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Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
Stoddard County Athletic Association (SCAA) Conference Teams

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Note: A photo gallery of the Bernie-Senath-Hornersville baseball game is available at this link: View Photos Here BERNIE, Mo. - Bernie Mules baseball coach Darrin Shipman gave senior hurler Devin Trammell the opportunity to...
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Dexter girls tennis team stays perfect, beats Cape Central 6-3 (08/28/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - A perfect week concluded for the Dexter Bearcats varsity girls tennis team Thursday afternoon. The Bearcats improved to 3-0 Thursday with a 6-3 home victory against Cape Central. Dexter won four of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches against Cape Central...
Bernie baseball team run-rules Naylor 15-1 in season opener (08/27/14)
BERNIE, Mo. - The Bernie Mules baseball team tallied multiple runs in every inning on its way to a convincing 15-1 five-inning victory against the Naylor Eagles Wednesday afternoon. "Early on we weren't hitting the ball really hard," Bernie coach Darrin Shipman said. "But we put it in play and they made a few mistakes. As the game went on we hit the ball a little harder and hit several line drives...
Bloomfield baseball team wins thriller at Bell City 4-2 (08/27/14)
The Bloomfield Wildcats baseball team tallied three runs in the top of the seventh inning to collect a come-from-behind 4-2 victory against Bell City Wednesday afternoon. Bell City scored a run in the first and third to build a 2-0 lead after three innings...
Loaded Bernie baseball team in search of repeat success (08/27/14)
BERNIE, Mo. - Bernie baseball coach Darrin Shipman knows repeating the success of a 2014 spring season that featured a 20-4 record, 18-game winning streak, district tournament championship and Malden Invitational title is a tall task. "We did have a good year," Bernie coach Darrin Shipman said of his squad's spring campaign. ...
Bernie defeats Sikeston in straight sets, Dexter takes down Kennett (08/27/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Bernie-Sikeston game is available at this link View Photos Here BERNIE, Mo. - The Bernie Mules varsity volleyball program survived a slow start and put together an electric finish in a 25-23, 25-14 victory against Sikeston Tuesday night...
Dexter tennis team blisters Charleston 9-0 (08/27/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Dexter-Charleston girls tennis match is available at this link: View Photos Here DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter varsity girls tennis team cruised past Charleston 9-0 Tuesday afternoon. Mary Miller beat Frederica Evans 8-0 in the No. ...
Richland volleyball team opens season with win (08/27/14)
ESSEX, Mo. - The Richland varsity volleyball program opened its season with a 25-14, 25-23 home victory against Twin Rivers Tuesday night. "I knew coming into the season we were going to have to be a scrappy team," Richland coach Lisa Taylor said. "The girls worked hard tonight, played together, didn't let anything hit the floor, stuck in it and positioned themselves well on the court."...
Cool front and Ben Kruse tournament approaching (08/27/14)
I try to remind myself not to spend too much time talking about the weather in this column, as I am not a meteorologist (witch doctor) and some folks won't see the printed version of this article for another week. The thing is though, as an outdoorsman, the only people that are as affected by the weather as much us are farmers, and maybe a bride-to-be on the precipice of her outdoor wedding!...
Farmington edges Dexter volleyball team in straight sets (08/26/14)
Note: A photo gallery of the Dexter-Farmington volleyball game is available at this link: View Photos Here DEXTER, Mo. - The four-time defending Class 4, District 1, champ Farmington Knights proved too tall of a task for the Dexter Bearcats in its season-opener Monday night at the Bearcat Event Center...
Dexter cross country team continues to build program (08/24/14)
A year after Dexter hosted its first home meet Bearcats cross country coach Leonard Morse continues to work on strengthening his program. "Right now the roster is in flux," Morse said. "I'm kind of waiting on a couple runners to show up still, but if the runners show up, I think we are going to have a pretty solid team. We are getting more competitive and we are also getting more numbers. Right now I'm working on getting the numbers up to make our program look good."...
Late Ste. Genevieve touchdown spoils Dexter comeback 27-21 (08/23/14)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. - The highly anticipated Week 1 football showdown between the Ste. Genevieve Dragons and Dexter Bearcats lived up to its billing late Friday night at Dragons Field. Dexter overcame a 19-7 second-half deficit when it scored two touchdowns in a span of 30 seconds to move ahead 21-19 with 5 minutes, 30 seconds left in the third period...
