Lady Tigers handle business

Thursday evening marked the third game in four days for the Paris Lady Tigers and the undefeated team saved their best performance for last. The Lady Tigers moved to 8-0 (5-0 in the Little Illini …

Tigers down Tuscola

In what may be the biggest win of Paris Tiger Coach Chase Brinkley’s young career — and only 14 hours after being dominated by the Casey Warriors — the Paris Tigers were tasked with …

Barry hits 1,500th point

HUME — The inside track to the Lincoln Prairie Conference regular season girls’ basketball title was on the line on Thursday, February 25, as the Tri-County Titans took down the …

Paris alum is contributing

For those of us who have watched Sarah Isaf knock down threes since she was a Mayo Lady Redbird, the shooting pose that popped up on a sports news feed was unmistakable. There she was, like …

Crestwood VB splits

The Crestwood Lady Eagles volleyball teams are miving through their schedule. An on-the-road losses occurred Feb. 8, when Mahomet-Seymour defeated both the seventh grade and eighth grade …

TCT is tested by Marshall

KANSAS — The state-ranked Tri-County Titans squeezed out a 60-51 win over a surprising opponent Thursday — the Marshall Lions. TCT had two games canceled this week due to the winter …

Titans fall to OV boys

HUME — The Tri-County boys team dropped a Lincoln Prairie Conference game to Okaw Valley 53-32 Saturday,  Feb. 13. The Titans were in contention for three quarters, but the final …

Ranked Lady Tigers 5-0

CASEY — The IHSA Class 2A fourth-ranked Paris Lady Tigers continued their undefeated season rolling over Little Illini Conference foe Casey-Westfield 73-27 Thursday at Casey. It was the …

IHSA statement on high school sports

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on July 29, and the board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year. The plan has been sent to …

New youth sports guidelines drastically limit allowable competition

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials released new guidelines for youth and recreational sports Wednesday drastically limiting allowable activities based on the risk of spreading the novel …

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 …
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Catherine Prouse Catherine Sue Prouse, 62, of Paris, passed away at 2:20 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2021, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Newburgh, Ind. A memorial service is 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Stewart and …
Siren Report Paris Police Department March 1, at 12:01 a.m., Austin E. Kaus, 26, Hillsdale, Ind., was stopped at Eads Avenue and Clinton Road and charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle and improper …
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McClure earns Chairman’s Award for Excellence, 2020 MATTOON — First Mid Bancshares, Inc. (First Mid) has named Darla McClure, retail loan officer of the Paris Banking Center, as the recipient of the 2020 Chairman’s Award for …
Horizon Health announces new hires and promotions Horizon Health recently announced staffing changes that included: Rachel Kelley, who worked for Horizon Health from 2012-2016, has returned as the new chief nursing officer. She previously was the …