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Kelly football team earns first varsity win (09/06/14)
The Hawks forced an incomplete pass on fourth-and-10 from their own 14-yard line with 48.4 seconds remaining as the Hawks held on for a 20-14 victory over the St. Vincent.
Kelly earns first win in school history (09/06/14)
BENTON -- Kelly seniors Dalton Huffman and Brenton James paid tribute to their former classmate prior to Friday's home game against St. Vincent by holding Caden Robert's football jersey aloft while leading their teammates onto the field. According to Huffman, Robert was there at the end as well, lending a hand to help the Hawks secure their first varsity football victory in school history...
Central's Statam making waves in 1st varsity football season (09/04/14)
The 6-foot-6, 230-pound senior defensive end is known for his ability on the basketball court, but he's beginning to make a name for himself on the gridiron as well.
Central running game powers Tigers to win over Vashon (08/23/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Prior to the start of the season, Central football coach Nathan Norman identified a number of Tigers that would contribute in the running game. So take your pick. Central had eight players combine for 417 yards and six touchdowns on the ground as the Tigers survived a shootout and defeated the Vashon Wolverines 44-34 in Friday night's season opener at Sumner High School's Tuskegee Airmen Field...
Dexter Board of Education opts for boys basketball program to remain in SEMO Conference (08/21/14)
In a non-typical split vote, the Dexter Board of Education opted Tuesday night to maintain their participation in the SEMO Conference, rejecting a proposal presented by Athletic Director Derek Urhahn to pull the high school boys' basketball presence in the conference. The issue came before the board during their regular August meeting...
Dexter Board of Education opts for boys basketball program to remain in SEMO Conference (08/21/14)
In a non-typical split vote, the Dexter Board of Education opted Tuesday night to maintain their participation in the SEMO Conference, rejecting a proposal presented by Athletic Director Derek Urhahn to pull the high school boys' basketball presence in the conference. The issue came before the board during their regular August meeting...
Starting time of Dexter-Ste. Genevieve football game pushed to 8 p.m. (08/20/14)
The starting time of the highly anticipated varsity football opener between Dexter and Ste. Genevieve has been pushed to 8 p.m. Friday night at Ste. Genevieve. The forecasted high for Friday in Ste. Genevieve is 97 degrees.
Destiny displays overpowering game when it comes to Adams, Jackson tennis program (08/20/14)
Linda Adams had never played tennis when she took the job as girls tennis coach at Jackson High School. Nineteen years later, Adams is still coaching the Indians. But it's been an interesting road with lots of learning and unexpected turns. "I knew nothing about tennis. ...
Brotherly competition helps young Zalma cross country program make strides (08/19/14)
When junior Alex Steinberg and his brother Jacob, a sophomore, started racing against each other it was a good-natured rivalry just for fun. That friendly nature is still intact, but now they're running together for the Zalma cross country team and finding out just how good they are in a competitive setting...
Young fans learn from former Scott Central star Otto Porter (08/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- He chose to work with the younger group who were just finishing up a hectic scrimmage game hurling basketballs at the rim like tomahawk missiles. When he spoke, Otto Porter Jr.'s young fans ceased fire and awed at what the 6-foot-8 NBA forward had to say...
Lane Below signs to play college basketball at Three Rivers College (08/09/14)
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...
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...
Porter to host basketball camp (07/25/14)
SIKESTON -- Former Scott County Central star and current Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter will be headlining the Scott County Central All Schools Foundation Basketball Camp Aug. 8-9 at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium. Porter, along with Hall of Fame coach Ronnie Cookson and current SCC head coach Frank Staple, will be on hand to teach grades 7-10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $30 per player and will include a t-shirt...
Dexter varsity girls place 2nd at Rib City Shootout (07/21/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball program came up just short in its bid to secure the Rib City Shootout championship Saturday evening at the Bearcat Event Center. Valley View, Ark., which also beat Dexter by four points in preliminary action Friday, edged Dexter 54-52 in the title game Saturday. Dexter fell behind 17 points against Valley View Saturday before rallying to trim the deficit as close as the final score...
Rib City Shootout continues Saturday, Dexter varsity girls go 2-1 Friday (07/18/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The final Rib City Shootout of the summer kicked off Friday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter. 54 girls basketball games took place Friday. The Dexter varsity girls basketball team suffered a four-point loss to Valley View, Ark., beat Doniphan 68-28 and beat Calico Rock, Ark., 57-24...
Otto Porter continuing impressive Summer League run (07/18/14)
Otto Porter continues to shine during the NBA Summer League. The 6-8 forward scored 14 points and had six rebounds in the Washington Wizards' 78-67 win over the Miami Heat Thursday night in Las Vegas. Porter, the former Scott County Central star and 2013's No. 3 overall NBA draft pick, is averaging 17 points and six rebounds in four games. The Wizards are undefeated so far in Summer League play...
Dexter basketball team goes 3-1 at Rib City Shootout Friday (07/12/14)
The Dexter varsity boys basketball team won three of four games at its Rib City Shootout Friday at the Bearcat Event Center Friday. Dexter beat Notre Dame 40-31 in Game 1, lost to Farmington 54-34 in Game 2, blistered South Pemiscot 50-25 in Game 3 and defeated Arcadia Valley 55-44 in Game 4...
Bernie standout to coach at rival Dexter (07/12/14)
DEXTER -- Jordan McGowan and his closet are having a color scheme problem right now. The former sharpshooting Bernie and Three Rivers College guard has, in fact, counted all 26 of his shirts in Bernie Mules blue. They've been grouped together and scooted to one end...
Rib City Fundamental Camp (07/10/14)
Dexter boys basketball team goes 5-1 at Malden Shootout (07/09/14)
MALDEN, Mo. - The success continued for the Dexter Bearcats varsity boys basketball program earlier this week. The Bearcats finished the two-day Malden Shootout with a record of 5-1 Tuesday. Dexter beat Advance 56-38 in Game 1, lost to New Madrid County Central 68-27 in Game 2, edged Delta C-7 49-47 in Game 3, beat Risco 57-18 in Game 4, beat Holcomb 53-19 in Game 5 and beat Malden 40-36 in Game 6...
Top area athletes honored at Semoball Awards (06/22/14)
More than 150 high school athletes from Southeast Missouri were recognized Saturday at the inaugural Semoball Awards at the Show Me Center. Nineteen individuals were named the Player of the Year in their respective sports, and two-time ESPY award-winning athlete and the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kyle Maynard, spoke at the event...
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...
Dexter boys basketball team competes at Day 1 of Rib City Shootout (06/19/14)
Note: A photo gallery of Friday's action is available at this link: View Photos Here DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter varsity boys basketball team played its first three scrimmage games at the two-day Rib City Shootout Thursday. Hayti edged Dexter 36-34 in its first game Thursday morning before Dexter rebounded with an impressive 57-38 victory against Rich Hill, Mo., Thursday afternoon. Doniphan beat Dexter 47-43 in the nightcap Thursday...
Ruffin transfers to Three Rivers College (06/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- One of Sikeston's winningest all-time guards will be playing closer to home this fall. Former Sikeston Bulldog Vashawn Ruffin has transferred to Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff following his freshman year at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Ill...
Schedule released for second boys Rib City Shootout weekend (06/18/14)
DEXTER -- The schedule has been released for the upcoming Rib City boys basketball shootout slated for June 19-20 at Dexter. 41 boys basketball teams will compete in the event. Games are scheduled to take place on three courts at the Bearcat Event Center, the Dexter High School Gymnasium, the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and the Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Boys basketball Rib City Shootout begins Thursday at Dexter (06/18/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the upcoming Rib City boys basketball shootout slated for June 19-20 at Dexter. 41 boys basketball teams will compete in the event. Games are scheduled to take place on three courts at the Bearcat Event Center, the Dexter High School Gymnasium, the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and the Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Dexter girls claim title at Rib City (06/17/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Rib City Shootout is available at this link: View Photos Here DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter varsity girls basketball team put together a strong performance from start to finish at the Rib City Shootout Friday and Saturday at the Bearcat Event Center...
Dexter girls claim title at Rib City (06/17/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Rib City Shootout is available at this link: View Photos Here DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter varsity girls basketball team put together a strong performance from start to finish at the Rib City Shootout Friday and Saturday at the Bearcat Event Center...
Logan Nutt new Woodland boys basketball coach (06/16/14)
Dickey Nutt's son started his duties as the Cardinals' coach last week
Girls take over Rib City Shootout (06/14/14)
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...
Bulldog basketball camp in full swing (06/11/14)
Ben James, 7, goes through drills as Sikeston assistant coach Chris Sarakas looks on Tuesday during the Bulldog Basketball Camp at the YMCA in Sikeston. The camp is run by Sikeston head coach Gregg Holifield, his staff and members of the boys basketball team. (Chris Pobst photo)...
