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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The smooth sailing continued for the SEMO Pirates Senior Babe Ruth baseball team over the weekend at the Advance Classic. The Pirates won all three games it played at the eight-team tournament to improve its record to 17-2...
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Scott County Rage beat Advance 8-0 for 3rd place at Classic (06/30/15)
ADVANCE, Mo. - Scott County Rage Junior Legion outlasted Advance Junior Legion 8-0 in the third-place contest at the Advance Classic Sunday afternoon. Scott County tallied two runs in the bottom of the second inning, two more in the bottom of the third inning, one run in the bottom of the fifth inning and three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to secure a six-inning victory via the eight-run rule...
Dexter launches summer softball program (06/27/15)
Note: A photo gallery of the Dexter softball team in action is available here: http://www.dailystatesman.com/gallery/24... Photos DEXTER, Mo. - For the first time in recent years Dexter high school softball players have the opportunity to fine-tune their skills in the summer heat...
Bernie to hold basketball camp (06/27/15)
Brad Botsch announces the popular Bernie Basketball Camp will be held again this year. Camp will be held in the air conditioned Bernie gymnasium. The camp will be held on June 29, 30, and July 1 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. for youth entering grades three through five...
Four Dark Horse members win first MMA Fight (06/26/15)
Four local fighters secured victories this spring at MMA events in the Midwest. Tina Brown, who resides in Bernie, fought at the Prime FS Event in St. Louis on March 21. Brown, who competes in the 135-pound weight class, secured a victory by TKO with 2:07 left in the first round of her match...
Conservation Department to offer local youth frog gigging clinic July 11 (06/26/15)
Southeast Missouri's youth will have the opportunity to learn more about the sport of frog gigging on July 11 at 10-Mile Pond Conservation Area. The Missouri Department of Conservation is slated to host a frog gigging clinic from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 11, at the wetland area 18 miles south of Charleston in Mississippi County, Missouri...
SEMO Pirates hammer its way past California 8-6 at Dexter (06/24/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The SEMO Pirates Senior Babe Ruth baseball team continued to look like a finely oiled machine Tuesday night after more than a week away from the diamond. The Pirates offense calculated eight runs on 13 hits in a nine-inning contest against the California Colton Knighthawks Tuesday night at Dexter Park...
The "Mels" Meet at Vanderbilt (06/23/15)
Six SCAA baseball players selected all-state (complete team included) (06/23/15)
A slew of baseball players from the southeast Missouri region were selected to the 2015 Missouri Baseball Coaches Association all-state baseball team. Four players for the Class 1 state champion Bell City Cubs were selected all-state. Bell City sophomore pitcher Austin Hicks and sophomore catcher Bobby Wright were selected first-team all-state. ...
Scott County Central, Charleston & Calvert City win Rib City brackets (06/20/15)
Note: A photo gallery of the action is available at this link: Rib City Photos DEXTER, Mo. - Two traditional southeast Missouri powerhouses and an out-of-state juggernaut won their respective brackets at the boys basketball Rib City Shootout Friday in Dexter...
Last group of Semoball Awards finalists announced (06/17/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Semoball Awards finalists for softball, baseball, golf, boys tennis, girls track and field, boys track and field, and girls soccer were announced Saturday at a selection show hosted by First Midwest Bank in Cape Girardeau. SEMO ESPN radio (92.9 FM, 1220 AM and 1470 AM) was on hand to make the announcement on its weekly show the Saturday Morning Express...
Scott Central lands Richland basketball coach Matt Cline (06/17/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Scott County Central has found one of its own to take over the vacant boys basketball head coaching position. Matt Cline was confirmed as SCC's fourth head coach in the last seven years Tuesday. Cline will replace three-year coach Frank Staple, who accepted a principal's position at the Sikeston Junior High School in May...
Schedule set for Bleacher Bum Invitational baseball tournament (06/17/15)
The stage is set for the highly anticipated Dinger Bat Bleacher Bum Invitational. The 12-team wooden bat baseball tournament is slated to take place Friday and Saturday at Hillhouse Park in Charleston and Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau...
Fighting Squirrels fall to St. Louis Sting 6-2 in wood bat title game (06/16/15)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels became the first team to score runs against the undefeated St. Louis Sting but came up short in its bid to knock off the big-city juggernaut in the title game of the Fighting Squirrels Classic late Saturday night...
