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Local athletes shine with Hoopsters Basketball Academy (07/29/15)
The Hoopsters Basketball Academy competed in its third NCAA certified event of the summer July 22-25 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Hoopsters, which are composed of girls basketball players from southeast Missouri, northeast Arkansas and western Tennessee, finished 3-1 and placed sixth at the event referred to as the Music City Madness...
Holcomb basketball eyes growth in trip to Branson (07/16/15)
HOLCOMB - Holcomb's High School gymnasium was mostly empty Wednesday evening, but it was filled with the strong scent of wax that covered the Hornets basketball court. The fresh, shiny coating is evidence that a new school year is drawing near, while coaches and athletes look to start fresh.
Holcomb basketball eyes growth in trip to Branson (07/16/15)
HOLCOMB - Holcomb's High School gymnasium was mostly empty Wednesday evening, but it was filled with the strong scent of wax that covered the Hornets basketball court. The fresh, shiny coating is evidence that a new school year is drawing near, while coaches and athletes look to start fresh.
Local athletes recognized at Semoball Awards (07/14/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Two Stoddard County athletes took home top awards at the second annual Semoball Awards Saturday at Southeast Missouri State River Campus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Dexter's Jessica Lindsey was named Girls Volleyball Player of the Year...
Central's Al Young, Saxony Lutheran's Brianna Mueller nab top honors at Semoball Awards (07/12/15)
More than 150 student-athletes from 57 high schools across the region gathered Saturday for the second annual Semoball Awards presented by SoutheastHEALTH.
Central's Al Young, Saxony Lutheran's Brianna Mueller nab top honors at Semoball Awards (07/12/15)
More than 150 student-athletes from 57 high schools across the region gathered Saturday for the second annual Semoball Awards presented by SoutheastHEALTH.
Dexter boys basketball team wins 2 of 3 at RIb City Shootout Friday (07/11/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity boys basketball team won two of three games Friday on Day 1 of the two-day Rib City Shootout at the Bearcat Event Center. Dexter beat Steelville 68-32 in Game 1, beat defending Class 2 state champion Scott County Central 55-49 in Game 2 and lost to Booker T. Washington, Tennessee 39-20 in Game 3...
Former Bell City star named new boys basketball coach at Richland (07/10/15)
Johnson was recently named the new Richland High School boys basketball coach after former coach Matt Cline accepted the head coaching position at Scott County Central in June.
Former Bell City star named new boys basketball coach at Richland (07/10/15)
Johnson was recently named the new Richland High School boys basketball coach after former coach Matt Cline accepted the head coaching position at Scott County Central in June.
Rib City Shootout Schedule (July 10-11) (07/08/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule is finalized for the final Rib City boys basketball shootout of the summer. The event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Dexter High School. Dexter, Bernie, Bloomfield and Richland are the four varsity basketball teams from Stoddard County competing at the two-day event...
Rib City Shootout Schedule (July 10-11) (07/08/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule is finalized for the final Rib City boys basketball shootout of the summer. The event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Dexter High School. Dexter, Bernie, Bloomfield and Richland are the four varsity basketball teams from Stoddard County competing at the two-day event...
Standard Democrat Male Athlete of the Year: Sikeston's Earnest Fobbs (07/04/15)
Sikeston's Earnest Fobbs takes a different course as a rare three-sport athlete. The junior plays football, basketball and is a jumper for the track team which he credits to keeping him in shape for his busy schedule.
Standard Democrat Male Athlete of the Year: Sikeston's Earnest Fobbs (07/04/15)
Sikeston's Earnest Fobbs takes a different course as a rare three-sport athlete. The junior plays football, basketball and is a jumper for the track team which he credits to keeping him in shape for his busy schedule.
Semoball Awards finalists demonstrated the good in sports (07/03/15)
Five area players are finalists for the Sportsmanship Award.
Puxico's Rodgers signs to play baseball at Crowley's Ridge College (07/03/15)
PUXICO, Mo. - 2015 Puxico graduate Austin Rodgers will have the opportunity to continue his baseball career at the collegiate level next year. Rodgers signed to play baseball at Crowley's Ridge College in Paragould, Arkansas, Wednesday. "I love playing baseball," Rodgers said. "They gave me the opportunity to continue to play baseball. They are giving me a chance and I want to go play for them...
Hayti's Indaqual Presberry signs to William Woods University (06/26/15)
HAYTI - Indaqual Presberry is the latest Hayti High School graduate to take his considerable athletic skills to the collegiate level. On Thursday, he signed on to continue his career at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo.
Hayti's Indaqual Presberry signs to William Woods University (06/26/15)
HAYTI - Indaqual Presberry is the latest Hayti High School graduate to take his considerable athletic skills to the collegiate level. On Thursday, he signed on to continue his career at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo.
Sikeston athletic facilities get new scoreboards (06/24/15)
Along with new video scoreboards, Sikeston Public Schools Stadium received new play clocks and the Field House has new backboard clocks above each goal, a new scorer's table and halftime clocks that are hung inside Sikeston's locker rooms.
Sikeston athletic facilities get new scoreboards (06/24/15)
Along with new video scoreboards, Sikeston Public Schools Stadium received new play clocks and the Field House has new backboard clocks above each goal, a new scorer's table and halftime clocks that are hung inside Sikeston's locker rooms.
Garrett Pannier to lead Central girls program (06/21/15)
Garrett Pannier recently took the reins of the Central girls basketball program, filling the head coach position that had been held by Sheri Shirrell the past 10 seasons. Pannier, who coached the Central JV last season and filled in for a brief time on the varsity level for Shirrell during the regular season, will take over a program that has had three consecutive losing seasons...
Garrett Pannier to lead Central girls program (06/21/15)
Garrett Pannier recently took the reins of the Central girls basketball program, filling the head coach position that had been held by Sheri Shirrell the past 10 seasons. Pannier, who coached the Central JV last season and filled in for a brief time on the varsity level for Shirrell during the regular season, will take over a program that has had three consecutive losing seasons...
Charleston, SCC top brackets at Rib City Shootout (06/20/15)
Day two of the Rib City Shootout took place Friday with a total of 83 varsity, junior varsity and junior high basketball teams taking part in scrimmages in Dexter, Richland, Bloomfield and Bernie.
Scott County Central, Charleston & Calvert City win Rib City brackets (06/20/15)
Note: A photo gallery of the action is available at this link: Rib City Photos DEXTER, Mo. - Two traditional southeast Missouri powerhouses and an out-of-state juggernaut won their respective brackets at the boys basketball Rib City Shootout Friday in Dexter...
Scott County Central, Charleston & Calvert City win Rib City brackets (06/20/15)
Note: A photo gallery of the action is available at this link: Rib City Photos DEXTER, Mo. - Two traditional southeast Missouri powerhouses and an out-of-state juggernaut won their respective brackets at the boys basketball Rib City Shootout Friday in Dexter...
Former TRC forward now coaching at Sikeston (06/19/15)
When Alisha Wills was hired as the assistant basketball coach and head JV coach at Sikeston two years ago, one of the first things she did was bring in her basketball resume.
Former TRC forward now coaching at Sikeston (06/19/15)
When Alisha Wills was hired as the assistant basketball coach and head JV coach at Sikeston two years ago, one of the first things she did was bring in her basketball resume.
Rib City continues (06/19/15)
Matt Cline picked as Scott County Central's new boys basketball coach (06/17/15)
The former player will be the school's fourth head coach in the last seven years after coaching three seasons at Richland High School.
Matt Cline picked as Scott County Central's new boys basketball coach (06/17/15)
The former player will be the school's fourth head coach in the last seven years after coaching three seasons at Richland High School.
Cline will coach reigning Class 2 boys basketball champion Scott County Central (06/17/15)
Matt Cline was on three state championship teams for the Braves.
Vaughan teaches fundamentals at Indians Boys and Girls Youth Basketball Camp (06/15/15)
Kennett's high school athletic director and boys basketball coach Jim Vaughan has a simple anecdote which he uses to emphasize the importance of fundamentals for players of all ages.
Hayti's Brandon Burden signs with North Central College (06/15/15)
Everyone at Hayti High School knew that recently graduated senior Brandon Burden would be attending college. Burden is an excellent student. He was also an excellent basketball player while at HHS. He hoped that he would get to continue his career. He can quit hoping now because last week he penned a letter of intent to play fr the North Central College which is located in Trenton, Missouri.
Hayti's Brandon Burden signs with North Central College (06/15/15)
Everyone at Hayti High School knew that recently graduated senior Brandon Burden would be attending college. Burden is an excellent student. He was also an excellent basketball player while at HHS. He hoped that he would get to continue his career. He can quit hoping now because last week he penned a letter of intent to play fr the North Central College which is located in Trenton, Missouri.
Last group of 2015 Semoball Awards finalists revealed (06/13/15)
The sitting and the waiting. That was the most difficult part for recently graduated high school athletes Tyler Slinkard and Trevor Morehead.
