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.

Baseball: Argyle looks for nothing short of state title

ARGYLE — Argyle head coach Ricky Griffin still remembers when a news helicopter descended on Frisco’s field on the eve of the Class 2A state baseball tournament.

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Baseball: Last time out

ARGYLE — There are times when Argyle senior Parker Mushinski needs a couple of moments to gather himself atop the pitching mound.

Baseball: Argyle looking for rare state double in Class 3A

The Argyle Eagles learned on Sunday what the path to the school’s first baseball state title will look like.

Baseball: Argyle headed to state with series sweep

PARIS — Argyle’s baseball team found itself in the same exact position as it did three years ago.

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Baseball: Home runs help power Eagles to Game 1 win

McKINNEY — A home run over the right-field wall and a homer over the left-field wall helped put Argyle one game away from the Class 3A state tournament.

Baseball: New obstacle in Argyle’s path to state

The last time Texarkana Pleasant Grove did not win the Class 3A Region II baseball title, Argyle had not made the playoffs at any time in school history.

Softball: Sanger trio highlights all-district selections

The Sanger softball team matched last season’s run to the Class 3A Region II semifinals with a handful of star players this season who led a young Lady Indians team with several starting freshmen.

Baseball: Texas newcomer Balch becomes Argyle leader

ARGYLE — Ryley Balch may not have been looking for redemption Thursday against Texarkana Pleasant Grove, but he found it.

Baseball: Argyle rallies, advances to regional finals

MOUNT PLEASANT — For a moment it looked like it was going to happen to Argyle for the second straight day.

Baseball: Pleasant Grove nips Argyle 1-0, forces Game 3

MOUNT PLEASANT — It was a matter of which offense was going to be the first to squeeze out a run off the opposing pitcher Friday night.

Baseball: Markwardt, Gooch help Argyle take Game 1

McKINNEY — Argyle coach Ricky Griffin turned and looked to senior Drew Gooch after the fifth inning of Thursday’s Class 3A Region II semifinal series opener against Texarkana Pleasant Grove.

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Track and field: Two Lady Eagles sign with Big 12 schools

ARGYLE — It was almost two weeks ago when Argyle’s Taylor Mueller and Laine Lowry embraced one another on the track at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. The seniors were overcome with emotion as the Lady Eagles captured gold in the 1,600-meter relay for the first time at the Class 3A state track and field meet.

Baseball: Eagles to play off their own advantage

ARGYLE — Nine times out of 10, Argyle holds an advantage over its opponent before the two teams face each other. The success the school has experienced often gives the Eagles a mental edge before a game is played, and that can be said for many of Argyle’s sports teams. But for one of the few times, that edge will be negated when Argyle faces Texarkana Pleasant Grove this weekend in the Class 3A Region II semifinals. The best-of-three baseball series starts today at 7 p.m. at McKinney Boyd.

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Baseball: The Brothers Boyzuick

ARGYLE — Argyle senior Brandon Boyzuick knew what he needed to do as a brother, not a teammate, in Game 1 of last week’s playoff series against Sanger.

Beer, Ellis named year’s top athletes

When Monday night was over and the Greater Denton Sports Commission banquet was done, several area athletes and others in the community were recognized for their achievements on and off the field last season.

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Baseball: Eagles take two, oust Indians

PONDER — After suffering a heartbreaking defeat in its Class 3A Region II quarterfinal series opener Friday night, Argyle coach Ricky Griffin had a simple message for his team in advance of Saturday’s Game 2: “If we don’t make the plays, we’re going home.”

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Baseball: Sanger rallies past Argyle

PONDER — By the time Sanger recorded its second out of Friday night’s Class 3A Region II quarterfinal series opener against No. 4 Argyle, the Eagles already had a four-run lead and Sanger starter Ross Scott was pulled after recording just one out.

Greater Denton Sports Commission banquet set for Monday

Mitch Gaylord, a member of the gold medal-winning United States men’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Olympics, will be the featured speaker at the 12th annual Greater Denton Sports Commission awards banquet on Monday.

Baseball: Styles to clash when Argyle, Sanger meet

This weekend’s regional quarterfinal playoff series between Argyle and Sanger has all the makings of a must-see matchup for the right to play in the Class 3A Region II semifinals.

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Baseball: Comeback trail blazer

ARGYLE — After seven long weeks of waiting to step on the mound, there was no uncertainty in the mind of Argyle senior Drew Gooch.

