Names from Argyle and Sanger were scattered throughout the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A all-state teams, which were announced Tuesday afternoon.
Argyle was one disputed call away from winning a state 7-on-7 tournament championship in 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Argyle Eagles learned on Sunday what the path to the school’s first baseball state title will look like.
PARIS — Argyle’s baseball team found itself in the same exact position as it did three years ago.
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.
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.
ARGYLE — Ryley Balch may not have been looking for redemption Thursday against Texarkana Pleasant Grove, but he found it.
MOUNT PLEASANT — For a moment it looked like it was going to happen to Argyle for the second straight day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
AUSTIN — Reese Thompson didn’t have the start to his final day as a high school athlete that he was hoping for Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.