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Scholar and an infielder

ARGYLE — Tanner Boyzuick and Ryland King have been playing baseball together, in some capacity, since they were 13 years old. As the two senior full-time starters for defending Class 4A state champion Argyle, they have an undeniable bond. So when King blew out his knee in a playoff warm-up game a few weeks back, it hit Boyzuick hard.

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Baseball: Eagles claw past Indians

ARGYLE — Coach Ricky Griffin knew he had his ace, Connor Mushinski, in his back pocket if he needed him to pitch in a pinch on Saturday. The junior threw 53 pitches in Friday’s Game 1 victory for Argyle and was available to close out a game Saturday. Turns out Griffin didn’t need him. Sanger forced a decisive Game 3 with a strong pitching effort from Julien Ly in a 3-1 victory before Argyle sophomore Gage Campbell fired a gem to shut down the Indians 5-0 in Game 3 and advance the Eagles to the Class 4A Region II semifinals.

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Baseball: Argyle explodes vs. Sanger

SANGER — In two district games against Argyle this season, Sanger allowed seven combined runs in two close losses.

Baseball/softball: Falcons primed to fly in playoffs

CORINTH — Just more than a month ago, Lake Dallas baseball coach John Tompkins couldn’t have been more disappointed in his team, or more unsure about its upcoming playoff push. So he did the only logical thing he could to light a fire — he held tryouts.

Tennis: Fast start not enough for Argyle’s Hynek at state

COLLEGE STATION — In just his sophomore season, Argyle’s Matt Hynek put his youthful poise on display from the get-go of the first set of his Class 4A boys’ singles quarterfinal match against Canyon Lake’s Kendall Murray.


Tennis: Humble Hynek ready for whatever happens at state

ARGYLE — Matt Hynek practically waltzed into the Class 4A state tournament, which begins Monday in College Station. But Argyle’s star sophomore insists his road was more difficult than it appeared.


Baseball: Outburst sends Eagles to sweep

PLANO — Argyle already had the upper hand in Saturday’s Game 2 when it sent Connor Mushinski, its ace and last year’s state title game MVP, to the hill.

Baseball: Argyle starts slow, cruises to Game 1 win

PLANO — When you have as many players as Argyle does with no playoff experience, it’s difficult to tell how they will react for the first time on that stage.

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Golf: Argyle repeats as 4A state champion

AUSTIN — Nothing came easy for the Argyle boys golf team during, or after, the final round of the Class 4A state tournament Tuesday at Onion Creek Club.


Volleyball: Van Poppel commits to Belmont

Halee Van Poppel knew she didn’t have to go out of state to play college volleyball, but there was always a part of her that was intrigued by the idea.

Golf: Argyle leads boys’ state tournament by four

AUSTIN — Defending champion Argyle didn’t run away with the boys’ title on the first day of Class 4A State Golf Championship on Monday at the North Course of Onion Creek Club, but the Eagles established themselves as the team to beat despite less-than-stellar rounds from several of its top players.


Golf: Argyle looking to repeat as state champion

Entering its fifth consecutive state tournament, the Argyle boys golf team remembers its heavy expectations from past years.


Baseball: Argyle triple sinks Sanger

SANGER — For both Argyle coach Ricky Griffin and Sanger coach Steve Ford, Friday night’s game between their teams had to have been a frustrating watch.

Boys soccer: Argyle falls in state semis

GEORGETOWN — Trailing for just the second time in their playoff run to Wednesday’s Class 4A state semifinals, the Argyle Eagles were down but not out.

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Eagles arrive at state

Many years ago, Argyle coach Daniel Lundy had a coach tell him to treat his field house like a sanctuary, so that, if only for a short time, his team could be amongst people it trusts and problems could disappear.

Baseball: Argyle gets back at rival Celina

ARGYLE — It was a tale of two games between District 9-4A rivals Argyle and Celina this season. Each protected its home turf, and fifth-ranked Argyle was out for blood after losing at Celina 3-1.

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Soccer: Soaring to state

Argyle played Dallas Life Oak Cliff to a tie in a soggy, windy game during January’s preseason schedule for one of only two ties in its season, and the Eagles were in the same situation Saturday.


Soccer: Holt keeps Argyle rolling

KENNEDALE — Argyle senior striker Caleb Holt flew under the radar alongside the high-scoring duo of Dylan Sadler and Drew Estrada for much of the season, but through three playoff games, Holt is making...

Soccer: Argyle seeks to erase sting of football loss

If the Argyle boys soccer team can win today’s Class 4A Region I semifinal game, it will have eclipsed its furthest playoff run in program history as the Eagles have matched their 2011 campaign with their 5-1 win against Alvarado in Tuesday’s quarterfinal.

Soccer: Argyle strikes again, moves on in playoffs

FORT WORTH — After Saturday’s shutout against Midlothian Heritage came on the shoulders of their hyper-aggressive offensive philosophy and solid execution, the Argyle Eagles had no reason to stray away...

Baseball: Eagles cruise past Bobcats

ARGYLE — Over the past couple of weeks, Argyle baseball coach Ricky Griffin was waiting for the right time to shake up his batting order.

Soccer: Argyle falls to defending champs

GRAPEVINE — Three days after blowing by their first playoff opponent, the Argyle Lady Eagles had the tables turned on them by offensive juggernaut and defending state champion Kennedale.

Soccer: Eagles ice Heritage with 2-0 shutout

FORT WORTH — Argyle coach Daniel Lundy was frequently teased by his team in the first month of the season for how he referred to senior forward Drew Estrada.


Soccer: Neece nets 40th, Argyle rolls

ARGYLE — Abbi Neece may be Argyle’s leading scorer, but she’s not the only one carrying her own weight.

