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Ron Gardenhire visits PJC baseball team

Ron Gardenhire visits PJC baseball team

Ron Gardenhire (white shirt) takes a photo with the PJC baseball team. The Paris Junior College baseball team had an unexpected visitor attend a squad game recently.  Former Minnesota Twins manager and 1977 alumnus Ron Gardenhire stopped by to show his wife Carol the campus and...

10/20/2014 by Greg Higgins
High School Bass Fishing Team Wins Tournament

High School Bass Fishing Team Wins Tournament

Mason Hamm of Paris High School and Ty Waggoner of North Lamar High School, representing the Lamar County High School Bass Fishing Team, won the Texas High School Bass Association (THSBA) tournament at Lake O’ the Pines on October 4. Paris, TX – The Lamar County High School Bass Fishing...

10/20/2014 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar evens District record with win over Quinlan Ford

North Lamar evens District record with win over Quinlan Ford

(Photo by Adam Routon)Chris Hoffmaster wrapping up the Quinlan Ford quarterback Friday night. Things didn’t start off so well for the North Lamar Panthers (5–2, 1–1) in their second District game of the season. However, they ended nicely as the Panthers were able to defeat Quinlan Ford...

10/19/2014 by Greg Higgins
Week 8 Football Recap

Week 8 Football Recap

Week eight is behind us and we watched two streaks fall Friday night; one losing and one winning. Another team started off slow but ended on the right foot. Princeton 65 Paris High 64 It was a game that was back and forth all night and you had the sense that whoever had the ball last, would win...

10/18/2014 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar opens up District play with a loss to Pittsburg

North Lamar opens up District play with a loss to Pittsburg

(Photo by Adam Routon)Keitron Reed looking for a block against Pittsburg in the Panthers’ District Opener. The North Lamar Panthers’ District season couldn’t have started off in a worse way Friday night. From the opening kickoff until the final buzzer, the game was not pretty...

10/12/2014 by Greg Higgins
Weather wreaks havoc on area football games: Week 6 Recap

Weather wreaks havoc on area football games: Week 6 Recap

As all four Lamar county teams played football Friday night, mother nature wreaked havoc in her own way. Every game, with the exception of the North Lamar game, was delayed due to lightning in the area. The Paris High game was even postponed until Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Pittsburg 36 North...

10/11/2014 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar taking one game at a Time

North Lamar taking one game at a Time

(Photo by Adam Routon)Keitron Reed Running the ball in the season opener for the Panthers If you spend anytime talking to coach Tim Billings, you realize fast that his philosophy hasn’t changed much from day one. He believes in taking one game at a time. As a matter of fact, he often refers...

10/09/2014 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar suffers first loss of the season; finish preseason with a 4-1 Record

North Lamar suffers first loss of the season; finish preseason with a 4-1 Record

(Photo by Adam Routon)North Lamar running back Keitron Reed fighting for yardage in a game earlier this season. Van – North Lamar head football coach Tim Billings was excited for the opportunity to play the Van Vandals on Friday night. Depending on which poll you look at, the Vandals are...

09/27/2014 by Greg Higgins
Paris High getting set to take on second ranked Argyle

Paris High getting set to take on second ranked Argyle

(Photo by Bill Higgins)Quez Allen taking a snap earlier this year against Melissa. The Paris High Wildcats have a chance to finish their pre-district schedule with a 4–1 record. The only thing standing in their way from accomplishing that feat is the Argyle Eagles. The Eagles enter the game...

09/25/2014 by Greg Higgins
Paris High with another pre-district victory despite Mistakes

Paris High with another pre-district victory despite Mistakes

(Photo by Bill Higgins)Quez Allen taking a snap earlier this year against Melissa. Longview – When looking at the schedule before the season started, it was quite certain that the Paris High Wildcats had their work cut out for them before district started. Having already played Mt....

