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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UIL: Schools turn in figures for realignment

Published Saturday, October 31, 2015
By Richard Greene

Speculation on the University Interscholastic League's biennial realignment and reclassification of its member schools began in earnest Friday.

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UIL: Elza to become UIL director – NISD AD to leave in August

UIL: Elza to become UIL director – NISD AD to leave in August

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Northwest Executive Director of Athletics Susan Elza is headed to Austin. Elza was named the University Interscholastic League's Director of Athletics Monday.

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UIL: University Interscholastic League expands playoffs in Class 2A to four teams

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Richard Greene

Last season after winning the District 5-2A Division I title, the Alvord Bulldogs earned a bye into the area round of the 2A playoffs.

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Decatur posts top-10 finish in 4A; Two Wise schools place in final Lone Star Cup standings

Decatur posts top-10 finish in 4A; Two Wise schools place in final Lone Star Cup standings

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Richard Greene

Mike Fuller's memorable first year as Decatur athletic director included seven district titles along with a state crown in volleyball.

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Greyhounds race to academic title

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Richard Greene

A long day for Caitlin Pruett, Morgan Barnes and the rest of their Slidell teammates ended in the wee hours Friday morning with a surprise - a state title.

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Greyhounds find sweeping success

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Richard Greene

Sarah Beaver didn't get to the end of the test in computer applications Tuesday.

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Drewry earns state silver

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Richard Greene

Mickey Drewry put her shopping and dinner plans in Austin on hold Tuesday evening to go to the journalism awards at the University Interscholastic League academic state meet.

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Making history: Slidell wins region sweepstakes trophy

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Morgan Barnes explains this year's seniors made a prophesy of sorts with their class T-shirts.

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Decatur journalism team wins region title

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Each time Cindy Berry walked in the room Saturday at Texas Tech University to collect materials for her journalism students, she found medals in their envelopes.

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Small bodies, big voices; DHS speakers medal in UIL prose

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Richard Greene

Combined the three speakers stand barely over 15 feet. "Small bodies but big personalities," jokes the 5-foot-5-inch Tucker Garrett.

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Greyhounds finish 1st at district UIL meet

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

Slidell captured the District 21-A Sweepstakes trophy in convincing fashion Wednesday.

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Northwest wins academic title in surprise comeback

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

Going into the final event last week - computer science - Northwest was in fourth place at the District 5-6A University Interscholastic League Academic meet.

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Decatur freshmen steal the stage in OAP victory

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

Decatur freshmen Benji Walker and Taylor Yates earned Best Actor and Actress Saturday for their performances in the "Twelve Dreams" at the 8-4A One-Act Play contest.

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UIL academic team snags 2nd

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

Led by its team of journalists that captured first and second in headline and news writing, Paradise brought home second place at the District 9-3A University Interscholastic League Academic meet Friday.

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Eagles dominate district UIL academic meet

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

Decatur captured the sweepstakes title at the 8-4A University Interscholastic League academic meet Tuesday in dominating fashion.

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