Track: Strong STATEments – Thorpe lands state spot

Published Saturday, April 29, 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.

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Track: Strong STATEments – Roof earns fourth trip

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

Slidell's Kayson Roof is headed to state for a fourth time.

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Golf: Sissies earn return to state tourney

Golf: Sissies earn return to state tourney

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

As senior Brooke Irion hit her approach shot onto the 18th green Thursday afternoon, her Bridgeport teammates stood around and tried to work the math to figure up the team scores.

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Basketball: Hicks officially joins Texas Tech

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur's Parker Hicks is officially on his way to Texas Tech.

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Softball: Chico wins bi-district title

Published Saturday, April 29, 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.

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Softball: Langley slam lifts Boyd to victory – Freshman drives in six

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

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.

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Baseball: Texans secure crown

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

After getting a 2-0 lead in the first inning, Northwest's Doger Gilliland and a pair of relievers made the lead hold up.

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Golf: Irion brings home third at regionals

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

On the 147-yard, par 3 third hole, Bridgeport's Brooke Irion hit a near-perfect tee shot that threatened the pin before coming to rest six feet away.

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Golf: Decatur’s Chapman finishes 16th

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur freshman Dayne Chapman shot a 5-over 77 in the second round of the 4A Region II tournament at Van Zandt Country Club.

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Baseball: Boyd walks off winner against Henrietta

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

Creighton Witt worked a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday to give the Boyd Yellowjackets a 3-2 walkoff win over Henrietta.

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Jacksboro shuts out Boyd to secure 8-3A title

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

With the 8-3A title on the line, the Boyd Yellowjackets couldn’t solve Jacksboro starter Ty Kennedy. The Jacksboro hurler held Boyd to three hits over five shutout innings before giving way to Clay Botello. Botello completed the shutout with two scoreless innings, giving the Jacksboro the league crown with the 6-0 victory Friday night.

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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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