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PREP ROUNDUP: Dexter nabs its first win, Lady Jays upset by Greenville (12/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Austin Chesser scored a game-high 26 points to lead Dexter to its first win of the season against Richland Friday 75-40. The Bearcats (1-5) also added 19 points from Jason Jarrell and 14 more from Jacob Pedigo...
PREP ROUNDUP: Dexter nabs its first win, Lady Jays upset by Greenville (12/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Austin Chesser scored a game-high 26 points to lead Dexter to its first win of the season against Richland Friday 75-40. The Bearcats (1-5) also added 19 points from Jason Jarrell and 14 more from Jacob Pedigo...
December 19, 2014 Scoreboard (12/19/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston falls on the road to Greene Co. Tech 68-61 (12/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PARAGOULD, Ark. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs fell to 2-3 on the season Tuesday following its 68-61 road loss to Greene County Tech in Paragould, Ark. Sikeston's current three-game losing streak is its first since 2006. Senior Corbyn Blissett led Sikeston with 20 points while freshman Fred Thatch added 16. Sikeston went 15 of 28 from the free throw line...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston falls on the road to Greene Co. Tech 68-61 (12/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PARAGOULD, Ark. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs fell to 2-3 on the season Tuesday following its 68-61 road loss to Greene County Tech in Paragould, Ark. Sikeston's current three-game losing streak is its first since 2006. Senior Corbyn Blissett led Sikeston with 20 points while freshman Fred Thatch added 16. Sikeston went 15 of 28 from the free throw line...
December 16, 2014 Scoreboard (12/16/14)
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Usually spot on, SEMO Conference seeds were anything but this year (12/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Historically the seedings for the SEMO Conference tournament have been spot on. That wasn't the case this year. The 2014 tournament was littered with upsets and for the first time since its inception in 2006 two underdogs, as far as seedings go, made it to the championship game...
Jackson scorches Charleston to claim third place in conference tourney (12/13/14)
When does a third-place take on some glitter for a No. 1 seed? When a team with pride answers to its own challenge just 24 hours after a sour performance.
Dismal night for Charleston ends with third-place loss to Jackson (12/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- If the Charleston Bluejays had one thing to take solace in as they entered halftime against Jackson on Friday, it's that things couldn't go much worse than what transpired in the first two quarters. On a night where they led from start-to-finish, the Indians scored 20-straight points during one stretch in the first quarter and took a handsome 26-point edge into halftime...
Dismal night for Charleston ends with third-place loss to Jackson (12/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- If the Charleston Bluejays had one thing to take solace in as they entered halftime against Jackson on Friday, it's that things couldn't go much worse than what transpired in the first two quarters. On a night where they led from start-to-finish, the Indians scored 20-straight points during one stretch in the first quarter and took a handsome 26-point edge into halftime...
Jackson scorches Charleston to claim third place in conference tourney (12/13/14)
When does a third-place take on some glitter for a No. 1 seed? When a team with pride answers to its own challenge just 24 hours after a sour performance.
District baseball alignments announced, defending state champion Cooter moves to Class 2 (12/12/14)
The path to a district baseball championship got a bit tougher for a defending state champion and a pair of SCAA talents Friday. The Missouri High School Activities Association released district alignments for baseball for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons Friday...
Bluejays downed in conference tournament semifinals by Poplar Bluff (12/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- What Sikeston couldn't do in their opening round loss to Charleston proved to be the key to Poplar Bluff booking their first ticket to the SEMO Conference tournament finals since 2009. The Mules held Bluejay star Delfincko Bogan to a mere mortal 17 points in Thursday's semifinals matchup. Poplar Bluff held off a late Charleston rally for a 76-67 win giving them a shot at their first tournament title...
PREP ROUNDUP: Rebels earn first win of the season, Risco falls to Delta C-7 65-49 (12/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com WARDELL -- With a dominant fourth quarter the Richland Rebels secured their first win of the season Thursday, taking down North Pemiscot 77-63. The Rebels trailed 33-29 at halftime before closing within a point entering the final quarter, 46-45. That where Richland made their run, outscoring North Pemiscot 32-17 in the fourth to pull out the win...
December 12, 2014 Scoreboard (12/12/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Bluejays downed in conference tournament semifinals by Poplar Bluff (12/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- What Sikeston couldn't do in their opening round loss to Charleston proved to be the key to Poplar Bluff booking their first ticket to the SEMO Conference tournament finals since 2009. The Mules held Bluejay star Delfincko Bogan to a mere mortal 17 points in Thursday's semifinals matchup. Poplar Bluff held off a late Charleston rally for a 76-67 win giving them a shot at their first tournament title...
PREP ROUNDUP: Rebels earn first win of the season, Risco falls to Delta C-7 65-49 (12/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com WARDELL -- With a dominant fourth quarter the Richland Rebels secured their first win of the season Thursday, taking down North Pemiscot 77-63. The Rebels trailed 33-29 at halftime before closing within a point entering the final quarter, 46-45. That where Richland made their run, outscoring North Pemiscot 32-17 in the fourth to pull out the win...
December 11, 2014 Scoreboard (12/11/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Oran bests Risco, Sikeston junior high splits with Charleston (12/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com RISCO -- Hunter Schlosser scored 19 points and had five rebounds leading the Oran Eagles past Risco 61-44 on the road Tuesday. Max Priggel added 14 points, five rebounds and three steals for Oran (2-2) while Jacob Priggel scored 11 and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran bests Risco, Sikeston junior high splits with Charleston (12/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com RISCO -- Hunter Schlosser scored 19 points and had five rebounds leading the Oran Eagles past Risco 61-44 on the road Tuesday. Max Priggel added 14 points, five rebounds and three steals for Oran (2-2) while Jacob Priggel scored 11 and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds...
Charleston pulls off wild first round upset over Sikeston in SEMO Conference tournament (12/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- If Monday night's first round game between Sikeston and Charleston is any indication, this year's SEMO Conference tournament will not be for the faint of heart. The third-seeded Bulldogs and sixth-seeded Charleston engaged in an epic battle at the Sikeston Field House with Charleston rallying to defeat its arch rival 79-78 in perhaps the most intense and thrilling first round game in the history of the tournament's nine-year existence...
PREP ROUNDUP: Risco falls to South Pemiscot, Chaffee wins opener at host tournament (12/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com RISCO -- The Risco Tigers sent visiting South Pemiscot to the free throw line 46 times during its 64-51 loss Monday in its home opener. Risco was led in scoring by Cody Young's 25 before fouling out. Jarvis Johnson led South Pemiscot, who went 16 of 46 from the line, with 17 points. Steve Wilburn added 15 points and Cantrell Johnson chipped in 12...
Charleston pulls off wild first round upset over Sikeston in SEMO Conference tournament (12/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- If Monday night's first round game between Sikeston and Charleston is any indication, this year's SEMO Conference tournament will not be for the faint of heart. The third-seeded Bulldogs and sixth-seeded Charleston engaged in an epic battle at the Sikeston Field House with Charleston rallying to defeat its arch rival 79-78 in perhaps the most intense and thrilling first round game in the history of the tournament's nine-year existence...
PREP ROUNDUP: Risco falls to South Pemiscot, Chaffee wins opener at host tournament (12/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com RISCO -- The Risco Tigers sent visiting South Pemiscot to the free throw line 46 times during its 64-51 loss Monday in its home opener. Risco was led in scoring by Cody Young's 25 before fouling out. Jarvis Johnson led South Pemiscot, who went 16 of 46 from the line, with 17 points. Steve Wilburn added 15 points and Cantrell Johnson chipped in 12...
December 8, 2014 Scoreboard (12/08/14)
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Defending champion Jackson receives top seed for Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament (12/08/14)
The Jackson and Central basketball teams met for the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament title a year ago. Jackson, which emerged with the championship last year after a 59-55 win, was named the favorite again this year after coaches voted to give the Indians the No. 1 seed at Sunday evening's seeding meeting. Central was picked to meet them in the title game again as the No. 2 seed, but the lead up to the start of this season has been radically different for the Indians and Tigers...
Notre Dame upends Charleston 75-73 in overtime (12/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Notre Dame head coach Paul Unterreiner had no idea what to draw up next. His team was tied with Charleston with nine seconds left in overtime and the first-year head coach had everyone confused. "Coach struggled to draw up a play," Notre Dame senior Thomas Himmelberg said. "None of us knew what we were doing. Originally, he had a play drew up for our sophomore (Blake Bauwens) to hit the game-winning shot. He came in the locker room and said 'sorry.'"...
