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BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: New Madrid County Central muffles talk of great expectations (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central enters the new season with the most promise, arguably, of any team in southeast Missouri. The Eagles return nearly everyone from last season which includes all-state guard Willie Jimerson and a talented supporting cast to compliment the senior. On top of that, their district rival has a new postseason home which makes way for the 'districts or bust' adage surrounding the preseason hype...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: New Madrid County Central muffles talk of great expectations (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central enters the new season with the most promise, arguably, of any team in southeast Missouri. The Eagles return nearly everyone from last season which includes all-state guard Willie Jimerson and a talented supporting cast to compliment the senior. On top of that, their district rival has a new postseason home which makes way for the 'districts or bust' adage surrounding the preseason hype...
Kelly Girls Basketball Preview (11/25/14)
Conference: Scott-Mississippi Coach: Rod McQuerter, 17th year District: Class 3 District 2 Schedule: Roster: Returning starters: Tessa Johnson, Stephanie Worth, Kristi Brucker, Morgan LeDure, Logan Ivie Starters lost: Payton Jones Last year's record: 17-8...
Seeds released for SEMO Conference tournament (11/20/14)
SIKESTON -- The Jackson Indians were selected as the top seed for the 2014 SEMO Conference tournament Wednesday night. The Indians were winners of their first conference tournament in school history last season taking down Notre Dame 62-42. Cape Central was named the second seed followed by Sikeston at No. ...
Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association announces all-region team (11/20/14)
The Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association released its 2014 All-Region teams Wednesday and several local athletes were selected. The full list is as follows: Class 4 & 5 Offense First team QB -- Dante Vandever, Jackson, Sr. RB -- Chris Walsh, Hillsboro, Sr...
2014-2015 New Madrid County Central Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
Host sites set for basketball districts (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...
Malden and Caruthersville roll; NMCC falls to Rebels (10/25/14)
MALDEN -- The Malden Green Wave scored 73 points and rolled over Charleston 73-8 in the first round game of the Class 2, District 1 Tournament on Friday night in Malden. Malden scored four passing touchdowns to go along with three rushing scores, a blocked punt return touchdown, punt return touchdown and an interception return score...
Prep Football Glance -- District Round 1 (10/23/14)
Chaffee at Valle Catholic Records: Chaffee 0-8; Valle Catholic 9-0 Series History: Valle Catholic leads 21-0 Last Meeting: 2011, Valle Catholic won 48-13 Last Week: Chaffee lost to Kelly 48-18; Valle Catholic defeated St. Pius X 47-9 Outlook: Chaffee is seeking history as they have never beaten Valle Catholic in 21 tries. ...
Portageville claims second-straight title with win over NMCC (10/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs were fortunate to have played its semifinal match first. Top-seeded Portageville took care of South Pemiscot in two sets during the first match of the Class 2, District 1 semifinal round Tuesday and then took it easy on the sidelines...
Senath-Hornersville falls to New Madrid in Class 2 district tournament (10/21/14)
The Senath-Hornersville high school volleyball team ended their season with a loss against New Madrid County Central (NMCC) in the Class 2, District 1 tournament quarterfinals Monday night.
District volleyball championships set (all Monday playoff scores included) (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...
PREP ROUNDUP: Dexter volleyball team advances to district final (10/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- The Dexter volleyball team advanced to the finals of the Class 3, District 1 tournament with a 25-18, 25-13 win over Fredericktown Monday at Dexter High School. Jessica Lindsey and Krysten Garrison led with five kills while Shyann Jines added four. Garrison also had nine assists...
Second half surge lifts NMCC to win (10/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- One of the most familiar sights J.C. Dryden has had the past four years was seeing his father call out plays on the sideline on Friday nights or during practice in between. The senior has had to go without that comfort more than he'd like to recently...
Football district tournament brackets released (10/19/14)
The Missouri High School Activities Association released district tournament brackets for high school football Saturday evening. The higher seeded team will host all district games. View brackets involving teams from the southeast Missouri region below:...
Sikeston takes back SEMO Conference tournament crown (10/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com KENNETT -- The Sikeston volleyball team took back their SEMO Conference tournament crown Thursday after a straight-set win over Kennett 25-22, 25-22. This is Sikeston's sixth tournament championship in the last seven years after a hiatus from last year's championship...
2014 SEMO All-Conference team named (10/16/14)
Moments after the Sikeston Bulldogs were awarded the first place trophy in the SEMO Conference Tournament, officials announced the 2013 SEMO All-Conference volleyball team.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 9 (10/16/14)
Kelly at Chaffee Records: Kelly 3-5; Chaffee 0-7 Series History: First meeting Last Week: Kelly lost to Portageville 48-7; Chaffee lost to Jefferson 19-0 Outlook: After a two-game winning streak, Kelly has been outscored 108-25 in their last two games, both losses. ...
SEMO Conference Tournament runs deep into the night (10/15/14)
It was on long night of volleyball inside the Kennett High School gym, as the Indians hosted the SEMO Conference Tournament.
SEMO Conference Tournament runs deep into the night (10/15/14)
It was on long night of volleyball inside the Kennett High School gym, as the Indians hosted the SEMO Conference Tournament.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 8 (10/09/14)
Jefferson at Chaffee Records: Chaffee 0-6; Jefferson 3-4 Series History: Chaffee leads 2-0 Last Meeting: 2013, Chaffee won 56-22 Last Week: Chaffee lost to Malden 68-6; Jefferson defeated Grandview 34-7 Outlook: Chaffee's offense continues to struggle, scoring only 32 points in six games so far this season. ...
Prep Football Glance Week 8 (10/09/14)
Jefferson at Chaffee Records: Chaffee 0-6; Jefferson 3-4 Series History: Chaffee leads 2-0 Last Meeting: 2013, Chaffee won 56-22 Last Week: Chaffee lost to Malden 68-6; Jefferson defeated Grandview 34-7 Outlook: Chaffee's offense continues to struggle, scoring only 32 points in six games so far this season. ...
High school roundup: Parsons leads Notre Dame soccer team past Central (10/08/14)
Benjamin Parsons scored two goals to lead the host Notre Dame Bulldogs boys soccer team to a 6-0 victory in the crosstown showdown with the Central Tigers on Tuesday afternoon. Chandler Dorris, Adam Popp, Wynn Roberds and Noah Huff each had a goal for the Bulldogs (14-3-2)...
October 7, 2014 Scoreboard (10/07/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
October 6, 2014 Scoreboard (10/06/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Pollock throws 3 TDs, Dexter tops NMCC (10/04/14)
NEW MADRID - The Dexter Bearcats varsity football program set its sights on becoming champs long before the 2014 season ever got underway. "We put in a lot more time during the summer," Dexter senior Noah Kronk said. "We worked a lot harder than normal. We were more focussed and more intent on learning the new plays, perfecting the plays we had already learned from last year and just perfecting the offense."...
High school football capsules: Week 7 (10/03/14)
Southeast Missourian football preview capsules
Prep Football Glance -- Week 7 (10/02/14)
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.
NMCC rallies to take down Caruthersville, East Prairie blows by Chaffee (09/27/14)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles rallied from a 14-0 deficit to take down conference foe Caruthersville 27-20. NMCC got on the scoreboard late in the first half when Mikeal Walker scored from five yards to cut the lead to 14-7 at the half...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 6 (09/25/14)
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.
