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Davis successfully defends title in Class 2 100 meters (06/29/16)
It's safe to say recent Kelly graduate Maurice Davis has finally settled on a sports identity. Back-to-back Class 2 state championships in the 100-meter dash has cemented a waffling teen who also was a star on the football field and played basketball...
New school role pulls Scheeter away from Sikeston baseball (06/24/16)
Scheeter confirmed Thursday that he has resigned as Sikeston's head baseball coach after five years ending a 20-year tenure with the program as a coach in some capacity.
Talent for all seasons: Central's Al Young named Southeast Missourian Boys Basketball Player of the Year (04/28/16)
Make no mistake about it -- football comes first for Al Young. But that wasn't always the case, and it shouldn't take away from what he accomplished on the basketball court during his four-year career at Cape Central.
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball coach Sam Sides reflects on 38-year Hall of Fame career (04/15/16)
It was March 8, 2014, and the Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team had just walked off the floor following a Class 3 quarterfinal victory over Lutheran St. Charles. The result sealed a first trip to state for the program, which had only been in existence since 2006. It was a good feeling, and the Crusaders were feeling good. Into the locker room they headed...
New class and district assignments announced for basketball and football (04/09/16)
New class and district assignments were announced Saturday for both football and basketball for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years and will remain on a two-year cycle. The 128 smallest enrollments in basketball make up Class 1. The next 128 make up Class 2 and the next 128 make up Class 3. The next 96 make up Class 4. All remaining schools are placed in Class 5...
MSHSAA releases district, class realignments for football and basketball (04/09/16)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association released its newest classifications based on enrollment breaks for football and basketball on Saturday, re-aligning several districts around the area. In football, Scott City, Hayti and Portageville will drop a class and move to Class 1 District 1 -- a district that now features Barat Academy, Chaffee, Crystal City, St. Vincent and perennial power Valle Catholic...
MSHSAA releases district, class realignments for football and basketball (04/09/16)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association released its newest classifications based on enrollment breaks for football and basketball on Saturday, re-aligning several districts around the area. In football, Scott City, Hayti and Portageville will drop a class and move to Class 1 District 1 -- a district that now features Barat Academy, Chaffee, Crystal City, St. Vincent and perennial power Valle Catholic...
New class and district assignments announced for basketball and football (04/09/16)
New class and district assignments were announced Saturday for both football and basketball for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years and will remain on a two-year cycle. The 128 smallest enrollments in basketball make up Class 1. The next 128 make up Class 2 and the next 128 make up Class 3. The next 96 make up Class 4. All remaining schools are placed in Class 5...
New sites released for MSHSAA football and basketball championships (04/08/16)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association approved new locations for both the football and basketball state championships on Friday. The 2016 Show-Me Bowl -- which is the football championship -- will be played at Plaster Stadium at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., for Classes 1-6. The 2017 games will be played at Faurot Field at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo...
New sites released for MSHSAA football and basketball championships (04/08/16)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association approved new locations for both the football and basketball state championships on Friday. The 2016 Show-Me Bowl -- which is the football championship -- will be played at Plaster Stadium at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., for Classes 1-6. The 2017 games will be played at Faurot Field at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo...
Football for Doniphan Inc. outlines plans to jumpstart school football program (03/31/16)
Football for Doniphan Inc. held its first board meeting last week, signaling a new beginning for a town trying to rejuvenate its football program after a more than 30-year absence. Nine board members met Thursday and again Tuesday, outlining plans to get fundraising for a junior high program and new field and stadium off the ground...
School board approves proposal to bring back Doniphan football program (03/23/16)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- After more than 16 years of attempts to bring the sport he loves back to his alma mater, the third time was the charm for Gary Pennington. The Doniphan school board voted Tuesday night to accept the Doniphan for Football Inc. proposal, which would bring football back to the school after a more than 30-year hiatus in three to four years...
School board approves proposal to bring back Doniphan football program (03/23/16)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- After more than 16 years of attempts to bring the sport he loves back to his alma mater, the third time was the charm for Gary Pennington. The Doniphan school board voted Tuesday night to accept the Doniphan for Football Inc. proposal, which would bring football back to the school after a more than 30-year hiatus in three to four years...
Cape Central football announces Pixley to fill head coaching void left by Norman (03/21/16)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education moved to fill a vacant head coach position in a special meeting on Monday, hiring Kennett assistant coach Arlen Pixley as Cape Central High School's next varsity football coach. Pixley will take over a program that has been led the last five seasons by Nathan Norman, who took it to historic heights with three consecutive Class 4 semifinal appearances, including the school's first championship game appearance in 2014, before accepting the head coach position at Lindbergh High School early last month.. ...
Cape Central football announces Pixley to fill head coaching void left by Norman (03/21/16)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education moved to fill a vacant head coach position in a special meeting on Monday, hiring Kennett assistant coach Arlen Pixley as Cape Central High School's next varsity football coach. Pixley will take over a program that has been led the last five seasons by Nathan Norman, who took it to historic heights with three consecutive Class 4 semifinal appearances, including the school's first championship game appearance in 2014, before accepting the head coach position at Lindbergh High School early last month.. ...
Sikeson QB Nathan Hampton signs with Central Methodist University (03/18/16)
"The campus was nice. I feel like it would be a good fit for me. The facilities are nice and I felt like that would be good overall."
Fullhart hoping to bring youthful edge to NMCC football program (03/12/16)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Tyler Fullhart set a lofty goal for himself once he made the decision to become a high school football coach. "One of my career goals was to be a head coach by the time I was 30," he said. "Realistically, that's kind of out there."...
Fullhart hoping to bring youthful edge to NMCC football program (03/12/16)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Tyler Fullhart set a lofty goal for himself once he made the decision to become a high school football coach. "One of my career goals was to be a head coach by the time I was 30," he said. "Realistically, that's kind of out there."...
Former Jackson assistant is new head football coach for NMCC (03/11/16)
Former Jackson assistant and Caruthersville graduate Tyler Fullhart will be NMCC's fifth head coach in school history.
Goltra feels right at home as new Dexter football coach (02/20/16)
"Everything that I think makes up a good job in terms of high school football I think Dexter has almost all of those."
Goltra feels right at home as new Dexter football coach (02/20/16)
"Everything that I think makes up a good job in terms of high school football I think Dexter has almost all of those."
Dexter names Kevin Goltra new football coach (02/18/16)
Dexter is Goltra's third head coaching position since 2012. He has a career coaching record of 10-21 after short stints with Kenwood and Obion County high school's in Tennessee.
Jackson's Dickerson battled back from injury to become one of 11 area wrestlers headed to state (02/17/16)
Jackson coach Steve Wachter was exuberant after his team qualified eight wrestlers for the Missouri Wrestling Championships at last week's Class 4 District 1 meet. Among the most unlikely qualifiers was 220-pound junior Bryce Dickerson. It's not that Dickerson, who wrestled his freshman and sophomore seasons, was short on talent...
Once a Tiger, always a Tiger: Norman leaves Central for new chapter at Lindbergh (02/10/16)
Nathan Norman has built quite the resume in five seasons as head coach of the Cape Central football team. A 41-23 record, three straight trips to the state semifinals and the school's first state championship appearance are just a few of the accomplishments in his first stint as a head coach...
Once a Tiger, always a Tiger: Norman leaves Central for new chapter at Lindbergh (02/10/16)
Nathan Norman has built quite the resume in five seasons as head coach of the Cape Central football team. A 41-23 record, three straight trips to the state semifinals and the school's first state championship appearance are just a few of the accomplishments in his first stint as a head coach...
Central football coach leaving for St. Louis County job (02/10/16)
Cape Girardeau Central football coach Nathan Norman will leave his position and head north to St. Louis after an unprecedented five-year run at the school that included three consecutive Class 4 semifinals appearances and the lone state-title game appearance for the Tigers in 2014...
