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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)
Note: A schedule for June 14 remains available at this link: View Schedule Here
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."...
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."...
Bulldogs total 10 hits during 10-0 victory over Oran (05/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Backed by a complete game effort from starting pitcher Doug Still, the Sikeston Bulldogs hammered out 10 hits Wednesday to down visiting Oran 10-0 in five innings via the mercy rule. "We hit it pretty well today," Sikeston head coach Alan Scheeter said. ...
Bulldogs total 10 hits during 10-0 victory over Oran (05/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Backed by a complete game effort from starting pitcher Doug Still, the Sikeston Bulldogs hammered out 10 hits Wednesday to down visiting Oran 10-0 in five innings via the mercy rule. "We hit it pretty well today," Sikeston head coach Alan Scheeter said. ...
High school roundup: Jackson baseball team gets revenge on Poplar Bluff (05/08/14)
Landon Mills hit a two-run home run to help lead the Jackson baseball team to a 5-3 vengeful victory over its conference nemesis Poplar Bluff on Wednesday. Tyler Slinkard picked up the win on the mound. He went the distance and gave up three earned runs on seven hits, struck out seven and walked one...
High school roundup: Jackson baseball team gets revenge on Poplar Bluff (05/08/14)
Landon Mills hit a two-run home run to help lead the Jackson baseball team to a 5-3 vengeful victory over its conference nemesis Poplar Bluff on Wednesday. Tyler Slinkard picked up the win on the mound. He went the distance and gave up three earned runs on seven hits, struck out seven and walked one...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran downs Kelly, Sikeston soccer falls on the road (05/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Thanks to a combined six runs in the fourth and fifth innings, the Oran Eagles downed visiting Kelly 9-8. The Hawks took a 5-3 lead into the fourth whee the Eagles put together the first of back-to-back three runs rallies to jump ahead 6-5. Kelly responded with a three-run rally of their own in the top of the fifth to go up 8-6, but Oran's final three-run rally in the home of the fifth put them ahead for good, 9-8...
Bulldog tennis team drops home match to Dexter 6-3 (05/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In one of their final matches of the season, the Sikeston Bulldogs' tennis team fell to the visiting Dexter Bearcats 6-3 on Tuesday in a varsity only meeting. "We had good wins by our No. 1 and 4 players in singles play," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. We also got a good win from our No. 2 doubles team."...
Sikeston's Doug Still named SEMO Conference POY (05/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Before Monday's SEMO Conference Tournament championship game at Capaha Park, this year's all-tournament team was announced along with many other awards. Sikeston senior Doug Still took home the top honor as he was announced the SEMO Conference Player of the Year...
May 7, 2014 Scoreboard (05/07/14)
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SCAA sports roundup: Five-run third dooms Bloomfield baseball team against Woodland 8-5 (05/07/14)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - The Bloomfield Wildcats baseball team fell behind early Tuesday afternoon and never overtook the Woodland Cardinals. Woodland tallied five runs in the top of the third inning and led by at least two runs the rest of the way on its way to an 8-5 road win at Bloomfield...
Sikeston seventh grade basketball player invited to Junior Phenom Camp in San Diego (05/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston seventh grader Kevin Jones helped lead the Bulldog seventh grade basketball team to an undefeated season last winter and is now continuing his prowess in the AAU ranks. Jones was recently invited to the Junior Phenom Camp in San Deigo, Calif., while participating with the SEMO Bulls 13U AAU basketball team. Jones attends Sikeston Junior High school and is a two-sport athlete participating in basketball and football...
Bulldog tennis team drops home match to Dexter 6-3 (05/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In one of their final matches of the season, the Sikeston Bulldogs' tennis team fell to the visiting Dexter Bearcats 6-3 on Tuesday in a varsity only meeting. "We had good wins by our No. 1 and 4 players in singles play," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. We also got a good win from our No. 2 doubles team."...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran downs Kelly, Sikeston soccer falls on the road (05/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Thanks to a combined six runs in the fourth and fifth innings, the Oran Eagles downed visiting Kelly 9-8. The Hawks took a 5-3 lead into the fourth whee the Eagles put together the first of back-to-back three runs rallies to jump ahead 6-5. Kelly responded with a three-run rally of their own in the top of the fifth to go up 8-6, but Oran's final three-run rally in the home of the fifth put them ahead for good, 9-8...
Sikeston seventh grade basketball player invited to Junior Phenom Camp in San Diego (05/07/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston seventh grader Kevin Jones helped lead the Bulldog seventh grade basketball team to an undefeated season last winter and is now continuing his prowess in the AAU ranks. Jones was recently invited to the Junior Phenom Camp in San Deigo, Calif., while participating with the SEMO Bulls 13U AAU basketball team. Jones attends Sikeston Junior High school and is a two-sport athlete participating in basketball and football...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston golf team sending three to sectionals (05/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- Sikeston's Gabe Wheeler, Blake Below and Austin Bowman each made the cut following the Class 3, District 1 tournament Monday at Crowne Pointe Golf Club in Farmington. Wheeler finished with third overall with a score of 76 -- four over par. Both Below and Bowman tied with an 88 as Sikeston finished third as a team with a score of 347...
