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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
Panthers Upset Princeton to Open District Soccer

Panthers Upset Princeton to Open District Soccer

The North Lamar Panthers carried a seven-game winning streak into Friday night’s matchup against Princeton. Heading into the district opener, the Panthers knew they would be put to the test as Princeton came into the match undefeated and ranked number six in the state. Coach Aaron Welch...

02/23/2015 by eParisExtra
Panthers Claw Cardinals

Panthers Claw Cardinals

North Lamar’s varsity squad (8-3-3) took the field to face the Melissa Cardinals (5-7-2) on Friday the 13th.  North Lamar was confident, coming in with a six-game win streak; however, the Cardinals were quick to show that they were not going to be number seven without a fight. Just under...

02/16/2015 by eParisExtra
Pantherettes Lose to Pleasant Grove

Pantherettes Lose to Pleasant Grove

The North Lamar Girls Varsity Basketball team travelled to Pleasant Grove on Tuesday, February 10th and lost 55-39. Senior Kylie Halstead scored 13 points and had nine rebounds. Lexie Stephens scored five points with seven rebounds. Both Madison Morrison and Bailey Jones scored seven points. ...

02/11/2015 by eParisExtra
NL Pantherettes Beat Visting Melissa

NL Pantherettes Beat Visting Melissa

Last night, 12/16,  the North Lamar Girls Basketball team beat the visiting Melissa team 47-31. Leading the Pantherettes offensively was Bailey Exum with six points.  Aaryn Honeywood and Kylie Halstead both scored five points. Bailey Jones had six rebounds and scored 2 points. ...

12/17/2014 by eParisExtra
Stankus Places at TISCA Invitational

Stankus Places at TISCA Invitational

North Lamar junior Olivia Stankus advanced to the finals at the North Texas 4 ATexas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (TISCA) Invitational Swim Meet in Frisco. Swimming in the finals on Saturday, December 13th, Olivia finished 3rd in the girls 100 Yard Back with a 1:01:81 and 4th in...

12/14/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Pantherettes Continue Winning Streak

North Lamar Pantherettes Continue Winning Streak

The NL Pantherettes played in the Edgewood Tournament yesterday and beat Wills Point 55-21. The NL girls varsity basketball team is now 9-2. Kylie Halstead was to top scorer with 19 points. Bailey Jones had 8 rebounds and scored one and Lexie Stephens had seven steals and 2 pts. Madison...

12/12/2014 by eParisExtra
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
Pantherettes Clinch District Volleyball Title

Pantherettes Clinch District Volleyball Title

Ashleigh McFatridge The 25th-ranked North Lamar Pantherettes clinched the District 15-4A volleyball championship Tuesday with a hard-fought and entertaining 26-28, 25-14, 25-18, 25-23 win over the Paris Lady Cats in the Panther Gym. NL, 31-8 overall, remains perfect in district play at 8-0 with...

10/23/2014 by Tim Taylor
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
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
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