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Lady Patriots fall to Dekalb 9-4

Prairiland Patriot LogoBri Calabria both hit and pitched well for Lady Patriots, but it wasn’t enough as Lady Patriots fell to Dekalb 9-4 on Wednesday.

Lady Patriots was led by Bri’s hitting. Bri went 2-3, drove in one and scored two runs. She singled in the fourth inning and homered in the sixth inning.

Bri put together a nice outing. Dekalb managed just one hit off of the Lady Patriots’ pitcher, who allowed one earned run, walked none and struck out seven during her three innings of work.

Dekalb was sparked by two players, who teamed up for seven hits and eight RBIs.

Madi Gray was charged with the loss. She allowed eight runs in four innings, walked one and struck out four.

The lead stayed with Dekalb after the first, when it scored two runs on a two-run single.

Dekalb piled on five more runs in the top of the fourth.

After pushing across three runs in the bottom of the fourth, Lady Patriots faced just a 8-3 deficit. A three-run home run by Bailey Woodard set off Lady Patriots rally. Finally, the Dekalb pitcher got Carlee Taylor to strike out to end the threat.

After pushing across one run in the bottom of the sixth, Lady Patriots faced just a 8-4 deficit. A solo home run by Bri fueled Lady Patriots’ comeback. #1 ended the inning by getting Bailey to ground out.

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Pleasant Grove ‘s sixth inning charge helps upend the Panthers, 5-4

Hunter Reeves batting against Paris High

Hunter Reeves batting against Paris High

A tight game was decided in the sixth inning as the Panthers fell to Pleasant Grove 5-4 in seven innings on Tuesday.

The top of the first saw the Panthers take an early lead, 1-0.

Pleasant Grove quickly matched the Panthers’ strong inning with a one-run inning of its own in the first.

Pleasant Grove survived the Panthers’ surge and put up two runs of its own in the third. Pleasant Grove scored on a hit by pitch and a groundout by Jarod Bayless.

The game was never in doubt after the sixth, as Pleasant Grove scored two runs on an RBI double by Joe Pearlman.

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Chad Box 2-2;

Trey Scudder 1-2; 2 RBI

Jacob Cowling 1-3; 2 Runs

Daniel Gibbons 1-4; 1 Run

Prairiland remains undefeated in Varsity Baseball

Prairiland Patriot LogoPrairiland 7   Dekalb 5

1   2   3   4   5   6   7      R   H   E

Dekalb        0   0   1   2   0   1   1      5   8   6

Prairiland    2   1   1   0   3   0   x      7   7   2


WP – Blake Upchurch  6inn 8H  4R  2ER  2BB  2K

Heath Swaim   1inn  0H  1R  1ER  2BB  1K


LP – Crouch  5Inn 7H  7R  4ER  1BB  4K

Usrey  1inn 0H  0R  0ER  0BB  1K


Hitters -Prairiland

Jasper Goodson  1-3 2R

Jeremy Hunter 2-4 3R 1RBI

Heath Swaim 1-3 1R 1RBI

Ashdon Langston  1-3 2RBI

Aaron Grabanski 1-3 1R

Zac Pointer 1-3

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