PHS girls named to team

The honors just keep coming for members of the Paris Lady Tiger basketball team. A pair of senior Lady Tigers were named to a prestigious all-star team Tuesday, March 31. The Illinois Basketball …

Softball season slips away

The Paris softball team, along with every other high school, collegiate and professional level sport has had its season, at the minimum, delayed until further notice. In accordance with the IHSA …

Baseball in limbo for now

For the first time in the last six seasons, the Paris Tigers’ baseball team failed to reach the 20-win plateau. They did record 19 victories in a season that saw them lose nine starters …
Final Four here they come!

Tri-County earns trip to state tourney

FARINA —The Tri-County Titans combined a tough defense and clutch free throw shooting in the final minutes of the game to down Okawville 57-50 in the Farina South Central Super-sectional …

Road to Peoria Starts in Bethany for Titans

Last Thursday and Friday, the IHSA officially announced the seeds and match-ups for this year's IHSA Class 1A Boys' Basketball Tournament as March Madness begins next week.  The Tri-County …

TCT splits games

HUME — The Tri-County boys’ basketball team used a strong finish late, including a go-ahead three-point shot from CJ Eackle, to beat visiting Cerro Gordo/Bement 66-63 on Tuesday night. …

Junior League winding down

The 2019-2020 Junior League basketball season is winding down with the annual City League Tournament not far off.   Panthers 35, Hawks 13 The Hawks struggled early scoring as the …

Tigers take 4th in a row

FLORA — The Paris Tigers seem to be putting it all together right now as Coach Chase Brinkley’s team took its fourth win in a row with a 51-37 win over Little Illinis Conference foe Flora …

TCT takes championship

NEOGA — The Tri-County Titans made easy work of the Neoga Lady Indians in the IHSA Class 1A regional Thursday, Feb. 13, downing the hosts 65-42. With Thursday’s win, the Titans (26-5) …

Tigers fall in LIC tourney

The Newton Eagles got out to a hot start in their second round game in the consolation game against the Paris Tigers Wednesday, Jn. 29, riding it all the way for a 45-30 victory. Paris was able …

League action continues

Basketball in the Paris City League action continues to stay hot.   Bears 29 Hawks 20 The game opened up in back-and-forth fashion as the Hawks jumped out to an 8-4 lead. The Hawks …

Lady Tigers now 28-0

By Jeff Chambers & Dan Dundas prairiepresssports@gmail.com FLORA — Thursday night not only marked the final time this season the Paris Lady Tigers would hit the road for a Little …

McGee earns HOF honors

Paris resident Don McGee was recently honored with another accolade honoring his long association with Illinois basketball. He was recently inducted into the Wheaton-Warrenville High School Sports …

Lady Eagle volleyball season underway

The Crestwood seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams had decidedly different results across the past week. The seventh grade team went a combined 2-1 while the eighth grade team went 0-3, with …

Junior League play continues

Another week of Paris City League Basketball is in the books as the players continue improving ball handling and shooting while trying to help their team earn another victory. This week’s …

Titans earn spot in LPC quarters

HUME — The Tri-County Titans boys basketball team couldn’t have picked a better game to end a four-game losing streak. The Titans rained three on Blue Ridge to take a 73-52 win in the …

It’s a three-peat for Paris

ROBINSON — When a team has thoroughly dominated their conference opponents to the degree that the Paris Lady Tigers have this season, opposing coaches — looking for some way to trip the …

Lady Tigers are now 23-0

MATTOON — If there was any doubt in anyone’s mind the Paris Lady Tigers could handle the Mattoon Lady Green Wave, those were dispelled in the first eight minutes of Wednesday’s …

Tigers fall to ALAH

ARTHUR — After defeating them in the Kansas Holiday Tournament, the Paris Tigers struggled to put away Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond in a non-conference game Monday, falling 61-54. The …

TCT girls pick up wins

HUME — The Tri-County girls basketball team used a strong week of play to secure two victories including  a 67-61 thriller over Villa Grove-Heritage at Shiloh High School Thursday. In …

Titan boys fall 64-47

HUME — The Tri-County boys’ basketball team fell behind early in its matchup with Villa Grove/Heritage, never managing to rally in a 64-47 loss. The Titans fell behind 20-6 after an …

Mayo boys beat Chrisman, 45-17

The Mayo boys basketball game Thursday, Jan. 9, against Chrisman was a one-sided shootout, with Mayo taking the victory at 45-17 Redbird players Ty King and Ethan Hess shared the honor for high …

Paris snatches nail-biting victory over Unity Rockets

The Paris boys looked to start off their 2020 year in top fashion and did so with a big comeback from behind fourth quarter victory over the visiting Tolono Unity Rockets Jan. 4, by the score of …

Paris falls to South Vermillion

The Paris Tigers had another chance to pull off a comeback from behind fourth quarter win, but fell just short to the visiting South Vermilion Wildcats 60-53 Tuesday, Jan. 7. Paris Head Coach …

City League returns to action

The second half of the Paris City Season has begun and spectators were treated to three barnburners in one afternoon.   Bears 42, Lions 9 In the first game of the afternoon the Bears …

Lady Tigers keep the wins rolling in

BRIDGEPORT — In their second-consecutive Little Illini Conference game featuring a varsity-only matchup, the Paris Lady Tigers traveled to Red Hill Thursday, Jan. 9, and took care of business …

Lady Titans corral Rams

OAKLAND – Tri-County girls hoops was back in action Monday, Jan. 6, with a home game against the Shelbyville Rams.      For the first 16 minutes, it looked like it was going …

Lady Tigers take tourney

CHARLESTON- For the first time since 2004, the Paris Lady Tigers captured the title in the Charleston Holiday Tournament on Monday afternoon. However, the road to get to the title game was anything …

Paris hands T-town second defeat in a week

The Paris Lady Tigers put class 2A on notice with the second victory in a week over second ranked in 2A Teutopolis Lady Wooden Shoes, 55-44 Thursday, Jan. 2, in Paris. The girls defeated T-town just …

Grit powers Titans in title contest

After starting their own holiday tournament with a win Dec. 27, the Tri-County Titans boys hoops team was back in Kansas Dec. 28 finishing off Pool A play looking to punch the ticket into the title …
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Siren Report Paris Police Department April 6, at 11:36 p.m., Matthew L. Smith, 35, 122 E. Washington, was arrested in the 800 block of South Central and charged with obstructing/resisting a peace officer, …
Lloyd Weir MARSHALL - Lloyd D. Weir, 81, of Marshall, and formerly of Martinsville and Greenup, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Marshall Rehabilitation and Nursing. Public military graveside rites will …
Vickie Griffin Vickie Sue Carnahan Griffin, 60, of Paris, passed away at 3:31 a.m., Saturday April 4, 2020, in her home. She was a wife and a mother.   In keeping with the federal mandates, the …
Polly Barkley CASEY ­- Alta Pauline “Polly” Barkley, 103, of Anderson, S.C., and formerly of Casey, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Condor Health, Anderson, S.C.  …