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Charleston snaps losing skid, beats East Prairie 5-2 (04/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- After losing their last nine games, the Charleston Bluejays picked an opportune time to get on track Wednesday as they played rival East Prairie in their annual Red/Blue game. Jumping out to a four-run lead early, the Bluejays were able to withstand several late Eagle threats for a 5-2 win that brings the hardware back to Charleston after a two year absence...
Charleston snaps losing skid, beats East Prairie 5-2 (04/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- After losing their last nine games, the Charleston Bluejays picked an opportune time to get on track Wednesday as they played rival East Prairie in their annual Red/Blue game. Jumping out to a four-run lead early, the Bluejays were able to withstand several late Eagle threats for a 5-2 win that brings the hardware back to Charleston after a two year absence...
Bluejays win home meet for the third time (04/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- For the third time in as many years the Charleston Bluejays boys track team won its own meet Thursday during the Charleston Invitational. Charleston won the 15-team event with a team total of 115 points. Kelly came in second with 92 and East Prairie claimed third with 85...
Bluejays win home meet for the third time (04/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- For the third time in as many years the Charleston Bluejays boys track team won its own meet Thursday during the Charleston Invitational. Charleston won the 15-team event with a team total of 115 points. Kelly came in second with 92 and East Prairie claimed third with 85...
Local teams to feel effects of district realignment (04/09/14)
The winds of change are blowing for some local teams as the Missouri High School Activities Association recently announced class and district alignments for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Class assignments are based on school enrollments. For basketball, the state's 128 smallest schools are in Class 1. Classes 2 and 3 also consist of 128 schools each, while the next 96 schools make up Class 4. The remainder -- the state's largest schools -- are in Class 5...
New assignments released for high school basketball districts for 2015 & 2016 (04/08/14)
Multiple SCAA schools will have a different path to a district basketball title or the state final four next season. The Missouri High School Activities Association announced class and district alignments Saturday for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons...
New assignments released for high school basketball districts for 2015 & 2016 (04/08/14)
Multiple SCAA schools will have a different path to a district basketball title or the state final four next season. The Missouri High School Activities Association announced class and district alignments Saturday for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons...
Local athletes win awards at BA Sports Extravaganza (04/07/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the event is available at this link: View Photos Here The 2014 BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza took place Saturday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter. Over 65 area schools competed in volleyball and basketball all-star games and skills competitions...
New assignments released for HS football, basketball districts (04/06/14)
Scott County Central moved up to Class 2 in basketball
Charleston repeats at Eva G. Hinshaw Invitational (04/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- The Charleston boys track team repeated have topped the Eva G. Hinshaw Invitational Tournament two years running. The Bluejays finished with 107 points to lead the 4th annual, 16-team event at East Prairie High School behind strong performances from their speed relays, jumpers and Devonte Ware who swept the 100 and 200-meter dash events...
April 5, 2014 Scoreboard (04/05/14)
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Charleston repeats at Eva G. Hinshaw Invitational (04/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- The Charleston boys track team repeated have topped the Eva G. Hinshaw Invitational Tournament two years running. The Bluejays finished with 107 points to lead the 4th annual, 16-team event at East Prairie High School behind strong performances from their speed relays, jumpers and Devonte Ware who swept the 100 and 200-meter dash events...
SCAA all-conference boys basketball awards released (04/05/14)
The 2014 SCAA all-conference awards have been released for varsity boys basketball. Advance guard Lane Below has been selected as the SCAA Player of the Year. Below averaged 27.3 points and 5.2 assists per game his senior season. Bernie senior guard B.J. Jennings has been selected as the Defensive Player of the Year...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran routs Bluejays in five innings (04/04/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- The Oran Eagles pounded out 13 hits on their way to a 14-0 victory over Charleston Thursday in five innings. Hunter Schlosser led the Eagles (2-2) with three hits and two RBIs. Seth Ressel earned the win on the mound after striking out six and walking one. Ressel also went 2 for 3 with a double at the plate...
Mitchell leads all-region team (04/04/14)
The 2014 southeast Missouri all-region basketball teams were released Thursday evening, and the Bootheel is well-represented on the squad. Kennett's Kevonte Mitchell, Cortez Dobbins of Malden, Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe, Anthony Primer of South Pemiscot and Hayti's Frankie Burden were first-team selections for the boys, while Carrie Shephard of South Pemiscot was a first-teamer on the girls side...
High school basketball all-region teams (04/04/14)
The 2014 Southeast Missouri all-region basketball teams as selected and nominated by a committee of sports writers from eight publications:Boys Class 5 First team Karson King, 6-6, sr., Jackson Blake Reynolds, 6-7, jr., Jackson Stacy Gipson, 6-7, sr., Poplar Bluff...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran routs Bluejays in five innings (04/04/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- The Oran Eagles pounded out 13 hits on their way to a 14-0 victory over Charleston Thursday in five innings. Hunter Schlosser led the Eagles (2-2) with three hits and two RBIs. Seth Ressel earned the win on the mound after striking out six and walking one. Ressel also went 2 for 3 with a double at the plate...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC baseball gets first hit, win of the season (04/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After being no-hit in each of their two games this season the New Madrid County Central Eagles got things going Tuesday in a 4-3 win over Charleston. The Bluejays scored a run in each of the first three innings while a three-run outburst by the Eagles in the top of the second left things knotted at 3-3 going into the fourth...
High school roundup: Woodland's McCormick throws no-hitter (04/02/14)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Woodland's McCormick throws no-hitter (04/02/14)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC baseball gets first hit, win of the season (04/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After being no-hit in each of their two games this season the New Madrid County Central Eagles got things going Tuesday in a 4-3 win over Charleston. The Bluejays scored a run in each of the first three innings while a three-run outburst by the Eagles in the top of the second left things knotted at 3-3 going into the fourth...
April 1, 2014 Scoreboard (04/01/14)
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High school roundup: Scott City's Cox throws no-hitter at New Madrid (03/30/14)
All the local high school events reported Friday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Scott City's Cox throws no-hitter at New Madrid (03/29/14)
All the local high school events reported Friday to the Southeast Missourian.
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Rams hammer Charleston, Chaffee downs Bell City 15-2 (03/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- The Scott City Lady Rams softball team racked up 18 hits during its 21-0 win over visiting Charleston in five innings. Valerie Bahr went 4 for 4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs for Scott City. Lyndsie Robert added three hits, including a double and triple, while Shelby Rhymer had three hits and Macy Hall had two...
PREP ROUDNUP: Sikeston golf team finishes second in tri-meet, Chaffee holds open meet (03/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- In their first match of the season, the Sikeston golf team took second at the Cape Country Club. Sikeston finished with a final team score of 170 while Cape Central won the tri-meet with a 166. Doniphan was third at 191...
March 28, 2014 Scoreboard (03/28/14)
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SEMO commitment, SEMO Conference awards highlight big day for Noe (03/27/14)
Dexter senior Hannah Noe verbally committed to join the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team on the same day as the SEMO Conference award announcements.
Noe, Bogan take top SEMO honors (03/27/14)
POPLAR BLUFF --Hannah Noe had a memorable day. When the Dexter senior woke up Wednesday morning, she didn't realize that she would be committing to a Division I college and win the award for top girls basketball player in the SEMO Conference. A few short hours after committing to Southeast Missouri State University, Noe brought home a bulk of the honors given out at the 56th Annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet at the Black River Coliseum. ...
March 27, 2014 Scoreboard (03/27/14)
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Coaches release all-state basketball picks (03/27/14)
Several players from Southeast Missouri were selected to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association all-state basketball teams, which were released Wednesday. Oak Ridge senior Ryan Below was picked as the Class 1 boys player of the year after averaging 23.5 points, 14.3 rebounds and 5.2 steals a game during his senior year for the Blue Jays...
High school roundup: Oran baseball team earns its first win of season (03/27/14)
Hunter Schlosser smacked two doubles and drove in three runs as the Oran baseball team rebounded from a loss on Tuesday to clinch their first win of the season with a 9-7 victory over the Hornets. Seth Ressel picked up his first win on the mound. He pitched five innings and gave up one earned run on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks. He also doubled and batted in one run for Oran (1-1)...
High school roundup: Oran baseball team earns its first win of season (03/27/14)
Hunter Schlosser smacked two doubles and drove in three runs as the Oran baseball team rebounded from a loss on Tuesday to clinch their first win of the season with a 9-7 victory over the Hornets. Seth Ressel picked up his first win on the mound. He pitched five innings and gave up one earned run on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks. He also doubled and batted in one run for Oran (1-1)...
16 SCAA athletes selected to participate in B.A. Sports All-Star Extravaganza in Dexter April 5 (03/15/14)
16 athletes from the SCAA Conference have been selected to participate in the B.A. Sports All-Star Extravaganza Apr. 5. The Bearcat Event Center will host the event. Eight SCAA volleyball players have been selected to participate in the event. The players are: Advance's Allie Below, Advance's Grayson Miles, Bernie's Tori Lowrey, Dexter's Ashley Brown, Puxico's Emily Merick, Woodland's Rachel Poole, Bernie's Jordan Ellenburg and Woodland's Josie Long...
