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At Paris High School, Zach Norris was as sure as they come on the mound for the Wildcats baseball team. Now that he has three years of college experience under his belt, he’s grown into a stellar relief pitcher at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Several Red River Valley baseball players made an impact on the diamond in 2021, and they were recognized for their efforts with spots on the All-District teams.

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Since he was a young boy, Paris native and former Paris Wildcat Phillip Sikes dreamed of one day playing baseball on its biggest stage. Now, after being selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 18th round of the 2021 MLB Draft, he’s one step closer to making that goal a reality.

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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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When Jalon Pipkins graduated from Paris High School four years ago, he did so as one of the most dominant and highly-touted basketball players the Wildcats had ever seen pass through their halls.

The Paris Wildcats football team enters the 2021-22 season with high expectations, as they were recently ranked seventh in the state across all 4A-D1 teams.

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If there’s one thing Joe Williams knows how to do, it’s how to bring the best out of a group of players. Now, he’ll put his coaching acumen to use for the Paris Wildcat baseball team, as he was recently named the program’s newest head coach.

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The Paris Wildcats fell short of their goal to win the state 7-on-7 tournament this past weekend, but they didn’t go down quietly, winning a game before falling and gaining valuable experience in the process.

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The Paris Ladycat basketball team hosted its inaugural golf tournament fundraiser over the weekend at Pine Ridge Golf Course, and by all accounts it was a resounding success.

Though he already had two years of college baseball under his belt, Paris native and former Paris Wildcat Phillip Sikes took a big leap when transferred from Pima Community College to TCU. Despite the large jump from a junior college to a Big XII powerhouse, it was a transition Sikes made se…

The Paris Ladycats softball team took a big step forward this past season when it made the playoffs for the first time in over a decade. Now, the team looks to continue heading in the right direction under the leadership of newly-hired head coach April Atterberry.

For the last four years, Hiyadeja Moore has been a part of the Paris Ladycats basketball coaching staff. Starting in the coming season, she’ll officially take the reins as head coach.

Between travel to tournaments, equipment and other expenditures, costs can mount quickly for a team. To help allay some of those expenses, the Paris Ladycats basketball team will be hosting a fundraiser golf tournament at Pine Ridge Golf Course.

For the last four years, Paris Wildcat Kellen Gibson has been an integral part of the Wildcats soccer team. Now, he’s going to continue his athletic career after committing to Texas A&M-San Antonio.

The Paris 7-on-7 football team recently punched its ticket to the state tournament in College Station later this month. However, they’re looking to raise funds to help make the trip. People can donate to a GoFundMe to help at gofund.me/5be1d585.

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Paris High School senior Tate Lewis shone both on the golf course and in the classroom, and has been recognized for his accomplishments by the Northern Texas PGA foundation as one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship for $5,000.

The Paris Wildcats’ 7-on-7 football team clinched a spot in the state tournament in dominating fashion, after stomping through the Midlothian Heritage State Qualifier with an unblemished record.

Former Paris Wildcat standout Phillip Sikes, now playing baseball for the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, took center stage over the weekend as his team captured the Big XII Championship over Oklahoma State by a 10-7 score.

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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.

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Students at Paris ISD will be able to take part in volleyball camps in the coming months, designed at helping students across a wide age range.