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Advance Karate School offers more than a punch and kick (07/31/14)
"If you don't like something, change it. That's what I was always taught." Despite a busy schedule including two children, work, school, and a band, Kevin Palmer was sympathetic to friends' complaints regarding the lack of accessible and affordable activities for youth in Advance and decided to take matters into his own hands. ...
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...
Dexter senior Trevor Waldner claims state wrestling title in 138-pound weight class (02/26/14)
Dexter high school wrestling coach James Sneed had his wrestlers put in writing what they wanted to accomplish before the 2013-14 season got underway. "Coach Sneed had us all write down on a goal sheet what we wanted to do at the beginning of the year," Dexter senior wrestler Trevor Waldner said...
Jackson ends state wrestling meet on high note (02/23/14)
Senior Clay Darnell won five consecutive matches after dropping his first match to claim third in the Class 4 220-pound division.
Dexter senior Trevor Waldner qualifies for state wrestling championship (02/22/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Four Dexter wrestlers continued action in Day 2 of the state wrestling tournament Friday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. Dexter senior Trevor Waldner and sophomore Ethan Stevens competed in championship quarterfinals following first-round wins Thursday...
Dexter wrestlers compete at Day 1 of state tournament (02/21/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Two of 10 Dexter wrestlers who qualified for the state wrestling tournament remain in contention for state titles following opening-round action Thursday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. Dexter senior Trevor Waldner (37-3) won by fall over Mexico junior Jadin Taylor (30-18) in his first round match in the 138-pound weight class Thursday. Waldner will wrestle Odessa sophomore Taylor Airrington (30-10) in a quarterfinal Friday...
Stinnett still in the running at state wrestling meet (02/21/14)
COLUMBIA -- Sikeston freshman Josh Stinnett won his first match during the Class 3 state wrestling meet and is the only Bulldog wrestler still vying for a state championship following the first day at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Stinnett, who wrestles in the 195-pound division, defeated McCluer's Wyatt Clark by tie-breaker in overtime 5-2. The freshman will wrestle Kearney's Brandon Adams (38-9) in the quarterfinals for the chance to move on...
Jackson wrestlers eliminated from state title contention (02/21/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A perfect season for the Jackson wrestling team was derailed at the Missouri Wrestling Championships on Friday. The Indians had five on their nine Class 4 state qualifiers win opening-round matches on Thursday at Mizzou Arena, but all five lost matches Friday and were eliminated from title contention...
Five Jackson wrestlers win openers at state meet (02/21/14)
Five of Jackson's nine wrestlers won their first-round matches to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 4 state wrestling tournament on Thursday in Columbia, Mo. Jarrett Reisenbichler retained his undefeated record (33-0) in the first round of the 106-pound class with a pin of Jefferson City's Dennis Barnes in 1 minute, 3 seconds. Reisenbichler will face Blue Springs South's junior Christian Findley (29-2) in the quarterfinals today...
NMCC sending three to Class 1 state meet (02/20/14)
NEW MADRID -- In Class 1, the New Madrid County Central Eagles are sending three to the state tournament. Sophomore Rhiley Smith, junior Garrett Manley and senior Bryce Smith will begin their trek at state today also. Rhiley Smith (126) and Manley (132) are both seeded 11th in their respective weight classes. Rhiley Smith finished the season with a 20-6 record while Manley went 16-10...
Bulldogs hope to ride hot streak into state meet (02/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team wanted to enter the district tournament with their best wrestling still at hand. Following the 15-team event, they may be putting their best foot forward by qualifying five wrestlers for the Class 3 state meet which begins today at Mizzou Arena in Columbia...
School record 10 Dexter wrestlers leave for state wrestling tournament (02/20/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - A historic season is slated to come to a climax this weekend in Columbia, Mo., for the Dexter high school wrestling team. A school record 10 Dexter wrestlers qualified for the state finals in their respective weight classes Saturday at the Class 2, District 1, Tournament in Ste. Genevieve, Mo...
10 Dexter wrestlers qualify for state, team places second in district (02/17/14)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. - The Dexter high school wrestling team placed second in Class 2, District 1, Saturday at Ste. Genevieve. Dexter tallied an overall team score of 198. Ste. Genevieve placed first with a team score of 255, Park Hills Central placed third with a team score of 148, St. ...
Sikeston wrestling team sending five to state meet (02/16/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston wrestling team will be sending five wrestlers to the state wrestling meet following the Class 3, District 1 tournament in Farmington over the weekend. Garrett Middleton (113-pound weight class), Clay Porter (170), Braydon Reynolds (182), Josh Stinnett (195) and Gage Barber (220) all qualified for the state meet...
Jackson wrestlers win district, qualify nine for state meet (02/16/14)
The Indians advanced nine athletes to the Class 4 state championship meet
Push for state wrestling meet arrives for Hobeck, perfect Indians (02/14/14)
~The heavyweight hopes to follow his dad's path to a state wrestling title It's not by chance that the walk to the Jackson High School wrestling practice room can be an inspirational one for Indian team members...
High school roundup: Notre Dame boys rout Bernie at home on Friday (02/08/14)
The Notre Dame boys basketball team grabbed a 17-point lead by halftime in a 69-46 home victory over Bernie on Friday night. Quinn Poythress led the way for the Bulldogs with 18 points, while Chase Urhahn added 14 points. Jake Wagner and Brandon Jennings both scored 12 points for Bernie...
February 7, 2014 Scoreboard (02/07/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Dexter wrestling team beats Poplar Bluff, Cape Central (02/07/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Dexter varsity wrestling team picked up a pair of convincing wins Thursday night at Cape Central High School. Dexter blistered Cape Central 54-18 and pounded Poplar Bluff 48-18. Dexter won nine of its 13 matches against Cape Central and nine of its 12 matches against Poplar Bluff...
February 6, 2014 Scoreboard (02/06/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Sikeston grapplers finish seventh at Thrasher tourney (02/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COTTLEVILLE -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team finished ninth out of 17 teams Saturday during the Francis Howell "Thrasher" Tournament. "Very tough competition and kids wrestled well," Sikeston coach Chris Lowe said. "Our highest placer was Chase Rodgers at 160. Mitchell Garner was one of our highlights of the tournament for us taking seventh. We wrestled with three empty weight classes due to injury and illness."...
High school roundup: Central girls get win at Hillsboro tourney (02/02/14)
Kassidy Pannier made five 3-pointers to lead the Tigers with 15 points as fifth-seeded Central pounced to a 75-43 victory over seventh-seeded Herculaneum and clinched seventh place in the 33rd annual Hillsboro Tournament. Maddie Daum finished with 15 points, four steals and three assists while Kelly Morton added 13 points for the Tigers. Bailey Bliss recorded 11 rebounds and Sarah Boerboom snagged 10 rebounds in the win for Central (4-13)...
PREP ROUNDUP: Dexter falls in battle of state-ranked teams (01/31/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ST. JAMES (SMNS) -- The state-ranked Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball team suffered a 63-53 loss at state-ranked St. James Thursday night. The game was tied at 13 at the end of the first quarter, Dexter led 30-27 at halftime and the game was tied at 46 at the start of the fourth quarter...
January 30, 2014 Scoreboard (01/30/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC outlasts South Pemiscot, Porter scores 30 in SCC win (01/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles rode a hot first half to a 60-55 win over South Pemiscot on Tuesday. NMCC outpaced South Pemiscot 19-15 in the first quarter before going ahead 32-22 at halftime. South Pemiscot rallied in the third quarter, 18-13, but couldn't complete the comeback...
Dexter wrestling team beats NMCC 71-7 (01/29/14)
The Dexter high school wrestling team dominated NMCC 71-7 Tuesday night. Dexter won 12 of the 14 matches against NMCC. Dexter will have its final home wrestling event Thursday. View complete results from Tuesday below: 106: Thomas Akins, CNM, forf. ...
January 28, 2014 Scoreboard (01/28/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Dexter's Faries wins Brawl Heavyweight Championship (01/28/14)
Josh "the Hulk" Faries competed in Branson in the Shofight Boiling Point MMA matches Jan. 18. He fought Brawl Heavyweight Champion Brandon "Mongo" Huckaby in a title match and won in the first round by verbal tapout. During the fight Josh severely dislocated his finger, reset it himself and continuted the fight...
