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Sikeston football team faces Farmington after two crushing losses (09/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- The season started with promise. A pair of lopsided victories over Charleston and New Madrid County Central gave the Sikeston Bulldogs reason to be excited. But a loss to powerful Cape Central and a crushing last-minute defeat last week to Dexter has the season in a state of flux...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 5 (09/18/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players, conference standings and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 5 (09/18/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players, conference standings and the series history between the two throughout the season.
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston soccer team shuts out Saxony (09/16/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- Sam Cox scored his seventh goal of the season and goalie Max Ault recorded his second shutout during Sikeston's 3-0 win over Saxony Lutheran Monday on the road. Audi Hay and Conner Merideth also added goals...
Roles reversed at the 2014 Powder Puff Game (09/16/14)
The Powder Puff Game pits the juniors against the seniors, but there's a twist.
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston soccer team shuts out Saxony (09/16/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- Sam Cox scored his seventh goal of the season and goalie Max Ault recorded his second shutout during Sikeston's 3-0 win over Saxony Lutheran Monday on the road. Audi Hay and Conner Merideth also added goals...
Kelly falls on the road to Confluence Prep (09/15/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Growing pains are sure to be a part of a first-year high school varsity football team. The pains were limited in Kelly's first three games this year as the Hawks were competitive in all three games and enjoyed the thrill of last week's win against St. Vincent...
Kelly falls on the road to Confluence Prep (09/15/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Growing pains are sure to be a part of a first-year high school varsity football team. The pains were limited in Kelly's first three games this year as the Hawks were competitive in all three games and enjoyed the thrill of last week's win against St. Vincent...
Jackson football team blasts Farmington in SEMO conference opener (09/13/14)
The Indians improved to a perfect 4-0 with a 55-7 victory over the Knights on its homecoming at The Pit in Jackson.
Dexter football team knocks off Sikeston with 'hook and ladder' in final minute (09/13/14)
With 48 seconds left in the game, the Sikeston Bulldogs capped off an improbable drive with the go-ahead touchdown. Nine seconds later, Dexter did something even more improbable.
Kelly football team falls to Confluence 37-6 (09/13/14)
Kelly's defense was gashed for 362 rushing yards in Saturday's loss.
Turnovers, penalities doom St. Vincent football team again (09/13/14)
The Indians dropped to 0-4 with a home loss to Herculaneum.
Southeast football team falls to SIU 50-23 (09/14/14)
The multiple turnovers, penalties and missed assignments committed by the Redhawks at Saluki Stadium resulted in a 50-23 loss to their regional-rival, which improved to 3-0.
Malden football team stampedes past Scott City (09/13/14)
The Malden Green Wave assault on the scoreboard continued Friday night against Scott City.
Hook-and-lateral propels Dexter football team past Sikeston in closing minute (09/14/14)
Editor's note: This story and photos will also be available in the next print edition of Dexter Daily Statesman Tuesday morning. SIKESTON, Mo. - Dexter head football coach Justin Peden knew his players had not lost hope after Sikeston scored a touchdown to move ahead 15-14 with 49 seconds remaining in regulation Friday night...
Central football team topples Poplar Bluff 26-6 (09/13/14)
Tigers' quarterback Peyton Montgomery ran wild in the second half while Central's defense came close to getting its first shutout since 2011, and the Tigers defeated the Poplar Bluff Mules 26-6 on Friday night at Poplar Bluff Junior High School.
PREP ROUNDUP: East Prairie knocks off Hayti 32-28 (09/13/14)
HAYTI (SMNS) -- The East Prairie Eagles travelled to Hayti Friday night and spoiled the Indians' homecoming night 32-28. It was the first time that the Eagles defeated Hayti in football since 2009. The Indians jumped out to a 16-6 lead and looked as if they would take that 10-point advantage into the locker room, but the Eagles had other things in mind...
Caruthersville blanks Charleston 44-0 (09/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- With a heavy dose of senior running back Daniel Fugate the Caruthersville Tigers picked up their second straight win Friday after starting 0-2 start the season. Taking on host Charleston, Caruthersville gave the ball to Fugate 19 times and he rewarded them with 276 yards and four scores en rout to a 44-0 win...
NMCC's offense blooms in first win 25-20 (09/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- It's been tough being a New Madrid County Central linemen recently. After three games and three losses the Eagles have struggled up front and hadn't held up enough to allow their playmakers to slash opposing defenses...
Kelly football team falls to Confluence 37-6 (09/13/14)
Kelly's defense was gashed for 362 rushing yards in Saturday's loss.
Jackson football team blasts Farmington in SEMO conference opener (09/13/14)
The Indians improved to a perfect 4-0 with a 55-7 victory over the Knights on its homecoming at The Pit in Jackson.
PREP ROUNDUP: East Prairie knocks off Hayti 32-28 (09/13/14)
HAYTI (SMNS) -- The East Prairie Eagles travelled to Hayti Friday night and spoiled the Indians' homecoming night 32-28. It was the first time that the Eagles defeated Hayti in football since 2009. The Indians jumped out to a 16-6 lead and looked as if they would take that 10-point advantage into the locker room, but the Eagles had other things in mind...
Dexter knocks off Sikeston with 'hook and ladder' in final minute (09/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With 48 seconds left in the game, the Sikeston Bulldogs capped off an improbable drive with the go-ahead touchdown. Nine seconds later, Dexter did something even more improbable. The Bearcats perfectly executed a "hook and ladder" play from 49 yards out to pull off a stunning finish to defeat Sikeston 20-15 at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium on Friday...
Caruthersville blanks Charleston 44-0 (09/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- With a heavy dose of senior running back Daniel Fugate the Caruthersville Tigers picked up their second straight win Friday after starting 0-2 start the season. Taking on host Charleston, Caruthersville gave the ball to Fugate 19 times and he rewarded them with 276 yards and four scores en rout to a 44-0 win...
NMCC's offense blooms in first win 25-20 (09/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- It's been tough being a New Madrid County Central linemen recently. After three games and three losses the Eagles have struggled up front and hadn't held up enough to allow their playmakers to slash opposing defenses...
Hook-and-lateral propels Dexter football team past Sikeston in closing minute (09/13/14)
Editor's note: This story and photos will also be available in the next print edition of Dexter Daily Statesman Tuesday morning. SIKESTON, Mo. - Dexter head football coach Justin Peden knew his players had not lost hope after Sikeston scored a touchdown to move ahead 15-14 with 49 seconds remaining in regulation Friday night...
Kennett struggles, falls to New Madrid County Central 25-20 (09/13/14)
On a rainy night at New Madrid County Central (NMCC) high school, the Kennett Indians' offense squandered crucial scoring opportunities, while the defense surrendered devastating touchdowns.
Turnovers, penalities doom St. Vincent football team again (09/13/14)
The Indians dropped to 0-4 with a home loss to Herculaneum.
High school football, Week 4: Jackson begins title defense (09/12/14)
Last week: Farmington 13, Poplar Bluff 0; Jackson 22, Marquette 14 Last year: Jackson 38, Farmington 7 Outlook: Jackson officially begins defense of its SEMO North title in its homecoming game tonight. The Farmington-Jackson results have reflected the plight of the two programs since the Knights joined the SEMO North Conference for the 2008 season. ...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 4 matchups (09/11/14)
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.
Sikeston looking to bounce back against Dexter (09/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sometimes teams get blown out. It happens in sports on all levels. How a team responds after being on the receiving end of a lopsided score -- those are the moments that often define a team's character. The Sikeston Bulldogs will see exactly what they are made of tomorrow night when they host Dexter at 7 p.m. at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
Sikeston looking to bounce back against Dexter (09/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sometimes teams get blown out. It happens in sports on all levels. How a team responds after being on the receiving end of a lopsided score -- those are the moments that often define a team's character. The Sikeston Bulldogs will see exactly what they are made of tomorrow night when they host Dexter at 7 p.m. at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
PREP ROUNDUP: Kelly's Dock wins sixth, Sikeston football swept by Cape Central (09/09/14)
Kelly pitcher Alexis Dock improved to 6-0 on the season as the Lady Hawks pushed past visiting Cape Central 10-1 Monday at Kelly High School.
