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2016 Semoball Cup goes to...
Posted Saturday, July 9, at 9:02 PM
Nick Thompson's throws at the MSHSAA Class 2 track & field championships helped put Malden over the top in the Semoball Cup standings this spring. The senior, who helped the football team reach the state championship game in the fall, won the discus with a throw of 158-feet, 7-inches and threw 53-feet to win the shot,. That, along with an all-state throw in the discus by senior Zach Gray, put Malden seventh in the Class 2 team standings...

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2016 Semoball Cup finalists
Posted Saturday, June 11, at 9:00 AM

The race for the 2016 Semoball Cup is complete. The Semoball Cup will be presented during the Semoball Awards on July 9 to the school with the most successful season based on a formula that takes into account the combined winning percentage of all sports teams plus bonus points for advancing in postseason play for both teams and individuals. The bonus points are divided by the number of teams a school fields, thus making it possible for small and large schools to compete together...

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2016 Semoball Cup winter standings
Posted Monday, May 16, at 2:39 PM

With the MSHSAA spring district tournaments in full swing this week, here's a look at how teams stand with only 1/3 of the season left in the race for the 2nd Semoball Cup. The Semoball Cup is presented to the school with the most successful season based on a formula that takes into account the combined winning percentage of all sports teams plus bonus points for advancement in postseason play for both teams and individuals. ...

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2016 Cup fall standings
Posted Thursday, January 28, at 11:25 AM

The race for the Semoball Cup is one-third finished and tight. The fall season featured nine area teams placing fourth or better at a state championship event. The Cup will presented July 9 to the school with the most successful season based on a formula that takes into account the combined winning percentage of all sports teams plus bonus points for advancement in postseason play for both teams and individuals. ...

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2015 Semoball Cup
Posted Friday, July 10, at 8:43 PM

Math was never a strong subject in school for me. It was a peg better than grammar as regular readers can attest. But numbers always fascinated me when it came to sports because they can reveal truth. For the past year I've taken on the task of using numbers to determine which of the 55 area high schools had the most success and award the Semoball Cup...

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69th Tom Hoover Ozark Invitational
Posted Sunday, April 26, at 11:43 AM

The 69th annual Tom Hoover Ozark Invitational presented by Michelob Ultra will be held this weekend at Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff, Mo. You can get links and information here. In order to cover the final groups I will be unable to post scores as they come in to the clubhouse during the second round. They will be posted later tonight...

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Introducing the Semoball Cup
Posted Saturday, April 11, at 10:51 AM

Last year the Semoball Awards featured a fan vote to determine the best fans in the area -- and you can do that again this year -- but which school had the best overall sports program? Three different schools brought home a state title last year, two more reached a state title game, another had an individual win a state championship while 25 athletes from one school reached the state finals in various sports...

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2014 PB Showdown -- Day 3
Posted Wednesday, December 31, at 10:13 PM

Here's the final day of the 28th annual Poplar Bluff Showdown at Peters Gym: Here's the tournament bracket. Here's a look back at Day 2. And here's a link to Day 1. For our fans in Union City, here's a link to listen to the final on the Mules broadcast...

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2014 PB Showdown -- Day 2
Posted Tuesday, December 30, at 11:48 PM

We're live at Peters Gym for the second day of the 28th annual Poplar Bluff Showdown. Here is the tournament bracket. Catch up with Day 1 here. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Tuesday's Games Overton-Memphis 70, Forrest City (Ark.) 60...

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2014 PB Showdown - Day 1
Posted Tuesday, December 30, at 7:11 AM

Welcome to Peters Gym in Poplar Bluff, Mo. for the opening round of the 28th annual Poplar Bluff Showdown. Here's the tournament bracket. Monday's Games Grenada (Miss.) 48, Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber 47 CBC-St. Louis 66, Overton-Memphis 40 Poplar Bluff 59, BTW-Memphis 51...

