Practice is right around the corner. Anyone looked at any schedules for this upcoming season? Anyone add teams this year to their schedule that could shake things up? Which games should be really exciting to watch now that last year's seniors are gone, and now there is a new set of players preparing for their last year of High School Hoops?
For the 1st time in a long time Sikeston doesn't open the season with Blytheville Ar. instead the open at home with Carnhan. They also added Saxony.
Looking forward to the SEMO tournament as always!!
Fatboy you are really scaring me. You used to totally hate Sikeston and would let everyone know that but now you are keeping up with our schedule. Hmmm must be the wife influence. Hope I'm remembering everything right. Lol
The Dogs also play Chaminade at home on a Friday night.
TFA, I'm a Bulldog through and through. I may not like the way some of our fans act but I always root for the Bulldogs. They are 2nd only to the Cardinals. And Rocket689, I hope they got hit hard by graduation because last years game was ugly.
Then who the heck am I thinking of? Hmmm
Saxony vs. Sikeston???
TFA I believe you are thinking of Farmboy06. Believe he is in the bulldog "mixed marriage". Haven't heard from him on here in a couple three years.
I am thank u Buck
There are a few games I always look forward to. Cape Sikeston is always fun. I like watching Charelston whenever they are close. I heard sikeston added 2 more top notch players. If this is true they will be tough to beat. Also looking forward to Sikeston, Jackson rematch should be good not sure where it is at. I want to watch a Saxony more this year also. Really looking forward to season.
I am definitely looking forward to the season and conditioning will be starting real soon!I will give some of my thoughts that i am looking forward to.
Eminence is this their year to make it to the final 4 time is starting to get precious on this special group!
Advance is probably saying they still have to beat us first!
Dora has a very talented young group and may upset the apple cart!
Scc can they work their way back into the picture!
South Iron has some nice young talent coming for the next few years first wave this year!
Risco is always in the mix as well!
Can Oran stay on top of the Mountain?
Can Bernie become very competitive again?
How far will Ellington tumble?
Can anyone beat Witfield?
Sikeston"s world until the St.Louis teams!
Can Poplar Bluff slay the Jackson demon"s probably thought they had them beat last year but there was a problem Jackson was smarter at the very end of the game this rivalry should be very fun to watch again!
Can we start basketball season early?
Does anyone know who all is involved in the Riverbend this year?
Notable out of conference matchups I've seen:
Sikeston: Chaminade, Miller Career Academy, and @ Saxony
Jackson: Vianney and Soldan @Bluff, @ Miller Career, and Carbondale
Saxony: Carbondale tournament, Duchesne, Sikeston, and @ Springfield Catholic
I'm with rocketsbro!
Sikeston also plays @ Whitfield. They’ll have one of the best guards in the state in Torrence Watson. He’s verbally committed to Missouri and is the #12 shooting guard in the nation.
Sikeston is also playing Father Tolton again. They will be playing Tolton and Whitfield on consecutive days. They are playing at Tolton on Friday night then playing Whitfield at the MFA Shootout (I think that's the name) on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
I know who Sikeston and PB have returning. What does Jackson and Cape have coming back?
Jackson loses 1 starter (SG, Jacob Friess) and their backup center (Brett Varner). So they'll have 9 guys returning with varsity experience.
Cape loses 4 guards: Zyshon Mallory, Blake Harris, Jawone Newell, and Kway'chon Chism. However, they return many key guards such as Hodges, Oswald, Reddin, and Hughes. Plus they have big guys Woodson and high flyer Austin Parker back as well.
I overheard some bball players at the Jackson/Cape football game saying the QB Callis is playing bball too?
My ears were burning. Ayyyy, what up?
Do you have proof that it's you?
Hey porchswing ! What is Sikeston record against these so called St. Louis teams ?
I know 3 of our players plays on St.Louis AAU teams . Their not afraid of these young men and they can and will compete with them if we play team ball not “ I “ ball = W
A fan of no fan, Interesting username why don"t you like fans of the game? I don't know what Sikeston's record is against St.Louis teams there are plenty of die hard Sikeston fans that can give you that stat! But i am with you on Thatch and as you say 2 teammates that can play with St.Louis talent i just know last year it was a St.Louis team that sent Sikeston home!I really feel like if Hillsboro would have had a Jones at point they may have sent them home just my opinion! I think Sikeston fans of which i am not a die hard lol hope the influx of talent can keep them ahead of Hillsboro and possibly get them past a st.Louis team this year and make it to the final 4! If Sikeston is the representative from this area this year i will be on the Sikeston band wagon in Springfield with you!
