Senior, Decatur catches region title; Bedford turns in big game

Senior, Decatur catches region title; Bedford turns in big game

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur senior Beau Bedford entered the third round of the playoffs last week with a Class 4A best 1,487 receiving yards.

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Bedford shines as Decatur wins 4A Region I title

Bedford shines as Decatur wins 4A Region I title

Published Thursday, December 6, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Thursday in the 4A Division I quarterfinal, Bedford was back to making spectacular, highlight reel plays. He finished with 142 yards and a touchdown on nine catches in the 38-28 Decatur win.

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4th to Final Four: Decatur beats Hereford to reach semifinal

4th to Final Four: Decatur beats Hereford to reach semifinal

Published Thursday, December 6, 2018
By Reece Waddell

For the first time since 1988, Decatur advanced to the state semifinals, knocking off Hereford 38-28 Thursday to claim the 4A Division I Region I crown.

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Alvord overcomes sloppy start to knock off Prairie Valley, stay unbeaten

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Alvord overcame a sloppy start Tuesday night, using a 12-2 third-quarter run to sprint past Prairie Valley 72-57.

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Ready to handle the Herd; Decatur meets Hereford in quarterfinal

Ready to handle the Herd; Decatur meets Hereford in quarterfinal

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur will get a chance to etch its name into the history books when it meets Hereford in the 4A Division I quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Friday at AT&T Jones Stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University.

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Finishing with flair: Decatur proves it’s not how you start

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

As non-district play wrapped up at the end of September, Decatur entered its open week on the heels of a brutal 70-28 loss to Glen Rose to drop it to 1-4.

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Top honors: Boyd’s Crafton named Coach of the Year

Top honors: Boyd’s Crafton named Coach of the Year

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When Boyd coach Dusty Crafton arrived in 2013, the Lady Jackets were still searching for their first district victory.

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Todd, Valtr named Co-MVP; 5 Lady Jackets earn district awards

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Boyd seniors Jordyn Todd and Macee Valtr were named District 7-3A Co-MVPs after leading the Lady Jackets to their fourth straight league title.

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Lady Bulldogs earn all-district honors

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Three Alvord Lady Bulldogs earned second-team District 11-2A honors.

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Lady Dragons named to first-team

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Chico seniors Michaela Martin and Reagan Hardee and sophomore Cassie Byers earned first-team honors in District 10-2A.

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Eagles knock off Hirschi, continue magical playoff run

Published Friday, November 30, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur knocked off the Huskies for the second time this season, downing Hirschi and all-state running back Daimarqua Foster 31-14 at Newton Field in Graham.

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Decatur delivers defensive masterpiece in win over Hirschi

Published Friday, November 30, 2018.
By Richard Greene

Decatur held Hirschi to just 220 yards Friday, stifling the Huskies en route to a 31-14 victory in the 4A Division I Region I regional.

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Boyd’s Crafton named TGCA Coach of the Year

Boyd’s Crafton named TGCA Coach of the Year

Published Thursday, November 29, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Boyd coach Dusty Crafton was named Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 1A-4A Coach of the Year, leading the Lady Jackets to their second straight trip to the state tournament.

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Hirschi, Decatur set for rematch; Eagles hope to slow down Foster

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

For the third straight year, the Decatur Eagles will face a familiar opponent in the playoffs.

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Northwest meets Lubbock Cooper; Texans enter unchartered playoff territory

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Northwest Texans will try to keep their magical playoff run alive when they meet Lubbock Cooper Friday in the 5A Division II Region I regional in Abilene.

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Lady Eagles, Sissies earn all-district honors

Lady Eagles, Sissies earn all-district honors

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur senior Satasha Kostelecky was named District 8-4A MVP, leading the Lady Eagles to their third state championship.

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Sissies rout Graham, improve to 9-1

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Bridgeport’s relentless full-court press forced 24 Graham turnovers, as the No. 6 Sissies rolled the Lady Blues 64-39 at home Tuesday night.

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Waddell column: Oberle brings team together to capture state title

Published Monday, November 26, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

A team-first approach is what got Decatur to the state tournament. It was that same mantra that helped it dethrone defending champion Needville in the Class 4A final. In seemingly every playoff game, it was a new face that rose to the occasion. And behind it all, on the bench, was seasoned coach Clark Oberle.

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Keeping champ riding; Local trainers help Pacheco to PBR title

Keeping champ riding; Local trainers help Pacheco to PBR title

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Austin Jackson

It's been weeks since Decatur resident and Brazilian bull rider Kaique Pacheco held up the PBR World Title belt at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, overcoming a massive knee injury to gut out a lifelong dream.

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Decatur edges Andrews, wins area title for second straight year

Published Friday, November 23, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur knocked off Andrews 41-28 Friday night to claim the 4A Division I Region I area title for the second straight year.

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