Waddell column: Sissies’ run to regional tournament embodies strength

Waddell column: Sissies’ run to regional tournament embodies strength

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

For a team decimated with injuries the past two seasons, Bridgeport's triumph Tuesday night was more than an ordinary playoff victory or even rivalry win — it was a culmination of nearly 24 months of bad breaks, hard work and perseverance.

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Lady Hounds race past Saltillo, advance to region tournament for third straight year

Lady Hounds race past Saltillo, advance to region tournament for third straight year

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

The Slidell Lady Hounds used a big first half to cruise past Saltillo 51-30 in the Class A Region III quarterfinal Tuesday night at Princeton Junior High. 

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Alvord earns first playoff win in 14 years, dispatching Tom Bean

Alvord earns first playoff win in 14 years, dispatching Tom Bean

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
By Austin Jackson

Alvord won its first playoff game in 15 years Tuesday night, beating Tom Bean 61-56 to claim the 2A Region II bi-district title.

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Sissies shoot down Decatur, advance to regional tournament

Sissies shoot down Decatur, advance to regional tournament

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Emily Vidal led all scorers with 17 points as the Bridgeport Sissies knocked off rival Decatur 50-28 Tuesday night in the 4A Region I quarterfinal.

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Lady Jackets win Jacksboro Tourney

Lady Jackets win Jacksboro Tourney

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Ryleigh Ashford threw a complete-game shutout and the Boyd Lady Jackets won the Jacksboro Tournament Saturday, knocking off Valley View 3-0.

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Levesque competes in state meet

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Decatur's Zach Levesque turned a 2:04.84 in the prelims of the 200 individual medley at the UIL swimming championships.

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Decatur sets new school record in bi-district win over Godley

Decatur sets new school record in bi-district win over Godley

Published Monday, February 18, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur used a 55-15 run to rout Godley Monday night and claim the 4A Region I bi-district title.

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Slidell rolls to area title

Published Sunday, February 17, 2019
By Rich Hilliard

Senior Cate Zuniga scored a game-high 24 points and the Slidell defensive effort kept Ector under wraps in a 58-25 win at S&S Consolidated High School in a Class 1A Region III area-round game.

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Decatur overcomes slow start, beats Big Spring

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Owen Simpson

After managing only four field goals in the first half, the Decatur Lady Eagles came alive in the third quarter and rolled to a 46-30 win over Big Spring.

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Sissies advance to third round

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport held Greenwood to eight points, including two fields in the final frame on the way to a 59-35 victory at Stamford High School Friday.

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Boyd falls to Breck in play-in game

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By Austin Jackson

It was raining threes in Graham as Boyd and Breckenridge met for the third time of the season for a shot at the final playoff spot in District 7-3A. After Boyd’s half-court pressure forced the fourth steal of the first quarter, Boyd senior Connor Richardson pulled up from behind the arc. He drew contact and […]

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Sissies shut down Brownwood, win bi-district title

Published Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Bridgeport held Brownwood to just 19.6 percent shooting Tuesday night, as the Sissies won the 4A Region I bi-district title 43-32 at Granbury High School.

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Playoffs await: Wise teams head to postseason

Playoffs await: Wise teams head to postseason

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Reece Waddell

The boys basketball regular season ended Tuesday night, and several Wise County schools are still battling for playoff positioning, while some have already clinched a postseason berth.

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Fitzgerald shines, Lady Eagles beat Glen Rose for bi-district title

Fitzgerald shines, Lady Eagles beat Glen Rose for bi-district title

Published Monday, February 11, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Kylee Fitzgerald led all scorers with 14 points as the Decatur Lady Eagles beat Glen Rose 38-32 Monday night for their first playoff win in three years.

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3-Peat: Hounds capture third straight title

3-Peat: Hounds capture third straight title

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Jan. 20, 2017. That was the last time the Slidell Greyhounds suffered a loss in district play, when Forestburg beat them 49-39.

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Good intentions: 3 Decatur athletes commit

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Three Decatur athletes signed letters of intent to play football in college Wednesday morning.

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Warnick, Brown sign with Hardin-Simmons

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Two Alvord athletes committed to play football at Hardin-Simmons University Wednesday afternoon.

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Alvord’s Thomas inks with Mountan View

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Alvord senior Christina Thomas signed to play volleyball with Mountain View College Thursday morning.

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Rieger nails buzzer beater, Decatur beats Argyle for 8-4A title

Rieger nails buzzer beater, Decatur beats Argyle for 8-4A title

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Gage Rieger hit the game-winner as time expired Tuesday night, sending Decatur home with a 37-34 victory over Argyle and the District 8-4A championship.

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Loud and clear: Decatur basketball band creates raucous atmosphere

Loud and clear: Decatur basketball band creates raucous atmosphere

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

The beat of the Decatur fight song reverberated through the stands and could even be heard in the parking lot, but the Friday night lights were nowhere in sight.

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