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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...

1 hour ago by Tim Taylor
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
Princeton Snaps Cats' 18-Game District Streak

Princeton Snaps Cats' 18-Game District Streak

(Photo by Bill Higgins)Paris’ Running Back Dren Rollerson during a game earlier this year. On the eve of Friday’s District 7-4A-1 showdown with Princeton at Wildcat Stadium, a Paris assistant coach said bluntly, “They can’t stop us.” He was right. However, 75 miles...

10/19/2014 by Tim Taylor
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
Wildcat Win Takes 2 Days to Finish

Wildcat Win Takes 2 Days to Finish

Final score: Paris 24, Liberty-Eylau 7.  Length of game: 19 hours, 2 minutes. (Photo by Bill Higgins) It began with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Friday, Oct. 10, and was quickly interrupted by a downpour and lightning warning system that sent fans at Wildcat Stadium scurrying for cover.  When the...

10/11/2014 by Tim Taylor
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
Paris Girls, Led by Ruthart, Win Stinger Golf

Paris Girls, Led by Ruthart, Win Stinger Golf

The Paris girls golf team, led by senior Alli Ruthart‘s medalist round of 87, won the Denison Fall Stinger Classic at Tanglewood Resort Monday.  Paris shot a combined 409, which was 70 shots better than runnerup Denison. Ruthart beat Pleasant Grove’s Hannah Haltom by a stroke for...

10/08/2014 by Tim Taylor
Lady Cats Sweep Past Pittsburg in Volleyball

Lady Cats Sweep Past Pittsburg in Volleyball

The Paris Lady Cats bounced back from a pair of tough District 15-4A losses last week by blitzing the Pittsburg Lady Pirates, 25-13, 25-6, 25-13, Tuesday night in the Wildcat Gym. The win evened Paris’ district mark to 2-2 as the team closes out the first round Friday vs. Liberty-Eylau. ...

10/08/2014 by Tim Taylor
Eagles Out-Punch Cats in Round One, 38-14

Eagles Out-Punch Cats in Round One, 38-14

(Photo by Bill Higgins)Quez Allen taking a snap earlier this year against Melissa. In a classic mismatch of a heavyweight prize fighter paired with a amateur flyweight, defending state champion Argyle pummeled the Paris Wildcats Friday with a series of gut punches before sending the Cats to the...

09/28/2014 by Tim Taylor
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
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
Wildcat Mistakes Lead to First Loss of Year, 51-41

Wildcat Mistakes Lead to First Loss of Year, 51-41

(Photo by Bill Higgins)Paris Defense tried to contain highly-ranked Chapel Hill in Tyler on Friday night. Two schools known for their team speed put on a marathon track meet Friday night at Tyler Chapel Hill Bulldog Stadium that wasn’t decided until a failed 4th-and-6 gamble by the Paris...

09/14/2014 by Tim Taylor
High School Football Week Three Recap

High School Football Week Three Recap

Week three of the High School Football season is behind us, with three of the local teams in action. The Chisum Mustangs had their bye week, but the North Lamar Panthers, Paris High Wildcats and Prairiland Patriots were all in action. Prairiland 29 – Clarksville 19 After starting out on...

09/13/2014 by Greg Higgins