Volleyball: Decatur downs Argyle for state championship

GARLAND — Argyle middle blocker Katy Keenan may have been thinking about all the things that could have been Saturday, but in her team’s postmatch press conference, the Texas Tech signee was humble and offered no excuses.

Football: Argyle tames Lions in rout

CARROLLTON — Argyle running back Nick Ralston didn’t break many tackles on Friday. He didn’t have to.Kaufman’s defense barely laid a finger on the Arizona State commit, who rumbled his way to 305 yards...

Volleyball: Argyle advances to final

GARLAND — Late in the second set Friday, Argyle was one point from dropping a set for the first time since early October. Only this time, there was much more on the line. The Lady Eagles miraculously avoided the rare letdown when a reversed call on the point that would have given Liberty Hill the set opened the door for Argyle to steal the set, and ultimately the match, in a 25-17, 27-25, 25-20 win in a Class 4A state semifinal at the Curtis Culwell Center.

Volleyball: Argyle one win from state final

ARGYLE — Two opponents stand in the way of Argyle and its first state title. While the Lady Eagles have made no secret that they hope to be playing one team in particular in Saturday’s Class 4A final, they’ll first have to knock off a hungry newcomer to the state’s grandest stage.

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Volleyball: Bass uses game to overcome adversity

Alexa Bass was dressed in street clothes when she showed up roughly 15 minutes late for Argyle’s practice Monday afternoon. It was uncharacteristic for her to be late for anything, especially volleyball.

Volleyball: Lady Eagles advance to state

MESQUITE — Shortly after Argyle’s sweep of Melissa in Saturday’s Class 4A Region II final, a win that vaulted the Lady Eagles to their second state tournament appearance in three years, junior Strealy Sizelove was heard amid the celebration having a fun exchange with coach Clark Oberle.

Football: Rodgers fuels Argyle rout

SAGINAW — If Argyle quarterback Cooper Rodgers continues to have nights like he did on Friday, the Eagles may be harder to beat in the playoffs than they already are.

Volleyball: Argyle, Dobbins slam Van

MESQUITE — When Eighmy Dobbins stepped up to the service line in the third set of Argyle’s regional semifinal matchup Friday night, it was evident Van did not have much time left in its season. However, no one saw what happened next coming, as the junior outside hitter served the match’s final 14 points with her lethal jump serve to help the Lady Eagles cruise to a sweep of Van to advance to the Class 4A Region II final at 1 p.m. today back at Mesquite Poteet.

Signings: Argyle’s Keenan officially a Red Raider

ARGYLE – As Argyle volleyball coach Clark Oberle stood up to introduce Katy Keenan during a signing ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, he reminisced with the crowd about his star player’s first college offer, which he said came from Baylor the summer before Keenan’s freshman year.

Volleyball: Argyle advances with victory against Aubrey

Katy Keenan is not the type of player Argyle wants sitting on its bench, even if only for a few brief stretches. Yet the Lady Eagles continue to prove they can be just as dominant without her.

Volleyball: Four area teams remain in playoffs

High school volleyball playoffs continue this week with four area teams remaining as the regional quarterfinal round begins Tuesday.

Volleyball: Argyle advances with sweep of Bonham

GAINESVILLE — While watching his team jump out to a two-set lead Saturday, Argyle coach Clark Oberle couldn’t help but push the Lady Eagles as if they were playing from behind.

Cross country: Pilot Point’s Juarez finishes 15th at state

ROUND ROCK — Pilot Point’s Diana Juarez turned in the top finish among Denton-area competitors Saturday at the state cross country meet.

Football: Ten area teams still alive

The UIL and TAPPS playoffs get underway this week, and the Denton area will be well represented with 10 teams securing berths in the battle for state titles.

Football: Perfect Argyle crushes Sanger

SANGER — Another year, another undefeated regular season for Argyle, which dispatched injury-stricken Sanger with ease 44-7 on Friday in the regular season finale.

Volleyball: Argyle cruises in bi-district playoff

IRVING — The playoff road going forward is bound to get tougher for Argyle. It has to. The Lady Eagles — ranked 10th in the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A poll — found little resistance in a 25-2, 25-3, 25-2 sweep of Dallas Uplift Hampton Prep in Monday’s Region II bi-district match at Uplift North Hills Prep in Irving. Argyle (34-7) didn’t allow Hampton Prep, which was making its first playoff appearance, to record a kill.

