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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Cross Country: Eagles, Bulls ready for tight race – Region race features four of state’s top seven teams

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles and Lady Eagles will head to the Region II championships Monday at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie to run in the 4A race.

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9-4A Cross Country Meet: Lady Eagles continue reign

Published Saturday, October 14, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles entered the championship portion of the season as the top-ranked team in Class 4A.

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Cross Country: Teams ready to run district races

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County's cross country teams have logged dozens of miles in races leading up to the district meets this week and the start of the championship portion of the season.

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Cross Country: Mind over matter – Senior Taylor Butler’s focus and foot speed lead the Lady Eagles

Published Saturday, October 7, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Decatur senior Taylor Butler hasn't always worn blue. She wore Jackrabbit maroon first.

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Cross Country: Rangel brings home Reunion title

Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

Going into Saturday's Reunion Run, Alan Rangel set one goal - win.

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Cross Country: Late surge gives Butler hometown sweep

Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

With the finish line in sight Saturday, Decatur's Taylor Butler found an extra gear to get around Valley View's Sydney Reynolds to win the 4A-and-under 3,200 at the Reunion Run.

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Cross Country: Bulls capture victory – Garcia twins lead way

Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport twins Manuel and Salvador Garcia matched each other step for step at the front of the field on their way around the course Saturday at the Joe Wheeler Park.

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Cross Country: Reunion run offers tune-up for district meets

Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

The annual Reunion Run returns to Joe Wheeler Park in Decatur Saturday and will usher in the start of the championship season.

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