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September 23, 2014 Scoreboard (09/23/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
High school roundup: Central volleyball team wins at home (09/23/14)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Central volleyball team wins at home (09/23/14)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston falls in six, SHS tennis blanks Charleston (09/22/14)
Staff reports sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- Maggie Shepherd hit a triple and Myca Martin added two more hits but Sikeston fell to Jackson 11-1 on the road Monday. Sikeston (9-9) took a 1-0 lead after one inning but Jackson, who finished with 16 hits, blew the game open with five runs in the second and three more in the third...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston falls in six, SHS tennis blanks Charleston (09/22/14)
Staff reports sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- Maggie Shepherd hit a triple and Myca Martin added two more hits but Sikeston fell to Jackson 11-1 on the road Monday. Sikeston (9-9) took a 1-0 lead after one inning but Jackson, who finished with 16 hits, blew the game open with five runs in the second and three more in the third...
Sikeston snaps two-game losing streak with 14-13 win over Farmington (09/20/14)
The Bulldogs improved to 3-2 with the conference road win.
Sikeston snaps two-game losing streak with 14-13 win over Farmington (09/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- It's difficult to call a game at the mid-point of the season a "must-win" game. But Friday night's matchup at Farmington, at least in the eyes of Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs, was truly a game the Bulldogs had to win...
Chaffee softball team breaks slump, plays spoiler in 12-11 win over Sikeston (09/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- On a night they honored the past, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell back into some old habits. Sikeston's first softball coach, Connie Spears, was honored before the game as part of Sikeston's Alumni Day Tuesday but Chaffee dampened the mood following a 12-11 Lady Devil win...
Late goals by Poplar Bluff doom Bulldogs 2-1 (09/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With an early second half goal from senior Audie Hay, the Sikeston Bulldogs were in prime position Thursday to hand visiting Poplar Bluff its first district loss of the season. Jeffry Hardin had other plans, however, as the Mules' sophomore scored twice in the final 20 minutes to hand Sikeston its second straight loss, 2-1...
PREP ROUNDUP: Portageville volleyball leads the way at Gideon, Sikeston volleyball notches win (09/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com GIDEON -- Portageville, New Madrid County Central and Charleston all advanced to the tournament portion of the Gideon Volleyball Tournament while Richland fell just short in pool play Thursday night. Portageville defeated Delta C-7 (25-9, 25-13), Cooter (25-21, 25-16) and then split with NMCC (25-15, 22-25) to advance to Saturday's tournament play while the Lady Eagles split with Cooter (24-26, 25-13) and swept Delta C-7 (25-21, 25-15)...
Chaffee softball team breaks slump, plays spoiler in 12-11 win over Sikeston (09/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- On a night they honored the past, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell back into some old habits. Sikeston's first softball coach, Connie Spears, was honored before the game as part of Sikeston's Alumni Day Tuesday but Chaffee dampened the mood following a 12-11 Lady Devil win...
Late goals by Poplar Bluff doom Bulldogs 2-1 (09/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With an early second half goal from senior Audie Hay, the Sikeston Bulldogs were in prime position Thursday to hand visiting Poplar Bluff its first district loss of the season. Jeffry Hardin had other plans, however, as the Mules' sophomore scored twice in the final 20 minutes to hand Sikeston its second straight loss, 2-1...
PREP ROUNDUP: Portageville volleyball leads the way at Gideon, Sikeston volleyball notches win (09/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com GIDEON -- Portageville, New Madrid County Central and Charleston all advanced to the tournament portion of the Gideon Volleyball Tournament while Richland fell just short in pool play Thursday night. Portageville defeated Delta C-7 (25-9, 25-13), Cooter (25-21, 25-16) and then split with NMCC (25-15, 22-25) to advance to Saturday's tournament play while the Lady Eagles split with Cooter (24-26, 25-13) and swept Delta C-7 (25-21, 25-15)...
High school roundup:Notre Dame spikers sweep visiting Bloomfield (09/19/14)
Notre Dame's Abbie McAlister hammered 12 kills, while senior Lydia Goodson had nine kills on 11 attempts to lift the Bulldogs to a 25-16, 25-18 volleyball victory over visiting Bloomfield on Thursday. Marianna Below notched nine consecutive service points in the first set for Notre Dame (12-4-1) before the visiting Wildcats scored. Below had two service aces during the stretch...
High school roundup:Notre Dame spikers sweep visiting Bloomfield (09/19/14)
Notre Dame's Abbie McAlister hammered 12 kills, while senior Lydia Goodson had nine kills on 11 attempts to lift the Bulldogs to a 25-16, 25-18 volleyball victory over visiting Bloomfield on Thursday. Marianna Below notched nine consecutive service points in the first set for Notre Dame (12-4-1) before the visiting Wildcats scored. Below had two service aces during the stretch...
Sikeston football team faces Farmington after two crushing losses (09/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- The season started with promise. A pair of lopsided victories over Charleston and New Madrid County Central gave the Sikeston Bulldogs reason to be excited. But a loss to powerful Cape Central and a crushing last-minute defeat last week to Dexter has the season in a state of flux...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 5 (09/18/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players, conference standings and the series history between the two throughout the season.
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston, Kelly roll to big wins on the road (09/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Senior Maggie Shepherd went 3 for 3 with a home run helping Sikeston to a 16-1 victory over East Prairie in three innings. Kylie Noe added two hits including a triple. Hanna Placek and Ashton Drake each had two hits as well. Drake chipped in a double...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston, Kelly roll to big wins on the road (09/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Senior Maggie Shepherd went 3 for 3 with a home run helping Sikeston to a 16-1 victory over East Prairie in three innings. Kylie Noe added two hits including a triple. Hanna Placek and Ashton Drake each had two hits as well. Drake chipped in a double...
Sikeston football team faces Farmington after two crushing losses (09/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- The season started with promise. A pair of lopsided victories over Charleston and New Madrid County Central gave the Sikeston Bulldogs reason to be excited. But a loss to powerful Cape Central and a crushing last-minute defeat last week to Dexter has the season in a state of flux...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 5 (09/18/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players, conference standings and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Sikeston suffers second defeat to rival Notre Dame (09/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In their last meeting during the Notre Dame Soccerfest's opening round, Sikeston and Notre Dame battled through regulation and two overtimes without neither team scoring a single goal. It was a game that was finally decided on penalty kicks with Notre Dame coming out on top...
Inconsistency plagues Sikeston in straight set loss to Jackson (09/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team has fallen into an unwanted pattern of late. They take on their opponent as well as themselves. Sikeston's play fluctuated for most of the night which led to a straight-set loss to visiting Jackson 26-24 and 25-12 Tuesday at the Sikeston Field House...
PREP ROUNDUP: SHS netters fall, Kelly shuts out Twin Rivers (09/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston lost all three of its tie breakers which wound up deciding their 5-4 loss to visiting Caruthersville Tuesday. "It was tough for us to lose them all especially the last singles match because that would determine the winner of the dual contest," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. "Still, we're keeping our heads up because we did play well."...
September 17, 2014 Scoreboard (09/17/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Inconsistency plagues Sikeston in straight set loss to Jackson (09/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team has fallen into an unwanted pattern of late. They take on their opponent as well as themselves. Sikeston's play fluctuated for most of the night which led to a straight-set loss to visiting Jackson 26-24 and 25-12 Tuesday at the Sikeston Field House...
PREP ROUNDUP: SHS netters fall, Kelly shuts out Twin Rivers (09/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston lost all three of its tie breakers which wound up deciding their 5-4 loss to visiting Caruthersville Tuesday. "It was tough for us to lose them all especially the last singles match because that would determine the winner of the dual contest," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. "Still, we're keeping our heads up because we did play well."...
Sikeston suffers second defeat to rival Notre Dame (09/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In their last meeting during the Notre Dame Soccerfest's opening round, Sikeston and Notre Dame battled through regulation and two overtimes without neither team scoring a single goal. It was a game that was finally decided on penalty kicks with Notre Dame coming out on top...
Sikeston offense not enough in 13-6 loss to Notre Dame (09/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The measuring stick for the Sikeston softball team has always been their rival from the north. Playing Notre Dame close is a small victory in the eyes of Sikeston head coach Eric Voorhees. After two competitive games that eventually went south, Voorhees is pleased with the direction his young team is headed but he realizes they're not there yet...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston soccer team shuts out Saxony (09/16/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- Sam Cox scored his seventh goal of the season and goalie Max Ault recorded his second shutout during Sikeston's 3-0 win over Saxony Lutheran Monday on the road. Audi Hay and Conner Merideth also added goals...
High school roundup: Jackson softball team wins big for 10th victory (09/16/14)
All high school scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
High school roundup: Jackson softball team wins big for 10th victory (09/16/14)
All high school scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
September 16, 2014 Scoreboard (09/16/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Sikeston offense not enough in 13-6 loss to Notre Dame (09/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The measuring stick for the Sikeston softball team has always been their rival from the north. Playing Notre Dame close is a small victory in the eyes of Sikeston head coach Eric Voorhees. After two competitive games that eventually went south, Voorhees is pleased with the direction his young team is headed but he realizes they're not there yet...