Football: Argyle secures share of district title

ARGYLE — A few weeks ago, Argyle had a decent test from an explosive Carrollton Ranchview team in the Eagles’ quest for yet another district championship. Since then, Argyle has encountered nothing but minor speed bumps, with its most recent coming in Friday night’s 65-14 win over Dallas Pinkston, which clinched at least a share of the District 6-4A (Division I) championship for Argyle.

Volleyball: Area teams ready for playoffs

While several area volleyball teams are gearing up to face unfamiliar foes in the first round of playoffs, two know one another all too well and are set on a collision course.

Football: Undefeated Argyle defeats Carter

DALLAS — Seven Argyle Eagles found the end zone Friday night at John Kincaide Stadium where Argyle pounded Dallas Carter to remain perfect on the season.

Volleyball notebook: Guyer pouring on coal in 5-6A

Guyer has been so dominant in District 5-6A that, with just two matches left in the regular season, it’s easy to assume that much of the pressure is off the shoulders of the Lady Wildcats.

Volleyball: Argyle takes district

ARGYLE — Argyle coach Clark Oberle wasn’t sure if his players were aware of what was on the line in Tuesday’s District 9-4A match against Sanger. They sure played like they did, though.

Football: Argyle sets ‘standard’ in 65-7 decision

ARGYLE — As far as Taylor Sweatt is concerned, what happened defensively in Argyle’s District 6-4A (Division I) shootout win last week was a mirage. Sweatt insists Friday’s dismantling of Wilmer-Hutchins is a more appropriate indicator of what to expect from the Eagles going forward.

Football: No. 2 Argyle remains unbeaten

CARROLLTON — For the entirety of the first half on Thursday, no one on the playing surface at Standridge Stadium paid much attention to the giant videoboard with the word “Defense” sprawled across it. By the time the District 6-4A (I) opener between Carrollton Ranchview and Argyle ended, Argyle had done enough defensively to pull out a 72-42 win in a game that featured 1,233 yards of total offense, including 755 in the first half.

Football: Argyle rides 28-point quarter to victory

PARIS — Two pass plays of more than 40 yards ignited Argyle as part of a 28-point second quarter, which propelled the Eagles to a 38-14 win over Paris on Friday at Wildcat Stadium.

Volleyball: Argyle falls short in battle of ranked teams

DECATUR — Prior to Tuesday’s highly anticipated match at Decatur, Argyle coach Clark Oberle jokingly warned a group of officials on the court that they’d better plan for a late night.

Football: Argyle upends Graham

GRAHAM — Nick Ralston has done a lot in his four seasons as a varsity running back for Argyle. But the senior Arizona State pledge has never had a game like the one he had on Friday night, and he knows he will be paying for it today. Ralston rumbled for 192 yards on an unprecedented 46 carries and scored four times on the ground to lift third-ranked Argyle to a 35-27 win over No. 4 Graham in a pivotal Class 4A nondistrict affair at Newton Field.

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Football: Argyle enters top-four tilt

ARGYLE — Last season, in a Class 3A Division II semifinal, state powers Argyle and Graham were poised for an epic clash between two loaded teams with a trip to AT&T Stadium on the line.

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Mauck: Football royalty on Argyle’s sideline

Carl Mauck was a man of few words on and off the field during the 34 years he spent in the NFL as a player and coach.

Football: Big second half sends Argyle over Celina

ARGYLE — With less than a minute left on the clock and his team ahead by 12, Argyle running back Nick Ralston was still being asked to chew up some final yards.

Football: Argyle gets late touchdown to edge Denison

ARLINGTON — Argyle’s offense may be shaky at times, but the Eagles still have a flare for dramatics. Quarterback Cooper Rodgers found Dane Ledford for a 56-yard touchdown pass with 26 seconds left to nab a 42-35 win against Denison in the opening game of the Southwest Showcase at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Friday.

Football: Turnovers fuel Argyle win in home opener

ARGYLE — After winning its first state title last year, Argyle didn’t play its best football in Friday’s season opener. Thanks to Abilene Wylie, the Eagles avoided what could have been a rare loss.

Volleyball: Camillo’s legacy key for Argyle

ARGYLE — Argyle senior middle blocker Katy Keenan was surrounded by constant reminders of her former mentor during the annual volleyball tournament Argyle hosted last year.

