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ALL-STAR SPORTS WEEK: LAMP’s Heo leads local participants in cross country

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 19, 2017)

Hundreds of track stars compete at the high school level every year in anonymity.

Even the best ones, such as LAMP junior Won Heo, can help their athletic program to a state championship, but their own classmates know little about their accomplishments.

Their efforts received a little recognition recently when the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association added boys and girls cross country to the competition in the 21st Alabama All-Star Sports Week.

Monson sees more success in future of LAMP athletics

Construction continues for the new LAMP school building. At the same time, new principal Matthew Monson is looking to improve the school’s athletic program. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 7, 2017)

After overseeing what is arguably the most successful season in the history of LAMP athletics, principal Matthew Monson is aiming for higher goals in 2017-18.

The Class 4A program likely will never field a football program and doesn’t have a golf team, but qualified or made an impact in eight of the 15 sports that have championship play, reaching the semifinals in baseball and winning the school’s first-ever sports title in boys’ cross country in 2016-17.

HS PLAYOFFS: LAMP’s playoff run ends

LAMP’s Austin Clark is unable to field a throw at first during the Tigers’ loss to UMS-Wright on Friday at Paterson Field. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 13, 2017)

LAMP’s magical run through the Class 4A playoff bracket came to a crashing halt at the hands of the defending state champions as the Golden Tigers ran out of gas and out of pitching on Friday afternoon at Paterson Field.

After battling UMS-Wright evenly through the first two games of the best-of-three semifinal series, the Tigers surrendered 11 unearned runs in an 18-0 loss to the Bulldogs that ended the season but did little to dampen their status as the region’s best team by reaching the semifinal round.

HS PLAYOFFS: Julian’s jewel lifts LAMP and forces Game 3 with UMS-Wright

LAMP second baseman Philip Julian leaps over UMS-Wright’s Will Chapman in the first game of the Class 4A semifinals Thursday at Paterson Field. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 12, 2017)

After watching their ace get rocked for 10 hits in the opener, LAMP fans wondered whether their team could bounce back in the second game of the best-of-three semifinal series against UMS-Wright at Paterson Field.

Philip Julian and his Golden Tigers teammates were up to the challenge, turning back the Bulldogs 4-1 in a showcase of pitching and defense that evened the series and forced a third and deciding game on Friday at 11 a.m. at Paterson Field.

HS PLAYOFFS: LAMP sweeps Munford; Tallassee falls to UMS

Lamp’s Parker Chavers slides into second on a stolen base during the Tigers’ win over Munford Saturday. (Photo by Drew Gayle)

By Tim Gayle and Graham Dunn
RRS Correspondent& RRS Editor
(May 7, 2017)

It took LAMP three playoff rounds to find the right combination of hitting, defense and pitching, but it came together in the Class 4A quarterfinals as the Golden Tigers crushed Munford 16-2 and 8-2 to advance to the semifinals for the third time in school history.

ACA, LAMP advance to softball regionals

ACA’s Kristen Boswell slides into third as LAMP’s Kayla Simpkins takes the throw in the Eagles’ win on Wednesday. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(May 4, 2017)

Chris Goodman had already made hotel reservations for the Alabama High School Athletic Association South Regional softball tournament next week in Gulf Shores. The Alabama Christian Academy coach and his players make an annual pilgrimage to the softball postseason.

After making an incredible run through the 4A Area 4 tournament bracket to reach the finals, LAMP coach Anthony Norris needed some assistance from Goodman.

HS PLAYOFFS: LAMP advances in walk-off fashion

LAMP players celebrate their walk-off win in Game 3 of the series win over Holtville on Saturday at Paterson Field. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 29, 2017)

LAMP had led Holtville for the previous 10 innings of Friday’s doubleheader in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs, but the Bulldogs’ improbable sixth-inning rally for a 6-4 victory to force a third game in the series was the type of gut-wrenching loss that could tear a team apart.

Pruett Singleton drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh to force in fellow senior Sawyer Batson with the game-winning run and send LAMP into the quarterfinals for the first time since 2011. LAMP (18-13) will play host to Munford next Friday in a best-of-three series beginning on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

HS PLAYOFFS: LAMP moves on to second round with win over Sipsey Valley

By Joey Chandler
Special to RRS
(April 23, 2017)

BUHL – A solo home run over the right field fence by LAMP senior Pruett Singleton was the difference in a 4-3 victory over Sipsey Valley on Saturday.

HS PLAYOFFS: LAMP splits with Sipsey Valley

By Joey Chandler
Special to RRS
(April 22, 2017)

BUHL – Sipsey Valley High School forced a Game 3 in its Class 4A first round playoff series against LAMP on Friday.

After falling to the Golden Tigers 8-0 in Game 1, the Bears rallied back to win the second game, 5-2. Game 3 is scheduled for noon on Saturday.

Local prep baseball teams set for postseason

Staff Report
(April 17, 2017)

The post season has arrived for high school baseball. But there are still a few holes to fill when it comes to opponents for teams in the River Region.

Over the weekend, several teams wrapped up playoff bids, including LAMP, which returns to the playoffs for the first time since 2012 and the first time in Class 4A.

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