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KENNETT, Mo. - The first annual Kennett Athletics Golf Tournament was a big hit Friday at the Kennett Country Club. "The inaugural tournament was an absolute, complete success," Kennett athletic director Jim Vaughan said....
Current Sikeston basketball coach Gregg Holifield to take over baseball program (07/22/16)
"I've coached baseball for years before I came here and I've always admired our baseball program. When it came open I thought it'd be a good fit at this particular time."
Senath-Hornersville graduate Brady Bibbs signs to play baseball at Rend Lake College (07/22/16)
2016 Senath-Hornersville standout Brady Bibbs remained unsure where he would play college baseball until he met up with head coach Tony Etnier at Rend Lake College in June. "Coach Etnier came to the table knowing everything about me and already had a plan for how I can develop further as a pitcher at the collegiate level," Bibbs said in a press release...
2016 Kennett graduate Edward Wilson signs to play baseball at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods (07/21/16)
KENNETT, Mo. - 2016 three-sport standout Edward Wilson remained unsure if he wanted to play college football or baseball following high school graduation this year. "I was thinking about football because it went so well my senior season," he said. "But it seemed like baseball might be the better path to take for the long run. I'm not as big as most college football players, so after thinking about it over the summer, I decided to go the baseball route."...
Fighting Squirrels bid farewell to seniors, prep for future after missing out on regional for first time since 2006 (07/20/16)
Traditional Senior Babe Ruth baseball powerhouse Charleston Fighting Squirrels failed to qualify for the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament for the first time since 2006 Saturday night. Defending state champion Wayne County Lumberjacks overcame a 2-1 deficit when it scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning and hung on for a 7-3 victory against the Fighting Squirrels in an elimination game Saturday afternoon at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston.. ...
Kennett 11U baseball team begins Cal Ripken state tourney Thursday (07/20/16)
KENNETT, Mo. - The Kennett 11-and-under All-Stars begin play at the Cal Ripken state tournament Thursday following an impressive performance at a warmup tournament over the weekend. Kennett is slated to compete in a nine-team state tournament with Jackson, Mineral Area National Red, SEMO North, Boonville, Carthage, Cape Girardeau, Sikeston and Mineral Area National July 21-24 at Shawnee Park in Cape Girardeau...
Announcement of new Sikeston baseball coach expected soon (07/19/16)
The announcement of Sikeston High School's newest baseball coach is expected to be released either Thursday or Friday according to Sikeston athletic director Andy McGill. The Bulldogs baseball team is looking to replace former head coach Alan Scheeter, who resigned in June, after five seasons...
SEMO Pirates drop Senior Babe Ruth state title game to Wayne County 4-1 (07/19/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The SEMO Pirates enjoyed its best finish in program history Saturday night but finished a win shy of claiming a state title at the Senior Babe Ruth state baseball tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Right-handed starting pitcher Trey McDaniel, a Greenville talent, put together a complete game start to help propel the defending state champion Wayne County Lumberjacks to a 4-1 victory against the SEMO Pirates in the state title game...
Charleston Squirrels eliminated from playoffs, regional appearance streak ends at nine (07/17/16)
CHARLESTON -- This summer the Charleston Fighting Squirrels players will have a little more unwanted downtime than they're used to. That's because for the first time since members of their current squad were in elementary school, the Squirrels were eliminated in the semifinals of the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth Tournament...
Older Squirrels take out younger counterpart in Sr. Babe quarterfinals (07/16/16)
Garrison Keene cut down two runners when the Squirrels needed it most and Charleston native Dylan Baugh played hero in the bottom of the ninth inning.
SEMO Pirates eliminate Charleston AA in Sr. Babe quarterfinals (07/16/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The SEMO Pirates moved one step closer to collecting its first state title in program history Friday night at Senior Babe Ruth state baseball tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. The Pirates calculated one run in the first inning, three runs in the second inning, two runs in the fourth inning and two runs in the sixth inning on its way to an 8-1 victory against the Charleston AA Squirrels in a bracket play quarterfinal Friday night....
18U Squirrels fall to Mineral Area, get 6th seed (07/14/16)
CHARLESTON -- If the Charleston 18U Squirrels wanted to avoid an opening round matchup with their older brothers, the Charleston 19U Squirrels, they needed a strong showing to finish up pool play Thursday at the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament...
Squirrels claim two-seed at Sr. Babe Ruth state tournament (07/14/16)
The Squirrels pulled off a 10-3 win over the Arcadia Valley Cyclones to claim first place in their three-team pool.
Charleston Squirrels romp Honey Badgers to open Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament (07/13/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- It's been said time after time by Charleston Squirrels coach Michael Minner that his team plays for the postseason. They proved it Tuesday by opening the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament's first round of pool play with a 13-0 romp in five innings over the Chaffee Honey Badgers...
Giving back to his hometown a passion for Kony Ealy (07/11/16)
"It means a lot to the people here for me to come back and interact with those same people. It's all about giving back to the community and giving back to the kids."
Athletes, coaches honored during Third Annual Semoball Awards (07/09/16)
Another year, another enchanting evening at Southeast Missouri's premier sports awards show. The top student-athletes from 57 high schools across the region came together for the Third Annual Semoball Awards presented by SoutheastHEALTH on Saturday at Southeast Missouri State's River Campus, as Malden's Nick Thompson and Dexter's Makayla Waldner took home the top individual honors...
Semoball Awards keynote speaker Mark Schlereth challenges athletes to make difference (07/09/16)
Shelbey Johnson said she could relate to what three-time Super Bowl champion Mark Schlereth had to say during his keynote speech at the Third Annual Semoball Awards on Saturday night. Schlereth, who had 29 surgeries before the end of a 12-year NFL career, spoke about his journey...
Elite group is perfect 3-for-3 as Semoball Award finalists (07/09/16)
There have been only 12 athletes to qualify as finalists every year in the three-year existence of the Semoball Awards. That distinct group was recognized early during Saturday evening's third installment, which was held at Southeast Missouri State's River Campus...
Standard Democrat Softball Player of the Year: Taylor Tiffany (07/09/16)
Taylor Tiffany is one of the most dominant pitchers this area has seen. She holds state records and lifted the Portageville softball team to never before seen accolades with her powerful right arm. This is her second Standard Democrat Softball Player of the Year honor in as many years...
Third Annual Semoball Awards get underway Saturday evening (07/07/16)
The time has finally arrived for the Third Annual Semoball Awards. More than 150 of the top student-athletes from 57 high schools across Southeast Missouri will gather Saturday evening at the Bedell Performance Hall on Southeast Missouri State's River Campus for the event's third installment, which is presented by SoutheastHEALTH...