16 SCAA athletes selected to participate in B.A. Sports All-Star Extravaganza in Dexter April 5 (03/15/14)
16 athletes from the SCAA Conference have been selected to participate in the B.A. Sports All-Star Extravaganza Apr. 5. The Bearcat Event Center will host the event. Eight SCAA volleyball players have been selected to participate in the event. The players are: Advance's Allie Below, Advance's Grayson Miles, Bernie's Tori Lowrey, Dexter's Ashley Brown, Puxico's Emily Merick, Woodland's Rachel Poole, Bernie's Jordan Ellenburg and Woodland's Josie Long...
Class 3, District 1 all-district team released (03/13/14)
The 2013-14 Class 3, District 1 all-district team was recently released with a number of local athletes making the list. Charleston, the district tournament winners, were awarded two selections in junior Delfincko Bogan and senior Shandor Webster. Bogan led the Bluejays in scoring with 27 points per game. The standout guard added seven rebounds and four steals a game while also shooting 55 percent from the floor...
Class 3, District 1 all-district team released (03/13/14)
The 2013-14 Class 3, District 1 all-district team was recently released with a number of local athletes making the list. Charleston, the district tournament winners, were awarded two selections in junior Delfincko Bogan and senior Shandor Webster. Bogan led the Bluejays in scoring with 27 points per game. The standout guard added seven rebounds and four steals a game while also shooting 55 percent from the floor...
Charleston's season ends at the hands of Madison 66-60 (03/10/14)
HILLSBORO -- For the second year in a row the Charleston Bluejays fell to College Prep at Madison during the Class 3 quarterfinal round. The Bluejays lost 66-60 at Jefferson College in Hillsboro to end their season. Madison will try to defend its Class 3 state championship starting Thursday at Mizzou Arena against either Summit Christian Academy or Barstow during the state semifinal...
Charleston's season ends at the hands of Madison 66-60 (03/08/14)
HILLSBORO -- For the second year in a row the Charleston Bluejays fell to College Prep at Madison during the Class 3 quarterfinal round. The Bluejays lost 66-60 at Jefferson College in Hillsboro to end their season. Madison will try to defend its Class 3 state championship starting Thursday at Mizzou Arena against either Summit Christian Academy or Barstow during the state semifinal...
Class 3 Sectional: Charleston breaks away from Clearwater 75-51 (03/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- For the fourth straight year the Charleston Bluejays have booked their ticket to the Class 3 quarterfinals. In a rematch of last year's sectionals, the Bluejays rode a hot second half against Clearwater to a 75-51 final that leaves them just one win from a return trip to the final four...
Class 3 Sectional: Charleston breaks away from Clearwater 75-51 (03/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- For the fourth straight year the Charleston Bluejays have booked their ticket to the Class 3 quarterfinals. In a rematch of last year's sectionals, the Bluejays rode a hot second half against Clearwater to a 75-51 final that leaves them just one win from a return trip to the final four...
Class 3 Sectional: Bluejays take on Clearwater (03/05/14)
DEXTER -- After winning their fourth consecutive district championship, the Charleston Bluejays are back on the playoff basketball trail. The Bluejays (21-6) held on to defeat Class 3, District 1 counterpart Caruthersville 71-65 last Thursday and will take on Class 3, District 2 winner Clearwater tonight at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter at 7:30 p.m...
Class 3 Sectional: Bluejays take on Clearwater (03/05/14)
DEXTER -- After winning their fourth consecutive district championship, the Charleston Bluejays are back on the playoff basketball trail. The Bluejays (21-6) held on to defeat Class 3, District 1 counterpart Caruthersville 71-65 last Thursday and will take on Class 3, District 2 winner Clearwater tonight at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter at 7:30 p.m...
Jays extend title run to four after 71-65 win over Caruthersville (02/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- It's not every year the Charleston Bluejays win a district title. It's just starting to feel that way...
Jays extend title run to four after 71-65 win over Caruthersville (02/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- It's not every year the Charleston Bluejays win a district title. It's just starting to feel that way...
Bluejays run past Malden into district championship game (02/26/14)
MALDEN -- Defensively the Bluejays were top-notch as they cruised to their sixth-straight district championship game Tuesday at Malden High School following a 76-52 win over Malden. Charleston (20-6) contained Malden's leading scorer, Cortez Dobbins, to 17 points. Dobbins had just six entering the fourth quarter when the Bluejays were ahead 57-34...
Bluejays run past Malden into district championship game (02/26/14)
MALDEN -- Defensively the Bluejays were top-notch as they cruised to their sixth-straight district championship game Tuesday at Malden High School following a 76-52 win over Malden. Charleston (20-6) contained Malden's leading scorer, Cortez Dobbins, to 17 points. Dobbins had just six entering the fourth quarter when the Bluejays were ahead 57-34...
Class 3, District 1: NMCC takes down East Prairie, Charleston routs Kelly (02/24/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- With a hard-charging second half, third-seeded New Madrid County Central rolled to a 69-44 win over sixth-seeded East Prairie Saturday in the opening round of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament. "It's a good way to start," NMCC head coach Travis Day said. "We just have to clean up the little stuff. There was a couple times we had turnovers we probably shouldn't have had...
Class 3, District 1: NMCC takes down East Prairie, Charleston routs Kelly (02/24/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- With a hard-charging second half, third-seeded New Madrid County Central rolled to a 69-44 win over sixth-seeded East Prairie Saturday in the opening round of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament. "It's a good way to start," NMCC head coach Travis Day said. "We just have to clean up the little stuff. There was a couple times we had turnovers we probably shouldn't have had...
Class 3 District 1 roundup: Kelly teams eliminated in opening round (02/23/14)
Tessa Johnson bucketed a game-high 19 points but it wasn't enough as the sixth-seeded Hawks narrowly missed an opportunity to advance to the semifinals in a 56-52 loss to third-seeded New Madrid County Central. Stephanie Worth tallied eight points and 10 rebounds for Kelly, which finished the season at 17-9. Payton Jones, the only senior on the Hawks' roster, finished with eight points in her final game of her high school career...
Class 3 District 1 roundup: Kelly teams eliminated in opening round (02/23/14)
Tessa Johnson bucketed a game-high 19 points but it wasn't enough as the sixth-seeded Hawks narrowly missed an opportunity to advance to the semifinals in a 56-52 loss to third-seeded New Madrid County Central. Stephanie Worth tallied eight points and 10 rebounds for Kelly, which finished the season at 17-9. Payton Jones, the only senior on the Hawks' roster, finished with eight points in her final game of her high school career...
Bluejays suffer 70-44 loss to Poplar Bluff, lose SEMO Conference title in the process (02/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Despite Tuesday's letdown against Cape Central, the Charleston Bluejays still entered the final game of regular season controlling their own destiny in the SEMO Conference. A win Friday night against Poplar Bluff would guarantee Charleston at least a share of the conference crown for the third straight year with Jackson controlling the other half...
Bluejays suffer 70-44 loss to Poplar Bluff, lose SEMO Conference title in the process (02/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Despite Tuesday's letdown against Cape Central, the Charleston Bluejays still entered the final game of regular season controlling their own destiny in the SEMO Conference. A win Friday night against Poplar Bluff would guarantee Charleston at least a share of the conference crown for the third straight year with Jackson controlling the other half...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs pick up fifth straight win (02/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Winners of seven of their last eight, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs won their fifth game in a row Thursday against Farmington 39-32. Erica Peet led the Lady Bulldogs (13-10) with 17 points. Tyra Bonner added 10...
February 21, 2014 Scoreboard (02/21/14)
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Defense fuels Lady Tribe on senior night (02/21/14)
It was a senior night to remember for the Kennett Lady Indians for a long list of reasons, not the least of which was a 62-38 win over the Charleston Lady Bluejays Thursday night at the Kennett High School gymnasium. The Lady Tribe got that win in a large part because of its defense, which held Charleston to just one second-quarter field goal to turn a four-point deficit after one quarter into a 28-19 halftime lead...
