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Second to none

Coming into this past baseball and softball season, Argyle’s Rixey Boyd and Sanger’s Morgan Turkoly couldn’t have been more opposite. Boyd was an unproven pitcher in an Eagles rotation that had lost two Division I arms, while Turkoly was a decorated star for the Lady Indians.

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Argyle Eagles take home Class 4A state baseball title

AUSTIN — As Connor Mushinski accepted the Class 4A state title game MVP award Thursday, Argyle athletic director and football coach Todd Rodgers jumped in excitement near the Eagles’ dugout while praising Mushinski, who he insisted was only 15 years old and couldn’t drive himself home.

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Baseball: Calm before the storm

AUSTIN — Argyle scored two runs in the fourth inning and seven more in the fifth Wednesday afternoon to rally from a 3-run deficit to beat Abilene Wylie 9-4 in a Class 4A state semifinal at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin.

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Pitch to win

ARGYLE — Argyle is back in the state tournament for a second straight year. And for the Eagles, that means a second chance.

Baseball: Argyle’s state semifinal announced

The Argyle baseball team earned a berth in this year’s Class 4A state tournament with Saturday’s sweep of Texarkana Pleasant Grove. Less than 24 hours later, the Eagles learned who they will play in their quest for the program’s first state crown.

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Argyle baseball again advances to state

PLANO — As Argyle coach Ricky Griffin stood on the field hugging his wife after Saturday’s series-clinching win against Texarkana Pleasant Grove, he could be heard telling her that maybe this time his Eagles will finish the job at state.

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Baseball: Pfohl’s hit wins Game 1

PLANO — By the looks of what happened in Game 1 on Friday, the best-of-three Class 4A Region II finals between Argyle and Texarkana Pleasant Grove is likely far from over.Argyle — which has yet to lose...

Baseball: Argyle eyeing return trip to state tournament

For the second straight year, Argyle is on the cusp of advancing to the state tournament. And that road again goes through Texarkana Pleasant Grove.

Baseball: Argyle, Pleasant Grove set series

The Argyle Eagles and Pleasant Grove Hawks have set their Class 4A Region II finals playoff series for Friday and Saturday in a best-of-three series at Plano’s John Paul II High School.

Baseball: Argyle overcomes travel, sweeps Van

PLANO — When Connor Mushinski fired a high fastball to Van’s Jacob Tobias, who represented the tying run, to end a Class 4A Region II semifinal series with Van with his eighth strikeout of the day, the Argyle baseball team finally was able to unwind Friday evening.

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Baseball: Argyle-Van series headed to Plano's John Paul II

Due to the heavy rains overnight the Argyle-Van baseball series has shifted sites once again. The two Class 4A Region II semifinalists will resume at 3 p.m. today at Plano's John Paul II High School.

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Baseball: Argyle sweeps Sanger

After advancing to its first state tournament last year, Argyle may have looked thin on the mound this season having lost two Division I pitchers to graduation. Looks clearly are deceiving.

Baseball: Eagles rip Indians 12-1 in series opener

In the first two meetings this year between Argyle and Sanger, Argyle coach Ricky Griffin sent sophomore Connor Mushinski to the mound, and both times, the Eagles came away winners.

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Girls basketball: Argyle’s Gray named Class 4A player of the year

Vivian Gray is no stranger to being in elite company.Take the sophomore’s performance for Argyle in the Class 4A state semifinal game against top-ranked Waco La Vega before the Lady Eagles went on to...

Track and field: Busy Markwardt wins silver in 200

AUSTIN — After what Argyle senior Hunter Markwardt did for Eagles baseball coach Ricky Griffin on Friday, it was only fair for Griffin to do his leadoff hitter and right fielder a favor.

Baseball: State-bound Markwardt helps Eagles complete sweep

PROSPER — Argyle senior right fielder Hunter Markwardt is just getting warmed up. He is set to compete in the 200- and 400-meter runs at the Class 4A state track meet in Austin today, but on Friday in Game 2 of Argyle’s 4A area-round playoff series against Nevada Community, he wore out the basepaths, accounting for three RBIs and three steals in the Eagles’ 9-2 victory that capped a series sweep.

