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Fighting Squirrels edge Oskaloosa 4-1 to advance to Sunday night's regional championship (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...
WORLD SERIES BOUND: Fighting Squirrels beat Eden Prairie 4-1 in regional championship (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 beat Dickinson 9-0, advance to Sunday's regional semifinals (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 (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) (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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...
Charleston, Piedmont & Leopold advance to championship semifinals of SBR state tournament (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...
Latest updated Rib City Shootout Schedule (July 11-12) (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...
Schedule set for Senior Babe Ruth state tournament (07/02/14)
The schedule is set for the highly anticipated Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state baseball tournament. The 14-team double-elimination event will take place July 10-15 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo. Three of the 27 tournament games will also be played at Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau, Mo...
Dexter boys claim Rib City title (06/21/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter varsity boys basketball program ended the Rib City Shootout on a high note Friday evening at the Bearcat Event Center. The Bearcats finished the two-day event with an overall record of 5-3, won its last four games and finished first in its seven-team bracket Friday evening...
Schedule altered for Bleacher Bum Invite (06/18/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the 2014 Bleacher Bum Invitational. The 16-team baseball tournament will take place June 19-22 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston and Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau. Eight first round games are scheduled for Thursday. ...
Boys basketball Rib City Shootout begins Thursday at Dexter (06/18/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the upcoming Rib City boys basketball shootout slated for June 19-20 at Dexter. 41 boys basketball teams will compete in the event. Games are scheduled to take place on three courts at the Bearcat Event Center, the Dexter High School Gymnasium, the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and the Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Schedule released for second boys Rib City Shootout weekend (06/18/14)
DEXTER -- The schedule has been released for the upcoming Rib City boys basketball shootout slated for June 19-20 at Dexter. 41 boys basketball teams will compete in the event. Games are scheduled to take place on three courts at the Bearcat Event Center, the Dexter High School Gymnasium, the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and the Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Boys basketball Rib City Shootout begins Thursday at Dexter (06/18/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the upcoming Rib City boys basketball shootout slated for June 19-20 at Dexter. 41 boys basketball teams will compete in the event. Games are scheduled to take place on three courts at the Bearcat Event Center, the Dexter High School Gymnasium, the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and the Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Rib City Shootout Action (06/14/14)
Note: A schedule for June 14 remains available at this link: View Schedule Here
Charleston Fighting Squirrels cruise by Senath-Hornersville 11-0 at Classic (06/13/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels offense got back on track in a big way Friday afternoon less than 24 hours after suffering a rare loss. Charleston (13-3) scored five times in the first two innings before adding three runs in the fourth inning and three more in the seventh inning as it cruised past Senath-Hornersville Senior Babe Ruth 11-0 in a consolation quarterfinal of the four-day 16-team Fighting Squirrel Classic...
Defending champ Charleston drops Classic opener to Crawford County 6-5 in 10 innings (includes all Thursday scores) (06/13/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the action Thursday at Charleston is available at this link: View Photos Here CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels threw about everything but the kitchen sink at Crawford County, Mo., Thursday afternoon but came up short in its bid to defend its title at its own Fighting Squirrel Classic...
Rib City Shootout schedule (June 13-14) (06/12/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the upcoming Rib City girls basketball shooutout slated for June 13-14. 44 girls basketball teams will compete in the event. Games are scheduled to take place on three courts at the Bearcat Event Center, the Dexter High School Gymnasium, the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and the Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Rib City Shootout schedule (June 13-14) (06/12/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the upcoming Rib City girls basketball shooutout slated for June 13-14. 44 girls basketball teams will compete in the event. Games are scheduled to take place on three courts at the Bearcat Event Center, the Dexter High School Gymnasium, the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and the Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Fighting Squirrel Baseball Classic begins Thursday at Charleston (06/11/14)
The schedule has been released for the 2014 Fighting Squirrel Classic. The 16-team baseball tournament will take place June 12-15 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston and Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau. Eight first round games are scheduled Thursday. ...
Wheeler finishes third at state golf tournament (05/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FREMONT HILLS -- The regular season for Sikeston golfer Gabe Wheeler wasn't what he wanted it to be but the way he finished made up for any disappointments the junior went through. Wheeler finished in third place following the final round of the Class 3 state golf tournament Tuesday at Fremont Hills Country Club in Fremont Hills...
Final regular season MBCA state baseball rankings (05/13/14)
Multiple baseball programs from the southeast Missouri region remain state ranked in the final regular season rankings released May 12 by the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association. Defending state champion Oran is ranked third in Class 1. Bernie, which has won 15 straight games, is ranked sixth in Class 2. Valle Catholic is ranked first in Class 2, Chaffee is ranked second, East Carter County is ranked fourth, Portageville is ranked eighth and Greenville is ranked ninth...
