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Monday, Sep. 15, 2014
Player of the Week

Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Jackson's Sierra Maddox (06/05/14)
Maddox closed out a perfect senior season by successfully defending her pole vault title at the Missouri Class 4 track and field championships in Jefferson City.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Central's Alex Mailes (05/22/14)
Alex Mailes went 5-0 in his tennis singles matches last week to reach the Class 2 Sectional 1 individually as well as helping the Tigers to the sectional round as a team.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Notre Dame's Brady Dixon (05/15/14)
Dixon apparently is saving his best golf for last, opening the Bulldogs' drive for a state title with his best 18 holes in an accomplished high school career.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Scott City's Becky Burger (05/08/14)
Burger pitched nine shutout innings and collected two wins in leading Scott City to the Class 1 District 5 softball championship last week.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Central's Matt Chism (05/01/14)
Chism had his own version of a perfect game in throwing a no-hitter against Affton last week.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Notre Dame's Abby Boyer (04/24/14)
Boyer scored three of Notre Dame's four goals in a pair of road victories last week that kept the Bulldogs unbeaten on the soccer season.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Notre Dame's Jordan Barber (04/17/14)
Barber ramped up his senior season by winning the 400 meters in a pair of 16-team track meets last week.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Jackson's Eli Pike (04/10/14)
Pike tied for the medalist honor to help the Jackson golf team to a one-stroke win at the Notre Dame Invitational for the second straight year.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Notre Dame's Abby Boyer (04/03/14)
Boyer continued a strong start to her senior soccer season by scoring the winning goal in double overtime to lift Notre Dame to a 2-1 victory over Jackson in the championship game of the Noon Optimist Club tournament last week.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Chaffee's Layton Tenkhoff (03/27/14)
Tenkhoff started off his senior baseball season in perfect fashion with an 8-for-8 performance in a doubleheader sweep of Meadow Heights.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: SCC's Juwan Owens (03/20/14)
Owens scored a game-high 27 points to help lead the Scott County Central boys basketball team to a 69-39 win over Meadville in the Class 1 state championship game at Mizzou Arena.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Saxony Lutheran's Grace Mirly (03/13/14)
Mirly scored 19 points in helping the Crusaders to a 59-52 win over defending state champion Lutheran St. Charles in the Class 3 quarterfinals Saturday.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: SCC's Larandis Banks (03/06/14)
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.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Jackson's Clay Darnell (02/27/14)
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.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Jackson's Caitlyn Palmer (02/20/14)
Palmer won two events and broke a meet record in being named MVP of the Show-Me Conference swim meet last week.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Advance's Lane Below (02/13/14)
Below scored a career-high 40 points in the Hornets' 75-55 road win over Dexter last week.
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Woodland's Garret Reynolds (02/06/14)
Woodland junior Garret Reynolds averaged 25 points in three Stoddard County Conference Tournament games, helping the sixth-seeded Cardinals to a pair of upsets and into the championship contest. The 5-foot-10 guard scored the winning basket and 28 points in a 49-48 upset of No. 3 Bloomfield in the first round. He went 12 of 12 from the free-throw line in the game. He then scored 27 points in the Cardinals' 67-57 surprise of No. 2 Advance in the semifinals...
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Jackson's Jake Byrd (01/24/14)
Jackson's Jake Byrd helped the Jackson wrestling team remain perfect on the season as the Indians captured the St. Charles West Invitational.
Southeast Misourian player of the week: Brianna Mueller (01/19/14)
Saxony Lutheran's Brianna Mueller
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Jackson's Preston Hobeck (12/26/13)
Jackson junior heavyweight wrestler Preston Hobeck fittingly pinned his opponent to close out a dominating performance by the Indians at the Tiger Classic.
Player of the Week: Notre Dame's Nikki Peters (09/12/13)
Junior Nikki Peters collected three wins in the Notre SoftballFest in pitching the host Bulldogs to the championship of the 16-team tournament.
Players of the Week: Oran's Seth Ressel and Kody Moore (06/05/13)
With Senior Kody Moore and junior Seth Ressel on the mound, there was no going wrong for the Oran Eagles at the Class 1 final four last week.
Southeast Missourian player of the week: Jackson's Paden Wachter (05/29/13)
Wachter closed out her Jackson High School athletic career in style last weekend by winning the discus and placing second in the shot put at the Missouri Class 4 Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City, Mo.
Southeast Missourian player of the week: Jackson's Paden Wachter (05/29/13)
Wachter closed out her Jackson High School athletic career in style last weekend by winning the discus and placing second in the shot put at the Missouri Class 4 Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City, Mo.
Southeast Missourian player of the week: Notre Dame's Jack Litzelfelner (05/22/13)
Litzelfelner capped a spectacular freshman season by claiming the biggest title in high school golf: State champion.
