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Two Lady Dragons basketball players sign

Two Lady Dragons basketball players sign

Tiffany Murdock and Kierra Smith have signed to continue their education and playing careers after Paris Junior College. Murdock was a guard and Smith played as a forward for the Lady Dragons basketball team. Paris Junior College women’s basketball players Kierra Smith (left) and Tiffany...

04/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Panthers Remarkable Journey Comes to an End

Panthers Remarkable Journey Comes to an End

It was a journey that started in November as the North Lamar Panthers took the court against Sherman. It was a journey that took them to the American Airlines Center. A journey that had them playing against top 10 teams in Texas. It was a journey that saw them make the regional semifinals for...

03/07/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Advances to Regional Tournament with Win Over Pleasant Grove

North Lamar Advances to Regional Tournament with Win Over Pleasant Grove

The rubber match between the North Lamar Panthers and the Pleasant Grove Hawks wasn’t just another game. The two district rivals hooked up for a chance to represent the district in the Regional Tournament this weekend in Commerce. The two teams split their district meetings earlier in...

03/02/2016 by Greg Higgins
Wildcats Return to Regionals at Commerce

Wildcats Return to Regionals at Commerce

The 5th-ranked Paris Wildcats shot 57% from the field, racked up 28 assists, slammed down another 8 crowd-pleasing dunks, and featured 3 players who each scored at least 20 points Tuesday night in an dominant, 86-67 regional quarterfinal win over District 15-4A rival Liberty-Eylau in a game...

03/02/2016 by Tim Taylor
North Lamar: Area Champs

North Lamar: Area Champs

It took the North Lamar Panthers a half to get things together, but when they did, it was over for Athens. North Lamar led 39-34 at the break. The third quarter, though, was a different story. The Panthers defense held Athens to only four points in the quarter while the offense scored 19 on...

02/29/2016 by Greg Higgins
Eagles' Playoff Flight Grounded by Cats; Next Game Tuesday Night

Eagles' Playoff Flight Grounded by Cats; Next Game Tuesday Night

Tight Defense Sets the Pace for Cats’ Rout Jalen Wallace gets a steal on one end of the court and converts a runner in the paint on the other end despite being undercut on the play.  The 5th-ranked Cats grounded the playoff flight of the Canton Eagles, 87-47, Saturday night in Sulphur...

02/28/2016 by Tim Taylor
Basketball Playoff Games

Basketball Playoff Games

Area high school boys basketball teams continue their playoff championships this weekend. The Paris Wildcats face Canton in Sulphur Springs on Saturday at 7pm. The North Lamar Panthers also play on Saturday in Sulphur Springs. The Panthers play Athens at 2pm. Roxton Lions playoff game versus...

02/26/2016 by eParisExtra
Panthers Cruise in Bi-District Win over Gilmer

Panthers Cruise in Bi-District Win over Gilmer

Versache Buchanan and Levi Porter got off to a hot start as the Panthers easily took care of Gilmer in the Bi-District round of the playoffs. Versache scored a team high 21 points as North Lamar defeated the Buckeyes 74-50. Photo by Beverly White Versache and Levi scored the first 10 points...

02/25/2016 by Greg Higgins
Seniors Honored One More Time in Playoff Loss

Seniors Honored One More Time in Playoff Loss

With 40 seconds left to play in the game, coach Harp made sure his five seniors were in the ball game. Alex Honeywood, Michaela Smith, Sierra Rice, Sydney Chadwick and Bill Jones stood on the court together for the last time. It wasn’t the way they wanted their high school basketball...

02/24/2016 by Greg Higgins
PHS Wildcats Trounce Spring Hill in Playoffs

PHS Wildcats Trounce Spring Hill in Playoffs

The 5th-ranked Paris Wildcats recorded 18 steals and 7 blocks on the defensive end and cashed those opportunities into 8 dunks, 21 offensive rebounds, and 22 assists on the other end to thoroughly overwhelm the Spring Hill Panthers, 77-38, Tuesday night at Emory Rains in a Class 4A bi-district...

