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Meeting organ recipient highlight of Green Up Game for Scott City coach Jim May (08/29/15)
"That was awesome, unbelievable," May said. "That was Dominic's heart beating in his chest right there. That's better than winning the game. That's unbelievable."
Central football team finds answers at running back in win over St. Charles West (08/29/15)
Central coach Nathan Norman entered Week 2 still in search of someone on the Tigers' squad who would carry the load at running back. He left the game with someone in mind.
Dexter football team falls to Poplar Bluff 51-14 (08/29/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - After 10 minutes of play Friday night it looked like the Dexter Bearcats and Poplar Bluff Mules were destined for a defensive battle that would be highlighted by punts and a field goal here and there.
Dexter football team falls to Poplar Bluff 51-14 (08/30/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - After 10 minutes of play Friday night it looked like the Dexter Bearcats and Poplar Bluff Mules were destined for a defensive battle that would be highlighted by punts and a field goal here and there.
Sikeston runs past New Madrid County Central 55-6 in home opener (08/29/15)
For the second straight week, this time defeating NMCC 55-6 on Friday night in the Bulldogs' home opener at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.
Pass-happy Portageville downs Chaffee, 49-14 (08/29/15)
Abandoning its run-first offense from previous seasons for a pass-oriented system, Portageville's success has been hard to argue with through its first two games.
PREP ROUNDUP: Dexter, Kelly fall to 0-2 with blowout losses (08/29/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- The Dexter Bearcats fell to 0-2 Friday with a 51-14 loss to Poplar Bluff. Poplar Bluff led 10-0 after the first quarter thanks to a 22-yard field goal from Adam Vincent and 60-yard touchdown pass from Tristen Francisco to Ross Rushin...
High school roundup: Woodland volleyball claims tournament title for first time since 2004 (08/29/15)
Second-seeded host Woodland knocked off top-seeded Advance in a three-set thriller 23-25, 25-21, 25-20 to capture its first Woodland Invitational Tournament championship in 11 years.
Vianney football team avenges district championship loss to Jackson (08/29/15)
Vianney defeated the Indians 52-28 nearly 10 months after Jackson scored 36 unanswered points to end the Griffins' season in the district championship.
Charleston shows life in 36-14 loss to Hayti (08/29/15)
Charleston still fell to Hayti 36-14, but the Bluejays, who are stuck in a 13-game losing streak dating back two seasons ago, gave fans a little something to cheer about by their 22-point loss.
PREP ROUNDUP: Dexter, Kelly fall to 0-2 with blowout losses (08/29/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- The Dexter Bearcats fell to 0-2 Friday with a 51-14 loss to Poplar Bluff. Poplar Bluff led 10-0 after the first quarter thanks to a 22-yard field goal from Adam Vincent and 60-yard touchdown pass from Tristen Francisco to Ross Rushin...
Vianney football team avenges district championship loss to Jackson (08/29/15)
Vianney defeated the Indians 52-28 nearly 10 months after Jackson scored 36 unanswered points to end the Griffins' season in the district championship.
Sikeston runs past New Madrid County Central 55-6 in home opener (08/29/15)
For the second straight week, this time defeating NMCC 55-6 on Friday night in the Bulldogs' home opener at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.
Scott City football team wins penalty-filled game over St. Vincent (08/29/15)
Scott City improved to 2-0 behind a big night by junior Braden Cox, who rushed for two touchdowns, returned a 79-yard punt for a score and passed for a fourth TD.
Kennett football team improves to 2-0 after topping Confluence Prep 54-14 (08/28/15)
The Kennett Indians are 2-0 for the second consecutive season after beating Confluece Prep Academy 54-14 in the first home game of the season.
Briefly: Defensive stands leads to 29-28 win for Malden football over Caruthersville (08/28/15)
Malden senior defensive lineman Zach Gray knocked down Caruthersville quarterback Peyton Faulkner's pass on fourth-and-5 with 1, minute, 51 seconds remaining.
Kennett football team improves to 2-0 after topping Confluence Prep 54-14 (08/28/15)
The Kennett Indians are 2-0 for the second consecutive season after beating Confluece Prep Academy 54-14 in the first home game of the season.
August 28, 2015 Scoreboard (08/28/15)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
High school football capsules: Week 2 (08/28/15)
For the second consecutive week a formidable foe is lining up for revenge against an Indians squad that went 10-2 last season.
High school football capsules: Week 2 (08/28/15)
For the second consecutive week a formidable foe is lining up for revenge against an Indians squad that went 10-2 last season.
Gibbs hoping to gauge Sikeston's endurance against NMCC (08/27/15)
Sikeston ended Week 1 with a resounding 53-6 win over Charleston, while NMCC comes into the game following a 49-14 home-opening loss to Malden.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 2 (08/27/15)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 2 (08/27/15)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston soccer team roughs up Fredericktown in season opener (08/25/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com FREDERICKTOWN -- Dakota Ray finished with a hat trick while the Sikeston soccer team knocked around Fredericktown 9-2 to open its season. Brett Johnson added two goals while Kenya Marshall, Conner Merideth and Sam Cox added one goal each. Matthew Menz also scored just 17 seconds into the game. That's believed to be Sikeston's quickest goal in school history...
Dexter falls to Malden 42-6 in JV football action (08/25/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Malden Green Wave ran for six touchdowns on its way to a 42-6 road win against the Dexter Bearcats in junior varsity football action Monday night. The Green Wave scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and two more in the second quarter as it built a 34-0 lead by halftime...
Kennett's JV football team falls to Poplar Bluff after disastrous start, 36-14 (08/24/15)
KENNETT - The Kennett junior varsity football team got off to one of its worst possible starts Monday evening as they hosted Poplar Bluff Monday evening, surrendering 28 points in the first quarter alone.
Dexter football team drops season-opener to Ste. Genevieve 42-7 (08/22/15)
Editor's Note: This story will also be available in the next print edition of Dexter Daily Statesman on Tuesday. DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats football team hung around until late in the third quarter but came up short in its bid to secure its first victory against the Ste. Genevieve Dragons since 2011 Friday night...
Freshman QB leads Chaffee football team to first win since 2013 (08/22/15)
Landon Tenkhoff finished his first varsity game with 292 of Chaffee's 327 all-purpose yards and led the Red Devils to a 20-14 come-from-behind victory over Grandview.
State champs hand Jackson football team loss to start season (08/23/15)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Jackson Indians had two big factors working against them when they opened their season Saturday on the grand stage of Faurot Field, home of the Missouri Tigers. Awaiting Jackson was Battle High School, which the Indians defeated in each of the past two seasons. The Spartans held more than a grudge -- they also held the title of last year's Class 5 state champions...
Dexter football team drops season-opener to Ste. Genevieve 42-7 (08/23/15)
Editor's Note: This story will also be available in the next print edition of Dexter Daily Statesman on Tuesday. DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats football team hung around until late in the third quarter but came up short in its bid to secure its first victory against the Ste. Genevieve Dragons since 2011 Friday night...
State champ Battle hands Jackson football team loss to start season (08/22/15)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Jackson Indians had two big factors working against them when they opened their season Saturday on the grand stage of Faurot Field, home of the Missouri Tigers. Awaiting Jackson was Battle High School, which the Indians defeated in each of the past two seasons. The Spartans held more than a grudge -- they also held the title of last year's Class 5 state champions...
Sikeston gets physical in 53-6 win over Charleston (08/22/15)
The Bulldogs finished with 451 yards of total offense with 350 of that coming on the ground. On the other side of the ball, Sikeston's defense limited the Bluejays to just 76 yards of offense.
