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Sports Commit – Madason Thomas

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Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

Madason committed to UCA for Cheerleading on March 8, 2020. She plans to major in Dental Hygiene. Madason has been cheerleading for 11 years. “Crowd involvement is my favorite part because it reassures me that I am doing my job right by getting the crowd cheering as well.”  ...

Sports Commit – Jordyn Smith

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Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

JT committed to Grayson College for softball on November 5, 2019. She is planning to major in Kinesiology and has not decided on a minor yet. JT started playing when she was 3 years old. “My favorite part about softball is the people I get to play with, and meet.”  ...

Sports Commit – Madison Lowery

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Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2020

Madison committed to Coastal Caroline for Volleyball on November 13, 2019. Her major is Exercise and Sports Science. Madison has been playing volleyball for 6 years. “My favorite part is having a support system around you and a second family”  ...

Sports Commit – Zacharie Levesque

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Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2020

Zach committed to UT Permian Basin for swimming on April 24, 2020. He plans on majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. Zach has been swimming for 9 years, starting in 4th grade.  “I love swimming because I get to meet a lot of people at meets, and the thrill right before a race is unexplainable. I ...

Sports Commit – Seth Hakanson

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Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

Seth committed to Hendrix College for Football on February 6th, 2020. He plans to major in Health services  Seth has been playing football for 13 years “I like the competition”   ...

Sports Commit – Mackenzie Fox

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Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

Mackenzie committed to North Central Texas College for Cross Country and Track & Field and officially signed January 14, 2020. She plans to major in Medical Imaging. Mackenzie has run cross country and track since 7th grade. “My favorite part about Cross Country and Track is building relationships with pe...

Sports Commit – Gabriel Embree

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Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

Gabe committed to ACU for Cross Country and Track on February 6th, 2020. He plans on majoring in Biology with the intention of going to Medical school and is unsure of his minor. Gabe has been running Cross Country and Track for six years. “My favorite part about cross country and track is pro...

Life without sports

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Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

What a crazy time in our world. No large gatherings, no public events, many of us continue to stay inside our homes and one of the toughest things to grip is the fact that the world of sports halted as quickly as the curriculum did. At Decatur, the cancelation of all spring sports makes many of those athl...

Burning The Competition

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Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Track and field season is underway with all of its high flyers, fast runners and all around athletes. The year, although young, already brings excitement. In the second meet of the season at Richland, senior Triston Read broke the Decatur 800 M record running a 1:54:63. “Breaking the record was definitely a b...

The Road to Playoffs Starts Here

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Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Regular season play just ended for the Eagles and Lady Eagles and it seems to the players and fans alike that the journey has just begun. Both teams look to shake things up a bit in the highly anticipated 2020 playoff season.  Lady Eagles already took care of business in their first playoff game...

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