David Thoener – Shaping The Sound Of The Genesis

Jun 19th, 2017

by Tammy Hilderbrand After more than 40 years as a recording engineer, producer and mix engineer, David Thoener of Nashville is a seasoned veteran of the recording industry. Thoener mixed Ben Becker’s debut cd, Fall, which was released this month on iTunes, Spotify and over 50 music service platforms. Like most musical roads, Thoener’s is a long one. He recalls being only 10 years old…

Becker Debuts New Song at Curb Cafe Gig

Nov 18th, 2016

On Tuesday night, Ben Becker took the stage for a 25 minute set on Belmont’s campus at the Curb Cafe. Becker performed 6 songs including 3 originals that are currently being recorded in the studio. The song that is getting a lot of stir (over 1000 views in 2 days) is a song he wrote last week entitled DUI and debut on Tuesday. The lyrics…

5th Song Hits iTunes

Sep 3rd, 2016

Ben’s first couple of weeks at Belmont has not slowed down his musical output. While settling into college life during the last two weeks of August, Ben wrote 2 new songs, released another song to video (Time Traveler) and pushed out his 5th song to iTunes, gPlay and Spotify (This Ain’t Over). This Ain’t Over was written, recorded, performed and producedby Ben in his own…

Wayne County Lumberjacks Are Headed To Sr Babe Ruth World Series

Jul 28th, 2016

During the month of July alone, there are more than 100 “World Series” going on in various age groups across the United States. The term “World Series” seems to have lost its meaning from overuse, except when it comes to Little League, Cal Ripkin and Babe Ruth organizations. What sets these organizations apart is that they pay all of the travel, lodging and meal expense for the…

Winningest Coach In Greenville’s History

Apr 18th, 2016

It is often said that talent, heart and teamwork are the biggest factors for teams to win ballgames, but no team can have the kind of run that the Greenville Bears are on without a great manager. Losing is just part of baseball because over the course of the season a team fields 6 or 7 different pitchers and just one off day by your hitters, fielders or…

Ben Releases 4th Song: Boat in the Ocean

Apr 1st, 2016

#BITO – This week Ben’s latest song “Boat In The Ocean” was released to iTunes, gPlay,Amazon MP3, Spotify, Rhapsody, Apple Music and a gazillion other music sites. Ben produced this song which was recorded in Nashville with engineer Steve Dady and guitarist Dave Cleveland along with other great musicians. On YouTube you can watch his music video. The only way to support Ben’s music is…

2016 Preseason Poll – Greenville Ranked 2nd

Feb 5th, 2016

Last month (Jan 19), the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBCA) released their preseason ranking for 2016, and just like last year’s poll Valle Catholic and Greenville sit atop the list. 1. Valle Catholic 2. Greenville 3. New Bloomfield 4. West Platte 5. Bernie 6. Scotland County 7. Westran 8. Crocker 9. Linn 10. Galena The stage for a sectional rematch between Greenville Bears and Valle…

Ben’s Latest Song: Tell Me

Dec 2nd, 2015

This week Ben’s latest song “Tell Me” was released to iTunes, gPlay, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Rhapsody, Apple Music and a gazillion other music sites. On YouTube you can listen to the entire song but the only way to support this musician’s work is to buy it. Spend $0.99 or $1.29 and show him how much you appreciate his creativity.

The Perfect Season

Oct 10th, 2015

Over the summer, no one predicted what happened on Thursday as the Greenville Bears capped their season with a final win and completed the undefeated season at 22-0. Before the season began the Bears lost one of their top pitchers and their schedule was filled with solid competition: some teams state-ranked; some teams two-classes higher; and some teams big rivals. But on Thursday afternoon as Trey McDaniel struck…

Becker Strikes Out 15. Bears Win 19th Straight.

Sep 28th, 2015

The weather somewhat cooperated with the Greenville Bears on Monday. It was a constant drizzle for 20 minutes before the game through the end of the first inning. Ben Becker took the mound for the Bears and rang up a career-high 15 strikeouts against the Lesterville Wildcats. In the bottom of the first inning, the Bears took a 5-0 lead which was all they needed,…