Bernie enters latest MBCA state baseball rankings (04/30/14)
The Missouri Baseball Coaches Association released its latest state baseball rankings earlier this week. Bernie is the only SCAA school ranked. The Mules are ranked No. 10 in Class 2. Joining the Mules in Class 2 are: No. 1 Valle Catholic, No. 2 Chaffee, No. 3 Sacred Heart, No. 4 Hartville, No. 5 East Carter County, No. 6 Canton and Portageville, No. 8 Neelyville and No. 9 Linn. Thayer, Crane, Greenville, Holcomb, Billings, Skyline and Spokan received votes in Class 2...
Four SCAA players, coach make media all-state hoops team (04/23/14)
The Missouri Sportswriters and Broadcasters released its media all-state basketball team at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Four players and a coach were selected all-state from SCAA schools. Dexter coach Chad Allen was selected as the Class 4 girls basketball Coach of the Year...
April 15, 2014 Scoreboard (04/15/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Local teams to feel effects of district realignment (04/09/14)
The winds of change are blowing for some local teams as the Missouri High School Activities Association recently announced class and district alignments for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Class assignments are based on school enrollments. For basketball, the state's 128 smallest schools are in Class 1. Classes 2 and 3 also consist of 128 schools each, while the next 96 schools make up Class 4. The remainder -- the state's largest schools -- are in Class 5...
New assignments released for high school basketball districts for 2015 & 2016 (04/08/14)
Multiple SCAA schools will have a different path to a district basketball title or the state final four next season. The Missouri High School Activities Association announced class and district alignments Saturday for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons...
Local athletes win awards at BA Sports Extravaganza (04/07/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the event is available at this link: View Photos Here The 2014 BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza took place Saturday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter. Over 65 area schools competed in volleyball and basketball all-star games and skills competitions...
April 1, 2014 Scoreboard (04/01/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
March 24, 2014 Scoreboard (03/24/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
16 SCAA athletes selected to participate in B.A. Sports All-Star Extravaganza in Dexter April 5 (03/15/14)
16 athletes from the SCAA Conference have been selected to participate in the B.A. Sports All-Star Extravaganza Apr. 5. The Bearcat Event Center will host the event. Eight SCAA volleyball players have been selected to participate in the event. The players are: Advance's Allie Below, Advance's Grayson Miles, Bernie's Tori Lowrey, Dexter's Ashley Brown, Puxico's Emily Merick, Woodland's Rachel Poole, Bernie's Jordan Ellenburg and Woodland's Josie Long...
Below, Advance end Chaffee's season 77-67 (02/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- It's no secret. Everybody knows it. To beat Advance you have to stop Lane Below. The Chaffee Red Devils know this as well as anybody, having faced Advance three times in a span of 24 days earlier this season with Below averaging 29 points in those games...
Ressel's steady diet of points leads Eagles to 95-63 win over Ellington (02/26/14)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Oran senior Seth Ressel wanted to silence his naysayers Tuesday night. After a 26-point first half and a 33-point performance in his team's 95-63 thumping of Ellington in a Class 2 District 3 semifinal at Chaffee High School, Ressel was satisfied that he had quieted those who doubted him...
February 25, 2014 Scoreboard (02/25/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Seedings released for district basketball tournaments (02/12/14)
The seedings have been released for multiple district basketball tournaments Stoddard County schools are slated to compete in the final week of February. The Bernie Mules boys have received the No. 1 seed in Class 2, District 1, at Bloomfield. Bloomfield is seeded No. 7...
PREP ROUNDUP: Risco wins big, Lady Bulldogs fall to Rockwood Summit (02/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com RISCO -- Celebrating Homecoming on Friday, the Risco Tigers dominated conference rival Southland 94-37. Josh Earnheart led the way with 24 points while Jordon Pavy and Brandon Bixler added 18 and 17 points respectively. Luke Simmons was the fourth Tigers in double-figures with 12 points...
Southland rallies for upset of Cooter (01/21/14)
CARDWELL, Mo. -- It had been a long time since the Southland Rebels had defeated the Cooter Wildcats in boys basketball coming into Monday night. How long? Nobody can remember. That drought ended Monday night, as the Rebels rallied from a double-digit third-quarter deficit to take a 76-73 win over Cooter in a Tri-County Conference contest...
Poplar Bluff to host inaugural spring softball final four in 2014 (12/25/13)
Kennett softball coach Kevin McCaig has a new motivational tool that will be available to 81 high school softball coaches in Missouri entering the 2014 spring season. The playoffs High school spring softball programs that do not participate in the fall softball state playoffs will no longer have to settle for end-of-the season conference tournaments being the highlight of their spring season...
