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April 17, 2014 Scoreboard (04/17/14)
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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...
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...
April 4, 2014 Scoreboard (04/04/14)
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April 1, 2014 Scoreboard (04/01/14)
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March 31, 2014 Scoreboard (03/31/14)
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March 28, 2014 Scoreboard (03/28/14)
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March 27, 2014 Scoreboard (03/27/14)
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Washburn's walkoff lifts Kennett (03/26/14)
Trailing by three runs midway through Tuesday's game against East Carter, it felt like deja vu all over again for the Kennett Lady Indians. That just made the ending all the sweeter for the Lady Tribe. Kennett tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning on a Jacky Lockhert solo home run, then completed the comeback on a three-run walkoff blast from Kelsey Washburn in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 6-3 win over the Lady Redbirds at Indian Park...
Washburn's walkoff lifts Kennett (03/26/14)
Trailing by three runs midway through Tuesday's game against East Carter, it felt like deja vu all over again for the Kennett Lady Indians. That just made the ending all the sweeter for the Lady Tribe. Kennett tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning on a Jacky Lockhert solo home run, then completed the comeback on a three-run walkoff blast from Kelsey Washburn in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 6-3 win over the Lady Redbirds at Indian Park...
March 24, 2014 Scoreboard (03/24/14)
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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...
February 18, 2014 Scoreboard (02/18/14)
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February 15, 2014 Scoreboard (02/15/14)
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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 11, 2014 Scoreboard (02/11/14)
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January 31, 2014 Scoreboard (01/31/14)
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January 28, 2014 Scoreboard (01/28/14)
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January 17, 2014 Scoreboard (01/17/14)
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January 14, 2014 Scoreboard (01/14/14)
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January 11, 2014 Scoreboard (01/11/14)
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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...
December 21, 2013 Scoreboard (12/21/13)
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December 17, 2013 Scoreboard (12/17/13)
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Basketball Preview: Puxico Lady Indians (11/28/13)
PUXICO, Mo. - The Puxico varsity girls basketball program enters the 2013-14 season with multiple returning starters. Puxico graduated only one senior off of last season's squad. "We are going to be young, but I think competitive" Puxico fifth-year girls basketball coach Jordan Lindsay said. "I've got a solid group of juniors and sophomores. We have no seniors, but I think we will be competitive."...
Basketball Preview: Puxico Indians (11/28/13)
PUXICO, Mo. - Expectations are high for a healthy Puxico Indians varsity boys basketball program entering the 2013-14 season. The Indians, which lost a player to a knee injury, shoulder injury and broken hand last season, won 20 of the 21 games it played over the summer with an injury-free squad...
Brucker, Dock spark Kelly sectional victory (10/17/13)
BENTON, Mo. -- Thanks in large part to the bat of junior Kristi Brucker, the Kelly Hawks now stand just one win away from a return trip the Class 2 final four in Springfield. Batting in the sixth spot, Brucker had three hits while driving in five runs to guide the Lady Hawks to a 6-0 sectional win Wednesday over visiting East Carter County...
Kelly blanks East Carter, advances to quarterfinals (10/16/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Thanks in large part to the bat of junior Kristi Brucker the Kelly Lady Hawks now stand just one win away from a return trip to the Class 2 final four in Springfield. Batting in the fifth-spot, Brucker had three hits while driving in five runs to guide the Lady Hawks to a 6-0 win over East Carter County on Wednesday in Sectionals...
Sectional Softball: Kelly back in familiar territory hosting sectional (10/15/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com KELLY -- Another district title, another chance at state. It's become the norm for the Kelly Lady Hawks softball team as they clinched their 11th district championship in the past 12 seasons Friday. They'll look to continue their success Wednesday when they host East Carter County, a team they beat earlier this season by a 14-1 score, at 4 p.m. at Kelly High School during their Class 2 Sectional...
Sept. 30, 2013 Scoreboard (09/30/13)
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Sept. 24, 2013 Scoreboard (09/24/13)
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Sept. 17, 2013 Scoreboard (09/17/13)
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All-state baseball team released (06/12/13)
The Missouri Baseball Coaches Association recently released its 2013 all-state baseball team. Seven players from Dunklin or Pemiscot County received recognition on the team. Cooter senior Brandon Bridges was selected first-team all-state as a pitcher in Class 1. Cooter sophomore Riley Hickerson was selected honorable mention all-state as a DH/utility player...
Holcomb baseball team beats East Carter County 7-1 in Class 2 sectional (05/21/13)
HOLCOMB, Mo. - Holcomb junior hurler Dustin Houart knew it would be his turn to take care of business on the mound if his team advanced to a Class 2 state sectional. "I hadn't pitched for a long time," Houart said. "I knew I was going to get this game if we got this far. Cameron got us here with his pitching performance in the district championship. We've got three good pitchers that can perform like I did today and I'm happy we are advancing."...
Holcomb baseball team beats East Carter County 7-1 in Class 2 sectional (05/21/13)
HOLCOMB, Mo. - Holcomb junior hurler Dustin Houart knew it would be his turn to take care of business on the mound if his team advanced to a Class 2 state sectional. "I hadn't pitched for a long time," Houart said. "I knew I was going to get this game if we got this far. Cameron got us here with his pitching performance in the district championship. We've got three good pitchers that can perform like I did today and I'm happy we are advancing."...
May 14, 2013 Scoreboard (05/14/13)
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Smith's single in the bottom of the seventh beats East Carter (05/08/13)
SIKESTON -- With the game on the line, the Sikeston Bulldogs had the right guy up in the right situation. With the score tied 1-1 and the bases loaded with one out, Sikeston senior Patrick Smith delivered the game-winning hit with a line drive single into centerfield to defeat East Carter 2-1 on Senior Night Tuesday at VFW Stadium...
Smith's single in the bottom of the seventh beats East Carter (05/08/13)
SIKESTON -- With the game on the line, the Sikeston Bulldogs had the right guy up in the right situation. With the score tied 1-1 and the bases loaded with one out, Sikeston senior Patrick Smith delivered the game-winning hit with a line drive single into centerfield to defeat East Carter 2-1 on Senior Night Tuesday at VFW Stadium...
April 15, 2013 Scoreboard (04/15/13)
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April 9, 2013 Scoreboard (04/09/13)
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2013 East Carter County Spring Softball Schedule (03/14/13)
2013 East Carter County Spring Baseball Schedule (03/14/13)
February 18, 2013 Scoreboard (02/18/13)
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February 2, 2013 Scoreboard (02/02/13)
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January 25, 2013 Scoreboard (01/25/13)
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19-and-older Charleston Riverdogs baseball team set to return to southeast Missouri this summer (01/19/13)
College-level baseball players will have the opportunity to play closer to home this summer. The Charleston Riverdogs 19-and-older collegiate-level baseball team is organizing and will be holding tryouts in April. The time, date and location of the tryouts has not been determined at this time...
Host sites of basketball state playoff games released (01/15/13)
The host sites of district tournaments and state playoff games have been released for the 2013 Missouri high school state basketball playoffs. Class 1, 2 and 3 boys and girls district tournaments will take place the week of Feb.16-22. Class 1, District 1, will feature Clarkton, Delta C-7, Gideon, Koshkonong, Naylor, North Pemiscot, Risco and Southland. Gideon will host Class 1, District 1...
