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 winner will be announced on Thursday.

The Rivercrest Rebels opened District 6 football with a win Friday night at Como-Pickton.  The Rebels had a rough first half riddled with turn-overs and penalties but roused at halftime and walked away with a 28-12 victory.  

A strong service game and an imposing defense, aided by several miscues by the Clarksville Lady Tigers, helped the Rivercrest Lady Rebel volleyball team handle their cross-county rivals in straight sets Friday afternoon, winning 25-10, 25-12, 25-17.

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It was a showdown between cross-county rivals when the Rivercrest Lady Rebels volleyball team took on the Detroit Lady Eagles. Ultimately, it was Rivercrest that came away with the victory in four sets, winning 25-21, 25-15, 20-25, 25-18.

In a game that almost didn’t happen due to technical issues, the stomach virus and strep throat, Rivercrest Rebel and Harleton Wildcat fans got their money’s worth Friday night in Harleton.

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The Rivercrest Lady Rebels volleyball team came out of the gate swinging Friday afternoon, and downed Como-Pickton in four sets, 25-10, 25-15, 23-25, 25-15.

The Rivercrest Rebels and Detroit Eagles met for a cross-county showdown at The Swamp on Friday, and it was Rivercrest that came away victorious with a 40-6 win.

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It wasn’t easy for the Lady Patriots volleyball team, but by the end of Tuesday night’s match against the Paris Ladycats, Prairiland found itself in the win column after its season-opener.

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The University Interscholastic League has announced modifications to its 2020-21 UIL calendar and updated Covid-19 risk mitigation guidelines, set to take effect Aug. 1.

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Over the last three years, Rivercrest Rebel Cole Carson has established himself as one of the most imposing players in the Red River Valley. Though he's just a junior, the player recently committed to play for the University of Arkansas.

Farrah Savage was able to seamlessly transition from playing in the post her junior year to running the point as a senior. In her senior campaign she averaged 10 points per game, eight rebounds per game, four steals per game and a block per game, earning her Defensive Player of the Year honors.

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At Rivercrest, head baseball coach Rick Connot takes a personal approach to coaching, forming relationships with his players that last long after they graduate. And that philosophy has paid off on the field as well as off over the years, as the coach recently earned the 300th win of his career.

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The Rivercrest Rebels baseball team dominated the DeKalb Bears on both sides of the plate this weekend, storming past them 15-3 in five innings on Saturday.