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These are the five candidates for the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week award, which is based on performance from the past week.

Fouls are a part of any basketball game, and when fans attend a game, they expect to see some free throws. However, they don’t expect to see anywhere near 83 of them in a single game. And yet on Friday, that’s exactly how many the Cooper Dogettes and Boles Lady Hornets attempted.

The Cooper Bulldogs got out to a blazing hot start Friday night against The Quinlan-Boles Hornets, and then withstood their opponents’ late-game comeback attempts to pick up the big district victory 59-52.

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The Cooper Dogettes used some tenacious defense and some balanced scoring and handled Cumby 57-41 on Tuesday.

The Cooper Dogettes got out to a quick start Friday and never looked back, throttling North Hopkins in their district opener, en route to a dominant 70-29 win.

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The Cooper Bulldogs closed out the Boles Tournament with a win and a loss last week, downing Campbell 47-13 in dominating fashion, before falling 50-46 in a nailbiter to Saltillo.

Editor’s Note: Today’s story is part two of a two-part countdown of the top five sports stories of the year and the top five sports photos of the year. For Nos. 3-5, see the Dec. 28 edition of The Paris News.

The Cooper Bulldogs had a pair of close games on Tuesday, and came away with both a win and a loss for their efforts, falling to Miller Grove in a nailbiter before coming away with a win over Saltillo.

Throughout the state of Texas, across all the various size classifications, there are more than 1,000 high school football teams in Texas. And when the 2021 regular season came to a close, only 76 teams — barely 7% of the total — had a 10-0 record. The Cooper Bulldogs were one of those teams…

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Presley Limbaugh poured in 22 points, teammate Caylee Conley added 19, and the Cooper Dogettes crushed Mt. Vernon 59-40 on Monday, burying their opponents with a big second half.

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Defense was the name of the game for the Prairiland Patriots on Tuesday, as their suffocating pressure on the hardwood gave the Cooper Bulldogs fits all night, eventually leading to a 56-37 win.

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

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Once the Paris High School Ladycats got things in the right gear, there was simply no answer that the Cooper Lady Bulldogs could provide during the four quarters of action played in the Clarence L. Nix Jr. gym in Clarksville on Tuesday night. Paris walked away with an easy 62-35 victory to i…

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These are the five candidates for the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week award, which is based on performance from the past week.