Eye toward Austin; PHS sends students to state academic meet

Eye toward Austin; PHS sends students to state academic meet

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By Racey Burden

With three UIL state qualifiers and two alternates, Paradise is taking its largest group yet to Austin this weekend.

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Success story: Boyd sophomore advances to state in ready writing

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By David Talley

Competing as a freshman in UIL ready writing last year, Aliza White didn't make it past the district meet.

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Richey to make second state trip

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By David Talley

Heading into his second year as Chico High School's lone competitor at the state UIL academic meet this weekend, Austin Richey was introspective when discussing his results and prospects.

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Greyhounds qualify for state

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Messenger Staff

At least 10 Slidell students will head to Austin next week for the UIL State 1A Academic Meet.

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Alvord, Chico students place in UIL meet

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Alvord and Chico High School UIL academic teams competed in the District 11-2A meet last week at Muenster High School.

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Greyhounds dominate district UIL contest

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Slidell High School's UIL academic team won the District 21-A contest Wednesday with 794 points.

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Eagles, Bulls compete at district

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Decatur and Bridgeport high school UIL academic teams finished third and fifth, respectively, at the District 9-4A meet this week.

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Panthers take second in academic meet

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Paradise High School's UIL academic team placed second at the District 8-3A meet this week at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.

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UIL restores tournaments

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

Athletes in all sports but football will get additional opportunities to compete starting next school year.

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Bands compete this weekend

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Local high school bands will march today (Saturday) in regional UIL contests.

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UIL: Decatur takes 15th in Lone Star Cup

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By Richard Greene

For a third straight year, Decatur High School finished among the top schools in 4A in the Lone Star Cup standings.

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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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