Dodd City holds off Slidell in region final

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a slow start, the Slidell Lady Greyhounds shot their way out of an early hole and back into the game Saturday afternoon. But second-ranked Dodd City’s size inside with the 6-1 Olivia and 6-foot Fallon Hilliard proved too much to overcome. The Hilliards combined for 26 points and 10 rebounds in leading Dodd City to the 53-38 victory over Slidell in the Class A Region III final at Mansfield High School.

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Basketball: Slidell makes regional return

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Rich Hilliard

A one-sided loss to Saltillo in 2014 put a quick stop to the Slidell Lady Greyhounds' return to the playoffs after a year absence.

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Basketball: Greyhounds shake off slow start

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

For the first 12 minutes Thursday night, the Slidell Greyhounds looked the part of a team playing its first playoff game in two seasons after nine days off.

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Improbable comeback pushes Slidell into region final

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Midway through the fourth quarter Friday, the Slidell Lady Greyhounds trailed by nine and were on the verge of seeing their magical season cut short. The Lady Greyhounds then came alive, ending the game on a 14-0 run to pull off the improbable 35-30 victory over defending state champion Lipan in the Class A Region III semifinal at Mansfield High School.

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Slidell shakes off slow start to win area title

Published Friday, February 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Shelby Johnson’s 3-pointer immediately followed by his drive to basket for a layup-and-one started 11-0 run that allowed the Greyhounds to seize control of the game in the final three minutes of the first half. Slidell went on for the 64-47 victory over Sulphur Bluff in the Class A Region III area game at Trenton High School.

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Basketball: Big Addition – Freshman adds size inside for 21-A champs

Basketball: Big Addition – Freshman adds size inside for 21-A champs

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Over his six seasons at Slidell, coach Todd McCormick's teams all have won more than 20 games despite the presence of players over 6-foot being scant.

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Basketball: Lady Greyhounds shoot down Avinger

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Rich Hilliard

Where the Slidell Lady Greyhounds hope to be in a few weeks showed in coach Lance Shelton's reaction to a 45-point, postseason-opening win Friday.

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Slidell books trip to region tournament

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Rich Hilliard

Sophomore Bailey Meyer had 17 points and Kayler Talamantes scored 11, as Slidell defeated Saltillo 44-37 at Trenton High School in the Class 1A Region III quarterfinal to clinch its first trip to a regional tournament since 2012.

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Basketball: Slidell captures 21-A title

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

With the District 21-A title on the line Tuesday, the Slidell Greyhounds started slow, falling behind by 13 in the second quarter.

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Slidell reaches third round

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Rich Hilliard

Sophomore Bailey Meyer scored a game-high 20 points, as four Lady Greyhounds reached double digits during Slidell’s 75-30 win over Avinger in the 1A Region III area-round game at Celeste High School.

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Teenagers mentor mini-me’s in new program

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By David Talley

Sitting across from each other in the elementary school library, Slidell High School senior Adina Zidermanis and her elementary-age partner Jackson work through an educational game.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Monday, Feb. 20, is a school holiday.

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Slidell ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Slidell ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Basketball: Tightly bonded – Through hardships, Rambsels become closer

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Early in her senior year, Brooklyn Rambsel lost her starting job in the Slidell Lady Greyhounds' lineup.

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Basketball: Slidell storms by Newcastle

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

The District 21-A champion Slidell Lady Greyhounds warmed up for the playoffs with a throttling of Newcastle Saturday.

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Basketball: Greyhounds take over first in 21-A

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Slidell Greyhounds took over first place in District 21-A Friday and could wrap up the league title Tuesday with a victory over Forestburg.

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Basketball: Slidell finishes off sweep of district

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Slidell Lady Greyhounds completed the clean sweep of District 21-A Tuesday.

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Basketball: Slidell grabs share of 21-A lead

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Slidell Greyhounds are back atop District 21-A with some company.

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Education Briefs for February 8, 2017

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Decatur High School will have an introduction to courses 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, for all eighth through 11th grade students and parents.

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Basketball: Slidell clinches playoff berth

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Slidell Greyhounds are headed back to the playoffs after a one-year absence.

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