Rib City Shootout concludes today at Dexter (06/12/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The two-day Rib City girls basketball shootout concludes today at Dexter. The Dexter varsity plays a preliminary game Friday at 9:15 a.m. against Ste. Genevieve before its begins bracket-play at 12:15 p.m. against Kennett. The Dexter varsity plays all of its games Friday on court 2 at the Bearcat Event Center...
Spencer Hoffman resigns from Senath-Hornersville girls coaching job (06/11/15)
Weeks after being announced as Senath-Hornersville High School girls basketball coach, Spencer Hoffman has resigned, opting instead to accept a position at Riverside school district in Lake City, Ar.
Spencer Hoffman resigns from Senath-Hornersville girls coaching job (06/11/15)
Weeks after being announced as Senath-Hornersville High School girls basketball coach, Spencer Hoffman has resigned, opting instead to accept a position at Riverside school district in Lake City, Ar.
Final four notebook: Hulshof seals high school career with RBI single (06/06/15)
O'FALLON, Mo. -- Derek Hulshof got a chance to write a new ending to the story of his senior year on Saturday. Hulshof, a starter on the Notre Dame basketball team, tore his ACL early in the basketball season and thought his baseball career was over as well...
As Kennett's new athletic director, Jim Vaughan expands his role (06/05/15)
On the last day of Kennett High School's 2014-2015 school year, Indians basketball coach Jim Vaughan sat down with outgoing athletic director Laura Ort to learn tricks of the trade. Ort was leaving to take on the district AD role at New Madrid County Central, while Vaughan was set to expand his role by filling the void left by Ort.
Five Notre Dame baseball players rely on basketball final four experience (06/04/15)
Thomas Himmelberg is one of five basketball players on this year's Notre Dame baseball team, which will take on Smithville in a Class 4 semifinal at 4:30 p.m. today at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon, Missouri, and Himmelberg won't forget what transpired less than three months ago.
Kennett tennis clinic, basketball camp touts growth of local athletic programs (06/04/15)
KENNETT - The Kennett High School campus kept buzzing on Thursday, as athletes were competing and practicing at tennis and girls basketball camps. Outside, athletes of all ages were honing their skills at the Indian Junior Tennis Clinic, while the girls high school basketball team hosted the final day of camp.
Five Notre Dame baseball players rely on basketball final four experience (06/04/15)
Thomas Himmelberg is one of five basketball players on this year's Notre Dame baseball team, which will take on Smithville in a Class 4 semifinal at 4:30 p.m. today at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon, Missouri, and Himmelberg won't forget what transpired less than three months ago.
Kevin Williams hired as Saxony Lutheran boys basketball coach (06/04/15)
Athletic director Sam Sides confirmed Wednesday that Saxony Lutheran has hired former Southeast Missouri State assistant coach Kevin Williams as its new boys basketball coach. "He's got a lot of experience there, and he comes from a coaching family, a basketball family," Sides said. "He got out of coaching for a little while and wanted to get back into it, and we're real fortunate to have somebody with his experience to be interested in our school. So I think it was a win-win situation."...
Final four notebook: Freshmen pitchers take center stage for Scott City baseball team (06/02/15)
The Scott City baseball team reached the eighth inning of the Class 3 state championship game with just a sophomore and two freshmen appearing on the mound at the final four.
Bell City baseball team began its rise to the Class 1 final four during the fall (06/02/15)
The school adopted a fall baseball season this year and accelerated the growth of a young team.
Kennett High School hosts tennis, girls basketball camps (06/01/15)
The Kennett High School campus was buzzing with athletes of all ages and from all over the area, as both tennis and girls basketball camps kicked off Monday morning.
Herkenhoff molds himself, finds Bell City is a good fit (06/01/15)
Bell City senior Quenton Herkenhoff knows about turnarounds. He and the Cubs baseball team have come a long way since his freshman year.
Scott City youth movement travels to Class 3 final four (06/01/15)
Only one senior has had a regular spot in the Rams' lineup during their postseason run to the Class 3 final four.
Spencer Hoffman named Senath-Hornersville girls basketball coach (05/31/15)
A big name in local athletics is returning to coaching to the bootheel to coach at the varsity level. Spencer Hoffman has been named the new girls basketball head coach at Senath-Hornersville High School. "We are excited to have him as part of our staff," said Senath-Hornersville superintendent Chad Morgan after confirming reports of their latest hire. "Very positive person and coach."...
A year removed from SCC, Blissett signs with Missouri Valley (05/27/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A year after graduating from Scott County Central, former guard Cameron Blissett has signed with Missouri Valley College in Marshall to play basketball. The 2014 Scott Central graduate, who spent the last year at Southeast Missouri State University, was part of SCC's Class 1 state championship two seasons ago. The Braves finished 26-5 and defeated Meadville 69-39 in the state championship game...
A year removed from SCC, Blissett signs with Missouri Valley (05/27/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A year after graduating from Scott County Central, former guard Cameron Blissett has signed with Missouri Valley College in Marshall to play basketball. The 2014 Scott Central graduate, who spent the last year at Southeast Missouri State University, was part of SCC's Class 1 state championship two seasons ago. The Braves finished 26-5 and defeated Meadville 69-39 in the state championship game...
Head coach Frank Staple will not return to Scott Central (05/23/15)
The two-time state championship coach has accepted a position as the junior high principal within the Sikeston school district. He took over SCC in 2013.
Dexter Athletic Awards (05/14/15)
Pictured are Dexter athletes who were honored at the end-of-the-year high school awards assembly Monday. Shown in the photo front row left to right: Melanie McKuin (girls basketball best defensive player and MVP), Julia Hahn (volleyball setter award), MaKayla Waldner (girls tennis MVP, girls tennis singles award winner and Dexter female athlete of the year), Noah Kronk (football defensive award winner, football MVP, boys basketball defensive award winner and male athlete of the year), Hannah Thurmon (girls basketball rebounding award winner), Emily Ladd (cross country female outstanding runner), and Courtney Potts (cheerleading award winner). ...
Decision to not offer girls basketball stands at Bloomfield (05/13/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Bloomfield School Board took no action after hearing from both sides on a proposal to implement girls basketball in the district. Board members again expressed their opinions on the issue, but made no motion to implement the program after it failed in a vote at the April board meeting. The board met Monday night in the High School Library to accommodate those attending...
Decision to not offer girls basketball stands at Bloomfield (05/13/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Bloomfield School Board took no action after hearing from both sides on a proposal to implement girls basketball in the district. Board members again expressed their opinions on the issue, but made no motion to implement the program after it failed in a vote at the April board meeting. The board met Monday night in the High School Library to accommodate those attending...
Scott County Central trio sign letters of intent (05/13/15)
Landon Vaughan signs with Three Rivers (05/12/15)
Kennett senior Landon Vaughan signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Three Rivers College, just before capping off the strongest season of his high school career.
Dexter boys basketball camp (05/12/15)
The Dexter Bearcats Boys Basketball Camp takes place May 26-28 at the Bearcat Event Center. Cost to attend the camp is $25. Check can be made payable to Dexter High School. There are three sessions. The first session is from 8 :30 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day for students entering grades kindergarten through second grade. ...
Rib City All-Star Fundamental Camp (05/12/15)
The third annual Rib City All-Star Fundamental Camp takes place June 1-3 at the Dexter Bearcat Event Center. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost to attend the camp is $150 per athlete. There is a discount of $15 with groups of five or more that sign up together and a discount of $10 if you register by May 15...
Seniors honored at Kennett Booster Club Banquet (05/11/15)
Emotions were high on Friday evening, as the Kennett Country Club played host to the 21st annual Kennett Booster Club Senior Banquet.
For Woodland senior Garret Reynolds, there's a sport for every season (05/10/15)
Reynolds is a four-year letterman in baseball and basketball, a two-year all state runner in cross country and a member of the Cardinals' inaugural track and field team.
For Woodland senior Garret Reynolds, there's a sport for every season (05/10/15)
Reynolds is a four-year letterman in baseball and basketball, a two-year all state runner in cross country and a member of the Cardinals' inaugural track and field team.
Standard Democrat Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Willie Jimerson (05/08/15)
His numbers didn't increase and his stats had little to do with why Jimerson rose to new heights. The only thing that differed was Jimerson's approach to the game.
Standard Democrat Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Melanie McKuin (05/08/15)
Transitioning from reserve to starter is never an easy process. Melanie McKuin not only handled this process with ease, but showed skills that earned her the highest honor in the SEMO Conference.
2014-15 All-Standard Democrat basketball team (05/08/15)
The 2014-15 All-Standard Democrat basketball team was chosen by the Standard Democrat sports department and from the following schools: Chaffee, Charleston, Dexter, East Prairie, Kelly, New Madrid County Central, Oran, Portageville, Richland, Risco, Scott County Central, Sikeston...
