Author: Tim Taylor

Ladycats Celebrate Birthday with Sweep

Peaches Jackson lit the candles, but birthday girl Grace Woodby delivered the knockout blow in the Paris Ladycats’ pre-district volleyball finale Tuesday.  Paris swept Anna, 25-18, 25-22, 25-18, in the Wildcat Gym and now prepares to open District 14-4A with a trip Friday to Pittsburg. The Ladycats trailed on just two occasions (16-17 in Game 2 and 0-1 in Game 3) as they displayed sound positioning on defense and good ball movement with their dual-setter offense. Woodby, celebrating her 16th birthday, registered her 12th kill on match point.  Her teammates then broke into a happy birthday serenade. The Lady...

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Paris Runs Past Sulphur Springs in Classic

On his 27th and final carry of the evening, Paris High running back Donovan Williams found a hole in the Sulphur Springs defense carved out by teammates that was large enough to drive a golf cart through.  The speedy Wildcat senior cut to the visitors’ sidelines and 25 yards later sprinted untouched then collapsed, face-down, in the corner of the Gerald Prim Stadium end zone. Paris officially claimed a 26-23, double-overtime win to spoil the SSHS Homecoming before a packed crowd in an evenly-contested game that will go down as an instant classic in this 93-year old regional rivalry....

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Paris Freshmen Outlast Sulphur Springs

The Paris Wildcats freshman football team scored three times in the final seven minutes to outlast the Sulphur Springs Wildcats in an entertaining game Thursday night at Wildcat Stadium. SSHS won the JV clash, 41-14, pulling away from the hometown Cats after leading at halftime by a 12-6 score.  Both Paris sub-varsity squads return to Wildcat Stadium next Thursday, Sept. 21, to host Pittsburg in their next encounters. Zy’kius Jackson scored on runs of 84, 44, and 36 yards to pace the Paris freshmen to their win.  Jackson also had a 76-yard TD run nullified by an illegal block....

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Ladycats Get Wakeup Call to Sweep Chisum

The Paris Ladycats finally got that elusive first home win Tuesday night, but not before head coach Britney Humphrey had to call two timeouts in the third and final set of a 25-19, 25-11, 25-23 win in the Wildcat Gym over nearby neighbor Chisum. “I don’t want to go to another set,” Humphries told her team during the Game 3 timeouts.  The first came just after an errant kill shot gave the Lady Mustangs a 14-13 lead.  After Paris surged to a 21-17 advantage, Chisum used a service ace by co-captain Jalie Swaim mixed in with 3 Ladycat unforced...

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Ladycats Return Home to Prepare for District

  The Paris Ladycats hope to discover some home cooking as they close out the pre-district portion of the volleyball schedule.  The Paris varsity will be searching for its first win of the season on their Wildcat Gym home court Tuesday when they host Chisum.  Freshmen and JV matches start at 4:30 p.m. followed by varsity. The Chisum match starts a string of three straight home games before beginning District 14-4A play on Sept. 22 at Pittsburg.  Paris, 13-12 for the season, hosts Bonham Friday and Anna next Tuesday, Sept. 19. The Ladycats dropped a close match last Friday...

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