Northwest aims for first regional bid since 1994

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Texans are back in the region quarterfinal for a second straight season. The Texans (29-4) used a big fourth quarter to put away Grapevine Friday 71-43 in the Class 5A Region I area game. The Texans will take on Birdville Tuesday for the program’s first regional tournament appearance since 1994 at 8 p.m. […]

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Dodd City holds off Slidell in region final

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a slow start, the Slidell Lady Greyhounds shot their way out of an early hole and back into the game Saturday afternoon. But second-ranked Dodd City’s size inside with the 6-1 Olivia and 6-foot Fallon Hilliard proved too much to overcome. The Hilliards combined for 26 points and 10 rebounds in leading Dodd City to the 53-38 victory over Slidell in the Class A Region III final at Mansfield High School.

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Basketball: Hicks, Eagles hang on – Senior knocks down free throws to force OT in win

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles' 15-point, second-half lead evaporated into a two-point deficit in the final 20 seconds Tuesday after Dallas Pinkston's Antwonne Wright splashed in a corner 3-pointer.

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Basketball: Carter holds off Bulls’ charge

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

Playing the eighth-ranked team in 4A, Dallas Carter, the Bridgeport Bulls dug a 22-point hole going into the fourth quarter Tuesday.

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Basketball: Texans storm back to beat Sherman

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

The upset-minded Sherman Bearcats, the fourth seed out of 5-5A, got off to a roaring start Tuesday night in the 5A Region I bi-district game against the Northwest Texans.

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Basketball: Slidell makes regional return

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Rich Hilliard

A one-sided loss to Saltillo in 2014 put a quick stop to the Slidell Lady Greyhounds' return to the playoffs after a year absence.

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Basketball: Greyhounds shake off slow start

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

For the first 12 minutes Thursday night, the Slidell Greyhounds looked the part of a team playing its first playoff game in two seasons after nine days off.

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Improbable comeback pushes Slidell into region final

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Midway through the fourth quarter Friday, the Slidell Lady Greyhounds trailed by nine and were on the verge of seeing their magical season cut short. The Lady Greyhounds then came alive, ending the game on a 14-0 run to pull off the improbable 35-30 victory over defending state champion Lipan in the Class A Region III semifinal at Mansfield High School.

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Decatur shoots down Kaufman, 102-37

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Eagles hit seven of their first 11 shots and raced to a double-digit lead in the first quarter. Decatur shot 63 percent (35-for-55) in establishing a season-high in points in the 102-37 Class 4A Region II area victory over Kaufman at Frisco Independence.

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Slidell shakes off slow start to win area title

Published Friday, February 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Shelby Johnson’s 3-pointer immediately followed by his drive to basket for a layup-and-one started 11-0 run that allowed the Greyhounds to seize control of the game in the final three minutes of the first half. Slidell went on for the 64-47 victory over Sulphur Bluff in the Class A Region III area game at Trenton High School.

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Basketball: Big Addition – Freshman adds size inside for 21-A champs

Basketball: Big Addition – Freshman adds size inside for 21-A champs

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Over his six seasons at Slidell, coach Todd McCormick's teams all have won more than 20 games despite the presence of players over 6-foot being scant.

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Basketball: Lady Greyhounds shoot down Avinger

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Rich Hilliard

Where the Slidell Lady Greyhounds hope to be in a few weeks showed in coach Lance Shelton's reaction to a 45-point, postseason-opening win Friday.

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Basketball: Lindsay charges past Alvord

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Until a turnover led to a transition 3-pointer with two minutes left in the first half, the Alvord Bulldogs stood toe-to-toe with the District 12-2A champion Lindsay Knights.

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Slidell books trip to region tournament

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Rich Hilliard

Sophomore Bailey Meyer had 17 points and Kayler Talamantes scored 11, as Slidell defeated Saltillo 44-37 at Trenton High School in the Class 1A Region III quarterfinal to clinch its first trip to a regional tournament since 2012.

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Bulls fall in bi-district to Carter

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Messenger staff

Playing the eighth-ranked team in 4A, Dallas Carter, the Bridgeport Bulls dug a 22-point hole going into the fourth quarter Tuesday. The Bulls fought to claw their way back into the game, cutting the deficit to eight before Carter closed out the game. Carter went on for the 70-48 victory in the Class 4A Region II bi-district game.

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Hicks, Decatur outlast Pinkston in OT

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

With the season on the line, the Eagles put the ball in the hands of their senior leader Parker Hicks, who drew a foul with 6.7 seconds left. Needing both free throws to extend the game, the season and his career, Hicks drained them to force overtime. From there Bryce Elder started a 9-2 closing run with a 3-pointer that sent the Eagles to the 66-62 victory in the 4A Region II bi-district game at Coppell High School.

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Lindsay charges past Alvord in bi-district

Published Tuesday, February 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

Alvord turned the ball over on its first six possessions of the third quarter and went scoreless for five and half minutes as Lindsay went on a 14-0 run. The Knights never looked back in rolling to the 64-38 victory in the 2A Region II bi-district game at Bowie High School.

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Basketball: Ranchview stops Sissies

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

Carrollton Ranchview fought off a third-quarter rally by the Bridgeport Sissies Tuesday night to go on for the 4A Region II bi-district victory.

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Basketball: End of the line – Wilmer-Hutchins holds off Decatur rally

Basketball: End of the line – Wilmer-Hutchins holds off Decatur rally

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles fought back from an 11-point deficit in the first quarter to take a halftime lead.

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Basketball: Coin flip favors Eagles – Decatur lands No. 1 seed in 9-4A

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

Before Decatur coach Drew Coffman headed to Wednesday's District 9-4A meeting for the coin flip to decide the league's top two playoff seeds, senior Parker Hicks and his teammates told him what to call.

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