Britt Harris signs with Southeast Missouri State University (02/04/16)
KENNETT, Mo. - On Thursday, Feb. 3, Britt Harris became the second Kennett football player in as many years to sign on to continue his playing career at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Britt Harris signs with Southeast Missouri State University (02/04/16)
KENNETT, Mo. - On Thursday, Feb. 3, Britt Harris became the second Kennett football player in as many years to sign on to continue his playing career at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Jesse Hosket (02/03/16)
Jesse Hosket Previous School: East Central (Miss.) CC Position: Quarterback Height: 6-foot-4 Weight: 220 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here With its only midyear transfer, SEMO added depth at the quarterback position by bringing in Hosket. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound signal caller was highly efficient as a sophomore at East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss., where he completed 61.3 percent of his pass attempts and threw for 1,504 yards and 16 touchdowns to just two interceptions...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Corey Brown (02/03/16)
Corey Brown Previous School: Northwest Mississippi CC Position: Defensive line Height: 6-foot-2 Weight: 295 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here The Redhawks bolstered their defensive line with a player that could make an immediate impact, as Brown comes to Cape Girardeau after two seasons at the junior college level...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Marlon Eugene (02/03/16)
Marlon Eugene High School: Royal Palm Beach (Fla.) Position: Defensive back Height: 6-foot Weight: 195 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Eugene played three different positions in high school, but looks poised to fill a role in the defensive secondary once he arrives at Southeast Missouri State after signing Wednesday to join the program...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Camden Boyle (02/03/16)
Camden Boyle High School: Lake Zurich (Ill.) Position: Long snapper Height: 6-foot Weight: 220 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here It's not a position of glory, but someone has to play it, and Southeast Missouri State made sure it has the role of long snapper filled for at least the next four years when Boyle signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Bydarrius Knighten (02/03/16)
Bydarrius Knighten High School: Rosa Fort (Tunica, Miss.) Position: Defensive back Height: 6-foot-1 Weight: 175 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Knighten became one of three recruits from Mississippi to join Tom Matukewicz's incoming group when he signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Justin Swift (02/03/16)
Name: Justin Swift High School: Trezevant (Memphis, Tenn.) Position: Linebacker Height: 6-foot Weight: 235 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Trezevant High School coach Teli White believes that Tom Matukewicz and the Southeast Missouri State coaching staff made a smart decision in bringing Justin Swift to Cape Girardeau...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Mike Brown (02/03/16)
Name: Mike Brown High School: Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) Position: Center Height: 6-foot-4 Weight: 300 pounds Southeast Missouri State only brought in one offensive lineman -- at least, only one it plans to play at the position -- on Wednesday, and that was Mike Brown...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Victor Alvarez (02/03/16)
Name: Victor Alvarez High School: Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach, Fla.) Position: Linebacker Height: 6-foot-2 Weight: 235 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Oxbridge Academy football coach Doug Socha thought that wide receiver Traionn Jones would likely be the player of his that ended up at Southeast Missouri State...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Traionn Jones (02/03/16)
Name: Traionn Jones High School: Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach, Fla.) Position: Wide receiver Height: 5-foot-9 Weight: 190 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Oxbridge Academy football coach Doug Socha thought that wide receiver Traionn Jones would likely be the player of his that ended up at Southeast Missouri State...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Omardrick Douglas (02/03/16)
Name: Omardrick Douglas High School: Ballard (Louisville, Ky.) Position: Linebacker Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 210 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Omardrick Douglas knew almost instantly once he attended a camp at Southeast Missouri State that that's where he wanted to play college football...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Austin Crump (02/03/16)
Name: Austin Crump High School: Eureka (Eureka, Mo.) Position: Tight end Height: 6-foot-5 Weight: 240 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Austin Crump's high school football coach paid him one of the biggest compliments a player could ask for when he spoke about him on Tuesday night...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Brandt Selesky (02/03/16)
Name: Brandt Selesky High School: Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.) Position: Fullback Height: 6-foot Weight: 255 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here The Hewitt-Trussville high school football team had a couple of 1,000-yard rushers the last two years and broke a school record for rushing yards last season...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Clarence Thornton (02/03/16)
Name: Clarence Thornton High School: Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.) Position: Defensive line Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 290 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Southeast Missouri State was one of the first teams to present Ridgeway's Clarence Thornton with a football scholarship...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Zach Hall (02/03/16)
Name: Zach Hall High School: Louisville Male (Louisville, Ky.) Postion: Linebacker Height: 6-foot Weight: 245 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Louisville Male's Zach Hall didn't garner a lot of attention on the recruiting trail, but with good reason, according to football coach Chris Wolfe...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Zack Smith (02/03/16)
Name: Zack Smith High School: Louisville Male (Louisville, Ky.) Position: Wide receiver Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 175 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here The first thing that pops into Louisville Male High School football coach Chris Wolfe's head when he thinks of Zack Smith is that he's a playmaker...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Joe Welte (02/03/16)
Name: Joe Welte High School: Fox Position: Linebacker Height: 6-foot Weight: 225 pounds Hudl: Click here Twitter: Click here Fox High School football coach Brent Tinker has coached for 14 years and can say quite confidently that Joe Welte is likely the most physical player at the point of contact that he's coached...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Kendrick Tiller (02/03/16)
Name: Kendrick Tiller High School: Lebanon Position: Kicker Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 170 pounds Hudl: Click here High school football teams in Missouri aren't always blessed with a kicker who's capable of expanding the offense too much. Lebanon High School football coach Will Christian, however, had just that in Kendrick Tiller, and now the Southeast Missouri State will get the services of Tiller, who signed a National Letter of Intent today...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Jake Reynolds (02/03/16)
Name: Jake Reynolds High School: Lafayette Position: Punter Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 170 pounds Hudl: Click here Just a few short days after Jake Reynolds took an official visit to five-time defending Football Championship Subdivision Champion North Dakota State, where he had an offer as a preferred walk-on, the Lafayette senior decided to make a verbal commitment to Southeast Missouri State...
Southeast Missouri State football signee: Nick Thompson (02/03/16)
Name: Nick Thompson High School: Malden Position: Linebacker Height: 5-foot-11 Weight: 225 pounds Hudl: Click here Malden coach Joel Wyatt has a pretty good idea of the type of player it takes for a program to rebuild and reach its full potential. For four straight seasons under Wyatt, senior linebacker Nick Thompson fit that bill and helped the Green Wave reach new heights, culminating the journey with a trip to the Class 2 state championship in November...
Southeast Missouri State football inks Cape Central wide receiver Al Young (02/03/16)
Young signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Redhawks on Wednesday.
Southeast Missouri State football releases 11-game slate for 2016 (02/03/16)
The Southeast Missouri State football team released its 2016 schedule on Wednesday. The Redhawks' 11-game slate features five games at Houck Stadium. Southeast has eight Ohio Valley Conference contests, including its conference opener at Murray State on Sept. 24, and begins the season Sept. 3 at Football Bowl Subdivision opponent Memphis...
Southeast Missouri State football inks Cape Central wide receiver Al Young (02/03/16)
Young signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Redhawks on Wednesday.
Fall sports finalists announced for Semoball Awards (01/30/16)
High school athletes throughout the region were recognized Saturday as 55 student-athletes from across Southeast Missouri were announced as finalists for the Third Annual Semoball Awards. Final nominees from eight different sport categories -- football offense, football defense, volleyball, boys soccer, boys and girls cross country, boys swimming and diving and girls tennis -- were revealed on air on SEMO ESPN Radio...
Fall sports finalists announced for Semoball Awards (01/30/16)
High school athletes throughout the region were recognized Saturday as 55 student-athletes from across Southeast Missouri were announced as finalists for the Third Annual Semoball Awards. Final nominees from eight different sport categories -- football offense, football defense, volleyball, boys soccer, boys and girls cross country, boys swimming and diving and girls tennis -- were revealed on air on SEMO ESPN Radio...
Justin Peden resigns as Dexter head football coach (01/29/16)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER, Mo. -- After three seasons as Dexter's head football coach, Justin Peden has resigned. Dexter athletic director Derek Urhahn confirmed Thursday that Peden submitted his resignation to the Dexter school board last week...
Cape Central, SEMO standout Ebaugh remembered for exploits, heart (01/27/16)
Great athlete, man with ballerina feet, leader, gentle giant and lifelong friend who always could be counted on to lend a hand to those in need -- just some of the words former teammates of Paul Ebaugh III used to describe the former two-sport standout at Southeast Missouri State and the 1962 Lou Muegge Award winner at Cape Central High School...
Cape Central, SEMO standout Ebaugh remembered for exploits, heart (01/27/16)
Great athlete, man with ballerina feet, leader, gentle giant and lifelong friend who always could be counted on to lend a hand to those in need -- just some of the words former teammates of Paul Ebaugh III used to describe the former two-sport standout at Southeast Missouri State and the 1962 Lou Muegge Award winner at Cape Central High School...
