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Jones, many others make media all-state basketball team (04/23/14)
Sikeston senior J.T. Jones made the media all-state Class 4 basketball team for the second straight year after the 2014 list was released making him one of many southeast Missouri players to make the cut. Jones, who recently signed as a preferred walk-on with Southeast Missouri State University, averaged a double-double (17.8 points, 10.2 rebounds) for the Bulldogs who finished the season 22-4...
State-champ SCC awarded all-state honors from media (04/23/14)
Scott County Central Braves pulled in four of the 10 honors bestowed to local players and coaches with today's release of the 2013-14 all-state basketball teams selected by the Missouri Sportswriters and Broadcasters. Senior point guard LaRandis Banks was among three individuals honored from the Scott County Central boys' 17th state championship squad. Banks averaged 19 points per game for the 26-5 Braves...
Four SCAA players, coach make media all-state hoops team (04/23/14)
The Missouri Sportswriters and Broadcasters released its media all-state basketball team at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Four players and a coach were selected all-state from SCAA schools. Dexter coach Chad Allen was selected as the Class 4 girls basketball Coach of the Year...
Four SCAA players, coach make media all-state hoops team (04/23/14)
The Missouri Sportswriters and Broadcasters released its media all-state basketball team at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Four players and a coach were selected all-state from SCAA schools. Dexter coach Chad Allen was selected as the Class 4 girls basketball Coach of the Year...
PREP ROUNDUP: Chaffee routs SCC, East Prairie softball rolls by South Pemiscot (04/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Chaffee took advantage of 16 walks as they cruised past Scott County Central 19-3. Storm Estes earned the win on the mound for Chaffee, who scored eight runs in the first quarter and 13 in the first two innings...
High school roundup: Woodland softball squeaks by Bernie (04/22/14)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Woodland softball squeaks by Bernie (04/22/14)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
April 21, 2014 Scoreboard (04/21/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
High school roundup: Chaffee baseball returns to winning ways (04/18/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Chaffee baseball returns to winning ways (04/18/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran hands Scott Central 13-2 loss on the road (04/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Scoring eight runs in the first three innings, the Oran Eagles ran away to a 13-2 win over host Scott County Central Thursday in six innings via the mercy rule. Oran scored three runs in the first and another in the second before a four-run outburst in the third gave them a comfortable 8-0 lead. The Braves answered with two runs in the bottom of the third, but five combined runs by the Eagles in the fifth and sixth innings put the mercy rule in effect...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran hands Scott Central 13-2 loss on the road (04/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Scoring eight runs in the first three innings, the Oran Eagles ran away to a 13-2 win over host Scott County Central Thursday in six innings via the mercy rule. Oran scored three runs in the first and another in the second before a four-run outburst in the third gave them a comfortable 8-0 lead. The Braves answered with two runs in the bottom of the third, but five combined runs by the Eagles in the fifth and sixth innings put the mercy rule in effect...
April 17, 2014 Scoreboard (04/17/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Ditto, Ross sign with Shawnee basketball team (04/15/14)
Scott County Central teammates Derien Ditto and Abby Ross signed a letter of intent to play basketball with Shawnee Community College Monday at Scott Central High School. Both Ditto and Ross helped the Bravettes to their second-straight district championship in early March. Scott Central (16-10) lost its final game to Naylor during a Class 1 Sectional...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran rolls to 13-3 win, SCC beats Richland (04/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com OAK RIDGE -- Highlighted by a seven run rally in the third inning, the Oran Eagles rolled to a 13-3 win over Oak Ridge via the mercy-rule. A two-run first frame, plus the seven run third frame left the Eagles with a comfortable 9-0 advantage entering the fourth. They put up another three runs in the inning to move ahead 12-0 before Oak Ridge got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the inning...
Bluejays win home meet for the third time (04/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- For the third time in as many years the Charleston Bluejays boys track team won its own meet Thursday during the Charleston Invitational. Charleston won the 15-team event with a team total of 115 points. Kelly came in second with 92 and East Prairie claimed third with 85...
High school roundup: Chaffee baseball team defeats Leopold 1-0 to climb to 10-0 (04/11/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: ND golfers repeat at Farmington Invite (04/10/14)
Notre Dame sophomore standout Jack Litzelfelner carded an even par 71 to earn medalist honors and lead defending champion Notre Dame to a repeat at the Farmington Invitational on Wednesday at the Crown Pointe Golf Club in Farmington, Mo. Notre Dame's Trent Schumer tied with Camdenton's Michael Pfitzner for second place individually...
April 9, 2014 Scoreboard (04/09/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
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...
Local teams to feel effects of district realignment (04/09/14)
The winds of change are blowing for some local teams as the Missouri High School Activities Association recently announced class and district alignments for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Class assignments are based on school enrollments. For basketball, the state's 128 smallest schools are in Class 1. Classes 2 and 3 also consist of 128 schools each, while the next 96 schools make up Class 4. The remainder -- the state's largest schools -- are in Class 5...
New assignments released for high school basketball districts for 2015 & 2016 (04/08/14)
Multiple SCAA schools will have a different path to a district basketball title or the state final four next season. The Missouri High School Activities Association announced class and district alignments Saturday for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons...
New assignments released for high school basketball districts for 2015 & 2016 (04/08/14)
Multiple SCAA schools will have a different path to a district basketball title or the state final four next season. The Missouri High School Activities Association announced class and district alignments Saturday for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons...
Local athletes win awards at BA Sports Extravaganza (04/07/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the event is available at this link: View Photos Here The 2014 BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza took place Saturday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter. Over 65 area schools competed in volleyball and basketball all-star games and skills competitions...
New assignments released for HS football, basketball districts (04/06/14)
Scott County Central moved up to Class 2 in basketball
Charleston repeats at Eva G. Hinshaw Invitational (04/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- The Charleston boys track team repeated have topped the Eva G. Hinshaw Invitational Tournament two years running. The Bluejays finished with 107 points to lead the 4th annual, 16-team event at East Prairie High School behind strong performances from their speed relays, jumpers and Devonte Ware who swept the 100 and 200-meter dash events...
SCAA all-conference boys basketball awards released (04/05/14)
The 2014 SCAA all-conference awards have been released for varsity boys basketball. Advance guard Lane Below has been selected as the SCAA Player of the Year. Below averaged 27.3 points and 5.2 assists per game his senior season. Bernie senior guard B.J. Jennings has been selected as the Defensive Player of the Year...
Mitchell leads all-region team (04/04/14)
The 2014 southeast Missouri all-region basketball teams were released Thursday evening, and the Bootheel is well-represented on the squad. Kennett's Kevonte Mitchell, Cortez Dobbins of Malden, Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe, Anthony Primer of South Pemiscot and Hayti's Frankie Burden were first-team selections for the boys, while Carrie Shephard of South Pemiscot was a first-teamer on the girls side...
High school basketball all-region teams (04/04/14)
The 2014 Southeast Missouri all-region basketball teams as selected and nominated by a committee of sports writers from eight publications:Boys Class 5 First team Karson King, 6-6, sr., Jackson Blake Reynolds, 6-7, jr., Jackson Stacy Gipson, 6-7, sr., Poplar Bluff...
High school roundup: Central tennis team topples Dexter (04/03/14)
The Central boys tennis lead built a 6-1 lead over Dexter before rain stopped doubles play on Wednesday afternoon at Central High School Alex Mailes, Derek Nunnery, Jonah Roop, Vikas Rudrappa and Caleb Strickland all earned singles victories for the Tigers...
High school roundup: Central tennis team topples Dexter (04/03/14)
The Central boys tennis lead built a 6-1 lead over Dexter before rain stopped doubles play on Wednesday afternoon at Central High School Alex Mailes, Derek Nunnery, Jonah Roop, Vikas Rudrappa and Caleb Strickland all earned singles victories for the Tigers...
Several players named to coaches all-state basketball team (03/28/14)
Scott County Central duo LaRandis Banks and Jeffery Porter followed up their Class 1 state championship win with nods on the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) all-state list. Banks led the Braves (26-5) with an average of 19 points while Porter added 13. Both were vital while Scott Central claimed its 17th state championship -- the most in state history...
Four Stoddard County basketball players make MBCA all-state team (03/27/14)
Four Stoddard County seniors have been selected to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association all-state basketball team. Dexter seniors Hannah Noe and Erika Cobb, who helped lead the Bearcats to a second place finish in Class 4, were selected all-state. Noe averaged 20.3 points and 3.8 assists per game. Cobb averaged 12.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game...
Coaches release all-state basketball picks (03/27/14)
Several players from Southeast Missouri were selected to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association all-state basketball teams, which were released Wednesday. Oak Ridge senior Ryan Below was picked as the Class 1 boys player of the year after averaging 23.5 points, 14.3 rebounds and 5.2 steals a game during his senior year for the Blue Jays...