Notre Dame upends Charleston 75-73 in overtime (12/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Notre Dame head coach Paul Unterreiner had no idea what to draw up next. His team was tied with Charleston with nine seconds left in overtime and the first-year head coach had everyone confused. "Coach struggled to draw up a play," Notre Dame senior Thomas Himmelberg said. "None of us knew what we were doing. Originally, he had a play drew up for our sophomore (Blake Bauwens) to hit the game-winning shot. He came in the locker room and said 'sorry.'"...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston wrestling team sweeps Dexter, Notre Dame (12/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston wrestling team swept its dual match against Dexter and Notre Dame Thursday night at Notre Dame High School. Sikeston took down Dexter 49-21 and Notre Dame 80-0. Results from the Dexter match are as follows:...
December 5, 2014 Scoreboard (12/05/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team advances to Farmington final (12/05/14)
All score were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Thursday.
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston wrestling team sweeps Dexter, Notre Dame (12/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston wrestling team swept its dual match against Dexter and Notre Dame Thursday night at Notre Dame High School. Sikeston took down Dexter 49-21 and Notre Dame 80-0. Results from the Dexter match are as follows:...
High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team advances to Farmington final (12/05/14)
All score were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Thursday.
Jackson pair take home SEMO Conference's highest football honors (12/04/14)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Jackson Indians swept the two biggest awards Wednesday night during the 69th Annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet at the Black River Coliseum. Dante Vandeven was awarded the SEMO Conference's highest honor with the Carr Award as best high school football player in Southeast Missouri...
December 4, 2014 Scoreboard (12/04/14)
All the high school sports reported to Semoball.com.
Dexter suffers opening season loss to Bluejays 76-47 (12/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- With back-to-back games against Charleston and Sikeston to open the season followed by the SEMO Conference tournament, new Dexter head coach Josh Dowdy has a front-loaded schedule few would envy taking over a program...
Dexter boys put up fight after trailing early in opener against Charleston (12/03/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity boys basketball program did its best to rally for a victory after falling behind the Charleston Bluejays 12-0 in its home opener Tuesday night at the Bearcat Event Center. Dexter cut an early double-digit deficit to 18-13 by the final minute of the first quarter before Charleston padded its advantage back to nine at 34-25 by halftime. The Bearcats fought back again when Ethan Flowers opened the second half with a 3-pointer to trim the margin to 34-28...
Dexter boys put up fight after trailing early in opener against Charleston (12/03/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity boys basketball program did its best to rally for a victory after falling behind the Charleston Bluejays 12-0 in its home opener Tuesday night at the Bearcat Event Center. Dexter cut an early double-digit deficit to 18-13 by the final minute of the first quarter before Charleston padded its advantage back to nine at 34-25 by halftime. The Bearcats fought back again when Ethan Flowers opened the second half with a 3-pointer to trim the margin to 34-28...
Dexter suffers opening season loss to Bluejays 76-47 (12/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- With back-to-back games against Charleston and Sikeston to open the season followed by the SEMO Conference tournament, new Dexter head coach Josh Dowdy has a front-loaded schedule few would envy taking over a program...
PREP ROUNDUP: Risco drops to Bernie, Lady Jays take down East Prairie (12/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com HOLCOMB -- The Risco Tigers lost its opening round game of the Holcomb Invitational tournament Monday falling to Bernie 57-32. Risco, the eighth seed, was led by Luke Simmons' 14 points. Drew Fortner scored nine. Matt Vernon led the top-seeded Mules with 18 points. Brandson Sparks added 12...
PREP ROUNDUP: Risco drops to Bernie, Lady Jays take down East Prairie (12/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com HOLCOMB -- The Risco Tigers lost its opening round game of the Holcomb Invitational tournament Monday falling to Bernie 57-32. Risco, the eighth seed, was led by Luke Simmons' 14 points. Drew Fortner scored nine. Matt Vernon led the top-seeded Mules with 18 points. Brandson Sparks added 12...
Bogan lifts Charleston to 66-56 win over Liberty Tech (12/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Delfincko Bogan is back to his old tricks. The Charleston senior scored 18 points in the fourth quarter and helped stave off Liberty Tech, Tenn., Saturday during the second day of the Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central High School...
Bogan lifts Charleston to 66-56 win over Liberty Tech (12/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Delfincko Bogan is back to his old tricks. The Charleston senior scored 18 points in the fourth quarter and helped stave off Liberty Tech, Tenn., Saturday during the second day of the Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central High School...
Stoddard County boys and girls basketball previews (12/01/14)
By DUSTIN WARD Daily Statesman ADVANCE, Mo. - Expectations remain high for the Advance Hornets varsity boys basketball program after a trip to the Class 2 state quarterfinals last season. "I expect a lot this season," Advance second-year coach Bubba Wheetley said. "It's going to be hard to replace Lane, but we've got some young kids coming up who can shoot and handle the ball pretty good. We are really looking forward to this year."...
Bluejays slip in second half, fall to Covington 94-81 (11/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- In their first action of the season the Charleston Bluejays saw a hot first half give way to a cold finish Friday as they closed out opening night of the Riverbend Classic against Covington, Tenn. After trailing by just a basket at the break, the Bluejays were out-paced by 16 points in the third quarter as the Chargers held on for a 94-81 win...
Bluejays slip in second half, fall to Covington 94-81 (11/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- In their first action of the season the Charleston Bluejays saw a hot first half give way to a cold finish Friday as they closed out opening night of the Riverbend Classic against Covington, Tenn. After trailing by just a basket at the break, the Bluejays were out-paced by 16 points in the third quarter as the Chargers held on for a 94-81 win...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs drop first game, Oran routs SCC (11/26/14)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston lady Bulldogs opened their season with a 48-28 loss to Saxony Lutheran on Tuesday. The Lady Crusaders jumped out to a 15-9 lead after the first quarter and led 23-13 at the break. They outscored the Lady Bulldogs 25-15 in the second half...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Bogan leads unsettled Bluejays into new district (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- While they bring back one of the top players in southeast Missouri, the Charleston Bluejays enter the season with little else settled as they try and replace most of last year's starting lineup. Reigning SEMO Conference Player of the Year Delfincko Bogan will lead a young Bluejay squad that hopes to gel in time to contend for their fifth-straight district title...
High school roundup: Charleston girls basketball team downs Woodland (11/26/14)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs drop first game, Oran routs SCC (11/26/14)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston lady Bulldogs opened their season with a 48-28 loss to Saxony Lutheran on Tuesday. The Lady Crusaders jumped out to a 15-9 lead after the first quarter and led 23-13 at the break. They outscored the Lady Bulldogs 25-15 in the second half...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Bogan leads unsettled Bluejays into new district (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- While they bring back one of the top players in southeast Missouri, the Charleston Bluejays enter the season with little else settled as they try and replace most of last year's starting lineup. Reigning SEMO Conference Player of the Year Delfincko Bogan will lead a young Bluejay squad that hopes to gel in time to contend for their fifth-straight district title...
High school roundup: Charleston girls basketball team downs Woodland (11/26/14)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
November 25, 2014 Scoreboard (11/25/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Woodland Girls Basketball Preview (11/25/14)
Conference: Stoddard County Coach: Robert Stein, 3rd year District: Class 3 District 2 Schedule: Roster: Returning starters: Shelby Sawyer, Whitney Lincoln Starters lost: Josie Long, Kat Cooper, Lindsey Craft, Taylor Toombs Last year's record: 17-6 Postseason result: Lost to St. Pius X (Festus) 67-50 in a district quarterfinal...
Scott City Girls Basketball Preview (11/25/14)
Conference: Scott-Mississippi Coach: Travis Schiwitz, 1st year District: Class 3 District 2 Schedule: Roster: Returning starters: Lyndsie Robert, Natalie Woods, Anna Kern, Michaela Kiefer Starters lost: Shea Martin Last year's record: 1-21 Postseason result: Lost to Saxony Lutheran 77-23 in a district quarterfinal...
Kelly Boys Basketball Preview (11/25/14)
Conference: Scott-Mississippi Coach: Ryan Garnett, 1st year District: Class 3 District 2 Schedule: Roster: Returning starters: Dalton Huffman, Evan Abernathy Starters lost: Gaven Ray, Clay Williams, Josh Roberts Last year's record: 5-18 Postseason result: Lost to Charleston 43-93 in a district quarterfinal...
Seeds released for SEMO Conference tournament (11/20/14)
SIKESTON -- The Jackson Indians were selected as the top seed for the 2014 SEMO Conference tournament Wednesday night. The Indians were winners of their first conference tournament in school history last season taking down Notre Dame 62-42. Cape Central was named the second seed followed by Sikeston at No. ...
Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association announces all-region team (11/20/14)
The Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association released its 2014 All-Region teams Wednesday and several local athletes were selected. The full list is as follows: Class 4 & 5 Offense First team QB -- Dante Vandever, Jackson, Sr. RB -- Chris Walsh, Hillsboro, Sr...
2014-2015 Charleston Girls Basketball Schedule (11/19/14)
Host sites set for basketball districts (11/13/14)
Host sites have been selected for Missouri high school district basketball tournaments for the 2014-15 season. Sikeston is slated to host Class 4, District 1, boys and girls tournaments which feature Cape Central, Dexter, Kennett, Notre Dame, Perryville and Sikeston...
