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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...
Bulldogs fall to Kennett on the road 3-1 (04/17/14)
SIKESTON -- The Kennett Indians only managed three hits off of Doug Still and the Sikeston Bulldogs on Wednesday -- but two of them came at just the right time for the Tribe. Tyson Campbell's sixth-inning base hit off of Still tied the score, then Bud Hilburn's hit three batters later chased home the go-ahead runs to give Kennett at 3-1 win over the Bulldogs in a key district and SEMO Conference game at Indian Park...
J.T. Jones signs with SEMO as preferred walk-on (04/17/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU (SMNS) -- Sikeston High School senior J.T. Jones will join the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks basketball team as a preferred walk-on. Jones follows in the footsteps of Will Holifield and Michael Porter, who both played at Sikeston and are currently at Southeast, although Porter's career was cut short by injury...
Sikeston netters earn first win of the season (04/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In a close match with visiting Festus on Tuesday the Sikeston Bulldogs completed a late-comeback to pick up their first win of the season, 5-4. "It was a very tight match with Festus today," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. "We were down by one match with only two varsity singles remaining, so pressure was on our number five and six ranked players. Fortunately, they both handled the pressure well and pulled out the match for us."...
Sikeston Junior High track hosts relays (04/16/14)
Sikeston's Elijah Faulkner (left) and Jamonte Smith (center) and Aaron Allen (right) participate in the 110-hurdle event Tuesday during the Sikeston Junior High Relays at Sikeston Public Stadium. (Brent Shipman Photo)
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...
Nichols resigns as Dexter head basketball coach (04/17/14)
DEXTER -- Dexter's Rob Nichols has resigned as the head basketball coach at Dexter High School. Nichols made the decision to leave Tuesday after staying with the school for the past seven seasons. He left with a record of 75-99. An official announcement has not been made yet of who his replacement will be, but rumors have been circulating of current Dexter junior high basketball coach Josh Dowdy taking the position. Dowdy has also coached at Advance and Puxico...
Dexter's Hannah Noe signs with Southeast Missouri State (04/17/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- There is one thing that Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Ty Margenthaler appreciated about both of the players he added to his program on the first day of the spring signing period Wednesday. Both were part of winning programs in high school, and that's what Margenthaler is looking to build at Southeast...
Sikeston golf team takes third at Poplar Bluff Invitational (04/15/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com The Sikeston golf team finished third at the Poplar Bluff Invitational tournament Monday at Westwood Hills Country Club. Sikeston's Gabe Wheeler tied for fifth overall after shooting a 75 on the par 71 course. Blake Below shot an 81...
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...
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...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC walk off winners over Jackson 8-7 (04/11/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Thanks to a walk-off single from senior Austin Lynn, the New Madrid County Eagles completed a three-run comeback on the Jackson indians for a 8-7 win on Thursday. After going into the seventh tied at 5-5, the Indians got a bases loaded single in the top of the frame to drive in two runs...
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...
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...
PREP ROUNDUP: NMCC baseball gets first hit, win of the season (04/02/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After being no-hit in each of their two games this season the New Madrid County Central Eagles got things going Tuesday in a 4-3 win over Charleston. The Bluejays scored a run in each of the first three innings while a three-run outburst by the Eagles in the top of the second left things knotted at 3-3 going into the fourth...
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...
Charleston v. East Prairie (April 16)

Charleston defeated East Prairie 5-2 on Wednesday at East Prairie High School.

Sikeston Twilight Relays (April 11)

The Sikeston Twilight Relays took place at Sikeston High School which involved 11 boys teams and nine girls teams on Friday, April 11.

Charleston Invitational Track & Field meet (April 10)

The Charleston Bluejays and Kelly Lady Hawks track and field teams won the Charleston Invitational Track & Field meet Thursday, April 10, at Charleston High School.

Sikeston v. Saxony Lutheran (April 10)

Sikeston fell to Saxony Lutheran 6-0 Thursday at the Sikeston Sports Complex.

Oran v. Scott City (April 9)

Oran defeated Scott City 7-6 on Wednesday at Oran High School.

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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