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Eagle Ridge boys basketball team suffers first loss (11/23/14)
Josh King scored 21 points but it was not enough to prevent the Eagle Ridge boys basketball team from sustaining its first loss of the season Friday night in St. Louis. Host Cross Point Christian prevailed 66-57. Lane Henson added 13 points for Eagle Ridge, which fell to 5-1...
Jordan Penn named Kennett High School girls basketball head coach (11/21/14)
Jordan Penn has been named head coach of the Kennett High School girls basketball team, according to Kennett School District Assistant Superintendent and Athletic Administrator Brandon Jones.
Traditional volleyball powerhouse Mineral Area lands two Dexter talents on same day (11/21/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - Mineral Area College coach Tim Copeland likes recruiting in the south and believes he found a perfect fit for his program Thursday afternoon when Dexter seniors Shyann Jines and Jessica Lindsey signed to play college volleyball at the two-year school...
Sikeston junior high basketball splits with Dexter (11/21/14)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston eighth grade boys basketball team started its season off on the right track with a 48-38 win over Dexter at the Dexter Middle School on Thursday. The Bulldogs used a big second quarter run to defeat the previously undefeated Dexter squad...
Confidence prevails at Bootheel Conference Tournament (11/21/14)
At the 2014 Girls Junior High Bootheel Conference Tournament in Senath-Hornersville, the hosts earned spots in both seventh and eighth grade tournament finals. The seventh grade earned a championship trophy after a hard-fought battle, while the eighth grade were overpowered by the number four seed.
Confidence prevails at Bootheel Conference Tournament (11/21/14)
At the 2014 Girls Junior High Bootheel Conference Tournament in Senath-Hornersville, the hosts earned spots in both seventh and eighth grade tournament finals. The seventh grade earned a championship trophy after a hard-fought battle, while the eighth grade were overpowered by the number four seed.
Sikeston junior high basketball splits with Dexter (11/21/14)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston eighth grade boys basketball team started its season off on the right track with a 48-38 win over Dexter at the Dexter Middle School on Thursday. The Bulldogs used a big second quarter run to defeat the previously undefeated Dexter squad...
Seeds released for SEMO Conference tournament (11/20/14)
SIKESTON -- The Jackson Indians were selected as the top seed for the 2014 SEMO Conference tournament Wednesday night. The Indians were winners of their first conference tournament in school history last season taking down Notre Dame 62-42. Cape Central was named the second seed followed by Sikeston at No. ...
Kennett girls basketball coach resigns (11/19/14)
Richard Driscoll has resigned from his position as head coach of the Kennett Middle School and High School girls basketball teams, affective immediately.
2014-2015 Chaffee Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
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Kennett girls basketball coach resigns (11/19/14)
Richard Driscoll has resigned from his position as head coach of the Kennett Middle School and High School girls basketball teams, affective immediately.
Eagle Ridge boys basketball team stays unbeaten (11/19/14)
Josh King scored 10 points to lead the Eagle Ridge Christian boys basketball team to a 58-24 victory over visiting Community Christian Academy on Tuesday. Richard Mason and Uzziah Beggs each added eight points. Nathan Parker grabbed six rebounds for the Eagles and Jordan Cliff added six assists...
Dexter sweeps Bernie in SCAA middle school boys basketball championships (11/19/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The success continued for the Dexter middle school boys basketball program in the SCAA Tournament Tuesday night. The Bearcats secured repeat championships in the seventh and eighth grade divisions. Top-seeded Dexter beat second-seeded Bernie 40-24 in the seventh grade championship and top-seeded Dexter edged Bernie 38-31 in the eighth grade title game...
Dexter sweeps Bernie in SCAA middle school boys basketball championships (11/19/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The success continued for the Dexter middle school boys basketball program in the SCAA Tournament Tuesday night. The Bearcats secured repeat championships in the seventh and eighth grade divisions. Top-seeded Dexter beat second-seeded Bernie 40-24 in the seventh grade championship and top-seeded Dexter edged Bernie 38-31 in the eighth grade title game...