Kennett JV tops Caruthersville (09/08/14)
Kennett's junior varsity football team exacted revenge on Caruthersville Monday night, winning 20-0 just days after the varsity side lost in dramatic fashion.
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.
Complete game performance propels Dexter football team by Charleston 67-14 (09/06/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - After exhibiting spurts of greatness in close losses to traditional talents Ste. Genevieve and Poplar Bluff in the opening weeks of the season the Dexter Bearcats finally executed for four quarters Friday night against Charleston at Charles Bland Stadium...
Central football team takes down Sikeston in 47-7 rout (09/06/14)
For as explosive as the Tigers' offense has been this season, questions have continued to linger about the team's defense. Many of those questions were put to rest Friday night as Central put on an all-around dominant performance in a 47-7 win over conference and district rival Sikeston at Tiger Stadium.
Hayti football team hits Red Devils with big second half (09/07/14)
All high school events were reported to the Missourian on Friday.
Complete game performance propels Dexter football team by Charleston 67-14 (09/07/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - After exhibiting spurts of greatness in close losses to traditional talents Ste. Genevieve and Poplar Bluff in the opening weeks of the season the Dexter Bearcats finally executed for four quarters Friday night against Charleston at Charles Bland Stadium...
Two late TDs lift Jackson football team to third win (09/06/14)
The Jackson football team had to wait more than two hours past its orginal start time to step onto the field at Marquette High School in Chesterfield, Missouri, then needed the some heroics in the final minutes to pull out a 22-14 victory. Senior quarterback Dante Vandeven scored on a 9-yard run with 1 minute, 41 seconds remaining to tie the game and Ty Crowden gave the Indians a 15-14 lead with the PAT...
Park Hills Central hands Perryville football team first loss (09/06/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Just 1 minutes, 24 seconds into their game against Park Hills Central Friday night, the Perryville Pirates faced a two-touchdown deficit. Those first two minutes were a quick preview of what the Rebels would continue to do in their 42-12 victory over the Pirates in an Mineral Area Football Conference White matchup at Perryville High School...
Green Wave roll past Portageville 54-7 (09/06/14)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs' season-opening streak of eight straight quarters without allowing a point came to end and then some Friday night. The Malden Green Wave, ranked No. 8 in Class 2 in the most recent media poll, scored touchdowns on their first six possessions and seven out of nine drives total in a 54-7 victory in SEMO South play...
Scott City holds on to defeat East Prairie in shootout (09/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- With a chance to open the season 3-0 for the first time since 2009, the East Prairie Eagles mounted a furious fourth quarter surge against visiting Scott City that nearly erased three quarter of mistakes...
Cape Central rolls over Sikeston 47-7 (09/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- There were plenty of lofty expectations for the Cape Central Tigers entering the season. The Tigers more than lived up to that hype with a dominating 47-7 win over Sikeston on Friday night at Cape Central High School in the 100th meeting between the two rivals...
Bearcats blow out Charleston 67-14 (09/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Ethan Stevens didn't have much confidence in Dexter's first offensive play. The junior waited for the call after seeing Charleston's defense and ended up in the endzone 60 yards later. "We didn't have that designed or anything until right when we came out," Stevens said. "I didn't think it was going to work to be honest. But everyone blocked and done their job right."...
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...
Big second half lifts Hayti over Chaffee (09/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils rough start to 2014 continued Friday night, dropping a SEMO South Conference game to Hayti 46-8. Chaffee jumped on the board first, when Jordan Wilburn connected with Ryan Lohman for a 23-yard touchdown pass, giving Chaffee a 6-0 lead after one quarter...
Two late TDs lift Jackson football team to third win (09/06/14)
The Jackson football team had to wait more than two hours past its orginal start time to step onto the field at Marquette High School in Chesterfield, Missouri, then needed the some heroics in the final minutes to pull out a 22-14 victory. Senior quarterback Dante Vandeven scored on a 9-yard run with 1 minute, 41 seconds remaining to tie the game and Ty Crowden gave the Indians a 15-14 lead with the PAT...
Cape Central rolls over Sikeston 47-7 (09/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- There were plenty of lofty expectations for the Cape Central Tigers entering the season. The Tigers more than lived up to that hype with a dominating 47-7 win over Sikeston on Friday night at Cape Central High School in the 100th meeting between the two rivals...
Scott City holds on to defeat East Prairie in shootout (09/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- With a chance to open the season 3-0 for the first time since 2009, the East Prairie Eagles mounted a furious fourth quarter surge against visiting Scott City that nearly erased three quarter of mistakes...
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 football team takes down Sikeston in 47-7 rout (09/06/14)
For as explosive as the Tigers' offense has been this season, questions have continued to linger about the team's defense. Many of those questions were put to rest Friday night as Central put on an all-around dominant performance in a 47-7 win over conference and district rival Sikeston at Tiger Stadium.
Briefly: Dexter football team outruns Charleston 67-14 (statewide scores included) (09/05/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats rushed for 319 yards and limited its opponent to two first downs as it cruised to a convincing 67-14 victory against Charleston Friday night. The Bearcats scored a touchdown in every quarter and built 53-14 lead by halftime. Charleston did not score in the second half...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston splits at Softballfest, Sikeston JH football blanks NMCC 43-0 (09/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Madison Smith hit a walk off single in the sixth inning to beat Chaffee Thursday during the first round of the Notre Dame Softballfest at Notre Dame High School. The Lady Bulldogs (4-3) won the game 5-4 due to the time limit rule but wound up losing to Notre Dame 7-1 in their second game of the day...
Dexter middle school football teams shutout Charleston (09/05/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter middle school football program put together a near perfect defensive performance in its season opener Thursday night against Charleston. The Dexter seventh grade scored a touchdown in both quarters on its way to a 16-0 two-quarter victory against Charleston...
Heartbreak for Kennett after 22-21 loss to Caruthersville (09/05/14)
Kennett had a golden opportunity to beat Caruthersville at Metz Cherry Stadium Friday night.
Heartbreak for Kennett after 22-21 loss to Caruthersville (09/05/14)
Kennett had a golden opportunity to beat Caruthersville at Metz Cherry Stadium Friday night.
September 5, 2014 Scoreboard (09/05/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
High school football capsules: Week 3 (09/05/14)
Sikeston (2-0) at Central (2-0) Last week: Sikeston 35, New Madrid 6; Central 41, St. Charles West 21 Last year: Central 29, Sikeston 17 (Week 7) Outlook: These longtime SEMO North rivals enter their 100th meeting unbeaten. The rivalry, has gone through phases, with Sikeston holding a slight edge at 50-42-7. Since the start of the millennium, Central leads the series 8-7 after winning the last two meetings...
High school football capsules: Week 3 (09/05/14)
Sikeston (2-0) at Central (2-0) Last week: Sikeston 35, New Madrid 6; Central 41, St. Charles West 21 Last year: Central 29, Sikeston 17 (Week 7) Outlook: These longtime SEMO North rivals enter their 100th meeting unbeaten. The rivalry, has gone through phases, with Sikeston holding a slight edge at 50-42-7. Since the start of the millennium, Central leads the series 8-7 after winning the last two meetings...
Dexter middle school football teams shutout Charleston (09/05/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter middle school football program put together a near perfect defensive performance in its season opener Thursday night against Charleston. The Dexter seventh grade scored a touchdown in both quarters on its way to a 16-0 two-quarter victory against Charleston...
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.
Prep football glance -- Week 3 matchups (09/04/14)
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.
100th meeting pits 2-0 Sikeston, Cape Central (09/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston and Cape Central have been going at it for a long time on the football field. Many of them nail-biters. Some of them blowouts. All of them intense. With Sikeston holding a close 50-42-7 edge in the all-time series, the rivalry has been about as close as you can get...
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.
Prep football glance -- Week 3 matchups (09/04/14)
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.
100th meeting pits 2-0 Sikeston, Cape Central (09/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston and Cape Central have been going at it for a long time on the football field. Many of them nail-biters. Some of them blowouts. All of them intense. With Sikeston holding a close 50-42-7 edge in the all-time series, the rivalry has been about as close as you can get...