January 8, 2013 Scoreboard (01/08/13)
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Strong finish helps Senath-Hornersville varsity girls beat East Carter County 50-48 (12/21/12)
BROSELEY, Mo. - The Senath-Hornersville varsity girls basketball team held the East Carter County Redbirds scoreless in the final 2 minutes, 30 seconds of regulation Wednesday night in a consolation quarterfinal at the Twin Rivers Lady Royals Classic...
Strong finish helps Senath-Hornersville varsity girls beat East Carter County 50-48 (12/20/12)
BROSELEY, Mo. - The Senath-Hornersville varsity girls basketball team held the East Carter County Redbirds scoreless in the final 2 minutes, 30 seconds of regulation Wednesday night in a consolation quarterfinal at the Twin Rivers Lady Royals Classic...
Top eight seeds advance to quarterfinals of Twin Rivers Lady Royals Classic (12/16/12)
BROSELEY, Mo. - The top eight seeds advanced to the quarterfinals of the 16-team Lady Royals Classic varsity girls basketball tournament Saturday. Defending champion Dexter opened the tournament with a 99-15 win against No. 16 seeded Malden. In other first round action Saturday No. ...
Top eight seeds advance to quarterfinals of Twin Rivers Lady Royals Classic (12/17/12)
BROSELEY, Mo. - The top eight seeds advanced to the quarterfinals of the 16-team Lady Royals Classic varsity girls basketball tournament Saturday. Defending champion Dexter opened the tournament with a 99-15 win against No. 16 seeded Malden. In other first round action Saturday No. ...
December 15, 2012 Scoreboard (12/15/12)
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Kennett, Malden, and Holcomb among baseball teams changing districts (12/13/12)
Multiple baseball districts in the Missouri Bootheel will have new teams when district baseball tournaments begin this spring. For the past decade Missouri baseball teams have competed in one of four classes in the state baseball playoffs. The class each team competes in is determined by the high school enrollments of every baseball team in Missouri...
Seedings released for 16-team Twin Rivers varsity girls basketball tournament (12/07/12)
The seedings were released for the 16-team Lady Royals Classic following the seed meeting Friday. The varsity girls basketball tournament will be played Dec. 15-22 at the Twin Rivers High School Gymnasium in Broseley, Mo. Defending champion Dexter has received the No. 1 seed in the double-elimination tournament. Dexter defeated Kennett 69-45 in the 2011 championship game...
Nov. 30, 2012 Scoreboard (11/30/12)
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2012-2013 East Carter Carter Girls Basketball Schedule (11/14/12)
2012-2013 East Carter County Boys Basketball Schedule (11/14/12)
DANGER: Doctors say cheerleading needs safety rules (10/25/12)
CHICAGO -- Cheerleading isn't just jumping and waving pompoms -- it has become as athletic and potentially as dangerous as a sport and should be designated one to improve safety, the nation's leading group of pediatricians says. The number of cheerleaders injured each year has climbed dramatically in the last two decades. Common stunts that pose risks include tossing and flipping cheerleaders in the air and creating human pyramids that reach 15 feet high or more...
Prep Softball: Lady Bulldogs blitz East Carter on Senior Night (09/26/12)
SIKESTON -- It was an emotional afternoon for the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday as they celebrated Senior Night against the East Carter Lady Cardinals. Fittingly enough it was the same group of upperclassmen that was being honored that powered the Lady Bulldogs to an 11-1 mercy rule win...
New enrollment breaks set for basketball and music (08/04/12)
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Softball roundup: East Carter County beats Kennett, Holcomb edges Malden (04/14/12)
East Carter County 8, Kennett 0 The Kennett softball team suffered an 8-0 loss to East Carter County Friday afternoon. East Carter County out-hit Kennett 10-6. East Carter County scored one run in the second and sixth innings and two runs in the third and seventh innings...
Strong start helps Portageville defeat Kennett softball team 5-3 (04/13/12)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs had the luxury of being able to play with a lead for nearly all of Thursday afternoon's softball contest against the Kennett Lady Indians. "A lead is extremely significant," Portageville Bulldogs coach Candice Harper said. "I preach we need to score in every inning and come out banging. We did that today"...
Rosters set for BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza (04/07/12)
The 2012 BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza is slated for Apr. 14 at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter, Mo. The event will feature top high school seniors from over 65 southeast Missouri schools competing in volleyball and basketball competitions. The games start at 9 a.m...
2012 sportswriters all-region basketball team (03/30/12)
The 2012 southeast Missouri sportswriters all-region basketball team voted on by southeast Missouri media. BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS 5 First Team: Jamal Cox, 6-5, soph., Cape Central Karson King, 6-5, soph., Jackson Kendric McCain, 6-0, sr., Poplar Bluff...
Basketball state rankings: Risco and Charleston ranked No. 1 in Missouri, Kennett girls ranked No. 4 (01/12/12)
Two southeast Missouri schools are projected to win it all at the end of the season in the latest basketball state rankings released by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association. The Risco Tigers boys basketball team remains unbeaten and is currently ranked No. 1 in Class 1. Scott County Central's boys basketball team is ranked No. 7...
Lady Bluejays pound East Carter, 75-52 (12/21/11)
BROSELEY -- Rebounding from their opening round loss to Twin River at the Lady Royals Christmas Classic Tournament, the Charleston Lady Bluejays picked up a 72-52 win over East Carter County to advance to the consolation semifinals. "We couldn't quite put them away," Charleston head coach Josh Thompson said of East Carter. "That says a lot about them. We picked up our defensive intensity and that really made a big difference for us. That's where we want to hang our hat, is defensively."...
Lady Bluejays pound East Carter, 75-52 (12/21/11)
BROSELEY -- Rebounding from their opening round loss to Twin River at the Lady Royals Christmas Classic Tournament, the Charleston Lady Bluejays picked up a 72-52 win over East Carter County to advance to the consolation semifinals. "We couldn't quite put them away," Charleston head coach Josh Thompson said of East Carter. "That says a lot about them. We picked up our defensive intensity and that really made a big difference for us. That's where we want to hang our hat, is defensively."...
Kennett Lady Indians improve to 10-0 with OT win against Twin Rivers (12/20/11)
BROSELEY, Mo. - Upset top-seeded New Madrid County Central and win its opening-season tournament for a third consecutive season Check. Defeat every basketball team in the Bootheel Conference before Christmas Check. Start the season 10-0 for a second consecutive season...
December 12, 2011 Scoreboard (12/12/11)
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East Carter baseball player battles cancer (10/06/11)
Chris Newman, a center fielder and pitcher for East Carter, was recently diagnosed with a rare bone cancer in his left leg called Ewing's Sarcoma.
Kelly wins season opener over East Carter County (08/23/11)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- In a rematch of last year's Class 2 sectional contest, the Kelly Lady Hawks opened up their season on Monday with an 8-5 win over the East Carter County Lady Cardinals. "They played well, especially for our first game," Kelly coach Rhonda Ratledge said of her team. "I know the girls were all nervous after last year...
