One step away: Chism, Lady Eagles eye state bid

One step away: Chism, Lady Eagles eye state bid

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Reece Waddell

One win from the state tournament last year, Decatur entered the second game of the 4A Region II final with plenty of momentum.

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Right at home: Decatur catcher shines despite rare trait

Right at home: Decatur catcher shines despite rare trait

Published Saturday, May 11, 2019
By Reece Waddell

J.T. Smith has gotten used to the stares, questions and funny reactions through the years.

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Smith, Chism lead Lady Eagles past Brownwood

Published Friday, May 10, 2019.
By Rick Mauch, for the Messenger.

J.T. Smith belted an inside-the-park homerun and Reagan Chism pitched a shutout as the Decatur Lady Eagles beat Brownwood 4-0 in the 4A Region I quarterfinal.

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Lady Eagles take Game 1, beat Graham 9-0

Published Friday, May 3, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Reagan Chism threw a complete game shutout as the Decatur Lady Eagles routed Graham 9-0 in Game 1 of the 4A Region I area round Thursday night.

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Alvord cruises past Santo as Lady Bulldogs win bi-district title

Published Monday, April 29, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Alvord blasted Santo 15-2 Saturday night, claiming the 2A Region II bi-district title for the first time since 2016.

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Lady Panthers rally to win first bi-district title since 2015

Published Saturday, April 27, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

The Paradise Lady Panthers took down Holliday 6-1 in Game 3 of the 3A Region I bi-district series Saturday, claiming their first bi-district title in four years.

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Filling in: Terry moves behind plate for injured teammate

Filling in: Terry moves behind plate for injured teammate

Published Saturday, April 13, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Catcher is not Maddi Terry's natural position. The Paradise senior has spent the majority of her high school career at second base, turning double plays in the middle infield. But her responsibilities completely changed last month.

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Lady Panthers rally, beat Jacksboro to clinch playoff berth

Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Paradise erased a 2-0 deficit Tuesday night, rallying to beat Jacksboro 3-2.

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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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