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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Volleyball: Todd, Kostelecky make all-star team

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Boyd's Jordyn Todd and Decatur's Satasha Kostelecky found themselves on the opposite side of the net for a pair of non-district showdowns this past season.

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Basketball: Boyd holds off Dragons

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Messenger Staff

After Chico made a 6-2 run to pull within one with a minute left, the Boyd Yellowjackets were able to hold on for the 47-45 victory Tuesday.

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Basketball: Decatur crashes boards to hold off Alvord

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Richard Greene

At halftime, Decatur coach Lindsay Griffin talked extensively about crashing the offensive boards.

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Chizue June Arrant

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
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Chizue June Arrant, 79, of Azle, formerly of Decatur, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

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Kayelor Grace Houchin

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
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Thomas and Teri Houchin of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Kayelor Grace

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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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Hirschi ends Decatur’s run

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. On the first drive of the game, junior quarterback Wilson Hicks found Dane Fitzgerald on a seam route that led to a quick touchdown to put the Eagles up 7-0. But that’s when time began running out on Decatur’s playoff run. As the Eagles’ offense started to sputter, the Huskies’ offense got going, quickly building a double-digit lead. And on a 68-yard touchdown run by Daimarqua Foster in the third quarter, the clock eventually struck midnight, as Hirschi downed Decatur 58-28 to close the book on the Eagles’ storybook year.

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Overcoming bad break; Decatur senior returns to field after scary injury

Overcoming bad break; Decatur senior returns to field after scary injury

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Darting towards the sideline trying to make a move on a defender, Dane Fitzgerald stopped on a dime - something the fleet-footed receiver has been able to do his entire football career.

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Adoptions create a home full of love

Adoptions create a home full of love

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Brian Knox

Christa Coons' home in Decatur she shares with her husband and four children still held evidence of the party from the day earlier.

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Holiday events hit the square

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Christmastime is coming to Decatur this weekend.

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Revenues running ahead for Decatur ISD

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

With a higher than anticipated enrollment and an unexpected payment from the state, revenues are running ahead of projections for Decatur ISD early in the fiscal year.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The University of North Texas' Go-Force will be on the DHS campus 9 a.m. to noon every Thursday this semester.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Solaris Hospice needs volunteers. Those who choose to participate will undergo a background check, drug screening and TB testing.

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Football: Returning to action – Senior overcomes second knee injury to help Eagles

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

David Carroll stood on the sideline and watched as the Decatur defense struggled to stop Wichita Falls Hirschi's Daimarqua Foster in October's 69-36 loss.

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Football: Eagles eager for rematch

Football: Eagles eager for rematch

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Eagles have not lost a game since Oct. 20, rattling off five consecutive victories en route to the 4A Division I regional round.

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Football: Adversity pushes Decatur

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Reece Waddell

A few weeks ago before Decatur beat Sanger to end the regular season, coach Mike Fuller said 4-6, 5-5 and 6-4 teams entering the playoffs were some of the most dangerous.

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Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Charles Gene Gibson

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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Charles Gene Gibson, 86, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Decatur.

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Bailie Christine Jackson-Samford

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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Bailie Christine Jackson-Samford, 25, of Decatur, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fort Worth.

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