Dexter youth basketball camp (06/11/14)
Rain spoils Still-Maddox pitcher's duel at Advance (06/10/14)
ADVANCE, Mo. - Mother Nature spoiled the fun in the top of the fourth inning Monday evening as heavy rain halted a scoreless Senior Babe Ruth pitcher's duel between the SEMO Strokers and Charleston Fighting Squirrels at Advance. Charleston ace lefty Doug Still, who was drafted in the 33rd round (1003rd overall) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Draft Saturday, struck out seven of the nine hitters he faced Monday and faced the minimum in three innings of work...
Boys weekend of Rib City Shootout begins (06/06/14)
Coach Driscoll takes reigns for KHS girls basketball (06/06/14)
Kennett fans ... there's a new basketball coach in town. After driving through a heavy thunderstorm, then wading through inches of water at the Kennett High School gym parking lot, I was introduced to the new KHS girls' basketball coach, Richard Driscoll...
Rib City Shootout slated for Saturday at Dexter (05/30/14)
The first girls basketball Rib City Shootout of the season will kickoff Saturday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter. Middleton, Tenn.; Neelyville; Dyer County, Tenn.; Dexter; Greenville; Doniphan; Cape Central; Dexter's eighth grade; Hoopsters eighth grade; Three Oaks, Tenn., Middle School and Greenville Middle School will compete in the event...
Advance reaches district championship with 3-1 victory against Oak Ridge (05/21/14)
ORAN, Mo. - The third-seeded Advance Hornets saved its best for last in a Class 1, District 2, baseball semifinal against the second-seeded Oak Ridge Blue Jays Tuesday afternoon in Oran. After failing to score in the first four innings Advance calculated a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth to secure a come-from-behind 3-1 victory against Oak Ridge...
Scott County Central's Larandis Banks signs with Chesapeake College (05/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Getting away from home isn't a concern for Scott County Central's Larandis Banks. He's never been to the east coast but the 900 mile difference between Scott County Central and Chesapeake College is almost welcomed...
Scott County Central's Juwan Owens to walk on at SIC (05/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Juwan Owens spent one year on the Scott County Central varsity basketball team and made the most of his opportunity. The 6-foot senior will attend Southeastern Illinois College and walk on to the basketball team next fall...
SCC's Mikaela Blissett signs on with Christian Brothers University (05/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Scott County Central's Mikaela Blissett exemplifies the label of a student-athlete. Not only did the senior lead the Bravettes basketball team in nearly every statistical category the past two years, but Blissett will also serve as Scott Central's valedictorian during tonight's graduation ceremony at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium...
SCC's Mikaela Blissett signs on with Christian Brothers University (05/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Scott County Central's Mikaela Blissett exemplifies the label of a student-athlete. Not only did the senior lead the Bravettes basketball team in nearly every statistical category the past two years, but Blissett will also serve as Scott Central's valedictorian during tonight's graduation ceremony at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium...
High school coaches to host first-of-its-kind camp (05/15/14)
Boys and girls entering fifth through eighth grade can attend the June camp
Tipler signs with William Woods (05/10/14)
Josh Dowdy named new head coach at Dexter (05/10/14)
By Dustin Ward SEMO News Service DEXTER -- The search for a new varsity boys basketball coach at Dexter High School officially ended Friday morning. The Dexter Board of Education approved the assignment of varsity head boys basketball coach to teacher Josh Dowdy in executive session of a special board meeting that started at 10 a.m. Friday...
Dexter names Dowdy varsity boys basketball coach (05/10/14)
The search for a new varsity boys basketball coach at Dexter High School offically ended Friday morning. The Dexter Board of Education approved the assignment of varsity head boys basketball coach to teacher Josh Dowdy in executive session of a special board meeting that started at 10 a.m. Friday morning...
Josh Dowdy named new head coach at Dexter (05/10/14)
By Dustin Ward SEMO News Service DEXTER -- The search for a new varsity boys basketball coach at Dexter High School officially ended Friday morning. The Dexter Board of Education approved the assignment of varsity head boys basketball coach to teacher Josh Dowdy in executive session of a special board meeting that started at 10 a.m. Friday...
From Senath to Columbia: Jones to cheer for Mizzou beginning this fall (05/09/14)
Allyson Jones will be making a big jump this fall -- all the way from the Bootheel Conference to the Southeastern Conference. The Senath-Hornersville High School cheerleader and soon-to-be SHHS graduate recently made the all-girl cheerleading squad at the University of Missouri, where she will be cheering for the Tigers' football team and Lady Tigers' women's basketball team beginning next semester (the co-ed squad, consisting of men and women, cheers for men's basketball and also cheers for football).. ...
Dexter names Dowdy varsity boys basketball coach (05/09/14)
The search for a new varsity boys basketball coach at Dexter High School offically ended Friday morning. The Dexter Board of Education approved the assignment of varsity head boys basketball coach to teacher Josh Dowdy in executive session of a special board meeting that started at 10 a.m. Friday morning...
Southeast Missourian girls basketball Player of the Year: There's no stopping Josie Long (05/08/14)
The Woodland senior averaged 26.2 points per game, 11.2 rebounds and 9.4 steals against defenses determined to take the ball out of her hands.
Southeast Missourian girls basketball Player of the Year: There's no stopping Josie Long (05/07/14)
The Woodland senior averaged 26.2 points per game, 11.2 rebounds and 9.4 steals against defenses determined to take the ball out of her hands.
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...
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...
Wilkins to lead Lady Lions on hardwood (05/06/14)
SENATH, Mo. -- David Wilkins is returning to some familiar territory as he gets ready to take charge of the Senath-Hornersville Lady Lions girls basketball team. "It's definitely a homecoming," Wilkins said. "I grew up coming to Kennett most every other Christmas or so. My mom graduated from Kennett and my dad graduated from Senath. The Bootheel definitely is not unfamiliar territory."...
Southeast Missourian boys basketball Player of the Year: Lane Below (05/04/14)
The Advance guard raised his game to new heights during this senior season and helped his time rise in the process.
Player of the Year: Lane Below (05/04/14)
There are countless basketball players that have improved themselves on an individual level from one season to the next. They become a better ball handler, their shot becomes quicker, they make themselves physically stronger and faster. The list of ways goes on and on...
Shephard named Miss Basketball (05/03/14)
Carrie Shephard has racked up many honors during her high school basketball career, but she recently received what is arguably the highest honor yet. Shephard, a senior at South Pemiscot High School in Steele, recently was named Miss Show-Me Basketball by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association, the highest honor a girls basketball in the state of Missouri can win...
Shephard named Miss Basketball (05/03/14)
Carrie Shephard has racked up many honors during her high school basketball career, but she recently received what is arguably the highest honor yet. Shephard, a senior at South Pemiscot High School in Steele, recently was named Miss Show-Me Basketball by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association, the highest honor a girls basketball in the state of Missouri can win...
Leopold's new boys basketball coach has ties to new Mizzou coach (05/01/14)
Corey Brownsberger spent the last four years working for Kim Anderson at Central Missouri.
Bernie baseball team extends winning streak to 12 with 5-2 victory at Bell City (05/01/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Bernie-Bell City baseball game is available at this link: View Photos Here BELL CITY, Mo. - The Bernie Mules pitching staff has had the luxury of receiving a surplus of run support for much of the 2014 season. The Mules, which are ranked No. 10 in the latest Class 2 state poll, are averaging close to nine runs per game offensively in the 2014 spring season...
Leopold's new boys basketball coach has ties to new Mizzou coach (04/30/14)
Corey Brownsberger spent the last four years working for Kim Anderson at Central Missouri.
Lucas Nutt named new Lions' boys basketball coach (04/29/14)
Lucas Nutt has experience and a basketball pedigree that goes much deeper than his youth. That is one reason why Nutt recently was tabbed as the new high school boys basketball coach at Senath-Hornersville for next season. While Nutt is young -- he is 23 and will graduate from Southeast Missouri State University next month -- his experience goes much deeper. ...
Lucas Nutt named new Lions' boys basketball coach (04/29/14)
Lucas Nutt has experience and a basketball pedigree that goes much deeper than his youth. That is one reason why Nutt recently was tabbed as the new high school boys basketball coach at Senath-Hornersville for next season. While Nutt is young -- he is 23 and will graduate from Southeast Missouri State University next month -- his experience goes much deeper. ...
2013-14 Standard Democrat Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Delfincko Bogan (04/26/14)
CHARLESTON -- The importance of Delfincko Bogan has never been a gray area. After nearly every game, Charleston head coach Danny Farmer made some mention of Bogan and how much his impact was felt on his team and record. The junior gave his coach much to talk about, too...
2013-14 Standard Democrat Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Hannah Noe (04/26/14)
DEXTER -- A two-sport athlete the first three years of her high school career, Dexter senior Hannah Noe made the decision to commit solely to basketball her final year as a Lady Bearcat. The results speak for themselves as Noe finished up her most recent campaign by guiding Dexter to the best finish in school history while racking up countless awards in the process...
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.
