Brothers add to medal collection: State hoops champs advance to academic state meet

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Richard Greene

For a short time last weekend, Easton Vanover enjoyed bragging rights between brothers, claiming a gold medal in accounting at the Class A Region III UIL academics meet.

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Acting up: Slidell cast adds to school’s legacy

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Richard Greene

When the critics announced the final results Monday at the Class A Region III one-act play contest in Keller, several members of the cast broke character.

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2019 All Wise Basketball Team

2019 All Wise Basketball Team

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

2019 All Wise Basketball Team

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Growing into role: Williams named lone finalist as superintendent

Growing into role: Williams named lone finalist as superintendent

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019
By Richard Greene

Taylor Williams almost instantly made a good impression on Superintendent Greg Enis nine years ago when she started as a fifth-grade teacher at Slidell Elementary.

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Greyhounds win 12th straight academic title

Published Saturday, March 30, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Slidell High School added another district sweepstakes trophy to the case this week.

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Decatur, Slidell players earn all-state honors

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Several area basketball players were named to Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-state and all-region teams.

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Ingram, Meyer tabbed to all-state

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Bridgeport's Ashley Ingram and Slidell's Bailey Meyer were named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches 4A and 1A all-state teams.

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Pruett, Horner earn all-tournament honors: Decatur’s Rieger tabbed to 4A team

Pruett, Horner earn all-tournament honors: Decatur’s Rieger tabbed to 4A team

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Slidell junior Slayton Pruett and senior Hunter Horner were named to the Class A 2019 state tournament team.

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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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Gary William Smith

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Gary William Smith, 84, of Slidell, went to the arms of our Lord Monday, March 4, 2019, in Denton, after a brief illness.

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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 joins ’43-44 team, advances to state semifinal

Slidell joins ’43-44 team, advances to state semifinal

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Banners and boards from the last time the Greyhounds won a state title still hang in the old rock gym in Slidell.

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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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