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REGIONAL BOUND: Wayne County Lumberbacks rally past Fighting Squirrels 10-8 to secure birth in regional (07/18/15)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Wayne County Lumberjacks coach Jeff Null knew entering the 2015 Senior Babe Ruth state tournament avoiding the loser's bracket was a near must for his squad if they were going to secure a birth in the regional tournament in their inaugural season...
Strong pitching propels Wayne County Lumberjacks to second straight one-run win at state tournament (07/17/15)
The Wayne County Lumberjacks collected its second consecutive one-run victory in thrilling fashion Thursday afternoon at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Fresh off a come-from-behind 3-2 victory in its final at-bat against Potosi Elks Wednesday, Wayne County scored an unearned run in the bottom of the fifth inning to edge New Madrid Riverbend Ducks 1-0 in a winner's bracket semifinal Thursday...
Southern teams enjoy success on Day 1 of SBR state tournament (complete results included) (07/16/15)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The south got the best of the north on Day 1 of the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Wednesday at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. All four southern teams in the field picked up wins against their northern foes in opening-round action at the double-elimination event...
Ducks take first round game over Cyclones during Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament (07/15/15)
The Riverbend Ducks opened the 2015 Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament with a 5-2 win over the Jackson Cyclones Wednesday at Hillhouse Park in Charleston.
At Hayti camp, NFL stars William Moore and Kony Ealy eye growth beyond football (07/13/15)
HAYTI - Temperatures inched towards 100 degrees as the clock struck noon at Hayti's high school football field on Saturday. It felt much warmer with the relentless humidity, but spirits were equally high as hundreds of local athletes got a chance to train with two NFL stars with roots in the Bootheel.
Central's Al Young, Saxony Lutheran's Brianna Mueller nab top honors at Semoball Awards (07/12/15)
More than 150 student-athletes from 57 high schools across the region gathered Saturday for the second annual Semoball Awards presented by SoutheastHEALTH.
Falcons' William Moore and Panthers' Kony Ealy to host free youth football camp Saturday at Hayti (07/09/15)
HAYTI, Mo. - Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl safety William Moore and Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy are slated to host a free youth football camp Saturday at Hayti High School. Hayti graduate Moore and New Madrid County Central graduate Ealy both played college football at the University of Missouri before entering the NFL...
Six SCAA baseball players selected all-state (complete team included) (06/23/15)
A slew of baseball players from the southeast Missouri region were selected to the 2015 Missouri Baseball Coaches Association all-state baseball team. Four players for the Class 1 state champion Bell City Cubs were selected all-state. Bell City sophomore pitcher Austin Hicks and sophomore catcher Bobby Wright were selected first-team all-state. ...
Last group of 2015 Semoball Awards finalists revealed (06/13/15)
The sitting and the waiting. That was the most difficult part for recently graduated high school athletes Tyler Slinkard and Trevor Morehead.
Sikeston, Dexter athletes still in the running for Class 3 and 4 state track titles (05/30/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com JEFFERSON CITY -- Several local athletes are in the running for a state championship after the first day of the Class 3, 4 and 5 state track & field championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City. Dexter junior Makayla Waldner took the top qualifying time in the Class 3 preliminaries during the 300-meter hurdles with a 43.44. The next closest competitor was Ne-Shay Curtis from McCluer South-Berekely with a time of 45.01...
Sikeston track hopes to send coach away happy at state meet (05/28/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com With this weekend's state track and field meet comes the end of an era for the Sikeston Bulldogs. That's because longtime head coach Terry Flannigan will be stepping down from the program at the end of the season after seven years...
Sikeston qualifies for state track in seven events, Waldner goes in four (05/27/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com ST. LOUIS -- The Sikeston girls track team placed first in three relay events while Antravia Green took second in the 100-meter dash qualifying them and more for state following the Class 4 and Class 3 sectional meets Saturday at Lutheran South High School...
Malden's Toby Miller tops all-conference, all-district teams (05/26/15)
Bootheel Conference Player of the Year Toby Miller - Malden Bootheel Conference Coach of the Year Tim Harmon - Malden 2014–15 All-Conference Team Parker McCormick - Malden Dee Triplett - Malden Peyton Faulkner - Caruthersville Hunter Jackson - Portageville...
Malden's Toby Miller tops all-conference, all-district teams (05/26/15)
Bootheel Conference Player of the Year Toby Miller - Malden Bootheel Conference Coach of the Year Tim Harmon - Malden 2014–15 All-Conference Team Parker McCormick - Malden Dee Triplett - Malden Peyton Faulkner - Caruthersville Hunter Jackson - Portageville...
Malden ends NMCC's district run 3-0 (05/23/15)
After back-to-back final four appearances highlighted by come-from-behind wins, New Madrid County Central saw its season come to a close in the Class 3, District 1 championship game Friday against Malden.
Malden baseball team beats NMCC 3-0 in Class 3, District 1 championship (05/23/15)
MALDEN, Mo. -- There was no playoff magic this time around. After back-to-back final four appearances New Madrid County Central highlighted by come-from-behind wins the Eagles saw their season come to a close in the Class 3, District 1 championship game...
NMCC gets by Portageville, moves on to district finals (05/22/15)
Spotting Portageville runs in the top of the first inning certainly isn't how New Madrid County Central hoped to begin its defense of the Class 3, District 1 championship. But the sixth inning came soon enough.
May 21, 2015 Scoreboard (05/21/15)
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NMCC, Portageville to meet in semis, other districts postponed (05/18/15)
The New Madrid County Central and Portageville baseball teams moved into the semifinals of the Class 3, District 1 tournament Monday in Malden. The No. 2 seeded Eagles (10-16) received a forfeit from No. 7 Hayti, who was short on players due to a senior trip. Portageville, the third seed, defeated No. 6 Twin Rivers 8-6...
Sikeston wins four titles, Waldner has banner day during district track meets (05/18/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com HILLSBORO -- The Sikeston track and field team won four district championships Saturday and moved closer to the state meet in 14 events during the Class 4, District 1 meet at Hillsboro High School. The girls topped the 4x100 and 4x200 relays and had an individual champion in the 100-meter dash from Antravia Green. Sikeston, who finished in third place as a team with 81 points, also placed second in the 4x400 relay...
May 18, 2015 Scoreboard (05/18/15)
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Rain postpones Class 1-4 district tournaments (05/16/15)
Due to a large round of rain across southeast Missouri, local Class 1-4, District 1 baseball tournaments have all been rescheduled for Monday, May 18. The Class 1, District 1 tournament will begin at 4 p.m. in Gideon with Southland taking on Delta. Games will resume on Tuesday, May 19...
Dexter rallies to down NMCC 5-2 on Eagles' senior night (05/14/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- In their final tuneup before the postseason Dexter played spoiler Wednesday afternoon during New Madrid County Central's senior night. Guided by six innings from starting pitcher Jacob Pedigo the Bearcats overcome an early two-run deficit for a 5-2 win...
