Potter off to strong start with track club
Kiersten Potter, who is running this summer with the CJ Freedom Track Club, is off to a strong start. On May 2, Potter ran in the Stride-Ryte...

Sheldon baseball players receive honors
Sheldon baseball players Kaiden Byram, Clayton Loyd and Jason Leavell were recently recognized All District for Class 1, District 7 and All-Conference for the GVVC.
Tigers claim first district title since 2002
By CHRIS MORROW EL DORADO SPRINGS- The Lamar Tigers came from the four seed to win the program's first district title since 2002 and earn a spot...

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Liberal senior Bryant Rose delivers a pitch during the Bulldogs district win over Greenfield. The Bulldogs won the district championship. Seniors return to playoffs to lead Bulldogs
By CHRIS MORROW JOPLIN- The last time the Liberal Bulldogs won a district title, this year's seniors were freshman. After a 3-0 victory over...

Lamar senior Lady Tigers celebrate their third Big 8 Conference title during their high school careers. Lamar Lady Tigers win Big 8 Conference title

Lamar competes at districts; both boys and girls come out on top
The Lamar Tigers competed at the 2019 Track & Field Class 3 Districts Championships in Clinton, with both the boys team and the girls team bringing...

Members of Golden City's 4x400 meter relay team that earned a spot at state include: from left, Arlo Stump, Chain Parrill, Matt Weiser and Talon Besendorfer. This spring marks is the first time the Eagles have fielded a track team since 1986. Area athletes qualify for state
CARL JUNCTION- Golden City disbanded its track and field program in 1986. It was restored this spring and found success, in fact, the 4x400 meter...

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Senior Duncan Gepner connects for a base hit that drove in runs during a recent home victory. Tigers fall to Joplin, Monett
JOPLIN- The Lamar Tigers wrapped up their regular season last week with a pair of losses. They dropped a home contest with Monett 19-2 and lost on...

GVVC All Conference baseball selections
Three Sheldon baseball players, along with two Bronaugh players, were named GVVC All Conference Baseball Selections for 2019. Students from Sheldon included Kaiden...
Kolin Overstreet placed third in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:59.80 and fifth in the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:21.69 at the Jock’s Nitch/PSU Gorilla Relays in Pittsburg, Kan., on April 12. LHS track team participates in Gorilla Relays
The Lamar High School track team participated in the Jock’s Nitch/PSU Gorilla Relays on April 12. Fifty-three teams competed from Missouri, Kansas,...

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Dylan Hill goes airborne during the long jump at the Big 8 Conference track meet last week. He finished ninth in the event in a field of 23. Lamar competes at Big 8 Conference track and field meet

Sophomore Joe Kremp had a strong performance in the 3200 meter run, while LMS Principal Alan Ray cheers him on. Lamar Tigers host Quad Meet

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Lamar third baseman Robert Lawrence fields a ball and steps on the bag to retire a baserunner in the Tigers exciting win over Logan-Rogersville Thursday. Tigers win thriller in nine
A baseball team's catcher is a lot like a football team's quarterback. He needs to be a leader. Duncan Gepner knows how to lead, having led the...

Parks and rec to host free pitch, hit and run competition
Lamar Parks and Recreation will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run Competition, along with Major League Baseball Jr. Home Run Derby...

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Lamar senior Landon Hardman edged out the field for first place in the 200 meter dash during last week's Rotary Invitational. Lamar Rotary Invitational held