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All-State honors continued to roll in for local softball athletes this week, as a trio of players from the Red River Valley were recently named to the Texas Sports Writers Association’s All-State teams.

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The North Lamar High School cheerleaders traveled to Tarleton State University for the National Cheerleaders Association camp this week to learn new cheers, chants, dances and techniques. When all was said and done, the team had received top superior ribbons in the chant, cheer and band chan…

Fifty softball players across all 4A schools in Texas were recently honored with a spot on the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s All-State team, and among them were North Lamar senior Pantherettes Jaycie Hall and Karsyn Iltis.

Entering his senior season, Andy Kirk knew he would need to step up to the plate, both metaphorically and literally, for a young North Lamar team to achieve success. Simply put, he did just that.

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For practically her entire life, Brittney Tisdell has been surrounded by the sport of basketball. Now, her knowledge and expertise will be used to lead the North Lamar Pantherettes, as Tisdell was recently named the program’s newest head coach.

Things weren’t always easy for Paris native and former North Lamar Pantherette Jaycie Proctor during her first season playing volleyball at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. But through tireless dedication and hard work, she finished the year as one of the top liberos in the whole …

The Red River Valley was blessed with some truly jaw-dropping softball in 2021, with a number of players making an indelible impact in the area. However, two athletes dominated the sport locally like no one else — North Lamar Pantherette Jaycie Hall and Cooper Dogette Presley Limbaugh. Wheth…

In 2021, the North Lamar Pantherettes were one of the best offensive teams in not just the Red River Valley, but the entire state. From the top of the lineup to the bottom were players who could hit the ball at a high level. And among all of them, Karsyn Iltis stood out as the most potent.

For the better part of a decade, Jamie Allen has been a part of the North Lamar athletic department, wearing many hats for the school over the years. Now, he’ll take on perhaps his biggest role yet for the Panthers, as he was recently named the next head coach of the North Lamar boys basketb…

In a special meeting, the North Lamar ISD Board of Trustees voted to name Brenton Whitaker as the new head football coach.  Whitaker comes to the Panthers by way of Pittsburg High School, where he was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

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All-District honors for several Red River Valley baseball and softball athletes have continued to roll in, with 12-3A Region II and 15-4A Region II — home to the Chisum Mustangs, Prairiland Patriots, North Lamar Pantherettes and Paris Ladycats — being the latest to unveil awards.

Macy Richardson knows a thing or two about perseverance and hard work, and the North Lamar softball standout’s dedication has ensured that she will continue her athletic career past graduation, as she recently committed to play for the PJC Dragons softball team.

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These are the four candidates for the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week award, which is based on performance from the past week. Voting is open on theparisnews.com and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

The North Lamar Pantherettes’ first two-game losing streak of the year came at the absolute worst time. Playing in the regional quarterfinals against Bullard, North Lamar dropped two straight games to lose the series 2–0, falling by scores of 2-1 and 6-5.

For years, former North Lamar Pantherette Ashlyn Reavis terrorized opponents on the softball diamond, establishing herself as one of the best high school softball players not just in the Red River Valley, but in the state. This year, she showed that she’s just as capable of dominating the sp…

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The North Lamar Panthers are on the hunt for a new head football coach, after Cooper Crowell has resigned the position after a single season at the helm.

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These are the five candidates for the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week award, which is based on performance from the past week. Voting is open on theparisnews.com and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Any questions on how the North Lamar Pantherettes would bounce back after losing game one of their area round matchup against Canton were quickly erased in game two. After blowing a 6–2 lead in the final two innings and watching Canton celebrate a 7–6 walk-off win on Friday, North Lamar ente…