Trophy hunting: Seniors determined to bring home first gold ball

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Four years ago, Kinly Walker, Christina Thomas and other new members of the Alvord volleyball program looked around the dilapidated, old middle school gym that served as their practice facility.

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Net Gains: Alvord Lady Bulldogs

Net Gains: Alvord Lady Bulldogs

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Messenger Staff

For the first time in almost a decade, Brandy Mayfield was wearing something other than blue and white when volleyball practices began Wednesday morning.

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Volleyball: Mayfield named Alvord head coach – Longtime Decatur volleyball assistant departs

Volleyball: Mayfield named Alvord head coach – Longtime Decatur volleyball assistant departs

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Longtime Decatur volleyball assistant Brandy Mayfield is moving to Alvord to become the program's head coach.

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Volleyball: Kelly resigns – Alvord volleyball coach departs for counseling job

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Alvord volleyball coach Catherine Kelly resigned last week to accept a counseling position at Decatur High School.

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Young Alvord squads find success; Only one team misses postseason

Published Saturday, June 16, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The youth movement was in full swing at Alvord High School during the 2017-2018 school year.

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Todd, Byers earn first-team TSWA honors

Published Sunday, December 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Boyd junior outside hitter and All-Wise MVP Jordyn Todd added another big honor Saturday, being named to the Texas Sportswriters Association 3A first team.

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Volleyball: Byers takes Offensive MVP

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Jessica Byers buried 486 kills during the Chico Lady Dragons' run to the playoffs.

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Volleyball: Alvord falters in bi-district loss to Valley View

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Alvord Lady Bulldogs couldn't have asked for a better start Monday night.

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Alvord falters after fast start against Valley View

Published Monday, October 30, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Alvord Lady Bulldogs couldn’t have asked for a better start Monday night. Including a pair of aces by Kendall Connolly, Alvord scored the match’s first six points to jump on Valley View early in the Class 2A Region II bi-district match. But as quickly as it was built, the Alvord lead vanished. Valley View rallied with an 8-2 closing run to steal the opening set and went on to sweep the playoff match in three games (25-22, 25-14, 25-23) at the University of North Texas.

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Volleyball: County teams close out regular season

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

Having already wrapped up the District 8-3A title, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets put an exclamation mark on the regular season Tuesday with a sweep of rival Paradise.

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Volleyball: Alvord opens playoffs with familiar foe

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

The playoffs were unchartered territory for the Alvord Lady Bulldogs last season when they took on the Valley View Lady Eagles in the bi-district round of the 2A playoffs.

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Volleyball roundup: Boyd sweeps Paradise

Published Tuesday, October 24, 2017
By Messenger staff

Having already wrapped up the District 8-3A title, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets put an exclamation mark on the regular season Tuesday with a sweep of rival Paradise. Laney Pellegrini put down nine kills and blocked two shots in Boyd’s 25-19, 25-13, 25-12 win.

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Volleyball: Four Wise teams pick up wins

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Boyd Lady Yellowjackets moved closer to locking up their third straight district title Tuesday, beating 8-3A co-leader Henrietta in straight sets in dominant fashion.

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Volleyball: Boyd sweeps Nocona to set up showdown for title

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Boyd Lady Yellowjackets tuned up for their Tuesday showdown with Henrietta for the 8-3A title with a sweep of Nocona Saturday.

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Volleyball Roundup: Boyd sweeps Henrietta

Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017
By Messenger staff

The Boyd Lady Yellowjackets moved closer to locking up their third straight district title Tuesday, beating 8-3A co-leader Henrietta in straight sets in dominant fashion. Boyd hit .319, winning 25-18, 25-19, 25-21 to move to 11-1 in district.

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Volleyball: Paradise upsets Holliday

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise Lady Panthers pulled off a stunning upset of Holliday Friday.

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Volleyball roundup: Chico completes sweep of Alvord

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Messenger staff

The Chico Lady Dragons completed the season sweep of the cross-county rival Alvord Tuesday. Chico won 27-25, 25-16, 25-22 to move to 7-3 in District 9-2A.

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Volleyball: Holliday ends Boyd’s streak

Published Saturday, October 7, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Behind 24 kills and 10 blocks from Holliday's Brea Box, the Lady Eagles surged to a four-set win over the Lady Yellowjackets, ending Boyd's 30-match win streak.

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Volleyball: Lady Eagles remain undefeated in district

Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

The 11th-ranked Decatur Lady Eagles moved to 3-0 in District 9-4A and won their seventh straight match, sweeping Gainesville Friday.

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Volleyball roundup: Holliday ends Boyd’s streak

Published Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
By Messenger staff

Behind 24 kills and 10 blocks from Holliday’s Brea Box, the Lady Eagles surged to a four-set win over the Lady Yellowjackets, ending Boyd’s 30-match win streak. The Lady Yellowjackets entered the match ranked third, but fell 17-25, 29-27, 25-19, 25-22. Victoria Pelligrini registered 2 aces in the loss. Macee Valtr had 18 kills and […]

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