2013-14 Standard Democrat Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Delfincko Bogan (04/26/14)
CHARLESTON -- The importance of Delfincko Bogan has never been a gray area. After nearly every game, Charleston head coach Danny Farmer made some mention of Bogan and how much his impact was felt on his team and record. The junior gave his coach much to talk about, too...
2013-14 Standard Democrat Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Hannah Noe (04/26/14)
DEXTER -- A two-sport athlete the first three years of her high school career, Dexter senior Hannah Noe made the decision to commit solely to basketball her final year as a Lady Bearcat. The results speak for themselves as Noe finished up her most recent campaign by guiding Dexter to the best finish in school history while racking up countless awards in the process...
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...
Jones, many others make media all-state basketball team (04/23/14)
Sikeston senior J.T. Jones made the media all-state Class 4 basketball team for the second straight year after the 2014 list was released making him one of many southeast Missouri players to make the cut. Jones, who recently signed as a preferred walk-on with Southeast Missouri State University, averaged a double-double (17.8 points, 10.2 rebounds) for the Bulldogs who finished the season 22-4...
State-champ SCC awarded all-state honors from media (04/23/14)
Scott County Central Braves pulled in four of the 10 honors bestowed to local players and coaches with today's release of the 2013-14 all-state basketball teams selected by the Missouri Sportswriters and Broadcasters. Senior point guard LaRandis Banks was among three individuals honored from the Scott County Central boys' 17th state championship squad. Banks averaged 19 points per game for the 26-5 Braves...
Walk leaving Holcomb for Puxico (04/19/14)
Even though Nathan Walk has enjoyed the one season that he has coached boys basketball at Holcomb High School, there were too many reasons not to pass up a chance to go coach at Puxico next season. Walk recently was named the new boys basketball at Puxico and will take the reins of the Stoddard County school for next season...
Walk leaving Holcomb for Puxico (04/19/14)
Even though Nathan Walk has enjoyed the one season that he has coached boys basketball at Holcomb High School, there were too many reasons not to pass up a chance to go coach at Puxico next season. Walk recently was named the new boys basketball at Puxico and will take the reins of the Stoddard County school for next season...
Nichols resigns as Dexter head basketball coach (04/17/14)
DEXTER -- Dexter's Rob Nichols has resigned as the head basketball coach at Dexter High School. Nichols made the decision to leave Tuesday after staying with the school for the past seven seasons. He left with a record of 75-99. An official announcement has not been made yet of who his replacement will be, but rumors have been circulating of current Dexter junior high basketball coach Josh Dowdy taking the position. Dowdy has also coached at Advance and Puxico...
Dexter's Hannah Noe signs with Southeast Missouri State (04/17/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- There is one thing that Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Ty Margenthaler appreciated about both of the players he added to his program on the first day of the spring signing period Wednesday. Both were part of winning programs in high school, and that's what Margenthaler is looking to build at Southeast...
J.T. Jones signs with SEMO as preferred walk-on (04/17/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU (SMNS) -- Sikeston High School senior J.T. Jones will join the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks basketball team as a preferred walk-on. Jones follows in the footsteps of Will Holifield and Michael Porter, who both played at Sikeston and are currently at Southeast, although Porter's career was cut short by injury...
Dexter's Hannah Noe signs with Southeast Missouri State (04/17/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- There is one thing that Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Ty Margenthaler appreciated about both of the players he added to his program on the first day of the spring signing period Wednesday. Both were part of winning programs in high school, and that's what Margenthaler is looking to build at Southeast...
Nichols resigns as Dexter head basketball coach (04/17/14)
DEXTER -- Dexter's Rob Nichols has resigned as the head basketball coach at Dexter High School. Nichols made the decision to leave Tuesday after staying with the school for the past seven seasons. He left with a record of 75-99. An official announcement has not been made yet of who his replacement will be, but rumors have been circulating of current Dexter junior high basketball coach Josh Dowdy taking the position. Dowdy has also coached at Advance and Puxico...
Dexter boys basketball coach Rob Nichols resigns (04/17/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The search for a new varsity boys basketball coach is officially underway at Dexter High School. The Dexter Board of Education accepted a letter of resignation from current head coach Rob Nichols at Tuesday night's school board meeting...
Dexter boys basketball coach Rob Nichols resigns (04/16/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The search for a new varsity boys basketball coach is officially underway at Dexter High School. The Dexter Board of Education accepted a letter of resignation from current head coach Rob Nichols at Tuesday night's school board meeting...
Ditto, Ross sign with Shawnee basketball team (04/15/14)
Scott County Central teammates Derien Ditto and Abby Ross signed a letter of intent to play basketball with Shawnee Community College Monday at Scott Central High School. Both Ditto and Ross helped the Bravettes to their second-straight district championship in early March. Scott Central (16-10) lost its final game to Naylor during a Class 1 Sectional...
Ferguson leaves Clarkton to take basketball job at Hayti (04/12/14)
It has been a memorable week for Dustin Ferguson, to say the very least. Earlier this week, Ferguson and his wife found out that they were expecting their first child. And on Friday, Ferguson confirmed that he will be the next head boys' basketball coach at Hayti High School...
Ferguson leaves Clarkton to take basketball job at Hayti (04/12/14)
It has been a memorable week for Dustin Ferguson, to say the very least. Earlier this week, Ferguson and his wife found out that they were expecting their first child. And on Friday, Ferguson confirmed that he will be the next head boys' basketball coach at Hayti High School...
SCAA Roundup: Bloomfield baseball team stays perfect, other SCAA schools secure wins (04/11/14)
The success continued Thursday for the undefeated Bloomfield Widlcats high school baseball team. Bloomfield improved to 6-0 with 29-3 win against Richland. "It's always nice to record a conference win and I was glad to see some different guys step up and contribute when given an opportunity to play," Bloomfield coach Tyler Trover said. "Our kids are doing some good things and we are going to have to continue that trend with the quality opponents on our schedule in the next week"...
Holifield selected to MBCA Hall of Fame (04/11/14)
Sikeston head boys basketball coach -- and Senath native -- Gregg Holifield has accomplished much in his coaching career, and now he is receiving the ultimate compliment for his success. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association will induct Holifield into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held April 26 at noon at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield...
Holifield selected to MBCA Hall of Fame (04/11/14)
Sikeston head boys basketball coach -- and Senath native -- Gregg Holifield has accomplished much in his coaching career, and now he is receiving the ultimate compliment for his success. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association will induct Holifield into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held April 26 at noon at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield...
Holifield to be inducted into coaches HOF (04/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston head boys basketball coach Gregg Holifield has accomplished much in his coaching career, and now he is receiving the ultimate compliment for his success. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association will induct Holifield into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held April 26 at noon at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield...
Dexter's Cobb signs with Three Rivers (04/09/14)
Bearcat fans won't have far to travel to watch 2014 graduate Erika Cobb play college basketball next season. The five-foot-nine guard signed to play basketball at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., Tuesday afternoon. "She will fit in in the back of that 2-2-1 press that she's played the last four years," Three Rivers coach Jeff Walk said of Cobb. ...
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...
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...
Holifield to be inducted into coaches HOF (04/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston head boys basketball coach Gregg Holifield has accomplished much in his coaching career, and now he is receiving the ultimate compliment for his success. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association will induct Holifield into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held April 26 at noon at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield...
Dexter's Cobb signs with Three Rivers (04/09/14)
Bearcat fans won't have far to travel to watch 2014 graduate Erika Cobb play college basketball next season. The five-foot-nine guard signed to play basketball at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., Tuesday afternoon. "She will fit in in the back of that 2-2-1 press that she's played the last four years," Three Rivers coach Jeff Walk said of Cobb. ...
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...
SCAA all-conference boys basketball awards released (04/05/14)
The 2014 SCAA all-conference awards have been released for varsity boys basketball. Advance guard Lane Below has been selected as the SCAA Player of the Year. Below averaged 27.3 points and 5.2 assists per game his senior season. Bernie senior guard B.J. Jennings has been selected as the Defensive Player of the Year...
New assignments released for HS football, basketball districts (04/06/14)
Scott County Central moved up to Class 2 in basketball
SCAA all-conference boys basketball awards released (04/05/14)
The 2014 SCAA all-conference awards have been released for varsity boys basketball. Advance guard Lane Below has been selected as the SCAA Player of the Year. Below averaged 27.3 points and 5.2 assists per game his senior season. Bernie senior guard B.J. Jennings has been selected as the Defensive Player of the Year...
Mitchell leads all-region team (04/04/14)
The 2014 southeast Missouri all-region basketball teams were released Thursday evening, and the Bootheel is well-represented on the squad. Kennett's Kevonte Mitchell, Cortez Dobbins of Malden, Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe, Anthony Primer of South Pemiscot and Hayti's Frankie Burden were first-team selections for the boys, while Carrie Shephard of South Pemiscot was a first-teamer on the girls side...