Bottom part of lineup hits Fighting Squirrels past Riverbend 9-3 in wood bat semifinal (06/16/15)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The bottom part of the Charleston Fighting Squirrels lineup looked as dangerous as the top of the order in a championship semifinal of the 12-team wood bat tournament Saturday afternoon at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. No. 7 hitter Hunter Cook, No. ...
Dexter varsity volleyball team in action at Rib City Playday (06/16/15)
Briefly: Host Charleston takes second at Dinger Bat Fighting Squirrel Classic (06/14/15)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels took second at its own 12-team tournament Saturday at Hillhouse Park. Charleston beat New Madrid Riverbend Ducks 9-3 in a semifinal before dropping the championship to St. Louis Sting 6-2. The Sting beat the St. Louis Stars 6-2 in the other championship semifinal...
Dexter girls basketball team finishes 8-0 at Rib City Shootout (06/13/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball team concluded its two-day home shootout with a perfect 8-0 record Friday evening. "I thought we played well these past two days, especially here in the tournament," Dexter coach Chad Allen said after the completion of play Friday. "I thought we did a real good job of pressuring, creating turnovers and getting the ball up and down against the teams we played. That's how we want to play and I thought the girls did a great job executing."...
Dexter's Averett and Mattison sign to play baseball at Shawnee (06/12/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - 2015 Dexter graduates Jason Mattison and Colton Averett will continue to wear matching uniforms next season at the collegiate level. Mattison and Averett both signed to play college baseball Wednesday at Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Illinois...
Rib City Shootout concludes today at Dexter (06/12/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The two-day Rib City girls basketball shootout concludes today at Dexter. The Dexter varsity plays a preliminary game Friday at 9:15 a.m. against Ste. Genevieve before its begins bracket-play at 12:15 p.m. against Kennett. The Dexter varsity plays all of its games Friday on court 2 at the Bearcat Event Center...
Fighting Squirrel Classic begins Friday (schedule included) (06/11/15)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The stage is set for the highly anticipated Dinger Bat Fighting Squirrel Classic. The 12-team tournament is slated to take place Friday and Saturday at Hillhouse Park in Charleston and Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau...
SCAA all-conference baseball awards released (06/09/15)
The 2015 SCAA all-conference baseball awards have been released. Bernie senior standout Devin Trammell is the SCAA Player of the Year. Trammell (9-1) recorded an unprecedented 0.875 ERA while striking out 92 in 64 innings of work this season. He hit .374 with 22 RBIs and two home runs...
HISTORY IN THE MAKING:
Bell City baseball team rallies past Atlanta late to secure first state title in school history
(06/04/15)
O'FALLON, Mo. - Bell City baseball coach Justin Simpher knew he had the right pieces in places to tie the state championship up as soon as leadoff hitter Cole Nichols was hit by a pitch with the two outs in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday afternoon...
ONE WIN AWAY FROM A DREAM COME TRUE: Bell City cruises past Northwest 11-1 in state semifinal (06/03/15)
O'FALLON, Mo. - The dream baseball season continued in a big way for the Bell City Cubs Tuesday afternoon in a Class 1 state semifinal at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon, Missouri...
Dexter's Waldner wins state title (06/01/15)
JEFFERSON CITY -- MaKayla Waldner beat all but five teams at the MSHSAA Class 3 track and field championships. The Dexter junior earned four all-state honors, winning the 300-meter hurdles in impressive fashion Saturday at Lincoln University. After winning by nearly a full second at 42.89 seconds, a rain-soaked Waldner said her brother Trevor had provided a little extra momentum a few hours before she took her mark...
Dexter's Kronk-Flowers take 8th in Missouri in boys tennis doubles (06/01/15)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Dexter's Ethan Flowers and Noah Kronk recorded the best finish in school history Saturday at Day 2 of the boys tennis doubles tournament at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. Flowers avoided elimination on Day 1 of the state tennis tournament Friday at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield...
