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The Paris High Lady Cats will be offering basketball camps Monday, June 9 through Thursday, June 12.
This basketball camp for girls will run Monday through Thursday, June 9 – 12, from 9:00 A.M to 11:00 A.M.
Paris ISD will also host its first Girls Basketball Team Camp for Area incoming 7th – 9th Grade Student-Athletes. The camp will be run by Paris ISD, Cooper ISD, and Chisum ISD Coaches.
For more information on either camp, contact Theodore J. Mackey, PHS Girls Athletic Coordinator, Head Girls Basketball & Asst. Track at 903-737-7400 ext. 2523
The Paris Wildcat Youth Football Camp will be held June 9-12th from 8am-11:45am for students entering third grade though ninth grade at Wildcat Stadium.
The cost is $15 per camper and includes a t-shirt. For those unable to pay, they may still attend, but will not receive a t-shirt.
The camp will provide students with the opportunity to develop and improve their football skills. The camp includes football training. paced, pass oriented form of football designed to improve the skills of players without putting a physical on their bodies and reducing the chance of injury by strictly enforcing a NO CONTACT format.
The Paris Wildcat Coaching staff will be on hand to instruct the kids on drills, fundamentals, and technique training specific to individual positions.
Campers will be broken down by grade level as well as by individual offensive and defensive positions.
For more info contact Paris ISD athletic director/head football coach Steven Hohenberger at 903-495-1922.
There are eight teams remaining in Region 2 of the 3A Baseball playoffs. Half of those teams are all from the same district. North Lamar, Paris High, Pittsburg and Pleasant Grove are all still alive in the baseball tournament.
Unfortunately for them, though, two of those teams will be eliminated after this weekends action. That’s because all four of these teams will be competing against one another. North Lamar will face Pittsburg and Paris High will be playing Pleasant Grove.
It’s pretty incredible that all four of these teams are still alive. Of course the coaches of these teams aren’t surprised by the deep playoff run.
“I told people during the season the pitching [in District 13-3A] is the best I’ve seen since I’ve been here,” Pleasant Grove head coach Craig Jones said. “The playoffs are all about pitching and defense.”
He’s not the only coach to share that sentiment.
“Coach Jones has set the bar high for this District,” North Lamar coach Scott Igleheart said. “Tommy Stewart has done an amazing job in his first year as the coach at Pittsburg, and coach [Bill] Sikes keeps doing great things at Paris.”
Coach Stewart and Igleheart both talked about the two teams from the district that didn’t make the playoffs (Atlanta and Liberty Eylau) and how they feel like they could have won a few playoff series.
All four coaches are trying to get their teams ready for the weekends’ series. With at least two more games to be played, each team will have played the other four and possibly five times this year.
“All the cards are on the table,” said coach Jones. “We know them and they know us.”
“We know each other and try to take advantage of their weaknesses,” coach Stewart said.
Igleheart shared his concerns about playing Pittsburg another time. Beating a team twice in one season is hard enough, much less trying to beat them four times in one season.
None of the coaches would come right out and say this is the best district in 3A but they all gave it extremely high compliments.
“It’s the best district in the North and East,” coach Stewart said. “I’m not sure about the South though. There’s some good teams down there.
Coach Jones said he thinks the pitching is by far the best in the state but he didn’t want to speak about the offense. It’s a debate that is hard to prove. However, with four teams still alive it’s hard to say they’re not the best. For now, though, these teams are getting prepared for more playoff baseball. Of course, Daniel Gibbons may have summed this weekend up the best.
“We’re finished playing playoff baseball,” he said. “Now its time for District play.”
By: Greg Higgins, eParisExtra
Just ask Paris High’s small contingent of athletes who made the trip to Austin Saturday for the Class 3A Track and Field Championships at UT-Austin’s Mike Myers Stadium. They entered the meet with medal-stand aspirations in three events but could only bring back a fourth-place and a fifth-place finish as consolation prizes.
The bad fortunes actually started before the group packed for the trip. The boys 4×100 meter relay team had to make a last-minute substitution of one of its main legs when junior Leonel Gutierrez came up lame. Senior Jordan Sanders took Gutierrez’ place in the lineup that also include seniors Kenny Mason, Za King, and Josh Reynolds.
The exchanges weren’t as clean as they had been when the Cats easily won at regionals, and they finished a disappointing eighth place. Kennedale won the race with a time of 41.53, while Paris posted a 42.42.
Reynolds had hoped to challenge UCLA track signee Leon Powell of Kennedale in the 200-meter dash, but the Paris defensive end was slow out of the blocks and never a factor in the race. Powell won with a 21.01, while Reynolds came in fourth and just off the medal platform with a 21.69.
Meanwhile, senior Nish Robins was the lone Lady Cat representative. She finished fifth in discus with a throw of 123-0. Celine Markert of Yoakum won the event with a 145-0.
Robins, who took up the event just two months ago and has shown enough potential to warrant a track scholarship to Texas A&M-Commerce, knew she needed a big throw to get in medal contention. She reached 123-0 on her initial attempt, but fouled on 4 of her final 5 throws.
In team standings, Kennedale won the boys division, 50-32, over runnerup Gilmer. West Oso kept it from being a Kennedale sweep by edging the Lady Wildcats, 38-29, for the girls title.
At least the Cats were able to keep a bit of track history to themselves. Paris High still owns the state’s Class 3A record for the 4x200M Relay. Kennedale won this year’s event in 1:26.33, well off the 1:25.82 standard set by the 2013 Cats.