Field of Dreams softball champs (11/12/14)
Early Bird Baseball Clinic set for Nov. 22 (11/12/14)
CHARLESTON (SMNS) -- The annual Early Bird Baseball Clinic takes place Nov. 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Charleston High School. Cost to attend the clinic is $35. The cost includes dinner at Las Brisas and a chance to win some great door prizes. Anyone who wants to learn more about the game of baseball may attend the clinic...
Kennett tops Charleston in overtime thriller (11/06/14)
Kennett's fast paced offense prevailed once again on Thursday night, as the eighth grade team battled back against a strong Charleston side to win 34-33 in overtime.
Kennett tops Charleston in overtime thriller (11/06/14)
Kennett's fast paced offense prevailed once again on Thursday night, as the eighth grade team battled back against a strong Charleston side to win 34-33 in overtime.
Malden and Caruthersville roll; NMCC falls to Rebels (10/25/14)
MALDEN -- The Malden Green Wave scored 73 points and rolled over Charleston 73-8 in the first round game of the Class 2, District 1 Tournament on Friday night in Malden. Malden scored four passing touchdowns to go along with three rushing scores, a blocked punt return touchdown, punt return touchdown and an interception return score...
Prep Football Glance -- District Round 1 (10/23/14)
Chaffee at Valle Catholic Records: Chaffee 0-8; Valle Catholic 9-0 Series History: Valle Catholic leads 21-0 Last Meeting: 2011, Valle Catholic won 48-13 Last Week: Chaffee lost to Kelly 48-18; Valle Catholic defeated St. Pius X 47-9 Outlook: Chaffee is seeking history as they have never beaten Valle Catholic in 21 tries. ...
Prep Football Glance -- District Round 1 (10/23/14)
Chaffee at Valle Catholic Records: Chaffee 0-8; Valle Catholic 9-0 Series History: Valle Catholic leads 21-0 Last Meeting: 2011, Valle Catholic won 48-13 Last Week: Chaffee lost to Kelly 48-18; Valle Catholic defeated St. Pius X 47-9 Outlook: Chaffee is seeking history as they have never beaten Valle Catholic in 21 tries. ...
District volleyball championships set (all Monday playoff scores included) (10/21/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The top-seeded Dexter Bearcats withstood a bit of a slow start and finished with a bang in a 25-18, 25-13 victory against the fifth-seeded Fredericktown Blackcats in a Class 3, District 1, semifinal Monday night. Top-seeded Dexter (27-3-1) advances to play second-seeded Perryville (24-8-1) for the district championship Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Bearcat Event Center...
Football district tournament brackets released (10/19/14)
The Missouri High School Activities Association released district tournament brackets for high school football Saturday evening. The higher seeded team will host all district games. View brackets involving teams from the southeast Missouri region below:...
Sikeston takes back SEMO Conference tournament crown (10/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com KENNETT -- The Sikeston volleyball team took back their SEMO Conference tournament crown Thursday after a straight-set win over Kennett 25-22, 25-22. This is Sikeston's sixth tournament championship in the last seven years after a hiatus from last year's championship...
2014 SEMO All-Conference team named (10/16/14)
Moments after the Sikeston Bulldogs were awarded the first place trophy in the SEMO Conference Tournament, officials announced the 2013 SEMO All-Conference volleyball team.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 9 (10/16/14)
Kelly at Chaffee Records: Kelly 3-5; Chaffee 0-7 Series History: First meeting Last Week: Kelly lost to Portageville 48-7; Chaffee lost to Jefferson 19-0 Outlook: After a two-game winning streak, Kelly has been outscored 108-25 in their last two games, both losses. ...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 9 (10/16/14)
Kelly at Chaffee Records: Kelly 3-5; Chaffee 0-7 Series History: First meeting Last Week: Kelly lost to Portageville 48-7; Chaffee lost to Jefferson 19-0 Outlook: After a two-game winning streak, Kelly has been outscored 108-25 in their last two games, both losses. ...
SEMO Conference Tournament runs deep into the night (10/15/14)
It was on long night of volleyball inside the Kennett High School gym, as the Indians hosted the SEMO Conference Tournament.
SEMO Conference Tournament runs deep into the night (10/15/14)
It was on long night of volleyball inside the Kennett High School gym, as the Indians hosted the SEMO Conference Tournament.
PREP ROUNDUP: East Prairie blasts Jays; Portageville bests Kelly (10/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The East Prairie Eagles earned just their seventh win in 76 attempts against Mississippi County rival Charleston by virtue of a 70-6 road win Friday night. East Prairie led 14-6 after a quarter and then blew the game open with 24 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 38-6 halftime lead. The Eagles added 16 points in both the third and fourth quarters to win going away...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 8 (10/09/14)
Jefferson at Chaffee Records: Chaffee 0-6; Jefferson 3-4 Series History: Chaffee leads 2-0 Last Meeting: 2013, Chaffee won 56-22 Last Week: Chaffee lost to Malden 68-6; Jefferson defeated Grandview 34-7 Outlook: Chaffee's offense continues to struggle, scoring only 32 points in six games so far this season. ...
Prep Football Glance Week 8 (10/09/14)
Jefferson at Chaffee Records: Chaffee 0-6; Jefferson 3-4 Series History: Chaffee leads 2-0 Last Meeting: 2013, Chaffee won 56-22 Last Week: Chaffee lost to Malden 68-6; Jefferson defeated Grandview 34-7 Outlook: Chaffee's offense continues to struggle, scoring only 32 points in six games so far this season. ...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 8 (10/09/14)
Jefferson at Chaffee Records: Chaffee 0-6; Jefferson 3-4 Series History: Chaffee leads 2-0 Last Meeting: 2013, Chaffee won 56-22 Last Week: Chaffee lost to Malden 68-6; Jefferson defeated Grandview 34-7 Outlook: Chaffee's offense continues to struggle, scoring only 32 points in six games so far this season. ...
Prep Football Glance Week 8 (10/09/14)
Jefferson at Chaffee Records: Chaffee 0-6; Jefferson 3-4 Series History: Chaffee leads 2-0 Last Meeting: 2013, Chaffee won 56-22 Last Week: Chaffee lost to Malden 68-6; Jefferson defeated Grandview 34-7 Outlook: Chaffee's offense continues to struggle, scoring only 32 points in six games so far this season. ...
Sikeston softball rallies past Naylor; SCAA volleyball semifinals are set (10/08/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com NAYLOR -- A clutch rally in the top of the seventh willed Sikeston to a 7-5 road win over Naylor on Monday, giving the Lady Bulldogs their first three-game winning streak of the season. Sikeston trailed 5-4 with two outs in the final frame only to score three straight runs to pull out a win...
High school roundup: Parsons leads Notre Dame soccer team past Central (10/08/14)
Benjamin Parsons scored two goals to lead the host Notre Dame Bulldogs boys soccer team to a 6-0 victory in the crosstown showdown with the Central Tigers on Tuesday afternoon. Chandler Dorris, Adam Popp, Wynn Roberds and Noah Huff each had a goal for the Bulldogs (14-3-2)...
October 7, 2014 Scoreboard (10/07/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
PREP ROUNDUP: Malden crushes Chaffee for conference title, Charleston falls to Kennett (10/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- The Malden Green Wave scored 49 points in the first quarter and were quickly on their way to a SEMO South Conference title. Malden defeated Chaffee at home 68-8 continuing their undefeated season and wrapped up the conference title out-right...
PREP ROUNDUP: Malden crushes Chaffee for conference title, Charleston falls to Kennett (10/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- The Malden Green Wave scored 49 points in the first quarter and were quickly on their way to a SEMO South Conference title. Malden defeated Chaffee at home 68-8 continuing their undefeated season and wrapped up the conference title out-right...
Kennett tops Charleston 47-6, but a big challenge awaits them (10/04/14)
On homecoming night, a crowd full of future and current alumnus gathered at Metz Cherry Stadium to watch Kennett defeat Charleston 47-6 . The win elevated the Indians to a 3-4 record, while Charleston fell to 0-7.
Kennett tops Charleston 47-6, but a big challenge awaits them (10/04/14)
On homecoming night, a crowd full of future and current alumnus gathered at Metz Cherry Stadium to watch Kennett defeat Charleston 47-6 . The win elevated the Indians to a 3-4 record, while Charleston fell to 0-7.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 7 (10/02/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 7 (10/02/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston soccer downs Fredericktown, JV football bows to Mules (09/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FREDERICKTOWN -- The Sikeston soccer team moved to .500 on the season following a 6-1 win over Fredericktown on the road Monday. Sikeston (8-8-1) went ahead 2-0 by halftime and added another four goals to close the game out...
