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Most teenage girls do not love PowerPoint. Therein lies the caveat with Maddie Brune -- she is not most. Most high school soccer players don't suffer major knee injuries right in the heart of their recruiting window and...
2016 All-Southeast Missourian Track & Field
State events and finishes: 3200 relay (4th) After-graduation plans: Run cross country and track at the University of Mississippi Favorite team/personal tradition: Kiss the baton Favorite shoes to wear while competing: Nike Favorite rival to face off against: Everyone...
Davis successfully defends state title, repeats as Southeast Missourian Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year
It's safe to say recent Kelly graduate Maurice Davis has finally settled on a sports identity. Back-to-back Class 2 state championships in the 100-meter dash has cemented a waffling teen who also was a star on the football field and played basketball...
Schumer remains on the rise, named Southeast Missourian Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year
When Katie Schumer joined the Jackson Middle School track and field team in seventh grade it was with the intention that she would be a sprinter. During warmups one day a question was posed by the coaches that completely changed Schumer's trajectory...
Laura Brown returns from the stands to coach Sikeston softball
Brown has accepted the vacant head softball coaching position at Sikeston left by former coach Eric Voorhees, who resigned in late May.
Sox, Squirrels raise money for Challenger Baseball
The 1st Annual Challenger Baseball game between the Sikeston Silver Sox American Legion baseball team and the Charleston Fighting Squirrels Senior Babe Ruth baseball team featured a special first pitch by Marshall Pullen.
Alli Hoffmann signs to play volleyball at Crowley's Ridge College
Alli Hoffmann's high school athletic career was thrown into jeopardy in 2013. It was early in her sophomore year, and Hoffmann hard at work on her game during a scrimmage in an early season practice.
Kyle Moore signs to play baseball and basketball at Mineral Area College
For more than a year now, as Kyle Moore played his final days in a Senath-Hornersville uniform, those watching the local sports circuit had the same question: If Moore signed on to play at college, which sport would he play?
New school role pulls Scheeter away from Sikeston baseball
Scheeter confirmed Thursday that he has resigned as Sikeston's head baseball coach after five years ending a 20-year tenure with the program as a coach in some capacity.
Wheeler falls in round of 32 at Missouri Amateur Championship
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Sikeston's Gabe Wheeler fell in the round of 32 at the Missouri Amateur Championship Golf Tournament Friday morning at the Jefferson City Country Club. Wheeler lost 2 and 1 to the leader after the stroke play portion of the tournament, Luigi Botta of Columbia, Mo...
Ronnie Cookson to receive Lifetime Achievement honor at Semoball Awards
Ronnie Cookson doesn't have his own Wikipedia page (though he does appear on three others). That's about the only thing he doesn't have. The definition of achieving on a grand scale, the former Scott County Central basketball coach and Missouri Sports Hall of Fame member will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Third Annual Semoball Awards on July 9 at the Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State's River Campus...
Sikeston baseball coach Alan Scheeter resigns
Alan Scheeter has resigned as Sikeston's head baseball coach after five seasons. Scheeter, who confirmed his departure by text on Thursday, will remain at the school and as part of the Sikeston football coaching staff. The 1991 Sikeston graduate took over the baseball program after serving 15 years as an assistant under longtime coach Kevin Self in 2012. Scheeter has a career coaching record of 74-47 and made one appearance in a district championship game in 2013...
Jr. Legion Silver Sox fall to Cape 15-1
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Silver Sox Junior Legion baseball team hasn't found a way to put it together this season. Their winless streak continued Thursday when the Cape Ford & Sons Junior Legion smacked eight runs on the board in the first inning and never looked back during a 15-1 loss in five innings at VFW Memorial Stadium in Sikeston...
Sox get rocked in first game of doubleheader against SEMO Pirates
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Silver Sox have seen better nights. The visiting SEMO Pirates scored five runs in a flash signaling the beginning of the end for Sikeston's Senior Legion baseball team, who couldn't muster a fight or the will. The Sox eventually fell 15-1 in five innings during the first game of a doubleheader sweep by the Pirates Wednesday at VFW Stadium in Sikeston. The lack of fight sparked a visibly upset coach Ryan Moses between games...
Squirrels welcome back metal, hammer Rage in five innings
After nothing but wooden bats for the past two and half weeks, the Squirrels traded the wood for "pings" as the sound of aluminum bats rang early and often throughout Hillhouse Park
ROUNDUP: Silver Sox walk off over Jackson, Honey Badgers sweep Charleston 16U
Picking up a suspended game from last week, the Sikeston Silver Sox Senior Legion baseball team picked up a dramatic win against Jackson's senior legion on Tuesday. Trailing 5-4, Nick Allred's two-run hit pushed Tyler Daugherty across for the tie then Gavin Pobst in for a 6-5 win...
Scott City unit graces all-state fastpitch softball rosters
Scott City was the only local program with any fastpitch softball players on the spring season all-state list, earning four representatives. Freshman Kaileigh Dirden is the lone Ram to earn first-team status, after a stellar debut season that saw her bat .623 with a state-record 16 home runs, 51 RBIs (the eighth highest total in state history) and a 19-2 record in the pitcher's circle. Her ERA was 1.40 and she posted 180 strikeouts...
Area spring athletes earn postseason honors
Another season and school year is in the books, and another round of postseason athletic honors have been announced, recognizing standout student-athletes from the area for their pursuits in baseball, softball and girls soccer. A select few earned the highest of honors with distinctions at the all-state level...
Youth prevails: Charleston 18U team knocks off older Squirrels
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Fighting Squirrels 19U team hasn't had much luck of late going against their younger counterparts. Saturday in the Charleston Woodbat Classic, the 19U Squirrels got upended by the 16U Charleston Fighting Squirrels squad in an elimination game...