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The Chisum Mustangs took the court over the weekend against a good Sulphur Bluff team, and came away with a resounding 66-49 win.

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Utilizing strong defensive pressure and solid ball movement on offense, the Prairiland Patriots on Monday downed the North Lamar Panthers45-37.

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The Prairiland Lady Patriots basketball team continued its strong start to the 2020-21 season Monday with a dominating 67-49 win over Campbell.

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These are the four 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.

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Thirteen point underdogs — that’s how the Paris Wildcats entered their area round playoff game against the Midlothian Heritage Jaguars on Friday night. But when all was said and done, it was the Wildcats who raised the area championship trophy in celebration following their 38-28 victory.

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The Cooper Bulldogs headed to Rusk High School on Friday with plans to extend their seven-week win streak that earned them the bi-district championship, but they struggled to contain an explosive Bosqueville Bulldogs offense, and their opponent claimed the Area championship with a 44-12 victory.

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The Rivercrest Rebels’ season came to an abrupt halt Friday night in the 2A Region 2 area championship game in Grand Prairie. The seventh-ranked Crawford Pirates launched an all-out assault to shut the Rebels down early and cruise to a 44-6 victory.  

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It was a defensive battle from the start, but ultimately it was the North Lamar Pantherette basketball team who came away with the strong 37-22 win in an intra-city matchup against the Chisum Lady Mustangs.

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The Chisum Lady Mustangs basketball team played well against Leonard on Saturday, but were unable to fully recover from a shaky start, and the team ultimately fell 52-42.

The Rivercrest Lady Rebels basketball team played well defensively Tuesday against Sulphur Bluff, but ultimately were undone by offensive struggles in a 45-26 home loss.

Three football teams from the Red River Valley — the Paris Wildcats, the Rivercrest Rebels and the Cooper Bulldogs — jubilantly hoisted bi-district trophies last week, and now those three teams are hard at work preparing for their upcoming area round games on Friday.

Maddie Walters has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week.

Tuesday’s game between the Detroit Eagles and the Celeste Blue Devils started out a neck-and-neck battle. Unfortunately for the team from Red River County, though, it didn’t take too long for Celeste to pull away thanks to its athleticism and outside shooting, and Detroit went on to lose 72-28.

The Prairiland Patriots basketball team took to the court Tuesday for the first time this season and looked strong in their debut, beating Mt. Pleasant 57-47.

The North Lamar Pantherettes’ strong start to the basketball season continued on Tuesday, as the team earned a convincing 44-29 win over Greenville.