September 30, 2014 Scoreboard (09/30/14)
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Charleston downs Richland in two sets (09/30/14)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays swept visiting Richland 25-17, 25-11 in volleyball action Monday. Charleston pulled ahead early in the first set and held on 25-17. Richland jumped ahead 3-1 in the second set but the Lady Bluejays rattled off 14-straight points to take control of the match and win going away 25-11...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston soccer downs Fredericktown, JV football bows to Mules (09/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FREDERICKTOWN -- The Sikeston soccer team moved to .500 on the season following a 6-1 win over Fredericktown on the road Monday. Sikeston (8-8-1) went ahead 2-0 by halftime and added another four goals to close the game out...
Dexter blows out Charleston in girls tennis district opener (09/29/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the match is available at this link: Tennis Photos DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter varsity girls tennis team dominated sixth-seeded Charleston 6-0 in a Class 1 district quarterfinal that lasted one hour Monday afternoon. Dexter won all three doubles matches and all three singles matches completed...
Kelly defense leads way to 36-6 win over Charleston (09/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Coming off of a shutout over Fulton County, Ky., the Kelly Hawks once again led with its defense on Saturday against the Charleston Bluejays. With the Bluejays only score coming on a late interception return, the Hawks were able to cruise to a 36-6 win that gives the program its first back-to-back wins of the season...
Dexter blows out Charleston in girls tennis district opener (09/29/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the match is available at this link: Tennis Photos DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter varsity girls tennis team dominated sixth-seeded Charleston 6-0 in a Class 1 district quarterfinal that lasted one hour Monday afternoon. Dexter won all three doubles matches and all three singles matches completed...
September 29, 2014 Scoreboard (09/29/14)
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Kelly defense leads way to 36-6 win over Charleston (09/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Coming off of a shutout over Fulton County, Ky., the Kelly Hawks once again led with its defense on Saturday against the Charleston Bluejays. With the Bluejays only score coming on a late interception return, the Hawks were able to cruise to a 36-6 win that gives the program its first back-to-back wins of the season...
Kelly football team's offense comes alive in 36-6 win over Charleston (09/27/14)
Ethan Faries finished with 156 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries to lead the Hawks
Kelly's offense comes alive in 36-6 win over Charleston (09/27/14)
Ethan Faries finished with 156 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries to lead the Hawks
Prep Football Glance -- Week 6 (09/25/14)
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High school football capsules: Week 6 (09/25/14)
Last week: Malden 55, East Prairie 6; Scott City 28, Chaffee 6 Last year: Chaffee 54, East Prairie 32 Outlook: Chaffee has beaten East Prairie the last three years but will encounter an improved Eagles squad that will be looking to bounce back from its first lopsided loss of the season...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 6 (09/25/14)
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High school roundup: Notre Dame golfers win playoff to claim title (09/24/14)
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September 24, 2014 Scoreboard (09/24/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston falls in six, SHS tennis blanks Charleston (09/22/14)
Staff reports sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- Maggie Shepherd hit a triple and Myca Martin added two more hits but Sikeston fell to Jackson 11-1 on the road Monday. Sikeston (9-9) took a 1-0 lead after one inning but Jackson, who finished with 16 hits, blew the game open with five runs in the second and three more in the third...
NMCC runs wild against Charleston 72-30 (09/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Week after week the Charleston Bluejays continue to search for positives. They found two in Tennerious Ewing and Tyler Craig, but Charleston still came up empty. The struggling Bluejays lost their fifth game in a row in a lopsided 72-30 loss to New Madrid County Central Friday...
NMCC runs wild against Charleston 72-30 (09/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Week after week the Charleston Bluejays continue to search for positives. They found two in Tennerious Ewing and Tyler Craig, but Charleston still came up empty. The struggling Bluejays lost their fifth game in a row in a lopsided 72-30 loss to New Madrid County Central Friday...
PREP ROUNDUP: Portageville volleyball leads the way at Gideon, Sikeston volleyball notches win (09/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com GIDEON -- Portageville, New Madrid County Central and Charleston all advanced to the tournament portion of the Gideon Volleyball Tournament while Richland fell just short in pool play Thursday night. Portageville defeated Delta C-7 (25-9, 25-13), Cooter (25-21, 25-16) and then split with NMCC (25-15, 22-25) to advance to Saturday's tournament play while the Lady Eagles split with Cooter (24-26, 25-13) and swept Delta C-7 (25-21, 25-15)...
PREP ROUNDUP: Portageville volleyball leads the way at Gideon, Sikeston volleyball notches win (09/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com GIDEON -- Portageville, New Madrid County Central and Charleston all advanced to the tournament portion of the Gideon Volleyball Tournament while Richland fell just short in pool play Thursday night. Portageville defeated Delta C-7 (25-9, 25-13), Cooter (25-21, 25-16) and then split with NMCC (25-15, 22-25) to advance to Saturday's tournament play while the Lady Eagles split with Cooter (24-26, 25-13) and swept Delta C-7 (25-21, 25-15)...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 5 (09/18/14)
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Prep Football Glance -- Week 5 (09/18/14)
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Dexter claims first Dig for Life Classic title (09/15/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity volleyball team took home the top prize at the 48-team Dig for Life Classic for the first time in school history Saturday evening at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Dexter outlasted Park Hills Central 25-15, 25-13 in the title game after beating Notre Dame 25-12, 25-22 in a semifinal, St. Vincent 25-10, 25-14 in a quarterfinal and Eminence 25-11, 25-5 in a Round of 16 contest...
Caruthersville blanks Charleston 44-0 (09/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- With a heavy dose of senior running back Daniel Fugate the Caruthersville Tigers picked up their second straight win Friday after starting 0-2 start the season. Taking on host Charleston, Caruthersville gave the ball to Fugate 19 times and he rewarded them with 276 yards and four scores en rout to a 44-0 win...
Caruthersville blanks Charleston 44-0 (09/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- With a heavy dose of senior running back Daniel Fugate the Caruthersville Tigers picked up their second straight win Friday after starting 0-2 start the season. Taking on host Charleston, Caruthersville gave the ball to Fugate 19 times and he rewarded them with 276 yards and four scores en rout to a 44-0 win...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 4 matchups (09/11/14)
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Prep Football Glance -- Wee 4 matchups (09/11/14)
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September 9, 2014 Scoreboard (09/09/14)
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September 8, 2014 Scoreboard (09/08/14)
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Complete game performance propels Dexter football team by Charleston 67-14 (09/06/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - After exhibiting spurts of greatness in close losses to traditional talents Ste. Genevieve and Poplar Bluff in the opening weeks of the season the Dexter Bearcats finally executed for four quarters Friday night against Charleston at Charles Bland Stadium...
Complete game performance propels Dexter football team by Charleston 67-14 (09/07/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - After exhibiting spurts of greatness in close losses to traditional talents Ste. Genevieve and Poplar Bluff in the opening weeks of the season the Dexter Bearcats finally executed for four quarters Friday night against Charleston at Charles Bland Stadium...
Bearcats blow out Charleston 67-14 (09/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Ethan Stevens didn't have much confidence in Dexter's first offensive play. The junior waited for the call after seeing Charleston's defense and ended up in the endzone 60 yards later. "We didn't have that designed or anything until right when we came out," Stevens said. "I didn't think it was going to work to be honest. But everyone blocked and done their job right."...
Bearcats blow out Charleston 67-14 (09/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Ethan Stevens didn't have much confidence in Dexter's first offensive play. The junior waited for the call after seeing Charleston's defense and ended up in the endzone 60 yards later. "We didn't have that designed or anything until right when we came out," Stevens said. "I didn't think it was going to work to be honest. But everyone blocked and done their job right."...
Briefly: Dexter football team outruns Charleston 67-14 (statewide scores included) (09/05/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats rushed for 319 yards and limited its opponent to two first downs as it cruised to a convincing 67-14 victory against Charleston Friday night. The Bearcats scored a touchdown in every quarter and built 53-14 lead by halftime. Charleston did not score in the second half...
Dexter middle school football teams shutout Charleston (09/05/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter middle school football program put together a near perfect defensive performance in its season opener Thursday night against Charleston. The Dexter seventh grade scored a touchdown in both quarters on its way to a 16-0 two-quarter victory against Charleston...
Briefly: Dexter football team outruns Charleston 67-14 (statewide scores included) (09/05/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats rushed for 319 yards and limited its opponent to two first downs as it cruised to a convincing 67-14 victory against Charleston Friday night. The Bearcats scored a touchdown in every quarter and built 53-14 lead by halftime. Charleston did not score in the second half...
September 5, 2014 Scoreboard (09/05/14)
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High school football capsules: Week 3 (09/05/14)
Sikeston (2-0) at Central (2-0) Last week: Sikeston 35, New Madrid 6; Central 41, St. Charles West 21 Last year: Central 29, Sikeston 17 (Week 7) Outlook: These longtime SEMO North rivals enter their 100th meeting unbeaten. The rivalry, has gone through phases, with Sikeston holding a slight edge at 50-42-7. Since the start of the millennium, Central leads the series 8-7 after winning the last two meetings...
