firstname.lastname@example.org SIKESTON -- Though they lost over half their varsity lineup to graduation, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball enters the upcoming season with the mindset of a team on the rise after a rough...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 1 matchups
By David Jenkins -- Standard Democrat ~ 08/21/14
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Sikeston, Charleston enter first game with questions
By Derek James - Standard Democrat ~ 08/21/14
email@example.com SIKESTON -- Both the Sikeston Bulldogs and Charleston Bluejays enter the 2014 football season on similar paths. Lots of youth. Lots of inexperience. Both will attempt to answer some internal questions about their teams when Charleston visits Sikeston tomorrow in the 129th game in the long, storied rivalry at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 7 p.m...
Softball preview: Lessons hopefully learned for Sikeston Lady Bulldogs
By Derek James - Standard Democrat ~ 08/20/14
firstname.lastname@example.org SIKESTON -- With just one senior on the team last year, Sikeston softball coach Eric Voorhees knew his team would experience a few growing pains. However, Voorhees has hopes that his team learned some lessons and will improve on last year's 6-16 record with eight of his nine starters returning this season...
Football preview: Plan stays the same for Sikeston despite losses
email@example.com SIKESTON -- Despite losing 16 seniors and returning a lineup peppered with inexperience and underclassmen, Sikeston head football coach Kent Gibbs says the goals of the program remain the same. "We want to compete and be in the money for conference and district championships," Gibbs said. "And we really don't change those goals much year to year."...
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...
Tougher schedule hoping to make difference for Sikeston girls tennis team
By Brent Shipman - Standard Democrat ~ 08/15/14
firstname.lastname@example.org SIKESTON -- After a disappointing finish to last year's postseason, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs' tennis team hopes a beefed up schedule this season will increase their chances come playoff time. "We always strive to see the team advance out of district play," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. "At least individually and that didn't happen for us last season, however, we hope to change that this season...
Dement enters first full year as Sikeston boys soccer coach hoping to improve
By Brent Shipman - Standard Democrat ~ 08/13/14
email@example.com SIKESTON -- After taking over for former head coach Doyle Noe in the final weeks last season, long-time assistant Gabe Dement enters his first full season at the helm of the Sikeston Bulldogs' boys soccer team this fall...
Fall sports practice in full swing
Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs (center) gives direction during practice Tuesday on the practice field at Sikeston Public Schools stadium. The Bulldogs, along with all other fall sports in the area, began practice this week in preparation for the fall sports season. Sikeston's first football game is at home Aug. 22 against Charleston. (Chris Pobst photo)...
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...
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