PJC honors sophomores on men’s and women’s basketball squads

Recognized before their last home game Wednesday night were (from left) PJC sophomores Mike Harmon, Eddie Leal, Marcus Holt, Antonio Arnold, Anthony Adams and Morris Mitchell. Third from left is head men's basketball coach Chuck Taylor. (PJC Photo)

 

Standing with PJC women's head basketball coach Sean LeBeauf before the team's final home game Wednesday night are (from left) Brea Castro, Kelsei Ewings, Shanice Hill, and Voche' Martin. (PJC Photo)

Standing with PJC women’s head basketball coach Sean LeBeauf before the team’s final home game Wednesday night are (from left) Brea Castro, Kelsei Ewings, Shanice Hill, and Voche’ Martin. (PJC Photo)

 

 

 

Panola rallies from early deficit to beat Lady Dragons, 56-50, in Paris home season finale

Lady Dragons head coach Sean LeBeauf instructs his team during a timeout in the second half of Wednesday night's game with Panola. Seated from left are Voche' Martin (44), Maeghan Scott (22), Ashley Johnson (23), Kelsei Ewings (5) and Shanice Vaughan (15). Shown standing are Shanice Hill (3), Brea Castro (wr) and assistant coach Shakira Nettles (top right). (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards)

Lady Dragons head coach Sean LeBeauf instructs his team during a timeout in the second half of Wednesday night’s game with Panola. Seated from left are Voche’ Martin (44), Maeghan Scott (22), Ashley Johnson (23), Kelsei Ewings (5) and Shanice Vaughan (15). Shown standing are Shanice Hill (3), Brea Castro (wr) and assistant coach Shakira Nettles (top right). (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards)

By CHARLES RICHARDS

eParisExtra.com

PARIS – Panola College recovered from an 0-14 deficit and went on to defeat Paris Junior College 56-50 Wednesday night in a Region XIV women’s basketball game.

The Fillies swept the home-and-away series, completing their regular season at 14-16 overall and 6-10 in conference. Paris’ Lady Dragons fell to 10-17 overall and 5-10 in league play with one game remaining at San Jacinto on Saturday.

A win Saturday would give Paris the No. 6 seed in the eight-team Region XIV tournament next week at UT-Tyler’s Herrington Patriot Center. The likely playoff pairing is Paris vs. No. 3 seed Angelina at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Catarina Jones, who had half of Panola’s six 3-pointers, and Atoe Jackson scored 11 points each for the Fillies.

Voche’ Martin was 8-of-9 on her free throws and led Paris with 14 points, including 8-of-9 from the free throw line. Kelsei Ewings added 11 points.

From its poor start, Panola outscored the home team 29-9 for the remainder of the first half, then made the first four points of the second half to increase the lead to 13 points at 33-20.

Midway through the second half, Panola led 45-32, but the Lady Dragons scored 10 straight points to get within 45-42 at 7:06 to play.

Shanice Hill and Ewings made back-to-back 3-pointers – the Lady Dragons only points from outside – to get the drive going..

Shanica Baker’s drive and foul shot gave Panola a 52-46 lead with 2:51 to play, but goals by Ewings and Maeghan Scott got the Lady Dragons back in the game at 52-50 at 2:01.

Paris got the ball back, but Panola picked off an errant pass inside, which started a fast break the other way. The Fillies got the ball to Jones down court, and her lay-up gave Panola a 54-50 advantage at 1:05.

Paris missed its next shot, Panola rebounded, and Jackson added two insurance points on free throws with 40 seconds to play.

