Reaching for lofty goals; Decatur’s Kyle prepares to follow up strong campaign

Reaching for lofty goals; Decatur’s Kyle prepares to follow up strong campaign

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014
By Richard Greene

Jessica Kyle set a high bar for herself in 2013-14. The then Decatur sophomore captured the 9-3A cross country title and led her team to a runner-up finish at regionals.

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UIL adds to state cross country meet field; Fourth-place teams from regionals to advance

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014
By Richard Greene

The path to the state cross country meet will get slightly easier this year for teams and individuals.

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Lady Eagles look to land on top in 4A

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014
By Richard Greene

On a soupy July morning as the sun rises in the east, the Lady Eagles pound the pavement climbing the hill in front of Decatur High School. As sweat beads with every step, the cool mornings of the fall seem forever away.

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Talented, youthful legs drive boys teams

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014
By Richard Greene

Taylor Clayton set a high standard in 2013, sprinting to the finish line at Round Rock with a state title.

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Whitt, team run into Hall of Fame

Whitt, team run into Hall of Fame

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

Stacey Whitt was just weeks away from moving to Brenham to start classes at Blinn Junior College when he had a sudden change of plans.

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Golden finish: Clayton wraps up career with pair of titles

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

At the Texas Tech track in 2012, Decatur track coach David Park stopped Taylor Clayton momentarily as the then-sophomore cooled down after a third-place finish in the 1600.

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Next stop: College Station; Clayton inks letter to run at Texas A&M

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

Taylor Clayton ran away from the field in November to capture the Class 3A title at the University Interscholastic League cross country championships.

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Top Stories of 2013: Nov. 13 – Clayton brings home individual state title

Published Saturday, December 28, 2013
By Clay Corbett

Charging up the final hill, Taylor Clayton saw the finish line and the realization of a dream in front of him.

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Top Stories of 2013: Nov. 13 – After two years in third, Lady Eagles capture second

Published Saturday, December 28, 2013
By Clay Corbett

Wearing their silver medallions after leaving the medal stand Saturday, Nicole Neighbors and Hayley Dennard flashed smiles.

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Three Wise County runners named to all-state team

Published Saturday, November 16, 2013
By Messenger Staff

Three area runners were named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State team this week.

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Simply the best: Clayton brings home individual state title

Simply the best: Clayton brings home individual state title

Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By Richard Greene

Charging up the final hill, Taylor Clayton saw the finish line and the realization of a dream in front of him. On his heels, the Decatur senior could feel Burkburnett's Kody Anderson closing fast.

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After two years in third, Lady Eagles capture second

Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By Richard Greene

Wearing their silver medallions after leaving the medal stand Saturday, Nicole Neighbors and Hayley Dennard flashed smiles.

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Lady Panthers secure fifth

Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By Richard Greene

After finishing third in 2012, the Paradise Lady Panthers came to Round Rock with hopes of securing a state crown.

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McCann runs to seventh

Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By Messenger Staff

Northwest senior Kellee McCann closed her high school cross country career with a medal Saturday.

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Eagles to defend title; Decatur finishes third as Clayton dominates again

Eagles to defend title; Decatur finishes third as Clayton dominates again

Published Wednesday, November 6, 2013
By Clay Corbett

The biggest question Saturday wasn't whether Taylor Clayton was going to state - but whether his Decatur Eagles teammates would get to go with him.

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Lady Eagles race to second

Published Wednesday, November 6, 2013
By Clay Corbett

The second-ranked Decatur Lady Eagles will be making a return trip to state after taking second at the Region II Cross Country Meet Saturday in Grand Prairie.

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Lady Panthers heading back to state

Published Wednesday, November 6, 2013
By Clay Corbett

The sixth-ranked Paradise Lady Panthers are heading back to Round Rock after picking up second place at the Class 2A Region II Cross Country Meet Saturday in Grand Prairie.

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Paradise finishes fifth

Published Wednesday, November 6, 2013
By Clay Corbett

The Paradise Panthers missed out on a trip to state Saturday by only two spots.

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Wise County Regional Qualifiers

Published Saturday, November 2, 2013
By Clay Corbett

Wise County Regional Qualifiers

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McCann cruises to district title

Published Wednesday, October 30, 2013
By Clay Corbett

Northwest High School's Kellee McCann destroyed the field at the District 4-5A cross country meet Thursday.

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