Bulldogs take fourth at SEMO Conference wrestling meet (01/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team finished fourth overall during the SEMO Conference wrestling meet Friday and Saturday at Ste. Genevieve High School. The Bulldogs finished with 163.5 team points. Jackson took first with a commanding 394 points while Farmington finished with 311. Dexter took fifth with 150.5 and New Madrid County Central (78.5) finished ninth...
Dexter places 5th at SEMO Conference wrestling tournament (01/27/14)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. - The Dexter high school wrestling team placed fifth at the SEMO Conference wrestling tournament Saturday in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Jackson finished with 394 points to easily outdistance runner-up Farmington, which finished at 311. Host Ste. Genevieve finished at 244 and was followed by Sikeston (163.5), Dexter (150.5), Poplar Bluff (147), Windsor (108), Notre Dame (84), New Madrid County Central (78.5), Cape Girardeau Central (60.5) and North County (60.0)...
Dexter wrestling team beats host North County 52-12 (01/24/14)
Host North County proved no match for wrestling powerhouse Dexter Thursday night. Dexter blistered North County 51-19. The Bearcats won 10 of the 13 matches to accumulated its 51 points. View complete results from the match below: Dexter (DEXT) 52.0 North County (NCH) 12.0...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs take down Perryville, Sikeston grapplers lose on tie breaker (01/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PERRYVILLE -- Behind 18 points from Erica Peet, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs defeated Perryville 51-36 on the road Tuesday. Tyra Bonner added 13 points and four steals while Mikala Nichols totaled eight points and eight steals for Sikeston who improved to 5-7 on the year. Peet also had seven rebounds, six steals and three blocks...
PREP ROUNDUP: Jays advance to semifinals at 30th Superman Classic (01/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Delfincko Bogan scored 29 points and the Charleston Bluejays defeated Calloway County, Ky., 64-54 Monday during the first round of the Superman Classic at Massac County High School in Metropolis, Ill...
Sikeston grapplers split at home (01/16/14)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After a disappointing finish on the road against Fox High School Tuesday, Sikeston wrestling coach Chris Lowe was optimistic his team could turn things around Wednesday when they hosted Ste. Genevieve, Windsor and Jackson...
January 16, 2014 Scoreboard (01/16/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
PREP ROUNDUP: SCC takes down East Prairie 71-50 (01/15/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Despite 28 points from senior Damion Tipler, the East Prairie Eagles couldn't hang with Scott County Central on Tuesday, falling 71-50. Juwan Owens had a team-high 19 points for the Braves, shooting 8 of 16 from the field while hauling down five rebounds...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston freshman improve to 4-1 (01/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston freshmen boys basketball team improved to 4-1 on the season with a 56-22 win over Jackson on Monday at Sikeston Junior High School. Sikeston raced out to a 19-0 lead and were never threatened. "We bounced back from a tough loss like good teams should," Sikeston coach Chris Sarakas said. "Everyone got to play a lot and I'm very pleased with the effort. We had a good practice and it was nice to see that it carried over into tonight's game."...
January 14, 2014 Scoreboard (01/14/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Dexter JV wrestlers place at Jackson (01/13/14)
Dexter wrestlers win at weekend meets (01/13/14)
The Dexter varsity wrestling team won two out of three duals Saturday. Dexter beat St. Clair 59-24, beat McCluer North 57-18 and lost to Fulton 52-15. View complete results of all three duals below: --- Dexter (DEXT) 59.0, St. Clair (STCL) 24.0 132: STORM MASSEY, DEXT, pinned Chris Algiere, STCL, 0:00...
PREP ROUNDUP: No. 3 Oran avoids upset from No. 4 SCC at Delta New Years Tournament (01/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA (SMNS) -- The Oran Lady Eagles avoided an upset from fourth-seeded conference foe Scott County Central and squeezed out a 48-46 victory over the Bravettes for third place during the Delta New Years Tournament Saturday...
PREP ROUNDUP: Eagles storm past Zalma, Bulldog freshman fall for first time (01/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- With double-digit scoring from six players, the East Prairie Eagles rolled to a 96-59 win over Zalma Thursday night. The Eagles (4-3) outscored Zalma 49-22 in the second half to put the game away. Damion Tipler and Dustin Bryars each scored 18 points to lead East Prairie. Seth Bays added 15 and Seth Johnson scored 12. Brett Ellis and Mack Marcum chipped in with 11 and 10...
Dexter Bearcats win road wrestling meet (01/10/14)
The Dexter high school wrestling team won a road dual at New Madrid County Central 59-18 Thursday night. Dexter won 11 of the 14 matches. View complete results for the match below: 220: JARED DEAL, DEXT, pinned C.J. Patton, CNM, 1:20. 285: KEITH CRAFT, DEXT, pinned Ethan Marler, CNM, 0:57. ...
Bulldogs split tri-meet in season's first action at home (01/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Despite dealing with injuries and illness, the Sikeston Bulldogs managed to end their first home meet of the season on a high note. In a tri-meet with Marion, Ill., and Poplar Bluff, the Bulldogs suffered a 45-25 loss to the Wildcats before closing out the night with a 40-27 come from behind win against the Mules...
Dexter middle school wrestling team photos (01/09/14)
PREP ROUNDUP: Bulldogs finish 3-2 at Lindbergh Flyer tourney (12/30/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com ST. LOUIS -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team finished with a 3-2 record during the Lindbergh Flyer Holiday Tournament Saturday in St. Louis. Sikeston defeated Unified 42-30, Hazelwood West 45-26 and Columbia Hickman 63-15...
SHS splits at Lindbergh Flyer Invitational (12/28/13)
ST. LOUIS -- The Sikeston Bulldogs split a pair of meets Friday at Linbergh Flyer Holiday Invitational Tournament. Sikeston held off Hazelwood West 45-26 while falling to Francis Howell 54-30. Garrett Middleton (113), Javeon Bonner (120), Luis Valdez (132), Courtney Hawkins (138) and Gage Barber (220) all won matches against Hazelwood West...
Sikeston wrestlers take sixth at 40th annual Tiger Classic (12/23/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team finished in sixth place following the 40th annual Tiger Classic tournament which features 16 teams. The two-day tournament began Friday with Sikeston sitting in third place after the first round of matches...
Jackson boasts nine champs in winning Tiger Classic (12/22/13)
With wrestlers competing in 11 of 14 finals, the question wasn't if Jackson would repeat as team champions Saturday in the Tiger Classic, but how many individual champions would they have. Nine Jackson wrestlers claimed individual titles as the Indians ran away with the team title in the 40th annual Tiger Classic at Central High School, compiling a whopping 439 points. Second-place Northwest was far back with 297.5 points...
PREP ROUNDUP: EP's Tipler records double-double, Oran flattens Delta (12/21/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Damion Tipler had a double-double as the East Prairie Eagles defeated Oak Ridge Friday 46-43. Tipler finished with 30 points and 10 rebounds. The Eagles (2-1) outscored Oak Ridge 15-4 in the final quarter after falling behind 39-31 to start the last frame...
December 21, 2013 Scoreboard (12/21/13)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Jackson wrestlers attempt to repeat at Tiger Classic (12/20/13)
The Indians are among the favorites at the Tiger Classic
PREP ROUNDUP: Third quarter dooms Jays, NMCC falls to Notre Dame (12/18/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com MERIDIAN, Ill. -- After playing neck-and-neck with Meridian, Ill., the first half of play the Charleston Bluejays saw a rough third quarter result in a 75-69 loss. Tied at 41-41 entering second half the Bluejays were outscored 20-11 in the third to trail by nine points entering the fourth. Charleston outpaced Meridian 17-14 in the final period, but couldn't bridge the gap by the final buzzer...
Sikeston wrestlers sweep dual meet in Carbondale (12/12/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team started their season with two wins Wednesday during a dual meet in Carbondale, Ill. The Bulldogs defeated both the host Carbondale and Cape Central by wide margins which included a 42-34 win over Carbondale and a 54-24 victory over Cape Central...
