Bulls take strides in Wilson’s first year

Bulls take strides in Wilson’s first year

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Jadon Maddux put the finishing touches on a season of improvement for the Bridgeport Bulls when he medaled at the state track meet in May.

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Swiss Army Knife; Hicks shines as three-sport athlete

Swiss Army Knife; Hicks shines as three-sport athlete

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Best of Sports 2017-2018: Male Athlete of the Year

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Playing through the pain: Roth shows grit, selflessness during senior year

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Best of Sports 2017-2018: Denny Deady Sportsman of the Year

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Together again: Bulls, Eagles renew rivalry at state 7-on-7 tourney

Together again: Bulls, Eagles renew rivalry at state 7-on-7 tourney

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Brady Keane

After forcing a three-and-out on Decatur's opening possession and striking first with a short touchdown pass from Jadon Maddux to Milton Iniguez, Bridgeport looked to have all the momentum in the first round of the Division II State 7-on-7 championship bracket Friday morning.

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Boyd takes strides; Volleyball makes run to state semis

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Boyd Yellowjackets kept fans on the edge of their seats during the 2017-2018 school year.

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Decatur edges Bridgeport in state 7-on-7

Published Friday, June 29, 2018.
By Brady Keane, for the Messenger

After forcing a three-and-out on Decatur’s opening possession and striking first with a short touchdown pass from Jadon Maddux to Milton Iniguez, Bridgeport looked to have all the momentum in the first round of the Division II State 7-on-7 championship bracket Friday morning. But the Eagles quickly re-gained control. Behind a 45-yard touchdown strike from Roman Fuller to Shay Dubois, Decatur rallied and came away with a 40-32 back-and-forth victory over the Bulls.

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Football: Decatur qualifies for state – Eagles advance to 7-on-7 championships

Football: Decatur qualifies for state – Eagles advance to 7-on-7 championships

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur earned a berth at the Texas State 7-on-7 championships with a 46-20 victory over Lone Oak Saturday.

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Changing the culture: New Chico athletic director starting fresh

Published Saturday, June 23, 2018
By Reece Waddell

New athletic director and head football coach Clay Sanders has already started changing the culture in Chico.

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Football: Wilson named OC – Former Chico athletic director lands at Paradise

Published Saturday, June 23, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Former Chico athletic director and head football coach Lane Wilson has accepted the offensive coordinator position at Paradise.

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Football: Jones finds end zone in Oil Bowl

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Boyd's Logan Jones rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown to help the East team pull away from the West Saturday night in a 35-6 victory at the 81st annual Oil Bowl.

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Football: Summer showdown – Wise County players to compete in Oil Bowl

Football: Summer showdown – Wise County players to compete in Oil Bowl

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Seven Wise County athletes will compete in the 81st Oil Bowl Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.

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Football: Bridgeport secures state berth

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Ty Read's two interceptions against Levelland helped the Bridgeport Bulls secure a victory Saturday and a trip to the Texas State 7 on 7 championships.

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Raising the Bar: Eagles continue to grow and improve

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When the dust finally settled on the 2017-2018 school year, the Decatur Eagles had three district championships and seven playoff appearances to their name.

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Spring signing 2018

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Boyd senior Jacey Cate signs with Tarleton State University.

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Football: Building winners – Koch takes on newest project

Football: Building winners – Koch takes on newest project

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Joe Koch had to take a moment to figure out exactly how many seasons he's spent in the coaching business.

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Football: End of an era – Basting retires after 27 years at Boyd

Published Saturday, May 26, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When John Basting moved to Texas from Wisconsin in 1984, he didn't know what to expect.

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Football: Offense shines in Northwest spring game

Published Saturday, May 26, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Antonio Reese caught a 61-yard touchdown pass and rushed for 93 more yards and another score as Northwest's Navy team beat the Red team 31-7 in the Texans' spring game Wednesday.

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Offense shines in Northwest spring game as Navy beats Red 31-7

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Antonio Reese caught a 61-yard touchdown pass and ran for 93 more yards and another score as Northwest’s navy team beat its red team 31-7 in the Texans’ spring game on Wednesday.

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Football: Paradise tabs Koch as AD – Panthers’ OC to be Gage’s replacement

Football: Paradise tabs Koch as AD – Panthers’ OC to be Gage’s replacement

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Paradise ISD trustees unanimously approved Joe Koch as its next athletic director and head football coach Thursday night.

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Paradise tabs Koch as new AD, head football coach

Published Friday, May 18, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The Paradise ISD school board unanimously approved Joe Koch as its next athletic director and head football coach Thursday night. Koch was the Panthers’ offensive coordinator the last two seasons under former head coach and AD Ronnie Gage, who retired last week.

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