Author: Tim Taylor

Cats Face Must-Win at Pittsburg Tuesday

Before the District 14-4A baseball season began, Paris coach Bill Sikes figured that four wins might be enough to make the playoffs in what looked to be a very competitive race. Four district wins, for Paris, won’t be enough.  The Wildcats will need to add a fifth win Tuesday to ensure that their regular season finale at Pittsburg won’t close the curtain on the 2017 season. The Cats shut out Liberty-Eylau, 4-0, Friday in a game moved to Chisum’s new turf field after recent rains made their Hub Hollis home field unplayable.  The win raised Paris’ season record to...

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Ladycats’ Season Ends on Walk-off Bunt

  Before the 2017 season began, few District 14-4A softball fans and coaches would have thought it possible for the Paris Ladycats to take any postseason dreams into their final game.  The Ladycats had been the perennial district doormat and hadn’t won a league game since 2012. Photo:  Victoria Bergt’s 8th-inning bunt brings home the winning run for Atlanta and closes the door on Paris’ postseason dreams But not only did Paris make the long journey to Atlanta Wednesday with a chance to tie the Lady Rabbits for the fourth and final playoff berth, the Ladycats extended Atlanta an...

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Paris High Athletes Qualify for Region Track

    Paris High qualified 4 relays and 7 individuals for the Region 2-4A Track and Field Championships Thursday at the Area 13-14 track meet in Atlanta.  The top 4 finishers in each event advance to regionals which will be April 28-29 at Texas A&M-Commerce. District 14 champion Atlanta easily won the varsity boys divisions at the area meet, but Liberty-Eylau edged the Atlanta girls by a half-point.  Paris finished 6th in both divisions. Junior Montavius McCarty (pictured right) posted the top Paris finish with a second place in the varsity boys 100-meter dash.  McCarty also ran legs on...

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Ladycats Play for Postseason Berth

Few could have predicted that the Paris Ladycats softball team would be facing a regular season finale with postseason implications, but that’s exactly what the 2017 season comes down to Tuesday when the Ladycats journey to Atlanta to face the Lady Rabbits. Just 17 days ago, Paris shocked the District 14-4A softball universe by beating Pleasant Grove, 6-0, to put to rest a 50-game district losing streak that stretched back to 2012.  Friday night, lightning struck again as the Ladycats swept their series against the Lady Hawks with a 7-6 victory on Senior Night.  It was the first home...

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Future Bright for Paris Boys Track Program

  The Atlanta Rabbits, perennial track powerhouse, easily won the varsity boys division and were helped by a false start by chief rival Liberty-Eylau to eke out a team championship in varsity girls.  But tomorrow may belong to the Paris Wildcats, judging by their team title in JV boys plus results from the recent district middle school meet where Paris won the 8th-grade boys division and was barely edged from doing likewise in 7th-grade boys. Photo:  Members of the Wildcats’ JV track and field district champions The Wildcats’ JV boys track team had three winners in Wednesday’s field events...

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