09/21/2014 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar keeps rolling with a win on Homecoming

North Lamar keeps rolling with a win on Homecoming

(Photo by Adam Routon)North Lamar runs onto the field prior to their Homecoming Game Friday night. Paris – The North Lamar Panthers welcomed the Anna Coyotes to R.L. Maddox stadium for their 2014 Homecoming game. The Panthers, trying to build on a 3–0 start to the season, did not...

09/20/2014 by Greg Higgins
Area Football Review - Week 4

Area Football Review - Week 4

Week four of the High School football season is in the books. Two of the teams celebrated Homecomings, while the other two played on the road. Here’s the breakdown: Paris High – 34   Palestine – 13 Palestine jumped out to a 7-0 lead over the Wildcats in Palestine. Paris High...

09/20/2014 by Greg Higgins
High School Football Week Three Recap

High School Football Week Three Recap

Week three of the High School Football season is behind us, with three of the local teams in action. The Chisum Mustangs had their bye week, but the North Lamar Panthers, Paris High Wildcats and Prairiland Patriots were all in action. Prairiland 29 – Clarksville 19 After starting out on...

09/13/2014 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar holds off an S & S comeback to remain Undefeated

North Lamar holds off an S & S comeback to remain Undefeated

(Photo by Adam Routon)North Lamar offense in the huddle prior to the opening play in Friday night’s win against S & S. Sadler, TX – It wasn’t pretty by any stretch of the imagination but a win is a win and the North Lamar Panthers (3–0) will take the 24 – 22 victory...

09/13/2014 by Greg Higgins
Area Football Scores: Week 2

Area Football Scores: Week 2

Week two of the High School Football season is behind us. Here is a quick glance at the scores. Recaps for games will be posted as they become available. North Lamar 35     Whitesboro 27 North Lamar used a strong running game to defeat the Bearcats at R.L. Maddox stadium. The Panthers had 401...

09/06/2014 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar uses big plays to defeat Whitesboro Friday Night

North Lamar uses big plays to defeat Whitesboro Friday Night

(Photo by Bill Higgins) Ty Waggoner (14), Brandon Halladay (77) and Tyler Anthony look to the sideline during Friday Night’s game against Whitesboro. Paris – Last year the North Lamar Panthers finished the football season with a 2-8 record. Two games into the season this year and...

09/06/2014 by Greg Higgins
Paris High Coach Hohenberger is Building Relationships that will Last Beyond Football

Paris High Coach Hohenberger is Building Relationships that will Last Beyond Football

Coach Hohenberger along with his wife and kids. Before I could even sit down for my weekly interview with Paris High head coach Steven Hohenberger, he was asking me a question. He opened a book on his desk and right before reading a passage out of it, he said, “Let me ask you a question....

09/02/2014 by Greg Higgins
Chisum with a thrilling rally to defeat Prairiland on opening Night

Chisum with a thrilling rally to defeat Prairiland on opening Night

(Photo by Bill Higgins)Chisum quarterback Nick Tisdell drops back for a pass Friday night against Prairiland. Paris – The Chisum Mustangs found themselves in a big hole Friday night to their cross-county rivals Prairiland Patriots. Chisum, down by as many as 14 points, never lost hope in...

09/01/2014 by Greg Higgins
Paris High dominates Mt. Pleasant to open 2014 football Season

Paris High dominates Mt. Pleasant to open 2014 football Season

Paris High School head football coach and athletic director Steven Hohenberger. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards) Mt. Pleasant – The Paris High Wildcats opened the 2014 football season much the same way they finished the 2013 regular season as they dominated the Mt. Pleasant Tigers...

08/31/2014 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar opens season with dramatic win against Commerce

North Lamar opens season with dramatic win against Commerce

Photo by Bill HigginsTrey Scudder (7), Hunter Reeves (30), Samaki Walker (19) and Tyler Anthony (15) chase down a Commerce player Friday night. Paris – Friday night’s game between North Lamar and Commerce had everything you could ever hope for when talking about a High School...

08/30/2014 by Greg Higgins