Female Athlete of the Year: Strong finish – Thorpe closes career on medal stand

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

Stepping into the ring for her final throw of her high school athletic career, Lindsey Thorpe felt a swell of adrenaline.

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Denny Deady Sportsman of the Year: Clearing hurdles – Roof caps career with medal

Denny Deady Sportsman of the Year: Clearing hurdles – Roof caps career with medal

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

With the blast of the gun, Kayson Roof started churning her legs before bounding over the first hurdle.

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2016-17 in Review: Boyd starts, ends year on high note

2016-17 in Review: Boyd starts, ends year on high note

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a strong start in volleyball and cross country and going through struggles in football and on the basketball court, Boyd athletics closed the year with a stellar spring.

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Track/Golf: Precious Medals

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

Track/Golf: Precious Medals

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Track: Silver lining – Roof closes career with silver medal in hurdles

Track: Silver lining – Roof closes career with silver medal in hurdles

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Zach Duncan

Kayson Roof left Mike A. Myers Stadium with no regrets Friday night.

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Track: Golden finish – Northwest senior captures discus title

Track: Golden finish – Northwest senior captures discus title

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

Caden McDonald set the bar high entering high school, dreaming of winning a state gold medal.

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Track: Saving best for last – Thorpe claims bronze on final throw

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

Lindsey Thorpe stepped into the ring Friday afternoon for her final throw needing the best throw of her career to get on the medal stand.

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Track: Roof lands fifth-place finish

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

After not vaulting last year, Slidell senior Kayson Roof made a return to the state meet runway Friday.

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Track: Cate finishes seventh in 3A high jump

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

Making her debut on the state stage, Boyd's Jacey Cate felt the familiar nerves before her first jump Friday morning.

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Silver lining: Roof caps career with medal

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
By Zach Duncan

Kayson Roof left Mike A. Myers Stadium with no regrets Friday night. The Slidell senior also left with a silver medal in the Class A 300 hurdles, the second time she has finished as the state runner-up in that event at the University Interscholastic League track and field championships.

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Roof finishes fifth in pole vault

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

After not vaulting last year, Slidell senior Kayson Roof made a return to the state meet runway Friday. The three-time state qualifier in the pole vault closed her career with a fifth-place finish in the 1A finals, clearing nine feet.

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Saving best for last: Thorpe claims bronze on final toss

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

Lindsey Thorpe stepped into the ring Friday afternoon for her final throw needing the best throw of her career to get on the medal stand. The Boyd senior rose to the occasion. Thorpe landed a toss of 40-10.5 feet to move into third place and claim the bronze medal in the 3A shot put finals at the University Interscholastic League track field championships at Mike Myers Stadium at the University of Texas in Austin.

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Golden finish: McDonald claims 5A discus title

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

Caden McDonald set the bar high entering high school, dreaming of winning a state gold medal. The Northwest senior made the dream come true Friday with a dominating performance in the 5A discus at the University Interscholastic League track and field championships at Mike Myers Stadium at the University of Texas in Austin. McDonald landed the top four throws of the day, including the title-winning toss of 190-6 feet on his third attempt in winning the gold medal. He won the title by nine feet.

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Cate finishes 7th in 3A high jump

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

Jacey Cate fought through the jitters to clear the opening height of 5 feet on her second attempt. The Boyd junior could not get over 5-2 in three attempts. She finished tied for seventh with Altair Rice’s Macee Krpec in the 3A high jump finals at the University Interscholastic League track and field championships at Mike Myers Stadium at the University of Texas in Austin.

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Track: McDonald bids for gold medal

Track: McDonald bids for gold medal

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

In his first year throwing the discus, Caden McDonald made the Meet of Champions to compete against the top students from Keller and Northwest.

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Track: Roof defies odds

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a 6-year-old, Kayson Roof narrowly escaped death in a car accident.

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Track: Thorpe set for debut on state stage

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a pair of third-place finishes at regionals, Boyd's Lindsey Thorpe entered her senior year with one goal - state.

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Track: Cate hopes to fly to medal stand

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

The effort to defy gravity and clear the high jump bar is a technical process, explains Jacey Cate.

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Track: Slidell’s Roof adds to state workload

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By Richard Greene

Slidell senior Kayson Roof booked her fourth straight trip to Austin for the state track meet Friday by winning the Class A Region III title in the pole vault.

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Track: Cate jumps on to state stage

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By Richard Greene

Jacey Cate fulfilled the lone birthday request of her mother, Dawn, Saturday.

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