Trending up: Paradise gains momentum after positive year

Trending up: Paradise gains momentum after positive year

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After three first-round playoff exits in 2017-2018, confidence around the Paradise athletic program is building.

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Future stars: 2018 All-Wise Softball and Baseball Teams

Future stars: 2018 All-Wise Softball and Baseball Teams

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Teams selected by Reece Waddell with consultation of Wise County coaches

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Softball: Northwest grad named Academic All American

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Rhome native and Northwest graduate Brianna Barnhill was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-American second team after posting a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average during her tenure at Abilene Christian University.

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Softball: Chism, Candioto named to all-state team

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's Reagan Chism was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 4A all-state team. Paradise's Kendall Candioto landed on the 3A squad.

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Chism, Candioto named to All-State teams

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's Reagan Chism was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 4A All-State team and Paradise's Kendall Candioto was named to the 3A All-State team. 

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Raising the Bar: Eagles continue to grow and improve

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When the dust finally settled on the 2017-2018 school year, the Decatur Eagles had three district championships and seven playoff appearances to their name.

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Basketball/Softball: Mitschke, Tipton suffer torn ACLs

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Wise County girls basketball Co-MVP and state track qualifier Maddie Mitschke tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a summer league basketball game last week.

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Softball: Alvord, Chico players earn All-District honors

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Four Alvord Lady Bulldogs and two Chico Lady Dragons earned first-team District 11-2A honors.

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Softball: Chism named MVP – Ticknor earns Offensive MVP

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur junior Reagan Chism earned MVP honors in District 9-4A after leading the Lady Eagles to an appearance in the 4A Region II final.

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Stunned: Decatur loses extra innings thriller

Stunned: Decatur loses extra innings thriller

Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Junior pitcher Reagan Chism took a long look into the Decatur dugout and at catcher Jordyn Smith.

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Rains wins extra innings thriller, eliminates Decatur in region final

Published Sunday, May 27, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Rains won the 4A Region II final series at Prosper in dramatic fashion, coming away with a 3-2 extra innings victory in Game 3 Saturday night

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Softball: One more – Lady Eagles dominate Game 1

Softball: One more – Lady Eagles dominate Game 1

Published Saturday, May 26, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Lady Eagles wasted little time getting on the board in Game 1 of the 4A Region II final Thursday night at Prosper.

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Lady Eagles rout Emory Rains, one win from state tournament

Published Thursday, May 24, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Lady Eagles wasted little time getting on the board in Game 1 of the 4A Region II final Thursday night at Prosper. After scoring a run in the first, the Lady Eagles batted around in the second, plating five runs en route to a 9-0 blowout over Emory Rains. Game 2 is back at Prosper at 5 p.m. Saturday. Game 3, if necessary, would immediately follow. 

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Softball: Lady Eagles rally for sweep – Smith’s homer lifts Decatur over Rusk

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Jay Neal

Jordyn Smith's first home run of the season was one to remember.

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Smith’s home run lifts Lady Eagles over Rusk, into region final

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018.
By Jay Neal, for the Messenger

Jordyn Smith's first home run of the season was one to remember. The Decatur sophomore lofted a pitch over the wall in right-center to propel the Lady Eagles to a 3-2 victory over Rusk in Game 2 of the 4A Region II semifinal Friday at Rockwall. Decatur (25-4) swept the series 2-0 and advanced to the region final with the win.

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Softball: Lady Eagles outlast Rusk – Decatur takes Game 1 of region semis

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Jay Neal

Decatur took advantage of its opportunities early and then kept Rusk at bay to post a 2-1 win in Game 1 of the 4A Region II semifinal Thursday at Rockwall.

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Softball: Boyd, Paradise players earn All-District honors

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Boyd senior Kristin Rasbury and Paradise junior Kendall Candioto made the District 8-3A first-team after successful 2018 campaigns in the circle.

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Lady Eagles outlast Rusk, take Game 1

Published Thursday, May 17, 2018.
By Jay Neal, for the Messenger

Decatur took advantage of its opportunities early and then kept Rusk at bay to post a 2-1 win in Game 1 of the 4A Region II semifinal Thursday at Rockwall. The Lady Eagles used lead-off walks from Jordyn Smith and Brison Hesteande to jump on Rusk ace Preslye Cox in the first inning. Both Smith […]

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Softball: Lady Eagles rally – Decatur knocks off Bonham, advances to semis

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Lady Eagles won two elimination games Saturday to keep their season alive and claim the 4A Region II quarterfinal title at Prosper.

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Softball: Chism throws gem – Lady Eagles blank Melissa, win area title

Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth, Melissa finally managed its first hit off Decatur starter Reagan Chism with a looping single to right field.

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