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Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
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Sikeston JV advances to title game of Notre Dame tournament (11/28/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston junior varsity basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Notre Dame J.V. Tournament with a 54-34 win over Farmington on Friday. The championship game was scheduled to be played on Saturday. Results from the contest will be in Monday's edition...
Six Bulldogs named to soccer all-conference team (11/28/14)
SIKESTON -- Six Sikeston soccer players made the SEMO All-Conference list and two of those were named to the all-region team. Sam Cox and Audie Hay both made the first team, Layton Jones and Connor Merideth were selected to the second team and honorable mention nods went to Hunter Taylor and Andrew Pearson...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs drop first game, Oran routs SCC (11/26/14)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston lady Bulldogs opened their season with a 48-28 loss to Saxony Lutheran on Tuesday. The Lady Crusaders jumped out to a 15-9 lead after the first quarter and led 23-13 at the break. They outscored the Lady Bulldogs 25-15 in the second half...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Bulldogs hoping to reload, not rebuild (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- When a team loses eight seniors to graduation, including a two-time all-state player, it's usually a recipe for a rebuilding year for most schools. But Sikeston head coach Gregg Holifield, now entering his 17th year at the school, has constructed his program to the point of reloading, not rebuilding, and he hopes to continue that trend this season...
Sikeston junior high basketball splits with Dexter (11/21/14)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston eighth grade boys basketball team started its season off on the right track with a 48-38 win over Dexter at the Dexter Middle School on Thursday. The Bulldogs used a big second quarter run to defeat the previously undefeated Dexter squad...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Dowdy returns home, hopes to change culture at Dexter (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- New head coach Josh Dowdy is the product of a more lucrative time in Dexter basketball. The 1993 graduate-turned-coach was tutored by Dexter's winningest coach, Jim Hall, who racked up 415 wins during his time...
Sikeston junior high basketball splits with Dexter (11/21/14)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston eighth grade boys basketball team started its season off on the right track with a 48-38 win over Dexter at the Dexter Middle School on Thursday. The Bulldogs used a big second quarter run to defeat the previously undefeated Dexter squad...
Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association announces all-region team (11/20/14)
The Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association released its 2014 All-Region teams Wednesday and several local athletes were selected. The full list is as follows: Class 4 & 5 Offense First team QB -- Dante Vandever, Jackson, Sr. RB -- Chris Walsh, Hillsboro, Sr...
Seeds released for SEMO Conference tournament (11/20/14)
SIKESTON -- The Jackson Indians were selected as the top seed for the 2014 SEMO Conference tournament Wednesday night. The Indians were winners of their first conference tournament in school history last season taking down Notre Dame 62-42. Cape Central was named the second seed followed by Sikeston at No. ...
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...
NMCC debuts with 81-45 win over Cairo (11/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles made a commanding debut defeating Cairo, Ill., 81-45 during the second game of the Riverbend Classic on Friday afternoon. Senior Willie Jimerson led the Eagles with 25 points while sophomore Javarcus Word added 15. The guard duo paced a speedy frontcourt attack on both offense and defense while the Eagles punished Cairo with steals and forced turnovers caused by their pressure defense and layups on the other end...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: New Madrid County Central muffles talk of great expectations (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central enters the new season with the most promise, arguably, of any team in southeast Missouri. The Eagles return nearly everyone from last season which includes all-state guard Willie Jimerson and a talented supporting cast to compliment the senior. On top of that, their district rival has a new postseason home which makes way for the 'districts or bust' adage surrounding the preseason hype...
Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association announces all-region team (11/20/14)
The Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association released its 2014 All-Region teams Wednesday and several local athletes were selected. The full list is as follows: Class 4 & 5 Offense First team QB -- Dante Vandever, Jackson, Sr. RB -- Chris Walsh, Hillsboro, Sr...
Seeds released for SEMO Conference tournament (11/20/14)
SIKESTON -- The Jackson Indians were selected as the top seed for the 2014 SEMO Conference tournament Wednesday night. The Indians were winners of their first conference tournament in school history last season taking down Notre Dame 62-42. Cape Central was named the second seed followed by Sikeston at No. ...
Bluejays slip in second half, fall to Covington 94-81 (11/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- In their first action of the season the Charleston Bluejays saw a hot first half give way to a cold finish Friday as they closed out opening night of the Riverbend Classic against Covington, Tenn. After trailing by just a basket at the break, the Bluejays were out-paced by 16 points in the third quarter as the Chargers held on for a 94-81 win...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs drop first game, Oran routs SCC (11/26/14)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston lady Bulldogs opened their season with a 48-28 loss to Saxony Lutheran on Tuesday. The Lady Crusaders jumped out to a 15-9 lead after the first quarter and led 23-13 at the break. They outscored the Lady Bulldogs 25-15 in the second half...
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Bogan leads unsettled Bluejays into new district (11/26/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- While they bring back one of the top players in southeast Missouri, the Charleston Bluejays enter the season with little else settled as they try and replace most of last year's starting lineup. Reigning SEMO Conference Player of the Year Delfincko Bogan will lead a young Bluejay squad that hopes to gel in time to contend for their fifth-straight district title...
Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association announces all-region team (11/20/14)
The Southeast Missouri Area Football Coaches Association released its 2014 All-Region teams Wednesday and several local athletes were selected. The full list is as follows: Class 4 & 5 Offense First team QB -- Dante Vandever, Jackson, Sr. RB -- Chris Walsh, Hillsboro, Sr...
Seeds released for SEMO Conference tournament (11/20/14)
SIKESTON -- The Jackson Indians were selected as the top seed for the 2014 SEMO Conference tournament Wednesday night. The Indians were winners of their first conference tournament in school history last season taking down Notre Dame 62-42. Cape Central was named the second seed followed by Sikeston at No. ...
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?"...
Charleston v. Covington, Tenn. (November 28)

Charleston fell to Covington, Tenn., 94-81 Friday in the Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central High School.

20th Riverbend Classic

Scott Central and New Madrid County Central both earned wins in the 20th Riverbend Classic on Friday afternoon at New Madrid County Central High School.

Malden v. Lamar

Lamar defeated the Malden Green Wave 28-2 on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in a Class 2 semifinal game at Malden High School.

Sikeston v. Poplar Bluff (November 11)

Sikeston defeated Poplar Bluff 35-23 in eighth girls basketball action on Tuesday at Sikeston Junior High. The Lady Bulldogs seventh grade fell 49-14.

Malden v. Caruthersville football

Malden defeated Caruthersville 61-16 on Nov. 7, 2014.

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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