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After dropping the first two sets of Friday’s match against Community in nail-biting fashion, the North Lamar volleyball team was able to find its footing and take the next two sets. However, the rally proved to be too little too late, as Community took the match in five sets.

For the second week in a row, sophomore Matthew Sandlin had a stellar second half for the North Lamar Panthers. Unfortunately for him and the team it was a little too late as North Lamar lost to Canton 65–19.

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If you didn’t know better, you would have thought Tuesday’s game between North Lamar and Celina was a district contest or a playoff game. It wasn’t, however. It was just a pre-district game. Although Celina won the match in three sets (25–22, 25–14, 27–25), the game was much more competitive…

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Last week, football teams throughout the Red River Valley kicked off their seasons to mixed results. The high school football season marches on this Friday, and local teams hope to have shaken off the Week 1 jitters.

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The Prairiland Lady Patriots volleyball team took the short drive from Pattonville into Paris on Saturday for a meeting between two area teams. And ultimately, it was they who came out victorious in straight sets in their match against the North Lamar Pantherettes, winning 25-17, 25-11, 25-19.

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The North Lamar Panthers and Paris Wildcats cross country teams were busy this weekend, as each took part in an Avery-based tournament that saw both schools perform well.

It was a tale of two halves as North Lamar dropped their season opener 49–20 in Krum on Friday night. North Lamar won the scoreboard in the second half, but it was a little too late after falling behind in the first half.

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Thursday opens the first football game of the season at North Lamar as the Panthers host Quinlan Ford in a scrimmage at R. L. Maddox Stadium. The JV team will play at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity team at 7 p.m. There will be no charge at the gate.

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On the mound, North Lamar Panther Luke Parsons was just about as sure as they come. Now, he’s ready to test himself at the next level after recently signing to play for Eastfield College in Mesquite.

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The University Interscholastic League has announced modifications to its 2020-21 UIL calendar and updated Covid-19 risk mitigation guidelines, set to take effect Aug. 1.

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From a young age, North Lamar Pantherette Ashlyn Reavis knew she wanted to play softball at the collegiate level. Now, after years of hard work, dedication and determination, she’s ready to do just that at Nicholls State University.

Though 2020 was a challenging year for high school athletes — particularly those of spring sports — that didn’t stop North Lamar High School from celebrating the many accomplishments its athletes enjoyed this past year.

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On March 12, the North Lamar Panthers played two games in Frisco at a tournament. That was the last time the team would be together to play a game this season. The Panthers played 12 games out of a 30 game schedule and were 8-4 in those 12 games.