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Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
Sports Headlines
Sikeston swarms Notre Dame 62-32 to end skid (12/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Not many people saw this one coming. Here's Sikeston, losers of three straight, hosting Notre Dame on Friday, which is coming off an impressive 65-48 road win over newly crowned SEMO Conference Tournament champion New Madrid County Central...
Sikeston falls in Classic semifinals to Jackson 59-36 (12/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A night of offensive struggles proved too much for the third-seeded Sikeston Lady Bulldogs to overcome Thursday night as they took on second-seeded Jackson in the Kelso Supply Holiday Classic semifinals...
Sikeston dominates Perryville to advance to Classic semifinals (12/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Frustrating sixth-seeded Perryville on both ends of the court Wednesday, the third-seeded Sikeston Lady Bulldogs picked up a convincing 57-25 win to advance to the Kelso Supply Holiday Classic semifinals...
Sikeston junior high splits with Cape Central (12/18/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston seventh and eighth grade basketball teams split with Cape Central on Wednesday night at Cape Central Junior High. Sikeston's eighth graders remained undefeated and improved to 8-0 on the season with a 55-24 win over the Tigers. The seventh grade Bulldogs wrapped up its season at 4-6 with a 56-34 loss to the Tigers...
Sikeston soccer has two named to all-state teams (12/18/14)
Two Sikeston soccer players were recently named to Missouri all-state teams. Sophomore Sam Cox was selected as an honorable mention all-state player in Class 3 and senior Layton Jones was named to the academic all-state team. Cox led the Bulldogs with 20 goals scored and also had nine assists...
PREP ROUNDUP: Dexter nabs its first win, Lady Jays upset by Greenville (12/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Austin Chesser scored a game-high 26 points to lead Dexter to its first win of the season against Richland Friday 75-40. The Bearcats (1-5) also added 19 points from Jason Jarrell and 14 more from Jacob Pedigo...
Usually spot on, SEMO Conference seeds were anything but this year (12/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Historically the seedings for the SEMO Conference tournament have been spot on. That wasn't the case this year. The 2014 tournament was littered with upsets and for the first time since its inception in 2006 two underdogs, as far as seedings go, made it to the championship game...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran bests Risco, Sikeston junior high splits with Charleston (12/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com RISCO -- Hunter Schlosser scored 19 points and had five rebounds leading the Oran Eagles past Risco 61-44 on the road Tuesday. Max Priggel added 14 points, five rebounds and three steals for Oran (2-2) while Jacob Priggel scored 11 and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds...
Bearcats eliminated from conference tournament after 41-29 loss to No. 2 Cape Central (12/10/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Coming in to Tuesday's consolation semifinal game against Cape Central, the Dexter Bearcats knew how they wanted to contain the Tigers' high-power offense and, for the most part, it worked. Playing a slow, possession style of offense Dexter hung within two possessions at halftime while limiting Cape's star senior Andre Statum to seven first half points...
Dexter's second half struggles prevents elusive tournament win (12/09/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A healthy offense and stout defense in the first half had the Dexter faithful hoping this time around the SEMO Conference tournament may be different. But halftime came and went and took with it the Bearcats' offense...
Notre Dame hands NMCC first loss of the season 65-48 (12/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The last time New Madrid County Central squared off with Notre Dame the Eagles used its 63-53 win as a springboard for its first SEMO Conference tournament championship in school history. Fast forward a week later and the Eagles were quickly reminded that the SEMO Conference is a season-long grind...
Sikeston wrestling team sweeps NMCC and Kennett (12/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In their final tune up before this weekend's Tiger Classic, the Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team picked up a pair of home wins Tuesday in a tri-meet with Kennett and New Madrid County Central. The Bulldogs cruised by the Indians 75-6 before closing out the night in convincing fashion, 52-15, against the Eagles...
PREP ROUNDUP: Cummins leads Oran past NMCC, Sikeston junior high sweeps Mules (12/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Oran's Allie Cummins had 17 points and 18 rebounds while leading the Lady Eagles past visiting New Madrid County Central Monday 40-37. Ashlyn McIntosh added 10 points for Oran. NMCC was led by Shanterra Waters who scored 23. Keisha Rainer added seven...
NMCC claims its first SEMO Conference tournament championship (12/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Following Friday night's grueling SEMO Conference championship game against Poplar Bluff, victorious New Madrid County Central coach Travis Day hoisted the traveling trophy high in the air towards the green-clad Eagle fans, drawing a loud roar of approval...
Usually spot on, SEMO Conference seeds were anything but this year (12/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Historically the seedings for the SEMO Conference tournament have been spot on. That wasn't the case this year. The 2014 tournament was littered with upsets and for the first time since its inception in 2006 two underdogs, as far as seedings go, made it to the championship game...
PREP ROUNDUP: Dexter nabs its first win, Lady Jays upset by Greenville (12/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Austin Chesser scored a game-high 26 points to lead Dexter to its first win of the season against Richland Friday 75-40. The Bearcats (1-5) also added 19 points from Jason Jarrell and 14 more from Jacob Pedigo...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston falls on the road to Greene Co. Tech 68-61 (12/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PARAGOULD, Ark. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs fell to 2-3 on the season Tuesday following its 68-61 road loss to Greene County Tech in Paragould, Ark. Sikeston's current three-game losing streak is its first since 2006. Senior Corbyn Blissett led Sikeston with 20 points while freshman Fred Thatch added 16. Sikeston went 15 of 28 from the free throw line...
Usually spot on, SEMO Conference seeds were anything but this year (12/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Historically the seedings for the SEMO Conference tournament have been spot on. That wasn't the case this year. The 2014 tournament was littered with upsets and for the first time since its inception in 2006 two underdogs, as far as seedings go, made it to the championship game...
Dismal night for Charleston ends with third-place loss to Jackson (12/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- If the Charleston Bluejays had one thing to take solace in as they entered halftime against Jackson on Friday, it's that things couldn't go much worse than what transpired in the first two quarters. On a night where they led from start-to-finish, the Indians scored 20-straight points during one stretch in the first quarter and took a handsome 26-point edge into halftime...
Bluejays downed in conference tournament semifinals by Poplar Bluff (12/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- What Sikeston couldn't do in their opening round loss to Charleston proved to be the key to Poplar Bluff booking their first ticket to the SEMO Conference tournament finals since 2009. The Mules held Bluejay star Delfincko Bogan to a mere mortal 17 points in Thursday's semifinals matchup. Poplar Bluff held off a late Charleston rally for a 76-67 win giving them a shot at their first tournament title...
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?"...
Sikeston v. Notre Dame basketball

The Sikeston Bulldogs defeated visiting Notre Dame 62-32 Dec. 19 at the Sikeston Field House.

Scott Central vs. Malden (December 19)

Scott Central defeated Malden 88-84 on Friday at Scott Central High School.

Sikeston v. NMCC (December 16)

Sikeston defeated New Madrid County Central 52-15 as part of a tri-meet with Kennett Tuesday at the Sikeston Field House.

Boys Basketball: NMCC v. Notre Dame

Notre Dame defeated NMCC 65-48 on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at New Madrid County Central High School.

SEMO Conference Tournament championship

The New Madrid County Central Eagles defeated the Poplar Bluff Mules 73-66 to win the championship of the SEMO Conference Tournament on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Sikeston Field House.

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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