Area youth to compete in baseball competition
Joplin Little League will host a free Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ Competition for area youth. The competition will be held Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.,...
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Lamar girls basketball coach Dale Patton, as well as seniors Shelby Haskins (center) and Katlyn Graves (right), were guests of Lamar Rotary on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The girls are headed into districts at Stockton on February 22 and have been given the number six seed. Both girls are multi-sport athletes. Lamar basketball seniors visit Rotary

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Lockwood's Noble Foster was crowned 2015-16 basketball homecoming queen Friday Foster crowned Lockwood homecoming queen

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Jasper's Morgan Winchester and Blake Jeffries were crowned 2015-16 Jasper basketball homecoming queen and king Friday night before the Eagles 48-24 win over visiting Sarcoxie. King and queen crowned at Jasper homecoming

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Golden City's Cassie Tubaugh and Cody St. John were crowned 2015-16 Golden City basketball homecoming queen and king Friday night before a large crowd as the Eagles hosted Greenfield. Golden City crowns homecoming royalty

Duncan and Morrow sign with PSU
Lamar Democrat/Mikayla Burchett On Wednesday, Feb. 3, two Lamar Tigers signed to play football at Pittsburg State University next year. Kicker...

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar's Sam Timmons puts a shot up over an opponent during the Tigers win over Seneca last week. The Tigers are 14-5. Tiger basketball in action

Lamar High School girls' swim team members that competed in the Monett Invitational were, front row, left to right, Kaelyn Sturgell and Grace Compton; back row, Jensen Worsley, Ashley Allen, Carmen Miller, Kayli Cole, Mary Bean and Jenna Baslee. Lamar girls swim at Monett Invitational
The Lamar High School girls' swim team earned 228 points to finish fifth out of 10 teams at the Monett Invitational, held December 19, 2015....

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Lamar's Sam Timmons takes the ball up for a bucket during the Tigers win over visiting Liberal last week. Shown for Liberal, from left, Jacob Dermott, Dylan Irwin, Cade Spencer and Ryan Johnston. Tigers top Bulldogs
The Liberal Bulldogs got off to a hot start Tuesday night on the road at Lamar, but the Tigers were able to outlast them in a 75-56 victory to move...

Photos for Lamar Democrat by Morgan Brisbin and Mikayla Burchett
State officials recognized the Lamar High School Tiger football team, its coaches and cheerleaders, on Friday, Jan. 22, with an assembly to honor their fifth consecutive State 2 State championship title. Pictured are, Lamar High School Principal Jennifer Beam, State Representative Mike Kelley, U.S. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, State Senator Ed Emery and Lamar School Superintendent Dr. Zach Harris. Assembly held to recognize state champs
By MIKAYLA BURCHETT Lamar Democrat On Friday, Jan. 22, United States Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, Missouri State Representative Mike Kelley and...

Bean qualifies to swim at state
By MORGAN BRISBIN Lamar Democrat Mary Bean, a Liberal freshman who swims for the Lamar Lady Tigers, qualified for state in the 100 yard Freestyle at the Ozark...
Lockwood reaches title game
STOCKTON-The Lockwood Tigers earned their way into the championship game of the Stockton Tournament last week, where they fell to the host 45-31. Colton Brown was good for...
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Lamar's Kaitlyn Graves puts up a shot during the Lady Tigers win over Humansville Thursday in the Stockton Tournament. Lady Tigers take consolation title
By CHRIS MORROW STOCKTON-The Lamar Lady Tigers bounced back from a first round overtime defeat in the Stockton Tournament to win their next two...

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Liberal High School girls coach BJ Goodell won her 200th game as a varsity coach Thursday night when her team won a contest in their own Tony Dubray Classic. All 13 of Goodell's seasons as a head coach have been at Liberal. Lockwood wins Tony Dubray Classic/Goodell wins 200th game for Liberal
LIBERAL-The Lockwood Lady Tigers followed their second place finish last week in the Golden City Tournament by hoisting the championship trophy...

Jasper fans have big night
Tournament Recap GOLDEN CITY-Fans of Jasper Eagles basketball had a fun night Saturday when both their boys and girls teams won the 60th Annual...