Second-half surge propels Central over St. Charles West (08/30/14)
The Tigers' defense held St. Charles West scoreless in the second half, while junior wide receiver Al Young scored three of his five touchdowns to power Central's offense and lead the Tigers to a 41-21 victory.
Jackson football team holds off district-rival Vianney in road victory (08/30/14)
The Indians improved to 2-0 with a 30-23 victory over the the Griffins on Friday night.
High school roundup: Leopold volleyball team claims Woodland Invitational title (08/30/14)
The top-seeded Leopold volleyball team staved off a scare from the No. 2 Advance squad to capture the championship of the Woodland Invitational Tournament in a three-set thriller won by the Wildcats 25-15, 28-30, 25-21 on Friday night. Senior standout Caitlin Petty had a big night for the Wildcats with 10 kills, 18 assists, six blocks and five digs. ...
Scott City football team beats St. Vincent for first win (08/30/14)
In game during which each team committed four turnovers, combined for 18 penalties and was completed in a driving rain, Scott City was the last team standing.
Dexter rallies from 14 down before losing fourth quarter by 10 in 30-20 loss to Poplar Bluff (08/30/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - Just two weeks into the 2014 football season the Dexter Bearcats are exhibiting the traits of a resilient team. Dexter overcame a two touchdown deficit and threatened to steal a victory from a traditional nemesis for a second straight week Friday night...
SHS holds NMCC to 71 total yards in 35-6 win (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- They say football games are won in the trenches. That proved to be true on Friday night as the Sikeston Bulldogs dominated the line of scrimmage in a 35-6 victory in front of a large crowd for New Madrid County Central's home opener...
Portageville runs over Chaffee, improves to 2-0 (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Portageville running back Will Crysler enjoys boxing, among other extreme sports, when he's not helping the Portageville Bulldogs football team. The junior threw haymakers at the Chaffee defense until the Bulldogs scored a T.K.O. Friday night at Chaffee High School during his career debut at the running back position...
Late TD stings Kelly in 20-18 heartbreaker (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- A week ago Kelly experienced their first football game at the varsity level. On Friday, in their first home game, the Hawks experienced another first in the form of a heartbreaking loss to Crystal City on a last second touchdown...
Poplar Bluff gets past Dexter 30-20 (08/30/14)
DEXTER -- Mother Nature wreaked havoc on the Dexter Bearcats Friday night. The Bearcats had came back from a 14-0 deficit to tie the game with heavily-favored Poplar Bluff as the third quarter ended, but a lightning delay halted the game for over an hour. When the two teams returned to the field, the Mules took over and marched down the field for two scores on their way to a 30-20 win...
Malden hammers Caruthersville 47-0 (08/30/14)
CARUTHERSVILLE (SMNS) -- The Malden Green Wave snapped an eight-game losing streak dating back to 2007 against Caruthersville Friday night as it routed the Tigers 47-0 at Hopke Field. Malden, ranked No. 8 in the most recent Class 2 media poll, scored on six consecutive possessions to beat the Tigers, who came in ranked No. 9. The game was a rematch of last year's MSHSAA Class 2 District 1 title game which saw Caruthersville win 60-18...
Kennett now 2-0, following big win over Confluence Prep (08/30/14)
The Kennett high school football team improved to a 2-0 record, after cruising past Confluence Prep Academy 47-6. Now, the Indians set their sights on a crucial matchup against a struggling team from Caruthersville.
Second-half surge propels Central over St. Charles West (08/30/14)
The Tigers' defense held St. Charles West scoreless in the second half, while junior wide receiver Al Young scored three of his five touchdowns to power Central's offense and lead the Tigers to a 41-21 victory.
Dexter rallies from 14 down before losing fourth quarter by 10 in 30-20 loss to Poplar Bluff (08/30/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - Just two weeks into the 2014 football season the Dexter Bearcats are exhibiting the traits of a resilient team. Dexter overcame a two touchdown deficit and threatened to steal a victory from a traditional nemesis for a second straight week Friday night...
Portageville runs over Chaffee, improves to 2-0 (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Portageville running back Will Crysler enjoys boxing, among other extreme sports, when he's not helping the Portageville Bulldogs football team. The junior threw haymakers at the Chaffee defense until the Bulldogs scored a T.K.O. Friday night at Chaffee High School during his career debut at the running back position...
SHS holds NMCC to 71 total yards in 35-6 win (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- They say football games are won in the trenches. That proved to be true on Friday night as the Sikeston Bulldogs dominated the line of scrimmage in a 35-6 victory in front of a large crowd for New Madrid County Central's home opener...
Late TD stings Kelly in 20-18 heartbreaker (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- A week ago Kelly experienced their first football game at the varsity level. On Friday, in their first home game, the Hawks experienced another first in the form of a heartbreaking loss to Crystal City on a last second touchdown...
Jackson football team holds off district-rival Vianney in road victory (08/30/14)
The Indians improved to 2-0 with a 30-23 victory over the the Griffins on Friday night.
August 29, 2014 Scoreboard (08/29/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Local High school football capsules: Week 2 (08/29/14)
Jackson (1-0) at Vianney Last week: Jackson 62, Battle 34; Vianney 42, Francis Howell North 13 Last year: Vianney 52, Jackson 27 (regular season); Jackson 14, Vianney 0 (Class 5 District 1 final) Outlook: A rivalry has been built over the past two seasons with the teams playing four times. ...
Local High school football capsules: Week 2 (08/29/14)
Jackson (1-0) at Vianney Last week: Jackson 62, Battle 34; Vianney 42, Francis Howell North 13 Last year: Vianney 52, Jackson 27 (regular season); Jackson 14, Vianney 0 (Class 5 District 1 final) Outlook: A rivalry has been built over the past two seasons with the teams playing four times. ...
Sikeston looking for another gauge against NMCC (08/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs entered the 2014 season with plenty of question marks. Despite a 66-20 drubbing over rival Charleston in the season opener last Friday, head coach Kent Gibbs still isn't sure what kind of team he has...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 2 matchups (08/28/14)
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 matchups (08/28/14)
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.
Sikeston looking for another gauge against NMCC (08/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs entered the 2014 season with plenty of question marks. Despite a 66-20 drubbing over rival Charleston in the season opener last Friday, head coach Kent Gibbs still isn't sure what kind of team he has...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs win softball opener, Sikeston JV football beats NMCC (08/26/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team swatted 16 hits and won it's season opener on the road at Twin Rivers 5-4. Madison Smith pitched the win giving up 10 hits, three earned runs and striking out five...
Kelly welcomed to varsity football with loss at East Prairie (08/23/14)
East Prairie scored twice in the first quarter on its way to a 29-7 victory.
High school roundup: Perryville football starts season with win (08/23/14)
The Perryville football team opened its season with a home win over Sumner on Friday night. The Pirates, who led 7-0 at halftime, gained 107 yards passing and 90 yards rushing in the contest. Trevor Green threw two touchdown passes for Perryville and was intercepted once...
Kelly welcomed to varsity football with loss at East Prairie (08/24/14)
East Prairie scored twice in the first quarter on its way to a 29-7 victory.
Late Ste. Genevieve touchdown spoils Dexter comeback 27-21 (08/23/14)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. - The highly anticipated Week 1 football showdown between the Ste. Genevieve Dragons and Dexter Bearcats lived up to its billing late Friday night at Dragons Field. Dexter overcame a 19-7 second-half deficit when it scored two touchdowns in a span of 30 seconds to move ahead 21-19 with 5 minutes, 30 seconds left in the third period...
Maudie's big night helps Jackson football team earn big win over Battle (08/23/14)
Senior wide receiver Ben Maudie scored four touchdowns in the Indians 62-34 season-opening win over Battle High School.
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...
PREP ROUNDUP: Dexter drops thriller to Ste. Gen., Chaffee loses opener (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Dexter Bearcats lost a heartbreaker to Ste. Genevieve 27-21 on the road Friday night. The Bearcats led 21-19 late into the fourth quarter, but Ste. Genevieve quarterback Wyatt Lalumondier tossed a 47-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Giesler with 1:59 remaining. The Dragons then converted the two-point conversion to take a 27-21 lead...