Portageville rolls to 52-0 win over Barat Academy (08/22/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- Jon Garrett Kellams and Daniel McCray combined for six touchdowns during Portageville's 52-0 victory over Barat Academy Friday during its season opener at home. Kellams, a senior, threw for 158 yards, one interception and three touchdowns on 9 of 12 passing. McCray added 148 of Portageville's 233 yards on the ground. The senior running back also had three touchdowns...
East Prairie dominates Kelly in season opener 41-0 (08/22/15)
Derez Tipler returned opening kickoff 76 yards for a touchdown and East Prairie rode that coziness to a demanding 41-0 win over Kelly.
Malden still explosive on offense in 49-14 win over NMCC (08/22/15)
Four-year starting quarterback Chapen Riley put up 227 yards and three scores through the air to help guide Malden to a 49-14 turbo-clock win.
Vashon upsets Central football team 34-32 in overtime (08/22/15)
Aaron Harris put the Tigers ahead on a 22-yard touchdown run in overtime, but after failing to add the two-point conversion, the Wolverines tacked on a 7-yard pass from Clifton Dickens to Levi Stockard and added a two-point conversion run from Charvon Lewis to come away with a 34-32 upset win in overtime.
More physical Scott City football team rolls by Herculaneum (08/22/15)
When Scott City football coach Jim May looked out at the field following his team's season opener Friday night, he was happy with what he saw. And it wasn't just because his team had more points and on the scoreboard. "We were very physical," May said of the Rams' 34-6 victory at Herculaneun. ...
Defensive stop fuels Perryville football team in win over Sumner (08/22/15)
The Pirates halted the Bulldogs in the red zone late in the first half to maintain a one-point lead and held on for a 36-18 victory at home.
Briefly: Malden football teams routs New Madrid County Central in opener (08/22/15)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Kylus Thompson scored four touchdowns on 221 all-purpose yards, quarterback Chapen Riley completed 10 of 14 passes for 277 yards and the Malden Green Wave opened the season with a dominant 49-14 win over New Madrid County Central on Friday...
Kennett seals 35-7 win over Fredericktown in season opener (08/22/15)
FREDERICKTOWN - For the second straight year, the Kennett Indians high school football team opened the season with a convincing victory over Fredericktown. This time the Indians had to do so on the road, but they still cruised to a 35-7 win.
Kennett seals 35-7 win over Fredericktown in season opener (08/22/15)
FREDERICKTOWN - For the second straight year, the Kennett Indians high school football team opened the season with a convincing victory over Fredericktown. This time the Indians had to do so on the road, but they still cruised to a 35-7 win.
High school roundup: Valle Catholic routs St. Vincent football team (08/22/15)
The St. Vincent football team was trounced in its season opener, dropping a 62-0 decision against district rival and defending Class 1 champion Valle Catholic on Friday at St. Vincent High School in Perryville, Missouri.
More physical Scott City football team rolls by Herculaneum (08/22/15)
When Scott City football coach Jim May looked out at the field following his team's season opener Friday night, he was happy with what he saw. And it wasn't just because his team had more points and on the scoreboard. "We were very physical," May said of the Rams' 34-6 victory at Herculaneun. ...
East Prairie dominates Kelly in season opener 41-0 (08/22/15)
Derez Tipler returned opening kickoff 76 yards for a touchdown and East Prairie rode that coziness to a demanding 41-0 win over Kelly.
Sikeston gets physical in 53-6 win over Charleston (08/22/15)
The Bulldogs finished with 451 yards of total offense with 350 of that coming on the ground. On the other side of the ball, Sikeston's defense limited the Bluejays to just 76 yards of offense.
Vashon upsets Central football team 34-32 in overtime (08/22/15)
Aaron Harris put the Tigers ahead on a 22-yard touchdown run in overtime, but after failing to add the two-point conversion, the Wolverines tacked on a 7-yard pass from Clifton Dickens to Levi Stockard and added a two-point conversion run from Charvon Lewis to come away with a 34-32 upset win in overtime.
Freshman QB leads Chaffee football team to first win since 2013 (08/22/15)
Landon Tenkhoff finished his first varsity game with 292 of Chaffee's 327 all-purpose yards and led the Red Devils to a 20-14 come-from-behind victory over Grandview.
Briefly: Francisco impressive in big win for Poplar Bluff football team (08/22/15)
ARNOLD, Mo. -- Tristen Francisco threw four first-half touchdowns to four different receivers in Poplar Bluff's 33-3 win Friday at Fox. The senior completed his first six passes before throwing his final score with just under a minute left in the half. He finished with 283 yards on 10-of-16 passing...
Briefly: Dexter falls to Ste. Genevieve in penalty-ridden game (08/22/15)
This was week one, and it was evident from start to finish. Dexter and Ste. Genevieve combined for 27 penalties as both teams fought sloppy early play. Ste. Genevieve did the better job and eventually won 42-7 on Friday in Dexter. The Bearcats' lone scoring drive was a 15-play, 7 minute, 35 second march that was aided by 35 yards of Ste. Genevieve penalties, including a key encroachment call on fourth-and-2 near the Ste. Genevieve 30...
August 21, 2015 Scoreboard (08/21/15)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Week 1 high school football preview capsules: Central to host Vashon (08/21/15)
The Tigers are coming off a 12-win season that finished at the Edward Jones Dome.
Week 1 high school football preview capsules: Central to host Vashon (08/21/15)
The Tigers are coming off a 12-win season that finished at the Edward Jones Dome.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 1 (08/20/15)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Football preview: Al Young returns to lead Cape Central football team after historic season (08/20/15)
Young amassed 1,446 yards from scrimmage and 25 touchdowns on 122 touches as a junior, averaging 11.9 yards per touch while leading the Tigers to the state title game.
Football preview: Young Jackson team working to fill void left by last season's star seniors (08/20/15)
The Indians graduated 15 seniors from a team that went 10-2 and reached the Class 5 state quarterfinal round for the second year in a row, and the majority of those players had significant roles on the team.
Football preview: St. Vincent hopes last year's strong finish leads to a better start this season (08/20/15)
St. Vincent second-year coach Nathan Rowland hopes the gains continue after initial pains. The Indians lost their first five games last season as the new coach and a young group of Indians, heavy on sophomores, went through an adjustment period. "We had a bunch of guys playing varsity for the first time after having a very large senior class and losing people in starting positions," Rowland said. ...
Football preview: Positive Perryville team focused on future (08/20/15)
Perryville coach Mike Wojtczuk knows there's nothing his players can do that will change the past, so his team is adopting a new mindset this season, one that's entirely devoted to what lies ahead.
Football preview: Chaffee football team expects to rebound after winless season (08/20/15)
The Red Devils claimed their first SEMO South Conference title in more than 30 years in 2013, but a plethora of key departures and an injury-plagued season sent Chaffee spiraling to a winless 2014 campaign.
Football preview: Senior led Kelly team ready for second varsity season (08/20/15)
The Hawks wrapped up their inaugural varsity campaign with a 4-6 record and a 63-14, opening-round loss to Caruthersville in the Class 2 District 1 playoffs.
Football preview: Scott City hopes state baseball success carries over to football season (08/20/15)
The ball may be shaped significantly different, but the Scott City Rams are looking for some of the success and magic they had the last time they suited up for coach Jim May.
KHS football prep for first game with the help of the First United Methodist Church (08/20/15)
KENNETT - As the Kennett High School football team prepared for Friday's season opener against Fredericktown, they've had to do so in all kinds of weather. On one day they sloshed through pouring rain before enduring relentless heat on the next.
Football preview: St. Vincent hopes last year's strong finish leads to a better start this season (08/20/15)
St. Vincent second-year coach Nathan Rowland hopes the gains continue after initial pains. The Indians lost their first five games last season as the new coach and a young group of Indians, heavy on sophomores, went through an adjustment period. "We had a bunch of guys playing varsity for the first time after having a very large senior class and losing people in starting positions," Rowland said. ...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 1 (08/20/15)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Football preview: Positive Perryville team focused on future (08/20/15)
Perryville coach Mike Wojtczuk knows there's nothing his players can do that will change the past, so his team is adopting a new mindset this season, one that's entirely devoted to what lies ahead.