MSHSAA exploring football championship options (01/21/16)
Special to the Standard Democrat The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) is putting together a request for proposals for the Show-Me Bowl state championship football games, according to Jason West, media director. The request became necessary after the NFL stripped St. Louis of the Rams, throwing the future of the Edwards Jones Dome into limbo...
Braving the wind (01/21/16)
It's funny how thin the line between greatness and everything else below it is. It is a sheer cliff -- stand at the top and look down, and everyone else is far below, but a slight breeze and everyone is on level ground. The breeze has not budged Al Young, but the initial climb almost never happened...
Auggie Knutson, jr., Chaffee Gabriel Dudley, sr., Jackson Jeremy Elliott, sr., Jackson Landry Moore, sr., Jackson Levi Davidson, sr., Scott City Braden Cox, jr., Scott City Corey Starks, sr., Cape Central Matt Terbrak, sr., Perryville Brandon Renaud, (01/21/16)
Jersey number: 65 Favorite place to play: Chaffee High School Favorite warmup song: "Come With Me Now" by KONGOS Favorite pregame meal: Burger and fries Favorite memory from the season: Defeating Grandview to break our losing streak Favorite play from the season: Sacking Maurice Davis...
Southeast Missourian Boys Runner of the Year: St. Vincent's Levi Krauss (01/19/16)
Levi Krauss never has been the sort to be an onlooker or a mere participant. His approach to activities is high-octane, zestful, full-contact involvement. It's not surprising to find that the two-time all-state runner helps present musicals at St. Vincent High School. In fact, it may be more surprising to those in the theater audience that the outgoing senior on stage is a two-time all-state runner...
NMCC searching for new head football coach amid Dryden resignation (01/06/16)
davidj@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID, Mo. -- For the second time in three years, New Madrid County Central is looking for a new head football coach. NMCC athletic director Laura Ort confirmed that John Dryden resigned from the position last month after compiling a 5-15 record, including a 1-9 mark in 2015...
Standard Democrat Football Defensive Player of the Year: Nick Thompson (12/26/15)
More about Thompson Grade: Senior Position: Linebacker Defensive stats: 124 tackles, 26 TFL, 1 sack, 2 FR, 9 PBU Notes: The recent verbal commit to Southeast Missouri State University anchored a defense that allowed 21 points a game and reached the Class 2 state championship game taking second against Lamar. ...
Standard Democrat Football Offensive Player of the Year: Ethan Stevens (12/26/15)
Stevens carried the Bearcats to a 3-7 record and was a dangerous commodity for Dexter's offense.
2015 Missouri Media All-State Football Team (12/19/15)
List for the Missouri Sportswriters/Braodcasters 2015 All-State Football team.
Final Missouri Media Football Rankings (12/08/15)
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis. Panel is made up of Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Sam McDowell, The Kansas City Star; Chris Geinosky, The Liberty Tribune; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Jim Powers, High School Sports Caravan; Larry Thornton, KSDK radio; Danny Jones, The Columbia Tribune; Tom Rackers, Jefferson City News-Tribune; Mike Scott, Ozone Sports; Rance Burger, The Springfield News-Leader; Dave Roberts, The Rolla Daily News; Cody Thorn, The St. ...
2015 All-SEMO Conference football selections (12/04/15)
All-SEMO ConferenceNorth offense QB -- Tristen Francisco, Poplar Bluff, sr. 6-2, 165; RB -- Aaron Harris, Cape Central, so., 6-0, 195; Earnest Fobbs, Sikeston, sr., 6-0, 170; TE -- Harrison Ayers, Cape Central, jr., 6-1, 220; WR -- Al Young, Cape Central, sr., 6-0, 170; Brayden Krause, Farmington, sr., 6-2, 170; Jeremy Elliott, Jackson, sr., 6-0, 175; ATH -- Kway'Chon Chisom, Cape Central, jr., 5-9, 170; OL -- Jacob Holter, Cape Central, sr., 6-0, 275; Casey Vaughn, Cape Central, sr., 5-8, 260; Mitchell Garner, Sikeston, sr., 6-0, 240; Zach Thomas, Poplar Bluff, jr., 6-2, 280; Chase Montgomery, Farmington, sr., 6-2, 280; K -- Brayden Krause, Farmington, sr., 6-2, 170;. ...
Cape Central's Al Young takes home Carr Trophy (12/03/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Al Young finally took home that elusive Carr Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the SEMO Conference. A finalist for a second straight year, the Cape Central senior picked up the honor Wednesday night at the 70th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet...
Malden drops Class 2 state championship to Lamar 37-0 (11/28/15)
"You can talk about incompletions, you can talk about Lamar throwing the football, you can talk about making open field tackles, but it comes down to physicality. It's no secret when you play them."
Malden drops Class 2 state championship to Lamar 37-0 (11/28/15)
"You can talk about incompletions, you can talk about Lamar throwing the football, you can talk about making open field tackles, but it comes down to physicality. It's no secret when you play them."
Malden set for its Class 2 championship clash with familiar Lamar (11/27/15)
This time, they know what to expect. They for sure know what Lamar is all about. It may not vault them to a shocking win later today, but it's destined to not catch the Green Wave by surprise.
Malden set for its Class 2 championship clash with familiar Lamar (11/27/15)
This time, they know what to expect. They for sure know what Lamar is all about. It may not vault them to a shocking win later today, but it's destined to not catch the Green Wave by surprise.
Cape Central boys basketball team preps for big season (11/24/15)
The recent on-field success of the Central High School football team has been a boon for the Tigers and their fans. Which is great if your name is Nathan Norman and you're the head football coach. Not so much if your name is Drew Church and you're the head basketball coach...
Thompson guides Malden to 24-21 semifinal win (11/21/15)
Kylus Thompson scored three touchdowns and had a key fourth quarter interception to seal Malden's trip to the Class 2 state championship game.
High school career comes to a close for Cape Central football standout Al Young (11/21/15)
The Cape Central football program didn't rise to three consecutive Class 4 state semifinals because of Al Young, but it wouldn't have been there without him. So when the Tigers hosted Webb City on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium, there was a lot of talk about it being the last opportunity for fans to watch Young play in Cape Girardeau. ...
Cape Central football team falls to Webb City in Class 4 semifinals (11/21/15)
All the momentum seemed to be with the Cape Central football team midway through the third quarter of Saturday's Class 4 semifinal. And just like that, Webb City took over.
High school career comes to a close for Cape Central football standout Al Young (11/21/15)
The Cape Central football program didn't rise to three consecutive Class 4 state semifinals because of Al Young, but it wouldn't have been there without him. So when the Tigers hosted Webb City on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium, there was a lot of talk about it being the last opportunity for fans to watch Young play in Cape Girardeau. ...
Cape Central football team falls to Webb City in Class 4 semifinals (11/21/15)
All the momentum seemed to be with the Cape Central football team midway through the third quarter of Saturday's Class 4 semifinal. And just like that, Webb City took over.
Cape Central football team set to face top-ranked Webb City in Class 4 semifinal (11/20/15)
The Tigers and Cardinals will be meeting in the playoffs for the third consecutive year.
Malden football team set to host Palmyra in Class 2 semifinal (11/20/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com It wouldn't be an unreasonable reaction if Malden fans were caught wiping their brows in relief after finding out that Class 2 power Lamar wasn't waiting for them in the semifinals. After all, they had a firsthand look at the four-time defending champs last season and it didn't turn out well...
Cape Central football team set to face top-ranked Webb City in Class 4 semifinal (11/20/15)
The Tigers and Cardinals will be meeting in the playoffs for the third consecutive year.
Malden football team set to host Palmyra in Class 2 semifinal (11/20/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com It wouldn't be an unreasonable reaction if Malden fans were caught wiping their brows in relief after finding out that Class 2 power Lamar wasn't waiting for them in the semifinals. After all, they had a firsthand look at the four-time defending champs last season and it didn't turn out well...
Sophomore Aaron Harris plays big role in Cape Central football team's return to final four (11/19/15)
The future of Cape Central football has arrived, and it comes in the form of sophomore Aaron Harris.