Southeast Missourian player of the week: Jackson's Brannon Wright (05/15/13)
Wright won the 100 and 200 meters and ran the opening leg on the Indians' victorious 1,600 relay at the Class 4 District 1 meet Saturday at Fox High School.
Southeast Missourian player of the week: Central's Travis Simmons (05/10/13)
Simmons grabbed his third tournament title of the season by winning the Class 4 District 1 individual title last week at Aberdeen Golf Club in Eureka, Mo.
Southeast Missourian player of the week: Leopold's Joe Elfrink (05/01/13)
Elfrink turned in an iron-man performance last week against Oak Ridge, pitching all nine innings and striking out 15 batters in the Wildcats' 4-3 extra-inning road victory against Oak Ridge.
Southeast Missourian player of the week: Leopold's Joe Elfrink (04/29/13)
Elfrink turned in an iron-man performance last week against Oak Ridge, pitching all nine innings and striking out 15 batters in the Wildcats' 4-3 extra-inning road victory against Oak Ridge.
Southeast Missourian player of the Week: Notre Dame's Jack Litzelfelner (04/24/13)
Litzelfelner continued his strong freshman season by claiming the medalist honor at the Jackson Invitational last week at Kimbeland Country Club.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Perryville's Allison Moldenhauer (04/18/13)
Moldenhauer netted a goal in each of the four victories recorded last week by the Pirates that netted the title of the Hillsboro Invitational.
Player of the Week: Notre Dame's Seth Sievers (04/10/13)
Sievers capped a big week with victories in the shot put and discus Saturday at the Jackson Invitational.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Saxony Lutheran's Lauren Hecht (04/02/13)
Hecht scored all three goals in the unbeaten Crusaders' 3-0 victory over Sikeston last week.
Southeast Missourian player of the week: Jackson's Josh Daume (03/14/13)
Daume scored a team-high 17 points in the Indians' thrilling 60-59 victory over Chaminade in the Class 5 sectional round last week.
Southeast Missourian player of the week: Oran's Seth Ressel (03/06/13)
Ressel averaged 19 points in two basketball victories last week that landed the Eagles in the Class 2 final four.
Southeast Missourian player of the week: Oran's Kody Moore (02/27/13)
Moore scored 22 points in the championship game of the Class 2 District 3 championship game to help the Eagles to their third consecutive district title.
Southeast Missourian's player of the week: Jackson's Jarrett Reisenbichler (02/20/13)
Reisenbichler contended with a serious knee injury on his way to a second-place finish in the Class 4 106-pound division at the Missouri Wrestling Championships last weekend in Columbia, Mo.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jackson's Blake Reynolds (02/13/13)
Reynolds capped a productive week with a 25-point effort in the Indians' 71-58 win against Poplar Bluff on Saturday.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Leopold's Kyle Stroder (02/06/13)
Stroder averaged 27 points in a pair of victories that sent Leopold to the championship of the Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament last week.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Woodland's Josie Long (01/30/13)
Long scored at least 20 points and grabbed at least 10 rebounds in each of Woodland's three games last week.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jackson's Kyleigh Troxel (01/24/13)
Troxel claimed first place in the 500-yard freestyle Saturday at the City of Roses Invitational swim meet.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Perryville's Colin Schirmer (01/15/13)
Schirmer closed a strong week by helping the Perryville boys basketball team to a third-place finish in the Chester Invitational on Saturday.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Saxony Lutheran's Brianna Mueller (01/09/13)
Mueller used a consistent scoring touch to lead the streaking Crusaders to the championship of the Delta New Years Tournament last week.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Central's Garan Evans (01/02/13)
The Central senior guard scored 68 points over four games in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament to help the Tigers to a second-place finish.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Chaffee's Julia Sutterfield (12/17/12)
Sutterfield helped Chaffee to tournament title
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Cape Central's Chase Hagerty (05/30/12)
Chase Hagerty delivered yet again for the Central baseball team. The freshman pitched his third complete-game victory in the Tigers' first four playoff games. No. 3 came against Festus in the Class 4 sectional round. "I just have a lot of confidence in my team right now," Hagerty said. ...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Chaffee's Jordan Yahn (05/23/12)
Chaffee's Jordan Yahn went out on top. The senior helped the Red Devils relay teams win two state title at the Class 1 state meet in Jefferson, City, Mo. Yahn was a member of the victorious 800 and 400 relay teams to cap his high school career. "He's all-state 14 times, and 10 of them are on relays," Chaffee boys coach Tyson Moyers said. "He was all-state in two as a freshman and four for sophomore, junior and senior year."...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Cape Central's Pablo Jaramillo (05/16/12)
