Volleyball: Lady Eagles rally to win area title

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Reece Waddell

The match didn't start how the Decatur Lady Eagles had planned.

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Volleyball: Lady Jackets pound Clyde to advance

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

The biggest challenge for Boyd setters Macey McCune and Tori Pellegrini Thursday night was picking which weapon at their disposal to utilize.

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Volleyball: Boyd sweeps bi-district

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The beginning of the playoffs Tuesday only served as a continuation of the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets' recent dominance on the court.

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Volleyball: Collinsville ends Chico’s run

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Having come from behind twice already in the second and fourth sets, the Chico Lady Dragons appeared poised for one more rally Tuesday night.

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Volleyball: Decatur dispatches North Hills for bi-district title – Lady Eagles to face Melissa in area round

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Reece Waddell

The match started with a Decatur point. And then another. And another.

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Volleyball: Alvord falters in bi-district loss to Valley View

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Alvord Lady Bulldogs couldn't have asked for a better start Monday night.

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Boyd sweeps Tolar in bi-district

Published Tuesday, October 31, 2017
By Messenger staff

The beginning of the playoffs Tuesday only served as a continuation of the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets’ recent dominance on the court. The Lady Yellowjackets hit .270 and buried 40 kills in the three-game sweep of Tolar (25-12, 25-9, 25-19) in the 3A Region II bi-district match at Aledo High School.

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Alvord falters after fast start against Valley View

Published Monday, October 30, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Alvord Lady Bulldogs couldn’t have asked for a better start Monday night. Including a pair of aces by Kendall Connolly, Alvord scored the match’s first six points to jump on Valley View early in the Class 2A Region II bi-district match. But as quickly as it was built, the Alvord lead vanished. Valley View rallied with an 8-2 closing run to steal the opening set and went on to sweep the playoff match in three games (25-22, 25-14, 25-23) at the University of North Texas.

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Decatur dispatches North Hills to advance to area round of UIL playoffs

Published Monday, October 30, 2017
By Reece Waddell

The match started with a Decatur point. And then another. And another. By the time North Hills Prep had a chance to catch their breath, the Lady Eagles had jumped out to a 14-3 lead with no intention of letting up. On cruise control for most of the match, Decatur rolled to a 3-0 victory (25-7, 25-9, 25-10) in the 4A Region II bi-district match at the Advantage Sports Complex in Carrollton.

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Volleyball: Quick fit – Howard helps Lady Eagles into playoffs

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Reece Waddell

This time last year, Decatur High School was not even a blimp on Cidnee Howard's radar.

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Volleyball: Decatur takes down Argyle in 9-4A finale

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Reece Waddell

After falling to Argyle in three sets on Oct. 6, Decatur came into Tuesday's regular season finale with a chip on its shoulder.

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Volleyball: County teams close out regular season

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

Having already wrapped up the District 8-3A title, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets put an exclamation mark on the regular season Tuesday with a sweep of rival Paradise.

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Volleyball: Chico gears for playoff run

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Chico Lady Dragons' run to the Class 2A Region II tournament started last season with a victory over Collinsville in the bi-district round.

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Volleyball: Alvord opens playoffs with familiar foe

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

The playoffs were unchartered territory for the Alvord Lady Bulldogs last season when they took on the Valley View Lady Eagles in the bi-district round of the 2A playoffs.

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Volleyball: Boyd defense leads way into playoffs

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

After finishing off their third straight district championship, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets enter the playoffs with lofty goals.

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Top of the Court for Saturday, October 28, 2017

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Lady Eagles' middle blocker served as a wall during Decatur's win over rival Argyle in the 9-4A finale Tuesday.

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Howard’s work ethic, defense key as Decatur looks to make playoff push

Published Thursday, October 26, 2017
By Reece Waddell

This time last year, Decatur High School was not even a blimp on Cidnee Howard’s radar. After completing her sophomore season at Westlake High School, 230 miles away in Austin, Howard and her family moved to Decatur this past June. Along with her father Chuck, who is an assistant football coach at Decatur, the two began a new chapter in their lives. Since then, Cidnee has become an integral part of the Lady Eagle’s volleyball team. In Decatur’s regular season finale against Argyle on Tuesday, Cidnee finished with a team-high 41 digs to help the Lady Eagles enter the playoffs on a high note. She and the Lady Eagles are now preparing to open the playoffs at 7 p.m. Monday with a 4A Region II bi-district match with North Hills at Advantage Sports Complex in Carrollton.

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Finney frenzy: Decatur senior’s epic play goes viral

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

Seeing the ball sailing out of bounds Friday in the third set against rival Krum, Decatur senior Autumn Finney took flight to save it.

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Decatur knocks off Argyle in regular season finale

Published Tuesday, October 24, 2017
By Reece Waddell

After falling to Argyle in three sets on Oct. 6, Decatur came into Tuesday’s regular season finale with a chip on its shoulder. But there was more than just revenge on the line – the No. 2 seed in 4A-II was also up for grabs.

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Herculean effort turns Decatur’s Finney into viral sensation

Published Sunday, October 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Seeing the ball sailing out of bounds Friday in the third set against rival Krum, Decatur senior Autumn Finney took flight to save the ball. Jumping several feet and diving over a teammate Tayte Helton, Finney somehow not only got to the ball, but sent it back over her head and over the net to keep the point alive. Decatur eventual won the point and the set. Video of Finney’s Herculean effort by Saturday morning turned her into a viral sensation. It has been viewed several thousands of times. She even landed on the ESPN Sports Center’s Top Plays.

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