- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- 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)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)38
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- 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
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Sports digest for Saturday, June 15
The Ohio Valley Conference Board of Presidents has elected Southeast Missouri State University president Kenneth Dobbins as the conference's president for the 2002-2003 academic year.
Dobbins was also the OVC's president last school year, but the recent elections were the first since the league presidents voted to discontinue the traditional practice of alphabetical rotation of the conference presidency.
Yankees earn split in Babe Ruth doubleheader
The Cape Girardeau Senior Babe Ruth Yankees lost the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with Oran 9-4 but rebounded for a split by prevailing 13-3 in five innings.
In the opener, the Yankees (6-2) made five errors in the first three innings. Pitcher Jared Jinkerson only gave up one earned run in seven innings of work. He struck out seven and scattered 13 hits.
Chris Honey led the Yankees in the second game, going 3-for-3 with a home run, three runs scored and three runs batted in. Kyle Wilson was 2-for-2 with a single, double and two RBIs.
Adam Ralls went the distance and gave up three runs on six hits.
Jackson Legion sweeps doubleheader at Chaffee
Jackson's American Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader late Thursday against Chaffee and improved to 5-5 overall, 2-1 in its district.
In a 7-3 nine-inning district win, Tim Davis pitched seven innings for the win. He gave up two hits. Trevor Thompson was 3-for-5 and Brenna Gibson was 1-for-4 with two RBIs for Jackson.
In an 8-4 five-inning win, Josh Parham got the victory in 2 1/3 innings with no earned runs and a hit. Thompson and Jake Carter each were 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Bryan Austin was 2-for-2.
Cristiano da Matta won the provisional pole for Sunday's CART G.I. Joe's 200 and covered the 1.969-mile Portland (Ore.) Raceway course in 59.083 seconds. Kenny Brack was second-fastest (59.168), followed by Christian Fittipaldi (59.215), who finished third the past two years.
Martina Navratilova, who retired in 1994 after winning a record 167 singles titles, received a wild card to play in next week's Eastbourne tournament. Because she does not have a singles ranking, Navratilova, 45, had to be granted a wild card. Navratilova played doubles on the Sanex WTA Tour in 2000, and played doubles in 12 events last year.
-- From staff, wire reports