Defense fuels Lady Tribe on senior night (02/21/14)
It was a senior night to remember for the Kennett Lady Indians for a long list of reasons, not the least of which was a 62-38 win over the Charleston Lady Bluejays Thursday night at the Kennett High School gymnasium. The Lady Tribe got that win in a large part because of its defense, which held Charleston to just one second-quarter field goal to turn a four-point deficit after one quarter into a 28-19 halftime lead...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs pick up fifth straight win (02/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Winners of seven of their last eight, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs won their fifth game in a row Thursday against Farmington 39-32. Erica Peet led the Lady Bulldogs (13-10) with 17 points. Tyra Bonner added 10...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran downs Lady Jays, Montgomery reaches 1,000 points (02/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Taylor Nenninger scored 21 points and the Oran Lady Eagles took down visiting Charleston 74-54 Wednesday. Oran had four others score in double figures led by Chrissy Sauceda's 15 points behind four 3-pointers. Addie Kielhofner added 13 while Ashlyn McIntosh and Allie Cummins each scored 11...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran downs Lady Jays, Montgomery reaches 1,000 points (02/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Taylor Nenninger scored 21 points and the Oran Lady Eagles took down visiting Charleston 74-54 Wednesday. Oran had four others score in double figures led by Chrissy Sauceda's 15 points behind four 3-pointers. Addie Kielhofner added 13 while Ashlyn McIntosh and Allie Cummins each scored 11...
February 19, 2014 Scoreboard (02/20/14)
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High school roundup: Montgomery reaches milestone in Chaffee win (02/20/14)
Chaffee senior Charlie Montgomery scored his 1,000th career point in his final regular-season home game on Wednesday night. Montgomery's game-high 18 points helped the Red Devils beat Greenville 67-55 on Senior Night to improve to 16-9 on the season...
Bluejays slip up against Cape Central 65-59 (02/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After sharing the SEMO Conference crown each of the past two years, this looked to be the season the Charleston Bluejays reclaimed the title outright. With their win over Jackson on Saturday, the Bluejays controlled their own destiny, needing only to win their two final regular season games against Cape Central and Poplar Bluff to lock up first place...
Bluejays slip up against Cape Central 65-59 (02/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After sharing the SEMO Conference crown each of the past two years, this looked to be the season the Charleston Bluejays reclaimed the title outright. With their win over Jackson on Saturday, the Bluejays controlled their own destiny, needing only to win their two final regular season games against Cape Central and Poplar Bluff to lock up first place...
Central hands first SEMO Conference basketball loss to Charleston boys (02/19/14)
The Tigers pulled out a 65-59 win over the Bluejays
Central hands first SEMO Conference basketball loss to Charleston boys (02/19/14)
The Tigers pulled out a 65-59 win over the Bluejays
PREP ROUNDUP: East Prairie falls to Advance, Lady Jays edged by South Pemiscot (02/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ADVANCE -- Behind Lane Below's 24 points, Advance took down East Prairie on Monday 84-59. Advance led 23-13 after the first quarter and 47-24 at halftime. Damion Tipler led the Eagles' effort with 17 points with Seth bays and Dustin Bryars scoring 12 and 11 points respectively...
February 18, 2014 Scoreboard (02/18/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: East Prairie falls to Advance, Lady Jays edged by South Pemiscot (02/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ADVANCE -- Behind Lane Below's 24 points, Advance took down East Prairie on Monday 84-59. Advance led 23-13 after the first quarter and 47-24 at halftime. Damion Tipler led the Eagles' effort with 17 points with Seth bays and Dustin Bryars scoring 12 and 11 points respectively...
February 17, 2014 Scoreboard (02/17/14)
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Kelly girls post victory (02/16/14)
Tessa Johnson scored 17 points to lead the Kelly girls basketball team to a 70-62 conference victory over Charleston on Saturday in Benton, Mo. Samantha Ratledge netted 13 points for Kelly (14-8), while Payton Jones added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Kristi Brucker recorded 12 rebounds for the Hawks...
Jackson boys basketball team loses grip on SEMO Conference crown (02/16/14)
Charleston upended Jackson 66-62 to remain unbeaten in SEMO Conference play
Jackson boys basketball team loses grip on SEMO Conference crown (02/16/14)
Charleston upended Jackson 66-62 to remain unbeaten in SEMO Conference play
Kelly girls post victory (02/16/14)
Tessa Johnson scored 17 points to lead the Kelly girls basketball team to a 70-62 conference victory over Charleston on Saturday in Benton, Mo. Samantha Ratledge netted 13 points for Kelly (14-8), while Payton Jones added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Kristi Brucker recorded 12 rebounds for the Hawks...
Bluejays control SEMO Conference crown after 66-62 win over Jackson (02/15/14)
By Derek James sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Charleston's Delfincko Bogan has made a name for himself as being able to take over when the game is on the line. But on Saturday afternoon in a pivotal SEMO Conference game against Jackson, he got some help from his teammates...
Bluejays control SEMO Conference crown after 66-62 win over Jackson (02/15/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays defeated visiting Jackson Saturday evening at Charleston High School 66-62. Charleston, who is now 6-0 in SEMO Conference play, is in the driver's seat as far as clinching the regular season SEMO Conference crown. They have two conference games remaining against Poplar Bluff and Cape Central. Jackson, who is 6-1 in conference play, have Kennett remaining left on their schedule...
February 15, 2014 Scoreboard (02/15/14)
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Lady Bulldogs reach .500 mark after win over Charleston (02/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Three games in four days is no easy feat, but the Sikeston lady Bulldogs finished off their week with two straight wins to reach the .500 mark on the season. Their latest conquest came Thursday when they took down host Charleston for a 64-46 win that was led by Erica Peet's 20 points...
Lady Bulldogs reach .500 mark after win over Charleston (02/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Three games in four days is no easy feat, but the Sikeston lady Bulldogs finished off their week with two straight wins to reach the .500 mark on the season. Their latest conquest came Thursday when they took down host Charleston for a 64-46 win that was led by Erica Peet's 20 points...
PREP ROUNDUP: Randle's career night leads Lady Jays over Chaffee (02/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Charleston's Cheyenne Randle had a career game against Chaffee Wednesday. The sophomore poured in 41 points and totaled 28 rebounds -- both career-highs for her -- during Charleston's 73-43 win over Chaffee at Charleston High School...
February 13, 2014 Scoreboard (02/13/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Randle's career night leads Lady Jays over Chaffee (02/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Charleston's Cheyenne Randle had a career game against Chaffee Wednesday. The sophomore poured in 41 points and totaled 28 rebounds -- both career-highs for her -- during Charleston's 73-43 win over Chaffee at Charleston High School...
Seedings released for district basketball tournaments (02/12/14)
The seedings have been released for multiple district basketball tournaments Stoddard County schools are slated to compete in the final week of February. The Bernie Mules boys have received the No. 1 seed in Class 2, District 1, at Bloomfield. Bloomfield is seeded No. 7...
February 12, 2014 Scoreboard (02/12/14)
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Bluejays ink with colleges (02/12/14)
Charleston senior Deon Cherry (bottom row, middle) recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for Lincoln University (Submitted photo).
PREP ROUNDUP: Braves survive scare, Lady Bearcats hold off Notre Dame (02/11/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Surviving a scare, the Scott County Central Braves got 23 points from Jeffery Porter to escape visiting Oak Ridge 76-71. Porter went 4 of 14 from the floor but an almost perfect 15 of 16 from the free throw line for the Braves (15-4).LaRandis Banks added 19 points on 8 of 14 shooting and Kendall Blissett chipped in 17 points and 14 rebounds...
PREP ROUNDUP: Braves survive scare, Lady Bearcats hold off Notre Dame (02/11/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Surviving a scare, the Scott County Central Braves got 23 points from Jeffery Porter to escape visiting Oak Ridge 76-71. Porter went 4 of 14 from the floor but an almost perfect 15 of 16 from the free throw line for the Braves (15-4).LaRandis Banks added 19 points on 8 of 14 shooting and Kendall Blissett chipped in 17 points and 14 rebounds...
Games rescheduled after weather causes postponements (02/09/14)
The crucial SEMO conference boys basketball matchup between Jackson and Chaleston has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Charleston after icy roads caused the game to be postponed last week. The Notre Dame and Central girls and boys basketball teams will play Feb. 24 at the Show Me Center with the girls game starting and 6 p.m. and the boys game to follow. The Notre Dame boys will host Maplewood at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in a newly scheduled game...
Southeast Missouri State University head coach Matukewicz cashes in on area talent (02/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Though they reign as the biggest college in the area, the Southeast Missouri State University football program was known for not having much of a southeast Missouri presence. First-year head coach Tom Matukewicz changed that perception in one day...
Southeast Missouri State University head coach Matukewicz cashes in on area talent (02/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Though they reign as the biggest college in the area, the Southeast Missouri State University football program was known for not having much of a southeast Missouri presence. First-year head coach Tom Matukewicz changed that perception in one day...
Matukewicz's first Southeast Missouri State football recruiting class will include Kickapoo quarterback (02/05/14)
Several players will make their verbal commitment to Southeast Missouri State official Wednesday on National Signing Day.
Coaches v. Cancer: Bravettes routed by Poplar Bluff in shootout (02/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After playing a close first quarter against Poplar Bluff on Saturday, things quickly turned south for the Scott County Central Bravettes as the two teams faced off in the 5th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout...
Coaches v. Cancer: Bravettes routed by Poplar Bluff in shootout (02/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After playing a close first quarter against Poplar Bluff on Saturday, things quickly turned south for the Scott County Central Bravettes as the two teams faced off in the 5th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout...
