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No. 63 junior defensive tackle Juan Juarez pressures the Ava quarterback in action at Thomas M. O'Sullivan Stadium. The Tigers defeated the Ava Bears to advance to the semifinals for the 10th straight year. Lamar vs Ava Quarterfinal
Photos courtesy of Terry Redman

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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...

Photo courtesy of Terry Redman
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,...

Overstreet takes first; Lady Tigers score highest finish
By CHRIS MORROW JEFFERSON CITY - Lamar junior Kolin Overstreet added to his impressive resume with a Class 2 state championship. "Kolin ran a...

Compton signs to play volleyball for SBU
Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger Scott Bailey, Lamar’s athletic director, acknowledged how great it was to have the signings that have been held for...

Twelve members of the CatTracks team competed at the Sharks Kick Off Splash in Seymour, on September 29. Despite their reduced number of competitors for this particular meet, the CatTracks crew still brought home the third place team trophy. The team was led in point scoring by the 15-21 Girls age group, which swept the top three spots in High Point competition, with Reed taking top honors, followed by Watson as High Point Runner-up and Davis rounding out the trio. Pictured, left to right, are: Meghan Watson, Head Coach Lyman Burr, Olivia Manning, Kaitlyn Davis and Mycah Beth Reed. CatTracks begin season
CatTracks began their 2018-2019 season on September 29, at the Sharks Kick Off Splash in Seymour. Twelve team members made the long journey to...

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Lamar senior Daniel Contreras follows the block of Donte Stahl and makes a move to gain a chunk of yardage during Friday night's 51-28 district championship victory over visiting Versailles. Tigers top Versailles for 11th straight district title
By CHRIS MORROW Special teams can be overlooked. Special teams units are on the field only a fraction of the time the offensive and defensive...

Lamar Tiger Archery seeking sponsorships
The Lamar Tiger Archery program had a great season last year, ending with the elementary team finishing second at the state tournament in both 3D...

Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Jena Stahl continues her family tradition of showing how hard work and dedication to one’s sport can equate to success. Pictured are, left to right, Jena’s grandparents, the infamous Jay Stahl and his wife Marva Stahl, Jena, and her father and Jay and Marva’s son, Jason Stahl. Dual signing held by Lamar seniors Stahl and Nance
Two of Lamar’s seniors have signed to play softball at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kan. The official signing took place Friday...

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Lamar senior defensive back Cage Jordan takes down a Sarcoxie ball carrier. Tigers in trenches getting it done
By CHRIS MORROW You don't win 10-of-11 and play for a district title without strong play up front. Coming into the season, there were a few...