Sports

The family of Tim Forst made a donation of $5,000 to aide with the archery program, as it helps area Lamar kids succeed. Pictured are, left to right, Lamar High School Physical Education Teacher Sarah Trout, Diane Forst and West Elementary Physical Education Teacher Harvey Fry. Lamar Archery draws impressive response
An outstanding total of 130 Lamar student archers, both male and female, ranging in grades 4-12, are currently participating in the rookie season...


CatTracks participated in the JCAY Pentathlon in Jefferson City, on January 7. The team only brought 19 swimmers to this competition. However, CatTracks turned in several impressive performances with 12 team members earning High Point Pentathlon awards at this swim meet. Pictured, left to right, are Jacey Dixon, Coach Lyman Burr, Elena Wright, James Filbeck, William Wright, Ezekiel Ramirez, Mycah Reed, Macy Bean, Sophia Holcomb, Meghan Watson, Abigail Holcomb, Kaitlyn Davis and Olivia Wright. Not pictured are Eden Paul, Aidan Reed, Tristan Clanton, Mackenzie Polley, Nevaeh Jones, Madeleine Garoutte and Karly Paul. CatTracks kick off winter season
CatTracks kicked off the winter season by competing at the JCAY Pentathlon in Jefferson City, on January 7. Participants had to compete in all five...


On December 16, 2016, the eighth grade Lamar Lady Tigers battled the Aurora Houn Dawgs to a 33-31 victory in the third place game of the Big 8 Conference Tournament in Monett. Pictured, left to right, are, front row, Lizzy Davidson, Kara Morey, Elly Haun, Kaitlyn Davis and Sydney Moore; back row, Elisea Daniels, Sierra White, seventh grade girls coach Jami Bauer, middle school principal Alan Ray, Hannah Brisbin and head coach David Ferlo. Not pictured are Grace Herrera, Grace Compton, Sam Crossley and Meghan Watson, along with team managers Erica Nance and Hailey Leivan. Lamar eighth grade Lady Tigers take third


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Lamar's Kara Beshore fights her way through defenders during the Lady Tigers road contest with East Newton. Lady Tigers off to good start; fall in OT
By CHRIS MORROW EAST NEWTON, Granby- The Lamar Lady Tigers are off to a strong start to their 2016-17 campaign, despite a 61-59 overtime loss at...


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Lamar senior Luke Hardman defends an East Newton ball handler during the Tigers contest last week. Tigers on winning streak
By CHRIS MORROW EAST NEWTON, Granby- The Lamar Tigers pulled off a pair of wins going back a couple of weeks. They got a big game from senior Sam...


CatTracks finished the fall competitive season on November 5, 2016, by winning the second place team trophy at the Monett Invitational. William Wright won the High Point trophy for 7-8 Boys, while Mycah Reed won the High Point Runner-up trophy for 13-14 Girls. CatTracks complete fall season
CatTracks completed the fall season of competition at the Marlin Swim Invitational in Monett on November 5. The team finished strongly, placing...


The “Fast & Furious 8” captured the first place team trophy at the Double Your Foolish Poolish Fun swim meet last spring. The trophy, which contains the names of all of the members of the championship team, was donated to the Fair Acres Family YMCA in Carthage. The team was made up of swimmers from Nevada, Lamar, Liberal, Carl Junction, Joplin and Columbia. Presenting the trophy to CatTracks Coach Lyman Burr are team members, pictured left to right, Aidan Reed, Mycah Reed, Macy Bean, Cody Leung, Mary Bean, Kaitlyn Davis, Abigail Holcomb and Skyler Sundy. Fast & Furious 8 capture first place team trophy


On October 23, 2016, Coach Lyman Burr was presented with a special trophy, honoring his many years of service to the CatTracks swim team and the Fair Acres YMCA in Carthage. Coach Burr was recognized as the founder and head coach of the CatTracks swim team, which is beginning its 11th season of competition. Under Burr’s leadership, the size of the team has grown significantly over the years, drawing swimmers throughout southwest Missouri, including Carthage, Joplin, Carl Junction, Webb City, Diamond, Lamar and Liberal. CatTracks is the three-time defending champion of the Heartland West Regional Championship and the team placed third overall in the Small Team Division at Heartland AREA Championships last spring. CatTracks honor Coach Burr


Pictured, left to right, are: (front row) William Wright, Sophia Holcomb, Ezekiel Ramirez, Mycah Reed, and Skyler Sundy; (Back Row) Kaitlyn Davis, Meghan Watson, Mary Bean and Coach Lyman Burr. CatTracks put on dominating performance
CatTracks put on a dominating performance at its own home meet on October 22 and 23, in Carthage, winning the first place team trophy. At the...


CatTracks captured the first place team trophy at their home meet on October 22 and 23, at the Fair Acres Family YMCA in Carthage. The two-day competition was held in conjunction with the YMCA National Virtual Meet, which includes thousands of swimmers from across the nation. Team points were awarded to the top six finishers in each individual event and every relay event. CatTracks captures first at Carthage


LHS Class of 2020 to host tailgate
The Lamar High School Class of 2020 will host a tailgate on Friday, Jan. 6, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., during the Lamar Tiger girls and boys basketball games vs. the Frontenac...
BIG 8 Conference undergoing expansion and realignment
The BIG 8 Conference superintendents, principals, and athletic directors met and approved expansion options that would provide for more conference opportunities in academic...
LHS girls participating at the Parkview Invitational were, front row, left to right, Jensen Worsley, Cherrell McCall and Jessica White; back row, Carmen Miller, Kayli Cole, Ashley Allen and Emma Moore. LHS girls swim at Parkview Valkyrie Invitational
The Lamar High School girls swim team attended their first invitational of the season on Saturday, Dec. 3, in Springfield. The Lady Tigers had a...


State champion football Tigers recognized


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Lamar's Trey Mooney tries to get a hand on the ball as Liberal's Colby Selvey takes it up during the Tigers win at Liberal last week. Also pictured, from left, Jacob Dermott, Matt Dugan and Lamar's Cooper Lucas. Tigers top Liberal
LIBERAL-The Lamar Lady Tigers held off a fourth quarter comeback attempt by the Liberal Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night in a 61-59 victory. The Lady...