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Former North Lamar student signs letter of intent

Former North Lamar student signs letter of intent

Buc Odie, North Lamar class of 2013, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Barclay College in Kansas. Odie has spent the last year in the gym working on his game, preparing for this. Buc Odie was the 2012 District Newcomer of the Year for the Panthers as well as the 2012...

06/26/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar Volleyball Camps

North Lamar Volleyball Camps

The North Lamar High School will be conducting a volleyball camp as listed below: ...

06/05/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar Panthers' baseball season ends in Regional Finals

North Lamar Panthers' baseball season ends in Regional Finals

On Friday night, the magical season of the North Lamar Panthers baseball team came to an end. The Panthers were just two games away from making the state tournament in Austin. After struggling in Game 1 of the series, North Lamar was hoping a game at their home field would yield better...

06/01/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar drops first game in playoff series with Argyle

North Lamar drops first game in playoff series with Argyle

For the first time during the 2014 playoffs, the North Lamar Panthers find themselves in a 0-1 hole going into game 2. For only the second time in 10 tries, the Panthers find themselves coming off a loss in the postseason. This loss, however, didn’t come in extra innings like the first...

05/30/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
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

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 the Times below to access the links: Game 1: Thursday night at McKinney...

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

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 Player- Lakyn Hutchison Sr Liberty-Eylau Pitcher of the Year-...

05/27/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar Panthers: Regional Finalists

North Lamar Panthers: Regional Finalists

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 the playoffs. With the win, North Lamar improved to 8-1 in the postseason...

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

Paris, TX – The North Lamar Athletic Booster Club was host to a Sports Banquet for athletes, coaches, parents, and guests on Tuesday, May 20 at Love Civic Center.  Media representatives Greg Higgins with eParis Extra, Steven Johnson, with East Texas Broadcasting, and Maddie Kuhn with The...

05/22/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar Panthers Playoff Games Available Online

North Lamar Panthers Playoff Games Available Online

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 drive out and support the team in person. However, if for some reason you are...

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 provided the offense and Brandon Dusenberry pitched a shutout as the North Lamar Panthers completed the two-game sweep of the Pittsburg Pirates in their Regional Quarterfinal playoff series. With the 1-0 win over Pittsburg, North Lamar advances to play Melissa-who defeated Ferris...

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

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 opportunities to walk away with a home victory but the Panthers found a way to...

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?

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 teams will be...

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

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 weather. The location of the game had to be moved as well because of the field...

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
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
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