Dexter's Patterson and Jarrell sign with Evangel (04/01/14)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- All season long Dexter seniors Paige Patterson and Alison Jarrell have been reaching milestones. From each player scoring their 1,000 career point to reaching the Class 4 championship game for the first time the duo have shared plenty of memorable moments in their final year with the Lady Bearcats...
Dexter's Jarrell, Patterson sign to play girls basketball at Evangel University (04/01/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - Dexter seniors Paige Patterson and Alison Jarrell will have the opportunity to wear the same school uniform once again next season. Both players signed their national letter of intent to play college basketball at Evangel University Monday afternoon at the Bearcat Event Center...
Dexter's Jarrell, Patterson sign to play girls basketball at Evangel University (04/01/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - Dexter seniors Paige Patterson and Alison Jarrell will have the opportunity to wear the same school uniform once again next season. Both players signed their national letter of intent to play college basketball at Evangel University Monday afternoon at the Bearcat Event Center...
The 2014 Terrific Ten Basketball Team: Mitchell selected as Player of the Year (03/29/14)
Kevonte Mitchell's signature game for the Kennett Indians might have came on a night when he didn't get what he wanted most -- a victory. The Kennett senior scored 35 points and pulled down a school-record 26 rebounds in a Jan. 31 contest at Charleston, but the Tribe lost 79-75 to the Class 3 power. Nevertheless, it was games like that has earned Mitchell several postseason honors, including being selected as the Daily Dunklin Democrat Player of the Year in basketball, which headlines the newspaper's Terrific Ten Basketball Team.
Woodland softball team survives first inning, beats Dexter 16-5 (03/29/14)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. - Dexter Bearcats softball coach Chris Bolin issued a warning to his team after they secured a dramatic 6-5 walkoff conference victory against the Advance Hornets Thursday afternoon. "I talked to the team and kind of warned them after a game like [Thursday's] where you spend so much energy getting a win that it's easy to come into a game the next day and have a letdown," Bolin said...
Hansbrough winning in Toronto (03/28/14)
TORONTO -- Tyler Hansbrough has become a fixture in the postseason wherever he has competed. From 2002 to 2005, Hansbrough led Poplar Bluff High School to two state championships, three Show-Me Showdowns and four district titles. He followed that up by playing four straight years in the NCAA Tournament at North Carolina, including winning a national championship as a senior in 2009 and playing in the Final Four the previous year...
Several players named to coaches all-state basketball team (03/28/14)
Scott County Central duo LaRandis Banks and Jeffery Porter followed up their Class 1 state championship win with nods on the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) all-state list. Banks led the Braves (26-5) with an average of 19 points while Porter added 13. Both were vital while Scott Central claimed its 17th state championship -- the most in state history...
Hansbrough winning in Toronto (03/28/14)
TORONTO -- Tyler Hansbrough has become a fixture in the postseason wherever he has competed. From 2002 to 2005, Hansbrough led Poplar Bluff High School to two state championships, three Show-Me Showdowns and four district titles. He followed that up by playing four straight years in the NCAA Tournament at North Carolina, including winning a national championship as a senior in 2009 and playing in the Final Four the previous year...
Dexter rallies past Advance softball team 6-5 (03/28/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats softball team saved the best for last in its home opener against SCAA conference rival Advance Thursday afternoon. Dexter overcame a 5-1 deficit when it tallied four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and a game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure a 6-5 walkoff victory against the Advance Hornets...
Four Stoddard County basketball players make MBCA all-state team (03/27/14)
Four Stoddard County seniors have been selected to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association all-state basketball team. Dexter seniors Hannah Noe and Erika Cobb, who helped lead the Bearcats to a second place finish in Class 4, were selected all-state. Noe averaged 20.3 points and 3.8 assists per game. Cobb averaged 12.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game...
SEMO commitment, SEMO Conference awards highlight big day for Noe (03/27/14)
Dexter senior Hannah Noe verbally committed to join the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team on the same day as the SEMO Conference award announcements.
Dexter girls basketball program receives top awards at 56th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet (03/27/14)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - 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. ...
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. ...
Noe, Bogan headline All-SEMO Conference list (03/27/14)
Mitchell, Shetley also named All-SEMO Conference
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- 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.
Coaches release all-state basketball picks (03/27/14)
Several players from Southeast Missouri were selected to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association all-state basketball teams, which were released Wednesday. Oak Ridge senior Ryan Below was picked as the Class 1 boys player of the year after averaging 23.5 points, 14.3 rebounds and 5.2 steals a game during his senior year for the Blue Jays...
Dexter girls drop Class 4 state final to Incarnate Word 60-43 (03/23/14)
The most successful season in school history for the Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball program concluded a win shy of a Class 4 state championship Saturday night. The defending state champion Incarnate Word Academy Red Nights outscored Dexter by four or five points in every quarter on its way to a 60-43 state championship victory at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo...
Dexter girls drop Class 4 state final to Incarnate Word 60-43 (03/23/14)
The most successful season in school history for the Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball program concluded a win shy of a Class 4 state championship Saturday night. The defending state champion Incarnate Word Academy Red Nights outscored Dexter by four or five points in every quarter on its way to a 60-43 state championship victory at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo...
Dexter girls advance to state final for first time in school history, beat Benton 54-21 in state semifinal (03/22/14)
The Bearcats defeated Benton 54-21 in a Class 4 semifinal on Friday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo., and will play for the state championship on Saturday.
Dexter falls to Incarnate Word 60-43 in Class 4 final (03/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- For Dexter's group of seniors, Saturday was the chance for a storybook ending to a storybook career. Unfortunately for the Lady Bearcats, perennial powerhouse Incarnate Word Academy proved just too much winning its second straight Class 4 championship, 60-43...
Dexter falls to Incarnate Word 60-43 in Class 4 final (03/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- For Dexter's group of seniors, Saturday was the chance for a storybook ending to a storybook career. Unfortunately for the Lady Bearcats, perennial powerhouse Incarnate Word Academy proved just too much winning its second straight Class 4 championship, 60-43...
Incarnate Word looms in Dexter's near future (03/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- They didn't have much time to savor their first state tournament victory in program history. Thoughts of how the Dexter Lady Bearcats were to topple mighty Incarnate Word were conveyed nearly minutes after beating Benton 54-21 Friday during a Class 4 semifinal at Mizzou Arena in Columbia...
Dexter makes first title game, routs Benton 54-21 (03/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Dreams became reality Friday afternoon as the Dexter Lady Bearcats exercised the demons of last year's demoralizing semifinal loss to Incarnate Word. Back in the semifinals for the second straight year the Lady Bearcats cruised to a 54-21 win over Benton to advance to the school's first ever championship game...
Hunt for state title begins for Dexter (03/21/14)
Dexter girls advance to state final for first time in school history, beat Benton 54-21 in state semifinal (03/21/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball program has put together its fair share of strong offensive and defensive performances this season. On Friday afternoon the Bearcats dominated on both ends of the court in a Class 4 state semifinal against the Benton Cardinals...
Notre Dame expands HOF with five new inductees (03/21/14)
Notre Dame Regional High School held its Hall of Fame induction ceremony Feb. 7. Here is a brief look at the athletic achievements of each of the five members who gained entrance. A versatile athlete, who played basketball, baseball and track at Notre Dame, Williams set school track records in the 100-yard dash, 220, long jump and triple jump. ...
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: SCC's Juwan Owens (03/20/14)
Owens scored a game-high 27 points to help lead the Scott County Central boys basketball team to a 69-39 win over Meadville in the Class 1 state championship game at Mizzou Arena.
Preview: Dexter Bearcats high school track team (03/20/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter high school track team enters the 2014 season with two returning state qualifiers from last season's squad. "Last year we had a pretty successful year, I felt," Dexter coach Greg Lummukka said. "Makayla Waldner competed at state in the hurdling events and we had a relay team that had a good showing at state. ...
Dynamic Dexter foursome reach 1,000 points in same season (03/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Calling it a record isn't accurate. Although it's not known if it's ever happened before. Luck? Nah. More like tremendous circumstance. It takes a certain kind of dedication and keeping injuries at bay for a player to score 1,000 career points in high school basketball. When four players do it in the same year it's, simply, special...
Benton awaits Lady Bearcats in Friday's semifinal (03/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- After last year's disappointing fourth-place finish at state the Dexter Lady Bearcats are back for a shot at redemption. With last Saturday's 75-31 thumping of Battle, Dexter will head to Columbia this Friday for another shot at the Class 4 championship...
Basketball Tribe hands out awards (03/19/14)
The 2013-14 boys basketball season might not have ended with a district title for the Kennett Indians, but that does not minimize a long list of accomplishments for the Tribe. Kennett's varsity, junior varsity and freshman boys basketball teams celebrated the recently-finished season Tuesday night at the Kennett High School cafeteria and recognized a long list of individual accomplishments as well...
Basketball Tribe hands out awards (03/19/14)
The 2013-14 boys basketball season might not have ended with a district title for the Kennett Indians, but that does not minimize a long list of accomplishments for the Tribe. Kennett's varsity, junior varsity and freshman boys basketball teams celebrated the recently-finished season Tuesday night at the Kennett High School cafeteria and recognized a long list of individual accomplishments as well...
