Saturday Sports Buffet: On the fast track – Young runner turning in impressive times

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

A growing impressive medal collection hangs on the wall above Riley Nedrow's bed.

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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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Football: Arms race – County rivals build for upcoming season

Football: Arms race – County rivals build for upcoming season

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Months before meeting on the gridiron, Wise County rivals Alvord and Chico are preparing for battle during summer workout programs.

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Volleyball: Chico nets playoff spot

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Richard Greene

The Chico Lady Dragons will be in the Class 2A volleyball playoffs this season.

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Rodeo: Stuart makes strong showing at IFYR

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Bridgeport's Brett Stuart is making a name for himself at one of the biggest youth rodeo events in the country.

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Team of the Year: Twice as Nice – Lady Eagles fly back to state volleyball title

Team of the Year: Twice as Nice – Lady Eagles fly back to state volleyball title

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

Winning a state title in 2013, the Decatur Lady Eagles etched their spot in history.

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Coach of the Year: Setting the standard – Gay guides Lady Eagles to second straight title

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

In the third set of the 4A state final, Claire Gay watched from the side of the court as her Decatur Lady Eagles fell perilously close to falling down 2-1 to Argyle.

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Denny Deady Sportsman of the Year: No single focus – Team success kept Slidell’s Pruett moving

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Caitlin Pruett has been running long-distance races for much of her athletic career. It means a lot to her, but not as much as her team.

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Female Athlete of the Year: Equal to the task – Mayfield reaches own high bar to repeat as top athlete

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

As a junior, Makayla Mayfield guided the Decatur Lady Eagles to a volleyball state title along with earning the Class 3A Player of the Year honor.

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Male Athlete of the Year: Rumbling to top – Powerful Alvord runner created highlights on field, track

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Joe Randall's senior year was littered with moments that forced fans, teammates and spectators to take notice of the kid from Alvord.

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Best of Sports 2014-2015: Photos of the Year

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Joe Duty

Best of Sports 2014-2015: Photos of the Year

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Football: Decatur heads to state 7-on-7 tourney

Football: Decatur heads to state 7-on-7 tourney

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Travis Lisle

A trip to the state 7-on-7 football tournament is an accomplishment that only one Wise County team will enjoy next weekend.

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Golf: Read ties for 26th

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The soft fairways and greens at Raveneaux Country Club in Spring made the course play long for Bridgeport's Lexi Read and the rest of the field Monday.

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Golf: Paradise golfer wins stop

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Brandon McCutchen fired a 78 Monday at Nocona Hills to win the stop at North Texas Junior Golf Tour by two strokes.

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Swimming: Trio takes first at Oklahoma meet

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Lizey and Milly Rowden and Jonathan Scoggins brought home first-place finishes for the Fit-N-Wise Muscle Swim team over the weekend.

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Upcoming Sports Camp

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Lady Eagles Basketball Camp is July 13 through July 16.

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Golf: Shooting for top – Read ties for seventh at T.O. Junior

Golf: Shooting for top – Read ties for seventh at T.O. Junior

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport's Lexi Read battled through the wind to post four solid rounds and finish in the top 10 at Texas-Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament in Wichita Falls.

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Football: Bulldogs hire offensive coordinator

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Travis Lisle

A new man will calling plays for the Alvord Bulldogs this season.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Sentimental shot – Photographer lands picture in magazine

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Richard Greene

The daughter of a football coach, Kelly Basting and her siblings waited each July for their father to return from the annual coaching clinic with the latest edition of Dave Campbell's Texas Football.

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Football: Bulls picked second in district – Bridgeport, Decatur, Boyd, Northwest, Alvord pegged for playoffs

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Richard Greene

Last season, the Bridgeport Bulls were picked in the first poll of the season to finish last in District 3-4A Division II.

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