Football preview: Chaffee football team expects to rebound after winless season (08/20/15)
The Red Devils claimed their first SEMO South Conference title in more than 30 years in 2013, but a plethora of key departures and an injury-plagued season sent Chaffee spiraling to a winless 2014 campaign.
Football preview: Senior led Kelly team ready for second varsity season (08/20/15)
The Hawks wrapped up their inaugural varsity campaign with a 4-6 record and a 63-14, opening-round loss to Caruthersville in the Class 2 District 1 playoffs.
Central football team begins season ranked fourth in Class 4 (08/20/15)
The Central football team will enter the season as the fourth-ranked team in the state's Class 4 media football rankings, which were released Tuesday. The Tigers return two key starters in senior Al Young and junior Kway'Chon Chisom from their 2014 team, which wrapped up a 12-3 season with a 48-21 loss to Webb City in the Class 4 state championship...
Football preview: Scott City hopes state baseball success carries over to football season (08/20/15)
The ball may be shaped significantly different, but the Scott City Rams are looking for some of the success and magic they had the last time they suited up for coach Jim May.
Central football team begins season ranked fourth in Class 4 (08/20/15)
The Central football team will enter the season as the fourth-ranked team in the state's Class 4 media football rankings, which were released Tuesday. The Tigers return two key starters in senior Al Young and junior Kway'Chon Chisom from their 2014 team, which wrapped up a 12-3 season with a 48-21 loss to Webb City in the Class 4 state championship...
Football preview: Al Young returns to lead Cape Central football team after historic season (08/20/15)
The Central football team enjoyed a historic season last year, but there's no talk of that run among this year's group of players. Tigers coach Nathan Norman just wants to see his players reflect the same attitude and effort that got them to the Edward Jones Dome last season, the program's first state championship appearance...
Football preview: Young Jackson team working to fill void left by last season's star seniors (08/20/15)
The Indians graduated 15 seniors from a team that went 10-2 and reached the Class 5 state quarterfinal round for the second year in a row, and the majority of those players had significant roles on the team.
Poplar Bluff school district and athletic teams to undergo major transition (08/19/15)
The 2015-16 school year is one of transition for the Poplar Bluff R-I School District and its athletic teams.
Former Southeast Missouri State basketball player Adeoye makes move to tight end on football team (08/18/15)
Just a few weeks after he'd concluded his one and only basketball season at Southeast Missouri State Aaron Adeoye decided to try out for the football team. After going through spring drills with the Redhawks he joined the team as a defensive end. One week into fall camp Adeoye switched sides of the ball...
Dexter football team looks to build upon strong summer (08/17/15)
The Dexter Bearcats varsity football program enters the 2015 season looking to build on a strong summer.
Dexter football team looks to build upon strong summer (08/17/15)
The Dexter Bearcats varsity football program enters the 2015 season looking to build on a strong summer after doubling its win total in the 2014 season. The Bearcats finished 3-1 at a contact camp in late June at Southeast Missouri State University. Dexter's only loss was by one possession to Class 6A Horn Lake, Mississippi, in the championship game of the event...
Perryville football team displays progress at jamboree (08/15/15)
The Pirates scored three of the four touchdowns posted in the four-team event, which gave fans a glimpse of the teams with the start of the high school football season just seven days away.
Football Preview: Kelly (08/15/15)
Powers leads senior-heavy Kelly into year two with new attitude
Football Preview: Sikeston (08/15/15)
Backed by returning QB and dual 1,000-yard rushers, Sikeston sends seasoned team into 2015
Football Preview: Dryden looks to fill many skill spots in second year (08/15/15)
New Madrid County Central, head coach John Dryden feels his players know more about the journeyman coach. Maybe more importantly, he better understands them.
Perryville football team displays progress at jamboree (08/15/15)
The Pirates scored three of the four touchdowns posted in the four-team event, which gave fans a glimpse of the teams with the start of the high school football season just seven days away.
2015 High School Football Schedules (08/14/15)
All the high school football schedules you need, all in one place.
Fall sports jamborees get underway today (08/14/15)
All seven local teams will be on display tonight.
Kennett football returns to action at East Prairie jamboree (08/14/15)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Kennett High School football team suited up for their first short bursts of competition Friday night in East Prairie. There, they battled three different teams in short scrimmages, providing fans with the first look at their team ahead of the 2015 season.
Kennett football returns to action at East Prairie jamboree (08/14/15)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Kennett High School football team suited up for their first short bursts of competition Friday night in East Prairie. There, they battled three different teams in short scrimmages, providing fans with the first look at their team ahead of the 2015 season.
Fall sports jamborees get underway today (08/14/15)
All seven local teams will be on display tonight.
Kennett's talents on dispaly at 2015 Gatorade Game (08/13/15)
KENNETT - Hundreds of fans walked through the brand new entrance at Metz Cherry Stadium with a bottle or two (or six) on Thursday evening, all for the annual Gatorade Game. The event allows fans, friends and family members to gather for their first look at all of the athletes taking part in fall sports across Kennett's high school and middle school.
Kennett's talents on dispaly at 2015 Gatorade Game (08/13/15)
KENNETT - Hundreds of fans walked through the brand new entrance at Metz Cherry Stadium with a bottle or two (or six) on Thursday evening, all for the annual Gatorade Game. The event allows fans, friends and family members to gather for their first look at all of the athletes taking part in fall sports across Kennett's high school and middle school.
Season inching closer (08/12/15)
Sikeston quarterback Nathan Hampton takes a look at his coaches during practice Tuesday evening on the practice field at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. Sikeston will travel to Hillsboro on Friday for its annual jamboree while the regular season kicks off Aug. 21 with Sikeston going to Charleston. Be sure to look for Sunday's edition of the Standard Democrat where we will preview all nine of our high school football teams for the upcoming 2015 football season. (Chris Pobst/Standard Democrat)...
Kennett looks to mark 100th season with success (08/11/15)
Football fans should prepare to hear a common refrain whenever Kennett rolls into town. Since practices began in the summer, the team has ended their huddles by yelling "Team 100!" The saying appears on the back of the team's practice jerseys, and it's sure to be seen and heard throughout the Kennett Indians' upcoming season.
High school football points of emphasis released for 2015 season (08/11/15)
The Missouri High School Activities Association in conjunction with the National Federation of State High School Associations has released its annual points of emphasis for the 2015 high school football season. The five areas of emphasis for the upcoming season are: risk minimization, defining excessive contact, the free-blocking zone, illegal equipment and sideline interference...
Kennett football set for action in Gatorade Game and jamboree (08/10/15)
This week, the Kennett High School football team will put the finishing touches on their game in the final scrimmages before the first game of the season. On Thursday, Aug. 13, athletes of all stripes will be introduced to Indians fans at the Gatorade game, before the football team hits the road for a jamboree in East Prairie on Friday, Aug. 14.
Kennett football set for action in Gatorade Game and jamboree (08/10/15)
This week, the Kennett High School football team will put the finishing touches on their game in the final scrimmages before the first game of the season. On Thursday, Aug. 13, athletes of all stripes will be introduced to Indians fans at the Gatorade game, before the football team hits the road for a jamboree in East Prairie on Friday, Aug. 14.
Official fall practices begin at Kennett High School (08/03/15)
KENNETT - The Kennett High School campus was buzzing on Monday morning, as well over a hundred student athletes took part in the first fall practices for football, tennis and volleyball. Like every year, it was a day of firsts for both students and coaches across campus.