December 12, 2013 Scoreboard (12/12/13)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
High school roundup: Leopold wins Woodland Invitational (12/12/13)
The Leopold boys basketball team took a four-point lead over Perryville into halftime at the weather-delayed Woodland Tournament on Wednesday. The Wildcats made a couple changes at halftime before running away with a 56-34 win. "We changed our defense up a little bit," Leopold coach Andy Beck said. ...
December 11, 2013 Scoreboard (12/11/13)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Dexter middle school wrestling team in action (12/07/13)
PROVIDED PHOTO,br> Pictured is the Dexter middle school wrestling team in action at Poplar Bluff Nov. 26. The Dexter middle school wrestling team will host Farmington Dec. 9 at 5 p.m., compete at Jackson Dec. 11 at 5 p.m., compete at the Cape Girardeau Tournament Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. and conclude its season at the Jackson Quad Meet Dec. 16 at 4 p.m...
Tournaments, schedules forced to change by winter weather (12/05/13)
SIKESTON -- Winter weather took a bite out of the local sports schedule across the region Thursday postponing all events at a later date. Thursday evening brought about freezing temperatures, rain and predictions of snow later in the night, which forced all scheduled sporting events to be pushed back a day or rescheduled for a later date...
PREP ROUNDUP: Bravettes top Sikeston in overtime, Risco downs Campbell (12/04/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Behind Mikaela Blissett's 17 points, the Scott County Central Bravettes pulled out an overtime win over the visiting Sikeston Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night, 62-56. Blissett shot 7 of 14 from the field and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Bravettes, who outscored the Lady Bulldogs 15-9 in overtime after tying 47-all at the end of regulation. Johniqua Fort added 13 points and eight rebounds...
High school roundup: Leopold advances to Woodland Tourney semis (12/04/13)
Cameron Davis collected a game-high 22 points to help the third-seeded Leopold boys basketball team debut its season with a 71-26 victory over No. 6 Meadow Heights on Tuesday to secure a spot in the semifinals of the Woodland Invitational Tournament...
December 3, 2013 Scoreboard (12/03/13)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Eagles announce varsity wrestling roster (11/25/13)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central wrestling program hosted their Challenge Matches Thursday, Nov. 21 to determine their varsity and junior varsity roster spots. The event, which was hosted by NMCC wrestling coach Jerry Winberry and assistant Jacob May, was open to parents, student body and administration and consisted of an information demonstration of the rules, calls and pointing system designed to help the fans batter understand the sports of wrestling...
Dexter Bearcats high school wrestling preview (11/23/13)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter high school wrestling program enters the 2013-14 season with six returning state qualifiers off of last season's squad that sent 14 wrestlers to state. Senior Trevor Waldner, junior Dylan Bazarian, junior Cameron Craft, sophomore Ethan Stevens, sophomore James Mullins and sophomore Storm Massey qualified for the state wrestling tournament last season...
Sikeston fields younger squad of grapplers for upcoming season (11/20/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After fielding teams laden with experienced upperclassmen the past few seasons, the Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team will have a younger look when it takes to the mat in December. That doesn't mean expectations won't still be high as head coach Chris Lowe looks to build on what was a solid first year with the program...
Standard Democrat Male Players of the Year (08/10/13)
2012-13 Players of the Year Football Offensive: Kyland Gross, Sr. Sikeston Defensive: Nick Nichols, Sr. Sikeston Soccer Josh Hampton, Sr. Sikeston Basketball Vashawn Ruffin, Sr. Sikeston Wrestling Trevor Waldner, Jr. Dexter Baseball Seth Ressel, Jr...
Reisenbichler places second at state meet (02/17/13)
The knee injury that cost Jarrett Reisenbichler a perfect season in the district wrestling championships came back to bite him in the state finals. The sophomore from Jackson was pinned by Park Hill's Sean Hosford in 1 minute, 51 seconds in the Class 4 106-pound finals and finished the season with a record of 44-2...
Stinnett eliminated from state, Waldner guaranteed to medal (02/16/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Staying alive as the only Sikeston wrestler to have a chance at a medal after Thursday's opening round, Jacob Stinnett was eliminated Friday during the second round of wrestlebacks during the Class 3 state wrestling meet at Mizzou Arena in Columbia...
Stinnett keeps Sikeston's medal hopes alive at state (02/15/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- All four Sikeston Bulldog wrestlers began their day at the Class 3 state wrestling meet at Mizzou Arena in Columbia with a loss. One, however, bounced back in the second round. Senior Jacob Stinnett kept the Bulldogs' medal hopes alive with a win in the first round of the consolation bracket by pinning Ft. Zumwalt East's Shane Barrett at the 2:54 mark...
Reisenbichler, Darnell, Bryant stay in title contention at state wrestling meet (02/15/13)
Only three of the 11 area competitors won their first-round matches Thursday on the first day of the Missouri State Wrestling Championships in Columbia, Mo. Jackson posted two of the victories in the Class 4 meet, while Central's lone qualifier notched the other win in the Class 3 competition...
Area grapplers take different paths to state meet (02/14/13)
There may not be two better wrestlers than Jackson sophomore Jarrett Reisenbichler and Central senior Chris Bryant to describe the variance among the 896 wrestlers that will compete in the four classes of the Missouri Wrestling Championship that begin today in Columbia, Mo...
State bound (02/11/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- Four Sikeston wrestlers will be going to the 2013 state championship wrestling meet at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Jacob Stinnett, Cody Middleton, Garrett Middleton and Tarrington Marks all finished in the top four inside their respective weight classes following the Class 3, District 1 tournament at Farmington High School...
Bulldogs preparing for districts (02/06/13)
SIKESTON -- This weekend the Sikeston wrestling team will descend upon Farmington with hopes of building on the success the program has attained the past two seasons. Once there, Sikeston will take part in the Class 3, District 1 Tournament -- their final stop before reaching the state wrestling meet...
Stinnett, Middleton reach 100-win mark for careers (02/06/13)
SIKESTON -- As they prepare for this weekend's Class 3, District 1 Tournament, Sikeston's Jacob Stinnett and Cody Middleton have already put one major accomplishment behind them. Both Sikeston seniors entered rarified air earlier this season when they pushed past the 100-win mark on their Bulldogs wrestling careers...
Notre Dame wrestlers take two of three in final duals (02/03/13)
The Notre Dame wrestling team won two out of three duals during its final home meet of the season on Friday. Notre Dame rolled over Farmington 42-31 on the strength of six pins, then defeated Hillsboro 52-28. The Bulldogs dropped the first dual of the day against Ste. Genevieve 72-6. The Dragons swept all but the 106-pound weight class, which Notre Dame's Noah Huff won by forfeit. Huff also won his other two duals of the evening...
January 31, 2013 Scoreboard (01/31/13)
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Lady Devils nab Oran in second half (01/29/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Julia Sutterfield led with 19 points and Ellie Sigman added 14 as the Chaffee Lady Devils defeated visiting Oran 48-34. Allie Cummins paced Oran (7-8) with 12 points. The Lady Devils (9-7) were down by two after the first quarter and then 21-20 at the half. But a strong second half -- outscoring Oran 28-13 -- rocketed Chaffee to the win...
Jackson wrestlers remain unbeaten with pair of routs (01/25/13)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Jackson wrestling coach Steve Wachter always wants his squad to be peaking as the regular season winds down and the postseason looms. If Thursday night was any indication, the Indians should be right on schedule...
SHS grapplers win North County dual, NMCC routs Caruthersville (01/24/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com BONNE TERRE -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team defeated all three of their competitors Tuesday night during the North County dual against Hillsboro, Festus and North County. Sikeston defeated Hillsboro 54-24, Festus 67-11 and North County 52-30...
Bulldogs take 4th at SEMO tourney, Bravettes get past Woodland (01/22/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team tied for fourth during the SEMO Conference wrestling tournament at Poplar Bluff Saturday. Sikeston, who finished with 174.5 points, fell into a fourth place tie with Poplar Bluff...
