Basketball: Renfro heads to Era

Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

After four years in Chico, Troyce Renfro is heading to Era to take over as the boys basketball coach.

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Basketball: Chasing the cup – Slidell finishes 11th in Class A

Basketball: Chasing the cup – Slidell finishes 11th in Class A

Published Wednesday, July 5, 2017
By Richard Greene

Slidell nearly cracked the top 10 for the second time in three years in the University Interscholastic League's Class A Lone Star Cup rankings.

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Female Athlete of the Year: Strong finish – Thorpe closes career on medal stand

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

Stepping into the ring for her final throw of her high school athletic career, Lindsey Thorpe felt a swell of adrenaline.

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Male Athlete of the Year: Cool under fire – Sophomore turns into three-sport star

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

Heading into the locker room at The Star in Frisco on the third Saturday of the season, Decatur coaches faced more than a 30-21 deficit.

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Basketball: Pierce takes over as Slidell AD

Basketball: Pierce takes over as Slidell AD

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

Casey Pierce joined Todd McCormick's staff at Slidell in 2013, taking over the cross country and track teams and assisting with boys basketball.

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Basketball: McCormick leaves post at Slidell

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Richard Greene

After 20 years in coaching and 17 as a head coach, Todd McCormick is hanging up the whistle.

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Basketball: Changing of the guard – Griffin takes over as girls hoops coach

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

Three years after returning for a second stint in Decatur as an assistant, Lindsay Griffin will now get a chance to lead the Lady Eagles.

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Decatur’s Garner announces retirement

Published Monday, May 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Playing gritty defense under the direction of coach Billy Garner over the past 12 seasons, the Decatur Lady Eagles captured five district titles and made five trips to the region quarterfinals. Garner’s teams won 236 games and made the postseason in 10 of his dozen years at the helm. The longtime coach is now retiring.

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Griffin takes over as Decatur girls hoops coach

Published Monday, May 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Three years after returning for a second stint in Decatur as an assistant, Lindsay Griffin will now get a chance to lead the Lady Eagles. Monday night, Griffin was named the Decatur girls basketball coach, replacing the retiring Billy Garner.

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Basketball: Decatur’s Hicks to play in all-star game

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

Fresh off signing as a preferred walk-on with Texas Tech, Parker Hicks will take the floor for the first of a pair of all-star games Saturday.

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Basketball: Hicks officially joins Texas Tech

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur's Parker Hicks is officially on his way to Texas Tech.

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Hicks inks with Tech

Published Thursday, April 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur’s Parker Hicks is officially on his way to Texas Tech. The 6-7 forward, who averaged 31.3 points this season in leading the Eagles to the 4A Region II quarterfinal, inked with Texas Tech as a “preferred walk-on” Wednesday.

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Basketball: Hicks commits to Texas Tech – Decatur star takes preferred walk-on spot

Basketball: Hicks commits to Texas Tech – Decatur star takes preferred walk-on spot

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur's Parker Hicks lit up opponents throughout his senior season for the Eagles, averaging 31.3 points per game.

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Decatur’s Hicks to join Tech as walk-on

Published Friday, April 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur’s Parker Hicks lit up opponents throughout his senior season for the Eagles, averaging 31.3 points per game. Hicks is now taking his talents west to Lubbock. He committed to Texas Tech as a “preferred walk-on” Friday.

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Bank Shot

Bank Shot

Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

2017 All-Wise County Basketball Team

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Basketball: Decatur’s Hicks earns all-state

Basketball: Decatur’s Hicks earns all-state

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur's Parker Hicks and Northwest's Avery Anderson led their teams to district titles and on playoff runs.

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Basketball: Hicks earns share of MVP honor

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Parker Hicks lit up the scoreboard night after night for the Decatur Eagles.

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Green steps down from hoops post

Green steps down from hoops post

Published Saturday, March 11, 2017
By Richard Greene

When Alan Green took the head basketball job at Bridgeport in 2013, the Bulls hadn't made the playoffs since 2004 and hadn't recorded a playoff victory since 1998.

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Basketball: End of magical run – Second quarter run leads Marshall past Northwest in 5A semifinal

Published Saturday, March 11, 2017
By Clay Corbett

With a thunderous two-handed dunk by Fort Bend Marshall's John Walker III late in the fourth quarter, the Buffaloes put the finishing touches on a decisive Class 5A state semifinal victory and ended the Northwest Texans' dream season.

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Basketball: Slidell’s Meyer earns 21-A MVP – Shelton takes Coach of the Year

Published Saturday, March 11, 2017
By Richard Greene

Switching from forward to point guard, Bailey Meyer took over the reins as the floor general for the Slidell Lady Greyhounds.

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