Official fall practices begin at Kennett High School (08/03/15)
KENNETT - The Kennett High School campus was buzzing on Monday morning, as well over a hundred student athletes took part in the first fall practices for football, tennis and volleyball. Like every year, it was a day of firsts for both students and coaches across campus.
Dexter youth football, volleyball and soccer registration underway (08/01/15)
Registration is underway for Dexter Parks and Recreation youth football, volleyball and soccer. The deadline to register for youth football and youth volleyball is Aug. 21. The deadline to register for youth soccer is Aug. 27. --- Youth football is open to athletes entering the third, fourth, fifth or sixth grade. ...
Official fall practices begin Monday (07/31/15)
Athletes across the Bootheel are set to return to their respective courts and fields on Monday, the first official day for Fall practices in Missouri. Kennett will be busy prepping to repeat strong runs in football, tennis and volleyball, while Holcomb and Senath-Hornersville will work to build their volleyball and baseball programs.
Official fall practices begin Monday (07/31/15)
Athletes across the Bootheel are set to return to their respective courts and fields on Monday, the first official day for Fall practices in Missouri. Kennett will be busy prepping to repeat strong runs in football, tennis and volleyball, while Holcomb and Senath-Hornersville will work to build their volleyball and baseball programs.
Dead week: The calm before fall practices begin (07/28/15)
As far as athletics are concerned, school campuses around the Bootheel are eerily quiet. Following a very busy summer at several schools, some are taking a much needed break during a dead week as mandated by the Missouri State High School Activities Association.
Dead week: The calm before fall practices begin (07/28/15)
As far as athletics are concerned, school campuses around the Bootheel are eerily quiet. Following a very busy summer at several schools, some are taking a much needed break during a dead week as mandated by the Missouri State High School Activities Association.
Four teams take part in Sikeston's 7-on-7 (07/25/15)
Kelly football parents, coaches and administration open lines of communication after coach's resignation (07/23/15)
The newly-formed Kelly football booster club has met with school administrators and new coach Lance Powers to discuss how to move the program forward in the future.
Former Sikeston football players give back to community (07/22/15)
Kelly football parents, coaches and administration open lines of communication after coach's resignation (07/22/15)
The newly-formed Kelly football booster club has met with school administrators and new coach Lance Powers to discuss how to move the program forward in the future.
Kennett football soldiers through latest week of camp (07/17/15)
KENNETT - The Kennett high school football team took on temperatures well over 90 degrees at the start of a 6 p.m. practice on Friday. The session caps off a week that saw the Indians work to improve on key areas ahead of the 2015 season.
Kennett football soldiers through latest week of camp (07/17/15)
KENNETT - The Kennett high school football team took on temperatures well over 90 degrees at the start of a 6 p.m. practice on Friday. The session caps off a week that saw the Indians work to improve on key areas ahead of the 2015 season.
Powers ready to take on role as Kelly's new football coach (07/13/15)
The Kelly school district announced Lance Powers as the team's new head coach, a decision that was approved by the school board at a meeting on Thursday night.
At Hayti camp, NFL stars William Moore and Kony Ealy eye growth beyond football (07/13/15)
HAYTI - Temperatures inched towards 100 degrees as the clock struck noon at Hayti's high school football field on Saturday. It felt much warmer with the relentless humidity, but spirits were equally high as hundreds of local athletes got a chance to train with two NFL stars with roots in the Bootheel.
At Hayti camp, NFL stars William Moore and Kony Ealy eye growth beyond football (07/13/15)
HAYTI - Temperatures inched towards 100 degrees as the clock struck noon at Hayti's high school football field on Saturday. It felt much warmer with the relentless humidity, but spirits were equally high as hundreds of local athletes got a chance to train with two NFL stars with roots in the Bootheel.
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.
Kelly names Lance Powers its new head football coach (07/12/15)
The Kelly school district announced Sunday that Lance Powers will be the new head football coach at Kelly High School.
Kelly names Lance Powers its new head football coach (07/13/15)
The Kelly school district announced Sunday that Lance Powers will be the new head football coach at Kelly High School.
Kennett's weight training continues ahead of next week's camp (07/09/15)
KENNETT - Several members of the Kennett Indians football team were already hard at work as the clock hit 5pm, the scheduled start time for Thursday's workout inside the high school weight room.
Kennett's weight training continues ahead of next week's camp (07/09/15)
KENNETT - Several members of the Kennett Indians football team were already hard at work as the clock hit 5pm, the scheduled start time for Thursday's workout inside the high school weight room.
Falcons' William Moore and Panthers' Kony Ealy to host free youth football camp Saturday at Hayti (07/09/15)
HAYTI, Mo. - Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl safety William Moore and Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy are slated to host a free youth football camp Saturday at Hayti High School. Hayti graduate Moore and New Madrid County Central graduate Ealy both played college football at the University of Missouri before entering the NFL...
Jones issues statement on Kelly coach's resignation (07/07/15)
Scott County R-IV superintendent Fara Jones declined to answer questions but provided a statement Tuesday regarding the resignation of Kelly football coach Kenneth Riedinger.
Jones issues statement on Kelly coach's resignation (07/07/15)
Scott County R-IV superintendent Fara Jones declined to answer questions but provided a statement Tuesday regarding the resignation of Kelly football coach Kenneth Riedinger, who resigned Thursday and announced his decision Monday.
Kelly football coach Kenneth Riedinger resigns (07/06/15)
Kenneth Riedinger, who started the Hawks' football program four years ago, submitted his official resignation Thursday and said the decision came about due to "a difference of opinion with the administration" in regards to the direction of the football program.
Kelly football coach Kenneth Riedinger resigns (07/06/15)
Kenneth Riedinger, who started the Hawks' football program four years ago, submitted his official resignation Thursday and said the decision came about due to "a difference of opinion with the administration" in regards to the direction of the football program.
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.
Standard Democrat Female Athlete of the Year: Dexter's MaKayla Waldner (07/04/15)
No matter the sport, Dexter's MaKayla Waldner seems to excel. She's played nearly every sport her school has to offer, as well as ones they don't and one that's usually reserved for the boys.
Semoball Awards finalists demonstrated the good in sports (07/03/15)
Five area players are finalists for the Sportsmanship Award.
Southeast Missourian boys track athlete of the year: Kelly's Maurice Davis (07/01/15)
The junior won the 100 meters at the Class 2 Track and Field Championships.
Football contact camp gets started at SEMO (06/26/15)
The three-day high school football contact camp got underway Thursday at the football practice field on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.
Kennett football takes on nearby teams at SEMO camp (06/26/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Hunderds of football players crowded the Southeast Missouri State University Campus in blistering heat, all for the first half of a two-day full-contact summer camp.
Kennett football takes on nearby teams at SEMO camp (06/26/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Hunderds of football players crowded the Southeast Missouri State University Campus in blistering heat, all for the first half of a two-day full-contact summer camp.
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.
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.
Kennett football eyes growth through summer workouts (06/12/15)
The Kennett Indians football team was hard at work Thursday afternoon on it's third day of full-contact training. Offensive players were going through plays with assistant coach Lance Penn, while the rest of the team prepped with the rest of the coaching staff inside the Indians' weight room.
Kennett football eyes growth through summer workouts (06/12/15)
The Kennett Indians football team was hard at work Thursday afternoon on it's third day of full-contact training. Offensive players were going through plays with assistant coach Lance Penn, while the rest of the team prepped with the rest of the coaching staff inside the Indians' weight room.
Weight training comes first for Kennett football (06/08/15)
KENNETT - On Monday, members of Kennett's high school football team were given practice jerseys, helmets and pads ahead of full-contact training. First, they had to complete another day of work in the weight room.
