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Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Speedy senior Trevor Medlin breaks free for the first touchdown on a 69-yard run in Lamar's quarterfinal win over visiting Ava Saturday. Tigers win thriller; advance to semifinal
By CHRIS MORROW When the Lamar Tigers got the football back with 1:39 to play and clinging to a 35-30 lead in Saturday's Class 2 quarterfinal,...


Overstreet takes first; Lady Tigers score highest finish
By CHRIS MORROW JEFFERSON CITY - Lamar junior Kolin Overstreet added to his impressive resume with a Class 2 state championship. "Kolin ran a...


Compton signs to play volleyball for SBU
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Scott Bailey, Lamar’s athletic director, acknowledged how great it was to have the signings that have been held for...


Twelve members of the CatTracks team competed at the Sharks Kick Off Splash in Seymour, on September 29. Despite their reduced number of competitors for this particular meet, the CatTracks crew still brought home the third place team trophy. The team was led in point scoring by the 15-21 Girls age group, which swept the top three spots in High Point competition, with Reed taking top honors, followed by Watson as High Point Runner-up and Davis rounding out the trio. Pictured, left to right, are: Meghan Watson, Head Coach Lyman Burr, Olivia Manning, Kaitlyn Davis and Mycah Beth Reed. CatTracks begin season
CatTracks began their 2018-2019 season on September 29, at the Sharks Kick Off Splash in Seymour. Twelve team members made the long journey to...


Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar senior Daniel Contreras follows the block of Donte Stahl and makes a move to gain a chunk of yardage during Friday night's 51-28 district championship victory over visiting Versailles. Tigers top Versailles for 11th straight district title
By CHRIS MORROW Special teams can be overlooked. Special teams units are on the field only a fraction of the time the offensive and defensive...


Lamar Tiger Archery seeking sponsorships
The Lamar Tiger Archery program had a great season last year, ending with the elementary team finishing second at the state tournament in both 3D...


Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Jena Stahl continues her family tradition of showing how hard work and dedication to one’s sport can equate to success. Pictured are, left to right, Jena’s grandparents, the infamous Jay Stahl and his wife Marva Stahl, Jena, and her father and Jay and Marva’s son, Jason Stahl. Dual signing held by Lamar seniors Stahl and Nance
Two of Lamar’s seniors have signed to play softball at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kan. The official signing took place Friday...


Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar senior defensive back Cage Jordan takes down a Sarcoxie ball carrier. Tigers in trenches getting it done
By CHRIS MORROW You don't win 10-of-11 and play for a district title without strong play up front. Coming into the season, there were a few...


Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Greenfield's Tyrell Stafford made an incredible catch over Liberal's Garrett Peterson late in Friday night's district semifinal. The catch would lead to a touchdown, but the Bulldogs would come back to force overtime and eventually win the game 22-20 to advance to the title game at Adrian Friday. Bulldogs top Wildcats 22-20 in OT thriller
By CHRIS MORROW GREENFIELD- The Liberal Bulldogs refused to allow their season to be over after getting off to a 0-6 start and they refused to...


Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Several area runners had a terrific day at the cross country state championships in Jefferson City Saturday. Two of those runners were Lamar's Kolin Overstreet (left) and Joe Kremp, shown at a meet earlier this fall. Overstreet won the state championship with a time of 16:34.70, 15 seconds faster than the second place finisher. Kremp took 25th. Look for complete coverage of both the Class 1 and Class 2 championship races in an upcoming issue of the Democrat. Overstreet comes out on top at state
Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow Several area runners had a terrific day at the cross country state championships in Jefferson City Saturday. Two of...


Lamar players named to 2018 Class 2 All-Region Softball Team
The Class 2 All-Region Softball Team for 2018 has been released. Lamar students named to the Second Team All Region were Ashland Diggs,...


Lamar Archery program shoots for the stars
By AUTUMN SHELTON This past May, the Lamar Archery program went to the National Tournament in Louisville, Ky. The elementary team took seventh...


Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Brayden Morrison helped the Lamar Tigers to a second place finish at districts Saturday. Lamar hosts district cross country
It couldn't have been a more perfect morning for a race. Saturday started cool and crisp and the Lamar Tigers made the most of it, finished second...


Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lockwood junior Emma Bronson passes the ball to a teammate as senior Abriel Vaughn looks on, during the Lady Tigers first round district victory over Everton Monday night at Greenfield. Billings ended up knocking off the Lady Tigers in the semifinal and then went on to win the tournament. Lockwood knocked off in semifinal


Liberal runners win district; Jasper runners compete
HERMITAGE- All the hard work the Liberal Bulldogs have put in this season paid off Saturday as both the boys and girls teams won the Class 1...