to prove.”
The Cross Country Shamrocks will be competing in the district meet this Saturday, October 31, at the Bowling Green Golf Course. The varsity boys will run at 11:45 am and the varsity girls will run at 10:35 am. The results of this meet will determine whether the Cross Country Shamrocks advance to the state meet in Jefferson City the following weekend.
GOOD LUCK RUNNERS!
If you can't make it to the Volleyball State Championships in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, you can still catch all of the action LIVE on the NFHS Network starting on Saturday at 3:00 PM CDT! Games will also be available for viewing on demand.
Click here to watch the games online.
By Clare Roth
It was a humbling weekend for the Cross Country Shamrocks, who competed at the Annual Borgia XC Invitational on Saturday, October 17th. The boys ran both varsity and junior varsity teams, placing 10th overall and 12th overall.
Frontrunners sophomore Nathan Ford and freshman Joseph Rethemeyer battled it out to the finish, placing 43rd and 44th in a tie. Both boys had a time of 18:19.
Freshman Tim Madden came in after, placing 67th in 19:07. Freshman Martin Lewis (76th, 19:17), junior Bubba Gale (101, 20:18), junior Riley Otten (103, 20:23), and senior
Alex Majors (128, 21:22) also ran.
The junior varsity boys were led by Jon Stone, who placed 30th in 19:01. Dominic Olsen (126th, 21:21), Dalton Gerdes (130th, 21:30), Robbie Cichon (170th, 22:41), Cody Buckles (174th, 22:48) and Drew Armfield (234th, 27:14) also ran.
On the girls’ side, Lucy Roth (68th, 24:34) and Clare Roth (77th, 25:26) competed.
The Borgia Invitational featured 35 teams, with a vast majority coming from St. Louis preparatory schools.
Date: October 26, 2015
To: Parents/ Guardians
From: Kyle Kruse, Superintendent of Schools
Re: School Cancelled Friday, Oct. 30 for State Volleyball Tournament
Congratulations to the New Haven Shamrocks volleyball team on their victories in district, sectional, and quarterfinal play. The Shamrocks have reached the volleyball final four and will now compete in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31.
We’ve received many questions about whether or not school will be in session on Friday.
Shamrock sports teams have always enjoyed tremendous fan support at state tournaments. It has become New Haven tradition to dismiss class when a team is competing in the state tournament during school hours.
Therefore, school is cancelled for Friday, October 30.
The volleyball Shamrocks won both Sectional games against Stover and Osceola on Saturday, October 24.
The Shamrocks beat the Stover High Bulldogs in two sets (25-16, 25-16) and the Osceola High Indians in two sets (25-19, 25-13).
The girls will play this Friday and Saturday in Cape Girardeau. Games will be at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm on Friday. Game times for Saturday will be announced.
GOOD LUCK SHAMROCKS!
Information for the 2015 volleyball championships can be found here.
By Taylor Gillespie
On October 1st, the Chamber of Commerce had their annual meeting at noon. Steve Roth brought in a speaker from Basy’s Processing Company, Kerry Robinson. Ms. Robinson gave a presentation over new chips on credit cards to explain what they are and what they can do for you.
The chip is a feature on modern credit cards that is a new way of “swiping” your card. The chip is inserted into a slot in the credit card machine at the end of grocery store terminals. There are three ways that the card can be used at a grocery store, or any other location that you may be swiping your card at. EMV stands for EuroPay, Mastercard and Visa since they were the first card companies with a chip. The three options are called EMV’s and they are contact, contactless, and mobile.
Payton Burkhardt Keagan Huff
Sheny Delgado Angela Kuhlmann
Brande Kubiak Destiny Lafferty
Joseph Malone Matthew Laune
August Panhorst Samuel Penning
Brady Vedder Alexis Sidwell
Ellie Westermeyer Addison Tolar
Maya Wideman Jose Vallejo
HIGH HONOR ROLL
Casey Baker Grace Allgaier
Jacob Engelbrecht Morgan Branson
Grace Faris Jay Eichelbeger
Madison Langenberg Gavin Frick
Dorian McCarty Luke Gerlemann
David Miller Meagan Holtmeyer
Alyssa Sidwell McKenzie Overschmidt
High School Students - Sign up for the Halloween Costume Contest! Prizes include cash and candy. There is a sign up sheet on Mrs. Miller's classroom window. We are unsure of the date at this point. If the volleyball team makes it to the final four, the costume contest will be on Thursday Oct 29th, and if they do not make it, the contest will be on Friday Oct. 30th. Costumes must be school appropriate, and face masks are not allowed. Have fun preparing for the contest!
