Slidell coach Pierce and father share special moment in Class A final

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Cheering, clapping and reacting to every play, Louie Pierce, or ‘Boogie’ as he is lovingly referred to, had his eyes glued to the court. His son, Casey, was minutes from leading Slidell to its first championship in 75 years, and Louie wasn’t going to miss a second.

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Waddell column: Hounds’ title a tribute to unwavering support

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Slidell's state championship Saturday was a tribute to seven decades of unwavering support from fans and the community.

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Slidell ends championships drought, beats Jayton in Class A final

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Behind a 10-point, 21-rebound performance from MVP Slayton Pruett, the Slidell Greyhounds knocked off Jayton 49-36 in the Class A final Saturday morning at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

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Slidell to meet Jayton in 1A final as Hounds seek first title in 75 years

Published Friday, March 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

The Slidell Greyhounds are one win from their first state championship in 75 years.

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Sea of Blue, Orange cheer Hounds into final

Published Friday, March 8, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Slidell fans turned out in force to cheer the Greyhounds into the final Thursday at the Alamodome.

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Waddell column: Hounds not satisfied with trip to Alamo city

Published Friday, March 8, 2019
By Reece Waddell

The Greyhounds overcame 22 turnovers to post their first semifinal victory in 75 years, but no one was satisfied.

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Slidell holds off Oakwood to reach final

Slidell holds off Oakwood to reach final

Published Friday, March 8, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Slayton Pruett's basket with under a minute left lifted the Slidell Greyhounds to their first state final appearance since 1944 and a 47-45 win over Oakwood.

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Slidell’s Meyer named MVP: Zuniga earns Defensive Player of Year

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Slidell senior Bailey Meyer was named District 22-A MVP, leading the Lady Hounds to an appearance in the Region III final.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Two Wise County boys basketball teams, the Slidell Greyhounds and Decatur Eagles, will be headed to San Antonio to battle for state titles.

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Slidell dethrones Lipan, advances to state tournament

Published Saturday, February 2, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Slidell dethroned defending Class A champion Lipan Saturday afternoon, winning the Class A Region III final 44-38.

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Vanover’s heroics lifts Slidell into region tournament

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Easton Vanover sunk all three free throws with less than a second remaining Tuesday night, as Slidell escaped with a 44-42 win over Saltillo in the Class A Region III quarterfinal at Bells High School.

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Slidell tops Ector

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Slayton Pruett led all scorers with 18 points as the Slidell Greyhounds downed Ector 67-47 in the Class A Region III area round Saturday night.

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Lady Hounds race past Saltillo, advance to region tournament for third straight year

Lady Hounds race past Saltillo, advance to region tournament for third straight year

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

The Slidell Lady Hounds used a big first half to cruise past Saltillo 51-30 in the Class A Region III quarterfinal Tuesday night at Princeton Junior High. 

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Slidell rolls to area title

Published Sunday, February 17, 2019
By Rich Hilliard

Senior Cate Zuniga scored a game-high 24 points and the Slidell defensive effort kept Ector under wraps in a 58-25 win at S&S Consolidated High School in a Class 1A Region III area-round game.

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Playoffs await: Wise teams head to postseason

Playoffs await: Wise teams head to postseason

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Reece Waddell

The boys basketball regular season ended Tuesday night, and several Wise County schools are still battling for playoff positioning, while some have already clinched a postseason berth.

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3-Peat: Hounds capture third straight title

3-Peat: Hounds capture third straight title

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Jan. 20, 2017. That was the last time the Slidell Greyhounds suffered a loss in district play, when Forestburg beat them 49-39.

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Weekend planner for Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce banquet promises to be a showstopper with Pete's Piano Bar Saturday.

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Lady Panthers win on senior night

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Kaycee Martin led Paradise with 18 points, as the Lady Panthers beat Breckenridge 51-47 on senior night.

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Decatur blasts Bridgeport

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Decatur used a 43-0 run and forced more than 20 turnovers Friday night, routing rival Bridgeport 70-14.

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Playoff picture takes shape: Four Wise County schools prep for postseason

Published Saturday, February 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

The regular season for girls basketball comes to an end Tuesday and the playoff picture is beginning to take shape.

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