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.

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Football: ‘Tote the rock a lot’

It was late September and the football season wasn’t even a month old, yet it was clear that Argyle running back Nick Ralston was going to be one of the more dominating players in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Girls basketball: Liberty crushes Ursuline

ARGYLE — Liberty Christian put 42 points on the scoreboard Friday before Dallas Ursuline knocked down its first field goal.

Basketball roundup: Lady Eagles crush Sanger

SANGER — Argyle defeated Sanger 64-39 on Friday in a District 9-4A battle, giving each team a 2-1 mark in league play.

Girls basketball: Celina strikes back

ARGYLE — In a rematch of last year’s controversial Class 3A Region II final, Argyle hardly looked like the top-ranked team in Class 4A and No. 4 Celina played like it had spent its entire offseason with this one district game in mind.

Basketball roundup: Choate, Garza spark Guyer

TROPHY CLUB — Sean Choate and Zac Garza combined to score 46 points Friday as the Guyer Wildcats (16-7, 3-0 District 5-6A) defeated Trophy Club Nelson 53-50 in overtime.

Soccer roundup: Denton boys blank two foes

AZLE — Six players scored for Argyle as the Lady Eagles topped Lancaster in the Azle tournament.

Girls basketball: Lady Eagles lose 3rd straight

Argyle coach Skip Townsend didn’t envision his team losing all three games at this week’s Naples Holiday Shootout in Florida. Regardless of how tough the competition was — the Lady Eagles played three nationally ranked teams in as many days — perhaps they would eke out one or two close ones.

Boys basketball: Argyle, Sanger end tourney with wins

SAGINAW — Argyle’s Jonathan Davis (17 points) and Kade Barnett (12) led the Eagles past Ponder 63-54 in the third-place game of the Whataburger Tournament at Saginaw Chisholm Trail on Wednesday.

Girls basketball: Argyle still searching for a win in Florida

In a matter of 48 hours, Argyle went from wondering if it could compete on a national stage to being frustrated over losing back-to-back tournament games it had several chances to win.

Girls basketball: Argyle girls drop close one in Florida

Argyle has taken on all comers this season, from Class 6A powers like Plano West to the Australian National team. On Monday, the Lady Eagles likely faced their toughest challenge to date, and despite a rare loss, showed they can compete on a national stage.

Girls basketball: Argyle set to compete in Florida

ARGYLE — When Argyle coach Skip Townsend signed his team up for today’s prestigious Naples Holiday Shootout in Florida, the Lady Eagles were originally one of eight teams placed in the tournament’s National bracket. That slate alone, he said, would certainly cause them fits.

Football: Against all odds

When Argyle hoisted the Class 3A Division II state championship trophy a year ago, it was far from a shocker. In many ways, the Eagles, like several Denton-area teams, were expected to win championships — and most lived up to the hype.

Football: All-district lists full of area talent

Several Denton-area football players were honored by their respective districts’ coaches for their performance in the district portions of their seasons.

Football: Snakebit in double OT

ARLINGTON — Argyle running back Nick Ralston would have carried the ball a hundred times Friday. It seems like a far-fetched proposition, but Ralston was well over 50 carries when the Eagles, who trailed Navasota by a touchdown in double overtime, called his number on a fourth-and-5 play.

Football: Eagles’ streak ends

ARLINGTON — At some point, Friday night’s result was bound to happen. Argyle entered the Class 4A Division I state championship game riding the state’s second-longest win streak, having won its previous 31 games.

Notebook: Heartbreak ends ‘most special experience’

ARLINGTON — Argyle coach Todd Rodgers and his quarterback son, Cooper, never once downplayed their relationship throughout the course of the season. They just didn’t have time to talk about or reflect on it while focusing on the program’s title defense.

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Football: Argyle inching closer to rare mark

ARGYLE — Argyle’s 31-game win streak has helped it garner some much-deserved recognition as one of the state’s elite programs. A win in today’s Class 4A Division I final would put the Eagles in a decidedly less-populated category by matching a feat only three teams have accomplished in the last 15 years.

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Football: Sweatt equity

ARGYLE — Taylor Sweatt started this season as a free safety, and a very good one at that. It can be argued, though, that the Argyle coaching staff’s decision to switch him to middle linebacker solidified the Eagles’ eventual run to today’s Class 4A Division I final in Arlington.

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Football: Rattlers’ star receiver wants it his way

Several Argyle football players have something Tren’Davian Dickson wants — something Dickson could have already if not for some personal stubbornness.

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Notebook: Rodgers ready for last job

ARGYLE — When Argyle senior Cooper Rodgers steps onto the field today at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium, he’ll have a chance to do something most former ball boys could only dream of: starting at quarterback...

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Renowned just off the field

An Argyle High School senior is making a name for himself in the Texas high school football arena, and it’s not for his performance on the field.