Messenger closes season at state

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Paradise sophomore Jana Messenger set a goal for herself before the 2018 cross country season started: end the year in Round Rock at the state meet.

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Going the Distance

Going the Distance

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2018
By Joe Duty

Wise County Cross Country Teams going to state

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Paradise’s Messenger qualifies for state

Published Monday, October 22, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Paradise sophomore Jana Messenger finished 15th overall at the 3A Region I race Monday in Lubbock, qualifying for the state meet as an individual.

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Martin, Lady Panthers win 7-3A title; Lady Jackets advance

Published Thursday, October 11, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Behind a first-place finish from senior Kaycee Martin and second-place finish from sophomore Jana Messenger, the Paradise Lady Panthers took home the 7-3A title Thursday by a slim one-point margin.

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Paradise takes third, advances to regionals

Published Thursday, October 11, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Paradise finished third at the District 7-3A championships Thursday and advanced to the Region I meet Oct. 22 in Lubbock.

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Cross Country District Review: Yellowjackets look to defend title

Cross Country District Review: Yellowjackets look to defend title

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Boyd Yellowjackets turned in a dominant performance last year at the District 8-3A championships.

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Back from break: Messenger shines after return from injury

Back from break: Messenger shines after return from injury

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Last summer, Jana Messenger was wrapping up her agility training when she hit an unexpected wall on the final drill of the day.

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Going the distance: Cross country teams begin trek – Paradise

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Messenger Staff

When UIL re-alignment came in February, Paradise coach Ken Thompson knew his team's district had just gotten tougher.

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Cross Country: Runners earn spot on all-state team

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Six Wise County cross country runners were named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state team.

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Cross Country: Eisen garners 39th in 3A

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

Paradise sophomore Matthew Eisen tried to exercise some patience early in Saturday's Class 3A final and found himself battling traffic.

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End of a long run

End of a long run

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Joe Duty

A total of 29 runners from Alvord, Boyd, Bridgeport, Decatur, Northwest, Paradise, and Slidell competed in the UIL cross country championships Saturday in Round Rock.

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Eisen works his way into 39th-place finish

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

Paradise sophomore Matthew Eisen tried to exercise some patience early in Saturday’s Class 3A final and found himself battling traffic. “It was very crowded. I started in my normal place and ended up behind like a hundred people,” Eisen explained. Eisen fought his way through the pack to finish 39th, running a 17:10 on the 5K course at Old Settlers Park at the University Interscholastic League cross country championships in Round Rock.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Finding a home – Richards, TexAnns win conference crown

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

In her one year at Western Texas College in Snyder, Taylor Richards longed for a chance to compete with a team similar to what she had in high school.

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Cross Country: Reaching New Heights

Cross Country: Reaching New Heights

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a freshman last season, Colton Parker won the District 11-2A title in cross country.

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Cross Country: Paradise finishes 10th

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Paradise Lady Panthers had three runners in the top 25 Monday in the 3A Region I race, but it was not enough to get them out of a tough region.

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Cross Country: Battling back – Runner returns after injury

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

Pushing herself along the rugged terrain of a cross country course, Rose Powers can often feel the jarring in her back.

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Cross Country: Eagles, Bulls ready for tight race – Region race features four of state’s top seven teams

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles and Lady Eagles will head to the Region II championships Monday at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie to run in the 4A race.

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Cross Country: Yellowjackets turn in dominant performance

Published Saturday, October 14, 2017
By Richard Greene

Connor Richardson stood on the side of the track Thursday morning, watching and cheering as teammate Blake Rodgers made a sprint down the final 100 meters, picking off a pair of competitors.

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Cross Country: Teams ready to run district races

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County's cross country teams have logged dozens of miles in races leading up to the district meets this week and the start of the championship portion of the season.

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Cross Country: Lady Panthers finish third in Challenge

Published Saturday, September 23, 2017
By Richard Greene

With three runners in the top six, the Paradise Lady Panthers brought home second at the Metroplex Challenge Thursday at Haltom City.

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