Sports

The Lamar TigerSharks won the Second Place Team Trophy in the “A” Division of the Mickie Moback Swim Invitational in Pittsburg, Kan., during the weekend of July 16 and July 17. Several members of the team took a well-deserved break from the pool with a visit to the Pittsburg Mall after the conclusion of Saturday’s events. Pictured (left to right): Mycah Reed, Emma Tennal, Macy Bean, Kaitlyn Davis, Meghan Watson, Aiden Sheat, Ryan Davis, Carson Sturgell, Cameron Sturgell and Zane Reavley. Lamar TigerSharks compete on PSU campus
The Lamar TigerSharks competed in the Mickie Mobeck Swim Invitational, which was held on the campus of Pittsburg State University on July 16 and...


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The Lockwood Tigers knocked off Liberal 50-21 Friday night in the season opener. Here Logan Sparkman looks for running room for Lockwood. Liberal's Weston Sprenkle (#44) gives chase. Lockwood Tigers topple Liberal Bulldogs


A small group of TigerSharks competed at the Branson Swim Invitational on July 9-10. Pictured, left to right, are Ryan Davis, Ezekiel Ramirez, Zane Reavley, Mycah Reed, Kaitlyn Davis and Alix Davis, enjoying the sights of Branson after the conclusion of Saturday’s events. All six swimmers scored points for the team while battling increasingly hot temperatures over the weekend. Reed also won the High Point trophy for 13-14 Girls. Not pictured are Neveah Jones, Kinslee Keatts, Koleton Mahurin, Bryan Orahood and Kloee Stuckey. TigerSharks swim at Branson Tri-State Invitational
During the weekend of July 9 and 10, 11 members of the Lamar TigerSharks participated in the Branson Tri-State Invitational. The top eight...


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Head Lamar Tiger football coach Scott Bailey talks to the crowd at Meet the Players Night last week. Lamar athletes will soon begin their fall sports slate. Keep an eye on the Lamar Democrat for our upcoming Fall Sports Preview, which will feature area athletes in all varsity sports. Bailey addresses crowd at Meet the Players


Kolin Overstreet competed in the AAU Junior Olympics in Houston Texas on August 3-6. On Wednesday, Aug. 3, he competed in the 2000 Meter Steeplechase. He was ranked in ninth place going into the race and finished in eighth place with a time of 6:42.42 to put him on the podium and receive his first medal. On Friday, he ran in the 4x800 relay and his team finished in 24th place. Saturday, he ran in the 3000 Meter Run. Overstreet was ranked in 20th place going into the race and finished in sixth place with a time of 9:30.82, which put him on the podium to receive his second medal. Overstreet medals in AAU Junior Olympics


Beshore earns honorable mention recognition
ST. LOUIS-Led by first-team selections Dylan Cole and Deion Holliman, Missouri State placed three players on the Missouri Valley Football Conference Preseason Team, the...
Lockwood Mighty Mites to begin football practice
Lockwood Mighty Mite football practice will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m., next to the Lockwood High School, on the west side. Registration is open to any third through...
The TigerSharks faced significant rainfall and thunderstorms at the Nevada Swim Invitational during the Independence Day holiday weekend. However, the 13-14 Girls relay teams still performed well, capturing first place in the 200 Yard Medley Relay and first place in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay. Mycah Reed, Macy Bean, Meghan Watson and Kaitlyn Davis made up the medley relay on Saturday, July 2. Kailie Collins, along with Reed, Watson and Bean, made up the freestyle relay on Sunday, July 3. Pictured, left to right, are Watson, Bean, Collins and Reed. Lamar TigerSharks compete at Nevada Neptunes Invitational
The Lamar TigerSharks kicked off the month of July by traveling to Nevada, Mo., on July 2 and July 3, to compete at the Nevada Neptunes...


The TigerSharks 13-14 Girls relay team, consisting of Mycah Reed, Emma Tennal, Meghan Watson and Kaitlyn Davis, won first place at the Joplin Stingrays Invitational, which was held at the Joplin Aquatic Center on June 25 and 26. The 200 Yard Medley Relay finished with a Best Time of 2:05.59, while the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay raced to victory with a time of 1:52.98. Pictured, left to right, are Watson, Tennal, Reed and Davis. TigerSharks compete at Joplin Stingrays Invitational
The Lamar TigerSharks competed at the Joplin Stingrays Invitational on June 25 and 26. This swim meet provided different scoring divisions for...


Registration begins for 35th Annual Lamar Free Fair Run
The 35th Annual Lamar Free Fair Run will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, with registration to begin at 6:30 a.m. The race will begin at the corner of 9th and Broadway and will...
Kolin Overstreet proudly sports his three Gold medals he received in the Region 16 National Qualifier held at Lawrence, Kan., on June 24-26. Overstreet qualifies to compete in AAU Junior Olympics
Kolin Overstreet will be competing in the AAU Junior Olympics on August 3-6, in Houston, Texas. He will be competing in the 2000 Meter...


Golden Harvest Days 5K/1 Mile Fun Run results
GOLDEN CITY-The First Annual Golden Harvest Days 5K/1 Mile Fun Run began at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, following registration in the East Park building. Placing in...
Pictured, left to right, are Karman Colver, along with Evan Burton, pictured with BCSC coach Jeremy Augusta. Youth weightlifters compete in first Olympic Weightlifting competition
The Barton County Strength Club (BCSC) youth weightlifters traveled to Onaga, Kan., on July 9, to compete in their first Olympic Weightlifting...


The Lamar Pee Wee girls 10 and under softball team went undefeated this year in the Sac River League. During the regular season the girls' record was 10-0. They then went on for a winning sweep in the tournament, making their overall record 14-0. Pictured are, back row left to right, Alyssa Powell, Zavrie Wiss, Kayleigh Wolfe, Madison Caruthers, Abigail Diggs, Chelsey O'Sullivan, Jaycee Doss, Andrea Wood and Krissy Overstreet; front row, Victoria O'Neal. Lamar Pee Wee girls 10 and under softball team goes undefeated


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Jay Stahl, shown with his wife Marva, was recognized last week for his many years of coaching youth baseball. In a surprise ceremony during the Southwest Tigers season finale, present members of the team and many of Stahl's former players, whose children also played for him, gathered on the field as a retrospective of his time coaching was read over the public address system. Jay Stahl hanging it up after decades coaching youth baseball
By CHRIS MORROW Jay Stahl has taught a lot of kids about the game of baseball and along the way he taught them a lot about life too. Last week a...