Fighting back: Paradise seniors return from knee injuries

Fighting back: Paradise seniors return from knee injuries

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019
By Reece Waddell

During a summer league basketball game June 4, Paradise senior Maddie Mitschke crashed the glass for a routine rebound.

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Sissies pull away from Krum

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport downed Krum Friday night 45-32.

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Decatur takes down Midlothian Heritage

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Ethan Southard scored a team-high 15 points as Decatur got back in the win column with a 46-38 victory over Midlothian Heritage.

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Lowery drops 35 in 8-4A opener

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's Grace Lowery scored a game-high 35 points as the Lady Eagles routed Springtown 76-29 Friday night in the District 8-4A opener.

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Area teams prep for holiday tournaments

Published Wednesday, December 26, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After getting a few days off for Christmas, Wise County basketball teams will be back in action starting Thursday at various holiday tournaments around the area.

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Boyd takes down Paradise

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Kaycee Martin's game-high 18 points were not enough for Paradise Friday, as the Lady Panthers fell to rival Boyd 41-30 at home.

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Eagles knock off defending champs

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Eagles got back in the win column Saturday with a 58-26 rout of defending 3A champion Bowie.

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Eagles take second at Decatur tourney

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018
By Messenger St

The Decatur Eagles went 5-1 at the Decatur Invitational over the weekend, falling to the Oklahoma City Storm 47-42 in the championship.

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Lady Eagles snag second at Peaster tourney

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur lost a heartbreaker to undefeated Nocona in the championship of the Peaster Tournament Saturday, falling 40-39.

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Trending up: Paradise gains momentum after positive year

Trending up: Paradise gains momentum after positive year

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After three first-round playoff exits in 2017-2018, confidence around the Paradise athletic program is building.

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Tenacious competitor: Mitschke leads Paradise squads to success throughout year

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

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

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Basketball/Softball: Mitschke, Tipton suffer torn ACLs

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Wise County girls basketball Co-MVP and state track qualifier Maddie Mitschke tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a summer league basketball game last week.

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Home Court Advantage

Home Court Advantage

Published Saturday, March 31, 2018
By Reece Waddell

2018 All-Wise County Basketball

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Baseball: Decatur falls to Krum

Published Saturday, March 31, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur surrendered an early four-run lead in a 6-4 loss to Krum Thursday night.

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Basketball: Mitschke, Martin earn first-team honors

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Paradise's Maddie Mitschke and Kaycee Martin earned District 8-3A first-team honors along with Boyd's Paytin Bullard.

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Basketball: Down and out – Brock sends Paradise home for second straight year

Basketball: Down and out – Brock sends Paradise home for second straight year

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Hannah Beth Pearson knew what was on the line Monday night.

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Basketball: Alvord finishes third in 11-2A

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord Bulldogs finished third in 11-2A and will meet Lindsay in the playoffs for a second straight year.

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Brock knocks Paradise out of playoffs for second straight year

Published Monday, February 12, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

As their season hung in the balance, the Lady Eagles forced Paradise into three consecutive turnovers to regain their lead – and, for the second year in a row, send the Lady Panthers home in the bi-district round of the playoffs, this time 61-49.

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Basketball: All in the family – Mother and daughter share bond on and off the court

Basketball: All in the family – Mother and daughter share bond on and off the court

Published Saturday, February 10, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The lights in the Paradise High School gym were off. The game was over - and so was the Lady Panthers' season.

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Basketball: Jacksboro wins cat fight over Paradise

Published Saturday, February 10, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Paradise Lady Panthers had their backs against the wall.

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