Kelly wins season opener over East Carter County (08/23/11)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- In a rematch of last year's Class 2 sectional contest, the Kelly Lady Hawks opened up their season on Monday with an 8-5 win over the East Carter County Lady Cardinals. "They played well, especially for our first game," Kelly coach Rhonda Ratledge said of her team. "I know the girls were all nervous after last year...
Nailed it (05/16/11)
Nailed it (05/16/11)
54th annual bloomfield christmas tournament (12/26/10)
Kennett looks to defend title; Hornets, Crusaders added to field
Consolation hopes foiled (12/22/10)
BROSELEY -- Unable to close a six-point gap entering the fourth quarter against the Greenville Lady Bears Tuesday night, the Charleston Lady Bluejays run at the 14th annual Lady Royal Holiday Classic came to end with a 60-50 loss. "We played tough tonight, but didn't hit our shots," Charleston head coach Josh Thompson said...
Lady Royals Holiday Classic (12/22/10)
Semifinal pairing set for tonight in both championship and consolation bracket
Moving on (10/14/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com BENTON -- With their season on the line Wednesday afternoon, Kelly starting pitcher Kristen Powell gave the Lady Hawks two of their biggest outs this season. Up 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh facing East Carter County in Class 2 Sectionals, Powell found herself in a bind when an illegal pitch moved the tying run from second to third with one out...
Moving on (10/14/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com BENTON -- With their season on the line Wednesday afternoon, Kelly starting pitcher Kristen Powell gave the Lady Hawks two of their biggest outs this season. Up 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh facing East Carter County in Class 2 Sectionals, Powell found herself in a bind when an illegal pitch moved the tying run from second to third with one out...
Powell fans two to secure victory for Kelly in softball sectional (10/14/10)
Kelly pitcher Kristen Powell helped send the Hawks to the state quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory.
October 13, 2010 Scoreboard (10/13/10)
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Kelly softball prepares for East Carter County (10/12/10)
The Kelly Lady Hawks and the East Carter County Lady Cardinals will once again find themselves squaring off in the Class 2 sectional round on Wednesday.
Lady Hawks prepare for East Carter Co. (10/12/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com BENTON -- In a rematch of last year's Class 2 sectional match up, the Kelly Lady Hawks and the East Carter County Lady Cardinals will once again find themselves squaring off in the opening round of the Class 2 Missouri State softball tournament...
Sikeston walks off with extra inning win (09/29/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- Breaking a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the eighth, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs came up came up winners on senior night against East Carter. After Sydney Davied led off the inning with a triple, Nicki James brought her in on a squeeze play to give Sikeston the 2-1 win...
Lady Devils start season with win (08/24/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com NEELYVILLE -- The Chaffee Lady Devils got their 2010 softball season started just the way they wanted with a 9-8 win over the Neelyville Lady Tigers on Monday afternoon. After Chaffee established a comfortable 9-3 lead going into the bottom of the sixth, Nellyville stormed back with five runs of their own. The Lady Devils, however, were able to hold them one run shy of a tie and eventually hold on for the win...
Chaffee softball nips Neelyville in season opener (08/24/10)
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Chaffee softball nips Neelyville in season opener (08/24/10)
All the area high school sports reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
August 23, 2010 Scoreboard (08/23/10)
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Portageville wins OT thriller while Dexter downs Rebels (12/29/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com BLOOMFIELD -- The Portageville Bulldogs used a last-second shot in overtime to defeat Hayti 70-68 in the quarterfinals of the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament Monday night. With the score tied at 68-68 with 5.1 seconds remaining in overtime, the Bulldogs inbounded the ball to Fred Treadwell who went the length of the floor and hit a five foot runner as time expired to propel Portageville into the semifinals tonight against Kennett...
Bloomfield Tournament report - Day 2 (12/29/09)
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Richland edges Malden; rest of top seeds advance easily at Bloomfield (12/28/09)
BLOOMFIELD -- The top seeds had very little trouble advancing in the first round of the 53rd Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament on Saturday. Every game was won by more than a 20-point margin, except for the Richland/Malden game which saw the Rebels pull away in the fourth quarter for a 64-56 win...
Richland edges Malden; rest of top seeds advance easily at Bloomfield (12/28/09)
BLOOMFIELD -- The top seeds had very little trouble advancing in the first round of the 53rd Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament on Saturday. Every game was won by more than a 20-point margin, except for the Richland/Malden game which saw the Rebels pull away in the fourth quarter for a 64-56 win...
Bloomfield boxes -- DAY 1 (12/26/09)
Boxscores from Day 1 of Bloomfield Chistmas Tournament
Classic begins (12/21/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com BROSELEY -- The No. 15 seeded Sikeston Lady Bulldogs came just three points from upsetting the No. 2 seed Kennett Lady Indians on Saturday in the first round of the Twin Rivers Lady Royals Holiday Classic. Sikeston went into halftime with a 32-25 lead but the Indians made up ground in the third quarter by tying that game at 42 points going into the final eight minutes...
Dec. 19 Scoreboard (12/19/09)
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2009-10 East Carter Girls Basketball Preview (11/24/09)
Head Coach: Missy Cox, 2nd year (0-19) Last Season: 0-19 (lost to Viburnum in Class 2 district quarters) District: Class 2 District 4 at Van Buren (Bismarck, South Iron, Ellington, Valley, Viburnum) Last district title: 1999 Key Returners: Mariah Randazzo, Melissa Stucker, Lindsay Crowley, Molly Freeze...
Hawks claw way into state softball quarters (10/15/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Kelly High School softball team hasn't been scoring many runs lately. "We still need to work on our hitting," senior left fielder Hannah Vinyard said. Of course, with someone like senior Danielle Dock on the mound, a Kelly offensive explosion rarely is necessary...
Kelly advances to quarters; Notre Dame game postponed (10/14/09)
Notre Dame's run to the final four in softball will have to wait another day. The Bulldogs' Class 3 sectional game against DeSoto in Potosi has been postponed until Thursday because of rain.
East Carter wins district title (10/09/09)
MSHSAA Class 2 District 1 championship game
Lady Royals end Clearwater's run (10/09/09)
MSHSAA Class 2 District 1 semifinals
Naylor vs. East Carter (09/22/09)
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Empty bench: East Carter short on players (02/09/09)
By ROB TATE ~ DAR Sports Writer GREENVILLE -- The East Carter Redbirds, who entered the Ozark Foothills Conference tournament 1-11 on the season and the No. 7-seed, already had a lot to go up against Saturday afternoon when they stepped on the court with second-seeded Twin Rivers...
Naylor boys top Neelyville, reach OFC semifinals (02/08/09)
By ROB TATE ~ DAR Sports Writer GREENVILLE -- It's been a dicey situation for the Naylor Eagles over the past few weeks. Even with the ice storm, the team has been up and down as of late as it roster has two starters left the team a few weeks ago. But on Saturday night in the first round of the Ozark Foothills Conference, the Eagles played well together and got past rival Neelyville for the second time this season, 68-62...
Greenville shakes off rust, Donettes for victory (02/08/09)
By ROB TATE ~ DAR Sports Writer GREENVILLE -- It hasn't been a pleasant New Year for the Greenville Lady Bears. Greenville was 0-4 in 2009 and hadn't even played a home game since Dec. 11 against Lesterville. But things got better in the first round of the Ozark Foothills Conference tournament as the No. 4-seed Lady Bears rolled to a 47-35 win over the No. 5-seed Doniphan Donettes...
