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Lamar Middle School girls cross country team are, left to right, Jessica Coble, Alexis Parker, Kara Morey, Josie Cabrales and Brianna Davison. LMS cross country teams finish their season strong
The Lamar Middle School cross country teams finished their season strong at El Dorado Springs, with the boys’ team placing first and the girls’...


Photo by J. Cantrell Photography
Members of the Lamar Middle School football cheerleading squad are, first row, left to right, Haily Sheat (seventh grade), Payden Nolting (eighth grade); second row, Laney Bayless, Jillian Gardner and Meghan Watson (eighth grade) and Maddie Stevens, (seventh grade); third row, Coach Becky Cleland, Karah McClane (eighth grade), Lilly Snodgrass (seventh grade), Kaitlyn Davis (eighth grade) and Gabriella Davis (seventh grade); fourth row, Karmen Culver (eighth grade). Lamar Middle School football teams and cheerleaders
Lamar Middle School Football Schedule and Scores: September 15, Aurora: 7th Grade, Lamar 16 – Aurora 26; 8th Grade, Lamar 0 – Aurora...


Lamar varsity cheerleaders perform a Christmas holiday dance at halftime of the 54th Annual Lockwood Dennis Cornish Classic. Lamar wins 54th Annual Dennis Cornish Classic


Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lockwood's Brady Waters (left) and Brady Oeltjen make sure the Tigers secure the rebound during the championship game of the Dennis Cornish Classic at Lockwood Saturday night. The Tigers dropped the contest to Lamar. Big second quarter pushes Lamar past Lockwood
By CHRIS MORROW LOCKWOOD-A 17-1 run to open the second quarter propelled Lamar past the host Lockwood in Saturday night's championship game of the...


Lamar Democrat/Morgan Brisbin
The Lamar High School boys basketball team were introduced Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, at Lamar High School, during Meet the Players. Pictured are, left to right, Dakota Fanning, Ethan Hasson, Samuel Mather, Payton Moenning, Trenton Evans, Branson Seaton, Kolin Overstreet, Wyatt Hall, Donte Stahl, Conner O'Neal, Trey Evans, Jordan Collins, Garrett Morey, Truman Kaderly, Travis Bailey, J.D. Bishop, Chase Davey, Mark Venable, Brett Mason, Jonathan Jeffries, Landon Hardman, Stuart McKarus, Michael Henderson, Ian Moore, Cooper Lucas, Trey Mooney, Luke Hardman, Samuel Timmons, Matthew Whyman, Anthony Wilkerson and Travis Noyes. Meet the Players held for fall sports


Championship team welcomed home
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger It was a much shorter trip on Friday, Nov. 25, for the Lamar Tiger football team's return home, following their...


Letter to editor
Dear Editor: I am a Trinity Catholic football mom. I stay on the sidelines with my guys and tend to injuries and needs. I have experienced an unbelievably successful...
CatTracks member Mary Bean won the Second Place High Point award for 15-21 Girls at the Piranha Pentathlon on September 25, which was held at Foster Natatorium in Springfield. The top six overall finishers in each age/gender group received High Point awards, based on the total points each swimmer accumulated in the five offered events. CatTracks begin season with Piranha Pentathlon
The CatTracks swim team began the 2016-2017 season on September 25, at the Piranha Pentathlon, which was held at Missouri State University in...


The CatTracks team competed at the Osage Prairie YMCA Invitational on October 8, in Nevada, Mo. CatTracks won the second place team trophy and had six High Point winners at this swim meet. Pictured, left to right: (front row) Adam Martinez, 9-10 Boys High Point runner-up; Sophia Holcomb, 9-10 Girls High Point winner; (back row) Kaitlyn Davis, 13-14 Girls High Point winner; Skyler Sundy, 11-12 Girls High Point winner; Macy Bean, 13-14 Girls High Point runner-up; Mary Bean, 15-21 Girls High Point winner and Coach Lyman Burr. CatTracks compete at Tridents Fall Invitational
CatTracks competed at the Tridents Fall Invitational at the Osage Prairie YMCA on October 8, in Nevada, Mo. Each swimmer was allowed to participate...


Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Members of the Class 2 state champion Lamar Tigers hoist the trophy after their 26-18 win over Trinity Catholic at Plaster Stadium on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield. Left is Kendall Morrow. Tigers win sixth straight


Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
One of the big plays made by the Tiger defense came when junior defensive end Cooper Lucas hit the Trinity passer in the act of throwing. The ball shot up in the air and Michael Danner went high over a Trinity receiver to intercept it. Also shown is Hunter Gepner (left), Anthony Wilkerson (#43) and Tanner Phipps (#12). Champs! Tigers win sixth straight
By CHRIS MORROW SPRINGFIELD-Each time the Lamar Tigers have come to a hurdle they've cleared it and just when it seems there aren't any other...


Tigers looking for number six
By CHRIS MORROW The Lamar Tigers will be looking to make history tomorrow (Friday) when they face off with undefeated Trinity Catholic for the Class 2 state championship...
Trey Mooney, Kendal Morrow, Sam Buzzard, Hunter Gepner and Luke Hardman, as well as the rest of the seniors, said a few words to the community at a pep rally held Tuesday, Nov. 22. Lamar sends football team off to state
Photos courtesy of Holly Willhite


The Iantha 5K was held recently, with proceeds helping the Iantha United Methodist Church move further on their path to a new facility. Those placing were, left to right, Nathan Davis, male, first place; Mason Brown, male, second; Jordan Dickey, female, first and Shelbi Braker, female, second. The event was made possible with the help of volunteers, participants and its sponsors, Lamar Bank & Trust Company, McFadden Land and Title, Wolf Farms, G&S Graphix and Mike Kelley. Iantha 5K helps Iantha UMC with future plans


Lamar Democrat/Rhiannon Morrow
Liberal High School senior Alexys Barton recently finished fifth in the Class 1 state cross country meet. Last week she signed a letter of intent to run at the University of Kansas next year. She is shown here with Liberal cross country coach Don Kentner, her father Bryce, mother Marki and sisters Abby and Ally (right). Barton signs to run for University of Kansas