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Fort Scott High School wrestler sophomore Coby Burchett competed at the Kansas State High School Activities Association state wrestling tournament held February 22 and 23, in Salina. Burchett finished as the state runner-up in the 126-pound bracket. Burchett competes at state
FT. SCOTT, Kan.- Coby Burchett was one of five wrestlers from the Fort Scott High School Varsity wrestling team that competed February 22 and 23....

Tigerfest 2019 to be held March 22
The Lamar Athletic Booster Club invites all to Tigerfest 2019 dinner and auction to be held on Friday, March 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at...

Unprecedented success enjoyed by LHS girls swim team
“Small but mighty” was an underlying theme for the Lamar High School girls swim team throughout the 2018-2019 season. Unprecedented success was...

Lamar Tiger Archery personal record achievements
Following a weekend of tournaments, the following received personal record achievement: Elementary Division Amari Blasdel, 229; Braxtyn Sorden,...

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Lamar High School senior Abby Kluhsman signed on Tuesday, Feb. 26, to run Cross Country and Track for Central Methodist University in Fayette. Abby, who plans to major in Criminal Justice while at Central Methodist has been running cross country and track since she was in seventh grade. Pictured with Abby are her parents, Raymond Kluhsman, left and Kelli Kluhsman, right. Kluhsman signs with Central Methodist

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Lamar's Donte Stahl goes for a layup in opening round action of the Class 3 District 12 Tournament. The Tigers topped El Dorado Springs and then went on to defeat Stockton and Seneca for the title. Tigers claim district title
By CHRIS MORROW SENECA- The Seneca Indians, playing on their home court, trimmed a 20 point second half deficit to one point early in the fourth...

Photo courtesy of Kerenza Crane
There was a lot to smile about for the Golden City Eagles and their fans Saturday night as they pulled out a hard-fought victory over Lockwood in the district title game. The Eagles move on to the Class 1 State Sectional Wednesday at Webb City. Golden City Eagles defeat Lockwood in district title game

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The Liberal Bulldogs came from the four seed to win the Class 2 District 12 Tournament at Webb City, defeating Purdy 55-37 in the first round. They then upended top seeded Pierce City 52-42. They topped Thomas Jefferson 56-50 in the title game to advance to the state sectional where they will face off with Marionville at 6 p.m. in Carthage. Here senior Dalton Hendrix shows the kind of effort the Bulldogs put on display all week as he leaps to save a ball from going out of bounds. Also shown in the background is Colten Slinker. Liberal Bulldogs win Class 2 District 12 Tournament

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Jasper's Jayce Talbot puts up a shot in Thursday's district semifinal against Thomas Jefferson. The six seeded Eagles upset three seed College Heights 66-63 in the opening round before falling to Thomas Jefferson 67-66. Jasper falls to Thomas Jefferson in semifinal

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Jasper's Baylee Jeffries puts a shot up over a defender from Purdy during first round action of the Class 2 District 12 Tournament at Webb City last week. The Lady Eagles finished their season with a record of 10-16, with the 47-43 loss in the opening round. Jasper Lady Eagles finish season with 10-16 record

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Lamar senior Hallee Doss had a terrific season for Mandy Moyer's Lady Tigers. Here she gets a shot up over El Do's Reese Schaaf during first round play Monday in a battle of the middle seeds. The Lady Bulldogs won the contest 71-61 to end Lamar's season. Lady Tigers fall 71-61 despite furious comeback
By CHRIS MORROW SENECA- The Lamar Lady Tigers followed a rough third quarter with a furious comeback in the fourth quarter only to come up a...

Barton County teams pull the hat trick
By CHRIS MORROW According the most recent census data, the population of Barton County is 12,402. It's a good bet that for a few hours this evening, that number is going...
Kaitlyn Davis, a first year member of the Lamar High School swim team, qualified for the “B” Consolation Final in the 100 yard freestyle and the 200 yard freestyle at Southwest Missouri Championships, which were held at Foster Natatorium in Springfield on February 1-2. The sophomore finished third in her Heat (and ninth overall) in both events. Davis holds the LHS school record in the 200 yard freestyle and has State Consideration Times in both events. Lady Tiger swim teams competes at championships
The Lady Tigers faced some of the top swimmers in the region at the Southwest Missouri Swim Championships in Springfield. Twenty-six high schools...

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The hero of Monday's home victory was Lamar's Sierra White, who hit a three pointer at the buzzer to beat Hollister. Here she guards a Hollister ball handler. White's three beats buzzer, Hollister
By CHRIS MORROW With two of the Lamar Lady Tigers leaders off the floor, someone had to step up and that someone was sophomore guard Sierra...

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Lamar senior Jonny Jeffries shows the perfect form that's made him one of the deadliest three point shooters in the area with this made three over a Springfield Catholic defender. Tigers fall to ranked Springfield Catholic
By CHRIS MORROW SPRINGFIELD- The Lamar Tigers got a good test going into this week's Class 3 District 12 Tournament Tuesday when they wrapped up...