Jackson, Battle set to open football season at Mizzou (06/04/15)
When the Jackson football team kicks off its season against defending Class 5 champion Battle on Aug. 22, the game will be played at Faurot Field on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. The Indians and Spartans will take part in the first game of the tripleheader at 11 a.m. ...
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.
pride exemplified (05/31/15)
Asked to describe his coach, Scott City sophomore Braden Cox smiled and looked off into the distance, searching for the right way to sum up Jim May. After a brief pause, he settled on just one word: Awesome. "He's always going to do something you're never going to expect," Cox added after some prompting...
Dexter boys tennis team win sectional against St. Mary's drops quarterfinal to John Burroughs (05/24/15)
One of the most successful boys tennis seasons in school history ended a win shy of the final four for the Dexter Bearcats Saturday afternoon. Dexter, which was attempting to advance to the final four for the first time in school history in boys tennis, suffered a 5-0 loss to John Burroughs in a Class 1 quarterfinal...
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). ...
Newsom signs with College of DuPage (05/13/15)
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.
Dexter standout Noah Kronk to play football at Southeast Missouri State (04/30/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - Dexter football fans won't have to travel very far to watch one of their own play next season. 2015 Dexter graduate Noah Kronk has made the decision to play football at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau this fall. "Coach Peden had been encouraging me to play college football," Kronk said. ...
Dexter standout Noah Kronk to play football at Southeast Missouri State (04/30/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - Dexter football fans won't have to travel very far to watch one of their own play next season. 2015 Dexter graduate Noah Kronk has made the decision to play football at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau this fall. "Coach Peden had been encouraging me to play college football," Kronk said. ...
Changes ahead for SEMO Conference football divisions (04/03/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com With the addition of a new football team, the SEMO Conference divisions will have a different look in the future. Kelly High School was voted in as the newest member of the now 17-team SEMO Conference forcing conference officials to realign into four divisions...
Changes ahead for SEMO Conference football divisions (04/03/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com With the addition of a new football team, the SEMO Conference divisions will have a different look in the future. Kelly High School was voted in as the newest member of the now 17-team SEMO Conference forcing conference officials to realign into four divisions...
Chaz Brown signs on with Case Western Reserve University (03/18/15)
For the second time this year, players, coaches and family members gathered inside the Kennett High School library to honor another football player who will soon move on to the next level. Tuesday morning, Chaz Brown made it official by signing on to play football at Case Western Reserve University...
Chaz Brown signs on with Case Western Reserve University (03/18/15)
For the second time this year, players, coaches and family members gathered inside the Kennett High School library to honor another football player who will soon move on to the next level. Tuesday morning, Chaz Brown made it official by signing on to play football at Case Western Reserve University...
Britt Harris demonstrates potential of Kennett's high school wrestling program (02/27/15)
Hundreds of wrestlers recently filled Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo., all aiming for the top prize at the 85th MSHSAA Wrestling Championships. Some of them may have worked their entire lives to get there, but one of them did so with roughly four months under his belt.
Dryden signs with Missouri Baptist (02/18/15)
Central's Young among football recruits to participate in Junior Day at Mizzou (02/17/15)
It's no secret that Al Young has impressed the likes of fans, opposing coaches and players during his past two football seasons at Central.
Central's Young among footbal recruits to participate in Junior Day at Mizzou (02/16/15)
It's no secret that Al Young has impressed the likes of fans, opposing coaches and players during his past two football seasons at Central.
Fall sports finalists revealed at first Semoball Awards selection show (02/07/15)
More than 50 fall sports high school athletes from Southeast Missouri were announced as finalists at the first Semoball Awards selection show on Saturday at Dexter Bar-B-Que in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Fall sports finalists revealed at first Semoball Awards selection show (02/07/15)
More than 50 fall sports high school athletes from Southeast Missouri were announced as finalists at the first Semoball Awards selection show on Saturday at Dexter Bar-B-Que in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Southeast Missouri State football team inks Jackson QB Dante Vandeven (02/05/15)
"Well, first and foremost, he's got 'it,'" Matukewicz said of Vandeven at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to discuss he newest signing class.
Central football's Flye-Sadler signs with Austin Peay (02/05/15)
In front of a handful of family, friends and coaches, senior offensive tackle Jaylen Flye-Sadler signed a National Letter of Intent at Central High School to continue his football career with Austin Peay.
Chaffee football player Trevor Morehead officially an Austin Peay Governor (02/05/15)
Although Chaffee's Trevor Morehead had already made plans to play college football prior to the start of his final varsity season, everything could've changed when the 6-foot-2, 291-pound offensive and defensive lineman tore his ACL during a Week 4 game.
Dexter's Pollock signs to play football at Southwest Baptist (02/05/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - Dexter senior Peyton Pollock has dreamed of playing college football since he was six-years-old. "I started playing organized football at the age of six," Pollock said. "My grandpa, dad and brother all played college football so it has always been a dream of mine to be a college football player."...
Southeast Missourian fall signing period recap (02/05/15)
Chase Hagerty, Southeast Missouri State baseball Jaylen Flye-Sadler, Austin Peay State football Maggie Groshong, St. Charles CC softball Sarah Kitchen, Fontbonne softball Andre Statam, Jacksonville State basketball Trevor Morehead, Austin Peay State football...
Southeast Missourian fall signing period recap (02/05/15)
Chase Hagerty, Southeast Missouri State baseball Jaylen Flye-Sadler, Austin Peay State football Maggie Groshong, St. Charles CC softball Sarah Kitchen, Fontbonne softball Andre Statam, Jacksonville State basketball Trevor Morehead, Austin Peay State football...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Bud Hilburn (02/04/15)
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tom Matukewicz's message to Kennett senior Bud Hilburn throughout his recruitment and Kennett coach Aaron Pixley's description of Hilburn as a player were nearly one in the same. "I think Coach Tuke's message the whole time is just, 'Come in, do your job, work as hard as you can and I think things will be OK,'" Pixley said. ...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Dante Vandeven (02/04/15)
The Basics Name: Dante Vandeven High School: Jackson (Mo.) High School Position: Quarterback Measurables: 6-2, 190 pounds Hudl: Click here Profile Jackson football coach Brent Eckley has a pretty good idea of what it is that the coaching staff at nearby Southeast Missouri State looks for during the recruiting process...
Central football's Flye-Sadler signs with Austin Peay (02/04/15)
In front of a handful of family, friends and coaches, senior offensive tackle Jaylen Flye-Sadler signed a National Letter of Intent at Central High School to continue his football career with Austin Peay.
Bud Hilburn signs with Southeast Missouri State University (02/04/15)
On National Signing Day, the Southeast Missouri State University football team unveiled it's signing class. Among them, was Kennett's Bud Hilburn. HIlburn was joined by family, faculty and the entire 2014 Indians football team inside the Kennett High School library as he signed on for the next chapter of his athletic and academic career...
Bud Hilburn signs with Southeast Missouri State University (02/04/15)
On National Signing Day, the Southeast Missouri State University football team unveiled it's signing class. Among them, was Kennett's Bud Hilburn. HIlburn was joined by family, faculty and the entire 2014 Indians football team inside the Kennett High School library as he signed on for the next chapter of his athletic and academic career...
Semoball Awards fall sports selection show scheduled for Feb. 7 (02/01/15)
More than 150 high school athletes from across Southeast Missouri were recognized last summer at the Show Me Center as part of the inaugural Semoball Awards. Now for Round 2.
Semoball Awards fall sports selection show slated for Feb. 7 (02/01/15)
More than 150 high school athletes from across Southeast Missouri were recognized last summer at the Show Me Center as part of the inaugural Semoball Awards. Now for Round 2.
Southeast Missourian football player of the year: Cape Central's Al Young (01/22/15)
Some players wait for the ball to come to them, and some go and get it. Al Young is most definitely the latter.
