Cross Country: Escape plan – Boyd runners head to Colorado to train for season

Cross Country: Escape plan – Boyd runners head to Colorado to train for season

Published Wednesday, July 4, 2018
By Richard Greene

Two years ago, Connor Richardson and his fellow Boyd Yellowjacket cross country teammates escaped the Texas heat for a week to train in the summer running nirvana of Colorado.

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Cross Country: Fresh faces – New runners hit course for Northwest

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Richard Greene

Arriving for their first workout with the Northwest cross country team Monday morning, freshmen Rachel Plummer and Carys Bowler felt anxious.

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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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Cross Country: Home on the range – Decatur runner finds comfort spot

Cross Country: Home on the range – Decatur runner finds comfort spot

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Reece Waddell

On a farm spanning roughly 400 acres in Paradise, dozens of cows graze in the field. Aside from the occasional moo and passing car, nothing but the wind can be heard rustling through the trees.

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2017 in Review: 17 for ’17 – Top stories, moments, athletes in past year

2017 in Review: 17 for ’17 – Top stories, moments, athletes in past year

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

In just their second season, the Bridgeport Bulls made a magical run to the state final.

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Cross Country: Runners earn spot on all-state team

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Six Wise County cross country runners were named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state team.

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Cross Country: Lewis finishes 25th at Nike South

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Decatur's Hanul Lewis returned to the course Saturday for the first time since the District 9-4A cross country championships to run in the Nike South Regional championships in The Woodlands.

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Cross Country: Esquivel signs with Cameron – Lady Texan to run cross country, track

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Richard Greene

A few years after being plucked out of a physical education class at Northwest to join the Lady Texans cross country team, Taylor Esquivel is now headed to college to run.

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Cross Country: Bulls charge to fifth in 4A – Bridgeport shines in first trip to state

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

As the Bridgeport Bulls and the rest of the Class 4A field stepped into their starting boxes, the sun peeked out from behind the blanket of clouds Saturday.

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Cross Country: Jackets finish eighth in 3A – Richardson leads Boyd, finishing 18th

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

Running for the first time in the state finals, Connor Richardson took a bold strategy.

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Cross Country: Parker finishes 117th

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

Making his debut in the state meet, Alvord's Colton Parker finished 117th in the Class 2A race.

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Cross Country: Eisen garners 39th in 3A

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

Paradise sophomore Matthew Eisen tried to exercise some patience early in Saturday's Class 3A final and found himself battling traffic.

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Cross Country: Decatur sends seniors out with top-five finish

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

For the past four years, Taylor Butler and Elizabeth Culpepper helped guide Decatur girls cross country teams to Round Rock.

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Cross Country: Northwest runners improve in second trips to state

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

Without the benefit of a clock at the first mile marker, the lead pack of runners in the 5A boys race set a blazing pace that carried them through the second mile.

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Cross Country: Horner cuts time at state meet

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

In his second try at the Old Settlers Park 5K course, Slidell's Hunter Horner improved his time and finish.

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Cross Country: Fraga finishes 44th

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a freshman running in the 4A state championships, Bridgeport's Marisol Fraga understandably felt some nerves before Saturday's race.

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Cross Country: Decatur duo battles tough field

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

As the last race of a steamy, warm afternoon, the 4A boys faced the toughest conditions on the Old Settlers Park course in Round Rock Saturday.

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End of a long run

End of a long run

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Joe Duty

A total of 29 runners from Alvord, Boyd, Bridgeport, Decatur, Northwest, Paradise, and Slidell competed in the UIL cross country championships Saturday in Round Rock.

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Bulls charge to fifth in 4A

Published Sunday, November 5, 2017
By Richard Greene

Led by their quartet of seniors who guided Bridgeport to four regional appearances, the Bulls finished fifth in their first state trip. The Bulls tallied 176 points.

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Lady Eagles take fifth in 4A

Published Sunday, November 5, 2017
By Richard Greene

For the past four years, Taylor Butler and Elizabeth Culpepper helped guide Decatur girls cross country teams to Round Rock. Saturday, the two seniors made an impressive farewell tour around the Old Settlers Park course. Butler ran a 12:02 on the 3,200-meter course to finish 16th. Culpepper crossed the finish line in 12:33 for 35th. Behind the seniors, Decatur finished fifth in the 4A race with 167 points. Bandera won the state title with 73.

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