The Paris Lady Wildcats basketball team hosted the Prairiland Lady Patriots in a high-quality non district matchup. The game was close throughout with neither team holding more than an eight-point lead, and the teams needed four extra minutes to decide the winner.

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.

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.

The 2019 Red River Valley volleyball season was memorable to say the least. Our community’s teams sent seven volleyball teams into the postseason, and four of those teams advanced past the first round of playoffs.

McKINNEY — The roller-coaster 2019 Paris Wildcats football ride came to a sudden halt Friday night at McKinney Ron Poe Stadium as District 8 champion Alvarado rode the coattails of workhorse senior running back Colby Sampson to a 35-28, bi-district victory.

MCKINNEY — The No. 17-ranked Paris Wildcats, who finished fourth in the brutal District 7-4A, Division I, begin their playoff push with a tough test against the No. 15-ranked Alvarado Indians, winners of District 8-4A, Division I.

Paris High School senior Saya Swain signed a letter of intent to play softball at Iowa State University today. Seated, from left, are mother Terrena Swain, Saya and father Byron Swain. Standing, from left, are girls athletic coordinator Jeff Chapman, brothers Satchel Swain and Saxon Swain, a…

The 2019 Crosstown Showdown featured two teams — the No. 17-ranked Paris Wildcats and the North Lamar Panthers — fighting in a game with postseason implications. The Panthers needed a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, while Paris would leave no doubt in their postseason fate with a victory.

SANGER — After suffering two tough losses to Celina and Argyle, the Paris Wildcats reset and locked in. Paris traveled to Sanger, who is winless in district play, and played a dominant game start to finish.

The No. 22-ranked Paris Lady Wildcats swept Liberty-Eylau at home on senior night at home by a final score of 25-22, 25-17 and 25-12. With the historic win, the Lady ’Cats (28-7, 7-0) won the district title for the second time in three seasons.

Paris High and Sonic Drive-In hosted a golf tournament at Paris Golf and Country Club on Monday. The Wildcat boys won first place, edging out Mt. Pleasant with a team score of 323. Mason Napier led all Wildcats finishing 2nd place individually with a score of 75. North Lamar senior Jackson N…

Kartrina Mitchell, the Unit Director of the local Boy’s and Girl’s Club and commissioner for Paris in the Texoma Youth Football League, said the program has continued to improve due to the dedication of the volunteer coaches and dedicated young players.

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.

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.

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 

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 …

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.

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.

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…

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.

MOUNT PLEASANT — Coming off two impressive wins after a seasoning-opening loss at Pleasant Grove, the No. 5-ranked Paris Wildcats found themselves in a battle with a rising Mount Pleasant squad on its homecoming night, but eventually pulled away for a 30-8 win.

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 Wildcat boys played in the Oak Hollow BBQ Invitational hosted by McKinney North on Wednesday. The boys placed 1st with a team score of 303, and sophomore Mason Napier was 1st individual with an even par 70. Tate Lewis was tied for 3rd with 77.

The No. 5-ranked Paris Wildcats football team has responded in a big way after dropping a close season opener at Pleasant Grove. Since the first game of the season, Paris (2-1) scored dominant wins at home over Class 5A Terrell on homecoming night and recently defeated state-ranked Gilmer of…

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.

GILMER — Wildcats junior defensive back Bubba Gray opened the top-5 showdown between Paris and Gilmer with a bang as his 30-yard pick-six on the game’s first play put the Wildcats ahead 7-0 on Gilmer’s homecoming night, which ultimately resulted in an impressive 37-20 victory for the Wildcats.

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 sports@theparisnews.com.

The Wildcats travel to Gilmer on Friday for a blockbuster rematch as both teams are ranked No. 5 in the state in Class 4A — Paris in Division I and Gilmer in Division II. 

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

The No. 7-ranked Paris Wildcats suffered a close loss at top-ranked Pleasant Grove to open the promising 2019 season. Paris took it personally as the coaching staff challenged themselves and the players to rise above it and have a short-term memory.