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In a game that turned out to be very exciting from start to finish, the Rivercrest Lady Rebels seized command of the District 16-2-A race, claiming a thrilling 47-44 league win over the Clarksville Lady Tigers to improve to a perfect 5-0 district record, as the first round of league play ended. Clarksville slips to 4-1 in district play.

When rivals Clarksville and Rivercrest boys basketball teams meet in a district ballgame, you can throw out the records and district standings, because the contest is usually going to be very competitive and exciting. On Friday night in the Rivercrest Rebels gym, that assumption certainly held true, as the Rebels refused to be pushed away until the Tigers created some distance in the final quarter. The Tigers went on to turn back the Rebels and win by a 50-46 score. The victory leaves the Tigers perfect in district play with a 3-0 record, while Rivercrest (0-3) is still in search of the first league win. Clarksville now stands at 11-9 overall, while Rivercrest is 8-14.

For three area class 2-A high school bands, another opportunity to claim top honors at the University Interscholastic League State Marching Band Contest in San Antonio next week was earned on Saturday when Rivercrest and Clarksville finished in the top three at the Class 2-A Area C Open Marc…

Tuesday night at Detroit High School, a battle of will took place between the Detroit Lady Eagles and the Rivercrest Lady Rebels in a five set volleyball matchup.

A safety and a field goal are the only two scoring methods that didn’t make the stat sheet Friday night for Honey Grove in their 54–22 win over Rivercrest. Other than that, the Warriors scored every other way possible, including a couple of defensive touchdowns as well as a punt return.

It’s hard to find much that went wrong for the Cooper Bulldogs on Friday night as they beat the Rivercrest Rebels 52–6 to remain perfect on the season. The Bulldogs had over 450 total yards of offense while only giving up 177 on defense.

Friday night’s game started with a bang for the Rivercrest Rebels, as they scored two touchdowns against the Chisum Mustangs in the opening two and a half minutes. From there, they were able to carry the momentum for a 30-15 win, spoiling Chisum’s homecoming festivities.

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.

Records don’t usually matter in rivalry games. It turns out they don’t matter when teams bring back an old rivalry either. That was the case Friday night at The Swamp in Bogata, where Rivercrest defeated Prairiland 31–21 in a game much closer than the final score indicates.

The Rivercrest Lady Rebels had plenty of fight in their cross-county volleyball showdown with the Avery Lady Bulldogs on Friday. However, they came up short in a three-set loss, falling 13-25, 18-25, 15-25.

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 Lady Rebels were on top of their game Friday, downing the Quinlan-Boles Lady Hornets in three sets, winning 25-23, 25-19, 25-16.

Rivercrest’s defense stood tall in their Friday showdown with Harleton. It was on the offesnive side of the ball that the team struggled, however, and the team lost a 12-9 heartbreaker to move to 0-2 on the season.

The Rivercrest Lady Rebels traveled to Redwater to take on the Lady Dragons Tuesday evening. And though they ultimately fell in four sets, they made things interested with an extremely gritty, spirited effort.

This past weekend, the Trinity Christian Academy Lady Warriors and the Rivercrest Lady Rebels volleyball teams traveled to the preseason Hooks Tournament, and though neither team came away as tournament champions, the two teams nevertheless had stellar showings.

The Rivercrest Rebels and Queen City Bulldogs went back and forth trading the lead for much of their Week 1 game on Friday. However, it was Queen City that held on down the stretch to win 38-28, and the Rebels who were saddled with the preseason loss.