Going to the Show

Going to the Show

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

2017 All Wise Baseball and Softball

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Baseball: Decatur’s Elder commits to Texas

Baseball: Decatur’s Elder commits to Texas

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

Bryce Elder's immediate and future plans changed in an instant Sunday evening.

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2016-17 in Review: Dragons experience resurgence – All but two Chico squads make postseason

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the 2015-16 school year, Chico made the postseason in just two sports - baseball and volleyball.

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Baseball: Elder garners pitching honor

Baseball: Elder garners pitching honor

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur ace Bryce Elder tossed a pair of no-hitters in the playoffs on the way to guiding the Eagles to the Class 4A Region II final.

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2016-17 in Review: Bridgeport ushers in change – Wilson takes lead as athletic director for Bulls

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

For the first time in 24 years, Bridgeport will start a school year with someone new leading the athletic program.

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UIL approves split for 5A football

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the next round of realignment by the University Interscholastic League in February 2018, Class 5A will be split into two divisions for football.

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Football: East squad wins Oil Bowl

Football: East squad wins Oil Bowl

Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County’s three representatives in the Oil Bowl factored into a victory for the East squad Saturday in the Oil Bowl.

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Softball: Elite company – Newark second baseman earns spot in All-American tournament

Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By Richard Greene

Softball trophies line the wall on a shelf just feet from the indoor batting cage where Sadie Reid spends hours each week.

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2016-17 in Review: Boyd starts, ends year on high note

2016-17 in Review: Boyd starts, ends year on high note

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a strong start in volleyball and cross country and going through struggles in football and on the basketball court, Boyd athletics closed the year with a stellar spring.

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Softball: Rasbury leads honors

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Kristin Rasbury belted seven home runs and drove in 40 runs while batting .389 for the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets.

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Soccer: Great journey revisited – Book headed to 50th reunion

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Fifty years ago, Jan Book boarded a plane from his native Sweden to Spain to join a newly formed American soccer team.

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All-District Softball

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

All-District Softball

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Football: McAlister to suit up in Oil Bowl

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Richard Greene

Payton McAlister proved to the be the human-highlight reel for the past three seasons in the Decatur backfield.

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Basketball: McCormick leaves post at Slidell

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Richard Greene

After 20 years in coaching and 17 as a head coach, Todd McCormick is hanging up the whistle.

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2016-17 in Review: Alvord teams find success throughout year

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Richard Greene

As an athletic director and coach, Pete Hart's first goal for programs is to make the postseason.

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Baseball: An unpleasant ending – Hawks dominate game 1

Baseball: An unpleasant ending – Hawks dominate game 1

Published Saturday, June 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur knew going into the first game of their regional final series against Texarkana Pleasant Grove Wednesday night in Tyler they had to stay away from giving up the big inning.

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Baseball: Decatur’s season ends in extra-inning loss

Published Saturday, June 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

For seven innings, Decatur starting pitcher Bryce Elder shut down a team that had scored 10 runs a day earlier.

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Soccer: Playing up – 8-year-old bests older, more experienced players

Published Saturday, June 4, 2017
By David Talley

Playing with the 10-year-olds on a Wise County Soccer Association team last fall, Colter Edwards wasn't hard-pressed to reach the goal on multiple occasions.

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Rodeo: Alvord senior races the clock for title

Published Saturday, June 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

Mikayla Cox has loved horses for as long as she can remember.

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Decatur’s season ends in extra-inning loss

Published Thursday, June 1, 2017
By Brian Knox

For seven innings, Decatur starting pitcher Bryce Elder shut down a team that had scored 10 runs a day earlier. In fact, Pleasant Grove hadn't gotten a single hit off Elder until a bunt hit in the fifth inning.

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