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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Boyd finishes eighth in 3A

Published Sunday, November 5, 2017
By Richard Greene

Running for the first time in the state finals, Connor Richardson took a bold strategy. “My plan was to get out fast, so I didn’t get caught up in the mess,” explained the Boyd junior. The race plan kept Richardson in the top 20 throughout. He went on to finish 18th in the 3A boys race at the University Interscholastic League cross country championships at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Richardson finished the 5K in 16:43 and led Boyd to an eighth-place finish.

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Embree finishes 36th, Ashmore 83rd in 4A race

Published Sunday, November 5, 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. Decatur sophomores Gabe Embree and Matthew Ashmore fought their way around the course to post strong finishes. Embree ran 17:09 to finish 36th. Ashmore garnered 83rd, running 17:46.

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Bridgeport freshman finishes 44th

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a freshman running the 4A state championships, Bridgeport’s Marisol Fraga understandably felt some nerves before Saturday’s race. On the course, the nerves disappeared as Fraga held her own to finish 44th in the Class 4A race, running 12:41 on the 3,200-meter course at Round Rock’s Old Settlers Park.

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Eisen works his way into 39th-place finish

Published Saturday, November 4, 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. “It was very crowded. I started in my normal place and ended up behind like a hundred people,” Eisen explained. Eisen fought his way through the pack to finish 39th, running a 17:10 on the 5K course at Old Settlers Park at the University Interscholastic League cross country championships in Round Rock.

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Alvord’s Parker finishes 117th

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

Making his debut in the state meet, Alvord’s Colton Parker finished 117th in the Class 2A race. Parker finished the 5K course at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock at the University Interscholastic League cross country championships in 19:19.

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Slidell’s Horner improves from previous year

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

In his second try at the Old Settlers Park 5K course, Slidell’s Hunter Horner improved his time and finish. Horner ran an 18:02 to finish 37th Saturday in the Class A finals at the University Interscholastic League cross country championships in Round Rock.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Finding a home – Richards, TexAnns win conference crown

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

In her one year at Western Texas College in Snyder, Taylor Richards longed for a chance to compete with a team similar to what she had in high school.

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Hitting the Road

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Joe Duty

The Bridgeport Bulls and freshman Marisol Fraga are sent off to Round Rock by members of the student body Friday.

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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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