Melvin takes 6th in pole bending

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

Katlyn Melvin finished sixth in pole bending at the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla.

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Rowden earns two bronze medals

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

Decatur senior Katey Rowden finished third in the 100 and 50 freestyle races over the weekend at the Level 2 Long Course Championships in Lewisville.

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Burt contributes to all-star win

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

In her four years on the court at Paradise, Makenna Burt needed to fill the stat sheet for the Lady Panthers to net a win.

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Estrada digs star chance

Estrada digs star chance

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

A radiant smile never left Serena Estrada's face Thursday afternoon during the Texas Girls Coaches Association 1-3A all-star match.

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Five tabbed to make playoffs

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

A second preseason publication has tabbed the Decatur, Boyd, Alvord, Chico and Northwest football teams to make the playoffs.

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Flying to title: Freier adds national title, Gatorade award to resume

Flying to title: Freier adds national title, Gatorade award to resume

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Three-time state champion Desiree Freier became a national champion Sunday.

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Read wins at Nocona

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport's Lexi Read shot a 74 Monday to win the 15-18 girls division at the North Texas Junior Golf Tour stop at Nocona Hills.

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Trio earn honors

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Decatur's Drew Edwards and Josh Jones earned honors for their efforts in the classroom along with the baseball diamond.

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Decatur’s Rowden takes 100 at OKC

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Katey Rowden headed north and brought home first place in the 100-meter freestyle at the American Energy Swim Club Summer Splash at Oklahoma City Community College June 27-29.

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Upcoming Sports Camps

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Decatur basketball coach Drew Coffman has scheduled hoops camps July 14-17 at the high school.

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Completing the climb; Lady Eagles reach top of 3A mountain, celebrate title

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

Over the past several seasons, the Decatur Lady Eagles made strides on the volleyball court in an effort to reach the top of the Class 3A mountain.

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Coach for all seasons; Hopkins leads teams to playoffs in fall, spring

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

For Boyd's Brandon Hopkins there truly is no offseason. While serving as athletic director at his alma mater, he is the head coach of the Boyd football and softball teams.

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No stopping: Anderle refuses to let knee injury keep him down

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

Marshall Anderle began his senior year last August with high hopes.

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Unflappable Lady Eagle: Steady Mayfield guides team to title, helps another in playoffs

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

One word kept being repeated when asked about Decatur junior Makayla Mayfield. Unflappable.

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Golden finish: Clayton wraps up career with pair of titles

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

At the Texas Tech track in 2012, Decatur track coach David Park stopped Taylor Clayton momentarily as the then-sophomore cooled down after a third-place finish in the 1600.

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No holds barred in Bridgeport; Fans line ropes for wrestling event

No holds barred in Bridgeport; Fans line ropes for wrestling event

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

As the sun sank Saturday night, Bridgeport was awash in golden rays and smackdowns.

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Lessons on the links: Youngsters show skills on course

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Richard Greene

Standing over the ball on the ninth green at Runaway Bay, tiny Aiden Green gives his putter a swing and sends the ball sweeping toward the cup.

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Trio earns TSWA recognition

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Richard Greene

Boyd catcher Savannah Foster received her second state recognition after a stellar junior season.

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Burt, Estrada make all-star rosters

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Richard Greene

Makenna Burt dominated the paint on both ends of the floor over her four seasons as a Paradise Lady Panther.

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Little rest to be best; Melvin spends long hours in saddle to keep winning

Little rest to be best; Melvin spends long hours in saddle to keep winning

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Richard Greene

Marilyn Melvin finally gets a break on Sundays. "We're tired after a rodeo. We go to church and after we clean house and still ride a couple of horses."

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