Football: Road to recovery – Bridgeport senior returns after gruesome injury

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Bridgeport running back and linebacker Christian Hand has never shied away from contact.

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‘Tis the season

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Reece Waddell

For 18 years, it happened without fail. I woke up with a knot in my stomach on the first day.

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Football: Game of the week for Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Messenger Staff

There will be few easy games for the Decatur Eagles this year. Friday night's regular season opener is no exception.

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Big Sandy or not, food drive returns

Published Saturday, August 25, 2018
By Austin Jackson

While the Battle of Big Sandy isn't happening this year, the charitable spirit between two Wise County schools returned at the Bridgeport-Boyd scrimmage Thursday night.

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Wise As It Was: Etching place in history; ’83 team brings home county’s first title

Published Saturday, August 25, 2018
By Richard Greene

Rodney McCune admits he's been knocked silly a few times in his life, especially in college, playing football at Kansas Wesleyan.

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Lined Up

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Joe Duty

New Paradise head coach Joe Koch addresses his team during practice.

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Midnight madness: Decatur kicks off 2018 season

Midnight madness: Decatur kicks off 2018 season

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2018
By Reece Waddell

As the clock neared midnight Sunday, Decatur head coach Mike Fuller gathered his team inside the Eagle Activity Center.

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Decatur kicks off 2018 season with Midnight Madness practice

Published Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

For the second year in a row, Decatur took the field for its Midnight Madness practice to officially kick off the season. Schools that did not participate in spring football were able to start practicing as early as midnight Monday morning.

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Football: Sitting out – Decatur QB opts to forego football

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When Decatur takes the field Aug. 31 for the 2018 season opener against Kennedale, they will have a different signal caller.

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Football: Beat the heat – Wise County coaches prepare for hot start

Football: Beat the heat – Wise County coaches prepare for hot start

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Reece Waddell

As temperatures at Decatur Municipal Airport soared to 110 degrees Thursday, people across Wise County did their best to beat the heat.

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Football: Decatur projected to make region final – Northwest tabbed to win district

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Friday night lights are almost upon us.

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Football: Decatur hosting football camp

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur will be hosting its 2018 football camp July 30-Aug. 2 at the high school for athletes in grades two through nine.

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Football: Heavy tribute – Monuments honor Boyd title teams

Football: Heavy tribute – Monuments honor Boyd title teams

Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018
By Richard Greene

Perry Carter watched as workers set the three 1,200-pound monuments in the shape of the state of Texas in place last week outside the north end zone at Yellowjacket Stadium in Boyd.

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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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