Kelly's Logan Ivie signs with TRC (05/06/15)
Ben Vance to continue family tradition at Crowley's Ridge College (04/30/15)
On Wednesday, Ben Vance was all smiles as he signed on to continue what's become a family tradition at Crowley's Ridge. There, he'll be playing basketball, just like his mother and brother did before him.
Ben Vance to continue family tradition at Crowley's Ridge College (04/30/15)
On Wednesday, Ben Vance was all smiles as he signed on to continue what's become a family tradition at Crowley's Ridge. There, he'll be playing basketball, just like his mother and brother did before him.
Four Southeast Missouri State women's basketball signees released from NLI (04/28/15)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team has gone from having four Class of 2015 signees to none. High school seniors Amber Lindfors, Olivia Crozier, and Jennifer and Jessica Mackowiak, who signed to play for former coach Ty Margenthaler during the early signing period in November, have each been granted a release from their National Letter of Intent, Southeast assistant sports information director Tyler Koonce confirmed in an email Monday morning...
Southeast Missourian boys basketball player of the year: Jackson's Blake Reynolds (04/26/15)
SEMO Conference Player of the Year, all-state forward and three-time Class 5 quarterfinalist -- Blake Reynolds could hardly see any of this coming.
Southeast Missourian boys basketball player of the year: Jackson's Blake Reynolds (04/26/15)
SEMO Conference Player of the Year, all-state forward and three-time Class 5 quarterfinalist -- Blake Reynolds could hardly see any of this coming.
Southeast Missourian girls basketball player of the year: Saxony Lutheran's Brianna Mueller (04/23/15)
Saxony junior Brianna Mueller remains driven by a memory, something representing more than any award.
Jimerson signs with State Fair Community College (04/23/15)
Willie Jimerson wasn't afraid to admit he messed up. But that's not to say the New Madrid County Central senior isn't excited about where he'll be next fall.
Southeast Missourian girls basketball player of the year: Saxony Lutheran's Brianna Mueller (04/23/15)
Saxony junior Brianna Mueller remains driven by a memory, something representing more than any award.
Girls basketball rejected by 3-2 vote, cross country approved at Bloomfield (04/22/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Bloomfield School Board voted down starting a girls basketball program in the 2015-16 school year by a 3-2 vote Monday night at their regular meeting. The board did vote unanimously to begin a boys/girls cross country program in the 2015-16 school year...
Girls basketball rejected by split vote, cross country approved at Bloomfield (04/22/15)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Bloomfield School Board voted down starting a girls basketball program in the 2015-16 school year by a 3-2 vote Monday night at their regular meeting. The board did vote unanimously to begin a boys/girls cross country program in the 2015-16 school year...
Bogan makes it official, signs with Jacksonville State University (04/16/15)
Following a win over Malden on Feb. 10, Charleston senior Delfincko Bogan let everyone know what his college intentions were. On Thursday, he made it official by signing with Jacksonville State University.
Athletes honored at BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza in Dexter (04/15/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza was held Saturday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter. Woodland's Garret Reynolds won the boys 3-point contest, Jackson's Rachel Crites won the girls 3-point contest, Leopold's Caitlin Petty won the hardest spike contest, Bloomfield's Chelsea Delay won the volleyball passing competition and Notre Dame's Quinn Poythress won the slam dunk contest...
Jacky Lockhert and Kate Shetley represent Kennett at area all-star game (04/13/15)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Dozens of local high school seniors gathered at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter for the BA Promotions All-Star Extravaganza. Among them were two of Kennett's finest athletes from their respective 2014-15 seasons. Jacky Lockhert put in a well-rounded performance in the volleyball game before Kate Shetley made a strong showing in the girls basketball game...
Jacky Lockhert and Kate Shetley represent Kennett at area all-star game (04/13/15)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Dozens of local high school seniors gathered at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter for the BA Promotions All-Star Extravaganza. Among them were two of Kennett's finest athletes from their respective 2014-15 seasons. Jacky Lockhert put in a well-rounded performance in the volleyball game before Kate Shetley made a strong showing in the girls basketball game...
Semoball Awards winter finalists revealed (04/12/15)
While a lot of people would disagree, New Madrid County Central basketball player Willie Jimerson didn't think he performed well during his junior season. He averaged more than 20 points and five rebounds a game, but the important numbers to him were 12 and 10 -- as in his team's 12 wins and 10 losses...
Semoball finalists announced for winter sports (04/12/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Semoball Awards finalists for boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling and girls swimming were revealed Saturday at a selection show hosted by Harry Blackwell Dodge in Dexter. SEMO ESPN radio (92.9 FM, 1220 AM and 1470 AM) was on hand to make the announcement on its weekly hour-long show the Saturday Morning Express...
Sikeston coach named MBCA Assistant of the Year (04/08/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- As long as Sikeston head basketball coach Gregg Holifield has been on the sidelines for the Bulldogs, so has one of his longtime assistants Brian James. James has been an integral part of Sikeston's sustained success during Holifield's 17-year tenure and the Hall of Fame coach will be the first to tell you so...
Sikeston coach wins MBCA Assistant of the Year (04/08/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- As long as Sikeston head basketball coach Gregg Holifield has been on the sidelines for the Bulldogs, so has one of his longtime assistants Brian James. James has been an integral part of Sikeston's sustained success during Holifield's 17-year tenure and the Hall of Fame coach will be the first to tell you so...
Top college basketball coaches form group to address minority hires (04/03/15)
A group of prominent black coaches headlined by Tubby Smith and Shaka Smart are forming an organization to address the dwindling numbers of minority head coaches in college basketball.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Jackson's Cassidi Tomsu (04/02/15)
Jackson's Cassidi Tomsu scored four goals to lead the Indians to a 10-0 victory over Marion, Illinois, in the championship game of the Noon Optimist Club Tournament on Saturday at Central High School. All four of the junior forward's goals were assisted by senior Jordan Nelson in a game that was shortened in the second half by the mercy rule...
SCAA boys basketball all-conference awards released (03/28/15)
The 2015 SCAA all-conference boys basketball awards have been released. Bernie's Caleb Ellenburg is the SCAA Player of the Year. Ellenburg averaged 20 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game. Bloomfield's Alex Gibbs is the SCAA Defensive Player of the Year...
Jimerson, Porter win MBCA Player of the Year awards (03/27/15)
New Madrid County Central senior Willie Jimerson was selected as the Class 3 basketball Player of the Year by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association on Friday as they announced its annual all-state teams. Jimerson led the Eagles with an average of 24 points and helped NMCC to a third-place finish during the Missouri Show Me Showdown in early March...
Dexter baseball team wins run-fest against Kennett 16-12 (03/26/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The highly anticipated regular-season district battle between the Dexter Bearcats and Kennett Indians turned into a run-fest Wednesday afternoon. The Bearcats and Indians combined to calculated 28 runs and 20 hits in a see-saw thriller that featured five lead changes...
Dexter's McKuin, Jackson's Reynolds selected SEMO Conference Players of the Year (03/26/15)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Melanie McKuin continued the Dexter Lady Bearcats' recent run of Bob Gray Award winners Wednesday night while Blake Reynolds became the first Jackson player since 1987 to win the John Gibbs Award. Both were among the honorees at the 57th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet at the Black River Coliseum, which started off the festivities with a keynote address by University of Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson...
Jackson's Blake Reynolds named SEMO Conference boys basketball POY (03/26/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo -- Melanie McKuin continued the Dexter Lady Bearcats' recent run of Bob Gray Award winners Wednesday night while Blake Reynolds became the first Jackson player since 1987 to win the John Gibbs Award. Both were among the honorees at the 57th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet at the Black River Coliseum, which started off the festivities with a keynote address by University of Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson...
Reynolds, McKuin win SEMO Conference Player of the Year awards (03/26/15)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Melanie McKuin continued the Dexter Lady Bearcats' recent run of Bob Gray Award winners Wednesday night while Blake Reynolds became the first Jackson player since 1987 to win the John Gibbs Award. Both were among the honorees at the 57th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet at the Black River Coliseum, which started off the festivities with a keynote address by University of Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson...
Dexter's McKuin, Jackson's Reynolds selected SEMO Conference Players of the Year (03/26/15)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Melanie McKuin continued the Dexter Lady Bearcats' recent run of Bob Gray Award winners Wednesday night while Blake Reynolds became the first Jackson player since 1987 to win the John Gibbs Award. Both were among the honorees at the 57th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet at the Black River Coliseum, which started off the festivities with a keynote address by University of Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson...
Reynolds, McKuin win SEMO Conference Player of the Year awards (03/26/15)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Melanie McKuin continued the Dexter Lady Bearcats' recent run of Bob Gray Award winners Wednesday night while Blake Reynolds became the first Jackson player since 1987 to win the John Gibbs Award. Both were among the honorees at the 57th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet at the Black River Coliseum, which started off the festivities with a keynote address by University of Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson...
