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The Cooper Dogettes softball team got out to an explosive start Tuesday against Lone Oak, using timely hitting and capitalizing on miscues by the Lady Buffaloes to cruise to a dominant, 15-3 victory.

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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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The Cooper Dogettes basketball team fought until the very end on Saturday in their second-round showdown with Tom Bean, but ultimately a cold bout of shooting in the second half doomed the team, ending their season with a 52-38 loss.

It was a matchup of Red River Valley teams Thursday, as the Cooper Dogettes faced off against the Detroit Lady Eagles in the first round of the playoffs. The Lady Eagles didn’t go down without a fight, but ultimately it was the Dogettes who hoisted the bi-district championship trophy on the …

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Presley Limbaugh 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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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. Voting is open on theparisnews.com and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Cooper had an excellent year on the gridiron, and it was in no small part due to the performance of two players in particular: Chase Morales and Jayden Limbaugh.

It wasn’t always pretty, but the Cooper Dogette basketball team downed the district rival Alba-Golden Lady Panthers on Tuesday 32-28 on the back of a stellar defensive effort. With the win, Cooper moves into a tie for first place in the district standings with just one regular season game left.

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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. Voting is open on theparisnews.com and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Defense took centerstage for the Cooper Bulldogs in a rare Thursday night basketball game, as they jumped out to a double digit lead and then withstood a late comeback attempt to beat the Alba-Golden Panthers 47-41.

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Chesney Kinnamon 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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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. Voting is open on theparisnews.com and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Cooper Dogette basketball team jumped out to a big early lead Friday against North Hopkins and never looked back, routing the Lady Panthers 80-22 on their home court.

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It wasn’t exactly pretty for the Cooper Lady Bulldogs basketball team, but the team was able to shake off a poor start and came away with a hard-fought 34-27 win over Como-Pickton.

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Whitney Langley 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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The Cooper Lady Bulldogs basketball team was without leading scorer Presley Limbaugh Tuesday evening when they took on Quinlan Boles. It didn’t matter, though, as the team rallied from an early deficit to prevail 55-49.

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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. Voting is open on theparisnews.com and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Cooper Lady Bulldog Basketball team improved to 2-0 in district play in convincing fashion on Friday, downing the Lady Trojans 66-34.

Last season was a difficult one for the Cooper Lady Bulldogs, but that is officially in the rearview mirror, as the team convincingly won its district opener, 69-22 over North Hopkins.

In the first part of The Paris News' top five sports stories of the year, we look back on the magical seasons of the Prairiland Lady Patriots volleyball team and the Cooper Bulldogs football team, as well as the state championship won by the Paris Optimist Club’s American 10U AAA baseball team.