Recent North Lamar High School graduate and former softball star McKayla Figueroa, left, signed to play college softball at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens. Pictured with Figueroa is TVCC head softball coach James Rodriguez. Figueroa was a four-year varsity player for the North La…

It takes guts, determination and passion to achieve your goals. This year’s All-RRV Hitter of the Year, Ashlyn Reavis, possesses all of these traits in her quest to greatness on the softball diamond.

People often talk of the strength of human connection. For the North Lamar Pantherettes softball team, the bonds created were everything, and that is exactly the fuel this year’s All-RRV Pitcher of the Year Jaycie Hall needed to thrive.

COMMERCE — The No. 1-ranked North Lamar Pantherettes softball team entered Thursday night’s regional final against Anna coming off a thrilling series victory over Melissa in the regional semifinals. The game between the Pantherettes and Lady Coyotes went back and forth, but ultimately Anna h…

MELISSA — Both the No. 2-ranked North Lamar Pantherettes and the Melissa Cardinals entered Game 1 of their regional semifinal matchup coming off impressive series wins in the previous round. The teams battled back and forth in a close, low-scoring affair, but the home team Lady Cardinals had…

ROCKWALL — There weren’t too many similarities between Game 1 and Game 2, but the outcome was the same in both. After defeating Bullard 10-8 in the first game of the series, the North Lamar Pantherettes took the second game 13-1 in 5 innings.

ROCKWALL — The No. 4-ranked North Lamar Pantherettes had their backs against the wall facing a 6-3 deficit entering the top of the sixth inning. The Pantherettes, who have not advanced past the third round since 2016, answered the call in a big way Thursday night as they rallied late past th…

The No. 4-ranked North Lamar Pantherettes rallied and then held off the Bullard Lady Panthers in a thrilling 10-8 Game 1 victory in the teams' best-of-three regional quarterfinal series at Rockwall High School.

KENNEDALE — The North Lamar Panthers entered Saturday’s contest with Spring Hill needing one victory to move on to the Area round of the playoffs. After Alec Asay hit a walk-off home run in the ninth inning of game one, the Panthers were in good position to move on.

North Lamar senior Alec Asay reached the state level of competition in Class 4A pole vault after winning the regional meet with a jump of 15 feet. It came down to the wire, but the senior was pumped up when he realized he was going to Austin.

COMMERCE — The No. 7-ranked North Lamar Pantherettes softball team’s key to success lately has hinged on several different things. They have jumped out on teams early, taken advantage of defensive miscues and got timely hitting. All three of those were on display Thursday night as the Panthe…

The Paris Chapter of the Texas High School Basketball Officials Association recognizes players and coaches each year for their outstanding sportsmanship during the season. These coaches and players were selected due to their respect for the game and the behavior they displayed on the court.

he Paris Chapter of the Texas High School Basketball Officials Association recognizes players and coaches each year for their outstanding sportsmanship during the season. These coaches and players were selected due to their respect for the game and the behavior they displayed on the court.

The stage was set for an epic winner-take-all baseball game at The Hill on Friday night between the North Lamar Panthers and the Paris Wildcats. The game was low scoring and intense throughout, but the North Lamar Panthers proved to be the aggressor in the end, taking the victory by a final …

Having won game one over Kilgore on Thursday night, the North Lamar Pantherettes entered game two calm and collected. With timely hits and great defense, the Pantherettes earned their victory over Lady Bulldogs.

In an essential playoff game with high implications, the North Lamar Panthers came out with energy, confidence and aggression on the mound and at the plate and walked away with a 4-0 win over the Paris Wildcats.

QUITMAN — As the visiting team in game one of their bi-district matchups with Kilgore, the North Lamar Pantherettes took to the plate first. The two runs scored in the first were all they needed as they defeated the Lady Bulldogs 19-0 in 5 innings.

The North Lamar Panthers welcomed crosstown rival Paris to Pos Long Field for a pivotal district game Tuesday. Needing two wins against the Wildcats to reach the postseason for the third time in four years, North Lamar took care of business in game one of the two-game series, pulling away fr…

The North Lamar Pantherettes finished off the regular season with a 12-1 victory over the Pittsburg Lady Pirates. Not only was it the regular season and district play finale, but it also was senior night for the Pantherettes.

TEXARKANA — The North Lamar Pantherettes continued their domination through district Friday night as they took down Liberty-Eylau 11-0 in 6 innings. As with the rest of district play, North Lamar used great pitching along with timely offense to get the win.

In Texarkana, the Paris Wildcats baseball team held its own in a 3-0 loss. This time on The Hill, Paris came to play, but ultimately lost in another low-scoring affair. The final score was 5-0 in 7 innings.

The Paris Wildcats entered Texarkana to face off against the undefeated district leaders in the No. 4-ranked Pleasant Grove Hawks. Paris was not able to record the upset win, but the team gave Pleasant Grove all it could handle on its home field in a 3-0 defeat.

The North Lamar Pantherettes met the Paris Lady Wildcats for the second time this season, this time at Chisum High School due to poor field conditions at the Pantherettes’ home field. North Lamar’s sophomore ace Jaycie Hall pitched another gem as she did the last time against Paris. Hall thr…

North Lamar High School senior Jessee Young, center, signs with Northeast Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant, where she will join the rodeo team in all-around events. Seated with her are her parents Whitnee and Johnny Young. Standing from left are NTCC head rodeo coach Skylar Hunnicutt,…

The North Lamar Panthers started off their district home game against Liberty-Eylau off almost perfectly. North Lamar raced out to an 8-0 lea, firing on all cylinders. However, Liberty-Eylau charged back with 7 unanswered runs to cut the deficit to 1.

North Lamar senior softball player Keegan Fendley  has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

TEXARKANA — The first time North Lamar played Pleasant Grove in softball, it needed a come-from-behind rally to pull off the victory. On Monday night in Texarkana, the Pantherettes made sure a rally wouldn’t be needed. North Lamar jumped out to a 4-0 lead before the Lady Hawks even picked up…

The North Lamar Pantherettes have played 25 innings during district play. They have held their opponents scoreless in 24 of those innings, including all six Friday night against Pittsburg as they won 11-0.

All four soccer teams in the Red River Valley competed in bi-district playoff games on Friday night. Both Paris High School teams played in their respective games at Grand Saline High School, while both of North Lamar’s soccer teams competed at Sulphur Springs High School.