High School Sports
Saxony reaches Class 3 final four by defeating defending champs
By SCOTT ROSCOVIUS Special to the Missourian HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Maddie Brune stood at the free-throw line and assessed the situation. The Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team had seen its 17-point lead over Lutheran St. Charles whittled to two, 50-48, with two minutes, 30 seconds remaining in Saturday's Class 3 state quarterfinal at the Jefferson College Field House...
Jackson boys basketball team rallies to capture district crown
IMPERIAL, Mo. -- The Jackson boys basketball team was suddenly clinging to a two-point lead as the clock ticked under three minutes to go in the Class 5 District 1 championship game Saturday at Seckman High School. Cue Jackson senior Branden Lueders' "out-of-body-experience."...
Advance sees basketball season end on buzzer beater
Farmington, Mo. -- Advance boys basketball coach Bubba Wheetley had one answer for what he told his players following their Class 2 quarterfinal game against Thayer on Saturday night. "How much I love them," he said. There's not much that could be said, as the Advance Hornets saw their season come to a heartbreaking halt after losing 46-45 on a shot as the buzzer sounded...
Jackson girls get out-Foxed in fourth quarter
The Indians dropped a 51-47 decision to the Warriors in the Class 5 District 1 final
SCC boys reach Class 1 basketball semifinals, seek 17th title
The Braves routed Niangua 64-39 in the quarterfinals
Central boys basketball team upsets Sikeston in district final
The Tigers upended the top-seeded Bulldogs 68-52 for the Class 4 District 1 title
Notre Dame girls close season with OT loss to Dexter
The Bearcats stopped the Bulldogs for the third straight year with a 65-58 win
Jackson girls basketball team reaches district final
IMPERIAL, Mo. -- The Jackson girls basketball team didn't take advantage of a single turnover by the Poplar Bluff Mules in the first half Friday. That quickly changed. The Indians scored the first nine points of the second half -- all following Poplar Bluff turnovers -- to pull away for a 49-38 win in a Class 5 District 1 semifinal Friday night at Seckman High School...
Scott County Central girls unable to pull off upset of Naylor
Naylor defeated the Bravettes 44-33 in a Class 1 sectional
Jackson boys basketball team grabs spot in district final
The top-seeded Indians started slow but gained traction for a 71-39 win
Central boys basketball team ends season for rival Notre Dame
Central boys basketball coach Drew Church succinctly summed up his team's Class 4 District 1 semifinal against Notre Dame sitting in his office after the game Thursday night. "It was a good, old-fashioned physical district game between us and Notre Dame, and it was a fun," Church said. "It was a fun game to be in."...
Notre Dame girls basketball team records rout in district semifinals
It took awhile for the Notre Dame girls basketball team to get its high-powered offense in gear. But once they did, the Bulldogs quickly took care of business. Notre Dame blitzed Sikeston 59-23 in a Class 4 District 1 semifinal Thursday before a full house at Central High School. The win lifted the second-seeded Bulldogs into a district championship rematch with powerful Dexter (23-3), the district's top seed, tonight at the same venue...
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team cruises past Twin Rivers in sectional round
Saxony Lutheran avenged last year's sectional loss with a 65-36 victory
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: SCC's Larandis Banks
Banks scored 38 points to lead the Braves to a 64-62 win over Leopold in the Class 1 District 2 championship game last week.
Oran girls basketball team closes memorable year with loss to New Haven
Park Hills, Mo. -- After the Oran girls basketball team's season came to an end Wednesday night, second-year coach Ethan Evans spent some time in the locker room going over the highlights from the season and sharing some of the strengths of his players with them...
Advance basketball team moves on to Class 2 quarterfinals
Advance stayed in the hunt for the Class 2 title with a 63-52 win over New Haven
High school sectional basketball games to be waged tonight
Oran girls, Advance boys, Saxony Lutheran girls put their seasons on the line tonight
High school playoff roads finally look to be clear
District and sectional basketball games continued their weeklong slide backward Tuesday from the ice storm that struck Southeast Missouri over the weekend. The Class 1 sectional games in Bloomfield, Mo., were the latest to lose their footing. Those games, involving the Scott County Central boys and girls, were canceled Tuesday but will be played tonight at Bloomfield High School...
Updated: Scott County Central boys, girls play sectional games Wednesday
For the Scott County Central boys basketball team, making it to the Class 1 sectional game isn't something new. The Braves won the Class 1 District 2 title -- their 11th straight -- Thursday and will face Class 1 District 1 winner Clarkton tonight, with the winner advancing to the state quarterfinal round...
Tonight's basketball district tournament semis rescheduled
The semifinals of the Class 4 District 1 girls tournament at Central High School have been pushed back to Thursday due to icy road conditions. The rescheduling of tonight's games means the championship game will be played Friday. Top-seeded Dexter will face No. 4 Kennett in the first semifinal at 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by No. 2 Notre Dame vs. No. 3 Sikeston at 7:30...