Baseball: Rusty Eagles rally past Nevada Community in opener

PROSPER — With nearly three weeks off between the regular season and Game 1 of Argyle’s Class 4A area-round playoff series against Nevada Community, Eagles coach Ricky Griffin expected some rust, but not enough to compromise the game that earned them the District 9-4A title.

Golf: Argyle boys win state championship

AUSTIN — Every championship team has to make plenty of deposits in the bank before it realizes the ultimate return for its investment. Argyle’s boys golf team — with two runner-up finishes and four straight appearances in the UIL state tournament — finally is able to enjoy the dividend its hard work and dedication has earned. The Eagles fashioned a 52-over-par 612 over the two-day tournament at the venerable Onion Creek Club to win the 4A state title that eluded them the past two seasons.

Golf: Argyle boys lead after 1 round at 4A tourney, girls sit in 10th

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.

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Golf: Roden rivalry

ARGYLE — Just more than a week ago, Marisa Roden looked down at her phone to see a surprise text from her older brother, Lance. The message seemed sincere, at least at first glance.

Baseball: Rain delays Liberty game nearly 4 hours

PLANO — The Argyle Liberty Christian Warriors and John Paul II Cardinals both had a long time to mentally prepare for their final district game of the season as lightning postponed the game’s original 6 p.m. start for nearly four hours.

Baseball: Argyle nips Sanger to stay perfect in 9-4A

ARGYLE — The Argyle Eagles are undefeated in District 9-4A play, but their most recent victory over Sanger didn’t come with ease.

Golf: Argyle makes state

Even after putting together its best scores of the season at the Class 4A Region II tournament, the Argyle girls golf team nearly had to go to a two-team playoff Thursday to determine who would move on to state.

Golf: Lady Eagles sit in second

CANTON — Argyle golf coach Sammye Townsend was proud of how his Lady Eagles finished their first round of the Class 4A Region II tournament at Van Zant Country Club on Wednesday.

Golf: Argyle dominates regional for state berth

Apparently, finishing second at state in each of the last two years is not good enough for Argyle. Neither is making its fourth straight appearance on Texas’ grandest stage after dominating this year’s Class 4A Region II tournament.

Golf: Argyle boys in position for state berth

Argyle’s Black team finished up the first day of the Class 4A Region II golf tournament sitting atop the leaderboard with a score of 292, while its Red team got off to a slower start but isn’t out of the hunt for a state tournament berth.

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Basketball: Standing out

Several players in the area stood out on the hardwood during the 2014-2015 basketball season, but two players emerged above the rest — a senior heading off to play Division I basketball and a rising star with two years left to play and a state championship to defend.

Baseball: Argyle trounces Krum 11-0

KRUM — As Argyle starter Rixey Boyd approached the mound in bottom of the fifth with a no-hitter on the line, he felt little to no pressure.

Boys soccer: Argyle boys lose battle of Eagles

FORT WORTH — ’Twas a tale of two halves between the Argyle Eagles and Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis’ Ismael Medina. The young midfielder scored a season-high three goals in a Class 4A area-round playoff game to defeat Argyle 4-2 at Fort Worth Brewer on Friday night.

Girls soccer: Argyle drops playoff debut

BEDFORD — Argyle’s defense managed to fend off Kennedale throughout the first half of Friday’s playoff opener, but the Lady Eagles could only slow their high-scoring opponent for so long.

Argyle holds lead at 9-4A golf tournament

POTTSBORO — In dominating fashion, the Argyle Eagles have commanding leads in the boys and girls divisions of the District 9-4A golf tournament after the first day of action at Tanglewood Golf Club.

True cornerstone

Argyle senior Jesse Sheridan signs a national letter of intent to play basketball and golf at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Sheridan was a leader on Argyle’s Class 4A state championship team. Standing, from left, are sister Molly Sheridan and parents Julie and Steve Sheridan.

Basketball: Area nets all-state six-pack

A handful of Denton-area athletes recently had their standout seasons recognized at the state level when the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches released its boys and girls all-state teams. Six area players earned all-state nods.

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Awesome: Argyle wins it all

SAN ANTONIO — As sophomore forward Vivian Gray exited the floor with just more than a minute to play in Saturday night’s Class 4A state championship game, she was overcome by emotion.

