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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
ARGYLE — For much of the night on Tuesday, Argyle junior Connor Mushinski was having his way with the Sanger lineup.
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.
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.
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.
Eighmy Dobbins thought she had her college volleyball career figured out when she committed to Division I Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
SAN ANTONIO — In Friday’s Class 4A semifinal, Argyle sophomore Gabby Standifer had what she called the “worst game of her life.”
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.
The teams are set, and the Denton-area will be well-represented at the UIL and TAPPS girls state basketball tournaments this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Krum coach Stacey Lucas didn’t say it’s state or bust this season. But her team certainly looks the part.
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.
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.
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.