Homecoming Victory

In their first homecoming game since 2019, the Paris Tigers defeated the Dugger Union Bulldogs 62-0. Scoring on nearly every one of their possessions, the Tigers moved back up to an even record at …

Annual Crosstown Classic

The annual Crosstown Classic between the Crestwood Eagles and the Mayo Redbirds took place Sept. 11, and the game did not disappoint. Crestwood defeated their counterparts by the score of 14-12, …

Titans suffered hard loss

OAKLAND – It was a battle of a veteran Titans offensive line against a young and athletic team from Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond Friday, Sept. 17.  As the game progressed, it was the …

PHS golf prevails match

With just one match scheduled for the week, the Paris Tiger golf team hosted a quad-match with Marshall, Westville, and Salt Fork all participating. The Tigers dominated their guests and racked up …

Eagles regional champs

HUTSONVILLE- The Crestwood Lady Eagle softball team made history once again as they captured the IESA Class 1A Regional title Tuesday, Sept. 14. The Eagles 13-0 win over Hutsonville came on the …

Titans sweep Blue Devils

The Tri-County Titans volleyball team has already faced a lot of adversity early in this 2021 season with the unavailability of several key players due to COVID-19 quarantines. Despite that, the …

Tigers fall in season opener

In their opening game of the 2021 football season, the Paris Tigers suffered a tough loss to the Little Illini Conference foe Newton Eagles 7-6. After exhibiting steadfast defense for the …

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 …
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Siren Report Paris Police Department Sept. 23, at 8:30 p.m., Jacob L. Feller, 20, 316 Parish, was stopped at Washington and Bayard and charged with suspended registration for a no-insurance conviction and …
Gregory Macquithy Gregory C. Macquithy, 62, of Paris, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Carle Foundation Hospital, Champaign. He was a laborer and machinist at Aerogen-TEK Arrangements are pending. …
Reta Smittkamp Reta Dell Smittkamp, 102, of Terre Haute, Ind., and formerly of Paris, passed away at 10:23 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at her residence. She was a devoted homemaker. A public memorial …
Richard Winans Richard Kenneth Winans, 81, of rural Paris, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at his residence. He was a retired farmer. A graveside service is 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at Edgar …