Sophomore Aaron Harris plays big role in Cape Central football team's return to final four (11/19/15)
The future of Cape Central football has arrived, and it comes in the form of sophomore Aaron Harris.
Defensive strides key in Cape Central football team's return to final four (11/18/15)
Nobody involved with Cape Central football can quite put their finger on it, but somewhere along the line this fall, the Tigers started playing pretty good defense.
Defensive strides key in Cape Central football team's state semifinal run (11/18/15)
Nobody involved with Cape Central football can quite put their finger on it, but somewhere along the line this fall, the Tigers started playing pretty good defense. Good enough defense that Central will be playing in a third consecutive Class 4 semifinal at 1 p.m. Saturday against Webb City...
Cape Central football team advances to third straight final four (11/14/15)
Central combined for 452 yards rushing and eight touchdowns in defeating Affton 54-28 in a Class 4 quarterfinal Friday at Tiger Stadium.
Cape Central football team advances to third straight final four (11/14/15)
Central combined for 452 yards rushing and eight touchdowns in defeating Affton 54-28 in a Class 4 quarterfinal Friday at Tiger Stadium.
Record setters: Sikeston, Dexter, Portageville standouts leave their marks on school record books (11/14/15)
SIKESTON -- School records fall and some fall short of breaking them. Both happened during this football season. A Dexter and Portageville quarterback flourished and Sikeston continued its winning ways during the 2015 high school football season in southeast Missouri...
Cape Central football team meets Affton in state quarterfinals for second straight year (11/13/15)
Cape Central and Affton will meet at 7 p.m. today for the second straight year in the state quarterfinals, this time at Tiger Stadium, and Central (8-4) isn't dwelling on the previous clash with the Cougars (12-1), even if it did feature a breezy 34-14 victory for the Tigers.
Malden wins 3OT slugfest over Cardinal Ritter (11/14/15)
ST. LOUIS -- The Class 2, state quarterfinal game between Malden and Cardinal Ritter Friday night resembled a heavyweight fight with one counterpunch after another. When the final bell sounded, it was Malden coming away with a 50-44 triple overtime win to advance to the Class 2 semifinals for the second-straight year...
Record setters: Sikeston, Dexter, Portageville standouts leave their marks on school record books (11/14/15)
SIKESTON -- School records fall and some fall short of breaking them. Both happened during this football season. A Dexter and Portageville quarterback flourished and Sikeston continued its winning ways during the 2015 high school football season in southeast Missouri...
Cape Central football team meets Affton in state quarterfinals for second straight year (11/13/15)
Cape Central and Affton will meet at 7 p.m. today for the second straight year in the state quarterfinals, this time at Tiger Stadium, and Central (8-4) isn't dwelling on the previous clash with the Cougars (12-1), even if it did feature a breezy 34-14 victory for the Tigers.
Malden awaits quarterfinal rematch with improved Cardinal Ritter (11/12/15)
Malden (12-0) and Cardinal Ritter (10-1) are two of the last eight teams left in Class 2 and will meet for the second straight time during the quarterfinals.
Malden awaits quarterfinal rematch with improved Cardinal Ritter (11/12/15)
Malden (12-0) and Cardinal Ritter (10-1) are two of the last eight teams left in Class 2 and will meet for the second straight time during the quarterfinals.
Brothers Nick and Kylus Thompson head Malden's dynamic offense (11/11/15)
Nick is the thunder. Kylus is the lightning. But it's took 18 years to get the two brothers on the same field together and they've certainly made a grand duo debut.
Brothers Nick and Kylus Thompson head Malden's dynamic offense (11/11/15)
Nick is the thunder. Kylus is the lightning. But it's took 18 years to get the two brothers on the same field together and they've certainly made a grand duo debut.
Cape Central football team downs Farmington, wins third straight district title (11/07/15)
Al Young ran, caught and returned an interception and a punt for a touchdown in the first half, leading the third-seeded Tigers to a 35-15 victory over fourth-seeded Farmington at Tiger Stadium.
Malden answers Caruthersville challenge to win Class 2, District 1 title (11/07/15)
State-ranked Malden staved off Caruthersville Friday during the Class 2, District 1 championship game 42-33 at Malden High School. It's Malden's second district title in a row and 11th overall.
Malden answers Caruthersville challenge to win Class 2, District 1 title (11/07/15)
State-ranked Malden staved off Caruthersville Friday during the Class 2, District 1 championship game 42-33 at Malden High School. It's Malden's second district title in a row and 11th overall.
Cape Central football team downs Farmington, wins third straight district title (11/07/15)
Al Young ran, caught and returned an interception and a punt for a touchdown in the first half, leading the third-seeded Tigers to a 35-15 victory over fourth-seeded Farmington at Tiger Stadium.
Cape Central football team tries to nail down third straight district title (11/06/15)
Fourth-seeded Farmington (6-5) will test the two-year reign of the third-seeded Tigers (7-4) at 7 p.m. today at Central High School.
Dexter honors athletes at 2015 Fall Sports Recognition Program (11/06/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - Dexter held its annual Fall Sports Recognition Program Thursday night at the high school auditorium. Athletes competing in cross country, volleyball, football cheerleading, football and girls tennis were recognized at the event. Senior Tyler Stevenson received the Charles Bland Award, which is presented yearly to the most well-rounded football player at Dexter...
Cape Central football team tries to nail down third straight district title (11/06/15)
Fourth-seeded Farmington (6-5) will test the two-year reign of the third-seeded Tigers (7-4) at 7 p.m. today at Central High School.
Kony Ealy, Otto Porter and other local athletes excelling (11/04/15)
From time to time, we like to take a look back at some of the athletes who made headlines in high school sports who are now making strides at the next level.
Central advances to district final with 41-12 thumping of Sikeston (11/01/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Week 11 Cape Central Tigers don't want anything to do with the Week 3 Cape Central Tigers. They spent 48 minutes Friday night distancing themselves from a crew that sustained a five-point loss to Sikeston nearly two months earlier on the very same field...
Cape Central football team advances to district final with 41-12 thumping of Sikeston (10/31/15)
The Tigers will face Farmington for the Class 4 District 1 title.
Sikeston stuffed by Cape Central 41-12 to end season (10/31/15)
"They're big, they're physical, they run well. They do a lot of good things. They're just a better football team."
East Prairie succumbs to Malden 42-8 in C2D1 semifinal (10/31/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Despite playing undefeated top-seed Malden, there were a lot of reasons for the fifth-seeded East Prairie Eagles to be optimistic entering Friday's Class 2, District 1 semifinal matchup. In their last meeting, in mid-September, the Eagles were without starting quarterback Brett Ellis, yet battled to within a touchdown of the Green Wave at halftime before ultimately falling 38-20...
Park Hill tops Kennett 28-21, ending season for Team 100 (10/31/15)
PARK HILLS -- Park Hills' Central High School were likely one play away from earning a situation where two kneels would run out the clock. But then Kennett forced a fumble and regained possession with 57 seconds left in the game.
Park Hills tops Kennett 28-21, ending season for Team 100 (10/31/15)
PARK HILLS -- Park Hills' Central High School were likely one play away from earning a situation where two kneels would run out the clock. But then Kennett forced a fumble and regained possession with 57 seconds left in the game.
Cape Central football team advances to district final with 41-12 thumping of Sikeston (10/31/15)
The Tigers will face Farmington for the Class 4 District 1 title.
Big first quarter sends Caruthersville over Hayti (10/31/15)
"I think the biggest thing was us coming out and setting the intensity. I've preached that to my kids all year."
Sikeston stuffed by Cape Central 41-12 to end season (10/31/15)
"They're big, they're physical, they run well. They do a lot of good things. They're just a better football team."
Cape Central football team looks to avenge loss to Sikeston (10/30/15)
The two SEMO Conference North teams meet in the Class 4 District 1 semifinals tonight.
Big first quarter sends Caruthersville over Hayti (10/31/15)
"I think the biggest thing was us coming out and setting the intensity. I've preached that to my kids all year."
Cape Central football team looks to avenge loss to Sikeston (10/30/15)
The Cape Central football team breezed though the first round of Class 4 District 1 tournament play with a 41-point victory, but overconfidence should not be a problem with the Tigers tonight when they visit Sikeston in the semifinal round. The second-seeded Bulldogs, who will host the contest, administered a 23-18 loss to the Tigers in Week 3 of the season...
