(12-24-21) Joe Niekamp has been selected to be inducted into the St. Henry Coaches Wall of Fame. Niekamp coached the Redskins Varsity Boys Basketball for 9 years picking up 145 wins…including the 2004 OHSAA DIII State Championship.

Before his stop in St. Henry Niekamp had coached in Alaska and was an Assistant Coach at Celina for several years.

Niekamp’s family includes to other successful head coaches, Pat and Ron,

Niekamp will be Inducted on January 22nd following the JV boys basketball game vs Wapakoneta.

2004 St. Henry Redskins

Niekamp led the Redskins to the 2004 OHSAA D III State title beating Versailles 61-49. They beat Loudonville 44-41 in the semifinal game to advance.

2004 OHSAA Div. III Boys State Basketball Tournament Championship
Official Basketball Box Score
Versailles vs St. Henry
03/27/04 11 a.m. at Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

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VISITORS: Versailles 27-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S 
11 Borchers, Paul...... *  2-5    1-2    0-0    0  2  2   3   5  0  0  0  0  
12 Shappie, Ben........ *  6-19   4-12   3-6    3  3  6   4  19  2  3  0  5  
13 Gehle, Kyle......... *  6-24   3-16   2-4    2  1  3   3  17  1  5  0  2  
22 McNeilan, Ryan...... *  1-5    1-3    0-0    0  3  3   5   3  3  1  0  0  
42 Paulus, Kevin....... *  0-3    0-0    0-0    4  3  7   5   0  1  1  0  0  
04 Borchers, Andrew....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  
05 Murphy, Matt........    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   
10 Shardo, Jeremy......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  1  0  0  0   
14 White, Jayson.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   
32 Barga, Adam.........    0-2    0-2    2-2    1  1  2   1   2  2  0  0  0  
33 Hufford, Clint......    1-1    1-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   3  0  0  0  0   
40 Richard, Zac........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  0  0  0  0   
44 Schmitz, Bart.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   5   0  0  0  1  0  
   TEAM................                         5  1  6
   Totals..............   16-60  10-37   7-12  15 17 32  27  49 10 10  1  7 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-29 27.6%   2nd Half:  8-31 25.8%   Game: 26.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-17 29.4%   2nd Half:  5-20 25.0%   Game: 27.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-6  50.0%   2nd Half:  4-6  66.7%   Game: 58.3%   6,1

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HOME TEAM: St. Henry 22-5
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S 
11 Post, Bryan......... *  2-7    1-4    1-2    1  2  3   2   6  1  3  2  1  
14 Stahl, Nate......... *  5-10   1-4    2-2    3  2  5   3  13  0  1  0  1  
23 Schwieterman, Jeremy *  2-5    0-2    6-11   0  3  3   2  10  4  1  0  2  
41 Huelsman, Kurt...... *  2-5    0-0    7-8    1 11 12   2  11  1  1  3  0  
42 Sutter, Steve....... *  2-7    0-0    8-11   1  4  5   0  12  1  3  2  0  
10 Huelsman, Andrew....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   
12 Stammen, Jared......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   
15 Niekamp, Ross.......    1-3    0-1    3-3    2  2  4   2   5  2  3  1  0  
20 Ranly, Ryan.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0  
21 Hemmelgarn, Jon.....    0-0    0-0    1-2    0  0  0   0   1  0  0  0  0   
30 Puthoff, Andy.......    1-1    1-1    0-0    0  3  3   0   3  0  2  0  0  
31 Boeckman, Toby......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0  
32 Hartke, Alan........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   
   TEAM................                            2  2
   Totals..............   15-38   3-12  28-39   8 30 38  12  61  9 14  8  4 

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  7-23 30.4%   2nd Half:  8-15 53.3%   Game: 39.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-11 27.3%   2nd Half:  0-1   0.0%   Game: 25.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  9-11 81.8%   2nd Half: 19-28 67.9%   Game: 71.8%    6

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Officials: Milton Anthony, Jr., Rodney Taylor, Gregory Marquette
Technical fouls: Versailles-None. St. Henry-None.
Attendance: 16678
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Versailles....................   15    9    7   18  -   49
St. Henry.....................   14   12   12   23  -   61

Points in the paint-VERSAILL 8,HENRY 20. Points off turnovers-VERSAILL 8,HENRY 11.
2nd chance points-VERSAILL 10,HENRY 10. Fast break points-VERSAILL 4,HENRY 8.
Bench points-VERSAILL 5,HENRY 9. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-4 times.
Last FG-VERSAILL 4th-00:22, HENRY 4th-02:15.