Saturday Sports Buffet: Job well done – Middle school coach retires

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Richard Greene

Throughout his career, Doug Norman's tried to keep one thing in mind while working with middle school athletes.

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Softball: Butler earns 8-4A top honors

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Decatur and Bridgeport both showed considerable strength in District 8-4A, both getting to the area round of the playoffs.

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Upcoming Summer Sports Camps

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Lady Eagles Volleyball Camp is June 8 through June 11 at the Decatur High School Gym.

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Basketball: Lady Greyhounds find new coach

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Richard Greene

After 27 years of coaching boys basketball, Lance Shelton is taking his first job leading a girls team.

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Baseball: End of the road – Late Lindsay rally closes out Alvord

Baseball: End of the road – Late Lindsay rally closes out Alvord

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Alvord's season ended after two losses to Lindsay Friday night in Ponder.

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Softball: Paradise’s Taylor earns 9-3A MVP honor

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Reagan Taylor powered the Paradise Lady Panthers to the District 9-3A title with her bat and her performance in the pitching circle.

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Baseball: Meyers, Black lead Panthers honorees

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Messenger Staff

After injuries knocked out several veteran arms for the Paradise Panthers, Bryson Meyers stepped forward to serve as the team's ace on the way to a playoff spot.

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Basketball: Green named top coach – Poolville assistant earns TABC award

Published Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport head coach Alan Green reached the top of his profession in March, leading the Bulls to the Class 4A state basketball title.

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Baseball: Back at bat – Alvord’s Staley returns to bench after health scare

Published Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Travis Lisle

There are ebbs and flows and ups and downs to every year and season. Without the bad, how would we know or appreciate the good?

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Rodeo: Spear brings home saddle – Decatur cowgirl shines at high school finals

Published Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The North Texas Final was the biggest event of the year for the Decatur Rodeo Team, and they made the most of their opportunities.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Tough coach, gentle heart – Boyd players knew coach had their backs, snacks

Published Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Richard Greene

Stormi McCarter Drake claimed she had the worst attitude during her time at Boyd High School. But coach Lynn Cranfill refused to let her carry it onto the basketball court.

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Track: Silver-filled night caps super year for Slidell

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Richard Greene

Reaching her hand across the finish line Friday night, Kayson Roof grabbed a silver medal in the 300 hurdles and closed out the year for Slidell athletics.

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Track: Near perfect finish – Slidell’s Pruett earns silver in 800

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Richard Greene

Caitlin Pruett orchestrated her race plan perfectly Friday night. Running a comfortable opening lap, the Slidell senior hung with the leaders and with 150 meters to go, she rushed to the front.

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Track: Suchors finishes fourth in 800

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Richard Greene

Jacob Suchors waited patiently through the first lap around Mike Myers Stadium Saturday.

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Track: Randall closes with his best time in 100

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Richard Greene

Alvord's Joe Randall turned in his best time of the season on the state's biggest stage Saturday afternoon.

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Track: Roof grabs second in 300 hurdles

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Richard Greene

After clearing the final hurdle and making the final sprint to the finish line, Kayson Roof tried everything to get in front of Cross Plains' McKenzie Halsel.

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Baseball: Eagles clipped – Graham’s big inning ends Decatur run

Baseball: Eagles clipped – Graham’s big inning ends Decatur run

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Decatur Eagles led through four innings of the second game of their Class 4A area series against Graham.

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Baseball: Errors send Chico home in second round

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Chico Dragons fell on hard times in Game 2 of their three-game area series with Lindsay.

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Baseball: Alvord beats Blue Ridge to take area series

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Alvord Bulldogs needed two consecutive wins to keep their season alive after dropping the first game of their Class 2A area round series to Blue Ridge.

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Softball: Moody blues – Alvord loses in three-game series

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Travis Lisle

After losing the opening game in their regional quarterfinal series with Moody, 12-5, Alvord had their backs to the wall.

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