Youthful Sikeston soccer team takes down Poplar Bluff 4-0 (05/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Though Senior Night is usually a time for veterans to shine, Sikeston was boosted by rookies and an up-and-coming goal scorer. Behind two goals apiece by sophomore Claudea Kuykendall and freshman Larysa McClellon, the Lady Bulldogs trounced visiting Poplar Bluff Monday 4-0...
Dexter golf team sends four to Class 3 sectional (05/06/14)
FARMINGTON, Mo. - Four Dexter golfers finished in the Top 25 at the Class 3, District 1, golf tournament at Crowne Pointe Golf Club in Farmington, Mo., Monday. Dexter's Ethan Stevens finished tied for eighth with a round of 12-over-par 84. Dexter's Austin Chesser finished tied for 18th with a round of 16-over-par 88. Dexter's Myles Urhahn finished 23rd with a round of 17-over-par 89 and Dexter's Drake Mitchell finished 24th with a round of 18-over-par 90...
Sikeston falls to Poplar Bluff 11-1, finishes fourth in SEMO Conference Tournament (05/06/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- After coming dangerously close to reaching the title game this weekend, the Sikeston Bulldogs had to settle for fourth-place in the SEMO Conference Tournament. Taking on Poplar Bluff in the third-place game Monday, the Bulldogs surrendered a nine-run second frame en rout to an 11-1 loss in five innings via the run rule...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston golf team sending three to sectionals (05/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- Sikeston's Gabe Wheeler, Blake Below and Austin Bowman each made the cut following the Class 3, District 1 tournament Monday at Crowne Pointe Golf Club in Farmington. Wheeler finished with third overall with a score of 76 -- four over par. Both Below and Bowman tied with an 88 as Sikeston finished third as a team with a score of 347...
Youthful Sikeston soccer team takes down Poplar Bluff 4-0 (05/06/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Though Senior Night is usually a time for veterans to shine, Sikeston was boosted by rookies and an up-and-coming goal scorer. Behind two goals apiece by sophomore Claudea Kuykendall and freshman Larysa McClellon, the Lady Bulldogs trounced visiting Poplar Bluff Monday 4-0...
High school roundup: Notre Dame track teams sweep conference meet (05/06/14)
Host Notre Dame swept the boys and girls divisions at the six-team SEMO Central Conference track and field meet Monday. The Bulldogs won 12 of the 18 events in the boys division. Jordan Barber and Rudy McClellan each picked up a pair of first-place finishes for Notre Dame...
Notre Dame's Dixon fires 69 at district golf meet (05/06/14)
Notre Dame senior Brady Dixon saved his best 18-hole high school round for the Class 3 District 1 tournament Monday at the Crowne Pointe Golf Club in Farmington, Missouri. Dixon fired a 3-under-par 69 to claim the medalist honor and lead the Bulldogs in their successful defense of their district title. Notre Dame totaled 308 and finished 21 shots ahead of runner-up Farmington...
May 5, 2014 Scoreboard (05/05/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Notre Dame baseball reaches title game of SEMO Conference tournament (05/03/14)
Top-seeded Notre Dame rallied for a 3-2 victory in eight innings to reach Monday's conference tourney final
High shool roundup: Eagles win two games at state tournament (05/04/14)
All the local high school events reported Friday to the Southeast Missourian.
High shool roundup: Eagles win two games at state tournament (05/04/14)
All the local high school events reported Friday to the Southeast Missourian.
Bulldogs get big day from Black, knock out Cape Central 10-4 in SEMO Conference tournament (05/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- If Sikeston senior Colton Black continues to hit they way he did Friday against Caper Central, opposing teams might consider just walking him. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs' cleanup hitter went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and five runs batted in to help down the fifth-seeded Tigers 10-4 in the opening round of the SEMO Conference Tournament...
Lady Bulldogs finish third at Poplar Bluff Invitational (05/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs track team finished third out of eight teams Friday during the Poplar Bluff Invitational track meet at Poplar Bluff High School. Sikeston totaled 112 points while Poplar Bluff won the girls side with 166 and Jackson took second with 159. Dexter took sixth with 33.5...
Sikeston lets upset over Notre Dame slip away 3-2 in extra innings (05/03/14)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Just a few outs from reaching the SEMO Conference Tournament championship game, the Sikeston Bulldogs suffered a heartbreaking loss to Notre Dame on Saturday. After leading most the way, Sikeston saw a tying run in the seventh inning set up a walk-off single from Notre Dame's Luke Haines in the eight to propel his team to a 3-2 win...
Notre Dame baseball reaches title game of SEMO Conference tournament (05/03/14)
Top-seeded Notre Dame rallied for a 3-2 victory in eight innings to reach Monday's conference tourney final
Bulldogs get big day from Black, knock out Cape Central 10-4 in SEMO Conference tournament (05/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- If Sikeston senior Colton Black continues to hit they way he did Friday against Caper Central, opposing teams might consider just walking him. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs' cleanup hitter went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and five runs batted in to help down the fifth-seeded Tigers 10-4 in the opening round of the SEMO Conference Tournament...
Lady Bulldogs finish third at Poplar Bluff Invitational (05/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs track team finished third out of eight teams Friday during the Poplar Bluff Invitational track meet at Poplar Bluff High School. Sikeston totaled 112 points while Poplar Bluff won the girls side with 166 and Jackson took second with 159. Dexter took sixth with 33.5...