December 20, 2013 Scoreboard (12/20/13)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
November 26, 2013 Scoreboard (11/26/13)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
2013-2014 Southern Reynolds (Ellington) Girls Basketball Schedule (11/15/13)
Dexter volleyball team places 2nd at 48-team Dig for Life Classic (09/17/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity volleyball team came up just short in its bid for its first Dig for Life Classic championship in school history Saturday night. Dexter placed second at the 48-team tournament in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Notre Dame defeated Dexter 26-28, 25-20, 25-18, in the gold bracket championship to claim the title for a second straight season...
Briefly: Dexter volleyball team places 2nd at 48-team Dig for Life Classic (09/15/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Dexter varsity volleyball team placed second at the 48- team Dig for Life Classic in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Saturday night. Notre Dame defeated Dexter 26-28, 25-20, 25-18, in the gold bracket championship to claim the title for a second straight season...
Dig for Life bracket play results (09/15/13)
SATURDAY Gold bracket First round St. Vincent def. Advance 25-17, 26-24 Jefferson def. Bernie 25-19, 25-23 Clearwater def. New Haven 25-16, 17-25, 25-22. Notre Dame def. Eminence 25-16, 25-17. Dexter def. Jackson 25-18, 25-18. Saxony Lutheran def. Lesterville 25-19, 25-23...
2013 Southern Reynolds (Ellington) Volleyball Schedule (08/28/13)
2013 Southern Reynolds County (Ellington) Girls Cross Country Schedule (08/19/13)
2013 Southern Reynolds County (Ellington) Boys Cross Country Schedule (08/19/13)
Local teams to compete in Rib City Shootout this weekend (07/11/13)
The schedule is set for this weekend's boys basketball Rib City Shootout in Stoddard County. 103 basketball games are scheduled to take place on seven courts Friday. 69 basketball games will take place on six courts Saturday. Games will be played at the Dexter Bearcat Event Center, Dexter Middle School Gymnasium, Dexter High School Gymnasium, Dexter Southwest Elementary Gymnasium and Bloomfield High School Gymnasium...
All-state baseball team released (06/12/13)
The Missouri Baseball Coaches Association recently released its 2013 all-state baseball team. Seven players from Dunklin or Pemiscot County received recognition on the team. Cooter senior Brandon Bridges was selected first-team all-state as a pitcher in Class 1. Cooter sophomore Riley Hickerson was selected honorable mention all-state as a DH/utility player...
2013 Southern Reynolds County Spring Softball Schedule (03/14/13)
2013 Southern Reynolds County Fall Baseball Schedule (03/14/13)
Meadow Heights, Chaffee girls on a collsion course (02/17/13)
The Meadow Heights and Chaffee girls basketball teams set up a semifinal clash by recording comfortable wins in the Class 2 District 3 quarterfinals on Saturday at Bismarck. No. 2 seed Meadow Heights beat Valley 57-25 behind a 24-point performance by Caitlin Cook. Hayley Thomas also finished in double figures with 11 points...
February 7, 2013 Scoreboard (02/07/13)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
January 31, 2013 Scoreboard (01/31/13)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
19-and-older Charleston Riverdogs baseball team set to return to southeast Missouri this summer (01/19/13)
College-level baseball players will have the opportunity to play closer to home this summer. The Charleston Riverdogs 19-and-older collegiate-level baseball team is organizing and will be holding tryouts in April. The time, date and location of the tryouts has not been determined at this time...
Host sites of basketball state playoff games released (01/15/13)
The host sites of district tournaments and state playoff games have been released for the 2013 Missouri high school state basketball playoffs. Class 1, 2 and 3 boys and girls district tournaments will take place the week of Feb.16-22. Class 1, District 1, will feature Clarkton, Delta C-7, Gideon, Koshkonong, Naylor, North Pemiscot, Risco and Southland. Gideon will host Class 1, District 1...
Kennett, Malden, and Holcomb among baseball teams changing districts (12/13/12)
Multiple baseball districts in the Missouri Bootheel will have new teams when district baseball tournaments begin this spring. For the past decade Missouri baseball teams have competed in one of four classes in the state baseball playoffs. The class each team competes in is determined by the high school enrollments of every baseball team in Missouri...
2012-2013 Southern Reynolds County (Ellington) Boys Basketball Schedule (11/14/12)
DANGER: Doctors say cheerleading needs safety rules (10/25/12)
CHICAGO -- Cheerleading isn't just jumping and waving pompoms -- it has become as athletic and potentially as dangerous as a sport and should be designated one to improve safety, the nation's leading group of pediatricians says. The number of cheerleaders injured each year has climbed dramatically in the last two decades. Common stunts that pose risks include tossing and flipping cheerleaders in the air and creating human pyramids that reach 15 feet high or more...
