2019 All Wise Basketball Team

2019 All Wise Basketball Team

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

2019 All Wise Basketball Team

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Gunning for title: Decatur grad Hicks makes history at Tech

Gunning for title: Decatur grad Hicks makes history at Tech

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Basketball has always been a way of life in the Hicks household.

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Decatur, Slidell players earn all-state honors

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Several area basketball players were named to Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-state and all-region teams.

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Hicks named MVP: Eagles earn slew of district honors

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Decatur senior Wilson Hicks was named District 8-4A MVP, leading the Eagles to an undefeated run through league play and an 8-4A title.

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Pruett, Horner earn all-tournament honors: Decatur’s Rieger tabbed to 4A team

Pruett, Horner earn all-tournament honors: Decatur’s Rieger tabbed to 4A team

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Slidell junior Slayton Pruett and senior Hunter Horner were named to the Class A 2019 state tournament team.

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Waddell column: Decatur silences critics during historic run

Published Friday, March 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur may have fallen two wins short of its ultimate goal, but the Eagles’ run to the state tournament is one few will forget. Especially those who doubted them.

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Liberty Hill stuns Decatur, ends Eagles’ season on buzzer beater

Liberty Hill stuns Decatur, ends Eagles’ season on buzzer beater

Published Friday, March 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Liberty Hill beat Decatur on a last-second shot Friday, as the Panthers rallied to knock off the Eagles 53-51 in the 4A semifinal.

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March madness: Eagles, Hounds chase titles

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Eagles and Slidell Greyhounds will try to etch their names into the history books this week at the UIL basketball championships in San Antonio.

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Ingram named Offensive Player of Year: Decatur’s Lowery earns Newcomer honors

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Bridgeport's Ashley Ingram was named District 8-4A Offensive Player of the Year after helping the Sissies reach the regional tournament for the first time in 10 years.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Two Wise County boys basketball teams, the Slidell Greyhounds and Decatur Eagles, will be headed to San Antonio to battle for state titles.

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Waddell column: Decatur’s toughness has Eagles two wins from a championship

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's toughness was on full display Saturday night in the 4A Region I final, as the Eagles cruised past Levelland 59-32 to advance to the state tournament.

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Eagles make history, beat Levelland to advance to state tournament

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur knocked off Levelland 59-32 Saturday night, claiming the 4A Region I title to advance to the state tournament.

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Over the hump: Eagles advance to first region tourney in 16 years

Over the hump: Eagles advance to first region tourney in 16 years

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Wilson Hicks picked the perfect moment to have one of the best games of his senior season.

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Reece’s Pieces: Unselfish play makes Decatur special

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Drew Coffman has seen his fair share of talented teams come through his program since taking over as the Eagles' coach seven years ago.

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Decatur fends off Estacado, advances to region final

Published Friday, March 1, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Behind a dominant defensive effort, the Decatur Eagles withstood and fended off a furious Estacado rally, winning the 4A Region I semifinal 52-46.

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Waddell column: Decatur’s unselfishness is what makes team special

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur earned a trip to the regional tournament for the first time in 16 years, and has gotten there due in large part to an unselfish style of play.

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Hicks dazzles, Decatur advances to region tournament for first time since 2003

Published Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Wilson Hicks led all scorers with 25 points, guiding Decatur to a 79-42 win over Burkburnett and berth in the regional tournament for the first time since 2003.

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Decatur heads back to region quarterfinal, beating Hirschi

Published Friday, February 22, 2019
By Richard Greene

Decatur forced four turnovers during a 6-0 run late in the third quarter that allowed it to finally pull away for the 43-26 victory in the 4A Region I area round game at Jacksboro High School.

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Sissies shoot down Decatur, advance to regional tournament

Sissies shoot down Decatur, advance to regional tournament

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Emily Vidal led all scorers with 17 points as the Bridgeport Sissies knocked off rival Decatur 50-28 Tuesday night in the 4A Region I quarterfinal.

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Decatur sets new school record in bi-district win over Godley

Decatur sets new school record in bi-district win over Godley

Published Monday, February 18, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur used a 55-15 run to rout Godley Monday night and claim the 4A Region I bi-district title.

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