Track: Roof defies odds

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a 6-year-old, Kayson Roof narrowly escaped death in a car accident.

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Track: Thorpe set for debut on state stage

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a pair of third-place finishes at regionals, Boyd's Lindsey Thorpe entered her senior year with one goal - state.

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Track: Cate hopes to fly to medal stand

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

The effort to defy gravity and clear the high jump bar is a technical process, explains Jacey Cate.

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Baseball: Eagles soar to bi-district title – Decatur bats come alive in series

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur's dynamic pitching put the Eagles into the postseason with its sterling 1.87 ERA.

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Baseball: Alvord sweeps Petrolia – Bulldogs finish series with extra-inning victory

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Standing on third base with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Kaleb Krejcarek waited for any opening to race home.

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Baseball: Texans knock off Denison

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Taylor Treadway's two-run single capped a four-run bottom of the sixth inning that sent the Northwest Texans to the second round of the playoffs.

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Baseball: Brock holds off Paradise for sweep

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Will Reeves' two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning brought the Paradise Panthers within a run of the Brock Eagles Friday night.

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Softball: Boyd can’t hold off Early

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a narrow loss in game one of their area round series with Early, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets started game two with an explosion of runs.

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Softball: Moody stops Chico’s run

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Chico Lady Dragons' playoff journey ended Friday with a 14-3 loss to Moody in a Class 2A Region II area game.

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Baseball: Peaster pitchers shut down Boyd

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Peaster's Matthew Grimes and Evan Hafly silenced the Boyd Yellowjackets' bats over 13 innings Friday night.

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Decatur bats lead way to sweep of Pinkston

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

Starting with Tyler Ticknor’s leadoff double, the Eagles sent 17 batters to plate in the bottom of the first, scoring 12 runs on five hits, five walks and three errors. Decatur went on for the 15-0 win in five innings to finish off the 4A Region II bi-district series.

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Softball: Boyd continues roller coaster ride to area round

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

Throughout the season, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets have been on a wild roller coaster ride.

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Baseball: Eagles eye more success on Saturday

Baseball: Eagles eye more success on Saturday

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

Twice during a tough District 9-4A schedule, the Decatur Eagles followed a Friday night game with a Saturday afternoon affair.

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Baseball: Alvord makes third straight playoff appearance

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

For most of the Alvord Bulldogs' 12 seniors, the playoffs is familiar territory.

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Basketball: Decatur’s Hicks to play in all-star game

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

Fresh off signing as a preferred walk-on with Texas Tech, Parker Hicks will take the floor for the first of a pair of all-star games Saturday.

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Soccer: Prado, Aguilar share MVP

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

On the back line, Bridgeport's Eric Aguilar served as the ultimate sweeper, making the Bulls' defense almost impenetrable in a run to the 4A final.

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Elder tosses no-hitter in 14-0 Decatur win

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Decatur ace Bryce Elder needed only 47 pitches to get through five no-hit innings Friday in the opening game of the 4A Region II bi-district series against Dallas Pinkston. The Eagles provided Elder with plenty of run support in a 14-0 victory.

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Brock holds off Paradise to finish sweep

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Messenger staff

Will Reeves’ two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning brought the Paradise Panthers within a run of the Brock Eagles Friday night. But the Panthers couldn’t get Reeves home to extend the game or their season in the 6-5 game two loss at Weatherford College. The victory followed Brock’s 6-2 win in game […]

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Peaster pitchers lead way in sweep of Boyd

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

Peaster’s Matthew Grimes and Evan Hafly silenced the Boyd Yellowjackets’ bats over 13 innings Friday night. The Peaster hurlers allowed one run on just five hits, pacing the Greyhounds to the quick sweep of the Yellowjackets in the 3A Region I bi-district series. Peaster won game one 10-1 behind Grimes. Hafley closed the series in the 11-0 victory in game two at Boswell High School.

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Baseball: Chatting the game – Potts leads Eagles with bat, voice

Baseball: Chatting the game – Potts leads Eagles with bat, voice

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By Richard Greene

Winning tight games and making late rallies became a specialty for the Decatur Eagles in working their way to the playoffs.

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