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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

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Liberal's Weston Sprenkle pushes the ball up the sideline as Jasper's Dawson Chartier works to slow him down. The Bulldogs won the contest on their home floor Friday night. Liberal sees action against Jasper

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Golden City's Ryan Sheets gets his hand on the ball as a Thomas Jefferson player puts up a shot during a road loss last week in Joplin. Golden City loses on road

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Coach Matt Powell, in his first year at the helm of the Tigers, has his team playing good basketball. Here Powell (kneeling) talks strategy with his team during a timeout in the third place game of the 84th Annual Bolivar Tournament Saturday. Assistant coach Bryan Adams is also shown. Tigers drop third place game at Bolivar
By CHRIS MORROW BOLIVAR- Despite several second half runs that pulled the Lamar Tigers within striking distance, the Camdenton Lakers held on...

The Lamar High School girls swim team participated in the Joplin Invitational at Missouri Southern Aquatic Center on January 17. The Lady Tigers finished third overall in team competition. Pictured, left to right, are: Cher McCall, Haily Born, Abby Kluhsman, Emma Tennal, Team Manager Audrey Whitworth, Elizabeth Davis, Nevaeh Jones and Meghan Watson. LHS girls swim team competes in Joplin Invitational
The Lamar High School girls swim team returned to the Missouri Southern Aquatic Center on January 17 to compete in the Joplin Invitational. Other...

Lamar girls swim team begins first stretch of heavy competition
The Lamar High School girls swim team began the first stretch of a heavy competition schedule with back-to-back swim meets at Joplin and Carthage on January 10 and...
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Lamar's Hallee Doss and Faith White battle with several members of the East Newton Patriots for the ball during a road game last week. Lamar takes to the road to face East Newton

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Lamar's Wyatt Hull takes the ball to the basket and scores during a game with El Dorado Springs. Lamar takes on El Dorado Springs

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Liberal's Toby Dingman contests a jump shot during the Tony Dubray Classic last week at Liberal. The Bulldogs hosted their tournament a week after winning the Golden City Tournament. Liberal hosts Tony Dubray Classic

The Liberal Middle School Bulldogs ran the table this year, going 14-0. They won both the Western Missouri Conference title and the conference tournament, outscoring their competition 130-47 in the three tournament contests. The team includes: back row, from left, assistant coaches Luke Rainy, Jaron Hulette, Mason Eyler, Lane Pearson, Christian Amberson, Wyatt Pryor, Kale Marti, Nathan Smith, Payton Morrow, Matt Boehne, Isaac Edwards, Brayden Sanders, head coach Dale Sanders; front row, Kaleb Coleman, Brodie Wilson, Chase Ray, Cameron Peak, Justin Payne, Luke Bott, Nolan Shaw, Quincy Bazal and Brett Leibbrand. Liberal Middle School Bulldogs go undefeated

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After upsetting Dadeville in a seven over two match-up in the opening round, Golden City took on three seed Liberal in the semifinal round. Brandi Goodell's Lady Bulldogs outlasted them to advance to the title game, which they lost Saturday to Greenfield. Golden City dropped the third place game to Jasper. Here Golden City standout, senior Ashlyn Woodworth gets a shot up around Liberal's Arianna Forst. Liberal will be hosting their annual Tony Dubray Classic this week. Golden City Eagles draw top seed in own tournament