Sikeston scores early and often in 66-20 win over Charleston (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Momentum can be a powerful ally or your worst enemy in sports. And sometimes, once a team has that momentum, it is difficult to swing it back in your direction. The Sikeston Bulldogs seized momentum early in Friday night's season-opening contest against Charleston and rolled to a 66-20 victory over the Bluejays in front of a large crowd at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium in the 129th meeting between the two rivals...
East Prairie spoils Kelly's varsity opener (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- History was going to be made one way or the other. Kelly's story began by simply walking on the field and playing it's first-ever varsity football game. Though a win would have sweetened Kelly's debut, East Prairie erased nearly a half-decade worth of rotten season openers...
Turnovers doom NMCC against Green Wave (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- New head coach John Dryden's first game at the helm of New Madrid County Central is likely one the Eagles would like to quickly put behind them. Plagued by turnovers and struggles on the line, NMCC watched a veteran heavy Malden squad run away early Friday en rout to a 54-26 win...
Briefly: Cape Central opens football season with win (08/23/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Eight Central players combined for 417 yards and six touchdowns on the ground as the Tigers defeated the Vashon Wolverines 44-34 in the opening week of the high school football season Friday night at Sumner High School's Tuskegee Airmen Field...
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...
High school roundup: Perryville football starts season with win (08/23/14)
The Perryville football team opened its season with a home win over Sumner on Friday night. The Pirates, who led 7-0 at halftime, gained 107 yards passing and 90 yards rushing in the contest. Trevor Green threw two touchdown passes for Perryville and was intercepted once...
Late Ste. Genevieve touchdown spoils Dexter comeback 27-21 (08/23/14)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. - The highly anticipated Week 1 football showdown between the Ste. Genevieve Dragons and Dexter Bearcats lived up to its billing late Friday night at Dragons Field. Dexter overcame a 19-7 second-half deficit when it scored two touchdowns in a span of 30 seconds to move ahead 21-19 with 5 minutes, 30 seconds left in the third period...
Maudie's big night helps Jackson football team earn big win over Battle (08/23/14)
Senior wide receiver Ben Maudie scored four touchdowns in the Indians 62-34 season-opening win over Battle High School.
Sikeston scores early and often in 66-20 win over Charleston (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Momentum can be a powerful ally or your worst enemy in sports. And sometimes, once a team has that momentum, it is difficult to swing it back in your direction. The Sikeston Bulldogs seized momentum early in Friday night's season-opening contest against Charleston and rolled to a 66-20 victory over the Bluejays in front of a large crowd at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium in the 129th meeting between the two rivals...
PREP ROUNDUP: Dexter drops thriller to Ste. Gen., Chaffee loses opener (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Dexter Bearcats lost a heartbreaker to Ste. Genevieve 27-21 on the road Friday night. The Bearcats led 21-19 late into the fourth quarter, but Ste. Genevieve quarterback Wyatt Lalumondier tossed a 47-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Giesler with 1:59 remaining. The Dragons then converted the two-point conversion to take a 27-21 lead...
Turnovers doom NMCC against Green Wave (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- New head coach John Dryden's first game at the helm of New Madrid County Central is likely one the Eagles would like to quickly put behind them. Plagued by turnovers and struggles on the line, NMCC watched a veteran heavy Malden squad run away early Friday en rout to a 54-26 win...
East Prairie spoils Kelly's varsity opener (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- History was going to be made one way or the other. Kelly's story began by simply walking on the field and playing it's first-ever varsity football game. Though a win would have sweetened Kelly's debut, East Prairie erased nearly a half-decade worth of rotten season openers...
Kennett topples Fredericktown in season opener (08/23/14)
The KHS football team couldn't have asked for a better start following a 32-19 win against Fredericktown at Metz Cherry Stadium. Dangerously high temperatures forced officials to push game time back one hour. Even then, the effects of the heat took its toll on players throughout the game...
Kennett football team topples Fredericktown in season opener (08/23/14)
The KHS football team couldn't have asked for a better start following a 32-19 win against Fredericktown at Metz Cherry Stadium. Dangerously high temperatures forced officials to push game time back one hour. Even then, the effects of the heat took its toll on players throughout the game...
Briefly: East Prairie foils Kelly's varsity debut (08/23/14)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- East Prairie turned the much-anticipated debut of the Kelly varsity football team into an opportunity to break an eight-game losing streak Friday night. Sophomore Deverance Jones scored two first-quarter touchdowns as the Eagles foiled the Hawks' coming out party with a 29-7 victory...
Briefly: Cape Central opens football season with win (08/23/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Eight Central players combined for 417 yards and six touchdowns on the ground as the Tigers defeated the Vashon Wolverines 44-34 in the opening week of the high school football season Friday night at Sumner High School's Tuskegee Airmen Field...
August 22, 2014 Scoreboard (08/22/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
High school football capsules: Week 1 (08/22/14)
Kelly at East Prairie, 8 p.m. Last year: Did not play Outlook: After waiting 57 years for their first varsity football game, the Kelly Hawks are going to have to wait one more hour. Due to a forecast for high temperatures, the kickoff of tonight's game was pushed back from its original 7 p.m. starting time...
High school football capsules: Week 1 (08/22/14)
Kelly at East Prairie, 8 p.m. Last year: Did not play Outlook: After waiting 57 years for their first varsity football game, the Kelly Hawks are going to have to wait one more hour. Due to a forecast for high temperatures, the kickoff of tonight's game was pushed back from its original 7 p.m. starting time...
Football preview: Kelly Hawks ready to take off after two seasons of JV flight lessons (08/21/14)
Kelly, which made the decision to add football in 2010, will play its first varsity season this year.
Sikeston, Charleston enter first game with questions (08/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Both the Sikeston Bulldogs and Charleston Bluejays enter the 2014 football season on similar paths. Lots of youth. Lots of inexperience. Both will attempt to answer some internal questions about their teams when Charleston visits Sikeston tomorrow in the 129th game in the long, storied rivalry at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 7 p.m...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 1 matchups (08/21/14)
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: Up-tempo Jackson Indians rejuvenated under Eckley (08/21/14)
The Indians, with a reinvigorated up-tempo, spread offense, have made the transformation from a struggling program to a Class 5 quarterfinalist over the past two seasons.
Football preview: Skill position players bring high hopes for Cape Central (08/21/14)
Chaffee transfer Peyton Montgomery will have an experienced group of wide receiver targets.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 1 matchups (08/21/14)
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.
Sikeston, Charleston enter first game with questions (08/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Both the Sikeston Bulldogs and Charleston Bluejays enter the 2014 football season on similar paths. Lots of youth. Lots of inexperience. Both will attempt to answer some internal questions about their teams when Charleston visits Sikeston tomorrow in the 129th game in the long, storied rivalry at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 7 p.m...
Football preview: Youth still abundant for Scott City entering new season (08/21/14)
There were plenty of growing pains last season for the Scott City Rams football team. With young players littered throughout the starting lineup, the Rams claimed one regular-season victory but were able to defeat Charleston 20-14 in the first game of the Class 2 District 1 playoffs...
Football preview: Perryville has sights set on competing late in games (08/21/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- It's been almost 10 years since the Perryville Pirates football team won a district title, and even that wasn't enough to finish with a winning record. The Pirates finished that season with a losing record, and although the task of having a winning season appears monstrous, Perryville coach Mike Wojtczuk has his sights set elsewhere...
Football preview: Youth still abundant for Scott City entering new season (08/21/14)
There were plenty of growing pains last season for the Scott City Rams football team. With young players littered throughout the starting lineup, the Rams claimed one regular-season victory but were able to defeat Charleston 20-14 in the first game of the Class 2 District 1 playoffs...
Football preview: First-year coach provides familiarity for St. Vincent (08/21/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- It's been an eventful summer for Nathan Rowland, who was given his first opportunity to become a head football coach in May. A 2002 graduate of St. Vincent and assistant coach on last year's team, Rowland offers the Indians plenty of value in familiarity...
Football preview: Up-tempo Jackson Indians rejuvenated under Eckley (08/21/14)
The Indians, with a reinvigorated up-tempo, spread offense, have made the transformation from a struggling program to a Class 5 quarterfinalist over the past two seasons.
Football preview: Chaffee faces tough challenges after key losses (08/21/14)
Led by an experienced senior class, Chaffee claimed its first SEMO South Conference title in 34 years, but that doesn't discourage coach Charlie Vickery, who believes the Red Devils have enough returning talent to turn last year's success into a trend.
