Monday, April 30, 2012

HWSA - Day 1 Recap - April 30th

The NOAH Jaguars varsity baseball team traveled to Auburndale, Florida this week to compete in the Homeschool World Series  Jags competed in two seeding games on Monday, April 30th, winning the first game and losing the second game.

Seeding Game 1: NOAH 4 Atlanta Knights 3

Wes Shaffer pitched a 7 inning complete game giving up only 1 earned run on 6 hits, 1 walk, 1 hit by pitch while striking out 10.  He was helped with offense by Caleb Baca who went 2 for 3 with a double and hits by Joe Sabatini, Austin Dillingham, Ben Beaver and Kendall Davis who also doubled.  Cole Wilson walked twice and Beaver and Sabatini also drew free bases.  Atlanta scored 3 times on the Jags with the help of 4 miscues by the Jags.

Seeding Game 2: Memphis Eagles 6 NOAH 5

Senior Cole Wilson took the mound for the Jags and pitched a 7 inning complete game.  Wilson struggled in the 1st inning giving up 2 hits and 2 walks and that helped The Eagles score 4 runs.  Wilson would only allow 2 runs in the remaining 6 innings as he allowed only 7 more hits, 2 walks and struck out 4.  Senior Joe Sabatini launched a rocket over the right center in the top of the 7th to tie the game.  The Eagles came back on a long triple to score the winning run in the bottom half of the inning for a 6-5 win.  Big hits in the game were doubles by Sabatini and Ben Beaver and Austin Dillingham's triple.  All toll the Jags out hit the Eagles 12-9 but the deciding factor was stranding 17 runners on base.
Next game for the Jags is Tuesday, May 1st @ 1 PM Central time.  Jags must win two more games to reach the Division 1 (Top 8) Bracket.

~Charles Burka and Kathi Shumaker
Field Correspondents

Monday, April 16, 2012

NOAH Freshman wins Summit Classic

The NOAH Freshman baseball team wins the Summit Christian Classic in a round robin format type tournament played at Indian Springs Sports Complex.

Champions: NOAH (2-1...beat Rejoice and Lifeway, lost to Summit)

Runner-Up: Lifeway (2-1....beat Rejoice and Summit, lost to NOAH)

3rd: Rejoice (1-2...beat Summit...lost to NOAH and Lifeway)

4th: Summit (1-2 beat NOAH...lost to Rejoice and LIfeway)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

NOAH Football names Head Coach

NOAH Families,

 Following Coach Blankenship’s resignation as NOAH Head High School Football Coach in mid February the NOAH Board in conjunction with Coach Blankenship as football AD began a search for the man to head up the Jaguars next chapter of success. The NOAH Board would like to first thank Coach Blankenship for the countless, tireless hours of study, preparation, prayer and coaching that he gave in launching the first NOAH football team. Coach Joe built the program over the past eight years from the ground up into the most competitive and successful Christian homeschool football program in the nation, consistently ranking number one in the country in various national polls. In stepping down as head coach he began a search for a replacement and many qualified candidates came forward locally and from across the country. After a six week search and selection process he recommended his top two candidates to the NOAH Board.

The NOAH Board interviewed both candidates and we are now excited to introduce to you the next head NOAH High School Football Coach……

Steve Gastelum (Coach G) has accepted the position of Head football Coach for the NOAH Jaguars going into the 2012 football season, effective immediately. The NOAH Board unanimously voted in Steve and support him with complete unity. Steve and his family are long time members of the NOAH organization. Steve had assisted Coach Blankenship in the creation and development of the first NOAH football team and has been a diligent student of the game ever since. Coach G has developed great relationships with players and parents alike and the Board is proud to have him lead into this next chapter of NOAH Football.

Please check the NOAH website and the football blog for upcoming football calendar announcements as Coach Gastelum releases information regarding the 2012 football season! BLEED BLUE!! GO JAGS!!

 Fred Sabatini PresidentNOAH

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tues Apr 3rd Jag Day - CANCELED

Tuesday - April 3rd

The high school games are canceled today due to weather.

Monday, April 2, 2012

JAG Day - Tuesday April 3rd

(weather permitting)

JAG DAY @ LaFortune Park at 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 3rd

All NOAH families are invited to attend the Varsity and JV game vs Depew at 4:30 p.m. at LaFortune Park.  Players and Coaches will be admitted free.

The high school program is conducting a coin-drop fundraiser.  So please bring your loose change and drop in the bucket.