October 22, 2012 Scoreboard (10/22/12)
All the high school sports scores reported to semoball.com.
New enrollment breaks set for basketball and music (08/04/12)
View the classification breaks for basketball and music here.
Oak Ridge baseball team wins its fourth consecutive district title (05/18/12)
ANNAPOLIS, Mo. -- The six hitless innings Oak Ridge pitcher Kelby Brown threw in Thursday afternoon's Class 1 District 3 championship proved to be more important than the six runs he and the Blue Jays gave up in the other inning. The result was a 12-6 victory over top-seeded Ellington and a fourth consecutive district title...
Oak Ridge baseball team wins its fourth consecutive district title (05/18/12)
ANNAPOLIS, Mo. -- The six hitless innings Oak Ridge pitcher Kelby Brown threw in Thursday afternoon's Class 1 District 3 championship proved to be more important than the six runs he and the Blue Jays gave up in the other inning. The result was a 12-6 victory over top-seeded Ellington and a fourth consecutive district title...
Rosters set for BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza (04/07/12)
The 2012 BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza is slated for Apr. 14 at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter, Mo. The event will feature top high school seniors from over 65 southeast Missouri schools competing in volleyball and basketball competitions. The games start at 9 a.m...
2012 sportswriters all-region basketball team (03/30/12)
The 2012 southeast Missouri sportswriters all-region basketball team voted on by southeast Missouri media. BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS 5 First Team: Jamal Cox, 6-5, soph., Cape Central Karson King, 6-5, soph., Jackson Kendric McCain, 6-0, sr., Poplar Bluff...
Chaffee boys, girls both advance along with the Oran boys (02/27/12)
GREENVILLE -- Chaffee earned a spot in the semifinals with a 57-42 win over Ellington on Saturday afternoon. Taylor Fodge scored 19 points and Adrienne Eichhorn added 15 for the Lady Devils (6-16), who will face top-seeded Meadow Heights in Monday's 6 p.m. semifinal...
Chaffee boys, girls both advance along with the Oran boys (02/27/12)
GREENVILLE -- Chaffee earned a spot in the semifinals with a 57-42 win over Ellington on Saturday afternoon. Taylor Fodge scored 19 points and Adrienne Eichhorn added 15 for the Lady Devils (6-16), who will face top-seeded Meadow Heights in Monday's 6 p.m. semifinal...
High school roundup: Delta, Scott County Central girls basketball teams to square off for district crown (02/26/12)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
February 25, 2012 Scoreboard (02/25/12)
Girls Basketball Class 1 District 2 Delta 56, McKinley 49 Scott County Central 68, Fulton School at St. Albans 26 Class 3 District 3 Woodland 45, Jefferson 32 Scott City 47, Arcadia Valley 37
Basketball state rankings: Risco and Charleston ranked No. 1 in Missouri, Kennett girls ranked No. 4 (01/12/12)
Two southeast Missouri schools are projected to win it all at the end of the season in the latest basketball state rankings released by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association. The Risco Tigers boys basketball team remains unbeaten and is currently ranked No. 1 in Class 1. Scott County Central's boys basketball team is ranked No. 7...
High school honors list (06/09/11)
All-conference and all-district lists for baseball and softball teams in the Southeast Missourian's coverage area.
Oak Ridge baseball team captures third consecutive district title with win over Ellington (05/20/11)
The Oak Ridge baseball team defeated Ellington 6-3 to win the Class 1 District 3 title Thursday.
Oak Ridge baseball team captures third consecutive district title with win over Ellington (05/20/11)
The Oak Ridge baseball team defeated Ellington 6-3 to win the Class 1 District 3 title Thursday.
High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team upsets Kelly in overtime (02/27/11)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team upsets Kelly in overtime (02/27/11)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
February 25-26, 2011 District Basketball Scoreboard (02/26/11)
All the high school basketball district tournament scores reported to semoball.com.
Rams exact revenge vs. ND to claim title (09/12/10)
In a high-quality, back-and-forth match worthy of two of Southeast Missouri's best volleyball programs and the title they were playing for, the play of Scott City junior Katie Hogan proved to be the difference at the end of a three-game championship match at the SEMO Spike tournament...
Rams exact revenge vs. ND to claim title (09/12/10)
In a high-quality, back-and-forth match worthy of two of Southeast Missouri's best volleyball programs and the title they were playing for, the play of Scott City junior Katie Hogan proved to be the difference at the end of a three-game championship match at the SEMO Spike tournament...