Capsule: East Prairie taking on Malden in C2D1 semifinal (10/29/15)
East Prairie at Malden Class 2, District 1 Records: East Prairie 6-4; Malden 10-0 Series History: Malden leads 48-14-2 Last Meeting: Sept 18, Malden won 38-20 Last Week: East Prairie defeated Portageville 34-18; Malden defeated Charleston 63-0 Notes: East Prairie hung with the undefeated Green Wave in their first meeting, despite playing without quarterback Brett Ellis. ...
Sikeston and Cape Central meet again in Class 4, District 1 semifinal (10/29/15)
Cape Central will be looking for redemption. Sikeston will try to show that the first time was no fluke. The winner will have a spot in the district championship game. The loser is done.
Sikeston and Cape Central meet again in Class 4, District 1 semifinal (10/29/15)
Cape Central will be looking for redemption. Sikeston will try to show that the first time was no fluke. The winner will have a spot in the district championship game. The loser is done.
High school football roundup: St. Vincent football team edges Crystal City in district opener (10/25/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Friday and Saturday.
High school football roundup: St. Vincent football team edges Crystal City in district opener (10/25/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Friday and Saturday.
Cape Central football team cruises past North County in district opener (10/25/15)
This is the stage the Cape Central football team knows best. The third-seeded Tigers racked up 427 yards on the ground and forced a running clock in the third quarter, cruising past sixth-seeded North County on Friday in the first round of the Class 4 District 1 playoffs at Tiger Stadium...
Jackson football team wraps up season with district loss against Vianney (10/24/15)
Nearly a year after Jackson pulled off one of the most shocking comebacks in Missouri high school playoff history, emerging from the ashes of a 32-point halftime deficit, the Indians went quietly into the night with a season-ending 49-14 loss to the Golden Griffins.
Poplar Bluff staves off Oakville to advance to Class 5 District 1 semifinal (10/24/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Poplar Bluff forced seven turnovers, returning a fumble for a score, and made a goal-line stand as the Mules beat Oakville 37-19 Friday night.
Cape Central football team cruises past North County in district opener (10/24/15)
The third-seeded Tigers racked up 427 yards on the ground and forced a running clock in the third quarter, cruising past sixth-seeded North County on Friday in the first round of the Class 4 District 1 playoffs at Tiger Stadium.
Park Hills football team rallies past Dexter late 49-33 in C3D1 quarterfinal (10/24/15)
PARK HILLS, Mo. - The seventh-seeded Dexter Bearcats kept pace with the second-seeded Park Hills Rebels for the first three quarters but were unable to calculate a score in the closing minutes Friday night. Defending district champion Park Hills scored the final three touchdowns of the playoff as it overcame a 33-28 third-quarter deficit to beat Dexter 49-33 in a Class 3, District 1 quarterfinal...
Kennett football advances in win over Fredericktown, 56-28 (10/24/15)
KENNETT -- The Indians' one hundredth season continues, thanks to a convincing victory over Fredericktown in Friday's week 10 battle at Metz Cherry Stadium.
Jackson football team wraps up season with district loss against Vianney (10/24/15)
Nearly a year after Jackson pulled off one of the most shocking comebacks in Missouri high school playoff history, emerging from the ashes of a 32-point halftime deficit, the Indians went quietly into the night with a season-ending 49-14 loss to the Golden Griffins.
Sikeston throws for 318 yards; escapes DeSoto upset attempt 35-34 (10/24/15)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's football season is still alive. But just barely. The Bulldogs squandered a huge lead, fell behind in the fourth quarter, and eventually rallied to defeat seventh-seeded DeSoto 35-34 in the opening round of Class 4, District 1 play at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium on Friday night...
East Prairie changes offense; avenges regular season loss to Portageville (10/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- Just three weeks ago East Prairie stepped into Portageville's field only to be handed a 40-20 loss that gave the Bulldogs home field advantage for their meeting in the opening round of the Class 2, District 1 Tournament...
High school football capsules: Week 10 (10/23/15)
A closer look at the first week of the postseason for teams across Southeast Missouri.
Sikeston hosts unfamiliar opponent to begin Class 4, District 1 playoffs (10/23/15)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs will try to keep its season alive as the district playoffs open play tomorrow night. The Bulldogs, seeded second in Class 4, District 1, will host No. 7 seed DeSoto tomorrow at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. Sikeston (6-3) garnered the seed after finishing third in district points, but owned the tiebreaker over Cape Central to move up a slot. DeSoto (5-4) was seeded sixth after the final standings, but North County jumped them with its head to head victory...
High school football capsules: Week 10 (10/23/15)
A closer look at the first week of the postseason for teams across Southeast Missouri.
District football standings have been finalized (10/19/15)
Class 5, District 1 Class 4, District 1 Class 3, District 1 Class 2, District 1 Class 1, District 1...
Young shines on Senior Night as Cape Central football team routs Riverview Gardens (10/17/15)
The Tigers' most decorated player scored on four of his 10 touches and racked up 153 yards from scrimmage en route to Cape Central's 55-6 win over Riverview Gardens in the regular-season finale at Tiger Stadium.
High school football roundup: Jackson wins third straight, topples Miller Career Academy (10/18/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Friday.
High school football roundup: Jackson wins third straight, topples Miller Career Academy (10/18/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Friday.
Perryville defeats Scott City, takes momentum into district play (10/18/15)
SCOTT CITY -- At long last, the Perryville football team finally has momentum. The Pirates have been a team on the move the past two weeks. Entering Week 8, Perryville was at the bottom of the Class 4 District 1 team standings at No. 8. Even before the Pirates took the field against Windsor in a Saturday game, they had moved up to No. 7, and after an ensuing win against the Owls resided No.6...
Kennett football cruise past East Prairie, 34-12 (10/17/15)
KENNETT -- The Kennett High School football team is poised for week 10, following a convincing victory over East Prairie led by a 303-yard rushing performance by Edward Wilson.
Perryville defeats Scott City, takes momentum into district play (10/17/15)
The Pirates held the Rams scoreless in the second half of a 56-20 victory.
Sikeston drops to state-ranked Cardinal Ritter 38-25 (10/17/15)
Sikeston was completely out-matched in the first half as they fell behind 38-7, only to turn the contest around and outscore the Lions 18-0 in the second half.
Young shines on Senior Night as Cape Central football team routs Riverview Gardens (10/17/15)
The Tigers' most decorated player scored on four of his 10 touches and racked up 153 yards from scrimmage en route to Cape Central's 55-6 win over Riverview Gardens in the regular-season finale at Tiger Stadium.
Sikeston drops to state-ranked Cardinal Ritter 38-25 (10/17/15)
Sikeston was completely out-matched in the first half as they fell behind 38-7, only to turn the contest around and outscore the Lions 18-0 in the second half.
Portageville routs NMCC 62-0 in regular season finale (10/17/15)
While stopping the Eagles inside just short of the end zone on two separate drives in the first half, the Bulldogs offense was able to build a 26-point lead heading into the break.
Tenkhoff leads Chaffee past Kelly in 57-51 shootout (10/17/15)
Chaffee's quarterback rushed for 328 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the Red Devils past Kelly in a 57-51 shootout Friday at Lambert Field at Kelly High School.
High school football capsules: Week 9 (10/16/15)
Last week: Perryville 35, Windsor 14; Red Bud (Ill.) 51, Scott City 28 Last year: Scott City 28, Perryville 13 Outlook: It's the final week before district play begins, and the Perryville Pirates are in a position they haven't been for years. The Pirates are coming off their first conference victory since the 2012 season that not only pulled them back to .500 at 4-4, but ensured their best record in coach Mike Wojtczuk's five seasons as head coach...
Sikeston hoping for positive regular season ending against state-ranked Cardinal Ritter (10/15/15)
"They're 7-1 and ranked in the state and I'm sure they're going to want to come down and get after us after last year's game. They do a really good job of getting their kids ready."
Prep Football Glance -- Week 9 (10/15/15)
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.
Sikeston hoping for positive regular season ending against state-ranked Cardinal Ritter (10/15/15)
"They're 7-1 and ranked in the state and I'm sure they're going to want to come down and get after us after last year's game. They do a really good job of getting their kids ready."
