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Crestwood track breaks school records

The Crestwood track team traveled to Effingham St. Anthony High School last Saturday, May 4 for their sectional meet. There, the seventh-grade boys and the eighth-grade girls placed second as a team …

Tigers end regular season on sour note

Paris High School is entering the postseason on a downhill trend, falling in two straight conference games. The Tigers will look to bounce back on Monday, May 13 when they take on the Marshall Lions …

Two Titans punch ticket to State

Moweaqua Sectional MOWEAQUA, Ill. – Postseason high school track time arrived for schools in Class 1A this week, as team and individual qualifying spots were on the line in the Moweaqua …

Tigers take on LIC

The Paris High School boys tennis team kept themselves busy this week, with multiple matches and a conference tournament played at home Friday. At the time of publishing, senior Drake Bartos was …

Keagan Noel qualifies for IHSA 2A State meet

For the second year in a row, the Paris girls track team will have a state qualifier heading to Eastern Illinois University next weekend. Freshman Keagan Noel met the state qualifying mark of 5 feet, …

Tiger Track sees success in Westville

WESTVILLE – The Paris boys wrapped up their final meet of the year Monday, May 6, placing third out of seven teams. Paris had 101 points, right behind Rantoul with 111 and host Westville with …

Tigers fall in a pair of tough matchups

The Tigers were in action on Friday, May 10 against West Vigo, closing out the home slate of the schedule. They will begin postseason play next week on Wednesday, May 15, traveling to Westville to …

Titans fall to Okaw Valley

BETHANY – A crisp, sunny Thursday on April 25 greeted baseball fans as the Tri-County Titans faced the Okaw Valley Timberwolves.  Late scoring by the T-Wolves helped Okaw Valley hang …

Paris High School Football team hosts annual pork burger fundraiser, dishing up delicious meals

PHS Tennis reaches 13 wins

Paris 7, Urbana 2 Urbana was added to the schedule several years ago, when Paris High School started going north for the sectional back in 2017. Thursday night was the first time PHS has gotten …

TCT skid continues in softball

Arthur Christian 8, Tri-County 0 HUME – A picture perfect afternoon filled the skies over the softball field at Shiloh High School in Hume on Tuesday, April 30, for non-conference action, …

Paris Softball takes two losses on the chin

One week stands between the Paris Tiger softball team and postseason play. The recent trend of tough competition will continue for the Tigers. First, on Monday, May 6, Paris travels to Olney, then …

On a track to success

SPECIAL TO THE PRAIRIE PRESS The Paris High School track and field squad kept themselves busy last week, headlined by record-breaking performances from Drew Rogers in the high jump and personal …

Tigers fall to Mt. Carmel at home

The more things changed, the more they stayed the same for the Paris Tiger baseball team in their only game of the week. Paris played host to the Mt. Carmel Golden Aces on Wednesday, May 1 in a game …

Tri-County softball team goes 1-2

Arcola 16, Tri-County 4 After picking up their first win in Lincoln Prairie Conference softball play for the season on Wednesday, it was back home for the Tri-County Titans on a sunny, crisp …

Hutchings breaks Crestwood pole vault record in recent meet

Tiger tennis builds resume

The Paris Tigers tennis team finished a busy stretch of competition 3-1 this week, concluding with a tough visit to Uni High in Champaign. Paris’ record is 12-4 so far this season. The …

Paris Lakers 9U team takes gold at USSSA Tourney

The Paris Lakers 9U baseball team took the championship of a USSSA baseball tourney in Rantoul this past weekend, upending the highly-regarded Champaign Braves to take the title 12-9. Coached by …

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Tiger home runs prevail in Lawrenceville

Now at 1-3 in the Little Illini Conference, Paris softball will have two conference games to kick off next week, both at home. First, Casey-Westfield comes to town, currently atop the league …
TIGERS BEAT OUT SCHLARMAN, MARSHALL BEFORE TOUGH ROAD LOSS AT LAWRENCEVILLE

Tiger baseball presses on

The Paris Tigers finished another busy week of baseball with an overall record of 11-12. They return to action today, April 27, with a home game against Bismarck-Henning. LAWRENCEVILLE 4, PARIS …