Media makes picks for Southeast Missouri's all-region basketball teams (03/30/10)
Find out which team the star of your favorite team landed on this season.
March 4 Scoreboard (03/04/10)
Nightly high school basketball scores.
March 2 Scoreboard (03/02/10)
Nightly high school basketball scores.
High school roundup: Bauwens records double-double as Perryville falls to Lesterville (12/29/09)
All the scores from Monday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
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2009-10 Ellington Girls Basketball Preview (11/24/09)
Head Coach: J.R. Stephens, 1st year District: Class 2 District 4 at Van Buren (Bismarck, East Carter, South Iron, Valley, Viburnum) Key Returners: Laura Parkhill, Dani Shelton Overview: Stephens comes to Ellington after last coaching at Bunker for two seasons. Stephens is counting on the three seniors in Parkhill, Shelton and Lina Price to lead by example...
2009-10 Ellington Boys Basketball Preview (11/24/09)
Coach: Armand Spurgin, 1st year District: Class 2 District 4 at Van Buren (Bismarck, East Carter, South Iron, Valley, Viburnum, Winona) Key Returners: Derek Emery, Riley George, Drew Morrison Overview: The Whippets are back under the direction of Spurgin after he last coached there in the 2006-07 season. The Whippets will be without Michael Brawley and Brad Baysinger who graduated but Emery is back as the point guard from last season...
ROUNDUP: Kennett girls stymie Twin Rivers (01/23/09)
By DAR STAFF BROSELEY -- The Kennett Lady Indians held Twin Rivers to less than 25 points and got big games from Brittney Williams and Jerica Wheeler to take a 45-23 win over the Lady Royals on Thursday night. Twin Rivers led 5-4 after Kelsey Snider's basket midway through the opening quarter, but Kennett ran off eight straight points, going up 12-5 on Alexandra Brown's field goal with 2:23 left in the period...
ROUNDUP: Davis scores 24 to lead Twin Rivers past Campbell (01/16/09)
By DAR STAFF BROSELEY -- The Twin Rivers Lady Royals had three players in double figures Thursday night at home as they went on to beat Campbell, 72-54, in a non-conference game. Twin Rivers senior Torey Davis scored a game-high 24 points, including nine 2-pointers. Kelsey Snider added 17 points while Stephanie Jennings chipped in with 16. Jennings has averaged 17.5 points a game during the Lady Royals' current two-game win streak...
ROUNDUP: Bloomfield beats Richland in two OTs (12/14/08)
By DAR STAFF BLOOMFIELD -- After missing seven free throws in regulation, including a pair of one-and-one opportunities in the final minute, Bloomfield sank 9-of-10 in two overtimes Friday night to edge Richland 75-68. "For what this team has been through, for them to still battle back and get a win, they are not giving up," Bloomfield coach Dustin Hicks said...
Braves whip the Whippets Tuesday (12/10/08)
SIKESTON -- With a vacant spot left in the Scott County Central Braves' schedule due to a 'mix up', the Ellington Whippets jumped at the chance to play one of the premiere teams in Southeast Missouri. "It was a good game for us to pick up at this time of the year," Ellington head coach Chris Miller said. "We've got some tough competition coming up in our area and I just told our guys that we won't play a better team than the team we played tonight probably for the rest of the year."...
Advance rallies late to defeat Bell City (12/10/08)
ADVANCE -- Advance used a 19-10 fourth quarter to erase a 5-point deficit and post a 57-53 SCAA win over Bell City, the league's defending champions, Tuesday at the Hornet's Nest in Advance. "I was disappointed in our energy level tonight (Tuesday)," first-year Advance coach Josh Dowdy stated. "With that said, this team knows how to win and I am proud of them for the effort they gave when their back was against the wall."...
Neelyville places third in Lady Dawg Classic (12/07/08)
Porter scores 38 points for Greenville in a losing cause.
Dawggone it: Neelyville, Greenville lose in girls tourney (12/05/08)
By ROB TATE ~ DAR Sports Writer VAN BUREN -- After scoring 65 points in the first round of the Van Buren Lady Dawg Classic, top-seeded Couch looked like a force to be reckoned with on the offensive end. Neelyville played tough defense on Couch for four quarters Thursday night in the semifinals, but just couldn't get the offensive touch needed as the Lady Indians rolled to a 38-22 victory...
ROUNDUP: Neelyville scores first 11, wins opener (11/26/08)
By DAR STAFF NEELYVILLE -- The Neelyville Tigers jumped out to an early 11-0 lead on their way to a 82-44 win over North Pemiscot on Tuesday. "We had good defensive pressure, overall, our defensive effort was outstanding," Neelyville coach Jerry Rich said...
