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

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

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

04/28/2014 by Greg Higgins
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
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

Aaron Edwards tagging a runner out at second base on a pick-off play. 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...

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

North Lamar with a 'Perfect' start to their Playoffs

Madison Morrison in the circle for North Lamar. Morrison pitched a perfect game against Kaufman. 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...

04/25/2014 by Greg Higgins
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

Brandon Dusenberry pitching against 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...

04/24/2014 by Greg Higgins
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

Lauren Coursey 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...

04/23/2014 by Greg Higgins