Northwest falls in 5A title game to Port Arthur

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Northwest came up one win shy of their first state title in school history, falling to Port Arthur 75-69 Saturday at the Alamodome. The Texans finished the season 34-6 and the 5A runner-up.

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Northwest to face Port Arthur in 5A championship Saturday

Published Friday, March 9, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

It's come down to this. After 39 games, Northwest is just one victory away from its first state championship in school history. Standing in their way is 33-5 Port Arthur Memorial, who beat Midlothian Thursday to earn a spot in the state final. The two schools will square off at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Alamodome for the right to be crowned the 5A state champion. 

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Northwest fans flock to San Antonio

Published Friday, March 9, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The Northwest Texans beat Alamo Heights in the 5A state semifinal Thursday night, and they did it with a sea of red behind them.

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Waddell column: Team play critical to Northwest’s playoff run

Published Friday, March 9, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Northwest coach Mike Hatch said after the Texans' 5A state semifinal victory Thursday his team has a knack for winning. That might be an understatement.

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Freeman leads Northwest past Alamo Heights, into 5A title game

Published Thursday, March 8, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

With a trip to the 5A state finals on the line Thursday night, Sammie Freeman came up big when it mattered most. On the biggest stage under the bright lights of the Alamodome, Freeman dominated the paint from the opening tip. The 6-foot-9 post finished with 13 points and 17 rebounds, leading the Texans to a 65-54 victory over Alamo Heights in the 5A semifinal. 

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Basketball: Texans return to San Antonio – Northwest to face Alamo Heights in state semifinal

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Northwest Texans are going back to San Antonio.

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Basketball: Vidal earns co-offensive MVP

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Several players from both the Bridgeport Sissies and Decatur Lady Eagles earned District 9-4A honors.

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Basketball: Mitschke, Martin earn first-team honors

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Paradise's Maddie Mitschke and Kaycee Martin earned District 8-3A first-team honors along with Boyd's Paytin Bullard.

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Basketball: Edgett, Smith earn first-team

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

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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Basketball: Lady Hounds earn All-District honors – Meyer takes offensive MVP

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Slidell's Bailey Meyer earned District 21-A Offensive MVP as the Lady Hounds advanced to the Class A Region III semifinal.

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Basketball: Falling short – Universal holds off Slidell’s comeback bid

Basketball: Falling short – Universal holds off Slidell’s comeback bid

Published Saturday, March 3, 2018
By Richard Greene

Falling behind 49-41 inside the final two minutes, the Slidell Greyhounds' season appeared to be slipping away.

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Basketball: Survive and advance – Texans return to region tourney

Published Saturday, March 3, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Northwest Texans dominated the first half Tuesday against Fort Worth Southwest and did not show any signs of slowing down when the second half began.

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Basketball: Headed back out west – Hix provides missing piece

Published Saturday, March 3, 2018
By Reece Waddell

During Northwest's regional quarterfinal victory over Fort Worth Southwest on Tuesday, senior Mason Hix tried to throw an alley-oop to Sammie Freeman on a fast break.

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Basketball: Slidell’s run ends – Lady Hounds eliminated in regional semifinal

Basketball: Slidell’s run ends – Lady Hounds eliminated in regional semifinal

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Slidell Lady Hounds were one win away from a rematch with Dodd City in the Class A Region III regional final.

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Northwest overcomes sloppy second half to down FW Southwest in region quarterfinals

Published Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Despite spotty free throw shooting down the stretch, the Northwest Texans escaped with a 55-51 victory over Southwest in the 5A Region I regional quarterfinal at the Thomas Coliseum. Northwest will play Randall in the regional semifinals at 6 p.m. Friday in Snyder.

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Slidell comeback bid falls short in region quarters

Published Tuesday, February 27, 2018
By Richard Greene

Falling behind 49-41 inside the final two minutes, the Slidell Greyhounds’ season appeared to be slipping away. Then starting with a transition layup by Hunter Horner, the Greyhounds fought all the way back to take the lead with a pair of free throws from Slayton Pruett with 23 ticks left. Irving Universal Academy’s big man Jamal Gaines finally stomped out the Greyhounds’ comeback bid with his game-winning layup and-one in a 52-50 victory over Slidell in the Class A Region III quarterfinal at Boyd High School.

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Basketball: End of the line – Carter sends Decatur home in bi-district round

Basketball: End of the line – Carter sends Decatur home in bi-district round

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Reece Waddell

With four starters who had never played in a playoff game, Decatur coach Drew Coffman knew the opening minutes Tuesday night against Dallas Carter would be crucial. He was right.

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Basketball: Lady Hounds survive Saltillo – Slidell moves on to regional tournament

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Rich Hilliard

Junior Cate Zuniga cited the time spent off the court Tuesday at Trenton High School for Slidell's regional quarterfinal win on it.

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Basketball: Slidell cruises past Roxton – Greyhounds earn trip back to region quarterfinals

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Slidell Greyhounds felt like their 2017 season ended prematurely with a loss to Saltillo in the regional quarterfinal.

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Basketball: Northwest edges Sherman

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Avery Anderson scored 35 points and Northwest knocked Sherman out of the playoffs for the second straight year in the 5A Region I bi-district round.

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