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WildCats Travel Great Lengths to Play Baseball

WildCats Travel Great Lengths to Play Baseball

Homer’s classic epic The Odyssey received a modern remake in the Class 4A bi-district baseball playoff series between the Paris Wildcats and Spring Hill Panthers.  Unfortunately for Paris, the Cats never found their way home as Spring Hill completed a 2-0 series sweep with a 5-0 shutout...

05/11/2015 by Tim Taylor
PHS Moore Will Need to Be Fast-Change Ninja

PHS Moore Will Need to Be Fast-Change Ninja

Like most senior girls, one of the difficult decisions Shawnte Moore had to make this semester was what to wear to prom.  Moore made her choice this past week, but her second-place finish in long jump at Friday’s Region 2-4A Track and Field Championships has unexpectedly thrown a wrench into...

05/05/2015 by Tim Taylor
Win over Rabbits Sends Cats to Playoffs

Win over Rabbits Sends Cats to Playoffs

For the second straight year, the Paris Wildcats needed, and got, a late-season win over the Atlanta Rabbits to qualify for the baseball playoffs. In 2014, it was a play-in game to decide the district’s fourth seed after both teams finished district play with 4-6 records.  Friday, it was a...

05/05/2015 by Tim Taylor
WildCats' Hits Find Pirates' Gloves in Loss

WildCats' Hits Find Pirates' Gloves in Loss

Wednesday’s 5-1 District 15-4A loss at Pittsburg left Paris head baseball coach Bill Sikes with both good and bad news. “We hit the ball really well,” he said.  For a team that has scored a grand total of 8 runs in 6 district games against schools not named Liberty-Eylau, the...

05/01/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS All-District Soccer Teams Selected

PHS All-District Soccer Teams Selected

District 11-4A soccer coaches have announced their postseason awards, with Paris Wildcats and Lady Cats featured prominently on the lists. Senior defender Leonel Gutierrez tops the boys list by being named MVP.  The 4-year starter led the Cats to an overall record of 15-6 and the district...

04/29/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Steed Picked for Top Coaching Award

PHS Steed Picked for Top Coaching Award

The Paris Wildcats boys basketball team operated under the radar for most of the year, but the Cats’ most successful season in school history didn’t go unnoticed at the state level.  The incredible 35-1 run earned head coach Billy Mack Steed a statewide coach of the year...

04/28/2015 by eParisExtra
Yates Wins Discus at Area Track Meet

Yates Wins Discus at Area Track Meet

Tierra Yates (pictured right) out-distanced the field by 14 feet to easily win the girls discus title at Thursday’s Area 15-16 track and field meet in Bullard.  The Paris junior’s winning throw was 113 feet, 9.75 inches. Yates leads a contingent of Paris High entries who qualified...

04/27/2015 by eParisExtra
North Lamar's Dickey Throws Curve in WildCats' Playoff Plans

North Lamar's Dickey Throws Curve in WildCats' Playoff Plans

North Lamar junior lefthander Kevin Dickey showed a sweeping curve ball that froze Wildcat hitters or made them look helpless  on awkward swings at air, and he drove in three big Panther runs as NL swept the crosstown baseball series with a 5-3 decision Tuesday at Hub Hollis Field. Dickey...

04/23/2015 by Tim Taylor
North Lamar Wins Final Crosstown Showdown

North Lamar Wins Final Crosstown Showdown

The last series of Crosstown Showdowns took place Tuesday night between the Paris High Wildcats and the North Lamar Panthers. Both the boys varsity baseball team and the lady pantherettes won their games. It was a 5-3 win for the NL boys over Paris at Hub Hollis Field.   ...

04/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Lady Cats Host Pantherettes in Finale

Lady Cats Host Pantherettes in Finale

The Paris Lady Cats came close to ending a 3-year district softball victory drought, but an error-filled sixth inning led to a 3-run rally by host Liberty-Eylau Friday as the Lady Leopards held on for a 6-2 win. Paris closes out the 2015 season Tuesday by hosting North Lamar at the Paris Junior...