2014-2015 Woodland Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Westwood Baptist Academy Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Van Buren Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
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2014-2015 St. Vincent Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 South Pemiscot Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Southern Reynolds Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Sikeston Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Senath-Hornersville Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Scott County Central Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Scott City Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Saxony Lutheran Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Puxico Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
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2014-2015 Perryville Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
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2014-2015 Notre Dame Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
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2014-2015 Malden Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
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2014-2015 Kelly Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
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2014-2015 Hayti Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Greenville Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 East Prairie Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 East Carter County Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Eagle Ridge Christian School Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Doniphan Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Dexter Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
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2014-2015 Clearwater Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
2014-2015 Charleston Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
Eighth graders shine at Bootheel Conference Tournament Day 2 (11/18/14)
Crowds gathered inside the Senath-Hornersville gymnasium Tuesday for the second night of the girls Bootheel Conference basketball tournament. This time, the talents of the area's eighth graders were on display.
Eighth graders shine at Bootheel Conference Tournament Day 2 (11/18/14)
Crowds gathered inside the Senath-Hornersville gymnasium Tuesday for the second night of the girls Bootheel Conference basketball tournament. This time, the talents of the area's eighth graders were on display.
Dexter-Bernie middle school boys basketball SCAA title games set (11/18/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The SCAA middle school boys basketball championships are set after semifinal action Monday night at the Bearcat Event Center. Dexter is set to take on Bernie in the seventh grade championship Tuesday at approximately 6:30 p.m. The Dexter-Bernie eighth grade title game follows at about 7:45 p.m...
Dexter-Bernie middle school boys basketball SCAA title games set (11/18/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The SCAA middle school boys basketball championships are set after semifinal action Monday night at the Bearcat Event Center. Dexter is set to take on Bernie in the seventh grade championship Tuesday at approximately 6:30 p.m. The Dexter-Bernie eighth grade title game follows at about 7:45 p.m...
Day 1 of girls Bootheel Conference Tournament (11/17/14)
Senath-Hornersville hosts the girls Bootheel Conference junior high basketball tournament throughout the week. The first day of play featured the seventh grade teams, with the hosts proving why they may be the strongest team in the tournament.
Day 1 of girls Bootheel Conference Tournament (11/17/14)
Senath-Hornersville hosts the girls Bootheel Conference junior high basketball tournament throughout the week. The first day of play featured the seventh grade teams, with the hosts proving why they may be the strongest team in the tournament.
Eagle Ridge basketball teams win on the road (11/15/14)
The Eagle Ridge boys and girls basketball teams collected road wins Friday night. The boys team defeated Bethel Christian 58-20 while the girls won 38-24. The junior varsity boys team (1-1) also picked up a 58-20 victory. Josh King led the varsity boys (4-0) with 16 points while Lane Henson added 11...
Bernie claims Fisk Tournament titles in thrilling fashion (11/14/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the action is available at this link: View Photos Here Editor's Note: This story is also available in the Saturday print edition of Dexter Daily Statesman. FISK, Mo. - The Bernie Mules middle school boys basketball program collected a pair of championships Thursday night at the Fisk tournaments...
Black and Gold Game showcases athletes of all ages (11/14/14)
Indians fans crowded the Kennett High School gymnasium for the annual Black and Gold basketball game.
Dexter middle school girls end season with wins at Sikeston (11/14/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. - The Dexter middle school girls basketball program concluded its season on a high note with a pair of road victories at Sikeston Thursday night. The Dexter seventh grade finished with a record of 10-3 as it secured a 36-6 victory against Sikeston...
Bernie claims Fisk Tournament titles in thrilling fashion (11/14/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the action is available at this link: View Photos Here Editor's Note: This story is also available in the Saturday print edition of Dexter Daily Statesman. FISK, Mo. - The Bernie Mules middle school boys basketball program collected a pair of championships Thursday night at the Fisk tournaments...
Bernie boys, Dexter girls middle school basketball scores (11/14/14)
8th grade boys final: Bernie 42, Qulin 37 7th grade boys final: Bernie 27, Neelyville 26 (Overtime) 8th Grade: Dexter 65, Sikeston 29 7th Grade: Dexter 36, Sikeston 6 Editor's Note: Look for complete stories later online and in the Saturday print edition of Dexter Daily Statesman...
Host sites set for basketball districts (11/13/14)
Host sites have been selected for Missouri high school district basketball tournaments for the 2014-15 season. Sikeston is slated to host Class 4, District 1, boys and girls tournaments which feature Cape Central, Dexter, Kennett, Notre Dame, Perryville and Sikeston...