NMCC runs wild against Charleston 72-30 (09/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Week after week the Charleston Bluejays continue to search for positives. They found two in Tennerious Ewing and Tyler Craig, but Charleston still came up empty. The struggling Bluejays lost their fifth game in a row in a lopsided 72-30 loss to New Madrid County Central Friday...
PREP ROUNDUP: Portageville volleyball leads the way at Gideon, Sikeston volleyball notches win (09/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com GIDEON -- Portageville, New Madrid County Central and Charleston all advanced to the tournament portion of the Gideon Volleyball Tournament while Richland fell just short in pool play Thursday night. Portageville defeated Delta C-7 (25-9, 25-13), Cooter (25-21, 25-16) and then split with NMCC (25-15, 22-25) to advance to Saturday's tournament play while the Lady Eagles split with Cooter (24-26, 25-13) and swept Delta C-7 (25-21, 25-15)...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 5 (09/18/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players, conference standings and the series history between the two throughout the season.
High school roundup: Jackson softball team wins big for 10th victory (09/16/14)
All high school scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
High school roundup: Jackson softball team wins big for 10th victory (09/16/14)
All high school scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
September 16, 2014 Scoreboard (09/16/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Dexter claims first Dig for Life Classic title (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...
Dig for Life Scores (09/14/14)
COMPLETE POOL PLAY RESULTS POOL A/B Dexter def. Twin Rivers 25-11, 25-10 Central (Park Hills) def. Cooter 25-7, 25-3 Holcomb split South Iron 25-17, 22-25 Dexter def. Central (Park Hills) 25-20, 25-21 Holcomb def. Twin Rivers 25-19, 25-24 South Iron def. Cooter 25-9, 25-22...
NMCC's offense blooms in first win 25-20 (09/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- It's been tough being a New Madrid County Central linemen recently. After three games and three losses the Eagles have struggled up front and hadn't held up enough to allow their playmakers to slash opposing defenses...
NMCC's offense blooms in first win 25-20 (09/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- It's been tough being a New Madrid County Central linemen recently. After three games and three losses the Eagles have struggled up front and hadn't held up enough to allow their playmakers to slash opposing defenses...
Kennett struggles, falls to New Madrid County Central 25-20 (09/13/14)
On a rainy night at New Madrid County Central (NMCC) high school, the Kennett Indians' offense squandered crucial scoring opportunities, while the defense surrendered devastating touchdowns.
NMCC pulls off sweep against Oran 25-10, 25-14 (09/12/14)
ORAN -- Thanks in part to a couple long, early rallies in both sets, the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles volleyball team pulled off the sweep against host Oran on Thursday, 25-10 and 25-14. "It was a good game for us to be able to give everyone an opportunity to play," NMCC head coach Diane Fowler said. "We lost eight seniors last year so we're in what I consider a rebuilding year. I have talent and they're gelling pretty well...
High school roundup: Perryville volleyball team claims conference win vs. De Soto (09/12/14)
All high school scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Thursday.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 4 matchups (09/11/14)
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.
September 5, 2014 Scoreboard (09/05/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Prep football glance -- Week 3 matchups (09/04/14)
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.
SHS holds NMCC to 71 total yards in 35-6 win (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- They say football games are won in the trenches. That proved to be true on Friday night as the Sikeston Bulldogs dominated the line of scrimmage in a 35-6 victory in front of a large crowd for New Madrid County Central's home opener...
August 29, 2014 Scoreboard (08/29/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Sikeston looking for another gauge against NMCC (08/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs entered the 2014 season with plenty of question marks. Despite a 66-20 drubbing over rival Charleston in the season opener last Friday, head coach Kent Gibbs still isn't sure what kind of team he has...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs win softball opener, Sikeston JV football beats NMCC (08/26/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team swatted 16 hits and won it's season opener on the road at Twin Rivers 5-4. Madison Smith pitched the win giving up 10 hits, three earned runs and striking out five...
Turnovers doom NMCC against Green Wave (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- New head coach John Dryden's first game at the helm of New Madrid County Central is likely one the Eagles would like to quickly put behind them. Plagued by turnovers and struggles on the line, NMCC watched a veteran heavy Malden squad run away early Friday en rout to a 54-26 win...
August 22, 2014 Scoreboard (08/22/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 1 matchups (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.
Football preview: Dryden feels at home with NMCC (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- After 17 years of coaching and a multitude of different teams and towns in between, John Dryden feels the move to New Madrid County Central was the right one. "Coming from middle Tennessee, this area is a lot closer to how I grew up as far as the type of people, the rural community, it's almost like coming home even though it's two and a half hours away," Dryden said. "For me and my family it's been one of the best decisions we've ever made."...
2014 High School Volleyball Schedules (08/16/14)
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Football preview: Dryden feels at home with NMCC (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- After 17 years of coaching and a multitude of different teams and towns in between, John Dryden feels the move to New Madrid County Central was the right one. "Coming from middle Tennessee, this area is a lot closer to how I grew up as far as the type of people, the rural community, it's almost like coming home even though it's two and a half hours away," Dryden said. "For me and my family it's been one of the best decisions we've ever made."...
Volleyball class & district assignments released (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 (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...
Bearcats ready to make noise entering 2014 season (08/15/14)
The Dexter Bearcats varsity football program enters the 2014 season under second-year head coach Justin Peden with an ample supply of players who received playing time last season. The 2014 Dexter roster is composed of 16 seniors, 12 juniors, seven sophomores and 11 freshmen...
Fighting Squirrels open play at World Series Friday night (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...
SEMO Bulls AAU basketball team hoping to establish area roots (08/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Former Poplar Bluff standout Tony Webb understands that basketball is the lifeblood of southeast Missouri sports. So when Webb, Trey Porter and Don Webb pulled together, they had one goal in mind -- provide southeast Missouri with a top-notch AAU basketball program...
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...
Dexter fall sports schedules released (07/08/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - 2014 fall sports schedules are set at Dexter High School. The Dexter varsity football program is slated to open its season at Ste. Genevieve Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. The Dexter varsity volleyball team will open its season three days later when it hosts Farmington Aug. 25 and the Dexter varsity girls tennis team is slated to host Charleston in its season opener Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. The Dexter boys and girls high school cross country teams begin their respective seasons Sept. 6 at Jackson...
2014 All-Standard Democrat Baseball Team (07/05/14)
FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Doug Still, Sr., Sikeston Catcher: Cody Payne, Sr., Chaffee Infield: Austin Godwin, Sr., NMCC Infield: Colton Black, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Gavin O'Brien, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Devon Yahn, Sr., Chaffee Outfield: Palmer Campbell, Fr., NMCC...
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...
Early lead slips away as Ducks flounder against Elsberry (06/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Unable to hold on to an early three-run lead, the Riverbend Ducks fell to Elsberry 6-3 on Saturday in Pool 2 play in the Bleacher Bum Invitational at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. The loss leaves the Ducks at 1-1 in the pool and facing a must win tomorrow in their final pool game against Charleston...
