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The path to a district baseball championship got a bit tougher for a defending state champion and a pair of SCAA talents Friday. The Missouri High School Activities Association released district alignments for baseball for...
Host sites set for basketball districts
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 11/13/14
Host sites have been selected for Missouri high school district basketball tournaments for the 2014-15 season. Sikeston is slated to host Class 4, District 1, boys and girls tournaments which feature Cape Central, Dexter, Kennett, Notre Dame, Perryville and Sikeston...
District volleyball championships set (all Monday playoff scores included)
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 10/21/14
DEXTER, Mo. - The top-seeded Dexter Bearcats withstood a bit of a slow start and finished with a bang in a 25-18, 25-13 victory against the fifth-seeded Fredericktown Blackcats in a Class 3, District 1, semifinal Monday night. Top-seeded Dexter (27-3-1) advances to play second-seeded Perryville (24-8-1) for the district championship Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Bearcat Event Center...
Dexter claims first Dig for Life Classic title
By Dustin Ward - Statesman Sports Editor ~ 09/15/14
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity volleyball team took home the top prize at the 48-team Dig for Life Classic for the first time in school history Saturday evening at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Dexter outlasted Park Hills Central 25-15, 25-13 in the title game after beating Notre Dame 25-12, 25-22 in a semifinal, St. Vincent 25-10, 25-14 in a quarterfinal and Eminence 25-11, 25-5 in a Round of 16 contest...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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