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Local Radio Show Celebrates First Birthday

Local Radio Show Celebrates First Birthday

Steven Johnston, host of the “Press Pass” doing radio play-by-play last season. “Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you.” Not even two minutes into the hour-long broadcast and Steven Johnston was serenading his audience. “Happy Birthday dear Press Pass. Happy...

08/07/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

Former North Lamar student signs letter of intent

Former North Lamar student signs letter of intent

L to R: father James Odie, Justin Kendall, head coach Royce Bryan and Buc Odie Buc Odie, North Lamar class of 2013, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Barclay College in Kansas. Odie has spent the last year in the gym working on his game, preparing for this. Buc Odie was the...

06/26/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

North Lamar Volleyball Camps

North Lamar Volleyball Camps

The North Lamar High School will be conducting a volleyball camp as listed below: ...

06/05/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

Prairiland Volleyball Camp

Prairiland Volleyball Camp

Lady Patriots Volleyball Camp When:    June 23rd-25th   Time:      9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where:   Prairiland High School Gym Who:       Incoming 5th – 9th graders.   Contact: Brandon Oats 903-652-5681 ext. 248 boats@prairiland.net ...

06/05/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

2014 LadyCat Basketball Camps

2014 LadyCat Basketball Camps

The Paris High Lady Cats will be offering basketball camps Monday, June 9 through Thursday, June 12. ...

06/05/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

North Lamar Panthers' baseball season ends in Regional Finals

North Lamar Panthers' baseball season ends in Regional Finals

Coach Igleheart speaks with the baseball team minutes after their season ended against Argyle. On Friday night, the magical season of the North Lamar Panthers baseball team came to an end. The Panthers were just two games away from making the state tournament in Austin. After struggling in Game...

06/01/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

North Lamar drops first game in playoff series with Argyle

North Lamar drops first game in playoff series with Argyle

Jacob Cowling lays down a bunt in Game 1 against Argyle. For the first time during the 2014 playoffs, the North Lamar Panthers find themselves in a 0-1 hole going into game 2. For only the second time in 10 tries, the Panthers find themselves coming off a loss in the postseason. This loss,...

05/30/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

North Lamar Hosts Meet and Greet for New Athletic Director/Head Football Coach

North Lamar Hosts Meet and Greet for New Athletic Director/Head Football Coach

 North Lamar ISD will host a welcome reception for new Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Tim Billings on Sunday, June 1 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the James A. Dawson Athletic Facility.  The public is invited to come by and meet Billings and his wife, Lisa. Billings is a native of Honey...

05/30/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

North Lamar Playoff Games Against Argyle Available Online

North Lamar Playoff Games Against Argyle Available Online

Jacob Cowling celebrating after the last out of their series with Melissa. For the second straight week, the North Lamar playoff games will be available online in case you cannot make it to the games in person. The games start Thursday night and will go through Saturday (if necessary). Click on...

05/29/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

North Lamar players dominate District 13-3A awards in softball

North Lamar players dominate District 13-3A awards in softball

Lauren Coursey named District 13-3A MVP for 2014 Softball Here is a list of the 2014 13-3A All-District Selections as voted on by the coaches in the district. Most Valuable Player- Lauren Coursey Sr. North Lamar Outstanding Offensive Player- Tanna Huie Jr North Lamar Outstanding Defensive...

05/27/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

North Lamar Panthers: Regional Finalists

North Lamar Panthers: Regional Finalists

Jacob Cowling celebrating after the last out of their series with Melissa. On Friday night, the North Lamar Panthers became the first team in 3A baseball to advance to the Regional Finals next weekend. North Lamar completed a two-game sweep over the Melissa Cardinals in McKinney to move on in...

05/24/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

North Lamar Athletes Receive Awards at Year-End Banquet

North Lamar Athletes Receive Awards at Year-End Banquet

North Lamar’s Co- Fighting Panther Award went to, from left, Sam Erickson and Jacob Cowling. Sharing the Fighting Pantherette Award is Hannah Igleheart and Lauren Coursey. Paris, TX – The North Lamar Athletic Booster Club was host to a Sports Banquet for athletes, coaches, parents, and...

05/22/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

North Lamar Panthers Playoff Games Available Online

North Lamar Panthers Playoff Games Available Online

Coach Scott Igleheart receiving an ice bath after the series win with Spring Hill. The North Lamar Panthers will continue their playoff run this weekend as they face Melissa. Game 1 will be Thursday night at PJC, with the other game(s) in McKinney. The North Lamar Panthers would love for you to...

05/22/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

North Lamar advances thanks to a dominating performance from Brandon Dusenberry

North Lamar advances thanks to a dominating performance from Brandon Dusenberry

Aaron Edwards connects on a double in the first inning of Game 2 Friday night. Edwards would come around score the lone Panther run. Aaron Edwards provided the offense and Brandon Dusenberry pitched a shutout as the North Lamar Panthers completed the two-game sweep of the Pittsburg Pirates in...

05/18/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

North Lamar escapes Pittsburg with a victory in game one

North Lamar escapes Pittsburg with a victory in game one

Chad Box with a single in Game 1 against Pittsburg on Thursday night. It wasn’t a pretty win, but it still counts as one for Coach Igleheart and the North Lamar Panthers. North Lamar defeated Pittsburg 5-4 in Game 1 of their playoff series in Pittsburg. Pittsburg had plenty of...

05/16/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

District 13-3A Baseball: Is it the best in Texas?

District 13-3A Baseball: Is it the best in Texas?

Brandon Dusenberry There are eight teams remaining in Region 2 of the 3A Baseball playoffs. Half of those teams are all from the same district. North Lamar, Paris High, Pittsburg and Pleasant Grove are all still alive in the baseball tournament. Unfortunately for them, though, two of those...

05/15/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

North Lamar outlasts Spring Hill and weather to move on in the playoffs

North Lamar outlasts Spring Hill and weather to move on in the playoffs

Coach Scott Igleheart receiving an ice bath after the series win with Spring Hill. The North Lamar Panthers’ baseball team had to push past several hurdles before they could even begin their second-round series with Spring Hill. Game 1 was pushed back from Thursday to Friday due to...

05/11/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

Area playoff games postponed due to weather

Area playoff games postponed due to weather

The Prairiland softball and baseball playoff games set for tonight at NTCC in Mt. Pleasant have been postponed. The softball team will play two games Friday night at the same place starting at 6:00. If necessary, a third game will be played on Saturday. The baseball team will be laying game 1...

05/08/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

Bri Calabria leads Lady Patriots to 5-4 victory thanks to 8 strikeouts

Bri Calabria leads Lady Patriots to 5-4 victory thanks to 8 strikeouts

A superb effort by Bri Calabria carried Lady Patriots to a 5-4 win in seven innings over Palmer on Saturday at Royse City. Bri put together a nice outing. Bri held Palmer hitless over 5 2/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out eight. The game was back-and-forth...

05/06/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

Panthers wrap up series with Emory/Rains to move on in the playoffs

Panthers wrap up series with Emory/Rains to move on in the playoffs

Brandon Dusenberry pitching against Paris High Saturday was a great day for Brandon Dusenberry, as he struck out seven batters to carry the Panthers to a 7-1 victory in Game 2 of their Bi-district playoff series. After defeating Emory/Rains on Friday night, North Lamar took care of business...

05/04/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor