Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
Lamar senior Hallee Doss had a terrific season for Mandy Moyer's Lady Tigers. Here she gets a shot up over El Do's Reese Schaaf during first round play Monday in a battle of the middle seeds. The Lady Bulldogs won the contest 71-61 to end Lamar's season. Lady Tigers fall 71-61 despite furious comeback
By CHRIS MORROW SENECA- The Lamar Lady Tigers followed a rough third quarter with a furious comeback in the fourth quarter only to come up a...

Barton County teams pull the hat trick
By CHRIS MORROW According the most recent census data, the population of Barton County is 12,402. It's a good bet that for a few hours this evening, that number is going...
Kaitlyn Davis, a first year member of the Lamar High School swim team, qualified for the “B” Consolation Final in the 100 yard freestyle and the 200 yard freestyle at Southwest Missouri Championships, which were held at Foster Natatorium in Springfield on February 1-2. The sophomore finished third in her Heat (and ninth overall) in both events. Davis holds the LHS school record in the 200 yard freestyle and has State Consideration Times in both events. Lady Tiger swim teams competes at championships
The Lady Tigers faced some of the top swimmers in the region at the Southwest Missouri Swim Championships in Springfield. Twenty-six high schools...

Lamar Democrat/Chris Morrow
The hero of Monday's home victory was Lamar's Sierra White, who hit a three pointer at the buzzer to beat Hollister. Here she guards a Hollister ball handler. White's three beats buzzer, Hollister
By CHRIS MORROW With two of the Lamar Lady Tigers leaders off the floor, someone had to step up and that someone was sophomore guard Sierra...

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Lamar senior Jonny Jeffries shows the perfect form that's made him one of the deadliest three point shooters in the area with this made three over a Springfield Catholic defender. Tigers fall to ranked Springfield Catholic
By CHRIS MORROW SPRINGFIELD- The Lamar Tigers got a good test going into this week's Class 3 District 12 Tournament Tuesday when they wrapped up...

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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...
Lamar Democrat/Autumn Shelton
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