Ducks squeeze past Post 114 amidst base running blunders (06/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Defenses were stout and pitching was up to par, but offense was at a premium between Sikeston Post 114 and the New Madrid Ducks. Though plagued with a lack of run production the Ducks, New Madrid's Senior Babe Ruth baseball team, squeaked out a run in the bottom of the seventh to beat Sikeston's American Legion Post 114 1-0 Thursday during the first round of pool play at the Bleacher Bum Invitational at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Ducks squeeze past Post 114 amidst base running blunders (06/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Defenses were stout and pitching was up to par, but offense was at a premium between Sikeston Post 114 and the New Madrid Ducks. Though plagued with a lack of run production the Ducks, New Madrid's Senior Babe Ruth baseball team, squeaked out a run in the bottom of the seventh to beat Sikeston's American Legion Post 114 1-0 Thursday during the first round of pool play at the Bleacher Bum Invitational at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
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 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. ...
Squirrels win tournament's consolation championship 5-1 over Riverbend Ducks (06/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- An opening round loss may have ensured the Charleston Fighting Squirrels wouldn't be in the championship hunt at their namesake Fighting Squirrel Classic, but that didn't stop them from making the most of their weekend...
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...
SEMO Pirates advance at Fighting Squirrel Classic (06/13/14)
SEMO Pirates coach Jeremy McCain considered his team's error-filled game against the New Madrid Babe Ruth Ducks the squad's worst defensive game so far this summer. Despite McCain's assessment, the Pirates were good enough to hold on for a 5-4 win in their first-round game of the Fighting Squirrel Classic at Notre Dame High School on Thursday...
Defending champ Charleston drops Fighting Squirrel Classic opener to Crawford County 6-5 in 10 innings (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. ...
Panthers rookie Ealy quickly adjusting to NFL (06/05/14)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy has quickly adjusted to one aspect of being an NFL rookie: the off-the-field rituals. Veteran Charles Johnson whistled Ealy over after Wednesday's workouts, handing the rookie his helmet to carry the quarter-mile walk from the Panthers' practice field to the locker room...
NMCC drops Class 3 third place game to Fatima 6-4 (06/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com O'FALLON -- Sophomore Garrison Keene wrapped up New Madrid County Central's last two games in a very simple and direct manner. "It's just a learning process," he said. "Most of our team is coming back so we have to come back and get better."...
Class 3 semifinal slips away from NMCC baseball team (06/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com O'FALLON -- Nearly everything had gone their way up until now. Big hits came, plays were made and the wins kept coming. But all that changed as New Madrid County Central's improbable run to a state championship was derailed at T.R. Hughes Ball Park in O'Fallon Tuesday by O'Fallon Christian during the MSHSAA Class 3 state semifinal game...
Local girls finish strong at state track meet (06/02/14)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Sikeston girls speed relay teams finished its season on a high note during the final day of the MSHSAA Class 3 state track meet in Jefferson City Saturday. Sikeston's 4x200-meter relay team consisting of Antravia Green, Tyra Bonner, Ailena Stovall and Brandy Peet finished in fourth place with a time of 1:44.21. It was the team's second strong finishing time after qualifying a day early with a 1:44.13, which was just shy of the school record of 1:43.94 set in 2009...
State baseball tournament schedule at O'Fallon (06/01/14)
Three high school baseball teams from the southeast Missouri region have qualified for next week's state baseball tournament at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon, Mo. Cooter beat Clarkton 10-0 in its district semifinal, beat Gideon 4-1 in its district championship, beat defending state champion Oran 9-0 in its state sectional and beat Leopold 1-0 in its state quarterfinal to advance to the final four in Class 1. ...
State baseball tournament begins Monday in O'Fallon (06/01/14)
Three high school baseball teams from the southeast Missouri region have qualified for next week's state baseball tournament at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon, Mo. Cooter beat Clarkton 10-0 in its district semifinal, beat Gideon 4-1 in its district championship, beat defending state champion Oran 9-0 in its state sectional and beat Leopold 1-0 in its state quarterfinal to advance to the final four in Class 1. ...
Scott City baseball season ends with controversial play (05/26/14)
In a tight Class 3 sectional game, it became increasingly apparent one key play would determine the outcome between Scott City and New Madrid County Central. And when the inevitable play did occur, it was a strange one.
Arlen Pixley to join brother Aaron on Tribe coaching staff (05/23/14)
Arlen Pixley will be joining his brother at Kennett. The former New Madrid County Central head football and wrestling coach has accepted a position with Kennett as their new defensive coordinator, assistant wrestling and track coach. He will be alongside his brother, Aaron Pixley, who is currently the head football and head wrestling coach...
NMCC denies Malden district title (05/23/14)
New Madrid County Central's Palmer Campbell may only be a freshman but he played like a crafty veteran Wednesday. The freshman lefthander tossed a complete game three-hitter and delivered two hits in the Eagles' 6-1 win over top-seeded Malden in the championship game of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament...
District belongs to NMCC for second straight year (05/22/14)
davidj@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- New Madrid County Central's Palmer Campbell may only be a freshman but he played like a crafty veteran Wednesday. The freshman lefthander tossed a complete game three-hitter and delivered two hits in the Eagles' 6-1 win over top-seeded Malden in the championship game of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament Wednesday afternoon...
Sikeston girls track team finishes second at districts (05/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DESOTO -- When three-time state track and field champion Steven Baker went down with a devastating knee injury during a meet earlier this season, Sikeston coach Terry Flannigan knew his boys team's hopes of repeating as Class 3, District 1 champions went down with him...
District baseball begins this weekend for area schools (05/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After a disappointing exit in last year's Class 4, District 1 championship game, the Sikeston Bulldogs are once again on the hunt for their first district title since 2007. This time around they'll have home-field advantage as play kicks off this weekend at VFW Memorial Stadium in Sikeston...
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...
Sikeston gets 11-6 road win over Marshall Co. (05/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON, Ky -- The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team improved to 13-10 on the season following an 11-6 win against Marshall County, Ky., Saturday on the road. Jacob Clark was the winning pitcher. Gavin O'Brien led the Bulldogs with three hits and two RBIs. Audie Hay added two hits and a double while Colton Black and Colton Hampton added two hits apiece...
May 10, 2014 Scoreboard (05/10/14)
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Panthers take Bootheel native Kony Ealy in draft's second round (05/10/14)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers went for the best player available rather than need in the second round, selecting defensive end Kony Ealy from Missouri with the 60th overall pick in the NFL draft. The 6-foot-4, 273-pound Ealy started 25 games and had 14 sacks during his three seasons at Missouri. As a senior he had 43 tackles and 9.5 sacks...
Kony Ealy not selected in first round of NFL Draft (05/09/14)
There was a chance that the former New Madrid County Central Eagle star and former Missouri Tiger defensive end Kony Ealy could have been drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, but that wasn't the case. Ealy, who was one of the 30 prospects invited to attend the draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will have to wait to hear his name. Second and third round coverage starts today at 6 p.m...
Sikeston's Doug Still named SEMO Conference POY (05/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Before Monday's SEMO Conference Tournament championship game at Capaha Park, this year's all-tournament team was announced along with many other awards. Sikeston senior Doug Still took home the top honor as he was announced the SEMO Conference Player of the Year...
Ealy standing on verge of jump to NFL (05/07/14)
Kony Ealy has came a long way from the Bootheel of southeast Missouri. Over the last several years, Ealy has made the transition from talented high school football and Division I recruit at New Madrid County Central High School to being a star defensive end for the Missouri Tigers of the Southeastern Conference, which is arguably the nation's most prestigious college football conference...