Title has different meaning for both Banks and Porter (03/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Scott County Central senior Larandis Banks was in tears and his sophomore teammate Jeffery Porter was beaming. It's not uncommon for a senior to be a bit more emotional than a player who has two more years to go and those differences shown following Scott Central's 69-39 win over Meadville Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia...
Title has different meaning for both Banks and Porter (03/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Scott County Central senior Larandis Banks was in tears and his sophomore teammate Jeffery Porter was beaming. It's not uncommon for a senior to be a bit more emotional than a player who has two more years to go and those differences shown following Scott Central's 69-39 win over Meadville Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia...
Scott County Central boys win 17th state title (03/16/14)
By Erin Unerstall Southeast Missourian COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Following the Class 1 state championship game Saturday afternoon, Scott County Central senior Larandis Banks mentioned that the Braves team that bowed out of last year's state playoffs in the quarterfinal round was the team that "broke the streak" of four straight state championships...
Owens goes out in style, helps Staple to first title at Scott County Central (03/16/14)
The senior scored 26 points in his final game at Scott County Central
Owens goes out in style, helps Staple to first title (03/16/14)
The senior scored 26 points in his final game at Scott County Central
Braves add to record collection of state titles (03/16/14)
By Erin Unerstall Southeast Missourian COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Following the Class 1 state championship game Saturday afternoon, Scott County Central senior Larandis Banks mentioned that the Braves team that bowed out of last year's state playoffs in the quarterfinal round was the team that "broke the streak" of four straight state championships...
CHAMPS AGAIN: Scott Central wins 17th state title (03/15/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- For most teams that win a state championship, when the final buzzer sounds there is an explosion of joy and celebration that culminates with the winning team storming the floor and mobbing each other. But for the Scott County Central Braves, there was a completely different reaction on Saturday afternoon...
Scott County Central boys basketball team wins 17th state title (03/15/14)
The Scott County Central boys basketball team claimed its 17th state title with a commanding 69-39 win over Meadville (25-4) in the Class 1 state championship on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. The Braves (26-5) held a 32-22 advantage at halftime and never led by fewer than 11 points during the second half...
SCC-MEADVILLE UPDATES: Scott Central leads at the half (03/15/14)
COLUMBIA -- Scott County Central leads Meadville 32-22 at halftime in the Class 1 state championship game at Mizzou Arena. The Braves have forced 14 turnovers leading to 21 points in the first half. Meadville (25-3) has shot just 2 of 10 from 3-point range...
16 SCAA athletes selected to participate in B.A. Sports All-Star Extravaganza in Dexter April 5 (03/15/14)
16 athletes from the SCAA Conference have been selected to participate in the B.A. Sports All-Star Extravaganza Apr. 5. The Bearcat Event Center will host the event. Eight SCAA volleyball players have been selected to participate in the event. The players are: Advance's Allie Below, Advance's Grayson Miles, Bernie's Tori Lowrey, Dexter's Ashley Brown, Puxico's Emily Merick, Woodland's Rachel Poole, Bernie's Jordan Ellenburg and Woodland's Josie Long...
16 SCAA athletes selected to participate in B.A. Sports All-Star Extravaganza in Dexter April 5 (03/15/14)
16 athletes from the SCAA Conference have been selected to participate in the B.A. Sports All-Star Extravaganza Apr. 5. The Bearcat Event Center will host the event. Eight SCAA volleyball players have been selected to participate in the event. The players are: Advance's Allie Below, Advance's Grayson Miles, Bernie's Tori Lowrey, Dexter's Ashley Brown, Puxico's Emily Merick, Woodland's Rachel Poole, Bernie's Jordan Ellenburg and Woodland's Josie Long...
Class 1 Championship: Meadville awaits SCC in title game (03/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Scott County Central is certainly no stranger to playoff basketball. With a state record 16 state championships, the school has more hardware than they know what to do with. The Braves will try to clog up their trophy case even more tomorrow afternoon at 12:50 when they take on Meadville in the Class 1 state championship at Mizzou Arena...
Braves hold off Stanberry rally in semifinals (03/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- The Scott County Central Braves have made a habit of blowing teams out during playoff runs in recent years. So maybe, just maybe, there was some fingernail biting by Braves fans when Stanberry trimmed a 20-point deficit to seven with 51 seconds left in Thursday's Class 1 semifinal game at Mizzou Arena...
Staple talks about pressure to win at Scott County Central (03/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- The question directed towards Scott County Central head coach Frank Staple was if there is pressure to win at the most decorated basketball high school in Missouri. A voice from the back of the interview room at Mizzou Arena on Thursday following Scott Central's 69-63 semifinal win over Stanberry spoke loud and clear...
Class 1 Championship: Meadville awaits SCC in title game (03/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Scott County Central is certainly no stranger to playoff basketball. With a state record 16 state championships, the school has more hardware than they know what to do with. The Braves will try to clog up their trophy case even more tomorrow afternoon at 12:50 when they take on Meadville in the Class 1 state championship at Mizzou Arena...
Braves hold off Stanberry rally in semifinals (03/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- The Scott County Central Braves have made a habit of blowing teams out during playoff runs in recent years. So maybe, just maybe, there was some fingernail biting by Braves fans when Stanberry trimmed a 20-point deficit to seven with 51 seconds left in Thursday's Class 1 semifinal game at Mizzou Arena...
Staple talks about pressure to win at Scott County Central (03/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- The question directed towards Scott County Central head coach Frank Staple was if there is pressure to win at the most decorated basketball high school in Missouri. A voice from the back of the interview room at Mizzou Arena on Thursday following Scott Central's 69-63 semifinal win over Stanberry spoke loud and clear...
Scott County Central boys advance to Class 1 state championship (03/13/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Scott County Central Braves built a 19-point lead in the first half of their Class 1 semifinal against Stanberry on Thursday afternoon at Mizzou Arena, and they needed almost all of that cushion to hold off a second-half rally and win 69-63...
State preview: Scott County Central boys take aim at 17th state championship (03/13/14)
You can rest on Sunday. That's what Scott County Central boys basketball coach Frank Staple used to encourage his players toward the end of the Braves' practice on Monday. It's something he's stressed to his players throughout the season, but there's no more important time to push his team than now, with the program's state-record 17th state title on the line...
State preview: Scott County Central boys take aim at 17th state championship (03/13/14)
You can rest on Sunday. That's what Scott County Central boys basketball coach Frank Staple used to encourage his players toward the end of the Braves' practice on Monday. It's something he's stressed to his players throughout the season, but there's no more important time to push his team than now, with the program's state-record 17th state title on the line...
Banks named conference Player of the Year (03/13/14)
Scott County Central senior Larandis Banks was named the Scott-Mississippi Conference Player of the Year after help lead the Braves to their sixth MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown in the last seven years. Banks led Scott Central with 18 points per game and also averaged 3,8 rebounds and 2.8 steals. The senior led the Braves to the Scott-Mississippi Conference tournament championship as well as an undefeated conference schedule...
Banks named conference Player of the Year (03/13/14)
Scott County Central senior Larandis Banks was named the Scott-Mississippi Conference Player of the Year after help lead the Braves to their sixth MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown in the last seven years. Banks led Scott Central with 18 points per game and also averaged 3,8 rebounds and 2.8 steals. The senior led the Braves to the Scott-Mississippi Conference tournament championship as well as an undefeated conference schedule...
More cohesive, focused Braves team return to state (03/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Last season, they didn't have the team to do it. That's not saying the talent wasn't there or the right personnel wasn't in place. But as a unit, the Scott County Central Braves weren't as cohesive as needed if they wanted to raise their fifth consecutive state championship banner...
More cohesive, focused Braves team return to state (03/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Last season, they didn't have the team to do it. That's not saying the talent wasn't there or the right personnel wasn't in place. But as a unit, the Scott County Central Braves weren't as cohesive as needed if they wanted to raise their fifth consecutive state championship banner...
SCC's Banks happy to return to court, Columbia after heart ailment (03/11/14)
When Scott County Central senior Larandis Banks bounded off the baseline during conditioning at the end of one of his final practices at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium on Monday, there was no indication it was something he was unable to do just a few months before...
SCC's Banks happy to return to court, Columbia after heart ailment (03/11/14)
When Scott County Central senior Larandis Banks bounded off the baseline during conditioning at the end of one of his final practices at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium on Monday, there was no indication it was something he was unable to do just a few months before...
SCC boys reach Class 1 basketball semifinals, seek 17th title (03/09/14)
The Braves routed Niangua 64-39 in the quarterfinals
SCC boys reach Class 1 basketball semifinals, seek 17th title (03/09/14)
The Braves routed Niangua 64-39 in the quarterfinals
Scott County Central reaches Class 1 semifinal following 64-39 win over Niangua (03/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- For the sixth time in seven seasons, the Scott County Central Braves are headed back to Columbia. The Braves (24-5) defeated Niangua Saturday afternoon 64-39 at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter during a Class 1 Quarterfinal...