Jackson's Blake Reynolds named SEMO Conference boys basketball POY (03/26/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo -- Melanie McKuin continued the Dexter Lady Bearcats' recent run of Bob Gray Award winners Wednesday night while Blake Reynolds became the first Jackson player since 1987 to win the John Gibbs Award. Both were among the honorees at the 57th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet at the Black River Coliseum, which started off the festivities with a keynote address by University of Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson...
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Notre Dame's Quinn Poythress (03/26/15)
Notre Dame's Quinn Poythress scored a game-high 25 points and helped lead the Bulldogs to a 65-44 win over Bolivar in the Class 4 third-place game Friday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri. The 6-foot-7 senior netted seven points in the final 6 minutes, 30 seconds of the game, during which Notre Dame went on an 18-2 run...
Dexter 7th grade volleyball team claims title at Poplar Bluff Tournament (03/24/15)
The Dexter seventh grade volleyball team took home the top prize at the eight-team Poplar Bluff Invitational Saturday. Dexter qualified for the gold bracket by taking first in Pool B at the event. Dexter beat Doniphan 25-11, 25-7 in its first pool play contest, Advance 26-24, 25-15 in its second pool play contest and Bloomfield 25-6, 25-8 in its final pool play game...
Local senior athletes to play in BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza (03/23/15)
Dozens of senior volleyball and basketball players from all over southeast Missouri are set to gather in Dexter's Bearcat Event Center for the BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza on April 11th. The event brings together top high school seniors from over 65 area schools. Schools range as far North as Ste. Genevieve, Mo., all the way down to Kennett, Mo...
Local senior athletes to play in BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza (03/23/15)
Dozens of senior volleyball and basketball players from all over southeast Missouri are set to gather in Dexter's Bearcat Event Center for the BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza on April 11th. The event brings together top high school seniors from over 65 area schools. Schools range as far North as Ste. Genevieve, Mo., all the way down to Kennett, Mo...
Final four notebook: Bolivar player gives Notre Dame senior Derek Hulshof a memory for a lifetime with incredible act of sportsmanship (03/21/15)
Grant Ressel and Derek Hulshof, who were both injured during the season, started for Notre Dame, and Hulshof scored thanks to a Bolivar player's sportsmanship.
Notre Dame boys basketball team caps season with win, third-place state finish (03/21/15)
The Bulldogs led for all but 2 minutes, 7 seconds and came away with a 65-44 win in the Class 4 third-place game Friday at Mizzou Arena.
Scott-Mississippi Conference names its player, coach of the year (03/20/15)
Scott County Central's Jeffery Porter was named the Scott-Mississippi Conference Player of the Year after his junior campaign. Porter averaged 20.9 points to help lead the Braves to a Class 2 state championship last Saturday following a 53-48 win over Mid-Buchanan at Mizzou Arena in Columbia...
Final four notebook: Hillcrest senior says Notre Dame press was no problem (03/19/15)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Hillcrest senior guard Brady Petry thought he held the key to his team defeating Notre Dame in a Class 4 state semifinal Thursday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. "I knew I could just beat their press," Petry said. "They were pressuring so hard, it's easy to get around them, so I was like, 'If I beat their press, we will win this game because we're going to have less turnovers.'"...
Hillcrest holds off Notre Dame boys basketball team at Class 4 final four (03/20/15)
The Bulldogs lost 60-57 to the Hornets in a state semifinal on Thursday. They'll play for third place on Friday.
Notre Dame boys basketball team caps season with win, third-place state finish (03/20/15)
The Bulldogs led for all but 2 minutes, 7 seconds and came away with a 65-44 win in the Class 4 third-place game Friday at Mizzou Arena.
Notre Dame boys basketball team overcomes key injuries in journey to final four (03/19/15)
The Bulldogs have had no time to dwell on the setbacks and have collectively handled each one by looking down the bench and saying, "Next man up," three words which have propelled them into today's Class 4 final four.
2011 Dexter graduate Alan Flannigan begins play in NCAA Tournament Thursday (03/18/15)
Dexter's own Alan Flannigan will be among the participants when the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament continues this week. Flannigan is currently a senior on the Lafayette Leopards, which earned an automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament by winning the Patriot League conference tournament on March 11...
Notre Dame boys basketball team ready for semifinal showdown (03/19/15)
Members of the Notre Dame boys basketball team were getting ready to leave their hotel and head to practice Wednesday night when they ran into several famous faces in the lobby.
Extravaganza releases team rosters for all-star games (03/19/15)
The 2015 BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza has released its rosters for the boys and girls basketball games as well as the volleyball game scheduled for April 11 at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter. The volleyball all-star game is slated for three games and scheduled to start at 9 a.m. The skills competition will begin afterwards...
Hillcrest holds off Notre Dame boys basketball team at Class 4 final four (03/19/15)
The Bulldogs lost 60-57 to the Hornets in a state semifinal on Thursday. They'll play for third place on Friday.
Notre Dame boys basketball team falls at final four (03/19/15)
The Bulldogs lost to Hillcrest 60-57 in a Class 4 semifinal on Thursday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. They'll play for third place on Friday.
Notre Dame boys basketball team ready for semifinal showdown (03/19/15)
Members of the Notre Dame boys basketball team were getting ready to leave their hotel and head to practice Wednesday night when they ran into several famous faces in the lobby.
Notre Dame boys basketball team overcomes key injuries in journey to final four (03/19/15)
The Bulldogs have had no time to dwell on the setbacks and have collectively handled each one by looking down the bench and saying, "Next man up," three words which have propelled them into today's Class 4 final four.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Scott County Central's Javonta Daniel (03/19/15)
Scott County Central senior Javonta Daniel scored a team-high 23 points to lead the Braves to a 53-48 victory over Mid-Buchanan in the Class 2 state championship Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri. Daniel missed only two of his 13 shots and battled foul trouble throughout the game. He played a total of 16 minutes and scored five of the Braves' final seven points in the victory...
Notre Dame boys basketball team falls at final four (03/19/15)
The Bulldogs lost to Hillcrest 60-57 in a Class 4 semifinal on Thursday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. They'll play for third place on Friday.
Notre Dame first-year boys basketball coach Paul Unterreiner has school back in final four (03/18/15)
Take a walk around the campus of Notre Dame High School and it only takes a few minutes to find players, coaches, students and faculty who speak highly of Paul Unterreiner and just how much he means to the school.
Notre Dame first-year boys basketball coach Paul Unterreiner has school back in final four (03/17/15)
Take a walk around the campus of Notre Dame High School and it only takes a few minutes to find players, coaches, students and faculty who speak highly of Paul Unterreiner and just how much he means to the school.
Dexter honors winter sports athletes at banquet (03/17/15)
Dexter High School held its annual Winter Sports Recognition Program Wednesday night at the high school cafeteria. Athletes participating in boys and girls basketball, wrestling, dance and cheerleading were honored at the event. Austin Chesser was presented the free throw award, Jason Jarrell was presented the MVP award and Noah Kronk was presented the defensive award in boys basketball...
Dexter honors winter sports athletes at banquet (03/17/15)
Dexter High School held its annual Winter Sports Recognition Program Wednesday night at the high school cafeteria. Athletes participating in boys and girls basketball, wrestling, dance and cheerleading were honored at the event. Austin Chesser was presented the free throw award, Jason Jarrell was presented the MVP award and Noah Kronk was presented the defensive award in boys basketball...
Staple breaks the mold in adding to SCC trophy case (03/16/15)
The Scott County Central boys basketball team added another chapter to the greatest history book in Missouri high school hoops with its Class 2 state championship Saturday. The Braves, as you already know unless you been hiding in an underground bunker devoid of Wi-Fi the last couple days, won their record 18th state title overall and just their second in Class 2...
Jackson boys basketball team falls to SLUH in Class 5 quarterfinal (03/14/15)
Jackson didn't have an answer for the Junior Billikens on two late possessions and ran out of time in a 58-50 loss in a Class 5 quarterfinal at Hyland Arena.
Notre Dame boys basketball team defeats Westminster, advances to Class 4 final four (03/14/15)
The Bulldogs defeated Westminster Christian Academy 62-44 to finalize their trip to the final four in Paul Unterreiner's first year at the helm.
Scott County Central wins Class 2 state championship (03/14/15)
Javonta Daniel scored 23 points to lead Scott County Central to a Class 2 state championship Saturday at Mizzou Arena. The Braves defeated Mid-Buchanan 53-48 and claimed it's 18th state championship in school history. It's the Braves' second Class 2 title...
Final four notebook: Scott County Central sends its 'Showboat' out with a win (03/14/15)
Along with the winning tradition the Braves have had year after year, assistant coach Andrew Pullen has remained Scott County Central's other constant for the storied program over the last decade.
