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High School Sports

Maudie's big night helps Jackson football team earn big win over Battle (08/23/14)
Senior wide receiver Ben Maudie scored four touchdowns in the Indians 62-34 season-opening win over Battle High School.
Briefly: East Prairie foils Kelly's varsity debut (08/23/14)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- East Prairie turned the much-anticipated debut of the Kelly varsity football team into an opportunity to break an eight-game losing streak Friday night. Sophomore Deverance Jones scored two first-quarter touchdowns as the Eagles foiled the Hawks' coming out party with a 29-7 victory...
Briefly: Cape Central opens football season with win (08/23/14)
ST. LOUIS -- Eight Central players combined for 417 yards and six touchdowns on the ground as the Tigers defeated the Vashon Wolverines 44-34 in the opening week of the high school football season Friday night at Sumner High School's Tuskegee Airmen Field...
High school football capsules: Week 1 (08/22/14)
Kelly at East Prairie, 8 p.m. Last year: Did not play Outlook: After waiting 57 years for their first varsity football game, the Kelly Hawks are going to have to wait one more hour. Due to a forecast for high temperatures, the kickoff of tonight's game was pushed back from its original 7 p.m. starting time...
Oran, ace Jones back for more wins in 2014 softball season (08/22/14)
Eagles return top pitcher from district championship team
Football preview: Kelly Hawks ready to take off after two seasons of JV flight lessons (08/21/14)
Kelly, which made the decision to add football in 2010, will play its first varsity season this year.
Football preview: Up-tempo Jackson Indians rejuvenated under Eckley (08/21/14)
The Indians, with a reinvigorated up-tempo, spread offense, have made the transformation from a struggling program to a Class 5 quarterfinalist over the past two seasons.
Football preview: Skill position players bring high hopes for Cape Central (08/21/14)
Chaffee transfer Peyton Montgomery will have an experienced group of wide receiver targets.
Southeast Missourian high school boys swimming, girls golf teams at a glance (08/21/14)
Boys swimming Central Tigers Coach: Dayna Powell Assistant Coach: Chad Sierman Returning athletes: Christian Retter, sr.; Alex Gentle, sr.; Zack Rhodes, sr.; Raleigh Davis, sr.; John Young, jr.; Lawson Berry, jr.; Reid Dickson, jr.; Ben Ferreri, jr.; Davis Deimund, jr.; Tim Huey, jr...
Football preview: Perryville has sights set on competing late in games (08/21/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- It's been almost 10 years since the Perryville Pirates football team won a district title, and even that wasn't enough to finish with a winning record. The Pirates finished that season with a losing record, and although the task of having a winning season appears monstrous, Perryville coach Mike Wojtczuk has his sights set elsewhere...
Football preview: Youth still abundant for Scott City entering new season (08/21/14)
There were plenty of growing pains last season for the Scott City Rams football team. With young players littered throughout the starting lineup, the Rams claimed one regular-season victory but were able to defeat Charleston 20-14 in the first game of the Class 2 District 1 playoffs...
Football preview: First-year coach provides familiarity for St. Vincent (08/21/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- It's been an eventful summer for Nathan Rowland, who was given his first opportunity to become a head football coach in May. A 2002 graduate of St. Vincent and assistant coach on last year's team, Rowland offers the Indians plenty of value in familiarity...
Football preview: Chaffee faces tough challenges after key losses (08/21/14)
Led by an experienced senior class, Chaffee claimed its first SEMO South Conference title in 34 years, but that doesn't discourage coach Charlie Vickery, who believes the Red Devils have enough returning talent to turn last year's success into a trend.
High school girls tennis glance (08/20/14)
Central Tigers Coach: Seth Benton Assistant Coach: Mitch Baker Last season's record: 3-8 Postseason result: Lost to Farmington 5-2 in a Class 2 District 1 Team semifinal Conference: SEMO Returning athletes: Josey Powell, jr. ...
Destiny displays overpowering game when it comes to Adams, Jackson tennis program (08/20/14)
Linda Adams had never played tennis when she took the job as girls tennis coach at Jackson High School. Nineteen years later, Adams is still coaching the Indians. But it's been an interesting road with lots of learning and unexpected turns. "I knew nothing about tennis. ...
Brotherly competition helps young Zalma cross country program make strides (08/19/14)
When Alex Steinberg and his brother Jacob started racing against each other it was a good-natured rivalry just for fun. That friendly nature is still intact, but now they're running together for the Zalma cross country team.
Southeast Missourian high school cross country teams at a glance (08/19/14)
Advance Hornets Coach: Terry Bryeans Returning athletes: Creighton Miles, jr.; Jared Owens, jr.; Cade Long, so.; Gage Bien, fr.; Logan Becker, fr. Key athletes lost from last season: Richie Nixon Coach's outlook: They're very competitive, yet they realize that they're running for more than just themselves. They're competing as a team and they push each other and themselves to go further than what they thought their limits were. That's what they expect of each other...
Perryville soccer team hopes for treasure-filled season with goal-robber Dobbelare aboard (08/18/14)
As Luke Dobbelare prepares for his senior year at Perryville High School, Pirates soccer coach Jerry Fulton calls him the best goalkeeper in the history of the program.
Southeast Missourian high school boys soccer teams at a glance (08/18/14)
Central Tigers Coach: Dan Martin Assistant Coach: Greg Jones Last season's record: 11-14 Postseason result: Lost to Sikeston 2-0 in a Class 2 District 1 quarterfinal Conference: SEMO Returning starters: Dashaun Blissett, jr., F; Luke Kinder, sr., MF...
Roles reversed in Perryville-Notre Dame volleyball rivalry entering season (08/17/14)
The rivalry between Notre Dame and Perryville has brought some of the closest and most intense volleyball matches Southeast Missouri has seen in recent years.
Southeast Missourian high school volleyball teams at a glance (08/17/14)
A preview of team in the Southeast Missourian coverage area.
Scott City, St. Vincent and Perryville football teams meet at jamboree (08/16/14)
The competition gave the teams a chance to face other teams before the season starts on Friday
Central's offense dominates Hillsboro jamboree (08/16/14)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Cape Central put on an offensive show Friday night. The Tigers outscored each of their opponents, senior Peyton Montgomery solidified himself as the team's starting quarterback and the defense came alive late at the Hillsboro High School football jamboree...
High school football playoff schedule changes alter start of season (08/15/14)
Although it officially begins this season, the Missouri State High School Athletic Association's changes to the football playoff schedule began taking its initial roots two years ago, and it's biggest proponents were internal. A 12-member panel, known as the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, met in December 2012 to study a new preseason practice format that would allow players to better acclimate themselves to heat during practices...
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August 2014