High school roundup: Notre Dame volleyball sweeps Advance (09/16/14)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Notre Dame volleyball sweeps Advance (09/16/14)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston soccer team shuts out Saxony (09/16/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- Sam Cox scored his seventh goal of the season and goalie Max Ault recorded his second shutout during Sikeston's 3-0 win over Saxony Lutheran Monday on the road. Audi Hay and Conner Merideth also added goals...
Dexter claims first Dig for Life Classic title (09/15/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity volleyball team took home the top prize at the 48-team Dig for Life Classic for the first time in school history Saturday evening at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Dexter outlasted Park Hills Central 25-15, 25-13 in the title game after beating Notre Dame 25-12, 25-22 in a semifinal, St. Vincent 25-10, 25-14 in a quarterfinal and Eminence 25-11, 25-5 in a Round of 16 contest...
Sikeston swept by Bloomfield, 25-14, 25-14 (09/15/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BLOOMFIELD -- Unable to find much momentum to counter Bloomfield's front court game, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell to the hosting Lady Wildcats on Monday night in straight sets, 25-14, 25-14. "We got out-played and out-hustled," Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler said. "After the big (Dig for Life this past weekend), we made a slight adjustment to our defense. The few times we executed it properly it did a real good job and did exactly what it was intended to do...
September 15, 2014 Scoreboard (09/15/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Dexter claims first Dig for Life Classic title (09/15/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity volleyball team took home the top prize at the 48-team Dig for Life Classic for the first time in school history Saturday evening at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Dexter outlasted Park Hills Central 25-15, 25-13 in the title game after beating Notre Dame 25-12, 25-22 in a semifinal, St. Vincent 25-10, 25-14 in a quarterfinal and Eminence 25-11, 25-5 in a Round of 16 contest...
Dexter football team knocks off Sikeston with 'hook and ladder' in final minute (09/13/14)
With 48 seconds left in the game, the Sikeston Bulldogs capped off an improbable drive with the go-ahead touchdown. Nine seconds later, Dexter did something even more improbable.
Briefly: Dexter claims first Dig for Life Classic volleyball title (all SCAA scores included) (09/14/14)
Dexter beat Park Hills Central 25-15, 25-13 in the gold bracket championship, Portageville defeated Poplar Bluff 25-21, 15-25, 25-23 in the silver bracket championship and Malden beat Clarkton 25-21, 25-19 in the bronze bracket championship of the 48-team Dig for Life Classic volleyball tournament Saturday night at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau...
Dig for Life Scores (09/14/14)
COMPLETE POOL PLAY RESULTS POOL A/B Dexter def. Twin Rivers 25-11, 25-10 Central (Park Hills) def. Cooter 25-7, 25-3 Holcomb split South Iron 25-17, 22-25 Dexter def. Central (Park Hills) 25-20, 25-21 Holcomb def. Twin Rivers 25-19, 25-24 South Iron def. Cooter 25-9, 25-22...
Hook-and-lateral propels Dexter football team past Sikeston in closing minute (09/14/14)
Editor's note: This story and photos will also be available in the next print edition of Dexter Daily Statesman Tuesday morning. SIKESTON, Mo. - Dexter head football coach Justin Peden knew his players had not lost hope after Sikeston scored a touchdown to move ahead 15-14 with 49 seconds remaining in regulation Friday night...
Dexter knocks off Sikeston with 'hook and ladder' in final minute (09/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With 48 seconds left in the game, the Sikeston Bulldogs capped off an improbable drive with the go-ahead touchdown. Nine seconds later, Dexter did something even more improbable. The Bearcats perfectly executed a "hook and ladder" play from 49 yards out to pull off a stunning finish to defeat Sikeston 20-15 at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium on Friday...
Sikeston volleyball falls on the road to Poplar Bluff in straight sets (09/12/14)
POPLAR BLUFF (SMNS) -- The Sikeston Lady Bulld lost on the road to Poplar Bluff in straight sets, 25-19 and 25-13. There were seven lead changes and six ties in the opening game. Sikeston pulled ahead 14-12 on an ace by Lauren Beydler but Poplar Bluff scored the next seven points...
High school football, Week 4: Jackson begins title defense (09/12/14)
Last week: Farmington 13, Poplar Bluff 0; Jackson 22, Marquette 14 Last year: Jackson 38, Farmington 7 Outlook: Jackson officially begins defense of its SEMO North title in its homecoming game tonight. The Farmington-Jackson results have reflected the plight of the two programs since the Knights joined the SEMO North Conference for the 2008 season. ...
Sikeston volleyball falls on the road to Poplar Bluff in straight sets (09/12/14)
POPLAR BLUFF (SMNS) -- The Sikeston Lady Bulld lost on the road to Poplar Bluff in straight sets, 25-19 and 25-13. There were seven lead changes and six ties in the opening game. Sikeston pulled ahead 14-12 on an ace by Lauren Beydler but Poplar Bluff scored the next seven points...
PREP ROUNDUP: Richland rallies for three set win, Lady Bulldogs blank Oran 13-0 (09/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ESSEX -- The Richland Lady Rebels volleyball team rallied to defeat Bell City 15-25, 25-23, 27-25 on Wednesday afternoon. Richland dropped the first set but took a commanding lead in the second set 24-17, before the Lady Cubs responded. Bell City cut the Lady Rebels advantage to 24-23 before a ball fell just out on the sideline, giving Richland the second set...
September 11, 2014 Scoreboard (09/11/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
PREP ROUNDUP: Richland rallies for three set win, Lady Bulldogs blank Oran 13-0 (09/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ESSEX -- The Richland Lady Rebels volleyball team rallied to defeat Bell City 15-25, 25-23, 27-25 on Wednesday afternoon. Richland dropped the first set but took a commanding lead in the second set 24-17, before the Lady Cubs responded. Bell City cut the Lady Rebels advantage to 24-23 before a ball fell just out on the sideline, giving Richland the second set...
Sikeston looking to bounce back against Dexter (09/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sometimes teams get blown out. It happens in sports on all levels. How a team responds after being on the receiving end of a lopsided score -- those are the moments that often define a team's character. The Sikeston Bulldogs will see exactly what they are made of tomorrow night when they host Dexter at 7 p.m. at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
Bulldogs bounce back with 5-3 win over Cape Central (09/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After back-to-back losses to Perryville by a combined 12 goals, the Sikeston Bulldogs got back on the right track Tuesday against visiting Cape Central. Sophomore Sam Cox provided the Bulldogs with two goals in the first 20 minutes and the Bulldogs never looked back as they downed the Tigers 5-3 and get back to .500 on the season...
Sikeston volleyball falls in three sets to Puxico (09/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After losing the first set by six points, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs began to feel the flow. They rode that momentum to a dominating 25-10 win in the second set. But just like that, it was gone. Puxico started the final set with a 5-0 lead and outlasted Sikeston 25-22 to win the match at the Sikeston Field House...
Sikeston looking to bounce back against Dexter (09/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sometimes teams get blown out. It happens in sports on all levels. How a team responds after being on the receiving end of a lopsided score -- those are the moments that often define a team's character. The Sikeston Bulldogs will see exactly what they are made of tomorrow night when they host Dexter at 7 p.m. at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
September 10, 2014 Scoreboard (09/10/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston softball falls back to .500, Lady Bulldog netters blank Charleston (09/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Dropping back to .500 on the season, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell to visiting Cape Central 12-1 on Tuesday via the mercy rule. Sikeston held the Lady Tigers to four runs over the first four innings, but a three-run rally in the top of the fifth put them ahead 7-0...
Jackson volleyball team rolls past Central (09/10/14)
All high school scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
Bulldogs bounce back with 5-3 win over Cape Central (09/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After back-to-back losses to Perryville by a combined 12 goals, the Sikeston Bulldogs got back on the right track Tuesday against visiting Cape Central. Sophomore Sam Cox provided the Bulldogs with two goals in the first 20 minutes and the Bulldogs never looked back as they downed the Tigers 5-3 and get back to .500 on the season...
Sikeston volleyball falls in three sets to Puxico (09/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After losing the first set by six points, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs began to feel the flow. They rode that momentum to a dominating 25-10 win in the second set. But just like that, it was gone. Puxico started the final set with a 5-0 lead and outlasted Sikeston 25-22 to win the match at the Sikeston Field House...
Jackson volleyball team rolls past Central (09/10/14)
All high school scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
Perryville boys soccer team blasts Sikeston 9-0 (09/09/14)
PERRYVILLE, MO. -- While the goals poured in for Perryville, two seniors and a junior anchored a defense that made life easy for goalkeeper Luke Dobbelare.
PREP ROUNDUP: Kelly's Dock wins sixth, Sikeston football swept by Cape Central (09/09/14)
Kelly pitcher Alexis Dock improved to 6-0 on the season as the Lady Hawks pushed past visiting Cape Central 10-1 Monday at Kelly High School.