Titans achieve highest point total of the season

It was junior high track time for the Tri-County Titans on Thursday, in Paris at the Allen Field in a triangular meet with the host Paris Mayo Redbirds and Mattoon Wildcats. The teams were able to …

Tri-County softball sees losses

This year’s Titans were already at the five-win mark heading into the Wednesday home contest in Hume, against the Martinsville Blue Streaks. The Titans were in the midst of a two-game …

PHS Tennis pulls a 9-0 team win

Wednesday, April 17 was one of the windier meets Paris High School played this year, but the PHS boys tennis players handled it well. Shelbyville had a junior at No. 1 and the rest of their lineup …
Paris High School baseball see triumph and defeat on mound

Paris records season-high

The Tigers wrap up the week with a non-conference game against Danville Schlarman this morning at 10 a.m. Paris will be on the road all week as they travel to Marshall on Monday for an LIC …

Paris Softball picks up signature win

It’s back to a busy week for the Tiger softball team next week. Varsity goes on the road to Marshall on Monday and to Lawrenceville on Thursday. They’ll play at home on Tuesday and next …

Tigers gain speed and recognition in relay event

Paris was finally able to host their annual Tiger relays event, an invitational involving nearly a dozen teams, on April 17. The boys ended up winning with 154 points to Effingham St. Anthony’s …

TCT Softball remains stuck in losing streak

The Tri-County Titans softball players are returning home feeling dejected after they faced Marshall, Casey, Norris City-Omaha-Enfield and Deer Creek in a mix of weather-adjacent battles, all …

Titans experience highs and lows

The Tri-County Titans experienced the soaring heights of victory and the oppressive lows of defeat this week, sandwiching a dominant 23-run victory between two run-rule losses. Casey-Westfield …

Eagles smash record

The Eagles hosted their first meet of the track season with Tri-County and Chrisman, taking first place in three of the four divisions.  In the process, seventh grader Marcus Hutchings …

PHS athlete signs with Huntington University for track and field

Paris bounces back with home win after tough tourney

Tigers recover after Braves Bash

Paris softball spent last weekend in Terre Haute competing in Terre Haute South’s Braves Bash round robin. The task ahead of them was to compete with two perennially top teams in the state of …

Tiger errors surface in three tough losses

In the few baseball games the Paris Tigers played this week, errors proved critical. The Tigers went 0-3 in their three recent contests, but will look to bounce back once the weather clears. …

Titans cannot contain Blue Devils, Knights

The Tri-County Titans continued down the road of poor performance they saw with a difficult start to the season, with three double-digit losses, both at home and away. ALAH 16, Tri-County 2 …
Paris softball outlasts Hutsonville-Palestine on the road

Tigers back on track

Paris softball had two games cancelled over the past week due to the inclement weather. The last time they played, it was 70 degrees in Hutsonville on Friday, March 29. Paris 5, …

Paris Boys Track makes up meet

CHARLESTON – The Paris Boys track team was able to attend their meet Tuesday afternoon, a day after torrential rains canceled baseball and softball across the area. The boys finished fourth out …

Two Tigers headed to next level

Wednesday, April 3 brought two reasons to celebrate for Paris High School staff, students and coaches. PHS seniors Jami Wallace and Aubrey Wilson signed their national letters of intent to continue …

Tigers fall to Arcola, elite D1 prospect

Facing a future NCAA Division I baseball player is a rare opportunity – one that was awarded to the Paris Tigers on Saturday, March 30. The Tigers were not up to the task and fell to the …

Family of longtime coach makes memorial donation

As a long-time Little League coach, Bob Martin understood the importance of passing baseball on to younger generations. Martin passed away in February of 2024, but his legacy of sharing the game he …

Paris tennis wins, team still looks for improvement

Newton lost several of its top players from last year, but returning state qualifier Isaac Street, replacing his brother in the top spot for Newton, will be one of the best players in the area again …

Errors plague Titans

Having captured a win on Friday while playing at home against Neoga and equaling their entire win total from last season, the Tri-County Titans softball team made the trek south to Fairview Park in …