10th annual Dexter Rotary Club golf tournament set for June 19 at Hidden Trails Golf Course (05/31/15)
Dexter, Mo. -- "Service Above Self" is the motto of the Dexter Rotary Cub. One of the oldest civic organizations in Stoddard County, these dedicated individuals spend hundreds of hours each year volunteering for many local charities and raising money for scholarships and other charitable projects...
Flowers-Kronk advance to Day 2 of boys tennis state tournament in doubles (05/30/15)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Dexter's Ethan Flowers and Noah Kronk avoided elimination on Day 1 of the state tennis tournament Friday at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. Flowers-Kronk won their Round of 16 match against Osage's Jordan Wilson and Adam Schoening 6-2, 6-4 Friday...
Bell City baseball team edges Dora 2-0 in Class 1 quarterfinal (05/28/15)
BELL CITY, Mo. - Bell City starter Austin Hicks delivered his pitch to the plate in the top of the sixth inning, and after seeing the called third strike to strand the bases loaded, he turned toward his team's dugout and pumped his right fist in the air...
Bernie suffers season-ending 3-2 loss to Valle Catholic in Class 2 baseball quarterfinal (05/28/15)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. - The come-from-behind playoff magic finally ran out for the Bernie Mules Wednesday afternoon in a Class 2 baseball quarterfinal against defending state champion Valle Catholic. No. 1 ranked Valle Catholic prevented Bernie from collecting its fourth straight come-from-behind playoff victory when it rallied from a 2-0 second-inning deficit by tallying three runs in the bottom of the third inning and hung on for a 3-2 home victory...
2015 SCAA All-Conference softball awards released (05/27/15)
The 2015 SCAA All-Conference softball awards have been released. Advance junior Hannah Clark has been selected as the SCAA Player of the Year. Bernie coach Brad Botsch has been selected as the SCAA Coach of the Year. Clark, Advance's Alanis Below, Bernie's Jescie McGuire, Bernie's Blakely Bradshaw, Dexter's Dakota Silliman, Dexter's Kaylee Carey, Woodland's Mara Grindstaff, Woodland's Kelcie Long, Bloomfield's Kara Owens, Bernie's Morgan Baker, Dexter's Amber Spence and Woodland's Madison Cover were selected first-team all-conference.. ...
Dexter's Waldner, Webb advance to state track meet (05/27/15)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Two Dexter track athletes are state bound after competing in the sectional track meet Saturday at Lutheran South High School in St. Louis. Dexter junior MaKayla Waldner qualified for state in the 100-meter hurdles, 200-meter dash, 300-meter hurdles and long jump. Waldner finished first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.23, second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.86, first in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.73 and third in long jump with a 17-05...
COMEBACK MULES RALLY AGAIN: Bernie eliminates East Carter County 5-4 in 8-inning state baseball playoff (05/26/15)
Come-from-behind victories are becoming the norm for the Bernie Mules baseball team in the 2015 state playoffs. The Mules, which rallied from two runs down to secure a 3-2 district semifinal victory against South Pemiscot and from one run behind to secure a 3-2 district championship win against Cooter last week, put together its biggest comeback to date Monday afternoon when it overcame from a 3-0 first-inning deficit against the East Carter County Redbirds.. ...
Bell City eliminates Gideon 9-0 in Class 1 baseball sectional (05/26/15)
GIDEON, Mo. -- The Bell City baseball team couldn't have asked for a better game Monday. Five players recorded multiple hits, and starting pitcher Bobby Wright pitched a complete-game shutout to lead the Cubs to a 9-0 victory over host Gideon in a Class 1 sectional...
Dexter boys tennis team wins sectional against St. Mary's, drops quarterfinal to John Burroughs (05/23/15)
One of the most successful boys tennis seasons in school history ended a win shy of the final four for the Dexter Bearcats Saturday afternoon. Dexter, which was attempting to advance to the final four for the first time in school history in boys tennis, suffered a 5-0 loss to John Burroughs in a Class 1 quarterfinal...
EXTRA-INNING CHAMPIONS: Bell City baseball team secures first district title since 1990 (05/23/15)
Note: A photo gallery of the championship is available at this link: Championship Photos Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correctly identify Bobby Wright as collecting the game-winning hit. ORAN, Mo. - It took a bit longer than seven innings but the first district baseball championship since 1990 finally materialized for the Bell City Cubs Friday night at Oran High School...
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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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