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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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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Terrell, Eagles take down Sanger to win series

Published Saturday, May 20, 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. Once on the mound, the Decatur senior proved unflappable. Pitching out of numerous jams and scattering 11 hits over seven innings, Terrell kept Sanger from putting together a big inning in the 7-3 victory to clinch the 4A Region II quarterfinal series at Argyle.

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Lightning stops game one with Decatur down 3-1

Published Friday, May 19, 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. Sanger owned a 3-1 lead in top of the seventh and had a runner on first with no outs, when lightning brought a halt to the action. The game will resume at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Argyle with game two following. A third game, if necessary, is tentatively slated for noon Saturday.

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Baseball: Eagles return to third round – Elder earns save to clinch series

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the top of the sixth inning Saturday, Decatur coach Brian Tickell walked down to check on Bryce Elder warming in the bullpen.

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Baseball: Decatur, Sanger to settle score

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a victory to close out the District 9-4A schedule pulled them into a tie with Sanger for second place, Decatur players wanted a chance to settle the league's seeding on the field.

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Baseball: Northwest reaches region quarters

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Texans are in rare territory. After sweeping away Birdville Friday, the Texans reached the Class 5A Region I quarterfinal.

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Baseball: Texans sweep away Birdville in two games

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

After scoring a come-from-behind win in the opening game of the series, the Northwest Texans' offense made sure they would not have a stressful evening Friday night.

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Baseball: Sam Rayburn stops Alvord

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

Holden Reaves' two-run double in the top of the fifth put Sam Rayburn up for good Saturday on the way to clinching the 2A Region II area series against the Alvord Bulldogs.

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Elder’s save clinches series for Eagles

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the top of the sixth inning Saturday, Decatur coach Brian Tickell walked down to check on Bryce Elder warming in the bullpen. Coming off back-to-back no-hitters, the senior ace told his coach to put him into the one-run game. Tickell complied, and Elder mowed down the only Melissa hitter he faced in the sixth on three pitches. Featuring an electric fastball, Elder struck out the first two batters in the seventh before getting a weak groundball to second to end Decatur’s 4-3 victory in the 4A Region II area-round, series-clinching third game at Argyle.

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Baseball: Elder’s arm leads Eagles to playoff victories

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

Through two playoff starts, Decatur ace Bryce Elder has truly been unhittable.

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Baseball: Texans win first in area series

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

Doger Gilliland held Birdville to two runs on six hits over six innings, leading the Northwest Texans to a 3-2 victory in game one of the 5A area series Thursday.

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Melissa forces game three against Decatur

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
By Messenger staff

Melissa held off a seventh-inning rally by Decatur Friday night for a 4-2 victory to even the Class 4A Region II area series at a game apiece.

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Eagles take game one on Elder’s second straight no-hitter

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

Through two playoff starts, Decatur ace Bryce Elder has truly been unhittable. The senior hurler followed up his five-inning no-hitter to start last week’s 4A bi-district series by holding Melissa hitless over six innings Thursday night in Decatur’s 10-0 victory in game one of the area round series at Argyle.

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Baseball: Eagles soar to bi-district title – Decatur bats come alive in series

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur's dynamic pitching put the Eagles into the postseason with its sterling 1.87 ERA.

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Baseball: Alvord sweeps Petrolia – Bulldogs finish series with extra-inning victory

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Standing on third base with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Kaleb Krejcarek waited for any opening to race home.

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Baseball: Texans knock off Denison

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Taylor Treadway's two-run single capped a four-run bottom of the sixth inning that sent the Northwest Texans to the second round of the playoffs.

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