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Sikeston Post 114 drops out of district tournament (07/17/14)
The Senior American Legion District 14 tournament will be one team short. Sikeston Post 114 will not be present when the now three-team tournament begins today at Notre Dame High School. Post 114 could not field the required 12-man roster leading to its early departure. It's the second time in the last three seasons Sikeston has dropped out of the tournament for that reason...
Standard Democrat Baseball Player of the Year: Doug Still (07/05/14)
Still made the most out of his senior year leading the Sikeston Bulldogs with a 3-4 pitching record, 70 strikeouts and a .391 batting average
2014 All-Standard Democrat Baseball Team (07/05/14)
FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Doug Still, Sr., Sikeston Catcher: Cody Payne, Sr., Chaffee Infield: Austin Godwin, Sr., NMCC Infield: Colton Black, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Gavin O'Brien, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Devon Yahn, Sr., Chaffee Outfield: Palmer Campbell, Fr., NMCC...
Bernie standout to coach at rival Dexter (07/12/14)
DEXTER -- Jordan McGowan and his closet are having a color scheme problem right now. The former sharpshooting Bernie and Three Rivers College guard has, in fact, counted all 26 of his shirts in Bernie Mules blue. They've been grouped together and scooted to one end...
2014 All-Standard Democrat Baseball Team (07/05/14)
FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Doug Still, Sr., Sikeston Catcher: Cody Payne, Sr., Chaffee Infield: Austin Godwin, Sr., NMCC Infield: Colton Black, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Gavin O'Brien, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Devon Yahn, Sr., Chaffee Outfield: Palmer Campbell, Fr., NMCC...
Tensions mount between Sikeston, Cape Central during first day of Contact Camp (06/27/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The tension built several plays before. Sikeston's offense was just held scoreless and now it's defense was trying to do the same against Cape Central. But the Tigers were marching. One play was stuffed with a hard tackle by a Sikeston defender up the middle. The very next play went for 15 yards and ended when Cape Central's Kwaychon Chism was brought down hard close to the sideline...
Girls take over Rib City Shootout (06/14/14)
Local girls finish strong at state track meet (06/02/14)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Sikeston girls speed relay teams finished its season on a high note during the final day of the MSHSAA Class 3 state track meet in Jefferson City Saturday. Sikeston's 4x200-meter relay team consisting of Antravia Green, Tyra Bonner, Ailena Stovall and Brandy Peet finished in fourth place with a time of 1:44.21. It was the team's second strong finishing time after qualifying a day early with a 1:44.13, which was just shy of the school record of 1:43.94 set in 2009...
2014 All-Standard Democrat Baseball Team (07/05/14)
FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Doug Still, Sr., Sikeston Catcher: Cody Payne, Sr., Chaffee Infield: Austin Godwin, Sr., NMCC Infield: Colton Black, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Gavin O'Brien, Sr., Sikeston Infield: Devon Yahn, Sr., Chaffee Outfield: Palmer Campbell, Fr., NMCC...
Squirrels return home following regional championship run (07/30/14)
For the second straight year, Charleston's long trip back from the Midwest Plains Regional tournament was made a little more tolerable by the hardware they had in tow.
Squirrels win regional, heading to third World Series in program history (07/28/14)
After a dominant showing in the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels have again booked their ticket to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series.
Familiar regional next step for determined Squirrels (07/23/14)
Getting to the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament has never been a problem for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels. Taking that next step to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series, however, is a feat they've only managed twice during that run.
Squirrels claim seventh state championship after 3-1 win over Boonville (07/17/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels rally behind Cody Payne's one-hit gem to bring home it's seventh Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State championship in eight seasons on Wednesday.
Charleston hangs tough to down Portageville 7-3, stays in winner's bracket (07/12/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Despite staying on Charleston's heels all night long, the Portageville Bulldogs never quite got the big hit needed to up-end the defending state champion Fighting Squirrels. Working out of jam after jam, Charleston held off the Bulldogs for a 7-3 win the keeps them in the winner's bracket of the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
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?"...
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...
Squirrels return home

Parents and fans greeted the Charleston Fighting Squirrels Senior Babe Ruth baseball team following their near 20-hour trip from Dickinson, North Dakota Tuesday at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. The Squirrels won their third Midwest Plains Regional...

Senior Babe Ruth Championship: Charleston v. Boonville (July 16)

Charleston defeated Boonville 3-1 on Wednesday at Hillhouse Park in Charleston to claim their seventh Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State championship.

Senior Babe Ruth State Championship: Squirrels v. Boonville (July 15)

The Charleston Squirrels lost 9-3 to Boonville Tuesday during the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State championship game at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Boonville's victory leads to another championship game Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. due to the...

Charleston vs. SEMO Pirates (July 13)

Charleston defeated the SEMO Pirates 6-5 on Sunday at Hillhouse park in Charleston to advance to the championship game of the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament.

Missouri State Softball Tournaments Opening Ceremonies (July 11)

Four Missouri State Softball tournaments will be taking place at the Sikeston Sports Complex this weekend which will involve 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U softball teams. Friday marked the opening day and was celebrated by the opening ceremony Friday evening.

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...
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...
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