Ingram inks with Howard Payne

Published Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Bridgeport senior Delaney Ingram signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Howard Payne University Thursday morning.

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Richardson tabbed to first team

Published Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Connor Richardson earned first-team honors on the District 7-3A team.

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Slidell coach Pierce and father share special moment in Class A final

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Cheering, clapping and reacting to every play, Louie Pierce, or ‘Boogie’ as he is lovingly referred to, had his eyes glued to the court. His son, Casey, was minutes from leading Slidell to its first championship in 75 years, and Louie wasn’t going to miss a second.

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Waddell column: Hounds’ title a tribute to unwavering support

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Slidell's state championship Saturday was a tribute to seven decades of unwavering support from fans and the community.

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Slidell ends championships drought, beats Jayton in Class A final

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Behind a 10-point, 21-rebound performance from MVP Slayton Pruett, the Slidell Greyhounds knocked off Jayton 49-36 in the Class A final Saturday morning at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

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Slidell to meet Jayton in 1A final as Hounds seek first title in 75 years

Published Friday, March 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

The Slidell Greyhounds are one win from their first state championship in 75 years.

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Waddell column: Decatur silences critics during historic run

Published Friday, March 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur may have fallen two wins short of its ultimate goal, but the Eagles’ run to the state tournament is one few will forget. Especially those who doubted them.

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Liberty Hill stuns Decatur, ends Eagles’ season on buzzer beater

Liberty Hill stuns Decatur, ends Eagles’ season on buzzer beater

Published Friday, March 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Liberty Hill beat Decatur on a last-second shot Friday, as the Panthers rallied to knock off the Eagles 53-51 in the 4A semifinal.

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Sea of Blue, Orange cheer Hounds into final

Published Friday, March 8, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Slidell fans turned out in force to cheer the Greyhounds into the final Thursday at the Alamodome.

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Waddell column: Hounds not satisfied with trip to Alamo city

Published Friday, March 8, 2019
By Reece Waddell

The Greyhounds overcame 22 turnovers to post their first semifinal victory in 75 years, but no one was satisfied.

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Slidell holds off Oakwood to reach final

Slidell holds off Oakwood to reach final

Published Friday, March 8, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Slayton Pruett's basket with under a minute left lifted the Slidell Greyhounds to their first state final appearance since 1944 and a 47-45 win over Oakwood.

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Waddell column: Decatur’s toughness has Eagles two wins from a championship

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's toughness was on full display Saturday night in the 4A Region I final, as the Eagles cruised past Levelland 59-32 to advance to the state tournament.

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Eagles make history, beat Levelland to advance to state tournament

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur knocked off Levelland 59-32 Saturday night, claiming the 4A Region I title to advance to the state tournament.

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Slidell dethrones Lipan, advances to state tournament

Published Saturday, February 2, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Slidell dethroned defending Class A champion Lipan Saturday afternoon, winning the Class A Region III final 44-38.

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Over the hump: Eagles advance to first region tourney in 16 years

Over the hump: Eagles advance to first region tourney in 16 years

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Wilson Hicks picked the perfect moment to have one of the best games of his senior season.

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Reece’s Pieces: Unselfish play makes Decatur special

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Drew Coffman has seen his fair share of talented teams come through his program since taking over as the Eagles' coach seven years ago.

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Decatur fends off Estacado, advances to region final

Published Friday, March 1, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Behind a dominant defensive effort, the Decatur Eagles withstood and fended off a furious Estacado rally, winning the 4A Region I semifinal 52-46.

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Vanover’s heroics lifts Slidell into region tournament

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Easton Vanover sunk all three free throws with less than a second remaining Tuesday night, as Slidell escaped with a 44-42 win over Saltillo in the Class A Region III quarterfinal at Bells High School.

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Waddell column: Decatur’s unselfishness is what makes team special

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur earned a trip to the regional tournament for the first time in 16 years, and has gotten there due in large part to an unselfish style of play.

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Hicks dazzles, Decatur advances to region tournament for first time since 2003

Published Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Wilson Hicks led all scorers with 25 points, guiding Decatur to a 79-42 win over Burkburnett and berth in the regional tournament for the first time since 2003.

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