GIRLS ROUNDUP: Neelyville fight off illness, Comets at Lady Dawg Classic (12/02/08)
By ROB TATE ~ DAR Sports Writer VAN BUREN --Despite illness throughout the team and equipment problems, the Neelyville Lady Tigers advanced at the Lady Dawg Classic with a 48-26 win Monday night against fifth-seeded Alton. Neelyville (2-0) got off to a strong start, bolting out to a 9-0 run, but Alton responded with an eight point run of its own. A 21-7 second quarter in favor of the Lady Tigers ultimately did the Lady Comets in...
ROUNDUP: Ferguson's 32 points leads Clarkton past Van Buren (12/01/08)
By DAR STAFF VAN BUREN -- Dustin Ferguson scored 32 points to lead Clarkton past Van Buren 91-68 in the Current River Challenge on Saturday night. Casey Redden added 22 points and Jacob Redden had 14 points for the Reindeer. Ian Newberry was the high scorer for the Bulldogs as he had 16 points including four 3-pointers. Tyler Freeze had 13 points in the loss...
ROUNDUP: Clearwater stops Ellington in third (11/25/08)
By DAR STAFF IRONTON -- Clearwater held Ellington to just two thirdquarter points on its way to a win Monday in the Arcadia Valley Tournament. "We did a little better job in the second half guarding," Clearwater coach Louis Bell said. "In the first half, it was not blocking out and giving up offensive rebounds."...
From the DAR: Malden, Campbell, Ellington, Van Buren (11/24/08)
Malden Green Wave Coach: Brian Vent, first year Last year: 12-11 District (Class 3 District 1 at Charleston): Caruthersville, New Madrid, East Prairie, Kelly, Kennett and Scott City KEY PLAYERS BACK: Kristen Stroup, Kayla Davis, Marie Dornbrack, Sharetta Lockhart, LaTrilla McCoy...
From the DAR: Malden, Dexter, Clarkton, Campbell, Bernie, Bloomfield, Ellington, Puxico, Van Buren (11/24/08)
Malden Green Wave Coach: Rob Ison, fourth year Last year: 21-7 District (Class 3 District 1 at Charleston): Caruthersville, New Madrid, East Prairie, Kelly, Kennett and Scott City KEY PLAYERS BACK: Dee Collier, Raphael Jones, Andy Matthews, Ryan Cain...
Van Buren runs to district cross country titles (11/03/08)
By DAR STAFF MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Van Buren swept the team titles at the MSHSAA Class 1 District 4 cross country meet Saturday at Dane Glass Golf Course. The Bulldogs edged Koshkonong by two points 42-44 while the Lady Dawgs scored 33 points to win by seven...
ROUNDUP: Puxico volleyball rallies past Bloomfield (09/30/08)
By DAR STAFF After dropping their first match Monday night, the Puxico Indians bounced back to beat Bloomfield, 21-25, 25-20, 25-22. "The first one they were a little bit down," Puxico coach Karen Hazel said. "They picked it up though. They were determined."...
Clearwater rallies past Ellington for three-set win (09/05/08)
By ALEX ABATE ~ DAR Sports Writer PIEDMONT -- Even though Clearwater lost the first game Thursday night, they sent the Ellington Lady Whippets a message. The Lady Tigers were down early but finished on an 11-6 run before Ellington won. However, Clearwater came out strong in the second game, rallying for a 22-25, 25-16, 25-9 win...
ROUNDUP: Doniphan softball slips past Twin Rivers (09/03/08)
By DAR STAFF DONIPHAN -- Doniphan scored a run in four different innings as the Donettes moved past Twin Rivers 4-3 Tuesday afternoon. "I thought our kids were really focused," Doniphan coach Brad Phillips said. "In the past, Twin Rivers has really had Doniphan's number and we were fortunate enough to hang in there and battle and get the win."...
ROUNDUP: Greenville rallies past Ellington 10-9 (08/29/08)
By DAR STAFF GREENVILLE -- Greenville rallied for five runs in the sixth inning and got a walkoff single from Tyler Dougherty in the bottom of the seventh to move past Ellington, 10-9, Thursday afternoon. Dougherty finished the game with three hits and two RBIs...
Dexter, Bernie, Naylor reach district baseball finals (05/14/08)
By DAR STAFF While rain postponed the MSHSAA Class 2 District 3 semifinals Tuesday, three area teams pushed their way into district championship games. The games at Three Rivers' Raider Field will be played today with the final still set for 4 p.m. Thursday, weather permitting...
