BOWIE — Sanger’s Kelly Mardones was the District 9-3A pitcher of the year last season. Her pitching performance in the District 9-4A title game on Monday night against the Krum Lady Cats displayed why she won such an award. Sanger coach Jae McMinn was proud of her starting pitcher’s performance, not because of her 12 strikeouts or her two key runs she batted in the sixth inning, but because of the mental toughness she displayed late in the contest.
The knot of frustration that’s been stuck in the crawl of the Argyle boys golf team after two consecutive second-place finishes in the UIL state tournament has driven the Eagles’ fivesome to continued success this season and, once again, to the cusp of a Class 4A championship.
CANYON — The TWU softball team swept the doubleheader against the host No. 2 West Texas A&M to capture the series 3-1 Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers won the first game 4-2 before closing out the regular season with an 11-10 win after two lightning delays and a medical delay.
The Crownover Cowboys picked up a pair of district championships on Saturday, winning both the boys' seventh and eighth grade titles. The eighth-grade team wrapped up a undefeated season by defeating Little Elm in the championship game, 51-35. The seventh grade team avenged its only loss in district play by defeating Myers in the title game, 35-21.