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Lockwood senior Gage Dubs makes a reverse layup in traffic Friday night in the Tigers homecoming loss to Miller. Lockwood falls to Miller in hard fought game

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Hannah Kennon was crowned 2018-19 Lockwood homecoming queen prior to the Tigers loss to Miller Friday night in a close game. Kennon crowned Lockwood homecoming queen

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Kaylee Veach and Talon Besendorfer were crowned 2018-19 Golden City homecoming royalty Friday night. The Lady Eagles dropped their contest with Wheaton. The boys won their game. Golden City homecoming royalty crowned

Bass tournament set for February 16
American Bass Anglers Division 126 will hold a tournament Saturday, Feb. 16, on Stockton Lake launching out of Old State Park. Director Mike Dill will be at the ramp at...
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On February 6, National Signing Day, three Lamar athletes signed with three different colleges. Landon Hardman, son of Michelle and Lance Hardman, signed to play football at Pittsburg State University as a slot receiver. He is still undecided on his college major. Caleb Gouge, son of Jennifer and William Anderson, will also be playing football on the collegiate level, although for Missouri Southern State University. He will play as an offensive tackle and offensive linemen while he works toward a criminal justice degree. Finally, Duncan Gepner, son of Tracey and JD Gepner, will play for Drury University as a catcher in baseball. He intends to major in business. Three Lamar athletes sign with local schools

The Lamar JV Tigers claimed third place in the Junior Varsity Bolivar Tournament recently with a 57-47 win.  Pictured are, back row, left to right, Connor O’Neal, Noah Harris, Trace Willhite, Tucker Torbeck, Bailey Weight, Gunner Dillion; front row, left to right, Tre Evans, Jimmie Hearod, Conner Shoff, Wyatt Hull, Ethan Reed and Trenton Evans. Lamar JV claims third place in Bolivar Tournament

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The cheerleading squad hyped up the crowd at the pep assembly for basketball homecoming. Lamar High School Basketball Homecoming 2019
By AUTUMN SHELTON Basketball homecoming 2019 was a huge success for the Lamar Tigers. The freshman team beat Monett 40-20 and the Junior Varsity...

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Truman Kaderly (left) and Travis Bailey have a Monett shooter surrounded during the Tigers big homecoming win Friday night. Sharp shooting Tigers win homecoming contest
Each time Monett would make a run, the Lamar Tigers would counter with a run of their own Friday night, staving off the visiting Cubs and securing...

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Lamar's Kara Morey (left) and Elisea Daniels battle with an opponent from Thomas Jefferson for the basketball during the Lady Tigers victory in first round action of the McAuley Tournament in Joplin Monday. Lady Tigers roll over Thomas Jefferson
By CHRIS MORROW JOPLIN- Lamar's full court pressure paved the way to a 50-16 route of Thomas Jefferson in the opener of the McAuley-Mercy...

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Jasper's Adden Sisseck and Leeah Walker were crowned 2018-19 homecoming king and queen Friday night before a packed auditorium prior to the Eagles route of visiting Osceola 73-19. The Lady Eagles dropped a heart-breaker 69-66 in overtime. Jasper homecoming royalty crowned

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Mallory Gazaway was crowned 2018-19 Liberal basketball homecoming queen Friday night prior to the Bulldogs victory over Drexel. The Lady Bulldogs also won their contest. Gazaway crowned basketball queen

Lamar girls swim team member Kaitlyn Davis earned four medals at the Big 8 Conference Championship in Monett on January 22, competing in one individual event and three relays. In the 200 yard freestyle, the sophomore finished third overall with a time of 2:08.11 and was named “Honorable Mention All-Conference” for this event. Davis currently has a State Consideration Time in four different individual events and in three relays. She was the silver medalist in the 200 yard medley relay and the 200 yard freestyle relay (Second Team All-Conference) while the 400 yard freestyle relay was the Big 8 Conference Champion (First Team All-Conference). LHS girls perform powerful performances at Big 8 championship
The inaugural Big 8 Conference Championship was held at the Monett YMCA on January 22. The Tigers placed fourth in team competition, behind Monett,...

The Lady Tigers participated in the Red Bird Invitational at Webb City High School on January 19. This was the first competition that Coach Lyman Burr was able to have all eight of his swimmers in attendance. Every LHS athlete scored team points in an individual and/or relay event. The afternoon was highlighted by a new school record in the 400 yard freestyle relay by Lamar swimmers Meghan Watson, Emma Tennal, Abby Kluhsman and Kaitlyn Davis. Their time of 4:08.28 surpassed the previous record of 4:12.15, which was established in 2013. Pictured, left to right, are: Sam Capehart, Abby Kluhsman, Meghan Watson, Kaitlyn Davis, Nevaeh Jones, Emma Tennal, Haily Born and Cher McCall. LHS girls swim team competes at Red Bird Invitational
The Red Bird Invitational was held at Webb City High School on January 19. This was the first time this season that Coach Lyman Burr was able to...

The Honeybadgers were the winners of the Lamar Middle School dodgeball tournament on January 18. The team was made up entirely of eighth graders. Pictured are, left to right, front row, Jaxon Hearod, Austin Wilkerson and Cameron Sturgell; back row, Ryan Davis, Tyson Williams, Joel Beshore and Ty Willhite. Honeybadgers win dodgeball tournament

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Lamar junior Hallee Miller looks to pass. Lamar plays in home contest against Carthage