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North Lamar Golfers Advance to Regionals

NLHS 2nd Place DistrictThe North Lamar High School boys’ golf team of Daniel Durham, Jessup Crutchfield, Chase Pasternak, Tanner Bowden, and Nick Campbell placed second in district after completing April 7 at Paris Golf and Country Club.  They will begin regionals in a two day tournament beginning April 14 at Tanglewood.  Coach for the team is Randy Woodard.


North Lamar suffers first District loss against Paris High

Daniel Gibbons pitching against Paris High.

Daniel Gibbons pitching against Paris High.

If you like pitching, then Friday night’s game between the North Lamar Panthers and the Paris Wildcats was your type of game. Daniel Gibbons was on the mound for the Panthers while Jake Clark battled for the Wildcats.

Clark went the distance for the Wildcats as his team defeated North Lamar 6-1. He scattered seven hits and only allowed one run, while striking out 11 in the process. Gibbons, on the other side, pitched six innings, allowed four hits and struck out 10. Gibbons allowed four runs, but only two were earned as North Lamar committed four errors in the game.

The lone Panther run came off an Aaron Edwards hit in the bottom of the sixth inning, that scored Gibbons. Paris’ Drew Helberg finished with two hits and three RBI for the Wildcats in the win.

Paris broke the game open in the seventh inning with four runs. Relief pitcher Ty Jones gave up three hits and two earned runs in the inning. With the win, Paris is 1-3 in district while North Lamar moves to 3-1. The two teams will play again April 22nd at PJC.

North Lamar

Brandon Dusenberry – 1-3

Daniel Gibbons – 1-3, 1 Run

Aaron Edwards – 2-3, 1 RBI

Jacob Cowling – 2-3

Trey Scudder – 1-3


Pantherettes crush Lady Cats to open second half of District Softball

Lauren Coursey pitching against Paris High

Lauren Coursey pitching against Paris High

The North Lamar Pantherettes started the second half of district play much like they did the first half – with a convincing and dominating win over the Paris High Lady Cats.

North Lamar scored in all four innings, including 11 in the second inning for a 16-0 route over the Lady Cats. During the second inning, the Pantherettes hit three home runs, including a Grand Slam from Tanna Huie. Freshman Bailee Nickerson and Erin Scholl went back-to-back earlier in the inning before North Lamar loaded the bases. North Lamar scored 10 of the 11 runs in the second inning with two outs. Nickerson also had a two-run single in the first inning, giving her four RBI on the night.

Lauren Coursey started the game on the mound for North Lamar and pitched 2.0 innings while allowing only one hit. She also struck out three. Sarah Penrose finished the game on the mound for the Pantherettes. Penrose pitched 3.0 innings, gave up one hit and struck out four batters. Neither pitcher walked anyone.

North Lamar:

Tanna Huie – 1-4, 5 RBI, 1 Run

Lauren Coursey – 0-1, 2 BB, 1 Run

Balee Brown – 0-2, 2 Runs

Delaney England – 1-2, 2 RBI, 2 Runs

Bailee Nickerson – 2-3, 4 RBI, 2 Runs

Erin Scholl – 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 Run

Natalie Allen – 1-1, 1 Run

Maddison Morrison – 1-2, 2 Runs

Sarah Penrose – 0-1, 1 RBI

Bailey Jones – 0-3, 2 Runs

Kayla Igleheart – 2-2, 1 RBI, 2 Runs

Prairiland Patriots Cruise Past Chisum to Remain Undefeated in District

Prairiland Patriot LogoThe Prairiland Patriots dominated the Chisum Mustangs on the baseball diamond to remain undefeated in District play. The Patriots are 7-0 in District after the win. Chapel Hill, the next closest in District is 5-2. With the loss, Chisum is 1-6.

                            1   2   3   4   5      R   H   E
Chisum                0   3   0   2   1      6   6   6
Prairiland             5   4   6   6   x    21  10  4
WP –  Cole Wilkins  3inn 4H  5R  0ER  4BB  2K
Heath Swaim  2inn  2H  1R  1ER  1BB  3K
LP –   Termin  2.33  5H  12R  4ER  3BB  4K
top hitters Prairiland
Jasper Goodson 1-3 1RBI
Jeremy Hunter 1-3 2 1RBI
Heath Swaim 3-4 2R 2RBI
Blake Upchurch 2-4 3R 2RBI
Ashdon Langston 1-4 3R 2RBI
Jordan Harrison  2R1RBI
Aaron Grabanski 1-1 2R 1RBI
Zac Pointer 1-2 3R 2RBI
Prairiland will play Rivercrest (0-7) on Friday night at Rivercrest.

Bri Calabria’s effort not enough to carry Lady Patriots past Chisum, 4-2

Prairiland Patriot LogoBri Calabria did her best to change the outcome, but Bri couldn’t pilot Lady Patriots past Chisum as Lady Patriots lost 4-2 in seven innings on Tuesday.

Chisum couldn’t get anything going as long as Bri was pitching. Bri held Chisum hitless over 1 1/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out one.

Burdine got it done in the circle on the way to a win. She allowed two runs over seven innings. She struck out four, walked one and surrendered four hits.

Madi Gray took the loss for Lady Patriots. She lasted just 5 2/3 innings, walked two, struck out none, and allowed four runs.

The top of the second saw Chisum take an early lead, 2-0. Tisdell got things going for Chisum with a single. An error then moved Tisdell from first to third. Guess singled, plating Tisdell and Floyd.

Chisum didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the fifth inning when it scored on a two-run home run by Fields.

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