Prep Football Glance -- Week 9 (10/15/15)
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 takes down Carbondale, Sikeston JV football blanks East Prairie (10/13/15)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Sam Cox's 13th goal of the season led to a 1-0 win over Carbondale, Ill., Monday on the road. Andrew Pearson provided the assist and Sikeston's defense earned its second straight shutout. The Bulldogs improved to 7-14-1 while Carbondale fell to 8-10-1. Sikeston will host Herrin, Ill., on Thursday...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston soccer takes down Carbondale, Sikeston JV football blanks East Prairie (10/13/15)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Sam Cox's 13th goal of the season led to a 1-0 win over Carbondale, Ill., Monday on the road. Andrew Pearson provided the assist and Sikeston's defense earned its second straight shutout. The Bulldogs improved to 7-14-1 while Carbondale fell to 8-10-1. Sikeston will host Herrin, Ill., on Thursday...
High school football roundup: Jackson cruises past Seckman (10/11/15)
The Indians scored six first-half touchdowns en route to a 49-6 victory.
High school football roundup: Jackson cruises past Seckman (10/11/15)
The Indians scored six first-half touchdowns en route to a 49-6 victory.
High school roundup: Ragsdale places first in two events for Cape Central boys swimming team (10/11/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Saturday.
Jefferson football team outlasts Chaffee in offensive duel (10/10/15)
The game featured 1,148 combined yards as both teams traded blows in compiling 126 points. Jefferson prevailed over the host Red Devils 72-54.
Jefferson football team outlasts Chaffee in offensive duel (10/10/15)
The game featured 1,148 combined yards as both teams traded blows in compiling 126 points. Jefferson prevailed over the host Red Devils 72-54.
Malden remains undefeated with 34-20 win over Kennett (10/10/15)
MALDEN -- One first quarter exchange set the tone for Friday's matchup between Kennett and Malden.
Malden remains undefeated with 34-20 win over Kennett (10/10/15)
MALDEN -- One first quarter exchange set the tone for Friday's matchup between Kennett and Malden.
NMCC can't overcome big first half deficit in loss to Fredericktown (10/10/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- A strong fourth quarter gave New Madrid County Central a reason for hope as they left the field Friday, but the Eagles were never able to make up for a rough first half as they all but handed Fredericktown the win by halftime...
Late drive picked, Dexter's comeback falls short against Park Hills Central (10/09/15)
With a chance to tie the game within the last minute of the fourth quarter, Ethan Stevens led Dexter to the 14-yard line when a third down pass was picked off by Park Hills Central's Matt Richardson.
Late drive picked, Dexter's comeback falls short against Park Hills Central (10/09/15)
With a chance to tie the game within the last minute of the fourth quarter, Ethan Stevens led Dexter to the 14-yard line when a third down pass was picked off by Park Hills Central's Matt Richardson.
High school football capsules: Week 8 (10/09/15)
Last week: Jackson 41, Sikeston 0; Oakville 42, Seckman 0 Last year: Jackson 55, Seckman 0 Outlook: With SEMO Conference play concluded last week, Jackson, like other area teams turn its attention to the final two weeks of the regular season and trying to improve its position before the start of district play in Week 10...
High school football capsules: Week 8 (10/09/15)
Last week: Jackson 41, Sikeston 0; Oakville 42, Seckman 0 Last year: Jackson 55, Seckman 0 Outlook: With SEMO Conference play concluded last week, Jackson, like other area teams turn its attention to the final two weeks of the regular season and trying to improve its position before the start of district play in Week 10...
Sikeston looking to right the ship after dropping last two games (10/07/15)
The Bulldogs hope to strengthen its grip on a high district seed when they host Soldan on homecoming night tomorrow at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 8 (10/07/15)
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 8 (10/07/15)
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.
Sikeston looking to right the ship after dropping last two games (10/07/15)
The Bulldogs hope to strengthen its grip on a high district seed when they host Soldan on homecoming night tomorrow at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.
Cape Central football team runs past Farmington, claims second straight SEMO North Conference crown (10/03/15)
Central dominated in the trenches as three players eclipsed the 100-yard mark in a 41-21 victory over Farmington.
Malden football team rolls over Chaffee to remain unbeaten (10/04/15)
Daily American Republic CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Malden football team scored all nine of its touchdowns in three plays or less and claimed its second straight SEMO South Conference title with a 66-13 drubbing of Chaffee on Friday night at Mark Whitaker Memorial Field...
Malden football team rolls over Chaffee to remain unbeaten (10/04/15)
Daily American Republic CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Malden football team scored all nine of its touchdowns in three plays or less and claimed its second straight SEMO South Conference title with a 66-13 drubbing of Chaffee on Friday night at Mark Whitaker Memorial Field...
Sikeston lets conference title slip away in 41-0 rout to Jackson (10/03/15)
Jackson out-gained the Bulldogs 431 to 252 in the game and held a 28-0 lead at the half.
Caruthersville rushes for 455 in 56-0 shutout over Kelly (10/03/15)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- The Caruthersville Tigers used a strong rushing attack and stingy defense to win their fourth-straight, dominating Kelly 56-0 Friday night. The Tigers rushed for 455 yards on just 27 carries and used three touchdown runs apiece from quarterback Peyton Faulkner and Rodrick Jones to cruise to the win...
Dexter football team secures share of conference title, routs NMCC 62-20 (10/03/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats football team experienced little difficulty securing a share of the SEMO Conference Central title for a second straight season Friday night at Charles Bland Stadium. Dexter outscored the New Madrid County Central Eagles 55-0 in the first three quarters as it cruised to a 62-20 home victory and finished conference play 3-1...
Kellams throws five TD passes in 40-20 win over East Prairie (10/03/15)
The senior quarterback completed 18 of 30 passes for 245 yards and threw touchdown passes to four different receivers.
Cape Central football team runs past Farmington, claims second straight SEMO North Conference crown (10/03/15)
Central dominated in the trenches as three players eclipsed the 100-yard mark in a 41-21 victory over Farmington.
Jackson football team shuts out Sikeston (10/03/15)
The Indians' dashed the Bulldogs' hopes for a title, won a game in front of its home crowd for the first time this season and shut out Sikeston for the third straight year with a 41-0 victory.
After trouncing Charleston, Kennett preps for crucial game against Malden (10/03/15)
CHARLESTON -- After the Kennett football team trounced Charleston on Friday night, star quarterback Edward Wilson was focused on the work needed to excel in next week's battle against Malden.
Kellams throws five TD passes in 40-20 win over East Prairie (10/03/15)
The senior quarterback completed 18 of 30 passes for 245 yards and threw touchdown passes to four different receivers.
High school football capsules: Week 7 (10/02/15)
Last week: Poplar Bluff 26, Sikeston 16; Cape Central 48, Jackson 35 Last year: Jackson 42, Sikeston 0 Outlook: Both teams enter with hopes of winning the SEMO Conference North Division title as they hold their 100th meeting all-time at The Pit tonight...
High school football capsules: Week 7 (10/02/15)
Last week: Poplar Bluff 26, Sikeston 16; Cape Central 48, Jackson 35 Last year: Jackson 42, Sikeston 0 Outlook: Both teams enter with hopes of winning the SEMO Conference North Division title as they hold their 100th meeting all-time at The Pit tonight...
SEMO North title up for grabs when Sikeston visits Jackson at The Pit (10/01/15)
Sikeston, which hasn't won a conference title since 2012, owns the tiebreaker with Cape Central by virtue of its 23-19 victory over the Tigers in Week 3.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 7 (district/conference standings) (10/01/15)
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. Records: Kelly 2-4; Caruthersville 3-3 Series History: Caruthersville leads 2-0...
SEMO North title up for grabs when Sikeston visits Jackson at The Pit (10/01/15)
Sikeston, which hasn't won a conference title since 2012, owns the tiebreaker with Cape Central by virtue of its 23-19 victory over the Tigers in Week 3.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 7 (district/conference standings) (10/01/15)
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. Records: Kelly 2-4; Caruthersville 3-3 Series History: Caruthersville leads 2-0...
PREP ROUNDUP: Cox scores four goals in Sikeston soccer's 10-0 win over Fredericktown (09/28/15)
Sam Cox had a hat trick nearly five minutes into the game and finished with four goals in Sikeston's 10-0 mercy rule win over Fredericktown.