Dynamic Dexter foursome reach 1,000 points in same season (03/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Calling it a record isn't accurate. Although it's not known if it's ever happened before. Luck? Nah. More like tremendous circumstance. It takes a certain kind of dedication and keeping injuries at bay for a player to score 1,000 career points in high school basketball. When four players do it in the same year it's, simply, special...
STATE BOUND: Dexter girls outbattle Battle 75-31 in state quarterfinal (03/18/14)
FARMINGTON, Mo. - Dexter Bearcats coach Chad Allen entered Saturday night's state quarterfinal against the Battle Spartans with plans on extending his team's defense beyond half-court from the get-go. "We wanted to come out with a lot of pressure," Allen said. "It costs us a little bit because we got in foul trouble, but I think that constant pressure really wore them down, especially in the second half."...
Tri-County recognizes its top players (03/18/14)
Several Tri-County players also named Class 1 all-district
Risco senior Jordon Pavy was named the Tri-County Conference Player of the Year and was also the highest vote getter for the Class 1, District 1 all-district team. Those two selections add to Pavy's already stellar senior campaign. Before the season was over, he would finish his career as Risco's second-leading scorer of all-time. Pavy averaged 25.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and three steals a game for the 17-9 Tigers...
Title has different meaning for both Banks and Porter (03/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Scott County Central senior Larandis Banks was in tears and his sophomore teammate Jeffery Porter was beaming. It's not uncommon for a senior to be a bit more emotional than a player who has two more years to go and those differences shown following Scott Central's 69-39 win over Meadville Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia...
Dexter routs Battle 75-31 to earn second straight trip to Columbia (03/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- This time last year Dexter senior Alison Jarrell could only watch as her teammates sealed their first trip to the Class 4 final four with a win over Rosetta-Kain in the quarterfinals. Having suffered a knee injury in the final game of the regular season, Jarrell would sit out the entire postseason as Dexter marched to a fourth-place finish in Class 4...
Scott County Central boys win 17th state title (03/16/14)
By Erin Unerstall Southeast Missourian COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Following the Class 1 state championship game Saturday afternoon, Scott County Central senior Larandis Banks mentioned that the Braves team that bowed out of last year's state playoffs in the quarterfinal round was the team that "broke the streak" of four straight state championships...
Briefly: Dexter girls advance to state final four with 75-31 win against Battle (03/16/14)
FARMINGTON, Mo. - The state-ranked Dexter Bearcats girls basketball team booked its second straight trip to the state final four Saturday with a convincing 75-31 victory against Battle. Heavily favored Dexter (26-3) outscored Battle (12-16) in every quarter...
Briefly: Dexter girls advance to state final four with 75-31 win against Battle (03/16/14)
FARMINGTON, Mo. - The state-ranked Dexter Bearcats girls basketball team booked its second straight trip to the state final four Saturday with a convincing 75-31 victory against Battle. Heavily favored Dexter (26-3) outscored Battle (12-16) in every quarter...
Owens goes out in style, helps Staple to first title at Scott County Central (03/16/14)
The senior scored 26 points in his final game at Scott County Central
CBC ends season for Jackson boys basketball team in Class 5 quarterfinals (03/16/14)
The Indians fell in the Class 5 quarterfinals for the second straight year
Jackson's run ends vs. CBC (03/16/14)
The Indians fell in the Class 5 quarterfinals for the second straight year
Briefly: Dexter girls advance to state final four with 75-31 win against Battle (03/15/14)
The Dexter Lady Bearcats have defeated Battle 75-31 to advance to their 2nd straight Show Me Showdown at Mizzou Arena. They will play in the state semifinals on Friday afternoon at 2:30 pm.
CHAMPS AGAIN: Scott Central wins 17th state title (03/15/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- For most teams that win a state championship, when the final buzzer sounds there is an explosion of joy and celebration that culminates with the winning team storming the floor and mobbing each other. But for the Scott County Central Braves, there was a completely different reaction on Saturday afternoon...
Ex-Raider Johnson headed to 'Big Dance' (03/15/14)
Tarius Johnson is a winner, pure and simple. Any doubt about it? Just look at his career. As a senior in high school, he helped Liberty Tech (Jackson, Tenn.) finish second at the Class AA state tournament. Two years later, he led Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff to a Region XVI championship and the national tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. To cap it all off, he scored 16 points to help Eastern Kentucky win the Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournament and reach the NCAA Tournament...
CHAMPS AGAIN: Scott Central wins 17th state title (03/15/14)
COLUMBIA -- Scott County Central defeated Meadville 69-39 to capture its 17th boys basketball state championship. Scott Central forced 30 turnovers leading to 40 points. Senior Juwan Owens led the Braves with 27 points. Senior Larandis Banks finished with 11 points...
Neal has record-setting season at Stephens (03/15/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Seleena Neal, a 2011 graduate of Senath-Hornersville High School, made her inaugural women's basketball season at Stephens College a memorable one. Despite Stephens finishing the season with a 1-28 record, Neal set the school's single-season scoring record with 502 points, starting all 29 games for the Stars and averaging 17.3 points per contest, which was good for fourth in the league in the American Midwest Conference...
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...
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team finish fourth in first trip to state (03/14/14)
The Crusaders fell to Hermann 68-53 in the third-place game on Friday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.
Class 1 Championship: Meadville awaits SCC in title game (03/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Scott County Central is certainly no stranger to playoff basketball. With a state record 16 state championships, the school has more hardware than they know what to do with. The Braves will try to clog up their trophy case even more tomorrow afternoon at 12:50 when they take on Meadville in the Class 1 state championship at Mizzou Arena...
Season, fourth-place finish another step forward for Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team (03/14/14)
After state sectional loss ended their season a year ago, the Crusaders won both a sectional and quarterfinal game this year before their back-to-back losses to end the season 24-6.
Braves hold off Stanberry rally in semifinals (03/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- The Scott County Central Braves have made a habit of blowing teams out during playoff runs in recent years. So maybe, just maybe, there was some fingernail biting by Braves fans when Stanberry trimmed a 20-point deficit to seven with 51 seconds left in Thursday's Class 1 semifinal game at Mizzou Arena...
Staple talks about pressure to win at Scott County Central (03/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- The question directed towards Scott County Central head coach Frank Staple was if there is pressure to win at the most decorated basketball high school in Missouri. A voice from the back of the interview room at Mizzou Arena on Thursday following Scott Central's 69-63 semifinal win over Stanberry spoke loud and clear...
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team finish fourth in first trip to state (03/14/14)
The Crusaders fell to Hermann 68-53 in the third-place game on Friday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.
Class 1 Championship: Meadville awaits SCC in title game (03/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Scott County Central is certainly no stranger to playoff basketball. With a state record 16 state championships, the school has more hardware than they know what to do with. The Braves will try to clog up their trophy case even more tomorrow afternoon at 12:50 when they take on Meadville in the Class 1 state championship at Mizzou Arena...
Braves hold off Stanberry rally in semifinals (03/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- The Scott County Central Braves have made a habit of blowing teams out during playoff runs in recent years. So maybe, just maybe, there was some fingernail biting by Braves fans when Stanberry trimmed a 20-point deficit to seven with 51 seconds left in Thursday's Class 1 semifinal game at Mizzou Arena...
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team falls in state semifinal (03/13/14)
The Crusaders fell to El Dorado Springs 59-38 in a Class 3 state semifinal at Mizzou Arena.
King helps propel Jackson boys basketball team back to state quarterfinals (03/13/14)
The senior made back-to-back 3-pointers late in the game to help the Indians beat Lafayette 65-60 on Wednesday.
Saxony girls build family atmosphere on crusade to Columbia (03/13/14)
By SCOTT ROSCOVIUS Special to the Missourian In 1989, Mark Ruark coached the Central High School girls basketball team, led by senior all-state selection Jenny Foeste, to the Missouri Class 4 final four in Columbia. That team finished fourth, but Ruark and his squad brought back memories that will last a lifetime...
Central boys basketball season comes to an end in sectional round (03/13/14)
the Tigers missed four chances to tie or take the lead in the final minute during a 50-47 loss to Farmington.
Dexter girls book 3rd straight trip to quarterfinals, beat Park Hills 59-42 (03/13/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Dexter-Park Hills girls game is available at this link: View Photos Here POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats overcame early foul trouble and received solid contributions from its bench in a 59-42 Class 4 state sectional victory against the Park Hills Rebels Wednesday night at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff...
Tri-County Conference and Class 1, District 1 teams released (03/13/14)
Risco senior Jordon Pavy was named the Tri-County Conference Player of the Year and was also the highest vote getter for the Class 1, District 1 all-district team. Those two selections add to Pavy's already stellar senior campaign. Before the season was over, he would finish his career as Risco's second-leading scorer of all-time. Pavy averaged 25.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and three steals a game for the 17-9 Tigers...
