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Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
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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...
Bulldogs pick up lopsided win over DeSoto in regular season finale (02/27/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com DESOTO -- With the district tournament looming next week, the Sikeston Bulldogs appear to be peaking at just the right time as they captured their 10th win in the last 11 games, defeating DeSoto 85-51 for the team's third straight road victory this week...
Sikeston notches 64-47 win over Washington (02/26/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com WASHINGTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs continued its hot streak in the month of February as they took to the road to defeat Washington on Wednesday, 64-47. It's Sikeston's ninth win in the last 10 games to improve to 15-8 on the season with one regular season game left before district play...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston girls top school win mark with victory over Cape Central (02/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs broke the school record for wins Tuesday following a 65-24 victory over Cape Central. Sikeston's 19th win clips the old mark of 18 set in 2006. It's also Sikeston's 13th win in a row -- another school record...
Sikeston takes down Ste. Genevieve 76-58 (02/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Sikeston Bulldogs won for the eighth time in the last nine games as they defeated Ste. Genevieve 76-58 on the road on Monday night. The Bulldogs added the Dragons late to the schedule after having two cancellations due to inclement weather last week...
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...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston girls top school win mark with victory over Cape Central (02/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs broke the school record for wins Tuesday following a 65-24 victory over Cape Central. Sikeston's 19th win clips the old mark of 18 set in 2006. It's also Sikeston's 13th win in a row -- another school record...
Three wrestlers earn medals at state wrestling meet (02/23/15)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Three local wrestlers left Mizzou Arena in Columbia with medals after the final day of the state wrestling tournament. Dexter's Ethan Stevens took fourth place while New Madrid County Central had two with Rhiley Smith and Terrez Taylor each finishing sixth...
Stevens, Smith hang tough and advance to final day of state wrestling meet (02/21/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Out of the 11 local wrestlers to survive into the second day of the state wrestle championships, only two will be competing on Saturday in the medal round at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Those two grapplers, New Madrid County Central's Rhiley Smith and Dexter's Ethan Stevens aren't out of the championship bracket, but both will medal by surviving to the final day of their respective tournaments...
Sikeston, NMCC and Dexter advance wrestlers in state tournament (02/19/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Four of Sikeston's seven wrestlers are still in the running for a medal after the first day of the Class 3 state wrestling tournament at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Javeon Bonner (120), Courtney Hawkins (138), Josh Stinnett (182) and Mitchell Garner (220) each won their first round matches Thursday which moves them into the quarterfinals today...
NMCC falls short of top-seeded Twin Rivers 54-43 (02/26/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central had already tasted defeat against Twin Rivers earlier in the season. A 29-point loss to be exact. The way NMCC head coach BJ Stone saw it, his team had nothing to lose heading into the Class 3, District 1 semifinals against the tournament's top seed and his team played like it...
Offense lacks for Portageville, NMCC rolls in first round of Class 3, District 1 tournament (02/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- A problem that has plagued the Portageville boys basketball team all season came back to haunt them once again. Held to just eight points in the first half, the Bulldogs saw their season end Tuesday after falling to Hayti 47-34 during the Class 3, District 1 tournament at New Madrid County Central High School...
NMCC squeaks by Malden, Portageville advances in Class 3, District 1 girls tournament (02/24/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Fourth-seeded New Madrid County Central slipped past upset-minded Malden 42-40 during the first round of the Class 3, District 1 tournament Monday at New Madrid County Central High School. Senior Shanterra Waters hit the tying field goal and go-ahead free throw with 34 seconds remaining and NMCC was able to thwart each of Malden's chances to hold on for first-year head coach BJ Stone's first district win...
Three wrestlers earn medals at state wrestling meet (02/23/15)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Three local wrestlers left Mizzou Arena in Columbia with medals after the final day of the state wrestling tournament. Dexter's Ethan Stevens took fourth place while New Madrid County Central had two with Rhiley Smith and Terrez Taylor each finishing sixth...
Stevens, Smith hang tough and advance to final day of state wrestling meet (02/21/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Out of the 11 local wrestlers to survive into the second day of the state wrestle championships, only two will be competing on Saturday in the medal round at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Those two grapplers, New Madrid County Central's Rhiley Smith and Dexter's Ethan Stevens aren't out of the championship bracket, but both will medal by surviving to the final day of their respective tournaments...
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...
On and off court, Bogan makes big splash against Malden (02/11/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- In typical fashion, Delfincko Bogan made a big splash Tuesday night. His near double-double wasn't the cause. Neither was his team's 83-69 win over Malden. No, Bogan saved his biggest news until after the court was cleared and everyone had left Charleston High School...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston upends Jackson, NMCC blows past Caruthersville (02/10/15)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- Led by Larysa McClellon's 15 points, the Sikeston girls basketball team defeated SEMO Conference foe Jackson 57-47 on the road Monday night. Sikeston (16-4, 4-0 SEMO Conference) fell behind 22-21 by halftime but grabbed a three-point lead going into the fourth quarter. They outscored Jackson, who committed 21 turnovers, 21-13 to pull away from the win...
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...
Boys Class 2, District 1 championship game

Scott County Central defeated Bernie 73-63 in the Class 2, District 1 championship game on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Bloomfield High School.

Girls Class 2, District 1 championship game

Chaffee defeated Scott County Central 63-49 in the girls Class 2, District 1 championship on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Bloomfield High School.

Class 3, District 1 semifinals: NMCC v. Caruthersville (February 26)

Top-seeded NMCC defeated fifth-seeded Caruthersville 83-47 Thursday to advance to the Class 3, District 1 championship game.

Girls basketball: Dexter v. Sikeston

Dexter defeated Sikeston 55-50 in a SEMO Conference basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Sikeston Field House.

Class 3, District 2 semifinals: Charleston v. Arcadia Valley (February 25)

Charleston fell to Arcadia Valley 88-51 Wednesday night at Scott City High School in the Class 3, District 2 Tournament semifinals.

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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