Lady Panthers use nine-run inning to rout Boyd 13-3

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Kaycee Martin drove in three runs with a bases clearing double, and the Paradise Lady Panthers tallied nine runs in the bottom of the fifth to beat Boyd 13-3 in five innings Tuesday afternoon.

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County softball teams to begin league play

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Several Wise County softball teams will begin league play Tuesday night.

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Terry, Martin ink college letters

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Paradise seniors Maddi Terry and Kaycee Martin signed letters of intent to play collegiate athletics Monday afternoon.

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Boyd ISD approves field renovations

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Boyd ISD trustees Monday night approved upgrades to the existing baseball and softball fields, putting in artificial turf, net backstops, renovating the dugouts and replacing side fences.

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Three Decatur athletes sign letters

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Three Decatur seniors confirmed their college plans Wednesday morning.

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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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