Football: Shouldering the burden

Football: Shouldering the burden

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Locked up one-on-one with a Stephenville wide receiver, Jhett Parker leapt into the air, snagging the ball one-handed for an interception.

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Cross Country: Lady Eagles charge to finish – Decatur takes sixth in 4A

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

At the regional meet, Taylor Butler battled illness to slug her way around the course and help her Decatur Lady Eagles earn a state trip.

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Football: Eagles gear up for second round shootout – Potent offenses meet in the second round

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

After two years of heartbreak in the opening round of the playoffs against the Stephenville Yellowjackets, the Decatur Eagles cleared a huge hurdle Friday night.

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Volleyball: Boyd sets new standard

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Four seasons ago, Dusty Crafton took over a Boyd volleyball program struggling to find its legs and in search of its first playoff appearance.

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Volleyball: Thrall stops Chico’s run

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Chico Lady Dragons' magical season ended Friday night in the opening match of the 2A Region II tournament.

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Basketball: Sissies capture consolation title

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Coming off a district title last season and a trip to the area round of the playoffs, the Bridgeport Sissies opened the new year with a consolation championship at the Burleson Centennial Tournament.

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Basketball: Eagles ready to tip off season

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

A fourth-quarter lead slipped away from the Decatur Eagles last spring in the Class 4A Region I quarterfinal, bringing an end to a 24-9 season one step short of the region tournament.

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Cross Country: Texans garner 12th in 5A

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

The new 5K course for the state championships at Old Settlers Park produced fast times throughout the morning Saturday.

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Cross Country: Decatur’s Rangle brings home 30th

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

For three years, Alan Rangle waited for an opportunity to run in the state meet.

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Football Players of the Week for Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Football Players of the Week for Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Football: Hanging on – Redwine’s pick in final seconds holds off Stephenville

Football: Hanging on – Redwine’s pick in final seconds holds off Stephenville

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

Two plays into the second half, the Decatur Eagles took a 28-point lead and appeared on their way to cruising into the second round of the playoffs.

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Football: Texans score first playoff win

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Patrick Hayslip

When the Denton Broncos stormed out to an impressive 23-0 lead in their bi-district playoff opener against Northwest, it seemed as if all the pieces were finally falling into place and Denton might easily roll into the second round.

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Football: Valley View gives Chico quick exit

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Valley View Eagles provided a rude welcome back to the playoffs to the Chico Dragons after a 15-year absence Thursday night.

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Football: Pirates crush Alvord

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord Bulldogs knew they needed to stop Collinsville's strong running game to have a chance at a bi-district championship Friday night in Gainesville.

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Volleyball: Quick rise to top – Victory captures state title in first varsity season

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

Back in August, Brad Roberson wondered to himself how his young Victory Christian Patriots volleyball team would compete in its first varsity season.

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Basketball: New-look Bulls gear up for season opener

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

Led by four players on college rosters this fall, the Bridgeport Bulls followed up their 2015 state title with a second straight district title and trip to the area round.

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Football: Victory returns to TCAF state semifinals

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Victory Christian Patriots inaugural season came to end last year one step shy of reaching the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship Division II title game.

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Basketball: Lady Greyhounds return to floor

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

In their first season with Lance Shelton on the bench, the Slidell Lady Greyhounds celebrated a 21-A title and reached the Class A Region III quarterfinal.

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Basketball: Alvord scorches Millsap in season opener

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Alvord Lady Bulldogs started the Jerry Johnson tenure off in dominating fashion Tuesday night against Millsap.

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Signings: Good Intentions

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

Wednesday was the first day of the fall signing period for athletes. Four Wise County athletes inked with colleges Wednesday.

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