The Haugen Knights and Haugen Hornets celebrate "Howie Day" in July 2009.
Longtime Knights manager Jeff "Howie" Howenstine passed away in November of 2008, and the Knights played the 2009 season in his honor.  They reached the WBA state championship game before falling to the Eau Claire Bears.  Late in the regular season the Knights and Hornets played on Howie Day, with a pregame ceremony and plaque dedication to Howie led by Knights coach Rich Lindsey.
November 2008
Here's to Howie
The Knights suffered a loss over the weekend that will be tougher than any loss you could ever face on a baseball diamond.  Jeff "Howie" Howenstine passed away on Friday leaving a void in the Haugen baseball community.  Nobody loved Haugen Knights baseball more than Howie, and needless to say the loss is a big one for the Knights, the Haugen baseball community, and the Independent League. 
Howie brought a lot of things to the Knights, and did countless hours of administration work behind the scenes that made Haugen Knights baseball possible.  However, what we'll miss the most about Howie is the great energy and attitude that he always brought to the ballpark, and how much fun it was to have him in our dugout.
Howie, you were one of our brothers, we'll think about you every time we step on the field, and most importantly, we miss you, we love you, and hope you're resting in peace. 
Jeff Howenstine