September 9, 2014 Scoreboard (09/09/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Perryville boys soccer team blasts Sikeston 9-0 (09/09/14)
PERRYVILLE, MO. -- While the goals poured in for Perryville, two seniors and a junior anchored a defense that made life easy for goalkeeper Luke Dobbelare.
PREP ROUNDUP: Kelly's Dock wins sixth, Sikeston football swept by Cape Central (09/09/14)
Kelly pitcher Alexis Dock improved to 6-0 on the season as the Lady Hawks pushed past visiting Cape Central 10-1 Monday at Kelly High School.
September 8, 2014 Scoreboard (09/08/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Central football team takes down Sikeston in 47-7 rout (09/06/14)
For as explosive as the Tigers' offense has been this season, questions have continued to linger about the team's defense. Many of those questions were put to rest Friday night as Central put on an all-around dominant performance in a 47-7 win over conference and district rival Sikeston at Tiger Stadium.
Sikeston finishes sixth in Notre Dame Softballfest (09/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- After opening up the final day of play in Notre Dame's Softballfest with a win over Perryville, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell 7-3 to Naylor later Saturday afternoon to finish with sixth-place in the tournament...
Complete game performance propels Dexter football team by Charleston 67-14 (09/07/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - After exhibiting spurts of greatness in close losses to traditional talents Ste. Genevieve and Poplar Bluff in the opening weeks of the season the Dexter Bearcats finally executed for four quarters Friday night against Charleston at Charles Bland Stadium...
Cape Central rolls over Sikeston 47-7 (09/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- There were plenty of lofty expectations for the Cape Central Tigers entering the season. The Tigers more than lived up to that hype with a dominating 47-7 win over Sikeston on Friday night at Cape Central High School in the 100th meeting between the two rivals...
Bulldogs soccer bounces back with win over Cape Central (09/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team rebounded from a crushing defeat nearly 24 hours earlier to beat Cape Central 3-2 Friday during the Notre Dame Soccerfest at Notre Dame High School. Adam Johnson scored two goals for Sikeston both came off assists from Audie Hay...
Cape Central rolls over Sikeston 47-7 (09/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- There were plenty of lofty expectations for the Cape Central Tigers entering the season. The Tigers more than lived up to that hype with a dominating 47-7 win over Sikeston on Friday night at Cape Central High School in the 100th meeting between the two rivals...
Bulldogs soccer bounces back with win over Cape Central (09/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team rebounded from a crushing defeat nearly 24 hours earlier to beat Cape Central 3-2 Friday during the Notre Dame Soccerfest at Notre Dame High School. Adam Johnson scored two goals for Sikeston both came off assists from Audie Hay...
Central football team takes down Sikeston in 47-7 rout (09/06/14)
For as explosive as the Tigers' offense has been this season, questions have continued to linger about the team's defense. Many of those questions were put to rest Friday night as Central put on an all-around dominant performance in a 47-7 win over conference and district rival Sikeston at Tiger Stadium.
Perryville softball rallies past Poplar Bluff at SoftballFest (09/05/14)
The Pirates won 4-2 at the Notre Dame SoftballFest but may have lost their pitcher in the process.
Lady Bulldogs pull off three set win against Saxony Lutheran (09/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After losing the first set and on their way to another, Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler wanted to regroup. During the timeout he told his team to relax and simply worry about scoring the next point. After that, worry about the next one and so on...
Penalty kicks doom Sikeston, fall 1-0 to Notre Dame in OT (09/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- After 100 minutes of close calls and not a single goal by either team, Notre Dame had little trouble finding the net when it came time for penalty kicks against Sikeston Thursday in the opening round of Notre Dame Soccerfest...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston splits at Softballfest, Sikeston JH football blanks NMCC 43-0 (09/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Madison Smith hit a walk off single in the sixth inning to beat Chaffee Thursday during the first round of the Notre Dame Softballfest at Notre Dame High School. The Lady Bulldogs (4-3) won the game 5-4 due to the time limit rule but wound up losing to Notre Dame 7-1 in their second game of the day...
September 5, 2014 Scoreboard (09/05/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Penalty kicks doom Sikeston, fall 1-0 to Notre Dame in OT (09/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- After 100 minutes of close calls and not a single goal by either team, Notre Dame had little trouble finding the net when it came time for penalty kicks against Sikeston Thursday in the opening round of Notre Dame Soccerfest...
Lady Bulldogs pull off three set win against Saxony Lutheran (09/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After losing the first set and on their way to another, Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler wanted to regroup. During the timeout he told his team to relax and simply worry about scoring the next point. After that, worry about the next one and so on...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston splits at Softballfest, Sikeston JH football blanks NMCC 43-0 (09/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Madison Smith hit a walk off single in the sixth inning to beat Chaffee Thursday during the first round of the Notre Dame Softballfest at Notre Dame High School. The Lady Bulldogs (4-3) won the game 5-4 due to the time limit rule but wound up losing to Notre Dame 7-1 in their second game of the day...
Perryville softball rallies past Poplar Bluff at SoftballFest (09/05/14)
The Pirates won 4-2 at the Notre Dame SoftballFest but may have lost their pitcher in the process.
High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran volleyball team falls to Sikeston (09/05/14)
All the local high school events were reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school football capsules: Week 3 (09/05/14)
Sikeston (2-0) at Central (2-0) Last week: Sikeston 35, New Madrid 6; Central 41, St. Charles West 21 Last year: Central 29, Sikeston 17 (Week 7) Outlook: These longtime SEMO North rivals enter their 100th meeting unbeaten. The rivalry, has gone through phases, with Sikeston holding a slight edge at 50-42-7. Since the start of the millennium, Central leads the series 8-7 after winning the last two meetings...
High school football capsules: Week 3 (09/05/14)
Sikeston (2-0) at Central (2-0) Last week: Sikeston 35, New Madrid 6; Central 41, St. Charles West 21 Last year: Central 29, Sikeston 17 (Week 7) Outlook: These longtime SEMO North rivals enter their 100th meeting unbeaten. The rivalry, has gone through phases, with Sikeston holding a slight edge at 50-42-7. Since the start of the millennium, Central leads the series 8-7 after winning the last two meetings...
High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran volleyball team falls to Sikeston (09/05/14)
All the local high school events were reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
100th meeting pits 2-0 Sikeston, Cape Central (09/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston and Cape Central have been going at it for a long time on the football field. Many of them nail-biters. Some of them blowouts. All of them intense. With Sikeston holding a close 50-42-7 edge in the all-time series, the rivalry has been about as close as you can get...
Nash powers Farmington over Sikeston 11-1 (09/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston tried giving Farmington's Kaila Nash a free base. She took two. It was that kind of day for Nash as she helped power Farmington past Sikeston 11-1 in six innings Wednesday at the Sikeston Sports Complex...
September 4, 2014 Scoreboard (09/04/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
100th meeting pits 2-0 Sikeston, Cape Central (09/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston and Cape Central have been going at it for a long time on the football field. Many of them nail-biters. Some of them blowouts. All of them intense. With Sikeston holding a close 50-42-7 edge in the all-time series, the rivalry has been about as close as you can get...
Nash powers Farmington over Sikeston 11-1 (09/04/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston tried giving Farmington's Kaila Nash a free base. She took two. It was that kind of day for Nash as she helped power Farmington past Sikeston 11-1 in six innings Wednesday at the Sikeston Sports Complex...
PREP ROUNDUP: Notre Dame edges Portageville, Kelly takes down Naylor (09/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Despite an excellent pitching performance from junior Taylor Tiffany, Portageville fell to host Notre Dame 2-1 Tuesday in a extra innings. Portageville jumped out to an early lead with their only run of the day in the top of the first innings. They held their advantage until Notre Dame responded in the bottom of the sixth frame and the two teams played shutout ball until the bottom of the ninth...
Sikeston keeps slim hopes alive, beats Perryville in eight innings (09/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Their best chance to put the game away slipped right through Sikeston's fingers an inning before. When put in a similar situation, Sikeston head coach Eric Voorhees planned for a better attack. Hanna Placek made sure it worked this time...
September 3, 2014 Scoreboard (09/03/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
PREP ROUNDUP: Notre Dame edges Portageville, Kelly takes down Naylor (09/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Despite an excellent pitching performance from junior Taylor Tiffany, Portageville fell to host Notre Dame 2-1 Tuesday in a extra innings. Portageville jumped out to an early lead with their only run of the day in the top of the first innings. They held their advantage until Notre Dame responded in the bottom of the sixth frame and the two teams played shutout ball until the bottom of the ninth...
Sikeston softball team walks off winners in extras over Perryville (09/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Their best chance to put the game away slipped right through Sikeston's fingers an inning before. When put in a similar situation, Sikeston head coach Eric Voorhees planned for a better attack. Hanna Placek made sure it worked this time...
September 2, 2014 Scoreboard (09/02/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
SHS holds NMCC to 71 total yards in 35-6 win (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- They say football games are won in the trenches. That proved to be true on Friday night as the Sikeston Bulldogs dominated the line of scrimmage in a 35-6 victory in front of a large crowd for New Madrid County Central's home opener...
