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Posted on 05. Aug, 2012 by Richard Greene.
For those that don’t know, each week the reporters at the Messenger take turns listening to the scanner and heading out to cover various newsworthy incidents. Most of the time while on scanner, the seven days pass with only a couple of incidents. That was not the case last week when the duty feel to [...]
Posted on 27. Jul, 2012 by Richard Greene.
Today started one of my favorite events – the Olympics. It’s not surprising considering that I’m the sports editor that I enjoy the two weeks of nonstop action that almost unavoidable thanks to NBC and its broadcast partners. For the first time this year, every event will be available for viewing either on television or [...]
Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by Richard Greene.
Thursday I tried to be a kid again and play outside all day. I started with 18 holes of golf. Then there was an early evening softball game that was followed by a six-mile run. While it was all fun, I paid the price for a day out in the triple-digit heat around 11 p.m. [...]
Posted on 13. Jul, 2012 by Richard Greene.
On Saturday’s sports page in the Messenger, you’ll find the story of Tyler Story and his road to recovery from the devastating knee injury he suffered in Decatur’s second game of the season. At the time it happened, I realized it was a significant injury. But like everyone else, I couldn’t have guessed how bad [...]
Posted on 29. Jun, 2012 by Richard Greene.
The Messenger’s Best of Sports section went to press today. It’s my favorite section to put together each year. I get the opportunity to sit down and visit extensively with the athletes and coaches and find out what drives them and get their feelings about the year’s actions. This year’s class of award winners were [...]
Posted on 24. Jun, 2012 by Richard Greene.
Closing in on 17 years covering sports, I’ve had the opportunity to write about many great performances and events. While there’s been a couple football state title games and several male athletes competing at the state track meet, a majority of the big sports moments I’ve witnessed have been with young women in action. I’ve [...]
Posted on 08. Jun, 2012 by Richard Greene.
Next Wednesday, the prime time drama that served as the world’s window to North Texas returns to the small screen with the reboot of the series Dallas. The drama that brought us “Who shot JR” and a complete season of thinking Bobby Ewing was dead to only find out it was a dream, will feature [...]
Posted on 01. Jun, 2012 by Richard Greene.
In 2003, I laced up my shoes for the first time and tackled the 26.2 miles of the White Rock Marathon in Dallas. Every year since, it’s been my December tradition, even when injured, to run this great event. Over the years, the starting point has changed, and usually for the better. I may have [...]
Posted on 25. May, 2012 by Richard Greene.
A University Interscholastic League state champion in Wise County was crowned last week. It was not on the baseball or softball diamond, or on the track. This champion came from the classroom. Slidell’s Caira Heinze captured the Class A poetry interpretation title at the UIL Academic Meet held at the University of Texas in Austin. [...]