May 13, 2015 Scoreboard (05/13/15)
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Newsom signs with College of DuPage (05/13/15)
Lady Indians top NMCC in state sectional 10-3 after early struggle (05/12/15)
NEW MADRID, Mo. - The Class 1 state softball tournament is set to return to Indian Park, after Kennett topped New Madrid County Central 10-3 despite struggling at the plate early on. After Tuesday's win, the Lady Indians are now set to host Scott City on Thursday.
May 12, 2015 Scoreboard (05/12/15)
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Standard Democrat Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Willie Jimerson (05/08/15)
His numbers didn't increase and his stats had little to do with why Jimerson rose to new heights. The only thing that differed was Jimerson's approach to the game.
2014-15 All-Standard Democrat basketball team (05/08/15)
The 2014-15 All-Standard Democrat basketball team was chosen by the Standard Democrat sports department and from the following schools: Chaffee, Charleston, Dexter, East Prairie, Kelly, New Madrid County Central, Oran, Portageville, Richland, Risco, Scott County Central, Sikeston...
PREP ROUNDUP: Pikey leads NMCC past East Prairie, Malden nabs second softball district (05/07/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Drew Pikey hit a grand slam, smacked a triple and had five RBI to lead New Madrid County Central past visiting East Prairie 14-1 Wednesday in five innings. Palmer Campbell pitched a complete game for NMCC (9-14) giving up one hit and one walk while striking out six...
May 6, 2015 Scoreboard (05/06/15)
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May 5, 2015 Scoreboard (05/05/15)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
NMCC eliminates Dexter from SEMO Conference baseball tournament (05/05/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats baseball team suffered an 11-3 loss to New Madrid County Central in a consolation semifinal of the SEMO Conference baseball tournament Saturday at Cape Central High School. NMCC jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning and padded its lead to 8-1 by the top of the fifth frame...
Sikeston slips past Jackson for third at SEMO Conference Tournament (05/04/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- They couldn't have cut it much closer if they tried, but the Sikeston Bulldogs escaped Capaha Park Monday with third place in the SEMO Conference Tournament. Facing Jackson, the Bulldogs caught the Indians in a rundown near second base for the final out in a 10-9 win while the game-tying run stood less than 90 feet from extending the game...
Central baseball team downs New Madrid County Central to finish 5th in conference tourney (05/04/15)
The Central baseball team broke a 6-all tie with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come away with an 8-6 victory over New Madrid County Central in the fifth-place game of the SEMO Conference tournament Monday at Capaha Field. Nick Wiggs earned the win on the mound for Central (11-11). He pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief, gave up three hits and one earned run and had five strikeouts and no walks...
May 4, 2015 Scoreboard (05/04/15)
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PREP ROUNDUP: SCC rolls to Richland title, Sikeston girls finish second at Poplar Bluff Invitational (05/04/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com ESSEX -- The Scott County Central Braves scored 71 runs in two games leading to its first Richland baseball tournament championship Saturday at Richland High School. The Braves (7-6) defeated Richland 34-12 during the semifinals and Clarkton 37-2...
High school roundup: Notre Dame, Poplar Bluff baseball teams set to meet in SEMO Conference tourney final (05/03/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Saturday.
High school roundup: Notre Dame, Poplar Bluff baseball teams set to meet in SEMO Conference tourney final (05/03/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Saturday.
High school roundup: Chaffee baseball team nips East Prairie (05/03/15)
The Chaffee baseball team scored in walk-off style on Friday, pushing across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 2-1 conference victory over visiting East Prairie. Lane Henson hit a double among his three hits and had an RBI. Austin Copeland went the distance on the mound for Chaffee (11-10, 3-2 Scott-Mississippi Conference). He allowed one earned run and recorded five strikeouts...
May 1, 2015 Scoreboard (05/01/15)
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High school roundup: Galemmo nets game-winner in Saxony Lutheran girls soccer team's win over Notre Dame (04/29/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
High school roundup: Galemmo nets game-winner in Saxony Lutheran girls soccer team's win over Notre Dame (04/29/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
Bernie baseball team no-hits Leopold, Advance softball team beats NMCC (04/29/15)
LEOPOLD, Mo. - The Bernie Mules varsity baseball team secured a 23-0 five-inning road win at Leopold Tuesday night. Trey Kirkpatrick threw a five-inning no-hitter for Bernie, He struck out 13 and did not walk a hitter. The Mules' defense committed two errors behind Kirkpatrick...
Bernie baseball team no-hits Leopold, Advance softball team beats NMCC (04/29/15)
LEOPOLD, Mo. - The Bernie Mules varsity baseball team secured a 23-0 five-inning road win at Leopold Tuesday night. Trey Kirkpatrick threw a five-inning no-hitter for Bernie, He struck out 13 and did not walk a hitter. The Mules' defense committed two errors behind Kirkpatrick...
April 28, 2015 Scoreboard (04/28/15)
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High school roundup: Notre Dame baseball team extends winning streak to 14 (04/28/15)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Central's Kobe Franklin takes top spot at SEMO Conference golf tournament (04/28/15)
It was a familiar situation for Franklin, who had lost a three-stroke lead over the final five holes in a previous high school tournament.
Wheeler's late push falls short in bid for SEMO Conference championship (04/28/15)
Wheeler was two strokes behind with two holes to play and found himself in position to shave off another stroke while chasing down the day's leader, Cape Central's Kobe Franklin. But one swing of the club changed everything.
April 27, 2015 Scoreboard (04/27/15)
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High school roundup: Sikeston baseball team dismantles Central (04/26/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Saturday.
East Prairie boys, Hayti girls win annual Hinshaw Invitational (04/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- For the second time in its five-year existence, the East Prairie boys track team won its prized home meet. The Eagles racked up 157.5 points to take top honors during the 5th Annual Eva G. Hinshaw Memorial Thursday at East Prairie High School. Kelly came in second with 101 points while Charleston finished third with 88 during the 11-team meet...
High school roundup: Advance girls softball team falls in title game of conference tourney (04/24/15)
Sophomore Kayli Tanner belted a home run and drove in two runs to lead the second-seeded Bernie softball team to an 8-4 victory in nine innings over top-seeded Advance in the championship game of the Stoddard County Activities Association Conference Tournament in Advance, Missouri...
High school roundup: Advance girls softball team falls in title game of conference tourney (04/24/15)
Sophomore Kayli Tanner belted a home run and drove in two runs to lead the second-seeded Bernie softball team to an 8-4 victory in nine innings over top-seeded Advance in the championship game of the Stoddard County Activities Association Conference Tournament in Advance, Missouri...
Jimerson signs with State Fair Community College (04/23/15)
Willie Jimerson wasn't afraid to admit he messed up. But that's not to say the New Madrid County Central senior isn't excited about where he'll be next fall.
