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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...
Sign-up for Lady Tiger Volleyball Youth Camp
Lady Tiger Volleyball Youth Camp Summer 2017 will be held Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27, at the Lamar High School gymnasium. Sessions will be held from 10:30 a.m. to...
Photo courtesy of Paul Stebbins
Members of the Liberal Lady Bulldog track and field team take a moment at the state meet to pose for a photo. They include: from left, Skylie Neal, Cailee Lake, Caitlyn Budd, Alexys Barton, Arianna Forst and Kennedy King. Area athletes perform well at state
JEFFERSON CITY- Liberal High School senior Alexys Barton put the finishing touches on a terrific high school track and field career over the...


Robertson named MIAA Academic All-American
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Emmie Robertson, a junior at Pittsburg State University and daughter of Bryan and Penny Robertson, was one of four MIAA softball players recently named...
Tigers moving on to state
RICHMOND- Several members of the Lamar Tigers and Lady Tigers track and field teams have earned a trip to the Class 3 state track and field championships this weekend in...
Lady Bulldogs claim second straight district title
By CHRIS MORROW LIBERAL- The Liberal Lady Bulldogs successfully defended their district title this spring and advanced to the Class 2 sectional where they were clipped 2-0...
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Liberal High School senior Cade Spencer (center) recently signed a letter of intent to participate in the rodeo program and be on the rodeo team at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kan. Shown with him, from left, his mother Kim, Cali Griffin representing the college, his father Craig and his sister Carly. Spencer signs letter of intent


High Point winners for CatTracks at Heartland West Regional Swim Championships were: (Pictured left to right) Mary Bean, 15-21 Girls High Point Champion [tie]; Payton Williams, 15-21 Boys High Point Champion [tie]; Sophia Holcomb, 9-10 Girls High Point Champion; Meghan Watson, 13-14 Girls High Point Runner-up and Dakotah Santillan, 9-10 Boys High Point Runner-up. [Not pictured is Mycah Reed, 13-14 Girls High Point Champion.] Four-time champions CatTracks defend title
On March 3-5, CatTracks competed in the 2017 Heartland AREA West Regional YMCA Swim Championships in Monett. In addition to CatTracks, nine other...


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Liberal junior pitcher Delaney Freeze throws the ball to second baseman Taylor Ray, covering first, to retire a Pierce City Lady Eagle during last week's playoff loss at Pierce City. The Lady Eagle had attempted to bunt. Despite a strong outing from Freeze, the Lady Bulldogs dropped the contest 2-0 ending their playoff run after winning their second straight district title. Lady Bulldogs end playoff run


Area runners stamp ticket to state
OZARK- The top four runners or relay teams in each event earned a trip to state during Saturday's Class 1 sectional at Ozark. Here is a breakdown of those that...