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Yellowjackets try for first state tournament bid in Game 3 Friday

By Micah McCartney | June 02, 2023

The hopes of the Boyd Yellowjackets to punch their first state tournament will be on the line Friday night. Boyd (37-5) will face No. 3 Gunter in Game 3 of the 3A Region II tournament at 7 p.m. at Denton High School.

Lady Eagles’ run ends with loss in state semifinals

By Micah McCartney | June 01, 2023

The Decatur Lady Eagles (32-10-1) suffered a 9-1 loss to two-time defending champion Liberty in the 4A state semifinals Thursday at the University of Texas at Austin’s Red and Charline McCombs Field.

Lady Eagles seek first berth to state championship game

By Micah McCartney | June 01, 2023

In their two previous trips to the state tournament, the Decatur Lady Eagles (32-9-1) have been unable to advance to the championship game. Now, the team is hoping that the third time is the charm. 

Yellowjackets shut out Gunter in 3A Region II final opener

By Micah McCartney | June 01, 2023

Boyd’s Houston McIntire went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and three-run home run in the Yellowjackets’ 9-0 shutout win over No. 3 Gunter in Game 1 of the 3A Region II final series Wednesday at Denton High School.

Elder holds lowest ERA in MLB

By Micah McCartney | May 31, 2023

Decatur native Bryce Elder currently leads the Major Leagues in ERA (1.92) after drawing his eighth no-decision of the season in the Atlanta Braves’ 2-1 road loss to the Oakland Athletics Tuesday.

College Briefs — Thursday, June 1, 2023

By Micah McCartney | May 31, 2023

College Briefs for Thursday, June 1, 2023

Chico Chamber awards scholarships

By Micah McCartney | May 31, 2023

Chico High School seniors Candy Rodriguez, Aereonna Cardenas, Devyn Weiland and Mckayla Hedrick received $1,000 scholarships at the Chico Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet.

Academy awards students for successful school year

By Micah McCartney | May 31, 2023

Immanuel Baptist Christian Academy ended its 37th year with a graduation and awards ceremony May 20 at Immanuel Baptist Church.  

Eagles advance to state 7-on-7 tournament

By Micah McCartney | May 31, 2023

The Decatur Eagles claimed a berth to the state 7-on-7 tournament after earning wins against Bridgeport, Andrews, Graham and Dumas at the Graham State Qualifying Tournament last week.

Family business

By Micah McCartney | May 31, 2023

Decatur coach Bryan Chaney made a trip to the 2005 2A baseball state tournament the day after his daughter Kenna was born. Now, the father-daughter duo will close their time together at the 2023 4A softball state tournament.