Brass, birds and smoke: Young shooter gets Olympic level training in Colorado

Brass, birds and smoke: Young shooter gets Olympic level training in Colorado

Published Saturday, June 7, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Josh Andresen has logged hundreds of hours making his mark as top-tier sport shooting athlete.

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Kicking cancer: More than 140 karate competitors come together to support Monica Lopez

Kicking cancer: More than 140 karate competitors come together to support Monica Lopez

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

In karate, the kiai, or battle cry, is meant to intimidate or startle an opponent. As a lifelong martial arts student, Monica Lopez is no stranger to the kiai.

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Upcoming Sports Camps

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Richard Greene

Billy Garner and his staff will hold a pair of instruction sessions June 16-19 at the Decatur High School gym.

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Meadows earns 9-2A honor; 5 Panthers, 3 Bulldogs make all-district

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Richard Greene

Paradise ace pitcher Dillon Meadows mowed down 153 batters on his way to posting a 6-3 record with a 1.79 ERA for the Panthers.

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Schmucker heads to Panhandle

Schmucker heads to Panhandle

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Richard Greene

After guiding the Lady Bulldogs to five straight playoff appearances, including a pair of trips to the Class 2A Region II final, Rob Schmucker is leaving the Alvord bench.

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Dukes leaves Paradise bench; Panthers to bring in defensive coordinator

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Richard Greene

After three years on the Paradise Panthers' bench, Tim Dukes has resigned.

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Carter earns first-team 9-3A spot

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Richard Greene

Brianna Carter led the Decatur Lady Eagles with a .510 average and drove in six runs during 9-3A play to help her team to a playoff berth.

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Saldivar inks with Hardin-Simmons

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Richard Greene

Gabby Saldivar provided the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets with solid innings in the pitching circle and a big bat at the plate on the way to the second round of the playoffs this past year.

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Johnson signs to play basketball at Dartmouth

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Richard Greene

In his only season at Northwest, Taylor Johnson averaged 15.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game and hit 50 3-pointers, helping the Texans to the playoffs.

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Upcoming Sports Camps

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Richard Greene

Decatur football coach Mike Fuller and his staff will hold the Decatur Eagles Football Camp 7 to 9 p.m. June 9-12 at Eagle Stadium.

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Mauney, Harris face off in PBR Challenge

Mauney, Harris face off in PBR Challenge

Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Richard Greene

The reigning champions of the PBR and PRCA will settle the debate of who is the top bull rider - at least for one night - Saturday in Decatur.

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Weekend activities

Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Richard Greene

While PBR's big bulls will take center stage Saturday night, event organizers have planned several events to create a weekend of family fun.

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Kicking around the globe; Soccer took Book on amazing journey, to America

Kicking around the globe; Soccer took Book on amazing journey, to America

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014
By Richard Greene

After a youth soccer game in his native Sweden, a spectator told a 19-year-old Jan Book to respond to a newspaper ad looking for talented young players for a professional league team that was starting in Dallas.

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Samples makes 9-3A team; 7 Eagles, 4 Bulls earn honors

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport senior Alex Samples pitched the Bulls into the postseason as the veteran leader of the team.

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Foster earns 3rd Defensive MVP honor

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014
By Richard Greene

Boyd catcher Savannah Foster was a wall behind the plate for the Lady Yellowjackets and held opposing runners in check on the base paths.

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Wilson brings home saddle; Decatur sophomore wins steer wrestling season title

Wilson brings home saddle; Decatur sophomore wins steer wrestling season title

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Richard Greene

Finishing behind his brother Colton last year as a freshman, Chase Wilson entered the high school rodeo season with something to prove.

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Chico’s Anderle earns offensive MVP

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Richard Greene

Marshall Anderle batted .457 and drove in 17 runs to help the Chico Dragons to the second round of the Class A playoffs.

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Clayton takes 19th

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Richard Greene

Decatur's Taylor Clayton closed out his busy spring with a 19th-place finish Saturday in the inaugural Aggie Mile in College Station.

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Tickell to lead Eagles

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Richard Greene

Mansfield Legacy assistant coach Brian Tickell is the Decatur Eagles' new baseball coach.

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Rowden wins 2 races

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Richard Greene

Three-time University Interscholastic League state swimming qualifier Katey Rowden won a pair of races over the weekend at the Lakeside Aquatic meet in Keller.

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