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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014
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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...
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...
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...
Dexter falls short to undefeated Poplar Bluff (04/22/14)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- They brought the tying run to plate in the seventh inning on Monday, but the Dexter Bearcats couldn't deny Polar Bluff its 10th straight win to start the season. Fueled by a three-run rally in the fourth inning the Mules went on to win 5-3 and keep their undefeated streak intact...
Dexter plays small ball to beat NMCC (04/18/14)
NEW MADRID -- Dexter Bearcats baseball coach Brian Becker didn't hesitate to play small ball in the final inning of a tie game against the New Madrid County Central Eagles Thursday night. After Dexter's Colton Averett started the seventh by reaching base on an error and Jason Mattison followed with a walk Becker asked his offense to move the game-winning run closer to home by bunting...
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...
NMCC closes out Malden Invitational with two wins (04/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Highlighted by a monster 11-run inning against Holcomb, the New Madrid County Central Eagles closed out the Malden Invitational with a pair of wins courtesy of the Hornets and Bloomfield Wildcats "It's good," NMCC head coach Joseph McClarty said. "You come over here and play four games in two days and come out of this thing 3-1. We played a good Bloomfield team this morning and a good Holcomb team as well."...
NMCC surrenders five unanswered, falls to Bernie (04/19/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Stepping right back on the field following an extra-inning win over Cooter on Friday, the New Madrid County Central Eagles surrendered five unanswered runs to the Bernie Mules to fall 8-4. "Bernie small-balled us there a little bit," NMCC head coach Joseph McClarty said. "They got some hits and found some holes. We hit the ball square today and I think they turned a couple double plays on us...
Dexter plays small ball to beat NMCC (04/18/14)
NEW MADRID -- Dexter Bearcats baseball coach Brian Becker didn't hesitate to play small ball in the final inning of a tie game against the New Madrid County Central Eagles Thursday night. After Dexter's Colton Averett started the seventh by reaching base on an error and Jason Mattison followed with a walk Becker asked his offense to move the game-winning run closer to home by bunting...
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...
Bluejays win home meet for the third time (04/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- For the third time in as many years the Charleston Bluejays boys track team won its own meet Thursday during the Charleston Invitational. Charleston won the 15-team event with a team total of 115 points. Kelly came in second with 92 and East Prairie claimed third with 85...
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...
Charleston snaps losing skid, beats East Prairie 5-2 (04/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- After losing their last nine games, the Charleston Bluejays picked an opportune time to get on track Wednesday as they played rival East Prairie in their annual Red/Blue game. Jumping out to a four-run lead early, the Bluejays were able to withstand several late Eagle threats for a 5-2 win that brings the hardware back to Charleston after a two year absence...
Bluejays win home meet for the third time (04/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- For the third time in as many years the Charleston Bluejays boys track team won its own meet Thursday during the Charleston Invitational. Charleston won the 15-team event with a team total of 115 points. Kelly came in second with 92 and East Prairie claimed third with 85...
Charleston repeats at Eva G. Hinshaw Invitational (04/05/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- The Charleston boys track team repeated have topped the Eva G. Hinshaw Invitational Tournament two years running. The Bluejays finished with 107 points to lead the 4th annual, 16-team event at East Prairie High School behind strong performances from their speed relays, jumpers and Devonte Ware who swept the 100 and 200-meter dash events...
PREP ROUNDUP: Oran routs Bluejays in five innings (04/04/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- The Oran Eagles pounded out 13 hits on their way to a 14-0 victory over Charleston Thursday in five innings. Hunter Schlosser led the Eagles (2-2) with three hits and two RBIs. Seth Ressel earned the win on the mound after striking out six and walking one. Ressel also went 2 for 3 with a double at the plate...
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?"...
Making his mark: Former NMCC star Kony Ealy is still shining at Mizzou (11/06/13)
COLUMBIA -- The first mistake was letting him go freely off the line. Although the option play that the University of Tennessee ran wanted Missouri defensive lineman Kony Ealy to be left on an island, the former New Madrid County Central standout kept his eyes on the football and immediately chased Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs...
Snyder named Redhawks starting quarterback (08/22/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - As expected, junior Kyle Snyder will be Southeast Missouri's starting quarterback this upcoming 2013 season. Southeast head coach Tony Samuel made the official announcement after Wednesday's practice at Houck Stadium. "Kyle is talented. He can run and throws the ball well," said Samuel. "We are excited for him to lead our offense."...
Missouri National Guard partners with Missouri basketball team (08/21/13)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri National Guard will host more than 22 University of Missouri Men's basketball players and coaches at Camp Crowder in Neosho for leadership and team-building training on August 24. University of Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith contacted the Missouri National Guard after learning of a leadership training event the Guard ran for the university's football team, said Capt. ...
Redhawks hold first official practice (08/06/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Southeast Missouri football team held its first official practice Monday afternoon, capping a two-part series of workouts at Houck Stadium. Southeast started camp with a variety of fitness activities early in the morning before taking the field for a two-hour practice...
Baseball: Sikeston v. Charleston

Sikeston defeated Charleston 12-2 in the annual "Pink Out" game Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Girls Soccer: Sikeston v. Cape Central (April 22)

The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs defeated Cape Central 4-2 Tuesday during the Kicks for a Cure match at the Sikeston Sports Complex.

Sikeston v. Calloway County, Ky.

The Sikeston baseball team split with Calloway County, Ky., on Saturday, winning the first game 9-3 and losing the second 9-8.

NMCC v. Bernie (April 18)

New Madrid County Central fell to Bernie 8-4 on Friday as part of pool play in the Malden Invitational.

Portageville v. Bloomfield (April 18)

Portageville defeated Bloomfield 6-5 on Friday as part of pool play in the Malden Invitational.

Porter scoreless against Clippers (12/16/13)
WASHINGTON -- One game after scoring his first NBA career points, Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter couldn't find the bottom of the net against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday night at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Porter played 10:30 and went 0 for 2 from the field. He also had two rebounds in the Wizards' 113-97 loss...
Grand finale (08/12/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The 61st annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo capped a week worths of events Saturday night with some of the best bull riding in four days worth of competition. A week-high four riders posted scores in the event with Trevor Kastner riding 'Cross the West' for a night-leading score of 85 that also earned him second-place in the overall standings...
Tough night (08/09/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Another night on the water-logged arena floor led to some disappointing finishes for many of the competitors on Thursday at the 61st annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. No one could unseat the previous night's winner Heath Allan Demoss' high score of 84 in the saddle bronc riding, though Chet Johnson came close with an 82 to lead the night. Wyatt Barstow and Cole Bilbro both posted scores of 78 to tie for second place on the night...
Grand opening (08/08/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Even a mud-caked arena floor couldn't stop contestants from putting up some impressive numbers on Wednesday as fans celebrated opening night of the 61st annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. In the bareback riding event, Jared Smith posted a score of 89 to win the night and likely stay near the top of the leaderboard through the weekend. Ryan Gray was close behind as his ride of 86 was good for second place and Tyler Price scored an 84 to take third...
Day two of slack rounds in the books (08/07/13)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo kicked off the second day of their slack rounds Tuesday with the barrel racing and steer wrestling events. In barrel racing, Kaley Bass edged out the competition with a run of 16.68 seconds to win the night. Just behind her was Shawna Bourne in second place with a time of 16.71 seconds and Jaime Barrow, who took third, with a run of 17.03 seconds...
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