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...
Scott County Central boys advance to Class 1 state championship (03/13/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Scott County Central Braves built a 19-point lead in the first half of their Class 1 semifinal against Stanberry on Thursday afternoon at Mizzou Arena, and they needed almost all of that cushion to hold off a second-half rally and win 69-63...
Central boys basketball season comes to an end in sectional round (03/13/14)
the Tigers missed four chances to tie or take the lead in the final minute during a 50-47 loss to Farmington.
Saxony girls build family atmosphere on crusade to Columbia (03/13/14)
By SCOTT ROSCOVIUS Special to the Missourian In 1989, Mark Ruark coached the Central High School girls basketball team, led by senior all-state selection Jenny Foeste, to the Missouri Class 4 final four in Columbia. That team finished fourth, but Ruark and his squad brought back memories that will last a lifetime...
State preview: Scott County Central boys take aim at 17th state championship (03/13/14)
You can rest on Sunday. That's what Scott County Central boys basketball coach Frank Staple used to encourage his players toward the end of the Braves' practice on Monday. It's something he's stressed to his players throughout the season, but there's no more important time to push his team than now, with the program's state-record 17th state title on the line...
State preview: Saxony girls have much in common with semifinal foe (03/13/14)
By SCOTT ROSCOVIUS ~ Special to the Missourian Don't waste your time looking for differences between the teams when Saxony Lutheran squares off against El Dorado Springs in tonight's Class 3 girls basketball state semifinal. There aren't many. Neither team is particularly tall on the front line. Both teams employ man-to-man pressure defenses. Both teams like to press and run the court...
Deja vu strikes as Dexter downs Park Hills in Class 4 Sectional (03/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- In a rematch of their regular season meeting with Park Hills, the Dexter Lady Bearcats got similar results Wednesday in Class 4 sectionals. After taking a 10-point advantage into the half, the Lady Bearcats continued to pull away for a 59-42 final that propels them back into the quarterfinals for the third straight year...
Banks named conference Player of the Year (03/13/14)
Scott County Central senior Larandis Banks was named the Scott-Mississippi Conference Player of the Year after help lead the Braves to their sixth MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown in the last seven years. Banks led Scott Central with 18 points per game and also averaged 3,8 rebounds and 2.8 steals. The senior led the Braves to the Scott-Mississippi Conference tournament championship as well as an undefeated conference schedule...
Class 4 Sectional pits Dexter in rematch with Park Hills (03/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats handed Park Hills Central their first loss of the season in mid-January. If the Lady Bearcats have it their way they'll also hand them their last. The two teams will square off tonight at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff during a Class 4 sectionals game as Dexter tries to take the next step in a return to the final four...
More cohesive, focused Braves team return to state (03/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Last season, they didn't have the team to do it. That's not saying the talent wasn't there or the right personnel wasn't in place. But as a unit, the Scott County Central Braves weren't as cohesive as needed if they wanted to raise their fifth consecutive state championship banner...
Roberts steps down as boys basketball coach at Notre Dame (03/12/14)
Paul Unterreiner, an assistant, is taking over the boys program
Dexter honors athletes at Winter Recognition Program (03/12/14)
The Dexter High School held its annual Winter Sports Recognition Program Monday night at the high school cafeteria. Athletes participating in boys and girls basketball, wrestling, dance and cheerleading were honored at the event. 13 athletes received letters at the program...
Dexter honors athletes at Winter Recognition Program (03/12/14)
The Dexter High School held its annual Winter Sports Recognition Program Monday night at the high school cafeteria. Athletes participating in boys and girls basketball, wrestling, dance and cheerleading were honored at the event. 13 athletes received letters at the program...
SCC's Banks happy to return to court, Columbia after heart ailment (03/11/14)
When Scott County Central senior Larandis Banks bounded off the baseline during conditioning at the end of one of his final practices at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium on Monday, there was no indication it was something he was unable to do just a few months before...
Surprise Advance playoff run ends with 46-45 state quarterfinal loss to Thayer (03/11/14)
FARMINGTON, Mo. - Advance Hornets first-year head coach Bubba Wheetley recognized his team's potential to emerge as a front runner in the Class 2 state playoffs before the 2013-14 season ever got underway. "I know the kids are working hard," Wheetley told Daily Statesman in a preseason interview in November. "We are not expected to do a whole lot, but I think we will surprise some people. I think we will be all right."...
Surprise Advance playoff run ends with 46-45 state quarterfinal loss to Thayer (03/10/14)
FARMINGTON, Mo. - Advance Hornets first-year head coach Bubba Wheetley recognized his team's potential to emerge as a front runner in the Class 2 state playoffs before the 2013-14 season ever got underway. "I know the kids are working hard," Wheetley told Daily Statesman in a preseason interview in November. "We are not expected to do a whole lot, but I think we will surprise some people. I think we will be all right."...
Charleston's season ends at the hands of Madison 66-60 (03/10/14)
HILLSBORO -- For the second year in a row the Charleston Bluejays fell to College Prep at Madison during the Class 3 quarterfinal round. The Bluejays lost 66-60 at Jefferson College in Hillsboro to end their season. Madison will try to defend its Class 3 state championship starting Thursday at Mizzou Arena against either Summit Christian Academy or Barstow during the state semifinal...
Jackson boys basketball team rallies to capture district crown (03/09/14)
IMPERIAL, Mo. -- The Jackson boys basketball team was suddenly clinging to a two-point lead as the clock ticked under three minutes to go in the Class 5 District 1 championship game Saturday at Seckman High School. Cue Jackson senior Branden Lueders' "out-of-body-experience."...
Dexter girls outlast Notre Dame 65-58 in OT to secure fourth straight district title (03/08/14)
Dexter coach Chad Allen provided words of encouragement for his star perimeter shooter at the start of an overtime session against the Notre Dame Bulldogs in the Class 4, District 1, girls basketball championship Friday night...
SCC boys reach Class 1 basketball semifinals, seek 17th title (03/09/14)
The Braves routed Niangua 64-39 in the quarterfinals
Jackson girls get out-Foxed in fourth quarter (03/09/14)
The Indians dropped a 51-47 decision to the Warriors in the Class 5 District 1 final
Advance sees basketball season end on buzzer beater (03/09/14)
Farmington, Mo. -- Advance boys basketball coach Bubba Wheetley had one answer for what he told his players following their Class 2 quarterfinal game against Thayer on Saturday night. "How much I love them," he said. There's not much that could be said, as the Advance Hornets saw their season come to a heartbreaking halt after losing 46-45 on a shot as the buzzer sounded...
Saxony reaches Class 3 final four by defeating defending champs (03/09/14)
By SCOTT ROSCOVIUS Special to the Missourian HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Maddie Brune stood at the free-throw line and assessed the situation. The Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team had seen its 17-point lead over Lutheran St. Charles whittled to two, 50-48, with two minutes, 30 seconds remaining in Saturday's Class 3 state quarterfinal at the Jefferson College Field House...
Advance sees basketball season end on buzzer beater (03/09/14)
Farmington, Mo. -- Advance boys basketball coach Bubba Wheetley had one answer for what he told his players following their Class 2 quarterfinal game against Thayer on Saturday night. "How much I love them," he said. There's not much that could be said, as the Advance Hornets saw their season come to a heartbreaking halt after losing 46-45 on a shot as the buzzer sounded...
Central boys basketball team upsets Sikeston in district final (03/09/14)
The Tigers upended the top-seeded Bulldogs 68-52 for the Class 4 District 1 title
Jackson boys basketball team rallies to capture district crown (03/09/14)
IMPERIAL, Mo. -- The Jackson boys basketball team was suddenly clinging to a two-point lead as the clock ticked under three minutes to go in the Class 5 District 1 championship game Saturday at Seckman High School. Cue Jackson senior Branden Lueders' "out-of-body-experience."...
Jackson girls get out-Foxed in fourth quarter (03/09/14)
The Indians dropped a 51-47 decision to the Warriors in the Class 5 District 1 final
Notre Dame girls close season with OT loss to Dexter (03/09/14)
The Bearcats stopped the Bulldogs for the third straight year with a 65-58 win
Central boys basketball team upsets Sikeston in district final (03/09/14)
The Tigers upended the top-seeded Bulldogs 68-52 for the Class 4 District 1 title
Notre Dame girls close season with OT loss to Dexter (03/09/14)
The Bearcats stopped the Bulldogs for the third straight year with a 65-58 win
Dexter girls outlast Notre Dame 65-58 in OT to secure fourth straight district title (03/09/14)
Dexter coach Chad Allen provided words of encouragement for his star perimeter shooter at the start of an overtime session against the Notre Dame Bulldogs in the Class 4, District 1, girls basketball championship Friday night...
