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Friday, Mar. 27, 2015
Sports Headlines
Sikeston allows dooming late goal in loss to Perryville (03/27/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Just when it looked like Sikeston would be taking Perryville to overtime Thursday in the opening round of the Cape Noon Optimist Tournament, a breakdown in the final minutes proved too much to overcome...
Sikeston grabs season opening win over Kelly 10-0 (03/25/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Sikeston's first game of the year didn't necessarily have the best possible beginning. The problems began before the first pitch was thrown when head coach Alan Scheeter learned his starting centerfielder and shortstop had to be scratched due to a case of food poisoning and a nagging arm injury...
Sikeston tennis team hoping to continue progress (03/20/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON - Like many teams in the area the weather hasn't been kind to the Sikeston's boy's tennis team. With rain and snow seemingly always in the forecast, the Bulldogs have found themselves in the gym as often as on the tennis court...
Sikeston falls short in district final to Notre Dame (03/08/15)
The Sikeston Bulldogs knocked off one state-ranked team on Friday, but pulling it off for a second straight night proved to be too tall of a task. Sikeston fell to top-seeded Notre Dame 63-56 in the Class 4, District 1 title game.
Sikeston's historic season gives way to Dexter's fifth straight district title (03/08/15)
Sikeston accomplished things not ever done before this season. They set multiple records and broke new ground in a year filled with first-time milestones. The only thing Sikeston couldn't do in its historic season was knock off the district's old standard.
Dexter outlasts Kennett in mistake-filled contest (03/26/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- In a game where both teams feasted on each other's mistakes, it was fitting that Dexter's eventual game-winning rally against Kennett started with a misplayed ball. Trailing by a run in the bottom of the sixth inning, an error at third base ignited a five-run Bearcat outburst that helped Dexter escape their own fielding troubles with a 16-12 win...
Sikeston's historic season gives way to Dexter's fifth straight district title (03/08/15)
Sikeston accomplished things not ever done before this season. They set multiple records and broke new ground in a year filled with first-time milestones. The only thing Sikeston couldn't do in its historic season was knock off the district's old standard.
Dexter breezes past Cape Central and into district finals (03/04/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Dexter is back in very familiar territory. For the eighth-straight year the Bearcats will play for a district championship after cruising past Cape Central 66-30 Tuesday night at the Sikeston Field House during the Class 4, District 1 tournament semifinals...
C4D1 Boys: Sikeston takes out Dexter, advances to semifinals (03/03/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For four minutes, things were going exactly as planned for the Dexter Bearcats in Monday's Class 4, District 1 first round game against Sikeston. With the score tied at 4-4 halfway through the first quarter, sixth-seeded Dexter's strategy of eating up clock and using long, drawn out possessions seemed to frustrate third-seeded Sikeston early...
Dexter halts Sikeston's win streak in possible district preview 55-50 (02/27/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- If Thursday's regular season finale between Dexter and Sikeston is any indication of how the upcoming Class 4, District 1 tournament might end up then fans are certainly in for a treat. Dexter edged Sikeston 55-50 at the Sikeston Field House in a game that had the feeling of playoff basketball...
Big inning lifts NMCC to win over Caruthersville (03/25/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Despite a few mental mistakes, the New Madrid County Central Eagles couldn't have asked for a better to start their season. Holding a one-run lead going into the fourth, the Eagles broke out for nine runs during a two-out rally to down visiting Caruthersville 12-2 Tuesday in five innings via the mercy rule...
Jimerson guides NMCC to third place finish over Madison Prep (03/13/15)
The senior scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to lead the New Madrid County Central Eagles to a 58-50 win over Madison Prep Friday during the third place game at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Haunting final seconds doom NMCC against Strafford in Class 3 semifinals (03/12/15)
It's one thing to lose.It's another to lose in the heart-breaking fashion that New Madrid County Central did on Thursday afternoon in a Class 3 state semifinal.
NMCC reaches Class 3 semifinal after rolling past Park Hills Central (03/07/15)
The New Madrid County Central Eagles advanced to the Class 3 semifinals after a 63-33 win over Park Hills Central.
Jimerson leads NMCC past Charleston in epic double overtime sectional win (03/07/15)
The NMCC senior scored 53 points, including a pair of free throws with no time on the clock to send Friday's state sectional to a second overtime. The Eagles won 105-92.
Jimerson leads NMCC past Charleston in epic double overtime sectional win (03/07/15)
The NMCC senior scored 53 points, including a pair of free throws with no time on the clock to send Friday's state sectional to a second overtime. The Eagles won 105-92.
NMCC, Charleston to meet in first-ever sectional (03/04/15)
In a rivalry as old as Charleston and New Madrid County Central's, there are not a lot of firsts still to be had. Yet after all the years of battling each other for district titles the two teams will meet for the first time ever during for a sectional game.
Charleston, Kelly taken out during Class 3, District 2 semis (02/26/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- A strong finish to the first half by second-seed Arcadia Valley ensured there would be no upsets during the Class 3, District 2 girls semifinals Wednesday night at Scott City High School. Taking on the third-seeded Charleston Lady Bluejays, the Lady Tigers built a 19-point halftime advantage before rolling to an 88-51 turbo-clocked win...
Sikeston races past Charleston in front of big home crowd (02/13/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston girls basketball team didn't disappoint its biggest fan base to date as it cruised to a 63-22 win over Charleston on Thursday. A campaign to "Fill the Field House" prior to Thursday night's contest urged community members, fans, student organizations and anyone in between to attend Sikeston's game against it's rival...
Pruitt reaches milestone, Chaffee claims conference over Charleston (02/12/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- When Chaffee senior Jordan Pruitt looks back after her days as a Lady Devil are over, the four-year starter will certainly put Wednesday night among the fondest memories of her career. Not only were the Lady Devils playing Charleston for the Scott-Mississippi Conference regular season title, but Pruitt entered the night just three points shy of 1,000 for her career...
TRC Raiders baseball team look to win with versatility (02/14/15)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The name of the game for the Raiders this season is versatility. Three Rivers coach Stacy Burkey has three left-handed pitchers projected as starters. As many as seven different Raiders can bat left-handed. There are six guys he could use as the designated hitter...
Jones sparks another Southeast Missouri State basketball win (02/13/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Southeast Missouri State sophomore guard Antonius Cleveland's answer to whether he and his teammates had finally played their best game of the season Thursday night was succinct. "Of course," Cleveland said as broad grins stretched across his and his teammates' faces...
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...
Sikeston v. Perryville (March 26)

Sikeston fell 1-0 to Perryville Thursday in the Noon Optimist Tournament at Cape Central High School

NMCC v. Caruthersville (March 24)

New Madrid County Central opened their season Tuesday with a 12-2 win over Caruthersville in five innings.

Girls Soccer: Sikeston v. Kelly

Sikeston defeated Kelly 3-0 during Kelly's inaugural varsity soccer match Friday at Kelly High School.

Class 2 state championship game: Scott Central v. Mid-Buchanan

Scott County Central defeated Mid-Buchanan on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in the Class 2 title game at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

Boys Class 3 third place game: NMCC v. Madison Prep

New Madrid County Central defeated Madison Prep in the Class 3 third place game on Friday, March 13, 2015, at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

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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