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 were coming off a shutout loss at Celina, and now faced the top-ranked Argyle Eagles at home. The game was high scoring and evenly matched in an exciting first half, which ended with Argyle taking a 31-24 lead into the halftime locker room.

The North Lamar Panthers experienced every emotion possible Friday night during their 22-14 homecoming win over Sanger. The Panthers dominated for most of the game but needed overtime to secure the victory.

Earlier in the season, the Paris Lady Wildcats defeated North Lamar Pantherettes in their home gym in an epic five-set match for the first time in nine years. Now, Paris faced the Pantherettes again with the same expectations, but this time at home.

CLARKSVILLE — The Clarksville Blue Tigers moved to 2-0 in District 10-2-A Division II play on Friday, homecoming night at New Century Club Field, with their 70-40 win over the Overton Mustangs. The victory also allowed head coach Derek Schlieve’s team to climb above .500 for the season as th…

BOGATA — In the Rivercrest Rebels’ district opener, the Rebel Nation packed the bleachers.  Rivercrest came in touting a perfect record of 6-0 looking to avenge their loss to Wolfe City in 2018. Unfortunately, the “bye-week blues” proved to be a real thing as Coach Lance Connot’s team suffer…

COOPER — The Cooper Bulldogs came off a 20-6 defeat in a battle at Blue Ridge, returning home to face Whitewright. Looking to bounce back, Whitewright surprised Cooper early, and withstood a strong third quarter from the Bulldogs to hand Cooper its second loss in a row by a final score of 28-13.

SIMMS — The Detroit Eagles performed well on offense, and senior running back Joel Hinson scored a go-ahead rushing touchdown with fewer than two minutes to go in regulation to lift the Eagles past James Bowie by a final score of 40-36.

The War Department is already in full Christmas shopping mode, being what it is. These days, drivers from Amazon, UPS, USPS, or FedEx show up at our door with alarming regularity, bringing cardboard boxes that I will eventually have to dispose of.

It’s do or die time for the North Lamar Panthers as the next three games are must-wins. In order to reach the postseason, North Lamar must defeat Sanger, Paris and Melissa consecutively. The team’s first test begins at home against the Sanger Indians, who are also without a win this season.

Here are the Red River Valley Leaders through Week 7. 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 Audrey Gray has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

The Paris Wildcats and Argyle Eagles met last season in a highly entertaining matchup, which the Eagles escaped at home with a 34-26 win. This year, Paris hosts Argyle at Wildcat Stadium on senior night.

The Paris High boys played in the Sulphur Springs Fall Invitational on Monday. The team finished 2nd place 3 shots behind host Sulphur Springs with a 326. Mason Napier was 2nd place individually with 73. Tyler Harvey was 3rd with 76, and Holden Stone was tied for 4th with 77. Other scores we…

The No. 22-ranked Paris Lady Wildcats swept Pittsburg by a final score of 25-8, 25-17 and 25-7. Meanwhile, the Rivercrest Lady Rebels fell to James Bowie again in five sets. The final score was 

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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.

CELINA — From the beginning of this pivotal district clash, Celina flexed its muscles on both sides of the ball. Both the state-ranked foes in the Paris Wildcats and Celina Bobcats knew the importance of this mega matchup, but the Bobcats’ bruising run game and aggressive defense proved too …

ARGYLE — The Argyle Eagles haven’t lost a home game in 31 attempts coming into Friday night’s matchup with North Lamar. The Panthers found out just how good Argyle is at home in a 63–14 loss.

Coming off of a tough loss to Cooper and tied for fourth place in the district, the Chisum Mustangs took the field Friday night looking to bounce back and keep pace within the district. Leonard, tied for last in the district coming into the night, looked to start off strong to help get their…

It’s been nine months since the War Department and I pulled up stakes in our old house of twenty years and moved…a whole five miles north. That move was significant, though. In a world where Baby Boomers are downsizing, we bought and updated a house twice the size of the one we left.

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.