By Clay Corbett It did not take long for the Boyd Yellowjackets to face their first adversity of the season. Defensive leader Garrett Ragsdale was lost in the Lindsay scrimmage with a foot injury and will be out at least till the district opener. The setback hits the biggest concern the Yellowjackets have this young [...]
After a pair of trips to the state meet and with their top seven runners returning, the Decatur Eagles begin the season ranked No. 1 in Class 3A. The Eagles were picked atop the Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas poll released this week. The Eagles’ new District 9-3A rival Sanger was third. In the [...]
Inclement weather forced Bridgeport to cancel their intersquad scrimmage Tuesday.
The Bridgeport Sissies topped the Chico Lady Dragons in four games Tuesday.
Decatur volleyball scored a pair of wins to open the season Tuesday. The Lady Eagles beat Azle and Joshua in four games.
The Boyd Yellowjackets held off Comanche Thursday 33-32 to win their opener at the state 7-on-7 tournament in College Station. Boyd fell in game two to LaVilla 48-21. The Yellowjackets dropped their final pool game 28-7 to Navasota.
By Richard Greene After five seasons and four trips to the playoffs, Roger Brown is leaving as the Decatur Eagles basketball coach. Brown tendered his resignation Sunday. He is leaving the coaching ranks after nearly two decades to take a job with Edward Jones. “It was a really hard decision, but it was one for [...]
By Richard Greene In the final race of his high-school track career Saturday, Troy Taylor was determined not to go home empty-handed. Taylor made a charge in the final 50 meters to pass Humble Kingwood’s Justin Brinkley to earn the bronze medal in the Class 5A 1,600 race at the University Interscholastic League track and [...]
By Richard Greene As a freshman, Northwest’s Desiree Freier brought home a silver medal from the state meet. Saturday, the sophomore rose to the top of the medal stand at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin. Freier cleared 12-9 on her first attempt to capture the Class 5A pole vault crown at the University Interscholastic League [...]
By Richard Greene A stomach bug bit Chico’s Zach Vidal at most inopportune time Friday — the eve of his chance to run in the University Interscholastic League’s track and field championships. Vidal fought through the illness to finish eighth in the Class A 800 finals, running 2:04.48 at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin. “I [...]
By Richard Greene Decatur’s Bobbi Clemmer finished her high-school athletic career with a sixth-place finish in the Class 3A 800 Saturday at the University Interscholastic League track and field championships. The senior turned in a 2:21.7 in her final race. “It was my best time of the year,” Clemmer said. “I thought I ran decent. [...]
By Richard Greene In a race where the state record fell, Katherine Chavez set some personal history Saturday morning at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin. The Northwest freshman ran a personal-best 10:53.18 to bring home a sixth-place finish in the Class 5A 3,200 finals at the University Interscholastic League track and field championships. “Setting a [...]
By Richard Greene Coming around the final curve in second place, only a sprint down the straight-away separated Northwest’s Troy Taylor from a state medal Saturday morning in Austin. “All I was thinking about the last 100 meters were all the workouts I’ve done for this race, and how hard I’ve trained for it,” Taylor [...]
By Richard Greene Meters from securing another medal for the Alvord Lady Bulldogs, Jordan Ward’s high-school career came to a crashing end on the Mike Myers Stadium track Friday. Ward tumbled in the final meters of the 4×400 at the University Interscholastic League track and field championships and crawled to a fourth-place finish. The Alvord [...]
By Richard Greene Boyd freshman Jessica Burch made a strong debut in her first trip to Austin. Burch picked up her pace over the final 200 meters to finish fifth in the Class 2A 400 at the University Interscholastic League track and field championships at Mike Myers Stadium. Burch ran a career-best 59.67. “I felt [...]