Charleston edges Kennett in conference battle (02/01/14)
CHARLESTON -- Had Friday's boys basketball game between the Kennett Indians and the Charleston Bluejays lasted 34 minutes instead of 32, the Tribe might have pulled the upset. Instead, Kennett is left wondering what might have been after a late rally came up just short in a 79-75 loss to the Bluejays in SEMO Conference action at the Charleston High School gymnasium...
Tribe runs out of time at Charleston (02/01/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Had Friday's boys basketball game between the Kennett Indians and the Charleston Bluejays lasted 34 minutes instead of 32, the Tribe might have pulled the upset. Instead, Kennett is left wondering what might have been after a late rally came up just short in a 79-75 loss to the Bluejays in SEMO Conference action at the Charleston High School gymnasium...
Tribe runs out of time at Charleston (02/01/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Had Friday's boys basketball game between the Kennett Indians and the Charleston Bluejays lasted 34 minutes instead of 32, the Tribe might have pulled the upset. Instead, Kennett is left wondering what might have been after a late rally came up just short in a 79-75 loss to the Bluejays in SEMO Conference action at the Charleston High School gymnasium...
Charleston edges Kennett in conference battle (02/01/14)
CHARLESTON -- Had Friday's boys basketball game between the Kennett Indians and the Charleston Bluejays lasted 34 minutes instead of 32, the Tribe might have pulled the upset. Instead, Kennett is left wondering what might have been after a late rally came up just short in a 79-75 loss to the Bluejays in SEMO Conference action at the Charleston High School gymnasium...
Coaches v. Cancer Shootout tips off Saturday in Charleston (01/31/14)
CHARLESTON -- For the fifth year in a row the Charleston Lady Bluejays basketball team is hosting the Coaches v. Cancer Shootout on Saturday as a way to raise awareness and donations. The action will begin Saturday at noon and continue with five full games of girls varsity basketball with a host of local flavor...
January 31, 2014 Scoreboard (01/31/14)
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Coaches v. Cancer Shootout tips off Saturday in Charleston (01/31/14)
CHARLESTON -- For the fifth year in a row the Charleston Lady Bluejays basketball team is hosting the Coaches v. Cancer Shootout on Saturday as a way to raise awareness and donations. The action will begin Saturday at noon and continue with five full games of girls varsity basketball with a host of local flavor...
January 30, 2014 Scoreboard (01/30/14)
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Charleston tops district counterpart Caruthersville (01/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays didn't shy away from Caruthersville's physical play. As a matter of fact, they met it head on. The Bluejays continuously attacked the basket, created foul trouble and splintered the Tigers' lineup in the process on their way to an 84-65 win Tuesday at Charleston High School...
Mitchell leads Tribe past Twin Rivers (01/29/14)
BROSELEY, Mo. -- Needing a spark after back-to-back losses to Notre Dame and Sikeston, the Kennett Indians got one -- and then some. The Tribe (11-5) got a monster night from Kevonte Mitchell and started firing on all cylinders after a slow start on the way to a 74-46 win over the Twin Rivers Royals here Tuesday night...
Charleston tops district counterpart Caruthersville (01/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays didn't shy away from Caruthersville's physical play. As a matter of fact, they met it head on. The Bluejays continuously attacked the basket, created foul trouble and splintered the Tigers' lineup in the process on their way to an 84-65 win Tuesday at Charleston High School...
January 28, 2014 Scoreboard (01/28/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs prevail against Cape in OT, Frazier scores 35 (01/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com HILLSBORO -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs got the Hillsboro Invitational Tournament started off right on Monday with a 51-43 overtime win over Cape Central. Sikeston (6-8) used a strong first half, where they outscored the Lady Tigers 22-18, to take a 4-point lead into the fourth quarter. Cape Central managed to tie the game and force overtime, where the Lady Bulldogs outpaced them 9-1 for the win...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs prevail against Cape in OT, Frazier scores 35 (01/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com HILLSBORO -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs got the Hillsboro Invitational Tournament started off right on Monday with a 51-43 overtime win over Cape Central. Sikeston (6-8) used a strong first half, where they outscored the Lady Tigers 22-18, to take a 4-point lead into the fourth quarter. Cape Central managed to tie the game and force overtime, where the Lady Bulldogs outpaced them 9-1 for the win...
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...
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...
Kelly girls top Charleston for third at Scott-Miss. tournament (01/19/14)
By SCOTT ROSCOVIUS ~ Special to the Missourian MORLEY, Mo. -- The Kelly and Charleston girls basketball teams combined for 32 fouls, 41 free-throw attempts and 28 turnovers Friday night. And that was just the first half. It was obvious the team that adapted to the flow of the game would win, and Kelly did just that, outscoring Charleston 22-7 in the third period on its way to a 79-54 victory in the third-place game of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament at Scott County Central High School.. ...
Kelly girls top Charleston for third (01/19/14)
By SCOTT ROSCOVIUS ~ Special to the Missourian MORLEY, Mo. -- The Kelly and Charleston girls basketball teams combined for 32 fouls, 41 free-throw attempts and 28 turnovers Friday night. And that was just the first half. It was obvious the team that adapted to the flow of the game would win, and Kelly did just that, outscoring Charleston 22-7 in the third period on its way to a 79-54 victory in the third-place game of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament at Scott County Central High School.. ...
Bravettes claim back to back Scott-Mississippi titles (01/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Coming into Friday's Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament title game, all signs pointed toward the Oran Lady Eagles being newly crowned champions. Not only did Oran come into the tournament as the top-seed, but they'd already beaten their finals opponent, Scott County Central, twice this season...
Charleston outlasts SCC for sixth-straight win (01/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- They took down their Class 3 counterpart, won "Braggin' Rights" over their arch-rival and outlasted the area's Class 1 power. The last four days for the Charleston Bluejays has been a gauntlet, to say the least...
Bravettes hold off furious Charleston rally in conference semifinal (01/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Last season the Scott County Central Bravettes were forced to mount a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback to down Charleston for the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament championship. On Thursday, in this year's tournament semifinals, it was the Bravettes praying to hold on late as the Bluejay's mounted a stunning 21-point second half flurry...
Charleston outlasts SCC for sixth-straight win (01/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- They took down their Class 3 counterpart, won "Braggin' Rights" over their arch-rival and outlasted the area's Class 1 power. The last four days for the Charleston Bluejays has been a gauntlet, to say the least...
January 17, 2014 Scoreboard (01/17/14)
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Bravettes hold off furious Charleston rally in conference semifinal (01/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Last season the Scott County Central Bravettes were forced to mount a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback to down Charleston for the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament championship. On Thursday, in this year's tournament semifinals, it was the Bravettes praying to hold on late as the Bluejay's mounted a stunning 21-point second half flurry...
High school roundup: Notre Dame girls basketball team remains unbeaten (01/17/14)
Karsen Powers sank a game-high 13 points and recorded four assists and four steals as the undefeated Notre Dame girls basketball team rolled to a 56-26 victory at home over Sikeston on Thursday. Taylor Feeney had 10 points while Annie Siebert scored nine points and had eight steals for Notre Dame (9-0). Halle Lynch grabbed five rebounds for the host Bulldogs...
Bogan finishes off Sikeston, lifts Jays to 60-55 OT win (01/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Hall of Fame NBA player Jerry West was known as "Mr. Clutch" for his penchant for hitting big shots in crucial moments. The "Fireman Award" goes to the top closer in pro baseball. Charleston's Delfincko Bogan may be working on his own nickname...
Bogan gives Bluejays "Braggin' Rights" over Sikeston in OT, 60-55 (01/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Hall of Fame NBA player Jerry West was known as "Mr. Clutch" for his penchant for hitting big shots in crucial moments. The "Fireman Award" goes to the top closer in pro baseball. Charleston's Delfincko Bogan may be working on his own nickname...
Bogan, Charleston top NMCC's grisly shooting (01/15/14)
By Chris Pobst sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Charleston junior Delfincko Bogan has flourished in his closing role this season. In an instant, the 5-10 guard has turned close games into comfy wins and Tuesday was no different. Bogan scored 12 of his team-high 19 points in the second half to lead the Bluejays past New Madrid County Central 65-50. It's Charleston's second win over their fellow SEMO Conference and district foe this season...
Bravettes rout Chaffee to advance in Scott-Miss. tournament (01/15/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- They came into this year's tournament as an underdog, but that didn't stop the defending champion Scott County Central Bravettes from opening up this year's Scott-MIssissippi Conference Tournament with a big win over Chaffee...
Bogan, Charleston top NMCC's grisly shooting (01/15/14)
By Chris Pobst sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Charleston junior Delfincko Bogan has flourished in his closing role this season. In an instant, the 5-10 guard has turned close games into comfy wins and Tuesday was no different. Bogan scored 12 of his team-high 19 points in the second half to lead the Bluejays past New Madrid County Central 65-50. It's Charleston's second win over their fellow SEMO Conference and district foe this season...