Jackson wrestlers take SEMO crown (01/20/13)
Jackson individuals won seven weight classes, and all 14 of its wrestlers placed in the top five as the Indians cruised to the SEMO Conference Tournament title on Saturday at Poplar Bluff. Jarrett Reisenbichler (106 pounds), Kodi Byrd (113), Tyler Rush (138), Dylan Rush (145), Clayton Collier (152) Josh Stone (182) and Preston Hobeck (285) all won individual titles for the Indians, who finished with 407 team points. Reisenbichler was also named the tournament outsanding wrestler...
SEMO Youth Wrestling wins awards (01/17/13)
SEMO Youth Wrestling competed in multiple tournaments in Decemeber. SEMO Youth Wrestling took 10 wrestlers to the ABC Beginners Wrestling (Athletic Boys Club) tournament on Dec. 15 at St. Ann, Mo., which is located in the St. Louis area. The tournament was a round-robin style meet. Each wrestler wrestled each kid in his weight class. Wrestling started at 8:30 a.m. with Zachary Kulin. The last wrestler, Luke Lockhert, finished at 4 p.m...
Sikeston takes ninth, Risco nabs OT win 69-66 (01/14/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com FENTON -- The Sikeston wrestling team took ninth place during the 141 Rumble at Rockwood Summitt High School Saturday in Fenton. Cody Middleton (126) and Nick Nichols (195) each took second place in their respective weight classes. Middleton, who's been sidelined after a three week injury, finished Saturday with a 4-1 record while Nichols went 3-1...
Charleston turned away late against Dyer County (01/11/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEWBERN, Tenn. -- Giving up 32 points in the fourth quarter, the Charleston Bluejays let a tie game slip away to Dyer County, Tenn., Thursday night during the Penny Hardaway Hoopfest at Dyer County High School, 93-76. Following a 61-61 tie at the end of the third quarter, Dyer County outscored the Bluejays by 17 points to give Charleston just their second loss of the year...
Sikeston wrestlers come up short at Ste. Genevieve (01/10/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Sikeston wrestling came up empty handed Wednesday during the team's trip to Ste. Genevieve to take on Ste. Genevieve, Jackson and Windsor in a quad meet. The Bulldogs ended up losing to all three teams, including a close 43-42 decision to Windsor. Sikeston lost the match to Windsor by tie breaker criteria...
Sikeston wrestlers finish second at Vianney tournament (01/07/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com KIRKWOOD -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team finished second at the Vianney Invitational wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday. The Bulldogs scored a team total of 163, close behind the tournament's first place team, St. Louis University High's (SLUH) 179...
High school wrestling Central's Bryant wins title at tournament (12/31/12)
Central's Chris Bryant won the heavyweight division at the Christian County Invitational on Saturday in Hopkinsville, Ky. The Tigers' James Scheller reached the championship match in the 160-pound division and finished second. Tremaine Grant (138) and Alex Davis-Carter (145) both placed fourth to help Central to a seventh-place finish...
Bulldogs finish seventh at Flyer Holiday tournament (12/29/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team finished in seventh place Friday during the Flyer Holiday Tournament at Lindbergh High School in St. Louis. Sikeston scored a total of 163 points as a team. "Kids wrestled very well," Sikeston wrestling coach Chris Lowe said. ...
Nichols wins division at Tiger Classic (12/17/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Improving on last year's showing by three places, the Sikeston Bulldogs wrapped up the Tiger Classic wrestling tournament on Saturday with a fourth place team finish at Cape Central Junior High School. The Bulldogs' 195.5 points easily edged out fifth place Rockwood Summit, who finished with 180, and were a marked on improve on last year's seventh place finish when they scored 148 points...
Jackson wins Tiger Classic wrestling meet (12/16/12)
Winning tournaments is nothing new to the powerhouse Jackson High School wrestling team. But Saturday's victory carried special meaning considering it came only a few miles from home in the region's premier event. "It's kind of like a home meet for us," Jackson senior Kodi Byrd said. "It was one of our goals this year."...
Bulldogs hold their own in Tiger Classic (12/15/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Competing among 16 teams from five different states, the Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling squad more than held their own on Friday during the first day of the Tiger Classic. "All in all, I'm very happy with the way we've done so far," Sikeston head coach Chris Lowe said as the first day of the tournament came to a close. "It's our first tournament and the level of competition had picked up a lot. I think the boys have stepped up and performed well...
Senior dominance (12/13/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston's Jacob Stinnett has liked what he's seen so far. Stinnett is one of five seniors who lead the Bulldogs wrestling team which has enjoyed great success so far in their young season. "I didn't really now what to expect from this team," Stinnett said thinking back before the season started. ...
Tiger Classic coming to town (12/13/12)
Jackson will look to continue an impressive streak this weekend when Central hosts the region's top high school wrestling tournament. The Indians, the area's dominant program and also among the best in the state, have finished in the top four at the Tiger Classic all but one year since 1990...
Dual sweep (12/06/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It came down to the wire, but Sikeston notched late wins against visting Carbondale, Ill., to sweep win both their matches against the Terriers and Cape Central Wednesday night at the Sikeston Field House. The Bulldogs went up against Carbondale first escaping with a 39-34 win during the last match...
High school roundup: Oak Ridge rolls past Delta in boys basketball (12/05/12)
Oak Ridge built a 20-point lead by halftime and cruised to a 62-38 victory over host Delta in boys high school action Tuesday night. Ryan Below scored 23 points, grabbed five steals and blocked four shots to lead Oak Ridge (4-1), which led 41-21 at halftime. Andrew Puchbauer scored 10 points, including two three-pointers. Lance Rohde collected eight rebounds and five steals for the Blue Jays...
Bulldog grapplers perform well at Farmington (12/03/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston junior high wrestling team totaled 32 victories during the Farmington Invitational Tournament on Saturday highlighted by undefeated tournaments from four different wrestlers. Jorge Gonzales, Ty Fowler, Chance Wheetley and Josh Stinnett ended the tournament with a flawless performance...
Getting a grip (11/30/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team swept a dual meet against Dexter and Notre Dame Thursday night at the Sikeston Field House. Sikeston defeated Notre Dame 66-6 and Dexter 51-23. Sikeston had 11 pinfalls and won three by decision...
High school wrestling capsules (11/29/12)
Central Tigers Jackson Indians Notre Dame Bulldogs From staff reports...
NMCC drops match to Jackson (11/28/12)
CARBONDALE, Ill., -- New Madrid County Centrallost to Jackson 75-6 during a double dual in Carbondale (Ill.) Tuesday. NMCC's Bade Perkins won the Eagles' only match pinning Jamison McCullough in the 195-pound division in 1:14. Jackson 75, NMCC 6 106 -- Shawn Birider (J) won by forfeit...
New era: Sikeston wrestling team under new management (11/16/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Coming off one of the best two year runs in school history, the Sikeston wrestling program has a new man at the helm as they get ready for the upcoming season. Sikeston graduate and former Bulldogs' wrestler Chris Lowe takes the reigns starting this year after a three-year run by former coach Seth Harrell, whose kids made a total of 14 appearances at state...
2012-2013 New Madrid County Central Wrestling Schedule (11/15/12)
Sikeston's Robinson to wrestle at Lindenwood-Belleville (05/17/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- When looking for a college where he could continue his wrestling career Sikeston senior Kenton Robinson spent a lot of time trying to figure out where he would be most comfortable. After weighing all his options, Robinson decided to join teammate and friend Blake Angle in signing a letter of intent to wrestle at Lindenwood-Belleville University...
Angle signs to wrestle in college (04/07/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After completing one of the most successful careers in the history of the Sikeston Bulldog wrestling program, senior Blake Angle has decided his time on the mat is not quite finished. In front of family and coaches this past Monday, Angle signed his letter of intent to wrestle at Lindenwood-Belleville University in Belleville, Ill...
Local wrestlers compete at Black and Gold Duel in Kennett (03/20/12)
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Jackson's Reisenbichler claims Liberty Nationals wrestling title (02/27/12)
Jackson freshman Jarrett Reisenbichler captured the 106-pound title at the Liberty Nationals wrestling meet Saturday. The divisions for the meet, which was held in Kansas City, Mo., were determined by a wrestler's age and weight. Jackson had four wrestlers finish second. Tyler Rush (138), Clay Miller (145), Jacob Colyott (152) and Josh Stone (170) were runners-up for the Indians...
