Baseball season ends for Redbirds

GEORGETOWN — The Mayo Redbirds finished up their season Thursday, Sept. 23, with a heartbreaking loss to Georgetown in the IESA Class 2A Regional semi-final game. Mayo advanced to the second …

Casey bests Lady Tigers

The Paris Lady Tiger tennis team fell just short in their Little Illini Conference match against the Casey-Westfield Lady Warriors by the score of 5-4 this week. Paris is now 5-3 on the seaseason …

Titan golfers miss out on tri-win by one stroke

BETHANY — With only one regular season meet left, the Tri-County Titans golf team traveled to Eagle Creek Golf Course for a triangular meet against the Okaw Valley Timberwolves and the Meridian …

Lady Eagles shock top seed

The Crestwood Lady Eagle softball team began IESA regional play Monday, Sept. 21 as the fourth seed. Buy the Lady Eagles — coached by Scott Dosch — have played like anything but the …

Tiger golfers enjoying a successful season

It was a busy — and successful — week for the Paris High School golf team as the Tigers played every day except for Wednesday. The Tigers hosted the annual Paris Golf Invitational at …

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 …

TCT girls pick up wins

HUME — The Tri-County girls basketball team used a strong week of play to secure two victories including  a 67-61 thriller over Villa Grove-Heritage at Shiloh High School Thursday. In …

Titan boys fall 64-47

HUME — The Tri-County boys’ basketball team fell behind early in its matchup with Villa Grove/Heritage, never managing to rally in a 64-47 loss. The Titans fell behind 20-6 after an …

Mayo boys beat Chrisman, 45-17

The Mayo boys basketball game Thursday, Jan. 9, against Chrisman was a one-sided shootout, with Mayo taking the victory at 45-17 Redbird players Ty King and Ethan Hess shared the honor for high …

Paris snatches nail-biting victory over Unity Rockets

The Paris boys looked to start off their 2020 year in top fashion and did so with a big comeback from behind fourth quarter victory over the visiting Tolono Unity Rockets Jan. 4, by the score of …

Paris falls to South Vermillion

The Paris Tigers had another chance to pull off a comeback from behind fourth quarter win, but fell just short to the visiting South Vermilion Wildcats 60-53 Tuesday, Jan. 7. Paris Head Coach …

City League returns to action

The second half of the Paris City Season has begun and spectators were treated to three barnburners in one afternoon.   Bears 42, Lions 9 In the first game of the afternoon the Bears …
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Nancy Shick CHARLESTON — Nancy Sue Easter Shick, 80, of Charleston, passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. A memorial visitation is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Kiwanis Park followed by a memorial service, …
Alva Good REDMON — Alva David Good, 99, of Redmon, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living, Chrisman. A graveside funeral is 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at …
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Donna Johns CASEY — Donna Rae Johns, 73, of Casey, passed away at 5:29 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at Heartland Nursing Center, Casey A graveside service is and 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Washington …