Lamar Democrat/Morgan Brisbin
Todd Morrow receives his ring during a celebration held Wednesday evening, April 20, in the Lamar High School gym. Lamar Brotherhood receive state championship rings
By MORGAN BRISBIN Lamar Democrat On Wednesday, April 20, the Lamar Brotherhood gathered in the Lamar High School gymnasium to receive their fifth...

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Kaitlyn Graves, daughter of Mark Graves and Kristi and Scott Gordon, signed on Thursday, April 21, to play basketball for Fort Scott Community College. Graves is a 6-foot post player who started the last three years for the Tigers. Graves signs with Fort Scott Community College

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Madie Baldwin, daughter of Kevin Baldwin and the late Arlene Baldwin, signed on Thursday, April 21, to cheer for Pittsburg State University. The signing was held in the Lamar High School Library. Baldwin signs to cheer for PSU

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Liberal's Alexys Barton cruises to a first place finish in the 800 meters in last weeks meet at Pierce City. Area athletes participate in various track meets

TigerSharks to hold second annual aquathon series
The Lamar TigerSharks will hold its second annual aquathon series on Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29. The course will consist of a one mile run on a paved trail around...
Members of the 2016 Liberal Bulldog fifth grade basketball team that went undefeated include: back row, from left, Cameron Peak, Kale Marti, Nathan Smith, Michael Grey and Payton Morrow. Front row, Braydon Wahl, Chase Ray, Lane Pearson, Matt Boehne and Brady Windsor. Liberal fifth graders complete undefeated season
The Liberal Bulldogs fifth grade basketball team recently completed a perfect season, going 13-0 including winning four games in the Spring River...

Lamar Democrat/Morgan Brisbin
A dual signing for rival schools was held Thursday afternoon, April 14, in the Lamar High School library, when Nicholas Ray signed to run for Pittsburg State University, while Hailey Landrum signed to play volleyball for Missouri Southern State University. Ray is the son of Alan and Susan Ray, and Landrum is the daughter of Keith and Ann Landrum. Lamar athletes sign to continue playing

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar's Tanner Phipps is tagged out on a close play at the plate during the Tigers home contest with Carl Junction Thursday. Tigers split conference games
By CHRIS MORROW The Lamar Tigers split a pair of Big 8 Conference games last week, coming from behind late Tuesday to drop East Newton 7-4 and...

Cousins setting records
Cousins Luke Hardman and Trey Mooney gave their family a great deal to cheer about last week when the two Lamar athletes put their names in the track and field record book....
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Kelsey Taffner signed to play volleyball at Stephens College in Columbia on Wednesday, April 13. Taffner, who plans to major in fashion merchandising and management, said she chose Stephens College because they had the best program for her major and that simply enough, she liked the coach. Kelsey has been playing volleyball for the past six years. She is the daughter of Kevin and Shelby Taffner. Pictured are, sitting, left to right, Kevin Taffner, Kelsey Taffner and Shelby Taffner; back row, standing, left to right, Stephens College coach Rose Obunaga and Ann Landrum, Lamar volleyball coach. Taffner signs to play volleyball at Stephens College

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar's Sam Buzzard takes a cut at a pitch during a win at Liberal Friday. Lamar tops Liberal Bulldogs

Team members present were, front row, Robbie Patterson, Jason Abbiatti, Butch Hunt; back row, Erin Shaw, Coach Mike Shores, Ryan Brunner, Adam Whitesell, Jason Coose, Devon Eggerman, Mike Pittsenbarger, Shaun Watson, Coach Dennis Cornish. Other team members unable to attend were Ryan Abbiatti and Derek White. Lockwood 1996 basketball team honored
The 1996 Lockwood Tigers basketball team was recognized for their Final Four appearance at half time of the Class 1 State Championship game, held...

Bass tournament set for Stockton Lake
The American Bass Anglers D126 tournament, to be held on Stockton Lake, is scheduled for Saturday, April 16. The launch site will be Ruark Bluff, with the briefing to begin...
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A large crowd was in attendance Friday evening at the Tigerfest 2016 dinner and auction. A total of $12,000 was raised during the evening. Tigerfest draws large crowd
By MORGAN BRISBIN Lamar Democrat The Lamar Athletic Booster Club held Tigerfest 2016 dinner and auction on Friday evening, April 1, at Memorial...

Hines competes in national meet
Thirteen-year-old Ben Hines qualified to swim in the 2016 National Club Swimming Association Age Group Championships held in Orlando, Fla. Hines...