Sports

Golfers finish with a flourish
By CHRIS MORROW SEDALIA-Dylan Maberry didn't start playing golf until he was a sophomore. He was talked into joining the Lamar High School golf team, made the varsity...
Tigers win title
By CHRIS MORROW LOCKWOOD-The Lockwood Tigers secured their first district title in 22 years Wednesday behind the effort of senior Ben Schnelle as Larry Stuart's team...
Bulldogs win district championship
By CHRIS MORROW JASPER-The Liberal Bulldogs pushed across three runs in the top of the seventh and final inning to claim their first district title since 2012 with...
Benefit co-ed softball tournament set for June 4
A co-ed softball tournament, with proceeds to benefit Jeslynn Cofield, an 11-year-old who will be undergoing gastrocnemius surgery this summer, will be held Saturday, June...
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Pictured with Lexie Royster (center) as she signs a letter of intent to play basketball at Central Methodist University are her parents, seated, left, Ted Clements and right, Casey Royster Clements. Jessie Arnold, an assistant coach with Central Methodist is standing. Royster signs to play for Central Methodist University
Lexie Royster, a Jasper High School senior, signed to continue her basketball career on Thursday morning, May 19, at the high school library....


Sophomore Katelyn Mooney and Junior Katelyn Hill are part of the 500 Pound Club at Lamar High School. This includes squat, power clean and bench press. Students show prowess with weightlifting


CatTracks travel to Seymour
On January 30, the CatTracks swim team traveled to Seymour, to compete in the Polar Plunge Invitational. Every participant could swim in up to three individual events and...
CatTracks participate in “Swim Your Heart Out” Invitational
The CatTracks team participated in the “Swim Your Heart Out” Invitational in Lebanon, Mo., on February 13. Swimmers scored team points by placing in the top six in an...
Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar coach Thad Lundine watches as Hunter Gepner puts the ball in play during Friday's district loss to the Ash Grove Pirates. Lamar falls to Ash Grove Pirates


Tigers tear it up at districts
CLINTON-Despite the bump up to Class 3 two years ago, the Lamar Tigers have kept up their assault on the competition at Saturday's Class 3 District 7 track and field...
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Logan Lamb recently signed a letter of intent with Cottey College, making her the first thrower in their history. Pictured are, standing, left to right, Cottey College Coach Austin Bunn, Lisha Lamb and Sheldon track coach Kim Shroyer; seated, left to right, are Tami Wittock, Logan Lamb and Jerod Lamb. Lamb signs with Cottey
Logan Lamb, a graduating senior from Sheldon High School, made history Friday afternoon, May 6, when she signed a letter of intent to participate...


Photo courtesy of Julie Morrow
Lamar Tiger seniors on this year's baseball team are, left to right, Jed Stahl, Dylan Messer, Isaac Compton, Todd Morrow and Lincoln Kaderly. Lamar Senior Night held at Shoff Field


Tigers come from behind
The Lamar Tigers plated nine runs in the final two frames of Wednesday's contest with Cassville to erase a big deficit and win their final Big 8 Conference contest of the...
Members of the Lamar High School golf team finished second in Class 2 District 6 action last week at Karen Kjar Memorial Golf Course in Buffalo. The team advances to the sectional round which was to be played Monday, weather permitting. They include: from left, Kip Roland, Isaiah Cleveland, Nathan McArthur, Jeremy Marti, Dylan Maberry and coach Dan Eckstein. The top finishers earned all district honors as individuals and they include Maberry, who finished third in the field of 54. Roland and McArthur took fifth and ninth respectively. Look for a feature story over the golf team in an upcoming issue of the Democrat. Lamar golf team finishes second in district action


Liberal, Sheldon and Bronaugh athletes advance to sectionals
SKYLINE-Members of the Liberal Bulldogs track and field team finished in the top four at the Class 1 District 3 meet over the weekend at Skyline, earning them a spot in...