ROUNDUP: Kennett girls stymie Twin Rivers (01/23/09)
By DAR STAFF BROSELEY -- The Kennett Lady Indians held Twin Rivers to less than 25 points and got big games from Brittney Williams and Jerica Wheeler to take a 45-23 win over the Lady Royals on Thursday night. Twin Rivers led 5-4 after Kelsey Snider's basket midway through the opening quarter, but Kennett ran off eight straight points, going up 12-5 on Alexandra Brown's field goal with 2:23 left in the period...
ROUNDUP: Davis scores 24 to lead Twin Rivers past Campbell (01/16/09)
By DAR STAFF BROSELEY -- The Twin Rivers Lady Royals had three players in double figures Thursday night at home as they went on to beat Campbell, 72-54, in a non-conference game. Twin Rivers senior Torey Davis scored a game-high 24 points, including nine 2-pointers. Kelsey Snider added 17 points while Stephanie Jennings chipped in with 16. Jennings has averaged 17.5 points a game during the Lady Royals' current two-game win streak...
Kelly gets past Charleston in battle of the unbeatens (12/30/08)
BROSELEY -- Before their quarterfinal game against the undefeated Charleston Lady Bluejays, the Kelly Lady Hawks huddled together and shouted "Who are we?" with one response, "Kelly!" The Lady Hawks, No. 3 seed in the 12th annual Lady Royals Holiday Classic Tournament at Broseley, showed everybody who they were Monday night. Beating the No. 6 seed Lady Bluejays 49-32 in what Charleston head coach Micheal Minner coined as "a dog fight."...
Routs highlight first round of tourney action (12/29/08)
BROSELEY -- The 12th annual Lady Royals Holiday Classic Tournament kicked off in Broseley Saturday evening with the winning teams buying into a similar theme. Defense, as Portageville, Charleston, Kelly and Dexter all came with opening round wins. The night cap featured the No. 2 seed Portageville Lady Bulldogs against the No. 15 seed Sikeston Lady Bulldogs. In the end, it was Portageville's defense and experience that got the best of the young Sikeston squad, coming away with the 56-24 win...
Dexter, Portageville advance to semifinals (12/29/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- The undefeated Portageville Bulldogs will advance to the semifinal round of the 52nd Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament with a convincing win over the Richland Rebels 66-47 Saturday night in Bloomfield. The No. 2 seeded Bulldogs (7-0), had to scrap and claw for every bit of their 19 point advantage over the No. 10 seeded Rebels (2-6) in Saturday's quarterfinal matchup...
Upsets, routs highlight first round at Bloomfield (12/28/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- The 52nd Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament got under way Friday in Bloomfield. The eight game first round was full of excitement as three lower seeded teams were able to upset their higher seeded opponents. Results on Friday's first round play are as follows...
BCT Game 1: Mules kick out East Carter (12/26/08)
Bernie 100, East Carter 30
Upcoming local events (12/26/08)
Bloomfield Christmas Tournament Dexter-East Prairie loser v. Hayti-Puxico loser, 9 a.m. Twin Rivers-Malden loser v. Kennett-Van Buren loser, 10:30 a.m. Doniphan-Richland loser v. Portageville-Greenville loser, noon Bernie-East Carter loser v. Bloomfield-South Pemiscot loser, 2 p.m...
With five in double figures, Neelyville beats East Carter (12/14/08)
By ROB TATE ~ DAR Sports Writer ELLISNORE -- Calling the Neelyville Tigers' five top-scorers from Friday night's game the "Fantastic Five" might be a bit of a stretch because they more than likely don't have any super-human powers. But as a collective unit, Neelyville put five players in double figures in points as their well-balanced offensive attack defeated East Carter 77-37 in an Ozark Foothills Conference matchup...
ROUNDUP: Thomas scores 40 in Naylor's OT win (12/12/08)
By DAR STAFF HOLCOMB -- Even with a 40-point effort from senior Travis Thomas, the Naylor Eagles narrowly escaped Holcomb 73-70 in overtime Thursday. Naylor (2-1) started the game on a 14-0 run, outscoring the Hornets 19-5 in the first quarter. Eagles coach Glen Eubanks felt his defense faltered most of the game...
Bernie is top seed at Bloomfield tournament (12/11/08)
By ROB TATE ~ DAR Sports Writer Earlier this week, the seeds were finalized for the long-anticipated Bloomfied Christmas Tournament. As always it's shaping up to be a good one with the possibility of a fourth straight year with a new champion. Top-seeded Bernie will start things off in the first round with No. 16-seed East Carter. Bernie already has one tournament title on the season as the took the Campbell Invitational last Friday night. The Mules last won the tournament back in 1993...
ROUNDUP: Fowler's late basket lifts Campbell past Richland (12/10/08)
By DAR STAFF RICHLAND -- Campbell's Justin Fowler hit a bucket with 4 seconds left to lift the Camels past Richland 63-62 Tuesday night. "This is a big win for us playing on the road," Campbell coach Steve Fowler said. "Richland at Richland is always pretty tough."...
Neelyville wins OFC opener (12/09/08)
By DAR STAFF PIEDMONT -- The Neelyville Lady Tigers probably feel like they started the Ozark Foothills Conference season already. But Monday night's 54-35 win over Clearwater was the first one that counts in the standings. After defeating Greenville in the third place game of the Lady Dawg Classic, Neelyville trailed after the first quarter but went on to take the win against the Lady Tigers...
Ozark Foothills: Twin Rivers, Neelyville, Greenville, East Carter, Clearwater, Doniphan, Naylor (11/24/08)
TWIN RIVERS ROYALS Coach: Kelly Null, first year Last year: 12-15 District (Class 3 District 2 at Clearwater): Arcadia, Clearwater, Doniphan, Greenville, Woodland KEY PLAYERS BACK: Torey Davis, Kelsey Snider, Stepahnie Jennings WHAT'S NEW: Twin Rivers athletic director Kelly Null takes over after long time head coach Jeff Walk left to coach at Three Rivers over the summer. Null was an assistant under Walk the past few seasons...
OFC boys: Twin Rivers, Neelyville, East Carter, Clearwater, Greenville, Doniphan, Naylor (11/24/08)
TWIN RIVERS ROYALS Coach: Rob Brown (3rd year, 26-26) Last year: 17-10 District (Class 3 District 2 at Clearwater): Arcadia Valley, Bloomfield, Clearwater, Doniphan, Greenville, Woodland KEY PLAYERS BACK: Kyle Oberkramer, Ryan Miller, Brett Whitlock...
Tigers advance before sun sets on Royals-Bears (10/07/08)
By ROB TATE ~ DAR Sports Writer The Neelyville Tigers made sure right off the bat that they weren't going to be upset in the first round of the Ozark Foothills Conference Tournament like they were as a fifth seed last season against Doniphan. Neelyville scored a run in every inning to take a 14-5 victory over East Carter, but at times, the Tigers were sloppy defensively as they committed four errors in the middle innings of the game...