Kennett athletic director Laura Ort accepts new position at New Madrid County Central (04/22/15)
During Tuesday's Kennett High School board meeting, the board accepted the resignation of high school athletic director Laura Ort, paving the way for Ort to take on a new challenge as the district athletic director at New Madrid County Central. Ort's tenure at Kennett will come to a close at the end of the 2014-15 school year...
High school roundup: Jackson baseball team stops Dexter in conference (04/22/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
High school roundup: Jackson baseball team stops Dexter in conference (04/22/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston soccer falls 1-0, NMCC downed by Cape Central (04/21/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston girls soccer team dropped a 1-0 match to Cape Central on the road Tuesday at Cape Central High School. The game was halted with nine minutes to go in the second half due to rain after rain pushed back the start time...
April 21, 2015 Scoreboard (04/21/15)
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Malden claims title at own baseball tournament (04/21/15)
MALDEN, Mo. - The Malden Green Wave baseball team collected a pair of come-from-behind wins to secure the top prize at its own nine-team baseball tournament Saturday night. Malden (12-4) rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat state-ranked Cooter 6-2 in its first game Saturday and rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat Portageville 13-3 in five innings in its final game at the two-day event...
Malden claims title at own baseball tournament (04/21/15)
MALDEN, Mo. - The Malden Green Wave baseball team collected a pair of come-from-behind wins to secure the top prize at its own nine-team baseball tournament Saturday night. Malden (12-4) rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat state-ranked Cooter 6-2 in its first game Saturday and rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat Portageville 13-3 in five innings in its final game at the two-day event...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston takes two at Classic, Malden wins own tournament (04/20/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team finished with two wins and one loss after their stint at the 2015 Dinger Wood Bat Classic Friday and Saturday in Benton, Ken. On Friday, Sikeston defeated Windsor 6-2. They played two games Saturday losing to Marshall County 4-2 and defeating Calloway County 2-1...
Briefly:Malden claims title at own nine-team baseball tournament (04/18/15)
Editor's Note: Look for a complete story on Malden winning the Malden Invitational with photos later online and in the next print edition of Dexter Daily Statesman Tuesday morning. The Malden Green Wave took home the top prize at its own nine-team two-day tournament Saturday...
Championship games set for Saturday at Malden baseball tournament, Portageville dethrones Bernie Friday (04/18/15)
MALDEN, Mo. - Weather permitting a new champion will be crowned at the Malden baseball tournament Saturday night. Defending champion Bernie was eliminated from championship contention when it suffered a 6-2 loss to Portageville in the ninth game played on Friday at the two-day nine-team tournament...
High school roundup: Notre Dame baseball team routs Kennett (04/19/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Saturday.
High school roundup: Jackson soccer team reaches tourney semifinals (04/19/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Friday.
High school roundup: Notre Dame baseball team routs Kennett (04/19/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Saturday.
Championship games set for Saturday at Malden baseball tournament, Portageville dethrones Bernie Friday (04/19/15)
MALDEN, Mo. - Weather permitting a new champion will be crowned at the Malden baseball tournament Saturday night. Defending champion Bernie was eliminated from championship contention when it suffered a 6-2 loss to Portageville in the ninth game played on Friday at the two-day nine-team tournament...
April 18, 2015 Scoreboard (04/18/15)
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Briefly:Malden claims title at own nine-team baseball tournament (04/18/15)
Editor's Note: Look for a complete story on Malden winning the Malden Invitational with photos later online and in the next print edition of Dexter Daily Statesman Tuesday morning. The Malden Green Wave took home the top prize at its own nine-team two-day tournament Saturday...
Dexter hands NMCC fifth straight loss (04/17/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- A late New Madrid County Central rally couldn't overcome early defensive mistakes by the Eagles Thursday as they took on Dexter. After spotting the Bearcats five runs in the first two innings, NMCC brought the tying hitter to the plate in each of the last two innings before falling 8-4...
High school roundup: Bell City baseball team topples Puxico (04/17/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Thursday.
Dexter hands NMCC fifth straight loss (04/17/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- A late New Madrid County Central rally couldn't overcome early defensive mistakes by the Eagles Thursday as they took on Dexter. After spotting the Bearcats five runs in the first two innings, NMCC brought the tying hitter to the plate in each of the last two innings before falling 8-4...
Dexter baseball team doubles NMCC 8-4 (04/16/15)
NEW MADRID, Mo. - The Dexter varsity baseball team jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings of play and hung on for an 8-4 victory in a game completed late Thursday night at New Madrid. The game was originally scheduled to be play at Dexter but was moved to New Madrid because of unplayable field conditions...
Dexter baseball team doubles NMCC 8-4 (04/16/15)
NEW MADRID, Mo. - The Dexter varsity baseball team jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings of play and hung on for an 8-4 victory in a game completed late Thursday night at New Madrid. The game was originally scheduled to be play at Dexter but was moved to New Madrid because of unplayable field conditions...
Athletes honored at BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza in Dexter (04/15/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza was held Saturday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter. Woodland's Garret Reynolds won the boys 3-point contest, Jackson's Rachel Crites won the girls 3-point contest, Leopold's Caitlin Petty won the hardest spike contest, Bloomfield's Chelsea Delay won the volleyball passing competition and Notre Dame's Quinn Poythress won the slam dunk contest...
Dexter golf team takes 7th at Poplar Bluff Invitational (04/14/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - The Poplar Bluff golf team took home the top prize at its own golf tournament Monday with a team score of 300. Lafayette was second with 312 and Notre Dame of Cape Girardeau was third with a 314. Dexter finished seventh with a 342...
Dexter finishes seventh, Sikeston 11th at Poplar Bluff Invitational (04/13/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- The Dexter golf team took seventh place while Sikeston finished 11th at the Poplar Bluff Invitational at Westwood Hills Country Club Monday. Conditions were poor with wind and rain ravaging the par-71 course...
High school roundup: Notre Dame baseball team topples Westminster in battle of perennial Class 4 teams (04/12/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Saturday.
Semoball finalists announced for winter sports (04/12/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Semoball Awards finalists for boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling and girls swimming were revealed Saturday at a selection show hosted by Harry Blackwell Dodge in Dexter. SEMO ESPN radio (92.9 FM, 1220 AM and 1470 AM) was on hand to make the announcement on its weekly hour-long show the Saturday Morning Express...
Friday's Malden baseball tournament schedule (04/17/15)
The schedule has been released for the nine-team Malden baseball tournament The tournament takes place April 17-18 at Malden High School. Each team will play two games on Friday and two games on Saturday. Teams will be re-pooled after Friday's results and play pool play in a championship pool, runners-up pool and consolation pool. ...
Errors haunt NMCC in 10-4 loss to Senath-Hornersville (04/10/15)
Mistakes in the field and a dominant start from opposing pitcher Jon Harris was too much to overcome Friday as New Madrid County Central took on Senath-Hornersville.
