Several area high school senior student-athletes will be honored tonight and have a chance to earn money for college at the Greater Denton Sports Commission annual awards banquet.
FRISCO — After a couple of innings had passed in Game 2 of a regional quarterfinal series between Argyle and Melissa on Friday night, it looked as if Argyle was poised to win the game and advance to the fourth round of the playoffs next week with a sweep.
Before Zach Dickerson ever put on an Argyle uniform and helped the Eagles win the 2011 Class 3A state title, and before he became the team’s leading scorer in his senior year, Dickerson sat down with Argyle head coach John King the summer before his freshman year.
Local area teams will resume their postseason treks today when the University Interscholastic League baseball and softball playoffs resume, starting today.
AUSTIN — As he watched his competitors from Lampases and Tyler Chapel Hill clip the bar Saturday, Spencer McCloud tried to hold his emotions together. “After I got 6-8, watching the other two guys I wanted the best for them,” said the Argyle senior. “But when they missed and I knew I had the gold medal, I wanted to smile. My emotions were everywhere. I wanted to run around, jump around and roll around. When you know you’re a state champion, it’s a great feeling.”
ARGYLE — Back when Spencer McCloud was a sophomore at Argyle, he carried dreams of one day continuing his basketball career at a small college. But once the Argyle track coaches went searching the school’s gym for a kid who could leap well beyond his height, they stumbled across McCloud, who stumbled across a new set of career plans.
AUSTIN — With four holes remaining in the Class 3A state tournament Friday, Argyle and Andrews were tied for first place.
AUSTIN -- As the winds picked up and the temperature dropped in Austin, the Argyle boys golf team thrived. Argyle erased a tough start to Thursday’s play and was in second place after the first round of the Class 3A boys state golf tournament at Jimmy Clay Golf Course. The Eagles finished with a team score of 319, three strokes behind first-place Andrews.
Within a span of four days, Sam Sizelove and Connor Wilson decided they’d like to be teammates after they finish playing football at Argyle next fall.
Throughout the track and field season, Ryan coach Janson Head has penciled in different names for the boys 1,600-meter relay.
After bringing home Guyer’s first state championship in a girls team sport, the Guyer Lady Wildcats were well represented when the all-district teams were released.
ARGYLE — The Argyle Eagles weren’t going to let go of their string of district championships without a fight. Outslugging and outpitching Celina from the third inning on in Friday night’s District 10-3A title game, Argyle nailed down its sixth straight crown with an 11-4 win over the team that entered the game with a matching league won-loss record.
Argyle and Krum doubles teams have advanced to the state tournament, scheduled for April 29 and 30 in Austin.
ARGYLE — The Argyle Eagles had a statement to make Friday night, and they delivered it loud and clear. “Everyone was sparked up because it was senior night,” Eagles designated hitter Jerid Byer said, “and we wanted to show everybody we were ready to play.” A 10-0 win over the Frisco Lone Star team that last month handed Argyle its only District 10-3A loss did the job.
Before Argyle’s game against Frisco Lone Star on March 26, Eagles coach Ricky Griffin could feel it coming. His team had been cruising through its schedule. And then it lost to Lone Star by one run.
SANGER — Like the giddy-up on Parker Mushinski’s fastball, education was in action and on display for everyone to see on a chilly Tuesday night at Sanger High School.
In what was a historic year for the Guyer program, and the best one in recent memory for Denton, the District 5-4A all-district team had plenty of representation from both teams following successful 2012-13 campaigns.
The Krum Lady Cats were well-represented on the 9-3A all-district team after making their second state tournament appearance in school history.
VAN ALSTYNE — Argyle improved to 12-2 after defeating Whitesboro 10-1 in the Van Alstyne tournament Saturday.
AUSTIN — On his first trip to the Class 4A state tournament, Argyle freshman Chase Roth came away with the ultimate prize.
Denton was able to overcome being no-hit by Saginaw to pull out a 5-3 victory at the Russell Athletic Classic, capitalizing on four errors and numerous walks, including two by Terrance Lucas.
CARROLLTON — Shock and awe was the story of Friday night’s Class 3A area-round playoff game at Carrollton Creekview. Wilmer-Hutchins, stopped inches shy of the state tournament by Argyle last season, flipped the tables on the defending state champion.
Fans of Denton school district basketball once again will be able to gather in one place to watch their teams in the playoffs tonight when the Denton and Guyer boys play in an area-round doubleheader — three days after both teams won in a bi-district doubleheader.
In the final two games of the season, Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard showed that he was one of the state’s top players while leading the Wildcats to their first state title — a playoff run capped by a come-from-behind win over Georgetown in the Class 4A Division I final.
ARGYLE — In a battle between Texas High School Baseball’s No. 4-ranked Argyle and No. 9-ranked West Trojans, the Eagles jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings on their way to a 6-1 victory at home in the season opener.
The UIL state basketball playoffs will be in full swing tonight with boys teams battling in bi-district action while the girls head into the regional quarterfinals.
In the area round of the Class 3A playoffs, senior Allea Harris exemplified the necessary poise and patience her team needed to help move the Argyle Lady Eagles past the area round for the first time in her four years as they defeated the Wilmer-Hutchins Lady Eagles 55-41 at Mansfield High School on Friday night.
WICHITA FALLS — The Guyer Wildcats clinched a share of the District 5-4A title with a 66-35 victory against Wichita Falls on Friday night.