Following a tough 58-6 home loss to Celina that dropped North Lamar to 0-2 in district play, Panthers head football coach Aaron Emeyabbi said that big mistakes early killed his team’s chances of creating positive momentum to go forward with in the contest.

Here are the Red River Valley Leaders through Week 6. RRV Leaders will run each week. Stats are compiled from coaches’ reports and by writers covering games. Submit statistics to sports@theparisnews.com.

Prairiland senior football player Connor Sessums has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

Both the Paris Wildcats and Celina Bobcats are state-ranked and district foes coming off 52-point district wins over Anna and North Lamar, respectively. Paris rebounded from a tough 8-point loss at Melissa, while Celina previously defeated the Sanger Indians 63-7.

The Chisum Lady Mustangs’ district struggles continued, as the team dropped its third league game in a row, this time at state-ranked Commerce in straight sets by a final score of 17-25, 12-25 and 17-25.

AUSTIN— Polish the cauldrons and dust off those brooms, Texas State Parks are getting extra spooky this October for some scary-fun events happening throughout the month. A variety of family-friendly Halloween events are scheduled for ghouls and goblins of all ages, including zombie apocalyps…

PATTONVILLE — The Prairiland Lady Patriots volleyball team won its third district match in a row, this time defeating Mt. Vernon at home in straight sets. Prairiland won in convincing fashion by a final score of 25-19, 25-14 and 25-14.

After dropping a five-set game against Paris to open district play, the North Lamar Pantherettes have played like a team on a mission. This includes a four-set win over Pleasant Grove on Tuesday (25–22, 23–25, 25–7, 25–17).

TEXARKANA — The Paris Lady Wildcats moved to 3-0 in district play with a four-set win over Liberty-Eylau on the road Friday afternoon. Paris won by a final score of 22-25, 25-20, 25-18 and 25-19.

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These are the five candidates for the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week award, which is based on performance from the past week. Voting is open on theparisnews.com and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The winner will be announced on Thursday.

The Paris Wildcats football team had to look itself in the mirror after a tough 54-46 loss at Melissa, the second defeat of the season for Paris. Wildcats head football coach Steven Hohenberger challenged his team to play its best game of the year coming into its second district contest of t…

COOPER — With the unpredictable Texas weather cooperating on a nice, homecoming night in Delta County, the stage was set for a showdown between a pair of Red River Valley teams with 1-0 district records in the Chisum Mustangs and Cooper Bulldogs, who were playing on their homecoming night. 

BOGATA — It finally felt like football weather at The Swamp Friday night as the Rivercrest Rebels hosted a much-anticipated game against the Big Sandy Wildcats. Both teams had done their homework leading to a defensive tug-of-war in the first half with neither offense scoring until there wer…

The Panthers lost their district opener at Anna, but did have plenty of positives. The defense played well, holding the Coyotes offense under 300 yards and junior kicker Favian Morales booted a school-record 57-yard field goal. Despite that, head football coach Aaron Emeyabbi said he wants t…

Here are the Red River Valley Leaders through Week 5. RRV Leaders will run each week. Stats are compiled from coaches’ reports and by writers covering games. Submit statistics to sports@theparisnews.com.

Prairiland senior volleyball player Baylor Sessums has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

Following a dominant sweep over Clarksville, the Detroit Lady Eagles volleyball team scored another district win, this time over Sulphur Bluff, in five sets by a final score of 25-21, 21-25, 18-25, 25-21 and 15-7.

The Prairiland Lady Patriots ended a two-game skid, defeating Chapel Hill at home in straight sets, while the Chisum Lady Mustangs were swept at Mt. Vernon, both competing in district play.

COMMERCE — The Prairiland Lady Patriots opened up district play on the road Friday afternoon. Prairiland took on its fellow state-ranked rival, the Commerce Lady Tigers. Prairiland took the first two sets in impressive fashion, but fell in the next three losing the match in five sets by a fi…

ARLINGTON — Elvis Andrus wasn’t going to sit out the season finale of the long-eliminated Texas Rangers, not even on a scorching afternoon that illustrated why Globe Life Park is getting replaced after just 26 seasons.

These are the five candidates for the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week award, which is based on performance from the past week. Voting is open on theparisnews.com and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The winner will be announced on Thursday.

NEW ORLEANS — As Marcus Williams came down with an interception to seal the Saints’ triumph over previously unbeaten Dallas, injured quarterback Drew Brees ran to rookie C.J. Gardner-Johnson to offer a congratulatory hug and tap on the helmet for the defensive back’s role in rushing Dak Pres…

MELISSA — Both the state-ranked Melissa Cardinals and the No. 5-ranked Paris Wildcats entered this matchup with lofty expectations and elite teams. In the end, the Melissa Cardinals won a surprisingly high-scoring affair at Cardinal Field by a final score of 54-46.

ANNA — For the third straight week, the North Lamar Panthers opened up the scoring. This time, it was in their district opener against the Anna Coyotes. Although Anna won the game 28–11, it’s the opening score that will be talked about for a while. At the 4:38 mark of the first quarter, juni…

HONEY GROVE — There was a lot at stake when the Honey Grove Warriors hosted the Clarksville Blue Tigers on homecoming night, but no one expected the result of the highly anticipated game between the two teams. Honey Grove was out to keep its perfect season record intact, while Clarksville ne…

It was a mixed bag for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Between miscues by seemingly every member of the Cowboys’ offense, coupled with some truly stalwart defense from the New Orleans Saints, it seemed like absolutely nothing went right for the team on offense.

After starting the season off slow with an 0-3 start, the Chisum Mustangs came into Friday night’s district opener against Whitewright on a high note after dismantling Clarksville on the road last week. Chisum defeated Whitewright handily last year and needed to do the same Friday night to s…

MAUD — The Rivercrest Rebels prepared all week for a much-improved Maud Cardinals team. Head coach Lance Connot knew Maud had some serious size on their line averaging in at 240 pounds and a 6-foot-6 tight end with size and athleticism.

The Redhead, Taz, and myself watched the critters splash in our pool. Ages 4, 5, and 6, with the one-year-old toddling around in the grass, we were busy.

The North Lamar Panthers have come out of the gates 0-4 through the non-district slate, but have played against difficult competition. Ultimately, the record is meaningless and the team knows that. With the games that affect playoff positioning now here, the Panthers know it’s money time.

Here are the Red River Valley Leaders through Week 4. RRV Leaders will run each week. Stats are compiled from coaches’ reports and by writers covering games. Submit statistics to sports@theparisnews.com.