Jones homers as Kennett tops NMCC, 10-0 (04/10/15)
The latest round of storms made way for a beautiful day of softball on Friday, as Kennett hosted New Madrid County Central for a 10-0 victory in five innings. The win was highlighted by a towering 2-run homer off the bat of Jasmine Jones, while Keyton Harris continued her hot streak at the plate while filling in at third base...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston tennis wins, NMCC and Oran routed (04/09/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs tennis won a hard fought battle against visiting Farmington on Wednesday 5-4. "It was a very close dual match today," Bulldogs' head coach Russ Dial said. Farmington has a solid team. Fortunately we came to play with a concentration level unlike that of the previous two matches. We put together both our tactical and technical skills today and it paid off. I'm really proud of the team today."...
High school roundup: Poplar Bluff girls soccer team blanks Kelly (04/09/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Wednesday.
April 8, 2015 Scoreboard (04/08/15)
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April 7, 2015 Scoreboard (04/07/15)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Latest baseball state rankings released (04/06/15)
The Missouri Baseball Coaches Association released its latest state rankings April 6. Five of the eight teams that are state-ranked from the southeast Missouri region are in Class 2. Defending Class 2 state champion Valle Catholic is ranked No. 1, East Carter County is ranked No. 2, Greenville is ranked No. 4 and Chaffee is ranked No. 7...
Changes ahead for SEMO Conference football divisions (04/03/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com With the addition of a new football team, the SEMO Conference divisions will have a different look in the future. Kelly High School was voted in as the newest member of the now 17-team SEMO Conference forcing conference officials to realign into four divisions...
Sikeston rolls past NMCC in five innings (03/30/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Having multiple days to rest has given Sikeston a chance to throw its best arm during its first two games. Combine the efforts of Jacob Clark and an offense that has scored 23 runs and Sikeston has been hard to stop so far...
March 30, 2015 Scoreboard (03/30/15)
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High school roundup: Leopold softball team routs Zalma in three innings (03/29/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Friday.
New Madrid County Central routs Scott City behind 18 hits (03/27/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Even with a starting temperature of 42 degrees that dipped into the 30's by the final pitch, Scott City couldn't cool down New Madrid County Central's white-hot bats. A rematch of last year's Class 3 sectionals meeting, the Eagles pounded out 18 hits to down the Rams 16-3 in five innings...
March 27, 2015 Scoreboard (03/27/15)
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Dexter's McKuin, Jackson's Reynolds selected SEMO Conference Players of the Year (03/26/15)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Melanie McKuin continued the Dexter Lady Bearcats' recent run of Bob Gray Award winners Wednesday night while Blake Reynolds became the first Jackson player since 1987 to win the John Gibbs Award. Both were among the honorees at the 57th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet at the Black River Coliseum, which started off the festivities with a keynote address by University of Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson...
Jackson's Blake Reynolds named SEMO Conference boys basketball POY (03/26/15)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo -- Melanie McKuin continued the Dexter Lady Bearcats' recent run of Bob Gray Award winners Wednesday night while Blake Reynolds became the first Jackson player since 1987 to win the John Gibbs Award. Both were among the honorees at the 57th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet at the Black River Coliseum, which started off the festivities with a keynote address by University of Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson...
Dexter's McKuin, Jackson's Reynolds selected SEMO Conference Players of the Year (03/26/15)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Melanie McKuin continued the Dexter Lady Bearcats' recent run of Bob Gray Award winners Wednesday night while Blake Reynolds became the first Jackson player since 1987 to win the John Gibbs Award. Both were among the honorees at the 57th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet at the Black River Coliseum, which started off the festivities with a keynote address by University of Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson...
Reynolds, McKuin win SEMO Conference Player of the Year awards (03/26/15)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Melanie McKuin continued the Dexter Lady Bearcats' recent run of Bob Gray Award winners Wednesday night while Blake Reynolds became the first Jackson player since 1987 to win the John Gibbs Award. Both were among the honorees at the 57th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet at the Black River Coliseum, which started off the festivities with a keynote address by University of Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson...
Big inning lifts NMCC to win over Caruthersville (03/25/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Despite a few mental mistakes, the New Madrid County Central Eagles couldn't have asked for a better to start their season. Holding a one-run lead going into the fourth, the Eagles broke out for nine runs during a two-out rally to down visiting Caruthersville 12-2 Tuesday in five innings via the mercy rule...
March 24, 2015 Scoreboard (03/24/15)
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Jimerson guides NMCC to third place finish over Madison Prep (03/13/15)
The senior scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to lead the New Madrid County Central Eagles to a 58-50 win over Madison Prep Friday during the third place game at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Haunting final seconds doom NMCC against Strafford in Class 3 semifinals (03/12/15)
It's one thing to lose.It's another to lose in the heart-breaking fashion that New Madrid County Central did on Thursday afternoon in a Class 3 state semifinal.
NMCC reaches Class 3 semifinal after rolling past Park Hills Central (03/07/15)
The New Madrid County Central Eagles advanced to the Class 3 semifinals after a 63-33 win over Park Hills Central.
Jimerson leads NMCC past Charleston in epic double overtime sectional win (03/07/15)
The NMCC senior scored 53 points, including a pair of free throws with no time on the clock to send Friday's state sectional to a second overtime. The Eagles won 105-92.
NMCC outlasts Charleston 105-92 in 2 OT's in Class 3 boys sectional (03/06/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The New Madrid County Central Eagles varsity boys basketball program moved one step closer to its first final four appearance since 2002 Friday afternoon as it secured a 105-92 double overtime victory against the Charleston Bluejays in a Class 3 sectional at the Bearcat Event Center...
NMCC boys basketball team beats Charleston in double overtime to advance to Class 3 quarterfinals (03/06/15)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The New Madrid County Central boys basketball team defeated Charleston 105-92 in double over in a Class 3 sectional at Dexter High School on Friday afternoon. Charleston junior Tenerrious Ewing saved the Bluejays season when he made a 3-pointer just before the end of regulation to tie the game at 70...
NMCC, Charleston to meet in first-ever sectional (03/04/15)
In a rivalry as old as Charleston and New Madrid County Central's, there are not a lot of firsts still to be had. Yet after all the years of battling each other for district titles the two teams will meet for the first time ever during for a sectional game.
NMCC falls short of top-seeded Twin Rivers 54-43 (02/26/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central had already tasted defeat against Twin Rivers earlier in the season. A 29-point loss to be exact. The way NMCC head coach BJ Stone saw it, his team had nothing to lose heading into the Class 3, District 1 semifinals against the tournament's top seed and his team played like it...
February 26, 2015 Scoreboard (02/26/15)
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Offense lacks for Portageville, NMCC rolls in first round of Class 3, District 1 tournament (02/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- A problem that has plagued the Portageville boys basketball team all season came back to haunt them once again. Held to just eight points in the first half, the Bulldogs saw their season end Tuesday after falling to Hayti 47-34 during the Class 3, District 1 tournament at New Madrid County Central High School...
