Boyd fans flock to Garland for state tournament

Published Thursday, November 15, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

For the second straight year, family and friends flocked to Garland to cheer on the Lady Jackets in the 3A semifinal. 

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Boyd’s Todd signs with Western Colorado

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Boyd senior Jordyn Todd signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Western Colorado Wednesday morning.

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3 Decatur athletes ink college letters

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Three Decatur seniors signed letters of intent to play athletics collegiately Wednesday morning.

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Twice as nice: Decatur rallies past Glen Rose to reach state

Twice as nice: Decatur rallies past Glen Rose to reach state

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Over the verge of falling into a 2-1 deficit Saturday morning, the No. 9 Decatur Lady Eagles found themselves trailing No. 7 Glen Rose 17-11 in the pivotal third set.

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Boyd sweeps showdown to land back at state

Boyd sweeps showdown to land back at state

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Richard Greene

Since the UIL placed former 4A power Bushland and defending 3A Region I champion Boyd in the same region in February, the two appeared on a collision course.

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Ready to make the call; Easley to officiate state tourney

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When Sabrina Easley started officiating volleyball in 1998, she was just looking for a way to earn extra cash for Christmas.

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Game of the week for Friday, November 16, 2018

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After a crushing 49-48 loss to Gainesville in the regular season finale, Decatur will try to bounce back quickly for its 4A Region I bi-district game against Dumas.

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Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Teamwork makes the state dream work for Decatur

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

As the 4A Region I trophy was passed around Saturday afternoon inside the Hardin-Simmons University gym, emotions were running high for the girls in the blue jerseys.

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Boyd sweeps Bushland to earn second straight state spot

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Richard Greene

Boyd’s powerful trio of Delaney Pellegrini, Macee Valtr and Jordyn Todd combined for 34 kills to lead the Lady Yellowjackets to a sweep and a second straight trip to the UIL volleyball championships. Boyd beat Bushland 25-19, 25-18, 25-14 at Lubbock Cooper High School.

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Waddell column: Teamwork propels Lady Eagles to state tournament

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Lady Eagles have used clutch performances for nearly everyone on their roster to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since 2014.

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Lady Eagles win thriller over Glen Rose, advance to state for first time since 2014

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Behind double-digit kills from three different players and 21 points from senior Satasha Kostelecky, Decatur (37-11) knocked off the Lady Tigers 19-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-23 to win the 4A Region I title at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene.

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Whitesboro knocks off Boyd on last-second score

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Whitesboro knocked off Boyd on a last-second touchdown Friday, 32-28.

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Aubrey ends Bridgeport’s season with win in finale

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Brady Keane for the Messenger

The Chaparrals did just enough to hold off the Bulls 21-8 in a battle for the fourth seed out of District 3-4A Division II.

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Brock throttles Paradise in regular season finale

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise Panthers had little luck slowing down the District 4-3A Division I champion Brock Friday night in a 77-21 loss.

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Alvord clinches second seed, romps Olney

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord Bulldogs clinched the second seed out of District 4-2A Division I Friday with a 54-6 dismantling of the Olney Cubs. Alvord will play Winters in the bi-district round. The Bulldogs rolled up 429 yards, including 282 on the ground. Corbyn Cornell got the Bulldogs rolling with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Reece Silletti. […]

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Northwest wins first district title, routs North Side

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Messenger Staff

Austin Ahmad threw for three scores and DeMareus Hosey ran for three more as the Texans blasted Fort Worth North Side 62-6 at Farrington Field.

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Seymour edges Chico for district title

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Austin Jackson

Chico gave Seymour more than they wanted in the 4-2A Division I championship game. The Chico defense bent and refused to break for the fifth time, forcing a turnover on downs in their own territory with just more than a minute left. The Dragon offense got back to work needing a touchdown and a kick […]

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Gainesville upsets Decatur, dashes Eagles’ district title hopes

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Clay Corbett, for the Messenger

Decatur fell to Gainesville 49-48 Friday night on the road.

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Lady Eagles fend off Hereford, advance to region final

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur beat Hereford 3-1 Friday in the 4A Region I semifinal, setting up a date with Glen Rose Saturday for the right to advance to the state tournament.

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