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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
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 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
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
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
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
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
NL Pantherettes Advance to Area Playoffs

NL Pantherettes Advance to Area Playoffs

The North Lamar Girls Volleyball team has advanced to the Area Playoffs. The first game will be held on Thursday, November 5th at 6:30pm in Greenville against the Rains Wildcats. Tickets at the gate are $4 for adults and $3 for students. The Playoff Games will also be aired on MIX 107.7...

11/04/2015 by eParisExtra
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
Panther and Wildcat Games Moved up to Thursday Night

Panther and Wildcat Games Moved up to Thursday Night

Paris Wildcats and North Lamar Panthers varsity football games have been moved to Thursday night as have all district varsity games due to possible inclement weather.  The Paris Wildcat team plays District 7-4A-1 game at Quinlan Ford Hobart Lytal Memorial Stadium, while the Panthers will play...

10/26/2015 by eParisExtra
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 Football Game Kick-off Moved to 5pm

North Lamar Football Game Kick-off Moved to 5pm

Due to the high chance of inclement weather and predicted heavy rains tonight, the North Lamar Panther Football game against the Princeton Panthers has been moved up two hours. Kickoff for the game will be at 5:00 p.m. at R.L. Maddox Stadium. ...

10/23/2015 by eParisExtra
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
Miscues Hurt Panthers in District Opener against Pittsburg

Miscues Hurt Panthers in District Opener against Pittsburg

(Photo by Adam Routon) Matt Gibbons waiting on a snap Friday Night. Head coach Tim Billings knew that his team would have to play pretty sound football heading into their district matchup with the Pittsburg Pirates. During pre-district play, the Panthers impressed fans with a 4-1 record. Last...

10/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Panthers suffer first loss against Van Vandals

Panthers suffer first loss against Van Vandals

(Photo by Maddy Routon) Trey Scudder with a touchdown reception for North Lamar against Van. Twelve months ago, the North Lamar Panthers walked into the Van Vandals stadium with a 4-0 record. They walked out of the stadium realizing they weren’t as good as they thought they were after a 45-13...

09/26/2015 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Panthers Dismantle Anna

North Lamar Panthers Dismantle Anna

(Photo by Maddy Routon) Javon Franklin avoiding a defender Friday night in Anna Friday night’s game between North Lamar and Anna was a game of two halves. It was homecoming for Anna on Friday night and they wanted nothing better than to upset the visiting Panthers. North Lamar, on the other...

09/19/2015 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Take Down State-Ranked Melissa

Pantherettes Take Down State-Ranked Melissa

The North Lamar Pantherettes welcomed the 19th ranked Melissa Lady Cardinals into North Lamar on Tuesday night. After four sets, the Pantherettes walked away with a 25-21, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21 victory. North Lamar, ranked 17th in the state,  had great play all night long from their leaders....

09/18/2015 by eParisExtra
North Lamar’s Offense Keeps Rolling

North Lamar’s Offense Keeps Rolling

In the first half of their game against the S&S Rams, the North Lamar Panthers ran a total of 20 plays on offense. The final play of the half was a quick run to let the time expire before halftime. In the previous 19 plays, the Panthers scored 41 points in route to a 51-21 victory on...

09/13/2015 by Greg Higgins