2015 Volleyball Preview: Ready for next wave – Lady Eagles prepare to follow up title runs

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Graduating seven seniors and losing one other major contributor from a state champion team might lower expectations but not for Decatur coach Claire Gay.

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Volleyball: Old face with new surroundings – Decatur libero returns with mostly new lineup

Volleyball: Old face with new surroundings – Decatur libero returns with mostly new lineup

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Arriving for the first day of team camp Tuesday, Maclaine Lowery found herself surrounded by fresh faces.

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2015 Volleyball Preview: Boyd looks to take next step to playoffs

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Last season, the Boyd Lady 'Jackets came as close to the playoffs as possible without actually making it to the postseason, recording an 8-6 district record.

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2015 Volleyball Preview: Sissies regroup with veterans returning

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

The Bridgeport Sissies struggled through 2014, playing several young players and fighting through injuries.

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2015 Volleyball Preview: Lady Panthers hope for quick rebuild

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Paradise's season ended last year in a sweep by Callisburg in the Class 3A Region II bi-district game.

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2015 Volleyball Preview: Gaston, Lady Texans begin second year

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

In her first season with the Northwest Lady Texans, Amy Gaston spent the year laying groundwork for her expectations and goals for the program.

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2015 Volleyball Preview: New coach guides Lady Dragons

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Lady Dragons made the playoffs for the first time in three seasons last year before a bi-district loss to Collinsville.

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Volleyball: Leonard heads to all-star game

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

The Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star match will be unchartered territory for Decatur's Stormi Leonard.

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Volleyball: Chico nets playoff spot

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Richard Greene

The Chico Lady Dragons will be in the Class 2A volleyball playoffs this season.

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Team of the Year: Twice as Nice – Lady Eagles fly back to state volleyball title

Team of the Year: Twice as Nice – Lady Eagles fly back to state volleyball title

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

Winning a state title in 2013, the Decatur Lady Eagles etched their spot in history.

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Coach of the Year: Setting the standard – Gay guides Lady Eagles to second straight title

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

In the third set of the 4A state final, Claire Gay watched from the side of the court as her Decatur Lady Eagles fell perilously close to falling down 2-1 to Argyle.

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Female Athlete of the Year: Equal to the task – Mayfield reaches own high bar to repeat as top athlete

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

As a junior, Makayla Mayfield guided the Decatur Lady Eagles to a volleyball state title along with earning the Class 3A Player of the Year honor.

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Volleyball/Basketball: Double duty – Coach to handle 2 sports

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Patrick Sluga was turned away the first time he tried to coach at Chico.

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Upcoming Sports Camps

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Eagle Maker Summer Strength and Conditioning program, for seventh- through 12-grade boy and girl Decatur High School athletes, started June 8 and continues each week through July 30 with one week off June 29 through July 3.

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Volleyball: Patterson leaves Chico post

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Travis Lisle

After reaching the career goal of becoming athletic director, Chico's Lane Wilson now has business to attend to.

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Upcoming Summer Sports Camps

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Lady Eagles Volleyball Camp is June 8 through June 11 at the Decatur High School Gym.

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Volleyball: Ringing in new with old – Lady Eagles receive second championship rings

Volleyball: Ringing in new with old – Lady Eagles receive second championship rings

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Richard Greene

Staring at the new ring on her finger, Stormi Leonard expressed one disappointment. "I didn't paint my nails this time. I didn't have time."

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Volleyball: Leonard earns TSWA top honor – Decatur coach joins setter as writers award winners

Volleyball: Leonard earns TSWA top honor – Decatur coach joins setter as writers award winners

Published Saturday, December 27, 2014
By Richard Greene

Honors continue to roll in for Decatur senior setter Stormi Leonard.

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Volleyball: Justice Served – 2014 All-Wise Volleyball

Volleyball: Justice Served – 2014 All-Wise Volleyball

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Richard Greene

Stormi Leonard - The all-time Lady Eagles leader in assists with 3,955 dished out 1,433 to help Decatur to a second straight state title.

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Volleyball: Leonard tapped for all-star team

Published Saturday, December 6, 2014
By Richard Greene

Honors continue to roll in for Decatur's Stormi Leonard.

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