Steven C Gastelum “Coach G” 

Dear NOAH Family:

Last fall the NOAH Board of Directors was informed that Steve Gastulem had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.  On the evening of July 24th after putting up a very hard fight against this cancer – Steve passed on from this world.  Steve and his family have been involved with the NOAH organization for many years.  Steve was a father of eight and thru the years he had served in our organization in many different capacities.  Whether it be in the role as Football Coach or the Soccer AD or as a member of the Board of Directors – Steve made our NOAH organization a very important part of the Gastulem family and he will be missed by many.

Over the course of the last two days the NOAH Board of Directors has heard from many former football players about the positive impact that Steve had on their lives and how they will never forget the influence that he had on them.

Please keep the Gastulem family in your prayers as they navigate thru this difficult time.  For any of our NOAH families that would like to be a blessing to the Gastulem family….there is a site that has been set up where donations can be made to help cover funeral expenses. This web site is https://www.youcaring.com/gastelumfamily-886133

On behalf of the NOAH Board of Directors….”Thank You”

Very truly yours,

Rod Merrill

President, NOAH Board of Directors

 

 

We will provide updated information as we get them.

The memorial service for Steven C Gastelum “Coach G” will be held on Friday at First Baptist Church in Owasso @ 4pm.
This is an open invitation to any who may wish to attend and help our family celebrate the life of this amazing man.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON EVIE L. SANDERS

Grade?

12th

Parents Names/siblings?

Dan and Tami/ Dacie

Do you have a nickname?

No

What is your position?

Right Midfield

Sports you play and played?

Mainly soccer, but I have participated in basketball and swimming also.

How many years have you played soccer?

I have played soccer for 9 years.

What got you started playing soccer?

It was my father’s favorite sport and I liked the snacks.

Favorite part about soccer?

Working and playing together as a team.

Do you know any of your stats?

Not really other than I’ve had fun, met some great people, and made some nice friends.

Do you want to play soccer in college?

Yes.  That would be fun.

Do you play club Soccer (outside of NOAH):

No.

How do you set your goals?

Dream big.  Compare your dreams to your past actions.  Work harder than yesterday’s hardest.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sports?

Playing hard enough to be targeted.

What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?

Pray and persevere.

What would be your ultimate achievement?

Score and assist the most in a game.

What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?

Moving quickly for a long period of time.  Drink lots of water and never give up.

Do you have any “before game rituals?”

Pray that God will help me do my best and that my game will bring Him glory.

What is your game day diet like?

Pretty normal, but before a game I drink lots of water and a gatorade.

Do you have any recommended resources to  share (books, seminars, websites, coaches)?

Family is the greatest support. Ask your coaches for  pointers.

Have you experienced a breakthrough, and if so, what led to it?

Making a point to work harder with a desire to do better.

What was the best advice you were ever given?

Do what you love. Never give up. Work hard.

Do you have a saying/Bible verse or motto that you live your life by?

Matt. 19:16 with god all things are possible.

People who influenced me the most/Why?

My family because they know me at my best and worst. They know how to tell me what I need to hear.

What does the team talk about before games?

We talk about how we can do this. Give 110%.

What is the team Chemistry like in the locker room?

We all care about each other and keep up on each other’s daily lives.

What do you think is the key to team success?

Everyone gives their best and wants everyone else to succeed.

What does being part of the team mean to you?

Having a support system that pushes you to better yourself.

Has playing sports helped you in school?

Yes. It has taught me to push myself.

How has soccer affected your life?

It has shown me that I am the only one who can set limits on myself.

What’s on your warm up playlist?

Final countdown.

How do you deal with a loss?

Talk through my frustration.

How do you celebrate a win?

Dinner of my choice with my family.

Sports drink of choice?

Blue Gatorade.

Favorite movie?

One Night with the King

Favorite TV show?

Survivor

Favorite type music?

Instrumental versions of modern songs.

Favorite food?

Mashed potatoes and gravy.

Favorite Bible Verse?

Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tested me I will come forth as gold.

Post high-school plans?

Work as staff at Shepherd’s Fold Ranch during summers.  Finish gen eds at TCC next Fall.  Complete a Hospital Admin degree at OSU.

My pet peeve?

Probably smacking and passive aggressiveness in texting.

Favorite school subject?

Writing.

What you’ll miss least (or most) about high school?

Least = not being in control of my schedule.  Most = Having the same people and teachers.

Spring 2018 High School and Junior High Baseball Tryouts – Dates Announced

 

 

 

NOAH Baseball will hold tryouts for the Spring 2018 high school and junior high baseball teams.  Players must be homeschool per the NOAH eligibility guidelines.  For more information regarding eligibility, please click on handbook ->  NOAH Handbook

Junior High Team will be for those players in the 6th-8th grade for school year 2017/2018.

High School Team will be for those players in the 9th-12th grade for school year 2017/2018.

The tryout will be based on pro-style format:  timed 60 yd dash, position players will throw from IF and/or OF, pitchers and catchers will throw bullpen and finish up with batting practice.  Players must wear baseball attire, provide their own baseball gear and bring a water bottle.

All returning players must participate in tryouts.

Location:  Grace Church Baseball Field located at 96th & Garnett

Junior High Tryout Date:  Monday July 10th @ 6:30 p.m.

High School Tryout Date: Tuesday July 11th @ 6:30 p.m.

Be at the field for registration and warm-ups at 6:00 p.m.

​There will not be any make-up dates unless it’s postponed due to weather.  Make every effort to attend the tryout.

2017 HWSA All Americans

Congratulations to Seniors Nano Moss, Ben Replogle and Matt Merrill on being selected by their teammates to the HWSA All American Team.

