Bulls win the night; Only 2 riders earned scores at J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Bulls win the night; Only 2 riders earned scores at  J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Racey Burden

In three hours of bull riding Saturday night, only two men hung on for at least 8 seconds. The night belonged to the bulls.

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Running: Over a different hill – Bridgeman celebrates turning 40 with 100-mile run

Running: Over a different hill – Bridgeman celebrates turning 40 with 100-mile run

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Richard Greene

Nearing his 40th birthday, Ben Bridgeman proved he's far from over the hill.

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Rain leads to lake, road closures, again

Rain leads to lake, road closures, again

Published Saturday, June 4, 2016
By Brian Knox

Stop us if you've heard this recently: heavy rain has caused flooding issues around the county, forcing the closure of Lake Bridgeport and several roads.

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Golf: Stroke of luck – Gage sinks hole-in-one after triple bypass surgery

Golf: Stroke of luck – Gage sinks hole-in-one after triple bypass surgery

Published Saturday, June 4, 2016
By Richard Greene

Stepping onto the fifth tee box at the 174-yard par 3 at Lake Kiowa, Robert Gage just hoped to put the ball close during his impromptu round Sunday.

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On to the Next Step

On to the Next Step

Published Saturday, June 4, 2016
By Joe Duty

Brooklyn Bedford grins at family in the stands of Decatur High School's graduation at the University of North Texas in Denton.

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Calling all campers: Annual Sonflower Camp starts Monday

Calling all campers: Annual Sonflower Camp starts Monday

Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016
By Racey Burden

The 18th annual Sonflower Camp kicks off next Monday, and organizers are still looking for volunteers and campers to sign up.

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Track: Golden finish – Rhome’s Kicinski wins national title in discus

Track: Golden finish – Rhome’s Kicinski wins national title in discus

Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016
By Richard Greene

Over two seasons at West Texas A&M, Duke Kicinski brought home a slew of medals in the discus, including eight silver medals.

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016
By Joe Duty

Seniors celebrated graduating from Paradise High School Friday, May 27.

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Infant killed in Thursday rollover

Infant killed in Thursday rollover

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016
By David Talley

An infant was killed and four people were injured in a rollover on U.S. Highway 81/287 near County Road 1595 north of Alvord Thursday morning.

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Football: Receivers shine in spring game

Football: Receivers shine in spring game

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016
By Richard Greene

Put on opposing teams, Gavin Holmes and Syrus Moore traded making electric plays in the final minute of Northwest's spring game Wednesday night.

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Looking toward the future

Looking toward the future

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016
By Kelly Basting

Bridgeport seniors graduated Thursday in a ceremony at the University of North Texas.

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Finishing on top: State champion wrestler tops Class of 2016

Finishing on top: State champion wrestler tops Class of 2016

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Richard Greene

On the afternoon of June 7, Jessie Ausman will step onto the stage in the crowded arena at the University of North Texas with all eyes on her.

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Baseball: Reaching the end – Godley takes out Eagles in third round

Baseball: Reaching the end – Godley takes out Eagles in third round

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Richard Greene

After dropping a pitchers' duel in game one Thursday night, the Decatur Eagles faced a steep climb to get back into the Class 4A Region I quarterfinal series.

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The Prom Squad

The Prom Squad

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Joe Duty

Decatur High School's annual prom sendoff Saturday filled the courthouse lawn with parents, friends and prom-goers.

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Thin blue light: Deroy Bennett finds renewed purpose 36 years after losing his father

Thin blue light: Deroy Bennett finds renewed purpose 36 years after losing his father

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Brian Knox

Deroy Bennett of Decatur has carried around a shadow for 36 years. It's a shadow that few would understand.

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Baseball: Put on the brink – Godley takes game 1 of series in 8 innings

Baseball: Put on the brink – Godley takes game 1 of series in 8 innings

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Richard Greene

After allowing hits to two of the first three batters he faced, Decatur's Bryce Elder retired the next 18 Godley Wildcats that stepped to the plate Thursday night.

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Baseball: Trojans edge Dragons in first game, 2-1

Baseball: Trojans edge Dragons in first game, 2-1

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Richard Greene

Pitching and defense stole the show as Chico and Windthorst opened their 2A Region II quarterfinal series Thursday at Henrietta.

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Track: Slidell’s Roof finishes fifth at state

Track: Slidell’s Roof finishes fifth at state

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Richard Greene

Heavy rains and lightning delayed Slidell's Kayson Roof hitting the Mike Myers Stadium track for the Class A 300 hurdles finals by nearly six hours.

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Baseball: Staying alive – Hicks’ gem seals area title

Baseball: Staying alive – Hicks’ gem seals area title

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Richard Greene

In his first varsity start, Wilson Hicks allowed a two-out walk that Stephenville followed up with a pair of singles to get a first-inning run.

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Thrills and spills

Thrills and spills

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Joe Duty

A cowboy deftly flips a calf and prepares to tie it down at the PRCA Butterfield Stage Days Rodeo Saturday.

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