Sikeston softball run-rules Puxico (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Coming one hit short of the cycle, Sikeston freshman Kylie Noe's first home game with the Lady Bulldogs is likely one she won't soon forget. Playing the Puxico Lady Indians on Friday, Noe capped a three-hit performance with a two-run, walk-off shot over the centerfield fence to send her team home with a 17-0 mercy rule win in four innings...
Sikeston soccer team opens Invitational with 2-1 win (08/30/14)
CARBONDALE, Ill., -- The Sikeston soccer team opened the Carbondale Invitational with a 2-1 win over Waterloo, Ill., Friday. Senior Layton Jones scored both Sikeston goals with assists from Wyatt Pratt and Dakota Ray. Sikeston (2-0) advanced to the tournament semifinals against Perryville Saturday...
August 30, 2014 Scoreboard (08/30/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Sikeston soccer team opens Invitational with 2-1 win (08/30/14)
CARBONDALE, Ill., -- The Sikeston soccer team opened the Carbondale Invitational with a 2-1 win over Waterloo, Ill., Friday. Senior Layton Jones scored both Sikeston goals with assists from Wyatt Pratt and Dakota Ray. Sikeston (2-0) advanced to the tournament semifinals against Perryville Saturday...
Sikeston softball run-rules Puxico (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Coming one hit short of the cycle, Sikeston freshman Kylie Noe's first home game with the Lady Bulldogs is likely one she won't soon forget. Playing the Puxico Lady Indians on Friday, Noe capped a three-hit performance with a two-run, walk-off shot over the centerfield fence to send her team home with a 17-0 mercy rule win in four innings...
SHS holds NMCC to 71 total yards in 35-6 win (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- They say football games are won in the trenches. That proved to be true on Friday night as the Sikeston Bulldogs dominated the line of scrimmage in a 35-6 victory in front of a large crowd for New Madrid County Central's home opener...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston tennis earns first win, Portageville softball downs Cape Central (08/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston girls tennis team earned its first win Thursday after visiting Poplar Bluff 5-4. Ali Price, Peyton Henson, Brianna Basham and Emily Braden all scored singles wins while the tandem of Price and Hope Mannon held on for a doubles victory...
August 29, 2014 Scoreboard (08/29/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Faulty start dooms Sikeston softball team on the road against Poplar Bluff (08/29/14)
POPLAR BLUFF -- A pair of two-out errors dug the Sikeston Bulldogs a deeper hole Thursday. Poplar Bluff scored five first-inning runs -- four unearned -- and beat the error-prone Bulldogs 9-1. Sikeston committed five errors and had five hits at the plate...
Faulty start dooms Sikeston softball team on the road against Poplar Bluff (08/29/14)
POPLAR BLUFF -- A pair of two-out errors dug the Sikeston Bulldogs a deeper hole Thursday. Poplar Bluff scored five first-inning runs -- four unearned -- and beat the error-prone Bulldogs 9-1. Sikeston committed five errors and had five hits at the plate...
Dexter girls tennis team stays perfect, beats Cape Central 6-3 (08/28/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - A perfect week concluded for the Dexter Bearcats varsity girls tennis team Thursday afternoon. The Bearcats improved to 3-0 Thursday with a 6-3 home victory against Cape Central. Dexter won four of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches against Cape Central...
Sikeston looking for another gauge against NMCC (08/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs entered the 2014 season with plenty of question marks. Despite a 66-20 drubbing over rival Charleston in the season opener last Friday, head coach Kent Gibbs still isn't sure what kind of team he has...
Dexter girls tennis team stays perfect, beats Cape Central 6-3 (08/28/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - A perfect week concluded for the Dexter Bearcats varsity girls tennis team Thursday afternoon. The Bearcats improved to 3-0 Thursday with a 6-3 home victory against Cape Central. Dexter won four of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches against Cape Central...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 2 matchups (08/28/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Sikeston looking for another gauge against NMCC (08/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs entered the 2014 season with plenty of question marks. Despite a 66-20 drubbing over rival Charleston in the season opener last Friday, head coach Kent Gibbs still isn't sure what kind of team he has...
Sikeston swept by Dexter 9-0 (08/28/14)
SIkeston netters open season with loss to Jackson (08/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston girls tennis team's season opener didn't go as planned. Visiting Jackson nearly swept both doubles and singles matches giving Sikeston a 8-1 loss to start their 2014 campaign. "Today's match was a tough one for us," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. ...
Sikeston falls to Bernie in straight sets (08/27/14)
BERNIE -- The Bernie Mules varsity volleyball program survived a slow start and put together an electric finish in a 25-23, 25-14 victory against Sikeston Tuesday night. The Mules trailed 9-3 and 18-13 in the opening set before rallying to tie things up at 20-20. ...
Bernie defeats Sikeston in straight sets, Dexter takes down Kennett (08/27/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Bernie-Sikeston game is available at this link View Photos Here BERNIE, Mo. - The Bernie Mules varsity volleyball program survived a slow start and put together an electric finish in a 25-23, 25-14 victory against Sikeston Tuesday night...
August 27, 2014 Scoreboard (08/27/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
SIkeston netters open season with loss to Jackson (08/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston girls tennis team's season opener didn't go as planned. Visiting Jackson nearly swept both doubles and singles matches giving Sikeston a 8-1 loss to start their 2014 campaign. "Today's match was a tough one for us," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. ...
Sikeston falls to Bernie in straight sets (08/27/14)
BERNIE -- The Bernie Mules varsity volleyball program survived a slow start and put together an electric finish in a 25-23, 25-14 victory against Sikeston Tuesday night. The Mules trailed 9-3 and 18-13 in the opening set before rallying to tie things up at 20-20. ...
High school roundup: Notre Dame swim team gets season-opening win (08/27/14)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Bernie defeats Sikeston in straight sets, Dexter takes down Kennett (08/27/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Bernie-Sikeston game is available at this link View Photos Here BERNIE, Mo. - The Bernie Mules varsity volleyball program survived a slow start and put together an electric finish in a 25-23, 25-14 victory against Sikeston Tuesday night...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs win softball opener, Sikeston JV football beats NMCC (08/26/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team swatted 16 hits and won it's season opener on the road at Twin Rivers 5-4. Madison Smith pitched the win giving up 10 hits, three earned runs and striking out five...
Bulldogs win 10-0 in season opener (08/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sam Cox scored a hat trick and the Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team scored a big win to open their season. Sikeston pounded Fredericktown 10-0 in a mercy-rule victory Monday at the Sikeston Sports Complex after scoring nine goals in the first half...
August 26, 2014 Scoreboard (08/26/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Bulldogs win 10-0 in season opener (08/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sam Cox scored a hat trick and the Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team scored a big win to open their season. Sikeston pounded Fredericktown 10-0 in a mercy-rule victory Monday at the Sikeston Sports Complex after scoring nine goals in the first half...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs win softball opener, Sikeston JV football beats NMCC (08/26/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team swatted 16 hits and won it's season opener on the road at Twin Rivers 5-4. Madison Smith pitched the win giving up 10 hits, three earned runs and striking out five...
High school roundup: Panthers rise to top of Woodland Invitational pool (08/26/14)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Sikeston swept by Cape Central in season opener (08/25/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Other than a strong rally to try and save the first set, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs didn't have much luck in Monday's season opener against host Cape Central. A mix of first match nerves by the Lady Bulldogs and a strong night by the Lady Tigers' front court allowed Cape Central to pick up it's first win of the season in a two game sweep, 25-23, 25-13...
August 25, 2014 Scoreboard (08/25/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Sikeston scores early and often in 66-20 win over Charleston (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Momentum can be a powerful ally or your worst enemy in sports. And sometimes, once a team has that momentum, it is difficult to swing it back in your direction. The Sikeston Bulldogs seized momentum early in Friday night's season-opening contest against Charleston and rolled to a 66-20 victory over the Bluejays in front of a large crowd at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium in the 129th meeting between the two rivals...
Sikeston scores early and often in 66-20 win over Charleston (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Momentum can be a powerful ally or your worst enemy in sports. And sometimes, once a team has that momentum, it is difficult to swing it back in your direction. The Sikeston Bulldogs seized momentum early in Friday night's season-opening contest against Charleston and rolled to a 66-20 victory over the Bluejays in front of a large crowd at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium in the 129th meeting between the two rivals...
August 22, 2014 Scoreboard (08/22/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Sikeston volleyball needing to replace many (08/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Though they lost over half their varsity lineup to graduation, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball enters the upcoming season with the mindset of a team on the rise after a rough 2013 campaign. Hoping for a better blend of team chemistry and veteran leadership can aid a talented group of underclassmen, the Lady Bulldogs will look to regain their district competitiveness and their spot at the top of the SEMO Conference...
Sikeston volleyball needing to replace many (08/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Though they lost over half their varsity lineup to graduation, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball enters the upcoming season with the mindset of a team on the rise after a rough 2013 campaign. Hoping for a better blend of team chemistry and veteran leadership can aid a talented group of underclassmen, the Lady Bulldogs will look to regain their district competitiveness and their spot at the top of the SEMO Conference...
