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The Lamar TigerSharks participated in the Carthage Invitational on July 22 and 23, for their final swim meet of the regular summer season. Every swimmer could compete in up to six individual events and two relays. The top eight finishers in each event scored team points. Pictured, left to right, Mycah Beth Reed won the High Point Trophy in the “A” Division for 13-14 Girls, with Meghan Watson finishing in second place overall and Kaitlyn Davis finishing in fourth place overall. These three girls were also part of the 13-14 Girls relays (along with Macy Bean) that blazed to first place finishes, dominating their closest competitor in the medley relay by more than 19 seconds and out-distancing the second place finisher in the freestyle relay by almost nine seconds. TigerSharks participate in final Invitational of regular season
The Lamar TigerSharks participated in their final Invitational of the regular season on July 22 and 23, in Carthage. In the largest swim meet of...


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Friday night marks the first regular season football game of the year for teams in Missouri. Here the Lamar Tigers prepare to run a play against Nevada in last week's scrimmage at Stockton. The Tigers will be looking to continue the state's longest championship streak, which is currently at six. Tigers prepare for regular season


Overstreet competes in USATF Junior Olympics
Lamar’s Kolin Overstreet competed in the USATF Junior Olympics, held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence on July 24-30. Overstreet qualified in...


The TigerSharks traveled to Claremore, Okla., on July 15. Only eight team members participated in this one-day swim meet, but they made quite an impression, with every single swimmer scoring team points for the TigerSharks. Pictured, left to right, are: Coach Tyler Kupersmith, Ezekiel Ramirez (13-14 Boys High Point Winner), Meghan Watson (13-14 Girls High Point Winner, tie), Kaitlyn Davis (13-14 Girls High Point Winner, tie) and Ryan Davis (11-12 Boys High Point Second Runner-up). Not pictured is Koleton Mahurin, who was the High Point First Runner-up for 15-18 Boys. TigerSharks compete in Claremore, Okla.
The TigerSharks swim team competed at the Claremore Invitational in Claremore, Okla., on July 15. All of the TigerSharks boys scored points in all...


Lamar TigerSharks members Macy Bean, Kaitlyn Davis, Mycah Reed and Meghan Watson were presented with commemorative plaques for breaking the Tri-State Conference record for the 13-14 Girls 200 yard freestyle relay last summer. The quartet, affectionately known as the Fab 4, broke a 10-year old record at the Lamar Invitational on July 23, 2016, with a time of 1:49.53. Two weeks later the relay broke their own record at Tri-State Conference “A” Division Swim Championships with a time of 1:48.46. These four swimmers first swam together midway through the 2014 summer season. Since that time they have been the Tri-State Conference Champions in the medley and freestyle relays in 2015 and 2016. Their TigerSharks medley and freestyle relays have also been undefeated in competition for the past three years; they are only two seconds away from the medley relay record and they will compete at the 2017 Tri-State Conference “A” Division Swim Championships on August 5 and 6, as the number one seed in each event. Pictured, left to right, are Bean, Reed, Watson and Davis. Fab 4 receive commemorative plaques


The Lamar TigerSharks travelled to Branson, to compete in the Cici’s Pizza Branson Invitational on July 8 and 9. Eleven team members participated in the two-day swim meet. Pictured, left to right, are: (back row standing) Cameron Sturgell, Carson Sturgell, Ezekiel Ramirez, Dominick Givens and Ryan Davis; (middle row sitting/kneeling) Kaitlyn Davis, Zane Reavley and Mycah Reed; (front row sitting) Lauryn Davis and Alix Davis. Not pictured is Nevaeh Jones. TigerSharks compete in Branson
The Lamar TigerSharks competed in the Cici’s Pizza Branson Invitational on July 8 and 9, in Branson. The top eight finishers in each event scored...


The Lamar TigerSharks competed at the Joplin Invitational on July 1 and 2. The team finished fifth overall in the "A" division out of 12 teams. The 13-14 Girls won first place in the 200 yard medley relay and in the 200 yard freestyle relay. Pictured, left to right, are Macy Bean, Mycah Beth Reed, Meghan Watson and Kaitlyn Davis. Reed also won the High Point Trophy for 13-14 Girls. TigerSharks compete at Joplin Stingrays Invitational
The Lamar TigerSharks kicked off the month of July by competing in the Joplin Stingrays Invitational on July 1 and 2. This swim meet was an “A”/“B”...


