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Tuesday was a beautiful day for golf at the Kennett Country Club, where the Kennett High School golf team hosted their season opener against Caruthersville. After the nine holes were completed, the Tigers won with a total...
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Dexter's McKuin, Jackson's Reynolds selected SEMO Conference Players of the Year (03/27/15)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Melanie McKuin continued the Dexter Lady Bearcats' recent run of Bob Gray Award winners Wednesday night while Blake Reynolds became the first Jackson player since 1987 to win the John Gibbs Award. Both were among the honorees at the 57th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet at the Black River Coliseum, which started off the festivities with a keynote address by University of Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson...
Kennett towers over Holcomb in 17-1 victory (03/26/15)
After a slow start that saw Holcomb take an early lead, it was the bottom of Kennett's lineup that ignited the Lady Tribe on their way to a 17-1 victory in four innings Wednesday. Holcomb started off strong, as Lindsey Busby lead off with a fly ball that was dropped in the outfield. Busby stopped at second base before stealing third, and then she scored on a passed ball to give the Hornets and early lead...
Lady Lions 7th grade wrap up undefeated season, Campbell's 8th grade finish strong (03/26/15)
Senath-Hornersville's seventh grade team wrapped up an undefeated season as they topped Campbell in straight sets on their own court. Meanwhile the Lady Camels' eighth graders won convincingly, cementing their place as one of the Bootheel Conference's top teams...
Kennett drops season opener to Poplar Bluff (03/25/15)
The Kennett Indians baseball struggled to get their offense going against a strong pitcher in their home season opener against Poplar Bluff. The 6-1 loss saw Mules starting pitcher Brandon Stuckenschneider dominate the Indians in the first four scoreless innings, giving up just one hit while striking out five...
Senath-Hornersville baseball, softball start seasons with in over Gideon (03/24/15)
The Senath-Hornersville baseball and softball teams each started their seasons off right with wins at Gideon. The Lions baseball team breezed to an 8-0 win, while Lady Lions softball eked out a wild 16-15 thriller in 8 innings. On the baseball field, starting pitcher Brady Bibbs tossed a no hit shutout against the Bulldogs, and he was backed up by strong offense throughout the game. ...
Kennett tops Hayti as conference tournament nears (03/24/15)
The Kennett Middle School volleyball collected another pair of wins Monday night as they hosted Hayti. It's a great way to start a busy week as the conference tournament nears. Kennett's seventh grade team returned to form, showing off the energy that was on display early in the season in a 25-4, 25-12 win...
Holcomb baseball looks to build upon fall season (03/23/15)
Like all other teams in the area, the Holcomb Hornets baseball team has struggled to get valuable playing time amidst all the snow and ice that fell just as spring practices began. "We're ready to start," said head coach Matt Casper on Friday, ahead of a practice on another cold and cloudy day. "Can't wait for warmer weather...
Holcomb softball eyes senior leadership in spring (03/23/15)
Last week, the Holcomb High School softball team were gifted a beautiful day to play at a jamboree in Kennett. It was a rare glimpse of what spring will be like as they grind their way out of a grueling winter. Head coach Lindsay Buchanan enters her third year at the helm, and she's thankful for a big group of experience seniors who are set to lead the way this spring...
Dickey Nutt fired as Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach (03/23/15)
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Dickey Nutt was fired from the position after six seasons, it was announced in a university press release Monday afternoon. The announcement came less than two hours after the university said women's basketball coach Ty Margenthaler resigned his position...
Local senior athletes to play in BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza (03/23/15)
Dozens of senior volleyball and basketball players from all over southeast Missouri are set to gather in Dexter's Bearcat Event Center for the BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza on April 11th. The event brings together top high school seniors from over 65 area schools. Schools range as far North as Ste. Genevieve, Mo., all the way down to Kennett, Mo...
Holcomb upsets host in Senath-Hornersville tournament (03/20/15)
The Holcomb Hornets eight grade volleyball team suffered a tough loss Thursday night at the hands of Senath-Hornersville. While all teams suffer three-set defeats from time to time, it's rare that they get a chance to avenge the loss in a big way on the very next day...
Lady Indians claim 1st place in Kennett Invitational Tournament (03/19/15)
The Lady Indians claimed the top prize in their own invitational tournament inside the Kennett Middle School gymnasium. The tournament also played host to Cooter, Charleston, and South Pemiscot, in what's become a tradition for all four teams. Kennett showed signs of trouble in the first game of the afternoon. The team appeared tired against Charleston, but the Lady Indians still pulled out a victory in straight sets to advance to the next round...
Holcomb falls to Senath-Hornersville in close battles (03/19/15)
On Thursday, seventh and eighth graders from both Senath-Hornersville and Holcomb left the Hornet's gym with a lot to be proud of. The Lady Lions exit with another pair of wins under their belts, while the Hornets left knowing they took two strong teams to the limit. Both games stretched through three sets, each with Holcomb battling back before falling in the third...
Chaz Brown signs on with Case Western Reserve University (03/18/15)
For the second time this year, players, coaches and family members gathered inside the Kennett High School library to honor another football player who will soon move on to the next level. Tuesday morning, Chaz Brown made it official by signing on to play football at Case Western Reserve University...
Kennett falls to Dexter in first matchup at middle school level (03/17/15)
The Lady Indians were handed two losses at the hands of Dexter on Tuesday. Seventh grade fell 10-25, 14-25, while Eighth grade last 18-25, 22-25 against difficult competition. Though Kennett lost to strong competition, Green left the game pleased with her team's performances...
Senath-Hornersville softball aims to fight for district title (03/17/15)
The Class 2, District 1 softball teams are all full of talent, but all must accept the fact that Kennett sits at the top of the heap. They are, after all, the defending state champions. Senath-Hornersville's head coach Lesley Newsom has no trouble pointing out the strength of Kennett's program...
Excitement permeates Senath-Hornersville baseball as spring begins (03/17/15)
Like all baseball and softball teams across southeast Missouri, Senath-Hornersville head coach Jarvis Reed has been struggling to find quality practice time in the midst of a late round of winter weather that wouldn't go away. Reed calls it the worst early spring he's ever experienced...
Kennett, Senath-Hornersville middle schools trade victories and struggles (03/17/15)
Several different narratives played out as Kennett Middle School hosted Senath-Hornersville Monday night. The Lady Lions' seventh graders improved to 5-0, as Kennett's younger side struggled. Meanwhile, Kennett's eighth graders were in fine form, cruising to a 25-16, 25-11 victory...
At last: Softball returns to Indian Park with jamboree (03/16/15)
With mother nature finally let up on it's relentless winter assault, softball fans were gifted with a beautiful day at Indian Park Monday afternoon for the jamboree between Kennett, Holcomb, and Senath-Hornersville. "It's good to get outside. Good to see some competition," said Lady Indians head coach Kevin McCaig after his team's first round of play...
Lady Indians gear up for state title defense (03/13/15)
As winter makes way for spring, the defending Class 1, District 2 state champions are finally out at Indian Park preparing to defend their title. The 2014 season was a year of firsts. It was the first time that spring softball teams got the chance to fight for a state tile. Kennett earned a trip to the final four on their first try, and they wound up claiming the first state title...
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