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Lamar Tigers smoke competition in districts
The Lamar Tigers recently smoked the competition in winning Class 3 District 7 at Holden. The Tigers track and field team scored 156, with the next...


Tigers fall in title game
ASH GROVE- The Lamar Tigers overcame a rough start and a long weather delay Monday to come from behind and earn a trip to Tuesday's Class 3...


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Sophomore Taylor Ray takes a cut at a pitch during Friday night's loss to Strafford. Lady Bulldogs finish third in state
By CHRIS MORROW SPRINGFIELD- The Liberal Lady Bulldogs bounced back from a 2-1 loss in Friday night's Class 1 state semifinal to take third...


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The Lamar Tigers saw Monday's district semifinal not get off to the way they'd hoped. They fell behind, allowing a pair of first inning runs before weather moved in and caused a long delay. However, when the rain and lightning cleared, the Tigers took the field and battled back to win and earn a trip to the championship game. Here they keep things loose as they wait out the weather in the dugout. Tiger baseball advances to championship game


The Lamar High School baseball team placed second in district play, knocking off El Dorado Springs in the sectional game and eventually losing to Stockton in the championship. The year was a significant improvement for the team, with a winning record of 13-8, following a five win season in 2017. Coached by Thad Lundine and Bryan Adams, the Tigers were led by a strong group of seniors who knew what it took to win and lead the underclassmen. Pictured, left to right are, seniors Chase McKibben, Andrew Hillman, Stuart McKarus, Coach Thad Lundine, Joe Holder and Garrett Morey. Lamar High School baseball team places second in district play


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Following the signing of his letter of intent, Ian Moore proudly holds up the jersey that he will be wearing for the Northwest Arkansas Pioneers. Pictured are, left to right, Travis Noyes, Northwest Arkansas Head Coach Steve Hunter, Ian and Lamar Coach Tyler Ryerson. Moore signs to play for Northwest Arkansas
Lamar graduating senior Ian Moore, son of Chad and Jenny Moore, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the Northwest...


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The Lamar Archery Program is led by coaches Darcy Reed, Harvey Fry, Chad McCullough and Gary Barnes. Here, Barnes awards a certificate to one of the archers in the program, with Reed and McCullough looking on. Lamar Archery Recognition Banquet
The Lamar Archery Recognition Banquet was held for the Lamar Tiger archery team at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 14, in the high school gym. Academic...


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Jasper’s Jonathan Kohley puts the tag down on a Miller base runner during a recent game. The Eagles and other area teams are playing district tournaments this week. Eagles and other area teams play district tournaments


Both the boys and girls track teams brought home the Big 8 Conference Championship title at the conference track meet held on May 7, at McDonald County High School. The girls team clinched the title with 159 points, while the boys team finished with 171 points. Lamar Tiger track teams bring home Conference Championships
The Lamar Tigers track and field teams traveled to McDonald County High School on May 7, to compete in the Big 8 Conference track meet. With high...


Tigers win District 7
HOLDEN- The Lamar Tigers smoked the competition in winning Class 3 District 7 over the weekend at Holden. The Tigers track and field team scored 156 points. The next...
Track and field athletes earn spot at state
CARL JUNCTION- Area track and field athletes earned a trip to state this weekend at the Class 1 state sectional at Carl Junction. Liberal senior Kennedy King broke her...
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Liberal senior Jaci Coleman has her eye glued to a pitch and prepares to take a cut during last week's win over Pierce City. The Lady Bulldogs are on the way to the Final Four. Lady Bulldogs punch ticket to state
By CHRIS MORROW LIBERAL- The Liberal Lady Bulldogs have earned their first ever trip to the Class 1 Final Four in softball. They did it in...


The Yard Dawgs won the 13&Under Division at the Sandlot tournament, held Saturday, May 5, in Miller. The road to the championship included victories over MO Elite, 8-1; Miller Cardinals, 9-1 and North Arkansas Cowboys, 14-4. Pictured, back row, left to right, are Chris Morrow, Payton Morrow, Nathan Smith, Cooper Hamblin, Austin Wilkerson, Damian Woods, Eric Briggs, Coach Jason Clemensen; front row, left to right, Brayden Sanders, Alex Wilkerson, Ryan Davis, Matt Boehne, Chase Ray, Jonah Sparks, Cameron Peak. Yard Dawgs win Sandlot tournament


Lamar Tigers win conference championships
The Lamar Tigers competed at the Big 8 Conference Track Meet in Anderson on Monday, May 7. The boys and girls high school teams won the Conference...


LMS hosts Big 8 Conference Track Meet
Lamar Middle School hosted the Big 8 Conference Track Meet on May 1. The Tigers ended their season in memorable fashion, claiming the team...