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2014 Poplar Bluff Showdown
Posted Monday, December 29, at 6:51 AM

The 28th annual Poplar Bluff Showdown basketball tournament starts Monday, Dec. 29 at Peters Gym. Here is the bracket. Teams include: Booker T. Washington of Memphis, Har-Ber of Springdale, Ark., CBC of St. Louis, Overton of Memphis, Forrest City, Ark., Union City, Tenn. and the Mules...

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2014 Tom Hoover Ozark Inv.
Posted Tuesday, April 29, at 5:58 AM

Photos from the weekend can be viewed and purchased here. ---------- Welcome to a wet Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff, site of the 68th annual Tom Hoover Ozark Invitational presented by Michelob Ulra and Luecke Distributing. Click here for the LEADERBOARD...

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2014 Tom Hoover Ozark Invitational tee times
Posted Friday, April 25, at 6:25 AM

The 68th annual Tom Hoover Ozark Invitational will be held this weekend at Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff. The two-day, 36-hole tournament tees off Saturday with a championship and senior division. The tournament is presented by Michelob Ultra...

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SEMO Conference standings
Posted Friday, January 3, at 2:23 PM

A look at the conference standings after games played Jan. 2: SEMO CONFERNECE --------- SCORING LEADERS *Average points scored in only conference games. Totals taken from boxscores collected by semoball.com...

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2013 PB Showdown Final Day
Posted Monday, December 30, at 8:46 AM

South Side of Jackson (Tenn.) won the 27th annual Poplar Bluff Showdown in double-overtime, 106-98, Saturday night at Peters Gym. Forrest City's R.J. Glasper hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to force a second overtime but South Side scored the next nine points to win the title in its first appearance...

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2013 PB Showdown Day 2
Posted Friday, December 27, at 11:36 PM

Welcome to Peters Gym at Poplar Bluff High School where the 27th annual Poplar Bluff Showdown will be held tonight through Saturday. Here's the tournament bracket. Here's the blog from the opening day. --------- Today's Schedule Union City (Tenn.) 59, Liberty Tech (Tenn.) 44...

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2013 PB Showdown Day 1
Posted Thursday, December 26, at 10:51 PM

Welcome to Peters Gym at Poplar Bluff High School where the 27th annual Poplar Bluff Showdown will be held tonight through Saturday. Here's the bracket. -------- Thursday's Games South Side-Jackson (Tenn.) 72, Booker T. Washington-Memphis 67 Forrest City (Ark.) 77, Liberty Tech-Jackson (Tenn.) 56...

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Media All-State Football team and final rankings
Posted Wednesday, December 11, at 7:22 PM

MISSOURI MEDIA ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM As selected by a panel of media members from around the state. Class 6 First Team Offense QB: Drew Lock, Lee's Summit, 6-5, 200, Jr. AP: Ian Brown, Blue Springs, 6-1, 180, Jr. RB: Dalvin Warmack, Blue Springs, 5-10, 180, Sr...

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Carr Trophy goes to Darrell Monroe
Posted Wednesday, December 4, at 11:07 PM

Darrell Monroe finally took home that elusive Carr Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the SEMO Conference. A finalist for a second straight year, Monroe picked up the honor Wednesday night at the 68th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet...

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Media's football poll after Week 9
Posted Monday, October 28, at 10:55 PM

This will be the final poll released before the end of the season. MISSOURI FOOTBALL RANKINGS Statewide high school football final regular-season rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis...

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Brian Rosener is the keeper of the Semoball Cup which is presented to the school with the most successful season. It is based on a formula that takes into account the combined winning percentage of all sports teams plus bonus points for advancement in postseason play for both teams and individuals. The bonus points are divided by the number of teams a school fields. Rosener has been the sports editor for the Daily American Republic in Poplar Bluff, Mo. since December 2001. He was born and raised in St. Louis, where he attended Lindbergh High School and Webster University. He is married to Jennifer, a Poplar Bluff native, has a son Jack, 15, and a dog named Satchel who stands in for his @semoballBrian photo.
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