04/20/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Wildcats Improve Playoff Standing with Win

PHS Wildcats Improve Playoff Standing with Win

The Paris Wildcats took a big step towards cementing a berth in the playoffs with a 5-1 win Friday at Libety-Eylau. The win evens the Cats’ record in the District 15-4A baseball chase at 3-3, pulls them into a tie with Atlanta for third place, and gives them a 2-game lead over L-E and...

04/20/2015 by Tim Taylor
PHS's Yates Defends District Discus Title

PHS's Yates Defends District Discus Title

Paris High participated in the District 15-4A Track and Field Championships Wednesday in Atlanta and qualified 11 entries in individual events and a 5 relays for the Area 15-16 track meet to be held in Bullard on April 23. Liberty-Eylau won team titles in the girls and JV boys divisions, while...

04/17/2015 by eParisExtra
WildCats Sick over Missed Opportunities on the Baseball Field

WildCats Sick over Missed Opportunities on the Baseball Field

Paris head baseball coach Bill Sikes awoke Tuesday morning feeling a bit under the weather.  He left Hub Hollis Field later that evening with a different kind of sick feeling. For the second time in the opening round of District 15-4A games, his Cats lost a closely-contested, 2-1, 9-inning...

04/16/2015 by Tim Taylor
Tennis Team Wins at Atlanta Meet

Tennis Team Wins at Atlanta Meet

The Paris High tennis team warmed up for the District 15-4A Championships by placing highly in several divisions at a recent tournament in Atlanta. Sophomore Matt Cochran won the boys singles championship, while senior Michael Montgomery took the consolation bracket. In girls singles, sophomore...

04/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Top-Ranked PG Continues District Romp

Top-Ranked PG Continues District Romp

The Pleasant Grove Hawks are ranked No. 1 in the state among Class 4A teams by the website txhighschoolbaseball.com.  While it remains to be seen if the Hawks will book their traditional trip to the state finals, they definitely appear to belong in a league of their own as far as District...

04/13/2015 by Tim Taylor
Cats 'Scratch & Claw' to 2nd District Win

Cats 'Scratch & Claw' to 2nd District Win

The U.S. military is known for its Shock & Awe offensive campaigns.  For the Paris Wildcats baseball team, the 2015 District 15-4A season is defined by head coach Bill Sikes as Scratch & Claw. The Cats’ latest effort was a 2-0 decision over the Pittsburg Pirates Tuesday night at...

04/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Lady Cats Have Another Strong Showing at Track Meet

Lady Cats Have Another Strong Showing at Track Meet

The Paris High girls track and field team continued its strong season Friday by taking second place to host Sulphur Springs in a 6-team meet.  It’s the final practice meet before the District 15-4A Championships on April 16 in Atlanta. The Lady Cats won the 800-meter relay and long jump...

04/07/2015 by eParisExtra
Steed's Speed Costs WildCats in Extra Innings Against NL

Steed's Speed Costs WildCats in Extra Innings Against NL

Speed kills, even in the clock-less sport of baseball. On a night when righthanders Phillip Sikes and Ty Jones matched pitch for pitch into extra innings, North Lamar leadoff hitter Brayden Steed stole the spotlight by scoring the first and final runs in the Panthers’ 2-1, 9-inning win over...

04/06/2015 by Tim Taylor
Wildcats Take Tennis Wins at Greenville

Wildcats Take Tennis Wins at Greenville

The Paris High tennis team returned from a recent tournament in Greenville with a pair of second-place finishes and a couple of consolation championships. Sophomore Matt Cochran was runnerup in boys singles, while the team of seniors Matt Kirby and Brandon Phelps finished second in boys...

04/03/2015 by Tim Taylor
Paris PowerliftingTrio Finish in State Top 10

Paris PowerliftingTrio Finish in State Top 10

A trio of Paris High powerlifters represented the school with top 10 finishes at the Texas Division 2 (Class 4A) State Championships Saturday in Abilene. Junior Dennis Coleman had the top finish with a 7th-place showing in the 242-pound weight class.  His series total of 1,535 pounds included...

03/31/2015 by eParisExtra