Any word on girls teams in the area?
porchswing: I believe Sikeston has won both tournaments in St.louis area the last 2 years . We lost 2 or 3 regular season game , but played them well .Against Chaminade , yes we lost but we put 84 points up against them , which was the most in a while .. beat Whitfield at the field house .
What is the official practice start date in Missouri?
Porchswing: I’ve alreadt got my reservations in Springfield made . Not really , I’ve got relatives that live there and has open there doors ! Ready for some 🏀🏀
ProV1X, from what I have seen & gotten word is that Neelyville girls will be super tough this season! Dexter, Oran and Saxony Lutheran should be very solid! Charleston and New Madrid could be pleasant surprises! Looking forward to seeing the girls compete this year in the SEMO area!
JustSpeakingTheTruth, I believe first day of practice is October 30th!ProVix i think soloflex has hit on a few that i would say are going to be pretty good Oran and South Iron will be really tough again after both made it to the final four last year!
Porchswing I guess by that token if Sikeston had one of Vashon's 6'8" guys then they would have sent them home lol.
Sikeston is 50-12 vs St. Louis area teams over the past 10 seasons. Of those 12 losses, 3 were to state champions in the playoffs (Borgia ‘09 and Vashon ’16, ‘17), 2 were to state runner-ups (Borgia ’10 and Normandy ‘13) in the playoffs.The others were to Tyler Griffey and Lafayette in ’09, Imagine Prep in ’12, Maplewood-Richmond Heights in ’13, Ft Zumwalt South in ’15; McCluer in ’17, Chaminade in ’17, Miller Career in ’17.
Some of the solid teams I believe in each class:
Class 1) Oran
class 2) Neelyville
class 3) Saxony
class 4) Dexter
class 5) Jackson
This is most certainly not a list of all the top teams for girls in our area, just some I believe will be good based on last year's performances.
Semohoops your probably right about that one more high caliber big man and Sikeston may have made it last year! Dexter Native Oran is class 2!
Caruthersville lost their starting inside guy, Deandre Davis. Tore his ACL playing football. Cville won't be on the level of Sikeston but will have plenty of talent to play with Charleston and Saxony. Should be a very good year in SEMO for basketball as a whole.
My apologies on Oran’s classification.
Only 7 days until practice starts.
How will Poplar Bluff be this year? Any update on Leech and his health?
I'm excited to see the Class 3 teams like Saxony, Charleston, Caruthersville, maybe even Park Hills Central. Saxony adds the Jarvis kid, I've heard PHC will be tough and Charleston and Caruthersville will both be solid. Can any of them beat Whitfield?
Class 1 could be interesting with Eminence, Advance, Dora, etc...Saw that Dora team play at Rib City and they are no joke.
I am anxious to see Buck's 6-8 player at New Madrid.
Is that 6'8" kid the freshman, Brown? What other freshman are out there that might contribute to some varsity squads? Hardimon at PB, Fowler at Campbell, etc..??? What about the Sykes kid from Jackson?
I heard Sykes moved back to Jeff City, but don't quote me on that.
Soloflex, kneeleyville will be very tough the recruit they got from poplar bluff is going to be a game changer for sure, word is they are gna win it all no matter what it takes. Two years in a row not winning has them extremely motivated. Should be a fun season to watch guaranteed
kneeleyville will be very tough the recruit they got from poplar bluff is going to be a game changer
—-Posted by Gr8sports on Tue, Oct 24, 2017, at 6:25 PM
There should be separate state championships for public schools that recruit. Where’s the petition?
That is Brown yes. I'm excited for basketball season too. Our 8th grade group was very good last year, so the NMCC freshman class should be one of the better ones we've had in number of years. I expect Brown to see some playing time up a level, if not varsity by year end (not a lot of varsity height this year). Maybe a couple of other freshmen see heavy JV minutes.
Brown will be playing Varsity and little JV. I'm happy for him, glad he's going to get good valuable minutes as a freshman. Coach Day plays on state championship team for NMCC with his dad, now gets to play his son on varsity as a freshman. Pretty cool!
Hillsboro is a little north for semoball forums, but they return almost everybody from last years squad and put up a decent fight against Sikeston in sectionals. Could make a splash.
Hawks were very good last year, yes
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