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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Football: Mission impossible – Hirschi back runs for school-record 581 yards, 5 TDs

Football: Mission impossible – Hirschi back runs for school-record 581 yards, 5 TDs

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles went into Friday night with the task of slowing down Daimarqua Foster.

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Football: Bulls capture first district victory

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

Ethan Herschler's 61-yard pass to Colton Waters with 10:05 left in the fourth quarter lifted the Bridgeport Bulls to 21-14 win over Krum Friday night.

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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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Saturday Sports Buffet: A day in the sun – Fifth anniversary arrives of Eagles’ run to title

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

On the eve of the 2012 state cross country championships, the Decatur Eagles loitered in the hotel room of coach David Park as he tried to watch a football game on television.

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Cross Country: Battling back – Runner returns after injury

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

Pushing herself along the rugged terrain of a cross country course, Rose Powers can often feel the jarring in her back.

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Cross Country: Eagles, Bulls ready for tight race – Region race features four of state’s top seven teams

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles and Lady Eagles will head to the Region II championships Monday at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie to run in the 4A race.

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Cross Country: Slidell hopes less yields more

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

After seeing their season end at regionals last year, Slidell boys cross country coach Casey Pierce decided to change up the team's training.

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Cross Country: Northwest trio heads to Lubbock for regionals

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

A pair of Northwest Texans will be on the course Monday to run in the 5A race at Region I championships in Lubbock.

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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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Seymour rolls past Alvord, 40-6

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Messenger staff

After a battle of defenses in the first quarter of Friday’s game, Seymour exploded for 25 points in the second quarter en route to a 40-6 win over Alvord.

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No. 7 Brock shuts out Paradise

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Messenger staff

Brock took control of the game early and never looked back in a 56-0 win over Paradise Friday.

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Late TD lifts Ponder over Boyd, 26-20

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Messenger staff

Ponder’s Noah Bean scored from one yard out with just over two minutes to play Friday night to break a 20-20 tie and give the Lions a 26-20 win over Boyd at Ponder Field.

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Boswell holds off Northwest, 70-55

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Messenger staff

The Northwest Texans’ playoff hopes took a huge hit Friday as they came out on the short end of an offensive explosion.

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Chico hammers Olney, 55-12

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Messenger staff

Chico’s Dragons took a big step toward securing a playoff spot Friday as they went on the road and handed Olney a 55-12 defeat.

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Bulls capture first district victory

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Messenger staff

Ethan Herschler’s 61-yard pass to Colton Waters with 10:05 left in the fourth quarter lifted the Bridgeport Bulls to 21-14 win over Krum Friday night.

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Hirschi back runs for 581 yards in win over Decatur

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles went into Friday night with the task of slowing down Daimarqua Foster. The job proved near impossible on a historic night for the Hirschi junior. Foster ripped the Eagles for a school record 581 yards and five touchdowns in Hirschi’s 69-36 victory Friday night at Eagle Stadium.

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Paradise sweeps City View

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Paradise Lady Panthers took down City View in three games Tuesday. Harley Mayfield buried nine kills and Gracie Barnett five in the 25-11, 25-22, 25-21 victory.

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Football: Decatur looks to rebound quickly

Football: Decatur looks to rebound quickly

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Coming off a 62-21 loss to Argyle, the Decatur Eagles will host the second-place team in 4-4AI, the Hirschi Huskies, Friday at 7 p.m.

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