Carter overwhelms Decatur, sends Eagles home in bi-district round

Published Tuesday, February 20, 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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Unbroken: Umphress defies odds to beat cancer

Unbroken: Umphress defies odds to beat cancer

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Chico High School gym was nearly empty. Practice had been over for a while, but senior Bailey Umphress lingered.

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Basketball: Providing a spark – Chavana’s emergence helps Eagles into the playoffs

Basketball: Providing a spark – Chavana’s emergence helps Eagles into the playoffs

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Reece Waddell

It's not hard to spot Izek Chavana on the court. A fiery defender and crafty ball-handler, Chavana is almost always at the center of the action - even though nearly everyone towers over him.

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Basketball: Sissies fall in bi-district – Lincoln’s fast start too much for Bridgeport

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Richard Greene

After a third turnover less than 90 seconds into the game, Bridgeport coach Dallas Taylor called a timeout to try to settle her young team down Tuesday night.

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Basketball: Chico to face Sam Rayburn

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Chico Dragons will face a tall task when they take on District 12-2A champion Sam Rayburn in the bi-district round of the playoffs.

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Basketball: Alvord squares off with Lindsay

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
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For the second time in as many years, the Alvord Bulldogs will meet the Lindsay Knights in the 2A bi-district round of the playoffs.

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Basketball: Decatur draws Dallas Carter

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After finishing third in District 9-4A, the Decatur Eagles will take on No. 5 Dallas Carter in the opening round of the playoffs.

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Basketball: Valley View bounces Alvord – Lady Bulldogs eliminated in bi-district round

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Down 19 early in the second half, it looked as though all hope was lost for the Alvord Lady Bulldogs Tuesday.

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Basketball: Northwest earns rematch with Sherman

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Reece Waddell

For the second straight year, the Northwest Texans will take on Sherman in the 5A Region I bi-district round of the playoffs.

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Lady Hounds dominate Fannindel, advance to regional quarterfinal

Published Friday, February 16, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

It has been exactly 50 years since the Slidell Lady Hounds made it to the state tournament. Friday against Fannindel, Slidell took its first step to get back to San Antonio. Behind a game-high 26 points from Bailey Meyer, the Lady Hounds dominated the Lady Falcons from start to finish. Slidell never trailed in the game, and as a result, cruised to a 61-26 victory in the 1A Region III area round.

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Basketball: Down and out – Brock sends Paradise home for second straight year

Basketball: Down and out – Brock sends Paradise home for second straight year

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Hannah Beth Pearson knew what was on the line Monday night.

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Basketball: Krum sweeps Decatur

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The crowd at the Krum High School Bennie Enis Gym had been raucous all night.

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Basketball: Sissies lose tiebreaker – Bridgeport fourth seed from District 9-4A

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Richard Greene

The Krum Lady Bobcats beat the Bridgeport Sissies for a second time in three days to take the third seed out of District 9-4A Friday night.

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Basketball: Alvord finishes third in 11-2A

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord Bulldogs finished third in 11-2A and will meet Lindsay in the playoffs for a second straight year.

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Sissies fall in bi-district to Lincoln

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Richard Greene

After a third turnover less than 90 seconds into the game, Bridgeport coach Dallas Taylor called a timeout to try to settle her young team down Tuesday night. It only stopped the sixth-ranked Dallas Lincoln Lady Tigers momentarily. Lincoln scored the game’s first 13 points and used its quick, aggressive defense to force 37 turnovers on the way to a 60-33 victory over Bridgeport in the 4A Region II bi-district game at Azle High School.

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Brock knocks Paradise out of playoffs for second straight year

Published Monday, February 12, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

As their season hung in the balance, the Lady Eagles forced Paradise into three consecutive turnovers to regain their lead – and, for the second year in a row, send the Lady Panthers home in the bi-district round of the playoffs, this time 61-49.

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Basketball: Decatur leaning on defense

Published Saturday, February 10, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The 2017-2018 season has presented several challenges for the Decatur Eagles.

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Basketball: All in the family – Mother and daughter share bond on and off the court

Basketball: All in the family – Mother and daughter share bond on and off the court

Published Saturday, February 10, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The lights in the Paradise High School gym were off. The game was over - and so was the Lady Panthers' season.

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Basketball: Jacksboro wins cat fight over Paradise

Published Saturday, February 10, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Paradise Lady Panthers had their backs against the wall.

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Basketball: Northwest clinches district title

Published Saturday, February 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Northwest Texans throttled Azle 71-32 to claim their second consecutive District 6-5A title.

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