Dethloff captures regional crown; Paradise sends 2 lifters to state

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

Stepping onto the platform for his first deadlift Saturday, Kelton Dethloff knew he needed just one lift to book a trip to Abilene.

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Softball Roundup: Lady Yellowjackets open 9-2A with a pair of victories

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Boyd Lady Yellowjackets opened District 9-2A play with a pair of blowouts.

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Baseball Roundup: Panthers win tournament

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Paradise Panthers knocked off Gunter 10-7 Saturday to finish off an unbeaten run through the Windthorst Tournament.

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Ponder’s big inning drops Paradise

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
By Richard Greene

Trailing 2-1 in the third, the Ponder Lady Lions used a pair of infield singles to get things rolling.

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Softball Roundup: Guthrie, Gayler homer in Alvord win

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
By Richard Greene

Reagan Guthrie and Brittany Gayler each went deep as the Alvord Lady Bulldogs blasted Millsap in the District 9-2A opener Tuesday.

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Alvord’s Williams coasts to victory in 800

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
By Richard Greene

Savannah Williams took the lead in the first few meters Thursday and cruised to victory in the 800 on her home track at the Alvord Invitational.

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David William Baugh

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
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David William Baugh, 52, of Paradise, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Mansfield due to complications of diabetes.

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Baseball Roundup: Eagles take all four in Bowie

Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles tore through the Bowie Tournament over the weekend, winning four games.

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Martinez runs away with 3,200 race in Paradise

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
By Richard Greene

Boyd's Marco Martinez set a fast early pace and never let anyone threaten him Thursday in the boys 3,200 at the Paradise Panther Invitational.

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Lou Etta Armstrong

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
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Lou Etta Armstrong, 91, of Paradise, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Decatur.

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Ronny Rhine

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
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Ronny Rhine, 71, of Paradise, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Decatur.

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Sloane Ilyse Stegman

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
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Chris and Kylie Stegman of Paradise announce the birth of a daughter, Sloane Ilyse

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Softball Roundup: Sissies stay perfect

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Bridgeport Sissies improved to 4-0 on the season Friday with a second straight final at-bat victory.

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Baseball Roundup: Dragons split crazy doubleheader with Whitewright

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Chico Dragons and Whitewright combined for 82 runs Saturday, splitting a wacky doubleheader.

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Paradise duo make state

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Richard Greene

After missing her first two squats, Deanna Walterscheid knew her shot at making it to the state meet came down to a final lift.

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Juanita Irene Bailey Cleveland

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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Juanita Irene Bailey Cleveland, 93, of Paradise, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Decatur.

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51 from Wise on Weatherford College dean’s list

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Messenger Staff

More than 450 students - including 51 from Wise County - were named to the Weatherford College Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester.

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Speeding forward: Hard-throwing Meadows leads Panthers into junior year

Speeding forward: Hard-throwing Meadows leads Panthers into junior year

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

On a cool night in the season opener Tuesday, Dillon Meadows lit up the radar gun at 89.

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Softball: Sissies outlast Paradise

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

Hailey Hollingsworth's single in the 10th inning Tuesday drove home the winning run for the Bridgeport Sissies.

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Baseball: Eagles tie twice

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles earned a pair of ties Thursday against Springtown, 10-10, and Princeton, 6-6.

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