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North Lamar Gets by Pittsburg Thanks to Strong Second Half

North Lamar Gets by Pittsburg Thanks to Strong Second Half

The North Lamar Pantherettes have made a habit of getting off to a slow start in district play. Last Friday they only scored four points in the first half on their way to a 49-23 loss at Liberty Eylau. In Tuesday’s 48-35 victory over Pittsburg it was much of the same. North Lamar scored...

01/14/2016 by Greg Higgins
Prairiland 7th Grade Boys get 2nd in Tournament

Prairiland 7th Grade Boys get 2nd in Tournament

The Prairiland 7th grade boys got 2nd place in the Mt. Vernon Tournament Saturday. They defeated Rivercrest in the first game 31-25. Brylee Galloway led the way with 9 points, Jeremiah Harrison had seven, Canyon May and Blake Ballard each scored five, Corbin Watson and Eli Rolen had two each,...

01/12/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Holds Against Bonham

North Lamar Holds Against Bonham

For the first three quarters on Friday night against Bonham, the North Lamar Panthers looked as if they may be peeking. The passes were crisp, the defense was solid and the score was reflecting the effort. Pictured: Levi Porter looking for someone to pass the ball to The Panthers had a...

01/11/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Girls Struggle in Greenville Tournament

North Lamar Girls Struggle in Greenville Tournament

Coming off a pair of a season opening victories, Coach Duanna Ewell led the JV and Varsity squads into competition in the Greenville tournament this weekend. In a tournament based on points, every goal, tie and victory was crucial to making the finals round. Each team played three games in the...

01/11/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Girls Kickoff 2016 Soccer Season Against Greenville

North Lamar Girls Kickoff 2016 Soccer Season Against Greenville

The North Lamar Pantherette soccer team finished the 2015 season as the most successful team in program history after advancing to the third round of the state tournament. With several returning starters, lots of new talent moving up from last year’s JV district champion team and a very...

01/11/2016 by Greg Higgins
Patriots Jr High Win Four at Red Lick

Patriots Jr High Win Four at Red Lick

All four Prairiland Junior High boys’ basketball teams came away with wins Thursday night at Red Lick. The 7th grade B team won 12-8.  Greg Jaral had 5 points. Justin Eudy hit a three pointer. Connor Stark and Josiah Higgins each had 2 points. The 7th grade A team won a tough game 39-33....

01/08/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Falls in Consolation Championship at Paris Holiday Tournament

North Lamar Falls in Consolation Championship at Paris Holiday Tournament

After sweeping through Pool Play in the Paris Holiday Tournament, the North Lamar Panthers found themselves in the championship bracket. This bracket, however, wasn’t as kind to the Panthers as they lost in the Consolation Championship match to Clarksville. Pictured: Jake Stewart getting...

01/02/2016 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Fall to Melissa, Despite Strong Third Quarter

Pantherettes Fall to Melissa, Despite Strong Third Quarter

The North Lamar Pantherettes couldn’t take advantage of a strong third quarter in a 47-37 loss to Melissa. North Lamar only gave up two points in the third quarter but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Lady Cardinals. It took a little while to adjust to the different environment for both...

12/17/2015 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Beats Melissa on a Tip-in at the Buzzer

North Lamar Beats Melissa on a Tip-in at the Buzzer

It was the perfect setting for a perfect ending. Standing just inside the Dallas Mavericks logo, Levi Porter dribbled with less than ten seconds to play. North Lamar trailed 51-50 to the Melissa Cardinals. Levi waited until there was about six seconds left on the clock and he made his move....

12/17/2015 by Greg Higgins
Panthers Finish in Third Place at Wills Point Tournament

Panthers Finish in Third Place at Wills Point Tournament

The North Lamar Panthers took home third place in the Wills Point tournament over the weekend. They defeated Wills Point, Dallas Christian and All Saints. Their only loss came to the hands of Lindale. North Lamar – 50 Wills Point – 39 Julique Franklin – 13 points Grant...