Ealy standing on verge of jump to NFL (05/07/14)
Kony Ealy has came a long way from the Bootheel of southeast Missouri. Over the last several years, Ealy has made the transition from talented high school football and Division I recruit at New Madrid County Central High School to being a star defensive end for the Missouri Tigers of the Southeastern Conference, which is arguably the nation's most prestigious college football conference...
Sikeston seventh grade basketball player invited to Junior Phenom Camp in San Diego (05/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston seventh grader Kevin Jones helped lead the Bulldog seventh grade basketball team to an undefeated season last winter and is now continuing his prowess in the AAU ranks. Jones was recently invited to the Junior Phenom Camp in San Deigo, Calif., while participating with the SEMO Bulls 13U AAU basketball team. Jones attends Sikeston Junior High school and is a two-sport athlete participating in basketball and football...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston golf team sending three to sectionals (05/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- Sikeston's Gabe Wheeler, Blake Below and Austin Bowman each made the cut following the Class 3, District 1 tournament Monday at Crowne Pointe Golf Club in Farmington. Wheeler finished with third overall with a score of 76 -- four over par. Both Below and Bowman tied with an 88 as Sikeston finished third as a team with a score of 347...
Dexter girls finish 2nd at SEMO Conference track meet; boys take 5th (05/06/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Dexter boys and girls track teams competed in the six-team SEMO Central Conference track meet Monday. The Dexter girls placed second as a team and the Dexter boys placed fifth. Host Notre Dame finished first in the boys and girls divisions...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston golf team sending three to sectionals (05/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- Sikeston's Gabe Wheeler, Blake Below and Austin Bowman each made the cut following the Class 3, District 1 tournament Monday at Crowne Pointe Golf Club in Farmington. Wheeler finished with third overall with a score of 76 -- four over par. Both Below and Bowman tied with an 88 as Sikeston finished third as a team with a score of 347...
High school roundup: Notre Dame track teams sweep conference meet (05/06/14)
Host Notre Dame swept the boys and girls divisions at the six-team SEMO Central Conference track and field meet Monday. The Bulldogs won 12 of the 18 events in the boys division. Jordan Barber and Rudy McClellan each picked up a pair of first-place finishes for Notre Dame...
High school roundup: Notre Dame track teams sweep conference meet (05/06/14)
Host Notre Dame swept the boys and girls divisions at the six-team SEMO Central Conference track and field meet Monday. The Bulldogs won 12 of the 18 events in the boys division. Jordan Barber and Rudy McClellan each picked up a pair of first-place finishes for Notre Dame...
May 5, 2014 Scoreboard (05/05/14)
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High shool roundup: Eagles win two games at state tournament (05/04/14)
All the local high school events reported Friday to the Southeast Missourian.
Kennett overtakes NMCC 10-4 in SEMO Conference tournament (05/03/14)
SEMO News Service KENNETT -- The Kennett Indians baseball team got just what it needed Friday, and now the Tribe has a chance to win the SEMO Conference Tournament. Kennett scored in each of the first five innings and got solid pitching from Edward Wilson and Payton Burke to make it stand up in a 10-4 victory over the New Madrid County Central Eagles in the first round of the SEMO Conference Tournament at Indian Park...
Lady Bulldogs finish third at Poplar Bluff Invitational (05/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs track team finished third out of eight teams Friday during the Poplar Bluff Invitational track meet at Poplar Bluff High School. Sikeston totaled 112 points while Poplar Bluff won the girls side with 166 and Jackson took second with 159. Dexter took sixth with 33.5...
Sikeston prepares for Cape Central again as SEMO Conference Tournament kicks off (05/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- As the final game to be counted in the SEMO Conference Tournament seeding process, Sikeston head coach Alan Scheeter stressed the importance of last Saturday's game against Cape Central. A win, he said, would likely promise the Bulldogs a home game and at least the fourth seed in the tournament...
May 2, 2014 Scoreboard (05/02/14)
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Lady Lions roll past Holcomb into final (05/02/14)
Mike Buhler Daily Dunklin Democrat It is hard to beat a softball team three times in one season. The Holcomb Lady Hornets were reminded of that Wednesday afternoon, as the Senath-Hornersville Lady Lions avenged a pair of losses to Holcomb with a 15-5 victory in the semifinals of the Class 1, District 2 Tournament at Indian Park...
High school roundup: Jackson soccer shuts out Poplar Bluff (05/02/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Jackson soccer shuts out Poplar Bluff (05/02/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Lead slips away from NMCC during district semifinal (05/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- After years of longing for a spring playoff system, New Madrid County Central's first trip to the postseason ended as soon as it began. Taking on fourth-seeded Gideon in the Class 1, District 3 tournament semifinals on Wednesday, the top-seeded Lady Eagles watched a one-time, five-run lead slip away as the Lady Bulldogs pulled off the upset, 9-8...
PREP ROUNDUP: Chaffee breezes by Oak Ridge in five innings (05/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Jumping out of the gate with an eight-run rally, the Chaffee Red Devils took down Oak Ridge 10-0 in five innings on Wednesday via the mercy-rule. The Red Devils' eight run first was followed by three innings of silence. They put together one final two-run rally in the bottom of the fifth to end the game early...
May 1, 2014 Scoreboard (05/01/14)
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High school roundup: Cox helps Scott City best Woodland in baseball (05/01/14)
Braden Cox threw a complete game, struck out nine and held his opponents to six hits and one unearned run as the Scott City baseball team (7-10) defeated Woodland 6-1 at home. Cox also helped his own cause with a double that drove in a run in the fourth...
High school roundup: Cox helps Scott City best Woodland in baseball (05/01/14)
Braden Cox threw a complete game, struck out nine and held his opponents to six hits and one unearned run as the Scott City baseball team (7-10) defeated Woodland 6-1 at home. Cox also helped his own cause with a double that drove in a run in the fourth...
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...
High school roundup: Sikeston hands second loss to Notre Dame baseball team (04/30/14)
All the local events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
2013-14 All-Standard Democrat Basketball Team (04/26/14)
The 2013-14 All-Standard Democrat boys and girls basketball teams was selected by the Standard Democrat sports department. Teams in our coverage area include: Chaffee, Charleston, Dexter, East Prairie, Kelly, New Madrid County Central, Oran, Portageville, Richland, Risco, Scott Central and Sikeston.
Former NMCC basketball player to take part in Italy Continental Cup (04/24/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ITALY -- Former New Madrid County Central Eagle basketball player Dontre' Jenkins is planning a trip of a lifetime. Jenkins, a 2010 graduate of NMCC, was selected to play for the USA Athletes International team during the 2014 Italy Continental Cup starting June 7...
NMCC softball wraps up third-straight win, breezes by Dexter (04/24/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Combining for nine hits at the plate while getting seven solid innings from starting pitcher Alexa Garner, New Madrid County Central downed Dexter 11-2 on Wednesday for their third straight win. "We found out today we're the number one seed in the district and I thought they played like it," Lady Eagles' head coach Steve Rogers said. "We got in a couple jams and got out of them with minimal damage...
High school roundup: Advance wins SCAA softball tourney (04/23/14)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
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 22, 2014 Scoreboard (04/22/14)
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Bloomfield baseball team beats state-ranked Holcomb 9-2, suffers 2-0 loss to NMCC (04/20/14)
MALDEN, Mo. - Bloomfield Wildcats baseball coach Tyler Trover felt it was time to stop the bleeding after his team suffered a 2-0 loss to New Madrid County Central in its first of two scheduled games at the Malden tournament Saturday. The tourniquet he chose for the task was staff ace Tim Fox...
