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Cats Force Game 3, but Hornets Advance

Cats Force Game 3, but Hornets Advance

After a listless 4-0 loss on Thursday to Athens in the opening game of their best-of-three Area Round playoff series, the Paris Wildcats returned to West Mesquite Tillery Field on Saturday hopeful not to go down without a fight. Photo by:  Tony Corso Images They landed a haymaker in Game 2 as...

05/16/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cats Force Game 3, but Hornets Advance

Cats Force Game 3, but Hornets Advance

Paris High School senior Channing Parker outdueled Athens ace Brandon Boyd to pitch the Wildcats to a 2-1 win in Game 2 Saturday of their best-of-3 Area Round playoff series at West Mesquite Tillery Field. But with the Cats seemingly on their way to a comeback series win, the Hornets regained...

05/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
Hornets Sting Cats in Game 1, 4-0

Hornets Sting Cats in Game 1, 4-0

The Paris Wildcats got a walk by Zach Norris in the fifth inning to break up a perfect game and a single from Cody Conway in the sixth to break up a no-hitter by Athens pitcher Emanuel Hernandez, but little else went right for the Cats Thursday as they dropped Game 1 of their best-of-3 Area...

05/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
Wildcats advance on back-to-back shutouts

Wildcats advance on back-to-back shutouts

Baseball teams that can combine great pitching with timely hitting and solid defense can make long playoff runs. Photo:  Phillip Sikes, Tony Corso Images Such was the case for the Paris Wildcats, who got back-to-back shutouts from junior Phillip Sikes and senior Channing Parker to dispatch the...

05/08/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris vs. Gilmer Baseball Series Set

Paris vs. Gilmer Baseball Series Set

The Paris vs. Gilmer bi-district best-of-3 playoff series will be contested at the neutral site of Atlanta.  Game 1 is scheduled for Friday, 6 p.m.  Game 2 will be Saturday, 11 a.m., and Game 3, if needed, will follow 30 minutes after the completion of Game 2. The winner of the Paris-Gilmer...

05/04/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cats Prepare for Playoffs vs. Gilmer

Cats Prepare for Playoffs vs. Gilmer

The Paris Wildcats warmed up for their upcoming bi-district playoff series vs. Gilmer with a 4-2 win over the Gunter Tigers Saturday in a game played at Whitesboro. Paris (18-7), the third-place team from District 15-4A, faces Gilmer (12-8), the District 16 runnerup, in a first-round series...

05/01/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cats Win District Finale on Senior Night

Cats Win District Finale on Senior Night

The Paris Wildcats made efficient use of their 6 hits on offense, while junior Phillip Sikes scattered 7 Atlanta hits in a 6-1 win over the Rabbits Tuesday at Hub Hollis Field. The game closed out the District 15-4 A schedule.  The Cats, now 17-7 overall, finished in third place with a 6-4...

04/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cochran Finishes Third at Regionals

Cochran Finishes Third at Regionals

Paris High junior Matt Cochran finished third at this year’s Region 2-4 A Tennis Championships in boys singles to qualify as an alternate to the state tournament. Cochran, seeded third at regionals, beat No. 4-seeded Luis Flores of in the first round, then upset No. 2 seed and last year’s...

04/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
Stormy finish between the NL Panthers and rival Wildcats

Stormy finish between the NL Panthers and rival Wildcats

Paris head baseball coach Bill Sikes had an eery feeling prior to Saturday night’s District 15-4A makeup game at crosstown rival North Lamar. “Both teams were quiet, the stands were quiet,” he said.  “It was one of the wierdest Paris-North Lamar games I’ve ever been involved in.  Of...

04/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Hawks Run-Rule Cats, 10-0

Hawks Run-Rule Cats, 10-0

The Paris Wildcats fell to the third-ranked Pleasant Grove Hawks Friday night at Hawk Field, 10-0, in a game that was ended with 1 out in the fifth by the run rule. Hawk junior Caleb Bolden raised his pitching record to 7-0 with a 1-hitter, a leadoff single by Phillip Sikes in the second...

