When athletes make the jump from high school to college, it’s not uncommon for an adjustment period to follow as they work to adapt to the speed and intensity of the higher level of play. For former Prairiland Lady Patriot Elizabeth Preston, who recently wrapped up her freshman season on Aus…

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When Lamar County native and former Prairiland Patriot Daylan Whitley decided to continue his baseball career at Carl Albert State College two years ago, he had long since established himself as one of the very best baseball players in the Red River Valley. Now, after two years of honing his…

In the world of baseball, you sometimes hear sports analysts describe a pitcher as being, “near unhittable.” This past year, Prairiland Patriot Caleb Jameson was as close to unhittable as you’re likely to ever see.

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Prairiland’s Caleb Jameson has been named to the baseball All-State Third Team after a stellar year on the mound.

The Prairiland Lady Patriots’ season was not without obstacles in 2021, as injuries, one of the toughest districts around and other issues tested the team. They withstood each challenge, though, and capped a marvellous season off with a magical run in the playoffs. At the helm through it all…

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For years, Hannah Murdock and Malorie Sneed have played basketball together as Prairiland Lady Patriots. Now, they’ll continue to play together as Cedar Valley College Suns after recently signing their letters of intent to continue their athletic career at the collegiate level.

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All-District honors for several Red River Valley baseball and softball athletes have continued to roll in, with 12-3A Region II and 15-4A Region II — home to the Chisum Mustangs, Prairiland Patriots, North Lamar Pantherettes and Paris Ladycats — being the latest to unveil awards.

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Prairiland junior Kirsten Bridges was rewarded for her phenomenal season on the track field recently, being one of only a handful of athletes across the state to make the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s All-Star Track Team.

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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.

The Prairiland Lady Patriots’ softball season came to an end Friday in the regional quarterfinals against the top-ranked 3A team in the state, the Rains Ladycats. And though they ultimately fell, the Lady Patriots certainly didn’t go down without a spirited fight, losing 5-0 in a game that w…

The Prairiland Patriots’ baseball season came to an end Friday at the hands of Boyd following a pair of area round losses, but the Patriots didn’t go down easily, forcing extra innings in the decisive second game, and having opportunities throughout the force a winner-take-all third game.

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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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Sometimes, comebacks are gradual affairs, where one team chips away at a lead little by little. Other times, they happen in seemingly the blink of an eye, as one team will use an explosion of offense to quickly erase the deficit. The Prairiland Patriots were the beneficiaries of the latter o…

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It was roughly 1 p.m. when the Prairiland Lady Patriots took the field Monday against Pilot Point in the decisive third game of their area round playoff series. And the game didn’t end until roughly five hours later, when the ball sailed over the left field wall after connecting with the bat…

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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.

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.

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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 …