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.

Boys soccer: Argyle shuts out Falcons

ARGYLE — Argyle didn’t create near the opportunities that Lake Dallas did on offense Tuesday, but the Eagles managed to do the one thing their opponent couldn’t, and that’s finish.

Basketball: No. 1 Argyle crushes Sanger in top-five battle

ARGYLE — Seconds into Friday’s clash between top-five teams, it looked as if Sanger would provide the test to defending Class 4A champion Argyle the state poll would suggest.

Volleyball: Big-play Bass

Alexa Bass isn’t the sort to worry about statistics or individual honors, but even she knew this would be a difficult year to stand out, given the staggering number of top-tier volleyball players in the Denton area.

Basketball: No. 4 Argyle clipped on home court

ARGYLE — After carrying a lead into halftime, Argyle’s wheels seemed to fall off in the third quarter of 47-40 loss against Dallas Wilmer-Hutchins.

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Another heartbreaker

HOUSTON — Hand it to the Argyle Eagles. They really know how to put on a show in state title games.

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Football: Special teams play gives Eagles shot

HOUSTON — After Jamal Williams plunged into the end zone from 1 yard out to put Waco La Vega up 33-31 over Argyle with 11 seconds remaining in Friday’s Class 4A Division I state final, the Pirates’ weakest link — their kicking game — still had a job to do.

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Notebook: Late mistakes, static hold Eagles back

HOUSTON — When stacking up Argyle against any of its opponents, it’s a virtual lock that the Eagles get the nod in intangibles and coaching.

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Football: Argyle ready for athletic Pirates in state final

ARGYLE — As Argyle coach Todd Rodgers watched playoff brackets unfold over the last few weeks, his immediate thought was that Carthage might end up being one of the participants in today’s Class 4A Division I state title game.


Football: Inspired by anime, Sweatt shines on field

ARGYLE — Taylor Sweatt’s obsession with Japanese anime cartoons started with a six-second video clip. It’s a self-admitted obsession, one that just about everyone in Argyle’s football program is aware of heading into the final game of his high school career.

Football: Argyle's Holt on all-state first team

Argyle kicker Caleb Holt is the lone selection from the Denton area on The Associated Press’ Class 4A all-state first team, which was announced Tuesday.

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Football: Eagles advance to state final

WACO — Argyle scored more points Friday than Abilene Wylie gave up in its previous four playoff wins combined. But the Eagles had to work for every inch while reverting to their ground and pound days of old.

Linemen help Eagles match Wylie defense

WACO — All week in practice the Argyle Eagles heard how great the Abilene Wylie defense was. How the Bulldogs allowed only 9.2 points per game all season, and how they outscored their playoff opponents 162-22. Well, Argyle’s defense had an answer to those impressive defensive statistics, not in numbers, but in timely play from interior linemen Hudson Speed and Shane McKinney.

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Football: Argyle, Abilene Wylie meet in playoffs after season-opening clash

ARGYLE — Argyle and Abilene Wylie are used to playing each other in their season opener. It’s been that way in each of the last four years, including a tight battle in August. So it’s natural to assume that these programs know each other well and that the Eagles, who have won three straight over the Bulldogs, have a leg up.

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Football: Argyle holds on to advance

ARLINGTON — Just when it appeared that Argyle might fumble its way to a rare playoff loss, the Eagles turned the table on Texarkana Liberty-Eylau on Friday.

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Football: Argyle gets playoff rematch

ARGYLE — Argyle’s three playoff wins leading up to last year’s state title game were decided by four points or less. Two quickly erupted into offensive shootouts, while another was fueled by defense.

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Football: Late scores push Argyle past Kennedale

DALLAS — Argyle has been kicking the tires of a new model and finding what it can do best to enter the win column this season.


Volleyball: Third time’s the charm

GARLAND — Argyle’s two previous trips to the state tournament ended in disappointment. The third time, as they say, was the charm. Armed with a roster loaded with seven single-minded seniors, Argyle rolled to its first state title Saturday with a 25-17, 25-23, 25-16 sweep of Bushland in the Class 4A final at the Curtis Culwell Center.

Early turnovers help Argyle pop Pirates

ROYSE CITY — Turnovers ultimately kill a team’s momentum, and forcing turnovers is a message Argyle coach Todd Rodgers and the Eagles’ defensive coaches drill into the defense every week. The Eagles used that type of defense then used a number of offensive weapons and a deadlock defense to topple the Pirates 59-34 in its Class 4A Division I area round game at Royse City ISD Stadium Friday.


Volleyball: Argyle returns to final

GARLAND — If Argyle thought Robinson’s attack revolved around one player, it was only partially correct.

Volleyball: Van Poppel a steady force for state-bound Argyle

When Argyle junior Halee Van Poppel noticed earlier this postseason that some of her senior teammates were perhaps getting too fixated on the state tournament, she warned them about the dangers of looking ahead.

Volleyball: Argyle returning to state tourney

MESQUITE — Argyle’s Halee Van Poppel barely had an answer for her dominating performance in Saturday’s Class 4A Region II final.

