Rains wins extra innings thriller, eliminates Decatur in region final

Published Sunday, May 27, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Rains won the 4A Region II final series at Prosper in dramatic fashion, coming away with a 3-2 extra innings victory in Game 3 Saturday night

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Softball: One more – Lady Eagles dominate Game 1

Softball: One more – Lady Eagles dominate Game 1

Published Saturday, May 26, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Lady Eagles wasted little time getting on the board in Game 1 of the 4A Region II final Thursday night at Prosper.

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Lady Eagles rout Emory Rains, one win from state tournament

Published Thursday, May 24, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Lady Eagles wasted little time getting on the board in Game 1 of the 4A Region II final Thursday night at Prosper. After scoring a run in the first, the Lady Eagles batted around in the second, plating five runs en route to a 9-0 blowout over Emory Rains. Game 2 is back at Prosper at 5 p.m. Saturday. Game 3, if necessary, would immediately follow. 

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Softball: Lady Eagles rally for sweep – Smith’s homer lifts Decatur over Rusk

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Jay Neal

Jordyn Smith's first home run of the season was one to remember.

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Smith’s home run lifts Lady Eagles over Rusk, into region final

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018.
By Jay Neal, for the Messenger

Jordyn Smith's first home run of the season was one to remember. The Decatur sophomore lofted a pitch over the wall in right-center to propel the Lady Eagles to a 3-2 victory over Rusk in Game 2 of the 4A Region II semifinal Friday at Rockwall. Decatur (25-4) swept the series 2-0 and advanced to the region final with the win.

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Softball: Lady Eagles outlast Rusk – Decatur takes Game 1 of region semis

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Jay Neal

Decatur took advantage of its opportunities early and then kept Rusk at bay to post a 2-1 win in Game 1 of the 4A Region II semifinal Thursday at Rockwall.

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Softball: Boyd, Paradise players earn All-District honors

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Boyd senior Kristin Rasbury and Paradise junior Kendall Candioto made the District 8-3A first-team after successful 2018 campaigns in the circle.

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Lady Eagles outlast Rusk, take Game 1

Published Thursday, May 17, 2018.
By Jay Neal, for the Messenger

Decatur took advantage of its opportunities early and then kept Rusk at bay to post a 2-1 win in Game 1 of the 4A Region II semifinal Thursday at Rockwall. The Lady Eagles used lead-off walks from Jordyn Smith and Brison Hesteande to jump on Rusk ace Preslye Cox in the first inning. Both Smith […]

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Softball: Lady Eagles rally – Decatur knocks off Bonham, advances to semis

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Lady Eagles won two elimination games Saturday to keep their season alive and claim the 4A Region II quarterfinal title at Prosper.

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Softball: Chism throws gem – Lady Eagles blank Melissa, win area title

Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth, Melissa finally managed its first hit off Decatur starter Reagan Chism with a looping single to right field.

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Chism throws gem as Lady Eagles claim area title

Published Friday, May 4, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Reagan Chism threw a complete-game, three-hit shutout as the Lady Eagles blanked Melissa 11-0 to claim the 4A Region II area championship at Prosper.

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Softball: Trouble in Paradise – Eastland knocks Lady Panthers out of playoffs

Softball: Trouble in Paradise – Eastland knocks Lady Panthers out of playoffs

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Brynna Foster proved to be too much for the Paradise Lady Panthers in the 3A Region I bi-district round.

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Eastland knocks Lady Panthers out of playoffs

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Brynna Foster proved to be too much for the Paradise Lady Panthers in the 3A Region I bi-district round. Eastland’s ace followed up her complete-game shutout in Game 1 with another in Game 2, slamming the door on Paradise’s season in a 6-0 victory Saturday at Graham.

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Softball: Back on track – Lady Panthers clinch playoff berth, knock off Boyd and Bowie

Softball: Back on track – Lady Panthers clinch playoff berth, knock off Boyd and Bowie

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Nearly one month ago, the Paradise Lady Panthers were 6-1 in District 8-3A. The Lady Panthers then lost six of their last eight games and found themselves in a three-way tie with Boyd and Bowie for the final two playoffs spots out of 8-3A.

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Softball: Alvord drops first game – Lady Bulldogs down 1-0 in bi-district round against Perrin-Whitt

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Clinging to a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth, Alvord third baseman Maley Mader tagged a Perrin-Whitt runner attempting to swipe third.

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Softball: Boyd season ends in tiebreaker

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Boyd Lady Jackets forced a three-way tie for the final two playoff spots in District 8-3A after winning six of their last seven games.

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Lady Bulldogs drop Game 1, trail Perrin-Whitt 1-0

Published Friday, April 27, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Clinging to a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth, Alvord third baseman Maley Mader tagged a Perrin-Whitt runner attempting to swipe third. Instead of recording the first out of the inning, the umpire ruled Mader was obstructing the base path and called the runner safe. The call sparked a rally by the Lady Pirates, who plated three runs in the frame to take a lead they would not relinquish in a 6-3 victory Thursday at Bowie in the 2A Region II bi-district round. 

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Softball: Tied up – Paradise drops season finale to Henrietta

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Riding a six-game winning streak in District 8-3A, making the playoffs would have been a forgone conclusion for the Paradise Lady Panthers three weeks ago.

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Softball: Lady Eagles finish district undefeated

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Lady Eagles put an exclamation point on their perfect run through District 9-4A play with an 11-1 drubbing of Sanger last Friday.

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Decatur fell behind 7-0 after two innings and could not catch up to Krum, losing 7-4 Tuesday.

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur blanked the defending 4A state champion Krum Lady Bobcats 9-0 Tuesday night.

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