Sports

CatTracks completed a four-peat by winning the 2017 Heart West Regional Swim Championships on March 3-5, in Monett. CatTracks is a competitive swim program, comprised of athletes from throughout southwest Missouri, including Lamar, Liberal, Joplin, Webb City, Carl Junction, Diamond, Neosho and Carthage. The swim season runs from September through April, each year, and consists of both fall and winter seasons. The team trains at the Fair Acres YMCA in Carthage. CatTracks is led by Coach Lyman Burr, who created CatTracks 11 years ago. CatTracks complete four-peat


CatTracks successfully defended their title at the 2017 Heartland West Regional Swim Championships. The four-time champions dominated the competition, winning by a margin of more than 1,000 points. The three-day event was held on March 3-5, in Monett. Detailed results for individual and relay events will be published in a subsequent edition of the Democrat. CatTracks defend title


CatTracks won the Second Place Team Trophy and produced seven individual High Point Trophy winners at the “Swim Your Heart Out” Invitational, which was held on February 4, in Lebanon, Mo. Pictured, left to right, row one are William Wright, 8 & Under Boys High Point Runner-up; Sophia Holcomb, 9-10 Girls High Point Runner-up; second row, Kaitlyn Davis, 13-14 Girls High Point Runner-up; Payton Williams, 15-21 Boys High Point Winner; Mycah Reed, 13-14 Girls High Point Winner; Skyler Sundy, 11-12 Girls, High Point Runner-up and Tristan Clanton, 11-12 Boys High Point Winner. CatTracks participate in “Swim Your Heart Out”
On February 4, the CatTracks swim team participated in the “Swim Your Heart Out” Invitational at the Lebanon Family YMCA. Every swimmer could...


Lamar Old Timers basketball tournament to benefit McKarus
The Lamar Old Timers will support Stuart McKarus, a Lamar High School junior, in their fourth annual basketball tournament to be held April 7 and 8. The 12 team, 24 game...
Davis siblings are top fundraisers for Hoops for Hearts
The Lamar Middle School participated in Hoops for Heart during the month of February. This fundraiser benefits the American Heart Association,...


Tigerfest 2017 set for March 31
The Lamar Athletic Booster Club will hold the 2017 Tigerfest dinner and auction on Friday, March 31, at Memorial Hall in Lamar. A silent auction will be held from 6:30...
Two area Tae Kwon Do students placed at the MTA Tournament held February 4, at the Ozark Community Center in Ozark. The tournament included competitions in Forms, Weapons, Sparring and Little Dragons (ages 4-6) for all MTA students. Students of Lamar Tae Kwon Do that placed were Abel, left, taking first in Forms and third in Flag Sparring and Connor, right, placing second in Sparring and third in Forms. Tae Kwon Do students place at MTA Tournament


Photo for Lamar Democrat courtesy of Darcy Reed
Members of the girls basketball team recognized at the Lamar High School Winter Sports Banquet were, left to right, Ryen Willhite, Ashlynn Diggs, Faith White, Halle Miller, Taylor Darrow, Jessica Baldridge, Hallee Doss, Lauren Compton, Michaela Allen, Maddison Gloodt, Lauren Morgan, Darrah Bartlett, Karen Rivas, Kara Beshore, Katelynn Mooney, Alyssa Fanning, Jessica White, Coach Moyer and Coach Patton. Winter sports participants recognized


Tigers fall in playoff contest
By CHRIS MORROW WILLARD- Fair Grove connected on four three pointers in the fourth quarter of the Class 3 Sectional and shot well enough at the line in the waning moments...
Members of the 2017 Liberal Bulldogs who won the sixth grade SRVC Tournament Title include, back row, from left, Payton Morrow, Nathan Smith, Cameron Peak, Kale Marti, Lane Pearson; front row, Chase Ray, Matt Boehne and Michael Grey. Young Bulldogs take title
GREENFIELD- The Liberal sixth grade basketball team won the Spring River Valley Conference Tournament recently, completing a four year run that saw...


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Lamar students participated in the Hoops for Heart held Tuesday, Feb. 28, with a total of $8,482.81 being raised by students in grades three through eight. Hoops for Heart raises $8,482.81
Over 100 Lamar students participated in this year's Hoops for Heart held Tuesday, Feb. 28. A total of $8,482.81 was raised by students in grades...


LHS girls' swim team members that competed in the Carthage Invitational were, left to right, Dakota Miller (manager), Kayli Cole, Ashley Allen, Jensen Worsley, Emma Moore, Carmen Miller and Jessica White. LHS girls' swim team competes at Carthage Invitational
The Lamar High School girls' swim team swam at the rescheduled Carthage Invitational on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Lamar placed fourth out of six teams,...


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Lamar junior Garrett Morey shoots a three pointer from the corner during the Tigers loss Wednesday. Tigers fall to Fair Grove


Liberal senior MaKayla Fry reached a milestone late this season when she eclipsed the 1,000 point plateau for her career. Fry reaches 1,000 points
By CHRIS MORROW MaKayla Fry had her season cut short due to a knee injury, but not before she reached a milestone, eclipsing the 1,000 point mark...


Clutch plays propel Tigers into postseason
By CHRIS MORROW SENECA- Often it's big plays that win big games. The Lamar Tigers made a handful of them as they erased a fourth quarter deficit and went on to defeat...