ROUNDUP: Dexter rallies past Fredericktown (05/13/08)
By DAR STAFF CAPE GIRARDEAU -- David Hessling hit a two-run triple to left in the fifth inning and Tyler Scott had the go-ahead hit in the sixth as Dexter rallied to beat Fredericktown 4-3 in the first round of the MSHSAA Class 3 District 1 tournament Monday...
ROUNDUP: Miller's home run lifts Dexter (04/08/08)
By DAR STAFF DEXTER -- After falling into a three-run hole late against Sikeston on Monday, Dexter appeared to be in trouble before Caleb Miller capped a four-hit burst in the final inning with a walk-off home run to send the Bearcats to a 6-4 win. Miller's home run followed a single by Mason Noe that drove in Jared Laird and Ben Mills, who both reached on singles to start the inning. Garrett McEwen got things started by singling up the middle...
ROUNDUP: Greenville holds off Bell City 2-1 in baseball (03/26/08)
By DAR STAFF The Greenville Bears picked up a pair of runs in the first inning and held on for a 2-1 road win Tuesday at Bell City. Leadoff man Nick Wren reached on an error to start the and came around to score game on a double by Robert Abernathy. Jacob Wood then drove Abernathy home with a single...
ROUNDUP: Bloomfield rallies past Kelly; Naylor wins in OT (02/20/08)
By DAR STAFF BLOOMFIELD -- Kyle Williamson's layup with three seconds left Tuesday gave Bloomfield an 80-79 win over Kelly. The winning basket completed a Wildcat charge from a 17-point first-half deficit and gave Williamson a total of 19 points in the game, all in the second half...
ROUNDUP: Puxico holds off Bloomfield; Naylor rallies (02/15/08)
By DAR STAFF Puxico jumped to a 17-9 lead after the first quarter and held off a run to beat Bloomfield 71-58 Thursday night. "We just came out and really asserted ourselves," Puxico coach Josh Dowdy said. "J Hon hit three 3s in the first quarter and that really opened us up."...
ROUNDUP: Ellington outscores Van Buren in OT (02/06/08)
By DAR STAFF Ellington outscored Van Buren 15-8 in overtime to earn a 82-75 win Tuesday night. "We just went back to our gameplan that we had," Ellington coach Chris Miller. "We were bigger inside and our post guys are used to playing physical. We got defensive stops and that was the difference in the game."...
Porter, Woodgeard lead Greenville girls past Ellington (01/29/08)
By BRAD HURT ~ DAR Sports Writer GREENVILLE -- Tara Porter and Sara Woodgeard scored 24 points apiece for Greenville as the Lady Bears used their size advantage inside to wear out the visiting Ellington Lady Whippets 59-43. The Lady Whippets hung around through the first 20 minutes of the game before the Lady Bears' defense and rebounding became too much for them to overcome...
Ellington rallies, beats Liberty 61-60 (01/27/08)
BY DAR STAFF Ellington overcame a 14-point first quarter deficit and then dodged a bullet in the end to hold on Friday night for 61-60 victory over Liberty. The Eagles had the ball down four with four seconds left and got to within one on a 3-pointer before time ran out...
Charleston snaps losing streak with win vs. Metro (01/21/08)
Staff Reports ~ sd_sports@yahoo.com ST. LOUIS -- The Charleston Bluejays ended a four-game losing streak with a 51-33 win over the Metro Panthers on Saturday. The Bluejays led 26-18 at halftime and outscored Metro 11-4 in the third quarter to seal the win...
ROUNDUP: Hayti pulls away from Malden (01/16/08)
By DAR STAFF HAYTI -- Hayti outscored Malden 24-13 in the fourth quarter to move past the Green Wave Tuesday night. "The fourth quarter we just kind of died," Malden coach Rob Ison said. "We quit going to the basket like we did in the first three quarters. We faded and their athleticism took over."...
Donettes surge past Ellington (01/08/08)
By DAR STAFF Doniphan outscored Ellington 21-5 in the third quarter, rallying to win 67-53 Monday night on the road. "We didn't play well early and they did," Doniphan coach Jimbo Blackwell said. "We were just fortunate enough to find some energy in the second half."...
ROUNDUP: Jackson girls surge past Doniphan for 45-39 win (01/04/08)
By DAR STAFF Jackson overcame a one-point halftime deficit and outscored the Doniphan Donettes 8-2 over the final 2 minutes to break a tie and come away with a 45-39 win. "We had our chances," Doniphan coach Jimbo Blackwell said. The Donettes (6-3, 1-2 SEMO) got the game off to a good start and held a five-point lead after the first quarter before the Jackson defense turned up the pressure...
