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. 

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.

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…

CLARKSVILLE — Chisum Mustangs head coach, Darren Pevey certainly hopes the real Mustangs showed up on Friday night at New Century Club Field in Clarksville. After being shutout decisively one week earlier when the team played against the Winnsboro Raiders, the Mustangs rebounded in a strong …

The Red River Valley football season rolls on as Week 4 of high school football continues with more matchups at 7:30 p.m. tonight and district play looming.

The Paris Lady Wildcats swept Denison at home, while the Detroit Lady Eagles recorded a sweep at home over district foe Maud. The Chisum Lady Mustangs were also in action, falling at Farmersville in straight sets.

Here are the Red River Valley Leaders through Week 2. RRV Leaders will run each week. Stats are compiled from coaches’ reports and by writers covering games. Submit statistics to

The No. 22-ranked Paris Lady Wildcats volleyball team rolled past Quitman at home in straight sets 25-14, 25-18 and 25-12.

Following a tough loss to Rivercrest last week in their season opener, the Chisum Mustangs were looking to get their early season back on track against the visiting Lone Oak Buffaloes. After electing to receive the opening kickoff, it looked like it could be a continuation of last week’s woe…

Here are the Red River Valley Leaders through Week 1. RRV Leaders will run each week. Stats are compiled from coaches’ reports and by writers covering games. Submit statistics to

The Paris Lady Wildcats volleyball team continued its winning way, defeating Class 5A Sherman in four sets by a final score of 25-21, 25-19, 23-25 and 25-12.

Texas high school football opened under a beautiful sunset at Mustang Stadium Friday night as two Red River Valley rivals took the field. It was Senior Night for Chisum and they honored a host of football players, cheerleaders, and band members who have dedicated four years of their lives to…

This year’s local football magazine comes just in time before opening-day kickoff with several games slated for Friday night. It features new layout and design, in depth coverage and analysis of our 10 local football teams and several other features.

The Prairiland Lady Patriots volleyball team won its 16th match of the year in 17 tries Tuesday night in Pattonville.

The Rivercrest Lady Rebels volleyball team travelled to Queen City on Tuesday to face the Lady Bulldogs. The match was close and competitive throughout, but the Lady Rebels ultimately fell in straight sets by a final score of 24-26, 19-25 and 21-25.

The Chisum Lady Mustangs volleyball team came off a solid performance in the North Hopkins Tournament, returning to its home court for more regular season action Tuesday night. The Lady Mustangs welcomed Hooks to their home court, and were surprised in the first set as Hooks won it 25-18.

NORTH HOPKINS — The No. 3-ranked Prairiland Lady Patriots volleyball team advanced to the semifinals of the North Hopkins Volleyball Tournament after soundly defeating Cumby in straight sets by a final score of 25-11 and 25-7. Their opponent was the No. 15-ranked Farmersville Lady Farmers, a…

Coming off a close loss to Prairiland at home, the Paris Lady Wildcats volleyball team rebounded nicely. The Lady ’Cats defeated Class 5A Texas High in straight sets by a final score of 28-26, 25-19 and 25-14.

This year’s All-RRV Newcomer of the Year and freshman catcher for the Chisum High School softball team, Hannah Ford, has long term goals with the sport, which is what drove her to perform the way she did in her first varsity season.

Chisum High School senior Garrett Tongson, seated, signed with Texas A&M-Commerce to run track. He is surrounded by, from left, Chisum athletic director Darren Pevey, brother Kannon Tongson, mother Courtney Thomas, stepfather Bryan Thomas, Chisum head track coach Buster Finney, father Tr…

In his final academic career attempt at Chisum High School, senior track athlete Garrett Tongson qualified for the state meet in Austin in the 400 meter dash, a feat he still cannot fully fathom.

After dropping the first game of the bi-district series against Chisum, the Hooks Hornets came back in the next two games with a vengeance. Hooks won the next two of the series and earned a bi-district championship by defeating Chisum two of three times on its home field. Hooks won the final…

The Chisum Mustangs were in control of their bi-district series opener against Hooks from the opening pitch up until the top of the seventh inning, where the Hornets made things interesting. The visitors scored 4 runs in the top of the seventh to trim a 6-1 deficit to 6-5 and had a runner in…

he Paris Chapter of the Texas High School Basketball Officials Association recognizes players and coaches each year for their outstanding sportsmanship during the season. These coaches and players were selected due to their respect for the game and the behavior they displayed on the court.

Chisum seniorsoftball player Mallory Spear has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

The Chisum Mustangs baseball team faced Mt. Vernon in the Mustangs’ regular season home finale Tuesday night. Chisum kept it close with the current district leaders, but ultimately fell to the Tigers by a final score of 6-3.

The Chisum Lady Mustangs were deadlocked in a close battle against Chapel Hill at home Tuesday night. The Lady Red Devils were tied with Chisum 2-2 through 5 innings, and the road team was able to pull away with a 3-run sixth inning to secure a 5-2 victory.