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Prairiland beats Cooper

Prairiland beats Cooper

The 7th grade Prairiland Patriots defeated the Cooper Bulldogs 44-17 at Patriot gym last Thursday. Corbin Watson had a breakout game with 16 points. Canyon May followed with seven. Jeremiah Harrison scored six, Ryan Butler five and Brylee Galloway and Lane Cornmesser finished with four. The 8th...

02/08/2016 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Survive Against Paris

Pantherettes Survive Against Paris

It had everything you could want in a rivalry-type game. In the end, though, it was a Bill Jones layup at the buzzer that gave the Pantherettes a 51-49 victory. Both teams battled back and forth most of the game. The first half ended in a 21-21 tie. It was the third quarter in which North...

02/08/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar's Versache Buchanan Signs with Alcorn State

North Lamar's Versache Buchanan Signs with Alcorn State

Versache Buchanan has signed a letter of intent to play quarterback at Alcorn State.   Reprinted with permission from The Panther Press. ...

02/05/2016 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Win Third in a Row

Pantherettes Win Third in a Row

After starting the first half of district play with a 2-3 record the North Lamar Pantherettes find themselves with a 5-3 record with two games left. This, in part, thanks to a 54-46 win at Atlanta. This is the second team that defeated North Lamar during the first half of district only to lose...

02/04/2016 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Survive in Pittsburg

Pantherettes Survive in Pittsburg

For the first time during district the North Lamar Pantherettes have won two games in a row and have a winning record because of it (3-4). North Lamar upended Pittsburg on the road 44-40. (Photo by Bev. White) North Lamar trailed 22-15 at the half but their defense only allowed the Lady...

02/03/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Speeds Past Pittsburg Behind Big Second Half

North Lamar Speeds Past Pittsburg Behind Big Second Half

The North Lamar Panthers led 27-25 at the half. Then, they proceeded to out score the Pirates 44-31 in the second half on thier way to a 71-56 victory on the road. North Lamar finishes the first half of district with a 2-3 record and will be on the road in Atlanta Tuesday night. North...

02/03/2016 by Greg Higgins
Patriots Have Big Win at DeKalb

Patriots Have Big Win at DeKalb

The Prairiland Junior High boys played at Dekalb Thursday night winning 3 of the 4 games. The 7th grade B team came up on the short end 12-19. Greg Jaral led the scoring with 8 points. Connor Stark and Jade Johnson had 2 each. The 7th grade A team won a hard fought game 40-32. Jeremiah Harrison...

01/30/2016 by Greg Higgins
Panther Soccer Back on Track with Victory over L-E

Panther Soccer Back on Track with Victory over L-E

North Lamar came into Tuesday night’s match with the Liberty-Eylau Leopards having lost their last three games and desperately needing a victory to get back on track. The match would be a true test of how well this young Panther squad would react to adversity. <img...

01/29/2016 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Put Together a Complete Game Against Liberty Eylau

Pantherettes Put Together a Complete Game Against Liberty Eylau

For one of the first times all year, the North Lamar Pantherettes put together a complete game as they beat Liberty Eylau 52-33. This was much different than the 49-23 loss North Lamar suffered earlier at Liberty Eylau. It was a game in which the Pantherettes only managed four points in the...

01/28/2016 by Greg Higgins
Panthers Can't Find a Rhythm Against Pleasant Grove

Panthers Can't Find a Rhythm Against Pleasant Grove

The North Lamar Panthers managed 17 points in the first half. Pleasant Grove had 22 in the first quarter and 15 in the second quarter. It was a rough way to start the game, as North Lamar only made three field goals in the half. Pleasant Grove knocked down 13 on their way to a 64-45...

01/26/2016 by Greg Higgins
NL Girls Lose Heartbreaker to Pleasant Grove

NL Girls Lose Heartbreaker to Pleasant Grove

Monday night’s soccer match between the North Lamar Pantherettes and Pleasant Grove Hawks was full of action, phenomenal play at goalie and card tricks by the referees. NL started the match with a fiery intensity that seemed to be missing in the previous week. <img...

01/26/2016 by Greg Higgins
Prairiland wins Three over Chisum

Prairiland wins Three over Chisum

The Prairiland Junior High boys won 3 of the 4 games against Chisum on Thursday night. The 7th grade B team won 20-6 over the Mustangs. Connor Stark and Greg Jaral each had 6 points. Lincoln Smith scored fout. Justin Eudy and Josiah Higgins had two each. The 7th grade A team won 39-23. Jeremiah...

01/25/2016 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Close Rough Week Against Sulphur Spings

Pantherettes Close Rough Week Against Sulphur Spings

In life there are some weeks when nothing seems to go right and the best thing that can happen is just to make it through. Coach Duanna Ewell and her North Lamar Pantherettes are ready to move on after suffering some setbacks this week. <img...

01/24/2016 by Greg Higgins
Panthers Win Home Opener

Panthers Win Home Opener

After a weekend tournament filled with adversity, North Lamar came into their home opener on Tuesday with an opportunity to regain their momentum. The Panthers’ (2-2-1) opponent was Community, setting up a rematch of the season opener. <img...

01/22/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Cruises Past Atlanta in District Opener

North Lamar Cruises Past Atlanta in District Opener

It wasn’t pretty at times but the North Lamar Panthers took care of business and defeated the Atlanta Rabbits for their first district win of the season. The Panthers (1-0) were never really in jeopardy of losing the game. Atlanta never scored more than 13 points in a quarter and North...

01/18/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Gets by Pittsburg Thanks to Strong Second Half

North Lamar Gets by Pittsburg Thanks to Strong Second Half

The North Lamar Pantherettes have made a habit of getting off to a slow start in district play. Last Friday they only scored four points in the first half on their way to a 49-23 loss at Liberty Eylau. In Tuesday’s 48-35 victory over Pittsburg it was much of the same. North Lamar scored...

01/14/2016 by Greg Higgins
Prairiland 7th Grade Boys get 2nd in Tournament

Prairiland 7th Grade Boys get 2nd in Tournament

The Prairiland 7th grade boys got 2nd place in the Mt. Vernon Tournament Saturday. They defeated Rivercrest in the first game 31-25. Brylee Galloway led the way with 9 points, Jeremiah Harrison had seven, Canyon May and Blake Ballard each scored five, Corbin Watson and Eli Rolen had two each,...

01/12/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Holds Against Bonham

North Lamar Holds Against Bonham

For the first three quarters on Friday night against Bonham, the North Lamar Panthers looked as if they may be peeking. The passes were crisp, the defense was solid and the score was reflecting the effort. Pictured: Levi Porter looking for someone to pass the ball to The Panthers had a...

01/11/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Girls Struggle in Greenville Tournament

North Lamar Girls Struggle in Greenville Tournament

Coming off a pair of a season opening victories, Coach Duanna Ewell led the JV and Varsity squads into competition in the Greenville tournament this weekend. In a tournament based on points, every goal, tie and victory was crucial to making the finals round. Each team played three games in the...

01/11/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Girls Kickoff 2016 Soccer Season Against Greenville

North Lamar Girls Kickoff 2016 Soccer Season Against Greenville

The North Lamar Pantherette soccer team finished the 2015 season as the most successful team in program history after advancing to the third round of the state tournament. With several returning starters, lots of new talent moving up from last year’s JV district champion team and a very...

01/11/2016 by Greg Higgins