02/24/2016 by Tim Taylor
Area Basketball Play off Dates Set

Area Basketball Play off Dates Set

All of the area high school boys basketball teams are in the playoffs this year. Both the Paris Widlcats and the North Lamar Panthers play on Tuesday evening, February 23rd.  The Wildcats face Spring Hill at 7:30pm at Emory Rains High School and the Panthers vs. Gilmer at 7pm at Sulphur...

02/19/2016 by eParisExtra
PHS Playoff Game Announced

PHS Playoff Game Announced

The Paris High School’s first Playoff Game has been announced. The Wildcats will face Spring Hill on Tuesday February, 23rd at Emory Rains. Basketball tip off will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Paris Wildcats will be the home team. The PHS Athletic Office is taking orders for playoff...

02/18/2016 by eParisExtra
Panthers Clinch Playoff Spot in Win Over LE

Panthers Clinch Playoff Spot in Win Over LE

Levi Porter put in 31 points and Tyler Hill added 12 as North Lamar cruised to a 68-55 victory Friday night against Liberty-Eylau. The win puts North Lamar back in the playoffs. Seeding is still to be determined based on Tuesday’s games. Pictured:  (Photo by Beverly White) Levi Porter...

02/17/2016 by Greg Higgins
Cats Finish Perfect 10-0 District Run

Cats Finish Perfect 10-0 District Run

The Paris Wildcats closed out a perfect 10-0 run through District 15-4A with a 71-26 rout of the Atlanta Rabbits Tuesday night in Atlanta. Paris held leads of 22-2, 41-12, and 61-17 after each quarter break. The win pushed the season record for the 5th-ranked Cats to 30-2.  Paris opens the...

02/17/2016 by eParisExtra
Cats Repeat as District Champions

Cats Repeat as District Champions

Before Friday night’s 60-41 win over the Pleasant Grove Hawks that locked up another District 15-4A title, the 5th-ranked Paris Wildcats honored five members from the Class of 2016 on Senior Night in the Wildcat Gym. First-year varsity players Clint Franklin and Ty Clemons joined the core of...

02/15/2016 by Tim Taylor
Prairiland Junior High Boys end Season with Wins

Prairiland Junior High Boys end Season with Wins

The Patriots won all four games at Chisum to finish the season. The 7th grade B team won 14-7. Lincoln Smith scored 8. Justin Eudy hit a three-pointer. Connor Stark made 2 and Greg Jaral finished with one. Jeremiah Harrison led the scoring with 16 points. Brylee Galloway followed with six....

02/13/2016 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Finishes Season with Fifth Straight Win

North Lamar Finishes Season with Fifth Straight Win

The first time the North Lamar Pantherettes took the court against Pleasant Grove, the Lady Hawks knocked down six three point baskets in the first quarter on their way to a 72-50 win. On Tuesday night, they only hit one in the opening quarter. This time, the Pantherettes secured the victory...

02/12/2016 by Greg Higgins
Ladycats End Season with Overtime Loss

Ladycats End Season with Overtime Loss

The Paris Ladycats took Pittsburg to overtime Tuesday on the Lady Pirates’ Senior Night, but a season-long habit of poor ball-handling and excessive fouls derailed their chances of ending the 2015-16 season on a winning note. Pittsburg (2-8 in District 15-4A) beat Paris (0-10), 66-63, which...

02/11/2016 by eParisExtra
Prairiland beats Cooper

Prairiland beats Cooper

The 7th grade Prairiland Patriots defeated the Cooper Bulldogs 44-17 at Patriot gym last Thursday. Corbin Watson had a breakout game with 16 points. Canyon May followed with seven. Jeremiah Harrison scored six, Ryan Butler five and Brylee Galloway and Lane Cornmesser finished with four. The 8th...

02/08/2016 by Greg Higgins
Pantherettes Survive Against Paris

Pantherettes Survive Against Paris

It had everything you could want in a rivalry-type game. In the end, though, it was a Bill Jones layup at the buzzer that gave the Pantherettes a 51-49 victory. Both teams battled back and forth most of the game. The first half ended in a 21-21 tie. It was the third quarter in which North...

02/08/2016 by Greg Higgins