Scott County Central reaches Class 1 semifinal following 64-39 win over Niangua (03/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- For the sixth time in seven seasons, the Scott County Central Braves are headed back to Columbia. The Braves (24-5) defeated Niangua Saturday afternoon 64-39 at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter during a Class 1 Quarterfinal...
Bravettes falter again to Naylor in Class 1 Sectional (03/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BLOOMFIELD -- Having already suffered a 19-point loss to Naylor earlier in the season the Scott County Central Bravettes knew it take their best game of the season pull off the upset during its Class 1 sectional. For two quarters the Bravettes gave the Lady Eagles all they wanted and more, but a rough second half propelled Naylor to its fifth straight quarterfinal appearance, 44-33...
Scott County Central girls unable to pull off upset of Naylor (03/07/14)
Naylor defeated the Bravettes 44-33 in a Class 1 sectional
Braves end Clarkton's season (03/06/14)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- Clarkton's Antwoine Johnson knows what it takes to beat Scott County Central. Having been a member of the Braves' team a year ago, he's got first-hand knowledge of the team's personnel. But knowing what it takes and then executing on the court are two separate entities...
Braves end Clarkton's season (03/06/14)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- Clarkton's Antwoine Johnson knows what it takes to beat Scott County Central. Having been a member of the Braves' team a year ago, he's got first-hand knowledge of the team's personnel. But knowing what it takes and then executing on the court are two separate entities...
Scott County Central boys basketball team beats Clarkton to reach Class 1 quarterfinals (03/06/14)
Scott County posted a 70-56 victory to reach the quarterfinals
Braves run past Clarkton (03/06/14)
Scott County posted a 70-56 victory to reach the quarterfinals
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: SCC's Larandis Banks (03/06/14)
Banks scored 38 points to lead the Braves to a 64-62 win over Leopold in the Class 1 District 2 championship game last week.
Class 1 Sectional: Braves advance to seventh-straight quarterfinal after 70-56 win over Clarkton (03/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com VAN BUREN -- Clarkton's Antwoine Johnson knows what it takes to beat Scott County Central. Having been a member of the Braves' team a year ago, he's got first-hand knowledge of the team's personnel. But knowing what it takes and then executing on the court are two separate entities...
Class 1 Sectional: SCC awaits a new challenge in Clarkton (03/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For the first time in recent memory, the Scott County Central Braves were tested in the Class 1, District 2 championship. If not for some late game heroics, Leopold would have upended the Braves in the title game and ended a stretch of 11-straight districts titles...
Class 1 Sectional: Braves advance to seventh-straight quarterfinal after 70-56 win over Clarkton (03/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com VAN BUREN -- Clarkton's Antwoine Johnson knows what it takes to beat Scott County Central. Having been a member of the Braves' team a year ago, he's got first-hand knowledge of the team's personnel. But knowing what it takes and then executing on the court are two separate entities...
Class 1 Sectional: SCC awaits a new challenge in Clarkton (03/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For the first time in recent memory, the Scott County Central Braves were tested in the Class 1, District 2 championship. If not for some late game heroics, Leopold would have upended the Braves in the title game and ended a stretch of 11-straight districts titles...
Class 1 Sectional: Bravettes pair with Naylor for rematch (03/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BLOOMFIELD -- The end of the season isn't when you want to experience a shakeup within your lineup, but so far the Scott County Central Bravettes are handling it in style. Coming off their second-straight Class 1, District 2 championship, they'll face their biggest test of the season Wednesday when they take on Naylor in a rematch of last year's sectional...
Updated: Scott County Central boys, girls play sectional games Wednesday (03/04/14)
For the Scott County Central boys basketball team, making it to the Class 1 sectional game isn't something new. The Braves won the Class 1 District 2 title -- their 11th straight -- Thursday and will face Class 1 District 1 winner Clarkton tonight, with the winner advancing to the state quarterfinal round...
Scott County Central boys, girls play sectional games tonight (03/04/14)
For the Scott County Central boys basketball team, making it to the Class 1 sectional game isn't something new. The Braves won the Class 1 District 2 title -- their 11th straight -- Thursday and will face Class 1 District 1 winner Clarkton tonight, with the winner advancing to the state quarterfinal round...
Playoff basketball postponed again (03/03/14)
Postseason basketball has been pushed back. Again. Tuesday's lineup of basketball playoff games have been rescheduled due to the inclement weather surrounding the area. The Class 4, District 1 boys semifinal games, originally slated for Tuesday have been postponed until Thursday alone with the girls semifinals...
Scott County Central escapes with 64-62 championship win over Leopold (02/28/14)
SEMO News Service DELTA -- Scott County Central senior guard Juwan Owens never had lost a district championship game in his high school career, and he didn't want that streak to end. After checking back into Thursday night's Class 1 District 2 championship game with 3 minutes, 54 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and his Braves trailing Leopold 58-54, Owens implored his teammates with shouts of "Come on! Come on!" -- each time exclamating his exhortation with both fists chopping downward...
Bravettes win back to back district titles (02/28/14)
DELTA -- The scoreboard read "Scott County Central 56, Delta 34," but both coaches came away from Thursday night's Class 1 District 2 girls basketball championship game with smiles on their faces. For Scott County Central coach Matt Limbaugh, it was knowing his Bravettes were headed on to next week's sectional play. For Delta coach Gary Poyner, it was seeing the future of his Bobcats' program...
Bravettes win back to back district titles (02/28/14)
DELTA -- The scoreboard read "Scott County Central 56, Delta 34," but both coaches came away from Thursday night's Class 1 District 2 girls basketball championship game with smiles on their faces. For Scott County Central coach Matt Limbaugh, it was knowing his Bravettes were headed on to next week's sectional play. For Delta coach Gary Poyner, it was seeing the future of his Bobcats' program...
Scott County Central escapes with 64-62 championship win over Leopold (02/28/14)
SEMO News Service DELTA -- Scott County Central senior guard Juwan Owens never had lost a district championship game in his high school career, and he didn't want that streak to end. After checking back into Thursday night's Class 1 District 2 championship game with 3 minutes, 54 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and his Braves trailing Leopold 58-54, Owens implored his teammates with shouts of "Come on! Come on!" -- each time exclamating his exhortation with both fists chopping downward...
Scott County Central boys run district basketball title streak to 11 (02/28/14)
Scott County Central continued its reign in Class 1 District 2 with a 64-62 win over Leopold
Braves run district title streak to 11 (02/28/14)
Scott County Central continued its reign in Class 1 District 2 with a 64-62 win over Leopold
Scott County Central's girls knock off Delta (02/28/14)
DELTA, Mo. -- The scoreboard read "Scott County Central 56, Delta 34," but both coaches came away from Thursday night's Class 1 District 2 girls basketball championship game with smiles on their faces. For Scott County Central coach Matt Limbaugh, it was knowing his Bravettes were headed on to next week's sectional play. For Delta coach Gary Poyner, it was seeing the future of his Bobcats' program...
Preview: District champions will be decided Thurday night (02/27/14)
Eight basketball teams from the Southeast Missourian coverage area will vie for five district championships tonight.
No. 1 Scott Central rolls into district final over Bell City 78-40 (02/25/14)
DELTA -- It's district time in the Class 1 District 2 boys basketball season. Like clockwork, the Scott County Central Braves are vying for the title. SCC (21-5) dispatched of Bell City 78-40 in the first semifinal Monday night at Delta High School to earn a shot at the championship...
No. 1 Scott Central rolls into district final over Bell City 78-40 (02/25/14)
DELTA -- It's district time in the Class 1 District 2 boys basketball season. Like clockwork, the Scott County Central Braves are vying for the title. SCC (21-5) dispatched of Bell City 78-40 in the first semifinal Monday night at Delta High School to earn a shot at the championship...
SCC boys basketball team disposes of Bell City 78-40 to reach district final (02/25/14)
DELTA, Mo. -- It's district time in the Class 1 District 2 boys basketball season. Like clockwork, the Scott County Central Braves are vying for the title. SCC (21-5) dispatched of Bell City 78-40 in the first semifinal Monday night at Delta High School to earn a shot at the championship...
SCC boys basketball team disposes of Bell City 78-40 to reach district final (02/25/14)
DELTA, Mo. -- It's district time in the Class 1 District 2 boys basketball season. Like clockwork, the Scott County Central Braves are vying for the title. SCC (21-5) dispatched of Bell City 78-40 in the first semifinal Monday night at Delta High School to earn a shot at the championship...
Class 1, District 2: Richland's season ends, SCC rolls (02/24/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA -- In the final game of the day at the Class 1, District 2 Tournament, Bell City took advantage of several Richland turnovers to roll into the semifinals with a 65-32 win. Richland hung tough in the first quarter with senior Adam Lane scoring eight of his team's 10 points, but Bell City sophomore Nate Finney scored seven points to help the Cubs take a 15-10 lead...