Football roundup: St. Vincent rallies back to beat Crystal City (09/27/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Friday.
Football roundup: St. Vincent rallies back to beat Crystal City (09/27/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Friday.
Cape Central football team upends conference rival Jackson (09/26/15)
Two crucial turnovers, a dazzling night from quarterback Kway'Chon Chisom and an efficient second half all played in favor of Cape Central, which held on for a 48-35 win in front of a packed house at The Pit in Jackson.
Poplar Bluff throws for 371 yards, hands Sikeston first loss of the season (09/26/15)
It's Sikeston's first loss to the Mules at Morrow Stadium since 2007 and it's the first time the Bulldogs have lost to Poplar Bluff in consecutive seasons since 2006 and 2007.
Faulkner leads Caruthersville past NMCC 49-14 (09/26/15)
With all of his 112 passing yards and 71 yards rushing before halftime, Faulker guided his team to five straight touchdowns to start the game.
McCray, Portageville runs past Scott City 38-30 (09/26/15)
McCray piled up 244 yards on 32 carries and added 68 yards receiving on three catches despite being the primary focus of Scott City entering the game.
Kelly pulls away from Charleston 48-18 for second straight win (09/26/15)
Kelly senior Maurice Davis rushed for 142 yards on seven totes, scoring twice on the ground. His first carry of the game was a 43-yard touchdown run that gave Kelly a lead they would never relinquish.
Cape Central football team upends conference rival Jackson (09/26/15)
Two crucial turnovers, a dazzling night from quarterback Kway'Chon Chisom and an efficient second half all played in favor of Cape Central, which held on for a 48-35 win in front of a packed house at The Pit in Jackson.
Poplar Bluff throws for 371 yards, hands Sikeston first loss of the season (09/26/15)
It's Sikeston's first loss to the Mules at Morrow Stadium since 2007 and it's the first time the Bulldogs have lost to Poplar Bluff in consecutive seasons since 2006 and 2007.
Dexter football team hands Kennett first loss 38-35 (09/26/15)
KENNETT - It's rare that any player out rushes Kennett quarterback Edward Wilson, but Dexter's Ethan Stevens did just that on Friday night. Stevens ran for 319 yards compared to Wilson's 143, and the Bearcats handed Kennett its first loss of the season...
Dexter football hands Kennett first loss of the season, 38-35 (09/26/15)
KENNETT - It's rare that any player out rushes Kennett quarterback Edward Wilson, but Dexter's Ethan Stevens did just that on Friday night. Stevens ran for 319 yards compared to Wilson's 143, and the Bearcats handed Kennett its first loss of the season.
Kelly pulls away from Charleston 48-18 for second straight win (09/26/15)
Kelly senior Maurice Davis rushed for 142 yards on seven totes, scoring twice on the ground. His first carry of the game was a 43-yard touchdown run that gave Kelly a lead they would never relinquish.
Dexter football hands Kennett first loss of the season, 38-35 (09/26/15)
KENNETT - It's rare that any player out rushes Kennett quarterback Edward Wilson, but Dexter's Ethan Stevens did just that on Friday night. Stevens ran for 319 yards compared to Wilson's 143, and the Bearcats handed Kennett its first loss of the season.
Cape Central football team topples conference rival Jackson (09/26/15)
Cape Central quarterback Kway'Chon Chisom ran for 149 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries to lead the Tigers to their second consecutive football win over Jackson, a 48-35 decision on Friday at The Pit in Jackson.
Cape Central, Jackson football teams brace for rivalry game (09/25/15)
The 109th meeting between the two schools kicks off at 7 p.m. today at The Pit in Jackson, and while the rivalry is infused with new life every year, it's just another SEMO North Conference opponent for each team to measure itself against.
Cape Central football team topples conference rival Jackson (09/25/15)
Cape Central quarterback Kway'Chon Chisom ran for 149 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries to lead the Tigers to their second consecutive football win over Jackson, a 48-35 decision on Friday at The Pit in Jackson.
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston soccer team falls to Anna-Jonesboro, NMCC wins in three sets (09/25/15)
SIKESTON -- Sam Cox scored two goal and Connor Merideth added another as Sikeston fell at home to Anna-Jonesboro 5-3. Meredith also had two assists for Sikeston (4-10) while Matthew Menz added another. Sikeston tied the match at 2-2 before going down 4-2 at halftime. The Bulldogs pulled within one goal in the second half...
Cape Central, Jackson football teams brace for rivalry game (09/25/15)
The 109th meeting between the two schools kicks off at 7 p.m. today at The Pit in Jackson, and while the rivalry is infused with new life every year, it's just another SEMO North Conference opponent for each team to measure itself against.
High school football capsules: Week 6 (09/25/15)
Last week: Scott City 28, Chaffee 14; Malden 38, East Prairie 20 Last year: East Prairie 44, Chaffee 6 Outlook: Chaffee enters on the heels of losing its rivalry game with Scott City for the second straight year. East Prairie was state-ranked after it opened the season with wins over Kelly, Grandview and Scott City but has dropped its last two games to Hayti and Malden...
Sikeston putting undefeated record on the line against high-scoring Poplar Bluff (09/24/15)
Sikeston will try to further improve its conference mark tomorrow at Poplar Bluff's Morrow Stadium, and in the process, try to avenge a disappointing 14-13 loss to the Mules a year ago.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 6 (district/conference standings) (09/24/15)
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.
Sikeston putting undefeated record on the line against high-scoring Poplar Bluff (09/24/15)
Sikeston will try to further improve its conference mark tomorrow at Poplar Bluff's Morrow Stadium, and in the process, try to avenge a disappointing 14-13 loss to the Mules a year ago.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 6 (district/conference standings) (09/24/15)
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.
Panthers DE Kony Ealy contributes more dirty work against Texans (09/23/15)
One week after not appearing on the stat sheet, Ealy had two tackles and one pass defensed in Sunday's 24-17 victory over Houston.
Dexter drops seventh grade football game to East Prairie 26-14 (09/23/15)
Note: A photo gallery of the East Prairie-Dexter seventh grade football game is available here: Football Photos DEXTER, Mo. - The East Prairie Eagles football team scored a touchdown in every quarter on its way to a 26-14 victory against the Dexter Bearcats in seventh grade football action Tuesday night at Charles Bland Stadium...
Sikeston's freshman and JV football teams split with Farmington (09/22/15)
FARMINGTON -- Sikeston's freshman football team got three touchdowns from Dez Green and another two from Nate Self Monday during its 46-20 road win over Farmington. Rushing touchdowns by Elijah Faulkner and Self gave Sikeston (4-1) a 16-8 lead. After Farmington cut its deficit to two points, Green scored Sikeston's next three touchdowns with runs of 5, 70 and 10 to secure a 40-14 advantage...
Ladue football team rallies past Cape Central (09/19/15)
Cape Central watched a 12-point lead dwindle away in the fourth quarter when sophomore quarterback Jordan Jackson scored two touchdowns inside the final six minutes to lead Ladue Horton Watkins to a 38-35 win Friday at Central High School.
Caruthersville football team races past Dexter in closing minutes 35-28 (09/19/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats took the lead twice in the fourth quarter but finished a touchdown shy of taking the Caruthersville Tigers to overtime Friday night at Charles Bland Stadium. Caruthersville forced Dexter to turn the ball over on its first three drives of the second half as it rallied from a 14-7 halftime deficit for a 35-28 victory against the Bearcats...
High school roundup: Kelly football team picks up first win (09/20/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Saturday.
High school roundup: Affton football team blanks Perryville (09/20/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Friday.
Caruthersville football team races past Dexter in closing minutes 35-28 (09/20/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats took the lead twice in the fourth quarter but finished a touchdown shy of taking the Caruthersville Tigers to overtime Friday night at Charles Bland Stadium. Caruthersville forced Dexter to turn the ball over on its first three drives of the second half as it rallied from a 14-7 halftime deficit for a 35-28 victory against the Bearcats...
Jackson football team wins shootout with Poplar Bluff (09/19/15)
Jackson and Poplar Bluff each scored seven touchdowns as the Indians held on for a 50-48 SEMO North Conference rollercoaster of a game.
Sikeston gains 334 yards, on the ground, in 28-21 win over Farmington (09/19/15)
Sikeston dominated the time of possession against the Knights, holding onto the football for nearly 35 of the game's 48 minutes.