NMCC squeaks by Malden, Portageville advances in Class 3, District 1 girls tournament (02/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Fourth-seeded New Madrid County Central slipped past upset-minded Malden 42-40 during the first round of the Class 3, District 1 tournament Monday at New Madrid County Central High School. Senior Shanterra Waters hit the tying field goal and go-ahead free throw with 34 seconds remaining and NMCC was able to thwart each of Malden's chances to hold on for first-year head coach BJ Stone's first district win...
February 24, 2015 Scoreboard (02/24/15)
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NMCC squeaks by Malden, Portageville advances in Class 2, District 1 girls tournament (02/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Fourth-seeded New Madrid County Central slipped past upset-minded Malden 42-40 during the first round of the Class 3, District 1 tournament Monday at New Madrid County Central High School. Senior Shanterra Waters hit the tying field goal and go-ahead free throw with 34 seconds remaining and NMCC was able to thwart each of Malden's chances to hold on for first-year head coach BJ Stone's first district win...
Three wrestlers earn medals at state wrestling meet (02/23/15)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Three local wrestlers left Mizzou Arena in Columbia with medals after the final day of the state wrestling tournament. Dexter's Ethan Stevens took fourth place while New Madrid County Central had two with Rhiley Smith and Terrez Taylor each finishing sixth...
Three wrestlers earn medals at state wrestling meet (02/23/15)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Three local wrestlers left Mizzou Arena in Columbia with medals after the final day of the state wrestling tournament. Dexter's Ethan Stevens took fourth place while New Madrid County Central had two with Rhiley Smith and Terrez Taylor each finishing sixth...
Saturday's basketball games postponed (Updated District Basketball Tournaments Included) (02/21/15)
Saturday's Dexter-Poplar Bluff varsity boys and girls basketball games scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Poplar Bluff High School are cancelled. All district basketball tournaments have also been postponed Saturday. View updated brackets at this link: Updated basketball tournament brackets...
Stevens, Smith hang tough and advance to final day of state wrestling meet (02/21/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Out of the 11 local wrestlers to survive into the second day of the state wrestle championships, only two will be competing on Saturday in the medal round at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Those two grapplers, New Madrid County Central's Rhiley Smith and Dexter's Ethan Stevens aren't out of the championship bracket, but both will medal by surviving to the final day of their respective tournaments...
SCC slips by NMCC on controversial game-winner (02/20/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- What looked to be a possible rout by halftime turned into a fight to the finish for Scott County Central Thursday as they celebrated senior night against New Madrid County Central. A one-time, 14-point lead had completely vanished in the final minute of the game as the Eagles atoned for a rough first two quarters...
High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team concludes perfect regular season with win over Meadow Heights (02/20/15)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
District host sites, state baseball rankings released (02/20/15)
District host sites are set for the 2015 spring baseball season. Gideon is slated to host Class 1, District 1 featuring Clarkton, Delta C-7, Gideon, Naylor, North Pemiscot, Risco and Southland. Oran is slated to host Class 1, District 2 featuring Advance, Bell City, Leopold, Oak Ridge, Oran, Richland and Scott County Central...
District host sites, state baseball rankings released (02/19/15)
District host sites are set for the 2015 spring baseball season. Gideon is slated to host Class 1, District 1 featuring Clarkton, Delta C-7, Gideon, Naylor, North Pemiscot, Risco and Southland. Oran is slated to host Class 1, District 2 featuring Advance, Bell City, Leopold, Oak Ridge, Oran, Richland and Scott County Central...
Sikeston, NMCC and Dexter advance wrestlers in state tournament (02/19/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Four of Sikeston's seven wrestlers are still in the running for a medal after the first day of the Class 3 state wrestling tournament at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Javeon Bonner (120), Courtney Hawkins (138), Josh Stinnett (182) and Mitchell Garner (220) each won their first round matches Thursday which moves them into the quarterfinals today...
February 19, 2015 Scoreboard (02/19/15)
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Dryden signs with Missouri Baptist (02/18/15)
NMCC qualifies seven for state wrestling tournament (02/18/15)
Jackson boys basketball team loses for second time to NMCC (02/14/15)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Missed free throws can lose a game. However, the Jackson boys basketball team found Friday night that misses at the charity stripe can to be even more expensive. With a chance to remain in the driver's seat for their second outright SEMO Conference regular season title, the Indians misfired badly against New Madrid County Central. ...
NMCC back in conference hunt after outlasting Jackson (02/14/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The last time New Madrid County Central faced a conference opponent, things got ugly. With the league's top team entering their home court on Friday, NMCC needed a win to stay afloat in the conference race and erase the bad taste of Poplar Bluff's 34-point win 10 days before...
Jackson boys basketball team loses for second time to NMCC (02/14/15)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Missed free throws can lose a game. However, the Jackson boys basketball team found Friday night that misses at the charity stripe can to be even more expensive. With a chance to remain in the driver's seat for their second outright SEMO Conference regular season title, the Indians misfired badly against New Madrid County Central. ...
PREP ROUNDUP: Kelly wins third-straight, Gideon takes conference crown (02/13/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Shanterra Waters scored a game-high 26 points but it wasn't enough to lift New Madrid County Central past Kelly on Thursday. Kelly (16-5) won 61-44 behind Kaylee Scherer's double-double of 11 points and 15 rebounds. Stephanie Worth added 11 points and Logan Ivie scored 10. The Hawks have won three-straight...
February 13, 2015 Scoreboard (02/13/15)
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High school roundup: Rhodes leads Woodland girls basketball team past Delta (02/13/15)
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February 12, 2015 Scoreboard (02/12/15)
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Seeds released for Class 3, District 1 basketball tournaments (02/10/15)
NEW MADRID -- Seedings for the Class 3, District 1 boys and girls basketball tournament were released Tuesday. This year's host, New Madrid County Central, was given the top seed on the boys side while Twin Rivers holds the top seed in the girls bracket...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston upends Jackson, NMCC blows past Caruthersville (02/10/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- Led by Larysa McClellon's 15 points, the Sikeston girls basketball team defeated SEMO Conference foe Jackson 57-47 on the road Monday night. Sikeston (16-4, 4-0 SEMO Conference) fell behind 22-21 by halftime but grabbed a three-point lead going into the fourth quarter. They outscored Jackson, who committed 21 turnovers, 21-13 to pull away from the win...
February 9, 2015 Scoreboard (02/09/15)
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NMCC stung by Poplar Bluff in SEMO Conference clash (02/04/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central once again felt the sting of an unforgiving conference schedule. Four nights prior, Poplar Bluff did too. Just goes to show no team is safe when it comes to the SEMO Conference even if you are the defending conference champion...
High school roundup: Scott County Central boys basketball team hangs on to defeat Kelly (02/04/15)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
NMCC stung by Poplar Bluff in SEMO Conference clash (02/04/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central once again felt the sting of an unforgiving conference schedule. Four nights prior, Poplar Bluff did too. Just goes to show no team is safe when it comes to the SEMO Conference even if you are the defending conference champion...
