Eagles win title

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles opened Monday's second round with a 13-stroke cushion over second-place Bridgeport in their attempt to repeat as District 9-3A champions.

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Baseball Roundup: Eagles pound Leopards to improve to 4-1 in loop

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Austin Givens drove in a pair of runs with a double as part of a seven-run third inning for the Decatur Eagles Friday in a 12-1 victory over Gainesville.

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Softball Roundup: Lady Panthers rip Lady Bulldogs

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Jett Preather opened the fifth inning with a triple and set the Paradise Lady Panthers on their way to a nine-run inning Friday in a 14-2 win over Alvord.

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Decatur sends 2 to regionals

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Decatur's top two boys singles players - Pedro Marson and Gavin Buchanan - are heading to regionals.

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Charlie O’dell

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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Charlie O'dell, 70, a retired contract welder, died Monday, April 7, 2014, in Decatur.

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Softball Roundup: Saldivar homers twice as Boyd beats Peaster

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

Gabby Saldivar belted a pair of home runs Tuesday as the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets routed the Peaster Lady Greyhounds 13-7.

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Jones takes lead with even-par round

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

From the middle of the fairway on the par-5 18th at Tanglewood Golf Resort, Drew Jones crushed his second shot. But the ball flew long and right of the green before coming to rest in the rough.

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Read, Sissies grab lead at 9-3A tourney

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

Playing behind a group of young golfers, Lexi Read couldn't speed around the links at Tanglewood Golf Resort Wednesday.

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Indians hammer Eagles, take 9-3A lead

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

Mason Baur needed just five pitches to get the first two hitters of the bottom of the first out. But the Decatur starter could not keep the potent Sanger bats quiet any longer.

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Donald Montford

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
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Donald Montford, 83, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Decatur.

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Mary Jo Smith

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
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Mary Jo Smith, 77, a retired bookkeeper, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Decatur.

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Ely Wayne Campbell

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
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Elzy and Krisha Campbell of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Ely Wayne

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McCoy James Wilson

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
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Clint and Natalie Wilson of Decatur announce the birth of a son, McCoy James

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Rival schools combine to send 23 to regionals

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Decatur High School had 28 top six finishes at the District 9-3A academic meet March 20 to take second place overall.

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Runners take to streets for scholarship

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Runners will be dashing through the streets of Decatur Saturday morning.

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Eagles, Sissies eye repeat at district

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Richard Greene

Led by freshmen, the Decatur Eagles and Bridgeport Sissies cruised to the District 9-3A titles last spring on their way to state tournament appearances.

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Brothers set for district tourney

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Richard Greene

A pair of Decatur brothers will take their shot at locking up a regional tennis berth Wednesday and Thursday at the District 9-3A Tournament.

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Baseball Roundup: Maag homers as Alvord wins second straight

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Richard Greene

Kory Maag homered and drove in three runs Friday to lead the Alvord Bulldogs to a 15-5 pasting of Millsap.

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Softball Roundup: Mader strikes out seven in win over Millsap

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Richard Greene

Alvord's Mikena Mader struck out seven while shutting out Millsap Friday in an 18-0 victory.

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Rick Bane

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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Rick Bane, 62, a self-employed insurance salesman, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Decatur.

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