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Hawkins, Stevens claim SEMO Conference wrestling titles (01/24/15)
sports@standard-demcorat.com SIKESTON -- Courtney Hawkins wasn't expected to finish or even compete in the 138-pound title match. But entering the SEMO Conference wrestling tournament, Hawkins carried the confidence of a top seed. The Sikeston senior became the school's third SEMO Conference tournament champion in the last eight years after pinning New Madrid County Central's Garrett Manley Saturday at the Sikeston Field House...
Sikeston sending nine wrestlers into final bracket of SEMO Conference tournament (01/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston wrestling team is about where they expected to be after pool play of the SEMO Conference Tournament. They are sending nine wrestlers to the championship bracket and are 1.5 points behind in the team standings for third place...
Sikeston rolls through Kennett 88-40 (01/23/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The questions that surround Sikeston head coach Gregg Holifield about his basketball team this season have mostly been concerned with consistency. Whether it's scoring or lapses in their historically stout defense, performing in both aspects have been hit or miss...
Lady Bulldogs pull off first-ever win at Poplar Bluff (01/23/15)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Cross another historic win off the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs' checklist. Having already beaten Notre Dame for the first time ever earlier this season, Sikeston improved to 2-0 in conference play with the program's first-ever win at Poplar Bluff, 59-45, Thursday night...
Sikeston eighth grade basketball team wraps up perfect season (01/23/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston eighth grade basketball team finished its season with an undefeated record for the second straight year after defeating Poplar Bluff 61-31 in the championship game of the Cape Central Junior High Tournament on Thursday...
Hawkins, Stevens claim SEMO Conference wrestling titles (01/24/15)
sports@standard-demcorat.com SIKESTON -- Courtney Hawkins wasn't expected to finish or even compete in the 138-pound title match. But entering the SEMO Conference wrestling tournament, Hawkins carried the confidence of a top seed. The Sikeston senior became the school's third SEMO Conference tournament champion in the last eight years after pinning New Madrid County Central's Garrett Manley Saturday at the Sikeston Field House...
NMCC scorches Dexter from outside 83-68 (01/24/15)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central Eagles coach Travis Day encouraged his shooters to take any open looks they got early against the Dexter Bearcats Friday night. "Our goal was to come out with a lot of energy, playing our style," Day said. "I knew their defense was going to pack it in the paint on Willie (Jimerson). We told our shooters 'have your hands and feet ready and if you are wide open let it fly.'"...
Sikeston sending nine wrestlers into final bracket of SEMO Conference tournament (01/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston wrestling team is about where they expected to be after pool play of the SEMO Conference Tournament. They are sending nine wrestlers to the championship bracket and are 1.5 points behind in the team standings for third place...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC gets by Royals, Dexter pulls off comeback (01/21/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- Led by Willie Jimerson's 25 points, the New Madrid County Central Eagles took down host Twin Rivers 71-55. With just a one-point edge going into the second quarter the Eagles went on to outscore the Royals 24-14 in the final eight minutes of the half. NMCC extended its lead to 15 entering the fourth before holding on for the win...
Dexter upsets rival Bernie 66-54 (01/17/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com BERNIE -- After winning only two of their first 11 games, this past week has been a breath of fresh air for the Dexter Bearcats and their fans. Not only have the Bearcats secured back-to-back wins, but both have came at the expense of Stoddard County Activity Association opponents less than two weeks before the SCAA Conference Tournament...
Hawkins, Stevens claim SEMO Conference wrestling titles (01/24/15)
sports@standard-demcorat.com SIKESTON -- Courtney Hawkins wasn't expected to finish or even compete in the 138-pound title match. But entering the SEMO Conference wrestling tournament, Hawkins carried the confidence of a top seed. The Sikeston senior became the school's third SEMO Conference tournament champion in the last eight years after pinning New Madrid County Central's Garrett Manley Saturday at the Sikeston Field House...
NMCC scorches Dexter from outside 83-68 (01/24/15)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central Eagles coach Travis Day encouraged his shooters to take any open looks they got early against the Dexter Bearcats Friday night. "Our goal was to come out with a lot of energy, playing our style," Day said. "I knew their defense was going to pack it in the paint on Willie (Jimerson). We told our shooters 'have your hands and feet ready and if you are wide open let it fly.'"...
Sikeston sending nine wrestlers into final bracket of SEMO Conference tournament (01/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston wrestling team is about where they expected to be after pool play of the SEMO Conference Tournament. They are sending nine wrestlers to the championship bracket and are 1.5 points behind in the team standings for third place...
PREP ROUNDUP: Richland upends Leopold, Bravettes take down Scott City (01/23/15)