Also would like to congratulate all six seniors and coaches on having a successful year.

2017 HWSA Seniors and Coaches

 

HWSA 3rd Place Finish for Varsity Baseball

2017 HWSA Update:

Sat May 6th:

NOAH 8 Dallas HSAA 4

NOAH beat Dallas HSAA Angels in the Division 1 3rd place game.  The Jags finished the season with a 20-11 record.  This is the second year in a row to win 20 games or more in a season.  Junior Kaden Alexander pitched 5 strong innings giving up 1 earned run with 8 Ks, 2 BBs and 1 HBP.  The offense attack was led by Junior Evan Jacoby who went 2 for 2 with a double and RBI.

Fri May 5th:

Houston Northside 3 NOAH 1

NOAH lost in the National Semi-Finals to Houston Northside Falcons.  The Falcons managed on 1 hit which was a 2-run HR in the 5th inning which eventually proved to be the only hit needed to knock off the defending Champions.  The Jags had 3 hits but left 10 batters on base including bases loaded in the 7th inning.  Northside went on to win the National Championship finishing their season with a 31-1 record.

Thur May 4th:

NOAH 11 St. Louis 4

NOAH beat St. Louis Patriots 11-4 in the National Quarter-Finals.  St. Louis scored first but the Jags roared back with 7 runs and cruised the victory.  Junior Evan Jacoby pitched 5 strong innings.  The offense was led by Seniors Nano Moss and Matt Merrill with 2 hits and 2 RBIs each.

Tues May 2nd:

NOAH 11 Atlanta 1

NOAH run-ruled Atlanta Barons in the Qualifying Game.  Senior Ben Replogle hit a 2-run double that led to 6 runs in the first inning. Senior Nano Moss and Junior Evan Jacoby had 2 hits each.  Senior Matt Merrill tossed 5 innings with 8 Ks, 1 BB, 2 hits and 1 earned run.

Mon May 1st:

NOAH 13 Waukesha, Wisconsin 0

NOAH run-ruled Wisconsin in Pool Play Game 2. Several Jags got hits led by Seniors Ben Replogle, Matt Merrill with 2 hits.  Ben Replogle had 2 doubles and 3 RBIs.  Junior Kaden Alexander had a 2 RBI single.  Junior Jordy Blom pitched 3 scoreless innings followed by Sophomores Kirk Shiew and Seth Collingsworth.

Houston HCYA Eagles 3 NOAH 2

HCYA scored the go ahead run in the top of 7th inning to upset NOAH in the first game of Pool Play.  HCYA used four different pitchers to keep the Jag offense quiet.  HCYA went on to win the Division II Championship.

 

 

2nd Annual NOAH Basketball Golf Tourn.

1:00 PM Shotgun Start
Monday, June 5th

Forest Ridge Golf Club

7501 E. KENOSHA  BROKEN ARROW, OK 74014

Lunch included at 12:00

Registration Due May 26th

The Format: 4 Person Scramble, Mulligans $5 each

 

One of John Wooden’s 12 Lessons of Leadership states that “Little things make BIG things happen.” Golf is not a big thing, but merely a little thing when we look around us at the world. We hope that you will partner with NOAH in the little things, whether fielding a foursome or sponsoring a hole, to help BIG things happen in the Basketball arena. We want our athletes to not only learn how to play the game better, through practice and competition but also to learn life skills that will launch them into bigger arenas. Those larger platforms can then provide them the opportunity to impact those around them for Christ and for all He has created them to be.

Options for Partnership:
Play!

Individual Player $125
Foursome $500

Sponsor!

Hole Sponsorship  $100
Title Sponsor $1000

Donate!

Raffle Prizes, Door Prizes

 

In The News – Matt Merrill

BY MIKE BROWN • Tulsa World, APr. 5TH 2017

TULSA WORLD STORY LINK

NOAH ace shines

In a marquee matchup, NOAH’s Matt Merrill outdueled 3A No. 3 Metro Christian and Brody Gibson 1-0 in the final of the Inola Invitational.

Merrill, a 6-foot-3 right-hander with draft potential, allowed only three hits with five strikeouts and permitted only one man to reach third.

Merrill throws consistently at 88-89 mph in games and is at 91-92 in the bullpen, coach Darron Replogle said. He has signed with NCAA Division II’s Pittsburg State and has sparked the interest of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners.

“They like his arm. He’s pretty fluid,” Replogle said. “I think he’s a Division I pitcher and his pitching coach (former big leaguer George Frazier) does, too.”

Saturday’s win gave the Jaguars (8-6) five in a row. They’re hoping to peak for their May return to Auburndale, Florida, to defend their 2016 title in the Homeschool World Series. Seniors Ben Replogle and Nano Moss batted .500 and .430 in the winning streak.

2017 Baseball Senior Night – April 27

Seniors Rod Crnich, Kess Brock, Pat Castleberry, Matt Merrill, Ben Replogle and Nano Moss invite you to come out  and support the the team on Thur Apr 27th as NOAH battles Sand Springs at O’Brien Field.  Senior Recognition will start at 6:45 pm followed by first pitch.

No JV game.

O’Brien Field is located  west of HWY 75 on 66th Street north.

 

 

 

Baseball Wins Inola Classic

The Jags win the Inola Classic Championship with 1-0 win over Class 3A #2 Metro Christian.

In pool play games, Evan Jacoby and Kaden Alexander threw back-to-back no hitters versus Okmulgee and Salina respectively. Senior Ben Replogle went 7 for 12 with 1 HR and 5 RBIs.