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Basketball: Decatur crashes boards to hold off Alvord

December 2, 2017 by Wise County Messenger

Wise County MessengerAlvord had just one shot in the final two minutes as Decatur controlled the glass. “We gave up some big offensive rebounds,” said Alvord coach Michael Barnes. “This is what a playoff game feels like – back and forth and tight throughout. We can build ...

Friday, December 1, 2017

December 1, 2017 by Wise County Messenger

PLAYOFF PEP RALLY – The Decatur High School pep rally is 10:30 a.m. today in the high school gym. The community is invited to attend and cheer on the Eagles before their 4A Division I regional game against Wichita Falls Hirschi. HISTORICAL PLAY – Two ...

Local hotels, students help with soap recycling initiative

November 30, 2017 by Ocean City Today

Ocean City TodayBerger's daughter, Worcester Prep senior Maddie Simons, 17, has been instrumental in getting the word out about the project to local hotel owners and students at area schools. “It makes me feel good to go around to all these hotel owners and have them ...

Decatur crashes boards to hold off Alvord

November 28, 2017 by Wise County Messenger

Wise County MessengerIn the final two minutes Tuesday, the Lady Eagles showed they got the message. Decatur pulled down six offensive boards in the span to close out a 38-35 victory over the Alvord Lady Bulldogs at Decatur High School gym. “I told them at halftime we ...

Class 4A Texas high school football playoff scores, pairings

November 26, 2017 by

CLASS 4A DIVISION I. Region I. Area. WF Hirschi 41, Lubbock Estacado 17. Decatur 55, Andrews 48. Stephenville 63, Pampa 34. Argyle 66, Levelland 8. Regional. WF Hirschi (10-2) vs. Decatur (8-4), 7 p.m. Friday, Denton's Collins Complex. Stephenville (10 ...

Judy Kay Brown Smith | 1946-2017

November 21, 2017 by Wise County Messenger

Wise County MessengerJudy was part of the founding families of Wise County and a longtime resident of Decatur. She was born July 17, 1946. She graduated from Decatur High School in 1964, and after meeting her future husband Alton L. Smith at the Whispering Wheels skating ...

Allen Howell Cocanougher | 1928-2017

November 18, 2017 by Wise County Messenger

Wise County MessengerIn 2005, he was instrumental in the family acquisition of several ranches in the Delaware Basin of West Texas. In recent years, he and his grandson, Bobby, invented and filed for a patent design, which is a modification of the internal combustion ...

Abilene Wylie football hoping to bounce back against Decatur

November 17, 2017 by

ReporterNews.comScouting Decatur: Just like Brownwood out of Wylie's district, Decatur is a solid No. 3 seed entering the playoffs. The Eagles' four losses come to a pair of 10-0 teams (Argyle and Midlothian Heritage) and two 8-2 teams (Wichita Falls Hirschi and ...

Wounded warriors talk leadership with Decatur students

November 14, 2017 by The Decatur Daily

The Decatur DailyDecatur High senior Larri Brown listened intently as wounded warriors Michael Mandell, Justin Newton and Kenneth Williams talked about their military service. “I want to know everything about service,” Brown said, because he plans to join the Marines ...

Friday, November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017 by Wise County Messenger

Wise County MessengerMATTRESS SALE – The Decatur High School band is having a mattress sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the high school band hall. BAKE SALE – Bridgeport Varsity Cheer Boosters will host a bake sale at First Financial Bank of Bridgeport at 9 a.m. today. SOCK ...

Texas volleyball player pulls off 'superhuman' return shot that goes viral

October 30, 2017 by Beaumont Enterprise

Beaumont EnterpriseDecatur High School volleyball player Autumn Finney pulled off an unbelievable return that is being hailed as "superhuman" by some sports news outlets. Photo: Twitter Screengrab. Image 2 of 25. Decatur High School volleyball player Autumn Finney pulled ...

Decatur HS volleyball player's leaping save gets nationwide attention

October 28, 2017 by My9NJ

My9NJAn acrobatic save on the volleyball court has made a Decatur High School senior an overnight celebrity. Videos of Autumn Finney leaping over a teammate to keep the ball in play went viral for obvious reasons. And she's just as humble as she is athletic ...

Mason Timothy Del Castillo and Madison Hays Phariss

October 28, 2017 by Wise County Messenger

Wise County MessengerMadison Hays Phariss, daughter of Wade and Robin Phariss, will marry Mason Timothy Del Castillo, son of Karen Del Castillo, all from Decatur, on Nov. 10, 2017, at The Orchard in Azle. Pastor Douglas Acklie of Flatbush Baptist Church will perform the ...

HS volleyball player's diving save gains nationwide attention

October 27, 2017 by FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

FOX 13 News, Tampa BayDECATUR, Tx. - It's not everyday the nation is talking about high school volleyball. But thanks to one play, Autumn Finney is the most popular high school volleyball player in the country right now. The Decatur High School senior's heroic efforts in a ...

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

October 26, 2017 by Wise County Messenger

Wise County MessengerThis 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 ...

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