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Seniors Honored One More Time in Playoff Loss

Seniors Honored One More Time in Playoff Loss

With 40 seconds left to play in the game, coach Harp made sure his five seniors were in the ball game. Alex Honeywood, Michaela Smith, Sierra Rice, Sydney Chadwick and Bill Jones stood on the court together for the last time. It wasn’t the way they wanted their high school basketball...

02/24/2016 by Greg Higgins
NLHS Bowlers Return Home with State Medals

NLHS Bowlers Return Home with State Medals

North Lamar athletes joined 2500+ others from across the state of Texas at the 23rd Annual Winter Games Special Olympic Bowling State Competition in Austin on February 4-7 to compete in bowling, powerlifting and/or volleyball. Those who had been training for weeks competed with the support of...

02/24/2016 by Greg Higgins
Mount Pleasant Golf Invitational Tournament Results for NLHS

Mount Pleasant Golf Invitational Tournament Results for NLHS

The North Lamar Boys played in the Mt. Pleasant Golf Invitational Tournament. Below are the results. Team Standings 1st     North Lamar                  358 2nd    Paris                             368 3rd    Pittsburg...

02/23/2016 by Greg Higgins
Panthers Clinch Playoff Spot in Win Over LE

Panthers Clinch Playoff Spot in Win Over LE

Levi Porter put in 31 points and Tyler Hill added 12 as North Lamar cruised to a 68-55 victory Friday night against Liberty-Eylau. The win puts North Lamar back in the playoffs. Seeding is still to be determined based on Tuesday’s games. Pictured:  (Photo by Beverly White) Levi Porter...

02/17/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Finishes Season with Fifth Straight Win

North Lamar Finishes Season with Fifth Straight Win

The first time the North Lamar Pantherettes took the court against Pleasant Grove, the Lady Hawks knocked down six three point baskets in the first quarter on their way to a 72-50 win. On Tuesday night, they only hit one in the opening quarter. This time, the Pantherettes secured the victory...

02/12/2016 by Greg Higgins
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