Taylor Barry signs with lake land

Pinkston drafted to all-state

Making the annual Illinois Prep all-state volleyball team is an honor encompassing athletic acumen and academic achievement. This year Paris High School senior Emma Pinkston became the first person …

Titans Little League off to good start

The Titans Minors and Majors teams began play two weeks ago in a 20-game regular season with good results and showing some continuity going forward.  The Minors team consisting of nine- and …

Paris softball improves

The Paris Lady Tiger softball team returned to its winning ways on Wednesday with a 4-2 victory over the St. Anthony Bulldogs. Paris moves to 4-3 on the season with the non-conference win while …

Titans lose to Marshall

MARSHALL — Looking to end a two- game losing streak, the Tri-County Titans softball squad headed south to Marshall April 30 for a non-conference contest. Bright sunshine with a little bit of …

Titan softball is underway

NEWMAN — Tri-County summer softball started April 26 with a home game in Newman’s Memorial Park and a loss against Bement 2. Play continued April 28 with an away game facing Bement 1. …

Hit the ground running

The Tri-County Titans junior high track and field teams had back-to-back meets April 22 and April 23. With a series of consistent performances, the top athletes are looking toward the upcoming …

Barry is championship MVP

The Lake Land Lakers made school history on April 24 by reaching the top of the national tournaments and becoming the NJCAA Division II National Champions. The victory became even more momentous for …

Paris beats Neoga 18-6

The Paris Tiger baseball team stayed unbeaten Monday afternoon, April 26, by defeating Neoga 18-6 on a blustery day at Tiger Field. Paris moved to 5-0 on the year while Neoga fell to 3-4 following …

Tiger tennis tumbles to Newton

NEWTON — Paris High School tennis players did not have a good night Thursday, April 29, facing off against the Newton Eagles. “We don’t have a lot of tennis experience, and I …

Titans football season ends with a win

OAKLAND — A traditional autumn season was not possible because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the wait to play continued after the opening night home game against Arcola was canceled due to …

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 …
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Ronnie Covey CHRISMAN — Ronnie “Bud” Keith Covey, 56, of Metcalf, passed away at 4:22 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021, at his home.   Per Mr. Covey’s wishes, cremation was scheduled and …
Siren Report Paris Police Department May 13, at 9L57 a.m., Dalton R. Deweese, 24, Brazil, Ind., was stopped at Douglas and Jackson and charged with driving while license revoked, no valid registration and …
Allen Pennington Allen Dean Pennington, 97, of Paris, passed away at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at Marshall Rehabilitation & Nursing, Marshall. A graveside service is 10 a.m. Monday, May 17, at Edgar …
Fred Irby CASEY — Frederick A. “Fred” Irby, 71, of Casey, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at Carle Hospital emergency room, Urbana. A funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, …
Betty Lou Redman Betty Lou Redman, 98, of Lafayette, Ind., and formerly of Ashmore, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Indiana University Health Hospital, Lafayette.   A graveside service is 2 p.m. …