Southeast Missourian athlete of the week: Jackson's Jarrett Reisenbichler (02/22/12)
Jarrett Reisenbichler led the Jackson contingent at the state wrestling meet by finishing fourth at 106 pounds in Class 4. He was the top finisher from the area. Reisenbichler earned a victory in his first match in Columbia. He defeated Francis Howell North's Brendan Hachtel 13-5, but then fell to Nixa's Joe Velliquette 7-4 in the quarterfinals...
Sikeston's Angle, Dexter's Stevens place sixth (02/21/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Sikeston's Blake Angle and Dexter's Cody Stevens both ended stellar careers on Saturday finishing sixth in state in their respective classes. Angle, wrestling in the 120-pound division in Class 3, lost in the fourth round wrestleback to Kearney's Seth Brayfield on Saturday. Brayfield, entering the match with a record of 54-4, pinned Angle at 3:38 to send Angle to the fifth place match...
Jackson's Reisenbichler finishes fourth at state wrestling meet (02/19/12)
Jackson freshman Jarrett Reisenbichler led a contingent of 11 local wrestlers by finishing fourth at the Missouri Wrestling Championships in Columbia, Mo. Reisenbichler, one of six Jackson wrestlers at the meet and one of four to win first-round matches, finished fourth at 106 pounds in Class 4...
Angle still alive at state (02/18/12)
COLUMBIA -- Sikeston senior Blake Angle remains alive for a medal at the Class 3 state wrestling tournament in Columbia. Angle, wrestling in the 120-pound division, won an exciting quarterfinal match 3-2 over Jonathan Melton of Staley, using a takedown late in the third period to earn the victory...
Three wrestlers still alive for SHS (02/17/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Sikeston's Blake Angle and Kenton Robinson both stayed alive in their hunt for state titles on Thursday, each winning their first round match in the Class 3 state tournament. Angle, wrestling in the 120-pound class, won a 7-4 decision over Demetrius Wilson of Fort Zumwalt North to improve to 43-8 on the season...
Six local wrestlers win opening matches at state (02/17/12)
Four Jackson wrestlers won their Class 4 first-round matches at the Missouri Wrestling Championships in Columbia, Mo., on Thursday. Notre Dame saw two of its four representatives advance with pins in Class 2 action, while Central's lone representative lost his opening match in Class 3...
State bound (02/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After finishing fourth as team in this year's Class 3, District 1 Tournament, the Sikeston wrestling team will once again be well represented when the state tournament kicks off this Thursday in Columbia. In all, seven Bulldogs will descend on Mizzou Arena with hopes of capturing a state title...
Seven advance (02/13/12)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team will be well represented at the state wrestling tournament this weekend after seven grapplers qualified for the Class 3 tournament. Sikeston finished fourth as a team, compiling 112.5 points. The Bulldogs had four of their five senior wrestlers qualify for the state tournament...
Jackson to send six, Notre Dame four, Cape Central one to state wrestling meet (02/12/12)
Eleven wrestlers from the Southeast Missourian coverage ares earned trips to the state meet.
Soaring! (02/08/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- It's been a season of ups and downs for the New Madrid County Central Eagles. Tuesday night was an 'up.' The Eagles knocked off the visiting Kennett Indians 57-45 in a game most probably didn't peg NMCC to finish on top...
Records set (02/02/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston's second-place team finish at last weekend's DeSoto Wrestling Tournament came with some important milestones in a pair of Bulldog grapplers' careers. According to Sikeston head coach Seth Harrell, senior Blake Angle set a new career mark of 150 wins at the tournament while junior Cody Middleton set a new record for most pins in a season at 25...
Sikeston sweep (02/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Honoring their seniors between meets on Tuesday, the Sikeston wrestling team picked up a pair of wins against New Madrid County Central and Dexter to wrap up the regular season. "We finished 4-0 at home and I think that's critical," Bulldogs' coach Seth Harrell said. "When you have home matches and your home crowd you need to be able to win those. We were able to do that this season."...
Sikeston wrestlers place second at weekend tourney (01/31/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DE SOTO -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team finished second in the De Soto Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Sikeston came up short in their quest for the title in the 12-team tournament to Hillsboro. "This was our last regular season tournament, it was great that we were able to compete for the team title," said Sikeston coach Seth Harrell. ...
High school roundup: St. Vincent girls basketball team rolls past Chaffee (01/26/12)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
January 25, 2012 Scoreboard (01/25/12)
GIRLS BASKETBALL St. Vincent 51, Chaffee 21 WRESTLING McCluer North 40, Jackson 21
Southeast Missourian athlete of the week: Notre Dame's Trever Foltz (01/25/12)
Notre Dame junior Trever Foltz added another honor to his impressive wrestling season. The 182-pounder won the title at the SEMO Conference meet when he pinned Farmington's Daktoa Kee in 5 minutes, 8 seconds Saturday. Foltz enjoyed an 11-3 lead in the third period when he finally finished Kee...
SHS places fourth in conference; Robinson wins title (01/23/12)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston wrestling team finished fourth in the 12-team SEMO Conference Wrestling Tournament on Saturday as six Bulldogs came home with medals. "I'd like to congratulate our guys on a great tournament," said Sikeston coach Seth Harrell. ...
Jackson wrestling team earns second at SEMO Conference meet (01/22/12)
The Jackson wrestling team had five wrestlers earn individual titles Saturday.
High school roundup: Jackson girls swimming team defeats Notre Dame (01/19/12)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Sikeston wrestlers place seventh in Rockwood Tourney (01/17/12)
ROCKWOOD -- The Sikeston wrestling team saw several players put together good performances in the Rockwood Tournament on Saturday, as the Bulldogs placed seventh in the 11-team event. Senior Blake Angle won the event in the 120 pound division, defeating Nick Solter of Washington 9-1 in the championship...
High school roundup: Perryville boys basketball team downs host to win Chester Invite (01/15/12)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Sikeston wrestlers pick up win in Windsor quad meet (01/13/12)
WINDSOR -- The Sikeston wrestling team went 1-2 in three matches on Wednesday night at Windsor. Sikeston defeated Windsor 51-28, but lost to Jackson 62-13 and to Ste. Genevieve in a thriller 38-37. Results were: 106-Jarrett Reisenbichler (J) pin Garrick Madison (S), 5:38...
High school roundup: Perryville boys basketball team earns spot in Chester Invite title game (01/12/12)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Sikeston wrestlers place third in Vianney Invitational (01/09/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com VIANNEY -- The Sikeston Bulldogs finished third during the Vianney Invitational Tournament on Saturday with three Bulldog wrestlers bringing home gold medals. Garrick Madison (106), Cody Middleton (126) and Kenton Robinson (138) placed first in their respective classes...
NMCC falls to ND (01/05/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The New Madrid County Central wrestling team fell 60-12 to the Notre Dame Bulldogs on Tuesday in a dual meet. NMCC's Bryce Smith and Logan Cagle were the only Eagle wrestlers to post wins for NMCC...
High school roundup: Meadow Heights, St. Vincent win semifinals at Delta (01/05/12)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Take down (01/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team opened the second half of their season up in a big way on Tuesday, earning a rare win over Poplar Bluff 53-25. "I thought we wrestled great," Sikeston coach Seth Harrell said. "I saw good things from everybody. It was really rewarding and nice to see all of the hard work that has paid off over Christmas break...
Sikeston wrestlers finish eighth at Lindbergh Classic (01/03/12)
LINDBERGH -- The Sikeston wrestling team had a strong showing over the holidays, placing eighth in the tough Lindbergh Flyer Holiday Classic last week. The 11-team, two-day event featured some of the largest and most talented programs in the eastern part of the state...
SEMO AAU wrestling club slated to begin wrestling in Kennett (12/25/11)
Kennett's Jamie Chitester has unforgettable memories of his childhood wrestling days. "I remember wrestling in a P.E. class in Arizona," Chitester said. "That's my first recollection of actual wrestling. I wrestled in West Virginia and Pennsylvania as I got older. The last year I wrestled competitively was my sophomore year of high school because I moved to Kennett at that point and we didn't have a wrestling team here. That was kind of the end of it...
