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The Liberal Middle School Bulldogs ran the table this year, going 14-0. They won both the Western Missouri Conference title and the conference tournament, outscoring their competition 130-47 in the three tournament contests. The team includes: back row, from left, assistant coaches Luke Rainy, Jaron Hulette, Mason Eyler, Lane Pearson, Christian Amberson, Wyatt Pryor, Kale Marti, Nathan Smith, Payton Morrow, Matt Boehne, Isaac Edwards, Brayden Sanders, head coach Dale Sanders; front row, Kaleb Coleman, Brodie Wilson, Chase Ray, Cameron Peak, Justin Payne, Luke Bott, Nolan Shaw, Quincy Bazal and Brett Leibbrand. Liberal Middle School Bulldogs go undefeated


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After upsetting Dadeville in a seven over two match-up in the opening round, Golden City took on three seed Liberal in the semifinal round. Brandi Goodell's Lady Bulldogs outlasted them to advance to the title game, which they lost Saturday to Greenfield. Golden City dropped the third place game to Jasper. Here Golden City standout, senior Ashlyn Woodworth gets a shot up around Liberal's Arianna Forst. Liberal will be hosting their annual Tony Dubray Classic this week. Golden City Eagles draw top seed in own tournament


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Lamar's Sierra White shoots a foul shot during the Lady Tigers home loss last week to Nevada. Looking on is her teammate, Josie Adams. Lamar falls to Nevada


The Lamar Girls Swim Team competed at the Ozark Invitational on January 5. Twenty-nine teams gathered at Foster Natatorium in Springfield for one of the largest meets of the season. The Lady Tigers finished in 10th place overall in team competition out of 29 teams from throughout the state. Pictured, left to right: (front row) Kaitlyn Davis, Nevaeh Jones, Cher McCall, Samantha Capehart and Emma Tennal; (back row) Haily Born, Abby Kluhsman and Meghan Watson. LHS girls swim team participates in Ozark Invitational
On January 5, the Lamar High School Girls Swim Team participated in the Ozark Invitational at Foster Natatorium in Springfield. The Invitational...


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Lamar High School Senior Samantha Capehart signed to play volleyball for Ozark Christian College on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Samantha, daughter of Stony and Dana Capehart, has played volleyball since seventh grade. According to her coach, Chelsea Griffin, she is not only a defensive specialist for the team, but also a motivator and leader. Capehart also recently won the Tiger Award in volleyball and the team placed third in Conference and second at Districts. Capehart signs to play volleyball for OCC


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Lamar's Eli Daniels puts up a shot during the Lady Tigers loss to Har-Ber out of Springdale, Ark., during the Neosho Tournament last week. Lady Tigers play in Neosho Tournament
NEOSHO- The Lamar Lady Tigers dropped the fifth place game in the Neosho Tournament to a talented Har-Ber team out of Springdale, Ark.,...


Mike Rader and his wife Martha at the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Rader inducted into hall of fame
By CHRIS MORROW Ask any high school football coach why they do it and you're apt to get a variety of responses, but one almost universal reason...


Senior Bryce Lamb did something no Sheldon athlete has ever done recently when he signed a national letter of intent to play college football. Lamb, a 5-foot-10, 220 pound running back and defensive lineman, was a key cog in the Stockton-Sheldon football program this year, the first year of Sheldon's co-op with Stockton, which allowed athletes from Sheldon to play high school football for the first time. Lamb rushed for over 600 yards and scored five touchdowns. Defensively, he recorded 10 sacks and forced three fumbles. He will be taking his game to Peru State College in Peru, Neb. The Bobcats are a NAIA Division 1 school and a member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference. He becomes only the second athlete from Sheldon to play collegiate sports. His sister, Logan, signed to run track at Cottey College in Nevada in 2016. Lamb signed in front of the student body. He is pictured with friends and family including Stockton-Sheldon coaches Josh Short and head coach Travis Hurley during a signing ceremony held recently at Sheldon High School. His parents are Tami Wittock and Jerod Lamb. Sheldon product signs to play at next level


Prior to entering the winter break the Lamar High School girls swim team concluded the first half of their season at the Monett Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The Lady Tigers tied for fourth place overall in team competition, facing 15 other teams from southern Missouri. Pictured, left to right, are: Meghan Watson, Cher McCall, Abby Kluhsman, Samantha Capehart, Nevaeh Jones, Emma Tennal, Team Manager Audrey Whitworth and Kaitlyn Davis. LHS girls swim team concludes first half of season
The Lamar High School girls swim team concluded the first half of their season on December 15, 2018 with a strong showing at the Monett...


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Lamar's Truman Kaderly had a team high 15 points in the Tigers win at Liberal Thursday night. Here Liberal's Toby Dingman defends him as he puts up a shot. Also shown for Liberal is Colby Selvey, who led Liberal with 12 points. Tigers and Lady Tigers top Bulldogs
LIBERAL- The Lamar Lady Tigers raced out to a 25-8 lead by the first quarter break and held on for a 62-34 victory at Liberal Thursday...


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The Liberal Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs hosted Golden City last week. Liberal won the contests. Here Golden City's Arlo Stump puts up a shot over Liberal's Dalton Hendrix. Stump finished with 29 of Golden City's 59 points. Hendrix had six for the Bulldogs who scored 65 and had 10 players in the scoring column. Looking on for Liberal is Gabe Daniels. Liberal hosts Golden City


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Lamar's Travis Bailey takes a shot over Carthage Tiger Taris Jackson during the Lamar's victory Saturday morning at Webb City in the 4-State's Challenge. Tigers win opener in 4-States Challenge
By CHRIS MORROW WEBB CITY- A three pointer to end the third quarter and back-to-back threes to start the fourth by Lamar senior guard Jonny...


On December 1, the Lady Tigers swim team competed in the Valkyrie Invitational, hosted by Parkview High School, at Foster Auditorium in Springfield. LHS finished in fifth place in team competition in a field of 14 teams. Pictured, left to right, are Meghan Watson, Abby Kluhsman, Cher McCall, Kaitlyn Davis, Emma Tennal, Nevaeh Jones and Sam Capehart. Parkview hosts Valkyrie Invitational
The Lady Tigers girls swim team competed at the Valkyrie Invitational on December 1. The Invitational was hosted by Parkview High School at Foster...


The Lamar High School girls swim team travelled to Monett for a swim meet on December 4. The Lady Tigers placed fifth overall against 12 other teams, including area schools such as Carl Junction, Carthage, Joplin, Lebanon, Monett, Nevada, Thomas Jefferson and Webb City. Pictured, left to right, are Kaitlyn Davis, Meghan Watson, Team Manager Audrey Whitworth, Emma Tennal, Cher McCall, Abby Kluhsman, Sam Capehart, Coach Lyman Burr and Nevaeh Jones. Lamar girls swim team competes in Monett Duals
The Lamar High School girls swim team competed in the Monett Duals on December 4. Other participating area teams included Carl Junction, Carthage,...


The eighth grade Lamar Tigers rolled through the final three games of their season with wins over Monett (28-12), Seneca (15-0) and Cassville (36-20). The Tigers continued to rely heavily on their running offense. Against Monett, the Tigers rushed for 169 yards on 10 carries. In their final game against Cassville, the Black and Red accumulated 324 yards in 24 attempts. The Tigers only passed the ball six times in those two contests. There were only two quarters of play against Seneca and statistics were not available for this game. During the entire 2018 campaign, the Tigers outscored their opponents 165-44. The LMS Brotherhood completed back-to-back undefeated seasons, claiming the Big 8 Conference Championship for the second year in a row. LMS Brotherhood claim Big 8 Conference Championship