Newcomers look to excel on Richland volleyball team (08/22/14)
ESSEX, Mo. - The players of the Richland high school volleyball program will get their first taste of varsity action this season. The Rebels return no varsity starters off of last season's squad. "We are a young team," Richland longtime coach Lisa Taylor said. "I do have a senior, but she hasn't played the last couple of years...
Dexter Board of Education opts for boys basketball program to remain in SEMO Conference (08/21/14)
In a non-typical split vote, the Dexter Board of Education opted Tuesday night to maintain their participation in the SEMO Conference, rejecting a proposal presented by Athletic Director Derek Urhahn to pull the high school boys' basketball presence in the conference. The issue came before the board during their regular August meeting...
Starting time of Dexter-Ste. Genevieve football game pushed to 8 p.m. (08/20/14)
The starting time of the highly anticipated varsity football opener between Dexter and Ste. Genevieve has been pushed to 8 p.m. Friday night at Ste. Genevieve. The forecasted high for Friday in Ste. Genevieve is 97 degrees.
New faces look to continue girls tennis success at Dexter (08/20/14)
New faces hope to continue the success of the Dexter girls tennis program this fall. The Bearcats return two of its six starters off of last season's squad that finished 11-5 and placed second in Class 1, District 1. "We had a great year last year," Dexter tennis coach Kurt Lovelady said. "It's definitely a rebuilding year with only one senior on varsity this season, but that's what I said about the boys in the spring and they turned out pretty good...
Horseshoe tournament results (08/19/14)
The SEMO Horseshoe Association held a tournament Aug. 9 at Schindlers Tavern and Aug. 10 at Oran. View the top three finishers in both tournaments below: Schindlers Tavern Tournament 1. Ron LeGrand-Bob LeDure 2. Amy Pobst-Bart Vandevan 3. John Vandevan-Beaver Glastetter...
Lion's Club Golf Scramble results (08/19/14)
160 golfers competed at the annual Lion's Club Golf Scramble Sunday at Hidden Trails County Club in Dexter. The team of Kyle Christian, Matt Christian, Logan Robey and Cory Mills took home the top prize in championship flight with a score of 57. View complete scores from the scramble below:...
Hole-In-One Winner (08/19/14)
PROVIDED PHOTO David Gard (pictured right) won the putter given to him by Sales Manager Tom Wilson (left) of Autry Morlan for hitting a hole-in-one. Gard hit the hole-in-one Aug. 12 at the Bloomfield Country Club while playing in the Mens League with Seth Hill and Mark Wethington...
Dexter preps for another big volleyball year after 26-5 mark in 2013 (08/19/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - Expectations remain sky high for the Dexter varsity volleyball program coming off one of its most successful seasons in school history. The Bearcats return all but two of its starters off of last season's squad that finished 26-5, went undefeated against teams in the SCAA Conference, won the SCAA Conference Tournament and placed second in the 48-team Dig for Life Classic...
Dexter's Holden named Golf/Strixon Scholar at Arkansas State (08/19/14)
2010 Dexter graduate Chance Holden was recently named a Cleveland Gulf/Srixon All-American for the 2013-14 season. Holden, who was a senior on the 2014 Arkansas State University golf team, was among 207 Division 1 players to receive the award in the United States...
Advance seniors in search of 4th straight winning volleyball season (08/17/14)
The pieces appear in place for another successful season for the Advance Hornets varsity volleyball team. The Hornets return six seniors off of last season's squad that finished 16-13-2 and enjoyed its third straight winning season. "I think we will definitely be competitive," said Advance coach Dana Below, who's varsity has put together a combined 56-19-3 record over the past three seasons. ...
Dexter high school football team competes at Kennett Jamboree (08/16/14)
Note: A complete photo gallery of the action is available at this link: View Photos Here
Volleyball class & district assignments released (08/15/14)
Class and district assignments were released Friday for the 2014 and 2015 seasons for high school volleyball. The only SCAA school changing moving up or down a class is Bloomfield. The Wildcats will moved from Class 1 to Class 2 this season. Bloomfield is slated to compete in Class 2, District 2, with Charleston, Puxico, Saxony Lutheran, Scott City, Twin Rivers and Woodland...
