Big Sandy or not, food drive returns

Published Saturday, August 25, 2018
By Austin Jackson

While the Battle of Big Sandy isn't happening this year, the charitable spirit between two Wise County schools returned at the Bridgeport-Boyd scrimmage Thursday night.

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Together again: Bulls, Eagles renew rivalry at state 7-on-7 tourney

Together again: Bulls, Eagles renew rivalry at state 7-on-7 tourney

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Brady Keane

After forcing a three-and-out on Decatur's opening possession and striking first with a short touchdown pass from Jadon Maddux to Milton Iniguez, Bridgeport looked to have all the momentum in the first round of the Division II State 7-on-7 championship bracket Friday morning.

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Growing apart: Battle of Big Sandy gridiron duel ends

Growing apart: Battle of Big Sandy gridiron duel ends

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Battle of Big Sandy on the gridiron is over - for now.

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Food drive founders hope to see effort continue

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Richard Greene

As mothers of first graders on opposite sides of the Big Sandy Creek, Pam Lanfear and Misty Hudson put their heads together to put the battle on the gridiron between the rival communities of Bridgeport and Decatur to good use.

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Revving for Rivalry

Revving for Rivalry

Published Saturday, September 30, 2017
By Joe Duty

Bridgeport cheerleaders lead students at the high school's community pep rally Thursday, prior to the Battle of Big Sandy.

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Battle of Big Sandy

Published Saturday, September 30, 2017
By Joe Duty

Decatur and Bridgeport renewed their rivalry for a 98th time Friday.

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Football: Blue streak – Eagles roll to fifth straight over Bulls

Football: Blue streak – Eagles roll to fifth straight over Bulls

Published Saturday, September 30, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur quarterback Wilson Hicks opened the week questionable after taking several big hits last week against Stephenville.

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Football: Bulls, Eagles try to halt skids

Football: Bulls, Eagles try to halt skids

Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Bridgeport Bulls and Decatur Eagles renew their near century-long rivalry Friday with both teams in search of something even more valuable than bragging rights - a victory.

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Football: Sibling rivalry – Brothers match wits in Battle of Big Sandy

Football: Sibling rivalry – Brothers match wits in Battle of Big Sandy

Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

Separated by two years, Ian and Braden Ritchey grew up not just as brothers, but each other's competition in everything from football, golf and video games.

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Battle of Big Sandy

Battle of Big Sandy

Published Saturday, September 26, 2015
By Joe Duty

Zane Hickey holds 2-year-old Creede Hickey at Wednesday night's bonfire in Decatur.

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Football: Sandblasted – Eagles run away from Bulls in Big Sandy rivalry

Football: Sandblasted – Eagles run away from Bulls in Big Sandy rivalry

Published Saturday, September 26, 2015
By Richard Greene

A holding call stopped Decatur's first drive of the ballgame, making the Eagles settle for a 25-yard field goal from Brandon Garza. For the rest of the night, there was little settling for the Decatur Eagles.

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Football: McAlister shines again

Published Saturday, September 26, 2015
By Richard Greene

Earlier in the week, Decatur junior Payton McAlister pointed out his unbeaten record against the Bridgeport Bulls dating back to middle school.

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Family feud: Spouses work for rival districts

Family feud: Spouses work for rival districts

Published Wednesday, September 23, 2015
By Racey Burden

It's the week of the Battle of the Big Sandy, and the Whisenant house is a house divided.

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Football: The Battle of Big Sandy – Decatur leads series 60-27-6

Published Wednesday, September 23, 2015
By Richard Greene

When the Decatur Eagles and Bridgeport Bulls meet Friday night, no playoff implications or district titles will be on the line.

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