Dexter middle school football teams shutout Charleston (09/05/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter middle school football program put together a near perfect defensive performance in its season opener Thursday night against Charleston. The Dexter seventh grade scored a touchdown in both quarters on its way to a 16-0 two-quarter victory against Charleston...
Prep football glance -- Week 3 matchups (09/04/14)
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September 4, 2014 Scoreboard (09/04/14)
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Prep football glance -- Week 3 matchups (09/04/14)
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100th meeting pits 2-0 Sikeston, Cape Central (09/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston and Cape Central have been going at it for a long time on the football field. Many of them nail-biters. Some of them blowouts. All of them intense. With Sikeston holding a close 50-42-7 edge in the all-time series, the rivalry has been about as close as you can get...
High school roundup: Perryville volleyball deals Farmington first loss (09/04/14)
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September 3, 2014 Scoreboard (09/03/14)
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High school roundup: Notre Dame softball wins in nine innings (09/03/14)
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September 2, 2014 Scoreboard (09/02/14)
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August 29, 2014 Scoreboard (08/29/14)
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KHS volleyball top Charleston in close, straight sets (08/29/14)
Kennett's high school volleyball team hosted Charleston in their third matchup of the season. While Charleston's varsity and junior varsity fought hard across four sets, Kennett's squad proved slightly more consistent. The first set of the night was fought hard by both junior varsity squads, but despite strong play from Charleston, Kennett eventually prevailed 25-22...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 2 matchups (08/28/14)
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KHS volleyball top Charleston in close, straight sets (08/28/14)
Kennett's high school volleyball team hosted Charleston in their third matchup of the season. While Charleston's varsity and junior varsity fought hard across four sets, Kennett's squad proved slightly more consistent.
KHS volleyball top Charleston in close, straight sets (08/28/14)
Kennett's high school volleyball team hosted Charleston in their third matchup of the season. While Charleston's varsity and junior varsity fought hard across four sets, Kennett's squad proved slightly more consistent.
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Sikeston looking for another gauge against NMCC (08/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs entered the 2014 season with plenty of question marks. Despite a 66-20 drubbing over rival Charleston in the season opener last Friday, head coach Kent Gibbs still isn't sure what kind of team he has...
PREP ROUNDUP: Richland wins season opener (08/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ESSEX -- The Richland volleyball team won it's first game of the season Tuesday downing visiting Twin Rivers in straight sets. Richland (1-0) won the first game 25-9 and held off Twin Rivers 25-23 in the second set. The Lady Rebels will host Bell City at 6 p.m. on Thursday...
Sikeston scores early and often in 66-20 win over Charleston (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Momentum can be a powerful ally or your worst enemy in sports. And sometimes, once a team has that momentum, it is difficult to swing it back in your direction. The Sikeston Bulldogs seized momentum early in Friday night's season-opening contest against Charleston and rolled to a 66-20 victory over the Bluejays in front of a large crowd at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium in the 129th meeting between the two rivals...
Sikeston scores early and often in 66-20 win over Charleston (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Momentum can be a powerful ally or your worst enemy in sports. And sometimes, once a team has that momentum, it is difficult to swing it back in your direction. The Sikeston Bulldogs seized momentum early in Friday night's season-opening contest against Charleston and rolled to a 66-20 victory over the Bluejays in front of a large crowd at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium in the 129th meeting between the two rivals...
August 22, 2014 Scoreboard (08/22/14)
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Sikeston, Charleston enter first game with questions (08/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Both the Sikeston Bulldogs and Charleston Bluejays enter the 2014 football season on similar paths. Lots of youth. Lots of inexperience. Both will attempt to answer some internal questions about their teams when Charleston visits Sikeston tomorrow in the 129th game in the long, storied rivalry at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 7 p.m...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 1 matchups (08/21/14)
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Sikeston, Charleston enter first game with questions (08/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Both the Sikeston Bulldogs and Charleston Bluejays enter the 2014 football season on similar paths. Lots of youth. Lots of inexperience. Both will attempt to answer some internal questions about their teams when Charleston visits Sikeston tomorrow in the 129th game in the long, storied rivalry at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 7 p.m...
New faces look to continue girls tennis success at Dexter (08/20/14)
New faces hope to continue the success of the Dexter girls tennis program this fall. The Bearcats return two of its six starters off of last season's squad that finished 11-5 and placed second in Class 1, District 1. "We had a great year last year," Dexter tennis coach Kurt Lovelady said. "It's definitely a rebuilding year with only one senior on varsity this season, but that's what I said about the boys in the spring and they turned out pretty good...
Football preview: Youth fills Charleston's roster (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Though they lost many of the players that led to their resurgence the past three seasons to graduation, the atmosphere around the Charleston Bluejays is one of optimism entering 2014. That's because after watching their numbers dwindle into the high teens by the end of last season, the Bluejays have a crop of 34 players anchored by a hungry group of 18 freshman...
2014 High School Volleyball Schedules (08/16/14)
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Football preview: Youth fills Charleston's roster (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Though they lost many of the players that led to their resurgence the past three seasons to graduation, the atmosphere around the Charleston Bluejays is one of optimism entering 2014. That's because after watching their numbers dwindle into the high teens by the end of last season, the Bluejays have a crop of 34 players anchored by a hungry group of 18 freshman...
Volleyball class & district assignments released (08/15/14)
Class and district assignments were released Friday for the 2014 and 2015 seasons for high school volleyball. The only SCAA school changing moving up or down a class is Bloomfield. The Wildcats will moved from Class 1 to Class 2 this season. Bloomfield is slated to compete in Class 2, District 2, with Charleston, Puxico, Saxony Lutheran, Scott City, Twin Rivers and Woodland...
World Series over for Squirrels following 13-1 loss (08/11/14)
EPHRATA, Wash. -- A year ago, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels were within two games of moving into the Senior Babe Ruth World Series title game. A year later, the Alabama Rawdogs weren't in the mood to have a close game with the Squirrels. The Rawdogs, the defending World Series champions, sent the Squirrels home to Missouri with a memory that Charleston faithful would probably rather forget. Alabama got off to a quick start en route to a 13-1 win over the Squirrels...
World Series hopes drained following Squirrels' 11-1 loss (08/11/14)
EPHRATA, Wash. -- There is still one game left in pool play for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels, but the 2014 Senior Babe Ruth World Series is basically over for the Midwest Plains regional champions. The Squirrels lost their third game in divisional play at the tournament being played at Ephrata (Wash.) High School's Johnson-O'Brien Stadium on Sunday. ...
World Series over for Squirrels following 13-1 loss (08/11/14)
EPHRATA, Wash. -- A year ago, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels were within two games of moving into the Senior Babe Ruth World Series title game. A year later, the Alabama Rawdogs weren't in the mood to have a close game with the Squirrels. The Rawdogs, the defending World Series champions, sent the Squirrels home to Missouri with a memory that Charleston faithful would probably rather forget. Alabama got off to a quick start en route to a 13-1 win over the Squirrels...
World Series hopes drained following Squirrels' 11-1 loss (08/11/14)
EPHRATA, Wash. -- There is still one game left in pool play for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels, but the 2014 Senior Babe Ruth World Series is basically over for the Midwest Plains regional champions. The Squirrels lost their third game in divisional play at the tournament being played at Ephrata (Wash.) High School's Johnson-O'Brien Stadium on Sunday. ...
Fighting Squirrels drop must-win game at World Series to Tri-Township, Pennsylvania (08/10/14)
EPHRATA, Wash. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels quest for its first Senior Babe Ruth World Series title ended with a thud Sunday evening at Johnson-O'Brien Stadium in Ephrata, Washington. The Tri-Township Falcons of Pennsylvania scored in four of the six innings it batted as it cruised past Charleston 11-1 in six innings...
Squirrels collapse late, in dire World Series situation (08/10/14)
EPHRATA, Wash. -- For one inning, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels could see their fortunes changing at the Senior Babe Ruth League World Series. Then came the top of the seventh inning Saturday night, and the Squirrels found themselves in a difficult situation...
World Series opener turns sour for Fighting Squirrels (08/09/14)
The Squirrels dropped their pool play opener at the 2014 Senior Babe Ruth World Series, which began Thursday at Johnson-O'Brien Stadium in central Washington state. Charleston was at the wrong side of the best pitching performance of the day Friday as the host team, the Columbia Basin River Dogs, 5-0.
Fighting Squirrels relinquish one-run lead late, suffer 3-2 loss to San Gabriel Valley (08/09/14)
EPHRATA, Wash. -The Charleston Fighting Squirrels came up just short in its bid to secure its first victory at the Senior Babe Ruth World Series in Ephrata, Washington Saturday night. San Gabriel Valley, California overcame a 2-1 deficit with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning on its way to a 3-2 victory against Charleston...
