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.

SULPHUR SPRINGS — The Cooper Dogettes softball team faced Chapel Hill in a tiebreak game to decide which of the two will end the regular season standings in third and fourth places, respectively. In a game that went 8 innings, the Lady Red Devils did enough to win in the end by a final score…

The Chisum Lady Mustangs previously lost three district games in a row heading into a showdown with the Cooper Dogettes on their home field. Knowing the importance of the game, Chisum jumped out to an early lead and held on to defeat the Dogettes by a final score of 9-4.

Cooper junior softball player Bralee Stegall has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

The Prairiland Lady Patriots softball team welcomed the Cooper Dogettes, who were coming off a 15-1 win over Chapel Hill, to their home field. In this district tilt, the Lady Patriots jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, got quality game on the mound from junior pitcher Audrey Gray and secured a …

Cooper junior softball player Maci Morris has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

The Cooper Dogettes softball team jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in what seemed to be a defensive battle. Chisum, however, scored 6 unanswered runs — including a 5-run, small-ball outburst in the bottom of the sixth to secure a 6-1 victory in district play.

COOPER — The Cooper Dogettes softball team jumped out to a 2-0 lead over Commerce at home. However, the Lady Tigers came back with a 6-run inning in the top of the fourth. The Dogettes responded to the deficit in a big way, scoring 8 unanswered runs in a 10-6 come-from-behind victory.

Paris Wildcat seniors pictured, from left, Vershaud Richardson, Jaylen Henderson, Elijah Ellis, Kobe Savage, James Neal and Gerald Palmer each sign with their respective school to play college football beginning this fall.

COOPER — In a game rescheduled to Thursday night, the Cooper Bulldogs and Prairiland Patriots squared off in a district game at Cooper High School. The game was hard-fought, and the motivated Patriots stormed back from an early deficit and took the win by a final score of 53-45.

In a district showdown at Cooper High School, the Prairiland Lady Patriots came in needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Lady Patriots started off the game slow as Cooper was the sharper team on offense and defense, but Prairiland turned things around with quality defense and …

PATTONVILLE —In a game that came down to the wire, the Prairiland Patriots basketball team defended its home court in dramatic fashion by defeating district rival Cooper by a final score of 63-57. With the win, the Patriots (17-6, 3-0) remained undefeated in district play. Hot shooting in th…

PATTONVILLE — The Prairiland Lady Patriots basketball team scored its first district win with a highly impressive defensive showing. The Lady Patriots led 23-12 over the visiting Cooper Dogettes at halftime, then turned up the defensive pressure as they allowed just two points total in the s…

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

MOUNT PLEASANT — With seven seconds left in the game, Cooper kicker Erick Zapata lined up for a potential game-winning field goal from 32 yards out. On an apparent missed offsides call by the officials, Zapata’s kick fell just short and Winona walked off with a 37–35 victory.

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

BELLS — Despite the fact that the Cooper Bulldogs football team already locked up its district championship with last week’s blowout win over Leonard, the Bulldogs had another goal in mind. Win the district with an undefeated record. In thrilling fashion, the Bulldogs accomplished their goal…

Cooper sophomore football player Keshawn Wallace has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

COOPER — The Cooper Bulldogs football team won big in two different ways Friday night. Not only did Cooper (7-1, 5-0) beat district rival Leonard 55-6, the team also clinched its first district championship since the 2012-13 season. The win is not only critical to the standings, but also ser…

WHITEWRIGHT — Coming off a convincing win at home against Blue Ridge, the talented Cooper Bulldogs squad took its show on the road and demolished another district foe. This time, Cooper defeated Whitewright by a final score of 50-0.

Friday night saw the first night of district play for Prariland (1-3, 0-1) as they traveled to Cooper to take on the Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0) on the Bulldogs’ homecoming night. With both teams coming off a big loss in their final pre-district games, it was clear that both teams had something to p…

The Cooper High School 2018-19 cheerleader squad includes Caleigh Oglesby, senior captain; Sarah Swaim, senior captain; Mattie King, senior; Kennedi Wright, junior captain; Jenna Pope, junior; Katelyn Hoffman, junior; Brianna Patrick, sophomore; Jolie Slakey,  sophomore; Breanna Donaldson, s…

The Hooks Hornets got off to a fast start against the Cooper Bulldogs and didn’t look back as they handed Cooper its first loss on the season, 45-15.

The Cooper Bulldogs football team picked up where it left off at Farmersville after its game at home against Rivercrest was cancelled due to inclement weather. This week, the Bulldogs travelled to Emory and defeated the Rains Wildcats by a final score of 29-12.

With rain on the forecast today in the Red River Valley, high school football rolls on to its second week of the regular season with a slate of games tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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 sports@theparisnews.com.

Last season, the Cooper Bulldog football team’s defense was among the best in the Red River Valley. Cooper’s defense recorded three shut out wins, and had the RRV’s second-best passing defense as they allowed just 637 yards the entire season. This season, the Bulldogs defense believes they c…

In a matchup against No. 3-ranked Hughes Springs, the Cooper Dogettes softball team fell behind early and couldn’t stack up against the mighty Lady Mustangs offense en route to a 17-0, five-inning exit in the bi-district round at Northeast Texas Community College.

Cooper junior softball player Madison Allen has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

Cooper sophomore softball player Kennedi Wright has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

In a thrilling game down to the wire, the Cooper Dogettes softball team won in dramatic, walk-off fashion at home over the Prairiland Lady Patriots. Cooper ended the game on top, 9-8 after a three-run homer from Madison Allen came with one out in the bottom of the seventh.

Track teams from Chisum, Cooper and Prairiland High Schools competed in their district track on Monday. On the boys side, the Cooper varsity team took home third place with a total of 120 points, while Chisum and Prairiland finished in fourth and fifth places with 75 and 61 points, respectiv…

Cooper junior baseball player Trenton Jones has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

Coming off an impressive home win against Chisum, Hannah Warner continued to send batters to the dugout and Kennedi Wright continued to punish softballs well over the fence as the Cooper Dogettes softball team defeated Como-Pickton, 9-3 on the road.