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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Future stars: 2018 All-Wise Softball and Baseball Teams

Future stars: 2018 All-Wise Softball and Baseball Teams

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Teams selected by Reece Waddell with consultation of Wise County coaches

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Softball: Chism, Candioto named to all-state team

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's Reagan Chism was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 4A all-state team. Paradise's Kendall Candioto landed on the 3A squad.

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Chism, Candioto named to All-State teams

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's Reagan Chism was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 4A All-State team and Paradise's Kendall Candioto was named to the 3A All-State team. 

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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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Softball: Boyd, Paradise players earn All-District honors

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Boyd senior Kristin Rasbury and Paradise junior Kendall Candioto made the District 8-3A first-team after successful 2018 campaigns in the circle.

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Softball: Trouble in Paradise – Eastland knocks Lady Panthers out of playoffs

Softball: Trouble in Paradise – Eastland knocks Lady Panthers out of playoffs

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Brynna Foster proved to be too much for the Paradise Lady Panthers in the 3A Region I bi-district round.

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Eastland knocks Lady Panthers out of playoffs

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Brynna Foster proved to be too much for the Paradise Lady Panthers in the 3A Region I bi-district round. Eastland’s ace followed up her complete-game shutout in Game 1 with another in Game 2, slamming the door on Paradise’s season in a 6-0 victory Saturday at Graham.

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Softball: Back on track – Lady Panthers clinch playoff berth, knock off Boyd and Bowie

Softball: Back on track – Lady Panthers clinch playoff berth, knock off Boyd and Bowie

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Nearly one month ago, the Paradise Lady Panthers were 6-1 in District 8-3A. The Lady Panthers then lost six of their last eight games and found themselves in a three-way tie with Boyd and Bowie for the final two playoffs spots out of 8-3A.

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Softball: Tied up – Paradise drops season finale to Henrietta

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Riding a six-game winning streak in District 8-3A, making the playoffs would have been a forgone conclusion for the Paradise Lady Panthers three weeks ago.

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Decatur fell behind 7-0 after two innings and could not catch up to Krum, losing 7-4 Tuesday.

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur blanked the defending 4A state champion Krum Lady Bobcats 9-0 Tuesday night.

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Paradise drops district finale to Henrietta, moves into three-way tie for final two playoff spots

Published Friday, April 20, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Paradise had a shot to claim part of the league title with a win over Henrietta, but a six-run fifth inning doomed the Lady Panthers in a 13-7 loss. Paradise ends the season in a three-way tie with Boyd and Bowie for the final two playoff spots in 8-3A. 

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Softball: Lady Eagles rock Gainesville

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur throttled Gainesville 16-0 to stay perfect in District 9-4A.

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Softball: Lady Eagles stay perfect in 9-4A

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Reagan Chism threw a no-hitter as Decatur dominated Bridgeport 12-0.

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Softball: Lady Jackets stay in playoff hunt

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Kristin Rasbury, Morgan Pitts and Kristen Whatley collected two RBIs apiece as Boyd dominated Bowie 13-1 last Friday.

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Softball: Sissies pummel Gainesville

Published Saturday, April 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport used a 10-run second inning to romp Gainesville 16-2 Tuesday.

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Softball: Henrietta snaps Paradise’s streak

Published Saturday, March 31, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Henrietta jumped out to an early lead and never looked back Tuesday, snapping Paradise's eight-game winning streak with a 7-4 victory.

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Softball: Lady Panthers stay hot – Paradise wins eighth straight, downs City View 5-1

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Paradise Lady Panthers continued their hot streak last Friday against Wichita Falls City View - and so did Kendall Candioto.

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Softball: Lady Panthers rally to beat Boyd

Published Saturday, March 24, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Trailing 4-0 with two outs in the fifth inning, a misplay of Jordan Salmon's pop-fly opened the door for Boyd against rival Paradise.

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Lady Panthers win eighth straight, beat City View 5-1

Published Saturday, March 22, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The Paradise Lady Panthers continued their hot streak Friday against Wichita Falls City View — and so did Kendall Candioto. The junior pitched a complete game, surrendering just one run on two hits. She struck out 13.  Candioto was also the catalyst behind Paradise's offense, going 2-for-3 with a walk. In the fourth, she launched a two-run opposite field blast to lead the Lady Panthers to their eighth straight victory, as Paradise topped the Lady Mustangs 5-1. 

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