Author: Greg Higgins

North Lamar Continues District Domination in Win Over Paris

Through three games in district, the North Lamar Pantherettes have outscored their opponents 44-4. That total includes a 14-2 victory over crosstown rival Paris High on Friday night. The game was supposed to be played at Paris High. Rain earlier in the day, though, caused the game to be moved to Chisum High School. North Lamar is used to outstanding pitching. We’ve watched Reagan Richardson for three years now and enjoyed her dominance. However, a freshman for Paris High was equally impressive on Friday night. Richardson sat down 15 Lady Cats via the strikeout on Friday night while Saya Swain...

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Pantherettes Dominate in First District Win

The last time the North Lamar Pantherettes played Pleasant Grove, it was for the right to go to the state tournament in Austin. North Lamar outlasted the Lady Hawks in a three-game battle. This time it wasn’t for the right to play in Austin, but rather, for the first district win. Aided by a 10-run fourth inning, North Lamar jumped all over the visitors from Texarkana 14-1. The Pantherettes jumped out early thanks to a couple of walks and some sacrificing flies. North Lamar scored two in the first inning and one each in the second and third. While...

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Let the Madness Begin…

If the Super Bowl is the King of sporting events, then March Madness is the Queen. Of course that’s just my opinion. However, the way people fill out brackets and watch the tournament would suggest I’m not alone in my observation. Where else can you find a tournament like it? Sixty-four teams all looking to move on. And if we’re going to be honest here, it’s one of the few sporting events in which there is never a clear-cut favorite. One bad night here, one great shooting night over there and a number one seed can fall to a...

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Is Sir Charles Right?

Earlier this week, former NBA player and current television broadcaster Charles Barkley had some pretty harsh things to say about the NBA. He made comments about the NBA being a “bad product” right now. This, of course, has received a lot of attention in the media. The question isn’t about whether he is right or wrong, though. The question is why did he say it. Many people would argue this point for Barkley. There are only a couple of teams with a legitimate shot at winning a championship. It looks like Golden State and Cleveland are on a collision...

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Panthers with a Dramatic Win Against Pleasant Grove

  Photo:  Tyler Hill playing defense in a game earlier this season North Lamar has a knack for close games at home and Friday night was no different. With 3.5 seconds left in the game, Tyler Hill knocked down two free throws to put North Lamar up 37-35 over the Pleasant Grove Hawks. Pleasant Grove’s attempt to the game would be halted by an errant pass that was picked off by Hill. The game was back and forth until the fourth quarter. That’s when the Panthers took an eight point advantage. The Hawks, though, would make a comeback and...

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