PANOLA  29-27—56

PARIS     23-27—50

Panola (14-16, 6-10) – Electra Roberts 2 2-2 6, Ashley Barry 12-2 4, Catarina Jones 4 0-0 11, Lanese B ough 2 0-0 5, Shantoria Taylor 1 0-0  Catarina Jones 4 0-0 11, Lanese B ough 2 0-0 5, Shantoria Taylor 1 0-0 3, Atoe Jackson 3 5-6 11, Paula Tarnhachowicz 0 0-0 0, Shanica Baker 3 3-3 9, Liz Handy 0 0-0 0, Rebecca Kolawole 0 0-0 0, Ashley Pickering 0 0-0 0, Dannisha Jackson 3 0-0 7, Amy Williams 0 0-0- 0, Kierra Campbell 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 12-13 56. 3-Pointers: 6 (Jones 3, Bough 1, Taylor 1, Jackson 1). Fouls: 15. Fouled Out: None.

Paris (10-17, 5-10) – Shanice Hill 1 0-2 3, Kelsei Ewings 4 2-2 11, Shanice Vaughan 3 0-0 6, Maeghan Scott 3 0-0 6, Ashley Johnson 3 2-2 8, Brea Castro 0 0-0 0, Adriene Small 1 0-0 2, Voche’ Martin 3 8-9 14. Totals: 18 12-15 50. 3-Pointers: 2 (Hill 1, Ewings 1). Fouls: 13. Fouled Out: None.

 

Paris ISD celebrates Texas Public Schools Week – March 4-8

Texas Public Schools Week

March 4-8, 2013

Video Contest - Enter for a chance to win $1,000 for your campus!

Go to www.celebratetps.org for contest rules and details.

PISD_SignMonday, March 4, 2013

 

      Paris ISD

            10:00 a.m. Texas Public Schools Week Grand Opening Ceremonies – Love Civic Center

 

      Aikin Elementary

Kindergarten Bring a Guest to Lunch – See your child’s teacher for specific times

      Justiss Elementary

10:00 a.m. Justiss Choir performs at Grand Opening of TPSW at Love Civic Center

Kindergarten parents invited to campus for lunch with students

 

Givens Early Childhood Center

Home/School connection project: “Texas:  Through Lil’ Wildcats Eyes”.

 

      Lamar County Head Start

Celebrating the Arts and Creativity in Public Schools

 

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

 

      Aikin Elementary

1st Grade Bring a Guest to Lunch – See your child’s teacher for specific times

5:45 p.m. – 2nd Grade Music Extravaganza – Classes of Blackmon, Cannon and Stephens

6:45 p.m. – 2nd Grade Music Extravaganza – Classes of Hutson, Burgess and Henderson

 

      Justiss Elementary

1st Grade parents invited to campus for lunch with students

 

Givens Early Childhood Center

Home/School connection project: “Texas:  Through Lil’ Wildcats Eyes”.

11:00 a.m. – Country Line Dance Skit – Classes of Miss Dingman, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Tindel

 

      Lamar County Head Start

Celebrating the Arts and Creativity in Public Schools

5:30 p.m. – Head Start presents “Dancing With the Stars” – Classes of Black, Raper, Morton, Williams                    and Brown

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

 

      Crockett Intermediate School

3:00 p.m. – 7th Grade PJH Cheerleaders will hold a pep rally for 6th Graders

 

      Aikin Elementary

2nd Grade Bring a Guest to Lunch – See your child’s teacher for specific times

 

      Justiss Elementary

2nd Grade parents invited to campus for lunch with students

 

Givens Early Childhood Center

Home/School connection project: “Texas:  Through Lil’ Wildcats Eyes”.

11:00 a.m. – Country Line Dance Skit – Classes of Mrs. Brazeal, Mrs. Gallegos and Mrs. Vick

 

      Lamar County Head Start

Celebrating the Arts and Creativity in Public Schools

5:30 p.m. – Head Start presents “Dancing With the Stars” – Classes of Carter, Rian, Briggle, Armstrong,              Killingsworth and Barker

 

 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

 

      Crockett Intermediate School

5:30 p.m. – 5th Grade STAAR and Sky Ranch parent meeting night – gym, cafeteria and band hall

 

      Aikin Elementary

3rd Grade Bring a Guest to Lunch – See your child’s teacher for specific times

6:30 p.m. – 2nd Grade Music Extravaganza – Classes of Kee, McFadden, Janes and Mosley

 

      Justiss Elementary

3rd Grade parents invited to campus for lunch with students

 

Givens Early Childhood Center

Home/School connection project: “Texas:  Through Lil’ Wildcats Eyes”.