Football preview: Kelly Hawks ready to take off after two seasons of JV flight lessons (08/21/14)
Kelly, which made the decision to add football in 2010, will play its first varsity season this year.
Football preview: Chaffee faces tough challenges after key losses (08/21/14)
Led by an experienced senior class, Chaffee claimed its first SEMO South Conference title in 34 years, but that doesn't discourage coach Charlie Vickery, who believes the Red Devils have enough returning talent to turn last year's success into a trend.
Kennett HS football and tennis beat the heat, days before season openers (08/19/14)
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, temperatures rose to the low 90s in Kennett. Add the weight of humidity in the air and it felt like 101 degrees.
Central's offense dominates Hillsboro jamboree (08/16/14)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Cape Central put on an offensive show Friday night. The Tigers outscored each of their opponents, senior Peyton Montgomery solidified himself as the team's starting quarterback and the defense came alive late at the Hillsboro High School football jamboree...
Scott City, St. Vincent and Perryville football teams meet at jamboree (08/16/14)
The competition gave the teams a chance to face other teams before the season starts on Friday
Football preview: Plan stays the same for Sikeston despite losses (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Despite losing 16 seniors and returning a lineup peppered with inexperience and underclassmen, Sikeston head football coach Kent Gibbs says the goals of the program remain the same. "We want to compete and be in the money for conference and district championships," Gibbs said. "And we really don't change those goals much year to year."...
Football preview: Bearcats banking on plenty of experience (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- With a full season under their belt in head coach Justin Peden's system, the Dexter Bearcats hope to put last year's growing pains behind them as they enter the 2014 campaign. "I've gotten to know the guys and they've gotten to know me," Peden said of entering his second year with the year. ...
Football preview: First-year Kelly Hawks ready to hit the field (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Kelly head coach Kenneth Riedinger remembers the first game as a junior varsity team two years ago. He remembers a play that resulted in a block in the back penalty from the opposite end of the field. He also remembers the player having no idea what he had done...
Football preview: Dryden feels at home with NMCC (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- After 17 years of coaching and a multitude of different teams and towns in between, John Dryden feels the move to New Madrid County Central was the right one. "Coming from middle Tennessee, this area is a lot closer to how I grew up as far as the type of people, the rural community, it's almost like coming home even though it's two and a half hours away," Dryden said. "For me and my family it's been one of the best decisions we've ever made."...
Football preview: Youth fills Charleston's roster (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Though they lost many of the players that led to their resurgence the past three seasons to graduation, the atmosphere around the Charleston Bluejays is one of optimism entering 2014. That's because after watching their numbers dwindle into the high teens by the end of last season, the Bluejays have a crop of 34 players anchored by a hungry group of 18 freshman...
Football preview: Consistency key for East Prairie following one-win season (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Breaking a 19-game losing streak was a big step for East Prairie head coach Chad Jamerson last season. It lifted spirits and gave a small window of hope to a team that hadn't won a game since 2011. Though thankful for that victory, now the Eagles are focused on adding to that win column and hoping to become more consistent on the field along the way...
Football preview: Red Devils hammered by departures at skill positions (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Of all the local teams hurt by departures, perhaps none were hit harder than the Chaffee Red Devils at the skill positions. They enter the upcoming season coming off a banner 2013 campaign, but also with as many questions as answers...
Football preview: Portageville hoping to progress despite big losses (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- One thing Portageville head coach Jeff Bullock prided last year's squad on was their ability to continue to improve as the year went on. This was evident in their record when after winning only one of their first four games they broke off a five game winning streak late in the year to finish 6-4...
Central's offense dominates Hillsboro jamboree (08/16/14)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Cape Central put on an offensive show Friday night. The Tigers outscored each of their opponents, senior Peyton Montgomery solidified himself as the team's starting quarterback and the defense came alive late at the Hillsboro High School football jamboree...
Football preview: First-year Kelly Hawks ready to hit the field (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Kelly head coach Kenneth Riedinger remembers the first game as a junior varsity team two years ago. He remembers a play that resulted in a block in the back penalty from the opposite end of the field. He also remembers the player having no idea what he had done...
Scott City, St. Vincent and Perryille football teams meet at jamboree (08/16/14)
The competition gave the teams a chance to face other teams before the season starts on Friday
Football preview: Dryden feels at home with NMCC (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- After 17 years of coaching and a multitude of different teams and towns in between, John Dryden feels the move to New Madrid County Central was the right one. "Coming from middle Tennessee, this area is a lot closer to how I grew up as far as the type of people, the rural community, it's almost like coming home even though it's two and a half hours away," Dryden said. "For me and my family it's been one of the best decisions we've ever made."...
Football preview: Plan stays the same for Sikeston despite losses (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Despite losing 16 seniors and returning a lineup peppered with inexperience and underclassmen, Sikeston head football coach Kent Gibbs says the goals of the program remain the same. "We want to compete and be in the money for conference and district championships," Gibbs said. "And we really don't change those goals much year to year."...
Dexter high school football team competes at Kennett Jamboree (08/16/14)
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Bearcats ready to make noise entering 2014 season (08/15/14)
The Dexter Bearcats varsity football program enters the 2014 season under second-year head coach Justin Peden with an ample supply of players who received playing time last season. The 2014 Dexter roster is composed of 16 seniors, 12 juniors, seven sophomores and 11 freshmen...
High school football playoff schedule changes alter start of season (08/15/14)
Although it officially begins this season, the Missouri State High School Athletic Association's changes to the football playoff schedule began taking its initial roots two years ago, and it's biggest proponents were internal. A 12-member panel, known as the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, met in December 2012 to study a new preseason practice format that would allow players to better acclimate themselves to heat during practices...
After jamboree, Kennett football work to build consistency (08/15/14)
One night removed from the Gatorade Game, football returned to Metz Cherry Stadium Friday night for a jamboree featuring Kennett, Dexter, East Prairie and New Madrid County Central. The event gives players a brief glimpse of competitive action against upcoming district opponents...
Bearcats ready to make noise entering 2014 season (08/15/14)
The Dexter Bearcats varsity football program enters the 2014 season under second-year head coach Justin Peden with an ample supply of players who received playing time last season. The 2014 Dexter roster is composed of 16 seniors, 12 juniors, seven sophomores and 11 freshmen...
Kennett athletics on display at the Gatorade Game (08/14/14)
KENNETT, Mo. - Hours after students finished their first day at school on Thursday, the community in Kennett came together at Metz Cherry Stadium for the annual Bill Martin Gatorade Game, sponsored by the Kennett Rotary club. Admission cost just one bottle of Gatorade. For the price, fans got their first chance to come together to meet all of athletes that will carry Kennett's athletic program through the fall...
Kennett athletics on display at the Gatorade Game (08/14/14)
KENNETT, Mo. - Hours after students finished their first day at school on Thursday, the community in Kennett came together at Metz Cherry Stadium for the annual Bill Martin Gatorade Game, sponsored by the Kennett Rotary club. Admission cost just one bottle of Gatorade. For the price, fans got their first chance to come together to meet all of athletes that will carry Kennett's athletic program through the fall...
Rebuilding is a welcome task, says Hayti HS football head coach (08/12/14)
When Hayti High School football coach Neal Cruce walked onto the job last year, he not only knew what he was getting into, he welcomed the challenge. "We had six seniors, and we sent three out of six to play college football," Cruce said inside his office, just just one door away from the school's weight room. "So we're excited about that. I knew there was talent here. I know this district is winnable...but we got moved up to 2A."...
Rebuilding is a welcome task, says Hayti HS football head coach (08/12/14)
When Hayti High School football coach Neal Cruce walked onto the job last year, he not only knew what he was getting into, he welcomed the challenge. "We had six seniors, and we sent three out of six to play college football," Cruce said inside his office, just just one door away from the school's weight room. "So we're excited about that. I knew there was talent here. I know this district is winnable...but we got moved up to 2A."...
Kennett football team bulks up following years of weakness (08/11/14)
"There's really not much of a difference from 2-8 to 1-9." Looking back at his first year as the head coach of Kennett High School's football team, Aaron Pixley knows there is a lot of room for improvement. Such was the case when he was hired on to lead the program in 2013...
