Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Paris High School boasts a tremendous athletic heritage that has produced many notable athletes. 

Among these athletes are:

  • Basil Hayden (1916), First UK All American
  • Blanton Collier (1928), Football Coach at The University of Kentucky and Cleveland Browns
  • Bill Arnsparger (1943), NFL Coach
  • Beth Wilkerson (1979), Kentucky’s Miss Basketball and First Team Parade All American
  • Alvin Sims (1993), stand-out player for University of Louisville

Both past and present, Paris High School lists many athletic achievements.

  • Three State Football Championships in 1973, 1981, 1982
  • District Football Title in 2001
  • State Championship Singles Titles in Tennis, Gymnastics, and Track
  • State Cheerleading Championship (1970)
  • Boys’ Basketball Program with over twenty-five district titles, including the title in 2001
  • Girls’ Basketball Program with five Sweet Sixteen State Tournament appearances in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 and 2004 with a runner-up title in 1977
  • 1920 Girls’ KHSAA State Championship
  • State Class A Track Championships in 1974, 1976 with  runner-up titles in 1975, 1987
  • Boys’ Basketball  Program with four Tenth Region All “A” Titles including a State Semi-finalist Title in 1997 & State Championship in 2017!
  • Girls’ Basketball Program with seven Tenth Region All “A” Titles including  State Semi-finalist Titles in 2004  and 2007 and a State Runner-up Title in 2008
Greyhound Hall of Fame

Kentucky High School Athletic Association