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Lamar tennis team participates in individual districts
The Lamar tennis team participated in individual districts on September 29, in Aurora. Kyndyl Tuck played No. 1 singles and lost 3-6, 4-6. Kiersten Mahurin played No. 2...
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Lamar's Lauren Compton tracks the ball all the way to her hand as she spikes the ball last week at Seneca. Looking on is Madelyn Gastel. Lady Tiger volleyball team takes on Seneca


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Lamar's Dani Null swings the bat in the on-deck circle as a teammate runs from first base during the Lady Tigers season ending loss in the district tournament last week. Check next week's issue of the Democrat for a recap of the Lady Tigers season. Lady Tigers lose in district tournament


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The Lamar Tigers defense dominated the previously unbeaten Seneca Indians Friday night. Here Cooper Lucas grabs the leg of an Indian ball carrier while Travis Bailey and friends close in for the stop. Tigers claim Big 8 title
By CHRIS MORROW SENECA- Week in and week out the Lamar Tigers are more physical than their opponents. That aspect of their game was on display...


Lamar's Cooper Lucas unloads on Seneca quarterback Gavin Clouse forcing an incomplete pass as Lamar's TW Ayers and Andrew Hillman close in. Friday Football Scores 10/13/17
In what was one of the most anticipated gridiron contests Friday night, the Lamar Tigers claimed their third straight undefeated Big 8 Conference...


Achieving Big 8 Conference honors from the Lamar Middle School boys’ cross country team were Jah’Ziah Boyd (right) and Joe Mills (left). Boyd placed seventh with a time of 9:35, earning him First Team All-Conference honors. Mills placed 13th, running a time of 9:52 and receiving Second Team All-Conference. LMS cross country boys achieve honors


Kiersten Potter was the Middle School Girls Cross Country Big 8 Conference Champion, placing first with a time of 10:02 at the middle school conference meet in Cassville, on October 5. This accomplishment earned her the honors of First Team All-Conference in the middle school division. Potter is Big 8 Conference champ


Upland Chronicles – Part II
Upland Chronicles – Part II By RICHARD COOPER This is the second installment of Upland Chronicles, 2017, and it is always my favorite. It only includes two states, but...
The Lamar High School Boys Cross Country team easily took first place at the Cassville Cross Country Invitational held October 5. The meet was designated as “XC Pink-Out -2017”, to bring awareness to breast cancer, dedicated to those who have fought and are still fighting, with the hopes to end breast cancer forever. Athletes representing Lamar are, left to right, Brenden Kelley (19th-varsity), Greggory Mather (1st place-JV race), Mark Venable (night off due to injury), Joe Kremp (17th-varsity), Ethan Pittsenbarger (2nd-varsity), Garrett Morey (7th-varsity), Michael Caruthers (42nd-varsity), Kolin Overstreet (1st place varsity) and Parker King (11th-Varsity). Tigers Cross Country team competes at Cassville


The Upland Chronicles, 2017, Part I
By RICHARD COOPER As we start this column for 2017, always a labor of love, we look back to see what we wrote for the introduction last year. First of all, we have egg on...
Lamar Cross Country Boys beat out 19 teams to win the Capital City XC Challenge. Representing the Boys Varsity XC team are pictured, left to right, Mark Venable, Brenden Kelley, Ethan Pittsenbarger, Garrett Morey, Joe Kremp, Parker King and Kolin Overstreet. Lamar Cross Country Boys take first at the Capital City XC Challenge
The Lamar Cross Country Boys continued their winning streak by taking first place at the Capital City XC Challenge, held September 30, at Oak Hills...


Lady Tigers win in three
The Lamar Lady Tigers volleyball team dropped the first game of their match last week with Cassville, but battled back to win the next two. Cassville won 25-23 in the...
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Big heads cutouts are all the rage and Lamar Tiger fans got into the action Friday night as the Tigers improve to 7-0 with a win over Mount Vernon. Tigers to face off with undefeated Indians
The Lamar Tigers are on the cusp of a third straight undefeated Big 8 Conference crown, but if they are to achieve that goal, they'll have to...


Lamar's cheerleaders had a lot to cheer about during the Tigers 48-6 win Friday night. Friday Football Scores 10/6/417
The Lamar Tigers are one game away from running running the table in the Big 8 Conference again, following a 48-6 thumping of visiting Mount Vernon...


Lamar tennis team loses despite good showing
The Lamar tennis team played Pittsburg on September 19, losing 4-5. In singles, No. 1 Morgan Brisbin lost 3-8, No. 2 Emily McCaslin lost 3-8, No. 3 Kyndyl Tuck lost 5-8,...