The North Lamar Panthers basketball team scored just three points in the first quarter and 10 by halftime, trailing visiting Rains 24-10 at the break.

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.

The Chisum Lady Mustangs hosted the Rivercrest Lady Rebels on the hardwood Tuesday night in an intriguing non-district matchup between two solid girls basketball teams of the Red River Valley.

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.

BELLS — The Rivercrest Rebels (9-1) traveled to Bells High School to take on the Tom Bean Tomcats on Friday night in the 2A Division I, Bi-District round for Region 2. The Rebels, coming off a 42-34 win at Honey Grove, received lots of accolades throughout the week as they were named the “2A…

Both the Chisum Lady Mustangs and Rivercrest Lady Rebels competed in the bi-district round of this year’s Texas high school volleyball postseason. The Lady Mustangs took on New Boston at Rivercrest High School, while the Lady Rebels faced North Hopkins at Chisum High School.

BOGATA — Tennis legend Venus Williams once said, “Win pretty, win ugly, just win!” Winning ugly is just what the Rivercrest Rebels did Friday night at The Swamp as they romped over the Como-Pickton Eagles 34-14 to bring their season record to 8-1 and move to 2-1 in District 6.

BOLES — Sixty minutes of solid rain could not deter the Rivercrest Rebels from getting back on track Friday night as they defeated the Boles Hornets 52-14. The Rebel Nation renamed themselves the “Faithful Few” while enduring an angry Mother Nature in their rubber boots and ponchos. “The wea…

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.

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…

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 

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.

BOGATA — It finally felt like football weather at The Swamp Friday night as the Rivercrest Rebels hosted a much-anticipated game against the Big Sandy Wildcats. Both teams had done their homework leading to a defensive tug-of-war in the first half with neither offense scoring until there wer…

Following a dominant sweep over Clarksville, the Detroit Lady Eagles volleyball team scored another district win, this time over Sulphur Bluff, in five sets by a final score of 25-21, 21-25, 18-25, 25-21 and 15-7.

MAUD — The Rivercrest Rebels prepared all week for a much-improved Maud Cardinals team. Head coach Lance Connot knew Maud had some serious size on their line averaging in at 240 pounds and a 6-foot-6 tight end with size and athleticism.

DETROIT — The district tilt between the Detroit Lady Eagles and Rivercrest Lady Rebels started off with an exciting first set, which set the stage for a quality match. The teams battled it out to a fifth set, and the home team Lady Eagles got past Rivercrest at home by a final score of 25-27…

PATTONVILLE — The No. 18-ranked Rivercrest Rebels football team entered Patriot Stadium on their school bus with a police escort, getting amped for a matchup against the Prairiland Patriots, hungry to get back into the win column.

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 Rivercrest Lady Rebels fell at home to Sulphur Bluff  in the second district matchup of the regular season in four sets by a final score of 23-25, 21-25, 25-21 and 20-25.

BOGATA — Friday the 13th brought a full moon and Rivercrest Homecoming. The Rebel Nation packed The Swamp with peewee cheerleaders, queens in evening gowns and alumni from 1966-2019. The Fightin’ Rebel Band looked sharp in their new uniforms as they played the Alma Mater and National Anthem.…

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

BOGATA — Rivercrest hosted Cooper on Friday night at The Swamp for The Battle of the Sulphur River Bottom. In a game that was predicted “too close to call” by several local news entities, this game lived up to its hype for the first three quarters. A big fourth quarter push and a turnover se…

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

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 North Lamar Pantherettes volleyball team continues to win games, this time sweeping Mount Pleasant at home Tuesday night.

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 Rivercrest Rebels baseball team definitely had a season to remember, largely in part thanks to the guidance of this year’s All-RRV Coach of the Year, Rick Connot. 

Rivercrest senior softball player Marta Ward has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.