Cross Country: Reaching New Heights

Cross Country: Reaching New Heights

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a freshman last season, Colton Parker won the District 11-2A title in cross country.

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Cross Country: Lady Eagles return to state

Cross Country: Lady Eagles return to state

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

After running at the 4A Region II championships while battling an illness last year, Taylor Butler had blocked out all memory of the Lynn Creek Park course.

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Cross Country: Bulls break through

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

Entering the final 100 meters of Monday's 4A Region II 5K, Bridgeport's Salvador Garcia gave a final kick to get to the finish line.

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Cross Country: Eagles fall short of state bid

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

With senior lead runner Alan Rangel hobbled with an injury, the Decatur Eagles couldn't close the gap on the competition Monday.

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Cross Country: Fraga heads to Round Rock

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

Marisol Fraga will end her freshman campaign at the University Interscholastic League cross country championships.

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Cross Country: Paradise finishes 10th

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Paradise Lady Panthers had three runners in the top 25 Monday in the 3A Region I race, but it was not enough to get them out of a tough region.

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Cross Country: Horner heads back to state

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

Slidell's Hunter Horner made a late charge to move up to 16th in the Class A Region III race Monday at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie.

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Cross Country: Yellowjackets headed to state

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

Throughout the long, strenuous workouts over the summer and the invitational meets this fall, the Boyd Yellowjackets kept their focus on being ready for the 3A Region I race in Lubbock.

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Cross Country: Northwest duo earns state spots

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

Northwest juniors Jacob Webster and Carson Hughes will run in the University Interscholastic League cross country championships for a second straight year.

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Decatur pair advance to state

Published Monday, October 23, 2017
By Richard Greene

With senior lead runner Alan Rangel hobbled with an injury, the Decatur Eagles couldn’t close the gap on the competition Monday. The Eagles’ hopes of making a return to the state meet fell three points short. Decatur finished fifth with 116 points in the Region II 4A race.

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Bulls charge on to state

Published Monday, October 23, 2017
By Richard Greene

Entering the final 100 meters of Monday’s 4A Region II 5K, Bridgeport’s Salvador Garcia gave a final kick to get to the finish line. He finished fifth in 16:37. “I was trying to keep my spot on the final straight-away. I didn’t want to risk one point,” the senior said. Each point turned out to be critical for the now statebound Bridgeport Bulls. With Salvador Garcia leading the way, Bridgeport snagged fourth place and the final state spot. Bridgeport finished 113 points — three better than district rival Decatur.

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Bridgeport freshman earns state spot

Published Monday, October 23, 2017
By Richard Greene

Marisol Fraga will end her freshman campaign at the University Interscholastic League cross country championships. The Bridgeport freshman finished 14th in the Class 4A Region II race Monday at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie to snag the next-to-last advancing spot. Fraga finished the 3,200-meter course in 12:16.

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Lady Eagles head back to state

Published Monday, October 23, 2017
By Richard Greene

Behind Taylor Butler’s lead, Decatur finished second as a team, earning a trip back to Round Rock and the University Interscholastic League cross country championships on Nov. 4 at Old Settlers Park. Decatur finished with 77 points — 11 behind region champion Kaufman. The top five Lady Eagles all broke 13 minutes.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: A day in the sun – Fifth anniversary arrives of Eagles’ run to title

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

On the eve of the 2012 state cross country championships, the Decatur Eagles loitered in the hotel room of coach David Park as he tried to watch a football game on television.

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Cross Country: Battling back – Runner returns after injury

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

Pushing herself along the rugged terrain of a cross country course, Rose Powers can often feel the jarring in her back.

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Cross Country: Eagles, Bulls ready for tight race – Region race features four of state’s top seven teams

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles and Lady Eagles will head to the Region II championships Monday at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie to run in the 4A race.

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Cross Country: Slidell hopes less yields more

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

After seeing their season end at regionals last year, Slidell boys cross country coach Casey Pierce decided to change up the team's training.

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Cross Country: Northwest trio heads to Lubbock for regionals

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

A pair of Northwest Texans will be on the course Monday to run in the 5A race at Region I championships in Lubbock.

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Football/Cross Country: Legging it out – Cross country runner, kicker gears for weekend

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

Manny Garcia's legs are preparing for a big few days. The Boyd junior will handle the place kicking and punting duties for the Yellowjackets Friday against Ponder in a crucial District 4-3A Division I contest.

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9-4A Cross Country Meet: Lady Eagles continue reign

Published Saturday, October 14, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles entered the championship portion of the season as the top-ranked team in Class 4A.

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