Jackson boys basketball team falls to SLUH in Class 5 quarterfinal (03/14/15)
Jackson didn't have an answer for the Junior Billikens on two late possessions and ran out of time in a 58-50 loss in a Class 5 quarterfinal at Hyland Arena.
Notre Dame boys basketball team defeats Westminster, advances to Class 4 final four (03/14/15)
The Bulldogs defeated Westminster Christian Academy 62-44 to finalize their trip to the final four in Paul Unterreiner's first year at the helm.
Season ends a win shy of final four for Jackson boys basketball team (03/14/15)
The Indians fell to the St. Louis University High Junior Bills 58-50 in a Class 5 quarterfinal at Hyland Arena on the campus of Lindenwood University.
Notre Dame boys basketball team books spot in Class 4 final four (03/14/15)
The Bulldogs defeated Westminster Christian Academy 62-44 on Saturday night in a state quarterfinal game at the Farmington Civic Center to earn a spot in the Class 4 semifinals.
18 and counting: Scott County Central boys basketball team upends Mid-Buchanan 53-48 for state crown (03/14/15)
With the game tied at the 3:44 mark, SCC's Javonta Daniel returned to score five of his team's final seven points to help the Braves capture their second consecutive and 18th overall state title with a 53-48 victory over Mid-Buchanan on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Advance boys basketball team rebounds to take third at state tournament (03/14/15)
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Advance Hornets varsity boys basketball program experienced little difficulty regrouping less than 24 hours after a 63-51 state semifinal loss to Meadville Thursday night. Advance jumped out to a 22-11 lead seven minutes into the first quarter and never trailed after as it secured a 69-53 victory against the Leeton Bulldogs in the Class 1 third-place game Friday afternoon at Mizzou Arena in Columbia...
Advance boys basketball team rebounds to take third at state tournament (03/14/15)
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Advance Hornets varsity boys basketball program experienced little difficulty regrouping less than 24 hours after a 63-51 state semifinal loss to Meadville Thursday night. Advance jumped out to a 22-11 lead seven minutes into the first quarter and never trailed after as it secured a 69-53 victory against the Leeton Bulldogs in the Class 1 third-place game Friday afternoon at Mizzou Arena in Columbia...
Notre Dame boys basketball team books spot in Class 4 final four (03/14/15)
The Bulldogs defeated Westminster Christian Academy 62-44 on Saturday night in a state quarterfinal game at the Farmington Civic Center to earn a spot in the Class 4 semifinals.
Season ends a win shy of final four for Jackson boys basketball team (03/14/15)
The Indians fell to the St. Louis University High Junior Bills 58-50 in a Class 5 quarterfinal at Hyland Arena on the campus of Lindenwood University.
18 and counting: Scott County Central boys basketball team upends Mid-Buchanan 53-48 for state crown (03/14/15)
With the game tied at the 3:44 mark, SCC's Javonta Daniel returned to score five of his team's final seven points to help the Braves capture their second consecutive and 18th overall state title with a 53-48 victory over Mid-Buchanan on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
New class, same result: Scott County Central boys claim state championship (03/14/15)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Scott County Central boys basketball team won its record 18th state title with a 53-48 victory over Mid-Buchanan in the Class 2 championship on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. It is the second Class 2 title for the Braves, who have won their other 16 in Class 1...
Jimerson guides NMCC to third place finish over Madison Prep (03/13/15)
The senior scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to lead the New Madrid County Central Eagles to a 58-50 win over Madison Prep Friday during the third place game at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Advance boys basketball team falls to Meadville in Class 1 final four (03/12/15)
The Eagles hit a 3-pointer in the first 30 seconds of the final quarter and never looked back on their way to a 63-51 victory over Advance and a chance to play for a state title.
Wuebker's first-half injury slows down Advance boys basketball team's offense (03/12/15)
After scoring Advance's first four points of the game and adding two more baskets to close out the first quarter against Meadville in a Class 1 semifinal on Thursday night, Advance sophomore Preston Wuebker left the game with a minor injury to his left knee.
Advance boys basketball team takes third Class 1 (03/13/15)
The Advance boys basketball team recovered from a semifinal loss a day earlier with a 69-53 victory over Leeton in the Class 1 third-place game on Friday.
Final four notebook: Advance sends seniors out with win, future looks bright (03/13/15)
Senior Dalton Wilson scored a game-high 16 points in Advance's 63-59 victory over Leeton in the Class 1 third-place game on Friday at Mizzou Arena.
Porter leads Scott County Central to Class 2 title game (03/13/15)
COLUMBIA -- After winning five state titles in the last six years, Scott County Central has learned a thing or two about closing out games. It also helps when you have Jeffery Porter. Porter scored 12 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter while Javonta Daniel was lights out with 21 points. The duo led the Braves to a 60-49 victory over Crane in the Class 2 state semifinals Thursday at Mizzou Arena...
Advance drops Class 1 semifinal to No. 1 ranked Meadville 63-51 (complete final four schedule included) (03/13/15)
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Advance Hornets led by as many as 12 points in the first half but came up short in its bid to become the first team to knock off the undefeated Meadville Eagles. No. 1 ranked Meadville outscored Advance by 21 points after the first quarter as it rallied for a 63-51 victory against Advance in a Class 1 semifinal at Mizzou Arena Thursday night in Columbia...
Scott County Central boys pay tribute to longtime fans before semifinal (03/12/15)
The Scott County Central Braves weren't just playing for themselves in a Class 2 semifinal against Crane on Saturday afternoon. During pregame warm-ups, the Braves wore black shirts with a big orange heart in the middle.
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COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Advance boys basketball team recovered from a semifinal loss a day earlier with a 69-53 victory over Leeton in the Class 1 third-place game on Friday at Mizzou Arena. The Hornets got off to a fast start, led by junior Austin Ladd, who scored his team's first six points...
Haunting final seconds doom NMCC against Strafford in Class 3 semifinals (03/12/15)
It's one thing to lose.It's another to lose in the heart-breaking fashion that New Madrid County Central did on Thursday afternoon in a Class 3 state semifinal.
Scott County Central boys basketball team reaches Class 2 state championship game (03/12/15)
Jeffery Porter sparked an 11-2 run, which helped the Braves secure a 60-49 victory over Crane and their second consecutive trip to a state championship.
SCC advances to Class 2 title game after 60-49 win over Crane (03/12/15)
The Scott County Central Braves advanced to the Class 2 state championship game after defeating Crane 60-49 Thursday during the semifinals at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Bubba knows basketball: The story behind the Hornets' second-year coach begins and ends in Advance (03/12/15)
From playing under legendary Advance coach Carrol Cookson in the late 1970s to just being a casual fan, Advance boys basketball has been a constant in Bubba Wheetley's life for nearly 35 years.
Notre Dame boys basketball team set to face Westminster in Class 4 quarterfinal (03/12/15)
Unselfish play has lifted the Notre Dame boys basketball team into the state quarterfinals. Quinn Poythress and Tanner Shively are each averaging double figures in scoring this postseason for the Bulldogs, who will take on Westminster Christian Academy at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Farmington Civic Center in Farmington, Missouri, with a bid to the Class 4 final four on the line...
Jackson boys basketball team makes push for Class 5 final four (03/12/15)
The Jackson boys basketball team won its third consecutive sectional Wednesday, but it wouldn't have been possible without some clutch shooting from several seniors. Braden Wendel had a pair of 3-pointers during the Indians' late rally before Connor Shepard scored the go-ahead trey and Terry Venable iced the game from the free-throw line...
Naylor girls basketball team advances to Class 1 state title game for first time (03/12/15)
Naylor defated Tuscumbia 57-38 and held the Lions 34 point below their team scoring average.
Notre Dame boys basketball team set to face Westminster in Class 4 quarterfinal (03/12/15)
Unselfish play has lifted the Notre Dame boys basketball team into the state quarterfinals. Quinn Poythress and Tanner Shively are each averaging double figures in scoring this postseason for the Bulldogs, who will take on Westminster Christian Academy at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Farmington Civic Center in Farmington, Missouri, with a bid to the Class 4 final four on the line...
Jackson boys basketball team makes push for Class 5 final four (03/12/15)
The Jackson boys basketball team won its third consecutive sectional Wednesday, but it wouldn't have been possible without some clutch shooting from several seniors. Braden Wendel had a pair of 3-pointers during the Indians' late rally before Connor Shepard scored the go-ahead trey and Terry Venable iced the game from the free-throw line...
Advance boys basketball team falls to Meadville in Class 1 final four (03/12/15)
The Eagles hit a 3-pointer in the first 30 seconds of the final quarter and never looked back on their way to a 63-51 victory over Advance and a chance to play for a state title.
Wuebker's first-half injury slows down Advance boys basketball team's offense (03/12/15)
After scoring Advance's first four points of the game and adding two more baskets to close out the first quarter against Meadville in a Class 1 semifinal on Thursday night, Advance sophomore Preston Wuebker left the game with a minor injury to his left knee.
