Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar senior guard Alyssa Fanning shows off her skills as she dribbles through the Seneca defense in a Big 8 Conference match-up last week. Lamar ladies battle in Big 8 Conference match-up

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Lamar senior Trey Mooney dunks during the Tigers home win over Monett last week. Tigers drop tough one
By CHRIS MORROW With a shot at an outright Big 8 Conference championship on the line, the Lamar Tigers came up three points short last week in a...

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar cross country coach Rodney Baldridge presents a state championship ring to Mark Venable during a ceremony last week at halftime of the Tigers final home basketball game. The entire team received rings for their efforts. Venable earned third overall at the state's biggest meet. Cross country team receives championship rings

BCSC hosts Olympic Weightlifting Certification
Residents of Lamar noticed a number of new faces in town weekend before last. Barton County Strength Club hosted its first weekend Olympic...

Sheldon held its homecoming basketball game on Friday, Feb. 3. Pictured third from the left are, senior Sydney Eslinger, who was crowned queen and sophomore Clayton Loyd, who was crowned king. Also pictured are court members, juniors Brenna Allen and Zavery Lamb, senior Tori Spencer and sophomore Brett O'Connor and senior Sabrina Nance and sophomore Bryce Lamb. Sheldon basketball homecoming royalty crowned

Petersen and Whyman crowned Lamar royalty
Friday night, January 3, the Lamar’s boys basketball team hosted the Cassville Wildcats for Lamar’s basketball homecoming game. The homecoming...

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Lamar junior Ian Moore raises up and launches a three over a Mount Vernon defender Friday night in a key game in the Big 8 Conference. Tigers top Mountaineers
MOUNT VERNON- The Lamar Tigers won a key Big 8 Conference match-up to stay alive in the race for the league title Friday night when they topped...

Lamar Democrat/Rhiannon Morrow
Megan Short, a senior at Liberal High School, was crowned 2016-17 basketball homecoming queen. She is escorted by Cade Spencer. Liberal High School basketball homecoming queen crowned

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar's Matthew Whyman and Tristen Petersen were crowned Lamar High School 2016-17 basketball homecoming king and queen on Friday night, Feb. 3. Lamar High School crowns homecoming royalty

Pictured are, left to right, are Luke Hardman, Trey Mooney and Anthony Wilkerson. Tigers look to future
By MIKAYLA BURCHETT Lamar Democrat This past Wednesday, Feb. 1, three Lamar Tigers made the decision to further their athletic and academic...

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Lamar seniors Luke Hardman (right) and Sam Timmons defend an East Newton ball handler during a win at Big 8 Conference rival Seneca last week. Tigers rolling
By CHRIS MORROW SENECA- The Lamar Tigers (15-3) may be rolling but coach Tyler Ryerson believes that they haven't reached their peak yet. "Each...

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Lamar Lady Tigers coach Dale Patton and members of his varsity team celebrate nice play by their younger teammates late in a lopsided win by Lamar last week in a tournament at Joplin McAuley. Lady Tigers take first
By CHRIS MORROW JOPLIN- The Lamar Lady Tigers are playing their best basketball of the season as they head down the backstretch. Saturday they...

Sam Timmons was recently invited to participate in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions Dunk Contest in Springfield. This year was their biggest turnout yet, with 11,000 people in attendance. Timmons did a great job representing southwest Missouri in the nation's number one attended high school tournament in the country. Timmons participates in slam dunk contest

Robertson named to player watch list
PITTSBURG, Kan.- Pittsburg State junior pitcher Emmie Robertson has been named to the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II Player of the Year Watch List,...

Lockwood crowns homecoming queen
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Lockwood High School junior Kaylee Kennon was crowned basketball homecoming queen during ceremonies held Friday...