Waddell column: Teamwork propels Lady Eagles to state tournament

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

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.
By Reece Waddell

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.
By Reece Waddell

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.
By Reece Waddell

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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Lady Eagles sweep area

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Lady Eagles swept Midland Greenwood 25-10, 25-9, 25-13 Friday night at Abilene High School, winning the 4A Region I area title.

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Lady Eagles sweep Godley, advance to area

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur swept Godley 25-16, 25-17, 25-19 in the 4A Region I bi-district round Tuesday at Aledo and advanced to area.

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Decatur bounces back, sweeps Bridgeport

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Firing on all cylinders from the outset, Decatur never trailed against the Sissies, cruising to a 25-11, 25-16, 25-11 sweep.

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Decatur rallies, knocks off defending district champ Krum

Published Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur escaped with a 18-25, 25-18-25-12, 25-14 victory on the road Tuesday night, knocking off defending district champion Krum to stay unbeaten in league play.

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Messenger Tops on the Court for Saturday, October 6, 2018

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Kostelecky helped Decatur stay unbeaten in District 8-4A, leading the Lady Eagles to a sweep of Springtown.

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Rewriting history: Leonard breaks GAC all-time assists record

Published Saturday, September 29, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur alum and two-time state champion Stormi Leonard is rewriting the record books once again.

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Decatur fends off Argyle, stays unbeaten in 8-4A

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Fending off multiple rallies and comeback attempts, Decatur escaped with a 25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21 win over rival Argyle to stay unbeaten in District 8-4A.

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Decatur sweeps Krum, starts district with win

Published Monday, September 24, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Behind a dominant defensive effort, Decatur swept Krum 25-13, 25-14, 25-17, knocking off the 2017 District 9-4A champs.

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Messenger Tops on the Court for Saturday, September 22, 2018

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Miller dished out 18 assists Tuesday night, helping Decatur win its final non-district game against Celina.

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Messenger Tops on the Court for Saturday, September 8, 2018

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Lowery stepped up against No. 5 Wichita Falls Rider when senior Satasha Kostelecky went down with an ankle injury.

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Lady Eagles overcome injuries in win over Wichita Falls Rider

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Down two starters, Decatur hung on to beat Rider 3-1 (25-23, 25-17, 25-27, 25-20) at home Tuesday night, extending its winning streak to 11 games.

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Volleyball: Reunited at last – Oberle’s daughter joins him on bench as assistant

Volleyball: Reunited at last – Oberle’s daughter joins him on bench as assistant

Published Saturday, September 1, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When longtime Decatur volleyball assistant Brandy Mayfield resigned to take the Alvord head coaching job in June, Clark Oberle immediately knew who he wanted to replace her.

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Messenger Tops on the Court for Saturday, September 1, 2018

Published Saturday, September 1, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Kostelecky racked up eight kills and blocked nine shots, leading the Lady Eagles to a 3-1 victory over Boswell Tuesday.

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Boyd wins Burkburnett Tournament

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Boyd Lady Jackets won the Cool in Boomtown Tournament in Burkburnett for the third year in a row, beating Windthorst 25-20, 25-16 to take home the title.

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Frenemies: Ex-Argyle star transfers to Decatur

Frenemies: Ex-Argyle star transfers to Decatur

Published Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Clinging to a slim 20-19 lead in the third set of the 4A Region II quarterfinal last year, Decatur was on the cusp of taking a commanding 2-1 lead over rival Argyle.

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Lady Eagles sweep Lake Dallas in season opener

Published Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

In their first match since losing in the 4A Region II quarterfinals last November, Decatur erased a four and five-point deficit in the second set to sweep Lake Dallas 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-18). 

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