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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Cross Country: Lady Panthers take second

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Richard Greene

Three Paradise runners finished in the top eight as the Lady Panthers took second in the girls 3,200 at the James Smith Invitational in Midlothian Thursday.

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Cross Country: Lady Panthers finish second at Boyd meet

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a late night at the first football game, Paradise senior Hannah Beth Pearson admittedly was running on fumes Saturday morning at the Boyd Invitational.

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Cross Country: Boyd brings in tough field

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Richard Greene

Boyd and Paradise runners will get a chance to scope out their competition in 8-3A Saturday with the district's teams competing at the Boyd Invitational.

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Cross Country: Yellowjackets capture title at Cowtown Challenge

Published Saturday, August 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

Mud dotted the back of Connor Richardson's white singlet after he crossed the finish line Friday morning at the Cowtown Challenge in Haltom City.

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Cross Country: Lady Panthers finish fourth

Published Saturday, August 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

Splashing through the mud and puddles Friday morning, Maddie Mitschke didn't fret about the conditions or the pain from sprinting through the hilly two-mile course in Haltom City.

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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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Cross Country: Runners take aim at state bids

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Richard Greene

Hitting the race course Saturday at the Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie, David Park would like to see his runners bring home the region title. But that's not the main mission.

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