Baseball: Decatur building on district championship

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Decatur baseball hasn't won a district championship in several years. Seniors Tanner Shields and Clayton Egle have never experienced that elation until now.

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Track: Raising the stakes – Pruett eyes more hardware entering regionals

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

On the state's biggest stage last year, Slidell's Caitlin Pruett sprinted to the front with 200 meters left in the Class A Division II 800 finals.

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Baseball: Boyd hopes to shake up district

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

A three-way playoff race in 9-3A baseball features both Boyd and Paradise vying with Henrietta for the third and fourth playoff seeds.

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Softball: Alvord coach suspended two games

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Alvord head coach Tony Brazeal was suspended for two games by the UIL after being ejected from an Alvord JV softball game.

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Softball: Lady Panthers take 9-3A championship after Holliday loss

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

In a wild turn of events, the Paradise Lady Panthers captured the 9-3A championship with an improbable Holliday loss and a win over Nocona Saturday.

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Track: Suchors’ daring move pays off – Texans capture area title

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Entering the final curve Saturday, Jacob Suchors made a bold move to the front of a tightly packed field of six runners.

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Track: Paradise run to area title

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

After taking the handoff with a slight lead on Bowie's anchor leg, Paradise senior Mikeala Beck found herself in a tight footrace to the finish line Thursday.

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Track: Kyle captures three medals

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

At the area meet last year, Decatur's Jessi Kyle squeezed into the Class 3A Region II meet with fourth-place finishes in the pole vault, 800 and 1,600.

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Golf & Baseball: Successful balance – Elder adds to 2 teams

Golf & Baseball: Successful balance – Elder adds to 2 teams

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

When asked about his past week, Bryce Elder calmly agrees it's been fun but gives little other emotion.

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Softball: Lady Panthers fall short in showdown

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Things could have been much worse for the Lady Panthers heading into the bottom of the seventh.

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Track: Stripling rises to occasion, win 2 medals

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

Illness couldn't keep Decatur senior Macen Stripling from collecting a pair of area medals Wednesday at the 7/8-4A meet.

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Track: York lands area crown on final attempt

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

Alli York took the lead in the long jump Wednesday at the 11/12-2A area meet on her first attempt.

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Track: Rector flies to area crown, to regionals

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

Haley Rector raised the bar for herself again in the pole vault Thursday.

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Baseball: Meyers keeps Panthers in playoff hunt

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Sophomore pitcher Bryson Meyers knew that his team had their backs to the wall in the playoff race as he started the game against Holliday Tuesday.

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Baseball: Jacksboro overpowers Boyd, 12-7

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Boyd's late surge couldn't bring them back from the 12-3 deficit they accrued in the first six innings.

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Softball: Alvord blanks Valley View

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Alvord pitcher Mikena Mader threw a one-hit, 15-strikeout shutout against Valley View Tuesday night in possibly her best performance of the season.

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Tennis: Slidell narrowly misses state spots

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Slidell boys and girls doubles teams came up a victory shy of earning trips to the state tennis championships Tuesday at the Class A Region III tournament.

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Golf: Read guides Sissies at state

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

Making her third trip to the University Interscholastic League golf tournament, Lexi Read has tried to pass on knowledge to her teammates.

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Golf: Jones, Eagles eye title

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

Drew Jones' approach to the 4A University Interscholastic League's golf championships is simple.

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Softball: Sister Act – Two pair of siblings lead Decatur to 8-4A title

Softball: Sister Act – Two pair of siblings lead Decatur to 8-4A title

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Familiarity and chemistry play an important role in sports. In softball, the pitcher and catcher must be on the same page, and the same goes for the shortstop and second baseman.

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