Charleston's season ends at the hands of Madison 66-60 (03/10/14)
HILLSBORO -- For the second year in a row the Charleston Bluejays fell to College Prep at Madison during the Class 3 quarterfinal round. The Bluejays lost 66-60 at Jefferson College in Hillsboro to end their season. Madison will try to defend its Class 3 state championship starting Thursday at Mizzou Arena against either Summit Christian Academy or Barstow during the state semifinal...
Scott County Central reaches Class 1 semifinal following 64-39 win over Niangua (03/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- For the sixth time in seven seasons, the Scott County Central Braves are headed back to Columbia. The Braves (24-5) defeated Niangua Saturday afternoon 64-39 at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter during a Class 1 Quarterfinal...
Cape Central dethrones five-time defending champion Sikeston 68-52 (03/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- It was bound to happen at some point, but the pain of losing is still a tough pill to swallow. Sikeston's district title reign has ended at five straight after losing to Cape Central 68-52 in the Class 4, District 1 championship game on Friday at Cape Central High School...
Dexter continues district reign winning its fourth straight over Notre Dame in OT (03/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Hitting on just one of her seven attempts from behind the arc in regulation, Dexter three-point specialist Allison Jarrell wasn't having the best night Friday as her team took on rival Notre Dame for the Class 4, District 1 title...
Patterson reaches 1,000 in Dexter girls 75-17 district win against Kennett (03/07/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - A nerve-racking situation materialized for Dexter center Paige Patterson as she headed to the free throw line to attempt a pair of free throws with her team leading Kennett 58-7 in the third quarter of its district semifinal Thursday night...
Jackson girls basketball team reaches district final (03/08/14)
IMPERIAL, Mo. -- The Jackson girls basketball team didn't take advantage of a single turnover by the Poplar Bluff Mules in the first half Friday. That quickly changed. The Indians scored the first nine points of the second half -- all following Poplar Bluff turnovers -- to pull away for a 49-38 win in a Class 5 District 1 semifinal Friday night at Seckman High School...
Jackson girls basketball team reaches district final (03/08/14)
IMPERIAL, Mo. -- The Jackson girls basketball team didn't take advantage of a single turnover by the Poplar Bluff Mules in the first half Friday. That quickly changed. The Indians scored the first nine points of the second half -- all following Poplar Bluff turnovers -- to pull away for a 49-38 win in a Class 5 District 1 semifinal Friday night at Seckman High School...
Central boys basketball team upsets Sikeston for district crown (03/08/14)
The third-seeded Tigers never trailed on their way to defeating top-seeded and five-time defending champion Sikeston 68-52 on Friday.
Cape Central dethrones five-time defending champion Sikeston 68-52 (03/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- It was bound to happen at some point, but the pain of losing is still a tough pill to swallow. Sikeston's district title reign has ended at five straight after losing to Cape Central 68-52 in the Class 4, District 1 championship game on Friday at Cape Central High School...
Sikeston reaches ninth straight district championship game (03/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- For the ninth straight year the Sikeston Bulldogs advanced to the championship game of the Class 4, District 1 Tournament after defeating Kennett 81-46 on Thursday night at Cape Central High School. The top-seeded Bulldogs will attempt to win its sixth straight district title tonight at 7:30 p.m. against third-seeded Cape Central, which defeated No. 2 seed Notre Dame 51-49 on Thursday...
Season ends for Lady Bulldogs following 59-23 loss to Notre Dame (03/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The start they were dreading came to a reality. Second-seeded Notre Dame stormed out to an early lead to put Sikeston's chances of an upset and season to an end. The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs lost 59-23 to Notre Dame during the semifinals of the Class 4, District 1 tournament at Cape Central High School Thursday night...
Bravettes falter again to Naylor in Class 1 Sectional (03/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BLOOMFIELD -- Having already suffered a 19-point loss to Naylor earlier in the season the Scott County Central Bravettes knew it take their best game of the season pull off the upset during its Class 1 sectional. For two quarters the Bravettes gave the Lady Eagles all they wanted and more, but a rough second half propelled Naylor to its fifth straight quarterfinal appearance, 44-33...
Patterson claims milestone during Dexter's 75-17 semifinal win (03/07/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A nerve-racking situation materialized for Dexter center Paige Patterson as she headed to the free throw line to attempt a pair of free throws with her team leading Kennett 58-7 in the third quarter of its district semifinal Thursday night...
March 7, 2014 Scoreboard (03/07/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Jones leads Sikeston past Tribe into title game (03/07/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- J.T. Jones has been mentioned much of this season as a SEMO Conference Player of the Year Candidate. Thursday night, he made his case to the Kennett Indians. Jones scored 35 points on 16-for-22 shooting from the field, leading the top-seeded Sikeston Bulldogs to an 81-46 win over the Tribe in the semifinals of the MSHSAA Class 4, District 1 Tournament at Cape Central High School...
Dexter ends Lady Tribe's season en route to finals (03/07/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The future is bright for the Kennett Lady Indians in girls basketball. It just was not quite as obvious Thursday night as it usually is. That might have been because the Lady Tribe ran up against the team of now in the Dexter Lady Bearcats. The Class 4 state championship contender scored the game's first 15 points and never looked back in a 75-17 win over Kennett in the MSHSAA Class 4, District 1 Tournament semifinals at Cape Central High School...
South Pem teams fall in sectionals (03/07/14)
CAMPBELL, Mo. -- It was a major sigh of relief for Neelyville coach Becky Hale and the rest of the Lady Tigers. They probably won't have to play against a player the caliber of South Pemiscot's Carrie Shephard for a long, long time. After Shephard and the Lady Bulldogs eliminated Neelyville in the MSHSAA Class 2 playoffs two years ago, the Lady Tigers extracted their revenge Thursday night...
Scott County Central girls unable to pull off upset of Naylor (03/07/14)
Naylor defeated the Bravettes 44-33 in a Class 1 sectional
Sikeston reaches ninth straight district championship game (03/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- For the ninth straight year the Sikeston Bulldogs advanced to the championship game of the Class 4, District 1 Tournament after defeating Kennett 81-46 on Thursday night at Cape Central High School. The top-seeded Bulldogs will attempt to win its sixth straight district title tonight at 7:30 p.m. against third-seeded Cape Central, which defeated No. 2 seed Notre Dame 51-49 on Thursday...
SCC girls unable to pull off upset (03/07/14)
Naylor defeated the Bravettes 44-33 in a Class 1 sectional
Jackson boys basketball team grabs spot in district final (03/07/14)
The top-seeded Indians started slow but gained traction for a 71-39 win
Season ends for Lady Bulldogs following 59-23 loss to Notre Dame (03/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The start they were dreading came to a reality. Second-seeded Notre Dame stormed out to an early lead to put Sikeston's chances of an upset and season to an end. The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs lost 59-23 to Notre Dame during the semifinals of the Class 4, District 1 tournament at Cape Central High School Thursday night...
Central boys basketball team ends season for rival Notre Dame (03/07/14)
Central boys basketball coach Drew Church succinctly summed up his team's Class 4 District 1 semifinal against Notre Dame sitting in his office after the game Thursday night. "It was a good, old-fashioned physical district game between us and Notre Dame, and it was a fun," Church said. "It was a fun game to be in."...
Notre Dame girls basketball team records rout in district semifinals (03/07/14)
It took awhile for the Notre Dame girls basketball team to get its high-powered offense in gear. But once they did, the Bulldogs quickly took care of business. Notre Dame blitzed Sikeston 59-23 in a Class 4 District 1 semifinal Thursday before a full house at Central High School. The win lifted the second-seeded Bulldogs into a district championship rematch with powerful Dexter (23-3), the district's top seed, tonight at the same venue...
Bravettes falter again to Naylor in Class 1 Sectional (03/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BLOOMFIELD -- Having already suffered a 19-point loss to Naylor earlier in the season the Scott County Central Bravettes knew it take their best game of the season pull off the upset during its Class 1 sectional. For two quarters the Bravettes gave the Lady Eagles all they wanted and more, but a rough second half propelled Naylor to its fifth straight quarterfinal appearance, 44-33...
Central boys basketball team ends season for rival Notre Dame (03/07/14)
Central boys basketball coach Drew Church succinctly summed up his team's Class 4 District 1 semifinal against Notre Dame sitting in his office after the game Thursday night. "It was a good, old-fashioned physical district game between us and Notre Dame, and it was a fun," Church said. "It was a fun game to be in."...
Notre Dame girls basketball team records rout in district semifinals (03/07/14)
It took awhile for the Notre Dame girls basketball team to get its high-powered offense in gear. But once they did, the Bulldogs quickly took care of business. Notre Dame blitzed Sikeston 59-23 in a Class 4 District 1 semifinal Thursday before a full house at Central High School. The win lifted the second-seeded Bulldogs into a district championship rematch with powerful Dexter (23-3), the district's top seed, tonight at the same venue...
Jackson boys basketball team grabs spot in district final (03/07/14)
The top-seeded Indians started slow but gained traction for a 71-39 win
Advance moves within one win of final four, beats New Haven 63-52 (03/06/14)
PARK HILLS, Mo. - Not all big shots come at the end of games. In the case of Advance senior Austin Miller, none of his big shots came at the end of his team's Class 2 state sectional against New Haven on Wednesday night at Park Hills Central High School, but they were still pivotal in helping the Hornets advance to quarterfinals with a 63-52 victory...
