- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)35
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Wrestlers prepare for conference tourney
Conference supremacy is on the line Saturday at New Madrid County Central when the SEMO wrestling conference tournament gets under way.
Considered one of the toughest conferences in the state, the 10-team tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Jackson will likely enter as one of the favorites along with Farmington. Other teams include Central, NMCC, North County, Dexter, Poplar Bluff, Park Hills Central, Sikeston and Ste. Genevieve.
"What makes it good is you have high quality out of Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3," Central coach Josh Crowell said.
Boys Scott-Mississippi tournament kicks off today
Scott City enters the Scott-Mississippi Conference tournament as the favorite after a rout of Scott-Mississippi foe Delta on Tuesday.
The Rams are 9-3 entering the tournament, which will be hosted by Kelly. Scott County Central drew the second seed and is coming off a near-upset of Charleston.
Kelly is No. 3, followed by the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament consolation championship Delta. Oran, East Prairie and Chaffee round out the seven teams, respectively.
First-round action gets under way today with Kelly facing East Prairie at 6 p.m. The championship game will take place Friday.
Jackson faces Visitation in MLK Tournament
Jackson will face a tough Visitation team today in the King Classic Shootout held at Maryville University in St. Louis.
Jackson (11-2) is coming off win over rival Central on Thursday. The Indians will have their hands full with Visitation star center Katie Dierdorf, daughter of NFL great Dan Dierdorf. Katie Dierdorf signed with the University of Michigan during the fall signing period.
Visitation is currently ranked No. 4 in the Post Dispatch small schools poll, while Jackson tops the SEMO top 10 poll.
Sikeston gets new head football coach
Sikeston ended its search for a new head football coach on Wednesday with the hiring of former Central coach and current Sikeston assistant Jerry Dement.
Dement will replace Charlie Vickery, who led the Bulldogs for 26 years. Vickery stepped down in the fall after accruing a 156-104 record during his tenure at Sikeston. Dement has served as an assistant to Vickery since 1999, and had previously been an assistant under Vickery from 1979-1988.
Dement served as head coach at Central for six years and head coach at Malden four years before that. Dement finished with a 30-12 record at Malden and a 31-29 record at Central.