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The Lamar third graders took first place at the Greenfield Tournament, held Saturday, Dec. 9. Pictured are, back row, left to right, Jill Onstott, Andrea Fast and Lindsay Harris; front row, left to right, Vance Breshears, Troy Onstott, Jude Harris, Terrin Williams, Jacob Jackson, Kyler Ison, Brady Gire and Aiden Keithly. Lamar third graders take first at Greenfield Tournament


Panthers top NEVC
SHELDON- The Sheldon Panthers held off Northeast Vernon County last week to claim a 59-56 victory. Clayton Loyd had 16 for the Panthers, while Jason Leavell and Brett...
Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar's Travis Bailey defends the shot of a Webb City player during a game at Lamar last week. Tigers win Lockwood Tournament
By CHRIS MORROW LOCKWOOD- The Lamar Tigers got 24 points from Ian Moore and 16 from Garrett Morey in a 59-57 win over the host Lockwood Tigers...


Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar's Katelyn Mooney and her Lady Tigers teammates are off to a good start in 2017. Here she prepares to go up and shoot over a pair of El Dorado Springs opponents during the Lady Tigers home win last week. Lady Tigers looking good
By CHRIS MORROW The Lamar Lady Tigers are off to a 4-1 start and first year head coach Mandy Moyer says she has a complete team. "Balance and...


The Lamar Tigers Boys’ Basketball team finished first in the 55th Annual Dennis Cornish Classic held November 30 through December 2, in Lockwood. Team members, front row left to right are, Wyatt Hull, Parker King, Chase Davey, Mark Venable, Ian Moore, Garrett Morey, Brett Mason, Donte Stahl and Noah Schiltz, manager. Back row, standing left to right are, Assistant Coach Bryan Adams, Mike Green, J.D. Bishop, Connor O’Neal, Truman Kaderly, Jonathan Jeffries, Travis Bailey, Case Tucker, Drew Bunton, Landon Hardman, Head Coach Tyler Ryerson and Travis Noyes, manager. The Tigers have started off their season with a 3-0 record, beating Pleasant Hope, Jasper and Lockwood. Lamar Tigers win 55th Annual Dennis Cornish Classic


The CatTracks Invitational was held on October 28 and 29, in Carthage. The top three point scorers in each age/gender group were recognized at an awards ceremony, with the top two finishers receiving special trophies. High Point winners for CatTracks were Kaitlyn Davis (15-21 Girls High Point Runner-up), Bianca Evans (6 & Under Girls High Point Winner), Sophia Holcomb (9-10 Girls High Point Winner), Omi Kidrowski (9-10 Girls High Point Runner-up), Sarah Mueller (11-12 Girls High Point Runner-up), Ezekiel Ramirez (13-14 Boys High Point Runner-up), Mycah Beth Reed (15-21 Girls High Point Winner), Aubree Santillan (11-12 Girls High Point Winner), Meghan Watson (13-14 Girls High Point Winner) and Hunter Worrall (6 & Under Boys High Point Runner-up). In addition, Ryan Davis (11-12 Boys), James Filbeck (15-21 Boys), Reece Holcomb (6 & Under Girls), Asher Jones (8 & Under Boys) and Olivia Manning (9-10 Girls) all finished third overall in their respective age groups. Pictured, left to right, are: Ramirez, Reed, Holcomb, K. Davis, Watson, Mueller, Santillan and Kidrowski. CatTracks place first at home invitational


Lamar Democrat/Morgan Brisbin
Members of the girls swim team recognized at the 2017-2018 Winter Sports Meet the Players were, left to right, Meghan Watson, Alexis Parker, Emma Tennal, Haily Born, Ashley Allen, Cherrell McCall, Emma Bennett, Samantha Capehart, Emma Moore, Jensen Worsley and head coach Nancy Adams. LHS holds 2017-2018 Winter Sports Meet the Players


Lamar Democrat/
Chris Morrow
Lamar head coach Scott Bailey, along with his standout defensive ends TW Ayers (left) and Cooper Lucas, are shown during the post-game press conference after Lamar's 37-20 state title win over Lafayette County. Tigers win 37-20 over Lafayette County, taking seventh straight...


Lamar Democrat/
Melody Metzger
A large crowd lined the walkway leading from the buses to Thomas M. O’Sullivan Stadium on Friday evening, Nov. 24, following the football boys return from Columbia. The crowd applauded and cheered as the team passed by. Large crowd gathers for Tigers return


Lamar Democrat/
Melody Metzger
Following the traditional slinging of their shoes over the goalpost upon their arrival back in Lamar Friday evening, Nov. 24, senior football players posed with their fingers signifying seven straight state titles. Seniors signify seven straight state championships


Lamar Democrat/
Chris Morrow
A long standing tradition is Lamar coach Scott Bailey leading his players and the fans in an emphatic call of "Fourth Quarter!" in every game at the conclusion of the third quarter. Here the fans join in. The fourth quarter proved to be the decisive quarter once again as Lamar reeled off 21 points in the span of three minutes to win the Class 2 state championship 37-20 over Lafayette County. “Fourth Quarter” is called by the Lamar contengency


Tigers take number seven; win 49th in a row
By CHRIS MORROW COLUMBIA- There were some pretty clever t-shirts and banners in the stands of Memorial Stadium in Columbia Friday: Knockin' on...


Lamar Democrat/
Chris Morrow
Friday's Class 2 state championship game was a physical contest, which the Tigers won 37-20 over the Lafayette County (Higginsville) Huskers. Here, Lamar's Isaac Collins is flipped upside down after a collision with the Huskers Chase Looney. Fourth quarter eruption sparks seventh Class 2 state title
By CHRIS MORROW COLUMBIA- When a team wins seven straight state championships, everyone wants to figure out the formula. A lot goes into it, but...


Friday's Class 2 state championship game was a physical contest, which the Tigers won 37-20 over the Lafayette County (Higginsville) Huskers. Here Lamar's Isaac Collins is flipped upside down after a collision with the Huskers Chase Looney. Tigers make it seven!
COLUMBIA -- The Lamar Tigers overcame three first half fumbles and a bevy of penalties to claim a seventh straight Class 2 state title with a 37-20...


Lamar Democrat/
Melody Metzger
As always, coach Scott Bailey’s speeches are short, but to the point and this was no different at the pep assembly held Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 21, when he pointed out the importance of what our team and community has, “Togetherness”. Tigers sent off to state with high energy pep rally
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Suppose they gave a pep rally and nobody came? That was definitely not the case on Tuesday afternoon, November...