11:00 a.m. – Country Line Dance Skit – Classes of Mrs. Gall and Mrs. Smith

 

      Lamar County Head Start

Celebrating the Arts and Creativity in Public Schools

 

 

Friday, March 8, 2013

 

      Paris Junior High School

2:30 to 3:35 p.m. – Paris Junior High Idol Contest

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – 1st Annual Wildcat Movie Madness

(a family event, students must be accompanied by an adult)

 

      Aikin Elementary

4th Grade Bring a Guest to Lunch – See your child’s teacher for specific times

 

      Justiss Elementary

4th Grade parents invited to campus for lunch with students

9:00 a.m. – Principal’s Texas Assembly

1:00 p.m.- Justiss Talent Show

 

Givens Early Childhood Center

Home/School connection project: “Texas:  Through Lil’ Wildcats Eyes”.

 

      Lamar County Head Start

Celebrating the Arts and Creativity in Public Schools

Lamar County Sheriff’s Department arrests & bookings during the period of February 27 – 28

Lamar County SheriffDamon Curtis Williams, 32, Speeding (Exceed Prima Facie Limit)

Waylon Glenn Gilbert, 31, Evading Arrest/Detention w/ Previous Conviction

David Allen Bradley, 24, Burglary of Habitation, Possession of Marijuana <2oz

Lloyd Kenyata Holbrook, 33, Failure to Identify – Giving False/Fictitious Information, Criminal Nonsupport

Safety at the forefront for Paris Junior College Board of Regents

Paris Junior College Board of Regents received a report on campus emergency preparedness from Chief of Campus Police Shane Boatwright and PJC President Dr. Pamela Anglin Monday evening.

PJCCampus police staffing levels were reviewed, as was the Dragon Alert System, which sends e-mails and text messages in the event of a weather or emergency warning.

Boatwright is conducting emergency drills in each building in Paris, Greenville and Sulphur Springs. The drills will continue through March until all employees have participated. He is also walking local police officers through each campus to familiarize themselves with building layouts, as they have time.

Regents recognized five outstanding music students who participated in the Texas Two-Year All State Choir clinic and concert in San Antonio, Feb. 13-16.  Attending were Myriah Sillers, Justin Cox, Edward Kelley, Katherine Wiebe and Riley Moore.

“These five students participated in a statewide audition,” said PJC music instructor and Director of Choirs Philip Briggs as he presented them to the Regents. “This is an individual effort on the part of these students. I tell them when they go into it, ‘this is your deal, if you want to do it, you pursue it.’ They are to be commended.”

Nationally recognized clinician Dr. Joey Martin from Texas State University at San Marcos conducted the choir. Some 26,000 teachers and students attended the convention, representing 35 colleges of the 50 Texas colleges. There were 120 total singers.

In other business, the Regents:

  • Heard that PJC’s financial position remains very good from Vice President of Business Services John Eastman, who said he was pleased considering the amount of construction at the college.
  • Received the racial profiling report as required by law. Chief Boatwright said the report pertains to 11 motor vehicle stops made on campus.
  • Were informed of cost analyses by program.
  • Received updates from Dr. Anglin. The legislative financial picture seems to be improving, and conceal carry legislation is likely to pass with no option for local control. Demolition of the Grimes Natural Science wing of the Administration Building is complete and renovations have begun. PJC will again present the Career Pathways program to Lamar County eighth-graders, at the invitation of superintendents, principals and counselors. PJC’s Career Coach program will be included in this year’s presentation. The goal is to get students thinking about careers and college programs to achieve their goals.
  • Accepted the retirement of Vice President of Business Services John Eastman and Vice President of Academic Studies Dwight Chaney effective August 31.