KHS Football bulks up, following years of weakness (08/11/14)
"There's really not much of a difference from 2 and 8 to 1 and 9." Looking back at his first year as the Head Coach of Kennett's High School football team, Aaron Pixley knows there is a lot of room for improvement. Such was the case when he was hired on to lead the program in 2013...
Fall sports practice in full swing (08/06/14)
Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs (center) gives direction during practice Tuesday on the practice field at Sikeston Public Schools stadium. The Bulldogs, along with all other fall sports in the area, began practice this week in preparation for the fall sports season. Sikeston's first football game is at home Aug. 22 against Charleston. (Chris Pobst photo)...
High school teams open practice for fall sports (08/04/14)
Monday marked the first day of practice for fall sports teams under the Missouri State High School Activities Association guidelines.
Fall practice begins today for Missouri (08/04/14)
2014 High School Football Schedules (08/01/14)
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2014 Kelly Football Schedule (08/01/14)
Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe to attend Arizona Western College (07/18/14)
Caruthersville graduate Darrell Monroe, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Southeast Missouri State on February 5, never joined the Redhawks as planned. First-year Southeast football coach Tom Matukewicz said it's been "a process," but the freshman running back was academically an NCAA non-qualifier and will instead play football at the junior college level at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona...
Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe to attend Arizona Western College (07/18/14)
Caruthersville graduate Darrell Monroe, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Southeast Missouri State on February 5, never joined the Redhawks as planned. First-year Southeast football coach Tom Matukewicz said it's been "a process," but the freshman running back was academically an NCAA non-qualifier and will instead play football at the junior college level at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona...
Caruthersville recruit Monroe not attending SEMO (07/18/14)
Caruthersville graduate Darrell Monroe, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Southeast Missouri State on February 5, never joined the Redhawks as planned. First-year Southeast football coach Tom Matukewicz said it's been "a process," but the freshman running back was academically an NCAA non-qualifier and will instead play football at the junior college level at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona...
Notre Dame's Haggerty selected Southeast Missourian Player of the Year for baseball (07/13/14)
Josh Haggerty had the kind of senior season that's hard to believe. Even for him.
Contact Camp comes to a close (06/28/14)
Tensions mount between Sikeston, Cape Central during first day of Contact Camp (06/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The tension built several plays before. Sikeston's offense was just held scoreless and now it's defense was trying to do the same against Cape Central. But the Tigers were marching. One play was stuffed with a hard tackle by a Sikeston defender up the middle. The very next play went for 15 yards and ended when Cape Central's Kwaychon Chism was brought down hard close to the sideline...
Sikeston, Central brush up on rivalry at football camp (06/27/14)
Contact Football camp brings conference teams together
Annual Contact Camp begins today (06/26/14)
SIKESTON -- The summer season doesn't usually signal thoughts of touchdown passes and extra points but every year for the past six high school football teams have put on the pads for two days of scrimmage. The SEMO Coaches Association Contact Camp will continue it's annual routine today as four area high school football teams have the chance to tackle someone else for a change. ...
Annual Contact Camp begins today (06/26/14)
SIKESTON -- The summer season doesn't usually signal thoughts of touchdown passes and extra points but every year for the past six high school football teams have put on the pads for two days of scrimmage. The SEMO Coaches Association Contact Camp will continue it's annual routine today as four area high school football teams have the chance to tackle someone else for a change. ...
William Moore brings it back home (06/24/14)
Hayti native, William Moore of the Atlanta Falcons, hosted the William Moore Youth Football Camp this past Saturday at Hayti High School. "Bringing it back home. That's what it's all about," said Moore. Over 100 area youths participated in the camp....
William Moore brings it back home (06/24/14)
Hayti native, William Moore of the Atlanta Falcons, hosted the William Moore Youth Football Camp this past Saturday at Hayti High School. "Bringing it back home. That's what it's all about," said Moore. Over 100 area youths participated in the camp...
Panthers rookie Ealy quickly adjusting to NFL (06/05/14)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy has quickly adjusted to one aspect of being an NFL rookie: the off-the-field rituals. Veteran Charles Johnson whistled Ealy over after Wednesday's workouts, handing the rookie his helmet to carry the quarter-mile walk from the Panthers' practice field to the locker room...
Arlen Pixley to join brother at Kennett (05/23/14)
KENNETT -- Arlen Pixley will be joining his brother at Kennett. The former New Madrid County Central head football and wrestling coach has accepted a position with Kennett as their new defensive coordinator, assistant wrestling and track coach. He will be alongside his brother, Aaron Pixley, who is currently the head football and head wrestling coach...
Arlen Pixley to join brother Aaron on Tribe coaching staff (05/23/14)
Arlen Pixley will be joining his brother at Kennett. The former New Madrid County Central head football and wrestling coach has accepted a position with Kennett as their new defensive coordinator, assistant wrestling and track coach. He will be alongside his brother, Aaron Pixley, who is currently the head football and head wrestling coach...
Arlen Pixley to join brother Aaron on Tribe coaching staff (05/23/14)
Arlen Pixley will be joining his brother at Kennett. The former New Madrid County Central head football and wrestling coach has accepted a position with Kennett as their new defensive coordinator, assistant wrestling and track coach. He will be alongside his brother, Aaron Pixley, who is currently the head football and head wrestling coach...
Ealy picked 60th overall by Carolina in second round of NFL Draft (05/10/14)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers went for the best player available rather than need on the second day of the NFL draft. The Panthers ignored more pressing needs at wide receiver and offensive tackle, instead selecting defensive end Kony Ealy from Missouri in the second round and guard Trai Turner in the third round...
Panthers take Bootheel native Kony Ealy in draft's second round (05/10/14)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers went for the best player available rather than need in the second round, selecting defensive end Kony Ealy from Missouri with the 60th overall pick in the NFL draft. The 6-foot-4, 273-pound Ealy started 25 games and had 14 sacks during his three seasons at Missouri. As a senior he had 43 tackles and 9.5 sacks...
Kony Ealy not selected in first round of NFL Draft (05/09/14)
There was a chance that the former New Madrid County Central Eagle star and former Missouri Tiger defensive end Kony Ealy could have been drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, but that wasn't the case. Ealy, who was one of the 30 prospects invited to attend the draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will have to wait to hear his name. Second and third round coverage starts today at 6 p.m...
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).. ...
Ealy standing on verge of jump to NFL (05/07/14)
Kony Ealy has came a long way from the Bootheel of southeast Missouri. Over the last several years, Ealy has made the transition from talented high school football and Division I recruit at New Madrid County Central High School to being a star defensive end for the Missouri Tigers of the Southeastern Conference, which is arguably the nation's most prestigious college football conference...
Ealy standing on verge of jump to NFL (05/07/14)
Kony Ealy has came a long way from the Bootheel of southeast Missouri. Over the last several years, Ealy has made the transition from talented high school football and Division I recruit at New Madrid County Central High School to being a star defensive end for the Missouri Tigers of the Southeastern Conference, which is arguably the nation's most prestigious college football conference...
Dowdy signs to play football at Southwest Baptist (04/25/14)
Dexter senior D.J. Dowdy will have another opportunity to put on the football pads following graduation this spring. Dowdy signed a letter of intent to play football at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., Wednesday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter...
Dowdy signs to play football at Southwest Baptist (04/25/14)
Dexter senior D.J. Dowdy will have another opportunity to put on the football pads following graduation this spring. Dowdy signed a letter of intent to play football at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., Wednesday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter...
Dollins marches on comeback trail (04/15/14)
Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of stories where the Daily Dunklin Democrat is catching up with former Kennett High School athletes who currently are playing Division I collegiate sports. Earlier this year, we caught up with Fred Garmon. Last month, we caught up with Adam Grantham, Cameron Wallace and Andy Lack. Watch future editions of the Daily Dunklin Democrat for more features on area athletes...
New assignments released for HS football, basketball districts (04/06/14)
Scott County Central moved up to Class 2 in basketball
McPherson signs letter with Rhodes (03/27/14)
Bron McPherson believes that Rhodes College offers him what he calls the "best of both worlds," so it should not be a surprise that the Kennett High School senior recently signed a letter of intent to play football for the Memphis school beginning this fall...