Track and field: Lady Eagles win 1,600 relay at state

AUSTIN — With 50 meters left in her anchor leg Saturday, Argyle’s Taylor Mueller was in control. With a few meters left in Argyle’s Class 3A girls 1,600 relay, Mueller’s teammate Laine Lowry was already on her way to the finish line.

Track and field notebook: Thompson takes gold in 110 hurdles

AUSTIN — Reese Thompson didn’t have the start to his final day as a high school athlete that he was hoping for Saturday.

Baseball: Argyle ousts Princeton

FRISCO — Drew Gooch pitched five shutout innings — getting out of a couple of jams along the way — and designated hitter Mat Ralph drove in four runs as Argyle defeated Princeton 10-0 in six innings in the Class 3A area playoffs at Frisco Heritage High School on Friday.

Track and field notebook: Hunter takes silver in 300 hurdles

AUSTIN — Jalen Hunter had hoped for bigger things in his final high school track meet on Friday night at Mike A. Myers Stadium, but after a disappointing day for the Tennessee-bound hurdler, the Guyer senior capped his career with a silver medal.

Track and Field: True versatility

When Argyle senior Reese Thompson settled into the starting blocks at the Class 3A Region II track and field meet, he wasn’t concerned about not reaching the state meet his senior year.

Baseball: Eagles sweep Bridgeport from playoffs

JUSTIN — The tone in Argyle head coach Ricky Griffin’s voice on Friday night was much calmer than it was the night before.

Baseball: Eagles not sharp in win over Bridgeport

JUSTIN — Thursday night was far from Argyle’s best performance this season. According to the Eagles’ head coach, it was the complete opposite.

Boys golf: Argyle again finishes second

For the second straight year, Argyle and Andrews finished as the top two teams at the Class 3A boys state tournament.

Soccer: Alspach named 11-4A MVP

A year removed from winning the Class 4A state championship, the Guyer girls soccer team fell short of repeating in 2014 but still was well represented on the All-District 11-4A team.

Golf: Argyle boys down 5 shots

Even after a rocky first day at the Class 3A state golf tournament, the Argyle boys are only five shots back of first place.

Golf: Eagles look to redeem selves

ARGYLE — Looking back at last year’s Class 3A state golf tournament, the Argyle boys can find spots on the course where they could have salvaged a stroke.

Softball: Lady Cats eliminate Argyle

The Krum Lady Cats are making the most out of their first postseason trip in 15 years. The Lady Cats are going to the area round after winning a Class 3A bi-district title over Argyle, claiming the best-of-three series with a 7-6 victory Saturday in Game 3.

Track and field: Guyer girls win regional track crown

Six Guyer athletes won events Saturday at the Class 4A Region I track meet to help lead the Wildcats to respective first- and second-place finishes in the girls and boys team standings.

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Softball: Argyle forces Game 3 against Krum

Argyle’s first batter walked. The Lady Eagles’ second batter walked. Their third batter was hit by a pitch. Nine runs, 10 walks, two wild pitches and two hit batters later, the Lady Eagles found themselves right back in the middle of their Class 3A bi-district softball playoff series against Krum.

Softball: Lady Cats rally past Argyle

Krum coach Stacey Lucas just knew her team could rally one more time. Argyle coach Natalie Coonrod knew her team was making too many errors. They were both right.

Softball playoffs arrive

Several of the area’s top softball teams begin postseason play today, and two of those teams won’t have any margin for error, as state-ranked teams from Guyer and Pilot Point face one-game playoffs with hopes of advancing to the area round next week.

Baseball/softball roundup: Ponder routs Alvord in baseball action

ALVORD — Ponder broke things open in the top of the fifth inning and scored eight runs in the Lions’ 15-0 victory over Alvord in District 9-2A action Friday night.

Baseball: Argyle defeats Celina for title

CELINA — Argyle’s Drew Gooch gave up one hit through the first five innings of Friday’s District 10-3A showdown at Celina but impressively still faced the minimum number of batters thanks to a double play in the second inning.

Track and field: Sanger boys capture area championship

ARGYLE — The Sanger Indians and Argyle Eagles will be well represented next week at the Class 3A Region II track and field championships in Commerce after strong showings at the District 9-3A/10-3A Area meet on Thursday.