Volleyball: Lady Eagles rally to knock off Denton in five sets

ARGYLE — Falling behind 2-1 with a razor-thin loss to Denton in the third set, the Argyle Lady Eagles had lost their aggressive demeanor. Rediscovering their enthusiasm and offensive purpose, the Lady Eagles fought back and edged out the Lady Broncos in the decisive fifth set for a 25-20, 21-25, 29-31, 25-17, 16-14 victory Tuesday.

Volleyball roundup: Lady Falcons have 2-2 outing

GARLAND — Lake Dallas played four matches on the first day of the Garland tournament, winning a pair and losing in the other two.

Football: Eagles, Wildcats start year ranked

The Guyer Wildcats and Argyle Eagles landed spots in The Associated Press’ preseason poll released Wednesday.

Volleyball: Ryan ready for play on own floor in Classic

The unfinished email Ryan coach Cindy Williams started Wednesday morning was still open on her computer that afternoon.

Volleyball notebook: Argyle’s one-two punch

Argyle coach Clark Oberle’s program has reached a level where success is always expected. In 2012, that success reached new heights when the Lady Eagles made it to the Class 3A state championship game, before falling in five sets to Abilene Wylie. Last season, the Lady Eagles lost in the third round of the playoffs to eventual state champions Decatur and were the only team to take a postseason set from Decatur in their five-set defeat.

Football notebook: Energy, excitement mark champs’ workout

ARGYLE — There are a lot of new faces in the Argyle football program, but Monday morning brought the same level of excitement to the Eagle fieldhouse as always at this time of year.

Local volleyball teams face changing landscape

A strong argument could have been made last year that Argyle’s volleyball team was the second-best in all of Class 3A.

Baseball: Area players chosen for 3A all-state teams

Names from Argyle and Sanger were scattered throughout the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A all-state teams, which were announced Tuesday afternoon.

Football: Gundy expects improved Walsh

DALLAS — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has made a habit out of keeping his quarterback situation a mystery heading into fall camp.

Basketball: UIL moves state tourneys to Alamodome

The University Interscholastic League finalized plans Tuesday afternoon to move the 2015 girls and boys basketball state tournaments to San Antonio's Alamodome.

Football: Eagles, Bearcats, Falcons go winless

COLLEGE STATION — Argyle and Pilot Point were unable to find success in the Division II championship bracket at the state 7-on-7 football tournament.

Football: Argyle, Pilot Point advance at 7-on-7

COLLEGE STATION — Argyle and Pilot Point earned slots in today’s Division II championship bracket action at the state 7-on-7 football tournament following strong showings in Thursday’s pool play.

Football: 7-on-7 event gives teams extra practice time

Argyle was one disputed call away from winning a state 7-on-7 tournament championship in 2013.

Argyle wins third straight Lone Star Cup

Tuesday’s announcement from the University Interscholastic League was something folks in Argyle knew was coming for a third straight year. The Class 3A Lone Star Cup is going to be in Argyle for another year.

Football: Argyle TE Chalk chooses Clemson

J.C. Chalk might have a while to go before he graduates from Argyle, but the junior tight end already knows where he’s going to play college football.

Baseball: Coming up short

AUSTIN — The absence of sound between ball and aluminum bat was replaced by College Station’s cheers on Thursday night. In the eighth inning of the Class 3A baseball state championship game, the 10th walk issued by Argyle’s pitching staff proved to be the one that hurt the most. The 10th walk scored the go-ahead run as College Station defeated Argyle 5-2 to win the Class 3A title at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin. The Cougars won their first baseball state championship in the school’s second year of existence, while Argyle went home from its first state tournament with second-place medals.

Baseball: Gooch hurls complete game one-hitter; Argyle advances to 3A finals

AUSTIN — Drew Gooch’s outing on Wednesday afternoon was nothing the Argyle Eagles have not seen before. After all, Gooch has been turning in stellar playoff performances for Argyle since he was a freshman. But this time, the Eagles got to see Gooch at his best on the state’s biggest stage. The TCU signee pitched a one-hitter in Argyle’s 5-1 victory over Sinton in the Class 3A state semifinals at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Baseball: Eagles prove themselves worthy as state finalists

AUSTIN — Seven years ago, Argyle had never been to the baseball playoffs. That was before Ricky Griffin took over as the school’s head coach. Seven years later and under Griffin’s guidance, the Eagles are one game away from bringing home the school’s first baseball state championship.