ALAH blitzes Tri-County 41-7

ARTHUR — The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood Hammond Knights running game blitzed the Tri-County Titans Friday, March 26, 41-7 in the Titans’ first game of the unusual football season. This …

Tigers roll over Marshall Lions 62-12

MARSHALL — On a day that felt like late October football playoff atmosphere, the Paris Tigers completely dominated the Marshall Lions on their own field by the score of 62-12. With the …

Paris rolls over Olney 45-14

Friday night marked the first time in 525 days that the lights were turned on at Tiger Stadium. It didn’t take long for the scoreboard to light up as well as the Paris Tigers defeated the Olney …

Chrisman is now 5-2

CHRISMAN — The Chrisman Lady Cardinals are 5-2 on the season and in Vermilion Valley Conferenct play following wins this past week. On Thursday, April 1, the Lady Cardinals took a straight …

Titans take wins

KANSAS — After a day off from game action, the Tri-County Titans volleyball squad was back in Kansas on Thursday night for a Lincoln Prairie Conference contest against the Argenta-Oreana …

Vball has big week

It was a big week for the Paris Lady Tigers volleyball team as  they swept three matches against Newton, Dietrich and Casey-Westfield. Coach Christy Pinkston said Friday the Lady Tigers are …

TCT players earn honors

HUME — Tri-County basketball players have been selected for Lincoln Prairie Conference honors. In the girls all-conference selection, the Tri-County Titans were well represented with four …

TCT loses on field goal

ARGENTA — The Tri-County Titans experienced heartbreaking loss Friday, falling to Argenta-Oreana Bombers 31-28 — on the Last play of the game. In the 2019  football season, the …

Tingley honored

Crestwood Junior High girls basketball coach Missy Tingley was honored by the school this past week for achieving 500 career wins. Tingley earned the wins as first a coach at Shiloh, Crestwood and as …

Paris falls to Mt. Carmel

MT. CARMEL- In a preview of things to come in late August of this year, the Paris Tigers traveled to Mt. Carmel to face the Golden Aces in the Snake Pit last Saturday. The result was a 20-7 loss for …

LIC selects honors

When a team wins their third consecutive conference title, chances are that some of their players will be represented selected for the all-conference team. That was the case on Wednesday as …

Titans take wins

OAKLAND — The Tri-County Titan volleyball team improved its season record to 4-1 Wednesday with a straight set victory over the Cerro Gordo-Bement Broncos. It was the third straight night the …

Lady Tigers back on track

The Paris Lady Tiger volleyball team played its best match of the season Thursday, defeating a tough Robinson team in straight sets at PHS Thursday, March 25. The Lady Tigers took care of business …

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 …
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Lester Addcox Jr. Lester A. Addcox Jr., 62, of Paris, passed away at 3:01 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Services are at a later date. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is …
Wanda McKinzie CASEY — Wanda Marie Reed McKinzie, 84, of Mattoon, and formerly of Casey, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Heartland Nursing Center, Casey. A funeral service is 10:30 …
Mabel Williamson NEWMAN — Mabel C. Williamson, 92, of Newman passed away at 3:30 am Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Newman Rehabilitation Center.  A funeral service is 3 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the …
Siren Report  Paris Police Department April 9, at 6:39 p.m., Zachary W. Rogers, 35, 15005 E. 200th Road, was arrested in the 200 block of North Central on an in-state warrant. Rogers was transported to …
Helen Wood BROCTON — Helen Marie Powers Wood, 82, of Brocton, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021, at her residence. A service celebrating her life is 10 a.m. Monday, April 12, at Brocton …