Central's Pablo Jaramillo racked up the victories on the tennis court, and the accolades followed. The junior helped lead the Tigers to the Class 2 District 1 team title then followed that with the Class 2 District 1 individual singles crown. Jaramillo cruised past Mehlville's Black Tenberthy 6-0, 6-2 in the team semifinals. Neither he nor any of his Central teammates had to play a doubles match in the semifinals because the Tigers swept the singles matches...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Scott City's Brandon Shemonia (05/09/12)
Scott City senior Brandon Shemonia reasserted his dominance at the Class 2 Disitrict 1 track and field meet. Shemonia finished 4 for 4 in his events at the meet. He captured the district title in the 1,600 by more than 7 seconds. He crossed the line in 4 minutes, 37.5 seconds...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Notre Dame's Jesse Schott (05/02/12)
Notre Dame's Jesse Schott felt like he wasn't hitting the ball well entering the SEMO Conference baseball tournament. "I'm trying to get out of a slump that I've had for a while now," he said. "I'm trying to simplify everything down to just hit the ball. That's about it right now. Just hit the ball."...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Cape Central's Travis Simmons (04/25/12)
Central sophomore Travis Simmons coolly rolled in a 1-foot par putt on hole No. 18 at Kimbeland Country Club. That putt concluded an even-par 70 round, which was good enough to capture medalist honors at the Jackson Invitational golf tournament. "If he's had any problems, it's been finishing," Central coach Dick Wadlington said. ...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Chaffee's Jared Walker (04/18/12)
Chaffee's Jared Walker's first two at-bats against Scott City's Landon Robert didn't go exactly as planned Thursday. Walker was hit by a pitch the first time he saw Robert then struck out the second. He made the most of his opportunity the third time he saw Scott City's pitcher...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: St. Vincent's Holly Blandford (04/11/12)
Holly Blandford helped the St. Vincent girls soccer team gain an important victory over a district rival. The sophomore scored once and assisted on another goal in the Indians' 2-1 victory over St. Pius, the team they defeated in last year's Class 1 District 1 title game...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Perryville's Jake Dobbelare (04/04/12)
Perryville's Jake Dobbelare put together an incredible streak at the plate. The senior went 10 of 12 with five homers in the Pirates' three games last week. Dobbelare started the week with a 4-for-4 performance against Notre Dame. Three of the hits came against Bulldogs ace Cody Heisserer. Dobbelare also put together an impressive performance on the mound against Notre Dame, but he took the loss in the Pirates' 4-2 loss...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Chaffee's Cody Payne (03/28/12)
Chaffee sophomore Cody Payne did a little of everything against Central. The right-hander threw a one-hitter and went 2 for 4 at the plate to lead the Red Devils past the Tigers 7-2 last week. He struck out seven and walked one. He only allowed three baserunners...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Scott County Central's Dominique Porter (03/21/12)
Scott County Central senior Dominique Porter went out on top. He started to walk back to his team's locker room after answering questions following the Class 1 boys basketball state championship game, but he stopped and shook his head slightly before turning back...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Scott County Central's LaMarcus Steward (03/14/12)
Senior LaMarcus Steward wasn't ready for his season to end. The Scott County Central guard scored 16 points in the first half alone in the Braves' Class 1 state quarterfinal game against Eminence. He went 8 of 13 (62 percent) from the floor in the half...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Scott City's Zach Cotner (03/07/12)
Senior Zach Cotner gave coach Mark Dannenmueller a big hug after the Scott City boys basketball team captured the Class 3 District 3 title. "I don't even know how to explain it," Cotner said. "I've never felt this way before in my life. This is a great feeling."...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Jackson's Danielle Daume (02/29/12)
Jackson junior Danielle Daume remembered the pain and heartbreak from last season's Class 5 District 1 final. "That was hard," Daume said after Friday's Class 5 District 1 title game. "We just came in tonight and didn't want that to happen again. I think that was driving us."...
Southeast Missourian athlete of the week: Jackson's Jarrett Reisenbichler (02/22/12)
Jarrett Reisenbichler led the Jackson contingent at the state wrestling meet by finishing fourth at 106 pounds in Class 4. He was the top finisher from the area. Reisenbichler earned a victory in his first match in Columbia. He defeated Francis Howell North's Brendan Hachtel 13-5, but then fell to Nixa's Joe Velliquette 7-4 in the quarterfinals...
Southeast Missourian athlete of the week: Cape Central's Vance Toole (02/15/12)
Senior Vance Toole helped the Central boys basketball team earn a pair of victories over rivals in the last eight days. The guard played a key role in the Tigers' 60-51 win over Jackson at the Show Me Center. He went 8 of 8 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to help lock up the win...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Notre Dame's Brooke Bohnert (02/08/12)
Brooke Bohnert has helped the Notre Dame girls basketball team get on a roll over the last week. The senior was the team's leading scorer in the Bulldogs' last three wins. She helped Notre Dame defeat crosstown rival Central 53-39 at the Show Me Center on Jan. 31. She scored 12 points in the win...