World Series opener turns sour for Fighting Squirrels (08/09/14)
The Squirrels dropped their pool play opener at the 2014 Senior Babe Ruth World Series, which began Thursday at Johnson-O'Brien Stadium in central Washington state. Charleston was at the wrong side of the best pitching performance of the day Friday as the host team, the Columbia Basin River Dogs, 5-0.
Fighting Squirrels open World Series with 5-0 loss to host Washington (08/09/14)
EPHRATA, Wash. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels suffered a 5-0 loss to the host Columbia Basin River Dogs of Ephrata Washington late Friday night at the Senior Babe Ruth World Series at Johnson O-Brien Stadium. Cam Walker threw a one-hit shutout against Charleston. He struck out seven and walked two in seven innings pitched...
Squirrels packing for World Series trip to Washington (08/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- At a time when most summer baseball teams have already packed up and players prepare for the quickly approaching school year, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels are days away from their biggest test yet. They'll try to make their claim for their first ever national championship starting Friday as they join nine other teams in the Senior Babe Ruth World Series in Ephrata, Wash...
Squirrels packing for World Series trip to Washington (08/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- At a time when most summer baseball teams have already packed up and players prepare for the quickly approaching school year, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels are days away from their biggest test yet. They'll try to make their claim for their first ever national championship starting Friday as they join nine other teams in the Senior Babe Ruth World Series in Ephrata, Wash...
Fighting Squirrels open play at World Series Friday night (08/05/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels begin its quest for its first World Series title in franchise history Friday in Ephrata, Washington. 10 teams from nine states are slated to compete at the eight-day tournament at Johnson-O'Brien Stadium in Ephrata...
Fighting Squirrels open play at World Series Friday night (08/05/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels begin its quest for its first World Series title in franchise history Friday in Ephrata, Washington. 10 teams from nine states are slated to compete at the eight-day tournament at Johnson-O'Brien Stadium in Ephrata...
SEMO Bulls AAU basketball team hoping to establish area roots (08/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Former Poplar Bluff standout Tony Webb understands that basketball is the lifeblood of southeast Missouri sports. So when Webb, Trey Porter and Don Webb pulled together, they had one goal in mind -- provide southeast Missouri with a top-notch AAU basketball program...
Squirrels return home following regional championship run (07/30/14)
For the second straight year, Charleston's long trip back from the Midwest Plains Regional tournament was made a little more tolerable by the hardware they had in tow.
Squirrels return home following regional championship run (07/30/14)
For the second straight year, Charleston's long trip back from the Midwest Plains Regional tournament was made a little more tolerable by the hardware they had in tow.
Charleston Riverdogs go 15-12 in second season (07/30/14)
The Charleston Riverdogs collegiate level baseball program recently finished its 2014 campaign with a record of 15-12. The second-year program, established in 2013, is composed of players throughout the southeast Missouri region who are currently playing at the collegiate level...
Squirrels win regional, heading to third World Series in program history (07/28/14)
After a dominant showing in the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels have again booked their ticket to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series.
Squirrels win regional, heading to third World Series in program history (07/28/14)
After a dominant showing in the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels have again booked their ticket to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series.
Fighting Squirrels edge Oskaloosa 4-1 to advance to Sunday night's regional championship (07/27/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels advanced to the Midwest Plains Regional championship with a 4-1 victory against Oskaloosa Sunday afternoon. Charleston jumped on top of Oskaloosa early with two runs on two hits and a walk in the bottom of the first inning. Matt Ulrich drove home Charleston's first run with a sacrifice fly. A two-out RBI single by Blake Wolferding plated Charleston's second run...
WORLD SERIES BOUND: Fighting Squirrels beat Eden Prairie 4-1 in regional championship (07/28/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels beat Eden Prairie, Minnesota 4-1 Sunday night to secure its second straight birth in the Senior Babe Ruth World Series. The Fighting Squirrels opened the Midwest Plains Regional final with three consecutive hits in the bottom of the first inning. ...
WORLD SERIES BOUND: Fighting Squirrels beat Eden Prairie 4-1 in regional championship (07/27/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels beat Eden Prairie, Minnesota 4-1 Sunday night to secure its second straight birth in the Senior Babe Ruth World Series. The Fighting Squirrels opened the Midwest Plains Regional final with three consecutive hits in the bottom of the first inning. ...
Fighting Squirrels edge Oskaloosa 4-1 to advance to Sunday night's regional championship (07/27/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels advanced to the Midwest Plains Regional championship with a 4-1 victory against Oskaloosa Sunday afternoon. Charleston jumped on top of Oskaloosa early with two runs on two hits and a walk in the bottom of the first inning. Matt Ulrich drove home Charleston's first run with a sacrifice fly. A two-out RBI single by Blake Wolferding plated Charleston's second run...
Fighting Squirrels beat Dickinson 9-0, advance to Sunday's regional semifinals (07/26/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels locked up the No. 1 seed in Pool B at the Midwest Plains Regional Saturday night with a 9-0 victory against host Dickinson, North Dakota . Charleston, which beat Holyoke, Colorado 11-1 Thursday and Eden Prairie Black, Minnesota 3-1 Friday, finishes 3-0 in Pool B...
Fighting Squirrels beat Dickinson 9-0, advance to Sunday's regional semifinals (07/26/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels locked up the No. 1 seed in Pool B at the Midwest Plains Regional Saturday night with a 9-0 victory against host Dickinson, North Dakota . Charleston, which beat Holyoke, Colorado 11-1 Thursday and Eden Prairie Black, Minnesota 3-1 Friday, finishes 3-0 in Pool B...
Payne and gain: Chaffee hurler lifts Squirrels to 3-1 win over Eden Prairie (07/25/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA -- Just a week after throwing a near no-hitter to win Charleston another state title, Cody Payne delivered another gem Friday to put the Squirrels in the drivers seat of their pool at the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament...
Fighting Squirrels edge Eden Prairie 3-1 to improve to 2-0 at Midwest Plains Regional (07/25/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The success continued for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels Friday at the Senior Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, North Dakota. Charleston, which blistered Holyoke, Colorado, 11-1 in six innings Thursday, improved to 2-0 in Pool B with a 3-1 victory against Eden Prairie Black, Minnesota, Friday afternoon...
Squirrels continue back-to-back regional title quest Saturday in North Dakota (07/26/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The success continued for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels Friday at the Senior Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, North Dakota. Charleston, which blistered Holyoke, Colorado, 11-1 in six innings Thursday, improved to 2-0 in Pool B with a 3-1 victory against Eden Prairie Black, Minnesota, Friday afternoon...
Charleston Squirrels breeze through first round regional game 11-1 (07/25/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA -- Everything seemed to click for the Charleston Fighting Squirrel Thursday afternoon in their first game of pool play at the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament. Facing Holyoke, Colo, the Squirrels put up 13 hits to cruise to an 11-1 win in six innings via the mercy rule...
Fighting Squirrels open Midwest Plains Regional with 11-1 win against Holyoke (includes all Thursday results) (07/24/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels experienced little difficulty securing a victory in its first game at the Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D., Thursday afternoon. Charleston calculated at least one run in every inning it batted with the exception of the top of the fith as it cruised past Holyoke, Colo., 11-1 in six innings at Astoria Field at Southside Ballpark...
Fighting Squirrels open Midwest Plains Regional with 11-1 win against Holyoke (07/24/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels experienced little difficulty securing a victory in its first game at the Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D., Thursday afternoon. Charleston calculated at least one run in every inning it batted with the exception of the top of the fith as it cruised past Holyoke, Colo., 11-1 in six innings at Astoria Field at Southside Ballpark...
Familiar regional next step for determined Squirrels (07/23/14)
Getting to the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament has never been a problem for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels. Taking that next step to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series, however, is a feat they've only managed twice during that run.
Familiar regional next step for determined Squirrels (07/23/14)
Getting to the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament has never been a problem for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels. Taking that next step to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series, however, is a feat they've only managed twice during that run.
Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH (07/23/14)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey...
Charleston Fighting Squirrels open play at Midwest Plains Regional Thursday (07/22/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels baseball program begins its quest for a second straight World Series birth Thursday at the Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D. The eight-team tournament is slated for July 23-27 at Astoria Field at Southside Ballpark. Pool play takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday with bracket play scheduled for Sunday...
Charleston Fighting Squirrels open play at Midwest Plains Regional Thursday (07/22/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels baseball program begins its quest for a second straight World Series birth Thursday at the Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D. The eight-team tournament is slated for July 23-27 at Astoria Field at Southside Ballpark. Pool play takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday with bracket play scheduled for Sunday...
Relaxed Fighting Squirrels edge Boonville 3-1 for seventh state title in eight years (07/17/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - After enjoying his first shave in several months following a 9-3 loss to Boonville in Game 26 of the double-elimination Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Tuesday night Charleston Fighting Squirrels coach Michael Minner put serious thought into who should pitch Wednesday night's winner-take-all state championship...
