Waddell column: Decatur silences critics during historic run

Published Friday, March 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur may have fallen two wins short of its ultimate goal, but the Eagles’ run to the state tournament is one few will forget. Especially those who doubted them.

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Liberty Hill stuns Decatur, ends Eagles’ season on buzzer beater

Liberty Hill stuns Decatur, ends Eagles’ season on buzzer beater

Published Friday, March 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Liberty Hill beat Decatur on a last-second shot Friday, as the Panthers rallied to knock off the Eagles 53-51 in the 4A semifinal.

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Waddell column: Hounds not satisfied with trip to Alamo city

Published Friday, March 8, 2019
By Reece Waddell

The Greyhounds overcame 22 turnovers to post their first semifinal victory in 75 years, but no one was satisfied.

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Slidell holds off Oakwood to reach final

Slidell holds off Oakwood to reach final

Published Friday, March 8, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Slayton Pruett's basket with under a minute left lifted the Slidell Greyhounds to their first state final appearance since 1944 and a 47-45 win over Oakwood.

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March madness: Eagles, Hounds chase titles

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Eagles and Slidell Greyhounds will try to etch their names into the history books this week at the UIL basketball championships in San Antonio.

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Slidell joins ’43-44 team, advances to state semifinal

Slidell joins ’43-44 team, advances to state semifinal

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Banners and boards from the last time the Greyhounds won a state title still hang in the old rock gym in Slidell.

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Ingram named Offensive Player of Year: Decatur’s Lowery earns Newcomer honors

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Bridgeport's Ashley Ingram was named District 8-4A Offensive Player of the Year after helping the Sissies reach the regional tournament for the first time in 10 years.

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County softball teams to begin league play

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Several Wise County softball teams will begin league play Tuesday night.

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Slidell’s Meyer named MVP: Zuniga earns Defensive Player of Year

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Slidell senior Bailey Meyer was named District 22-A MVP, leading the Lady Hounds to an appearance in the Region III final.

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Parker takes 6th Man of Year: Alvord, Chico players earn all-district honors

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Alvord's Karson Parker was named Sixth Man of the Year in District 11-2A.

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Boyd lifter advances to state

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Boyd's Jessie Nelson finished second in the 259-pound weight class Saturday at the Division III Region VI powerlifting meet to advance to state.

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Waddell column: Decatur’s toughness has Eagles two wins from a championship

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's toughness was on full display Saturday night in the 4A Region I final, as the Eagles cruised past Levelland 59-32 to advance to the state tournament.

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Eagles make history, beat Levelland to advance to state tournament

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur knocked off Levelland 59-32 Saturday night, claiming the 4A Region I title to advance to the state tournament.

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Slidell dethrones Lipan, advances to state tournament

Published Saturday, February 2, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Slidell dethroned defending Class A champion Lipan Saturday afternoon, winning the Class A Region III final 44-38.

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Over the hump: Eagles advance to first region tourney in 16 years

Over the hump: Eagles advance to first region tourney in 16 years

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Wilson Hicks picked the perfect moment to have one of the best games of his senior season.

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Alvord tabs Smiley as next AD

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Alvord ISD trustees Monday unanimously approved the hire of Scott Smiley as the district's new athletic director and head football coach.

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Reece’s Pieces: Unselfish play makes Decatur special

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Drew Coffman has seen his fair share of talented teams come through his program since taking over as the Eagles' coach seven years ago.

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Decatur lifters advance to state

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Decatur powerlifters LeighAnn Sitzman and Nancy Martinez are moving on to compete at the state meet.

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Terry, Martin ink college letters

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Paradise seniors Maddi Terry and Kaycee Martin signed letters of intent to play collegiate athletics Monday afternoon.

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Decatur fends off Estacado, advances to region final

Published Friday, March 1, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Behind a dominant defensive effort, the Decatur Eagles withstood and fended off a furious Estacado rally, winning the 4A Region I semifinal 52-46.

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