Twin Rivers presses Kelly for win (12/12/07)
By DAR STAFF Twin Rivers pulled away from Kelly by controlling the midsection of the game, outscoring the Hawks 55-29 in the second and third quarters in a 79-45 win Tuesday night that pushed their record over the .500 mark. Kenny Johnson led the Royals (4-3) with 19 points, while Kyle Oberkramer followed his big game on Saturday with 12 points...
Deckard leads Naylor past Ellington (12/08/07)
By BRAD HURT ~ DAR Sports Writer Ellington knocked out Naylor's Hailee Deckard for a brief time Saturday, but although she bent, Deckard did not break. Deckard left the game after being hit in the nose with an inadvertent elbow with 3:56 remaining, but returned 22 seconds later and continued her leading performance for the Lady Eagles, who won 55-28...
Dons win OFC opener; Ellington beats Greenville (12/05/07)
By DAR STAFF Doniphan used a 29-6 first quarter spurt to cruise to a 78-30 win over East Carter in Ozark Foothills Conference play Tuesday night. "I thought we came out really intense and got after them defensively which generated offense," Doniphan coach Jason Andrews said...
Couch wins Lady Dawg tourney title (12/03/07)
By DAR STAFF VAN BUREN -- Tara Combs scored 15 of her game-high 22 points in the second half to help lift Couch to the Lady Dawg Classic title Saturday night. The top-seeded Lady Indians surged ahead for good in the third quarter to beat sixth-seeded Ellington 46-30...
Naylor girls beat Scott County Central (11/27/07)
By DAR STAFF VAN BUREN -- Hailee Deckard put on a show Monday, pouring in 31 points and collecting seven rebounds to lead Naylor to a 68-25 win over Scott County Central at the Van Buren Lady Dawg Classic. In other games, it was Ellington 45, Twin Rivers 40; Thayer 51, Greenville 42; Couch 43, Neelyville 23...
ALL-STATE BASEBALL (06/26/07)
The all-state team from the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association:
FINAL TRACK HONOR ROLL (05/29/07)
Top 10 performances in each event as reported in the five newspapers that are media partners with Semoball.com, through the state meet May 26: (Note: Performances in preliminaries and by individuals in relay meets are not included; only events where an individual is eligible to score points for his or her team.)...
BASEBALL, GIRLS SOCCER DISTRICT BRACKETS (05/11/07)
Check out the schedules for the upcoming tournaments.
BASEBALL, GIRLS SOCCER DISTRICT PAIRINGS (05/11/07)
BASEBALL Class 4 District 1 (at Hillsboro) Monday, May 14 -- First round: (4) Seckman vs. (5) Fox, 4 p.m.; (3) Hillsboro vs. (6) Poplar Bluff, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 -- Semifinals: (1) Cape Central vs. Seckman or Fox, 4 p.m.; (2) Jackson vs. Hillsboro vs. Poplar Bluff, 6:30 p.m...
Track honor roll (05/10/07)
BOYS AND GIRLS top performers through May 9
MSHSAA members vote to expand football playoffs (05/04/07)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ Sports Editor There won't be a separate playoff for private schools, but the postseason bracket for football will expand in 2008. Missouri State High School Activities Association member schools voted 321-92 against a proposal to split the public and nonpublic schools into separate playoffs for every sport except football...
Semoball Girls Track Honor Roll (05/03/07)
Top 10 performances in each event as reported in the five newspapers that are media partners with Semoball.com, through April 29...
High School basketball: All-Region (03/20/07)
Class 5 Boys First team -- Jake Leet, 6-3, jr., Jackson; George Hamilton, 6-1, so., Central; Hunter Grantham, 6-5, jr., Jackson; Antonio Garritano, 6-5, jr., Jackson; T.J. Stonecipher, 6-3, sr., Poplar Bluff Coach of the year -- Darrin Scott, Jackson...
Ellington presses past Lady Camels in sectional (03/08/07)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Daren Ellsworth knew that his Campbell Lady Camels would have to be able to handle Ellington's defensive pressure to have any chance of winning Wednesday's Class 2 sectional contest. He was right. The Lady Whippets forced 18 turnovers with their press and kept Campbell's offense out of sync all night to take a 59-34 sectional victory here at the Bess Activity Center Wednesday...
Scoreboard (03/08/07)
Wednesday's Scores Boys Class 2 sectionals At Poplar Bluff South Pemiscot 56, South Iron 44 At Park Hills Eskridge 53, Puxico 40, OT Class 3 sectionals At Poplar Bluff Charleston 80, Malden 59 Girls Class 2 sectionals At Poplar Bluff Ellington 59, Campbell 34...