Cross Country: Runners prepare for Assault of Eagle Summit

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When Decatur moved to its new high school more than a decade ago, the Eagles' cross country team immediately took notice of the challenging hills surrounding the campus.

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Runners prepare for Assault of Eagle Summit

Published Thursday, September 6, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

On Saturday morning, runners from across the area will embark on Decatur High School for the Assault of Eagle Summit.

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Fast start: Lewis, Embree win Decatur time trials

Fast start: Lewis, Embree win Decatur time trials

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When Hanul Lewis crossed the finish line Saturday morning at Decatur's annual time trial, she did not have any company.

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Lewis, Embree win time trial

Published Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Hanul Lewis and Gabe Embree won Decatur's annual cross country time trial Saturday morning.

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Going the distance: Cross country teams begin trek – Decatur

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur coach David Park had high praise for his 2017 boys cross country team.

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Cross Country: Home on the range – Decatur runner finds comfort spot

Cross Country: Home on the range – Decatur runner finds comfort spot

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Reece Waddell

On a farm spanning roughly 400 acres in Paradise, dozens of cows graze in the field. Aside from the occasional moo and passing car, nothing but the wind can be heard rustling through the trees.

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Cross Country: Runners earn spot on all-state team

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Six Wise County cross country runners were named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state team.

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Cross Country: Lewis finishes 25th at Nike South

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Decatur's Hanul Lewis returned to the course Saturday for the first time since the District 9-4A cross country championships to run in the Nike South Regional championships in The Woodlands.

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Cross Country: Decatur sends seniors out with top-five finish

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

For the past four years, Taylor Butler and Elizabeth Culpepper helped guide Decatur girls cross country teams to Round Rock.

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Cross Country: Decatur duo battles tough field

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

As the last race of a steamy, warm afternoon, the 4A boys faced the toughest conditions on the Old Settlers Park course in Round Rock Saturday.

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End of a long run

End of a long run

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Joe Duty

A total of 29 runners from Alvord, Boyd, Bridgeport, Decatur, Northwest, Paradise, and Slidell competed in the UIL cross country championships Saturday in Round Rock.

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Lady Eagles take fifth in 4A

Published Sunday, November 5, 2017
By Richard Greene

For the past four years, Taylor Butler and Elizabeth Culpepper helped guide Decatur girls cross country teams to Round Rock. Saturday, the two seniors made an impressive farewell tour around the Old Settlers Park course. Butler ran a 12:02 on the 3,200-meter course to finish 16th. Culpepper crossed the finish line in 12:33 for 35th. Behind the seniors, Decatur finished fifth in the 4A race with 167 points. Bandera won the state title with 73.

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Embree finishes 36th, Ashmore 83rd in 4A race

Published Sunday, November 5, 2017
By Richard Greene

As the last race of a steamy, warm afternoon, the 4A boys faced the toughest conditions on the Old Settlers Park course in Round Rock Saturday. Decatur sophomores Gabe Embree and Matthew Ashmore fought their way around the course to post strong finishes. Embree ran 17:09 to finish 36th. Ashmore garnered 83rd, running 17:46.

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Hitting the Road

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Joe Duty

The Bridgeport Bulls and freshman Marisol Fraga are sent off to Round Rock by members of the student body Friday.

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Cross Country: Reaching New Heights

Cross Country: Reaching New Heights

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a freshman last season, Colton Parker won the District 11-2A title in cross country.

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Cross Country: Lady Eagles return to state

Cross Country: Lady Eagles return to state

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

After running at the 4A Region II championships while battling an illness last year, Taylor Butler had blocked out all memory of the Lynn Creek Park course.

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Cross Country: Eagles fall short of state bid

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

With senior lead runner Alan Rangel hobbled with an injury, the Decatur Eagles couldn't close the gap on the competition Monday.

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Decatur pair advance to state

Published Monday, October 23, 2017
By Richard Greene

With senior lead runner Alan Rangel hobbled with an injury, the Decatur Eagles couldn’t close the gap on the competition Monday. The Eagles’ hopes of making a return to the state meet fell three points short. Decatur finished fifth with 116 points in the Region II 4A race.

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Lady Eagles head back to state

Published Monday, October 23, 2017
By Richard Greene

Behind Taylor Butler’s lead, Decatur finished second as a team, earning a trip back to Round Rock and the University Interscholastic League cross country championships on Nov. 4 at Old Settlers Park. Decatur finished with 77 points — 11 behind region champion Kaufman. The top five Lady Eagles all broke 13 minutes.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: A day in the sun – Fifth anniversary arrives of Eagles’ run to title

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

On the eve of the 2012 state cross country championships, the Decatur Eagles loitered in the hotel room of coach David Park as he tried to watch a football game on television.

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