PHS track races forward

The boys and girls track teams at Paris High School wrapped up their second shared home meet of the season, hosting the Casey and Tri-County on Tuesday during spring break. The wind was a factor in …
Tigers battle through roller coaster week of games

PHS is 6-4 after home stand

Lawrenceville 14, Paris 4 In an early season matchup between Little Illini Conference foes, the Paris Tigers hosted the Lawrenceville Indians on Thursday, March 28 at Paris High School. …

Tiger softball team has a tough week

Cumberland 6, Paris 3 The Paris softball game Friday, March 22 moved quickly through two innings. Only three runners, all Cumberland Pirates, reached a base, via 2 walks and an error. The Tigers …

Paris takes third at Invitational

The Triad Knights Invitational Duals consists of 32 total teams split into four separate brackets of eight and is played all over the metro east area. This year, The Paris Tigers were placed at …

Rally comes up short for Titans

KANSAS – Tuesday, March 19 brought high school baseball to Ken Coffey’s Field of Dreams at Kansas High School as the Tri-County Titans hosted the Shelbyville Rams. The Titans lost their …

Titans win in extra innings

CATLIN – After having more than a week since their opening day softball game, the Tri-County Titans took to the road on Wednesday, March 20, heading to Catlin for a non-conference tilt against …

Tigers field first loss but dominate Oblong, Danville

The Paris High School softball team picked up two dominant wins this week but encountered stiff resistance at home against Bismarck-Henning. The Blue Devils (4-3) handed the Tigers (4-1) their first …
Tigers pick up two wins, look ahead to busy week at home

Paris baseball bounces back to .500

Paris 10, Heritage 0 After their game was postponed on Monday due to the cold temperatures, the Paris Tigers added a home game against the Heritage Hawks on Wednesday, March 20. While the …

Neibch scholarship highlights tradition of excellence

Two Paris High School senior football players are recipients of the Neibch Scholarship, awarded annually by Paris attorney Larry Jones in honor of his high school football coach, Bill Neibch. …

PHS track looks to reload

The Paris track team will open the 2024 season with an influx of freshmen filling out what was a thin roster from the past couple of seasons. The low numbers also did not bode well for gaining points …

Costly errors doom Titans

It was time to break out the softball bats, gloves, and cleats to begin another high school softball season for Coach Leanna Christenberry and her Tri-County Titans on a sunny, breezy Tuesday …
Coach Josh Frank has plenty to celebrate in first year

Future is bright for Redbirds volleyball

Volleyball has always come naturally to Josh Frank. As a child, Frank accompanied his mom, a volleyball coach at Holy Family in Danville, to every practice. By the time he was in second grade, he …

Weather delays, controversy leave Tigers winless

The beginning of the high school baseball season requires patience. Patience not only from coaches, but also from the players, parents and fans. The Paris Tigers hosted the Salt Fork Storm in …

Redbird seventh-graders punch ticket to state

Publisher’s note: The results of Friday night’s state match between Mayo and Staunton were unavailable at press time. For updates and scores, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit …

PHS boys basketball players honored during awards banquet

PHS girls track starts season

CHARLESTON – The Paris High School girls track and field squad had its first meet Friday, March 1, at Eastern Illinois University. The meet was indoors and was the team’s only indoor meet …

Improvement expected for PHS Tennis

The 2023 season of boy’s tennis ended with a final record of 8-11, but with the entire varsity team returning, optimism for a successful upcoming season is high.  The team, who has …

LIC names several Tigers to all-conference team

The newly crowned girls basketball regional champions, the Paris Tigers, celebrated their season with the annual basketball banquet in The Den at Paris High School this past week. Head coach …

Raiders to Sweet 16

CHRISMAN – It has been a roller coaster ride of a junior high volleyball season for the Shiloh Raiders. The team for this season was under new management as Lauren Moses, a Shiloh graduate …
Tournament featured Cinderella runs, upsets and more

Lions win Junior League Tournament

Championship Game It was a busy afternoon of basketball play at Eveland Gymnasium, and there was lots of excitement filling the stands, as the Lions defeated the Eagles, in a close game of …

