Teamwork makes the state dream work for Decatur

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

As the 4A Region I trophy was passed around Saturday afternoon inside the Hardin-Simmons University gym, emotions were running high for the girls in the blue jerseys.

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Keep jeers to yourself

Published Saturday, September 1, 2018
By Reece Waddell

During the first high school football game I covered, a kid muffed a punt in a critical situation. It wasn't an easy play to make, and realistically, he should have just let the ball roll into the end zone.

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New anthem policy isn’t about patriotism

Published Saturday, May 26, 2018
By Reece Waddell

For many, Sunday afternoons in the fall are usually spent in front of a TV watching NFL football. In the United States - and especially in Texas - football is an institution. A pastime.

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Crash course puppy training

Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Sunday will be one month since my girlfriend and I brought home our first puppy. And let's just say it has been an interesting four weeks.

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Soccer: Bridgeport seniors display class after loss

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Eric Aguilar and Juan Amador have made plenty of jaws drop the past three years with spectacular plays on the pitch.

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Searching for man’s best friend

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

It's been 22 years, but finally, the time has come that I no longer get to enjoy the luxury of spring break. After years of relaxing for a week in the middle of March, I now get to enjoy the true wonder of adulthood and work while all of my college buddies party in Galveston, Corpus Christi or Florida.

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Losing weight, school nickname

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Reece Waddell

If you're like me, you have probably tried dieting a time or two in your life.

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Congrats Philly on ending your curse

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

I'm a Dallas sports fan. Growing up in the area, I've seen my fair share of highs and lows when it comes to sports.

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Remembering how I got to this point

Published Saturday, January 27, 2018
By Reece Waddell

I didn't watch cartoons much as a kid. If I wasn't in the gym or backyard with my dad, I was usually at home watching whatever game was on that night or highlights on ESPN.

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Do as I say, not as I do – get a flu shot

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Last week driving home from work I felt noticeably more tired than normal. While the gorgeous scenery along U.S. Highway 380 from Decatur to Denton is usually enough to keep me wide awake, this drive had a much different feel to it.

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Ready to begin new sports adventures

Published Saturday, December 23, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Hello, Wise County! My name is Reece Waddell, and I'm the Wise County Messenger's new sports editor.

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