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Tuesday, Sep. 2, 2014
Sports Headlines
SHS holds NMCC to 71 total yards in 35-6 win (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- They say football games are won in the trenches. That proved to be true on Friday night as the Sikeston Bulldogs dominated the line of scrimmage in a 35-6 victory in front of a large crowd for New Madrid County Central's home opener...
Sikeston softball run-rules Puxico (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Coming one hit short of the cycle, Sikeston freshman Kylie Noe's first home game with the Lady Bulldogs is likely one she won't soon forget. Playing the Puxico Lady Indians on Friday, Noe capped a three-hit performance with a two-run, walk-off shot over the centerfield fence to send her team home with a 17-0 mercy rule win in four innings...
Sikeston soccer team opens Invitational with 2-1 win (08/30/14)
CARBONDALE, Ill., -- The Sikeston soccer team opened the Carbondale Invitational with a 2-1 win over Waterloo, Ill., Friday. Senior Layton Jones scored both Sikeston goals with assists from Wyatt Pratt and Dakota Ray. Sikeston (2-0) advanced to the tournament semifinals against Perryville Saturday...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston tennis earns first win, Portageville softball downs Cape Central (08/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston girls tennis team earned its first win Thursday after visiting Poplar Bluff 5-4. Ali Price, Peyton Henson, Brianna Basham and Emily Braden all scored singles wins while the tandem of Price and Hope Mannon held on for a doubles victory...
Faulty start dooms Sikeston softball team on the road against Poplar Bluff (08/29/14)
POPLAR BLUFF -- A pair of two-out errors dug the Sikeston Bulldogs a deeper hole Thursday. Poplar Bluff scored five first-inning runs -- four unearned -- and beat the error-prone Bulldogs 9-1. Sikeston committed five errors and had five hits at the plate...
Poplar Bluff gets past Dexter 30-20 (08/30/14)
DEXTER -- Mother Nature wreaked havoc on the Dexter Bearcats Friday night. The Bearcats had came back from a 14-0 deficit to tie the game with heavily-favored Poplar Bluff as the third quarter ended, but a lightning delay halted the game for over an hour. When the two teams returned to the field, the Mules took over and marched down the field for two scores on their way to a 30-20 win...
PREP ROUNDUP: Sikeston tennis earns first win, Portageville softball downs Cape Central (08/29/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston girls tennis team earned its first win Thursday after visiting Poplar Bluff 5-4. Ali Price, Peyton Henson, Brianna Basham and Emily Braden all scored singles wins while the tandem of Price and Hope Mannon held on for a doubles victory...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 2 matchups (08/28/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Sikeston swept by Dexter 9-0 (08/28/14)
PREP ROUNDUP: Richland wins season opener (08/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ESSEX -- The Richland volleyball team won it's first game of the season Tuesday downing visiting Twin Rivers in straight sets. Richland (1-0) won the first game 25-9 and held off Twin Rivers 25-23 in the second set. The Lady Rebels will host Bell City at 6 p.m. on Thursday...
SHS holds NMCC to 71 total yards in 35-6 win (08/30/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- They say football games are won in the trenches. That proved to be true on Friday night as the Sikeston Bulldogs dominated the line of scrimmage in a 35-6 victory in front of a large crowd for New Madrid County Central's home opener...
Sikeston looking for another gauge against NMCC (08/28/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs entered the 2014 season with plenty of question marks. Despite a 66-20 drubbing over rival Charleston in the season opener last Friday, head coach Kent Gibbs still isn't sure what kind of team he has...
PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs win softball opener, Sikeston JV football beats NMCC (08/26/14)
Staff Reports sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team swatted 16 hits and won it's season opener on the road at Twin Rivers 5-4. Madison Smith pitched the win giving up 10 hits, three earned runs and striking out five...
Turnovers doom NMCC against Green Wave (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- New head coach John Dryden's first game at the helm of New Madrid County Central is likely one the Eagles would like to quickly put behind them. Plagued by turnovers and struggles on the line, NMCC watched a veteran heavy Malden squad run away early Friday en rout to a 54-26 win...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 1 matchups (08/21/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Prep Football Glance -- Week 2 matchups (08/28/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
PREP ROUNDUP: Richland wins season opener (08/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com ESSEX -- The Richland volleyball team won it's first game of the season Tuesday downing visiting Twin Rivers in straight sets. Richland (1-0) won the first game 25-9 and held off Twin Rivers 25-23 in the second set. The Lady Rebels will host Bell City at 6 p.m. on Thursday...
Sikeston scores early and often in 66-20 win over Charleston (08/23/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Momentum can be a powerful ally or your worst enemy in sports. And sometimes, once a team has that momentum, it is difficult to swing it back in your direction. The Sikeston Bulldogs seized momentum early in Friday night's season-opening contest against Charleston and rolled to a 66-20 victory over the Bluejays in front of a large crowd at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium in the 129th meeting between the two rivals...
Prep Football Glance -- Week 1 matchups (08/21/14)
Our prep football glance gives vital information for our local teams entering their weekly matchups. Learn your team's opponent, go-to players and the series history between the two throughout the season.
Sikeston, Charleston enter first game with questions (08/21/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Both the Sikeston Bulldogs and Charleston Bluejays enter the 2014 football season on similar paths. Lots of youth. Lots of inexperience. Both will attempt to answer some internal questions about their teams when Charleston visits Sikeston tomorrow in the 129th game in the long, storied rivalry at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 7 p.m...
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?"...
Portageville v. Chaffee football (Aug. 29)

The Portageville Bulldogs defeated the Chaffee Red Devils 35-0 Friday at Chaffee High School.

Kelly v. Crystal City (August 29)

Kelly fell to Crystal City 20-18 on Friday at Kelly High School.

Sikeston v. NMCC

Sikeston defeated NMCC 35-6 on Aug. 29, 2014, at New Madrid County Central High School.

Kelly v. East Prairie football (Aug. 22)

The East Prairie Eagles defeated the Kelly Hawks 29-7 Friday at East Prairie High School. Friday marked Kelly's first varsity game in program history.

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...
The Last Word

Week 2 of High School Football is almost here and Chris & David are back to discuss week two match-ups and also what the results of week one mean for the rest of the season. The guys also discuss some Dexter hoops and the St. Louis Rams QB woes. Be sure to check out the show on Twitter @thelastword_SD and the Standard Democrat Sports Twitter @sd_sports for all your updates to games on Friday night. Brought to you in part by Montgomery Bank View previous episodes of The Last Word...

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