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Peaking Bulldogs ready for its rematch against Cape Central (10/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Two years ago the Sikeston Bulldogs entered district play as the top seed and found itself in a rematch with fourth-seeded Cape Central in the semifinals. The Tigers avenged a regular season loss to the Bulldogs by rallying to win in the final minute to advance to the district championship game...
Sikeston's season ends following 3-0 loss to Farmington (10/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- The last time the Sikeston Bulldogs took on Farmington on the road they watched an early two-goal lead slip away in a 4-2 regular season loss. With their season on the line, the Bulldogs struggled to get anything going offensively as Farmington blanked the Bulldogs 3-0 in the opening round of the Class 3, District 1 tournament Thursday at Farmington High School...
Sikeston uses ground attack to dismantle Knights 55-14 (10/25/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- All signs pointed to Friday night's Class 4, District 1 opener between Farmington and Sikeston being another barnburner similar to the first game earlier in the season. But when Sikeston's Earnest Fobbs returned the opening kickoff 99 yards through the heart of Farmington's coverage unit for a touchdown, one got the idea that the Bulldogs would not be denied on this night in front of the home fans which held a huge tailgating party Friday afternoon...
Sikeston set to host Farmington in rematch (10/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Of the Sikeston Bulldogs' five wins this year, four were in convincing fashion. But the one that wasn't was a 14-13 down-to-the-wire thriller at Farmington in Week 5. Farmington felt like it let one slip away...
Bulldogs take down Saxony 4-1 to end regular season (10/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In their final tuneup before the postseason the Sikeston Bulldogs continued their recent hot streak picking up their fourth-straight win over visiting Saxony Lutheran Monday afternoon. Celebrating senior night, Sikeston got the go-ahead goal from senior Layton Jones midway through the first and never looked back, rolling to a 4-1 final...
Dexter's season ends with three set loss in sectional (10/27/14)
DEXTER -- The Dexter volleyball program pushed Bishop DuBourg to the limit Saturday but came up shy in its quest to advance to the state final four for the first time in school history. The Bishop DuBourg Cavaliers calculated 32 kills on its way to a three-set 25-21,17-25, 25-21 victory against the Dexter Bearcats...
Dexter season comes to an end to St. Pius X (10/25/14)
FESTUS -- The fifth-seeded Dexter Bearcats tallied a season-high 557 yards of offense but still came up short in its bid to knockoff the fourth-seeded St. Pius Lancers in a Class 3, District 1 quarterfinal Friday night. St. Pius jumped out to a 21-7 lead in the first half and broke a 28-28 tie by outscoring Dexter 16-7 in the fourth quarter of a 44-35 playoff win at Festus...
Prep Football Glance -- District Round 1 (10/23/14)
Chaffee at Valle Catholic Records: Chaffee 0-8; Valle Catholic 9-0 Series History: Valle Catholic leads 21-0 Last Meeting: 2011, Valle Catholic won 48-13 Last Week: Chaffee lost to Kelly 48-18; Valle Catholic defeated St. Pius X 47-9 Outlook: Chaffee is seeking history as they have never beaten Valle Catholic in 21 tries. ...
PREP ROUNDUP: Dexter volleyball team advances to district final (10/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- The Dexter volleyball team advanced to the finals of the Class 3, District 1 tournament with a 25-18, 25-13 win over Fredericktown Monday at Dexter High School. Jessica Lindsey and Krysten Garrison led with five kills while Shyann Jines added four. Garrison also had nine assists...
Malden rolls Dexter 76-8 (10/18/14)
MALDEN -- The Dexter Bearcats came up short in its bid to become the first football team to beat the Malden Green Wave in the 2014 season. Malden recorded 28 points in each of the first two quarters as it built a 56-0 lead by halftime on its way to a 76-8 victory against Dexter...
Malden and Caruthersville roll; NMCC falls to Rebels (10/25/14)
MALDEN -- The Malden Green Wave scored 73 points and rolled over Charleston 73-8 in the first round game of the Class 2, District 1 Tournament on Friday night in Malden. Malden scored four passing touchdowns to go along with three rushing scores, a blocked punt return touchdown, punt return touchdown and an interception return score...