NMCC closes out Malden Invitational with two wins (04/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Highlighted by a monster 11-run inning against Holcomb, the New Madrid County Central Eagles closed out the Malden Invitational with a pair of wins courtesy of the Hornets and Bloomfield Wildcats "It's good," NMCC head coach Joseph McClarty said. "You come over here and play four games in two days and come out of this thing 3-1. We played a good Bloomfield team this morning and a good Holcomb team as well."...
Ealy to return to New Madrid for benefit (04/20/14)
The former NMCC star will sign autographs before heading to New York for the NFL draft
Briefly: Bernie wins Malden baseball tournament (includes all 18 tournament scores) (04/19/14)
MALDEN, Mo. - The Bernie Mules took home the top prize at the nine-team two-day Malden Invitational varsity baseball tournament late Saturday night. Bernie, Advance and Doniphan won their respective 3-team preliminary pools Friday to advance to Saturday's 3-team championship pool...
NMCC surrenders five unanswered, falls to Bernie (04/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Stepping right back on the field following an extra-inning win over Cooter on Friday, the New Madrid County Central Eagles surrendered five unanswered runs to the Bernie Mules to fall 8-4. "Bernie small-balled us there a little bit," NMCC head coach Joseph McClarty said. "They got some hits and found some holes. We hit the ball square today and I think they turned a couple double plays on us...
Bernie Mules beat Advance 4-0 and NMCC 10-7 in softball doubleheader (04/19/14)
BERNIE, Mo. - Defending SCAA tournament champion Bernie is showing signs they are more than ready to defend their conference title a few days before the start of the Stoddard County softball tournament. Fresh off a 15-0 victory against Bloomfield Thursday Bernie moved within one game of the .500 mark Friday afternoon with a 4-0 victory against Advance and 10-6 win against traditional softball powerhouse New Madrid County Central...
Bunting helps Dexter beat NMCC baseball team 4-3 (04/18/14)
NEW MADRID, Mo. - Dexter Bearcats baseball coach Brian Becker didn't hesitate to play small ball in the final inning of a tie game against the New Madrid County Central Eagles Thursday night. After Dexter's Colton Averett started the seventh by reaching base on an error and Jason Mattison followed with a walk Becker asked his offense to move the game-winning run closer to home by bunting...
High school roundup: Chaffee baseball returns to winning ways (04/18/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Chaffee baseball returns to winning ways (04/18/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Dexter plays small ball to beat NMCC (04/18/14)
NEW MADRID -- Dexter Bearcats baseball coach Brian Becker didn't hesitate to play small ball in the final inning of a tie game against the New Madrid County Central Eagles Thursday night. After Dexter's Colton Averett started the seventh by reaching base on an error and Jason Mattison followed with a walk Becker asked his offense to move the game-winning run closer to home by bunting...
Dexter plays small ball to beat NMCC (04/18/14)
NEW MADRID -- Dexter Bearcats baseball coach Brian Becker didn't hesitate to play small ball in the final inning of a tie game against the New Madrid County Central Eagles Thursday night. After Dexter's Colton Averett started the seventh by reaching base on an error and Jason Mattison followed with a walk Becker asked his offense to move the game-winning run closer to home by bunting...
Bunting helps Dexter beat NMCC baseball team 4-3 (04/18/14)
NEW MADRID, Mo. - Dexter Bearcats baseball coach Brian Becker didn't hesitate to play small ball in the final inning of a tie game against the New Madrid County Central Eagles Thursday night. After Dexter's Colton Averett started the seventh by reaching base on an error and Jason Mattison followed with a walk Becker asked his offense to move the game-winning run closer to home by bunting...
April 17, 2014 Scoreboard (04/17/14)
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Schedule set for Malden baseball tournament, latest state rankings released (04/16/14)
The schedule has been released for the 9-team Malden Invitational baseball tournament. The tournament will take place Friday and Saturday on two baseball fields in Malden. The tournament is divided into three 3-team pools. Malden, Advance and Holcomb will compete in Pool A; Portageville, Doniphan and Bloomfield will compete in Pool B; and Bernie, Cooter and NMCC will compete in Pool C...
Sikeston boys fare well during Twilight Relays (04/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston boys track team ended with eight first place finishes during Sikeston's annual Twilight Relays meet at Sikeston High School Friday. Other than two open events, the 100-meter dash and 1600-meter run, the Twilight Relays combine all competitors times and distances for an overall score. No team scores were kept and a best overall was recorded in each field event. 11 schools competed in the boys meet and nine in the girls...
Bluejays win home meet for the third time (04/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- For the third time in as many years the Charleston Bluejays boys track team won its own meet Thursday during the Charleston Invitational. Charleston won the 15-team event with a team total of 115 points. Kelly came in second with 92 and East Prairie claimed third with 85...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC walk off winners over Jackson 8-7 (04/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Thanks to a walk-off single from senior Austin Lynn, the New Madrid County Eagles completed a three-run comeback on the Jackson indians for a 8-7 win on Thursday. After going into the seventh tied at 5-5, the Indians got a bases loaded single in the top of the frame to drive in two runs...
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...
Lady Tribe rolls past NMCC to bring home tourney title (04/08/14)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- If there was any doubt that the Kennett Lady Indians were going to be a force to be reckoned with on the softball diamond this spring, they removed it with authority on Saturday. The Lady Tribe not only won the New Madrid tournament, they won it in dominating fashion, routing Delta 11-0 in the semifinals and defeating perennial nemesis New Madrid County Central 10-0 in the championship game...
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...
High school roundup: Perryville baseball sweeps Dexter in doubleheader (04/06/14)
Garrett Martin smacked a double in a three-run bottom of the seventh inning allowed the Perryville baeball team to edge Dexter 6-5. Trevor Green picked up his first win pitching. He threw 2 1/3 innings and allowed no runs or hits. He had three strikeouts and one walk...
Charleston repeats at Eva G. Hinshaw Invitational (04/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- The Charleston boys track team repeated have topped the Eva G. Hinshaw Invitational Tournament two years running. The Bluejays finished with 107 points to lead the 4th annual, 16-team event at East Prairie High School behind strong performances from their speed relays, jumpers and Devonte Ware who swept the 100 and 200-meter dash events...
April 5, 2014 Scoreboard (04/05/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Oran routs Bluejays in five innings (04/04/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- The Oran Eagles pounded out 13 hits on their way to a 14-0 victory over Charleston Thursday in five innings. Hunter Schlosser led the Eagles (2-2) with three hits and two RBIs. Seth Ressel earned the win on the mound after striking out six and walking one. Ressel also went 2 for 3 with a double at the plate...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC baseball gets first hit, win of the season (04/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After being no-hit in each of their two games this season the New Madrid County Central Eagles got things going Tuesday in a 4-3 win over Charleston. The Bluejays scored a run in each of the first three innings while a three-run outburst by the Eagles in the top of the second left things knotted at 3-3 going into the fourth...
