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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
Cats Make Quick Work of Pittsburg, 78-35

Cats Make Quick Work of Pittsburg, 78-35

The 5th-ranked Paris Wildcats exploded for a 15-0 lead at Pittsburg Tuesday night before the Pirates finally found their side of the scoreboard with their first points midway through the first quarter. Unfazed, the Cats responded with a 3-point play and 18-2 lead when a lone Pirate fan urged on...

02/11/2016 by Tim Taylor
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
Header by Hall Gives Ladycats 1-0 Win

Header by Hall Gives Ladycats 1-0 Win

The third time proved charming for the Paris Ladycats who finally subdued their 2015 season-ending adversary, the Crandall Lady Pirates, 1-0, on a goal by sophomore Katy Hall with just 5:04 remaining in their pre-district soccer match Tuesday night at Wildcat Stadium. Crandall eliminated a...

02/03/2016 by Tim Taylor
PHS Swim Team Advances to Regionals

PHS Swim Team Advances to Regionals

On Saturday, the Paris High School Swim Team competed at the District 10-5A Swimming Championships at Austin College in Sherman. The girls swim team came in second with a total of 76 points and the boys team finished 4th with a total of 39 points.  Both relay teams advanced to the Regional...

02/01/2016 by eParisExtra
Gates, Hall Score in Ladycats' Win

Gates, Hall Score in Ladycats' Win

The Paris Ladycats got a goal apiece from their two forward strikers to win a pre-district match Tuesday at Community, 2-1. Junior Tieren Gates and sophomore Katy Hall each netted goals, while Gates assisted on Hall’s tally. Paris, now 4-6-2 for the season, travels to Kilgore Friday for a...

01/29/2016 by Tim Taylor
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
Family Ties Lead Cats to Title Match

Family Ties Lead Cats to Title Match

When Jeremy Beshirs took over the Paris boys soccer program 7 seasons ago, he adoped the slogan of “Family” for his Wildcat teams.  The Cats have taken the call phrase to heart at the Kennedale Invitational and it’s earned them a repeat appearance in Saturday’s 6:30 p.m. championship...

01/24/2016 by Tim Taylor
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
Paris Soccer Teams Post Wins

Paris Soccer Teams Post Wins

The Paris High boys and girls soccer teams braved the wind, rain, and cold Thursday to notch a pair of routs in opening round tournament play. The Ladycats blanked Quinlan Ford, 6-0, at the Highway 5 Cup in Melissa.  Midfielders Monica Silva and Estephany Balderas each scored a pair of goals,...

01/23/2016 by Tim Taylor
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
Wildcats Rally Past Terrell in Title Game

Wildcats Rally Past Terrell in Title Game

One player followed his coach’s advice.  Another one didn’t. The player who did, Wildcat sophomore Nick Mitchell, scored the first goal of his varsity career to finish an improbable comeback day at the R.K. Hall & Kings Classic soccer tournament as host Paris rallied to score twice in...

01/18/2016 by Tim Taylor
Shutouts Rule on Day 1 of Tournament

Shutouts Rule on Day 1 of Tournament

Shutouts were the order of the first day of tournament action in the R.K. Hall & Kings Classic at Wildcat Stadium.  All six opening-day matches produced zeros on the losing side of the scoreboard including wins by both Paris teams. Pictured: A foul on Colin Harris in the final 5 minutes...

01/15/2016 by Tim Taylor
PHS Swim Team Competes at McKinney Invitational

PHS Swim Team Competes at McKinney Invitational

Last Saturday the Paris High School swim team, coached by Seanda Gilbert, traveled to McKinney to compete in the annual McKinney Invitational Swim Meet. Nineteen schools competed in the meet. The girl Ladycat swimmers finished 5th out of 15 teams, just behind three McKinney high school teams...

01/14/2016 by eParisExtra
Wildcats Close Pre-District with Win

Wildcats Close Pre-District with Win

The Paris Wildcats, who dropped three notches to No. 5 in the weekly state coaches rankings following Saturday’s loss at Dallas Lincoln, closed out the pre-district portion of their basketball schedule Monday with a 68-31 win at Melissa.  In the process, they handed coach Billy Mack Steed...

01/13/2016 by Tim Taylor
Mount Pleasant Rallies Past Ladycats in Soccer, 2-1

Mount Pleasant Rallies Past Ladycats in Soccer, 2-1

The Paris Ladycats scored first, but the Mount Pleasant Lady Tigers rallied for a pair of goals to take a 2-1 decision Tuesday in varsity girls soccer at Wildcat Stadium Paris, now 1-2-1 for the season, will host the R. K. Hall & Kings Classic tournament starting Thursday.  The Ladycats’...

01/13/2016 by Tim Taylor
Ladycats Place 2nd in Kennedale Soccer

Ladycats Place 2nd in Kennedale Soccer

The Paris Ladycats soccer team returned from the Kennedale Ladykat Soccer Invitational with the runner-up trophy among a star-studded field of 12 teams, 6 of which are ranked in the regional preseason coaches rankings. Although the tournament has a random matchup format that doesn’t include...

01/11/2016 by Tim Taylor
No. 2 Cats Fall to No. 5 Lincoln, 70-60

No. 2 Cats Fall to No. 5 Lincoln, 70-60

For the second week in a row, the Paris Wildcats missed a golden opportunity to vault into the state’s No. 1 ranking among Class 4A boys basketball teams.   The 2nd-ranked Cats fell to No. 5 Dallas Lincoln, 70-60, Saturday, in a physical game played at P. C. Cobb Fieldhouse. Pictured:...

01/11/2016 by Tim Taylor
Trojans Take Tourney Trophy, End Wildcat Streak

Trojans Take Tourney Trophy, End Wildcat Streak

The Hot Springs Trojans ended the 51-game regular season win streak of the Paris Wildcats to take home the championship trophy of the sixth annual Guaranty Bank & Trust Paris Holiday Invitational Wednesday with a 53-45 decision in the Wildcat Gym.  Although school is closed for the...

01/02/2016 by Tim Taylor