Advance boys basketball team set to face top-ranked Meadville (03/12/15)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- For as much as the Advance boys basketball team has relied on its outside shooting this postseason, Hornets' coach Bubba Wheetley said his team will have to rely on its defense and press against its toughest competition yet. Advance, now in its second season under Wheetley, will be joined by Meadville, Leeton and Winston in the Class 1 final four today in Columbia, Missouri...
Bubba know basketball: The story behind the Hornets' second-year coach begins and ends in Advance (03/12/15)
From playing under legendary Advance coach Carrol Cookson in the late 1970s to just being a casual fan, Advance boys basketball has been a constant in Bubba Wheetley's life for nearly 35 years.
Kirkwood ends Jackson girls basketball team's season in state sectional (03/12/15)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- When the members of the Jackson girls basketball team stepped onto the court for their Class 5 state sectional game against Kirkwood on Wednesday night at Jefferson College, their nervousness was obvious. The uneasiness of the Indians led to a couple of missed layups in the first minute of action and five turnovers as they only scored two points in the opening quarter...
Kirkwood ends Jackson girls basketball team's season in state sectional (03/12/15)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- When the members of the Jackson girls basketball team stepped onto the court for their Class 5 state sectional game against Kirkwood on Wednesday night at Jefferson College, their nervousness was obvious. The uneasiness of the Indians led to a couple of missed layups in the first minute of action and five turnovers as they only scored two points in the opening quarter...
Advance boys basketball team set to face top-ranked Meadville (03/12/15)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- For as much as the Advance boys basketball team has relied on its outside shooting this postseason, Hornets' coach Bubba Wheetley said his team will have to rely on its defense and press against its toughest competition yet. Advance, now in its second season under Wheetley, will be joined by Meadville, Leeton and Winston in the Class 1 final four today in Columbia, Missouri...
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Advance's Preston Wuebker (03/12/15)
Advance's Preston Wuebker hit two game-winning shots last week for the Hornets, who will compete in the Class 1 final four today at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri. Wuebker netted a go-ahead 3-pointer inside the final minute to lead Advance to a victory over Gideon in a Class 1 sectional last Tuesday and scored the game-winning bucket to send the Hornets past state-ranked South Iron in a state quarterfinal on Saturday...
Jackson boys basketball team beats Vianney to return to state quarterfinals (03/12/15)
The Indians defeated the Golden Griffins 59-57 on Wednesday to advance to the Class 5 quarterfinals for the third consecutive season.
Scott County Central boys basketball team ready to battle at Class 2 final four (03/12/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- There will be no fear of the moment when the Scott County Central boys basketball team takes the court today. This is the Braves' territory. SCC (25-4) brings a state-record 17 state titles into its Class 2 final four game against Crane (28-2), which is scheduled for noon today at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri...
Jeffery Porter is making a name for himself during Scott County Central's final four run (03/11/15)
The guard says he doesn't feel any extra pressure from carrying on the legacy that goes along with his last name and will continue to forge his spot in SCC history when the Braves attempt to win a Class 2 state championship this weekend.
Scott County Central's Jeffery Porter making a name for himself on basketball court (03/11/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Hanging on the walls of the Scott County Central high school gymnasium are the numbers of retired Braves, and tucked in amongst them are 35, belonging to Otto Porter, and 22 for Otto Porter, Jr.
Notre Dame boys basketball team upends Potosi in Class 4 sectional (03/10/15)
The Bulldogs rolled to a 72-49 victory over the Trojans at the Jackson Events Center, earning a berth in Saturday's state quarterfinals in Farmington.
Jackson boys basketball team beats Vianney to return to state quarterfinals (03/11/15)
The Indians defeated the Golden Griffins 59-57 on Wednesday to advance to the Class 5 quarterfinals for the third consecutive season.
North County eliminates Dexter girls 66-61 in overtime (03/11/15)
The Dexter Bearcats rallied from a 55-50 deficit in the final three minutes of regulation to force overtime but came up short in its bid to advance to the Class 4 quarterfinals for a fourth straight season...
Jackson boys, girls basketball team set for state sectional showdowns (03/11/15)
The Jackson boys basketball team defeated Poplar Bluff to claim its third consecutive district title last week, and Jackson coach Darrin Scott was happy to see the fruits of his players' labor. "I just think it shows how hard they've worked, and what they've done to get us to where we're at -- not just this bunch but the bunch we've had the last couple of years," Scott said. "I was really happy and proud of them that they could do that."...
Shooting practice has Advance boys basketball team thriving (03/10/15)
In the final hour of an Advance boys basketball team's practice, there isn't much noise coming from the gym.
Scott County Central boys basketball team uses press to put the squeeze on opponents (03/10/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The storied past of the Scott County Central boys basketball team has a wealth of history, including a systematic pressure defense that began years before many can remember. Perhaps the only thing missing is a patent. But don't be fooled. SCC obviously didn't invent its notorious 1-2-2 press, which has haunted opponents for decades and given way to the program's years of state championship experience...
Notre Dame boys basketball team upends Potosi in Class 4 sectional (03/10/15)
The Bulldogs rolled to a 72-49 victory over the Trojans at the Jackson Events Center, earning a berth in Saturday's state quarterfinals in Farmington.
Notre Dame boys basketball team set to face Potosi in sectional (03/10/15)
Saturday night's Class 4 District 1 championship game between Notre Dame and Sikeston was nothing short of a dogfight. Notre Dame came away with a 63-56 victory but not before a couple players sustained injuries -- sophomore guard Blake Bauwens tweaked his back, and senior guard Grant Ressel left in the first half and was later diagnosed with a torn ACL...
Advance shocks No. 2 ranked South Iron 47-45 in closing seconds (03/08/15)
VAN BUREN, Mo. - Advance Hornets coach Bubba Wheetley encouraged his players to forget about the past and prepare for the future after falling behind South Iron 29-20 after one half of play in a Class 1 regional at Van Buren High School Saturday afternoon...
ND boys hold distinction of defeating all foes after avenging loss (03/09/15)
Heading into Saturday night's Class 4 District 1 championship, the Notre Dame boys basketball team had beaten all but one of the teams it played this season.
ND boys hold distinction of defeating all foes after avenging loss (03/09/15)
Heading into Saturday night's Class 4 District 1 championship, the Notre Dame boys basketball team had beaten all but one of the teams it played this season.
Porter's big night propels Scott Central into Class 2 final four (03/08/15)
It's no secret that Scott County Central's Jeffery Porter is at his best when the games matter most. On Saturday, Valle Catholic was the latest team to get a personal demonstration as a 46-point effort from Porter prevented a late Warrior's charge in the state quarterfinals.
Dexter downs host Sikeston 51-38 for 5th straight girls basketball district title (03/08/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats were more than ready to take care of business on the defensive end of the floor after falling behind the Sikeston Bulldogs 12-10 after one quarter of play in the Class 4, District 1 championship Saturday night. "Sikeston came out aggressive," Dexter junior Melanie McKuin said. ...
Notre Dame boys basketball team wins district title (03/08/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Notre Dame entered the final period of the Class 4 District 1 championship with a 13-point advantage but watched its lead dwindle to five points with less than a minute remaining. Sikeston's Donnell Cobb knocked down a 3-pointer from the left corner before Notre Dame committed its eighth turnover of the quarter to give the ball right back to the host Bulldogs...
Wuebker's shot sends Advance boys basketball team to final four (03/08/15)
The Hornets defeated South Iron 47-45 to advance to the final four for the first time since 2006.
Jackson boys basketball team claims third consecutive district title (03/07/15)
The Indians defeated Poplar Bluff 73-59 on Friday night and will face Vianney in a state sectional on Wednesday.
Sikeston falls short in district final to Notre Dame (03/08/15)
The Sikeston Bulldogs knocked off one state-ranked team on Friday, but pulling it off for a second straight night proved to be too tall of a task. Sikeston fell to top-seeded Notre Dame 63-56 in the Class 4, District 1 title game.
Sikeston's historic season gives way to Dexter's fifth straight district title (03/08/15)
Sikeston accomplished things not ever done before this season. They set multiple records and broke new ground in a year filled with first-time milestones. The only thing Sikeston couldn't do in its historic season was knock off the district's old standard.
Lockdown defense helps Jackson girls basketball team secure district title (03/07/15)
The Indians claimed their third district championship in four years with a 57-27 rout of Northwest on Friday.
Undefeated Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team back in state quarterfinals (03/06/15)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The Twin Rivers Royals found out first hand why the Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 3. The Crusaders used a 23-0 second quarter run to turn a close game into a rout, beating the Royals 70-36 in a Class 3 sectional at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter and earning their second straight trip to the state quarterfinals...
