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Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

Key players go unnoticed in excitement of program success
Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Most of the time in sports, fans hear about the star player or the coach or role player who stepped up in a big moment. When people read sports recaps in news stories, this is what they look at. A...

End of an Era

End of an Era

Four years of powerlifting comes to an end for Sitzman
Garrett Rodgers March 26, 2021

For four years in a row, Leigh Ann Sitzman found the success few high school athletes ever imagine. She earned her way to the state powerlifting competition for three of the four years. The only time...

Katelyn Chaney

Changing The Game

Senior soccer player joins varsity football team
Garrett Rodgers, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

  High school football.  Friday night lights. 11 guys on each side of the ball.  There’s one problem with that last sentence. How in the decades and decades of football...

Pictured: Wilson Hicks

Photo courtesy of Anahi Pacheco

WHAT-A-GAME

Tournament results change season
February 26, 2019

The varsity boys’ basketball team participated in a tournament for small schools in the area December 27-29 during winter break. The team brought home a winning title, as well as hope for the remainder...

Pictured: Tommy Maddox wearing his Super Bowl ring and Steelers team jersey

Photo by: Faith Myers

Steeler to Teacher

Former quarterback recounts experiences as professional athlete
Nate Carr, Staff Writer, Webmaster October 24, 2017

He sits at his desk with two blue and white colored Decatur baseball jerseys hanging to his left, and today, in the drawer to the right sits a gold and black ring, with clear white diamonds made into the...

Basketball Update

Basketball Update

Mercedes Rivera, Staff Writer February 3, 2015

Varsity Lady Eagles After an impressive victory over Castleberry, the Varsity Lady Eagles once again conquer the court. “I always tell them to focus on defense,” Coach Brandy Mayfield said. This...

Eagle Strong

Eagle Strong

Players push to recovery
Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer October 23, 2014

This preseason brought injuries to the Eagles. Starting off the beginning of eagle two a days, junior Chris Newberry fractured his kneecap. “All I was thinking was I wasn’t going to be able to play...

Eagle Fight Never Dies

Eagle Fight Never Dies

New AD has high hopes for season
Lexie Chapman, Staff Writer September 25, 2014

When offered the opportunity to come to a smaller community, to become the athletic director and head football coach, Mike Fuller packed up his family and moved to the little town of Decatur, Texas. “I...

12 Things You Should Know 12 Hours Before Homecoming

12 Things You Should Know 12 Hours Before Homecoming

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer September 19, 2014

“It’s going to be a good game. We beat them last year so we are going to be playing hard. “- Freshman Mario Reyes “Be ready to watch us whoop up on Ranchview.”- Senior Aaron Shetter ...

12 things you should know 12 hours before homecoming

12 things you should know 12 hours before homecoming

Macky Dailey, Co- Sports Editor October 19, 2012

“Bring an umbrella because it might rain like last year.” –junior, Wade Laughlin, varsity football player “We listen to Johnny Cash.” –senior, Trenton Pettigrew, varsity football player “Krum...

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