04/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cats Dominate All-District Boys Soccer

Cats Dominate All-District Boys Soccer

As expected, the District 11-4A boys soccer champions Paris Wildcats dominated this season’s all-district superlatives.  The Cats, 11-9-3, were undefeated in district before being eliminated in the area round playoffs to Kaufman. Senior Justin Mitchell, the team’s leading scorer, was named...

04/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cats Fight Past Weather and Pirates 7-5

Cats Fight Past Weather and Pirates 7-5

The Paris Wildcats still have three baseball games left on the District 15-4A calendar, but playoff intensity has already arrived.  Tuesday night at Hub Hollis Field, the Cats battled past Mother Nature and the Pittsburg Pirates for a 7-5 win that solidified their hold on third place. Photo...

04/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
Yates, Allen, Brown Lead Paris in Track

Yates, Allen, Brown Lead Paris in Track

Senior Tierra Yates defended her District 15-4A title in the girls discus, while seniors Quez Allen (discus) and Diarva Brown (100 meters) were event winners in the varsity boys division at the track and field championships Thursday at Atlanta’s Rabbit Stadium. The top four finishers in each...

04/16/2016 by Tim Taylor
Game highlights from Wildcats hard fought battle on Tuesday

Game highlights from Wildcats hard fought battle on Tuesday

The Leopards hadn’t shown much offensive firepower coming into the game on Tuesday again the Paris Wildcats.  They had managed just 1 run or fewer in 4 of 5 district games, but they broke out of their slump with 9 hits, 3 walks, and a hit batter and were gifted by 6 Paris errors in...

04/14/2016 by Tim Taylor
Long Bus Ride

Long Bus Ride "Home" For The Wildcats After Loss On Tuesday

In a search to find some much-needed offense at home, the Paris Wildcats baseball team took a ‘road trip” Tuesday night for their District 15-4A encounter with the Liberty-Eylau Leopards at Hub Hollis Field. After getting shut out in their only two previous home games (1-0 to North Lamar...

04/13/2016 by Tim Taylor
Cats Claw Out District Win Behind Sikes

Cats Claw Out District Win Behind Sikes

Behind another strong pitching performance by junior Phillip Sikes, the Paris Wildcats closed out the first half of District 15-4A play with a 4-1 victory at Atlanta Friday night. Sikes improves his pitching record to 5-1 with his third district win.  Paris, now 14-5 for the season, stands in...

04/09/2016 by eParisExtra
Ladycats Book Historic Trip to Regionals

Ladycats Book Historic Trip to Regionals

Sophomore Sarah Bloodworth normally serves as the center cog of the Paris Ladycats defense, but Tuesday night she scored possibly the most significant goal in Paris High soccer history, enabling the Ladycats to advance to an historic first-ever appearance in the regional soccer...

04/07/2016 by Tim Taylor
Gray Finishes Strong for Second at State

Gray Finishes Strong for Second at State

Senior Zay Gray battled back from a sixth-place start and benefitted from a pair of main competitors’ mistakes to take the second place medal in the 148-pound weight class at Saturday’s Texas High School Powerlifting Division 2 (Class 4A) Championships in Abilene. Pictured:  Senior Zay...

04/03/2016 by Tim Taylor
Sikes Fans 14 in Wildcats' 5-2 Win

Sikes Fans 14 in Wildcats' 5-2 Win

In a game the Paris Wildcats desperately needed to pull back into the District 15-4A title picture, junior Phillip Sikes registered 14 strikeouts to outdueled Pittsburg ace Dakota Torrey in a 5-2 win Saturday. Pictured:  Phillip Sikes gets his 14th, and final, strikeout to complete the Cats’...

04/03/2016 by Tim Taylor
Ladycats Advance in Soccer Playoffs

Ladycats Advance in Soccer Playoffs

Paris High soccer teams took a two-hour bus drive southeast Friday for a Class 4A Area Round doubleheader at Kaufman with the hope that Wildcat Stadium would host a similar doubleheader for Tuesday’s regional quarterfinal round. The Ladycats punched their ticket and advanced with a 2-0 win...

04/02/2016 by Tim Taylor