Southeast Missourian athlete of the week: Perryville's Allison Moldenhauer (02/01/12)
Perryville sophomore Allison Moldenhauer helped the Pirates girls basketball team earn a pair of victories last week. Moldenhauer came up with three steals in the fourth quarter to help the Pirates upset Woodland 46-31 on Thursday. She also dished out five assists and scored nine points in the win...
Southeast Missourian athlete of the week: Notre Dame's Trever Foltz (01/25/12)
Notre Dame junior Trever Foltz added another honor to his impressive wrestling season. The 182-pounder won the title at the SEMO Conference meet when he pinned Farmington's Daktoa Kee in 5 minutes, 8 seconds Saturday. Foltz enjoyed an 11-3 lead in the third period when he finally finished Kee...
Southeast Missourian athlete of the week: Scott City's Katie Hogan (01/18/12)
Katie Hogan's ability to score around the basket and from outside proved too much in the Scott-Mississippi Conference girls basketball tournament. Hogan scored 34 points to lead Scott City past Delta 56-51 in the championship game. "We worked the ball around a lot, quickly around the outside," Hogan said. "I'd just move block to block and a lot of times they would get caught up in the 3-point line and guarding the ball and I'd get left one-on-one, and I took advantage of it."...
Southeast Missourian athlete of the week: St. Vincent's Katie Mattingly (01/11/12)
It's been an incredibly busy seven days for sophomore Katie Mattingly and the St. Vincent girls basketball team. Mattingly helped lead the Indians to second place at the Delta New Years tournament and two other wins during that time. Mattingly scored 14 points against Scott County Central in the first round of the Delta tournament. She followed that performance with six points and eight rebounds against Delta in the semifinals...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Chaffee's Alex Crowe (01/11/12)
Chaffee senior Alex Crowe wanted to make the most of his last game in the Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament. The guard scored scored 31 points to lead the Red Devils past Oak Ridge in the consolation title game. He went 8 of 10 from the field...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Jackson's Dru Haertling (12/28/11)
Jackson's Dru Haertling's scoring output has increased dramatically this season. The senior averaged 9.8 points per contest last season, but has poured in 18.3 points per game this season. "To be honest, I think it's just a real blessing from the Lord," Haertling said. "I'm just praying and he's just taking care of me."...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Leopold's Kyle Stroder (12/21/11)
Kyle Stroder's season is off to a fantastic start. The Leopold junior has helped the Wildcats basketball team start 6-1 by pouring in the points. Stroder scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Leopold's 80-37 win over Greenville last week. He followed that performance with 26 points in his team's 69-66 win over St. Vincent...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Notre Dame's Nathan Meystedt (12/14/11)
Not even a chipped tooth could slow down Notre Dame's Nathan Meystedt. The senior took a hit to the mouth but kept on playing in the SEMO Conference boys basketball tournament third-place game Friday. He finished with a game-high 21 points in the Bulldogs' 52-44 victory over Central...
Southeast Missourian player of the week: Perryville's Bryce Weibrecht (12/07/11)
Bryce Weibrecht's consistent performance during the Woodland boys basketball tournament helped Perryville capture the title. Weibrecht opened the tournament by scoring 13 points in the Pirates' 62-23 victory over Zalma. The senior continued to be a force in Perryville's 61-53 win over Oak Ridge in the semifinals...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Oran's Seth Ressel (11/30/11)
Oran's Seth Ressel quickly made the adjustment to the varsity level. The sophomore scored 14 points in the first quarter of the Eagles' 75-49 win against Richland to open the season Monday. "He works hard. He stays in the gym a lot," Oran coach Joe Shoemaker said...
