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Changing The Game

Katelyn Chaney
Senior soccer player joins varsity football team
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
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...

Steeler to Teacher

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

Photo by: Faith Myers
Former quarterback recounts experiences as professional athlete
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Senior varsity football player makes comeback

Senior varsity football player makes comeback
October 11, 2012

Thirteen months ago, senior Tyler Story watched his varsity football team play from the sidelines. This year, Story made a decision to write a new chapter. “I always had the idea of returning to football,”...

Senior injured, out for season

Senior injured, out for season
October 9, 2012

Thirteen yards. Fourteen yards. Fifteen yards. After receiving his first catch of the season, senior Russell Cross runs toward the end zone when suddenly tackled by a player from Trinity Christian. Teammates...

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