Baseball: Decatur wins district opener

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Three pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter Monday as Decatur blanked Gainesville 6-0 to win its District 9-4A opener.

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Softball: Lady Jackets roll Nocona

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Kristin Rasbury threw a complete game as Boyd topped Nocona 13-5 last Friday.

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William Thomas Good

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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William Thomas Good, 79, of Alvord, died Friday, March 23, 2018, in Dallas.

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Baseball: Blanks shuts down Alvord

Published Saturday, March 24, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Jerod Blanks struck out 15 as Chico beat rival Alvord 4-1 Tuesday.

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On target: Alvord archers head to state

Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Roughly 50 students from Alvord elementary, middle and high school will compete at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament in Belton Wednesday and Thursday.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Alvord ISD is seeking feedback on the proposed 2018-19 school calendar.

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Alvord ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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Alvord ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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Powerlifting: Ricketts finishes eighth at state

Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Alvord's Blysse Boling and Allison Ricketts and Decatur's Nancy Martinez and Leigh Ann Stitzman competed at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association championships last weekend in Waco.

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Softball: Lady Bulldogs topple Chico

Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Alvord used a six-run fifth inning to down Chico 10-5 Monday night.

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Kathryn Stricklin

Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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Kathryn "Kay" Stricklin, 97, died Friday, March 16, 2018, in Alvord.

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Softball: Paradise crushes Nocona

Published Saturday, March 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Kaycee Martin went 4-for-4 at the plate, and Paradise cruised past Nocona 21-2 on Wednesday.

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Basketball: Alvord, Chico snag all-district honors

Published Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Alvord freshman Hunter Richey was named District 11-2A Sixth Man of the Year.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The District 21-A high school UIL academics meet is March 21 at Slidell High School.

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Baseball: Kaufman blanks Decatur

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Eagles could not scratch across a run against Kaufman Saturday, falling 2-0.

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Bill Flanagin

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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Bill Flanagin, 68, of Walsenburg, Colo., died Saturday, March 10, 2018, from heart failure.

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Isabella Marie Rios Thompson

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018
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Angelica Rios and Garrett Thompson of Alvord announce the birth of a daughter, Isabella Marie Rios Thompson

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Paradise Intermediate is offering tutoring for all grade levels 7:30 to 8 a.m. every morning.

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Basketball: Edgett, Smith earn first-team

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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Paycee Edgett and Miranda Smith earned first-team District 11-2A honors after leading Alvord to a third-place finish in district.

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Baseball: Decatur finishes Bowie Tournament 5-0

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Eagles never allowed a run in the Bowie Tournament over the weekend, finishing a perfect 5-0. Decatur outscored its opponents 36-0.

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Michael Lynn Bull

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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Michael Lynn Bull, 67, of Alvord, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Decatur.

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