Bearcats ready to make noise entering 2014 season (08/15/14)
The Dexter Bearcats varsity football program enters the 2014 season under second-year head coach Justin Peden with an ample supply of players who received playing time last season. The 2014 Dexter roster is composed of 16 seniors, 12 juniors, seven sophomores and 11 freshmen...
Dexter High School Cheerleaders (08/15/14)
Bernie improving rapidly in preseason volleyball practices (08/13/14)
After just one week of practice Bernie senior outside hitter Megan Craft believes her team has never been better prepared to start a season. "I feel like this year our progression is faster," Craft said at Tuesday afternoon's volleyball practice. "In other years it took the entire preseason to get everything together. This year in the first week it feels like we have been practicing for a month. We are all coming together."...
Fighting Squirrels drop must-win game at World Series to Tri-Township, Pennsylvania (08/11/14)
EPHRATA, Wash. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels quest for its first Senior Babe Ruth World Series title ended with a thud Sunday evening at Johnson-O'Brien Stadium in Ephrata, Washington. The Tri-Township Falcons of Pennsylvania scored in four of the six innings it batted as it cruised past Charleston 11-1 in six innings...
Fighting Squirrels relinquish one-run lead in final inning, suffer 3-2 loss to San Gabriel Valley (08/10/14)
EPHRATA, Wash. -The Charleston Fighting Squirrels came up just short in its bid to secure its first victory at the Senior Babe Ruth World Series in Ephrata, Washington Saturday night. San Gabriel Valley, California overcame a 2-1 deficit with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning on its way to a 3-2 victory against Charleston...
Fighting Squirrels open World Series with 5-0 loss to host Washington (08/09/14)
EPHRATA, Wash. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels suffered a 5-0 loss to the host Columbia Basin River Dogs of Ephrata Washington late Friday night at the Senior Babe Ruth World Series at Johnson O-Brien Stadium. Cam Walker threw a one-hit shutout against Charleston. He struck out seven and walked two in seven innings pitched...
Bloomfield baseball team looks to build on last season's 14-10 mark (08/09/14)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - The Bloomfield Wildcats enter the 2014 fall baseball season hoping to put together another winning season with new a group of leaders. The Wildcats graduated five seniors off of last season's spring squad that finished 14-10 and placed second in the SCAA baseball tournament...
Allie Below signs to play college volleyball at Lakeland College (08/09/14)
PROVIDED PHOTO 2014 Advance graduate Allie Below recently signed a letter of intent to play college volleyball at Lakeland College. Pictured at the signing left to right standing are: USAV coach Carl Dean Ritter, Advance assistant volleyball coach Kaci Cooper and Advance Athletic Director James Hamlin; pictured left to right seated are: mother & Advance volleyball coach Dana Below, Allie Below, father Jim Below...
Lane Below signs to play college basketball at Three Rivers College (08/09/14)
Preview: Bloomfield hopes to continue strong volleyball tradition under new head coach (08/08/14)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - The Bloomfield Wildcats are among the varsity volleyball programs in the region kicking off the 2014 season with a new head coach. Starla Pulley, who coached Bloomfield to two district titles and compiled a record of 98-54-3 during her five seasons at the helm, accepted the position of counselor at Southwest Elementary in Dexter following the 2013-14 volleyball season...
2014 SCAA volleyball schedules released (08/06/14)
Varsity volleyball schedules have been released for all SCAA schools for the 2014 season. The 2014 SCAA volleyball tournament will be hosted by Bloomfield October 6-10. Dexter, which won the SCAA Tournament last year, opens its season August 25 when it hosts Farmington. Bernie, which placed second in the SCAA Tournament last season, opens its season August 26 when it hosts Sikeston...
Fighting Squirrels open play at World Series Friday night (08/05/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels begin its quest for its first World Series title in franchise history Friday in Ephrata, Washington. 10 teams from nine states are slated to compete at the eight-day tournament at Johnson-O'Brien Stadium in Ephrata...
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Which team will win the 2014 Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state baseball tournament?
 Piedmont Riverdogs
 East Prairie
 Portageville Bulldogs
 Senath-Hornersville Lions
 Arch City Sidewinders
 Charleston Fighting Squirrels
 Jackson
 Potosi Elks
 River Bend Ducks
 SEMO Strokers of Advance
 Leopold SEMO Pirates
 Poplar Bluff
 Boonville
 Leadville Pirates

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