Opportunities abound for Paris Softball

A dry, unusually warm start to 2024 has been the weather the Paris softball squad has needed. A young group, including only one senior, but 13 freshmen, has soaked in every moment of sunshine behind …

Tigers combining leadership with youth in 2024

Ask any high school baseball coach what the difference between a successful or an unsuccessful season is – more often than not the answer to that question is experience. The job at hand …

Cards fall to Casey

Following a rollercoaster regular season, the Chrisman Cardinals boys basketball team carved their path to a regional semifinal appearance before fielding a lopsided loss to Casey-Westfield. The …
Mayo sweeps Shelbyville Moulton in two sets for championship

Redbirds own regionals

TUSCOLA – Boasting a record of 23-1 and a regional title under its belt, the Mayo Redbirds seventh-grade volleyball team is on its way to the IESA 3A Sectionals. Mayo beat the top-seeded …

Wells makes PHS wrestling history

When Robert Wells stepped on the floor of the State Farm Center on the University of Illinois campus on Feb. 15, he became the first Paris High School male wrestler to compete in the IHSA state …

Redbirds one win away from sectionals

TUSCOLA – Boasting a record of 22-1, the Mayo Redbirds seventh-grade volleyball team is one match away from an IESA 3A Sectional berth. Their only obstacle? The top-seed Shelbyville-Moulton …

Mayo preps for regionals after successful season

Although nasty remnants of winter weather canceled the eighth-grade LEIC conference tournament, the Mayo Redbirds have plenty to celebrate, boasting 20-1 (seventh grade) and 17-1 (eighth grade) …

Eagles combine for 3-5 record

The Crestwood Eagles seventh and eighth-grade volleyball teams finished the regular season with a string of competitive matches over the last two weeks. The Eagles emerged with a combined record …

Titans fall in regional

It was “Win or Go Home” time for IHSA Class 1A Boys Basketball teams as the Class 1A Tournament began Monday night for the No. 14 Tri-County Titans in the Casey Regional. They played …

Paris girls fall to Robinson in semi-final

NEWTON - On the warmest night of the year thus far in 2024, the Paris Lady Tigers shooting performance was as cold as it has been all season long. Playing in the IHSA Class 2A Newton Sectional …
PHS falls to Lawrenceville and Marshall in final games

Tigers’ season ends in first round

Marshall 53, Paris 34 The Paris Tigers ended up one and done for the 2024 IHSA playoffs, falling to the Marshall Lions in the opening round of the Regionals, 53-34, on the road Monday night. It …

IHSA unveils girls flag football as official sport

Many people tell senior manager of girls flag football Juliana Zavala they wish there was girls flag football when they were in high school. Now, the girls after them don’t have to wish. …
Paris High School Hall of Fame inducts second class during weekend event

Remembering the greats

Some of the best teams and athletes to ever wear the orange and black of Paris High School were welcomed into an elite group during the second annual Tiger Senior Apartments Community Room – …

Mayo seventh graders take second in conference tourney

Both the seventh (17-1) and eighth-grade (14-1) Mayo Redbird volleyball squads continued to build on their successful seasons this week, with the younger Redbirds earning a second-place finish in the …

Titans struggle in final games

Neoga 52, Tri-County 49 NEOGA – The final game of the boys basketball regular season on Thursday, Feb. 15 pitted the Tri-County Titans against Neoga for a non-conference. The Titans looked …

Three-peat for Tigers

Paris 41 – Tolono Unity 21 The only unfamiliar territory for coach Dave Tingley and his Tigers on Thursday night was wearing their dark road uniforms instead of the white of a higher seed. …

Paris boys struggle as season wanes

Charleston 69, Paris 47 The Paris Tigers’ last road game of the season ended in rough fashion, losing 69-47 to the Charleston Trojans at Baker Gymnasium on Feb. 14. The final score did not …
Crestwood honors volleyball players in final home match

Eagles split games 1-1

The Crestwood seventh and eighth-grade Eagles split a pair of matches this week, including a heartbreaker on Crestwood’s home court during Eighth-Grade Night. Crestwood returns to action …

