2017 in Review: Top 5 Athletes of 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Decatur's Swiss Army knife did it all for the Eagles in 2017, quarterbacking the football team to the third round of the playoffs along with helping the baseball and basketball teams make playoff runs.

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Denny Deady Sportsman of the Year: Clearing hurdles – Roof caps career with medal

Denny Deady Sportsman of the Year: Clearing hurdles – Roof caps career with medal

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

With the blast of the gun, Kayson Roof started churning her legs before bounding over the first hurdle.

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Track/Golf: Precious Medals

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

Track/Golf: Precious Medals

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Track: Silver lining – Roof closes career with silver medal in hurdles

Track: Silver lining – Roof closes career with silver medal in hurdles

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Zach Duncan

Kayson Roof left Mike A. Myers Stadium with no regrets Friday night.

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Track: Roof lands fifth-place finish

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

After not vaulting last year, Slidell senior Kayson Roof made a return to the state meet runway Friday.

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Silver lining: Roof caps career with medal

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
By Zach Duncan

Kayson Roof left Mike A. Myers Stadium with no regrets Friday night. The Slidell senior also left with a silver medal in the Class A 300 hurdles, the second time she has finished as the state runner-up in that event at the University Interscholastic League track and field championships.

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Roof finishes fifth in pole vault

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

After not vaulting last year, Slidell senior Kayson Roof made a return to the state meet runway Friday. The three-time state qualifier in the pole vault closed her career with a fifth-place finish in the 1A finals, clearing nine feet.

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Track: Roof defies odds

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a 6-year-old, Kayson Roof narrowly escaped death in a car accident.

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Track: Slidell’s Roof adds to state workload

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By Richard Greene

Slidell senior Kayson Roof booked her fourth straight trip to Austin for the state track meet Friday by winning the Class A Region III title in the pole vault.

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Track: Hacker finishes fourth

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur's Isaac Hacker narrowly missed out on a medal at the Class 4A Region II track meet.

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Track: Strong STATEments – Roof earns fourth trip

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

Slidell's Kayson Roof is headed to state for a fourth time.

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Slidell’s Roof seals fourth state trip

Published Friday, April 28, 2017
By Messenger staff

Slidell’s Kayson Roof is headed to state for a fourth time. Roof won the pole vault at the Class A Region III meet in Whitney Friday, clearing a personal best 9-6.

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Track: Roof aims for fourth state bid

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

This weekend, Slidell's Kayson Roof will bid to become a four-time state qualifier.

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Track: Roof, Meyer win three area gold medals

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Slidell's Kayson Roof started her bid for a fourth straight state appearance with a victory in the 300 hurdles at the 21/22-A area meet.

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Track: Slidell’s Roof finishes fifth at state

Track: Slidell’s Roof finishes fifth at state

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Richard Greene

Heavy rains and lightning delayed Slidell's Kayson Roof hitting the Mike Myers Stadium track for the Class A 300 hurdles finals by nearly six hours.

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Track: Stating her case – Roof earns third trip to Austin

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Richard Greene

Kayson Roof will be the lone Wise County representative to take the track at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin over the weekend of May 12-14 at the University Interscholastic League championships.

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15 from ’15: Top sports stories from the year

15 from ’15: Top sports stories from the year

Published Saturday, December 26, 2015
By Richard Greene

5 Top stories of 2015

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