Decatur fends off Brock, improves to 16-2

Published Friday, December 21, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Wilson Hicks scored a team-high 16 points and the Decatur Eagles knocked off the No. 1 team in Class 3A, Brock, 63-47 at home Friday afternoon.

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Decatur blasts Stephenville 82-26 behind Southard double-double

Decatur blasts Stephenville 82-26 behind Southard double-double

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Ethan Southard notched a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double on his 18th birthday and the Decatur Eagles pummeled Stephenville 82-26 at home Tuesday night.

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County teams crack top 25

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Four Wise County basketball teams are currently ranked in the top 25 in the state in their respective classification.

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Alvord overcomes sloppy start to knock off Prairie Valley, stay unbeaten

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Alvord overcame a sloppy start Tuesday night, using a 12-2 third-quarter run to sprint past Prairie Valley 72-57.

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Sissies rout Graham, improve to 9-1

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Bridgeport’s relentless full-court press forced 24 Graham turnovers, as the No. 6 Sissies rolled the Lady Blues 64-39 at home Tuesday night.

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Decatur blasts Aledo in home opener

Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Wilson Hicks scored a game-high 22 points and Decatur’s suffocating defense forced 19 turnovers, as the Eagles routed the Aledo Bearcats 56-28 at home Tuesday afternoon.

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Long road back: Bridgeport senior overcomes two ACL tears

Long road back: Bridgeport senior overcomes two ACL tears

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By Reece Waddell

For a brief moment last December, CheyAnne Weirich was unsure if she would ever step foot on a basketball court again.

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Anderson commits to Oklahoma State

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Northwest 4-star combo guard Avery Anderson announced his commitment to Oklahoma State University in a Twitter post Tuesday.

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Basketball: Edwards tabbed as Hatch’s replacement; Northwest hires new head boys basketball coach

Published Saturday, August 18, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Northwest Texans did not have to look far to find Mike Hatch's replacement.

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Basketball: Hatch takes job at SMU – Northwest coach accepts position as recruiting coordinator

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Northwest head coach Mike Hatch is going back to college.

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Trending up: Paradise gains momentum after positive year

Trending up: Paradise gains momentum after positive year

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After three first-round playoff exits in 2017-2018, confidence around the Paradise athletic program is building.

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Bulls take strides in Wilson’s first year

Bulls take strides in Wilson’s first year

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Jadon Maddux put the finishing touches on a season of improvement for the Bridgeport Bulls when he medaled at the state track meet in May.

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Swiss Army Knife; Hicks shines as three-sport athlete

Swiss Army Knife; Hicks shines as three-sport athlete

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Best of Sports 2017-2018: Male Athlete of the Year

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Tenacious competitor: Mitschke leads Paradise squads to success throughout year

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Best of Sports 2017-2018: Female Athlete of the Year

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Changing the culture: New Chico athletic director starting fresh

Published Saturday, June 23, 2018
By Reece Waddell

New athletic director and head football coach Clay Sanders has already started changing the culture in Chico.

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Young Alvord squads find success; Only one team misses postseason

Published Saturday, June 16, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The youth movement was in full swing at Alvord High School during the 2017-2018 school year.

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Basketball: Camp days

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Elementary and middle school students attended summer basketball camp at Boyd High School.

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Basketball/Softball: Mitschke, Tipton suffer torn ACLs

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Wise County girls basketball Co-MVP and state track qualifier Maddie Mitschke tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a summer league basketball game last week.

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Basketball: Texans take fans on wild ride

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After having all but one team qualify for the playoffs during the 2016-2017 school year, Northwest had only two make the postseason this school year.

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Got game? 41 teams take part in hoops tourney

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Ranging from first graders to former Decatur standout and current Texas Tech basketball player Parker Hicks, players turned out Friday to prove they had game in the 16th annual Wise Hoops 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

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