February 3, 2015 Scoreboard (02/03/15)
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February 2, 2015 Scoreboard (02/02/15)
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NMCC wrestling team takes first at Priory Invitational (02/01/15)
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston takes home Hillsboro tournament title (01/31/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com HILLSBORO -- For the first time participating in the 34th Hillsboro Girls Tournament Sikeston sure made an impression. Sikeston (13-4) breezed to a 64-38 win over Hillsboro Saturday during the championship game at Hillsboro High School...
January 31, 2015 Scoreboard (01/31/15)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs advance to semis, NMCC downs South Pemiscot (01/28/15)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com HILLBORO -- The top-seeded Sikeston Lady Bulldogs opened the 34th annual Hillsboro Girls Basketball Tournament on Tuesday with a 60-24 win over No. 8 Freeburg. Sikeston held Freeburg to single-digit scoring all four quarters and built a 27-12 lead by halftime. They went on to outscore Freeburg 33-13 in the second half to secure the win...
Dexter girls basketball team routs NMCC 75-30 (01/28/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball team outscored NMCC by at least nine points in every quarter as it secured a 75-30 home victory Tuesday night. Dakota Reynolds and Hannah Thurmon paced the Bearcats with 24 points each. Melanie McKuin added 15 more points for Dexter. Cheyenne Mosby tallied nine points and Harley Allen contributed three points for the Bearcats...
January 27, 2015 Scoreboard (01/27/15)
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Jackson wrestling team wins third consecutive conference title (01/24/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jackson's third consecutive SEMO Conference wrestling tournament title didn't come without a little drama.
Hawkins, Stevens claim SEMO Conference wrestling titles (01/24/15)
sports@standard-demcorat.com SIKESTON -- Courtney Hawkins wasn't expected to finish or even compete in the 138-pound title match. But entering the SEMO Conference wrestling tournament, Hawkins carried the confidence of a top seed. The Sikeston senior became the school's third SEMO Conference tournament champion in the last eight years after pinning New Madrid County Central's Garrett Manley Saturday at the Sikeston Field House...
NMCC scorches Dexter from outside 83-68 (01/24/15)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central Eagles coach Travis Day encouraged his shooters to take any open looks they got early against the Dexter Bearcats Friday night. "Our goal was to come out with a lot of energy, playing our style," Day said. "I knew their defense was going to pack it in the paint on Willie (Jimerson). We told our shooters 'have your hands and feet ready and if you are wide open let it fly.'"...
Sikeston sending nine wrestlers into final bracket of SEMO Conference tournament (01/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston wrestling team is about where they expected to be after pool play of the SEMO Conference Tournament. They are sending nine wrestlers to the championship bracket and are 1.5 points behind in the team standings for third place...
Sikeston sending nine wrestlers into final bracket of SEMO Conference tournament (01/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston wrestling team is about where they expected to be after pool play of the SEMO Conference Tournament. They are sending nine wrestlers to the championship bracket and are 1.5 points behind in the team standings for third place...
NMCC ends Dexter's three-game winning-streak (01/24/15)
NEW MADRID, Mo. - New Madrid County Central Eagles coach Travis Day encouraged his shooters to take any open looks they got early against the Dexter Bearcats Friday night. "Our goal was to come out with a lot of energy, playing our style," Day said. "I knew their defense was going to pack it in the paint on Willie. We told our shooters 'have your hands and feet ready and if you are wide open let it fly.'"...
PREP ROUNDUP: Richland upends Leopold, Bravettes take down Scott City (01/23/15)
LEOPOLD -- The Richland Rebels varsity boys basketball program outscored Leopold in every quarter on its way to a 67-33 road win Thursday. Skyler Harper paced Richland with 23 points. Marcus Gryson added 19 points, Josh Thornton contributed 13 points and Marcus Grayson calculated 10 points for the Rebels...
January 23, 2015 Scoreboard (01/23/15)
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January 22, 2015 Scoreboard (01/22/15)
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Basketball state rankings, playoff host sites set (01/23/15)
The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association released its latest state rankings Jan. 21. Three boys basketball teams and two girls basketball teams from the semoball.com coverage area are state-ranked. The Scott County Central boys are ranked sixth in Class 2, the New Madrid County Central boys are ranked fourth in Class 3 and the Cape Central boys are ranked sixth in Class 4...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC gets by Royals, Dexter pulls off comeback (01/21/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- Led by Willie Jimerson's 25 points, the New Madrid County Central Eagles took down host Twin Rivers 71-55. With just a one-point edge going into the second quarter the Eagles went on to outscore the Royals 24-14 in the final eight minutes of the half. NMCC extended its lead to 15 entering the fourth before holding on for the win...
Kennett faces uphill battle in second home meet (01/20/15)
The Kennett High School wrestling team endured a tough battle during the first home dual meet in school history. The Indians topped Valle Catholic 60-12, but the Warriors team consisted of only four wrestlers. That means a vast majority of Indian victories came in the form of forfeits. However, they earned points in two matches thanks to pins from Kaleb Tribble and Cody Roberts...
Kennett faces uphill battle in second home meet (01/20/15)
The Kennett High School wrestling team endured a tough battle during the first home dual meet in school history. The Indians topped Valle Catholic 60-12, but the Warriors team consisted of only four wrestlers. That means a vast majority of Indian victories came in the form of forfeits. However, they earned points in two matches thanks to pins from Kaleb Tribble and Cody Roberts...
January 20, 2015 Scoreboard (01/20/15)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Kelly upends Scott City, Sikeston wrestlers finish sixth at 141 Rumble (01/19/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Logan Ivie's double-double helped lead the Kelly Lady Hawks to a 54-26 win over visiting Scott City Monday 54-26. Ivie led Kelly (10-4) with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Tessa Johnson added 13 points and four steals...
Kennett beats hosts to claim Malden JV Tournament title (01/19/15)
The Kennett Indians capped off a grueling week of basketball by beating the host team for first place at the Malden JV tournament.
Dynamic guard play sends New Madrid County Central boys basketball team past Cape Central (01/16/15)
Superior guard play can go a long way for any basketball team, and that's exactly what gave New Madrid County Central the advantage over Central on Friday night.
NMCC holds off Cape Central 68-63 (01/17/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Superior guard play can go a long way for any basketball team, and that's exactly what New Madrid County Central had Friday night. Senior guard Willie Jimerson and sophomore guard Javarcus Word combined for 45 points and led the Eagles to a 68-63 victory over Cape Central in a SEMO Conference boys basketball game at Cape Central High School...
January 16, 2015 Scoreboard (01/16/15)
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NMCC snaps 8-game losing skid to Charleston (01/14/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- New Madrid County Central's Willie Jimerson enjoys the challenge and discussion that surrounds the duel between him and Charleston counterpart Delfincko Bogan. They each lead their teams in scoring, they're both seniors that hover around the 5-foot-10 mark and they play similar positions...
