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"If you don't like something, change it. That's what I was always taught." Despite a busy schedule including two children, work, school, and a band, Kevin Palmer was sympathetic to friends' complaints regarding the lack of...
Squirrels return home following regional championship run (07/30/14)
For the second straight year, Charleston's long trip back from the Midwest Plains Regional tournament was made a little more tolerable by the hardware they had in tow.
Charleston Riverdogs go 15-12 in second season (07/30/14)
The Charleston Riverdogs collegiate level baseball program recently finished its 2014 campaign with a record of 15-12. The second-year program, established in 2013, is composed of players throughout the southeast Missouri region who are currently playing at the collegiate level...
Squirrels win regional, heading to third World Series in program history (07/28/14)
After a dominant showing in the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels have again booked their ticket to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series.
WORLD SERIES BOUND: Fighting Squirrels beat Eden Prairie 4-1 in regional championship (07/28/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels beat Eden Prairie, Minnesota 4-1 Sunday night to secure its second straight birth in the Senior Babe Ruth World Series. The Fighting Squirrels opened the Midwest Plains Regional final with three consecutive hits in the bottom of the first inning. ...
Fighting Squirrels edge Oskaloosa 4-1 to advance to Sunday night's regional championship (07/27/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels advanced to the Midwest Plains Regional championship with a 4-1 victory against Oskaloosa Sunday afternoon. Charleston jumped on top of Oskaloosa early with two runs on two hits and a walk in the bottom of the first inning. Matt Ulrich drove home Charleston's first run with a sacrifice fly. A two-out RBI single by Blake Wolferding plated Charleston's second run...
Fighting Squirrels beat Dickinson 9-0, advance to Sunday's regional semifinals (07/26/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels locked up the No. 1 seed in Pool B at the Midwest Plains Regional Saturday night with a 9-0 victory against host Dickinson, North Dakota . Charleston, which beat Holyoke, Colorado 11-1 Thursday and Eden Prairie Black, Minnesota 3-1 Friday, finishes 3-0 in Pool B...
Squirrels continue back-to-back regional title quest Saturday in North Dakota (07/26/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The success continued for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels Friday at the Senior Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, North Dakota. Charleston, which blistered Holyoke, Colorado, 11-1 in six innings Thursday, improved to 2-0 in Pool B with a 3-1 victory against Eden Prairie Black, Minnesota, Friday afternoon...
Payne and gain: Chaffee hurler lifts Squirrels to 3-1 win over Eden Prairie (07/25/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA -- Just a week after throwing a near no-hitter to win Charleston another state title, Cody Payne delivered another gem Friday to put the Squirrels in the drivers seat of their pool at the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament...
Charleston Squirrels breeze through first round regional game 11-1 (07/25/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA -- Everything seemed to click for the Charleston Fighting Squirrel Thursday afternoon in their first game of pool play at the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament. Facing Holyoke, Colo, the Squirrels put up 13 hits to cruise to an 11-1 win in six innings via the mercy rule...
Porter to host basketball camp (07/25/14)
SIKESTON -- Former Scott County Central star and current Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter will be headlining the Scott County Central All Schools Foundation Basketball Camp Aug. 8-9 at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium. Porter, along with Hall of Fame coach Ronnie Cookson and current SCC head coach Frank Staple, will be on hand to teach grades 7-10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $30 per player and will include a t-shirt...
Fighting Squirrels open Midwest Plains Regional with 11-1 win against Holyoke (includes all Thursday results) (07/24/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels experienced little difficulty securing a victory in its first game at the Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D., Thursday afternoon. Charleston calculated at least one run in every inning it batted with the exception of the top of the fith as it cruised past Holyoke, Colo., 11-1 in six innings at Astoria Field at Southside Ballpark...
Familiar regional next step for determined Squirrels (07/23/14)
Getting to the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament has never been a problem for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels. Taking that next step to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series, however, is a feat they've only managed twice during that run.
Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH (07/23/14)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey...
Charleston Fighting Squirrels open play at Midwest Plains Regional Thursday (07/22/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels baseball program begins its quest for a second straight World Series birth Thursday at the Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D. The eight-team tournament is slated for July 23-27 at Astoria Field at Southside Ballpark. Pool play takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday with bracket play scheduled for Sunday...
Dexter varsity girls place 2nd at Rib City Shootout (07/21/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball program came up just short in its bid to secure the Rib City Shootout championship Saturday evening at the Bearcat Event Center. Valley View, Ark., which also beat Dexter by four points in preliminary action Friday, edged Dexter 54-52 in the title game Saturday. Dexter fell behind 17 points against Valley View Saturday before rallying to trim the deficit as close as the final score...
Rib City Shootout continues Saturday, Dexter varsity girls go 2-1 Friday (07/18/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The final Rib City Shootout of the summer kicked off Friday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter. 54 girls basketball games took place Friday. The Dexter varsity girls basketball team suffered a four-point loss to Valley View, Ark., beat Doniphan 68-28 and beat Calico Rock, Ark., 57-24...
Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe to attend Arizona Western College (07/18/14)
Caruthersville graduate Darrell Monroe, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Southeast Missouri State on February 5, never joined the Redhawks as planned. First-year Southeast football coach Tom Matukewicz said it's been "a process," but the freshman running back was academically an NCAA non-qualifier and will instead play football at the junior college level at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona...
Relaxed Fighting Squirrels edge Boonville 3-1 for seventh state title in eight years (07/17/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - After enjoying his first shave in several months following a 9-3 loss to Boonville in Game 26 of the double-elimination Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Tuesday night Charleston Fighting Squirrels coach Michael Minner put serious thought into who should pitch Wednesday night's winner-take-all state championship...
Squirrels claim seventh state championship after 3-1 win over Boonville (07/17/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels rally behind Cody Payne's one-hit gem to bring home it's seventh Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State championship in eight seasons on Wednesday.