Class 1, District 2: Richland's season ends, SCC rolls (02/24/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA -- In the final game of the day at the Class 1, District 2 Tournament, Bell City took advantage of several Richland turnovers to roll into the semifinals with a 65-32 win. Richland hung tough in the first quarter with senior Adam Lane scoring eight of his team's 10 points, but Bell City sophomore Nate Finney scored seven points to help the Cubs take a 15-10 lead...
Class 1 District 2 roundup: Oak Ridge boys will face Leopold in semifinals (02/23/14)
Ryan Below sank a game-high 30 points and snagged 22 rebounds to lead the third-seeded Oak Ridge boys basketball team in a 83-40 rout of sixth-seeded The Fulton School at St. Albans in the first round of the Class 1 District 2 tournament at Delta. Jake LeGrand recorded 27 points and seven steals for Oak Ridge (17-9)...
Class 1 District 2 roundup: Oak Ridge boys will face Leopold in semifinals (02/23/14)
Ryan Below sank a game-high 30 points and snagged 22 rebounds to lead the third-seeded Oak Ridge boys basketball team in a 83-40 rout of sixth-seeded The Fulton School at St. Albans in the first round of the Class 1 District 2 tournament at Delta. Jake LeGrand recorded 27 points and seven steals for Oak Ridge (17-9)...
NMCC halts Braves' 10-game winning streak 66-53 (02/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Eagles may not have been able to pull off the upset against Sikeston earlier this week, but they still found a way to end the regular season on a high note. Playing Scott County Central Thursday, the Eagles got 22 points from Willie Jimerson and led nearly start to finish, ending the Braves 10-game winning streak with a 66-53 final...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs pick up fifth straight win (02/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Winners of seven of their last eight, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs won their fifth game in a row Thursday against Farmington 39-32. Erica Peet led the Lady Bulldogs (13-10) with 17 points. Tyra Bonner added 10...
High school roundup: Central girls top Perryville in 3 OT (02/21/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
NMCC halts Braves' 10-game winning streak 66-53 (02/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Eagles may not have been able to pull off the upset against Sikeston earlier this week, but they still found a way to end the regular season on a high note. Playing Scott County Central Thursday, the Eagles got 22 points from Willie Jimerson and led nearly start to finish, ending the Braves 10-game winning streak with a 66-53 final...
Lady Tribe wins second straight (02/20/14)
The Kennett Lady Indians seem to be coming out of their recent slump at just the right time. With the start of district play less than two weeks away, the Lady Tribe has won back-to-back games on back-to-back nights, including a 55-35 victory over the Scott County Central Bravettes Tuesday at the Kennett High School gymnasium...
Lady Tribe wins second straight (02/20/14)
The Kennett Lady Indians seem to be coming out of their recent slump at just the right time. With the start of district play less than two weeks away, the Lady Tribe has won back-to-back games on back-to-back nights, including a 55-35 victory over the Scott County Central Bravettes Tuesday at the Kennett High School gymnasium...
PREP ROUNDUP: Below scores 49 against Oran, East Prairie tackles Malden (02/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ADVANCE -- Lane Below torched the nets for 49 points as his Hornets took down their Class 2, District 3 counterpart Oran 76-61 Tuesday. Oran, who are the district's No. 1 seed heading into this weekend's tournament, found themselves behind 44-30 at halftime and never recovered...
Bravettes lose three straight, fall 55-35 to Kennett (02/19/14)
KENNETT -- The Kennett Lady Indians seem to be coming out of their recent slump at just the right time. With the start of district play less than two weeks away, the Lady Tribe has won back-to-back games on back-to-back nights, including a 55-35 victory over the Scott County Central Bravettes Tuesday at the Kennett High School gymnasium...
PREP ROUNDUP: Below scores 49 against Oran, East Prairie tackles Malden (02/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ADVANCE -- Lane Below torched the nets for 49 points as his Hornets took down their Class 2, District 3 counterpart Oran 76-61 Tuesday. Oran, who are the district's No. 1 seed heading into this weekend's tournament, found themselves behind 44-30 at halftime and never recovered...
Bravettes lose three straight, fall 55-35 to Kennett (02/19/14)
KENNETT -- The Kennett Lady Indians seem to be coming out of their recent slump at just the right time. With the start of district play less than two weeks away, the Lady Tribe has won back-to-back games on back-to-back nights, including a 55-35 victory over the Scott County Central Bravettes Tuesday at the Kennett High School gymnasium...
High school roundup: CBC defeats Jackson boys basketball team 74-66 (02/19/14)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: CBC defeats Jackson boys basketball team 74-66 (02/19/14)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Kelly girls basketball team uses strong second half to defeat Scott County Central (02/18/14)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Kelly girls basketball coach Rod McQuerter wants his team playing its best basketball heading into postseason play. If Monday's game was any indication, his Hawks are right on schedule. Kelly outscored Scott County Central 12-5 in the third quarter, breaking open a tight game and coasting to a hard-fought, 57-49 road victory to improve to 15-8 on the season...
Kelly brings down Bravettes 57-49 (02/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Scott County Central Bravettes have had two defections of late. They were also without a year-long starter. Though it's tough to replace any player at this juncture, much less three, the Bravettes hung tough with a surging Kelly Lady Hawks team Monday but eventually fell 57-49...
February 18, 2014 Scoreboard (02/18/14)
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Kelly girls basketball team uses strong second half to defeat Scott County Central (02/18/14)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Kelly girls basketball coach Rod McQuerter wants his team playing its best basketball heading into postseason play. If Monday's game was any indication, his Hawks are right on schedule. Kelly outscored Scott County Central 12-5 in the third quarter, breaking open a tight game and coasting to a hard-fought, 57-49 road victory to improve to 15-8 on the season...
February 17, 2014 Scoreboard (02/17/14)
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Scott County Central boys complete season sweep of Oran basketball team (02/16/14)
ORAN -- When it comes to Oran and Scott County Central, it's all or nothing. Last season the Eagles broke a decade long drought against the Braves to sweep their three-game season series. SCC turned the tide back in its favor Friday by picking up its third and final win in this year's series with an 85-68 decision at the Eagles' homecoming...
Scott County Central boys complete season sweep of Oran basketball team (02/16/14)
ORAN -- When it comes to Oran and Scott County Central, it's all or nothing. Last season the Eagles broke a decade long drought against the Braves to sweep their three-game season series. SCC turned the tide back in its favor Friday by picking up its third and final win in this year's series with an 85-68 decision at the Eagles' homecoming...
High school roundup: Leopold boys basketball team turns back Advance (02/16/14)
All the local high school events reported Friday to the Southeast Missourian.
SCC sweeps season series agianst Oran (02/15/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- When it comes to Oran and Scott County Central, it's all or nothing. Last season the Eagles broke a decade long drought against the Braves to sweep their three-game season series. On Friday Scott Central turned the tide back in their favor by picking up their third and final win in this year's series with an 85-68 decision at the Eagles' Homecoming...
SCC sweeps season series agianst Oran (02/15/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- When it comes to Oran and Scott County Central, it's all or nothing. Last season the Eagles broke a decade long drought against the Braves to sweep their three-game season series. On Friday Scott Central turned the tide back in their favor by picking up their third and final win in this year's series with an 85-68 decision at the Eagles' Homecoming...
February 14, 2014 Scoreboard (02/14/14)
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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...
PREP ROUNDUP: Braves survive scare, Lady Bearcats hold off Notre Dame (02/11/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Surviving a scare, the Scott County Central Braves got 23 points from Jeffery Porter to escape visiting Oak Ridge 76-71. Porter went 4 of 14 from the floor but an almost perfect 15 of 16 from the free throw line for the Braves (15-4).LaRandis Banks added 19 points on 8 of 14 shooting and Kendall Blissett chipped in 17 points and 14 rebounds...
PREP ROUNDUP: Braves survive scare, Lady Bearcats hold off Notre Dame (02/11/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Surviving a scare, the Scott County Central Braves got 23 points from Jeffery Porter to escape visiting Oak Ridge 76-71. Porter went 4 of 14 from the floor but an almost perfect 15 of 16 from the free throw line for the Braves (15-4).LaRandis Banks added 19 points on 8 of 14 shooting and Kendall Blissett chipped in 17 points and 14 rebounds...
PREP ROUNDUP: Scott County Central splits at Cairo (02/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAIRO, Ill. -- LaRandis Banks scored a team-high 22 points as the Scott County Central Braves took down Cairo, Ill., in overtime Saturday 82-70. Both teams found themselves with 68 points at the end of regulation but the Braves outscored Cairo 14-2 in overtime for their 14th win of the season...
