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Advance tops Dexter for first SCAA Tournament championship in 39 years (01/28/17)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- After a four-decade drought, the Advance Hornets finally claimed another Stoddard County Athletic Association Tournament Championship. Top-seeded Advance held off No. 2 Dexter 54-51 for their first SCAA Tournament title since 1978 and third overall Friday night at Bloomfield High School...
Fourth quarter run lifts Dexter into SCAA Tournament finals over Bloomfield (01/27/17)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- One scoring run in a game mostly void of them wound up being the difference for the Dexter Bearcats. And they picked the perfect time to put some points together. Second-seeded Dexter rattled off 12-unanswered points in in the fourth quarter to supplant the defending SCAA Tournament champion Bloomfield Wildcats 55-42 Thursday during the tournament semifinals at Bloomfield High School...
Dexter girls dial long distance to drill Sikeston (01/27/17)
DEXTER, Mo -- A lights-out first quarter by Dexter was more than enough to subdue visiting Sikeston Thursday night. Sophomore Chaylea Mosby's record-tying performance from 3-point range led the way as the Lady Bearcats cruised to a 72-51 win, their 11th of the season...
Dexter's winning streak grows, gets SEMO Conference win over NMCC (01/21/17)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The SEMO Conference can sometimes be brutal on Dexter, especially early. They lost five of their first six games to that field of nine that's routinely mentioned as one of the toughest grinds in the state. But the Bearcats are far from that 1-5 start now and were able to continue one of the longest winning streaks in southeast Missouri on Friday night...
Dexter hangs on against SCAA rival Bernie 62-59 (01/14/17)
BERNIE, Mo -- Bernie gave visiting Dexter all they wanted Friday night, but ultimately the Bearcats survived with their undefeated conference record intact. Junior Gabe Jackon led Dexter with his second double-double of the week as the Bearcats avoided a fourth quarter collapse to their neighboring rivals with a 62-59 win...
Charleston scores big first half, cruises past Kennett 79-53 (01/28/17)
CHARLESTON, Mo -- Coming off one of their biggest wins of the season against Caruthersville, the Charleston Bluejays stayed hot Friday when hosting another Class 3, District 1 rival in Kennett. A dominant first half offensively was combined with a defensive effort that held all but one Indian scorer in single digits to allow the Bluejays to cruise a 79-53 win...
Charleston girls basketball team takes down NMCC in sloppy affair (01/19/17)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- In a game overflowing with turnovers, fouls and missed shots, the Charleston girls basketball team had less in two of those stats during its 64-38 win over New Madrid County Central Thursday at Charleston High School. The two teams combined for 67 turnovers, 46 fouls and 86 missed shots. Remarkably, Charleston had the most turnovers with 34 and still came out ahead...
Charleston takes advantage of size during conference win over NMCC (01/11/17)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- New Madrid County Central knew they were the smaller team heading into its SEMO Conference battle against Charleston. The Bluejays were well aware of that, too. Charleston did most of its damage in the paint and made a star out of 6-5 sophomore Delontre Gillespie during their 75-67 win over NMCC Tuesday at Charleston High School...
Thatch scores 37, Sikeston beats Charleston for a fourth-straight time (01/07/17)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston coach Danny Farmer came into Friday night's SEMO Conference matchup against arch rival Sikeston with a plan to contain the scoring of Bulldog guards Fred Thatch and Kevin Jones. That's because in their first meeting in December, the duo combined for 52 points in the Sikeston victory in the SEMO Conference Tournament...
Charleston girls basketball team turns back shorthanded Sikeston 38-36 (01/05/17)
SIKESTON -- The Christmas break hit both the Sikeston and Charleston girls basketball teams with a period of transition. Sikeston entered Thursday's game down two starters and it got worse when another exited in the second quarter with an injury. Charleston was without Josh Thompson on the sideline. The seventh-year head coach was not in attendance for an undisclosed reason giving way to longtime assistant Dollette Jones...
Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament Championship: Charleston Squirrels v. Ultimate Baseball

The Charleston Fighting Squirrels defeated Ultimate Baseball 13-3 in five innings to win the 2017 Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state championship Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo.

Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament: Charleston Squirrels v. Charleston AAA

The Charleston Squirrels defeated the Charleston AAA 10-0 in six innings during a semifinal of the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo. (Chris Pobst/Standard Democrat)

Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament: Charleston Squirrels v. Wayne County

The Charleston Fighting Squirrels defeated the Wayne County Lumberjacks 14-0 Friday, July 14, 2017, in the final game of pool play during the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo.

Senior Legion Baseball: Sikeston Silver Sox v. Jackson Post 158

The Sikeston Silver Sox defeated Jackson Legion Post 158 4-3 Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at VFW Memorial Stadium in Sikeston.

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