McPherson signs letter with Rhodes (03/27/14)
Bron McPherson believes that Rhodes College offers him what he calls the "best of both worlds," so it should not be a surprise that the Kennett High School senior recently signed a letter of intent to play football for the Memphis school beginning this fall...
SEMO football players get first look at new coaching regime (03/26/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Following the Southeast Missouri State football team's first spring practice on Tuesday, first-year coach Tom Matukewicz asked his players, who were huddled around him on the field at the Rosengarten Athletic Complex, "Was that a little fun?"...
Sam draws crowd but Ealy shines at Missouri's pro day (03/21/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Michael Sam certainly draws a crowd. Scouts from more than 30 NFL teams, fans and media packed Missouri's training facilities Thursday to watch the former Tigers defensive end and 14 of his former teammates at the school's annual pro day...
Bluejays ink with colleges (02/12/14)
Charleston senior Deon Cherry (bottom row, middle) recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for Lincoln University (Submitted photo).
Southeast Missouri State University head coach Matukewicz cashes in on area talent (02/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Though they reign as the biggest college in the area, the Southeast Missouri State University football program was known for not having much of a southeast Missouri presence. First-year head coach Tom Matukewicz changed that perception in one day...
Southeast Missouri State University head coach Matukewicz cashes in on area talent (02/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Though they reign as the biggest college in the area, the Southeast Missouri State University football program was known for not having much of a southeast Missouri presence. First-year head coach Tom Matukewicz changed that perception in one day...
Matukewicz's first Southeast Missouri State football recruiting class will include Kickapoo quarterback (02/05/14)
Several players will make their verbal commitment to Southeast Missouri State official Wednesday on National Signing Day.
Trainers, school officials learn how to deal with concussions (01/30/14)
More than 100 people attended a seminar at the Osage Centre on Wednesday
Seahawks stop division rival 49ers for trip to Super Bowl (01/20/14)
By BARRY WILNER Associated Press SEATTLE -- The Seattle Seahawks are bringing their game-changing defense -- and the 12th Man -- to the Big Apple for the Super Bowl. Seattle's top-ranked defense forced three fourth-quarter turnovers, and Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down for the winning points in a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC title Sunday...
Call them 'Iron Indians': Pixley sparks offseason weightlifting program at KHS (01/16/14)
Before coming back to Kennett last year, one of the hallmarks of Aaron Pixley's 13 seasons at the helm of Dexter High School football was the commitment of the team to the weight room. Pixley now is bringing that commitment to the weight room to Kennett as the school's head football coach, and it already is paying dividends. Several Kennett athletes have begun lifting and participating in other workouts after school as part of the program...
Call them 'Iron Indians': Pixley sparks offseason weightlifting program at KHS (01/16/14)
Before coming back to Kennett last year, one of the hallmarks of Aaron Pixley's 13 seasons at the helm of Dexter High School football was the commitment of the team to the weight room. Pixley now is bringing that commitment to the weight room to Kennett as the school's head football coach, and it already is paying dividends. Several Kennett athletes have begun lifting and participating in other workouts after school as part of the program...
Dryden named new NMCC head football coach (01/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles have hired their fourth-ever head football coach in it's history. With 17 years of experience, John Dryden will become NMCC's second head coach in the last 10 years. "We liked his experience," New Madrid athletic director Rand Amick said. "He's coached in a couple different states and was able to build a couple programs where he was. He had a very good interview and he expects to win."...
Dryden named new NMCC head football coach (01/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles have hired their fourth-ever head football coach in it's history. With 17 years of experience, John Dryden will become NMCC's second head coach in the last 10 years. "We liked his experience," New Madrid athletic director Rand Amick said. "He's coached in a couple different states and was able to build a couple programs where he was. He had a very good interview and he expects to win."...
2013 Stoddard County Sports Year-in-Review (01/03/14)
The accomplishments by Stoddard County athletes were unprecedented and at times unheard of at their respective programs before 2013. Other accomplishments represented continued success of traditional powerhouses in Stoddard County. The success continued for the Dexter Bearcats girls basketball program from the start of the calendar year until the end of 2013 under head coach Chad Allen. ...
2013 All-Standard Democrat Football Team (12/24/13)
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, NMCC, Portageville and Sikeston. QB -- Peyton Montgomery jr., 6-0, 167, Chaffee...
Standard Democrat Football Player of the Year: Peyton Montgomery (12/24/13)
Chaffee's historic season ran through dual-threat QB
Standard Democrat Football Player of the Year: Peyton Montgomery (12/24/13)
Chaffee's historic season ran through dual-threat QB
Southeast Missourian football player of the year: Central senior Mikey Jones goes from cart to off the charts (12/15/13)
Yes, it's safe to say Mikey Jones and the Central Tigers were misdiagnosed early in the 2013 football season. Many high school football watchers were writing off the Tigers after a 1-4 start to their season. They didn't have the look of a team about to go on an eight-game winning streak and bound for the Class 4 semifinals...
Central senior goes from cart to off the charts (12/15/13)
Yes, it's safe to say Mikey Jones and the Central Tigers were misdiagnosed early in the 2013 football season. Many high school football watchers were writing off the Tigers after a 1-4 start to their season. They didn't have the look of a team about to go on an eight-game winning streak and bound for the Class 4 semifinals...
Media releases 2013 All-State football teams (12/11/13)
The 2013 Media All-State football team was released late Tuesday night giving plenty of local athletes the all-state nod. Portageville's Ben Story made the Class 1 first team as a defensive back. The 5-9, 175 senior finished the season with 41 tackles, 11 interceptions and three defensive touchdowns...
Jones, Hobeck gain all-state distinction (12/11/13)
Players from three local teams attracted all-state football honors after their teams posted memorable football seasons in 2013. Central senior running back Mikey Jones and Jackson junior defensive lineman Preston Hobeck led the honors with first-team selections after helping their squads capture district titles and rankings in the final state poll by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association...
Jones, Hobeck gain all-state distinction (12/11/13)
Players from three local teams attracted all-state football honors after their teams posted memorable football seasons in 2013. Central senior running back Mikey Jones and Jackson junior defensive lineman Preston Hobeck led the honors with first-team selections after helping their squads capture district titles and rankings in the final state poll by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association...
Southeast Missouri All-Region high school football teams (12/06/13)
The 2013 Southeast Missouri All-Region football teams as nominated and selected by a panel of sportswriters from eight publications: Class 4/5 First Team Offense QB -- Dante Vandeven, jr., 6-2, 190, Jackson RB -- Mikey Jones, sr., 6-2, 205, Cape Central...
Three Dexter players make media all-region football team (12/06/13)
The Missouri Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association released its all-region football team today. Three Dexter players were selected to the Class 3 team. Dexter senior D.J. Dowdy was selected as a first-team all-purpose offensive player. Dexter senior offensive lineman Drew Mason was selected as a second-team offensive player...
Carutherville's Monroe wins Carr Trophy (12/05/13)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Darrell Monroe finally took home that elusive Carr Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the SEMO Conference. A finalist for a second straight year, Monroe picked up the honor Wednesday night at the 68th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet...
Carutherville's Monroe wins Carr Trophy (12/05/13)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Darrell Monroe finally took home that elusive Carr Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the SEMO Conference. A finalist for a second straight year, Monroe picked up the honor Wednesday night at the 68th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet...
Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe wins Carr Trophy (12/04/13)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF -- Darrell Monroe finally took home that elusive Carr Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the SEMO Conference. A finalist for a second straight year, Monroe picked up the honor Wednesday night at the 68th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet...
Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe wins Carr Trophy (12/04/13)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF -- Darrell Monroe finally took home that elusive Carr Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the SEMO Conference. A finalist for a second straight year, Monroe picked up the honor Wednesday night at the 68th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet...
Basketball Preview: Portageville Bulldogs (11/28/13)
With five returning varsity senior players, the Portageville Bulldogs under the leadership of coach Jason Irby will no doubt be a team to watch in southeast Missouri basketball. The returning seniors are Michael Hopkins, Carlos McGee, A.V. Banks, Jerl Weakly and Caleb Gooch. Gooch and Banks have both been starters at different times last year...