12/15/2015 by Greg Higgins
Jr. High Patriots Sweep Bulldogs

Jr. High Patriots Sweep Bulldogs

 All three Prairiland Junior High boys’ basketball teams came out on top Monday night against Cooper. The B team won 22-13. Greg Jaral led all scoring with 6 points. Camron Jackson and Lincoln Smith had 4 points each, while Austin Kelly, Kedryn Browner, and Pablo Peralta all scored...

12/01/2015 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar's Defense Helps Anchor Third Win of Season

North Lamar's Defense Helps Anchor Third Win of Season

The Pantherettes defense only allowed four point in the second quarter and zero points in the third on their way to a 40-35 win in their home opener against Gunter. The defense held Gunter to 23% shooting on 11 of 47 while causing 20 turnovers in the game. North Lamar opened up the game on a...

11/27/2015 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar’s Youth Football Wins Championship

North Lamar’s Youth Football Wins Championship

The 5th and 6th grade North Lamar Panthers Youth Football Team earned their third consecutive championship after beating Hugo at the Super Bowl on November 7 at Prairiland. Participating teams play from August to November on Saturday mornings rotating games from one varsity field to another. ...

11/19/2015 by Greg Higgins
Prairiland Junior High opens Basketball Season

Prairiland Junior High opens Basketball Season

The Prairiland 7th grade B team lost a close game to DeKalb 6-8. Peyton Aaron, Lincoln Smith, and Greg Jaral all had two points. The 8th grade B team came away with a 15-6 victory. Pablo Peralta had 6 points, Kedryn Browner five, and Austin Kelly had four. The 7th grade A team won 29-26. The...

11/17/2015 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes' Season Comes to an End at Regional Quarterfinals

Pantherettes' Season Comes to an End at Regional Quarterfinals

It was the same round of the playoffs and the same opponent where the North Lamar season ended a year ago. Spring Hill knocked out the Pantherettes in 2014 in four sets. This year, the venue was different but the outcome was the same. North Lamar lost in three straight sets to the sixth...

11/12/2015 by Greg Higgins
Crosstown Showdown Doesn't Go the Way North Lamar Planned

Crosstown Showdown Doesn't Go the Way North Lamar Planned

(Photo by Maddy Routon) North Lamar defense trying to bring down T.D. Williams of Paris High It had all the makings of a Hollywood ending. Not only was it against your crosstown rival, but it was for a playoff berth as well. Throw in the fact that sophomore Matt Gibbons was making his first...

11/08/2015 by Greg Higgins
Panthers Fall Short Against LE

Panthers Fall Short Against LE

(Photo by Adam Routon) Sam Cowling with a reception and touchdown against LE Thursday night. It would have been really easy for the North Lamar Panthers to fold up shop on Thursday night. At the 9:05 mark of the 2nd quarter, the Liberty Eylau Leopards scored on a 4th and goal from the one yard...

10/31/2015 by Greg Higgins
Prairiland Land Jr. High Splits with Mt. Vernon

Prairiland Land Jr. High Splits with Mt. Vernon

The 7th grade Patriots beat Mt. Vernon 24-12. Quarterback Ryan Butler was four for four on pass completions. All of his completions were to running back Jeremiah Harrison. Harrison scored all four touchdowns for the Patriots. The offensive line blocked well for the backs. Center Greg Jaral took...

10/30/2015 by Greg Higgins
Princeton Too Much for Panthers

Princeton Too Much for Panthers

(Photo by Maddy Routon) Javon Franklin with a touchdown run against Princeton Friday night. “I thought it was our worst game of the year.” Those are the words from head coach Tim Billings after his team lost 49-28 to the visiting Princeton Panthers. “We’ve had games in which we had...

10/24/2015 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Bounces Back to Even District Record

North Lamar Bounces Back to Even District Record

(Photo by Maddy Routon) Julique Franklin running the opening kickoff back 62 yards for a touchdown. It’s hard to imagine a game being over before it started, but that’s about how it happened for the North Lamar Panthers Friday night. North Lamar took on the Quinlan Ford Panthers on the road...

10/17/2015 by Greg Higgins