One step away; Freeman leads Northwest

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Northwest junior Sammie Freeman picked the perfect time to have one of his best games of the season.

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Texans’ fans flock to San Antonio

Published Saturday, March 10, 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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Basketball: Final shot – Northwest to face Port Arthur in 5A championship

Basketball: Final shot – Northwest to face Port Arthur in 5A championship

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After 39 games, including the 65-54 semifinal win over Alamo Heights Thursday, Northwest is just one victory away from its first state championship in school history.

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Basketball: Team play critical to Northwest’s playoff run

Published Saturday, March 10, 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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Basketball: Slidell’s Shelton earns MVP – Pierce named Coach of the Year

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Slidell's Layton Shelton was named District 21-A MVP for the second time and helping the Greyhounds return to the Class A Region III quarterfinals.

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Basketball: Hicks, Southard earn first team

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur's Wilson Hicks and Ethan Southard were both named to the District 9-4A first-team.

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Waddell column: Despite loss, Northwest has plenty to be proud of

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Saturday in San Antonio, an unstoppable force met an immovable object. Northwest entered the 5A title game on an 18-game winning streak, while Port Arthur had won 25 in a row. Both teams on incredible runs, both with high-octane, electrifying players. Something had to give.

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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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