Two Tigers advance to sectionals

ROBINSON - Last Saturday, the Paris Boys Wrestling Team competed in the IHSA Regionals. The whole team fought hard, but at the end of the day, only two advanced to sectionals, along with two …

Paris Tigers record two losses

The Paris Tigers suffered a tough loss from just across the border Tuesday night against the West Vigo Vikings, by the score of 68-64. West Vigo’s Zeke Tanoos scored roughly half of the …

Redbirds surge into tourney

Mayo’s seventh and eighth-grade volleyball teams continued their respective win streaks this week, picking up victories in matches against Cumberland, Robinson and Martinsville. More than …

Titans top Hawks

OAKLAND – It was the girls basketball regular season finale for the Tri-County Titans on Monday night in Oakland, finishing up Lincoln Prairie Conference play hosting the Heritage Hawks. …
Crestwood boys see 54-38 loss in sectional championship

Eagles fall shy of state

EFFINGHAM – The Crestwood eighth-grade basketball season ended with a 54-38 loss to Assumption Central A&M, in the IESA Class 8-2A sectional championship at St. Anthony. The eighth-grade …

Tigers building momentum

LTAMONT – With the postseason looming next week, the Paris Lady Tigers secured a pair of big wins this week in preparation for regional play. Paris earned the three-seed in the Illinois …

Crestwood wins IESA regional tournament

CASEY — The Crestwood Eagle eighth-grade boys basketball team hoisted the IESA regional basketball trophy after defeating the top-seed Dietrich 41-29 on Thursday evening. The victory means …

PHS Hall of Fame is welcoming 2024 class

Seven individuals and four teams will be inducted into the Paris High School Athletic Hall of Fame next Saturday, according to committee co-chairman Harry Hughes. The induction is set for …

Redbirds fall in regional title game

TUSCOLA – The Mayo eighth grade basketball team had their sights on a regional championship when they traveled to Douglas County to take on Tuscola Thursday, Feb. 1. It was a tough contest all …

Titans win in the clutch

TCT 44, Cumberland 36 KANSAS – With only two weeks left in the regular season, the final stretch of games began in Kansas on Monday, Jan. 29, for Lincoln Prairie Conference girls …
Tigers take bragging rights before falling to La Sallette

Paris takes bragging rights

The Paris Cooperative High School boys basketball team split two games earlier this week, surging past Chrisman in the latest installment of a storied cross-county rivalry before falling to La …

Redbirds win crosstown clash

The Mayo Redbirds and Crestwood Eagles clashed on the volleyball court Monday, Jan. 29 for a new installment of Paris’ favorite cross-town rivalry. In both the seventh and eighth-grade …

Sports Gallery: Paris beats Chrisman 75-45

Crestwood 7th-Graders going to Sectional Championship

Eagles on the rise

The seventh-grade Crestwood boys basketball squad won their regional last week and will advance Monday to the sectional championship. Play begins at 6:30 p.m. that day for the Eagles at St. Elmo …

More than just a game: Mayo volleyball joins forces with Marshall Lions to make donation

Tigers hit snag at LIC Tourney

The Paris boys basketball team had a week off before the LIC Tournament at Newton High School. The tournament gave the team a chance to hit the restart button on the season with two well-played games …

Tigers head to Peoria ND

MT. CARMEL - Good coaches find the best in not only their players, but also the development of their team as a whole throughout the season. Paris Lady Tiger coach Dave Tingley falls squarely …

Titans rally to defeat Hawks

After a 57-53 loss, in the opening round of the Lincoln Prairie Conference Boys Basketball Tournament to Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond (ALAH) last Friday, the Tri-County Titans were back in Arthur …

Tigers celebrate seniors

Senior Night for Paris Wrestlers was Wednesday, Jan. 24. Paris honored its 11 wrestling seniors Jase Adkison, Kya Bradford, Caleb Brinkley, Ethan Curl, Gage Keen, Will Moody, Steven Muchow, Harris …

Leader commits to DACC, looks forward to role in new program

At six years old, Aubree Leader had dreamed of becoming a college athlete. This week, she proved dreams can come true. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, Leader inked her letter of intent with Danville …