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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
Littlest 'J' Come up Big in OT Win at Crosstown Showdown

Littlest 'J' Come up Big in OT Win at Crosstown Showdown

Just before the start of Saturday’s 71-59 overtime win over crosstown rival North Lamar in the Wildcat Gym, a Paris High student waving a homemade sign tried to get the home crowd to join him in a chant of “J-Squad.” He was referencing, of course, the starting five of the 8th-ranked Cats...

02/08/2016 by Tim Taylor
Pantherettes Win Third in a Row

Pantherettes Win Third in a Row

After starting the first half of district play with a 2-3 record the North Lamar Pantherettes find themselves with a 5-3 record with two games left. This, in part, thanks to a 54-46 win at Atlanta. This is the second team that defeated North Lamar during the first half of district only to lose...

02/04/2016 by Greg Higgins
Crosstown Showdown on Saturday at Wildcat Gym

Crosstown Showdown on Saturday at Wildcat Gym

Crosstown Showdown between the boys basketball teams from Paris High School and North Lamar High School on Saturday, February 6th at the Wildcat Gym. The Paris High School baseball team will be holding a chilli supper fundraiser during alll the games (serving from 3:30pm-7:30pm) in the PHS...

02/04/2016 by eParisExtra
Cats Close Out Leopards, 63-45

Cats Close Out Leopards, 63-45

For three quarters the Liberty-Eylau Leopards had the 8th-ranked Paris Wildcats right where they wanted them, but the Cats finished the District 15-4A game in championship form, 63-45, to move one step closer to defending their district title. Pictured:  Moving Jalon Pipkins to point guard,...

02/03/2016 by Tim Taylor
Pantherettes Survive in Pittsburg

Pantherettes Survive in Pittsburg

For the first time during district the North Lamar Pantherettes have won two games in a row and have a winning record because of it (3-4). North Lamar upended Pittsburg on the road 44-40. (Photo by Bev. White) North Lamar trailed 22-15 at the half but their defense only allowed the Lady...

02/03/2016 by Greg Higgins
North Lamar Speeds Past Pittsburg Behind Big Second Half

North Lamar Speeds Past Pittsburg Behind Big Second Half

The North Lamar Panthers led 27-25 at the half. Then, they proceeded to out score the Pirates 44-31 in the second half on thier way to a 71-56 victory on the road. North Lamar finishes the first half of district with a 2-3 record and will be on the road in Atlanta Tuesday night. North...

02/03/2016 by Greg Higgins
PJC Alum to Play Basketball in Italy

PJC Alum to Play Basketball in Italy

‪ Paris Junior College alumni Phil Hawkins, flew out from the U.S. last week to start his international basketball career with Basket Bastia based in Assisi, Italy. Phil, originally from Washington, DC, played under Coach Chuck Taylor and graduated from PJC and Texas State University. Here he...

01/30/2016 by eParisExtra
Pantherettes Put Together a Complete Game Against Liberty Eylau

Pantherettes Put Together a Complete Game Against Liberty Eylau

For one of the first times all year, the North Lamar Pantherettes put together a complete game as they beat Liberty Eylau 52-33. This was much different than the 49-23 loss North Lamar suffered earlier at Liberty Eylau. It was a game in which the Pantherettes only managed four points in the...

01/28/2016 by Greg Higgins
Cats Reject Hawks' District Challenge

Cats Reject Hawks' District Challenge

The official halfway mark of the District 15-4A boys basketball chase will be reached on Friday, but the 7th-ranked Paris Wildcats may have emphatically slammed the door on any obstacle in the way of repeating as district champions with a 66-43 win over the Pleasant Grove Hawks Tuesday night in...

01/28/2016 by Tim Taylor
Panthers Can't Find a Rhythm Against Pleasant Grove

Panthers Can't Find a Rhythm Against Pleasant Grove

The North Lamar Panthers managed 17 points in the first half. Pleasant Grove had 22 in the first quarter and 15 in the second quarter. It was a rough way to start the game, as North Lamar only made three field goals in the half. Pleasant Grove knocked down 13 on their way to a 64-45...

01/26/2016 by Greg Higgins
Prairiland wins Three over Chisum

Prairiland wins Three over Chisum

The Prairiland Junior High boys won 3 of the 4 games against Chisum on Thursday night. The 7th grade B team won 20-6 over the Mustangs. Connor Stark and Greg Jaral each had 6 points. Lincoln Smith scored fout. Justin Eudy and Josiah Higgins had two each. The 7th grade A team won 39-23. Jeremiah...

01/25/2016 by Greg Higgins
Ladycats Finish First Half of District Race

Ladycats Finish First Half of District Race

The Paris Ladycats closed out the first half of District 15-4A with a 66-56 loss Friday to Pittsburg in the Wildcat Gym.  It was a familiar story for the Paris varsity girls, who were competitive early before the game degenerated into a turnover-filled foulfest. There were a total of 53 fouls...

01/24/2016 by eParisExtra
Cats Rediscover Their Shooting Groove

Cats Rediscover Their Shooting Groove

Most coaches would love to have Billy Mack Steed’s problems: A top 10 team with just 2 losses all season and a talented starting lineup that makes the Cats a serious state contender.  Lately, however, the Paris boys basketball team has lost some glimmer off that promise while mired in a...

01/24/2016 by Tim Taylor
Stone 8th Girls Paris Tournament Champs

Stone 8th Girls Paris Tournament Champs

Stone 8th Grade Girls were the Paris Tournament Champs on January 9, 2016. Pictured Above:  Stone 8th Girls Basketball – Front row, left to right, Lexi Brown, Ashlyn Reavis, Jaycie Proctor and Misty Stephens; back row, Coach Lindsey Blackshear, Sophia Johnson, Reyna Hildreth, Chloe...

01/19/2016 by eParisExtra
Ladycats Try to End Winless Skid Friday Against Pantherettes

Ladycats Try to End Winless Skid Friday Against Pantherettes

The North Lamar Pantherettes turned up the defensive pressure to hold the Paris Ladycats to 15 points over the final three periods and race to a 49-25 District 15-4A win Monday night in the Panther Gym. For the second straight game, the Ladycats got off to a strong start but inconsistent play...

01/19/2016 by Tim Taylor
North Lamar Cruises Past Atlanta in District Opener

North Lamar Cruises Past Atlanta in District Opener

It wasn’t pretty at times but the North Lamar Panthers took care of business and defeated the Atlanta Rabbits for their first district win of the season. The Panthers (1-0) were never really in jeopardy of losing the game. Atlanta never scored more than 13 points in a quarter and North...

01/18/2016 by Greg Higgins
Leopards Leave Paris with Double Vision

Leopards Leave Paris with Double Vision

Excuse District 15-4A opponents if it looks like they’re seeing double.  J. Embry of Paris seems to be everywhere, blocking shots, getting rebounds, breaking the press in the backcourt and leading it in the frontcourt, producing acrobatic dunks, and, most of all, scoring. Liberty-Eylau found...

01/18/2016 by Tim Taylor