Pictured is the New Haven 5th Grade Basketball Team.
By Steve Roth
--Unfortunately the 5th grade Shamrocks experienced a bit of heartbreak Saturday in the finals of the St. Clair Junior Bulldogs tournament.
We had played one of our best games of the year in the play-in round Friday night, beating Sullivan 36-22. On Saturday morning we took on a tough and physical Pacific team but survived, 27-25. We handled St James in the semifinal 30-20 which got us a championship date with Owensville.
The 5th grade Dutchmen are pretty clearly the top team in the area. We had lost to them twice before: Once in the Hermann tournament where they pretty much ran us out of the gym, and again in the finals of the Owensville tournament where we had a chance to win until late in the game, when again their speed and size took us over.