ROUNDUP: Kennett stops Poplar Bluff rally (10/07/08)
By DAR STAFF KENNETT -- The Poplar Bluff soccer team was shorthanded Monday night against the Kennett Indians, but nearly came away with one. The Indians broke a 2-2 tie with two minutes to go as Blake Willbanks scored to lift Kennett to the win, 3-2...
Twin Rivers, East Carter not looking too far ahead (10/07/08)
By ALEX ABATE ~ DAR Sports Writer The Lady Royals' memories haven't faded from a season ago. Twin Rivers remembers all too well the loss in the district title game to East Carter. This year, the Royals are the top-seeded team and East Carter got the bye on the other side as No. 2...
Clearwater closes out run of OFC baseball (10/05/08)
By DAR STAFF PIEDMONT -- The Clearwater Tigers are bringing a little bit of momentum into this week's Ozark Foothills Conference tournament after they beat Greenville Friday afternoon, 16-6, in six innings. After Clearwater got off to a 4-0 start through the first two innings, the Bears didn't back down as they got their first of two three-run home runs on the day. ...
ROUNDUP: Redbirds edge Naylor in eighth (10/01/08)
By DAR STAFF ELLSINORE -- East Carter rallied with six runs in the fourth inning before getting one in the eighth to move past Naylor 7-6 on Tuesday afternoon. Derek Saffle hit a grounder to third base that scored Austin Stephens to give the Redbirds the win...
ROUNDUP: East Carter holds back Neelyville on softball (09/28/08)
By DAR STAFF ELLSINORE -- East Carter got three runs in the second inning and held on to beat Neelyville 3-1 on Friday after noon. Laura Nance had a triple and a run scored in the win while Courtney Newman pitched seven innings and gave up just three hits for the Lady Redbirds (7-6) ...
ROUNDUP: Poplar Bluff wins volleyball battle of Mules (09/23/08)
By DAR STAFF BERNIE -- Six different players had two or more kills for Poplar Bluff and the Lady Mules combined for 13 blocks in a 25-16, 25-20 win Monday night at Bernie. "A true team effort," Lady Mules volleyball coach Mike Berry said. Blake Talkington led Poplar Bluff (8-6) with five kills, while Jamie Fritts added four kills and three solo blocks and five block assists...
ROUNDUP: Clearwater rallies with 12-run inning to beat Van Buren 15-14 (09/17/08)
By DAR STAFF VAN BUREN -- The Clearwater Lady Tigers scored a dozen runs in the sixth inning and held on for a 15-14 win Tuesday over Van Buren. It was Clearwater's first win of the season. "We showed a lot of heart by not quitting," Clearwater coach Shannon England said...
Lady Royals take rematch with East Carter (09/14/08)
By DAR STAFF There wasn't 45-combined strikeouts this time around but there was the same result, as the Twin Rivers Lady Royals beat East Carter 7-0 on Friday. The previous meeting between the two teams back on Aug. 28 saw Twin Rivers' Carlee Vancil strike out 25 and Courtney Newman fanned 20...
Redbirds, Royals roll in OFC baseball action (09/12/08)
By DAR STAFF ELLSINORE -- The Redbirds erupted for 11 runs in the final two innings of a 14-4 win over Greenville on Thursday. Derek Saffle led the Redbirds with two hits and four RBIs while Dan Stromat added two RBIs. Stromat threw the complete game for East Carter as he had four strikeouts and just one earned run in the win...
ROUNDUP: Doniphan softball slips past Twin Rivers (09/03/08)
By DAR STAFF DONIPHAN -- Doniphan scored a run in four different innings as the Donettes moved past Twin Rivers 4-3 Tuesday afternoon. "I thought our kids were really focused," Doniphan coach Brad Phillips said. "In the past, Twin Rivers has really had Doniphan's number and we were fortunate enough to hang in there and battle and get the win."...
Vancil strikes out 25, pitches no-hitter in Twin Rivers' win against East Carter (08/29/08)
Newman fans 20 in losing cause as pitchers combine for 45 K's in 10 innings.
Oran rolls past St. Vincent for first win of the season (08/27/08)
PERRYVILLE -- The Oran Lady Eagles started the season on a positive note Tuesday afternoon, defeating St. Vincent 14-0. Oran was held scoreless for the first three innings before breaking through for six runs in the top of the fourth inning. The Lady Eagles added three more in the fifth and five in the seventh...
Offenses rule on fall baseball's opening day (08/26/08)
By DAR STAFF The Doniphan Dons got three runs in the first frame on the way to a five-inning 11-1 win over Van Buren. Travis Moe and Ethan King each had two RBIs for the Dons while Zack Swindle had one. "We scored runs, we kind of took what the pitcher gave us," Doniphan coach Jason Rose said. "I was pretty proud overall of how we swung the bats."...
Pitching depth has East Carter ready to defend district (08/20/08)
By ALEX ABATE ~ DAR Sports Writer ELLSINORE -- The East Carter softball team literally has mounds of talent. The Lady Redbirds have four pitchers heading into the season -- sophomore Mariah Randazzo, senior Bethany LeGrand, sophomore Courtney Newman and freshman Molly Freeze. All four are able to bring something to the mound, East Carter coach Angie Bowman said...
ROUNDUP: Sixth-seeded Greenville advances (05/13/08)
By ALEX ABATE ~ DAR Sports Writer The Greenville Bears didn't pay attention to the seeds of the Class 2 District 3 tournament. Behind ace Joey Morey, the No. 6 seed Bears scratched across two runs and beat No. 3 seed Alton on Monday at Raider Field, 2-0...
Pitching dominates OFC softball field (05/04/08)
By BRAD HURT ~ DAR Sports Writer When the Ozark Foothills Conference softball tournament gets underway Monday at Three Rivers' Rains Field, there is no telling what may happen. With rain wiping out a good portion of the season, teams enter the tournament with little in the way of actual game experience. That could be a factor, especially in the first round, as opponents may face each other for the first time since last fall...
ROUNDUP: Neelyville, Twin Rivers softball roll (05/02/08)
By DAR STAFF Chelsea Lane held the Lady Tigers to three hits, and the Lady Eagles used their speed and baserunning to overwhelm Clearwater 11-0. "They're one of the best-hitting teams around," Clearwater coach Shannon England said of the Lady Eagles...
ROUNDUP: Greenville rallies, walks away with victory in eighth (04/15/08)
By DAR STAFF The Greenville Bears rallied from a three-run deficit to force extra innings and scored the winning run on a bases-loaded walk to defeat Naylor 8-7 in eight innings Monday. D.J. Robinson went 3-for-5 and scored three times while Joey Morey went 3-for-4 and also scored three times for the Bears...
Doniphan players lead OFC selections (03/27/08)
DAR Staff The All-Ozark Foothills Conference was led by three Dons and a pair of Lady Eagles. Charles Wilson, Chandler Wilson and Tyler Collins led Doniphan to the OFC title while coach Jason Andrews was named Coach of the Year. Clearwater, Naylor and Twin Rivers each placed two players on the team. Luke Hillis and Kyle Randolph qualified from Clearwater, while Eagles Travis Thomas and Caleb Johnson and Royals Kenny Johnson and Dylan Stockton were also honored...
ROUNDUP: Greenville holds off Bell City 2-1 in baseball (03/26/08)
By DAR STAFF The Greenville Bears picked up a pair of runs in the first inning and held on for a 2-1 road win Tuesday at Bell City. Leadoff man Nick Wren reached on an error to start the and came around to score game on a double by Robert Abernathy. Jacob Wood then drove Abernathy home with a single...