By Rachel Connell
The New Haven Marching Shamrocks ended their hectic marching season with a bang. A score of 77.5 out of 100 landed the band first in their class. Trailing behind with a 71 was Maries R-I, otherwise known as Vienna, taking second place. Third place was given to Mansfield with a total of 69 points. The auxiliary took a caption of outstanding Color Guard as well to wrap up the season.
Carolyn, a flute player of the marching band, states, “I’m happy we reached our goal for the year. I have to give it to the band - that was probably one of the best marching seasons I’ve had in my four years of marching. We clearly did an incredible job!”
By LeeAnna Linton
With Halloween quickly approaching, most of us are deciding what we should dress up as this season. There are so many ideas to choose from. Unfortunately, Halloween costumes are expensive and you can only wear them one night. However, there is a way around this problem: DIY costumes! Here are 45 Halloween ideas for women, children, and couples that you can recreate!
Some ideas for women’s DIY costumes include Disney Princess, Celebrity, The Solar System (Buy a galaxy print dress and attach foam planets), The Travel Bug (attach a map to your clothes and create “antennas” with pipe cleaners), Darla from Finding Nemo (Buy a Rock ‘N Roll Girl shirt, wear some headgear and create a fake Nemo fish), Frosty the Snowman/Olaf (Wear white clothes and accessories to your likings), Elsa (wear a blue dress and style your hair into a side braid), Cat in the Hat (Wear a red and white striped hat with black clothes and a red bowtie), Cruella De Vil (wear a black dress, spray temporary dye in your hair, wear a white fur coat, and carry a cigarette holder), Greek Goddess (wear a white sheet and gold ribbon around your waist), Hippie Chick (wear a floral dress with a flower crown), Pinata (tape party streamers to your clothing and wear a party hat), Red Riding Hood (wear a black dress, red coat, and carry a basket), Alice in Wonderland (wear a full-skirted blue dress and a white apron and tie a ribbon in your hair), and a Scarecrow (wear a straw hat, flannel, and make straw lines on your face.
By Patricia Weatherly
Many of today’s adults went to high school in the 80s or 90s. If you ask any of them, they’ll probably say that their decade was the best time to be an teenager.
The 80s was a gnarly time to remember. With trends like mullets, shoulder pads, and loafers, what’s not to love? Teens in the 80s watched music videos on MTV, used payphones, and carried boom boxes. Popular bands were Queen, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Twisted Sister, and more. 80s teenager, Niccole Vollertsen says “80s music had the best sound. It had a good beat and the lead singer actually sang.” The major technological advances of the time include the Macintosh computer and the VCR. Despite the fact that the common American family owned neither of these, they were still the talk of the time. Most people were still using typewriters then.
By Lauren Bergner
For the last game of their regular season, the New Haven Shamrocks took on the Fatima Comets at Fatima High School on October 15th. Both New Haven (Class 1) and Fatima (Class 2) are 2014 Final Four state tournament finalists. With both teams equally match, it was inevitable that the game would be a hard-fought battle.
In the first set, New Haven came out strong. Back and forth the set shifted leads between the Shamrocks and the Comets. In the end, the Fatima Comets came out on top, 25-21.
By Ereka Bailey
On Saturday, October 10th, 2015, the New Haven Marching Shamrocks traveled to Columbia, Missouri to march in the Mizzou Homecoming Parade. Early Saturday morning, the Marching Shamrocks arrived at school at 5:45 am to hop on the bus to start the journey to Columbia.
When the Shamrocks arrived at the parade, it was around 7:00 am. It wasn’t as cold as previous years, but it still was pretty chilly. The band unloaded the instrument trailer, got dressed in full uniform, and started preparing themselves for what was arguably the most exciting parade of the season.
By Emily Lewis and Clare Roth
“There is a perception that bigger means better, and we thought it was important to come and highlight what is going on here,” says First Lady of Missouri Georganne Nixon, addressing the students and faculty of New Haven High. “I don’t think this kind of success is a fluke.”
Mrs. Nixon visited New Haven High School on Thursday, October 8, to recognize the school district for winning the acclaimed National Blue Ribbon Award. She visited two classrooms and held a student panel, where she questioned a select group of high achieving students about the success of NHHS.
By Lauren Bergner
Tuesday, October 13th, marked the final home game of the season for the New Haven Shamrocks. New Haven took on the St. Clair Lady Bulldogs in the final Four Rivers Conference match of the season.
When asked about her pregame feelings, senior Maddie Fleer stated, “Before the game, I had a bittersweet feeling about playing my last game at NHHS as a Shamrock.”
The Shamrocks and the Bulldogs played neck and neck to obtain the first few points. Senior Emma Borcherding brought the Shamrocks into a 9 point lead, serving 5 aces along the way. In the end, the Shamrocks swept the first set 25-15 against the Bulldogs.