As of 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, temperatures rose to the low 90s in Kennett. Add the weight of humidity in the air and it felt like 101 degrees.
Volleyball class & district assignments released
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 08/15/14
Class and district assignments were released Friday for the 2014 and 2015 seasons for high school volleyball. The only SCAA school changing moving up or down a class is Bloomfield. The Wildcats will moved from Class 1 to Class 2 this season. Bloomfield is slated to compete in Class 2, District 2, with Charleston, Puxico, Saxony Lutheran, Scott City, Twin Rivers and Woodland...
After jamboree, Kennett football work to build consistency
Cody Tucker, Daily Dunklin Democrat ~ 08/15/14
One night removed from the Gatorade Game, football returned to Metz Cherry Stadium Friday night for a jamboree featuring Kennett, Dexter, East Prairie and New Madrid County Central. The event gives players a brief glimpse of competitive action against upcoming district opponents...
Kennett athletics on display at the Gatorade Game
Cody Tucker, Daily Dunklin Democrat ~ 08/14/14
KENNETT, Mo. - Hours after students finished their first day at school on Thursday, the community in Kennett came together at Metz Cherry Stadium for the annual Bill Martin Gatorade Game, sponsored by the Kennett Rotary club. Admission cost just one bottle of Gatorade. For the price, fans got their first chance to come together to meet all of athletes that will carry Kennett's athletic program through the fall...
Kennett football team bulks up following years of weakness
Cody Tucker ~ Daily Dunklin Democrat ~ 08/11/14
"There's really not much of a difference from 2-8 to 1-9." Looking back at his first year as the head coach of Kennett High School's football team, Aaron Pixley knows there is a lot of room for improvement. Such was the case when he was hired on to lead the program in 2013...
KHS Volleyball eyes strong start
Cody Tucker, Daily Dunklin Democrat ~ 08/09/14
For KHS Volleyball Head Coach Kristy Green, another successful season could depend on the foundation she's help build during her eight years in the program, coupled with an effort to bring students from all sports together in the weight room. Like many teams in the area, full practices began on Monday, more than three weeks before the Indians' first game against Dexter on August 26. But thanks to some hard work by most of the girls over the summer, there isn't a lot of catching up to do...
KHS tennis start path towards potential milestone
Cody Tucker, Daily Dunklin Democrat ~ 08/06/14
You've seen it time and again at sports programs far and wide: A team enjoys months or years of success, only to become complacent later on and suddenly fall from grace. It's a problem that Kennett High School Tennis Coach Janet Hilburn is working to avoid, as she and her players try to reach a milestone for the program...
Fighting Squirrels open play at World Series Friday night
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 08/05/14
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels begin its quest for its first World Series title in franchise history Friday in Ephrata, Washington. 10 teams from nine states are slated to compete at the eight-day tournament at Johnson-O'Brien Stadium in Ephrata...
WORLD SERIES BOUND: Fighting Squirrels beat Eden Prairie 4-1 in regional championship
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 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
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 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
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 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
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 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...
Fighting Squirrels open Midwest Plains Regional with 11-1 win against Holyoke (includes all Thursday results)
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 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...
Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH
By DAVID CRARY - AP National Writer ~ 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...
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