Sikeston prepares for Cape Central again as SEMO Conference Tournament kicks off (05/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- As the final game to be counted in the SEMO Conference Tournament seeding process, Sikeston head coach Alan Scheeter stressed the importance of last Saturday's game against Cape Central. A win, he said, would likely promise the Bulldogs a home game and at least the fourth seed in the tournament...
PREP ROUNDUP: Wamble tosses no-hitter during Richland's 29-3 rout over Cairo (05/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ESSEX (SMNS) - The Richland Rebels high school baseball team put together one of its strongest performances of the season Thursday afternoon in a 29-3 victory against Cairo, Ill. Richland standout Tristan Wamble threw a no-hitter while earning a complete-game victory on the hill. Wamble struck out 13 and allowed three unearned runs...
May 2, 2014 Scoreboard (05/02/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
PREP ROUNDUP: Wamble tosses no-hitter during Richland's 29-3 rout over Cairo (05/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ESSEX (SMNS) - The Richland Rebels high school baseball team put together one of its strongest performances of the season Thursday afternoon in a 29-3 victory against Cairo, Ill. Richland standout Tristan Wamble threw a no-hitter while earning a complete-game victory on the hill. Wamble struck out 13 and allowed three unearned runs...
Sikeston prepares for Cape Central again as SEMO Conference Tournament kicks off (05/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- As the final game to be counted in the SEMO Conference Tournament seeding process, Sikeston head coach Alan Scheeter stressed the importance of last Saturday's game against Cape Central. A win, he said, would likely promise the Bulldogs a home game and at least the fourth seed in the tournament...
Helms' hat-trick pushes Sikeston back to .500 (05/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- They seem to take turns having big days but Sikeston's forwards simply ride the hot hand. Wednesday was Torrie Helms' day on the pitch. The sophomore performed a hat-trick scoring three goals to help the Lady Bulldogs to a 5-1 finish over visitin Anna-Jonesboro, Ill., at the Sikeston Sports Complex...
PREP ROUNDUP: Chaffee breezes by Oak Ridge in five innings (05/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Jumping out of the gate with an eight-run rally, the Chaffee Red Devils took down Oak Ridge 10-0 in five innings on Wednesday via the mercy-rule. The Red Devils' eight run first was followed by three innings of silence. They put together one final two-run rally in the bottom of the fifth to end the game early...
May 1, 2014 Scoreboard (05/01/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
PREP ROUNDUP: Chaffee breezes by Oak Ridge in five innings (05/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Jumping out of the gate with an eight-run rally, the Chaffee Red Devils took down Oak Ridge 10-0 in five innings on Wednesday via the mercy-rule. The Red Devils' eight run first was followed by three innings of silence. They put together one final two-run rally in the bottom of the fifth to end the game early...
Helms' hat-trick pushes Sikeston back to .500 (05/01/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- They seem to take turns having big days but Sikeston's forwards simply ride the hot hand. Wednesday was Torrie Helms' day on the pitch. The sophomore performed a hat-trick scoring three goals to help the Lady Bulldogs to a 5-1 finish over visitin Anna-Jonesboro, Ill., at the Sikeston Sports Complex...
Dexter boys tennis team beats Sikeston & Poplar Bluff (05/01/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter varsity boys tennis team collected back-to-back wins earlier this week. Dexter edged Poplar Bluff 5-4 Tuesday and cruised past Sikeston 8-1 Wednesday. "We are playing a lot better tennis up-and-down the team right now," Dexter coach Kurt Lovelady said. "We just need to keep this momentum going into our last few matches heading into districts the week after next. We still have a lot of work to do and a lot to learn because of how young we are."...
Dexter boys tennis team beats Sikeston & Poplar Bluff (05/01/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter varsity boys tennis team collected back-to-back wins earlier this week. Dexter edged Poplar Bluff 5-4 Tuesday and cruised past Sikeston 8-1 Wednesday. "We are playing a lot better tennis up-and-down the team right now," Dexter coach Kurt Lovelady said. "We just need to keep this momentum going into our last few matches heading into districts the week after next. We still have a lot of work to do and a lot to learn because of how young we are."...
Bernie enters latest MBCA state baseball rankings (04/30/14)
The Missouri Baseball Coaches Association released its latest state baseball rankings earlier this week. Bernie is the only SCAA school ranked. The Mules are ranked No. 10 in Class 2. Joining the Mules in Class 2 are: No. 1 Valle Catholic, No. 2 Chaffee, No. 3 Sacred Heart, No. 4 Hartville, No. 5 East Carter County, No. 6 Canton and Portageville, No. 8 Neelyville and No. 9 Linn. Thayer, Crane, Greenville, Holcomb, Billings, Skyline and Spokan received votes in Class 2...
O'Brien, early barrage lifts Sikeston over Notre Dame 8-1 (04/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Two innings don't usually shape a ball game. But Sikeston pitcher Gavin O'Brien made sure his team's outburst held up. Sikeston piled on its rival from the north for six runs in the second inning and let O'Brien close the door during it's 8-1 win over Notre Dame Tuesday at Notre Dame High School...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs fall 3-2 in second OT to Perryville (04/30/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com PERRYVILLE -- Watching a lead slip away late in regulation, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell 3-2 to host Perryville in double overtime on Tuesday. The two went into the half knotted at 1-1 thanks to a goal from Torrie Helms, off an assist from Claudea Kuykendall...