Southeast Missourian football player of the year: Cape Central's Al Young (01/21/15)
Some players wait for the ball to come to them, and some go and get it. Al Young is most definitely the latter.
Standard Democrat Football Player of the Year: Dremond Robinson (12/24/14)
Malden's historic season embodied by Robinson's dominating runs and quick-strike scoring ability
All-Standard Democrat Football team (12/24/14)
About this team: The All-SD team was chosen by the Standard Democrat sports department from our coverage area that includes: Chaffee, Charleston, Dexter, East Prairie, Kelly, Malden, NMCC, Portageville and Sikeston
Five Tigers, two Indians receive all-state recognition (12/16/14)
Five Central players and Tigers coach Nathan Norman were recognized in the Missouri media All-State teams released Tuesday.
Defending champion Jackson receives top seed for Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament (12/08/14)
The Jackson and Central basketball teams met for the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament title a year ago. Jackson, which emerged with the championship last year after a 59-55 win, was named the favorite again this year after coaches voted to give the Indians the No. 1 seed at Sunday evening's seeding meeting. Central was picked to meet them in the title game again as the No. 2 seed, but the lead up to the start of this season has been radically different for the Indians and Tigers...
2014 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State Football Teams (12/06/14)
Four members of the Central football team were named first-team all-state by the Missouri Football Coaches Association on Friday.
SEMO All-Conference football teams selected (12/04/14)
The 2014 SEMO Confernce teams are selected by the coaches. SEMO NORTH Offense First Team QB -- Dante Vandeven, Jackson, Sr., 6-2, 190 RB -- Braion Owens, Cape Central, Sr., 5-11, 190 RB -- Earnest Fobbs, Sikeston, Jr., 6-1, 170 RB -- Bi Nguyen, Poplar Bluff, Sr., 5-9, 140...
Jackson pair take home SEMO Conference's highest football honors (12/04/14)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Jackson Indians swept the two biggest awards Wednesday night during the 69th Annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet at the Black River Coliseum. Dante Vandeven was awarded the SEMO Conference's highest honor with the Carr Award as best high school football player in Southeast Missouri...
Kennett football earns SEMO All-Conference nods (12/04/14)
Seven Kennett High School football players earned their spot on the SEMO Central All-Conference team. The selections were announced at a banquet Wednesday night in Sikeston.
Jackson pair take home SEMO Conference's highest football honors (12/04/14)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Jackson Indians swept the two biggest awards Wednesday night during the 69th Annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet at the Black River Coliseum. Dante Vandeven was awarded the SEMO Conference's highest honor with the Carr Award as best high school football player in Southeast Missouri...
Jackson QB Vandeven claims Carr Award (12/03/14)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Jackson Indians swept the two biggest awards Wednesday night during the 69th Annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet at the Black River Coliseum. Dante Vandeven was awarded the SEMO Conference's highest honor with the Carr Award as best high school football player in Southeast Missouri...
Jackson QB Vandeven claims Carr Award (12/03/14)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Jackson Indians swept the two biggest awards Wednesday night during the 69th Annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet at the Black River Coliseum. Dante Vandeven was awarded the SEMO Conference's highest honor with the Carr Award as best high school football player in Southeast Missouri...
Six Dexter players make media all-region football team (12/01/14)
The Missouri Sportswriters Association released its all-region football team Monday. Six Dexter football players were selected to the Class 3 all-region team. Dexter junior offensive lineman Jared Deal was selected first-team offense. Deal made the line calls and was a tenacious blocker...
Six Dexter players make media all-region football team (12/01/14)
The Missouri Sportswriters Association released its all-region football team Monday. Six Dexter football players were selected to the Class 3 all-region team. Dexter junior offensive lineman Jared Deal was selected first-team offense. Deal made the line calls and was a tenacious blocker...
All-Region high school football teams (12/01/14)
The 2014 Southeast Missouri All-Region football teams selected by a panel of sportswriters from eight publications. OFFENSE First team QB -- Dante Vandeven, Jackson, Sr. 6-2, 190 lbs. RB -- Braion Owens, Cape Central, Sr. 5-11, 190 lbs. RB -- Earnest Fobbs, Sikeston, Jr. 6-1, 170 lbs...
Cape Central falls in state title game, Webb City wins fifth consecutive championship (11/30/14)
The Cardinals defeated Central 48-21 in the Class 4 state championship Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome.
Cape Central falls in state title game, Webb City wins fifth consecutive championship (11/30/14)
ST. LOUIS -- One quarter into the Show-Me Bowl's Class 4 championship game, it appeared the unexpected was about to take place. The Central Tigers were undaunted by the lore of the Webb City Cardinals, who entered the game ranked No. 11 in USA Today's national high school football poll, racing out to a 14-0 lead in the opening quarter of its first state championship game...
Webb City clamps down on Central standout Al Young (11/29/14)
Central wide receiver Al Young has been a playmaker for the Tigers this season. But in the Class 4 championship against Webb City on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, the Tigers struggled to block, leaving little time for Young and the rest of the Central receiving corps to get open...
Webb City clamps down on Central standout Al Young (11/29/14)
Central wide receiver Al Young has been a playmaker for the Tigers this season. But in the Class 4 championship against Webb City on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, the Tigers struggled to block, leaving little time for Young and the rest of the Central receiving corps to get open...
Cape Central falls in state title game, Webb City wins fifth consecutive championship (11/29/14)
The Cardinals defeated the Tigers 48-21 on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome. Central ended it's season with a school-record 12 wins and an appearance in its first state championship game.
Cape Central falls in state title game, Webb City wins fifth consecutive title (11/29/14)
Even the best seasons have to end. The Central football team completed the finest football season in the school's history with a loss to Webb City in the Class 4 state championship on Saturday. The Cardinals claimed their fifth consecutive state title with a 48-21 victory over the Tigers at the Edward Jones Dome...
Fourth-year coach Nathan Norman has Central football team on the rise (11/28/14)
Take a stroll through Central High School with football coach Nathan Norman, and you'll notice a trend. With each passing person -- coach, player, teacher or student -- Norman stops to say something. That's the coach the people at Central have grown to appreciate over the last four years as Norman continues to shape the school's football program into a distinguished entity. But defeating the prototype of that vision will be the Tigers' next challenge...
Football tradition at Webb City runs deep (11/27/14)
Webb City has long been regarded as one of the top football programs in Missouri. The Cardinals have won 12 state championships and will go for their fifth straight Class 4 title Saturday when they face Central at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
Central, Webb City football teams to meet for state crown (11/27/14)
Central and Webb City will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday in Show-Me Bowl's Class 4 title game at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, and Central coach Nathan Norman said his team hasn't forgotten about what happened last year.
Football tradition at Webb City runs deep (11/27/14)
Webb City has long been regarded as one of the top football programs in Missouri. The Cardinals have won 12 state championships and will go for their fifth straight Class 4 title Saturday when they face Central at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
Central, Webb City football teams to meet for state crown (11/27/14)
Central and Webb City will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday in Show-Me Bowl's Class 4 title game at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, and Central coach Nathan Norman said his team hasn't forgotten about what happened last year.
Peyton Montgomery has helped lead Central football team into uncharted territory (11/27/14)
In his first and only season wearing orange and black, Peyton Montgomery has helped lead Central to a place it's never been, the Class 4 championship game.
Peyton Montgomery has helped lead Central football team into unchartered territory (11/26/14)
In his first and only season wearing orange and black, Peyton Montgomery has helped lead Central to a place it's never been, the Class 4 championship game.
