Twice as nice: Decatur rallies past Glen Rose to reach state

Twice as nice: Decatur rallies past Glen Rose to reach state

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Over the verge of falling into a 2-1 deficit Saturday morning, the No. 9 Decatur Lady Eagles found themselves trailing No. 7 Glen Rose 17-11 in the pivotal third set.

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Boyd sweeps showdown to land back at state

Boyd sweeps showdown to land back at state

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Richard Greene

Since the UIL placed former 4A power Bushland and defending 3A Region I champion Boyd in the same region in February, the two appeared on a collision course.

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Ready to make the call; Easley to officiate state tourney

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When Sabrina Easley started officiating volleyball in 1998, she was just looking for a way to earn extra cash for Christmas.

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Teamwork makes the state dream work for Decatur

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

As the 4A Region I trophy was passed around Saturday afternoon inside the Hardin-Simmons University gym, emotions were running high for the girls in the blue jerseys.

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Boyd sweeps Bushland to earn second straight state spot

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Richard Greene

Boyd’s powerful trio of Delaney Pellegrini, Macee Valtr and Jordyn Todd combined for 34 kills to lead the Lady Yellowjackets to a sweep and a second straight trip to the UIL volleyball championships. Boyd beat Bushland 25-19, 25-18, 25-14 at Lubbock Cooper High School.

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Waddell column: Teamwork propels Lady Eagles to state tournament

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Lady Eagles have used clutch performances for nearly everyone on their roster to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since 2014.

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Lady Eagles win thriller over Glen Rose, advance to state for first time since 2014

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Behind double-digit kills from three different players and 21 points from senior Satasha Kostelecky, Decatur (37-11) knocked off the Lady Tigers 19-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-23 to win the 4A Region I title at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene.

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Lady Eagles fend off Hereford, advance to region final

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur beat Hereford 3-1 Friday in the 4A Region I semifinal, setting up a date with Glen Rose Saturday for the right to advance to the state tournament.

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Boyd’s dynamic offensive attack propels Lady Jackets to region tournament

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
By Richard Greene

The Boyd Lady Jackets swept Holliday Tuesday night in Jacksboro, advancing to the regional tournament for the second straight year.

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Underclassman shine as Lady Eagles advance to regional tournament

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur swept Stephenville Tuesday night at Mineral Wells High School, advancing to the regional tournament for the first time since 2015.

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Lady Eagles sweep area

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Lady Eagles swept Midland Greenwood 25-10, 25-9, 25-13 Friday night at Abilene High School, winning the 4A Region I area title.

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Boyd sweeps Hamilton, advances to region quarterfinals

Published Friday, November 2, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Boyd swept Hamilton Thursday night at Mineral Wells High School to advance to the 3A Region I quarterfinals next week.

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Lady Eagles sweep Godley, advance to area

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur swept Godley 25-16, 25-17, 25-19 in the 4A Region I bi-district round Tuesday at Aledo and advanced to area.

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Todd, Maxwell lead Lady Jackets to bi-district win

Published Monday, October 29, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Seniors Jordyn Todd and Larrin Maxwell led the No. 1 Boyd Lady Jackets to a 25-11, 25-14, 25-17 sweep of Henrietta Monday night in the 3A Region I bi-district round at Bowie High School.

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Winning together: Boyd trio claims fourth straight district title

Winning together: Boyd trio claims fourth straight district title

Published Saturday, October 20, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Over the past four years, Boyd coach Dusty Crafton and seniors Jordyn Todd and Larrin Maxwell have gotten used to winning.

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Messenger Tops on the Court for Saturday, October 20, 2018

Published Saturday, October 20, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Todd buried a team-high 14 kills to help Boyd claim its fourth straight league title Tuesday against Millsap.

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Chico falls in pivotal district match

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
By Austin Jackson

Chico fell to Poolville 3-1 Tuesday night in a key District 10-2A match.

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Decatur bounces back, sweeps Bridgeport

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Firing on all cylinders from the outset, Decatur never trailed against the Sissies, cruising to a 25-11, 25-16, 25-11 sweep.

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Messenger Tops on the Court for Saturday, October 13, 2018

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Todd buried a team-high 14 kills in Boyd's sweep of Paradise Tuesday.

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Decatur rallies, knocks off defending district champ Krum

Published Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur escaped with a 18-25, 25-18-25-12, 25-14 victory on the road Tuesday night, knocking off defending district champion Krum to stay unbeaten in league play.

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