O'Brien, early barrage lifts Sikeston over Notre Dame 8-1 (04/30/14)
By Chris Pobst sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Two innings don't usually shape a ball game. But Sikeston pitcher Gavin O'Brien made sure his team's outburst held up. Sikeston piled on its rival from the north for six runs in the second inning and let O'Brien close the door during it's 8-1 win over Notre Dame Tuesday at Notre Dame High School...
High school roundup: Sikeston hands second loss to Notre Dame baseball team (04/30/14)
All the local events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Lady Bulldogs fall 3-2 in second OT to Perryville (Roundup) (04/30/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com PERRYVILLE -- Watching a lead slip away late in regulation, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell 3-2 to host Perryville in double overtime on Tuesday. The two went into the half knotted at 1-1 thanks to a goal from Torrie Helms, off an assist from Claudea Kuykendall...
High school roundup: Sikeston hands second loss to Notre Dame baseball team (04/30/14)
All the local events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
April 29, 2014 Scoreboard (04/29/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Big third inning lifts Sikeston past Cape Central 11-7 (04/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Rebounding from a loss to Affton earlier in the day, the Sikeston Bulldogs completed Saturday's tripleheader by hammering out 14 hits to down SEMO Conference rival Cape Central, 11-7. "We'll take a big conference win anytime," Sikeston head coach Alan Scheeter said. "From what we've done in the past, that puts us where we need to be right now to hopefully get a four seed in the conference tournament and host on Friday...
Sikeston bats go silent against Affton (04/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In the first game of a tripleheader on Saturday, the Sikeston Bulldogs fell to Affton 3-0 at VFW Stadium. The Sikeston bats went quiet against Affton's hard-throwing right-handed pitcher Anthony Herron, who recorded 10 strikeouts and scattered seven hits and did not walk a single batter against the Bulldog lineup...
Sikeston boys track team takes third at Cape Central (04/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston boys track team finished third overall while the girls took fifth Saturday during the Cape Central Invitational at Cape Central High School. The Sikeston boys scored 94 points behind Jackson and Poplar Bluff. The girls scored 85.5...
Sikeston bats go silent against Affton (04/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In the first game of a tripleheader on Saturday, the Sikeston Bulldogs fell to Affton 3-0 at VFW Stadium. The Sikeston bats went quiet against Affton's hard-throwing right-handed pitcher Anthony Herron, who recorded 10 strikeouts and scattered seven hits and did not walk a single batter against the Bulldog lineup...
Big third inning lifts Sikeston past Cape Central 11-7 (04/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Rebounding from a loss to Affton earlier in the day, the Sikeston Bulldogs completed Saturday's tripleheader by hammering out 14 hits to down SEMO Conference rival Cape Central, 11-7. "We'll take a big conference win anytime," Sikeston head coach Alan Scheeter said. "From what we've done in the past, that puts us where we need to be right now to hopefully get a four seed in the conference tournament and host on Friday...
Sikeston boys track team takes third at Cape Central (04/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston boys track team finished third overall while the girls took fifth Saturday during the Cape Central Invitational at Cape Central High School. The Sikeston boys scored 94 points behind Jackson and Poplar Bluff. The girls scored 85.5...
High school roundup: Chism's no-hitter leads Central past Affton (04/27/14)
All the local high school events reported Saturday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Chism's no-hitter leads Central past Affton (04/27/14)
All the local high school events reported Saturday to the Southeast Missourian.
2013-14 All-Standard Democrat Basketball Team (04/26/14)
The 2013-14 All-Standard Democrat boys and girls basketball teams was selected by the Standard Democrat sports department. Teams in our coverage area include: Chaffee, Charleston, Dexter, East Prairie, Kelly, New Madrid County Central, Oran, Portageville, Richland, Risco, Scott Central and Sikeston.
2013-14 Standard Democrat Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Delfincko Bogan (04/26/14)
CHARLESTON -- The importance of Delfincko Bogan has never been a gray area. After nearly every game, Charleston head coach Danny Farmer made some mention of Bogan and how much his impact was felt on his team and record. The junior gave his coach much to talk about, too...
McClellon scores two goals giving Sikeston win over Massac (04/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team improved its record to a square 8-8 following a 2-1 win over Massac County, Ky., Friday on the road. Larysa McClellon scored both goals for Sikeston with assists from Claudea Kuykendall and Grace Hamra...
2013-14 All-Standard Democrat Basketball Team (04/26/14)
The 2013-14 All-Standard Democrat boys and girls basketball teams was selected by the Standard Democrat sports department. Teams in our coverage area include: Chaffee, Charleston, Dexter, East Prairie, Kelly, New Madrid County Central, Oran, Portageville, Richland, Risco, Scott Central and Sikeston.
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs soccer drops road game to Saxony, Sikeston tennis falls to Poplar Bluff (04/25/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- Falling below the .500 mark this season, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell to Saxony Lutheran 5-1 on Thursday on the road. It's Sikeston's second loss to the Lady Crusaders, having fallen 6-0 earlier this month...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs soccer drops road game to Saxony, Sikeston tennis falls to Poplar Bluff (04/25/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- Falling below the .500 mark this season, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell to Saxony Lutheran 5-1 on Thursday on the road. It's Sikeston's second loss to the Lady Crusaders, having fallen 6-0 earlier this month...