Baseball: Argyle, Mushinski shut out Sanger

ARGYLE — For much of the night on Tuesday, Argyle junior Connor Mushinski was having his way with the Sanger lineup.


Soccer: Seasons on line as playoffs start with Denton-Lake Dallas

As the Denton-area slate of playoff soccer kicks off today, Denton and Lake Dallas are set to rekindle a rivalry that saw the Lady Falcons end the Lady Broncos’ season 3-0 in the first round a year ago.

Basketball: Denton-area trio lands on TABC all-state list

Vivian Gray and Madison Ralston, two key cogs in Argyle’s state championship win from earlier this month, highlight a trio of Denton-area standouts recently named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-state teams.

Basketball: Argyle’s Gray honored as MVP in District 9-4A

Last weekend, the Argyle Lady Eagles repeated as Class 4A state champions, and when the District 9-4A all-district team was released, the team was represented by its entire starting five.

Volleyball: Argyle’s Dobbins switches to Texas Tech

Eighmy Dobbins thought she had her college volleyball career figured out when she committed to Division I Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

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Basketball: Sweet second

SAN ANTONIO — In Friday’s Class 4A semifinal, Argyle sophomore Gabby Standifer had what she called the “worst game of her life.”

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Basketball: Gray leads Argyle to final

SAN ANTONIO — When Vivian Gray’s name was mentioned in Liberty Hill’s postgame press conference Friday, all coach Chris Lange and his three selected players could do was shake their heads in disbelief.

Girls basketball: Argyle’s Standifer delivers

ARGYLE — After losing a four-year starter and the only point guard he had ever coached at Argyle, Skip Townsend had a decision to make in the fall and, subsequently, a lot of work to do. The Lady Eagles, who begin play in the Class 4A state tournament with a semifinal against Liberty Hill on Friday in San Antonio, were without a natural point guard.

Basketball: Matchups set for girls state tournaments

The teams are set, and the Denton-area will be well-represented at the UIL and TAPPS girls state basketball tournaments this weekend.

Basketball: Gray’s 36 points punch Argyle’s state ticket

COMMERCE — After putting on what many would argue was a clinic in Saturday’s Class 4A Region II final, Argyle’s Vivian Gray insisted it wasn’t one of her better days on the court.

Basketball: Lady Eagles return to region final

COMMERCE — Argyle coach Skip Townsend is always going to find something he wants his team to get better at. But when glancing at the scoreboard, it’s hard to be overly critical of the defending state champion.

Basketball: Wilmer-Hutchins wins battle of Eagles

FRISCO — If someone had told Argyle coach Russell Perkins that Wilmer-Hutchins would score only 45 points Friday, he would have taken it.

Basketball: Argyle girls roll into Round 4 of playoffs

Two victories separate the Argyle Lady Eagles from a third straight trip to the state tournament, and four victories will give the Skip Townsend-coached squad its second consecutive state crown.

Baseball: Falcons take two in Argyle

ARGYLE — Red Oak jumped out to an early lead Thursday but Lake Dallas responded by scoring five runs in the third inning of an Argyle tournament opener. The Falcons recorded eight hits to capture a 9-3 victory.

Basketball: Argyle cruises to regional tournament

CARROLLTON — It’s the third round of the playoffs and no team has come close to hanging with defending Class 4A state champion Argyle — both physically and on the scoreboard.

Eagles advance

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — With David Davis, Nathan Priddy and J.C. Chalk leading an offensive charge Argyle has displayed in the latter half of the season and a defense to match in Tuesday’s 58-33 victory...

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Baseball: Argyle ready to defend its crown

ARGYLE — Connor Mushinski was unflappable on the mound for Argyle in last year’s Class 4A title game, and by the end of that night, he was hoisting an MVP trophy. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of...

Basketball: Boys begin playoff march; Argyle, Sanger girls reach quarterfinals

Seven Denton-area boys basketball teams begin the journey through the UIL playoffs tonight and tomorrow while two area girls teams move into the regional quarterfinals.


Basketball: Argyle dominates again

FRISCO — The Argyle freight train kept full steam ahead Friday night in a Class 4A Region II area-round playoff game, and its latest victim came in the form of the Melissa Lady Cardinals.

Basketball: Argyle girls dominate first playoff foe

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Barring a shocking turn of events, it’s a fairly safe assumption the defending Class 4A state champions may not be tested much until the regional tournament — if at all.

Argyle inks apparel deal with Nike

Argyle became the latest addition to a growing list of school districts that are forming exclusive athletic apparel partnerships with the most recognized companies in the world.

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Softball: With veteran lineup, Krum ready for state push

Krum coach Stacey Lucas didn’t say it’s state or bust this season. But her team certainly looks the part.

Girls basketball: Postseason kicks off Monday, Tuesday for area teams

For eight Denton-area girls basketball teams, the win-and-advance season, better known as the UIL state playoffs, gets under way today and tomorrow.

Volleyball: Argyle’s White commits to Tech

Allison White would love to lead Argyle to a second straight state title next season. And she should be completely focused on that task now that her college future is settled.

Basketball: Argyle sweeps Krum to cap perfect season in district

KRUM — Argyle can finally start thinking about the playoffs and defending its Class 4A state title from last year. Krum, on the other hand, must wait to see how its postseason road plays out.


Football: Chalk signs with Clemson

ARGYLE — Football has always been a big part of life for J.C. Chalk. Chalk is the grandson of well-known college player and coach Gene Stallings, so in many ways he was born with the game coursing through his veins. Chalk just needed to find where his athletic skill set fit best.