Southeast Missourian Player of the week: Jackson's Kristian Troxel (11/16/11)
Jackson's Kristian Troxel made the most of his appearance at the state swimming meet. The junior earned a pair of medals as the Indians' lone representative at the meet. Troxel was seventh in both the 200 individual medley (1 minute, 57.12 seconds) and 500 freestyle (4:47.88). He finished 11th in the individual medley and fifth in the 500 freestyle at last year's state meet...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Billy Leighton (10/26/11)
Central junior Billy Leighton celebrated his district title with a run. Leighton, who won the Class 4 District 1 cross country race Saturday, went for a run after returning home from the meet. "It's something that I usually just do," Leighton said. "Me and my coach usually talk about it the week before and say, 'All right, after the race we can still get some more work in.' That way you can kind of get some more training in that day of the race because really the main goal is state, so every race is almost kind of like a practice, too.". ...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Elizabeth Kiblinger (10/19/11)
Notre Dame senior Elizabeth Kiblinger put together a pair of top-two finishes in a span of less than 48 hours. Kiblinger finished second in the SEMO North Conference cross country meet Thursday afternoon, crossing the line in 20 minutes, 19.19 seconds. Jackson's Taylor Dickerson won the race in 19:55.05,...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jordan Gramling (10/12/11)
Central swimming coach Dayna Powell said senior Jordan Gramling's preparation before a race plays a large role in his success. "The thing that I really like about Jordan is he might get a little nervous but he doesn't get overly nervous," Powell said. "He's very good at focusing on his race only. You look at him behind the blocks before the race, he's not looking around. He's doesn't look worried. He's looking at the pool and you can tell he's definitely focused on what he's doing...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Perryville's Casey Hotop (09/28/11)
Perryville senior Casey Hotop pitched the Pirates softball team to a pair of shutout victories last week. Hotop started the week with an 8-0 victory over crosstown rival St. Vincent. She struck out four and walked three over seven innings. The right-hander followed that with a 4-0 win over Kelly. She struck out six and walked one...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Tim Schumer (09/21/11)
The St. Vincent football team is riding a two-game winning streak, and senior quarterback Tim Schumer is a part of the Indians' success. Schumer has returned from a leg injury suffered during Week 3 last season to direct the Indians' offense. He passed for 313 yards and three touchdowns in St. Vincent's 28-20 victory over Herculaneum on Friday...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Travis Phillips (09/14/11)
Scott City junior Travis Phillips deflected the praise after rushing for more than 200 yards in the Rams' Week 3 victory over East Prairie. "It makes me feel proud of my line," Phillips said. "Everybody could have run through those holes." Phillips ran for 218 yards and scored two touchdowns in his team's 28-0 win. He has gained at least 100 yards in all three games this season, more than making up for the graduation of Garett Schaefer...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Natalie Gremaud (09/07/11)
Perryville junior Natalie Gremaud has helped the Pirates volleyball team get off to a fast start. Gremaud led the Pirates past Central in the season opener then helped propel Perryville to the title at Notre Dame VolleyballFest. "We've been working hard in practice ever since the beginning of summer," Gremaud said after the victory over Central. "We're just ready to come out here and play."...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jason Cicardi (05/25/11)
In the days leading up to the Class 1 state track meet, Chaffee senior Jason Cicardi said he was ready for his high school career to be over. "I like sports, but I'm kind of ready for it all to be over -- get out of high school and start life," Cicardi said...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jake Dobbelare (05/18/11)
The Perryville baseball team will play for the Class 3 District 1 title Wednesday, and junior Jake Dobbelare is a big reason why. The 6-foot-8 right-hander has earned the win on the mound in both of the Pirates' district games. Dobbelare pitched three innings in relief in Perryville's 8-7 win over Ste. Genevieve in the opening round. He struck out three Dragons batters...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Matt Deisher (05/11/11)
It's been a two-year goal for Central senior Matt Deisher. He finally accomplished it Friday. Deisher cleared 15 feet, 7 inches to win the SEMO North Conference pole vault title and break the school record. "My personal best has been the same for two years, but I just kept improving on the little things and finally it paid off," Deisher said...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Eric Hayes (05/04/11)
Eric Hayes provided the big blow in Notre Dame's SEMO Conference tournament semifinal win.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Alex Sotak (04/27/11)
Sophomore Alex Sotak has been difficult to stop for the Jackson girls soccer team most of this season. She's been dishing out assists as well as finding the back of the net herself. That didn't change in the Indians' first home game of the season. Jackson played its first 11 games on the road before hosting Poplar Bluff on Thursday...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Natalie Bauwens (04/20/11)
Natalie Bauwens has served as the Perryville girls soccer team's rock this season. The senior goalkeeper helped her team improve to 4-3 with three consecutive victories. The streak started when Bauwens helped the Pirates defeat crosstown rival St. Vincent 2-1...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Dalton Elfrink (04/13/11)
Oran right-hander Dalton Elfrink recently turned in a pair of strong outings for the Eagles baseball team. The junior tossed eight shutout innings in Oran's 1-0 victory over Oak Ridge on Friday. Elfrink only allowed one hit over the eight innings. "Just keeping it outside and listening to my teammates cheering me on," Elfrink said. "It just gives me a drive to do better and make sure I carry the team."...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Logan Bartels (04/06/11)
Senior right-hander Logan Bartels did a little of everything in the Jackson baseball team's victory over rival Central. Bartels earned the win on the mound and smacked a home run in the Indians' 13-6 win March 29. Bartels struck out eight over 5 2/3 innings against the Tigers...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Corey Connell (03/30/11)
Central junior golfer Corey Connell got a quick lesson from an experienced teacher Monday. It helps when that experienced teacher is your father. Connell, the son of Dalhousie Golf Club director of golf Jack Connell, fired a 73 at Bent Creek Golf Course to earn medalist honors at Monday's Notre Dame Invitational. The 73 came after a little session with his father earlier in the day...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Otto Porter (03/23/11)