Relaxed Fighting Squirrels edge Boonville 3-1 for seventh state title in eight years (07/17/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - After enjoying his first shave in several months following a 9-3 loss to Boonville in Game 26 of the double-elimination Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Tuesday night Charleston Fighting Squirrels coach Michael Minner put serious thought into who should pitch Wednesday night's winner-take-all state championship...
Squirrels claim seventh state championship after 3-1 win over Boonville (07/17/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels rally behind Cody Payne's one-hit gem to bring home it's seventh Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State championship in eight seasons on Wednesday.
Boonville eliminates Leopold, hands Charleston first loss to force winner-take-all championship Wednesday (07/16/14)
The stage is set for a winner-take-all championship at the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Boonville edged the SEMO Pirates of Leopold 4-1 in Game 25 of the state tournament and followed by handing Charleston a 9-3 loss in Game 26 Tuesday night...
Squirrels claim seventh state championship after 3-1 win over Boonville (07/16/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels rally behind Cody Payne's one-hit gem to bring home it's seventh Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State championship in eight seasons.
Boonville eliminates Leopold, hands Charleston first lost to force winner-take-all championship Wednesday (07/16/14)
By DUSTIN WARD Statesman Sports Editor CHARLESTON, Mo. - The stage is set for a winner-take-all championship at the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Boonville edged the SEMO Pirates of Leopold 4-1 in Game 25 of the state tournament and followed by handing Charleston a 9-3 loss in Game 26 Tuesday night...
Chance to clinch state title eludes Squirrels following 9-3 loss to Boonville (07/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- If the Charleston Fighting Squirrels are to win their seventh championship in eight years it will come a day later than hoped. Unable to find an answer to Boonville starter Josh Judd, the Squirrels fell 9-3 Tuesday in the first of two Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State championship games in the double-elimination tournament...
Charleston offense avoids panic attack, rallies to beat Leopold 6-5 at SBR state tournament (07/14/14)
CHARLESTON , Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels avoided a panic attack at the plate after falling behind four runs against the SEMO Pirates of Leopold Sunday afternoon in the winner's bracket championship of the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament at Hillhouse Park...
Charleston offense avoids panic attack, rallies to beat Leopold 6-5 at SBR state tournament (07/14/14)
CHARLESTON , Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels avoided a panic attack at the plate after falling behind four runs against the SEMO Pirates of Leopold Sunday afternoon in the winner's bracket championship of the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament at Hillhouse Park...
Power surge propels Charleston past Boonville 9-5 at SBR state tournament (07/13/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Charleston Fighting Squirrels standout slugger Ryan Fortner never grew concerned his team might be shutout after falling behind Boonville 1-0 Saturday night at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. "It was just a matter of time," Fortner said. "We knew we were going to hit. We came out a little flat, but Potts kept it close and we knew we would get at least one run."...
Squirrels squeak by Pirates 6-5, return to title game (07/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Just when it looked like they'd be relegated to the loser's bracket of the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels proved they may be down but they're never out of it. Overcoming a late four-run deficit against the SEMO Pirates on Sunday the defending champion Squirrels pulled out a dramatic 6-5 win that once again has them in the championship game...
Power surge propels Charleston past Boonville 9-5 at SBR state tournament (07/13/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Charleston Fighting Squirrels standout slugger Ryan Fortner never grew concerned his team might be shutout after falling behind Boonville 1-0 Saturday night at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. "It was just a matter of time," Fortner said. "We knew we were going to hit. We came out a little flat, but Potts kept it close and we knew we would get at least one run."...
Charleston, Piedmont & Leopold advance to championship semifinals of SBR state tournament (07/12/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels continued to experience offensive success without hitting the ball out of the ballpark Friday afternoon at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. The Fighting Squirrels had five hitters bunt in the first three innings...
Charleston hangs tough to down Portageville 7-3, stays in winner's bracket (07/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Despite staying on Charleston's heels all night long, the Portageville Bulldogs never quite got the big hit needed to up-end the defending state champion Fighting Squirrels. Working out of jam after jam, Charleston held off the Bulldogs for a 7-3 win the keeps them in the winner's bracket of the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Charleston, Piedmont & Leopold advance to championship semifinals of SBR state tournament (07/12/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels continued to experience offensive success without hitting the ball out of the ballpark Friday afternoon at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. The Fighting Squirrels had five hitters bunt in the first three innings...
Charleston hangs tough to down Portageville 7-3, stays in winner's bracket (07/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Despite staying on Charleston's heels all night long, the Portageville Bulldogs never quite got the big hit needed to up-end the defending state champion Fighting Squirrels. Working out of jam after jam, Charleston held off the Bulldogs for a 7-3 win the keeps them in the winner's bracket of the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Updated Senior Babe Ruth state tournament schedule (07/11/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The defending state champion Charleston Fighting Squirrels cruised past the Arch City Sidewinders 13-3 in its first game at the Senior Babe Ruth State late Thursday night at Charleston. Both teams scored its first run on an infield error in the second inning...
Updated Senior Babe Ruth state tournament schedule (07/11/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The defending state champion Charleston Fighting Squirrels cruised past the Arch City Sidewinders 13-3 in its first game at the Senior Babe Ruth State late Thursday night at Charleston. Both teams scored its first run on an infield error in the second inning...
Squirrels open first round of state tournament in dominant fashion (07/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Fighting Squirrels opened up their title defense in dominant fashion Thursday night against the Arch City Sidewinders. Combining for 12 hits the Squirrels capped the first day of play with a 13-3 win in six innings via the mercy rules to stay in the winner's bracket of the tournament...
Squirrels eyeing seventh Sr. Babe state title in last eight years (07/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Some have been easier than others, but in six of the last seven years the Charleston Fighting Squirrels have found a way to bring home a state title. They'll get that chance again starting today when they open up the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Squirrels rally to down in-town rival Riverdogs 6-3 (07/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- In their final tuneup before the playoffs, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels took down the Charleston Riverdogs 6-3 in a nine-inning contest on Tuesday. "We played one of our better games," Squirrels head coach Michael Minner said. "We played pretty well defensively and our pitching was outstanding. We threw nine guys and they were all good. We swung that bats a little bit too...
Latest updated Rib City Shootout Schedule (July 11-12) (07/11/14)
The schedule has been released for the final Rib City boys basketball tournament this summer. The event is slated for Friday and Saturday at Dexter. Games will be played at the Bearcat Event Center, Dexter Middle School Gymnasium, Dexter High School Gymnasium and Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Dexter fall sports schedules released (07/08/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - 2014 fall sports schedules are set at Dexter High School. The Dexter varsity football program is slated to open its season at Ste. Genevieve Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. The Dexter varsity volleyball team will open its season three days later when it hosts Farmington Aug. 25 and the Dexter varsity girls tennis team is slated to host Charleston in its season opener Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. The Dexter boys and girls high school cross country teams begin their respective seasons Sept. 6 at Jackson...
2014 All-Standard Democrat Baseball Team (07/05/14)
FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Doug Still, Sr., Sikeston Catcher: Cody Payne, Sr., Chaffee Infield: Austin Godwin, Sr., NMCC Infield: Colton Black, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Gavin O'Brien, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Devon Yahn, Sr., Chaffee Outfield: Palmer Campbell, Fr., NMCC...
Schedule set for Senior Babe Ruth state tournament (07/02/14)
The schedule is set for the highly anticipated Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state baseball tournament. The 14-team double-elimination event will take place July 10-15 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo. Three of the 27 tournament games will also be played at Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau, Mo...
Schedule set for Senior Babe Ruth state tournament (07/02/14)
The schedule is set for the highly anticipated Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state baseball tournament. The 14-team double-elimination event will take place July 10-15 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo. Three of the 27 tournament games will also be played at Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau, Mo...
Missouri Baseball Coaches Association all-state teams, final rankings released (06/28/14)
The Missouri Baseball Coaches Association recently released its final state rankings and all-state teams. Eight players were selected to the Class 1 MBCA all-state team from the southeast Missouri region. Cooter junior Tyler McLevain was selected first-team all-state as a pitcher, Oran senior Seth Ressel was selected second-team all-state as a pitcher, Cooter sophomore Austin Phelps was selected honorable mention as a pitcher, Cooter sophomore Riley Maddox was selected honorable mention as an infielder, Cooter junior Riley Hickerson was selected first-team all-state as an outfielder, Oran junior Hunter Schlosser was selected second-team all-state as an outfielder, Cooter sophomore Cole Crowder was selected second-team all-state as an outfielder and Oak Ridge senior Kelby Brown was selected honorable mention as a utility player.. ...
Squirrels end Bleacher Bum Invitational with back to back losses (06/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After winning their first six games of the tournament, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels saw a rough final two games leave them with fourth place in the Bleacher Bum Invitational over the weekend. The Squirrels won all three of their games in Pool 2 while advancing to the semifinals while also competing in and winning three games in Pool 1 in place of an absent team...
