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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Volleyball: Boyd closes in on third straight district title

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Boyd Lady Yellowjackets' 30-match winning streak in district ended Oct. 3 with a four-game loss to Holliday.

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Volleyball: Four Wise teams pick up wins

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Boyd Lady Yellowjackets moved closer to locking up their third straight district title Tuesday, beating 8-3A co-leader Henrietta in straight sets in dominant fashion.

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Messenger Tops on the Court for Saturday, October 21, 2017

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Northwest middle blocker turned in a strong offensive match against Azle, hitting .529 and burying 11 kills in 17 attacks.

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Volleyball: Boyd sweeps Nocona to set up showdown for title

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Boyd Lady Yellowjackets tuned up for their Tuesday showdown with Henrietta for the 8-3A title with a sweep of Nocona Saturday.

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Volleyball: Decatur rebounds to beat Sissies – Lady Eagles end two-match skid in loop

Published Saturday, October 14, 2017
By Richard Greene

When Bridgeport's Kristen Grooms' shot hit the floor to even the match Tuesday against Decatur, a loud roar echoed through Bridgeport High School gym.

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Volleyball: Chico completes sweep of rival Alvord

Published Saturday, October 14, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Chico Lady Dragons completed the season sweep of the cross-county rival Alvord Tuesday.

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Messenger Tops On The Court for Saturday, October 14, 2017

Published Saturday, October 14, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Lady Eagles' hitter paced her team to a victory over Bridgeport Tuesday, burying a team-best 14 kills.

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Volleyball: Sissies beat Gainesville in 3 sets

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By David Talley

It took less than an hour for Bridgeport to finish off Gainesville Friday.

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Volleyball: Paradise upsets Holliday

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise Lady Panthers pulled off a stunning upset of Holliday Friday.

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Volleyball roundup: Chico completes sweep of Alvord

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Messenger staff

The Chico Lady Dragons completed the season sweep of the cross-county rival Alvord Tuesday. Chico won 27-25, 25-16, 25-22 to move to 7-3 in District 9-2A.

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Decatur takes down Sissies in four sets

Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

When Bridgeport’s Kristen Grooms’ shot hit the floor to even the match Tuesday against Decatur, a loud roar echoed through Bridgeport High School gym. Decatur quickly regrouped behind freshman Trinity Vinzant and quieted the Sissies in the third game. Decatur went on to take the victory in four sets (25-14, 22-25, 25-17, 25-9).

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Volleyball: Decatur suffers first district loss to Krum

Published Saturday, October 7, 2017
By Racey Burden

In a match-up of District 9-4A's only unbeaten teams, Krum came out on top.

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Volleyball: Holliday ends Boyd’s streak

Published Saturday, October 7, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Behind 24 kills and 10 blocks from Holliday's Brea Box, the Lady Eagles surged to a four-set win over the Lady Yellowjackets, ending Boyd's 30-match win streak.

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Volleyball: Sissies beat Gainesville in 3 sets

Published Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

It took less than an hour for Bridgeport to finish off Gainesville Friday. The Sissies won 25-8, 25-17, 25-11. “They enjoyed themselves out there,” coach Morgan Mathews said. “We played cohesively.” The Sissies jumped to an early lead, opening the first set 2-0 and quickly expanding that to a 14-2 lead. Mathews credited strong defensive work from Kristen […]

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Volleyball: Lady Jackets win 30th straight in district

Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Boyd Lady Yellowjackets' domination in district reached a new milestone Saturday.

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