Sikeston, Charleston enter first game with questions (08/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Both the Sikeston Bulldogs and Charleston Bluejays enter the 2014 football season on similar paths. Lots of youth. Lots of inexperience. Both will attempt to answer some internal questions about their teams when Charleston visits Sikeston tomorrow in the 129th game in the long, storied rivalry at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 7 p.m...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 1 matchups (08/21/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Dexter Board of Education opts for boys basketball program to remain in SEMO Conference (08/21/14)
In a non-typical split vote, the Dexter Board of Education opted Tuesday night to maintain their participation in the SEMO Conference, rejecting a proposal presented by Athletic Director Derek Urhahn to pull the high school boys' basketball presence in the conference. The issue came before the board during their regular August meeting...
Sikeston, Charleston enter first game with questions (08/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Both the Sikeston Bulldogs and Charleston Bluejays enter the 2014 football season on similar paths. Lots of youth. Lots of inexperience. Both will attempt to answer some internal questions about their teams when Charleston visits Sikeston tomorrow in the 129th game in the long, storied rivalry at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 7 p.m...
Softball preview: Lessons hopefully learned for Sikeston Lady Bulldogs (08/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With just one senior on the team last year, Sikeston softball coach Eric Voorhees knew his team would experience a few growing pains. However, Voorhees has hopes that his team learned some lessons and will improve on last year's 6-16 record with eight of his nine starters returning this season...
Softball preview: Lessons hopefully learned for Sikeston Lady Bulldogs (08/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With just one senior on the team last year, Sikeston softball coach Eric Voorhees knew his team would experience a few growing pains. However, Voorhees has hopes that his team learned some lessons and will improve on last year's 6-16 record with eight of his nine starters returning this season...
Perryville soccer team hopes for treasure-filled season with goal-robber Dobbelare aboard (08/18/14)
As Luke Dobbelare prepares for his senior year at Perryville High School, Pirates soccer coach Jerry Fulton calls him the best goalkeeper in the history of the program. But a little over two years ago, Fulton wasn't even sure Dobbelare was good enough to earn the role of starting keeper...
Football preview: Plan stays the same for Sikeston despite losses (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Despite losing 16 seniors and returning a lineup peppered with inexperience and underclassmen, Sikeston head football coach Kent Gibbs says the goals of the program remain the same. "We want to compete and be in the money for conference and district championships," Gibbs said. "And we really don't change those goals much year to year."...
2014 High School Volleyball Schedules (08/16/14)
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Football preview: Plan stays the same for Sikeston despite losses (08/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Despite losing 16 seniors and returning a lineup peppered with inexperience and underclassmen, Sikeston head football coach Kent Gibbs says the goals of the program remain the same. "We want to compete and be in the money for conference and district championships," Gibbs said. "And we really don't change those goals much year to year."...
Volleyball class & district assignments released (08/15/14)
Class and district assignments were released Friday for the 2014 and 2015 seasons for high school volleyball. The only SCAA school changing moving up or down a class is Bloomfield. The Wildcats will moved from Class 1 to Class 2 this season. Bloomfield is slated to compete in Class 2, District 2, with Charleston, Puxico, Saxony Lutheran, Scott City, Twin Rivers and Woodland...
Tougher schedule hoping to make difference for Sikeston girls tennis team (08/15/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After a disappointing finish to last year's postseason, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs' tennis team hopes a beefed up schedule this season will increase their chances come playoff time. "We always strive to see the team advance out of district play," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. "At least individually and that didn't happen for us last season, however, we hope to change that this season...
Dement enters first full year as Sikeston boys soccer coach hoping to improve (08/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After taking over for former head coach Doyle Noe in the final weeks last season, long-time assistant Gabe Dement enters his first full season at the helm of the Sikeston Bulldogs' boys soccer team this fall...
Dement enters first full year as Sikeston boys soccer coach hoping to improve (08/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After taking over for former head coach Doyle Noe in the final weeks last season, long-time assistant Gabe Dement enters his first full season at the helm of the Sikeston Bulldogs' boys soccer team this fall...
Fall sports practice in full swing (08/06/14)
Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs (center) gives direction during practice Tuesday on the practice field at Sikeston Public Schools stadium. The Bulldogs, along with all other fall sports in the area, began practice this week in preparation for the fall sports season. Sikeston's first football game is at home Aug. 22 against Charleston. (Chris Pobst photo)...
2014 SCAA volleyball schedules released (08/06/14)
Varsity volleyball schedules have been released for all SCAA schools for the 2014 season. The 2014 SCAA volleyball tournament will be hosted by Bloomfield October 6-10. Dexter, which won the SCAA Tournament last year, opens its season August 25 when it hosts Farmington. Bernie, which placed second in the SCAA Tournament last season, opens its season August 26 when it hosts Sikeston...
Fighting Squirrels open play at World Series Friday night (08/05/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels begin its quest for its first World Series title in franchise history Friday in Ephrata, Washington. 10 teams from nine states are slated to compete at the eight-day tournament at Johnson-O'Brien Stadium in Ephrata...
SEMO Bulls AAU basketball team hoping to establish area roots (08/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Former Poplar Bluff standout Tony Webb understands that basketball is the lifeblood of southeast Missouri sports. So when Webb, Trey Porter and Don Webb pulled together, they had one goal in mind -- provide southeast Missouri with a top-notch AAU basketball program...
Fighting Squirrels edge Oskaloosa 4-1 to advance to Sunday night's regional championship (07/27/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels advanced to the Midwest Plains Regional championship with a 4-1 victory against Oskaloosa Sunday afternoon. Charleston jumped on top of Oskaloosa early with two runs on two hits and a walk in the bottom of the first inning. Matt Ulrich drove home Charleston's first run with a sacrifice fly. A two-out RBI single by Blake Wolferding plated Charleston's second run...
WORLD SERIES BOUND: Fighting Squirrels beat Eden Prairie 4-1 in regional championship (07/28/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels beat Eden Prairie, Minnesota 4-1 Sunday night to secure its second straight birth in the Senior Babe Ruth World Series. The Fighting Squirrels opened the Midwest Plains Regional final with three consecutive hits in the bottom of the first inning. ...
Fighting Squirrels beat Dickinson 9-0, advance to Sunday's regional semifinals (07/26/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels locked up the No. 1 seed in Pool B at the Midwest Plains Regional Saturday night with a 9-0 victory against host Dickinson, North Dakota . Charleston, which beat Holyoke, Colorado 11-1 Thursday and Eden Prairie Black, Minnesota 3-1 Friday, finishes 3-0 in Pool B...
Squirrels continue back-to-back regional title quest Saturday in North Dakota (07/26/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The success continued for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels Friday at the Senior Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, North Dakota. Charleston, which blistered Holyoke, Colorado, 11-1 in six innings Thursday, improved to 2-0 in Pool B with a 3-1 victory against Eden Prairie Black, Minnesota, Friday afternoon...
Fighting Squirrels open Midwest Plains Regional with 11-1 win against Holyoke (includes all Thursday results) (07/24/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels experienced little difficulty securing a victory in its first game at the Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D., Thursday afternoon. Charleston calculated at least one run in every inning it batted with the exception of the top of the fith as it cruised past Holyoke, Colo., 11-1 in six innings at Astoria Field at Southside Ballpark...
Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH (07/23/14)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey...
Charleston Fighting Squirrels open play at Midwest Plains Regional Thursday (07/22/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels baseball program begins its quest for a second straight World Series birth Thursday at the Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D. The eight-team tournament is slated for July 23-27 at Astoria Field at Southside Ballpark. Pool play takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday with bracket play scheduled for Sunday...
Relaxed Fighting Squirrels edge Boonville 3-1 for seventh state title in eight years (07/17/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - After enjoying his first shave in several months following a 9-3 loss to Boonville in Game 26 of the double-elimination Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Tuesday night Charleston Fighting Squirrels coach Michael Minner put serious thought into who should pitch Wednesday night's winner-take-all state championship...
Sikeston Post 114 drops out of district tournament (07/17/14)
The Senior American Legion District 14 tournament will be one team short. Sikeston Post 114 will not be present when the now three-team tournament begins today at Notre Dame High School. Post 114 could not field the required 12-man roster leading to its early departure. It's the second time in the last three seasons Sikeston has dropped out of the tournament for that reason...
Boonville eliminates Leopold, hands Charleston first loss to force winner-take-all championship Wednesday (07/16/14)
The stage is set for a winner-take-all championship at the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Boonville edged the SEMO Pirates of Leopold 4-1 in Game 25 of the state tournament and followed by handing Charleston a 9-3 loss in Game 26 Tuesday night...
Charleston offense avoids panic attack, rallies to beat Leopold 6-5 at SBR state tournament (07/14/14)
CHARLESTON , Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels avoided a panic attack at the plate after falling behind four runs against the SEMO Pirates of Leopold Sunday afternoon in the winner's bracket championship of the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament at Hillhouse Park...
Charleston, Piedmont & Leopold advance to championship semifinals of SBR state tournament (07/12/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels continued to experience offensive success without hitting the ball out of the ballpark Friday afternoon at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. The Fighting Squirrels had five hitters bunt in the first three innings...