PREP ROUNDUP: Scott County Central splits at Cairo (02/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAIRO, Ill. -- LaRandis Banks scored a team-high 22 points as the Scott County Central Braves took down Cairo, Ill., in overtime Saturday 82-70. Both teams found themselves with 68 points at the end of regulation but the Braves outscored Cairo 14-2 in overtime for their 14th win of the season...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran routs Bell City, Bravettes hold on against NMCC (02/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BELL CITY -- Jumping out to a 21-point lead after the first quarter, the Oran Eagles cruised to an easy 90-60 road win over Bell City on Friday. Thomas Trankler led the way with 21 points while shooting 10 of 20 form the field and grabbing five rebounds and six assists...
High school roundup: Notre Dame boys rout Bernie at home on Friday (02/08/14)
The Notre Dame boys basketball team grabbed a 17-point lead by halftime in a 69-46 home victory over Bernie on Friday night. Quinn Poythress led the way for the Bulldogs with 18 points, while Chase Urhahn added 14 points. Jake Wagner and Brandon Jennings both scored 12 points for Bernie...
Scott Central blitzes Hawks on the road 88-41 (02/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- The conditions outside may have been ice cold on Thursday, but inside Kelly's gym the Scott County Central Braves were anything but. Grabbing a 31-point lead by halftime, the Braves only let up a single field goal in the third quarter as they rolled to their fifth straight win, 88-41, over the Hawks...
Scott Central blitzes Hawks on the road 88-41 (02/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- The conditions outside may have been ice cold on Thursday, but inside Kelly's gym the Scott County Central Braves were anything but. Grabbing a 31-point lead by halftime, the Braves only let up a single field goal in the third quarter as they rolled to their fifth straight win, 88-41, over the Hawks...
February 6, 2014 Scoreboard (02/06/14)
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Porter looking for chance on NBA stage (02/04/14)
SALT LAKE CITY -- It's still the same smile and little laugh offered at a question. He still bows his head a little and runs his right hand through his hair when thinking about an answer to a question -- just like he did less than three years ago as a high schooler...
Waiting in Washington: After two injuries, Otto Porter's NBA career feels like it's on hold (02/02/14)
"I still have a lot of season left," Otto Porter Jr. said. "I still have half a season. It's a lot of games. Anything can happen. I can go from not playing at all to playing a starter. You don't know."
Coaches v. Cancer: Bravettes routed by Poplar Bluff in shootout (02/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After playing a close first quarter against Poplar Bluff on Saturday, things quickly turned south for the Scott County Central Bravettes as the two teams faced off in the 5th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout...
Braves win fourth-straight, take down Chaffee (02/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Friday marked Scott County Central's fourth-straight win. The formula has remained the same during their current winning streak and Chaffee head coach Josh Govreau knew what had to be done if his Red Devils wanted to knock off the Braves...
Braves win fourth-straight, take down Chaffee (02/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Friday marked Scott County Central's fourth-straight win. The formula has remained the same during their current winning streak and Chaffee head coach Josh Govreau knew what had to be done if his Red Devils wanted to knock off the Braves...
January 31, 2014 Scoreboard (01/31/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC outlasts South Pemiscot, Porter scores 30 in SCC win (01/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles rode a hot first half to a 60-55 win over South Pemiscot on Tuesday. NMCC outpaced South Pemiscot 19-15 in the first quarter before going ahead 32-22 at halftime. South Pemiscot rallied in the third quarter, 18-13, but couldn't complete the comeback...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC outlasts South Pemiscot, Porter scores 30 in SCC win (01/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles rode a hot first half to a 60-55 win over South Pemiscot on Tuesday. NMCC outpaced South Pemiscot 19-15 in the first quarter before going ahead 32-22 at halftime. South Pemiscot rallied in the third quarter, 18-13, but couldn't complete the comeback...
January 28, 2014 Scoreboard (01/28/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs prevail against Cape in OT, Frazier scores 35 (01/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com HILLSBORO -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs got the Hillsboro Invitational Tournament started off right on Monday with a 51-43 overtime win over Cape Central. Sikeston (6-8) used a strong first half, where they outscored the Lady Tigers 22-18, to take a 4-point lead into the fourth quarter. Cape Central managed to tie the game and force overtime, where the Lady Bulldogs outpaced them 9-1 for the win...
SCC take down Oran in Scott-Mississippi Conference championship (01/26/14)
The Oran Eagles appeared ready to upset the No. 1 seeded Scott County Central Braves and defend their title in the championship of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament. Jeffery Porter had other ideas. The sophomore netted a game-high 28 points, helping the Braves weather a rocky first half and pull away for an 80-69 win to regain the trophy that Oran took last year...
SCC take down Oran in Scott-Mississippi Conference championship (01/26/14)
The Oran Eagles appeared ready to upset the No. 1 seeded Scott County Central Braves and defend their title in the championship of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament. Jeffery Porter had other ideas. The sophomore netted a game-high 28 points, helping the Braves weather a rocky first half and pull away for an 80-69 win to regain the trophy that Oran took last year...
SCC regains Scott-Mississippi Conference championship with win over Oran (01/25/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA -- One year removed from their six-year reign, the Scott County Central Braves are back on top in the Scott-Mississippi Conference. In taking down the team that ended their run, Oran, with a 80-69 win in the tournament final Friday night, the Braves added to their conference dynasty by picking up their seventh title in eight years...
Lions find some positives despite loss at South Pemiscot (01/25/14)
STEELE, Mo. -- Despite suffering an 83-64 loss to the South Pemiscot Bulldogs here Friday night, Senath-Hornersville Lions' coach Glenn Eubanks still found much to praise his team for in defeat. First of all, the Lions (6-9) competed well against arguably one of the toughest teams in the Bootheel Conference, a fact that was not lost on Eubanks...
Lions find some positives despite loss at South Pemiscot (01/25/14)
STEELE, Mo. -- Despite suffering an 83-64 loss to the South Pemiscot Bulldogs here Friday night, Senath-Hornersville Lions' coach Glenn Eubanks still found much to praise his team for in defeat. First of all, the Lions (6-9) competed well against arguably one of the toughest teams in the Bootheel Conference, a fact that was not lost on Eubanks...
SCC regains Scott-Mississippi Conference championship with win over Oran (01/25/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA -- One year removed from their six-year reign, the Scott County Central Braves are back on top in the Scott-Mississippi Conference. In taking down the team that ended their run, Oran, with a 80-69 win in the tournament final Friday night, the Braves added to their conference dynasty by picking up their seventh title in eight years...
Braves make Scott-Mississippi Conference finals with win over EP (01/24/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA -- Just a season removed from a six-year run as Scott-Mississippi Conference champions the Scott County Central Braves will have a shot tonight to regain their crown. Taking on fourth-seeded East Prairie on Thursday in the semifinals, the top-seeded Braves rode a strong second half to a 91-69 finish that will once again will pit them against the defending champion Oran Eagles...
January 24, 2014 Scoreboard (01/24/14)
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Braves make Scott-Mississippi Conference finals with win over EP (01/24/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA -- Just a season removed from a six-year run as Scott-Mississippi Conference champions the Scott County Central Braves will have a shot tonight to regain their crown. Taking on fourth-seeded East Prairie on Thursday in the semifinals, the top-seeded Braves rode a strong second half to a 91-69 finish that will once again will pit them against the defending champion Oran Eagles...
High school roundup: Notre Dame boys pull away from Advance (01/24/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Notre Dame boys pull away from Advance (01/24/14)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs take down Perryville, Sikeston grapplers lose on tie breaker (01/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PERRYVILLE -- Behind 18 points from Erica Peet, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs defeated Perryville 51-36 on the road Tuesday. Tyra Bonner added 13 points and four steals while Mikala Nichols totaled eight points and eight steals for Sikeston who improved to 5-7 on the year. Peet also had seven rebounds, six steals and three blocks...
PREP ROUNDUP: Jays advance to semifinals at 30th Superman Classic (01/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Delfincko Bogan scored 29 points and the Charleston Bluejays defeated Calloway County, Ky., 64-54 Monday during the first round of the Superman Classic at Massac County High School in Metropolis, Ill...
Scott County Central girls claim Scott-Miss. tournament crown (01/19/14)
SCC finally defeated Oran 62-57 in the teams' third meeting this season
Bravettes claim tourney title (01/19/14)
SCC finally defeated Oran 62-57 in the teams’ third meeting this season
SCC-Oran girls (01/19/14)
By Scott Roscovius ~ Southeast Missourian SIKESTON, Mo. -- Having already lost to Oran twice so far this season, the Scott County Central girls basketball sensed Friday night's matchup would be different. And the Bravettes couldn't have picked a better time to knock off their long-time nemesis...
Bravettes claim back to back Scott-Mississippi titles (01/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Coming into Friday's Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament title game, all signs pointed toward the Oran Lady Eagles being newly crowned champions. Not only did Oran come into the tournament as the top-seed, but they'd already beaten their finals opponent, Scott County Central, twice this season...
