Slidell’s Roof seals fourth state trip

Published Friday, April 28, 2017
By Messenger staff

Slidell’s Kayson Roof is headed to state for a fourth time. Roof won the pole vault at the Class A Region III meet in Whitney Friday, clearing a personal best 9-6.

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Boyd’s Thorpe earns trip to state

Published Friday, April 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

Heading into finals Friday morning at the 3A Region I meet, Lindsey Thorpe found herself in fifth place in the shot put. Determined to not fall short again of a state trip, Thorpe unleashed a pair of throws to moved up in the standings. Her final throw of 40-0.25 feet broke her own school record and sealed the trip to Austin with a silver medal finish at Abilene Christian University.

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Chico picks up first playoff win since 2012

Published Friday, April 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

Any nerves for the Chico Lady Dragons in their first playoff appearance since 2012, Laynee North helped alleviate in the first inning Thursday. North tripled home a pair of runs to jumpstart the Lady Dragons. Chico went on to score in every inning, including six in the fifth inning to beat Perrin-Whitt 11-1 in the Class 2A Region II bi-district game at Jacksboro.

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Langley slams Boyd to game one win

Published Thursday, April 27, 2017
By Messenger staff

Sydney Langley’s walk-off home run last week put the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets into the playoffs as the third seed out of District 8-3A. Thursday, the freshman’s big bat ignited the Lady Yellowjackets to start the playoffs. Langley belted a fourth-inning grand slam as Boyd took game one from Breckenridge 10-0 in five innings in the Class 3A Region I bi-district series at Brock.

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Hicks inks with Tech

Published Thursday, April 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur’s Parker Hicks is officially on his way to Texas Tech. The 6-7 forward, who averaged 31.3 points this season in leading the Eagles to the 4A Region II quarterfinal, inked with Texas Tech as a “preferred walk-on” Wednesday.

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Basketball: Hicks commits to Texas Tech – Decatur star takes preferred walk-on spot

Basketball: Hicks commits to Texas Tech – Decatur star takes preferred walk-on spot

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur's Parker Hicks lit up opponents throughout his senior season for the Eagles, averaging 31.3 points per game.

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Tennis: Ruling the court – Slidell’s Coston wins region title, qualifies for state

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

Stone Coston knows the ups and downs and the strange bounces the ball will take on the tennis court that tests the patience of the best players.

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Baseball: Eagles wait for playoffs

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles will head into the playoffs on a four-game winning streak. They will just have to wait nearly two weeks for the postseason.

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Softball: Lady Dragons make return to postseason

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

In their fourth year of playing softball for the Chico Lady Dragons, Brooke Vidal and Kiley Marburger will get their first chance to play in the postseason Thursday.

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Softball: Walking off a winner – Langley’s blast sends Boyd to playoffs

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Boyd freshman Sydney Langley came to the plate with one out and a runner on with the Lady Yellowjackets trailing by a run.

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Track: Roof aims for fourth state bid

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

This weekend, Slidell's Kayson Roof will bid to become a four-time state qualifier.

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Baseball: Boyd stays atop District 8-3A

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

Spencer Pellegrini's one-hit gem kept the Boyd Yellowjackets in a tie with Jacksboro for the District 8-3A lead.

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Track: Hacker flies to area victory

Track: Hacker flies to area victory

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

By the time Decatur's Isaac Hacker made his sandy landing on his first effort in the triple jump, he'd set a mark that no one else would touch at the 9/10-4A area meet Wednesday at Decatur High School.

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Track: Triple threat – Thomas heads to regionals in 3 events

Track: Triple threat – Thomas heads to regionals in 3 events

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

At track meets throughout the spring, Christina Thomas got a workout just trying to get to all of her events.

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Baseball: Eagles celebrate win on senior night

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Playing their final home game at Eagle Field, Decatur seniors Trey Penny, Derek Potts, Jaxon Terrell and Tucker DuBois made sure it ended with celebration.

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Baseball: Paradise stays close in 8-3A playoff race

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Will Reeves drove in three runs and Jace Essig added a pair of RBIs for the Paradise Panthers Tuesday in a 13-6 win over City View.

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Softball: City View upends Paradise

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

City View capitalized on five Paradise errors for five unearned runs in a 6-2 victory over the Lady Panthers Tuesday.

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Track: Renfro earns fourth trip to regionals

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Getting out of the blocks is usually not a strength for Whitney Renfro.

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Track: Thorpe captures area title in shot put

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

On her first throw of the day Thursday, Lindsey Thorpe sealed the 7/8-3A area title in the shot put and a fourth trip to regionals.

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Track: Decatur relays advance to regionals

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles brought home a pair of medals in the relays and will send all three to regionals.

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