Parker takes 6th Man of Year: Alvord, Chico players earn all-district honors

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Alvord's Karson Parker was named Sixth Man of the Year in District 11-2A.

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Decatur wins 7th straight

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Ethan Southard, Wilson Hicks and Carson Tibbels each finished in double figures Friday night, as the Decatur Eagles rolled Krum 67-41 for their seventh straight win.

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Bullard, Lady Jackets fall short

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Paytin Bullard's game-high 25 points were not enough for Boyd Friday night, as the Lady Jackets fell to Breckenridge 43-41.

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Sissies pull away from Krum

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport downed Krum Friday night 45-32.

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Bulls drop district opener

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Isaiah Smith's team-high 18 points were not enough as Bridgeport fell to Krum 62-48 in its District 8-4A opener.

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Lowery drops 35 in 8-4A opener

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's Grace Lowery scored a game-high 35 points as the Lady Eagles routed Springtown 76-29 Friday night in the District 8-4A opener.

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Area teams prep for holiday tournaments

Published Wednesday, December 26, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After getting a few days off for Christmas, Wise County basketball teams will be back in action starting Thursday at various holiday tournaments around the area.

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Boyd takes down Paradise

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Kaycee Martin's game-high 18 points were not enough for Paradise Friday, as the Lady Panthers fell to rival Boyd 41-30 at home.

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Eagles knock off defending champs

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Eagles got back in the win column Saturday with a 58-26 rout of defending 3A champion Bowie.

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Lady Eagles snag second at Peaster tourney

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur lost a heartbreaker to undefeated Nocona in the championship of the Peaster Tournament Saturday, falling 40-39.

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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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Basketball: Alvord, Chico snag all-district honors

Published Saturday, March 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Alvord freshman Hunter Richey was named District 11-2A Sixth Man of the Year.

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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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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: 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 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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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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Basketball: Holliday trips Paradise

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Despite getting a 15-point, 15-rebound performance from Maddie Mitschke, the Paradise Lady Panthers were unable to hold off Holliday Friday in a 31-30 loss.

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Basketball: Texans rip Aledo

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Julien Smith scored a game-high 22 points and the Northwest Texans took down Aledo 81-36.

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Basketball: Alvord doubles up Chico

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Richard Greene

When the Alvord Bulldogs went nearly five minutes without scoring in the first half Tuesday night, their lead never was in jeopardy thanks to an unrelenting defense.

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