Charleston outlasts SCC for sixth-straight win (01/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- They took down their Class 3 counterpart, won "Braggin' Rights" over their arch-rival and outlasted the area's Class 1 power. The last four days for the Charleston Bluejays has been a gauntlet, to say the least...
Bravettes hold off furious Charleston rally in conference semifinal (01/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Last season the Scott County Central Bravettes were forced to mount a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback to down Charleston for the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament championship. On Thursday, in this year's tournament semifinals, it was the Bravettes praying to hold on late as the Bluejay's mounted a stunning 21-point second half flurry...
Charleston outlasts SCC for sixth-straight win (01/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- They took down their Class 3 counterpart, won "Braggin' Rights" over their arch-rival and outlasted the area's Class 1 power. The last four days for the Charleston Bluejays has been a gauntlet, to say the least...
January 17, 2014 Scoreboard (01/17/14)
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High school roundup: Notre Dame girls basketball team remains unbeaten (01/17/14)
Karsen Powers sank a game-high 13 points and recorded four assists and four steals as the undefeated Notre Dame girls basketball team rolled to a 56-26 victory at home over Sikeston on Thursday. Taylor Feeney had 10 points while Annie Siebert scored nine points and had eight steals for Notre Dame (9-0). Halle Lynch grabbed five rebounds for the host Bulldogs...
Bravettes rout Chaffee to advance in Scott-Miss. tournament (01/15/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- They came into this year's tournament as an underdog, but that didn't stop the defending champion Scott County Central Bravettes from opening up this year's Scott-MIssissippi Conference Tournament with a big win over Chaffee...
PREP ROUNDUP: SCC takes down East Prairie 71-50 (01/15/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Despite 28 points from senior Damion Tipler, the East Prairie Eagles couldn't hang with Scott County Central on Tuesday, falling 71-50. Juwan Owens had a team-high 19 points for the Braves, shooting 8 of 16 from the field while hauling down five rebounds...
January 14, 2014 Scoreboard (01/14/14)
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PREP ROUNDUP: No. 3 Oran avoids upset from No. 4 SCC at Delta New Years Tournament (01/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA (SMNS) -- The Oran Lady Eagles avoided an upset from fourth-seeded conference foe Scott County Central and squeezed out a 48-46 victory over the Bravettes for third place during the Delta New Years Tournament Saturday...
PREP ROUNDUP: No. 3 Oran avoids upset from No. 4 SCC at Delta New Years Tournament (01/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA (SMNS) -- The Oran Lady Eagles avoided an upset from fourth-seeded conference foe Scott County Central and squeezed out a 48-46 victory over the Bravettes for third place during the Delta New Years Tournament Saturday...
January 11, 2014 Scoreboard (01/11/14)
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Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team rolls into Delta New Year's final (01/10/14)
The Crusaders posted a 60-27 victory over Scott County Central
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team rolls into Delta New Year's final (01/10/14)
The Crusaders posted a 60-27 victory over Scott County Central
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran, SCC advance through first round of Delta New Years Tourney (01/09/14)
DELTA -- Not many teams are successful when trying to run with the Oran girls basketball team. Puxico learned that lesson the hard way Wednesday night, falling to the Eagles 70-34 in the first round of the Delta New Years Tournament. Oran saw a 24-7 lead trimmed to 24-16 with just under two minutes gone in the second quarter. ...
Bluejays hold off SCC to end seMissourian Christmas Tournament with third (12/31/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- With no hopes of winning the tournament this year, No. 2 Charleston and No. 5 Scott County Central both wanted to finish the seMissourian Christmas Tournament with the best record possible. The Bluejays succeeded while the Braves may have taken a step in the wrong direction according to head coach Frank Staple during Charleston's 81-74 third-place victory at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau...
Christmas Tournament: Charleston bounces back for third place against SCC (12/31/13)
The Bluejays (7-4) overcame a sloppy start to capture third place with an 81-74 victory Monday night at the Show Me Center.
Bluejays hold off SCC to end seMissourian Christmas Tournament with third (12/31/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- With no hopes of winning the tournament this year, No. 2 Charleston and No. 5 Scott County Central both wanted to finish the seMissourian Christmas Tournament with the best record possible. The Bluejays succeeded while the Braves may have taken a step in the wrong direction according to head coach Frank Staple during Charleston's 81-74 third-place victory at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau...
Christmas Tournament: Charleston bounces back for third place against SCC (12/31/13)
The Bluejays (7-4) overcame a sloppy start to capture third place with an 81-74 victory Monday night at the Show Me Center.
Jackson, Cape to meet for Christmas tournament championship (12/30/13)
The Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament wraps up today with four games.
No. 5 SCC falls to No. 1 Jackson in semifinals (12/30/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A day after upsetting Notre Dame in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament quarterfinals, fifth-seeded Scott County Central saw it's title hopes dashed against top-seeded Jackson. Unable to content with the Indians significant height-advantage, the Braves saw Jackson build a 20-point halftime lead en rout to a 72-45 win to advance to the championship game...
Box Score: Charleston 81, Scott County Central 74 (12/30/13)
(2) Charleston 81, (5) Scott County Central 74 CHARLESTON (81) -- Kelvondre Moore 7, Robert Bogan 14, Delfincko Bogan 27, Demontrail Clark 3, Shandor Webster 10, Mike Kellum 10, Timontrell Horton 10. FG 30, FT 11-17, F 21. (3-pointers: Moore 1, Clark 1, Kellum 2. Fouled out: Horton)...
December 30, 2013 Scoreboard (12/30/13)
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No. 5 SCC falls to No. 1 Jackson in semifinals (12/30/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A day after upsetting Notre Dame in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament quarterfinals, fifth-seeded Scott County Central saw it's title hopes dashed against top-seeded Jackson. Unable to content with the Indians significant height-advantage, the Braves saw Jackson build a 20-point halftime lead en rout to a 72-45 win to advance to the championship game...
SCC pulls off tournament's first upset (12/29/13)
javonta Daniel made a layup with two seconds left to give the Braves the win over ND
Indians rout SCC 72-45 in semifinal (12/29/13)
Much has been made about Jackson's size and strength, especially on the interior. On Saturday night in the semifinals of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament the Indians' guards showed they are just as critical to the success. Jackson's guards handled everything Scott County Central threw at them, and the Indians breezed to a 72-45 victory...
Christmas Tournament: Jackson routs SCC 72-45 in semifinals (12/29/13)
Much has been made about Jackson's size and strength, especially on the interior. On Saturday night in the semifinals of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament the Indians' guards showed they are just as critical to the success. Jackson's guards handled everything Scott County Central threw at them, and the Indians breezed to a 72-45 victory...
No. 5 Scott County Central pulls off wild upset win over No. 4 Notre Dame (12/28/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- So much for blowout wins dominating the first two days. In the second day finale of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament on Friday, the Scott County Central Braves and the Notre Dame Bulldogs provided the tournament's marquee game so far which was taken by the Braves in a wild 65-63 upset victory over fourth-seeded Notre Dame...
Christmas Tournament: SCC pulls off first upset with last-second win over Notre Dame (12/28/13)
The Braves won 65-63 on a last-second shot by junior Javonte Daniel.
Box Score: Jackson 72, Scott County Central 45 (12/28/13)
(1) Jackson vs. 72, Scott County Central 45 SCOTT COUNTY CENTRAL (45) -- Drake Kesler 1, Juwan Owens 9, Trevion Moore 3, Larandis Banks 8, Jeffery Porter 6, Blain Johnson 1, Kendall Blissett 7, Javonta Daniel 6, Matthew Blissett 4. FG 15, FT 6-10, F 12. (3-pointers: Owens, Moore, Banks. Fouled out: none)...
Christmas Tournament: SCC pulls off first upset with last-second win over Notre Dame (12/28/13)
The Braves won 65-63 on a last-second shot by junior Javonte Daniel.
No. 5 Scott County Central pulls off wild upset win over No. 4 Notre Dame (12/28/13)
By Chris Pobst sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- So much for blowout wins dominating the first two days. In the second day finale of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament on Friday, the Scott County Central Braves and the Notre Dame Bulldogs provided the tournament's marquee game so far which was taken by the Braves in a wild 65-63 upset victory over fourth-seeded Notre Dame...
Top seeds breeze through first day of seMissourian Christmas Tournament (12/27/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The first round of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament were filled with lopsided scores as the favorites took each of the first eight games. The second-seeded Charleston Bluejays defeated No. 15 Bell City 99-21 in the second game of the day...
Box Score: Scott County Central 65, Notre Dame 63 (12/27/13)
(4) Notre Dame 63, (5) Scott County Central 65 SCC (65) -- Juwan Owens 12, Larandis Banks 14, Jeffery Porter 21, Kendall Blissett 5, Javonta Daniel 9, Matthew Blissett 4. FG 23, FT 15-24, F 20. (3-pointers: Owens 2, Banks 1, Porter 1. Fouled out: none)...
