Author: Tim Taylor

Strong start carries Cats past Pirates

It was just two weeks ago that the Paris Wildcats struggled to score 22 points the entire game in a 31-22 miserable loss to North Lamar. Fast forward to Tuesday’s District 14-4A finale in the same Wildcat Gym and the Cats surpassed that scoring mark in the opening quarter alone. A sizzling 26-9 first quarter start, capped by a buzzer-beating halfcourt shot by Gavyn Hollje, catapulted Paris to a 67-43 win over Pittsburg that sealed the district’s No. 2 seeding for the playoffs. The Cats, now 18-13, open against Mabank, the No. 3 seed from District 13. That bi-district...

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NL completes district sweep over Ladycats

North Lamar completed a fourth season of district mastery over the Paris Ladycats in girls basketball Monday with a 46-40 win in the Wildcat Gym that virtually locks up the fourth and final playoff District 14-4A berth for the Pantherettes. With two games left in the regular season NL (3-5) holds a 1-game lead over Paris (2-6). While the Ladycats aren’t mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, the loss dramatically narrows their window to the postseason. Paris has not won a district basketball game against NL since 2014. The game was close throughout, with the Pantherettes holding a 29-27 edge...

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Cats win, Ladycats lose at Atlanta

The Paris Wildcats jumped out to a 37-18 halftime lead and cruised to a 59-41 final score, while the Paris Ladycats fell behind, 28-16, but surged within 2 points before falling, 55-52, Friday in their District 14-4A games at Atlanta. Both basketball teams return to the Wildcat Gym, today, to continue district play by hosting Liberty-Eylau. Both JV teams tip off at 4:30 followed by girls varsity at 6 in the main gym and boys freshmen in the auxiliary gym. Boys varsity should start about 7:30 in the main gym. At the midpoint of the girls’ district schedule, the Ladycats,...

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Comeback tops tough tournament action

The Ladycats and Wildcats faced some tough competition in their third and final tournaments of the young soccer season last weekend. The Paris girls rallied from a 0-2 deficit in the second half to finish play at the Highway 5 Invitational with a 3-2 win over the Dallas HSAA Blue Angels. Earlier in the tournament co-hosted by Melissa and Anna, the Ladycats tied Bridgeport, 0-0, and beat Sunnyvale, 3-0, before losing to Argyle, 1-0. Paris senior Sunny Scruggs started the late comeback against HSAA with her first goal as a Ladycat before senior Katy Hall got the tying and...

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Wildcats first, Ladycats second at tourney

The Paris Wildcats received a rare chance for tournament redemption at the R.K. Hall & Kings Classic Saturday night at Wildcat Stadium as they made Tony Saavedra’s second-chance goal stand up for a 1-0 win over Kennedale in the boys’ championship final. The two tournament finalists met in a group game Friday, and Kennedale scored late to come away with a 2-1 win over the Cats. However, Paris rebounded with a 3-1 victory over Pittsburg in Saturday’s noon match to finish group play and earn a rematch in the tournament final.  So what made the difference in the 24-hour...

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