SEMO's Road Trip to Sikeston (04/25/14)
PREP ROUNDUP: Pavy's big day lifts Risco past Gideon, Chaffee downs Charleston (04/24/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com GIDEON -- Jordon Pavy got the win on the mound and led Risco at the plate during the Tigers' 11-7 Tri-County Conference win over Gideon. After entering in the third inning Pavy pitched four scoreless innings where he struck out four. He also went 3 for 4 at the dish hitting two doubles and a triple while scoring four runs...
April 24, 2014 Scoreboard (04/24/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
PREP ROUNDUP: Pavy's big day lifts Risco past Gideon, Chaffee downs Charleston (04/24/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com GIDEON -- Jordon Pavy got the win on the mound and led Risco at the plate during the Tigers' 11-7 Tri-County Conference win over Gideon. After entering in the third inning Pavy pitched four scoreless innings where he struck out four. He also went 3 for 4 at the dish hitting two doubles and a triple while scoring four runs...
Central's Simmons, ND team repeat at SEMO Conference golf tournament (04/23/14)
Travis Simmons stood in the rough just off the left side of the 18th green Tuesday afternoon at Dalhousie Golf Club and knew just what he had to do. Simmons, a senior at Central and the defending SEMO Conference champion, had just played his second shot from the rough at the par-5 18th, which served as the first playoff hole in this year's SEMO Conference tournament, and needed to chip his third shot over a foot of rough and negotiate some 25 feet of green to the pin.. ...
Matos throws no-hitter during Sikeston's 12-2 win over Charleston (04/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston and Charleston baseball teams have developed a tradition of raising money for cancer awareness the past few years. While a baseball game is always played, there are bigger themes headlining the night...
Kuykendall scores a hat-trick, Sikeston takes down Cape Central 4-2 (04/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Not only did the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs pick up a big SEMO Conference win on Tuesday, but they raised money for a good cause in the process. Playing Cape Central in the inaugural Kicks for a Cure, the Lady Bulldogs got a brilliant hat-trick performance from sophomore Claudea Kuykendall to down the Tigers 4-2...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston golf team takes fourth at SEMO tournament (04/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's Gabe Wheeler tied for seventh place during Tuesday's SEMO Conference golf meet as the Bulldogs took fourth as a team in the large school division at the Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau...
Kuykendall scores a hat-trick, Sikeston takes down Cape Central 4-2 (04/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Not only did the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs pick up a big SEMO Conference win on Tuesday, but they raised money for a good cause in the process. Playing Cape Central in the inaugural Kicks for a Cure, the Lady Bulldogs got a brilliant hat-trick performance from sophomore Claudea Kuykendall to down the Tigers 4-2...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston golf team takes fourth at SEMO tournament (04/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's Gabe Wheeler tied for seventh place during Tuesday's SEMO Conference golf meet as the Bulldogs took fourth as a team in the large school division at the Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau...
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...
Matos throws no-hitter during Sikeston's 12-2 win over Charleston (04/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston and Charleston baseball teams have developed a tradition of raising money for cancer awareness the past few years. While a baseball game is always played, there are bigger themes headlining the night...
Central marks 20-year anniversary of state baseball title (04/23/14)
A daring Tigers team won the Class 4 state baseball title in 1994
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...
Struggles continue for Sikeston as they fall to Marion 8-2 (04/22/14)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston head coach Alan Scheeter was at a loss. He wasn't sure how or what direction to take next with his struggling Bulldogs baseball team, who's 8-2 loss to Marion, Ill., Monday was their fourth in their last five games...
April 22, 2014 Scoreboard (04/22/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Struggles continue for Sikeston as they fall to Marion 8-2 (04/22/14)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston head coach Alan Scheeter was at a loss. He wasn't sure how or what direction to take next with his struggling Bulldogs baseball team, who's 8-2 loss to Marion, Ill., Monday was their fourth in their last five games...
Sikeston wins first, drops finale during doubleheader against Calloway Co. (04/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The win was welcomed but after splitting a doubleheader at home against Calloway County, Ky., the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team left their home field feeling unsatisfied. Sikeston won the first game 9-3 and lost the second 9-8 Saturday at VFW Memorial Stadium. The split represented the struggles the Bulldogs' have gone through of late losing three of their last four games...
Sikeston soccer drops fifth place game at Fralish Cup (04/21/14)
CARBONDALE -- The Sikeston girls soccer team lost its fifth place game to Marion, Ill., Saturday morning during the final day of the Fralish Cup. Sikeston lost 2-0 to Marion after losing its first game 6-1 to Carbondale during the first round beating Farmington 2-1 to put them in the fifth place game...
April 21, 2014 Scoreboard (04/21/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Sikeston wins first, drops finale during doubleheader against Calloway Co. (04/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The win was welcomed but after splitting a doubleheader at home against Calloway County, Ken., the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team left their home field feeling unsatisfied. Sikeston won the first game 9-3 and lost the second 9-8 Saturday at VFW Memorial Stadium. The split represented the struggles the Bulldogs' have gone through of late losing three of their last four games...