High school roundup: Woodland's McCormick throws no-hitter (04/02/14)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Woodland's McCormick throws no-hitter (04/02/14)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Clark tosses second no-hitter thrown at NMCC (04/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston pitcher Jacob Clark had no idea what he had done until the final out was made. Though that may have been by design, the mob that met him before reaching the dugout gave him a pretty big clue...
April 1, 2014 Scoreboard (04/01/14)
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March 31, 2014 Scoreboard (03/31/14)
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High school roundup: Scott City's Cox throws no-hitter at New Madrid (03/29/14)
All the local high school events reported Friday to the Southeast Missourian.
Scott City freshman Cox blanks NMCC (03/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- You can't ask for a much better rebound than that of Scott City freshman Braden Cox in his second start of his high school career. After taking the loss in his career debut, Cox took the mound against New Madrid County Central on Friday and no-hit the Eagles on his way to a 4-0 win...
March 28, 2014 Scoreboard (03/28/14)
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Noe, Bogan take top SEMO honors (03/27/14)
POPLAR BLUFF --Hannah Noe had a memorable day. When the Dexter senior woke up Wednesday morning, she didn't realize that she would be committing to a Division I college and win the award for top girls basketball player in the SEMO Conference. A few short hours after committing to Southeast Missouri State University, Noe brought home a bulk of the honors given out at the 56th Annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet at the Black River Coliseum. ...
Sam draws crowd but Ealy shines at Missouri's pro day (03/21/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Michael Sam certainly draws a crowd. Scouts from more than 30 NFL teams, fans and media packed Missouri's training facilities Thursday to watch the former Tigers defensive end and 14 of his former teammates at the school's annual pro day...
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...
Class 3, District 1 all-district team released (03/13/14)
The 2013-14 Class 3, District 1 all-district team was recently released with a number of local athletes making the list. Charleston, the district tournament winners, were awarded two selections in junior Delfincko Bogan and senior Shandor Webster. Bogan led the Bluejays in scoring with 27 points per game. The standout guard added seven rebounds and four steals a game while also shooting 55 percent from the floor...
NMCC edged by Caruthersville in district semifinal 78-75 (02/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- If you were to see New Madrid County Central come within a shot of erasing a double-digit second half deficit, you'd likely expect a lights-out performance from junior standout Willie Jimerson to go with it. Yet with the game on the line Tuesday night against Caruthersville in the Class 3, District 1 semifinals, Jimerson was glued to the bench most of the second half and picked up his fifth and final foul early in the fourth...
Things snowball against NMCC in 81-33 semifinal loss to Twin Rivers (02/25/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Unable to overcome a rough start, third-seeded New Madrid County Central fell to second-seed and defending champion Twin Rivers 81-33 on Monday in the Class 3, District 1 Tournament semifinals at Malden High School...
Class 3, District 1: NMCC takes down East Prairie, Charleston routs Kelly (02/24/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- With a hard-charging second half, third-seeded New Madrid County Central rolled to a 69-44 win over sixth-seeded East Prairie Saturday in the opening round of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament. "It's a good way to start," NMCC head coach Travis Day said. "We just have to clean up the little stuff. There was a couple times we had turnovers we probably shouldn't have had...
Class 3 District 1 roundup: Kelly teams eliminated in opening round (02/23/14)
Tessa Johnson bucketed a game-high 19 points but it wasn't enough as the sixth-seeded Hawks narrowly missed an opportunity to advance to the semifinals in a 56-52 loss to third-seeded New Madrid County Central. Stephanie Worth tallied eight points and 10 rebounds for Kelly, which finished the season at 17-9. Payton Jones, the only senior on the Hawks' roster, finished with eight points in her final game of her high school career...
Dexter's Waldner in the finals, Sikeston's season comes to an end (02/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Dexter's Trevor Waldner began the state wrestling meet as the top seed in his weight class. He's continuing to make that seed hold true. After two days of competition, the senior is in position to win the 138-pound, Class 2 state championship following two wins on Friday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia...
NMCC halts Braves' 10-game winning streak 66-53 (02/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Eagles may not have been able to pull off the upset against Sikeston earlier this week, but they still found a way to end the regular season on a high note. Playing Scott County Central Thursday, the Eagles got 22 points from Willie Jimerson and led nearly start to finish, ending the Braves 10-game winning streak with a 66-53 final...
Stinnett still in the running at state wrestling meet (02/21/14)
COLUMBIA -- Sikeston freshman Josh Stinnett won his first match during the Class 3 state wrestling meet and is the only Bulldog wrestler still vying for a state championship following the first day at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Stinnett, who wrestles in the 195-pound division, defeated McCluer's Wyatt Clark by tie-breaker in overtime 5-2. The freshman will wrestle Kearney's Brandon Adams (38-9) in the quarterfinals for the chance to move on...
NMCC sending three to Class 1 state meet (02/20/14)
NEW MADRID -- In Class 1, the New Madrid County Central Eagles are sending three to the state tournament. Sophomore Rhiley Smith, junior Garrett Manley and senior Bryce Smith will begin their trek at state today also. Rhiley Smith (126) and Manley (132) are both seeded 11th in their respective weight classes. Rhiley Smith finished the season with a 20-6 record while Manley went 16-10...
Bulldogs narrowly escape upset-minded NMCC 71-66 (02/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs' very slim SEMO Conference regular season hopes are still alive, but just barely. Sikeston closed out its conference slate with a hard-fought 71-66 victory over New Madrid County Central at the Field House on Tuesday and they got a little help elsewhere in conference play...
February 18, 2014 Scoreboard (02/18/14)
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Lady Tribe stops losing streak at New Madrid Co. Central (02/18/14)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Mired in the midst of a six-game losing streak and shorthanded because of injuries, the Kennett Lady Indians needed a win -- and they got it. The Lady Tribe used a strong fourth quarter and a strong night at the free throw line to pull out a 65-52 win against the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles here Monday night in a SEMO Conference contest...
High school roundup: Leopold boys basketball team turns back Advance (02/16/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: East Prairie wins, NMCC falls to Jackson (02/15/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Damion Tipler scored a game-high 23 points as the East Prairie Eagles took down Kelly 71-35 Friday at Kelly High School. Seth Bays and Dustin Bryars each added 11 points to East Prairie's 11th win of the season. Their one win shy of matching their best record in six years...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bearcats roll, NMCC edges Malden (02/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Five Dexter players scored in double figures as the Lady Bearcats rolled over Cape Central 93-34. Erika Cobb led Dexter (18-3) with 17 points followed by Hannah Noe's 16, Alison Jarrell's and Paige Patterson's 15 and Melanie McKuin's 12...
February 14, 2014 Scoreboard (02/14/14)
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February 13, 2014 Scoreboard (02/13/14)
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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...
Slow start dooms NMCC at Poplar Bluff (02/12/14)
POPLAR BLUFF -- New Madrid Central went nearly 5 minutes without scoring in the opening quarter Tuesday night and could never catch up. Poplar Bluff scored 17 straight points then held off numerous runs by the Eagles for a 66-50 SEMO Conference win...
February 11, 2014 Scoreboard (02/11/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Oran routs Bell City, Bravettes hold on against NMCC (02/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BELL CITY -- Jumping out to a 21-point lead after the first quarter, the Oran Eagles cruised to an easy 90-60 road win over Bell City on Friday. Thomas Trankler led the way with 21 points while shooting 10 of 20 form the field and grabbing five rebounds and six assists...