Gold rush (12/19/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston wrestler Kenton Robinson won the 138-pound division during the 38th Annual Tiger Classic wrestling meet on Saturday at the Cape Central Junior High School. Although it hasn't been confirmed, Robinson is considered one of the few Sikeston wrestlers to walk away from one of the most prestigious wrestling tournaments in the state of Missouri as a champion...
Foltz secures Notre Dame's first title at Tiger Classic wrestling meet (12/18/11)
Four Jackson wrestlers also earned title at the Tiger Classic, which ended Saturday.
Floored (12/15/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Winning by pin in all but one match at the varsity level on Wednesday, the Sikeston Bulldogs picked up a 69-0 win over the New Madrid County Central Eagles. "Obviously we wrestled well," Sikeston head coach Seth Harrell said. "We're doing some good things, but there are still some things we have to clean up on like minor technique issues...
Tiger Classic wrestling meet to feature strong field (12/15/11)
The Tiger Classic has established itself as one of the state's premier high school wrestling tournaments since its inception nearly 40 years ago. Central coach James Brake expects that trend to continue when the Tigers host the 38th Tiger Classic at the junior high school this weekend...
High school roundup: Jackson wrestlers capture title (12/11/11)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Chaffee boys basketball team downs Woodland 47-44 behind 20 points from Crowe (12/11/11)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: VanGennip's 22 leads Delta past East Prairie at Chaffee girls basketball tourney (12/08/11)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Jackson nips Central in season-opening girls swim meet (12/07/11)
All the scores from Tuesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
High school wrestling preview: New weight divisions meet mixed reviews with local coaches (12/04/11)
Unfortunately for some schools, the National Federation of State High School Associations did not approve tag teams when it revamped its high school weight divisions. It might have helped a school like Notre Dame. The third-year program at the Class 2 school has its largest turnout to date with 24 wrestlers, but the good and bad news is that 11 of the wrestlers are freshmen...
High school roundup: Central boys basketball team captures Potosi tourney title (12/04/11)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
2011 High school wrestling preview capsules (12/04/11)
A look at the three wrestling teams in the Southeast Missourian's coverage area.
Sikeston grapplers split two matches (12/03/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team came away with a win and a loss on Thursday night in a three-team meet at Notre Dame Regional High School. Results of the matches were: 106 - Sikeston Forfeits to Notre Dame...
High school roundup: Central boys basketball team reaches final of Potosi tourney (12/02/11)
All the scores from Thursday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
High expectations (11/17/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With plenty of new faces to go along with an already solid core, this year's Sikeston wrestling team will enter the upcoming season looking to build on a successful 2010 campaign that saw five Bulldogs qualify for the Class 3 state tournament...
Guidelines for head injuries changing (08/19/11)
It is not as simple as getting your bell rung anymore. In the past, a concussion in sports was not a big deal, at least not publicly. However, with the medical advances made and public awareness increasing, concussions are moving to the forefront in terms of sports injuries...
Wells to continue wrestling career at Missouri Baptist (05/03/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com ST. LOUIS -- When looking at colleges during his senior year, Sikeston Bulldogs' wrestler Dustin Wells was searching for the perfect blend of academic and athletic opportunities at prospective universities. Finding what he was looking for at Missouri Baptist, Wells signed a letter of intent on Thursday to join the Spartan's wrestling program starting next school year...
New weight classes are OK'd for high school wrestling (04/28/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After considering several different proposals, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has approved a new weight class system for high school wrestling. With the new system effecting 10 of the 14 classes, the lightest classes' maximum weight will be moved up to 106 pounds from 103...
NFHS approves weight changes for high school wrestling (04/27/11)
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has approved an upward restructuring of the weight classes for high school wrestling. The results from a vote by the wrestling rules committee earlier this month had been embargoed until after they were approved by the NFHS board of directors...
High school wrestling divisions could get a facelift (04/24/11)
The National Federation of State High School Associations is looking at changing the weight classes for high school wrestling.
Scott Central runs past Maplewood Saturday (02/22/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- Otto Porter scored a season-high 41 points as Scott County Central rolled to an impressive 89-55 thrashing over Maplewood-Richmond Heights on Saturday afternoon at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium. The Braves (21-2) raced out to a 24-8 first quarter lead and were never challenged by the Blue Devils. The Braves led 54-26 at the half and 79-41 heading into the fourth quarter...
Central wreslter Jawuan Howard claws way to fourth place at state meet (02/20/11)
Jackson senior Ryan Marble placed fifth in Class 4.
Sikeston wrestlers eliminated (02/20/11)
COLUMBIA -- The three Sikeston wrestlers remaining in the Class 3 state tournament were all eliminated on Friday. In the 140-pound championship quarterfinals, Sikeston's Kenton Robinson lost by major-decision 9-0 to Carter Boatright of Neosho. Robinson was then eliminated in the consolation second round, losing a thrilling 1-0 match to Frank Elsrode of Staley...
Three SHS wrestlers still alive in Class 3 (02/18/11)
Three NMCC wrestlers qualify for state tourney (02/15/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Three New Madrid County Central wrestlers qualified for state competition over the weekend. Both Charles Taylor (34-2) and Daray Anderson (31-4) each finished second in the 119-pound and 135-pound weight division respectively. Bryce Smith (15-10) finished third in the 103-pound division...
SHS sending five to state (02/14/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston wrestling team will be sending five Bulldogs to state competition after the Class 3, District 1 tournament on Friday and Saturday in Farmington. As a team, Sikeston finished fifth out of 13 schools with a total of 95 points...
16 local wrestlers qualify for state meet (02/13/11)
A total of 16 area high school wrestlers qualified for state competition with their performances during Saturday's district meets. Jackson qualified eight wrestlers in Class 4, Notre Dame qualified five in Class 2 and Central will send three in Class 3...
Wrestlers ready for district tournament (02/10/11)
FARMINGTON -- The road to state starts this weekend for the Sikeston wrestling team when the Bulldogs head to Farmington to take part in the Class 3, District 1 Tournament. Starting Friday night and wrapping up Saturday, the Bulldogs will compete with the best grapplers from 15 other schools with the top four wrestlers in each weight class moving on to the state tournament...
High school roundup: Jackson captures four titles (02/06/11)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Sikeston wrestlers too much for NMCC and Dexter (02/03/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team improved to 6-4 in dual meets on Tuesday with wins over both Dexter and New Madrid County Central. Sikeston defeated Dexter 48-18 and NMCC 48-24. Results from each dual are as followed...
Chaffee girls win first of season; boys top Greenville 88-37 (02/01/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com GREENVILLE -- The Chaffee Red Devils won their first round game of the Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament on Monday by defeating Greenville, 88-37. Blake Senciboy and Jordan Yahn combined for 44 points as Chaffee raced out to a 26-9 advantage after the first quarter. The Red Devils sat with a comfortable 47-15 lead at the half...
Sikeston wrestlers drop double dual (01/30/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com JACKSON -- Blake Angle picked up his 100th career victory on Thursday night as the Sikeston wrestlers dropped a double dual at Jackson. Angle, wrestling in the 119-pound division, pinned McCluer North's Anthony Nichols at 4:49 for the prestigious win...
Home finale (01/27/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog wrestling team looked similar to another Bulldog squad on Wednesday night by dictating tempo and setting the tone in nearly all of their matches with the visiting New Madrid County Central Eagles...
Sikeston wrestlers take 5th in conference tournament (01/24/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston wrestling took had their best finish at the SEMO Conference Wrestling Tournament in a number of years, finishing fifth in the 11-team field. The Bulldogs finished with 179.5 points, aided by second place finishes from Kenton Robinson and Jacob Stinnett. Perennial power Jackson squeezed out a team win, outscoring Farmington 415-410.5. Dexter took eighth with 153.5 points...
High school roundup: Jackson wrestlers capture conference tourney crown (01/23/11)
All the high school sports results that were reported to the Missourian on Saturday.
SHS grapplers fall to Ste. Genevieve (01/13/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- Coming off a first place finish at the Vianney Tournament, the Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team fell to the Ste. Genevieve Dragons Wednesday evening 51-21. The final score is a bit misleading of the Bulldogs' actual performance, however, considering Sikeston was required to forfeit four of 14 matches against the Dragons for not having an eligible wrestler to compete...
