Author: Tim Taylor

After Long Delay, Cats’ Season Ends Quickly

In a fast-paced and error-free pitchers’ duel, the Buckeyes (16-14) advanced to next week’s Region 2-4A quarterfinal against Kilgore with a 1-0 victory that sealed the Paris season at 19-12. Paris shortstop Zach Norris lands on his back after snaring a first-inning blooper while avoiding a collision with teammates X’Tavous Young (hands up) and Corey Allen The game was eerily reminiscent of last week’s 2-0 win by Brownsboro in Game 1 of the bi-district series where the Bears’ only hit off Cats’ senior pitcher Phillip Sikes drove in the winning runs.  This time Sikes surrendered just 4 hits to...

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Cats Bounce Bears, Face Buckeyes

On the brink of playoff elimination, the Paris Wildcats rediscovered their early-season mojo which had catapulted a young team with 6 new starters to a pair of tournament titles and a No. 20 state ranking  Relying on shutdown pitching and scoring runs by any means necessary, the Cats rebounded from a 2-0 series opening loss at Brownsboro Friday to maul the Bears in a Saturday doubleheader at Chisum, 10-1 and 14-2. Paris (19-11) won the Class 4A bi-district series, 2 games to 1, and advances to this week’s Area Round against the Gilmer Buckeyes (15-14).  Details of that playoff...

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PHS Entries Qualify at Region Track

    Paris High qualified 1 relay and 3 individuals for Saturday’s running finals at the Region 2-4A Track and Field Championships at Texas A&M-Commerce.  Running prelims were held Friday afternoon.  Finals have been moved up to a 9:30 a.m. start to avoid expected storms in the area later Saturday. The Ladycats’ 4x200 meter relay team of Courtasia Dowdy, Cap Johnson, Amagane Hamilton, and Tatiana Washington posted its season-best time of 1:44.76 to qualify seventh in that event. Individual qualifers were Montavius Mccarty in the boys 100 meters (8th), Kobe Savage in the boys 300 meter hurdles (8th), and...

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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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