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Decatur Dismantles the Cats

Lady Eagles vs Bridgeport

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

The Lady Eagles remain undefeated on Friday after they redeemed themselves versus the Krum Lady Cats. Krum beat Decatur in last year’s playoff run and the win gave the Lady Eagles a little redemption from that game last season.  “It feels good to beat Krum because they ended our season ...

Bounce Back Blowout

Senior wide receiver, David Juarez warms up to take on the Alvarado Indians Friday, September 4.

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

  What a difference a week of practice can make. After the sting of an Argyle punch of 56-9, the DHS Eagles responded in a big way with no response from the Alvarado Indians. Decatur put up 47 unanswered points to the Indians last Friday, and looks to do the same tonight against the Midlothian He...

Run It Back

Two Mile Trial

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

After another successful season last year, the cross country teams make their return with new runners and a new identity. The boys team lost leaders from the past few years when runners Gabe Embree, now at Abilene Christian University, Tristan Read, now at Oklahoma State and Lennon Blanco graduated....

Program Takes New Turn

Volleyball

Allie Tribe, Staff Writer

September 8, 2020

Whether they played or not, the students of DHS buzzed with anticipation at the arrival of the new volleyball coach, after the sudden departure of the previous head coach. The team wants to return to the court stronger than ever and the change in coaches allows them to make an impressive entrance...

No Rest for the Weary

Football Scrimmage

Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

Despite all of the obstacles with the Covid-19 virus.  Despite weariness inflicted by everchanging UIL rules and regulations. Despite the doubt that crept into many Texans and football fans’ minds, football season begins.  Just when the players and coaches began to feel control ove...

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 – Chase Oberle

Taryn Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2020

Chase committed to Howard College for baseball on November 14, 2019. He plans on majoring in business management. Chase started playing baseball competitively when he was about 7 years old. “My favorite part about baseball is playing the game that we all love with my teammates.” &nbs...

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 ...

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