Hayti hangs on against surging Portageville 33-27 (09/19/15)
But not even five second half turnovers could derail the Indians while Portageville made its frantic comeback.
NMCC downs Charleston 48-14 for first win of the season (09/19/15)
Thanks in part to a combined 317 yards rushing from junior Javarcus Word and senior Tyler Sprouse, NMCC earned its first win of the season with a 48-14 win over Charleston.
September 19, 2015 Scoreboard (09/19/15)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Sikeston gains 334 yards, on the ground, in 28-21 win over Farmington (09/19/15)
Sikeston dominated the time of possession against the Knights, holding onto the football for nearly 35 of the game's 48 minutes.
Hayti hangs on against surging Portageville 33-27 (09/19/15)
But not even five second half turnovers could derail the Indians while Portageville made its frantic comeback.
Ladue football team rallies past Cape Central (09/19/15)
Cape Central watched a 12-point lead dwindle away in the fourth quarter when sophomore quarterback Jordan Jackson scored two touchdowns inside the final six minutes to lead Ladue Horton Watkins to a 38-35 win Friday at Central High School.
Scott City wins anniversary game vs. Chaffee (09/19/15)
The Rams opened a 22-0 lead in the first quarter on their way to a 28-14 victory.
Edward Wilson's 353 rushing yards propels Kennett over Greene County Tech, 60-27 (09/19/15)
PARAGOULD, Ar. -- By the end of the third quarter of Kennett's matchup with Greene County Tech, senior quarterback Edward Wilson had already ran for 353 yards while scoring most of their touchdowns. The Indians lead 53-20 by then, but Wilson was still in the game -- on defense.
High school football capsules: Week 5 (09/18/15)
There aren't many people in Southeast Missouri who understand the rivalry between Scott City and Chaffee more than Charlie Vickery. Vickery was a freshman at Chaffee when the Rams fielded their first football team, and in his 11th season as the Red Devils' coach, he's seen the two schools square off countless times on the gridiron.
High school football capsules: Week 5 (09/18/15)
There aren't many people in Southeast Missouri who understand the rivalry between Scott City and Chaffee more than Charlie Vickery. Vickery was a freshman at Chaffee when the Rams fielded their first football team, and in his 11th season as the Red Devils' coach, he's seen the two schools square off countless times on the gridiron.
Consistency key for Sikeston in upcoming matchup with Farmington (09/17/15)
Coach Kent Gibbs is hoping Sikeston can keep the momentum rolling as the Bulldogs prepare for the meat of its conference schedule starting tomorrow when his team hosts Farmington.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 5 (09/17/15)
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.
Consistency key for Sikeston in upcoming matchup with Farmington (09/17/15)
Coach Kent Gibbs is hoping Sikeston can keep the momentum rolling as the Bulldogs prepare for the meat of its conference schedule starting tomorrow when his team hosts Farmington.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 5 (09/17/15)
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 edges Saxony Lutheran, Dexter volleyball downs Woodland (09/15/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston's Sam Cox scored one goal and had one assist for the other goal netted by Dakota Ray as the Bulldogs edged the visiting Crusaders. Jacob Wunderlich scored the lone goal on an assist from Joe Rubach for Saxony Lutheran (5-5-1)...
High school roundup: Malden football team routs Scott City (09/13/15)
Malden senior Nick Thompson rushed for a 59-yard touchdown on the third play of the game, four other players got into the end zone in the first half and the Malden football team finished with 274 total yards in a convincing 51-8 victory Friday over Scott City at William Wilthong Field...
High school roundup: Malden football team routs Scott City (09/13/15)
Malden senior Nick Thompson rushed for a 59-yard touchdown on the third play of the game, four other players got into the end zone in the first half and the Malden football team finished with 274 total yards in a convincing 51-8 victory Friday over Scott City at William Wilthong Field...
Bearcats suffer 62-14 loss to red-hot Sikeston football team (09/12/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats became the latest program to fall to an undefeated Sikeston Bulldogs varsity football team Friday night. Sikeston built a 22-0 lead in the first quarter and led by at least two possessions the rest of the way on its way to a 62-14 victory at Charles Bland Stadium...
PREP ROUNDUP: Caruthersville rolls Charleston, Chaffee gets win on the road (09/12/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARUTHERSVILLE -- Caruthersville quarterback Peyton Faulkner scored four first quarter touchdowns as the Tigers rolled past Charleston 51-6 on Friday night for their first win of the season. Faulkner had touchdown runs of 66, 4, 5 and 1 in the first quarter as the Tigers jumped out to a 24-0 lead and never looked back. Faulkner finished the game with 127 yards rushing on 11 carries while completing 4 of 9 passes for 76 yards...
Sikeston forces seven turnovers in 62-14 win over Dexter (09/12/15)
Sikeston senior running back Victwon Riley scored four touchdowns and senior quarterback Nathan Hampton threw for a season-high 121 yards and two touchdowns.
Hayti stuns state-ranked East Prairie 45-16 (09/12/15)
Hayti ran around, past and through East Prairie for over 300 yards giving the state-ranked Eagles its first loss of the season with a resounding 45-16 win.
Late touchdown lifts Piggott, Ark. over Portageville (09/12/15)
Piggott's Logan Dixon reenters game after suffering an asthma attack to score the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds during 32-26 win over Portageville.
Late touchdown lifts Perryville football team to victory over Fredericktown (09/12/15)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perryville football coach Mike Wojtczuk didn't have any major schematic adjustments for his team at halftime of its game Friday against Fredericktown. He did, however, suggest one significant change of mindset for his players, challenging them to play to win the second half rather than play not to lose like he felt the Pirates did in the first 24 minutes of the game at Pirate Stadium...
Cape Central football team shakes up conference with win over Poplar Bluff (09/12/15)
Driven by last week's upset loss to Sikeston, the Cape Central football team bounced back with a 42-23 victory over Poplar Bluff on Friday, and for the first time this season, the Tigers found a reason to celebrate at home.
Malden football team rolls by Scott City to stay unbeaten (09/12/15)
Malden senior Nick Thompson rushed for a 59-yard touchdown on the third play of the game, four other players got into the end zone in the first half and the Green Wave finished with a convincing 51-8 victory over the Rams.
Hayti stuns state-ranked East Prairie 45-16 (09/12/15)
Hayti ran around, past and through East Prairie for over 300 yards giving the state-ranked Eagles its first loss of the season with a resounding 45-16 win.
Late touchdown lifts Piggott, Ark. over Portageville (09/12/15)
Piggott's Logan Dixon reenters game after suffering an asthma attack to score the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds during 32-26 win over Portageville.
PREP ROUNDUP: Caruthersville rolls Charleston, Chaffee gets win on the road (09/12/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARUTHERSVILLE -- Caruthersville quarterback Peyton Faulkner scored four first quarter touchdowns as the Tigers rolled past Charleston 51-6 on Friday night for their first win of the season. Faulkner had touchdown runs of 66, 4, 5 and 1 in the first quarter as the Tigers jumped out to a 24-0 lead and never looked back. Faulkner finished the game with 127 yards rushing on 11 carries while completing 4 of 9 passes for 76 yards...
Sikeston forces seven turnovers in 62-14 win over Dexter (09/12/15)
Sikeston senior running back Victwon Riley scored four touchdowns and senior quarterback Nathan Hampton threw for a season-high 121 yards and two touchdowns.
Cape Central football team shakes up conference with win over Poplar Bluff (09/12/15)
Driven by last week's upset loss to Sikeston, the Cape Central football team bounced back with a 42-23 victory over Poplar Bluff on Friday, and for the first time this season, the Tigers found a reason to celebrate at home.
Kennett football trounces New Madrid County Central 66-7 (09/12/15)
KENNETT -- A year ago the Kennett football team squandered a lead to New Madrid County Central in the fourth quarter of a game that was part of a four-game losing streak. Friday night, the Indians dominated a struggling team to secure four-game winning streak.
Bearcats suffer 62-14 loss to red-hot Sikeston football team (09/12/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats became the latest program to fall to an undefeated Sikeston Bulldogs varsity football team Friday night. Sikeston built a 22-0 lead in the first quarter and led by at least two possessions the rest of the way on its way to a 62-14 victory at Charles Bland Stadium...