Members of the middle school softball team are, left to right, back row, Coach Warner, Grace Herrera, Breanna Wass, Elly Haun, Meghan Watson, Harmony Stevens, and Coach Bauer; front row, Phajjia Gordon, Julia Stettler, Meg Loveall and Kennedy Evans. Not pictured are Lilly Weber and Quenlyn Shaver. Lamar students participate in middle school softball league
During the month of June, a group of Lamar students traveled to Mt. Vernon every Monday night, to participate in a middle school softball league....


The Lamar TigerSharks hosted a Swim Invitational at the Lamar Aquatic Park on June 17 and June 18. More than 300 Tri-State Conference swimmers participated in the two-day event. Despite fielding a smaller team, the TigerSharks finished in fourth place overall in team competition. Pictured, left to right, are the team’s High Point Trophy award winners: Kaitlyn Davis, 13-14 Girls Second Runner-up; Assistant Coach Shelby Haskins; Mycah Reed, 13-14 Girls High Point Winner; Head Coach Tyler Kupersmith; 11-12 Boys First Runner-up, Cameron Sturgell and 10 & Under Boys Second Runner-up, Carson Sturgell. Lamar TigerSharks host invitational at home
The Lamar TigerSharks hosted their annual invitational at the Lamar Aquatic Center on June 17-18. Ten different teams, with more than 300...


The TigerSharks 10 & Under Boys 100 yard medley relay, consisting of (pictured, left to right) Samuel Wilson, TJ Born, Terren Williams and Carson Sturgell, sprinted to a first place finish at the Nevada Neptunes Invitational on Saturday, June 10. Lamar TigerSharks compete at Nevada Neptunes Invitational
The Lamar TigerSharks competed at the Nevada Neptunes Invitational, which was held at Walton Aquatic Center on June 10-11. Despite only having 19...


The Redneck softball team, consisting of a group of girls from Lamar, ages 12-14, was supposed to be playing a game against Miller on Thursday, June 13; however, unbeknownst to them, Miller was not aware of the game. This prompted the girls’ family members to step up to compete against them, which was definitely a very cool thing to do. The family members that were playing the 12-14 year old girls ranged in age from 15-65. Coaches for the girls are Corin Berryhill and Luke White, who reported that the girls had a “blast”! Redneck softball team takes on family in impromptu game


Despite facing a highly competitive field, the CatTracks 13-14 Girls relays found success at the Heartland AREA Swim Championships in Edwardsville, Ill., during the weekend of March 18 and 19. The quartet medaled fifth in the 200 yard freestyle relay and sixth in the 200 yard medley relay. This quartet also medaled eighth in the 400 yard medley relay and placed ninth in the 400 yard freestyle relay. Pictured, left to right, are: Meghan Watson, Kaitlyn Davis, Coach Lyman Burr, Macy Bean and Skyler Sundy. CatTracks compete at Heartland Area Swim Championships
Twenty-one members of the CatTracks swim team traveled to Edwardsville, Ill., during the weekend of March 17-19. In order to compete in a...


TigerSharks Head Coach Tyler Kupersmith traveled to Siloam Springs, Ark., with three members of his team, to kickoff the 2017 summer season. Kaitlyn Davis, Nevaeh Jones and Mycah Reed all competed in the 13-14 Girls division. Reed won the High Point Trophy for her age group, finishing first in the 50 yard freestyle, 200 yard IM and 50 yard butterfly. She was followed closely by Davis, who was the High Point runner-up, winning the 50 yard backstroke and 100 yard IM and finishing second in the 50 yard breaststroke, with Best Times in all three events. Jones earned Best Times in the 50 yard freestyle and the 50 yard breaststroke, finishing 21st and 17th, respectively. A much bigger team is expected to make its debut at the Nevada Invitational on June 10-11. TigerSharks travel to Siloam Springs


Lamar trio impress at state
JEFFERSON CITY- Three Lamar Lady Tiger track and field athletes had such a strong showing at the Class 3 State Track and Field Championships last weekend that between them...
Tigers take seventh at state
JEFFERSON CITY- The Lamar Tiger track and field team, despite key injuries, finished seventh in the Class 3 Missouri State Track and Field Championships last week. Junior...