Latest updated Rib City Shootout Schedule (July 11-12) (07/11/14)
The schedule has been released for the final Rib City boys basketball tournament this summer. The event is slated for Friday and Saturday at Dexter. Games will be played at the Bearcat Event Center, Dexter Middle School Gymnasium, Dexter High School Gymnasium and Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Dexter fall sports schedules released (07/08/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - 2014 fall sports schedules are set at Dexter High School. The Dexter varsity football program is slated to open its season at Ste. Genevieve Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. The Dexter varsity volleyball team will open its season three days later when it hosts Farmington Aug. 25 and the Dexter varsity girls tennis team is slated to host Charleston in its season opener Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. The Dexter boys and girls high school cross country teams begin their respective seasons Sept. 6 at Jackson...
Standard Democrat Baseball Player of the Year: Doug Still (07/05/14)
Still made the most out of his senior year leading the Sikeston Bulldogs with a 3-4 pitching record, 70 strikeouts and a .391 batting average
2014 All-Standard Democrat Baseball Team (07/05/14)
FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Doug Still, Sr., Sikeston Catcher: Cody Payne, Sr., Chaffee Infield: Austin Godwin, Sr., NMCC Infield: Colton Black, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Gavin O'Brien, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Devon Yahn, Sr., Chaffee Outfield: Palmer Campbell, Fr., NMCC...
2014 All-Standard Democrat Baseball Team (07/05/14)
FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Doug Still, Sr., Sikeston Catcher: Cody Payne, Sr., Chaffee Infield: Austin Godwin, Sr., NMCC Infield: Colton Black, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Gavin O'Brien, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Devon Yahn, Sr., Chaffee Outfield: Palmer Campbell, Fr., NMCC...
Standard Democrat Baseball Player of the Year: Doug Still (07/05/14)
Still made the most out of his senior year leading the Sikeston Bulldogs with a 3-4 pitching record, 70 strikeouts and a .391 batting average
Schedule set for Senior Babe Ruth state tournament (07/02/14)
The schedule is set for the highly anticipated Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state baseball tournament. The 14-team double-elimination event will take place July 10-15 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo. Three of the 27 tournament games will also be played at Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau, Mo...
Tensions mount between Sikeston, Cape Central during first day of Contact Camp (06/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The tension built several plays before. Sikeston's offense was just held scoreless and now it's defense was trying to do the same against Cape Central. But the Tigers were marching. One play was stuffed with a hard tackle by a Sikeston defender up the middle. The very next play went for 15 yards and ended when Cape Central's Kwaychon Chism was brought down hard close to the sideline...
Sikeston, Central brush up on rivalry at football camp (06/27/14)
Contact Football camp brings conference teams together
Sikeston, Central brush up on rivalry at football camp (06/27/14)
Contact Football camp brings conference teams together
Tensions mount between Sikeston, Cape Central during first day of Contact Camp (06/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The tension built several plays before. Sikeston's offense was just held scoreless and now it's defense was trying to do the same against Cape Central. But the Tigers were marching. One play was stuffed with a hard tackle by a Sikeston defender up the middle. The very next play went for 15 yards and ended when Cape Central's Kwaychon Chism was brought down hard close to the sideline...
Annual Contact Camp begins today (06/26/14)
SIKESTON -- The summer season doesn't usually signal thoughts of touchdown passes and extra points but every year for the past six high school football teams have put on the pads for two days of scrimmage. The SEMO Coaches Association Contact Camp will continue it's annual routine today as four area high school football teams have the chance to tackle someone else for a change. ...
Dexter boys claim Rib City title (06/21/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter varsity boys basketball program ended the Rib City Shootout on a high note Friday evening at the Bearcat Event Center. The Bearcats finished the two-day event with an overall record of 5-3, won its last four games and finished first in its seven-team bracket Friday evening...
Third inning lifts Squirrels over Post 114 10-0 (06/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Highlighted by a seven-run third inning, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels picked up a 10-0 win over Sikeston Legion Post 114 via the mercy rule on Friday in Pool 2 of the Bleacher Bum Invitational. "We're just excited to be playing good baseball and good competition," Charleston head coach Michael Minner said. ...
Third inning lifts Squirrels over Post 114 10-0 (06/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Highlighted by a seven-run third inning, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels picked up a 10-0 win over Sikeston Legion Post 114 via the mercy rule on Friday in Pool 2 of the Bleacher Bum Invitational. "We're just excited to be playing good baseball and good competition," Charleston head coach Michael Minner said. ...
Ducks squeeze past Post 114 amidst base running blunders (06/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Defenses were stout and pitching was up to par, but offense was at a premium between Sikeston Post 114 and the New Madrid Ducks. Though plagued with a lack of run production the Ducks, New Madrid's Senior Babe Ruth baseball team, squeaked out a run in the bottom of the seventh to beat Sikeston's American Legion Post 114 1-0 Thursday during the first round of pool play at the Bleacher Bum Invitational at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Ducks squeeze past Post 114 amidst base running blunders (06/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Defenses were stout and pitching was up to par, but offense was at a premium between Sikeston Post 114 and the New Madrid Ducks. Though plagued with a lack of run production the Ducks, New Madrid's Senior Babe Ruth baseball team, squeaked out a run in the bottom of the seventh to beat Sikeston's American Legion Post 114 1-0 Thursday during the first round of pool play at the Bleacher Bum Invitational at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Schedule altered for Bleacher Bum Invite (06/18/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the 2014 Bleacher Bum Invitational. The 16-team baseball tournament will take place June 19-22 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston and Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau. Eight first round games are scheduled for Thursday. ...
Boys basketball Rib City Shootout begins Thursday at Dexter (06/18/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the upcoming Rib City boys basketball shootout slated for June 19-20 at Dexter. 41 boys basketball teams will compete in the event. Games are scheduled to take place on three courts at the Bearcat Event Center, the Dexter High School Gymnasium, the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and the Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Schedule altered for Bleacher Bum Invite (06/18/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the 2014 Bleacher Bum Invitational. The 16-team baseball tournament will take place June 19-22 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston and Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau. Eight first round games are scheduled for Thursday. ...
Rib City Shootout Action (06/14/14)
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Girls take over Rib City Shootout (06/14/14)
Charleston Fighting Squirrels cruise by Senath-Hornersville 11-0 at Classic (06/13/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels offense got back on track in a big way Friday afternoon less than 24 hours after suffering a rare loss. Charleston (13-3) scored five times in the first two innings before adding three runs in the fourth inning and three more in the seventh inning as it cruised past Senath-Hornersville Senior Babe Ruth 11-0 in a consolation quarterfinal of the four-day 16-team Fighting Squirrel Classic...
Defending champ Charleston drops Classic opener to Crawford County 6-5 in 10 innings (includes all Thursday scores) (06/13/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the action Thursday at Charleston is available at this link: View Photos Here CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels threw about everything but the kitchen sink at Crawford County, Mo., Thursday afternoon but came up short in its bid to defend its title at its own Fighting Squirrel Classic...
Bats quiet for Sikeston Post 114, lose 2-0 to Jackson (06/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Two runs was all it took for Jackson to top Sikeston American Senior Legion Post 114's deflated offense. Jackson Post 158 came away with a 2-0 win behind a complete game shutout by Joe Elfrink Thursday at VFW Memorial Stadium in Sikeston...
Bats quiet for Sikeston Post 114, lose 2-0 to Jackson (06/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Two runs was all it took for Jackson to top Sikeston American Senior Legion Post 114's deflated offense. Jackson Post 158 came away with a 2-0 win behind a complete game shutout by Joe Elfrink Thursday at VFW Memorial Stadium in Sikeston...
Rib City Shootout schedule (June 13-14) (06/12/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the upcoming Rib City girls basketball shooutout slated for June 13-14. 44 girls basketball teams will compete in the event. Games are scheduled to take place on three courts at the Bearcat Event Center, the Dexter High School Gymnasium, the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and the Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Rib City Shootout schedule (June 13-14) (06/12/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the upcoming Rib City girls basketball shooutout slated for June 13-14. 44 girls basketball teams will compete in the event. Games are scheduled to take place on three courts at the Bearcat Event Center, the Dexter High School Gymnasium, the Dexter Middle School Gymnasium and the Southwest Elementary Gymnasium...
Local scores from SAYB action (06/11/14)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Area Youth Baseball and Softball league reports scores to the Standard Democrat sports desk and are recorded by scorekeepers at each game. Scores and stats given to the Standard Democrat are as follows: May 3 Softball 9U Ferguson Medical 8, Area Properties 0...
Bulldog basketball camp in full swing (06/11/14)
Ben James, 7, goes through drills as Sikeston assistant coach Chris Sarakas looks on Tuesday during the Bulldog Basketball Camp at the YMCA in Sikeston. The camp is run by Sikeston head coach Gregg Holifield, his staff and members of the boys basketball team. (Chris Pobst photo)...