Bravettes rout Chaffee to advance in Scott-Miss. tournament (01/15/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- They came into this year's tournament as an underdog, but that didn't stop the defending champion Scott County Central Bravettes from opening up this year's Scott-MIssissippi Conference Tournament with a big win over Chaffee...
January 14, 2014 Scoreboard (01/14/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Bluejays cruise by Malden (01/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Delfincko Bogan scored a game-high 36 points and the Charleston Bluejays cruised to an 82-64 win over Malden Friday on the road. Robert Bogan added 14 points for Charleston, who led 33-24 at halftime. Malden (5-6) was paced by Cortez Dobbins' 32 points...
Bulldogs roll in Pemiscot County battle with North Pem (01/11/14)
STEELE, Mo. -- For the second time in four days, the South Pemiscot Bulldogs used a strong start to build a big lead early and never look back as they took a 66-20 win over the North Pemiscot Mustangs here Friday night. South Pem led 29-5 after one quarter, 42-10 at the half and 63-12 entering the final period...
Bulldogs roll in Pemiscot County battle with North Pem (01/11/14)
STEELE, Mo. -- For the second time in four days, the South Pemiscot Bulldogs used a strong start to build a big lead early and never look back as they took a 66-20 win over the North Pemiscot Mustangs here Friday night. South Pem led 29-5 after one quarter, 42-10 at the half and 63-12 entering the final period...
PREP ROUNDUP: Bluejays cruise by Malden (01/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Delfincko Bogan scored a game-high 36 points and the Charleston Bluejays cruised to an 82-64 win over Malden Friday on the road. Robert Bogan added 14 points for Charleston, who led 33-24 at halftime. Malden (5-6) was paced by Cortez Dobbins' 32 points...
Lady Jays take down Caruthersville (01/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- In their final tuneup before the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament, the Charleston Lady Bluejays rode a dominant third quarter to a 67-24 win over visiting Caruthersville. "We didn't come out and play very well in the first half," Charleston head coach Josh Thompson said. "We missed a lot of easy shots and didn't handle the ball an awful lot. The third quarter we really turned it on and played like we should play."...
January 10, 2014 Scoreboard (01/10/14)
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Lady Jays take down Caruthersville (01/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- In their final tuneup before the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament, the Charleston Lady Bluejays rode a dominant third quarter to a 67-24 win over visiting Caruthersville. "We didn't come out and play very well in the first half," Charleston head coach Josh Thompson said. "We missed a lot of easy shots and didn't handle the ball an awful lot. The third quarter we really turned it on and played like we should play."...
PREP ROUNDUP: East Prairie takes down Cubs (01/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRARIE -- The East Prairie Eagles defeated Bell City 75-51 Tuesday at East Prairie High School. Additional information was not available at press time. Prep Baseball COLUMBIA (SMNS) -- District assignments and host sites have been announced for district baseball tournaments for the spring of 2014...
District baseball classifications and host sites announced (01/08/14)
District assignments and host sites have been announced for district baseball tournaments for the spring of 2014. Three SCAA schools will compete in Class 1, District 2; three SCAA schools will compete in Class 2, District 3; one SCAA school will compete in Class 3, District 2; and one SCAA school will compete in Class 4, District 1...
Bogan pushes Charleston past ND late (01/05/14)
Delfincko Bogan scored 10 points in the final three minutes to help the Bluejays win 58-45
Bogan pushes Charleston past ND late (01/05/14)
the junior scored 10 points in the final three minutes to help the Bluejays win 58-45
Delfincko Bogan ices Charleston victory over Notre Dame (01/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- It always helps to have a closer. When things get tight, that one player that can finish the job. Charleston's got one in Delfincko Bogan. The 5-foot-10 junior seems to have an extra gear he can kick into late in games and the Charleston Bluejays needed him to find that gear on Friday at Notre Dame in a SEMO Conference matchup...
Delfincko Bogan ices Charleston victory over Notre Dame (01/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- It always helps to have a closer. When things get tight, that one player that can finish the job. Charleston's got one in Delfincko Bogan. The 5-foot-10 junior seems to have an extra gear he can kick into late in games and the Charleston Bluejays needed him to find that gear on Friday at Notre Dame in a SEMO Conference matchup...
2013 Stoddard County Sports Year-in-Review (01/03/14)
The accomplishments by Stoddard County athletes were unprecedented and at times unheard of at their respective programs before 2013. Other accomplishments represented continued success of traditional powerhouses in Stoddard County. The success continued for the Dexter Bearcats girls basketball program from the start of the calendar year until the end of 2013 under head coach Chad Allen. ...
January 3, 2014 Scoreboard (01/03/14)
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High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team holds off Bluff (01/03/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team holds off Bluff (01/03/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
2013 Stoddard County Sports Year-in-Review (01/03/14)
The accomplishments by Stoddard County athletes were unprecedented and at times unheard of at their respective programs before 2013. Other accomplishments represented continued success of traditional powerhouses in Stoddard County. The success continued for the Dexter Bearcats girls basketball program from the start of the calendar year until the end of 2013 under head coach Chad Allen. ...
Sikeston-Charleston, Oran-Bernie to play at the Show Me Center in "Braggin' Rights" games (01/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Though the marquee matchup of Jan. 7 will be Sikeston v. Charleston, the "Battle for Braggin' Rights" night at the Show Me Center has turned what used to be a two-team spotlight into a basketball showcase...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Jays upend Scott City in home opener (01/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays won their home opener Thursday over Scott City 76-64. Sierra Frazier led the Lady Bluejays with 24 points while Juwanna Walker and Cheyenne Randle added 23 and 20 apiece. Natalie Woods led Scott City with 17...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Jays upend Scott City in home opener (01/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays won their home opener Thursday over Scott City 76-64. Sierra Frazier led the Lady Bluejays with 24 points while Juwanna Walker and Cheyenne Randle added 23 and 20 apiece. Natalie Woods led Scott City with 17...
Sikeston-Charleston, Oran-Bernie to play at the Show Me Center in "Braggin' Rights" games (01/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Though the marquee matchup of Jan. 7 will be Sikeston v. Charleston, the "Battle for Braggin' Rights" night at the Show Me Center has turned what used to be a two-team spotlight into a basketball showcase...
Bluejays hold off SCC to end seMissourian Christmas Tournament with third (12/31/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- With no hopes of winning the tournament this year, No. 2 Charleston and No. 5 Scott County Central both wanted to finish the seMissourian Christmas Tournament with the best record possible. The Bluejays succeeded while the Braves may have taken a step in the wrong direction according to head coach Frank Staple during Charleston's 81-74 third-place victory at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau...
Christmas Tournament: Charleston bounces back for third place against SCC (12/31/13)
The Bluejays (7-4) overcame a sloppy start to capture third place with an 81-74 victory Monday night at the Show Me Center.
Bluejays hold off SCC to end seMissourian Christmas Tournament with third (12/31/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- With no hopes of winning the tournament this year, No. 2 Charleston and No. 5 Scott County Central both wanted to finish the seMissourian Christmas Tournament with the best record possible. The Bluejays succeeded while the Braves may have taken a step in the wrong direction according to head coach Frank Staple during Charleston's 81-74 third-place victory at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau...
Christmas Tournament: Charleston bounces back for third place against SCC (12/31/13)
The Bluejays (7-4) overcame a sloppy start to capture third place with an 81-74 victory Monday night at the Show Me Center.
Jackson, Cape to meet for Christmas tournament championship (12/30/13)
The Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament wraps up today with four games.
Offense at a premium for Bluejays in semifinal (12/30/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Cape Central caused all sorts of problems for the second-seeded Charleston Bluejays. The taller Tigers squad made it difficult for Charleston (6-4) to find driving lanes and score from underneath the bucket. Add to it that the Bluejays struggled from the floor, shooting 1 of 21 from 3-point range, which limited their scoring options...
Box Score: Charleston 81, Scott County Central 74 (12/30/13)
(2) Charleston 81, (5) Scott County Central 74 CHARLESTON (81) -- Kelvondre Moore 7, Robert Bogan 14, Delfincko Bogan 27, Demontrail Clark 3, Shandor Webster 10, Mike Kellum 10, Timontrell Horton 10. FG 30, FT 11-17, F 21. (3-pointers: Moore 1, Clark 1, Kellum 2. Fouled out: Horton)...
December 30, 2013 Scoreboard (12/30/13)
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Offense at a premium for Bluejays in semifinal (12/30/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Cape Central caused all sorts of problems for the second-seeded Charleston Bluejays. The taller Tigers squad made it difficult for Charleston (6-4) to find driving lanes and score from underneath the bucket. Add to it that the Bluejays struggled from the floor, shooting 1 of 21 from 3-point range, which limited their scoring options...
