Author: Greg Higgins

Princeton Dominates NL in Duel of the Panthers

The North Lamar Panthers traveled south to face the Princeton Panthers on Friday night. NL came into the game searching for their first district win, while Princeton was tied for the district lead at 2-0. NL looked to continue the offensive success they had seen the week before while improving on defense and eliminating mistakes. After all, giving up an average of 46 points and 1.5 turnovers per game in district play will not get you in the win column. The game had the feel of a defensive struggle at the beginning as a battle for field position dominated...

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The Fall Classic by Greg Higgins

Going into the League Championship Series, MLB, as well as the television networks, couldn’t have been happier. The four largest cities were represented on both sides so no matter who won, there would be huge television ratings to be had. Now, the ideal matchup for ratings would have been the Yankees and the Dodgers. Second best, would have probably been the Yankees and the Cubs. However, the Dodgers haven’t been to the Fall Classic since 1988, while the Cubs broke their World Series drought with a victory last season. Of course, the Yankees are the team everyone either loves...

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Panthers Come Up Short in Shootout With L-E

    Week 2 of District 7-4A football brought the Liberty-Eylau Leopards to town. LE and North Lamar both came in with 0-1 records, with LE losing to Paris last week while NL fell to Anna. Although the Panthers were missing some key players to injury, expectations from Coach Aaron Emeyabbi and his staff were high coming into this game. NL would take the opening drive for 39 yards before giving the ball up with their first fumble of the night. The Panthers finished the preseason plus 6 in turnovers but would lose 3 fumbles on Friday night, all...

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North Lamar Band Member of the Week: Logan Liles

In every band production, there are a group of people that help make the production fun to watch. While musicians are playing their instrument and moving from one place to another, there is another group of students that aren’t playing instruments. These students are tossing rifles, sabres, and flags. They are known as the color guard. ”My older brother was a part of the band, and I saw how much he loved it. I saw how positive the environment was and I wanted to be a part of it.” – Logan Liles Since Logan didn’t play any instruments, she...

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Panthers Claw Canton 35-13

It was Homecoming again…this time for the Canton Eagles. North Lamar came into the last preseason game of the year after losing three straight games by a combined total of 11 points. With an especially frustrating loss to Pottsboro last week, NL looked to get back in the win column heading into the mid-season bye. After both teams traded punts on their first possessions, NL started to see some glimpses of their week 4 nemesis, penalties. Two drive-extending penalties allowed Canton to punch the ball in from a yard out, giving the Eagles a 7-0 lead with 3:08 remaining in the first...

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