PREVIEW: Twin Rivers softball wants another title shot (03/17/08)
By BRAD HURT ~ DAR Sports Writer The Twin Rivers Lady Royals have a bitter taste from the fall softball season. After winning 16 of their first 17, the Lady Royals suffered an 1-0 loss to East Carter in the district championship. Now they are looking to turn their fortunes around as they begin their drive for a conference title...
Lady Bears advance with defensive gem (02/05/08)
Greenville jumped to a big lead in 82-20 win against East Carter.
Twin Rivers finds mark from long range vs. East Carter (02/05/08)
By BRAD HURT ~ DAR Sports Writer BROSELEY -- East Carter took host Twin Rivers by surprise at the start of Monday's first-round game in the Ozark Foothills Conference Tournament before the Royals' speed and depth overtook the Redbirds, resulting in an 86-47 win...
A game-by-game preview of the OFC tournament (02/01/08)
Here's a game-by-game look at the Ozark Foothills Conference Tournament, which starts Saturday at Twin Rivers. BOYS (1) Doniphan The defending champion Dons have a first-round bye as the top seed and will face the winner of the Clearwater-Neelyville matchup on Tuesday. ...
Ellington rallies, beats Liberty 61-60 (01/27/08)
BY DAR STAFF Ellington overcame a 14-point first quarter deficit and then dodged a bullet in the end to hold on Friday night for 61-60 victory over Liberty. The Eagles had the ball down four with four seconds left and got to within one on a 3-pointer before time ran out...
Puxico faces Cubs in Stoddard County final (01/25/08)
By DAR STAFF Puxico will get another shot at the state-ranked Bell City Cubs. The Indians will face Bell City in the championship game of the Stoddard County tournament at 8:30 p.m. tonight. The Cubs won the last meeting between the two teams, a 69-62 overtime game at Puxico...
Doniphan boys, Naylor girls have top seeds in OFC brackets (01/24/08)
By BRAD HURT ~ DAR Sports Writer Doniphan and Naylor took the top seeds in the upcoming Ozark Foothills Conference boys and girls tournaments, which will take place Feb. 2-7 at Twin Rivers. The championship games will take place Feb. 8 at Three Rivers Community College...
Puxico shakes slow start at Stoddard County tourney (01/22/08)
By DAR STAFF Puxico overcame a slow start Monday night to beat Richland 55-45 in the Stoddard County Tournament. "They got off to a 6-0 start and we started pressing and we established ourselves," Puxico coach Josh Dowdy said. "I felt like it turned the game around."...
ROUNDUP: Greenville beats Van Buren; Twin Rivers pair tops 1,000 points (01/15/08)
By DAR STAFF VAN BUREN -- Sara Woodgeard scored 26 points and Lindsay Henson added 14 as Greenville earned a 60-44 road win over Van Buren on Monday. The Lady Bears (11-2) got out to a quick start to keep the host Lady Bulldogs from gaining any momentum from the crowd. Keyed by their defense, which resulted in a slow start for Van Buren, Greenville built a 15-4 edge by the end of the opening quarter and stretched it to 29-11 by halftime...
ROUNDUP: Bell City sinks Puxico with OT 3s (01/09/08)
By DAR STAFF Ethan Watkins hit two 3-pointers in overtime Tuesday night to lead Bell City past host Puxico. "We didn't do a good job closing out on him and the kid stepped up and made the shots," Puxico coach Josh Dowdy said. Watkins finished the game with 22 points and teammate Nick Niemczyk added 21 in the win...
ROUNDUP: Jackson girls surge past Doniphan for 45-39 win (01/04/08)
By DAR STAFF Jackson overcame a one-point halftime deficit and outscored the Doniphan Donettes 8-2 over the final 2 minutes to break a tie and come away with a 45-39 win. "We had our chances," Doniphan coach Jimbo Blackwell said. The Donettes (6-3, 1-2 SEMO) got the game off to a good start and held a five-point lead after the first quarter before the Jackson defense turned up the pressure...
Royals hold on; Van Buren gains another upset (12/28/07)
Twin Rivers holds off East Prairie
Upsets claim Bernie, Bloomfield (12/28/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Upsets are becoming as common as the opening tip-off at the 51st Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament with the number of higher seeded teams to fall reaching six after Thursday's second day of action. Defending champion Malden pulled off the biggest shocker when the No. ...
Twin Rivers' comeback falls short vs. South Pemiscot (12/27/07)
By DAR STAFF BLOOMFIELD -- Twin Rivers erased a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit Wednesday night, but couldn't overcome an upset in the first round of the 51st Bloomfield Christmas Tournament. Caleb McIntyre scored with 16.6 seconds remaining to give 11th seed South Pemiscot a 64-62 win...
Donettes rebound at Lady Royals Classic (12/18/07)
By BRAD HURT ~ DAR Sports Writer BROSELEY -- After a disappointing showing in the first round of the Lady Royals Classic, No. 4 seed Doniphan rebounded Monday to put away No. 12 seed Senath-Hornersville 63-33. In other consolation games, Sikeston beat Charleston 51-40, New Madrid knocked off Kennett 52-20 and Malden beat East Carter 67-35...
Despite weather, tourney starts and top seeds roll (12/16/07)
By BRAD HURT ~ DAR Sports Writer BROSELEY -- The day got off to an ominous start as the nasty weather outside produced a leak in the gym ceiling. The 12 hours of hoops was on track to finish Saturday night with the threat of snow. At presstime, half of the eight games were completed...
Defending champ Dexter is top seed in Lady Royals Classic (12/14/07)
By Brad Hurt ~ DAR Sports Writer If you ask Dexter coach Chad Allen how his Lady Bearcats got to be the top seed heading into the Lady Royals Classic, which begins Saturday in Brosley, the answer is simple. "My girls work well together," he says. Allen and his team sit in the precarious position of being labeled the best in a field of 16 teams, meaning they will get everyone's best shot, beginning with No. 16 seed East Carter when the tournament starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday...
Malden girls overcome illness to beat South Pem (12/11/07)
By DAR STAFF With several players showing their perseverance by playing through illness, the Malden girls used a big third quarter to overtake South Pemiscot for a 57-52 win. "I had three or four girls playing through a stomach virus," Lady Wave coach Chris Hicks said. "There were two starters that were fighting fatigue, sickness and fever throughout the game."...
Williamson's 38 leads Bloomfield past East Carter (12/07/07)
By DAR STAFF Kyle Williamson scored a game-high 38 points and capped off the night with a one-handed slam as the Wildcats pulled away from East Carter in the second half for a 81-59 win. Williamson also connected on four of Bloomfield's six 3-pointers...
Dons win OFC opener; Ellington beats Greenville (12/05/07)
By DAR STAFF Doniphan used a 29-6 first quarter spurt to cruise to a 78-30 win over East Carter in Ozark Foothills Conference play Tuesday night. "I thought we came out really intense and got after them defensively which generated offense," Doniphan coach Jason Andrews said...
Defense, fast break helps Donettes roll past East Carter (12/04/07)
Five Doniphan players scored in double figures in 68-16 victory.