December 27, 2013 Scoreboard (12/27/13)
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Big second quarter propels Braves to win over Scott City (12/27/13)
Fifth-seeded Scott County Central held a four-point lead over No. 12 seed Scott City after one quarter of play in its first-round game of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament on Thursday night. The Braves (6-1) scored 30 points compared to just 10 for the Rams in the second quarter and went on to win 73-37...
Top seeds breeze through first day of seMissourian Christmas Tournament (12/27/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The first round of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament were filled with lopsided scores as the favorites took each of the first eight games. The second-seeded Charleston Bluejays defeated No. 15 Bell City 99-21 in the second game of the day...
Big second quarter propels Braves to win over Scott City (12/27/13)
Fifth-seeded Scott County Central held a four-point lead over No. 12 seed Scott City after one quarter of play in its first-round game of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament on Thursday night. The Braves (6-1) scored 30 points compared to just 10 for the Rams in the second quarter and went on to win 73-37...
December 26, 2013 Scoreboard (12/26/13)
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Box Score: Scott County Central 73, Scott City 37 (12/26/13)
(5) Scott County Central 73, Scott City 37 SCOTT COUNTY CENTRAL (73) -- Drake Kesler 2, Juwan Owens 16, Trevion Moore 5, Larandis Banks 22, Jeffery Porter 4, Kendall Blissett 4, Javonta Daniel 6, Cameron Blissett 8, Matthew Blissett 6. FG 34, FT 3-7, F 19. (3-pointers: Moore 1, Banks 1. Fouled out: none)...
Annual basketball tourney begins today (12/26/13)
A Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament meeting has become a tradition for the Leopold and Oak Ridge boys basketball teams. The Wildcats and Blue Jays will meet in the first round of the 16-team tournament for a third consecutive year today at the Show Me Center. While Leopold has posted lopsided victories over Oak Ridge as the tournament's No. 6 seed the past two seasons, this year the teams will cap Day 1 in the No. 8 seed vs. No. 9 seed matchup scheduled to begin at 9 p.m...
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...
Scott County Central wins sixth straight OIT title (12/23/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- From 1982-92, the Scott County Central Braves won the Oran Invitational Tournament a record 11-straight times. They're now past the halfway point of reaching that milestone again. The Braves own 21 championships in the tournament's 58-year history and added their sixth-straight title Saturday with an 88-76 comeback win over the host Oran Eagles...
Scott County Central wins sixth straight OIT title (12/23/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- From 1982-92, the Scott County Central Braves won the Oran Invitational Tournament a record 11-straight times. They're now past the halfway point of reaching that milestone again. The Braves own 21 championships in the tournament's 58-year history and added their sixth-straight title Saturday with an 88-76 comeback win over the host Oran Eagles...
High school roundup: Braves rally to win Oran Invitational (12/22/13)
Jeffery Porter scored a team-high 22 points as the third-seeded Braves upset top-seeded host Oran 88-76 and dealt the Eagles their first loss of the season in the championship of the weather-delayed Oran Invitational. Scott County Central outscored the Eagles by 13 points during the fourth quarter. LaRandis Banks netted 20 points while Javonta Daniel added 13 points and Kendall Blissett had 10 points for the Braves (5-1)...
High school roundup: Braves rally to win Oran Invitational (12/22/13)
Jeffery Porter scored a team-high 22 points as the third-seeded Braves upset top-seeded host Oran 88-76 and dealt the Eagles their first loss of the season in the championship of the weather-delayed Oran Invitational. Scott County Central outscored the Eagles by 13 points during the fourth quarter. LaRandis Banks netted 20 points while Javonta Daniel added 13 points and Kendall Blissett had 10 points for the Braves (5-1)...
December 21, 2013 Scoreboard (12/21/13)
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Bravettes topped by Class 1 foe Naylor (12/20/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In what could be a prelude to a possible postseason matchup, the Scott County Central Bravettes fell short of their Class 1 counterpart. Naylor, the defending Class 1, District 1 champions who were one win away from making the state semifinals last season, took down the Bravettes 53-34 at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium at Scott County Central High School...
Bravettes topped by Class 1 foe Naylor (12/20/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In what could be a prelude to a possible postseason matchup, the Scott County Central Bravettes fell short of their Class 1 counterpart. Naylor, the defending Class 1, District 1 champions who were one win away from making the state semifinals last season, took down the Bravettes 53-34 at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium at Scott County Central High School...
Banks returns as Braves rout Advance (12/18/13)
SIKESTON -- His first shot attempt sailed left and failed to hit rim. An airball. It really didn't matter to him, though, because it's been nine months since LaRandis Banks has played competitive basketball. He was simply happy to be back on the court...
December 17, 2013 Scoreboard (12/17/13)
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Porter Watch: Porter scores first career points against Hawks (12/14/13)
ATLANTA -- In his third game as an NBA professional, Otto Porter Jr. scored his first career points Friday against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The Washington Wizards' third-overall pick finished with four points after playing 16 minutes during their 101-99 overtime loss to the Hawks...
Porter Watch: Former SCC star scoreless after first two NBA games (12/09/13)
WASHINGTON -- Former Scott County Central standout and Georgetown star Otto Porter has yet to score in his short, two-game NBA career. Porter made his NBA debut Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks during a 109-105 overtime loss in Washington, D.C. after missing Washington's first 18 games with a hip flexor injury...
Scott County Central uses long-range shooting to reach Oran final (12/05/13)
Scott County Central sank 11 3-pointers in a 93-86 win over Chaffee
Scott County Central uses long-range shooting to reach Oran final (12/05/13)
Scott County Central sank 11 3-pointers in a 93-86 win over Chaffee
OIT Semifinals: Scott Central pulls off mild upset over Red Devils (12/04/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- With the threat of inclement weather in the coming days the Oran Invitational Tournament saw it's semifinal round pushed up a day in hopes of beating the snow. Starting the night off the Scott County Central Braves booked their seventh straight trip to the title game with a 93-86 win over Chaffee...
PREP ROUNDUP: Bravettes top Sikeston in overtime, Risco downs Campbell (12/04/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Behind Mikaela Blissett's 17 points, the Scott County Central Bravettes pulled out an overtime win over the visiting Sikeston Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night, 62-56. Blissett shot 7 of 14 from the field and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Bravettes, who outscored the Lady Bulldogs 15-9 in overtime after tying 47-all at the end of regulation. Johniqua Fort added 13 points and eight rebounds...
OIT Semifinals: Scott Central pulls off mild upset over Red Devils (12/04/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- With the threat of inclement weather in the coming days the Oran Invitational Tournament saw it's semifinal round pushed up a day in hopes of beating the snow. Starting the night off the Scott County Central Braves booked their seventh straight trip to the title game with a 93-86 win over Chaffee...
OIT: Braves cap night as favorites advance (12/03/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- They may not be the presumptive favorites as in year's past, but the Scott County Central Braves closed out opening night at the Oran Invitational Tournament Monday by making quick work of the Kelly Hawks. Seeded third, the Braves, who have won the tournament the last five consecutive years, had a 27-point lead at the half before rolling to a 74-29 win that books them a return trip to the semifinals...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bluejays top East Prairie, SCC earns first win (12/03/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Coming back from a two-point halftime deficit the Charleston Lady Bluejays took down East Prairie 73-63 for their first win of the season. After taking a five-point advantage out of the first quarter the Lady Bluejays were outscored 27-20 in the second quarter. Only trailing by two-points Charleston came out of the locker room and outscored East Prairie 20-13 in the third to retake the lead...
December 3, 2013 Scoreboard (12/03/13)
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OIT: Braves cap night as favorites advance (12/03/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- They may not be the presumptive favorites as in year's past, but the Scott County Central Braves closed out opening night at the Oran Invitational Tournament Monday by making quick work of the Kelly Hawks. Seeded third, the Braves, who have won the tournament the last five consecutive years, had a 27-point lead at the half before rolling to a 74-29 win that books them a return trip to the semifinals...
High school roundup: Top seeds move on with ease at Oran Invitational (12/03/13)
The top three seeds advanced forcefully through the opening round of the Oran Invitational on Monday night. Top-seeded Oran cruised to a 94-36 victory over No. 8 Bell City; No. 2 Chaffee rolled to a 90-41 win over No. 7 Richland; and No. 3 Scott County Central posted a 74-29 victory over No. 6 Kelly...
High school roundup: Top seeds move on with ease at Oran Invitational (12/03/13)
The top three seeds advanced forcefully through the opening round of the Oran Invitational on Monday night. Top-seeded Oran cruised to a 94-36 victory over No. 8 Bell City; No. 2 Chaffee rolled to a 90-41 win over No. 7 Richland; and No. 3 Scott County Central posted a 74-29 victory over No. 6 Kelly...
