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Today in History (12/26/11)
Today is Monday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2011. There are five days left in the year. The seven-day African-American holiday Kwanzaa begins today. This is Boxing Day. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 26, 1941, during World War II, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. ...
Advance boys basketball team finally subdues pesky Delta (12/26/11)
Advance survived the first scare of the opening day of the Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament. Barely. The seventh-seeded Hornets (5-3) used smooth shooting from the outside and solid play from the inside to hold off the pesky 10th-seeded Delta Bobcats (5-3) to post a 60-52 victory Monday...
Leopold boys basketball team overcomes slow sstart to dispatch Oak Ridge (12/26/11)
It took Leopold a while to get going. But Oak Ridge had no answer once the Wildcats hit their stride. Sixth-seeded Leopold overcame a sluggish start to overwhelm the 11th-seeded Blue Jays 59-29 in Monday's opening round of the Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament at the Show Me Center...
Jackson boys basketball team pulls away from Oran after halftime (12/26/11)
The Jackson Indians changed their focus in the second half. They went inside to their height advantage instead of shooting the open 3-pointer. The adjustment worked. The fifth-seeded Indians (6-2) outscored 12th-seeded Oran (4-4) 17-6 in the third quarter and rolled in the second half to a 58-33 victory in the opening round of the Southeast Missouri Christmas tournament Monday...
Scott County Central boys basketball team dispatches Woodland (12/26/11)
It took some time for the Scott County Central boys basketball team to shake Woodland on Monday. But the Braves overpowered the Cardinals on their way to a 79-39 victory in the opening round of the Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament. LaMarcus Steward and Dominique Porter both scored 16 points to lead SCC. Jalen Porter added 15 points and Larandis Banks 12...
Notre Dame boys basketball team rides pressure past Kelly (12/26/11)
Notre Dame's pressure is tough enough under normal circumstances. Throw in a 10 a.m. start, and Kelly never solved it. The Hawks committed 41 turnovers in their opening-round game at the Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament. The result was an 86-15 victory for the Bulldogs...
Top-seeded Charleston boys basketball team rolls past Meadow Heights (12/26/11)
Meadow Heights scored back-to-back buckets in the first quarter to close within a point of top-seeded Charleston. The Bluejays erased any doubt after that in their opening-round game Monday at the Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament. Charleston went on a 34-0 run after the Panthers' baskets to run away to a 108-16 victory...
Cape Central boys basketball team uses height to overwhelm Bell City (12/26/11)
Central senior T.J. Tisdell repeatedly exploited his height advantage Monday. His teammates lobbed passes to him near the basket and he responded by catching and firing. Bell City only could watch most of the time. "X's and O's aren't going to solve any height disadvantage like that," Bell City coach Nate Wills said. "We knew that was going to be a struggle for us."...
Out of the past 12/26/11 (12/26/11)
Tourism, convention and other special events brought in an estimated $2.27 million to the Cape Girardeau economy in 1986, much of it a result of efforts by the local Convention and Tourism Bureau. Notre Dame High opens the University's Christmas Tournament with a bang, dispatching Oak Ridge 78-38 in the morning at Houck Field House; the Bulldogs will next face the winner of the Kelly-Advance game...
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