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North Lamar Wins DSM Award

North Lamar Wins DSM Award

The cast and directors from North Lamar High School’s fall production of Mary Poppins won the Best Ensemble Award at the 5th Annual Dallas Summer Musical (DSM) High School Musical Theatre Awards.  North Lamar was nominated for eight out of sixteen categories and learned of their award at the...

04/16/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Tennis Duo Qualifies for Region

North Lamar Tennis Duo Qualifies for Region

The North Lamar girls doubles of Kylee Scudder, left, and Haley Porter, right, qualified for region after competing at the district seeding tennis tournament in Texarkana on Wednesday. They will compete April 18 and 19 in Longview.  Lindsey Cook, center, got third in district at the...

04/15/2016 by Greg Higgins
NLHS Girls Golf Advances to Region

NLHS Girls Golf Advances to Region

The North Lamar Pantherette golf team qualified for region after placing second in district. First in district was Atlanta with Pleasant Grove taking third.  Bailey Sanders tied for fourth and had a team low of 94 the first day. Members of the North Lamar Girls Golf team from left are Taylor...

04/14/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Pantherettes Dominate On The Road

North Lamar Pantherettes Dominate On The Road

Early lead gives the North Lamar Pantherettes victory over Liberty-Eylau, 6-0 North Lamar jumped out to an early lead on Liberty-Eylau and captured a 6-0 victory Tuesaday. Brooke Collard pitching against Paris earlier in the season. Photo by:  Greg Higgins The game was decided quickly as the...

04/08/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Improves to 3-1 in District with Comeback Win

North Lamar Improves to 3-1 in District with Comeback Win

Austin Stephens brought home the winning run to give the North Lamar Panthers the lead in the seventh inning, as they hung on to beat Liberty Eylau 9-6 on Tuesday. Sam Cowling singled to get on base in the seventh. He then went from second to third on a single by Brayden Steed. (Photo by Adam...

04/07/2016 by Greg Higgins
Pitching Duel Goes The Way Of The Hawks

Pitching Duel Goes The Way Of The Hawks

In three district games this year the North Lamar Panthers have only allowed three runs. The Panthers offense has only managed five run in those games. What that makes for is some very interesting and close ball games. (Photo by Bill Higgins) Kevin Dickey pitching last season in a playoff game...

04/06/2016 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Out-last Pleasant Grove at Home

Pantherettes Out-last Pleasant Grove at Home

Unless you’re in the playoffs, there aren’t many must win games in a season. Saturday, however, was a game for North Lamar in which you felt like they needed to win. Not only were they playing at home, but they were playing the first place Pleasant Grove Lady Hawks. Photo by Greg...

04/05/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Softball Set To Host Pleasant Grove Tomorrow

North Lamar Softball Set To Host Pleasant Grove Tomorrow

The North Lamar Pantherettes needed a win the worst way.  After defeating Liberty Eylau to open up district, the Pantherettes have suffered back-to-back losses to Pittsburg and Atlanta. Summer Andrews met at home plate by her teammates after hitting a solo home run against Paris. Thanks to an...

04/01/2016 by Greg Higgins
Panthers Get by Paris on the Road

Panthers Get by Paris on the Road

We’ve come to expect baseball games between the North Lamar Panthers and the Paris Wildcats to come down to the wire. Monday night was no different as North Lamar walked away with a 1-0 victory over the Wildcats. (Photo by Adam Routon) Matt Gibbons about to deliver a pitch Monday night North...

03/30/2016 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Fall to Atlanta

Pantherettes Fall to Atlanta

North Lamar managed five hits in the contest to only three by Atlanta. However, Atlanta put more runs on the board as they defeated the Pantherettes 3-1. All five hits came from two players as Reagan Richardson and Bailee Nickerson provided the offense. Nickerson got the lone RBI for North...

03/28/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Struggles in First District Road Game

North Lamar Struggles in First District Road Game

It’s not the game you ever want to see from your varsity softball team, but you especially don’t want to see it in district play. After defeating Liberty Eylau a week earlier, North Lamar struggled in Pittsburg as they fell 8-3. Pictured:  Bailee Nickerson catching during a game...

03/24/2016 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Finish District with Impressive Win Over Paris

Pantherettes Finish District with Impressive Win Over Paris

It was a game in which one goal would decide the outcome. The North Lamar Pantherettes and Paris Lady Cats had a defensive battle at Wildcat stadium Tuesday night. Pictured:  Shaina Brown with the final save of the night to preserve the win for North Lamar. Luckily for North Lamar it was...

03/10/2016 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Explode Past Melissa at Home

Pantherettes Explode Past Melissa at Home

With a week until district play starts, the North Lamar Pantherettes seem to be firing on all cylinders. The game against Melissa was no exception for North Lamar as they defeated the visiting team 10-0 in five innings. Pictured:  Bill Jones being greeted by her teammates after a three-run...

03/10/2016 by Greg Higgins
NL One Act Play Advances to Bi-District

NL One Act Play Advances to Bi-District

The North Lamar High School UIL One Play Cast of The Magistrate advanced to Bi-District after competing at District on Friday, March 4. Sarah Serrano was recognized for Outstanding Theatre Technician as Stage Manager. Nic Corupus and Kylie Jackson earned Honorable Mention All Star Cast, and...

03/09/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Dominates in Tournament

North Lamar Dominates in Tournament

Usually it takes a team some time to adjust to new players and get acclimated to each other. This wasn’t the case for the North Lamar Pantherette Softball team this past weekend as they went 6-0 in Lindale. Not only did they go undefeated, they outscored their opponents 55-5 and had three...

03/07/2016 by Greg Higgins
Panthers Remarkable Journey Comes to an End

Panthers Remarkable Journey Comes to an End

It was a journey that started in November as the North Lamar Panthers took the court against Sherman. It was a journey that took them to the American Airlines Center. A journey that had them playing against top 10 teams in Texas. It was a journey that saw them make the regional semifinals for...

03/07/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Advances to Regional Tournament with Win Over Pleasant Grove

North Lamar Advances to Regional Tournament with Win Over Pleasant Grove

The rubber match between the North Lamar Panthers and the Pleasant Grove Hawks wasn’t just another game. The two district rivals hooked up for a chance to represent the district in the Regional Tournament this weekend in Commerce. The two teams split their district meetings earlier in...

03/02/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar: Area Champs

North Lamar: Area Champs

It took the North Lamar Panthers a half to get things together, but when they did, it was over for Athens. North Lamar led 39-34 at the break. The third quarter, though, was a different story. The Panthers defense held Athens to only four points in the quarter while the offense scored 19 on...

02/29/2016 by Greg Higgins
NL Soccer Clubs Off to Bumpy Start in District Play

NL Soccer Clubs Off to Bumpy Start in District Play

The Pantherettes entered the district tournament with high expectations last Friday against Princeton. The JV started the night with a 3-0 victory, with two goals by Hylan Gabeline (6) and one by Jamielynn Parker (22).  The varsity ladies came out against the preseason district favorite...

02/26/2016 by Greg Higgins
Panthers Cruise in Bi-District Win over Gilmer

Panthers Cruise in Bi-District Win over Gilmer

Versache Buchanan and Levi Porter got off to a hot start as the Panthers easily took care of Gilmer in the Bi-District round of the playoffs. Versache scored a team high 21 points as North Lamar defeated the Buckeyes 74-50. Photo by Beverly White Versache and Levi scored the first 10 points...

02/25/2016 by Greg Higgins