High school roundup: Notre Dame boys rout Bernie at home on Friday (02/08/14)
The Notre Dame boys basketball team grabbed a 17-point lead by halftime in a 69-46 home victory over Bernie on Friday night. Quinn Poythress led the way for the Bulldogs with 18 points, while Chase Urhahn added 14 points. Jake Wagner and Brandon Jennings both scored 12 points for Bernie...
Coaches v. Cancer: Bravettes routed by Poplar Bluff in shootout (02/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After playing a close first quarter against Poplar Bluff on Saturday, things quickly turned south for the Scott County Central Bravettes as the two teams faced off in the 5th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout...
Eagles continue hot streak with 81-51 win over Portageville (02/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- After an up and down first half of the season that had their record hovering around .500, the New Madrid County Central Eagles have been on a roll of late. On Friday night the Eagles picked up their fourth straight decision in an 81-51 rout over visiting Portageville...
February 1, 2014 Scoreboard (02/01/14)
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January 31, 2014 Scoreboard (01/31/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC outlasts South Pemiscot, Porter scores 30 in SCC win (01/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles rode a hot first half to a 60-55 win over South Pemiscot on Tuesday. NMCC outpaced South Pemiscot 19-15 in the first quarter before going ahead 32-22 at halftime. South Pemiscot rallied in the third quarter, 18-13, but couldn't complete the comeback...
Lions halt skid with win over Campbell (01/29/14)
SENATH, Mo. -- The Senath-Hornersville Lions used a strong second half and overcame the illness of standout Kyle Moore to down the Campbell Camels 56-43 here Tuesday night in a Bootheel Conference boys basketball game. The win snaps a six-game losing streak for the Lions (7-10) that dated back to Jan. 12...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC outlasts South Pemiscot, Porter scores 30 in SCC win (01/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles rode a hot first half to a 60-55 win over South Pemiscot on Tuesday. NMCC outpaced South Pemiscot 19-15 in the first quarter before going ahead 32-22 at halftime. South Pemiscot rallied in the third quarter, 18-13, but couldn't complete the comeback...
January 28, 2014 Scoreboard (01/28/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs prevail against Cape in OT, Frazier scores 35 (01/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com HILLSBORO -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs got the Hillsboro Invitational Tournament started off right on Monday with a 51-43 overtime win over Cape Central. Sikeston (6-8) used a strong first half, where they outscored the Lady Tigers 22-18, to take a 4-point lead into the fourth quarter. Cape Central managed to tie the game and force overtime, where the Lady Bulldogs outpaced them 9-1 for the win...
Bulldogs take fourth at SEMO Conference wrestling meet (01/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team finished fourth overall during the SEMO Conference wrestling meet Friday and Saturday at Ste. Genevieve High School. The Bulldogs finished with 163.5 team points. Jackson took first with a commanding 394 points while Farmington finished with 311. Dexter took fifth with 150.5 and New Madrid County Central (78.5) finished ninth...
Dexter places 5th at SEMO Conference wrestling tournament (01/27/14)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. - The Dexter high school wrestling team placed fifth at the SEMO Conference wrestling tournament Saturday in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Jackson finished with 394 points to easily outdistance runner-up Farmington, which finished at 311. Host Ste. Genevieve finished at 244 and was followed by Sikeston (163.5), Dexter (150.5), Poplar Bluff (147), Windsor (108), Notre Dame (84), New Madrid County Central (78.5), Cape Girardeau Central (60.5) and North County (60.0)...
Bulldogs take fourth at SEMO Conference wrestling meet (01/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team finished fourth overall during the SEMO Conference wrestling meet Friday and Saturday at Ste. Genevieve High School. The Bulldogs finished with 163.5 team points. Jackson took first with a commanding 394 points while Farmington finished with 311. Dexter took fifth with 150.5 and New Madrid County Central (78.5) finished ninth...
Jackson dominates SEMO Conference wrestling meet (01/26/14)
The Jackson wrestling team had a conference-meet record 10 individual champions as the Indians claimed the SEMO Conference championship Saturday in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Jackson's Jarrett Reisenbichler stayed undefeated (27-0) with his technical fall victory over Sikeston's Garrett Middleton at 113 pounds...
Dexter boys unable to sustain electric start (01/25/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the game is available at this link: VIew Photos Here DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity boys basketball team came out blazing hot at the Bearcat Event Center Friday night after experiencing a sluggish start to both halves in a 69-64 loss to Puxico Tuesday...
Dexter hangs tough, eventually falls to NMCC (01/25/14)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Bearcats varsity boys basketball team came out blazing hot at the Bearcat Event Center Friday night after experiencing a sluggish start to both halves in a 69-64 loss to Puxico Tuesday. The Bearcats tallied the first seven points on a trey, 2-pointer and two free throws to jump out to a 7-0 lead against the New Madrid County Central Eagles with 5:26 remaining in the first quarter...
January 24, 2014 Scoreboard (01/24/14)
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Eagles blister Twin Rivers 67-35 (01/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Matching a hot-shooting first half with a stout defensive effort, the New Madrid County Central Eagles once again rose to the .500 mark this season with a 67-35 win over Twin Rivers on Tuesday. "I liked our energy," NMCC head coach Travis Day said. ...
Sikeston freshman hang on against NMCC, 8th grade wins (01/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston ninth grade basketball team defeated NMCC 53-48 Monday. Sam Cox and DeShawn Aldridge led the Bulldogs with 12 points each. Jason Moore added 10. NMCC's Jones led all scorers with 26 points. Beasley added 10...
High school roundup: Notre Dame girls encounter first loss at Cor Jesu Academy (01/19/14)
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High school roundup: Notre Dame girls encounter first loss at Cor Jesu Academy (01/19/14)
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NMCC upends Cape Central 55-49 (01/18/14)
davidj@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central coach Travis Day has been trying to get his team to not be so dependent on their all-stater Willie Jimerson. On Friday night, the Eagles listened. Jimerson, NMCC's leading scorer, didn't start the game and finished with just six points, all free throws late in the contest, but seven others scored as the Eagles downed Cape Central 55-49 on homecoming...
January 17, 2014 Scoreboard (01/17/14)
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High school roundup: Notre Dame girls basketball team remains unbeaten (01/17/14)
Karsen Powers sank a game-high 13 points and recorded four assists and four steals as the undefeated Notre Dame girls basketball team rolled to a 56-26 victory at home over Sikeston on Thursday. Taylor Feeney had 10 points while Annie Siebert scored nine points and had eight steals for Notre Dame (9-0). Halle Lynch grabbed five rebounds for the host Bulldogs...
High school roundup: Notre Dame girls basketball team remains unbeaten (01/17/14)
Karsen Powers sank a game-high 13 points and recorded four assists and four steals as the undefeated Notre Dame girls basketball team rolled to a 56-26 victory at home over Sikeston on Thursday. Taylor Feeney had 10 points while Annie Siebert scored nine points and had eight steals for Notre Dame (9-0). Halle Lynch grabbed five rebounds for the host Bulldogs...
Bogan, Charleston top NMCC's grisly shooting (01/15/14)
By Chris Pobst sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Charleston junior Delfincko Bogan has flourished in his closing role this season. In an instant, the 5-10 guard has turned close games into comfy wins and Tuesday was no different. Bogan scored 12 of his team-high 19 points in the second half to lead the Bluejays past New Madrid County Central 65-50. It's Charleston's second win over their fellow SEMO Conference and district foe this season...