Sikeston girls soccer team split two at Fralish Cup (04/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team received two goals from Larysa McClellon as they split two games during the Fralish Cup in Carbondale, Ill., Friday. Sikeston (6-6) lost its first game 6-1 to the tournament's host. Torrie Helms assisted on McClellon's first goal of the day...
Sikeston girls soccer team split two at Fralish Cup (04/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team received two goals from Larysa McClellon as they split two games during the Fralish Cup in Carbondale, Ill., Friday. Sikeston (6-6) lost its first game 6-1 to the tournament's host. Torrie Helms assisted on McClellon's first goal of the day...
Campbell, Tribe outduel Sikeston (04/18/14)
The Kennett Indians only managed three hits off of Doug Still and the Sikeston Bulldogs on Wednesday -- but two of them came at just the right time for the Tribe. Tyson Campbell's sixth-inning base hit off of Still tied the score, then Bud Hilburn's hit three batters later chased home the go-ahead runs to give Kennett at 3-1 win over the Bulldogs in a key district and SEMO Conference game at Indian Park...
SCAA Roundup: Bernie baseball team run-rules Bloomfield (04/18/14)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - The highly anticipated baseball showdown between the top seeded teams in next week's SCAA varsity baseball tournament turned into a dud Thursday afternoon. The Bernie Mules calculated 14 unanswered run on its way to a 14-0 five-inning road win against the Bloomfield Wildcats...
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...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran edges Cooter 4-3, Sikeston tennis downed by Dexter (04/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Rally for a pair of runs late, the Oran Eagles downed Cooter 4-3 on Wednesday. Both teams came out of the first inning with a pair of runs and the Braves scored again in the third to go up 3-2. That lead held until a two-run rally in the seventh gave Oran the come-from-behind win...
Bulldogs fall to Kennett on the road 3-1 (04/17/14)
SIKESTON -- The Kennett Indians only managed three hits off of Doug Still and the Sikeston Bulldogs on Wednesday -- but two of them came at just the right time for the Tribe. Tyson Campbell's sixth-inning base hit off of Still tied the score, then Bud Hilburn's hit three batters later chased home the go-ahead runs to give Kennett at 3-1 win over the Bulldogs in a key district and SEMO Conference game at Indian Park...
High school roundup: Priggel delivers again in Oran baseball team's victory (04/17/14)
Oran's Jacob Priggel marked the one-week anniversary of his walk-off hit against Scott City with another against Cooter on Wednesday afternoon. Priggel drove home Preston Hahn and Seth Ressell following Ben Heuring's sacrifice in the bottom of the seventh to lead the Eagles to a 4-3 victory at home...
J.T. Jones signs with SEMO as preferred walk-on (04/17/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU (SMNS) -- Sikeston High School senior J.T. Jones will join the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks basketball team as a preferred walk-on. Jones follows in the footsteps of Will Holifield and Michael Porter, who both played at Sikeston and are currently at Southeast, although Porter's career was cut short by injury...
J.T. Jones signs with SEMO as preferred walk-on (04/17/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU (SMNS) -- Sikeston High School senior J.T. Jones will join the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks basketball team as a preferred walk-on. Jones follows in the footsteps of Will Holifield and Michael Porter, who both played at Sikeston and are currently at Southeast, although Porter's career was cut short by injury...
High school roundup: Priggel delivers again in Oran baseball team's victory (04/17/14)
Oran's Jacob Priggel marked the one-week anniversary of his walk-off hit against Scott City with another against Cooter on Wednesday afternoon. Priggel drove home Preston Hahn and Seth Ressell following Ben Heuring's sacrifice in the bottom of the seventh to lead the Eagles to a 4-3 victory at home...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran edges Cooter 4-3, Sikeston tennis downed by Dexter (04/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Rally for a pair of runs late, the Oran Eagles downed Cooter 4-3 on Wednesday. Both teams came out of the first inning with a pair of runs and the Braves scored again in the third to go up 3-2. That lead held until a two-run rally in the seventh gave Oran the come-from-behind win...
Bulldogs fall to Kennett on the road 3-1 (04/17/14)
SIKESTON -- The Kennett Indians only managed three hits off of Doug Still and the Sikeston Bulldogs on Wednesday -- but two of them came at just the right time for the Tribe. Tyson Campbell's sixth-inning base hit off of Still tied the score, then Bud Hilburn's hit three batters later chased home the go-ahead runs to give Kennett at 3-1 win over the Bulldogs in a key district and SEMO Conference game at Indian Park...
Sikeston netters earn first win of the season (04/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In a close match with visiting Festus on Tuesday the Sikeston Bulldogs completed a late-comeback to pick up their first win of the season, 5-4. "It was a very tight match with Festus today," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. "We were down by one match with only two varsity singles remaining, so pressure was on our number five and six ranked players. Fortunately, they both handled the pressure well and pulled out the match for us."...
High school roundup: Greenville deals Chaffee baseball first loss of season (04/16/14)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Sikeston netters earn first win of the season (04/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In a close match with visiting Festus on Tuesday the Sikeston Bulldogs completed a late-comeback to pick up their first win of the season, 5-4. "It was a very tight match with Festus today," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. "We were down by one match with only two varsity singles remaining, so pressure was on our number five and six ranked players. Fortunately, they both handled the pressure well and pulled out the match for us."...
