Football: Decatur projected to make region final – Northwest tabbed to win district

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Friday night lights are almost upon us.

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Football: Decatur hosting football camp

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur will be hosting its 2018 football camp July 30-Aug. 2 at the high school for athletes in grades two through nine.

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Swiss Army Knife; Hicks shines as three-sport athlete

Swiss Army Knife; Hicks shines as three-sport athlete

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Best of Sports 2017-2018: Male Athlete of the Year

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Playing through the pain: Roth shows grit, selflessness during senior year

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Best of Sports 2017-2018: Denny Deady Sportsman of the Year

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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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Football: Decatur qualifies for state – Eagles advance to 7-on-7 championships

Football: Decatur qualifies for state – Eagles advance to 7-on-7 championships

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur earned a berth at the Texas State 7-on-7 championships with a 46-20 victory over Lone Oak Saturday.

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Football: Summer showdown – Wise County players to compete in Oil Bowl

Football: Summer showdown – Wise County players to compete in Oil Bowl

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Seven Wise County athletes will compete in the 81st Oil Bowl Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.

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Raising the Bar: Eagles continue to grow and improve

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When the dust finally settled on the 2017-2018 school year, the Decatur Eagles had three district championships and seven playoff appearances to their name.

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Spring signing 2018

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Boyd senior Jacey Cate signs with Tarleton State University.

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Football: Northwest, Decatur students sign to play football

Published Saturday, February 10, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Three Northwest players signed letters of intent to play football in college Wednesday.

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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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Battle of Big Sandy to end

Published Thursday, February 1, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Battle of Big Sandy on the grid iron is over — for now. After nearly 100 meetings, Decatur and Bridgeport are calling it quits. When the University Interscholastic League unveiled its latest round of realignment Thursday morning, the two schools did not have each other on their non-district football schedule.

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2017 in Review: 17 for ’17 – Top stories, moments, athletes in past year

2017 in Review: 17 for ’17 – Top stories, moments, athletes in past year

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

In just their second season, the Bridgeport Bulls made a magical run to the state final.

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2017 in Review: Top 5 Moments of 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

With her team trailing 24-14 in the second set and on the verge of falling behind 2-0 in the region quarterfinal against Peaster, Boyd sophomore Kamryn Frenzel stepped to the service line.

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2017 in Review: Top 5 Athletes of 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Decatur's Swiss Army knife did it all for the Eagles in 2017, quarterbacking the football team to the third round of the playoffs along with helping the baseball and basketball teams make playoff runs.

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Football: Decatur’s Watson earns all-state honors

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Decatur guard Ty Watson never gave up a sack in 2017.

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Football: Tough schedule pays off for Eagles

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Some say there is no such thing as a moral victory in sports.

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Football: End of the run – Hirschi stops Decatur in regional round

Football: End of the run – Hirschi stops Decatur in regional round

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Reece Waddell

For the first few minutes, it looked like Decatur's Cinderella season would continue Friday against Wichita Falls Hirschi.

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Football: Eagles raise bar again

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a fifth straight Decatur possession ended without points, the Eagles desperately needed a break Friday night.

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GREENE: Eagles raise bar again

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a fifth straight Decatur possession ended without points, the Eagles desperately needed a break Friday night. Two plays later a bad snap rolled on the turf to Hirschi quarterback Martez V’rana with Decatur defenders closing in. Instead of the turnover the Eagles needed, V’rana corralled the ball and then broke free for a back-breaking 69-yard touchdown run to send Hirschi on the way to a 58-28 victory at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex in Denton.

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