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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Dream team: Decatur writers sweep 2 events

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

Following her trip to the University Interscholastic League Academic state meet last spring, Rachael Ussery painted a picture of herself with Mickey Drewry and journalism sponsor Cindy Berry.

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UIL adds to state cross country meet field; Fourth-place teams from regionals to advance

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014
By Richard Greene

The path to the state cross country meet will get slightly easier this year for teams and individuals.

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UIL changes play clock

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

The length of high school football games may shorten this fall with the newest rule change.

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Decatur finishes 6th in hunt for Cup

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Richard Greene

The stellar year for Decatur athletics ended with a sixth-place finish in the battle for the University Interscholastic League's Class 3A Lone Star Cup.

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Eagles move west, Bulls east in realignment

Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles are headed west, and the Bridgeport Bulls east.

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Eagles, Bulls await split-up; Rivals to land in different districts

Published Saturday, February 1, 2014
By Richard Greene

The historic district football rivalry between Decatur and Bridgeport will become part of the past Monday morning.

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