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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

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 in the second game to ensure they...

05/04/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Pantherettes softball season comes to an end in Mineola

Pantherettes softball season comes to an end in Mineola

The North Lamar Pantherettes softball season ended on Saturday as they dropped a 6-0 decision to Bullard in Game 2 of their Area Round Playoffs. Bullard had already won 3-2 on Thursday night. North Lamar, needing a win to stave off elimination could not figure out the Lady Panthers’...

05/04/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Lady Patriots makes the most of 7 hits in 8-3 victory over Palmer

Lady Patriots makes the most of 7 hits in 8-3 victory over Palmer

Both Lady Patriots and Palmer put runners aboard on Thursday, but it was Lady Patriots that was able to take advantage, pulling out an 8-3 win at Royse City. Palmer had nine hits compared with Lady Patriots’ seven, but Palmer stranded seven runners on base. Bailey Woodard led Lady...

05/03/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Panther Senior throws no-hitter as North Lamar wins first game in the playoffs

Panther Senior throws no-hitter as North Lamar wins first game in the playoffs

North Lamar senior Daniel Gibbons has pitched great ever since he returned from his knee injury. The last two games he pitched in District were both complete games that ended in a 1-0 score. In the first game of their playoff series with Emory/Rains, the big lefty shut down the...

05/03/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Mistakes and missed opportunities put North Lamar Pantherettes in a 1-0 hole to begin playoff series

Mistakes and missed opportunities put North Lamar Pantherettes in a 1-0 hole to begin playoff series

It was a game of mistakes and missed opportunities. That’s the way North Lamar softball coach Jimmy Fendley would describe Thursday’s game 1 loss to Bullard. North Lamar had their chances but in the end too many mistakes would be the difference in the 3-2 loss. Bullard scored all three of...

05/02/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar Athletes Prepare for State Meet

North Lamar Athletes Prepare for State Meet

Paris, TX – North Lamar High School athletes bought home medals and ribbons from the Area Spring Games on April 25-26 at Lovejoy High School.   Approximately 1,500 Special Olympic Athletes competed in track and field events, tennis, and soccer.  The athletes will go on to compete at the...

04/29/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar golfers compete at State Golf Tournament

North Lamar golfers compete at State Golf Tournament

NL senior Chase Pasternak (pictured above),  hitting a ball at the State Golf Tournament.  Other North Lamar players competing are Tanner Bowden, Daniel Durham, Jessup Crutchfield, and Levi Graham. ...

04/29/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar’s Chappell State Bound!

North Lamar’s Chappell State Bound!

North Lamar High School Freshman Baylee Chappell Advanced to State after placing 2nd with a 5’4” High Jump at Region. ...

04/29/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Upcoming Rodeo Sign-up's for Mutton Bustin' and JR Barrels are Today

Upcoming Rodeo Sign-up's for Mutton Bustin' and JR Barrels are Today

In preparation for the 55th Annual Paris Rodeo, TODAY (April 28th) is the day for JR Event contestants to sign-up.  Ages 6 & under Mutton Bustin’ and 10 & under JR Barrels contestants can sign up today 9am-3pm by calling 903-782-9000.  The rodeo will run Friday May 2nd and...

04/28/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Dual-threat carries North Lamar Pantherette Varsity past Kaufman 12-1

Dual-threat carries North Lamar Pantherette Varsity past Kaufman 12-1

Madison Morrison came up big at the dish and in the circle, leading North Lamar to a 12-1 win over Kaufman in game 2 of their playoff series on Saturday. Madison boosted her batting average thanks to a perfect 1-1 day at the plate to pace North Lamar . She singled in the third inning. Kaufman...

04/28/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Lady Patriots makes the most of 8 hits in 7-5 victory over Hughes Springs

Lady Patriots makes the most of 8 hits in 7-5 victory over Hughes Springs

Both Lady Patriots and Hughes Springs put runners aboard on Thursday, but it was Lady Patriots that was able to take advantage, pulling out a 7-5 win. Hughes Springs had nine hits compared with Lady Patriots’ eight, but Hughes Springs stranded seven runners on base. Lady Patriots staved...

04/26/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar Panthers fall to Pleasant Grove in final baseball game of regular Season

North Lamar Panthers fall to Pleasant Grove in final baseball game of regular Season

It was a winner-take-all game for the North Lamar Panthers Friday night at home against the Pleasant Grove Hawks. Both teams came into the game with 6-3 records, which was good enough for first place in the district. That would mean the winner would take the district title. Daniel Gibbons...

04/26/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar with a 'Perfect' start to their Playoffs

North Lamar with a 'Perfect' start to their Playoffs

Forty-seven pitches was all Madison Morrison needed to get through the game Thursday night. The North Lamar freshman mowed through the Kaufman lineup with ease. Fifteen batters walked to the plate and all 15 batters were retired in order as North Lamar defeated Kaufman 13-0 to open up the...

04/25/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar can't hold lead as they fall to crosstown rival Paris High

North Lamar can't hold lead as they fall to crosstown rival Paris High

Twenty-four hours after the Pleasant Grove Hawks lost to the Pittsburg Pirates, North Lamar looked to seize control of the District as they played crosstown rival Paris High at Hub Hollis Field. North Lamar jumped out to an early lead, but were unable to hold on as the Wildcats defeated the...

04/24/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Atlanta's seventh inning charge helps upend North Lamar Pantherette Varsity, 4-3

Atlanta's seventh inning charge helps upend North Lamar Pantherette Varsity, 4-3

A tight game was decided in the seventh inning as the North Lamar Pantherettes fell to Atlanta 4-3 in seven innings on Tuesday in Mt. Pleasant. Lauren Coursey did her part to help the Pantherettes try and defeat Atlanta. However, her efforts weren’t enough as Atlanta scored three runs in...

04/23/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar’s Waters Joins EOSC’s First Soccer Team

North Lamar’s Waters Joins EOSC’s First Soccer Team

Paris, TX –North Lamar High School senior, Preston Waters, signed the dotted line to join the Mountaineer soccer team at Eastern Oklahoma State College in its inaugural season beginning the fall of 2014.  EOSC, located in Wilburton, Oklahoma, is a member of the National Junior College...

04/22/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Panthers defeat Atlanta in pitching duel to remain atop the District

Panthers defeat Atlanta in pitching duel to remain atop the District

If you’re a fan of pitching, then you enjoyed Friday’s game against the North Lamar Panthers and the Atlanta Rabbits. Daniel Gibbons pitched a four-hit shutout as the Panthers defeated Atlanta 1-0 to remain tied at the top of district 13-3A. Daniel went the distance, allowing four...

04/20/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar Pantherettes lose final district game of season

North Lamar Pantherettes lose final district game of season

The North Lamar Pantherettes had trouble all night with the rise-ball that Atlanta pitcher Alaina Oliver pitched. North Lamar only managed four hits as they fell 7-2 on Senior Night. They only runs North Lamar could manage was a Tanna Huie two-run homer over the left filed fence in the fifth...

04/20/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor