PATTONVILLE — The first day of pool play in the Prairiland Basketball Tournament featured a wide variety of games.

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

In their season opener on Tuesday night, the Clarksville Blue Tigers didn’t have the full complement of players that most of their fans had expected, so playing against last years’ head football coach and athletic director Dewaski Davis’ Liberty-Eylau Leopards made things a lot more interest…

The No. 17-ranked Paris Wildcats basketball team fell on the road in a close contest to Class 5A, No. 5-ranked Sulphur Springs by a final score of 67-61.

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According to new classification cutoff rules with UIL, the Paris Wildcats and North Lamar Panthers will be realigned in two different football districts for the first time in decades, which was confirmed by both schools.

After surrendering the first three points of the game to North Lamar, the Prairiland Lady Pats took over the game en route to a 43-38 win Tuesday night at North Lamar. Trailing 3-0 early in the first quarter, the Lady Pats scored eight in a row to take over the game. Prairiland never looked back.

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MANSFIELD — The Rivercrest Rebels and third-ranked San Saba Armadillos faced off in the regional semifinals at Mansfield Newsom Stadium on Friday night for a chance to advance to the regional finals.

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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.

LOS ANGELES — Luka Doncic dribbled up to LeBron James, stepped back and coolly drained a 3-pointer from well behind the line. The Dallas Mavericks’ driving force then threw a telling stare toward Dirk Nowitzki at courtside before he headed off to wrap up a major win.

The old sports cliche, “defense wins championships,” still rings true today. This year’s All-RRV Defensive Player of the Year helped her team earn a district championship with her constant hustle and energy, and largely on the defensive side of the court.

Honey Grove senior football player Brock Braley has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

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First of all, I want to wish you all a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. Since the crappie have been doing so well on Mayse, one thing that will be on my table for sure will be fried crappie along with the regular Thanksgiving fare. Yes the crappie have been biting very good on Mayse and it …

An uncropped image of a pretty buck moving around Nov 25 at about 9 a.m. on Lamar County public land. He seemed to be grunting and communicating to nearby deer.

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.

FORNEY — Since the 2012 season, the No. 18-ranked Honey Grove Warriors have not played in an area round football game. For the first time in seven years, the Warriors took the field in a chilly and windy second-round matchup against the No. 20-ranked Crawford Pirates.

GRAND PRAIRIE — A cold night and a cold start could not keep the 11-1 Rivercrest Rebels from earning the Area Championship trophy and advancing to the third round in Texas playoff football. “The first half — Devon (Womack) getting hurt and the fumble and some different things that just didn’…

Four Red River Valley football teams remain in the postseason hunt in Honey Grove, Rivercrest, Detroit and Hugo. The Paris Wildcats and Clarksville Blue Tigers were eliminated last week in the bi-district round by Alvarado and Muenster, respectively.

Here are the Red River Valley Leaders through Week 12. 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 Brook Tuck has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

PITTSBURG — Clarksville Lady Tigers’ new head coach LaTisha Hearne’s debut was short of a victory as the Lady Tigers fell to Class 4A Pittsburg 68-53 in road action on Tuesday night. The Lady Tigers (0-1) competed in their first game with only seven players in uniform.