Rivals Jackson, Cape meet for championship (12/30/13)
the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament wraps up today with four games
Central avenges tournament loss to Charleston, wins 71-47 (12/29/13)
Central suffered a 20-point loss at the hands of Charleston in the championship game of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament a year ago. When the two teams met in a semifinal game of the tournament Saturday night at the Show Me Center, it was nearly the opposite outcome...
Saxony wins at Bloomfield Christmas Tournament (12/29/13)
Jack Lake scored a game-high 22 points and recorded 14 rebounds and nine blocks to lead the fifth-seeded Crusaders to a 60-52 victory over No. 13 Doniphan in a consolation quarterfinal in the 57th Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament. Ryan Palmer netted 18 points, half of which came from behind the arc, and Chase Steffens added eight points and tallied four assists for Saxony Lutheran (5-3)...
High school roundup: Saxony wins at Bloomfield Christmas Tournament (12/29/13)
Jack Lake scored a game-high 22 points and recorded 14 rebounds and nine blocks to lead the fifth-seeded Crusaders to a 60-52 victory over No. 13 Doniphan in a consolation quarterfinal in the 57th Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament. Ryan Palmer netted 18 points, half of which came from behind the arc, and Chase Steffens added eight points and tallied four assists for Saxony Lutheran (5-3)...
Christmas Tournament: Central avenges tournament loss to Charleston, advances to final (12/29/13)
Central suffered a 20-point loss at the hands of Charleston in the championship game of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament a year ago. When the two teams met in a semifinal game of the tournament Saturday night at the Show Me Center, it was nearly the opposite outcome...
Charleston hot from beyond the arc in win over the Red Devils (12/29/13)
Charleston made its first four 3-point attempts of the game in its matchup against Chaffee on Friday night. Those makes came in the first 2 minutes, 41 seconds of the game and helped the Bluejays build a 14-5 lead. Charleston never trailed and cruised to a 79-46 victory over seventh-seeded Chaffee in a quarterfinal of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center...
Christmas Tournament: Charleston hot from beyond the arc in win over Chaffee (12/28/13)
Charleston made its first four 3-point attempts of the game in its matchup against Chaffee on Friday night. Those makes came in the first 2 minutes, 41 seconds of the game and helped the Bluejays build a 14-5 lead. Charleston never trailed and cruised to a 79-46 victory over seventh-seeded Chaffee in a quarterfinal of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center...
seMissourian Roundup: Bluejays rout Chaffee, advance to tournament semifinals (12/28/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Charleston Bluejays got a quick start from Delfincko Bogan and cruised to a 79-46 win over the Chaffee Red Devils Friday during the championship quarterfinals of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau...
Box Score: Central 71, Charleston 47 (12/28/13)
(2) Charleston 47, (3) Cape Central 71 CENTRAL (71) -- Niklus Thompson 1, Al Young 15, Jalen Reddin 2, Jamal Cox 17, Chase Haggerty 6, Mikey Jones 9, Dusty Tolbert 2, Andre Statam 19. FG 28, FT 14-18. (3-pointers: Young 1). CHARLESTON (47) -- Christian Allen 1, Robert Bogan 17, Delfincko Bogan 19, Demontrail Clark 2, Shandor Webster 7, Mike Kellum 1. FG 14, FT 18-26. (3-pointers: D. Bogan 1. Fouled out: none)...
seMissourian Roundup: Bluejays rout Chaffee, advance to tournament semifinals (12/28/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Charleston Bluejays got a quick start from Delfincko Bogan and cruised to a 79-46 win over the Chaffee Red Devils Friday during the championship quarterfinals of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau...
Top seeds breeze through first day of seMissourian Christmas Tournament (12/27/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The first round of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament were filled with lopsided scores as the favorites took each of the first eight games. The second-seeded Charleston Bluejays defeated No. 15 Bell City 99-21 in the second game of the day...
December 27, 2013 Scoreboard (12/27/13)
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Box Score: Charleston 79, Chaffee 46 (12/27/13)
(2) Charleston 79, (7) Chaffee 46 CHAFFEE (46) -- Layton Tenkhoff 7, Peyton Montgomery 7, Storm Estes 3, Tyler Golden 8, Charlie Montgomery 12, Trevor Morehead. FG 19, FT 6-14, F 12. (3-pointers: Tenkhoff 1, Estes 1. Fouled out: none) CHARLESTON (79) -- Kelvondre Moore 6, Christian Allen 2, Robert Bogan 9, Delfincko Bogan 24, Demontrail Clark 2, Shandor Webster 16, Jamael Nelson 5, Mike Kellum 7, Dyrel Pierce 2, Timontrell Horton 6. ...
Top seeds breeze through first day of seMissourian Christmas Tournament (12/27/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The first round of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament were filled with lopsided scores as the favorites took each of the first eight games. The second-seeded Charleston Bluejays defeated No. 15 Bell City 99-21 in the second game of the day...
Top seeds easily advance to next round (12/27/13)
The top-seeded Jackson Indians opened the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament with a 71-6 rout of No. 16 Delta and improved to 6-0 on the season. Junior Blake Reynolds led Jackson, which had 11 players score, with 19 points. Calvin Lysell and Brandon Lueders also scored in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively...
Top seeds easily advance to next round (12/27/13)
The top-seeded Jackson Indians opened the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament with a 71-6 rout of No. 16 Delta and improved to 6-0 on the season. Junior Blake Reynolds led Jackson, which had 11 players score, with 19 points. Calvin Lysell and Brandon Lueders also scored in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively...
December 26, 2013 Scoreboard (12/26/13)
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Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament roundup: Top seeds easily advance (12/26/13)
The top-seeded Indians opened the tournament with a 71-6 rout of No. 16 Delta and improved to 6-0 on the season. Junior Blake Reynolds led Jackson, which had 11 players score, with 19 points. Calvin Lysell and Brandon Lueders also scored in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively...
Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament roundup: Top seeds easily advance (12/26/13)
The top-seeded Indians opened the tournament with a 71-6 rout of No. 16 Delta and improved to 6-0 on the season. Junior Blake Reynolds led Jackson, which had 11 players score, with 19 points. Calvin Lysell and Brandon Lueders also scored in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively...
Poplar Bluff to host inaugural spring softball final four in 2014 (12/25/13)
Kennett softball coach Kevin McCaig has a new motivational tool that will be available to 81 high school softball coaches in Missouri entering the 2014 spring season. The playoffs High school spring softball programs that do not participate in the fall softball state playoffs will no longer have to settle for end-of-the season conference tournaments being the highlight of their spring season...
2013 All-Standard Democrat Football Team (12/24/13)
About this team: The All-SD team was chosen by the Standard Democrat sports department from our coverage area that includes:  Chaffee, Charleston, Dexter, East Prairie, NMCC, Portageville and Sikeston. QB -- Peyton Montgomery jr., 6-0, 167, Chaffee...
Dexter routs NMCC as they look for third-straight Classic title (12/24/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- Just fives days after picking up a win on New Madrid County Central's home court, the Dexter Lady Bearcats took down the Lady Eagles once again Monday to advance in the Lady Royals Holiday Classic at Twin Rivers High School...
2013 All-Standard Democrat Football Team (12/24/13)
About this team: The All-SD team was chosen by the Standard Democrat sports department from our coverage area that includes:  Chaffee, Charleston, Dexter, East Prairie, NMCC, Portageville and Sikeston. QB -- Peyton Montgomery jr., 6-0, 167, Chaffee...
Dexter routs NMCC as they look for third-straight Classic title (12/24/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- Just fives days after picking up a win on New Madrid County Central's home court, the Dexter Lady Bearcats took down the Lady Eagles once again Monday to advance in the Lady Royals Holiday Classic at Twin Rivers High School...
Dexter basketball team cruises to semifinals of Lady Royals Classic (12/24/13)
BROSELEY, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball program is halfway to its third straight Lady Royals Classic championship. Undefeated Dexter experienced little difficulty advancing to the championship semifinals of four-round 16-team double-elimination tournament...
Most favorites advance at Lady Royals Classic (12/23/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- The first round of the Twin Rivers Lady Royals Classic kicked off Saturday and all but one favorite advanced to the quarterfinals. Ninth-seeded New Madrid County Central defeated No. 8 Charleston 93-82 in a mild upset. NMCC will take on top-seeded Dexter today at 3 p.m...
December 21, 2013 Scoreboard (12/21/13)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston freshman pull off thrilling win (12/20/13)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston freshman boys basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a thrilling 55-54 overtime victory over Kennett on Thursday at the Sikeston Field House. Sikeston won the game when, trailing 54-52, Phayzun Fobbs hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 3 seconds left to grab the one point lead. Kennett quickly inbounded the ball but a final desperation heave was well off the mark prompting a wild celebration of the Bulldog players...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston freshman pull off thrilling win (12/20/13)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston freshman boys basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a thrilling 55-54 overtime victory over Kennett on Thursday at the Sikeston Field House. Sikeston won the game when, trailing 54-52, Phayzun Fobbs hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 3 seconds left to grab the one point lead. Kennett quickly inbounded the ball but a final desperation heave was well off the mark prompting a wild celebration of the Bulldog players...