Otto Porter completed the three-peat, and he did it in record fashion. The Scott County Central star led the Braves boys basketball team to its third consecutive Class 1 state title Saturday. He broke the state career final four scoring record on his way to the crown...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Stewart Johnson (03/16/11)
Scott County Central senior Stewart Johnson knew his teammate wasn't feeling well. Johnson responded by scoring 27 points in the Braves' Class 1 sectional game against Risco.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jon Morrow (03/09/11)
Morrow scored 24 points in the semifinals and 17 points in the title game to help the Eagles capture their first district crown since 1999.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: T.J. Tisdell (03/02/11)
The 6-5 junior post player scored a game-high 18 points in his team's 46-32 victory over Jackson in the Class 5 District 1 championship game Friday.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jackson's Kyleigh Troxel (02/23/11)
Troxel, just a sophomore, became the first all-state swimmer the four-year history of the Jackson program.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jackson's Brooke Sanders (02/16/11)
Sanders has helped lead the Indians to four wins in their last four games, beginning with convincing 81-47 win over rival Central.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Central's James Lane (02/09/11)
Lane scored a game-high 21 points in the Tigers' 58-48 victory over Notre Dame at the Show Me Center.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Oak Ridge's Ryan Below (02/02/11)
The 6-foot-3 freshman post player played a pivotal role in each of his team's last three games, all wins for the Blue Jays.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jackson's Allison Hobbs (01/26/11)
Hobbs helped lead her team to a third-place finish at the City of Roses Invitational on Saturday at Central High School pool, the best result the team has ever achieved at the meet.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Perryville's Ross Moldenhauer (01/19/11)
The junior guard has helped the Pirates to a 12-4 record this season and a couple of tournament titles.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Scott City's Zach Cotner (01/12/11)
Cotner poured in 28 points and pulled in 15 rebounds to lead Scott City to a 68-44 win over rival Chaffee at home.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Otto Porter (01/05/11)
Porter led the Braves to a third consecutive Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament title at the Show Me Center.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Gina Cureton (12/29/10)
Cureton was one of three Panthers' players named to the Show Me Center Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team after their impressive run to the championship game.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Levi Hobeck (12/22/10)
Hobeck was just one of seven standouts on the Indians' team to capture an individual title on Saturday at the 37th annual Tiger Classic.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Bobby Clark (12/15/10)
Clark led the No. 5 seed Indians to an upset of No. 4 seed Charleston in the opening round of the SEMO Conference before he and his teammates eventually claimed the third place trophy with a win over Notre Dame.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Andrew Williams (12/08/10)
Williams and the Tigers took home the championship trophy from the season-opening Potosi Tournament on Saturday.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Justin Stotts (12/01/10)
Stotts, a 5-foot-11 guard and forward, averaged more than 23 points a game as a junior, but he exceeded that total in each of his team's first three games.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Ryan Gibson (11/24/10)
Gibson completed his senior season by earning two all-state honors at the MSHSAA state meet on Nov. 13 in St. Peters, Mo.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jordan Gramling (11/17/10)
Grambling earned all-state honors in two events at the MSHSAA state swimming meet.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Brandon Shemonia (11/10/10)
Shemonia, a junior at Scott City, finished in second place at the Class 2 state meet for a second year in a row on Saturday.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Bell City's Jasmine Johnson (11/05/10)
Johnson, the standout of the Cubs' volleyball team, turned in a dominating performance against Leopold in the state sectional round on Saturday.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Tyson Estes (10/27/10)
Estes rushed for 200 yards for a second consecutive week and helped the Red Devils to a 41-18 victory over Cleveland NJROTC on Friday.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Kristen Vetter (10/20/10)
Vetter, the catcher for the Hawks' softball team, played a big role in her team's 13-2 victory over Hartville in the Class 2 quarterfinals.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jessica Menz (10/13/10)
The Bulldogs' third baseman had three hits in four at-bats -- all doubles -- in Notre Dame's 7-3 championship game victory over Perryville in the Class 3 District 1 tournament on Thursday.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Tanner Werner (05/22/10)
The junior backed up a first place finish in the Class 3 District 1 meet by claiming medalist honors at the SEMO Conference tournament.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Londyn Backfisch (05/12/10)
Backfisch qualified for the sectional track and field meet in three events -- the 100 meters, the 200 meters and the high jump.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Brett Thomas (04/28/10)
The junior standout helped his team avenge a loss to Leopold in the championship game of the tournament it hosts with a dominant performance on the mound.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Skylar Cobb (04/17/10)
Cobb played a big role in his team's victories over Oran and Dexter.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Bobby Hatchett (02/22/10)
There is more than one way for Bobby Hatchett to help the Scott County Central boys basketball team win games.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Allison Hobbs (01/25/10)
The junior collected multiple individual medals and relay medals during a couple of impressive performances on back-to-back days.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Joe Froemsdorf (11/30/09)
Notre Dame soccer senior Joe Froemsdorf, who entered the Class 2 final four tied for the team lead in goals, found himself in an unfamiliar position in the second half of the Bulldogs' state semifinal game. He prevented a goal. With his goalie on the ground, Froemsdorf blocked Boliver player's shot with his body while standing on the goal line...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week (09/23/09)
Delta pitcher Kendra Burnett helped her coach beat Kelly for the first time in nine seasons.
