Tuesday Volleyball Results

Published Saturday, August 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles (0-1) dropped their season opener on the road Tuesday to Lake Dallas in four games.

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Middle school mindset; Raven takes over at Chisholm Trail Middle School

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By David Talley

As an assistant principal at Rhome's Chisholm Trail Middle School, Matrice Raven helped lead a team of dedicated teachers to install school programs rooted in a middle school mindset.

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Back to School: Northwest

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Back to School: Northwest

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Lady Texans enter season opener

Published Monday, August 7, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Lady Texans entered the offseason needing to fill several holes left by graduation. The Lady Texans started showing how they are addressing those areas offensively and defensively over the weekend in a series of scrimmages. Tuesday, the Lady Texans will hit the floor for their first live action of the season at Mansfield at 6:30 p.m.

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Elder earns spot on TSWA baseball team

Published Sunday, August 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

Recent Decatur graduate and Texas signee Bryce Elder added another honor. The Eagles ace was named the relief pitcher on the 4A Texas Sportswriters Association team. Elder went 7-2 with a minuscule ERA of 0.603 in 69.2 innings. He threw a pair of no-hitters in the playoffs, while leading the Eagles to their second region finals appearance.

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Cross Country: Texans start strong in trial

Published Saturday, August 5, 2017
By Richard Greene

Jacob Webster and his Northwest teammates got a taste of the state meet last year.

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Texans start strong during time trial

Published Friday, August 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

Jacob Webster and his Northwest teammates got a taste of the state meet last year. The Northwest junior and the Texans now want another serving. “[Getting back to state] is our No. 1 priority,” Webster said Friday at the team’s time trial. Webster turned in the team’s top time in the mile and one-half trial around the Pike Middle School campus.

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Wise football teams set to hit field

Published Wednesday, August 2, 2017
By Richard Greene

The football season gets underway Monday in Wise County with teams hitting the field to start practices.

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Volleyball: Northwest aims for playoff return

Published Saturday, July 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Lady Texans won their first playoff match since 2005 last season.

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Cross Country: Runners hit course for new year

Published Saturday, July 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

One of longtime Decatur cross country coach David Park's many sayings is "summer miles equal fall smiles."

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Football: Wise teams look to rebuild defenses up front

Football: Wise teams look to rebuild defenses up front

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

Last season, the play up front and at linebacker served as a strength of the area teams' defensive units.

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Football: Secondary concerns – Teams turn to new players at back end of defense

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

With several teams lined up in spread formations on everyone's schedule, a premium is now placed on play in the secondary.

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Northwest ISD reorganizes admin staff

Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Northwest ISD Monday announced new job titles for some district employees as part of a larger plan to align staff into either academics or business and operations divisions.

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Football: Top of the line – Texan makes Super Team

Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a junior last year, Darrell Simpson became a nightmare for defensive ends trying to get around the Northwest Texans' big and nimble offensive tackle.

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Year in Review: Northwest – Texans make history

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

With every passing sports season throughout 2016-17, Northwest ISD Executive Athletic Director Joel Johnson found himself asking longtime colleague Gary Prescott a similar question about the Northwest Texans.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Published Wednesday, July 5, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Committee on Aging is seeking volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in Wise County.

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Northwest School Board names Chisholm Trail Middle School principal

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By David Talley

Northwest School Board Monday named Matrice Raven principal of Rhome's Chisholm Trail Middle School.

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Vercher moves to Northwest elementary post

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Chisholm Trail Middle School Principal Justin Vercher is leaving the campus to take the same role at O.A. Peterson Elementary School in Fort Worth.

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Northwest ISD hears DOI plans

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
By David Talley

The Northwest School Board Monday heard a report on the state's District of Innovation program.

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Baseball: Elder garners pitching honor

Baseball: Elder garners pitching honor

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur ace Bryce Elder tossed a pair of no-hitters in the playoffs on the way to guiding the Eagles to the Class 4A Region II final.

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