Meadow Heights boys collect pair of victories (11/25/07)
The Meadow Heights boys basketball team bounced back from a season-opening loss to Leopold to beat Winona 87-81 in overtime Friday and then post its second win Saturday, beating East Carter 74-58. "It felt good to win. We're starting to slowly get back in the swing of things," Meadow Heights coach Tom Brown said after the first victory...
Bernie, Bell City advance to SCAA volleyball final (10/12/07)
By DAR STAFF PUXICO -- Jenny Eubank and Kristin Eaves led the way with 10 kills and five solo blocks each and Jessie Alexander added eight as Bernie swept Woodland 25-23, 25-20 in the semifinal of the SCAA Tournament. The Lady Mules (16-10-1) face top-seeded Bell City tonight in the championship game...
Kelly bunts its way past East Carter (10/11/07)
By BRAD HURT ~ Sports Writer Armed with their "small ball" style of offense, the Kelly Lady Hawks overcame a sluggish start to overwhelm East Carter 9-2 in Wednesday's MSHSAA Class 2 sectional playoff. "Once they got started on their bunting and running, we didn't know how to handle it," East Carter coach Angie Bowman said. "We don't face teams that do that. That was the key to the game."...
Kelly uses 12-hit effort to reach quarterfinals (10/11/07)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Armed with their small ball style of offense, the Kelly Hawks overcame a sluggish start to overwhelm East Carter 9-2 in Wednesday's Class 2 sectional playoff. "As long as I've been coaching, you can't take the small ball away," Kelly coach Rhonda Ratledge said...
East Carter softball team has come a long way (10/09/07)
By BRAD HURT ~ Sports Writer ELLSINORE -- Before the biggest game of the season, the East Carter softball team found itself stuck indoors Monday, forced to practice in the elementary school gym by a steady rain. "We need the rain, but the team really needs to be out on the field," said assistant coach Robert Eudaley...
Red October: East Carter sinks Twin Rivers for district title (10/07/07)
By BRAD HURT ~ DAR Sports Writer East Carter's Mariah Randazzo and Carlee Vancil of Twin Rivers kept getting out jams Friday as the pitchers dueled at Rains Field for the MSHSAA Class 2 District 1 title. The two teams combined for 10 hits but Randazzo and the Lady Redbirds pulled out a 1-0 victory for their first district title in three years...
East Carter rallies late to oust Greenville (10/05/07)
By ALEX ABATE ~ Sports Writer Up to the fourth inning of the MSHSAA Class 2 District 1 semifinal, the East Carter offense was nearly silent. It all changed in that frame as Courtney Saffle and Mariah Randazzo both reached on errors. With two outs, Nicole Neidenberg hit a double that knocked in Saffle and Randazzo to make it 2-0. A single by Tiffany Baker made it 3-0...
East Carter, Greenville, Malden take care of district business (10/04/07)
By ALEX ABATE ~ DAR Sports Writer East Carter softball coach Angie Bowman always tells her players to never take an opponent lightly. The Lady Redbirds took their coach's advice Wednesday and left nothing to chance as they rolled past Clearwater, 11-1 in five innings, to start the MSHSAA Class 2 District 1 tournament at Raines Field...
Royals try to defend district crown (10/03/07)
By ALEX ABATE ~ Sports Writer Many local softball teams have aspirations of making it to state competition, and for many of them the road will start at the MSHSAA Class 2 District 1 tournament which is set to kick off today at Three Rivers Community College...
Wild, wacky OFC openers: Naylor upsets Bears; Dons edge Tigers (10/02/07)
By BRAD HURT ~ DAR Sports Writer Last year's surprise team in the Ozark Foothills Conference Tournament has a few more tricks up its sleeve. The No. 6 seed Naylor Eagles have come to this year's tournament eager to prove that they are better than their three wins might suggest, upsetting third-seeded Greenville 12-7 in the first round Monday...
Sikeston softball wins big on the road against East Carter (09/26/07)
Andrew Powell ~ Standard Democrat EAST CARTER -- Tuesday afternoon the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team traveled to East Carter taking on the Lady Redbirds. The Lady 'Dogs had a solid performance as they came out on top 8-2. Sikeston came out and set the tone early as they showed flash with both their bats on offense and their gloves on defense...
West's inside-the-park homer highlights Poplar Bluff's softball win (09/18/07)
By DAR STAFF KENNETT -- Poplar Bluff's Alex West did what Kennett coach Laurie Vaughan would like to see her Lady Indians do. West drove a hit into the gap and used her speed to turn it into an inside-the-park home run Monday capping a three-run third inning as the Lady Mules took a 9-1 win...
Naylor beats East Carter; Vancil whiffs 20 in Twin Rivers' win (09/18/07)
Naylor and Twin Rivers will square off this week.
East Carter trims winless Clearwater 5-4 in eight innings (09/14/07)
By ALEX ABATE ~ DAR Staff Writer ELLSINORE -- Even though Clearwater had lost eight games going into a tilt against East Carter, the Lady Tigers showed no signs of a team that was struggling. With the game tied 4-4 in the eighth, Clearwater loaded the bases with two outs, but Tesha Swafford grounded out to third base to end the threat...
Vancil leads Twin Rivers softball past East Carter (08/31/07)
Carlee Vancil struck out 17 and held East Carter to two hits to lead Twin Rivers to a 7-1 win over the Redbirds on Thursday. Vancil, Samantha Leutert and Bethany Keirsey each collected a pair of hits for coach Barb Cunningham.
Twin Rivers baseball stomps East Carter (08/31/07)
DAR staff Freshman Cole McBroom went 3-for-3 at the plate in his Twin Rivers debut as the Royals trounced East Carter 26-1 on Thursday. McBroom hit a grand slam in his first at-bat and added a two-run double and a three-run home run for a total of nine RBI...
Twin Rivers blanks East Carter on Vancil's no-hitter (08/24/07)
Twin Rivers 4, East Carter 0 It was just another game for the most dominant pitcher in the area. Junior Carlee Vancil put on yet another dazzling pitching performance in Twin Rivers' season opener on Thursday, recording a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts in a home win...
East Carter issues "longterm" suspensions from hazing incident (08/23/07)
By MICHELLE FRIEDRICH ~ DAR Associate Editor ELLSINORE -- East Carter County Superintendent Tim Hager has issued what he described as "longterm" suspensions to the students involved in an alleged hazing incident at a summer basketball camp. "The high school principal has done a 10-day suspension," Hager said. "The discipline slips were forwarded to me...
Kelly softball opens with win at East Carter (08/21/07)
The Hawks needed only five innings for the season-opening victory.
East Carter coach Stahl resigns; Winona coach hired (08/16/07)
By DONNA FARLEY ~ DAR Staff Writer An East Carter School District coach has resigned in the wake of a hazing scandal involving the school's junior and varsity basketball teams. Benji Stahl, a 1997 graduate of the district, had been a coach at the Ellsinore school for five years. His resignation was officially accepted by board members during a special meeting Friday night...
East Carter dad speaks out (08/14/07)
By Michelle Friedrich ~ Associate Editor ELLSINORE -- With the status of hazing charges against East Carter County basketball players uncertain at this time, one father is angry over what he feels is the wrongful suspension of his son. Randy Robertson described his son as the "protector" for some of the younger players, not one of the alleged perpetrators...