High school roundup: Uelsmann's double-double leads Scott City boys to win (12/20/13)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Uelsmann's double-double leads Scott City boys to win (12/20/13)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
December 19, 2013 Scoreboard (12/19/13)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
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...
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...
December 17, 2013 Scoreboard (12/17/13)
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Bogan leads Jays to SEMO Conference consolation title (12/14/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It may not be the one they're accustomed to, but the Charleston Bluejays walked out of the SEMO Conference Tournament with a championship. Playing Poplar Bluff on Friday, Charleston used a brilliant performance from junior Delfincko Bogan to overcome a double-digit third quarter deficit to down the Mules 79-67 and claim the consolation bracket title...
Bogan leads Jays to SEMO Conference consolation title (12/14/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It may not be the one they're accustomed to, but the Charleston Bluejays walked out of the SEMO Conference Tournament with a championship. Playing Poplar Bluff on Friday, Charleston used a brilliant performance from junior Delfincko Bogan to overcome a double-digit third quarter deficit to down the Mules 79-67 and claim the consolation bracket title...
December 13, 2013 Scoreboard (12/13/13)
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Stars score, Bluejays outpace NMCC to advance in SEMO Conference consolation (12/12/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Charleston has Delfincko Bogan. New Madrid County Central counters with Willie Jimerson. The plan was the same for both teams when it came to guarding their top scorers Wednesday night during Charleston's 74-62 win of the consolation semifinals during the SEMO Conference Tournament at the Sikeston Field House...
Stars score, Bluejays outpace NMCC to advance in SEMO Conference consolation (12/12/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Charleston has Delfincko Bogan. New Madrid County Central counters with Willie Jimerson. The plan was the same for both teams when it came to guarding their top scorers Wednesday night during Charleston's 74-62 win of the consolation semifinals during the SEMO Conference Tournament at the Sikeston Field House...
Dexter M.S. boys sweep Charleston in final basketball games of 2013 season (12/12/13)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Dexter middle school boys basketball program ended its season on a high note Wednesday night. The Dexter Bearcats collected a pair of victories at traditional juggernaut Charleston. The Dexter seventh grade improved to 13-1 on the season with a 34-29 victory against Charleston...
Dexter M.S. boys sweep Charleston in final basketball games of 2013 season (12/12/13)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Dexter middle school boys basketball program ended its season on a high note Wednesday night. The Dexter Bearcats collected a pair of victories at traditional juggernaut Charleston. The Dexter seventh grade improved to 13-1 on the season with a 34-29 victory against Charleston...
Miscues cost Charleston in upset loss to Notre Dame (12/11/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Coming into this week's SEMO Conference Tournament it had been nearly four years since the Charleston Bluejays let a game slip to the Notre Dame Bulldogs. Winners of six straight meetings, the Bluejays looked prime for another on Tuesday when Delfincko Bogan hit an overtime inducing 3-pointer to cap a double-digit fourth quarter comeback...
Sikeston junior high sweeps Charleston (12/11/13)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston eighth grade basketball team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 57-51 victory over Charleston. Sikeston rallied from a 25-point third quarter deficit to pull out the win. Charleston led 16-11 after one quarter and held a 32-20 lead going into halftime...
Media releases 2013 All-State football teams (12/11/13)
The 2013 Media All-State football team was released late Tuesday night giving plenty of local athletes the all-state nod. Portageville's Ben Story made the Class 1 first team as a defensive back. The 5-9, 175 senior finished the season with 41 tackles, 11 interceptions and three defensive touchdowns...
December 11, 2013 Scoreboard (12/11/13)
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Sikeston junior high sweeps Charleston (12/11/13)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston eighth grade basketball team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 57-51 victory over Charleston. Sikeston rallied from a 25-point third quarter deficit to pull out the win. Charleston led 16-11 after one quarter and held a 32-20 lead going into halftime...
Miscues cost Charleston in upset loss to Notre Dame (12/11/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Coming into this week's SEMO Conference Tournament it had been nearly four years since the Charleston Bluejays let a game slip to the Notre Dame Bulldogs. Winners of six straight meetings, the Bluejays looked prime for another on Tuesday when Delfincko Bogan hit an overtime inducing 3-pointer to cap a double-digit fourth quarter comeback...
Notre Dame bests Charleston in overtime (12/11/13)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Thirty-two minutes of basketball weren't enough to decide a winner between the Notre Dame and Charleston boys basketball teams Tuesday in the first round of the SEMO Conference Tournament at the Sikeston Fieldhouse. The players and fans deserved -- and got -- more...
Notre Dame bests Charleston in overtime (12/11/13)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Thirty-two minutes of basketball weren't enough to decide a winner between the Notre Dame and Charleston boys basketball teams Tuesday in the first round of the SEMO Conference Tournament at the Sikeston Fieldhouse. The players and fans deserved -- and got -- more...
December 10, 2013 Scoreboard (12/10/13)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
SEMO Conference Tournament latest to be postponed by winter weather (12/09/13)
The SEMO Conference Tournament has been postponed a day due to the winter road conditions throughout the area. All game times will remain the same but the opening round will begin tonight. Charleston and Notre Dame will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by Jackson-Poplar Bluff at 7 p.m. Sikeston and NMCC will play the last game of the night at 8 p.m...
Media picks 2013 All-Region football team (12/07/13)
The 2013 Southeast Missouri Media All-Region football team was recently released. This team was nominated and selected by a panel of sportswriters from eight publications. A full list is as followed: Class 4 & 5 First Team Offense QB - Dante Vandeven, jr., 6-2, 190, Jackson...
Southeast Missouri All-Region high school football teams (12/06/13)
The 2013 Southeast Missouri All-Region football teams as nominated and selected by a panel of sportswriters from eight publications: Class 4/5 First Team Offense QB -- Dante Vandeven, jr., 6-2, 190, Jackson RB -- Mikey Jones, sr., 6-2, 205, Cape Central...
Three Dexter players make media all-region football team (12/06/13)
The Missouri Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association released its all-region football team today. Three Dexter players were selected to the Class 3 team. Dexter senior D.J. Dowdy was selected as a first-team all-purpose offensive player. Dexter senior offensive lineman Drew Mason was selected as a second-team offensive player...
Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe wins Carr Trophy (12/04/13)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF -- Darrell Monroe finally took home that elusive Carr Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the SEMO Conference. A finalist for a second straight year, Monroe picked up the honor Wednesday night at the 68th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet...
Farmer wins No. 600, Jays rout Dexter (12/04/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- For a career as long and storied as that of Charleston head coach Danny Farmer's, plenty of milestones have come along the way. Not the least of which is the seven state titles he's accrued in his time helming the Scott County Central girls' program and his current position as coach of the Bluejays...
Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe wins Carr Trophy (12/04/13)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF -- Darrell Monroe finally took home that elusive Carr Trophy as the most outstanding football player in the SEMO Conference. A finalist for a second straight year, Monroe picked up the honor Wednesday night at the 68th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet...
Farmer wins No. 600, Jays rout Dexter (12/04/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- For a career as long and storied as that of Charleston head coach Danny Farmer's, plenty of milestones have come along the way. Not the least of which is the seven state titles he's accrued in his time helming the Scott County Central girls' program and his current position as coach of the Bluejays...
Dexter boys drop varsity basketball opener at Charleston 80-33 (12/04/13)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Bluejays jumped out to a 12-0 lead less than four minutes into the first quarter and maintained a double digit advantage the rest of the way as it cruised to an 80-33 victory against the Dexter Bearcats varsity boys basketball team Tuesday night at Charleston...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bluejays top East Prairie, SCC earns first win (12/03/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Coming back from a two-point halftime deficit the Charleston Lady Bluejays took down East Prairie 73-63 for their first win of the season. After taking a five-point advantage out of the first quarter the Lady Bluejays were outscored 27-20 in the second quarter. Only trailing by two-points Charleston came out of the locker room and outscored East Prairie 20-13 in the third to retake the lead...
December 3, 2013 Scoreboard (12/03/13)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bluejays top East Prairie, SCC earns first win (12/03/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Coming back from a two-point halftime deficit the Charleston Lady Bluejays took down East Prairie 73-63 for their first win of the season. After taking a five-point advantage out of the first quarter the Lady Bluejays were outscored 27-20 in the second quarter. Only trailing by two-points Charleston came out of the locker room and outscored East Prairie 20-13 in the third to retake the lead...
Bluejays cruise past Covington 70-47 (12/02/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Rebounding from Friday's loss to West Memphis, Ark., the Charleston Bluejays picked up their first win of the season Saturday against Covington, Tenn., on the second day of the Riverbend Classic. Led by Delfincko Bogan's 25 points, the Bluejays pulled away before maintaining a double-digit lead the entire second half en rout to a 70-47 finish...
