Cross Country Preview 2015: Bridgeport hopes to build on 2014

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

The Bridgeport boys and girls cross country teams advanced to regionals last year behind a strong core of young runners.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Sharing titles, memories – Sibling rivalry helped Decatur to titles

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

Scott Harrison beat his twin brother Brett into the world by two minutes.

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Cross Country Preview 2015: Northwest looks to rebuild quickly

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Texans and Lady Texans sent four runners onto the college ranks from last year's squads - including state track qualifier Jacob Suchors and its lone representative in Round Rock, Cassidy Adams.

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Cross Country Preview 2015: Slidell squads retool for new year

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Losing state qualifiers to graduation has put Slidell's boys and girls teams in a rebuilding period, but that doesn't mean they don't want to win.

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Baseball: New baseball coach fits Paradise style

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

New Paradise baseball coach Kinney LaPrade may not have a lot of time on the job, but he has packed ample experience into his six short years of coaching.

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UIL: Elza to become UIL director – NISD AD to leave in August

UIL: Elza to become UIL director – NISD AD to leave in August

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Northwest Executive Director of Athletics Susan Elza is headed to Austin. Elza was named the University Interscholastic League's Director of Athletics Monday.

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Golf: Horton wins tourney

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Paradise's Colton Horton shot an 83 to win the 15-18 year-old division of the North Texas Junior Golf Tour event Monday in Jacksboro.

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Cross Country: Neighbors garners all-star award

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Nicole Neighbors represented Decatur Lady Eagles one last time last week.

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All Sports: Victory Christian Academy makes plans for varsity sports

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

In its second year of fielding high school teams, Victory Christian Academy will make the step up to the varsity level in all boys sports this fall.

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Cross Country: Running in elite company – Decatur teams make list of all-time programs

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

Savannah Matzinger recalls the tough cross country practices in the fall of 1999.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Ringing true – Bulls receive championship rings

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

Like a child before Christmas, John Freeman struggled to sleep as he wrestled with anticipation on the eve of receiving his Class 4A state championship ring Sunday.

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Golf: Bennett takes 3rd

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

Decatur junior Hayden Bennett picked up birdies on three holes on the front nine Wednesday on his way to finishing third at the North Texas PGA Junior event at Bridlewood.

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Track: Nedrow finishes second at nationals

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Riley Nedrow turned a personal best 5:06 in the 1,500 to take second in the 10-year-old division at the AAU Club Championships in Orlando, Fla.

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Sports Camp

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Decatur football coach Mike Fuller and his staff will hold the Decatur Eagles Football Camp Monday through Thursday.

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Rodeo: Not horsin’ around – Stuart wins all-around at IFYR

Rodeo: Not horsin’ around – Stuart wins all-around at IFYR

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Brett Stuart's rodeo career began with the gentle nudge from his mother.

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Softball: Arlington earns all-state honors

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Chelsea Arlington finished off a stellar four-year career at Boyd, batting .465 with five home runs and 37 RBIs in her senior season.

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Golf: Pledger wins by 2 strokes

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Cayden Pledger fired an 85 to hold off a pair of golfers and win the North Texas Junior Golf Tour stop at Holiday Hills in Mineral Wells Monday.

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Rodeo: Barrels of fun – Cowgirl earns buckles in first year

Rodeo: Barrels of fun – Cowgirl earns buckles in first year

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By David Talley

Carmella Liles is up past her bedtime. Again. After netting first and second in the 4D category at the Bootin' Out Cerebral Palsy barrel racing event in Alvarado on July the Fourth, her day is far from over.

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Volleyball: Leonard heads to all-star game

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

The Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star match will be unchartered territory for Decatur's Stormi Leonard.

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Football: Decatur finishes 3-3 at state

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By Messenger Staff

After scoring wins over Wimberley and Brownwood, the Decatur Eagles' match with Giddings came down to the final possession Friday.

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