St. Vincent Boys Basketball Preview (11/25/14)
Conference: Jefferson County Activities Association (JCAA) -- Small Schools Division Coach: Bruce Valleroy, 22nd year District: Class 2 District 3 Schedule: Roster: Returning starters: Trevor Leible, Kaleb Schnurbusch Starters lost: Kevin Mattingly, Alex Winkler Nathan Carroll...
For Hilburn, Pixley, all-region honors are a culmination of hard work (11/24/14)
Less than a week after the honors were announced, both Hilburn and Pixley reflected on the honors after a long season of ups and downs, which ultimately culminated with an appearance in a district championship game.
Unsung heroes: Central's offensive line fills big role for the Tigers (11/24/14)
In a high-powered offense like the Central football team has, sometimes players who provide an impact go unnoticed. That seemed to be the case for the Tigers' offensive line which had big shoes to fill when the season began three months ago.
For Hilburn, Pixley, all-region honors are a culmination of hard work (11/24/14)
Less than a week after the honors were announced, both Hilburn and Pixley reflected on the honors after a long season of ups and downs, which ultimately culminated with an appearance in a district championship game.
Malden's state hopes dashed by defending champion Lamar (11/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- After dominating their competition all season long, the Malden Green Wave finally met its match Saturday in the Class 2 semifinals against the three-time defending state champion Lamar Tigers. Playing in front of a packed, energetic home crowd, Malden was shutout offensively as the Tigers claimed a 28-2 victory to earn their spot back in the title game...
Making history: Central football team advances to first ever state championship game (11/23/14)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- With the game tied at 7-all in the final minutes of the second quarter, the Central offense was staring at a fourth-and-11 at the St. Charles West 33-yard line. Without batting an eye, the Tigers did what they'd done all season. They went for it...
Making history: Central football team advances to first ever state championship game (11/23/14)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- With the game tied at 7-all in the final minutes of the second quarter, the Central offense was staring at a fourth-and-11 at the St. Charles West 33-yard line. Without batting an eye, the Tigers did what they'd done all season. They went for it...
Victory for history (11/23/14)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- With the game tied at 7-all in the final minutes of the second quarter, the Central offense was staring at a fourth-and-11 at the St. Charles West 33-yard line. Without batting an eye, the Tigers did what they'd done all season. They went for it...
Victory for history (11/23/14)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- With the game tied at 7-all in the final minutes of the second quarter, the Central offense was staring at a fourth-and-11 at the St. Charles West 33-yard line. Without batting an eye, the Tigers did what they'd done all season. They went for it...
Making history: Central football team advances to first even state championship game (11/22/14)
The Tigers defeated St. Charles West 42-21 on Friday night and will play for the Class 4 state title next Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
Trip to 'The Dome' a reward for years of work for Central football players (11/22/14)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Forty-four Central football players walked into the locker room at halftime Friday night with only one thing on their minds. "The Dome," Central senior defensive lineman DeAndre Banks said. "That was the only thing in our heads. Make history, get to The Dome. Win, win."
Trip to 'The Dome' a reward for years of work for Central football players (11/22/14)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Forty-four Central football players walked into the locker room at halftime Friday night with only one thing on their minds. "The Dome," Central senior defensive lineman DeAndre Banks said. "That was the only thing in our heads. Make history, get to The Dome. Win, win."
Power and speed: Owens leading the way for Central football team (11/21/14)
The combination of speed and power has turned Braion Owens into the Central Tigers' all-purpose running back this season.
Central, St. Charles West football teams meet again on bigger stage (11/21/14)
The St. Charles West Warriors have won 11 straight games to reach the Class 4 semifinals. Their last loss came on the road on Aug. 29, when the Central Tigers scored 21 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 41-21 win. The two teams will meet again at 7 p.m. ...
Central, St. Charles West football teams meet again on bigger stage (11/21/14)
The St. Charles West Warriors have won 11 straight games to reach the Class 4 semifinals. Their last loss came on the road on Aug. 29, when the Central Tigers scored 21 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 41-21 win. The two teams will meet again at 7 p.m. ...
Cape Central football team advances to state title game for first time in school history (11/21/14)
The Tigers defeated St. Charles West 42-21 on the road to advance to the Class 4 state championship game.
Malden can truly embrace underdog role in Class 2 semifinal against Lamar (11/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- As they prepare for the biggest game of their season Saturday in the Class 2 semifinals, the Malden Green Wave have been put into an unfamiliar role for a team that has routed all challengers on the way to a spotless 13-0 record...
Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association announces all-region team (11/20/14)
The Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association released its 2014 All-Region teams Wednesday and several local athletes were selected. The full list is as follows: Class 4 & 5 Offense First team QB -- Dante Vandever, Jackson, Sr. RB -- Chris Walsh, Hillsboro, Sr...
Malden can truly embrace underdog role in Class 2 semifinal against Lamar (11/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- As they prepare for the biggest game of their season Saturday in the Class 2 semifinals, the Malden Green Wave have been put into an unfamiliar role for a team that has routed all challengers on the way to a spotless 13-0 record...
Malden can finally embrace underdog role in Class 2 semifinal against Lamar (11/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- As they prepare for the biggest game of their season Saturday in the Class 2 semifinals, the Malden Green Wave have been put into an unfamiliar role for a team that has routed all challengers on the way to a spotless 13-0 record...
Malden can finally embrace underdog role in Class 2 semifinal against Lamar (11/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- As they prepare for the biggest game of their season Saturday in the Class 2 semifinals, the Malden Green Wave have been put into an unfamiliar role for a team that has routed all challengers on the way to a spotless 13-0 record...
Jackson football team stopped in Class 5 quarterfinal (11/15/14)
Ladue defeated the Indians 31-21 to advance to the Class 5 semifinals. Jackson finished the season with a 10-2 record.
Jackson football team stopped in Class 5 quarterfinal (11/15/14)
Ladue defeated the Indians 31-21 to advance to the Class 5 semifinals. Jackson finished the season with a 10-2 record.
Jackson football team falls to Ladue in Class 5 quarterfinal (11/15/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Ladue scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to rally for a 31-21 victory over Jackson in a Class 5 Quarterfinal football game Saturday at Saint Louis University High School.
Central, Jackson football teams vying for trip to final four (11/14/14)
It didn't come easy, but the Jackson Indians and Central Tigers are two games away from a trip to the Edward Jones Dome after each team won its district in impressive fashion last week.
Central, Jackson football teams vying for trip to final four (11/14/14)
It didn't come easy, but the Jackson Indians and Central Tigers are two games away from a trip to the Edward Jones Dome after each team won its district in impressive fashion last week. Jackson put together an improbable rally and came back from a 32-point halftime deficit to defeat Vianney 39-35 for the Class 5 District 1 title, while Central survived a back-and-forth affair against Hillsboro and claimed a 42-35 victory in the Class 4 District 1 championship...
Malden gearing up for quarterfinal matchup with Cardinal Ritter (11/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- With their first district title since 2000 in the books, the Malden Green Wave stand just two wins away from a trip to the Edward Jones Dome for the Class 2 championship. Their next test comes in the form of Cardinal Ritter, who the undefeated Green Wave will travel to St. Louis to face in the quarterfinals Friday night at 7 p.m...
Perryville coach, soccer program grow together (11/12/14)
Jerry Fulton never had a chance to play soccer growing up, but there was always something about the game that intrigued him.
Kennett's historic season ends at district final (11/11/14)
An historic football season has ended for Kennett. On Friday, Nov. 7, the Indians lost 48-14 to Central High School in Park Hills, finishing second in the Class 3, District 1 tournament behind one of the strongest teams in the state.
Dexter honors athletes at Fall Sports Recognition Program (11/10/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - Dexter held its annual Fall Sports Recognition Program at the high school cafeteria Thursday night. Athletes competing in cross country, volleyball, football cheerleading, football and girls tennis were recognized at the event. Senior football player Noah Kronk received the Charles Bland Award...