Holcomb beats Malden for first win of the season (11/13/14)
While Holcomb's seventh grade side already has some wins under their belt this year, Thursday night's battle against Malden marked the first win of the season for the eighth graders.
Holcomb beats Malden for first win of the season (11/13/14)
While Holcomb's seventh grade side already has some wins under their belt this year, Thursday night's battle against Malden marked the first win of the season for the eighth graders.
Lady Lions eye strong start to basketball season (11/13/14)
On paper, Senath-Hornersville High School may appear on paper to be in a year of transition. Both the girls and boys high school basketball teams enter a new season with new coaches. However, the Lady Lions basketball team is working hard to get their new season off to a strong start.
Dexter middle school boys basketball teams finish SCAA play perfect (11/12/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The perfection continued for the Dexter middle school boys basketball program Tuesday night. The Dexter seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams both improved to 8-0 and finished SCAA regular season play perfect. The Dexter seventh grade boys beat Puxico 50-24 Tuesday. The Dexter eighth grade boys followed with a 62-18 victory against Puxico...
Second half push lifts Sikeston eighth grade, seventh grade falls to Bluff (11/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Overcoming a one-point halftime deficit, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs eighth grade basketball team rode a hot second half to a 35-23 win over Poplar Bluff on Tuesday. Sikeston trailed 11-10 at the break, but outscored the Lady Mules 14-8 in the third quarter to take a five-point lead into the fourth. Tebrya Benford and Zaria Blissett Hall contributed six points each in the rally while Deonna Clemons add the only other basket in the quarter...
Second half push lifts Sikeston eighth grade, seventh grade falls to Bluff (11/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Overcoming a one-point halftime deficit, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs eighth grade basketball team rode a hot second half to a 35-23 win over Poplar Bluff on Tuesday. Sikeston trailed 11-10 at the break, but outscored the Lady Mules 14-8 in the third quarter to take a five-point lead into the fourth. Tebrya Benford and Zaria Blissett Hall contributed six points each in the rally while Deonna Clemons add the only other basket in the quarter...
Richland Jr. High basketball team sweeps Puxico (11/12/14)
ESSEX -- Both Richland junior high basketball teams defeated visiting Puxico Monday at Richland High School. The eighth grade won its game 51-28 while the seventh grade pulled out a 40-36 vicory. Richland eighth grader Daniel Petty scored 12 points in the win...
Dexter middle school girls basketball teams beat Kennett (11/12/14)
The Dexter middle school girls basketball program cruised to road wins at Kennett Tuesday night. The Dexter seventh grade girls held Kennett scorless in the first half on its way to a 24-5 victory. The Dexter eighth grade girls beat Kennett 56-16. The Dexter middle school girls basketball program concludes its season Thursday night when it visits Sikeston at 5 p.m...
Dexter middle school boys basketball teams finish SCAA play perfect (11/12/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The perfection continued for the Dexter middle school boys basketball program Tuesday night. The Dexter seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams both improved to 8-0 and finished SCAA regular season play perfect. The Dexter seventh grade boys beat Puxico 50-24 Tuesday. The Dexter eighth grade boys followed with a 62-18 victory against Puxico...
SCAA middle school boys basketball tournament brackets released (11/11/14)
The seedings have been released for the 2014 seventh and eighth grade SCAA boys basketball tournaments. The tournaments takes place Saturday, Monday and Tuesday at the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and Bearcat Event Center. Dexter has received the No. 1 seed in both brackets...
Dexter sweeps Bell City in middle school boys basketball (11/11/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter middle school boys basketball program collected home wins against Bell City Monday night. Dexter beat Bell City 23-4 in a two-quarter seventh grade contest and outlasted Bell City 51-5 in a four-quarter eighth grade game. Dexter returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Puxico...
Richland-Puxico M.S. Basketball Action (11/11/14)
Dexter sweeps Bell City in middle school boys basketball (11/11/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter middle school boys basketball program collected home wins against Bell City Monday night. Dexter beat Bell City 23-4 in a two-quarter seventh grade contest and outlasted Bell City 51-5 in a four-quarter eighth grade game. Dexter returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Puxico...
Lady Bulldogs junior high takes down Cape Central (11/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Neither Cape Central Junior High team had much luck against host Sikeston Junior High on Thursday as the Lady Bulldogs basketball team came away with a pair of double-digit wins. Capitalizing on hot starts, Sikeston's seventh grade squad opened the night with a 33-3 rout before the eighth grade capped the night with a 49-22 decision over the Lady Tigers...