Fighting Squirrel Baseball Classic begins Thursday at Charleston (06/11/14)
The schedule has been released for the 2014 Fighting Squirrel Classic. The 16-team baseball tournament will take place June 12-15 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston and Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau. Eight first round games are scheduled Thursday. ...
Rain spoils Still-Maddox pitcher's duel at Advance (06/10/14)
ADVANCE, Mo. - Mother Nature spoiled the fun in the top of the fourth inning Monday evening as heavy rain halted a scoreless Senior Babe Ruth pitcher's duel between the SEMO Strokers and Charleston Fighting Squirrels at Advance. Charleston ace lefty Doug Still, who was drafted in the 33rd round (1003rd overall) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Draft Saturday, struck out seven of the nine hitters he faced Monday and faced the minimum in three innings of work...
Hampton tosses shutout in Post 114's 1-0 win over Cape Ford and Sons (06/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Mixed with old and new, the Sikeston American Senior Legion Post 114 baseball team had no trouble labeling their group of summer baseball players. "We're a bunch of misfits," Post 114 head coach Craig Templeton said. "We're really old in some areas and really young in other areas. Our younger kids are getting a lot of exposure with the older kids and we're mixing well together."...
Hampton tosses shutout in Post 114's 1-0 win over Cape Ford and Sons (06/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Mixed with old and new, the Sikeston American Senior Legion Post 114 baseball team had no trouble labeling their group of summer baseball players. "We're a bunch of misfits," Post 114 head coach Craig Templeton said. "We're really old in some areas and really young in other areas. Our younger kids are getting a lot of exposure with the older kids and we're mixing well together."...
Sikeston soccer players garner many postseason awards (06/05/14)
SIKESTON -- As a team with only one senior this past season, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs underwent a youth movement that saw it's share of growing pains along a .500 campaign. After rallying for a trip to the Class 2, District 1 title game, however, the Lady Bulldogs got plenty of attention when it came time for postseason awards...
High school girls soccer honors (06/03/14)
Class 2 District 1 First team Abby Shupert, jr., Central (MF) Emily Daly, sr., Central (MF) Rebekah Sutherland, sr., Farmington (G) Emily Mosier, sr., Farmington (D) Montana Krause, jr., Farmington (D) Madison Buelow, sr., Notre Dame (G) Annie Siebert, sr., Notre Dame (D)...
Local girls finish strong at state track meet (06/02/14)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Sikeston girls speed relay teams finished its season on a high note during the final day of the MSHSAA Class 3 state track meet in Jefferson City Saturday. Sikeston's 4x200-meter relay team consisting of Antravia Green, Tyra Bonner, Ailena Stovall and Brandy Peet finished in fourth place with a time of 1:44.21. It was the team's second strong finishing time after qualifying a day early with a 1:44.13, which was just shy of the school record of 1:43.94 set in 2009...
SHS girls relay teams shine at state meet (05/30/14)
Staff Report sports@standard-democrat.com JEFFERSON CITY -- The Sikeston girls relay teams had a huge day on Friday, setting up a chance for medals on Saturday at the MSHSAA Class 3 State Track Meet held in Jefferson City. The 4x100-meter relay team of Antravia Green, Alexis Boyd, Zayteanna Williams and Brandy Peet set a school record in the preliminaries on Friday. ...
Sikeston has high goals at state meet (05/29/14)
By Derek James sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston's track and field team may not have the times to contend for state championships this year, but that doesn't mean the goals are any different. With two relays teams in both the boys and girls and two competitors each in the open events, the Bulldogs are still hoping for a strong showing at the Class 3 state track meet in Jefferson City on Friday and Saturday...
Sikeston sending several athletes to state meet (05/28/14)
FENTON -- Several runners from the Sikeston boys and girls track team posted state-qualifying times at Saturday's Class 3, Sectional 1 meet at Rockwood Summit High School. Both the boys and girls will send two relay teams each to the state meet that will be held Friday and Saturday on the campus of Lincoln University in Jefferson City. The girls 400-meter relay team placed second in sectionals while the Lady Bulldogs' 800-meter relay team took first to earn the state nod...
Dexter's MaKayla Waldner qualifies for state track meet in hurdles (05/28/14)
FENTON, Mo. - Dexter's MaKayla Waldner is state bound for a second straight season in girls track. Waldner finished second in the 100-meter hurdles and first in the 300-meter hurdles Saturday at the state sectional track meet at Rockwood Summit High in Fenton, Mo...
Sikeston runners qualify for state (05/25/14)
FENTON -- Several runners from the Sikeston boys and girls track team posted state-qualyfing times at Saturday's Class 3, Sectional 1 meet at Rockwood Summit High School. Both the boys and girls will send two relay teams each to the state meet that will be held Friday and Saturday on the campus of Lincoln University in Jefferson City. The girls 400-meter relay team placed second in sectionals while the Lady Bulldogs' 800-meter relay team took first to earn the state nod...
Class 3 track and field: Barber wins 400 at sectional, advances to state meet (05/25/14)
Multiple runners from the Notre Dame track and field team posted state-qualifying finishes at Saturday's Class 3 Sectional 1 at Rockwood Summit High School in Fenton, Mo. Jordan Barber led the Bulldogs with a first-place time of 49.12 seconds in the 400. ...
Sikeston falls 6-0 to Notre Dame in district championship (05/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- It was a tough pill to swallow, but watching his young team fall to a perennial winner could only be looked at as a learning experience to Sikeston head coach Gabe Dement. Sikeston was overwhelmed by the three-time defending district champions as Notre Dame routed Sikeston 6-0 during the Class 2, District 1 championship game Wednesday night at Notre Dame High School...
Sikeston falls 6-0 to Notre Dame in district championship (05/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- It was a tough pill to swallow, but watching his young team fall to a perennial winner could only be looked at as a learning experience to Sikeston head coach Gabe Dement. Sikeston was overwhelmed by the three-time defending district champions as Notre Dame routed Sikeston 6-0 during the Class 2, District 1 championship game Wednesday night at Notre Dame High School...
Notre Dame soccer girls overwhelm Sikeston (05/22/14)
District titles are nice, but in reality, the Notre Dame girls soccer team hopes to do better. Much, much better. The Bulldogs routed Sikeston 7-0 on Wednesday night to claim their third consecutive Class 2 District 1 title at the Notre Dame soccer field...
Notre Dame soccer girls overwhelm Sikeston (05/22/14)
District titles are nice, but in reality, the Notre Dame girls soccer team hopes to do better. Much, much better. The Bulldogs routed Sikeston 7-0 on Wednesday night to claim their third consecutive Class 2 District 1 title at the Notre Dame soccer field...
Wild finish ends season for Bulldogs (05/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston senior lefty Doug Still was as dominant as ever in Tuesday's Class 3, District 1 semifinal game against Kennett. But Kennett ace Tyson Campbell was just as sharp and got the biggest play of the game from his defense as the second-seeded Indians held on to defeat No. 3 Sikeston 5-4 at VFW Stadium...
Wheeler finishes third at state golf tournament (05/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FREMONT HILLS -- The regular season for Sikeston golfer Gabe Wheeler wasn't what he wanted it to be but the way he finished made up for any disappointments the junior went through. Wheeler finished in third place following the final round of the Class 3 state golf tournament Tuesday at Fremont Hills Country Club in Fremont Hills...
Wild finish ends season for Bulldogs (05/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston senior lefty Doug Still was as dominant as ever in Tuesday's Class 3, District 1 semifinal game against Kennett. But Kennett ace Tyson Campbell was just as sharp and got the biggest play of the game from his defense as the second-seeded Indians held on to defeat No. 3 Sikeston 5-4 at VFW Stadium...
Campbell pitches Tribe into final (05/21/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Whenever the Kennett Indians had a big baseball game this season, the first pitcher they always have looked to is Tyson Campbell -- and he delivered time and again. Campbell did it again Tuesday evening, going the distance and striking out 11 batters as the Tribe defeated the Sikeston Bulldogs 5-4 in the semifinals of the MSHSAA Class 4, District 1 Tournament at VFW Stadium...
Campbell pitches Tribe into final (05/21/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Whenever the Kennett Indians had a big baseball game this season, the first pitcher they always have looked to is Tyson Campbell -- and he delivered time and again. Campbell did it again Tuesday evening, going the distance and striking out 11 batters as the Tribe defeated the Sikeston Bulldogs 5-4 in the semifinals of the MSHSAA Class 4, District 1 Tournament at VFW Stadium...
Dexter suffers season-ending 7-5 defeat to Perryville baseball team (05/20/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. - The clock struck midnight for the Dexter Bearcats baseball team in the opening round of the Class 4, District 1, tournament Monday afternoon in Sikeston. Fifth-seeded Dexter overcame a 4-1 deficit with three runs in the top of the sixth inning but fourth-seeded Perryville responded with three runs of its own in the bottom of the sixth and never trailed after in a 7-5 district quarterfinal victory...
Wheeler tied for third after first round of state golf tournament (05/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FREMONT HILLS -- Sikeston junior Gabe Wheeler is sitting in prime position after the first day of the Class 3 state golf tournament Monday at Fremont Hills County Club in Fremont Hills. Wheeler is tied for third place after shooting a 74 on the par 71 course. The tournament leader, Davis Alec Palen from Logan-Rogersville, shot a 69...