Jackson quarterfinal game to be played Saturday (11/11/14)
Jackson will play its Class 5 quarterfinal football game against Ladue at 1 p.m. Saturday at Saint Louis University High School.
Central defensive end Andre Statam drawing interest from Mizzou football coaches (11/08/14)
The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Jacksonville State basketball commit visited recently visited Mizzou and spoke with offensive coordinator Josh Henson.
Malden dethrones Caruthersville 61-16 in district title game (11/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- A testy bout between Class 2, District 1 rivals Malden and Caruthersville led to a changing of the guard on Friday as the six-time champion Tigers saw their reign come to an end. Pounding out 440 yards on the ground, the Green Wave brushed off a sideline-clearing dustup to rout the Tigers 61-16 and celebrate their first championship since 2000 on their home field, affectionally known as the Swamp...
Central football team claims district crown, advances to state quarterfinals (11/08/14)
With no time left on the clock, a five-yard facemask penalty gave Hillsboro quarterback Sam Mock one final shot at a desperation Hail Mary pass that sailed toward the end zone but fell short. Standing underneath was Central junior Al Young, who hauled in the interception and ran several yards before dropping to a knee and securing the Tigers' second consecutive Class 4 District 1 championship with a 42-35 victory over the Hawks on Friday at Tiger Stadium.
Fight, ejections give Malden, Caruthersville title game black eye (11/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- A total of eight players were ejected and a fan was taken away in handcuffs after an ugly scene during the Class 2, District 1 championship football game between Caruthersville and Malden Friday night at Malden High School...
Jackson stuns Vianney with 36 unanswered points in second half, wins district title (11/08/14)
Trailing by 32 points at halftime, the top-seeded Indians reeled off five unanswered touchdowns in the second half, to defeat No. 2 seed Vianney 39-35.
Kennett's historic season ends at district final (11/10/14)
A historic football season has ended for Kennett. On Friday night, the Indians lost 48-14 to Central High School in Park Hills, finishing second in the Class 3, District 1 tournament behind one of the strongest teams in the state.
Central defensive end Andre Statam drawing interest from Mizzou football coaches (11/08/14)
The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Jacksonville State basketball commit visited recently visited Mizzou and spoke with offensive coordinator Josh Henson.
Jackson stuns Vianney with 36 unanswered points in second half, wins district title (11/08/14)
Trailing by 32 points at halftime, the top-seeded Indians reeled off five unanswered touchdowns in the second half, to defeat No. 2 seed Vianney 39-35.
Central football team claims district crown, advances to state quarterfinals (11/08/14)
With no time left on the clock, a five-yard facemask penalty gave Hillsboro quarterback Sam Mock one final shot at a desperation Hail Mary pass that sailed toward the end zone but fell short. Standing underneath was Central junior Al Young, who hauled in the interception and ran several yards before dropping to a knee and securing the Tigers' second consecutive Class 4 District 1 championship with a 42-35 victory over the Hawks on Friday at Tiger Stadium.
Kennet's historic season ends at district final (11/08/14)
A historic football season has ended for Kennett. On Friday night, the Indians lost 48-14 to Central High School in Park Hills, finishing second in the Class 3, District 1 tournament behind one of the strongest teams in the state.
Jackson, Central football teams have sights set on district crowns (11/07/14)
The top-seeded Jackson Indians and top-seeded Central Tigers will each take their home fields at 7 p.m. today with district championships in their sights. Jackson and the second-seeded Vianney Golden Griffins will meet in the Class 5 District 1 title game for the second straight season, while Central and the third-seeded Hillsboro Hawks will square off in the Class 4 District 1 championship game for the third consecutive year.
Jackson, Central football teams have sights set on district crowns (11/07/14)
The top-seeded Jackson Indians and top-seeded Central Tigers will each take their home fields at 7 p.m. today with district championships in their sights. Jackson and the second-seeded Vianney Golden Griffins will meet in the Class 5 District 1 title game for the second straight season, while Central and the third-seeded Hillsboro Hawks will square off in the Class 4 District 1 championship game for the third consecutive year.
Kennett Indians football fight for a district championship (11/09/14)
Like many businesses across Kennett, the windows of The Gym-BKA Athletics are painted with words encouraging the high school football team. One window reads "Why not us?"
Malden looking to knock off district foe Caruthersville in title game (11/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Through his first four years as head coach at Malden, Joel Wyatt saw rival Caruthersville dominate the Class 2, District 1 landscape. Not only have they held the district crown in every year of Wyatt's tenure, but the current defending champs have reeled off six in a row...
Kennett Indians football fight for a district championship (11/06/14)
Like many businesses across Kennett, the windows of The Gym-BKA Athletics are painted with words encouraging the high school football team. One window reads "Why not us?"
Fobbs, Riley are first RB duo to rush for 1,000 yards in same season (11/05/14)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs have had plenty of running backs eclipse 1,000 yards in a season before -- 19 to be exact. But none have done it in the same season until now. Juniors Earnest Fobbs and Victwon Riley each broke the 1,000-yard mark becoming Sikeston's first running back duo to do so...
Kennett earns trip to district final (11/03/14)
For the second week in a row, the Kennett defied the odds. While hosting their first district tournament game in 28 years, the Indians delivered another stellar performance in a 37-6 victory over Fredericktown in the Class 3, District 1 tournament.
Kennett earns trip to district final (11/03/14)
For the second week in a row, the Kennett defied the odds. While hosting their first district tournament game in 28 years, the Indians delivered another stellar performance in a 37-6 victory over Fredericktown in the Class 3, District 1 tournament.
Jackson football team holds off Oakville rally, advances to district final (11/01/14)
Jackson senior Xominique Davis had a debt to settle with his teammates after fumbling the opening kickoff of the second half of the Indians' Class 5 District 1 semifinal game against Oakville on Friday night at The Pit in Jackson.
Improved Central football team routs Sikeston in district semifinal (11/01/14)
The talk leading up Friday's rematch between the Central Tigers and Sikeston Bulldogs was all about the vast improvement of Sikeston. That talk came to an abrubt end late in the first quarter.
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...
East Prairie can't stop Caruthersville rushing attack (11/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARUTHERSVILLE -- A rough start by their offense and a huge night by Caruthersville senior Daniel Fugate proved too much for the East Prairie Eagles in Friday's Class 2, District 1 semifinal matchup. With his defense picking off the Eagles four times in the first quarter alone, Fugate torched East Prairie's defense for 306 yards and two scores to help his team to a 49-26 that sends the defending champions back to the title game...
Malden steamrolls Hayti, advances to title game (11/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- It can sometimes be a task to keep a team like Malden focused on each given Friday. The Green Wave are undefeated, they score over 60 points a game and have had each contest well in hand by halftime. One thing that drives senior Cortez Dobbins is something Malden hasn't experienced in 14 years. The main thing that drives Dobbins and his teammates is not allowing their historic run to end prematurely...
Malden steamrolls Hayti, advances to title game (11/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- It can sometimes be a task to keep a team like Malden focused on each given Friday. The Green Wave are undefeated, they score over 60 points a game and have had each contest well in hand by halftime. One thing that drives senior Cortez Dobbins is something Malden hasn't experienced in 14 years. The main thing that drives Dobbins and his teammates is not allowing their historic run to end prematurely...
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...
East Prairie can't stop Caruthersville rushing attack (11/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARUTHERSVILLE -- A rough start by their offense and a huge night by Caruthersville senior Daniel Fugate proved too much for the East Prairie Eagles in Friday's Class 2, District 1 semifinal matchup. With his defense picking off the Eagles four times in the first quarter alone, Fugate torched East Prairie's defense for 306 yards and two scores to help his team to a 49-26 that sends the defending champions back to the title game...