Basketball Preview: Malden Green Wave (11/28/13)
Risco native Andrew Halford is about to start his first season as head basketball coach for Malden High School. We sat down for an informal interview about the upcoming season. How's it looking so far? "Everything's new to everybody. We've got kids that's coming out working though. We've got guys putting in the time, putting in the effort, and that's what we've gotta have right now."...
Press release more surprising than Samuel's release (11/27/13)
Southeast Missouri State athletic director Mark Alnutt issued a press release Tuesday afternoon that said he "plans to replace" football coach Tony Samuel, who just led the Redhawks to another abysmal 3-9 season. As far as shocking moves go, this was the polar opposite. Samuel was 31-60 in eight seasons, he never settled on a quarterback this year, couldn't find a kicker reliable enough to kick extra points and inspired little hope for the future...
NMCC football recognized for good sportsmanship (11/25/13)
NEW MADRID - The sportsmanship of New Madrid County Central High School athletes earned the notice of state officials. John D. Miller with the Missouri State High School Athletic Association sent a letter to the New Madrid County R-1 School District about the football game involving NMCC and Fredericktown...
Central's season ends in Class 4 semifinal round (11/24/13)
WEBB CITY, Mo. -- Central football coach Nathan Norman told his underclassmen that they know what they have to strive for next after their Class 4 state semifinal. "I hope they take two things," Norman said. "One, that you never give up on a season, you never give up on anything. You fight until the very end...
Vinson to Young proves to be a lethal weapon for streaking Tigers (11/22/13)
Central quarterback Dennis Vinson can relate to the complexities of high school football, especially for sophomores, who sometimes are thrown into the fire of varsity action for the first time. He remembers his first varsity experience as a sophomore...
Vinson to Young proves to be a lethal weapon for streaking Tigers (11/22/13)
Central quarterback Dennis Vinson can relate to the complexities of high school football, especially for sophomores, who sometimes are thrown into the fire of varsity action for the first time. He remembers his first varsity experience as a sophomore...
Central to play powerhouse Webb City in Class 4 semifinals (11/22/13)
The road to Class 4 state football championships usually runs through Webb City, a town with a population of about 11,000 located seven miles northeast of Joplin, Mo. Central will travel that road today when it heads on a 336-mile journey to the other side of the state to take on the three-time defending state champion in a Class 4 semifinal at 1:30 p.m. Saturday...
Central to play powerhouse Webb City in Class 4 semifinals (11/22/13)
The road to Class 4 state football championships usually runs through Webb City, a town with a population of about 11,000 located seven miles northeast of Joplin, Mo. Central will travel that road today when it heads on a 336-mile journey to the other side of the state to take on the three-time defending state champion in a Class 4 semifinal at 1:30 p.m. Saturday...
Three seniors impress in first season at Central (11/21/13)
Six-foot-eight senior tight end Bo Wilferth pulls in a pass in the back of the end zone on a play that started with four-tenths of a second left in the first half to record his first career touchdown and give Central a 24-20 lead over Hillsboro in the Class 4 District 1 championship game...
Central football team advances to state semfinal round (11/17/13)
Central prevailed for a 25-22 victory over Miller Career Academy on a last-minute, 31-yard touchdown run by senior Mikey Jones.
Jackson football team's comeback falls short in quarterfinals (11/17/13)
The Indians lost to Webster Groves 42-39 in a Class 5 quarterfinal
Jackson football team's comeback falls short in quarterfinals (11/17/13)
The Indians lost to Webster Groves 42-39 in a Class 5 quarterfinal
Central football team advances to state semfinal round (11/17/13)
Central prevailed for a 25-22 victory over Miller Career Academy on a last-minute, 31-yard touchdown run by senior Mikey Jones.
Central football team advances to state semifinal round (11/16/13)
The Tigers defeated Miller Career Academy 25-22 on Saturday to advance to the Class 4 final four.
Central, Jackson to host quarterfinal football games Saturday (11/15/13)
Class 4 Miller Career Academy (11-0) at Central (8-4) 1:30 p.m. Saturday District 1 final: (2) Central 59, (1) Hillsboro 33 District 2 final: (1) Miller Career Academy 48, (3) St. Mary's 21 Winner plays: Webb City (11-1) vs. Westminster (10-2)...
SHS players recognized at annual football banquet (11/14/13)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs football team held their annual football banquet Thursday evening at the Clinton Building in Sikeston recognizing the efforts of players and coaches from the 2013 football season. All 49 members of the Sikeston football team were introduced and some were presented awards for their play on the field...
SHS players recognized at annual football banquet (11/14/13)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs football team held their annual football banquet Thursday evening at the Clinton Building in Sikeston recognizing the efforts of players and coaches from the 2013 football season. All 49 members of the Sikeston football team were introduced and some were presented awards for their play on the field...
Tigers crush Malden 60-18 for sixth straight district title (11/12/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARUTHERSVILLE -- It'd be an honest mistake for not realizing the Tigers were missing one of the top players in Southeast Missouri Monday after taking on Malden for the Class 2, District 1 championship. That's because even with the absence of star running back Darrell Monroe to an ankle sprain, the Tigers still managed to put up over 400 yards of total offense in a 60-18 rout of the Green Wave to claim their sixth straight district title...
Jackson football gets district title, revenge on Vianney (11/12/13)
The Indians shutout the Griffins' offense -- and Iowa commit Markel Smith -- to claim their first district title since 2007.
Jackson football gets district title, revenge on Vianney (11/12/13)
The Indians shutout the Griffins' offense -- and Iowa commit Markel Smith -- to claim their first district title since 2007.
Central football team routs top-seeded Hillsboro for district crown (11/12/13)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Central senior Mikey Jones passed Monroe Hick's 11-year-old single-season school rushing record on his first carry of Monday night's Class 4 District 1 championship game with a 14-yard run on Tigers' first offensive play. He spent the rest of the night passing by the Hillsboro Hawks defense...
Central football team routs top-seeded Hillsboro for district crown (11/12/13)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Central senior Mikey Jones passed Monroe Hick's 11-year-old single-season school rushing record on his first carry of Monday night's Class 4 District 1 championship game with a 14-yard run on Tigers' first offensive play. He spent the rest of the night passing by the Hillsboro Hawks defense...
Central, Jackson to play for district football titles tonight (11/11/13)
Class 4 District 1 (Championship, 7 p.m.) (2) Central (7-4) at (1) Hillsboro (9-2) Last week: Central 56, (3) Festus 20; Hillsboro 42, (5) North County 19 Outlook: This is a district showdown between two streaking teams. Central is on a six-game roll, while Hillsboro is on a seven-game winning streak...
Central, Jackson to play for district football titles tonight (11/11/13)
Class 4 District 1 (Championship, 7 p.m.) (2) Central (7-4) at (1) Hillsboro (9-2) Last week: Central 56, (3) Festus 20; Hillsboro 42, (5) North County 19 Outlook: This is a district showdown between two streaking teams. Central is on a six-game roll, while Hillsboro is on a seven-game winning streak...
Dexter honors fall athletes (11/08/13)
The Dexter High School held its annual Fall Sports Recognition Program in the high school cafeteria Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Senior football player Holden Bruce received the Charles Bland Award. The award is presented yearly to the most well-rounded football player...
Dexter First-Time Letters (11/09/13)
Caruthersville, Malden meet again with championship on the line (11/08/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARUTHERSVILLE -- To be the best you have to beat the best. That's exactly what the Malden Green Wave will try to do Monday when they try to take on perennial powerhouse Caruthersville in the Class 2, District 1 championship game...
Thayer ruins Chaffee's title hopes after 28-22 loss in district semifinals (11/07/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- A collection of Chaffee players made their way into the weight room and simply sat. Some had towels on their head. Others, still in game attire and pads on, kept their helmets on. No one said a word as they kept to themselves thinking about what they could have done differently following their 28-22 loss to Thayer Wednesday...
Second upset not there for Scott City (11/07/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Another upset wasn't in the cards for the Scott City Rams. Coming off last week's surprise takedown of Charleston, the Rams allowed 399 total yards of offense to the Malden Green Wave who rolled to a 62-16 win in the Class 2, District 1 semifinals...