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By Richard Greene rgreene@wcmessenger.com After five seasons on the Northwest Texans’ sidelines, Bill Patterson is leaving. Patterson, who led the Texans to three playoff appearances, accepted the head football coaching job at Sherman Monday. “I feel like Sherman is a place you can go and have a chance to win a state championship,” Patterson said […]

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Persistence pays off; Senior makes most of first chance for playing time

Persistence pays off; Senior makes most of first chance for playing time

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

After nearly being cut as a freshman and rarely getting on the field as a junior due to an injury, Josh Jones never quit believing in himself.

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Walking off a winner; Trachta’s solo blast gives Eagles win

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

Decatur first baseman Nick Trachta stepped to the plate to lead off the bottom of the seventh in a tie game.

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Davis earns all-state spot

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

Isaac Davis' offensive exploits this season earned him a spot on Texas Association of Basketball Coaches' Class A Division II all-state team.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Forever Blue – Stokes prepares to leave home for Frisco

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

In his 31 years, there have not been many Friday nights when the Decatur Eagles took the field without Nick Stokes on hand.

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Baseball Roundup: Boyd edges Alvord

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

Cameron Clark's single brought home Cody Jacobs in the seventh inning to give Boyd a 10-9 victory over the Alvord Bulldogs.

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Clayton sails to victory in 3200

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

In his first race since signing with Texas A&M, Decatur's Taylor Clayton breezed around the track Thursday in the 3,200 at Bridgeport's Double B Relays.

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Dragons’ second rally falls short

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Chico Dragons rallied from six runs down once but couldn't do it twice Tuesday against Windthorst.

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Softball Roundup: Salmon, Boyd batter Lady Bulldogs

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

Payton Salmon doubled twice, tripled and drove in four runs Tuesday to lead the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets to a 12-2 victory over the Alvord Lady Bulldogs.

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Still Swinging: Injury, position change fail to slow Barnhill’s bat

Still Swinging: Injury, position change fail to slow Barnhill’s bat

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

Neither a knee injury nor a change in positions has slowed Brianna Barnhill - or most importantly, her bat.

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Decatur to name coach; Selection set for Thursday

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

Decatur will name its new athletic director and head football coach Thursday.

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Dragons blaze through district; Chico piles up 53 runs in 3 games

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

Through three District 9-A games, opposing pitchers are having no luck slowing the Chico Dragons.

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Next stop: College Station; Clayton inks letter to run at Texas A&M

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

Taylor Clayton ran away from the field in November to capture the Class 3A title at the University Interscholastic League cross country championships.

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Walterscheid brings home fourth place at state

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

Deanna Walterscheid entered the Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association's championships in Corpus Christi ranked seventh in the Class 2A 148-pound division.

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Panthers take 5th at Nocona; Melton shoots 81 for third

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Paradise Panthers golf team finished fifth Monday, shooting a 391 at the Norman Waters Invitational at Indian Oaks Golf Course in Nocona.

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Fossil Ridge’s Key locks up Northwest bats

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Texans couldn't solve Keller Fossil Ridge's Erik Key Friday.

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Garcia RBI lifts Bridgeport over Graham

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

Daniel Garcia's single to right-center field drove home Dalton Hudson in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday to lift the Bridgeport Bulls to a 5-4 victory over the Graham Steers.

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Softball Roundup: Lady Eagles score 28 in victory

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles won a wild game Friday in their last contest before the District 9-3A opener.

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Eagles head into 9-3A after wins

Eagles head into 9-3A after wins

Published Saturday, March 15, 2014
By Richard Greene

With his team clinging to a one-run lead in the sixth against Springtown Thursday, Nick Trachta finally gave the Decatur Eagles some breathing room.

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Decatur moves west

Published Saturday, March 15, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles will face a different path in their defense of their state volleyball title next fall.

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