Girls basketball: Hard work pays off

SAN ANTONIO — The first day Argyle coach Skip Townsend ran his new players through what would be a typical practice four years ago was tough on Jesse Sheridan.

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Girls basketball: Argyle returns to final

SAN ANTONIO — In last year’s Class 3A state final between Argyle and Waco La Vega, it was fairly evident the best player on the floor was La Vega point guard Calveion Landrum, whom ESPN rates as the 10th-best junior in the nation.

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Playoff basketball: Year in the making

ARGYLE — As soon as the final buzzer sounded at the Frank Erwin Center just more than a year ago, everyone in attendance at the state championship game probably had a pretty good idea that the same two teams would be battling it out in 2015 for a state championship trophy.

Boys basketball: Triple A ousts Argyle

COLLEYVILLE — The seventh-ranked Argyle Eagles could only watch as Dallas Triple A Academy’s King McClure sunk the last two of his four free throws within 20 seconds to add to his team’s late lead.

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Girls basketball: Sheridan finds her way as point guard

ARGYLE — Jesse Sheridan didn’t know what to expect when she walked into new coach Skip Townsend’s office one day during her freshman year. There likely would be things said that no young player wants to hear, but she needed to talk.

Basketball: Ponder advances to 3A regional tournament; Argyle falls to Triple A

The Ponder Lions advance to the Class 3A Region II tournament in Rockwall with a 65-51 over Bowie in Decatur Wednesday afternoon while the Argyle Eagles dropped a 56-50 decision to Dallas Triple A Academy at Colleyville Heritage in a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal matchup.

Boys basketball: Argyle edges Wilmer-Hutchins

ADDISON — When Wilmer-Hutchins’ Jaquan Roy tossed up a last-second 3-pointer Monday, there wasn’t a single player from Argyle who seemed to care if the ball went in or not. All of them looked up by habit to see Roy’s shot fall through at the buzzer, but it was too little, too late.

Girls basketball: Argyle returns to state at Celina’s expense

COMMERCE — There weren’t any last-second shots or controversial no-calls in Saturday’s Class 4A Region II final. Argyle relied on mistake-free defense and dominant shooting, the same formula it has used all postseason, to roll past Celina 46-28 in a rematch of longtime rivals.

Girls basketball: On to the second step

ADDISON — For about a quarter on Wednesday, Argyle barely had a chance to score while Wilmer-Hutchins played an early game of keep-away. Once the Lady Eagles got their hands on the ball, it didn’t take them long to heat up.

Basketball: Weather could ice playoff games

The icy weather that moved into the area and forced schools to close Monday has basketball coaches looking at contingency plans should conditions worsen to the point where today’s playoff games are postponed.

Basketball: High school playoffs continue this week

The boys basketball playoffs are set to begin this week for six Denton-area teams while the Argyle and Sanger girls remain alive and venture into third-round action.

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Girls basketball: Another blowout

ADDISON — After Tuesday’s playoff-opening rout, Argyle fans might have been hoping for a more competitive area-round game against Dallas Carter, and Argyle coach Skip Townsend expected one.

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Girls basketball: Argyle rolls, 86-13

TROPHY CLUB — Vivian Gray may be Argyle’s leading scorer this year, but she clearly isn’t its only source of offense.

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Boy's basketball: Argyle takes 9-4A crown

ARGYLE — Argyle may be unbeaten in District 9-4A, but there was plenty on the line in Friday’s pivotal game against the only team close enough in the standings to be capable of costing the Eagles an outright...

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Girl's basketball: Townsend wins No. 1,000

ARGYLE — As Skip Townsend looked around the Argyle gym minutes before Tuesday’s District 9-4A game against Sanger, he finally realized just how many fans were there to see him notch his 1,000th win.

Girls basketball: Lady Eagles dominate rematch with Celina

CELINA — Two weeks after Celina traveled to Argyle and upended the state’s then-No. 1 team in dominant fashion, Friday night’s rematch in Celina started off eerily similar. But instead of the Lady Cats running out to the huge advantage, it was Argyle that went full throttle from the opening whistle to jump out to an 18-3 lead. And unlike that game two weeks ago, there was no late rally to make things interesting as the Lady Eagles kept their foot on the gas en route to a 56-28 win to take command of District 9-4A.