Sikeston wins Vianney tourney (01/10/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com KIRKWOOD -- Determined to better their fourth place finish last year during Vianney's annual invitational tournament, the Sikeston wrestling team took first place on Saturday in Kirkwood. "The kids were pretty determined after finishing fourth last year," Sikeston head coach Seth Harrell said. "We knew we had a chance at least competing for that number one spot. It ended up being a pretty good day for us."...
Notre Dame wrestling third at Park Hills Central Invitational (01/09/11)
The Bulldogs won third place with a 48-30 defeat of Brentwood.
Jackson senior wrestlers set lofty standards (01/06/11)
Levi Rayburn appeared to make an odd transition from senior to senior citizen as he overlooked the Jackson wrestling room after practice Monday. Rayburn was observing the next few generations of Jackson wrestling as the Jackson USA Wrestling program overtook the room with wrestlers ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade...
High school roundup: Meadow Heights, St. Vincent girls advance to tourney title game (01/06/11)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Strong showing: Sikeston finishes seventh at Tiger Classic (12/20/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Finishing in the middle of the pack against some much larger schools, the Sikeston Bulldogs came away with a strong showing at the Tiger Classic this past weekend. Finishing 13.5 points behind Rolla, the Bulldogs took seventh-place out of 14 schools after ranking as high as fifth-place on Friday...
Sikeston home meet cancelled (12/16/10)
The Sikeston Bulldogs home-opening wrestling meet was cancelled Wednesday night.
High school roundup: Chaffee boys improve to 3-0 with win (12/12/10)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Sikeston wrestlers win two; Risco basketball cruises to win (12/10/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com CAPE GIRARDEAU --The Sikeston Bulldog wresting team earned two close wins over Cape Central and Carbondale, Ill., on Wednesday night at Cape Central. Sikeston won a 38-37 decision over host Cape Central and slipped past Carbondale by a score of 36-33. Results from the matches were:...
High school roundup: Delta dumps Kelly to reach Chaffee Invite girls basketball title game (12/10/10)
All the scores from Thursday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Hogan sizzles in Scott City girls basketball team's win (12/09/10)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Sikeston freshmen slip past Cape Central (12/07/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston ninth grade basketball team improved to 3-1 on the season, rallying to defeat Cape Central 49-46 on Monday night. Sikeston trailed by four late in the game but rallied to get the win in the final minute...
Dexter wrestling opens season with wins over Notre Dame, Sikeston (12/03/10)
Kelly girls win opener over Chaffee (12/03/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com DEXTER -- The Sikeston wrestling team took part in a tri-match at Dexter on Thursday night, tying Notre Dame and falling to Dexter. Sikeston and Notre Dame found themselves even at 31-31 after their matches while Dexter downed Sikeston 49-25. Dexter also defeated Notre Dame 51-27. Individual results from the match were not available at press time...
SHS hoping to build off of last season's success (11/28/10)
SIKESTON -- With returners such as two time all-stater Blake Angle, this year looks to be another strong season for the Bulldogs on the mat. "(Fellow coaches) Charles Michael and Kit Eifert have done a great job so far this season with instilling the mental toughness that it takes to be good in this sport," head coach Seth Harrell said. "We have some guys that have a lot of experience and that are looking to build off of successful seasons last year."...
Angle, Carlyle drop state matches (02/19/10)
Sikeston wrestlers Blake Angle and Josh Carlyle saw their state tournament come to an end on Thursday, as both lost their first two matches. Dexter's Daniel McClendon advanced.
Angle, Carlyle qualify for state (02/16/10)
Sophomore Blake Angle and senior Josh Carlyle will represent the Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team at the Missouri state tournament on Thursday at the Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
High school roundup: Central sends six, Notre Dame two to state wrestling meet (02/14/10)
All the action from Saturday that was reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Nine Jackson wrestlers qualify (02/14/10)
Jackson's Jordan Reisenbichler won the 112-pound district championship.
Narrowing the gap (01/28/10)
Sikeston wrestlers improve on last year's performance against Anna-Jonesboro.
Dexter's McClendon takes third at SEMO Conference wrestling tourney (01/26/10)
Daniel McClendon's third-place finish was tops for the Bearcats this past weekend as Dexter hosted the 12-team event.
2009 Cape Central Wrestling Schedule and Roster (12/16/09)
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2010 Jackson Wrestling Schedule and Roster (12/05/09)
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2009 Sikeston Wrestling Schedule and Roster (11/19/09)
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2009 Poplar Bluff Wrestling Schedule and Roster (11/16/09)
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2009 Dexter Wrestling Schedule and Roster (11/16/09)
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Mules place fourth, send six wrestlers to state (02/15/09)
By DAR STAFF De SOTO -- Poplar Bluff pushed six wrestlers through to the MSHSAA Class 3 state championships Saturday night as the Mules finished fourth at the District 1 tournament as a team. Zach Surque, Brandon Bounds, Kelton Thompson and Dylan Janes will each make return trips to Columbia this week while Jordan Henningsen and Ethan Swingle also punched their tickets...
Mules bowl over Eagles on Senior Night (01/21/09)
Wrestling: Poplar Bluff 64, New Madrid County Central 18
Chris Williams, Risco basketball/Jordan Reisenbichler, Jackson wrestling (12/24/08)
Risco won its first title at the Clarkton Tournament since 1979, turning its No. 5 seed into a championship with a 98-90 upset of Clarkton in the final. Risco had plenty of standouts throughout the tournament, but in the final it was Chris Williams with a career-high 28 points...
Mules put fifth-place finish in the past (12/16/08)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ DAR Sports Editor A one-point loss and a fifth-place finish at the Farmington Dual Tournament still stung two days later for Poplar Bluff wrestling coach Brian Wisdom. "It didn't happen," Wisdom said Monday. "It's one of those should've, could've, would've. It just didn't happen."...
Mules wrestling is family affair (12/12/08)
By ALEX ABATE ~ DAR Sports Writer For Dallas and Chance Berry, wrestling is more than a individual sport, it is a family affair. As one of two brotherly tandems on Poplar Bluff's wrestling team along with Ryan and Jordan Henningsen, the Berrys like to excel in whatever they set their mind to, senior Dallas said...
Mules work out 'jitters,' open season with 66-18 win (12/12/08)
By ALEX ABATE ~ DAR Sports Writer Poplar Bluff wrestling coach Brian Wisdom wanted to make sure his squad didn't worry about what he calls 'first match jitters" Thursday night against Dexter. The Mules were focused on their opponent from start to finish as they won the match, 66-18, at Peters Gym...
Mules open wrestling season at home (12/10/08)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ DAR Sports Editor Poplar Bluff's wrestling team will open its season Thursday but the competition really started earlier this week in the building behind Peters Gym. The Mules set their lineup with a series of challenge matches Monday in practice that coach Brian Wisdom said were very competitive...
Popularity of MMA may be boosting wrestling numbers (12/02/08)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ DAR Sports Editor Not too long ago there was plenty of room to work out during a Poplar Bluff wrestling practice. Now, the Annex building is packed each day after school. "We had 18 kids when I first took over and eight finished the season," Mules coach Brian Wisdom said. "Last year, we finished with 32...
Sikeston's Bland finishes fourth in state meet (02/18/08)
Sikeston senior finishes season with a 39-5 record
Poplar Bluff's Swesey finishes third in state wrestling (02/17/08)
By TOBY CARRIG ~ Southeast Missourian COLUMBIA -- Perhaps the hardest part of the MSHSAA Wrestling Championships for most wrestlers is dealing with that first loss. With the exception of the state finalists, it happens to everyone. It happened to Poplar Bluff senior Paul Swesey during Friday night's semifinals, when the 189-pounder was pinned by Carthage's Austen Heidlage in the first period...
Trio of Mules wrestlers stay alive at state (02/15/08)
By DAR STAFF COLUMBIA -- Paul Swesey got off to a good start in his quest for another allstate medal. The Poplar Bluff senior advanced to the second round of the MSHSAA Class 3 championships with a pin Thursday in his 189-pound match. Swesey, who is making his fourth straight state appearance, finished sixth last season...