M.S. Hoops: Dexter boys beat Bloomfield (11/07/14)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams both improved to 6-0 Thursday night with road victories at Bloomfield. Dexter beat Bloomfield 54-25 in the eighth grade contest and won the seventh grade game against Bloomfield 45-8...
Lady Bulldogs junior high takes down Cape Central (11/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Neither Cape Central Junior High team had much luck against host Sikeston Junior High on Thursday as the Lady Bulldogs basketball team came away with a pair of double-digit wins. Capitalizing on hot starts, Sikeston's seventh grade squad opened the night with a 33-3 rout before the eighth grade capped the night with a 49-22 decision over the Lady Tigers...
Kennett tops Charleston in overtime thriller (11/06/14)
Kennett's fast paced offense prevailed once again on Thursday night, as the eighth grade team battled back against a strong Charleston side to win 34-33 in overtime.
Dexter beats Advance in middle school boys basketball (11/05/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams improved to 4-0 in SCAA play with home wins against Advance Tuesday night. The Dexter seventh grade beat Advance 48-12 and the Dexter eighth grade beat Advance 43-13. Dexter also collected conference wins at Richland Monday. The Dexter seventh grade beat Richland 47-16 and the Dexter eighth grade beat Richland 58-17...
Holcomb falls to established Kennett program (11/04/14)
Kennett Middle School's girls basketball team traveled to Holcomb on Monday night, where both seventh and eighth grade teams won in convincing fashion.
Holcomb falls to established Kennett program (11/04/14)
Kennett Middle School's girls basketball team traveled to Holcomb on Monday night, where both seventh and eighth grade teams won in convincing fashion.
Dexter splits Poplar Bluff in middle school girls basketball (11/04/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter middle school girls basketball program won one of two games Monday night against Poplar Bluff. The Poplar Bluff seventh grade outscored Dexter by 21 points in the second half on its way to a 50-27 victory. The Dexter eighth grade outscored Poplar Bluff by single digits in every quarter on its way to a 49-27 victory...
Dexter splits Poplar Bluff in middle school girls basketball (11/04/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter middle school girls basketball program won one of two games Monday night against Poplar Bluff. The Poplar Bluff seventh grade outscored Dexter by 21 points in the second half on its way to a 50-27 victory. The Dexter eighth grade outscored Poplar Bluff by single digits in every quarter on its way to a 49-27 victory...
Cape Central overwhelms Sikeston in district semifinal 56-7 (11/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs could not have scripted a better start in Friday's Class 4, District 1 semifinal game at Cape Central. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs used its double-wing, double-tight offense to perfection, churning out yards, using up clock, and converting a couple fourth downs to keep the chains moving...
Dexter middle school boys basketball team improves to 3-0, hands Bernie first losses (10/31/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats middle school basketball program won the battle of unbeatens twice at the Bearcat Event Center Thursday night. The Dexter seventh grade scored 15 unanswered points in a 41-27 victory against the Bernie Mules. The Dexter eighth grade followed with eight 3-pointers and held Bernie scoreless in the fourth period of a 55-32 win...
Dexter middle school boys basketball team improves to 3-0, hands Bernie first losses (10/31/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats middle school basketball program won the battle of unbeatens twice at the Bearcat Event Center Thursday night. The Dexter seventh grade scored 15 unanswered points in a 41-27 victory against the Bernie Mules. The Dexter eighth grade followed with eight 3-pointers and held Bernie scoreless in the fourth period of a 55-32 win...
Dexter M.S. boys, girls collect mercy rule basketball victories (10/29/14)
By DUSTIN WARD Statesman Sports Editor DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter middle school basketball programs collected four mercy rule victories Tuesday night. The Dexter seventh grade boys basketball team beat Woodland 50-18 and the Dexter eighth grade boys basketball team beat Woodland 52-20...
Dexter M.S. boys, girls collect mercy rule basketball victories (10/29/14)
By DUSTIN WARD Statesman Sports Editor DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter middle school basketball programs collected four mercy rule victories Tuesday night. The Dexter seventh grade boys basketball team beat Woodland 50-18 and the Dexter eighth grade boys basketball team beat Woodland 52-20...
