Slidell wins region title; Students across the county advance to state

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

Throughout Saturday, Taylor Davis found little time to check scores and see where Slidell ranked among the other schools at the Class A Region III UIL academics contest in Keller.

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Track: Mitschke grabs gold

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Paradise junior Maddie Mitschke had never run the 300 hurdles before this season. But in a span of two weeks, Mitschke has captured district and area titles in the event.

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Decatur fell behind 7-0 after two innings and could not catch up to Krum, losing 7-4 Tuesday.

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur blanked the defending 4A state champion Krum Lady Bobcats 9-0 Tuesday night.

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Baseball: Krum sweeps Eagles

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur fell behind 7-0 after two innings and could not catch up to Krum, losing 7-4 Tuesday.

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Track: Boyd’s Richardson captures gold in 1,600

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Connor Richardson did not run as well as he had hoped Monday morning in the 3,200.

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Paradise drops district finale to Henrietta, moves into three-way tie for final two playoff spots

Published Friday, April 20, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Paradise had a shot to claim part of the league title with a win over Henrietta, but a six-run fifth inning doomed the Lady Panthers in a 13-7 loss. Paradise ends the season in a three-way tie with Boyd and Bowie for the final two playoff spots in 8-3A. 

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Boyd, Paradise send runners to regionals

Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Several athletes from Boyd and Paradise placed at the area meet Monday at Jacksboro and advanced to regionals.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Friday will be a holiday for Decatur ISD students.

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Baseball: Read’s big day fuels Decatur

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Triston Read drove in seven runs as Decatur thumped Gainesville 13-1 in five innings.

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Softball: Lady Eagles rock Gainesville

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur throttled Gainesville 16-0 to stay perfect in District 9-4A.

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Character counts grants $10K scholarships

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Nine Wise County students each received a $10,000 scholarship Thursday night at the Character Counts Awards Banquet at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Softball: Lady Eagles stay perfect in 9-4A

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Reagan Chism threw a no-hitter as Decatur dominated Bridgeport 12-0.

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Baseball: Boyd drops pivotal game to Holliday

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

With first place in District 8-3A on the line, Boyd could not hold on to a slim lead, falling to Holliday 3-1.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Monday will be a holiday for Chico ISD students.

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Baseball: Bridgeport upsets Sanger

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport exploded for 10 runs in the sixth inning Friday to upset Sanger 10-7 at home.

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Softball: Lady Jackets stay in playoff hunt

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Kristin Rasbury, Morgan Pitts and Kristen Whatley collected two RBIs apiece as Boyd dominated Bowie 13-1 last Friday.

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Anna Geraldine Benson

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Anna Geraldine Benson, 87, of Paradise, died Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Paradise.

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Track: Boyd takes second in 8-3A

Track: Boyd takes second in 8-3A

Published Saturday, April 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Entering finals at the District 8-3A track meet Thursday night, the Boyd Yellowjackets had a ton of ground to make up.

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Baseball: Throwing heat – Paradise sophomore ties school record for strikeouts

Published Saturday, April 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Mikey Passariello's night did not start as planned. After giving up a triple to the first batter of the game, Passariello immediately surrendered a two-run homer to left field.

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Softball: Sissies pummel Gainesville

Published Saturday, April 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport used a 10-run second inning to romp Gainesville 16-2 Tuesday.

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