News Briefs for Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The MZ Bee, which will feature scrapbooking and crafting, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 in the fellowship hall at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 615 County Road 1280.

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Kostelecky earns 4A top honors

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019

Another honor has rolled in for Decatur's Satasha Kostelecky.

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Queens of the Court: 2018 All-Wise Volleyball Team

Queens of the Court: 2018 All-Wise Volleyball Team

Published Saturday, December 22, 2018

The TGCA 4A all-state selection buried 335 kills and made 164 blocks, leading Decatur to its third state championship in six years.

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Month in Review for November 2018

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Decatur Eagles held off second-place Andrews by two points, winning the 4A cross country title 90-92 in Round Rock Nov. 3.

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Lady Eagles, Sissies earn all-district honors

Lady Eagles, Sissies earn all-district honors

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Decatur senior Satasha Kostelecky was named District 8-4A MVP, leading the Lady Eagles to their third state championship.

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Waddell column: Oberle brings team together to capture state title

Published Monday, November 26, 2018.

A team-first approach is what got Decatur to the state tournament. It was that same mantra that helped it dethrone defending champion Needville in the Class 4A final. In seemingly every playoff game, it was a new face that rose to the occasion. And behind it all, on the bench, was seasoned coach Clark Oberle.

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Gantt overcomes tragedy to win state MVP

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Two days after turning 16 on Oct. 22, Decatur sophomore Makenna Gantt was struck with tragedy.

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Lady Eagles dethrone Needville, win third state title

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Decatur knocked off defending champion Needville Saturday afternoon, winning its third state title in school history.

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Volleyball capital: Blue faithful cheer LEVB to final

Volleyball capital: Blue faithful cheer LEVB to final

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018

For Lisa Heiens, the Decatur Lady Eagles' trip to the state tournament was a special one.

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Three Decatur athletes sign letters

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018

Three Decatur seniors confirmed their college plans Wednesday morning.

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Lady Eagles knock off Melissa, advance to 4A final

Published Friday, November 16, 2018.

Decatur knocked off Melissa 25-16, 25-16, 23-25, 25-19 Friday in the 4A semifinal and advanced to the championship match Saturday afternoon.

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Decatur fans rally to support Lady Eagles in Garland

Published Friday, November 16, 2018.

Like they have done all year, Decatur fans turned out in droves Friday to support the Lady Eagles in the Class 4A semifinal.

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3 Decatur athletes ink college letters

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Three Decatur seniors signed letters of intent to play athletics collegiately Wednesday morning.

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Schools cancel class for state tournament

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018

An outbreak of volleyball fever is causing a high school and one entire school district to cancel classes later this week.

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Twice as nice: Decatur rallies past Glen Rose to reach state

Twice as nice: Decatur rallies past Glen Rose to reach state

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Over the verge of falling into a 2-1 deficit Saturday morning, the No. 9 Decatur Lady Eagles found themselves trailing No. 7 Glen Rose 17-11 in the pivotal third set.

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Teamwork makes the state dream work for Decatur

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018

As the 4A Region I trophy was passed around Saturday afternoon inside the Hardin-Simmons University gym, emotions were running high for the girls in the blue jerseys.

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Waddell column: Teamwork propels Lady Eagles to state tournament

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The Decatur Lady Eagles have used clutch performances for nearly everyone on their roster to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since 2014.

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Lady Eagles win thriller over Glen Rose, advance to state for first time since 2014

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Behind double-digit kills from three different players and 21 points from senior Satasha Kostelecky, Decatur (37-11) knocked off the Lady Tigers 19-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-23 to win the 4A Region I title at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene.

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Lady Eagles fend off Hereford, advance to region final

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.

Decatur beat Hereford 3-1 Friday in the 4A Region I semifinal, setting up a date with Glen Rose Saturday for the right to advance to the state tournament.

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Underclassman shine as Lady Eagles advance to regional tournament

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Decatur swept Stephenville Tuesday night at Mineral Wells High School, advancing to the regional tournament for the first time since 2015.

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