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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Football: Gage to retire – Paradise coach leaves sidelines after 42 years

Football: Gage to retire – Paradise coach leaves sidelines after 42 years

Published Saturday, May 12, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Paradise athletic director and head football coach Ronnie Gage announced this week he will retire at the end of the current school year.

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Football: Prescott to retire from Northwest

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Richard Greene

When Gary Prescott arrived as an assistant coach at Northwest in 1987, 85 to 90 football players made up the rosters for the Texans' freshman, junior varsity, varsity and 4A football teams.

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Waters, Jennings ink letters

Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Bridgeport's Colton Waters and Caleb Jennings signed to play college football Tuesday morning.

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Football: Chico hires new AD – District tabs Sanders as next football coach

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Chico ISD hired Clayton Sanders as its next athletic director and head football coach by a unanimous 7-0 vote at Monday's school board meeting.

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Football: Chico ISD, Wilson separate – Former AD put on administrative leave

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Chico ISD and Lane Wilson have reached terms on a separation agreement, according to documents obtained by the Messenger through an open records request.

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Football: Chico searching for AD – District mum on why former coach was removed

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Chico ISD hopes to have its new head football coach and athletic director selected by the end of February, Chico ISD Superintendent Don Elsom said Tuesday morning.

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Football: Northwest, Decatur students sign to play football

Published Saturday, February 10, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Three Northwest players signed letters of intent to play football in college Wednesday.

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2017 All-Wise Football Team

2017 All-Wise Football Team

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wilson Hicks, the second-team District 4-4A quarterback, was the motor behind Decatur's high-powered offense.

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Chico AD, football coach position opens

Published Saturday, January 27, 2018
By Richard Greene

The Chico Dragons will have a new football coach and athletic director next fall.

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Football: Taylor earns defensive newcomer

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Boyd freshman Nick Taylor made 124 tackles, including eight behind the line of scrimmage this season.

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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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2017 in Review: Top 5 Moments of 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

With her team trailing 24-14 in the second set and on the verge of falling behind 2-0 in the region quarterfinal against Peaster, Boyd sophomore Kamryn Frenzel stepped to the service line.

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