Monday, December 28, 2009

There could be a Scott County Central vs. Sikeston, Part II

Don't be surprised to see Scott County Central and Sikeston play a boys basketball game before the season ends.

Administrators and coaches are trying to iron out plans for a rematch of last season's game between the two county rivals. The date and location haven't been determined, but with Sikeston still looking to fill at least one open date, the matchup has gained more appeal.

Last season's game was the first in more than two decades between the schools; it drew several thousand fans to the Show Me Center.

Sikeston found itself with openings after a mixup left it out of the Poplar Bluff Showdown that starts Tuesday. The team has filled one date with Henry County, Tenn. (3 p.m. Jan. 16 at Sikeston).

Scott Central also has spots to fill; one has been taken by a date with Portageville in January.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Want a free t-shirt? We're giving away a whole stack of 'em

We get a lot of help putting together our daily high school basketball scoreboards, and this site owes tremendous thanks to all the fans, athletes and coaches who send texts and e-mails every day to help us fill in the blanks.

On Tuesday alone, we posted scores from 41 local high school boys and girls basketball games on our scoreboard page. No other media outlet in the region came close to that number. And even with a list like that, we miss a few.

So we're upping the ante for anybody who passes along high school scores for the rest of the season: Send us an e-mail (to or a text message from your cell phone (to 573-979-5929) with the score from your game and you'll be entered into a weekly drawing for a free t-shirt.

Just be sure to indicate whether the game is a boys or girls game. That's it. It's as simple as that. Then check back on our HoopsHQ home page and follow the links to the boys and girls scoreboards.

And as always, we welcome your ideas to make our coverage of Southeast Missouri sports even better.