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Friday, July 31, 2015
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The Hoopsters Basketball Academy competed in its third NCAA certified event of the summer July 22-25 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Hoopsters, which are composed of girls basketball players from southeast Missouri, northeast...
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Fighting Squirrels suffer season-ending 4-2 loss to Hopkins, Minnesota (07/27/15)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels put up a late fight but came up short in its quest to advance to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series for a third straight season Monday afternoon. Hopkins, Minnesota, rallied from a 2-1 deficit with three runs in the top of the fifth inning and hung on for 4-2 win against the Fighting Squirrels in a semifinal of the Midwest Plains Regional at Battershell Field in Lyons, Kansas...
Fighting Squirrels book spot in regional semifinals, beat Colorado 7-1 (07/26/15)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels booked its spot in a semifinal of the Midwest Plains Regional with a 7-1 win against Border, Colorado, Sunday afternoon in Lyons, Kansas. Brady Bibbs collected a complete-game victory for the Fighting Squirrels at Battershell Field. Bibbs, who is entering his senior season at Senath-Hornersville, allowed one run, 13 hits, struck out four and did not walk a hitter in seven innings of work...
Fighting Squirrels outlast Riverton 3-2 in 10 innings at Midwest Plains Regional (07/25/15)
The thirteenth time proved to be the right time for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels with runners in scoring position against Riverton, Kansas, Saturday evening at the Midwest Plains Regional in Lyons, Kansas...
Fighting Squirrels beat North Dakota 10-4 in opener at Midwest Plains Regional (07/24/15)
LYONS, Kan. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels jumped out to an 8-0 lead after two innings of play and led by at least six the rest of the way as it secured a 10-4 win against the Bismarck, North Dakota, Senators Friday afternoon at the Midwest Plains Regional in Lyons, Kansas...
Cooter grad Tyler McLevain signs to play college baseball at Three Rivers College (07/24/15)
Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff has been Tyler McLevain's top college choice since youth. "I went up there for a basketball camp one time when I was growing up and have always wanted to go there and play since," McLevain said. The 2015 Cooter graduate will have the opportunity to play college baseball at Three Rivers next season...
Dexter football schedule set (07/23/15)
The 2015 Dexter Bearcats varsity football schedule is set. Dexter is slated to compete in a jamboree Aug. 14 at East Prairie. The Bearcats open its season Aug. 21 when they host Ste. Genevieve. Dexter is at Poplar Bluff Aug. 28, at Charleston Sept. 4, hosts Sikeston Sept. 11, hosts Caruthersville Sept. 18, visits Kennett Sept. 25, hosts New Madrid County Central Oct. 2, travels to Park Hills Central Oct. 9 and hosts Malden Oct. 16...
Midwest Plains Regional begins Friday in Kansas (07/23/15)
The schedule is set for the highly anticipated Senior Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional Tournament. The event is slated to take place July 24-27 at Battershell Field in Lyons, Kansas. Eight teams are slated to compete at the tournament. Colorado, Kansas, Missouri No. 2 (Charleston Fighting Squirrels) and North Dakota are competing in the American League Pool...
Millers honored at Senior Babe Ruth state tournament (07/22/15)
Two of Dexter's own were honored last week at the start of the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Bruce and Pat Miller threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of the Charleston Fighting Squirrels-Mineral Area Minerals game July 15...
REGIONAL BOUND TAKE 2: Fighting Squirrels beat Potosi 9-7 to qualify for regional, drop state title game to Wayne County 6-3 (07/19/15)
A tradition continued for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels Saturday afternoon at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament...
REGIONAL BOUND: Wayne County Lumberbacks rally past Fighting Squirrels 10-8 to secure birth in regional (07/18/15)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Wayne County Lumberjacks coach Jeff Null knew entering the 2015 Senior Babe Ruth state tournament avoiding the loser's bracket was a near must for his squad if they were going to secure a birth in the regional tournament in their inaugural season...
WALK-OFF MAGIC: Fighting Squirrels pass Pirates 4-3 in final inning at state tournament (07/17/15)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Late night magic materialized again for the four-time defending Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state champion Charleston Fighting Squirrels Thursday night at the state tournament. The Fighting Squirrels rallied from a 3-1 deficit in its final at-bat to secure a remarkable 4-3 walk-off victory against the SEMO Pirates of Leopold in Game 8 of the five-day state tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Strong pitching propels Wayne County Lumberjacks to second straight one-run win at state tournament (07/17/15)
The Wayne County Lumberjacks collected its second consecutive one-run victory in thrilling fashion Thursday afternoon at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Fresh off a come-from-behind 3-2 victory in its final at-bat against Potosi Elks Wednesday, Wayne County scored an unearned run in the bottom of the fifth inning to edge New Madrid Riverbend Ducks 1-0 in a winner's bracket semifinal Thursday...
Southern teams enjoy success on Day 1 of SBR state tournament (complete results included) (07/16/15)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - The south got the best of the north on Day 1 of the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Wednesday at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. All four southern teams in the field picked up wins against their northern foes in opening-round action at the double-elimination event...