Class 3 Sectional: Charleston breaks away from Clearwater 75-51 (03/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- For the fourth straight year the Charleston Bluejays have booked their ticket to the Class 3 quarterfinals. In a rematch of last year's sectionals, the Bluejays rode a hot second half against Clearwater to a 75-51 final that leaves them just one win from a return trip to the final four...
Braves end Clarkton's season (03/06/14)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- Clarkton's Antwoine Johnson knows what it takes to beat Scott County Central. Having been a member of the Braves' team a year ago, he's got first-hand knowledge of the team's personnel. But knowing what it takes and then executing on the court are two separate entities...
Scott County Central boys basketball team beats Clarkton to reach Class 1 quarterfinals (03/06/14)
Scott County posted a 70-56 victory to reach the quarterfinals
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team cruises past Twin Rivers in sectional round (03/06/14)
Saxony Lutheran avenged last year's sectional loss with a 65-36 victory
Oran girls basketball team closes memorable year with loss to New Haven (03/06/14)
Park Hills, Mo. -- After the Oran girls basketball team's season came to an end Wednesday night, second-year coach Ethan Evans spent some time in the locker room going over the highlights from the season and sharing some of the strengths of his players with them...
Advance basketball team moves on to Class 2 quarterfinals (03/06/14)
Advance stayed in the hunt for the Class 2 title with a 63-52 win over New Haven
Oran girls close memorable year with loss to New Haven (03/06/14)
Park Hills, Mo. -- After the Oran girls basketball team's season came to an end Wednesday night, second-year coach Ethan Evans spent some time in the locker room going over the highlights from the season and sharing some of the strengths of his players with them...
Saxony Lutheran girls cruise to Class 3 quarters (03/06/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - Saxony Lutheran varsity girls basketball coach Sam Sides thinks pressure defense is a big part of the perfect formula for success for his youthful squad in the 2014 state playoffs. "I want us to play hard all the time," Sides said. "For us to be successful we've got to play 94 feet and with a lot of intensity. We are not very big, but we are free, aggressive and active. Our goal is to try to challenge every pass."...
Crusaders cruise past Royals (03/06/14)
Saxony Lutheran avenged last year’s sectional loss with a 65-36 victory
Saxony Lutheran girls cruise to Class 3 quarters (03/06/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - Saxony Lutheran varsity girls basketball coach Sam Sides thinks pressure defense is a big part of the perfect formula for success for his youthful squad in the 2014 state playoffs. "I want us to play hard all the time," Sides said. "For us to be successful we've got to play 94 feet and with a lot of intensity. We are not very big, but we are free, aggressive and active. Our goal is to try to challenge every pass."...
Class 1 Sectional: Braves advance to seventh-straight quarterfinal after 70-56 win over Clarkton (03/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com VAN BUREN -- Clarkton's Antwoine Johnson knows what it takes to beat Scott County Central. Having been a member of the Braves' team a year ago, he's got first-hand knowledge of the team's personnel. But knowing what it takes and then executing on the court are two separate entities...
Class 4, District 1: Sikeston using extra time to prepare for playoff grind (03/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Weather delays and postponements are unfortunate, but the Sikeston Bulldogs are using them to their advantage. Despite slick roads and restrictive driving orders throughout Sikeston following the winter storm that hit Sunday evening, the Bulldogs were in the gym both Monday and Tuesday and plan to be today as they prepare for the Class 4, District 1 tournament...
Class 4, District 1: Lady Bulldogs get set for Notre Dame (03/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- It's brought them this far, so the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs won't be turning their back on their top weapon. Sikeston's plan going into their Class 4, District 1 semifinal game against Notre Dame on Thursday stems from their success of holding their first round opponent, Perryville, to 26 points...
Class 1 Sectional: SCC awaits a new challenge in Clarkton (03/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For the first time in recent memory, the Scott County Central Braves were tested in the Class 1, District 2 championship. If not for some late game heroics, Leopold would have upended the Braves in the title game and ended a stretch of 11-straight districts titles...
Class 3 Sectional: Bluejays take on Clearwater (03/05/14)
DEXTER -- After winning their fourth consecutive district championship, the Charleston Bluejays are back on the playoff basketball trail. The Bluejays (21-6) held on to defeat Class 3, District 1 counterpart Caruthersville 71-65 last Thursday and will take on Class 3, District 2 winner Clearwater tonight at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter at 7:30 p.m...
Class 2 Sectional: Oran Lady Eagles to battle New Haven, South Pemiscot postponed (03/05/14)
PARK HILLS -- Led by a senior core, the Oran Lady Eagles find themselves back in the Class 2 sectionals for the first time since 2000. They'll face Class 2, District 4 champions New Haven (20-8) tonight at 6 p.m. at Park Hills High School...
High school sectional basketball games to be waged tonight (03/05/14)
Oran girls, Advance boys, Saxony Lutheran girls put their seasons on the line tonight
High school sectional basketball games to be waged tonight (03/05/14)
Oran girls, Advance boys, Saxony Lutheran girls put their seasons on the line tonight
Class 1 Sectional: Bravettes pair with Naylor for rematch (03/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BLOOMFIELD -- The end of the season isn't when you want to experience a shakeup within your lineup, but so far the Scott County Central Bravettes are handling it in style. Coming off their second-straight Class 1, District 2 championship, they'll face their biggest test of the season Wednesday when they take on Naylor in a rematch of last year's sectional...
High school playoff roads finally look to be clear (03/05/14)
District and sectional basketball games continued their weeklong slide backward Tuesday from the ice storm that struck Southeast Missouri over the weekend. The Class 1 sectional games in Bloomfield, Mo., were the latest to lose their footing. Those games, involving the Scott County Central boys and girls, were canceled Tuesday but will be played tonight at Bloomfield High School...
Dexter girls' basketball district scheduled to resume Thursday (03/05/14)
The Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball team is slated to continue its quest for a fourth straight district title Thursday at Cape Central High School. The latest schedule has top-seeded Dexter taking on fourth-seeded Kennett Thursday at 4 p.m. in its district semifinal. The game was originally scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. but has been rescheduled twice since due to inclement weather...
Dexter girls' basketball district scheduled to resume Thursday (03/05/14)
The Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball team is slated to continue its quest for a fourth straight district title Thursday at Cape Central High School. The latest schedule has top-seeded Dexter taking on fourth-seeded Kennett Thursday at 4 p.m. in its district semifinal. The game was originally scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. but has been rescheduled twice since due to inclement weather...
Updated: Scott County Central boys, girls play sectional games Wednesday (03/04/14)
For the Scott County Central boys basketball team, making it to the Class 1 sectional game isn't something new. The Braves won the Class 1 District 2 title -- their 11th straight -- Thursday and will face Class 1 District 1 winner Clarkton tonight, with the winner advancing to the state quarterfinal round...
Scott County Central boys, girls play sectional games tonight (03/04/14)
For the Scott County Central boys basketball team, making it to the Class 1 sectional game isn't something new. The Braves won the Class 1 District 2 title -- their 11th straight -- Thursday and will face Class 1 District 1 winner Clarkton tonight, with the winner advancing to the state quarterfinal round...
Playoff basketball postponed again (03/03/14)
Postseason basketball has been pushed back. Again. Tuesday's lineup of basketball playoff games have been rescheduled due to the inclement weather surrounding the area. The Class 4, District 1 boys semifinal games, originally slated for Tuesday have been postponed until Thursday alone with the girls semifinals...
Dexter girls district postponed until Thursday (03/03/14)
The Dexter varsity girls basketball team's district semifinal was postponed Monday. Top-seeded Dexter is now scheduled to play its district semifinal against fourth-seeded Kennett Thursday at 6 p.m. at Cape Central High School. The girls district championship is currently scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. at Cape Central...
Dexter boys basketball team suffers season-ending 66-44 loss to Kennett (03/03/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity boys basketball team suffered a season-ending 66-44 loss to the Kennett Indians in the opening round of the Class 4, District 1, basketball tournament Saturday at Cape Central. Dexter played Kennett to a 19-19 stalemate in the first quarter...
Class 4, District 1 tournament postponed (03/03/14)
Due to the inclement weather that moved through the area Sunday, the Class 4, District 1 tournament has been postponed. The girls semifinal round that was scheduled for Monday has been moved to Thursday. Top-seeded Dexter will take on Kennett at 6 p.m. on Thursday and No. 3 Sikeston will play No. 2 Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m...
Season comes to an end for Bearcats 66-44 (03/03/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU (SMNS) -- The Kennett Indians used a strong defensive performance to snap a three-game losing streak and defeat the Dexter Bearcats 66-44 on Saturday in the first round of the MSHSAA Class 4, District 1 Tournament at Central High School...