Athlete of the week (04/29/09)
Leopold senior Whitney Vandeven nearly has been unstoppable on the softball field for the Wildcats. Vandeven has picked up the win as the pitcher in the team's last three games, improving to 9-0 this season. But Vandeven's influence doesn't end in the circle. She's also been a force at the plate. She went 11-for-12 and knocked in nine runs in her team's last three games...
John Unterreiner, Notre Dame (02/27/08)
Notre Dame‚s John Unterreiner is certainly not the Bulldogs top offensive player as his average of 6.8 points per game this season is the fewest of any Notre Dame starter. But Unterreiner, playing in the district title game against Sikeston on Saturday, showed that he knows how to score when his team needs him to do so...
Annie Wolpers, Cape Central swimming (02/13/08)
Central junior swimmer Annie Wolpers cruised to two first-place finishes at the Show Me Conference meet last week at the Perry Park Center in Perryville, earning two state cuts and picking up meet MVP honors. She won the 50-meter freestyle (29.13 seconds) and 100 freestyle (1:03.70), earning her first state-qualifying mark in the latter...
Ethan Watkins, Bell City (02/07/08)
If Bell City was going to come out of South Iron on Saturday night with a victory against the state's top-ranked team in Class 2, Cubs senior Ethan Watkins was going to have to hit his free throws. He did just that. The point guard went to the free throw line 14 times in the fourth quarter and hit 13, allowing Bell City to hold off the previously unbeaten Panthers 72-60...
Kendra Schilli, Perryville (01/30/08)
Perryville senior Kendra Schilli said she was not on a hot streak entering Saturday's Mayor's Cup showdown with St. Vincent. And the series with the city rival had not been a source of much personal success, with four total points in the three previous meetings...
Levi Rayburn, Jackson wrestling (01/23/08)
Jackson freshman Levi Rayburn entered Saturday's SEMO Conference tournament match as a No. 3 seed in the 103-pound weight class. He left a conference champion. Rayburn won his semifinal match over Farmington's Todd Brackett, whom he lost earlier this winter at St. Charles West. He then defeated No. 1 seed Ethan Swingle of Poplar Bluff in a 2-0 decision to claim the title...
Caleb Johnson, Scott County Central (01/16/08)
Scott County Central senior Caleb Johnson came up big Friday night in Charleston. The 6-foot-1 post player came in a little undersized against Charleston's forwards, but he got the job done with a game-high 26 points in the Class 1 Braves' 75-70 victory against the defending Class 3 state champion...
Jodi Menz, Delta basketball (01/09/08)
The Delta Bobcats had no shortage of top performers last week on its way to a fifth straight Delta New Year's Eve Tournament championship. Three different players were in double figures in each of the three tournament wins that brought the Bobcats to 10-1 on the season...
Jake Leet, Jackson basketball (01/02/08)
Jake Leet came out like a house on fire in the championship game of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament on Saturday night in the Show Me Center. Leet, a senior guard, scored all 11 of Jackson's points in the first period and finished with a 31-point performance to lead the Indians to the tournament championship with a 61-53 victory against Notre Dame...
Jane Morrill, Notre Dame (12/26/07)
The Notre Dame girls basketball team on Thursday and Friday avenged two losses from earlier this season to capture the championship of the Saint Francis Medical Center Holiday Classic at the Show Me Center. That gave the No. 6 seed Bulldogs three upset wins to capture the title...
Blake Peiffer, Jackson wrestling (12/19/07)
Blake Peiffer's Saturday ended with a loss. But the Jackson junior hasn't had many of those this year. Peiffer finished second in the 215-pound weight class Saturday at the Tiger Classic wrestling tournament hosted by Cape Central to lead the Indians to a seventh-place finish...