Bluejays cruise past Covington 70-47 (12/02/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Rebounding from Friday's loss to West Memphis, Ark., the Charleston Bluejays picked up their first win of the season Saturday against Covington, Tenn., on the second day of the Riverbend Classic. Led by Delfincko Bogan's 25 points, the Bluejays pulled away before maintaining a double-digit lead the entire second half en rout to a 70-47 finish...
Inexperience cost Jays in season opener (11/29/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The Charleston Bluejays were stacked with veteran players a season ago who knew how to handle certain situations. Charleston head coach Danny Farmer is having to throw most of his team in the fire this year as he breaks in a new team that lacks experience, which proved costly in their season opener Friday...
Inexperience cost Jays in season opener (11/29/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The Charleston Bluejays were stacked with veteran players a season ago who knew how to handle certain situations. Charleston head coach Danny Farmer is having to throw most of his team in the fire this year as he breaks in a new team that lacks experience, which proved costly in their season opener Friday...
Sikeston's junior varsity tops Charleston in tournament (11/28/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston junior varsity team opened its season with a 66-46 victory over Charleston on Wednesday in the Notre Dame Junior Varsity Tournament. Sikeston trailed 13-9 after one quarter but out-scored the Bluejays 21-10 in the second quarter to take a 30-23 lead into halftime. They continued to extend the lead from there, holding a 49-36 lead heading into the fourth quarter...
Sikeston's junior varsity tops Charleston in tournament (11/28/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston junior varsity team opened its season with a 66-46 victory over Charleston on Wednesday in the Notre Dame Junior Varsity Tournament. Sikeston trailed 13-9 after one quarter but out-scored the Bluejays 21-10 in the second quarter to take a 30-23 lead into halftime. They continued to extend the lead from there, holding a 49-36 lead heading into the fourth quarter...
Basketball Preview: Dexter Bearcats (11/28/13)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity boys basketball team enters the 2013-14 season with two returning starters off of last season's squad that finished 7-17. "Last year we lost several kids for the year with injuries during football season," Dexter longtime basketball coach Rob Nichols said. ...
Charleston Bluejays set to reload for another playoff push (11/27/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- As the adage goes, the Charleston Bluejays never seem to rebuild, they just reload. This perception is backed up by the fact that despite losing a slew of seniors the Bluejays entered the 2013-14 season ranked fifth in the MBCA/MOsports.com preseason poll...
East Prairie takes opener, Charleston and SCC fall (11/27/13)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA -- Kicking off their season on Tuesday the East Prairie Eagles routed the Delta Bobcats 68-23. East Prairie used a strong 18-5 start to distance themselves from the Bobcats before going into the half up 30-17. By outscoring Delta 38-6 in the second half the Eagles locked up the win...
Dexter Bearcats enter new season as a healthy team, finally (11/27/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- For a team that had already lost its top scorer to graduation, everything that could have went wrong did last season for the Dexter Bearcats. Before the year could even get underway, the Bearcats lost their most steady hand, Chase Young, to an ACL tear that was only the start of an injury plagued campaign...
Charleston Bluejays set to reload for another playoff push (11/27/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- As the adage goes, the Charleston Bluejays never seem to rebuild, they just reload. This perception is backed up by the fact that despite losing a slew of seniors the Bluejays entered the 2013-14 season ranked fifth in the MBCA/MOsports.com preseason poll...
East Prairie takes opener, Charleston and SCC fall (11/27/13)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA -- Kicking off their season on Tuesday the East Prairie Eagles routed the Delta Bobcats 68-23. East Prairie used a strong 18-5 start to distance themselves from the Bobcats before going into the half up 30-17. By outscoring Delta 38-6 in the second half the Eagles locked up the win...
High school roundup: Jackson girls debut with 60-41 win over Farmington (11/27/13)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Jackson girls debut with 60-41 win over Farmington (11/27/13)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Lady Jays chase same goal with different look (11/23/13)
CHARLESTON -- Though the goal remains the same, a district championship, the Charleston Lady Bluejays will have a different look when they take the floor in 2013. After pounding the ball inside to such imposing presences as E'Neikqua Ewing and Dazique Gillespie the Lady Bluejays will relay on a smaller, faster group of girls as they adjust to a new style of play...
Lady Jays chase same goal with different look (11/23/13)
CHARLESTON -- Though the goal remains the same, a district championship, the Charleston Lady Bluejays will have a different look when they take the floor in 2013. After pounding the ball inside to such imposing presences as E'Neikqua Ewing and Dazique Gillespie the Lady Bluejays will relay on a smaller, faster group of girls as they adjust to a new style of play...
Parity floods this year's SEMO Conference basketball tournament (11/21/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Charleston head coach Danny Farmer can't remember a time in the last seven years when seeding the SEMO Conference tournament was this tough. Farmer, who is entering his 16th year as the head coach of the Bluejays, used words like "parity" and "evenly-matched" to describe every team in this year's field of eight...
Parity floods this year's SEMO Conference basketball tournament (11/21/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Charleston head coach Danny Farmer can't remember a time in the last seven years when seeding the SEMO Conference tournament was this tough. Farmer, who is entering his 16th year as the head coach of the Bluejays, used words like "parity" and "evenly-matched" to describe every team in this year's field of eight...
"Dunkin' with Dads" promotes fatherhood and father-figures (11/21/13)
CHARLESTON -- Hearnes Elementary and Charleston Middle schools in Charleston recently had its "Dunkin' With Dads (and other importment men)" night. The event was held at Charleston Middle School for students in prekindergarten through eighth grade and their fathers (or father-figures)...
Riverbend to feature new teams but same tough competition (11/15/13)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- While most of southeast Missouri will spend the day after Thanksgiving searching for Black Friday deals, area sports fans will get their first taste of high school basketball action. That's when the 15th Annual Riverbend Classic Shootout kicks off the usual blend of top local teams going against top-tier, out-of-state competition...
2013-2014 Charleston Girls Basketball Schedule (11/15/13)
2013-2014 Charleston Boys Basketball Schedule (11/14/13)
Jackson hosts Poplar Bluff in rematch (11/06/13)
Class 5 District 1 (3) Poplar Bluff (6-4) at (2) Jackson (6-3) Winner plays: (4) Rockwood Summit (4-6) at (1) Vianney (6-3) Last week: Poplar Bluff 34, Seckman 6; Jackson bye; Rockwood Summit 39, Fox 7; Vianney bye Outlook: It's been 12 days since Jackson last played a game, and it's been 26 days since the Indians' last win...
Scott City stuns Charleston in district quarterfinal (11/01/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Playing the underdogs served Scott City well Thursday night as they kicked off the Class 2, District 1 tournament. Going into third-seeded Charleston's stadium, the sixth-seeded Scott City Rams put up two late touchdowns to stun the Bluejays in a 20-14 win that propels them to the tournament semifinals...
Scott City stuns Charleston in district quarterfinal (11/01/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Playing the underdogs served Scott City well Thursday night as they kicked off the Class 2, District 1 tournament. Going into third-seeded Charleston's stadium, the sixth-seeded Scott City Rams put up two late touchdowns to stun the Bluejays in a 20-14 win that propels them to the tournament semifinals...
Scott City football team upsets Charleston 20-14 (11/01/13)
Braden Cox passed for two touchdowns and 56 yards as the sixth-seeded Rams pulled a big upset over the third-seeded Blue Jays with a 20-14 victory in the Class 2 District 1 tournament at Charleston. The Rams jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter when Cox connected with Austin Spriggs on a 4-yard pass with 2 minutes, 31 seconds left in the first quarter, but Charleston quickly replied to tie the game on Devonte Ware's 57-yard run with 1:01 left in the quarter...
Scott City upsets Charleston 20-14 (11/01/13)
Braden Cox passed for two touchdowns and 56 yards as the sixth-seeded Rams pulled a big upset over the third-seeded Blue Jays with a 20-14 victory in the Class 2 District 1 tournament at Charleston. The Rams jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter when Cox connected with Austin Spriggs on a 4-yard pass with 2 minutes, 31 seconds left in the first quarter, but Charleston quickly replied to tie the game on Devonte Ware's 57-yard run with 1:01 left in the quarter...
Prep Football Glance: District Quarterfinal (10/31/13)
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. (5)St. Vincent at (4)Portageville Records: St. Vincent (5-4); Portageville (5-3)...
District play begins for H.S. football (10/31/13)
Class 4 District 1 (7) Farmington (1-8) at (2) Central (5-4) Last week: Central 62, Festus 56; Affton 62, Farmington 28 Outlook: Central will be looking for its second win of the season over Farmington after it jump-started its current four-game winning streak with a 59-21 win over the Knights in Week 6...
Prep Football Glance: District Quarterfinal (10/31/13)
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. (5)St. Vincent at (4)Portageville Records: St. Vincent (5-4); Portageville (5-3)...