Porter's big night propels Scott Central into Class 2 final four (03/08/15)
It's no secret that Scott County Central's Jeffery Porter is at his best when the games matter most. On Saturday, Valle Catholic was the latest team to get a personal demonstration as a 46-point effort from Porter prevented a late Warrior's charge in the state quarterfinals.
Dexter downs host Sikeston 51-38 for 5th straight girls basketball district title (03/08/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats were more than ready to take care of business on the defensive end of the floor after falling behind the Sikeston Bulldogs 12-10 after one quarter of play in the Class 4, District 1 championship Saturday night. "Sikeston came out aggressive," Dexter junior Melanie McKuin said. ...
Sikeston falls short in district final to Notre Dame (03/08/15)
The Sikeston Bulldogs knocked off one state-ranked team on Friday, but pulling it off for a second straight night proved to be too tall of a task. Sikeston fell to top-seeded Notre Dame 63-56 in the Class 4, District 1 title game.
Briefly: Dexter girls basketball team beats Sikeston 51-38 in C4D1 title game (03/08/15)
The top-seeded Dexter Bearcats beat second-seeded Sikeston 51-38 in the Class 4, District 1 girls basketball championship Saturday night at the Sikeston Field House. Dexter will play North County Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. in a Class 4 sectional at Jackson High School...
Notre Dame boys basketball team wins district title (03/08/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Notre Dame entered the final period of the Class 4 District 1 championship with a 13-point advantage but watched its lead dwindle to five points with less than a minute remaining. Sikeston's Donnell Cobb knocked down a 3-pointer from the left corner before Notre Dame committed its eighth turnover of the quarter to give the ball right back to the host Bulldogs...
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team handed first loss of season in state quarterfinals (03/07/15)
The Crusaders finished the season 29-1 after a 67-61 overtime loss to Park Hills Central.
Scott County Central boys basketball team returns to final four after defeat of Valle Catholic (03/08/15)
Jeffery Porter scored 46 points to lift the defending Class 1 state champion Braves to a 70-62 victory and a spot in the Class 2 final four.
NMCC reaches Class 3 semifinal after rolling past Park Hills Central (03/07/15)
The New Madrid County Central Eagles advanced to the Class 3 semifinals after a 63-33 win over Park Hills Central.
Jimerson leads NMCC past Charleston in epic double overtime sectional win (03/07/15)
The NMCC senior scored 53 points, including a pair of free throws with no time on the clock to send Friday's state sectional to a second overtime. The Eagles won 105-92.
Sikeston gets payback over Cape Central in district semifinal (03/07/15)
SIKESTON -- The Cape Central Tigers have been a thorn in Sikeston's side the last couple of seasons. After three straight losses, Sikeston finally got a measure of payback on Friday night with a resounding 75-43 win Cape Central in the Class 4, District 1 Tournament at the Field House.
Scott County Central holds on against Thayer to advance to quarterfinals (03/07/15)
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- A slow start in its district title game against Bernie left Scott County Central needing a lopsided comeback just to keep their season alive. Against Thayer Friday in Class 2 sectionals, the Braves made sure the same thing didn't happen again...
Chaffee's historic season ends after 76-41 loss to Neelyville (03/07/15)
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Struggles shooting and Neelyville's press proved to be too much for the Chaffee Lady Devils Friday as they took on the Lady Tigers in Class 2 sectionals.
Season to remember ends in sectional round for Chaffee girls basketball team (03/07/15)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo. -- The Chaffee girls basketball team knew it had a tough challenge ahead when it stepped onto the court for Friday's Class 2 sectional against Neelyville, but the Red Devils were never able to handle the pressure applied by the Tigers...
Notre Dame boys basketball team sets district final date with Sikeston (03/07/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Notre Dame deployed its sharpshooters in the first quarter of Friday night's Class 4 District 1 semifinal at the Sikeston Field House. Five different players knocked down 3-pointers for the top-seeded Bulldogs, who were 5 of 8 (63 percent) from beyond the arc in the opening period and cruised to a 75-58 victory over fifth-seeded Kennett...
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team handed first loss of season in state quarterfinals (03/07/15)
The Crusaders finished the season 29-1 after a 67-61 overtime loss to Park Hills Central.
Scott County Central boys basketball team returns to final four after defeat of Valle Catholic (03/07/15)
Jeffery Porter scored 46 points to lift the defending Class 1 state champion Braves to a 70-62 victory and a spot in the Class 2 final four.
Wuebker's shot sends Advance boys basketball team to final four (03/07/15)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- Last season the Advance boys basketball team experienced one of the worst ways to lose in any sport when Thayer made a buzzer beater 3-pointer in the Class 2 quarterfinals. The Hornets narrowly avoided a repeat of history against South Iron in Saturday's Class 1 quarterfinals...
Jackson boys basketball team claims third consecutive district title (03/07/15)
The Indians defeated Poplar Bluff 73-59 on Friday night and will face Vianney in a state sectional on Wednesday.
Lockdown defense helps Jackson girls basketball team secure district title (03/07/15)
The Indians claimed their third district championship in four years with a 57-27 rout of Northwest on Friday.
Season to remember ends in sectional round for Chaffee girls basketball team (03/07/15)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo. -- The Chaffee girls basketball team knew it had a tough challenge ahead when it stepped onto the court for Friday's Class 2 sectional against Neelyville, but the Red Devils were never able to handle the pressure applied by the Tigers...
Central boys basketball season ends with lopsided loss to Sikeston (03/07/15)
The Tigers had beaten Sikeston twice this season before Friday night's Class 4 District 1 semifinal, but the No. 3 Bulldogs found victory the third time around and cruised to a 75-43 rout.
Advance boys basketball team books spot in Class 1 final four (03/07/15)
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NMCC outlasts Charleston 105-92 in 2 OT's in Class 3 boys sectional (03/06/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The New Madrid County Central Eagles varsity boys basketball program moved one step closer to its first final four appearance since 2002 Friday afternoon as it secured a 105-92 double overtime victory against the Charleston Bluejays in a Class 3 sectional at the Bearcat Event Center...
Undefeated Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team back in state quarterfinals (03/06/15)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The Twin Rivers Royals found out first hand why the Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 3. The Crusaders used a 23-0 second quarter run to turn a close game into a rout, beating the Royals 70-36 in a Class 3 sectional at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter and earning their second straight trip to the state quarterfinals...
Kennett's season ends with loss to Notre Dame (03/06/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. - Notre Dame sank 10 three pointers in their 75-58 victory over Kennett in the Class 4, District 1 tournament semifinals. Five of them fell in the first quarter. The early onslaught created a 25-11 deficit after the first quarter of play. In the following three quarters, the Indians matched the Bulldogs on all but three points. But like so many defeats before, Kennett were unable to heal the wounds from one bad quarter...
Jackson basketball teams sweep Class 5 District 1 championships (03/06/15)
The girls team defeated Northwest 57-27 and the boys team topped Poplar Bluff 73-59 in the Class 5 District 1 championships.
NMCC outlasts Charleston 105-92 in 2 OT's in Class 3 boys sectional (03/06/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The New Madrid County Central Eagles varsity boys basketball program moved one step closer to its first final four appearance since 2002 Friday afternoon as it secured a 105-92 double overtime victory against the Charleston Bluejays in a Class 3 sectional at the Bearcat Event Center...
Jackson basketball teams sweep Class 5 District 1 championships (03/06/15)
The girls team defeated Northwest 57-27 and the boys team topped Poplar Bluff 73-59 in the Class 5 District 1 championships.
NMCC boys basketball team beats Charleston in double overtime to advance to Class 3 quarterfinals (03/06/15)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The New Madrid County Central boys basketball team defeated Charleston 105-92 in double over in a Class 3 sectional at Dexter High School on Friday afternoon. Charleston junior Tenerrious Ewing saved the Bluejays season when he made a 3-pointer just before the end of regulation to tie the game at 70...
Winter weather slows high school basketball postseason play (03/05/15)
Wednesday's winter storm continues to slow down the high school basketball postseason, but Missouri State High School Athletics Association communications director Jason West said Saturday's quarterfinals are still scheduled to resume as planned.
Relaxed but focused Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team has special relationship -- and bet -- with coach Sam Sides (03/05/15)
While winning the program's first title remains the ultimate goal for Saxony, there are many driving factors that have helped make that goal a very real possibility, including one that will keep the Crusaders both focused and laughing right up until they hoist the state trophy.
Change of site not a concern for SCC in sectional (03/05/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Much like the weather has put a delay in local sectional play, the Scott County Central Braves were forced to wait awhile before they could find out their opponent in the opening round if the Class 2 state tournament...
Chaffee girls basketball team finds new success under fourth year coach (03/05/15)
Now in his fourth season with the Red Devils, Pruitt can finally say he's achieved that goal, having helped Chaffee to its first district title since 1978 with a victory over Scott County Central in the Class 2 District 1 championship last Friday.
