High School Sports
Improved Central football team routs Sikeston in district semifinal
The talk leading up Friday's rematch between the Central Tigers and Sikeston Bulldogs was all about the vast improvement of Sikeston. That talk came to an abrubt end late in the first quarter.
Jackson advances to district title game with OT thriller
Top-seeded Jackson (9-1) will host No. 2 Vianney in the district championship game on Nov.7.
Fifth-seeded Oakville finished its season at 5-6.
Valle Catholic football team routs St. Vincent
The defending Class 1 state champion Valle Catholic Warriors posted 27 points in the first quarter and ran away with a 69-7 win over the fourth-seeded St. Vincent Indians in a Class 1 District 1 semifinal Friday in Ste. Genevieve.
St. Vincent volleyball team secures spot in Class 1 title game
The Indians will face two-time defending state champion Winona at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Show Me Center.
St. Vincent volleyball team to play for Class 1 state title
The Indians will face two-time defending champion Winona at 3 p.m. Saturday.
St. Vincent volleyball team opens Class 1 final four pool play with victory
The Indians defeated New Haven 25-18, 25-18 in its first match of pool play on Friday.
St. Vincent volleyball team splits with defending state champion Winona
The Indians won the first set 25-18 and lost the second 25-16.
Perryville boys soccer team nets district title
FESTUS, Mo. -- Before top-seeded Perryville took the field against host St. Pius X on Thursday in the Class 2 District 1 championship game, Perryville coach Jerry Fulton challenged the Pirates to get a lead on the second-seeded Lancers in the first half.
Central boys swimmers claim first place at Show Me Conference meet
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Thursday.
Eagle Ridge boys soccer and volleyball teams claim state titles
The Eagle Ridge Christian School boys soccer and volleyball teams each came away with first-place finishes at the Missouri Christian School Athletic Association Division 2 volleyball and soccer tournaments last week in Joplin, Missouri.
St. Vincent volleyball squad begins final four quest today
The St. Vincent volleyball team will make its first appearance at the Class 1 final four in seven years at the Show Me Center today. The Indians finished second in state in 2007 after falling to Stockton in straight sets.
Jackson, Oakville set to clash in district football semis
The Jackson Indians' postseason is getting off to a late start. The Indians received a much-needed week of rest after locking up the top seed in the Class 5 District 1 tournament, where they'll face the fifth-seeded Oakville Tigers at 7 p.m. today at The Pit.
Central, Sikeston football teams meet again
The Central Tigers' 47-7 home win over the Sikeston Bulldogs in Week 3 is a distant memory as the two teams meet again at 7 p.m. today in the second round of the Class 4 District 1 playoffs at Tiger Stadium.
St. Vincent football team faces tough test in district semis
The St. Vincent Indians' biggest offensive showing of the season couldn't have come at a better time. The fourth-seeded Indians put up a season-high 35 points in last week's win over Barat Academy in the opening round of the Class 1 District 1 tournament, sending them to the semifinals against the defending state champion Valle Catholic Warriors at 7 p.m. today in Ste. Genevieve.
Well versed in volleyball: Verseman family has played part in three St. Vincent final four trips
Friday will mark St. Vincent's third trip to the volleyball state final four in school history, and Darren and Susan have ties to the previous two St. Vincent state title runs.
First-year coach leads Indians to Class 1 final four
First-year St. Vincent coach Cindy Cissell has helped many teams win in her 20-plus years as a club and high school volleyball coach. But she's never seen a team take to her advice and turn it into a winning season as quickly as the Indians have this year, in their improbable run to the Class 1 state final four...
OT goal lifts Saxony Lutheran to district soccer title
Luke LeGrand's goal on a penalty kick less than five minutes into overtime gave the Crusaders a 1-0 victory and a berth in next week's Class 1 sectional.
Central boys' soccer season ends vs. Bluff
Jeffrey Hardin scored twice in the span of 74 seconds late in the first half then completed his hat trick in the 44th minute as the Poplar Bluff Mules knocked out Cape Central 4-0 Tuesday in the MSHSAA Class 3 District 1 semifinal. Adam Vincent added a goal in the 55th minute for the top-seeded Mules...
Schools' vote overrides MSHSAA rules, creates extra class for soccer
A petition by several smaller schools in west-central Missouri to add a fourth class for boys and girls soccer without the required mandate of 257 participating schools was voted on by MSHSAA.
Jackson boys soccer team falls to Eureka in district tourney
The Jackson Indians boys soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision against the Eureka Wildcats in the opening round of the Class 4 District 1 tournament Monday at Northwest High School in Cedar Hill, Missouri. Eureka will face Northwest, which defeated Seckman 3-1, in the title game at 6 p.m. Wednesday...