Lady Bulldogs begin anew with 61-50 win over NMCC (01/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The 171 mile trek north to O'Fallon during Christmas break paid big dividends for the Lady Bulldogs back home at the Sikeston Field House. Playing their first game since finishing what they were seeded, sixth, at the St. Dominic Imos Pizza Christmas Tournament on Dec. 28, Sikeston used that experience as a stepping stone into the new year as they handed New Madrid County Central a 61-50 loss on Monday...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston freshman improve to 4-1 (01/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston freshmen boys basketball team improved to 4-1 on the season with a 56-22 win over Jackson on Monday at Sikeston Junior High School. Sikeston raced out to a 19-0 lead and were never threatened. "We bounced back from a tough loss like good teams should," Sikeston coach Chris Sarakas said. "Everyone got to play a lot and I'm very pleased with the effort. We had a good practice and it was nice to see that it carried over into tonight's game."...
January 14, 2014 Scoreboard (01/14/14)
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NMCC staves off furious rally from Maplewood (01/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- What looked to be an easy finish to their fourth win of the season turned into quite the struggle for New Madrid County Central Saturday at the Tiger Classic. Playing Maplewood in the opener, the Eagles watched a 27-point fourth quarter lead get cut in half by the Blue Devils before holding on for a 69-46 final...
January 13, 2014 Scoreboard (01/13/14)
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Dryden named new NMCC head football coach (01/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles have hired their fourth-ever head football coach in it's history. With 17 years of experience, John Dryden will become NMCC's second head coach in the last 10 years. "We liked his experience," New Madrid athletic director Rand Amick said. "He's coached in a couple different states and was able to build a couple programs where he was. He had a very good interview and he expects to win."...
January 11, 2014 Scoreboard (01/11/14)
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Dryden named new NMCC head football coach (01/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles have hired their fourth-ever head football coach in it's history. With 17 years of experience, John Dryden will become NMCC's second head coach in the last 10 years. "We liked his experience," New Madrid athletic director Rand Amick said. "He's coached in a couple different states and was able to build a couple programs where he was. He had a very good interview and he expects to win."...
PREP ROUNDUP: Eagles storm past Zalma, Bulldog freshman fall for first time (01/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- With double-digit scoring from six players, the East Prairie Eagles rolled to a 96-59 win over Zalma Thursday night. The Eagles (4-3) outscored Zalma 49-22 in the second half to put the game away. Damion Tipler and Dustin Bryars each scored 18 points to lead East Prairie. Seth Bays added 15 and Seth Johnson scored 12. Brett Ellis and Mack Marcum chipped in with 11 and 10...
Tribe wins SEMO opener (01/08/14)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- So far, so good for the Kennett Indians as they make their return to the always-tough SEMO Conference. The Tribe got 19 points apiece from Kevonte Mitchell and Antavies Drake and shook off a third-quarter slump to open conference play with a 69-58 win over the New Madrid County Central Eagles here Tuesday night...
NMCC's long layoff ends with loss to Kennett (01/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- While most area teams spent the past few weeks competing in their respective Christmas tournaments, a glitch in the schedule left the New Madrid County Central Eagles without a home this holiday season. Though the Eagles overcame the 17-day layoff to hang tight with visiting Kennett Tuesday, the rust showed late as the Indians pulled away in the fourth for a 69-58 win...
December 27, 2013 Scoreboard (12/27/13)
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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...
2013 All-Standard Democrat Football Team (12/24/13)
About this team: The All-SD team was chosen by the Standard Democrat sports department from our coverage area that includes:  Chaffee, Charleston, Dexter, East Prairie, NMCC, Portageville and Sikeston. QB -- Peyton Montgomery jr., 6-0, 167, Chaffee...
Dexter routs NMCC as they look for third-straight Classic title (12/24/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- Just fives days after picking up a win on New Madrid County Central's home court, the Dexter Lady Bearcats took down the Lady Eagles once again Monday to advance in the Lady Royals Holiday Classic at Twin Rivers High School...
Dexter basketball team cruises to semifinals of Lady Royals Classic (12/24/13)
BROSELEY, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball program is halfway to its third straight Lady Royals Classic championship. Undefeated Dexter experienced little difficulty advancing to the championship semifinals of four-round 16-team double-elimination tournament...
Most favorites advance at Lady Royals Classic (12/23/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- The first round of the Twin Rivers Lady Royals Classic kicked off Saturday and all but one favorite advanced to the quarterfinals. Ninth-seeded New Madrid County Central defeated No. 8 Charleston 93-82 in a mild upset. NMCC will take on top-seeded Dexter today at 3 p.m...
NMCC Eagles put an end to three-game skid (12/21/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- With a chance to end their three-game losing skid against visiting Doniphan on Friday the New Madrid County Central Eagles didn't disappoint. Led by Asten Newsom's 21-point effort, NMCC jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en rout to a 69-48 final in their last game before a nearly three week break...
December 21, 2013 Scoreboard (12/21/13)
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Lady Bearcats pound NMCC 96-21 (12/20/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- In one final tuneup before this weekend's Twin Rivers Lady Royals Classic the Dexter Lady Bearcats kept things rolling Thursday with a dominant 96-21 road win over New Madrid County Central. "We didn't really start out that well," Dexter head coach Chad Allen said. "We missed a lot of shots that we should have knocked down and I didn't think we really guarded that well at the beginning...
December 20, 2013 Scoreboard (12/20/13)
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December 19, 2013 Scoreboard (12/19/13)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Third quarter dooms Jays, NMCC falls to Notre Dame (12/18/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com MERIDIAN, Ill. -- After playing neck-and-neck with Meridian, Ill., the first half of play the Charleston Bluejays saw a rough third quarter result in a 75-69 loss. Tied at 41-41 entering second half the Bluejays were outscored 20-11 in the third to trail by nine points entering the fourth. Charleston outpaced Meridian 17-14 in the final period, but couldn't bridge the gap by the final buzzer...
PREP ROUNDUP: Third quarter dooms Jays, NMCC falls to Notre Dame (12/18/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com MERIDIAN, Ill. -- After playing neck-and-neck with Meridian, Ill., the first half of play the Charleston Bluejays saw a rough third quarter result in a 75-69 loss. Tied at 41-41 entering second half the Bluejays were outscored 20-11 in the third to trail by nine points entering the fourth. Charleston outpaced Meridian 17-14 in the final period, but couldn't bridge the gap by the final buzzer...
High school roundup: Chaffee boys turn back Saxony Lutheran 67-55 (12/18/13)
Peyton Montgomery scored a team-high 17 points to lead the Chaffee boys basketball team to a 67-55 home victory over Saxony Lutheran on Tuesday. Trevor Morehead added 14 points for Chaffee (4-1), which led 39-27 at halftime. Layton Tenkhoff contributed 13 points for the Red Devils...
High school roundup: Chaffee boys turn back Saxony Lutheran 67-55 (12/18/13)
Peyton Montgomery scored a team-high 17 points to lead the Chaffee boys basketball team to a 67-55 home victory over Saxony Lutheran on Tuesday. Trevor Morehead added 14 points for Chaffee (4-1), which led 39-27 at halftime. Layton Tenkhoff contributed 13 points for the Red Devils...