Cross Country: Runners prepare for Assault of Eagle Summit

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When Decatur moved to its new high school more than a decade ago, the Eagles' cross country team immediately took notice of the challenging hills surrounding the campus.

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Runners prepare for Assault of Eagle Summit

Published Thursday, September 6, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

On Saturday morning, runners from across the area will embark on Decatur High School for the Assault of Eagle Summit.

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Fast start: Lewis, Embree win Decatur time trials

Fast start: Lewis, Embree win Decatur time trials

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When Hanul Lewis crossed the finish line Saturday morning at Decatur's annual time trial, she did not have any company.

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Lewis, Embree win time trial

Published Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Hanul Lewis and Gabe Embree won Decatur's annual cross country time trial Saturday morning.

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Going the distance: Cross country teams begin trek – Alvord

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord Bulldogs have a new leader this year - and he is used to winning.

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Going the distance: Cross country teams begin trek – Boyd

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Boyd Yellowjackets broke new ground last year getting through a tough 3A Region I meet to earn a chance to run against the best in the state.

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Going the distance: Cross country teams begin trek – Bridgeport

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Five seniors put Bridgeport cross country on the map last year, earning fifth place in 4A at the state meet.

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Going the distance: Cross country teams begin trek – Chico

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Messenger Staff

It's not hard to find a fresh face in Dragon country these days with an almost entirely new coaching staff.

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Going the distance: Cross country teams begin trek – Decatur

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur coach David Park had high praise for his 2017 boys cross country team.

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Going the distance: Cross country teams begin trek – Northwest

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Jacob Webster and Carson Hughes fought their way around the Old Settlers Course in Round Rock at the state meet last fall in a hot, sultry morning.

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Going the distance: Cross country teams begin trek – Paradise

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Messenger Staff

When UIL re-alignment came in February, Paradise coach Ken Thompson knew his team's district had just gotten tougher.

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Going the distance: Cross country teams begin trek – Slidell

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Slidell Greyhounds can complete a decade of dominance in their cross country district this season.

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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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