Dexter boys claim Rib City title (06/21/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter varsity boys basketball program ended the Rib City Shootout on a high note Friday evening at the Bearcat Event Center. The Bearcats finished the two-day event with an overall record of 5-3, won its last four games and finished first in its seven-team bracket Friday evening...
Third inning lifts Squirrels over Post 114 10-0 (06/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Highlighted by a seven-run third inning, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels picked up a 10-0 win over Sikeston Legion Post 114 via the mercy rule on Friday in Pool 2 of the Bleacher Bum Invitational. "We're just excited to be playing good baseball and good competition," Charleston head coach Michael Minner said. ...
Third inning lifts Squirrels over Post 114 10-0 (06/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Highlighted by a seven-run third inning, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels picked up a 10-0 win over Sikeston Legion Post 114 via the mercy rule on Friday in Pool 2 of the Bleacher Bum Invitational. "We're just excited to be playing good baseball and good competition," Charleston head coach Michael Minner said. ...
Early lead slips away as Ducks flounder against Elsberry (06/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Unable to hold on to an early three-run lead, the Riverbend Ducks fell to Elsberry 6-3 on Saturday in Pool 2 play in the Bleacher Bum Invitational at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. The loss leaves the Ducks at 1-1 in the pool and facing a must win tomorrow in their final pool game against Charleston...
Squirrels erase slow start, beat Elsberry 8-4 (06/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Overcoming a rough third inning against Elsberry on Thursday, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels scored seven unanswered runs in the final three innings to win their first game 8-4 in Pool 2 at the Bleacher Bum Invitational...
Squirrels erase slow start, beat Elsberry 8-4 (06/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Overcoming a rough third inning against Elsberry on Thursday, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels scored seven unanswered runs in the final three innings to win their first game 8-4 in Pool 2 at the Bleacher Bum Invitational...
Schedule altered for Bleacher Bum Invite (06/18/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the 2014 Bleacher Bum Invitational. The 16-team baseball tournament will take place June 19-22 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston and Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau. Eight first round games are scheduled for Thursday. ...
Boys basketball Rib City Shootout begins Thursday at Dexter (06/18/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the upcoming Rib City boys basketball shootout slated for June 19-20 at Dexter. 41 boys basketball teams will compete in the event. Games are scheduled to take place on three courts at the Bearcat Event Center, the Dexter High School Gymnasium, the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and the Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Squirrels finish William Woods Alumni Showcase undefeated (06/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FULTON -- With a pair of wins over Blair Oaks and New Bloomfield, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels finished the William Woods Alumni Showcase undefeated. Their 3-0-1 record during the round-robin style tournament was the best among all participants and leave the Squirrels with a healthy 18-3-1 mark on the season...
Bleacher Bum Invite begins Thursday at Charleston (06/18/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the 2014 Bleacher Bum Invitational. The 16-team baseball tournament will take place June 19-22 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston and Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau. Eight first round games are scheduled for Thursday. ...
Scott County Junior Legion falls to Charleston 16U in extra innings, 17-13 (06/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Scott County Junior Legion fell to Charleston 16U on Tuesday 17-13 in extra innings. The game was schedule for nine innings, but wound up a a 12-inning affair when the two teams entered the final innings knotted up at 13-13. Another two scoreless inning ensued before a four-run Charleston rally in the top of the 12th put them ahead for good...
Squirrels win tournament's consolation championship 5-1 over Riverbend Ducks (06/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- An opening round loss may have ensured the Charleston Fighting Squirrels wouldn't be in the championship hunt at their namesake Fighting Squirrel Classic, but that didn't stop them from making the most of their weekend...
Charleston win, ties on opening day of tournament (06/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FELTON -- The Charleston Fighting Squirrels finished up their first day of the William Woods Alumni Coaches Showcases in Fulton with a win and a tie in the round robin style tournament. Their first game of the evening, against Fulton Legion, was still knotted up 1-1 after nine innings, resulting in the unusual tie due to the two-hour time limit...
Squirrels win tournament's consolation championship 5-1 over Riverbend Ducks (06/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- An opening round loss may have ensured the Charleston Fighting Squirrels wouldn't be in the championship hunt at their namesake Fighting Squirrel Classic, but that didn't stop them from making the most of their weekend...
Squirrels rebound with 11-0 win over Senath-Hornersville (06/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After using four pitchers in their opening round loss to Crawford County a day earlier, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels needed only starter Matt Ulrich Friday to stay alive in the Fighting Squirrel Classic...
Rib City Shootout Action (06/14/14)
Note: A schedule for June 14 remains available at this link: View Schedule Here
Squirrels rebound with 11-0 win over Senath-Hornersville (06/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After using four pitchers in their opening round loss to Crawford County a day earlier, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels needed only starter Matt Ulrich Friday to stay alive in the Fighting Squirrel Classic...
Charleston Fighting Squirrels cruise by Senath-Hornersville 11-0 at Classic (06/13/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels offense got back on track in a big way Friday afternoon less than 24 hours after suffering a rare loss. Charleston (13-3) scored five times in the first two innings before adding three runs in the fourth inning and three more in the seventh inning as it cruised past Senath-Hornersville Senior Babe Ruth 11-0 in a consolation quarterfinal of the four-day 16-team Fighting Squirrel Classic...
Defending champ Charleston drops Classic opener to Crawford County 6-5 in 10 innings (includes all Thursday scores) (06/13/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the action Thursday at Charleston is available at this link: View Photos Here CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels threw about everything but the kitchen sink at Crawford County, Mo., Thursday afternoon but came up short in its bid to defend its title at its own Fighting Squirrel Classic...
Squirrels bounced from title contention by Crawford Co. 6-5 during Fighting Squirrel Classic (06/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Despite coming in as the reigning champions, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels find themselves out of the hunt after the first round in this year's Fighting Squirrel Classic. Unable to hold on to an early four-run lead against Crawford County on Thursday, Charleston was pushed to the consolation bracket with a 6-5 loss in 10 innings on a walk-off single...
Charleston Fighting Squirrels cruise by Senath-Hornersville 11-0 at Classic (06/13/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels offense got back on track in a big way Friday afternoon less than 24 hours after suffering a rare loss. Charleston (13-3) scored five times in the first two innings before adding three runs in the fourth inning and three more in the seventh inning as it cruised past Senath-Hornersville Senior Babe Ruth 11-0 in a consolation quarterfinal of the four-day 16-team Fighting Squirrel Classic...
Defending champ Charleston drops Fighting Squirrel Classic opener to Crawford County 6-5 in 10 innings (06/13/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the action Thursday at Charleston is available at this link: View Photos Here CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels threw about everything but the kitchen sink at Crawford County, Mo., Thursday afternoon but came up short in its bid to defend its title at its own Fighting Squirrel Classic...
Squirrels bounced from title contention by Crawford Co. 6-5 during Fighting Squirrel Classic (06/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Despite coming in as the reigning champions, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels find themselves out of the hunt after the first round in this year's Fighting Squirrel Classic. Unable to hold on to an early four-run lead against Crawford County on Thursday, Charleston was pushed to the consolation bracket with a 6-5 loss in 10 innings on a walk-off single...
Squirrels take two on the road at Portageville (06/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- In one final tuneup before the Fighting Squirrel Classic, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels swept Portageville Senior Babe Ruth in a doubleheader on Wednesday. Charleston opened the evening with 15 hits to down Portageville 14-1 in five innings via the mercy rule. Back-to-back three run rallies in the second and third innings gave way to a seven-run-fourth to put them up 13-0...
Rib City Shootout schedule (June 13-14) (06/12/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the upcoming Rib City girls basketball shooutout slated for June 13-14. 44 girls basketball teams will compete in the event. Games are scheduled to take place on three courts at the Bearcat Event Center, the Dexter High School Gymnasium, the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and the Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Rib City Shootout schedule (June 13-14) (06/12/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the upcoming Rib City girls basketball shooutout slated for June 13-14. 44 girls basketball teams will compete in the event. Games are scheduled to take place on three courts at the Bearcat Event Center, the Dexter High School Gymnasium, the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and the Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Charleston to host annual Fighting Squirrel Classic wood bat tournament (06/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Starting Thursday, 16 teams over two different sites will compete in the Fighting Squirrel Classic in a four-day single-elimination-style tournament. The tournament's namesake Charleston Fighting Squirrels return as champions from last year and look to be strong contenders to keep the title...
Charleston to host annual Fighting Squirrel Classic wood bat tournament (06/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Starting Thursday, 16 teams over two different sites will compete in the Fighting Squirrel Classic in a four-day single-elimination-style tournament. The tournament's namesake Charleston Fighting Squirrels return as champions from last year and look to be strong contenders to keep the title...
Fighting Squirrel Baseball Classic begins Thursday at Charleston (06/11/14)
The schedule has been released for the 2014 Fighting Squirrel Classic. The 16-team baseball tournament will take place June 12-15 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston and Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau. Eight first round games are scheduled Thursday. ...