Campbell Junior High prevails while Holcomb struggles (10/28/14)
On Tuesday, Campbell traveled to Holcomb, where a strong performance propelled them to big victories in both seventh and eighth grade play. Seventh grade won 37-7, while the eighth grade won 43-24.
Dexter rallies by Jackson 53-48 in 8th grade girls basketball championship (10/28/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the game is available at this link: View Photos Here DEXTER, Mo. - The second-seeded Dexter Bearcats overcame a 33-25 deficit in the second half to edge top-seeded Jackson 53-48 in the championship of the eight-team Dexter 8th grade girls basketball tournament Monday night...
Best Dexter volleyball season in over a decade ends with three-set sectional loss to Bishop DuBourg (10/27/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter volleyball program pushed Bishop DuBourg to the limit Saturday but came up shy its quest to advance to the state final four for the first time in school history. The Bishop DuBourg Cavaliers calculated 32 kills on its way to a three-set 25-21,17-25, 25-21 victory against the Dexter Bearcats...
Central to add to HOF with 4 individuals, 2 state champs (10/17/14)
The Central Hall of Fame will induct four individuals and two state championship teams tonight before the Tigers' final regular-season home game against Riverview Gardens. Individual inductees will be Ross Bennett, a 1998 graduate, Seth Hudson (2003), coach Gary Lynch, Angela (James) Poindexter (1986) and the 1994 Class 4 state championship baseball team and the 1980 Class 4 state championship boys basketball team...
Undefeated Dexter middle school girls basketball teams rout Woodland (10/16/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the game is available at this link: View Photos Here DEXTER, Mo. - The Woodland Cardinals became the latest victim of the Dexter Bearcats middle school girls basketball program Wednesday night. Dexter outscored Woodland in every quarter of both games. The Dexter seventh grade beat Woodland 52-22 and the Dexter eighth grade routed Woodland 57-8...
Undefeated Dexter middle school girls basketball teams rout Woodland (10/16/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the game is available at this link: View Photos Here DEXTER, Mo. - The Woodland Cardinals became the latest victim of the Dexter Bearcats middle school girls basketball program Wednesday night. Dexter outscored Woodland in every quarter of both games. The Dexter seventh grade beat Woodland 52-22 and the Dexter eighth grade routed Woodland 57-8...
Dexter middle school girls basketball team steamrolls Cape Central (10/15/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the action is available at this link: View Photos Here DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats middle school girls basketball program put together arguably its most dominant performance of the young season Tuesday night against Cape Central...
Dexter sweeps Doniphan in middle school girls hoops (10/07/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams both improved to 2-0 with home wins against Doniphan Monday. Dexter won the seventh grade contest 38-30 and beat Doniphan 49-16 in the eighth grade game. Natalie Sitze tallied all 15 of her points in the first half of the eighth grade contest. Sitze hit both of Dexter's treys...
Central claims outright conference title with 55-13 win over Farmington (10/04/14)
Senior running back Braion Owens had 21 carries for two touchdowns and a season-high 208 rushing yards, leading the Tigers to a 55-13 rout over the Farmington Knights that gave Central its first outright conference football title since 2002.
Dexter middle school girls basketball team beats East Prairie (10/03/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the action is available at this link: Middle School Basketball Photos DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter middle school girls basketball program opened its season with a pair of impressive wins Thursday night. The Dexter seventh grade scored at least 10 points in every quarter in a 44-16 win against East Prairie. ...
Senath-Hornersville middle school basketball on display (09/29/14)
The Senath-Hornersville middle school welcomed parents and fans to it's humid gymnasium on Monday night, all to meet the boys and girls basketball teams ahead of a new season.
Jackson's Reynolds gives Yale verbal commitment (09/25/14)
Jackson senior Blake Reynolds verbally committed Thursday to continuing his basketball career with the Yale Bulldogs.
Senior Day: Celebrating years of success in Kennett tennis (09/25/14)
On Thursday, five seniors took part in Kennett's final regular season tennis match ahead of next week's district tournament. Dubbed Senior Day, the girls won a varsity-only matchup against Jackson, improving to 12-0 on the season.
Jackson's Reynolds gives Yale verbal committment (09/25/14)
Jackson senior Blake Reynolds verbally committed Thursday to continuing his basketball career with the Yale Bulldogs.
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...