Restless Sikeston blows by NMCC 63-26 (01/13/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Before Monday, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs had played one game in 16 days. Like a caged animal waiting to escape, Sikeston was finally allowed to run wild and bolted past New Madrid County Central 63-26. "There's been a lot of practice days and it's almost to the point where you're tired of practice and you just need to play games," Sikeston head coach Matt Schonhoff said. ...
January 13, 2015 Scoreboard (01/13/15)
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NMCC wrestling team takes fourth at Park Hills Invitational (01/13/15)
January 12, 2015 Scoreboard (01/12/15)
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PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC takes down Northwest, Bravettes fall to Portageville (01/10/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE CENTRAL -- Sophomore Javarcus Word scored a game-high 28 points during New Madrid County Central's 73-58 win over Northwest Academy from St. Louis Saturday at the Tiger Shootout at Cape Central High School. Seniors Willie Jimerson and Asten Newsom added 23 and 13 points...
NMCC wears down Malden 79-65 (01/10/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- One thing New Madrid County Central likes to throw at opponents is its depth. They rotate players from wire to wire and routinely wear down the other side. That's when their top scorers -- like Willie Jimerson, Javarcus Word and Asten Newsom -- can do ultimate damage...
NMCC wears down Malden 79-65 (01/10/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- One thing New Madrid County Central likes to throw at opponents is its depth. They rotate players from wire to wire and routinely wear down the other side. That's when their top scorers -- like Willie Jimerson, Javarcus Word and Asten Newsom -- can do ultimate damage...
Submmitted photo: NMCC's Silman signs to play baseball at Fontbonne (01/09/15)
NMCC senior baseball player Gage Silman signs with Fontbonne University.
January 9, 2015 Scoreboard (01/09/15)
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Eagle baseball player signs with Fontbonne (01/08/15)
New Madrid County Central senior Gage Silman signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Fontbonne University Wednesday. Pictured with Silman are, bottom row from left, Carri Silman (mother), Silman and Robbie Silman (father). Top row from left, NMCC assistant baseball coach Jacob May, NMCC head baseball coach Joe McClarty and NMCC athletic director Rand Amick...
PREP ROUNDUP: Jimerson's 41 backs NMCC win, Dexter falls on the road (01/07/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com KENNETT -- Led by Willie Jimerson's 41 points, the New Madrid County Central Eagles held off Kennett 70-63 on the road Tuesday. Jimerson went 6 for 10 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter, which was tied at 61-all with less than three minutes to go...
KHS loses close battle against New Madrid County Central (01/06/15)
Following their second place finish at the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament, the Kennett Indians went back to the drawing board to right the wrongs that cost them the title.
January 6, 2015 Scoreboard (01/06/15)
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Bernie, Bloomfield & Dexter collect first-round wins at BCT (all BCT box scores included) (12/27/14)
Three SCAA teams remain in contention for the ultimate prize at the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament after Day 1 action. The Bernie Mules, Dexter Bearcats and Bloomfield Wildcats secured opening-round victories Friday at the 16-team tournament...
NMCC flys by Herrin, Ill. during first round of Carbondale Holiday Tournament (12/27/14)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles began the 51st Annual SIH/Carbondale Holiday Tournament off with a bang. The Eagles (8-1) took down Herrin, Ill., 76-43 Friday behind 31 points from senior Willie Jimerson. NMCC is in the Class A bracket of the 16-team tournament and will play St. Mary's High School from Paducah, Ken., today at 3:30 p.m. in the bracket semifinals...
All-Standard Democrat Football team (12/24/14)
About this team: The All-SD team was chosen by the Standard Democrat sports department from our coverage area that includes: Chaffee, Charleston, Dexter, East Prairie, Kelly, Malden, NMCC, Portageville and Sikeston
Garner takes first at Tiger Classic (12/22/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston junior Mitchell Garner took first place in the 220-pound weight division Saturday to cap a stellar finish for the Sikeston wrestling team. Garner topped Jackson's Jameson McCullough after a 10-8 decision. "Mitchell wrestled very tough and won in controlling fashion," Sikeston head coach Chris Lowe said...
December 20, 2014 Scoreboard (12/20/14)
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December 18, 2014 Scoreboard (12/18/14)
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Notre Dame hands NMCC first loss of the season 65-48 (12/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The last time New Madrid County Central squared off with Notre Dame the Eagles used its 63-53 win as a springboard for its first SEMO Conference tournament championship in school history. Fast forward a week later and the Eagles were quickly reminded that the SEMO Conference is a season-long grind...
Sikeston wrestling team sweeps NMCC and Kennett (12/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In their final tune up before this weekend's Tiger Classic, the Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team picked up a pair of home wins Tuesday in a tri-meet with Kennett and New Madrid County Central. The Bulldogs cruised by the Indians 75-6 before closing out the night in convincing fashion, 52-15, against the Eagles...
High school roundup: Notre Dame boys basketball team upends New Madrid County Central (12/17/14)
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
Sikeston wrestling team sweeps NMCC and Kennett (12/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In their final tune up before this weekend's Tiger Classic, the Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team picked up a pair of home wins Tuesday in a tri-meet with Kennett and New Madrid County Central. The Bulldogs cruised by the Indians 75-6 before closing out the night in convincing fashion, 52-15, against the Eagles...
Notre Dame hands NMCC first loss of the season 65-48 (12/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The last time New Madrid County Central squared off with Notre Dame the Eagles used its 63-53 win as a springboard for its first SEMO Conference tournament championship in school history. Fast forward a week later and the Eagles were quickly reminded that the SEMO Conference is a season-long grind...
PREP ROUNDUP: Cummins leads Oran past NMCC, Sikeston junior high sweeps Mules (12/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Oran's Allie Cummins had 17 points and 18 rebounds while leading the Lady Eagles past visiting New Madrid County Central Monday 40-37. Ashlyn McIntosh added 10 points for Oran. NMCC was led by Shanterra Waters who scored 23. Keisha Rainer added seven...
December 16, 2014 Scoreboard (12/16/14)
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High school roundup: Cummins leads Oran girls to win (12/16/14)
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December 15, 2014 Scoreboard (12/15/14)
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NMCC claims its first SEMO Conference tournament championship (12/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Following Friday night's grueling SEMO Conference championship game against Poplar Bluff, victorious New Madrid County Central coach Travis Day hoisted the traveling trophy high in the air towards the green-clad Eagle fans, drawing a loud roar of approval...
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...
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.
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...
NMCC upsets top-seeded Jackson to reach conference title game (12/12/14)
By Chris Pobst sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- New Madrid County Central's Willie Jimerson turned out yet another stellar performance, which has become the norm the past two seasons. He led his fifth-seeded Eagles to a 59-49 win over No. 1 Jackson on Thursday during the SEMO Conference semifinals at the Sikeston Field House behind 18 points, six rebounds and a perfect night from the free throw line...
