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PIEDMONT, Mo -- The Rams finished second at state last year and went into Wednesday's Class 3 quarterfinal with the mindset that they had unfinished business to take care of. Scott City did the work with stellar defense from...
Hicks' no-hitter leads Bell City baseball past Bismarck in extras to advance to Class 1 semifinals (05/26/16)
BISMARCK, Mo. -- Bell City starting pitcher Austin Hicks felt like he had his good stuff from the get-go for a second straight playoff start Wednesday afternoon in a Class 1 quarterfinal against Bismarck. "I felt great," Hicks said. "Like I said last week, I felt like I could throw any pitch at anytime and get hitters out."...
Saxony Lutheran girls soccer marches past Principia in Class 1 sectional (05/26/16)
ST. LOUIS -- There was no celebration, just a handshake and a huddle. This time around, it was all business for the Saxony Lutheran girls soccer team. With pressure -- both internal and external -- to defend their Class 1 state championship, the Crusaders secured a return trip to the final four Wednesday with a 6-2 victory over Principia, and they walked off the field knowing there's still more left to do...
Notre Dame advances to Class 4 quarterfinals with 10-inning win (05/26/16)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Notre Dame senior shortstop Ross Essner was looking for a way to amend for arguably the ugliest throw of Wednesday's Class 4 sectional against North County at Yanks Field. Essner cut off a throw from left fielder Nick Lindsey after an RBI single by the Raiders' Bryan McKenzy had tied the game in the fifth inning and looked to have base runner Drew Forney dead to rights going to third base. ...
C2D1 All-District Baseball Team announced (05/26/16)
Cooter's Tyler Battles earns top honor.
Jackson baseball is no-hit victim in season-ending loss to Lindbergh (05/24/16)
ST. LOUIS -- For Lindbergh baseball coach Darin Scott, the performance from Dennis Yingling was the kind that signifies a team ready to make a postseason run. Yingling wrapped up his complete-game, no-hit bid when he got Jackson's Braeden Dobbs to strike out swinging for the final out in the bottom of the seventh, and the junior lefty was swarmed by teammates and doused in water as he secured the Flyers' 5-0 win over the Indians in a Class 5 sectional Tuesday at Lindbergh High School...
Defending state baseball champion Bell City clobbers Gideon (05/24/16)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Bell City coach Justin Simpher wanted his baseball team to take full advantage of the opportunity of being the visiting team on the scoreboard in a Class 1 sectional against Gideon on Monday. "We had to be the visiting team today," said Simpher, whose Cubs were playing on their home field. "So the message was to take advantage of the chance to swing it first, put some runs up early and set the tone for the rest of the game."...
Scott City baseball team's offense erupts in Class 3 sectional win over New Madrid County Central (05/23/16)
Working on short rest, Scott City ace Braden Cox didn't have his best stuff in Monday's Class 3 sectional, but that didn't really matter. Cox found his groove after giving up two home runs in the bottom of the first inning and the Rams' offense erupted for 15 hits in a 19-7 victory over visiting New Madrid County Central...
Scott City finally clears recent sectional nemesis NMCC (05/23/16)
And it was a clear, decisive win for Scott City, who suffered through back-to-back sectional losses at the hands of NMCC with one game in particular still creating motivation.
For Saxony Lutheran soccer team, where there's a Wills, there's laughter, inspiration and a way (05/23/16)
"Tell me about Heather Wills." It's not exactly a punchline in a stand-up comedy routine, but any time it's uttered around the Saxony Lutheran girls soccer team, it seems to evoke laughter. Not a mocking type of laughter, but a knowing type. The type that tells you a lot without you really being told anything...
Charleston's Jones wins state title in 100-meter dash (05/23/16)
JEFFERSON, CITY, Mo. -- Charleston's Danitra Jones is a state champion. The senior won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.55 seconds at the Class 2 state track and field championships Saturday in Jefferson City, Mo. Jones also finished second in the 200 with a time of 25.70 and was part of Charleston's fourth place finish in the 4x100 relay (51.71) along with Conner Watkins, Ashli Craig and Coreyanna Frazier...
Sikeston track qualifies for state in six events (05/23/16)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The Sikeston track team qualified for the state track and field championship in six events following a Class 4 sectional Saturday at Lutheran South High School in St. Louis, Mo. Antravia Green took first in the 100-meter dash and second in the 200. Green, who finished third in the 100 during last season's state meet, finished with a 100 time of 12.58. She finished the 200 at 25.78...
Kelly senior Maurice Davis defends state title at track and field championships (05/22/16)
Maurice Davis has done it again. The Kelly senior successfully defended his state title in the 100-meter dash, finishing the race in 10.87 seconds at the Class 2 state track and field championships Saturday in Jefferson City, Missouri. Davis also added a second-place finish in the 200 (22.50), an event in which he placed fifth a year ago, and a seventh-place finish in the triple jump (41 feet, 2 inches). Skyline's Madison Davis took first in the 200, edging Maurice Davis by .09 seconds...
Notre Dame girls soccer falters late in sectional loss (05/22/16)
ST. LOUIS -- It looked like Notre Dame had made all the right adjustments in the second half. Then a five-minute letdown led to heartbreak. The Bulldogs rallied with two second-half goals to take a 2-1 lead over Notre Dame St. Louis, only to see the host Rebels score twice within two minutes to secure a 3-2 victory in a Class 2 girls soccer sectional Saturday afternoon at Debbie Lowery Athletic Field...
Jackson's Nicole Humphreys nabs 2 individual titles at track and field sectional meet (05/22/16)
Jackson junior thrower Nicole Humphreys enjoyed dual championships Saturday, finishing atop the podium in both the shot put (38 feet, 1 inch) and discus (113 feet, 7 inches) at the Class 5 Sectional 1 meet at Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Missouri...
Malden softball team falls to Mt. Vernon in Class 1 state semifinal (05/20/16)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Malden softball had never been to state. After a poor start, the nerves of its first appearance built and spread like a virus, infecting fielding, hitting and perhaps worst of all, that goofy team chemistry that propelled Malden past two-time defending state champion Kennett in the quarterfinals...
SCAA baseball and softball announce all-conference teams (05/20/16)
Bell City's Cole Nichols was named the Player of the Year and his coach, Justin Simpher, was selected as the Coach of the Year following the announcement of the Stoddard County Athletic Association's all-conference team. Bell City, the defending Class 1 state champions, defeated Oran Thursday in the Class 1, District 2 championship and will take on Gideon on Monday in a Class 1 sectional...
Charleston track team fares well, Malden thrower claims title after first day of state track meet (05/20/16)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- All of Charleston's state qualifiers are still in the hunt for a title while Malden already holds claim to a champion after the first day of the Class 1 and 2 Track and Field State Championship meet at Adkins Stadium at Jefferson City High School in Jefferson City, Mo...
Voorhees resigns as Sikeston softball head coach (05/20/16)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After taking the Sikeston softball team to heights unseen, coach Eric Voorhees is moving on. Voorhees announced earlier this week that he has resigned as the head coach of Sikeston softball and has accepted an assistant principal's position at Charleston Middle School...
Tiffany named Bootheel Conference softball Player of the Year for spring season (05/20/16)
Portageville swept the player and coach of the year honors following the announcement of the Bootheel Conference all-conference team. Pitcher Taylor Tiffany was named the conference Player of the Year and her coach, Ashlie Patton, was named the Coach of the Year...