The eighth grade Lamar Tigers ended a successful middle school career with a record of 12-0, winning consecutive Big 8 Conference Championships. A dozen of these young men have played football together for the past six years, compiling a record of 24-7 during their Lamar Youth Football career. Pictured, left to right, are Ryan Davis, Tate Ansley, Nick Moore, Tyler Ansley, Tyson Williams, Rein Stephens, Jase Dillon, Jaxon Hearod, Austin Wilkerson, Cameron Sturgell and Ty Willhite. Not pictured is Joel Beshore. Eighth grade Lamar Tigers end successful middle school career

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Lockwood senior Makenzie Purinton takes the ball to the basket as Lamar's Kara Morey plays defense during Lamar's win last week. Lady Tigers now 4-2
By CHRIS MORROW With a win over Big 8 Conference foe, Aurora, last week, the Lamar Lady Tigers sit at 4-2. Coach Mandy Moyer is pleased with her...

The LHS Girls Swim Team kicked off the 2018-2019 season at the Carthage All Relays Meet on November 27. Pictured, left to right, are: Kaitlyn Davis (sophomore), Abby Kluhsman (senior), Cher McCall (junior), Meghan Watson (sophomore), Manager Audrey Whitworth (sophomore), Emma Tennal (sophomore), Sam Capehart (senior) and Nevaeh Jones (freshman). LHS Swim Team begins season at Carthage
The Lamar High School Swim Team began its 2018-2019 season at the Carthage Lady Tiger Relays on November 27. This competition was a unique...

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The Lamar Tigers got their season off to a strong start by reaching the title game of the 56th Annual Dennis Cornish Classic in Lockwood. Here, junior Donte Stahl defends an Ash Grove ball handler in a first round win over the Pirates. Look for more coverage of the Tigers in upcoming issues of the Democrat. Lamar Tigers off to strong start

Coach looks back at Jasper runners season
\Four Jasper runners competed at the state cross country meet recently. Coach Donna Davis took a moment to comment on her team's memorable...

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Following the tradition of seniors throwing their cleats over the goal post upon their return home, they preceded to show just how close and what a camaraderie they have with their teammates. There are 16 graduating seniors this year. Hold your heads high Tigers!
By MELODY METZGER Lamar Democrat Although the Lamar Tiger football team didn’t make it past the quarter finals this year, there is no reason...

Lamar freshman No. 36 Stetson Wiss and a Lathrop player join hands as Duncan Gepner leads the teams in prayer. The Tigers have been asking the opposition to join them in a post game prayer since going to Valle Catholic almost three years ago. Lamar vs Lathrop semi finals football 2018
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Lamar senior running back No. 9 Trevor Medlin hurdles this Ava defender to pick up good yardage in the Tigers victory over Ava. Lamar vs Ava Quarterfinal
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The Lamar Tigers battled to the end, but came up a little short in Saturday's Class 2 semifinal at Lathrop. Senior Trevor Medlin expresses the grief of having his senior season come to an end. His classmate, B.J. Gammon, comforts him. The two have been instrumental in Lamar's success over the last few years. Tigers fall in semifinal
=By CHRIS MORROW LATHROP- An historic run of seven consecutive state championships was snapped Saturday afternoon when Lathrop outlasted Lamar...

Area runners put together memorable run
By CHRIS MORROW JEFFERSON CITY- Liberal High School senior Dalton Hendrix had a day to remember at the Class 1 state cross country championships...

Bulldogs finish with a flourish
ADRIAN- The Liberal Bulldogs were defeated in the Class 1 District 3 championship game to top seed Adrian, but that doesn't diminish what they were...

Lamar Middle School student Kiersten Potter won the middle school girls race at the Big 8 Conference cross country meet with a time of 11:02.3. Lamar Cross Country Conference results
The Big 8 Conference for cross country meet was hosted by Springfield Catholic on October 9. It was held at the Underground, off the northeast side...

Potter competes at Nationals
Kiersten Potter had a strong cross country season this year with Lamar Middle School (LMS), winning all of her races. Potter won the Big 8...

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No. 31 sophomore quarterback Noah Osborne follows the blocking of junior lineman George Weber and sophomore running back, No. 23 Johnathan Contrares, gain good yardage for the JV offense. The Tigers hosted the Ava Bears in action on Saturday. Lamar vs Versailles for District Championship

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Speedy senior Trevor Medlin breaks free for the first touchdown on a 69-yard run in Lamar's quarterfinal win over visiting Ava Saturday. Tigers win thriller; advance to semifinal
By CHRIS MORROW When the Lamar Tigers got the football back with 1:39 to play and clinging to a 35-30 lead in Saturday's Class 2 quarterfinal,...