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Walnut Ridge's Will Weir picks up some yardage for the Bobcats in the first round of the state playoffs on Friday night. The Cats battled to the end, falling to host Paris 36-24 to conclude their season.
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Cats fall to Paris in playoffs

The Paris Eagles outscored Walnut Ridge 21-0 in the second half to earn a 36-24 victory over the Bobcats in the first round of the 3A state football playoffs Friday night at Paris.

Walnut Ridge jumped out to an early lead on a 35-yard run by Colin Phillips at the 9:17 mark of the first quarter. Will Weir passed to Slade Dalton for the two-point conversion.

The Bobcats added to their lead when Luke Harper scored from three-yards out with 5:49 to play in the period. Weir passed to Cade Burris for the conversion and a 16-0 Bobcat lead.

Paris scored a touchdown late in the quarter, but the Bobcat defense stopped the conversion attempt.

S-H splits with Flippin

Sloan-Hendrix hosted the Flippin Bobcats for basketball homecoming Friday night at Imboden.

Flippin played spoiler in the senior girls game, defeating the Lady Greyhounds 54-49.

The Lady Bobcats jumped out to a 19-10 first-quarter lead and stretched the lead to 32-15 at halftime. Sloan-Hendrix fought back in the second half, outscoring Flippin 34-22 after the intermission, but couldn’t overcome the early deficit.

Emily Luffman scored 17 points for the Lady Greyhounds.

S-H, Hillcrest face off in basketball

The Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles and Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds squared off in junior high and seventh-grade basketball action Nov. 7 at Imboden.

Sloan-Hendrix won the junior girls game 45-24.

Macy McCormic had 12 points, and Natalie King added 11 for Sloan-Hendrix.

Mickayla Smith led Hillcrest with nine points.

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