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Community Choir Concert Dazzled Audience Monday Night

Community Choir Concert Dazzled Audience Monday Night

On Monday night, the Paris Community Choir presented their annual spring concert. The choir, a feature of the Paris Community Theatre sang a collection of songs that were designed to “put a smile on your face” according to choir director Pat Fowzer. The theme for this year’s concert was...

05/22/2015 by Greg Higgins
Panthers Cruise Past Bullard in Bi-District Playoffs

Panthers Cruise Past Bullard in Bi-District Playoffs

(Photo by Bill Higgins) Levi Porter walking the ball up against Paris High earlier in the season. It didn’t take long for the North Lamar Panthers to assert themselves as the dominant team Tuesday night. In their Bi-District matchup with Bullard, the Panthers started fast and cruised to a...

02/25/2015 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Season Draws to Close

Pantherettes Season Draws to Close

(Photo by Bev White) Kylie Halstead driving towards the basket Friday night against Canton There are certain events in life in which a person walks away from saddened because it’s over. Perhaps it’s a movie in which an actor/actress gives such an incredible performance that the...

02/23/2015 by Greg Higgins
Paris Wildcats Season Ends as Liberty-Eylau Wins Rematch

Paris Wildcats Season Ends as Liberty-Eylau Wins Rematch

(Photo by Bill Higgins)Jordan Williams with the opening touchdown of the night against LE. Everything that went in Paris’ direction the first two weeks of the playoffs went against them on Friday night against the Liberty-Eylau Leopards. The Paris Wildcats season came to an end in the same...

11/29/2014 by Greg Higgins
Paris Wildcats Defeat Sanger in Area Round Playoffs

Paris Wildcats Defeat Sanger in Area Round Playoffs

(Photo by Adam Routon)Quez Allen breaks up the middle for a 79 yard touchdown run Friday night. Denison – For the second week in a row, the Paris Wildcats jumped on their opponent early. Last week, Paris shocked the seventh-ranked Van Vandals and this week it was the Sanger Indians....

11/22/2014 by Greg Higgins
Wildcats Upset Van in Bi-District Playoff Matchup

Wildcats Upset Van in Bi-District Playoff Matchup

(Photo by Adam Routon)KD Scott with a touchdown reception in Paris’ Bi-District win over Van Thursday night. It didn’t start the way Coach Steven Hohenberger wanted, but the Bi-District playoff game with Van finished exactly how he had hoped. Paris fell behind 6-0 after the Vandals...

11/14/2014 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar's season comes to a sudden end as Paris High dominates in final Game

North Lamar's season comes to a sudden end as Paris High dominates in final Game

(Photo by Adam Routon)Quarterback Versache Buchanan trying to escape a tackle Friday Night. The North Lamar Panthers struggled early in ball games during the district season and Friday night was no exception. Even though a playoff berth was on the line, the Panthers could not get going against...

11/08/2014 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar's comeback bid comes up just short in loss to Liberty Eylau

North Lamar's comeback bid comes up just short in loss to Liberty Eylau

(Photo by Adam Routon)Tyler Anthony tackling the LE running back Friday night. Coming into Friday night’s game, the scenario was extremely simple for the North Lamar Panthers. Win one of their final two games and they are guaranteed a spot in the post season. If they lose both games, they...

11/02/2014 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar shocks Princeton to move into first place tie in District

North Lamar shocks Princeton to move into first place tie in District

(Photo by Adam Routon)Cheerleaders celebrating with the players after the game Friday night. When the final horn went off Friday night, you could hear a pin drop on the home side of the stadium. The Princeton crowd sat stunned as the visiting North Lamar Panthers had just knocked off the...

10/25/2014 by Greg Higgins
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