Sikeston Junior High track hosts relays (04/16/14)
Sikeston's Elijah Faulkner (left) and Jamonte Smith (center) and Aaron Allen (right) participate in the 110-hurdle event Tuesday during the Sikeston Junior High Relays at Sikeston Public Stadium. (Brent Shipman Photo)
April 15, 2014 Scoreboard (04/15/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
High school roundup: Notre Dame golfers lose tie-breaker with Bluff (04/15/14)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Sikeston golf team takes third at Poplar Bluff Invitational (04/15/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com The Sikeston golf team finished third at the Poplar Bluff Invitational tournament Monday at Westwood Hills Country Club. Sikeston's Gabe Wheeler tied for fifth overall after shooting a 75 on the par 71 course. Blake Below shot an 81...
Sikeston golf team takes third at Poplar Bluff Invitational (04/15/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com The Sikeston golf team finished third at the Poplar Bluff Invitational tournament Monday at Westwood Hills Country Club. Sikeston's Gabe Wheeler tied for fifth overall after shooting a 75 on the par 71 course. Blake Below shot an 81...
Sikeston boys fare well during Twilight Relays (04/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston boys track team ended with eight first place finishes during Sikeston's annual Twilight Relays meet at Sikeston High School Friday. Other than two open events, the 100-meter dash and 1600-meter run, the Twilight Relays combine all competitors times and distances for an overall score. No team scores were kept and a best overall was recorded in each field event. 11 schools competed in the boys meet and nine in the girls...
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...
Sikeston soccer team to "Kick Cancer" April 22 (04/12/14)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team will do its part to bring awareness and raise money for breast cancer. On April 22 Sikeston will host Cape Central at the Sikeston Sports Complex and all money raised from that game will go to the American Cancer Society...
Sikeston soccer team to "Kick Cancer" April 22 (04/12/14)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team will do its part to bring awareness and raise money for breast cancer. On April 22 Sikeston will host Cape Central at the Sikeston Sports Complex and all money raised from that game will go to the American Cancer Society...
Sikeston boys fare well during Twilight Relays (04/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston boys track team ended with eight first place finishes during Sikeston's annual Twilight Relays meet at Sikeston High School Friday. Other than two open events, the 100-meter dash and 1600-meter run, the Twilight Relays combine all competitors times and distances for an overall score. No team scores were kept and a best overall was recorded in each field event. 11 schools competed in the boys meet and nine in the girls...
Sikeston left stranded in 3-1 loss to Poplar Bluff (04/11/14)
SEMO News Service POPLAR BLUFF -- Sikeston put the first two batters on base, took the lead two batters later then loaded the bases to start the SEMO Conference game Thursday. It didn't get much better after that for the Bulldogs. Poplar Bluff's Brandon Stuckenschneider got out of the first-inning jam with a strikeout then stymied Sikeston as the Mules won 3-1...
Saxony Lutheran shuts out Sikeston 6-0 (04/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Looking for their third win in four days the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs ran into a buzzsaw Thursday when the Saxony Lutheran Lady Crusaders came to town. Unable to keep up with Saxony Lutheran's high-powered offense, the Lady Bulldogs found themselves down by five goals at the break en rout to a 6-0 loss that drops them back below .500 on the season...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC walk off winners over Jackson 8-7 (04/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Thanks to a walk-off single from senior Austin Lynn, the New Madrid County Eagles completed a three-run comeback on the Jackson indians for a 8-7 win on Thursday. After going into the seventh tied at 5-5, the Indians got a bases loaded single in the top of the frame to drive in two runs...
Holifield selected to MBCA Hall of Fame (04/11/14)
Sikeston head boys basketball coach -- and Senath native -- Gregg Holifield has accomplished much in his coaching career, and now he is receiving the ultimate compliment for his success. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association will induct Holifield into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held April 26 at noon at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield...
Holifield selected to MBCA Hall of Fame (04/11/14)
Sikeston head boys basketball coach -- and Senath native -- Gregg Holifield has accomplished much in his coaching career, and now he is receiving the ultimate compliment for his success. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association will induct Holifield into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held April 26 at noon at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield...
Saxony Lutheran shuts out Sikeston 6-0 (04/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Looking for their third win in four days the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs ran into a buzzsaw Thursday when the Saxony Lutheran Lady Crusaders came to town. Unable to keep up with Saxony Lutheran's high-powered offense, the Lady Bulldogs found themselves down by five goals at the break en rout to a 6-0 loss that drops them back below .500 on the season...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC walk off winners over Jackson 8-7 (04/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Thanks to a walk-off single from senior Austin Lynn, the New Madrid County Eagles completed a three-run comeback on the Jackson indians for a 8-7 win on Thursday. After going into the seventh tied at 5-5, the Indians got a bases loaded single in the top of the frame to drive in two runs...
Sikeston left stranded in 3-1 loss to Poplar Bluff (04/11/14)
SEMO News Service POPLAR BLUFF -- Sikeston put the first two batters on base, took the lead two batters later then loaded the bases to start the SEMO Conference game Thursday. It didn't get much better after that for the Bulldogs. Poplar Bluff's Brandon Stuckenschneider got out of the first-inning jam with a strikeout then stymied Sikeston as the Mules won 3-1...