St. Vincent spikers advance to state semis
CLARKTON, Mo. -- Playing in close games with its season on the line has become second nature for the St. Vincent volleyball team. The Indians survived a wild three-set match against Leopold on Tuesday in the district championship. St. Vincent dropped the first set but came back to win the next two in dramatic fashion against the Wildcats...
Kelly's first varsity season ends against host Caruthersville
The seventh-seeded Kelly Hawks saw their inaugural varsity season end with a 63-18 loss to second-seeded Caruthersville in the first round of the Class 2 District 1 tournament. "I'm proud of our kids," Kelly coach Kenneth Riedinger said of the season. "We competed and we got to play football for the first time at the varsity level. We'll get better and move forward, keep working and get after it. We're looking forward to next year."...
High school roundup: Jackson cross country teams claim district crowns
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Saturday.
East Prairie defeats Scott City in first-round district
East Prairie (7-3) avenged its loss to Scott City (4-6), scoring four first half touchdowns in a 51-22 rout of the Rams in the opening round of Class 2 District 1 play at East Prairie High School.
Central football team dismantles De Soto in district opener
The top-seeded Tigers scored 42 points in the first quarter and forced a running clock for the remainder of the game in a 49-14 win over the eighth-seeded De Soto Dragons in the opening round of the Class 4 District 1 playoffs Friday at Tiger Stadium.
St. Vincent rolls into district rematch with Valle
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The St. Vincent Indians football team has come a long way since its season-opening 56-point loss to defending Class 1 state champion Valle Catholic. The Indians earned the right Friday night to show the Warriors just how far they've come...
Week 10 capsules: District football tournaments begin today
The past nine weeks of the Missouri high school football season have determined tonight's district matchups, but for here on out each team will be living by the oldest of coaches' cliches: It's one game at a time.
From this point forward, win or go home.
St. Vincent makes bid to reach Class 1 final four this weekend
The St. Vincent volleyball team will be making an appearance at the Class 1 Sectional playoffs Saturday. St. Vincent will join Bernie, Bismarck and host Clarkton as the four teams competing for a spot in the state tournament, which will be held Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 at the Show-Me Center...
Perryville volleyball team falls to Dexter in district final
Second-seeded Perryville could not defend its district crown against top-seeded Dexter, which defeated the Pirates 21-25, 25-19, 25-23 in the Class 3 District 1 championship on Wednesday at the Bearcat Event Center.
High school roundup: Notre Dame swimmers take down Central
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Wednesday.
Woodland's Reynolds, Wells run to SEMO conference titles
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday.
St. Vincent rallies past Leopold in district volleyball final
Kellie L'Hote's ace serve on game and match point rallied the Indians to a 27-25 victory over Leopold in the deciding game of Tuesday's Class 1 District 3 volleyball championship at St. Vincent High School.
Bernie defeats Advance for fourth straight district championship
Top-seeded Bernie defeated the Hornets in each of the previous three meetings between the teams this season, and defended its district crown by defeating the second-seeded Hornets 25-21, 25-19 in the Class 1 District 2 championship Tuesday at Bell City High School.
Perryville volleyball team reaches district title game, ends Notre Dame's season
The veteran Pirates secured a spot in the Class 3 District 1 championship with a 25-12, 25-19 victory over the Bulldogs at the Bearcat Event Center.
Bloomfield volleyball team puts an end to Saxony's crusade
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- After staving off a comeback in the second set, momentum resided with the Saxony Lutheran Crusaders, who found themselves one set away from claiming the school's first district championship. However, momentum had other plans...
Crusaders get shot at first volleyball district crown
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Saxony Lutheran Crusaders never have claimed a district title in volleyball. They'll get their chance today. The third-seeded Crusaders held on to defeat the defending district champion and second-seeded Woodland Cardinals 26-24, 25-18 on Monday in a Class 2 District 2 semifinal at Bloomfield High School...
High school roundup: Advance spikers reach district final, Jackson's season ends
All the high school results reported to the Southeast Missourian on Monday.
High school roundup: Davis leads Central at Springfield Invitational
All scores were reported to the Southeast Missourian on Saturday.
ND's Hopkins, Walker finish 7th at state doubles tourney
Notre Dame's Carly Hopkins and Madeline Walker finished seventh in the Class 1 state doubles tournament on Saturday at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Missouri. Hopkins, who made her third straight doubles state tournament, also took seventh in last year's tournament with former partner Reagan Kapp...