LEOPOLD -- The Richland Rebels varsity boys basketball program outscored Leopold in every quarter on its way to a 67-33 road win Thursday. Skyler Harper paced Richland with 23 points. Marcus Gryson added 19 points, Josh Thornton contributed 13 points and Marcus Grayson calculated 10 points for the Rebels...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC gets by Royals, Dexter pulls off comeback (01/21/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- Led by Willie Jimerson's 25 points, the New Madrid County Central Eagles took down host Twin Rivers 71-55. With just a one-point edge going into the second quarter the Eagles went on to outscore the Royals 24-14 in the final eight minutes of the half. NMCC extended its lead to 15 entering the fourth before holding on for the win...
PREP ROUNDUP: Richland upends Leopold, Bravettes take down Scott City (01/23/15)
LEOPOLD -- The Richland Rebels varsity boys basketball program outscored Leopold in every quarter on its way to a 67-33 road win Thursday. Skyler Harper paced Richland with 23 points. Marcus Gryson added 19 points, Josh Thornton contributed 13 points and Marcus Grayson calculated 10 points for the Rebels...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC gets by Royals, Dexter pulls off comeback (01/21/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- Led by Willie Jimerson's 25 points, the New Madrid County Central Eagles took down host Twin Rivers 71-55. With just a one-point edge going into the second quarter the Eagles went on to outscore the Royals 24-14 in the final eight minutes of the half. NMCC extended its lead to 15 entering the fourth before holding on for the win...
Scott Central makes the most of star Bluejay's departure (01/17/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- He's the scorer, the ball handler or anything Charleston needs him to be. Simply put, Delfincko Bogan is a presence. So when he fouled out with 3:58 left in the fourth quarter leaving the Bluejays with a manageable 58-48 lead, Scott County Central made the most of a Bogan-less Charleston...
Frazier leads Charleston to Scott-Miss. Conference tourney title (01/17/15)
BENTON -- It's often said small things make a difference in a ball game. That might be true, but a small person also can determine an outcome. For proof, look no further than Charleston's Sierra Frazier, a slender 5-foot senior who is routinely dwarfed on the basketball court...
Charleston beats Kelly at the line, moves on to conference title game (01/16/15)
BENTON -- Charleston and Kelly combined for 63 fouls in a girls basketball game that was decided at the free-throw line. Neither team was impressive, but the Bluejays shot 66 percent (33 of 50) from the charity stripe, compared to the Hawks' 51 percent (20 of 39) shooting...
First SEMO football practice ends with highlight (08/02/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A near-perfect morning with temperatures hovering in the high 70's ended with a perfect throw from quarterback Kyle Snyder to receiver Paul McRoberts on Friday on the lower field at the Rosengarten Athletic Complex. Cornerback Reggie Jennings was given the coverage challenge on the talented 6-foot-3 junior as teammates took sides, with those wearing red (offense) and white (defense) jerseys rooting for their players...
Caruthersville recruit Monroe not attending SEMO (07/18/14)
Caruthersville graduate Darrell Monroe, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Southeast Missouri State on February 5, never joined the Redhawks as planned. First-year Southeast football coach Tom Matukewicz said it's been "a process," but the freshman running back was academically an NCAA non-qualifier and will instead play football at the junior college level at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona...
Ruffin transfers to Three Rivers College (06/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- One of Sikeston's winningest all-time guards will be playing closer to home this fall. Former Sikeston Bulldog Vashawn Ruffin has transferred to Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff following his freshman year at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Ill...
SEMO's Road Trip to Sikeston (04/25/14)
SEMO football players get first look at new coaching regime (03/26/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Following the Southeast Missouri State football team's first spring practice on Tuesday, first-year coach Tom Matukewicz asked his players, who were huddled around him on the field at the Rosengarten Athletic Complex, "Was that a little fun?"...
Wrestling: SEMO Conference Tournament (Day 2)

The SEMO Conference Wrestling Tournament concluded Saturday at the Sikeston Field House.

Wrestling: SEMO Conference Tournament (Day 1)

Pool play of the SEMO Conference wrestling tournament took place Friday at the Sikeston Field House.

Boys Basketball: Sikeston v. Kennett

Sikeston defeated Kennett 88-40 on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Sikeston Field House.

Girls Basketball: Sikeston v. Perryville

The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs defeated visiting Perryville 61-22 Tuesday at the Sikeston Field House.

East Prairie v. Kelly (January 20)

Fifth-seeded Kelly defeated fourth-seeded East Prairie 70-66 Tuesday night in the opening round of the Scott Mississippi Conference Tournament at Oran High School.

Otto Porter continuing impressive Summer League run (07/18/14)
Otto Porter continues to shine during the NBA Summer League. The 6-8 forward scored 14 points and had six rebounds in the Washington Wizards' 78-67 win over the Miami Heat Thursday night in Las Vegas. Porter, the former Scott County Central star and 2013's No. 3 overall NBA draft pick, is averaging 17 points and six rebounds in four games. The Wizards are undefeated so far in Summer League play...
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