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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
Pantherettes softball season comes to an end in Mineola

Pantherettes softball season comes to an end in Mineola

Madison Morrison in the circle for North Lamar. 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...

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

Daniel Gibbons 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

Madison Morrison delivers a pitch against Bullard in Game 1 of North Lamar’s Area round matchup. 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...

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

North Lamar Athletes Prepare for State Meet

North Lamar athletes and their coaches will participate in the State Special Olympics Summer Games in May. Those who will compete, pictured front from row left, are Joey Klaber, Helena Dyck, and Jamie Hofer. In back are Danielle Todd, Coach Paula Liles, Michael Thomas, Coach Sherry Kuhl, Josh...

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