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)
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Jackson boys basketball team falls to New Madrid County Central in conference semifinal (12/11/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- New Madrid County Central wasn't the only team top-seeded Jackson battled Thursday night. The Indians also had to fight themselves.
December 11, 2014 Scoreboard (12/11/14)
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Notre Dame boys basketball team falls in first round of conference tournament (12/10/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Notre Dame boys basketball coach Paul Unterreiner said his team was feeling confident coming into a matchup against New Madrid County Central.
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...
Dexter wrestlers win again (12/10/14)
Note: A photo gallery of Tuesday's action is available here: Wrestling Photos DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats high school wrestling program continued its early season dominance Tuesday night with a 55-15 victory against New Madrid County Central in its first home meet of the season...
Jimerson leads NMCC to 63-53 upset win over Notre Dame in conference tournament (12/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In the SEMO Conference, any win is a good win. But for New Madrid County Central's Willie Jimerson, he believed his team's win over Notre Dame was a bit sweeter. The Eagles, seeded fifth in the SEMO Conference tournament, pulled off the third upset of the tournament so far taking down No. 4 Notre Dame 63-53 at the Sikeston Field House...
December 9, 2014 Scoreboard (12/09/14)
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Kennett High School wrestling hails first win in school history (12/06/14)
On Tuesday, Kennett High School made history by winning it's very first wrestling match at a meet at New Madrid County Central. The Indians beat Notre Dame, before losing to New Madrid.
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...
Kennett football earns SEMO All-Conference nods (12/04/14)
Seven Kennett High School football players earned their spot on the SEMO Central All-Conference team. The selections were announced at a banquet Wednesday night in Sikeston.
SEMO All-Conference football teams selected (12/04/14)
The 2014 SEMO Confernce teams are selected by the coaches. SEMO NORTH Offense First Team QB -- Dante Vandeven, Jackson, Sr., 6-2, 190 RB -- Braion Owens, Cape Central, Sr., 5-11, 190 RB -- Earnest Fobbs, Sikeston, Jr., 6-1, 170 RB -- Bi Nguyen, Poplar Bluff, Sr., 5-9, 140...
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...
Jackson QB Vandeven claims Carr Award (12/03/14)
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...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC rolls past Eagles, Braves open with OIT win (12/03/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Senior Willie Jimerson scored a game-high 21 points and the New Madrid County Central Eagles took down visiting East Prairie 75-36 Tuesday. Jarvarcus Word added 18 points for NMCC, who moved to 3-0 to start the season...
Quick start leads NMCC to win over Blue Devils (12/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Three players scored in double digits for New Madrid County Central as they fended off West Memphis, Ark., 79-68 Saturday during the finale of the Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central High School...
Kennett tops New Madrid County Central at JV tournament (12/01/14)
Kennett's junior varsity basketball team took center stage as they hosted the first day of the JV tournament. The contest also features Dyer County, New Madrid County Central (NMCC), and Poplar Bluff.
Six Dexter players make media all-region football team (12/01/14)
The Missouri Sportswriters Association released its all-region football team Monday. Six Dexter football players were selected to the Class 3 all-region team. Dexter junior offensive lineman Jared Deal was selected first-team offense. Deal made the line calls and was a tenacious blocker...
Quick start leads NMCC to win over Blue Devils (12/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Three players scored in double digits for New Madrid County Central as they fended off West Memphis, Ark., 79-68 Saturday during the finale of the Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central High School...
All-Region high school football teams (12/01/14)
The 2014 Southeast Missouri All-Region football teams selected by a panel of sportswriters from eight publications. OFFENSE First team QB -- Dante Vandeven, Jackson, Sr. 6-2, 190 lbs. RB -- Braion Owens, Cape Central, Sr. 5-11, 190 lbs. RB -- Earnest Fobbs, Sikeston, Jr. 6-1, 170 lbs...
NMCC debuts with 81-45 win over Cairo (11/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles made a commanding debut defeating Cairo, Ill., 81-45 during the second game of the Riverbend Classic on Friday afternoon. Senior Willie Jimerson led the Eagles with 25 points while sophomore Javarcus Word added 15. The guard duo paced a speedy frontcourt attack on both offense and defense while the Eagles punished Cairo with steals and forced turnovers caused by their pressure defense and layups on the other end...
Indians lose to West Memphis at Riverbend Classic (11/28/14)
Kennett lost 48-35 Friday night, in one of the two games they will play at the 20th Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central High School.
Wrestling team joins new era of Kennett High School sports (11/28/14)
Days after wrapping up perhaps the most successful football season in recent history at Kennett High School, coaches Aaron Pixley and Arlen Pixley joined roughly 25 athletes inside the multi-purpose room at South Elementary for their first wrestling practice.
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: New Madrid County Central muffles talk of great expectations (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central enters the new season with the most promise, arguably, of any team in southeast Missouri. The Eagles return nearly everyone from last season which includes all-state guard Willie Jimerson and a talented supporting cast to compliment the senior. On top of that, their district rival has a new postseason home which makes way for the 'districts or bust' adage surrounding the preseason hype...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: New Madrid County Central muffles talk of great expectations (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central enters the new season with the most promise, arguably, of any team in southeast Missouri. The Eagles return nearly everyone from last season which includes all-state guard Willie Jimerson and a talented supporting cast to compliment the senior. On top of that, their district rival has a new postseason home which makes way for the 'districts or bust' adage surrounding the preseason hype...
Kelly Girls Basketball Preview (11/25/14)
Conference: Scott-Mississippi Coach: Rod McQuerter, 17th year District: Class 3 District 2 Schedule: Roster: Returning starters: Tessa Johnson, Stephanie Worth, Kristi Brucker, Morgan LeDure, Logan Ivie Starters lost: Payton Jones Last year's record: 17-8...
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 New Madrid County Central 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...
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. ...
Portageville claims second-straight title with win over NMCC (10/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs were fortunate to have played its semifinal match first. Top-seeded Portageville took care of South Pemiscot in two sets during the first match of the Class 2, District 1 semifinal round Tuesday and then took it easy on the sidelines...
Senath-Hornersville falls to New Madrid in Class 2 district tournament (10/21/14)
The Senath-Hornersville high school volleyball team ended their season with a loss against New Madrid County Central (NMCC) in the Class 2, District 1 tournament quarterfinals Monday night.
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...
PREP ROUNDUP: Dexter volleyball team advances to district final (10/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- The Dexter volleyball team advanced to the finals of the Class 3, District 1 tournament with a 25-18, 25-13 win over Fredericktown Monday at Dexter High School. Jessica Lindsey and Krysten Garrison led with five kills while Shyann Jines added four. Garrison also had nine assists...
Second half surge lifts NMCC to win (10/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- One of the most familiar sights J.C. Dryden has had the past four years was seeing his father call out plays on the sideline on Friday nights or during practice in between. The senior has had to go without that comfort more than he'd like to recently...
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. ...
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 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. ...
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.
October 6, 2014 Scoreboard (10/06/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.