Helms sinks OT winner, leads Sikeston to title game (05/19/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs pulled off a minor upset Monday evening when they toppled the second-seeded Perryville Lady Pirates 4-3 in overtime during the Class 2, District 1 tournament at Notre Dame High School...
Helms sinks OT winner, leads Sikeston to title game (05/19/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs pulled off a minor upset Monday evening when they toppled the second-seeded Perryville Lady Pirates 4-3 in overtime during the Class 2, District 1 tournament at Notre Dame High School...
Clark leads Sikeston past Fredericktown 6-2 in district opener (05/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Backed by seven solid innings from starting pitcher Jacob Clark, the third-seeded Sikeston Bulldogs downed sixth-seeded Fredericktown 6-2 in the Class 4, District 1 Tournament opening round on Monday. Clark allowed only three hits and four walks while striking out 14 batters, including seven straight at one point...
Kielhofner, Hency win sectional titles (05/18/14)
Oran senior Addie Kielhofner and junior Toni Hency posted first-place finishes in the 300 hurdles and shot put events to help lead the Eagles to fifth place overall in the team standings at Saturday's Class 1 Sectional 1 meet at The Principia High School in St. Louis, Mo...
Bulldogs' Wedemeier qualifies for sectionals (05/18/14)
Notre Dame's Ben Wedemeier breezed through the singles to win the Class 1 District 1 Individuals Tournament for the Bulldogs on Saturday at Potosi, Mo. Wedemeier defeated Potosi's Ian Boyer-Faulkner 6-1, 6-1 before triumphing over Arcadia Valley's Joey LaValle 6-2, 6-0 and Brian LaValle 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to clinch the championship in the singles...
Sikeston girls track team finishes second at districts (05/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DESOTO -- When three-time state track and field champion Steven Baker went down with a devastating knee injury during a meet earlier this season, Sikeston coach Terry Flannigan knew his boys team's hopes of repeating as Class 3, District 1 champions went down with him...
Lady Bulldogs soccer team gearing up for postseason play (05/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Their regular season may have ended prematurely, but the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team will spend next week making sure the same can't be said for their postseason. They'll kick off the Class 2, District 1 tournament on Monday against Perryville at 5 p.m. at Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau...
Sikeston girls track team finishes second at districts (05/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DESOTO -- When three-time state track and field champion Steven Baker went down with a devastating knee injury during a meet earlier this season, Sikeston coach Terry Flannigan knew his boys team's hopes of repeating as Class 3, District 1 champions went down with him...
Lady Bulldogs soccer team gearing up for postseason play (05/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Their regular season may have ended prematurely, but the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team will spend next week making sure the same can't be said for their postseason. They'll kick off the Class 2, District 1 tournament on Monday against Perryville at 5 p.m. at Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau...
Rain derails Sikeston soccer's last regular season game (05/16/14)
Tribe trio honored by SEMO Conference (05/16/14)
Several Kennett Indians baseball players received recognition when the SEMO Conference recently released its all-conference and all-tournament teams. Pitcher Tyson Campbell shared Pitcher of the Year honors with Wesley Pyles from Poplar Bluff, while Campbell, Kevonte Mitchell and Declan "D.K." Wallace were named first-team all-conference. The trio also was named to the SEMO Conference Tournament's all-tournament team...
Wheeler, Below prepare for state golf tournament (05/15/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Though both juniors, Sikeston's Gabe Wheeler and Blake Below will enter the upcoming Class 3 state golf tournament with vastly different amounts of experience. For Wheeler, this marks his third time in as many years making the trip while Below competes on high school's biggest stage for the first time in his career...
Lady Bulldogs pull out OT win over Cape Central (05/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Torrie Helms scored the game-winning goal in the first overtime helping the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs to a 4-3 win over Cape Central Tuesday. Helms scored the deciding goal two-and-a-half minutes into the first overtime with an assist from Kayla Curry. Curry's pass hit Helms at her feet which ended over the outstretching hands of Cape Central's keeper and into the back of the net...
District baseball begins this weekend for area schools (05/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After a disappointing exit in last year's Class 4, District 1 championship game, the Sikeston Bulldogs are once again on the hunt for their first district title since 2007. This time around they'll have home-field advantage as play kicks off this weekend at VFW Memorial Stadium in Sikeston...
All-conference baseball (05/14/14)
All-SEMO Conference P -- Michael Houchin, jr., Jackson P -- Tyson Campbell, sr., Kennett P -- Wesley Pyles, sr., Poplar Bluff P -- Chase Hagerty, jr., Cape Central P -- Jacob Clark, jr., Sikeston P -- Graham Ruopp, jr., Notre Dame...
District baseball begins this weekend for area schools (05/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After a disappointing exit in last year's Class 4, District 1 championship game, the Sikeston Bulldogs are once again on the hunt for their first district title since 2007. This time around they'll have home-field advantage as play kicks off this weekend at VFW Memorial Stadium in Sikeston...
Lady Bulldogs pull out OT win over Cape Central (05/14/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Torrie Helms scored the game-winning goal in the first overtime helping the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs to a 4-3 win over Cape Central Tuesday. Helms scored the deciding goal two-and-a-half minutes into the first overtime with an assist from Kayla Curry. Curry's pass hit Helms at her feet which ended over the outstretching hands of Cape Central's keeper and into the back of the net...
Final regular season MBCA state baseball rankings (05/13/14)
Multiple baseball programs from the southeast Missouri region remain state ranked in the final regular season rankings released May 12 by the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association. Defending state champion Oran is ranked third in Class 1. Bernie, which has won 15 straight games, is ranked sixth in Class 2. Valle Catholic is ranked first in Class 2, Chaffee is ranked second, East Carter County is ranked fourth, Portageville is ranked eighth and Greenville is ranked ninth...
Sikeston golf team sending two to state (05/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ST LOUIS -- Of the three they sent to the Class 3 sectional gold meet, the Sikeston Bulldogs golf team saw two advance to state after play at Quail Creek Golf Club in St. Louis. Both juniors Gabe Wheeler and Blake Below made the cut with Wheeler leading the way by shooting an 82 that left him 10 over par and tied for seventh overall in the tournament. Below shot an 86 on the day, 14 over-par, which was good for a tie for 17th overall...
Four Dexter golfers compete at sectional, Stevens qualifies for state (05/13/14)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Dexter's Ethan Stevens qualified for the Class 3 state golf tournament Monday afternoon with a fourth-place finish at the Class 3 state sectional at Quail Creek Golf Club in St. Louis, Mo. Stevens shot five-over-par 77 to finish tied for fourth place with Priory's Thomas Earle Weaver...
Sikeston gets 11-6 road win over Marshall Co. (05/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON, Ky -- The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team improved to 13-10 on the season following an 11-6 win against Marshall County, Ky., Saturday on the road. Jacob Clark was the winning pitcher. Gavin O'Brien led the Bulldogs with three hits and two RBIs. Audie Hay added two hits and a double while Colton Black and Colton Hampton added two hits apiece...
Sikeston gets 11-6 road win over Marshall Co. (05/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON, Ky -- The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team improved to 13-10 on the season following an 11-6 win against Marshall County, Ky., Saturday on the road. Jacob Clark was the winning pitcher. Gavin O'Brien led the Bulldogs with three hits and two RBIs. Audie Hay added two hits and a double while Colton Black and Colton Hampton added two hits apiece...
May 10, 2014 Scoreboard (05/10/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Jackson track and field team dominates at SEMO North meet (05/10/14)
The Indians swept the boys and girls titles at the JV and varsity levels.
Sikeston holds at third during SEMO Conference meet (05/10/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Following a season-ended injury to one of it's top tier athletes, the Sikeston Bulldogs track team was left trying to pick up the pieces. The boys team is beginning to find it's way after losing Steven Baker to a devastating knee injury while the girls continue it's stretch-run towards qualifying for districts...
Dexter strikes early, takes down Bulldogs (05/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- On the back of as three-run, third-inning rally, the Dexter Bearcats defeated visiting Sikeston on Thursday 6-3. The Bearcats jumped on top with a run in the first before their three-run outburst in the bottom of the third put them ahead 4-1...
Dexter strikes early, takes down Bulldogs (05/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- On the back of as three-run, third-inning rally, the Dexter Bearcats defeated visiting Sikeston on Thursday 6-3. The Bearcats jumped on top with a run in the first before their three-run outburst in the bottom of the third put them ahead 4-1...
Bernie & Dexter collect high school baseball wins (05/09/14)
NEELYVILLE, Mo. - The Bernie Mules outlasted the Neelyville Tigers 8-5 Thursday afternoon in a battle of state-ranked teams. Bernie built an 8-1 lead by the sixth inning. "We played well today for the most part," Bernie coach Darrin Shipman said of his team's 15th straight victory. "We took some really good at-bats and really battled. They are so good and well-coached that it really is a good win for our team. B.J. did a great job throwing strikes and mixing his pitches."...