Last week, the Prairiland Lady Patriots just narrowly earned their way into the playoffs, winning a tiebreaker on the last day of the regular season to lock up the fourth seed. Now, a week later, they find themselves as bi-district champions, after downing top-seeded Bells in a pair of games…

Blake Ballard was sensational on the mound for the Prairiland Patriots on Friday. But it wasn’t enough, as the Patriots fell to Edgewood 3-2, after Edgewood scored a pair of runs in the fifth inning.

The regular season wrapped up earlier this week for softball teams across the Red River Valley, and after a tremendous season, quite a few have punched their tickets for postseason play, which kicks off today.

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Playing to keep her season alive, Chisum Lady Mustang Peyton Holland had perhaps her best outing of the season Saturday against rival Prairiland, throwing a commanding one-hitter. But as impressive as she was, she was upstaged by Lady Patriot ace McKenna Guest, who dominated with the rarest …

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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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COMMERCE — A number of local athletes from the Red River Valley competed in last week’s regional track meets, with several punching their tickets to the state competition in Austin next week.

The Prairiland boys and girls golf teams recently finished up their seasons, as the boys finished 11th in the regional competition and the girls placed fifth out of 16 teams.

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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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Last week, Caleb Jameson pitched a no-hitter against Commerce. On Saturday night, he almost delivered a repeat performance against the district-leading and previously-unbeaten-in-district Rains Wildcats.

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The track and field competition continued this week for teams throughout the Red RIver Valley, as a number of athletes shined in the area round of play. The Rivercrest Rebels boys track team was crowned area champions, but they’re far from the only athletes to make their mark.

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The Prairiland Lady Patriots’ dominating doubles duo of Hannah Murdock and TJ Folse blitzed through the district tennis tournament on Monday and Tuesday, taking first place and ensuring a spot in the regional tournament.

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The Prairiland Patriots baseball team played well against Rains on Tuesday. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough, as they fell 5-1.

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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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After competing in their district track meet last week, the Cooper Bulldogs earned the top spot at the event, comfortably taking home the title of district champions. However, they were far from the only team in the Red River Valley to have impressive showings over the week.

Prairiland junior Caleb Jameson was as dominant as can be on the mound Friday evening, not allowing a single hit en route to a 7-0 win for his Patriots over Commerce.

The Prairiland Lady Patriots played seven innings of intense softball on Friday night ... and then played roughly half of a new game after that. Unfortunately, the Lady Pats dropped their senior night thriller 4-3 to Grand Saline after roughly three and a half hours.

District play is in the books for local high school golfers, and after standout seasons on the green, several local golfers are ready to represent their schools at the regional level.

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The Prairiland Patriots and Commerce Tigers were tied at seven runs apiece entering the bottom of the sixth inning in Tuesday night’s contest. Unfortunately for the Patriots, a pair of runs in the frame gave Commerce the dramatic 9-7 win.

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Everything was working for the Prairiland Lady Patriots softball team on Tuesday, and they came away with a dominating 11-0 win over Commerce to show for their efforts.

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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.