Prep Football Glance -- District Round 1 (10/23/14)
Chaffee at Valle Catholic Records: Chaffee 0-8; Valle Catholic 9-0 Series History: Valle Catholic leads 21-0 Last Meeting: 2011, Valle Catholic won 48-13 Last Week: Chaffee lost to Kelly 48-18; Valle Catholic defeated St. Pius X 47-9 Outlook: Chaffee is seeking history as they have never beaten Valle Catholic in 21 tries. ...
Portageville claims second-straight title with win over NMCC (10/22/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs were fortunate to have played its semifinal match first. Top-seeded Portageville took care of South Pemiscot in two sets during the first match of the Class 2, District 1 semifinal round Tuesday and then took it easy on the sidelines...
PREP ROUNDUP: Dexter volleyball team advances to district final (10/20/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- The Dexter volleyball team advanced to the finals of the Class 3, District 1 tournament with a 25-18, 25-13 win over Fredericktown Monday at Dexter High School. Jessica Lindsey and Krysten Garrison led with five kills while Shyann Jines added four. Garrison also had nine assists...
Second half surge lifts NMCC to win (10/18/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- One of the most familiar sights J.C. Dryden has had the past four years was seeing his father call out plays on the sideline on Friday nights or during practice in between. The senior has had to go without that comfort more than he'd like to recently...
Malden and Caruthersville roll; NMCC falls to Rebels (10/25/14)
MALDEN -- The Malden Green Wave scored 73 points and rolled over Charleston 73-8 in the first round game of the Class 2, District 1 Tournament on Friday night in Malden. Malden scored four passing touchdowns to go along with three rushing scores, a blocked punt return touchdown, punt return touchdown and an interception return score...
Prep Football Glance -- District Round 1 (10/23/14)
Chaffee at Valle Catholic Records: Chaffee 0-8; Valle Catholic 9-0 Series History: Valle Catholic leads 21-0 Last Meeting: 2011, Valle Catholic won 48-13 Last Week: Chaffee lost to Kelly 48-18; Valle Catholic defeated St. Pius X 47-9 Outlook: Chaffee is seeking history as they have never beaten Valle Catholic in 21 tries. ...
Sikeston takes back SEMO Conference tournament crown (10/17/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com KENNETT -- The Sikeston volleyball team took back their SEMO Conference tournament crown Thursday after a straight-set win over Kennett 25-22, 25-22. This is Sikeston's sixth tournament championship in the last seven years after a hiatus from last year's championship...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 9 (10/16/14)
Kelly at Chaffee Records: Kelly 3-5; Chaffee 0-7 Series History: First meeting Last Week: Kelly lost to Portageville 48-7; Chaffee lost to Jefferson 19-0 Outlook: After a two-game winning streak, Kelly has been outscored 108-25 in their last two games, both losses. ...
PREP ROUNDUP: East Prairie blasts Jays; Portageville bests Kelly (10/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The East Prairie Eagles earned just their seventh win in 76 attempts against Mississippi County rival Charleston by virtue of a 70-6 road win Friday night. East Prairie led 14-6 after a quarter and then blew the game open with 24 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 38-6 halftime lead. The Eagles added 16 points in both the third and fourth quarters to win going away...
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?"...
Class 3, District 1 Tournament: Sikeston v. Farmington (October 28)

Sikeston fell 3-0 to Farmington in the opening round of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament.

Sikeston v. Farmington

Sikeston defeated Farmington 55-14 on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

Class 2 Semifinals: Portageville v. Pleasant Hope (October 24)

Portageville fell 1-0 to Pleasant Hope on Friday in the Class 2 semifinals at the Killian Softball Complex in Springfield.

Class 2 Third-Place Game: Portageville v. North Platte (October 24)

Portageville defeated North Platte 3-1 in the Class 2 third-place game Friday at the Killian Complex in Springfield.

Class 2, District 1 volleyball: Portageville v. NMCC

The Portageville Lady Bulldogs defeated New Madrid County Central 25-13, 25-20 to claim its second-straight district championship Tuesday at Portageville 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...
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...
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