Pleasant Grove wins game 1 over Eagles

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur knew going into the first game of their regional final series against Texarkana Pleasant Grove Wednesday night in Tyler they had to stay away from giving up the big inning.

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Baseball: Eagles prepare for region final

Baseball: Eagles prepare for region final

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles are one step away from the program's first state tournament appearance.

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Rodeo: Bringing in a haul – Miller wins three saddles, nine buckles

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Richard Greene

Leaving the North Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals last weekend in Alvarado, Hadley Miller needed to recruit some help to carry his spoils back to the truck.

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College Signings

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Messenger Staff

College Signings

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Baseball: One step away – Elder pitches Eagles into region final

Baseball: One step away – Elder pitches Eagles into region final

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

Bryce Elder walked the leadoff hitter and fell behind the second batter while trying to adjust to the mound at Rockwall High School Wednesday night.

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Baseball: Roth, Watson spur team on from behind the scenes

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

After throwing a gem Wednesday, Bryce Elder quickly referenced his pregrame work with bullpen catcher Ty Watson.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Breaking through – 2006 Eagles set high bar for program

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

In May 2006, the Decatur Eagles returned to the region quarterfinals for second time in three years to face the team that had ended their season the year before, Iowa Park.

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Baseball: Eagles wait for next foe

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

Bryce Elder figured to be on his way to the coast Friday to board a cruise ship with several members of his recently graduated Class of 2017.

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Elder pitches Eagles into region final

Published Thursday, May 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

Bryce Elder struck out the next seven batters he faced after the lead-off walk in a dominant six and one-third innings. He allowed only one hit in Decatur’s 2-0 victory in the Class 4A Region II semifinal win over Gilmer.

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Baseball: Rising to occasion – Terrell lifts Eagles to fourth round

Baseball: Rising to occasion – Terrell lifts Eagles to fourth round

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Jaxon Terrell found out he would be getting the ball shortly before the start of the third and deciding game Saturday.

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Baseball: Elder eager for another chance on mound Baseball: Elder eager for another chance on mound

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Walking to the bus after Decatur's victory in the second game of the 4A Region II quarterfinals Friday, Decatur senior Bryce Elder yelled out: "We still have a chance."

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Tennis: Serving silver

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Messenger Staff

"Getting second was exciting. Of course I wanted first, but just making it that far and getting to finals was an achievement."

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Baseball: Heritage stops Texans

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Texans' playoff march ended Saturday with a 9-0 loss in game three of their 5A Region I quarterfinal series against Colleyville Heritage.

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Baseball: Gilmer enters game red-hot

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Gilmer Buckeyes started the season 0-4 and earned the fourth-place seed out of District 15-4A.

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Baseball: Hicks staves off elimination

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Facing elimination Friday night, the Decatur Eagles once again put the ball in the hands of Wilson Hicks.

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Track/Golf: Precious Medals

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

Track/Golf: Precious Medals

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Baseball: Break in the action – Eagles trail 3-1 in opening game

Baseball: Break in the action – Eagles trail 3-1 in opening game

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

Down to their final three outs Thursday night, Mother Nature gave the Decatur Eagles a break of 20-plus hours to come up with a plan to score a pair of runs and avoid a loss in game one of the Class 4A Region II quarterfinals.

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Baseball: Texans take game one

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

Doger Gilliland's RBI-single in the top of the second inning gave himself a lead. He protected it on the mound.

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Tennis: Coston earns silver medal at state

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

Stone Coston is bringing a silver medal back to Slidell.

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Golf: Sissies finish ninth

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

Led by Brooke Irion's charge to the silver medal with a second-round 1-under par, the Bridgeport Sissies cut off Bridgeport cut off 15 strokes from the first round.

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