SCAA Roundup: Bloomfield baseball team stays perfect, other SCAA schools secure wins (04/11/14)
The success continued Thursday for the undefeated Bloomfield Widlcats high school baseball team. Bloomfield improved to 6-0 with 29-3 win against Richland. "It's always nice to record a conference win and I was glad to see some different guys step up and contribute when given an opportunity to play," Bloomfield coach Tyler Trover said. "Our kids are doing some good things and we are going to have to continue that trend with the quality opponents on our schedule in the next week"...
Holifield to be inducted into coaches HOF (04/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston head boys basketball coach Gregg Holifield has accomplished much in his coaching career, and now he is receiving the ultimate compliment for his success. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association will induct Holifield into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held April 26 at noon at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield...
Hamra sinks penalty kick to beat Fredericktown (04/09/14)
FREDERICKTOWN -- Thanks to a clutch shot from freshman Grace Hamra, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs picked up their second win in as many days with a 1-0 decision over host Fredericktown on Tuesday. "We had tons of chances to score goals in the second half, but didn't finish one until the very end when we got a penalty kick," Sikeston head coach Gabe Dement said. "I picked Grace to take it because I knew she would put in the corner. Sure enough, she did."...
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...
Holifield to be inducted into coaches HOF (04/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston head boys basketball coach Gregg Holifield has accomplished much in his coaching career, and now he is receiving the ultimate compliment for his success. The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association will induct Holifield into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held April 26 at noon at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield...
Hamra sinks penalty kick to beat Fredericktown (04/09/14)
FREDERICKTOWN -- Thanks to a clutch shot from freshman Grace Hamra, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs picked up their second win in as many days with a 1-0 decision over host Fredericktown on Tuesday. "We had tons of chances to score goals in the second half, but didn't finish one until the very end when we got a penalty kick," Sikeston head coach Gabe Dement said. "I picked Grace to take it because I knew she would put in the corner. Sure enough, she did."...
Second half stand gives Lady Bulldogs 3-2 win over Massac (04/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After watching his team give up the lead twice during the first 32 minutes of Monday's contest against Massac County, Ill., Sikeston head coach Gabe Dement challenged his defense for a better second half. The result was a scoreless final 40 minutes that allowed the Lady Bulldogs to hold on to a late first half goal for a 3-2 win over the Patriots...
Second half stand gives Lady Bulldogs 3-2 win over Massac (04/08/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After watching his team give up the lead twice during the first 32 minutes of Monday's contest against Massac County, Ill., Sikeston head coach Gabe Dement challenged his defense for a better second half. The result was a scoreless final 40 minutes that allowed the Lady Bulldogs to hold on to a late first half goal for a 3-2 win over the Patriots...
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...
Jackson girls take home title, boys finish second at home track meet (04/06/14)
Dylan Rush and Sierra Maddox swept the pole vaulting events for the Indians.
New assignments released for HS football, basketball districts (04/06/14)
Scott County Central moved up to Class 2 in basketball
April 5, 2014 Scoreboard (04/05/14)
All the high school sports scores reported to Semoball.com.
Sikeston sweeps Cape Central in open meet (04/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs boys and girls track teams hosted the Cape Central Tigers Wednesday to an open meet. The Sikeston boys defeated Cape Central 106-26 while the Sikeston girls won 80-53. Boys 1. Sikeston 106; 2. Cape Central 26...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston ninth grade baseball team splits with Jackson in DH (04/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- The Sikeston ninth grade baseball team split a doubleheader on the road against Jackson Wednesday. Sikeston lost the first game 8-2 but rebounded for a 7-2 win in the finale. The Bulldogs (5-1) out-hit Jackson 7-5 in the first game but fell behind 6-0 after the first two innings...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston ninth grade baseball team splits with Jackson in DH (04/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- The Sikeston ninth grade baseball team split a doubleheader on the road against Jackson Wednesday. Sikeston lost the first game 8-2 but rebounded for a 7-2 win in the finale. The Bulldogs (5-1) out-hit Jackson 7-5 in the first game but fell behind 6-0 after the first two innings...
Sikeston sweeps Cape Central in open meet (04/03/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs boys and girls track teams hosted the Cape Central Tigers Wednesday to an open meet. The Sikeston boys defeated Cape Central 106-26 while the Sikeston girls won 80-53. Boys 1. Sikeston 106; 2. Cape Central 26...
Sikeston golf team drops home dual to Poplar Bluff (04/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Bad weather conditions have took their tool on the Sikeston golf team of late. A brutally windy afternoon during the Notre Dame Invitational at Bent Creek on Monday resulted in Sikeston's top golfer to break an impressive career streak and slotted the Bulldogs in the seventh position as a team...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC baseball gets first hit, win of the season (04/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After being no-hit in each of their two games this season the New Madrid County Central Eagles got things going Tuesday in a 4-3 win over Charleston. The Bluejays scored a run in each of the first three innings while a three-run outburst by the Eagles in the top of the second left things knotted at 3-3 going into the fourth...
Sikeston golf team drops home dual to Poplar Bluff (04/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Bad weather conditions have took their tool on the Sikeston golf team of late. A brutally windy afternoon during the Notre Dame Invitational at Bent Creek on Monday resulted in Sikeston's top golfer to break an impressive career streak and slotted the Bulldogs in the seventh position as a team...