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...
Charleston Fighting Squirrels open play at Midwest Plains Regional Thursday
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 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
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 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
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 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...
Relaxed Fighting Squirrels edge Boonville 3-1 for seventh state title in eight years
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 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...
Boonville eliminates Leopold, hands Charleston first loss to force winner-take-all championship Wednesday
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/16/14
The stage is set for a winner-take-all championship at the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Boonville edged the SEMO Pirates of Leopold 4-1 in Game 25 of the state tournament and followed by handing Charleston a 9-3 loss in Game 26 Tuesday night...
Charleston offense avoids panic attack, rallies to beat Leopold 6-5 at SBR state tournament
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/14/14
CHARLESTON , Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels avoided a panic attack at the plate after falling behind four runs against the SEMO Pirates of Leopold Sunday afternoon in the winner's bracket championship of the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament at Hillhouse Park...
Power surge propels Charleston past Boonville 9-5 at SBR state tournament
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/13/14
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Charleston Fighting Squirrels standout slugger Ryan Fortner never grew concerned his team might be shutout after falling behind Boonville 1-0 Saturday night at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. "It was just a matter of time," Fortner said. "We knew we were going to hit. We came out a little flat, but Potts kept it close and we knew we would get at least one run."...
Dexter basketball team goes 3-1 at Rib City Shootout Friday
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/12/14
The Dexter varsity boys basketball team won three of four games at its Rib City Shootout Friday at the Bearcat Event Center Friday. Dexter beat Notre Dame 40-31 in Game 1, lost to Farmington 54-34 in Game 2, blistered South Pemiscot 50-25 in Game 3 and defeated Arcadia Valley 55-44 in Game 4...
Charleston, Piedmont & Leopold advance to championship semifinals of SBR state tournament
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/12/14
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels continued to experience offensive success without hitting the ball out of the ballpark Friday afternoon at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. The Fighting Squirrels had five hitters bunt in the first three innings...
Bernie standout to coach at rival Dexter
By Scott Borkgren -- SEMO News Service ~ 07/12/14
DEXTER -- Jordan McGowan and his closet are having a color scheme problem right now. The former sharpshooting Bernie and Three Rivers College guard has, in fact, counted all 26 of his shirts in Bernie Mules blue. They've been grouped together and scooted to one end...
Latest updated Rib City Shootout Schedule (July 11-12)
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/11/14
The schedule has been released for the final Rib City boys basketball tournament this summer. The event is slated for Friday and Saturday at Dexter. Games will be played at the Bearcat Event Center, Dexter Middle School Gymnasium, Dexter High School Gymnasium and Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Updated Senior Babe Ruth state tournament schedule
By DUSTIN WARD - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/11/14
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The defending state champion Charleston Fighting Squirrels cruised past the Arch City Sidewinders 13-3 in its first game at the Senior Babe Ruth State late Thursday night at Charleston. Both teams scored its first run on an infield error in the second inning...
Dexter boys basketball team goes 5-1 at Malden Shootout
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 07/09/14
MALDEN, Mo. - The success continued for the Dexter Bearcats varsity boys basketball program earlier this week. The Bearcats finished the two-day Malden Shootout with a record of 5-1 Tuesday. Dexter beat Advance 56-38 in Game 1, lost to New Madrid County Central 68-27 in Game 2, edged Delta C-7 49-47 in Game 3, beat Risco 57-18 in Game 4, beat Holcomb 53-19 in Game 5 and beat Malden 40-36 in Game 6...
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