Update for Monday, October 22, 2018

EARLY VOTING BEGINS – Early voting for the Nov. 6 election begins today at four early voting locations in Wise County: the Wise County Elections Office, 200 S. Trinity St. in Decatur; Alvord City Hall, 215 W. Elm; the Boyd Community Center, 420 E. Morton Ave.; and the Bridgeport Law Enforcement Center, 1000 Thompson St. Polls are open 8 a.m.-5 […]

Yellowjackets win 3A Region I title

Before the results of the 3A Region I championships were announced, Boyd’s Connor Richardson sat near the finish line catching his breath. The senior who has been the Yellowjackets’ top runner the past two years was gassed. One by one, his teammates came over to console him and offer words of encouragement. Richardson finished 27th with a 17:27.50, posting one […]

Decatur advances to state for first time since 2014

Walking to their tent after the boys 4A Region I championships, Decatur coach David Park stopped to hug and congratulate Derrick Bible and Oscar Palomo. “You ran so good,” Park told them. “I’m so proud of you.” The two didn’t crack the top 25, but were a major reason the Eagles survived a tough field at Mae Simmons Park in […]

Lady Eagles finish second at region, qualify for state

As a freshman and sophomore at Weatherford, Hanul Lewis had trouble navigating the course at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock. “I remember struggling to the point where I couldn’t breathe at all and was walking basically,” Lewis said. “It was the worst course ever.” Monday at the 4A Region I championships, Lewis left her past demons in the dust. The […]

Paradise’s Messenger qualifies for state

After missing almost all of her freshman season with a fractured ankle, Paradise sophomore Jana Messenger’s first varsity race came last year at the 3A Region I championships in Lubbock. Messenger ran a 13:44 to finish 77th on the 3,200-meter course at Mae Simmons Park, taking fourth on the team. “It’s almost like last year, I thought my chance was […]