Miller's First Pitch (07/15/15)
Rib City Shootout Schedule (July 18-19) (07/15/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule has been released for the final Rib City Shootout of the summer. The two-day girls basketball event takes place Friday and Saturday at Dexter High School. Dexter's varsity will be divided into split squads at the event called Dexter White and Dexter Black. The Dexter middle school girls basketball team is also slated to compete at the event...
Local athletes recognized at Semoball Awards (07/14/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Two Stoddard County athletes took home top awards at the second annual Semoball Awards Saturday at Southeast Missouri State River Campus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Dexter's Jessica Lindsey was named Girls Volleyball Player of the Year...
Dexter concludes play at Rib City Saturday (07/14/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity boys basketball team won two of three games Saturday at the Rib City Shootout. Dexter beat Pocahontas, Arkansas, 53-40 in Game 1; beat Union City, Tennessee, 44-34 in Game 2; and lost to Benton, Illinois, 40-36 in Game 3...
Regional Healthcare Foundation Golf Winners (07/14/15)
The Regional Healthcare Foundation held its first annual golf tournament Friday at the Hidden Trails Country Club in Dexter. Fourteen teams competed against each other as well as the weather as strong storms were moving in as teams were finishing up. ...
Three Dexter graduates selected to Lions All-Star Football Game (07/13/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - Three Dexter graduates have been selected to participate in the 39th Annual Missouri Lions All-Star Football Game. Dexter's Noah Kronk, Dylan Bazarian and Drake Mitchell are slated to participate in the event July 18 at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Pre-game festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with kickoff at 7 p.m. at Walton Stadium...
Dexter boys basketball team wins 2 of 3 at RIb City Shootout Friday (07/11/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity boys basketball team won two of three games Friday on Day 1 of the two-day Rib City Shootout at the Bearcat Event Center. Dexter beat Steelville 68-32 in Game 1, beat defending Class 2 state champion Scott County Central 55-49 in Game 2 and lost to Booker T. Washington, Tennessee 39-20 in Game 3...
Inaugural Officiate Missouri Day July 25 in St. Louis (07/10/15)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association is slated to host its first Officiate Missouri Day July 25 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Arch in St. Louis. The event will precede the National Association of Sports Officials Summit that is slated for July 26-28 in St. Louis...
Falcons' William Moore and Panthers' Kony Ealy to host free youth football camp Saturday at Hayti (07/09/15)
HAYTI, Mo. - Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl safety William Moore and Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy are slated to host a free youth football camp Saturday at Hayti High School. Hayti graduate Moore and New Madrid County Central graduate Ealy both played college football at the University of Missouri before entering the NFL...
Rib City Shootout Schedule (July 10-11) (07/08/15)
DEXTER, Mo. - The schedule is finalized for the final Rib City boys basketball shootout of the summer. The event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Dexter High School. Dexter, Bernie, Bloomfield and Richland are the four varsity basketball teams from Stoddard County competing at the two-day event...
SEMO Pirates of Leopold reach 20 wins (07/07/15)
PARAGOULD, Ark. - The SEMO Pirates of Leopold improved to 20-3 Monday night as it earned an out-of-state split at Paragould, Arkansas, Legion. Paragould Legion beat the Pirates 5-4 in seven innings in the first game of the doubleheader. The SEMO Pirates won the second game of the doubleheader against Paragould Legion 4-1 in five innings...
Puxico's Rodgers signs to play baseball at Crowley's Ridge College (07/03/15)
PUXICO, Mo. - 2015 Puxico graduate Austin Rodgers will have the opportunity to continue his baseball career at the collegiate level next year. Rodgers signed to play baseball at Crowley's Ridge College in Paragould, Arkansas, Wednesday. "I love playing baseball," Rodgers said. "They gave me the opportunity to continue to play baseball. They are giving me a chance and I want to go play for them...
Dexter High School Football Camp (07/02/15)
SEMO Pirates sail past Sikeston Legion in doubleheader (07/01/15)
SIKESTON, Mo. - Timely hits were at a premium Tuesday as the Sikeston Silver Sox and SEMO Pirates stranded a combined 14 runners in the first game of a doubleheader at VFW Stadium. Backed by a complete game effort from starting pitcher Austin Hicks, the Pirates seized the lead in the fourth inning and held on for a 3-1 final...
Charleston Fighting Squirrels down Cape Girardeau Legion 7-1 in Game 1 of doubleheader (06/30/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels secured a 7-1 road win against Cape Girardeau Legion in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday night at Capaha Park. Ty Householder earned a complete-game victory for Charleston. Householder allowed one run on eight hits in seven innings pitched. He walked three and struck out three. Householder, which entered the game wit ha 2.45 ERA, improves to 4-0 with the victory...
SEMO Pirates sail to championship at Advance Classic (06/30/15)
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 at the midway point of summer season. The Pirates beat Jackson Junior Legion 11-0 Friday, Scott County Rage 6-1 Saturday and Cape Girardeau Junior Legion 12-4 Sunday to take home the top prize at three-day tournament...
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...
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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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