Winter weather slows high school basketball postseason play (03/05/15)
Wednesday's winter storm continues to slow down the high school basketball postseason, and Missouri State High School Athletics Association communications director Jason West said Saturday's quarterfinals are still scheduled to resume as planned.
Presberry, Dobbins share Bootheel Conference Player of the Year nod (03/05/15)
This year, voters simply couldn't pick one top player from the Bootheel Conference. In a testament to the vast amount of talent on display in area, Hayti's Indaqual Presberry and Malden's Cortez Dobbins were handed Co-Player of the Year awards. Senath-Hornersville's Kyle Moore and Victor Dukes weren't very far behind, as they joined Tyron Austin and many more on the varsity All-Conference Team...
Boys, girls Class 3 All-District teams (03/05/15)
Boys: Willie Jimerson - NMCC - Sr. Indaqual Presberry - Hayti - Sr. Cortez Dobbinz - Malden - Sr. Tyrone Alston - Caruthersville - Jr. Kyle Moore - Senath-Hornersville - Jr. Asten Newsom - NMCC - Sr. Tervor Ison - Malden - Jr. Brandon Burden - Hayti - Sr...
Kennett's district tournament basketball game postponed (03/05/15)
The latest round of weather has once again wreaked havoc on basketball scheduled across Southeast Missouri. This time, Kennett's Class 4, District 1 semifinal clash with Notre Dame has been postponed. If possible, the game will be held Friday at 6 p.m. inside the Sikeston Field House...
Winter weather forces changes to basketball playoffs (03/05/15)
A winter storm moved through the area Wednesday, forcing schedule and location changes for several high school basketball sectional games.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Scott County Central's Jeffery Porter (03/05/15)
Scott County Central's Jeffery Porter scored a game-high 39 points to lead the top-seeded Braves to a 73-63 win over the second-seeded Bernie Mules in the Class 2 District 1 championship Friday in Bloomfield, Missouri. "He's our playmaker," SCC senior forward Matthew Blissett said about Porter. "He's the guy we look to when we need some buckets."...
NMCC, Charleston to meet in first-ever sectional (03/04/15)
In a rivalry as old as Charleston and New Madrid County Central's, there are not a lot of firsts still to be had. Yet after all the years of battling each other for district titles the two teams will meet for the first time ever during for a sectional game.
Mitchell leads Sikeston to memorable district semifinal win over Notre Dame (03/04/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Notre Dame was on the cusp of giving Sikeston yet another district tournament send-off. Allie Ziegler was willing her team with all she could muster by giving underdog Notre Dame a two-point lead with three minutes remaining...
Dexter breezes past Cape Central and into district finals (03/04/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Dexter is back in very familiar territory. For the eighth-straight year the Bearcats will play for a district championship after cruising past Cape Central 66-30 Tuesday night at the Sikeston Field House during the Class 4, District 1 tournament semifinals...
Naylor's strong second half finishes Oran in sectional (03/04/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com BLOOMFIELD -- For most of the first half it looked like Oran was going to threaten Class 1 power-house Naylor's five-year winning streak in the local sectional. A strong finish to the second quarter, followed by a dominant second half however saw Naylor book their sixth-straight trip to the quarterfinals with a 59-31 final Tuesday at Bloomfield High School...
Jackson boys basketball team routs Fox to advance to district championship (03/04/15)
The Jackson boys basketball team arranged a rematch with the top-seeded Poplar Bluff Mules with a 71-36 victory over host Fox in the semifinals of the Class 5 District 1 tournament Tuesday in Arnold, Missouri. Senior Blake Reynolds scored a game-high 21 points for the second-seeded Indians, who improved to 22-6 and will face Poplar Bluff in the championship game at 7 p.m. Thursday...
Central girls basketball team's season ends with loss to Dexter (03/04/15)
Dexter, the top-seeded team in the district, jumped out to a 26-9 lead after one period and methodically eliminated the fourth-seeded Tigers 66-30 at the Sikeston Field House.
Oran girls basketball team falls to Naylor in sectional play (03/04/15)
Oran committed 11 of its 35 turnovers in the second quarter, during which Naylor outscored Oran 18-10 before cruising to a 59-31 win.
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team begins sectional play today (03/04/15)
Led by a group of eight juniors, the Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team heads into its Class 3 sectional with three consecutive district crowns.
Relaxed but focused Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team has special relationship -- and bet -- with coach Sam Sides (03/04/15)
While winning the program's first title remains the ultimate goal for Saxony, there are many driving factors that have helped make that goal a very real possibility, including one that will keep the Crusaders both focused and laughing right up until they hoist the state trophy.
Advance makes state quarterfinals for second consecutive season after 53-45 win over Gideon (03/04/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- It took one shot for the Advance boys basketball team to seal the deal against Gideon on Tuesday. Trailing by one point with less than a minute remaining in the game, the Hornets took their time to find that shot. After moving the ball around the perimeter, Preston Wuebker found some separation and pulled up from the top left of the key...
Naylor's strong second half finishes Oran in sectional (03/04/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com BLOOMFIELD -- For most of the first half it looked like Oran was going to threaten Class 1 power-house Naylor's five-year winning streak in the local sectional. A strong finish to the second quarter, followed by a dominant second half however saw Naylor book their sixth-straight trip to the quarterfinals with a 59-31 final Tuesday at Bloomfield High School...
Advance makes state quarterfinals for second consecutive season after 53-45 win over Gideon (03/04/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- It took one shot for the Advance boys basketball team to seal the deal against Gideon on Tuesday. Trailing by one point with less than a minute remaining in the game, the Hornets took their time to find that shot. After moving the ball around the perimeter, Preston Wuebker found some separation and pulled up from the top left of the key...
Central girls basketball team's season ends with loss to Dexter (03/04/15)
Dexter, the top-seeded team in the district, jumped out to a 26-9 lead after one period and methodically eliminated the fourth-seeded Tigers 66-30 at the Sikeston Field House.
Oran girls basketball team falls to Naylor in sectional play (03/04/15)
Oran committed 11 of its 35 turnovers in the second quarter, during which Naylor outscored Oran 18-10 before cruising to a 59-31 win.
Sikeston girls basketball team denies Notre Dame's comeback attempt (03/04/15)
No. 2 Sikeston defeated No. 3 Notre Dame 58-49 to advance to the Class 4 District 1 championship.
Sikeston girls basketball team denies Notre Dame's comeback attempt (03/04/15)
No. 2 Sikeston defeated No. 3 Notre Dame 58-49 to advance to the Class 4 District 1 championship.
Dexter girls cruise by Cape Central, back to district championship (03/04/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dexter is back in very familiar territory. For the eighth-straight year the Bearcats will play for a district championship after cruising past Cape Central 66-30 Tuesday night at the Sikeston Field House during the Class 4, District 1 tournament semifinals...
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team begins sectional play today (03/04/15)
Led by a group of eight juniors, the Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team heads into its Class 3 sectional with three consecutive district crowns.
Advance boys basketball team makes state quarterfinals for second consecutive season (03/04/15)
Preston Wuebker scored the go-ahead basket with 31 seconds left, and the Hornets defeated Gideon 53-45 in a Class 1 sectional on Tuesday at Bloomfield High School.
PATIENCE PREVAILS: Advance offense earns repeat trip to Elite 8, passes Gideon in final minute 53-45 (03/04/15)
After Brian Buchanan drained a 2-point field goal to put Gideon on top of Advance 45-44 with 1:18 remaining in a Class 1 sectional Advance coach Bubba Wheetley elected to run his motion offense as opposed to burn his final timeout...
Jackson girls basketball team takes care of Poplar Bluff in overtime (03/03/15)
ARNOLD, Mo. -- Cassidi Tomsu saved Jackson's season. The senior sank a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime and hit the go-ahead basket with 23 seconds left, lifting the Indians to a 53-49 win over Poplar Bluff.
Perryville boys basketball team falls to Kennett in district opener (03/03/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Heading in to a Class 4 District 1 quarterfinal against Kennett, things looked all too familiar for the Perryville boys basketball team.
Notre Dame girls basketball team topples Perryville 68-24 (03/03/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Coming together after a season of struggles, the Notre Dame girls basketball team that demolished Perryville on Monday looked dangerously like the Bulldogs teams of the past few seasons.
Central girls basketball team routs Kennett, advances to district semis (03/03/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- In a season full of ups and downs, the Central girls basketball team picked a perfect time to put everything together.
Advance boys basketball team preps for sectional contest (03/03/15)
Everything for the Advance boys basketball team has built up to this moment. Hornets coach Bubba Wheetley wants his team back in the state quarterfinals.
Advance boys basketball team makes state quarterfinals for second consecutive season (03/03/15)
Preston Wuebker scored the go-ahead basket with 31 seconds left, and the Hornets defeated Gideon 53-47 in a Class 1 sectional on Tuesday at Bloomfield High School.