Sikeston's Bland, Murphy advance to state wrestling (02/11/08)
Gavilan Bland is district champion at 171; Jacob Murphy third in 112 class.
Surque wins 112 district title in overtime (02/10/08)
By DAR STAFF FARMINGTON -- Poplar Bluff qualified five wrestlers for the MSHSAA Class 3 Championships and finished sixth as a team Saturday night. Paul Swesey became the first Poplar Bluff wrestler to qualify for state in all four years, while Zach Surque became the youngest Mule to ever win a district title...
Mules look to pin down trip to state (02/08/08)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ DAR Sports Editor It's been two weeks since Poplar Bluff's last match so when the Mules open the MSHSAA Class 3 District 1 tournament today will they'll be rested or rusty? "Every coach says something different," Mules coach Brian Wisdom said. "The way I see it, I think it makes them more hungry."...
Poplar Bluff wrestlers end up second at De Soto (01/27/08)
By DAR STAFF De SOTO -- Poplar Bluff had three wrestlers win their weight class and two more reach the finals Saturday night, but the Mules finished second as a team by the slimmest of margins. De Soto edged Poplar Bluff by half a point in the team standings...
Gavilan Bland, Sikeston (01/26/08)
Bland won his first tournament title of his wrestling career, capturing the 171-pound division championship at the SEMO Conference tournament in Sikeston in dramatic fashion. Bland pinned Ste. Genevieve's Tyler Thomure in the final 20 seconds of a tight match...
Poplar Bluff pins Dexter for a third time (01/25/08)
Seniors sent off in style with 59-22 victory.
Sikeston's Bland wins SEMO championship (01/21/08)
Sikeston senior wins 100th match and his first tournament title
Sikeston wrestlers chase SEMO Conference titles (01/19/08)
By Andrew Powell ~ sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- The SEMO Conference Wrestling Tournament kicked off Friday night with the Sikeston Field House playing the host to some of the top wrestling schools from around the area. Ste. Genevieve, Poplar Bluff, Farmington, Jackson, New Madrid County Central, Windsor, Park Hills, Cape Central, North County, Dexter, and Sikeston all locked it up to see who could for the pin...
Sikeston wrestlers geared up for SEMO Conference meet (01/17/08)
By Josh Mills ~ sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- The SEMO Conference Tournament for high school wrestling is coming to the Sikeston Field House on Friday and Saturday, bringing in schools from all around southeast Missouri. Cape Central, Dexter, Farmington, Jackson, New Madrid County Central, North County, Park Hills, Park Hills Central, Poplar Bluff, Ste. Genevieve, Sikeston and Windsor will all be represented on the mat...
Poplar Bluff wrestlers ready for test at SEMO meet (01/17/08)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ DAR Sports Editor After a disappointing weekend in a tournament that featured many of their district opponents, the Poplar Bluff Mules will try to get back on track at the SEMO Conference championships. The two-day tournament starts Friday at Sikeston...
Poplar Bluff pins New Madrid 72-6 (01/16/08)
By DAR STAFF NEW MADRID -- The Poplar Bluff Mules got ready for the upcoming SEMO Conference tournament by dispatching New Madrid County Central 72-6 Tuesday night. Three of Poplar Bluff's eight pins were in under a minute as the Mules bounced back from a tough weekend...
Poplar Bluff wrestlers try to pick up intensity (01/09/08)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ DAR Sports Editor PARK HILLS -- Following a second-place finish over the weekend in which they missed the tournament title by eight points, the Poplar Bluff Mules returned Tuesday night to Park Hills Central. The Mules, who took six matches by forfeit, got four pins and a technical fall to win 65-15...
Dexter pins 58-18 loss on Sikeston wrestlers (01/08/08)
By Chris Pobst ~ sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- The Dexter Bearcat wrestlers defeated the Sikeston Bulldogs in a duel match Monday night, 58-18. "Our experienced guys wrestled well," head coach Kent Gibbs said. "Our inexperienced guys did some things that they shouldn't have done. Overall, I thought it was a good night for us."...
Mules pin Sikeston (12/19/07)
By Brian Rosener ~ DAR Sports Editor POPLAR BLUFF -- Perhaps Tuesday night at Peters Gym didn't even count. A pair of state qualifiers met in an exhibition match as Poplar Bluff's Paul Swesey beat Gavilan Bland of Sikeston 9-2. Both wrestlers finished second Saturday at the Tiger Classic in Cape Girardeau but both won by forfeit Tuesday as the Mules won 71-9...
Poplar Bluff wrestlers try to build on finishing second (12/13/07)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ DAR Sports Editor Poplar Bluff's second-place finish at the Farmington Invitational last weekend was nice, unless you're Mules coach Brian Wisdom. "Honestly, I'm a hard-to-please coach," Wisdom said. The Mules won four dual matches by a combined score of 258-65 Saturday but a 48-24 loss to the host in the final match gave Wisdom plenty to be not pleased about. Farmington, the defending district champion, is currently ranked third in Class 3...
Poplar Bluff wrestlers pin down win vs. Dexter (12/07/07)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ DAR Sports Editor DEXTER -- Before his first-ever wrestling match, Poplar Bluff senior Brent Wagner got plenty of advice from his coach, a friend and even a neighbor. Of course, it helped that all three were once state qualifiers...
Dexter tops host New Madrid County in wrestling (12/05/07)
Staff reports ~ Standard Democrat The New Madrid County Central wrestling held their first home match of the season Monday night, falling to the Dexter Bearcats 48-33. NMCC will be in action again on Monday when they host the Sikeston Bulldogs.
Three Sikeston wrestlers win at Affton tournament (12/04/07)
Staff Reports ~ sd_sports@yahoo.com AFFTON -- The Sikeston wrestling team took home three first-place finishes in the Affton Wrestling Tournament Saturday. As a team, the Bulldogs finished seventh in the 11-team field that consisted mostly of schools in the St. Louis area...
Poplar Bluff's returning wrestlers challenged (12/04/07)
Starting spots up for grabs in Mules' lineup
Dexter defeats Sikeston in wrestling (11/30/07)
SEMO News Service DEXTER -- The Dexter Bearcat wrestlers defeated Sikeston in a dual match Thursday night 54-23. Sikeston winners were Jacob Murphy (112), Gavilan Bland (189), Demadre Stenard (215) and Robert Madison (HWT). Varsity 103 - Justin Robey (Dex.) won by forfeit 112 - Jocob Murphy (Sik.) won by tech. ...
Sikeston wrestlers young but experienced (11/20/07)
By Andrew Powell ~ sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog wrestling team will try to work their way off the mat this season when they try to pull a reversal off their 2006-07 season. After finishing the season with a low number of participants, Sikeston's new head coach, Kent Gibbs, will fill out his roster with a lot of young talent...
Mules pin back Dexter (12/08/06)
By TROY HYDE/DAR Sports Writer It wasn't exactly how Poplar Bluff coach Brian Wisdom drew it up, but it was a win nonetheless. The Mules and Dexter traded five pins on the wrestling mat Thursday night in Poplar Bluff, but the home team recorded two decisions and got 12 points from forfeits in a 48-30 victory...
An 'eye opener' for Mules (11/24/06)
By BRIAN ROSENER/ DAR Sports Editor SIKESTON -- Zach Fears could taste victory Tuesday night, leading his 145-pound match by double digits. But the Poplar Bluff senior was nearly pinned in the final 30 seconds. "I was just beat and kind of got sick," said Fears, who held on for an 11-6 win...
Wrestling season starts under new rules (11/22/06)
This season, wrestling in Missouri has been turned on its cauliflower ear. With the start of MSHSAA's weight management program, everybody in the sport from coaches to the most veteran seniors are starting from scratch. "It's going to kind of by iffy at who's what (weight)," Poplar Bluff coach Brian Wisdom said. "We may have a lot of kids in one weight class. It's not like we can say, 'Hey lose weight.'...
Bulldog wrestling numbers are on the rise (11/19/06)
The Sikeston Bulldog wrestling team has had problems filling the roster the past couple years.