Sara Blattel, Delta (12/12/07)
After having a perfect regular season last year, the Delta Bobcats came into Saturday's championship game at Chaffee's Red Devil Invitational girls basketball tournament in the unfamiliar position of underdog. But with players like Sara Blattel taking on bigger roles this season to replace the standouts who graduated, the Bobcats look to be in good shape...
Max Wieser, Saxony Lutheran (12/05/07)
Saxony Lutheran senior Max Wieser helped the top-seeded Crusaders to a first place finish at the Woodland Tournament this past weekend, averaging 17 points per game in his team's three victories. Wieser, who was selected to the all-tournament team along with his teammate Zach Bohnert, scored 16 points in the championship game against third-seeded Meadow Heights...
Nick Niemczyk, Bell City (11/30/07)
Bell City jumped out to a 2-0 start this season with wins Friday and Saturday at the Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central, and a big reason was the offense of Nick Niemczyk. The senior guard scored 28 points in the opening 62-55 win against Pine Bluff, Ark., scoring all of his points in the final three periods after the two teams played to a 6-6 deadlock after one period...
Kevin Pridemore, Jackson High School (11/28/07)
The only high school game of the week last week did not turn out in favor of the team from Southeast Missouri, as Jackson lost 25-14 to Waynesville in the Class 5 state semifinal contest in Waynesville. The Indians had opportunities, including one set up in the fourth quarter when junior defensive end Kevin Pridemore recovered Lyle Cox's fumble at the Waynesville 30-yard line after Matt Lang had stripped the ball from the Tigers quarterback...
(11/19/07)
Notre Dame senior midfielder Ryan Willen played the final soccer game of his life Saturday in the Class 2 state championship. It was a good finish. He scored the first two goals and assisted on the third to lift the Bulldogs to a 4-1 victory against Smithville. With the win, Notre Dame won its second consecutive Class 2 state championship...
Kelsey Cissell, St. Vincent (10/31/07)
The St. Vincent girls volleyball team would not be where it is now -- heading to the Class 2 final four in Warrensburg this Friday and Saturday -- if not for where senior Kelsey Cissell placed her spike last Thursday night. With St. Vincent having lost the first game of the District 1 championship to Arcadia Valley 25-20 and trailing in the second game, 25-24, Cissell attacked from the left side of the net and placed a kill attempt to the far sideline. ...
Player of the Week: Matt Lang, Jackson football (10/24/07)
In a big game, you couldn't ask for a much better final 5 minutes. Jackson senior Matt Lang blocked an extra point, caught a 78-yard pass that set up a touchdown, kicked the game-winning extra point and then intercepted a pass on Eureka's final offensive play Friday night at Jackson...
Casey Kern, Kelly softball (10/17/07)
The Kelly softball team is returning to the state final four for a second straight year, playing Friday in Columbia at the Rainbow Softball Complex. It is the 11th time in school history the Hawks have made it to this round of the playoffs. And the team play of first baseman Casey Kern is one important reason Kelly is still in contention for its third state title...
Callie Kielhofner, Oran softball (10/10/07)
The Oran softball team made the switch from playing in the spring to the fall this season. And the Lady Eagles are enjoying themselves so far winning the Class 1 District 1 title this past weekend to earn a date with Miller in sectionals today. Strong pitching has been an important part of the Lady Eagles successful playoff run. ...
Dylan McAlister, Chaffee football (10/04/07)
Chaffee running back and linebacker Dylan McAlister spent the past two weeks playing only defense because of an aggravated shoulder and a bruised thigh. But he returned to the backfield Friday night to help the Red Devils end a 21-game losing streak to rival Scott City...
Veronica Schabbing, Central cross country (09/27/07)
Central junior Veronica Schabbing might have already achieved everything most high school runners only dream about by earning all-state honors by her sophomore year. Still, she just keeps improving and helping her Tigers' team, which has won eight consecutive district titles, build a stronger resume...
Josh Perreault, Perryville High School (09/19/07)
First-year Perryville quarterback Josh Perreault had an impressive Week 3, running for two touchdowns and passing for another to help his team earn a 21-14 victory over Ste. Genevieve. The win marked the first time the Pirates have beaten the Dragons since 1994...
Wendi Zickfield, Cape Central High School (09/11/07)
Charity Huff recently began her first real season as head coach of the Central volleyball team after spending last fall on maternity leave. And she said her new position has been made easier by strong returning Tigers players, such as Wendi Zickfield, a 6 -foot-1 junior middle blocker and outside hitter...
Erika Reinagel, Notre Dame High School (09/05/07)
When Notre Dame softball coach Jeff Graviett learned his star leadoff hitter, Paris Burger, would miss this season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus, he had the difficult task of finding someone who could replace the junior's consistent ability to get on base and score runs...