Clark elected to NCTCOG board

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Judge J.D. Clark was elected Thursday to the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Executive Board.

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2015 All-Wise Baseball Team

2015 All-Wise Baseball Team

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Messenger Staff

2015 All-Wise Baseball Team

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2015 All-Wise Softball Team

2015 All-Wise Softball Team

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Messenger Staff

2015 All-Wise Softball Team

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Golf: Zero handicap – How golf got Josh Tankersley back on his feet

Golf: Zero handicap – How golf got Josh Tankersley back on his feet

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Josh Tankersley doesn't like to talk about how he got his injuries, although he is asked frequently.

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Football: Boyd prepares to host 7-on-7 tournament

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Boyd High School will host a 7-on-7 football tournament this weekend, inviting 16 teams to compete for a chance to qualify for state.

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Motocross: Local riders secure top spots at Oak Hill

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

Riders revved and readied Sunday for another round of the yearlong Top Texan series at Oak Hill MX Raceway in Alvord.

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Football: Basting returns to football field – Boyd receiver earns spot in all-star game

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Richard Greene

After hauling in four passes for a career-best 104 yards in the Class 3A Region I area game last November against Shallowater, Jackson Basting walked off the field at Shotwell Stadium unsure if he'd ever don pads again.

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Football: Bulldogs search for coordinator – Alvord looks for coach to lead offense

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Richard Greene

With the graduation of a career 4,000-yard rusher in Joe Randall and several other starters, the Alvord Bulldogs were looking to retool their offense for 2015.

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Racing: Fast Lane – Kam Kartway holds invitational

Racing: Fast Lane – Kam Kartway holds invitational

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Travis Lisle

During a summer Friday night in Boyd, the roar of big-engined stock cars on the dirt track of Boyd Raceway can be heard for miles.

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Caveman Crawl: Challenges ahead – Tough, new course awaits at Caveman Crawl

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Richard Greene

The flooding rains that left much of the Bridgeport OHV park underwater didn't present an obstacle for Jonathan Cortez in planning the Caveman Crawl but rather presented opportunities.

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Coaching: Bridgeport looks to add girls coaches

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport Athletic Director Danny Henson is looking for a pair of girls assistants to round out the coaching staff.

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Upcoming Sports Camps

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Eagle Maker Summer Strength and Conditioning program, for seventh- through 12-grade boy and girl Decatur High School athletes, started June 8 and continues each week through July 30 with one week off June 29 through July 3.

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Basketball: Thompson takes over as Panthers coach

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Richard Greene

Ken Thompson coached against the Paradise Panthers last season while at Jacksboro.

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Golf: Hot putter leads Read to win – Reed, Sanchez capture victories with playoffs

Golf: Hot putter leads Read to win – Reed,  Sanchez capture victories with playoffs

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport's Lexi Read got hot with the putter on the back nine Monday afternoon, posting a 3-under par after the turn to win the first stop of the North Texas Junior Golf Tour.

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Softball: Hammon lands TGCA all-state spot

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Travis Lisle

After a solid senior season to cap off a magnificent high school career, Boyd's Chandler Hammon was selected to the 3A Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State Team.

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Baseball: Italian job – Decatur’s Johnson heads to Italy to play baseball

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Decatur's AJ Johnson is taking his baseball talents international.

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Volleyball: Patterson leaves Chico post

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Travis Lisle

After reaching the career goal of becoming athletic director, Chico's Lane Wilson now has business to attend to.

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Basketball: Vanover makes return to Boyd

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Richard Greene

Cody Vanover spent five years at Boyd assisting Arnold Parker in building one of the area's top girls basketball teams.

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Football: Randall ready to hit field again – Alvord back, Story to take part in Oil Bowl

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Alvord's Joe Randall was the only Wise County player selected to compete at the 78th Oil Bowl Classic in Wichita Falls, Saturday, June 13.

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Running: Dallas Marathon founder dies

Running: Dallas Marathon founder dies

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015
By Richard Greene

On National Running Day Wednesday, the man that established two of North Texas' longest running institutions - the Dallas Marathon and Dallas Running Club - died in Decatur.

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