UIL: League considers adding shot clock

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Richard Greene

Going from high school to playing basketball at Texas Tech and Midwestern State, Drew Coffman adjusted to playing with a shot clock.

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Vanover and teammates fight fatigue to bring home accolades

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Starbucks coffee fueled Shelby Vanover's computer science victory at the UIL state academic meet this week.

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No stain no gain: Food powers student to first at state

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016
By Racey Burden

He might have won state, but for Avery Caddell the food was the best part of his trip to Austin.

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Richey takes second at state meet

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016
By David Talley

When Austin Richey walked into the computer applications testing room at his first UIL academics state meet, he felt a twinge of nervousness.

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Greyhounds defend state academic title

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The Slidell Greyhounds will take Austin by storm next week as they defend their Class A University Interscholastic League academic title.

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Starting over: Richey represents reinvigorated Dragon UIL program

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By David Talley

As his school's lone hope for a 2016 UIL state title, Austin Richey prefers to take challenges as they come.

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Senior surprised by regional win

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Racey Burden

Winning the science competition at regional UIL took Bridgeport senior Noah Peterson by surprise. He hadn't expected to advance to state.

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Writer makes second run for title

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Racey Burden

In his second state appearance, Paradise junior Avery Caddell hopes to do one place better than in his first.

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Drewry advances to Austin … again

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Brian Knox

For the second year in a row, Decatur High School senior Mickey Drewry will compete in a journalism event at the state academic meet next week.

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Greyhounds sweep regionals

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By David Talley

Slidell academic competitors dominated the Region 3-A UIL meet April 23, netting a composite 324 points to claim the overall win, beating second-place Savoy by 146 points.

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UIL denies appeals of Boyd students

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

The University Interscholastic League's Executive Committee Wednesday denied the appeal of two Boyd students for varsity eligibility.

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Decatur wins UIL district meet; Eagles, Bulls send competitors to regionals

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By David Talley

Decatur academic teams won six events as the Eagles cruised to a 150-point win over Bridgeport at the 8-4A District UIL meet April 5. Decatur netted 545 points to the Bulls' 391.5.

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Ready to level up: Students compete at district UIL with regionals in mind

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Racey Burden

There's a lot of waiting to be done at UIL academic meets. Waiting to compete, waiting for results. Waiting for the pizza, which is late.

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Panther journalism team wins district title

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By David Talley

The Paradise High School UIL academic team edged out City View to take second overall at the District 9-3A UIL academic meet March 23-24.

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Greyhounds win district UIL academic meet

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By David Talley

Slidell dominated the District 21-A UIL academic meet March 23, winning eight events in defense of their 2015 state title.

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UIL: Bulls, Eagles head east – Wise schools move into 4A Region II

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

While in separate football divisions, Decatur and Bridgeport remained in the same league for basketball and other sports Monday when the University Interscholastic League released its biennial realignment.

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UIL: Champs join same league – Argyle, Decatur to share 9-4A volleyball loop

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

In 2014, the Decatur Lady Eagles and Argyle Lady Eagles met for the 4A state volleyball title with Decatur winning in four games.

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UIL: Schools await new districts

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Richard Greene

Monday morning, months of guessing and predicting will end for local schools with the unveiling of the University Interscholastic League's newest round of realignment.

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UIL reveals cutoffs; Northwest headed to 5A; rest of county stays same

Published Saturday, November 21, 2015
By Richard Greene

All Wise County schools will remain in their current classifications and football divisions with the exception of Northwest and the new Eaton High School.

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High school bands score well at competition

Published Wednesday, November 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

High school marching bands across the county participated in UIL Region Marching Band contest Oct. 17, and all faired well in the competition.

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