Scott County Central pushes past Kennett with buzzer-beater (12/02/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Scott County Central's Kendall Blissett played the hero role Saturday during Day 2 of the Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central High School. A layup as time expired by the spindly 6-4 senior lifted the Braves to a wild 64-63 win over Kennett after erasing a 14-point deficit and leaving them with a 1-1 record after the 19th annual shootout...
December 2, 2013 Scoreboard (12/02/13)
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Scott County Central pushes past Kennett with buzzer-beater (12/02/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Scott County Central's Kendall Blissett played the hero role Saturday during Day 2 of the Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central High School. A layup as time expired by the spindly 6-4 senior lifted the Braves to a wild 64-63 win over Kennett after erasing a 14-point deficit and leaving them with a 1-1 record after the 19th annual shootout...
Central drops season opener at Riverbend Classic (12/01/13)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Any fear the New Madrid County Central Eagles had about inexperience or lack of size was quickly alleviated Friday against the Central Tigers. The Eagles grabbed a one-point halftime lead against the Tigers before holding on for a 63-55 win in the opener of the 19th annual Riverbend Classic...
Central drops season opener at Riverbend Classic (12/01/13)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Any fear the New Madrid County Central Eagles had about inexperience or lack of size was quickly alleviated Friday against the Central Tigers. The Eagles grabbed a one-point halftime lead against the Tigers before holding on for a 63-55 win in the opener of the 19th annual Riverbend Classic...
Scott Central falls to Convington (11/29/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- With last year's leading scorer, Larandis Banks, opening the season in street clothes the Scott County Central Braves saw a hot start turn cold on opening day of the Riverbend Classic. Playing the Covington Chargers on Friday, the Braves fought from behind most of the second half before falling 61-56...
Scott Central falls to Convington (11/29/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- With last year's leading scorer, Larandis Banks, opening the season in street clothes the Scott County Central Braves saw a hot start turn cold on opening day of the Riverbend Classic. Playing the Covington Chargers on Friday, the Braves fought from behind most of the second half before falling 61-56...
Banks to join SCC Braves' lineup sooner rather than later (11/27/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A huge question mark hung over the Scott County Central basketball program when news spread about their leading scorer possibly not being able to play his senior year. No need to worry, head coach Frank Staple said. Larandis Banks will be on the floor. But not right away, however...
East Prairie takes opener, Charleston and SCC fall (11/27/13)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA -- Kicking off their season on Tuesday the East Prairie Eagles routed the Delta Bobcats 68-23. East Prairie used a strong 18-5 start to distance themselves from the Bobcats before going into the half up 30-17. By outscoring Delta 38-6 in the second half the Eagles locked up the win...
Banks to join SCC Braves' lineup sooner rather than later (11/27/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A huge question mark hung over the Scott County Central basketball program when news spread about their leading scorer possibly not being able to play his senior year. No need to worry, head coach Frank Staple said. Larandis Banks will be on the floor. But not right away, however...
High school roundup: Jackson girls debut with 60-41 win over Farmington (11/27/13)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Bravettes surrounded by higher expectations (11/23/13)
SIKESTON -- The Scott County Central Bravettes grew into a team that could surprise most opponents last year and it transpired into a 20-win season. That element of surprise has gave way to a target on their backs. Coming off of their first district championship since 2008, the Bravettes enter a new season with expectations of another district championship...
Banquet caps busy weekend for Porter (08/18/13)
MORLEY, Mo. -- It was Three Rivers Community College coach Gene Bess who called Georgetown assistant Robert Kirby, his former player, to tell him about Otto Porter Jr. Kirby made the trip to Southeast Missouri to watch Porter and then told Georgetown coach John Thompson III that he better go see the recruit for himself -- and soon...
Scott County Central celebrates Otto Porter, Jr. Day (08/16/13)
SIKESTON -- Playing in front of thousands of fans and being drafted into the National Basketball Association hasn't changed Otto Porter, Jr. He's still stricken with awe and amazement that his small, hometown school would chose the humble star to name their basketball court after...
Scott County Central to honor Otto Porter Jr. this weekend (08/14/13)
SIKESTON -- The Scott County Central School District and its community are ready to honor alumnus Otto Porter Jr. with multiple events this week. In June, Porter, a 2011 graduate of Scott County Central High School, was selected with the third overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards...
Local teams to compete in Rib City Shootout this weekend (07/11/13)
The schedule is set for this weekend's boys basketball Rib City Shootout in Stoddard County. 103 basketball games are scheduled to take place on seven courts Friday. 69 basketball games will take place on six courts Saturday. Games will be played at the Dexter Bearcat Event Center, Dexter Middle School Gymnasium, Dexter High School Gymnasium, Dexter Southwest Elementary Gymnasium and Bloomfield High School Gymnasium...
No-doubter (07/02/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Thanks in part to a eight-run rally to start things off on Monday, Sikeston Auxiliary Unit 114 picked up a 12-1 win over district rival Scott County Junior Legion Post 369 in the first game of a doubleheader...
Wizards a perfect fit for Porter (06/30/13)
Otto Porter Jr. was struggling to remain calm and contain his emotions but they slowly started taking over. He was filled with the excitement of reaching a place that many in his tiny home town in southeast Missouri -- including his father -- had only dreamed of being, and with the joy of realizing he would be staying in familiar territory in Washington...
DC: Porter's new 'hometown' (06/30/13)
A visit to Georgetown began a lasting relationship between a small town star and the nation's capital
Washington selects Otto Porter with No. 3 overall pick in NBA Draft (06/28/13)
For all the uncertainty hanging over this year's NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards settled on familiarity when it came their turn to pick.
Friends watch Scott County Central star be chosen in NBA draft (06/28/13)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Andrea Porter is used to it, but it's still a little overwhelming. "You can be somewhere that you never go, like Lambert's," she said. "And they'll call your name because you've got a reservation." As soon as the name is spoken, the heads start turning...
Otto Porter drafted third to Washington Wizards (06/27/13)
Former Scott County Central basketball star Otto Porter was selected third overall during the 2013 NBA Draft Thursday.
Another milestone for favorite son (06/27/13)
The scene was pretty much always the same when I walked into a Scott County Central basketball practice in 2011. I'd sneak in the door as quietly as possible to find the players on the line and coach Kenyon Wright on the sidelines, often working the clock during the players timed sprints...
Dunklin County Legion pounds Scott County 14-0 in Game 1 before severe weather halts Game 2 (06/27/13)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. - Dunklin County Post 303 Legacy Equipment Legion made quick work of Scott County Legion Wednesday night in its third conference game of the season. Logan Carter and Hunter Cook each connected for a two-run homer and Cody Boyers went the distance on the hill as Dunklin County Legion cruised to a 14-0 five-inning victory against Scott County Legion...
Former SCC standout awaits pro destination (06/26/13)
The NBA Draft is set for Thursday night in New York City, and the buzz throughout southeast Missouri centers on one question: Where will Otto go? Otto Porter, for those among us who are sports-challenged, is a 2011 graduate of Scott County Central High School who spent the past two seasons honing his prodigious basketball skills at Georgetown University before declaring for the NBA Draft earlier this year...
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...
Oran, Chaffee reach district championship (05/14/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- With a combined one-hit allowed from pitchers Seth Ressel and Hunter Schlosser against Scott County Central Monday, the Oran Eagles find themselves back in the Class 1, District 2 title game. The defending champions rattled off eight hits to take down Scott Central 11-1 in six innings on the mercy-rule in the tournament semifinals...
High school roundup: Chaffee baseball team ends season for Crusaders (05/14/13)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Kelly, Charleston advance to semifinals (05/13/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- At the time, four runs in the top of the seventh inning was just icing on the cake on a win for the Kelly Hawks. As it would turn out, the initial insurance runs proved to be the difference as the Hawks escaped with a 7-4 upset win over third-seeded East Prairie Saturday during the first round of the Class 3, District 2 tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Kelly, Charleston advance to semifinals (05/13/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- At the time, four runs in the top of the seventh inning was just icing on the cake on a win for the Kelly Hawks. As it would turn out, the initial insurance runs proved to be the difference as the Hawks escaped with a 7-4 upset win over third-seeded East Prairie Saturday during the first round of the Class 3, District 2 tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Saxony boys advance in Class 2 (05/12/13)
Gabe Bohnert drove in a run as fourth-seeded Saxony Lutheran defeated fifth-seeded Greenville 4-0 to advance to the semifinals of the Class 2 District 3 Tournament in Chaffee, Mo. Ethan Mirly was the winning pitcher. He threw a complete game and had five strikeouts and nine walks for Saxony Lutheran (13-9-1)...
High school roundup: Notre Dame boys tennis team reaches district final (05/08/13)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.