CHARGES EXPECTED IN EAST CARTER HAZING (07/03/07)
By Michelle Friedrich ~ DAR Associate Editor BATESVILLE, Ark. -- Charges are expected to be filed in an Arkansas juvenile court later this week against three East Carter County basketball players accused in a "hazing incident" involving younger players...
Camp 'incident' discussed at East Carter board meeting (06/27/07)
By MICHELLE FRIEDRICH ~ DAR Associate Editor About 30 parents of East Carter County basketball players met behind closed doors with school officials Monday night to discuss their concens over an "alleged incident" that occured while their sons attended a summer camp in Arkansas...
ALL-STATE BASEBALL (06/26/07)
The all-state team from the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association:
East Carter basketball allegations being investigated (06/21/07)
By MICHELLE FRIEDRICH ~ DAR Associate Editor ELLSINORE -- Details are sketchy at this time but East Carter County Schools Superintendent Tim Hager confirms an "alleged incident " involving several basketball players occurred last week at an Arkansas summer camp. The incident is being investigated...
FINAL TRACK HONOR ROLL (05/29/07)
Top 10 performances in each event as reported in the five newspapers that are media partners with Semoball.com, through the state meet May 26: (Note: Performances in preliminaries and by individuals in relay meets are not included; only events where an individual is eligible to score points for his or her team.)...
Top-seeded Clearwater survived opening district scare (05/16/07)
By TANNER KENT ~ Sports Writer BROSELEY -- During Clearwater's 2-1 Class 2 District 3 opening-round win against East Carter, seven total players were hit by pitches. During their matchup a month ago -- in which Clearwater won 13-2 -- 10 players were hit by pitches...
BASEBALL, GIRLS SOCCER DISTRICT BRACKETS (05/11/07)
Check out the schedules for the upcoming tournaments.
BASEBALL, GIRLS SOCCER DISTRICT PAIRINGS (05/11/07)
BASEBALL Class 4 District 1 (at Hillsboro) Monday, May 14 -- First round: (4) Seckman vs. (5) Fox, 4 p.m.; (3) Hillsboro vs. (6) Poplar Bluff, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 -- Semifinals: (1) Cape Central vs. Seckman or Fox, 4 p.m.; (2) Jackson vs. Hillsboro vs. Poplar Bluff, 6:30 p.m...
Track honor roll (05/10/07)
BOYS AND GIRLS top performers through May 9
East Carter tops Neelyville in OFC baseball action (05/09/07)
By DAR STAFF A big third inning carried East Carter to a 9-7 Ozark Foothills Conference win against Neelyville on Tuesday. Already leading 3-0 in the third, Derek Joplin followed a leadoff walk with a single. Josh Seib smacked a two-run single and, three batters later, Jordan Reynolds recorded another two-run single...
Neelyville's Parish comes through in clutch (05/09/07)
The fifth-seeded Tigers beat fourth-seeded East Carter in the Ozark Foothills Conference semifinals.
Poplar Bluff beats rain, East Carter in baseball home finale (05/09/07)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ Sports Editor With the Poplar Bluff Mules leading by eight runs in the top of the third inning Monday, the distant sound of thunder threatened to spoil Senior Night. Cameron Pickard struck out the side in the fifth and finished with 11 strikeouts just before the dark cloud moved over Strenfel Memorial Field...
East Carter's Stephens to play softball at Lindendwood (05/04/07)
MSHSAA members vote to expand football playoffs (05/04/07)
By BRIAN ROSENER ~ Sports Editor There won't be a separate playoff for private schools, but the postseason bracket for football will expand in 2008. Missouri State High School Activities Association member schools voted 321-92 against a proposal to split the public and nonpublic schools into separate playoffs for every sport except football...
Semoball Girls Track Honor Roll (05/03/07)
Top 10 performances in each event as reported in the five newspapers that are media partners with Semoball.com, through April 29...
Vancil pitches no-hitter for unbeaten Twin Rivers softball team (05/02/07)
In baseball, Campbell edges Bernie 5-3
Raiders split weekend four-game baseball series (04/30/07)
DAR STAFF Three Rivers turned a triple play, got no-hit and split a four-game weekend series at Maple Woods. Jamie Petty's completegame, seven-strikeout effort led to the Raiders' 6-2 win on Sunday and a 3-for-4 performance at the plate by Daniel Mullis led Three Rivers to a 10-8 win Saturday. On Saturday, the Raiders lost Game 1, 7-6, and also fell in Game 2 on Sunday by the score of 3-0...
Clearwater baseball rallies to stay unbeaten (04/20/07)
DAR STAFF Thanks to a late rally, the Clearwater Tigers remained undefeated with a 13-5 victory against Ozark Foothills Conference foe Neelyville on Thursday. Behind two RBIs from Caleb Dockins, Neelyville led the game 5-4 when Clearwater came to the plate in the sixth inning. But Clearwater exploded for nine runs in the bottom half of the frame to improve its record to 11-0 on the spring...
Naylor freshman Lane fights illness, twirls no-hitter (04/13/07)
DAR STAFF Naylor freshman Chelsea Lane overcame sickness and threw her first no-hitter of the season Thursday as the Lady Eagles rolled past Bernie, 10-0, in six innings. Lane finished with five strikeouts and four walks despite missing significant time earlier in the week because of an illness...
Green Wave roll past Puxico into title game (12/29/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Malden had little trouble with Puxico in Thursday's semifinal round of the 50th annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament, as the Green Wave showed that they deserved the top seed with a 71-46 decision over the fourth-seeded Indians that vaulted them into tonight's championship game...
50th annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament (12/28/06)
Puxico is lone SCAA representative in the hunt
50th annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament (12/27/06)
Trio of SCAA teams advance
Lady Eagles allow only eight points (11/29/06)
By DAR STAFF The SEMO News Service provided information for this story. NAYLOR -- The following is not a typo: The Naylor Lady Eagles really did defeat Eminence 80-8 in the Naylor Invitational on Tuesday. Led by Hailee Deckard's 29 points, the Lady Eagles did not score less than 15 points in any quarter and held the Lady Redwings without a point for the first five minutes of the game...
Bell City falls in opener (11/25/06)
The Bell City boys basketball team lost its season-opening contest, falling to Memphis (Tenn.) Central 72-38 on Friday afternoon in the Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central. The Cubs, who were runners-up in Class 1 last season, had problems against the Warriors' pressure defense and committed 23 turnovers...
Doniphan looks to dominate Ozark Foothills Conference (11/22/06)
OFC BOYS At the beginning of the season, the Daily American Republic sports department sends out a short preseason questionnaire to area coaches. Included among the questions is one asking about that particular team's conference outlook. The coaches' answers pertaining to the Ozark Foothills Conference boys' season were telling...
OFC girls have star power (11/22/06)
OFC Girls Warning to all Southeast Missouri basketball players, fans and coaches: This story may cause extreme jealousy, upset stomach and, in some advanced cases, intense defensive discomfort. After last season in which three area underclassmen were named to All-State girls basketball teams, the secret is undoubtedly out of the closet. The film footage has been reviewed and the stat sheets have been tabulated...