Central bounces Perryville boys basketball team from district tournament
The Tigers set up a semfinal rematch with Notre Dame with a 51-35 win over the Pirates
Central girls basketball team can't complete comeback against Kennett
The Tigers' season ended with a 46-43 loss in the first round of district play
High school roundup: Central boys close out their regular season with a win
The Central boys basketball team closed out its regular-season schedule with a 57-39 victory at Dexter on Friday night. Senior Jamal Cox led the Tigers with a game-high 31 points while Al Young added 16. CAPE CENTRAL (57) -- Al Young 16, Jamal Cox 31, Chase Hagerty 2, Mikey Jones 6, Andre Statam 2. FG 23, FT 10-13, F 10. (3-pointers: Young 1. Fouled out: none)...
Perryville girls basketball season ends in district opener
The Pirates fell to Sikeston 36-24 in the Class 4 District 1 tournament
High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran girls claim district crown
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Oran girls basketball team wins its second district title
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Two years ago the Oran girls basketball team didn't have enough healthy players on its roster to field a team for much of the season. Last year the Eagles were beaten soundly 64-46 by Bismarck in the opening round of their district tournament...
Scott County Central boys run district basketball title streak to 11
Scott County Central continued its reign in Class 1 District 2 with a 64-62 win over Leopold
Advance basketball team ends district frustrations, beats Oran
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Advance boys basketball coach Bubba Wheetley told his players he wasn't sure if they could pull off the feat they did Thursday night or not. "I've always told these kids I'm not sure if they're winners or not," Wheetley said. "Well they proved to me tonight they are winners."...
Scott County Central's girls knock off Delta
DELTA, Mo. -- The scoreboard read "Scott County Central 56, Delta 34," but both coaches came away from Thursday night's Class 1 District 2 girls basketball championship game with smiles on their faces. For Scott County Central coach Matt Limbaugh, it was knowing his Bravettes were headed on to next week's sectional play. For Delta coach Gary Poyner, it was seeing the future of his Bobcats' program...
Preview: District champions will be decided Thurday night
Eight basketball teams from the Southeast Missourian coverage area will vie for five district championships tonight.
High school teams join cancer fight
Chaffee will host its eighth annual Race for the Cure on Saturday.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Jackson's Clay Darnell
Darnell finished off his high school wrestling career with a five-match winning streak that earned him third place in the Class 4 220-pound division at the Missouri Wrestling Championships.
Perryville girls drop road game
The Perryville girls basketball lost 53-21 to De Soto on the road Wednesday night. Kylie Belik led the Pirates with 10 points while Ahnie Hoff and Desiree Brown both grabbed five rebounds. Perryville, which opens Class 4 District 1 play at 1 p.m. Saturday against Sikeston at Central High School, dropped to 6-16 on the season...
Advance ends Chaffee boys' basketball season with 77-67 win
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- After facing each other three times already this season, the Chaffee Red Devils and Advance Hornets knew what to expect when they met in a Class 2 District 3 semifinal on Tuesday night at Chaffee High School. "I knew we couldn't run with them and getting the game in the 70s and 80s, we didn't stand a chance," Chaffee coach Josh Govreau said. "After the first quarter, when it was 15-11, I was comfortable with the pace."...
High school roundup: Jackson boys end regular season with win
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Ressel's steady diet of points leads Eagles to 95-63 win over Ellington
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Oran senior Seth Ressel wanted to silence his naysayers Tuesday night. After a 26-point first half and a 33-point performance in his team's 95-63 thumping of Ellington in a Class 2 District 3 semifinal at Chaffee High School, Ressel was satisfied that he had quieted those who doubted him...
Leopold claws out 50-49 win over Oak Ridge
A game-tying 3-point attempt by Oak Ride's Andrew Puchbauer was halfway down before rattling out, and Leopold held on for a wild victory Monday night.
Oran girls basketball team marches past Chaffee into district final
~The Eagles reached Thursday's title game with a 61-25 win By SCOTT ROSCOVIUS Special to the Missourian CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Oran girls basketball team had a plan heading into Monday night's Class 2 District 3 semifinal against Chaffee: Get an early lead, keep the pressure on, and don't let off the gas until the game is over...
High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team reaches district title game
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
SCC boys basketball team disposes of Bell City 78-40 to reach district final
DELTA, Mo. -- It's district time in the Class 1 District 2 boys basketball season. Like clockwork, the Scott County Central Braves are vying for the title. SCC (21-5) dispatched of Bell City 78-40 in the first semifinal Monday night at Delta High School to earn a shot at the championship...
Central boys basketball team tops ND in possible district preview
The Tigers won 64-59, but the teams could meet again next Tuesday
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