Risenhoover signs with Texas Lutheran

Published Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Boyd senior Kody Risenhoover signed his letter of intent to play football at Texas Lutheran University.

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Alvord tabs Smiley as next AD

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Alvord ISD trustees Monday unanimously approved the hire of Scott Smiley as the district's new athletic director and head football coach.

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Good intentions: 3 Decatur athletes commit

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Three Decatur athletes signed letters of intent to play football in college Wednesday morning.

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Warnick, Brown sign with Hardin-Simmons

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Two Alvord athletes committed to play football at Hardin-Simmons University Wednesday afternoon.

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2018 All-Wise Football Team

2018 All-Wise Football Team

Published Saturday, February 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

2018 All-Wise Football Team

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The 13th annual Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by the Decatur Junior Woman's Club is Saturday at the Decatur Conference Center.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, January 26, 2019

Published Saturday, January 26, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Dads: start practicing your dance moves. Next weekend is the popular Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by the Decatur Junior Woman's Club.

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Longtime Wise County coach Pete Hart announces retirement

Longtime Wise County coach Pete Hart announces retirement

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Alvord head coach and athletic director Pete Hart announced Tuesday he was retiring after spending the past 33 years coaching in Wise County.

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Getting his chance: Decatur’s Muehlstein to lead TCU in bowl game

Getting his chance: Decatur’s Muehlstein to lead TCU in bowl game

Published Saturday, December 22, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When TCU quarterback Michael Collins went down with a foot injury Nov. 17 against rival Baylor, head coach Gary Patterson had few options to replace him.

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Bedford, Fuller earn AP all-state honors; Chico’s Hedrick receives honorable mention

Published Saturday, December 22, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's Beau Bedford and Roman Fuller earned honors on the Associated Press' 4A all-state teams Tuesday morning.

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Bedford, Fuller earn AP All-State honors

Bedford, Fuller earn AP All-State honors

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's Beau Bedford and Roman Fuller earned honors on the Associated Press' 4A all-state teams Tuesday morning.

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Soaring to semifinals

Soaring to semifinals

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Joe Duty

Decatur recognized semifinal teams from 1975 and 1988 at its pep rally prior to Friday's game against Waco La Vega.

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La Vega ends Decatur’s storybook season in 4A semifinal

La Vega ends Decatur’s storybook season in 4A semifinal

Published Friday, December 14, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur committed two first-half turnovers and surrendered 393 total yards in the first two quarters alone, falling 53-0 to La Vega in the 4A Division I semifinal at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

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Decatur offense stymied in semifinal loss

Published Friday, December 14, 2018.
By Richard Greene

After allowing a quick touchdown to open the game, the Decatur Eagles looked to an usually explosive offense to counter.

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Senior, Decatur catches region title; Bedford turns in big game

Senior, Decatur catches region title; Bedford turns in big game

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur senior Beau Bedford entered the third round of the playoffs last week with a Class 4A best 1,487 receiving yards.

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Bedford shines as Decatur wins 4A Region I title

Bedford shines as Decatur wins 4A Region I title

Published Thursday, December 6, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Thursday in the 4A Division I quarterfinal, Bedford was back to making spectacular, highlight reel plays. He finished with 142 yards and a touchdown on nine catches in the 38-28 Decatur win.

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4th to Final Four: Decatur beats Hereford to reach semifinal

4th to Final Four: Decatur beats Hereford to reach semifinal

Published Thursday, December 6, 2018
By Reece Waddell

For the first time since 1988, Decatur advanced to the state semifinals, knocking off Hereford 38-28 Thursday to claim the 4A Division I Region I crown.

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Ready to handle the Herd; Decatur meets Hereford in quarterfinal

Ready to handle the Herd; Decatur meets Hereford in quarterfinal

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur will get a chance to etch its name into the history books when it meets Hereford in the 4A Division I quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Friday at AT&T Jones Stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University.

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Finishing with flair: Decatur proves it’s not how you start

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

As non-district play wrapped up at the end of September, Decatur entered its open week on the heels of a brutal 70-28 loss to Glen Rose to drop it to 1-4.

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Eagles knock off Hirschi, continue magical playoff run

Published Friday, November 30, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur knocked off the Huskies for the second time this season, downing Hirschi and all-state running back Daimarqua Foster 31-14 at Newton Field in Graham.

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