Krum fails to join Argyle in regional final

The Argyle Lady Eagles will face Longview Spring Hill today in the Class 4A Region II finals after Argyle defeated Gilmer and Spring Hill knocked off Krum Friday night in the semifinals.

Argyle gigs Bullfrogs in playoff opener

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — The Argyle Eagles felt a sense of dèjá vu after their Class 4A Division I bi-district playoff game when they matched the final score of 70-7 from last year’s game versus the same opponent, the Lake Worth Bullfrogs.


Volleyball: Argyle earns berth in region tournament with sweep of Sanger

The overwhelming feeling for second-ranked Argyle is that, with a loaded roster that includes seven seniors, the window to win a state championship is closing quickly. The Lady Eagles admit the time to win is now.

Volleyball: Argyle tops Anna, sets up date with Sanger

FRISCO — With two dominant playoff wins under its belt, Argyle appears on paper to have a pretty smooth road ahead as it continues to inch closer to a second straight Class 4A state tournament appearance.

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Argyle hands Sanger first loss in season finale

ARGYLE — The past few years, the Argyle Eagles used bell cow running back Nick Ralston to bruise through opposing defenses. This season, the Eagles offense uses a power running game through Taylor Sweatt,...

Volleyball playoffs to resume

The Denton Lady Broncos, fresh off a four-set victory over Lake Dallas, will attempt to move into the Class 5A Region I quarterfinals tonight when the UIL volleyball playoffs resume.

Volleyball: Argyle rolls to sweep in first round

COLLEYVILLE — Triple A Academy’s bus ride from Dallas to Colleyville Monday night likely lasted longer than its ensuing Class 4A Region II bi-district playoff match against last year’s state runner-up,...

Argyle pummels Pinkston, 70-0

DALLAS — Quarterback Dane Ledford passed for three touchdowns, all in the first half, to lead the Argyle Eagles (8-1, 4-0) to a 70-0 victory against Dallas Pinkston (0-9, 0-4) in a District 6-4A (Division I) contest Thursday night.


Volleyball: Argyle sweeps Krum for District 9-4A title

KRUM — Argyle weathered a ferocious attack from Krum in the opening set of Tuesday’s District 9-4A title match, netting a late rally to eke out a close win. Everything seemed to get easier for the Lady Eagles after that.


Eagles dominate Carter, cruise to blowout win

ARGYLE — It’s not easy trying to slow down Argyle’s high-octane offense. Just ask Dallas Carter. Argyle, No. 5 in the Associated Press Class 4A poll, scored on its first seven possessions Friday — all in the first half — and converted two Cowboy turnovers into scores while rolling up 396 yards in a 49-21 win at Eagle Stadium to push its district win streak to 31 games.

Argyle rips Wilmer-Hutchins

Stopping the Argyle offense is a chore in itself for any opponent, but when the Eagles’ defense and special teams are equally effective, the task gets even tougher. Just ask the Wilmer-Hutchins Eagles. Drew Estrada’s 141 kick return yards in the first half set up four scores while the Argyle defense held Wilmer-Hutchins to 100 yards of total offense — most of that in the second half — to carry Argyle to a 52-8 District 4-6A victory Friday night.

Volleyball: Argyle rolls past Lady Chaps, remain unbeaten in district

ARGYLE — Second-ranked Argyle hasn’t had many hiccups this season, and its stranglehold on District 9-4A only grew tighter with Tuesday’s 25-7, 25-16, 25-16 sweep of struggling Aubrey.

Argyle dominates visiting Ranchview

ARGYLE — The keys to the Argyle Eagles’ 63-7 victory against District 6-4A foe Carrollton Ranchview were their ability to stay healthy throughout the lopsided win, spread the ball around on offense and use their depth they had on both sides of the ball.

Argyle tops Krum in battle for first place

ARGYLE — Just as it appeared Krum had battled back and was poised to punch back in a battle of Class 4A heavyweights, Argyle junior Maddie DeGuire stepped to the service line Friday and delivered a knockout blow to put a stamp on the first round of district play and lead No. 2 Argyle to a four-set win over No. 4 Krum.

Sweatt carries load as Argyle pops Paris

ARGYLE — The Argyle Eagles have found their running game, and with district play just around the corner, the timing could not have been any better. Senior Taylor Sweatt, who was defensive MVP in the state final in 2014 as a linebacker before being converted to running back this season, rushed for a season-high 165 yards on 20 carries and scored three times Friday to lead the Eagles to a 31-20 nondistrict victory against Paris.


Volleyball: Lady Eagles snap three-match skid against powerhouse

ARGYLE — When it comes to repeated matchups between ranked teams, Argyle vs. Decatur is one battle of heavyweights that never seems to disappoint. But going into a rematch of last year’s Class 4A state final, it had been two years since Argyle notched a win over its archnemesis.


Argyle again cracks Graham

ARGYLE — Over the past two seasons, Argyle and Graham have played some classic high school football games, including the last two state semifinal matchups, with Argyle winning all of them. The Eagles added another victory against Graham to their ledger on Friday night, but there was drama involved in the way Argyle handed Graham its third loss of the season with a 47-21 win in the Eagles’ home opener.

Chalk comes up big

ARGYLE — J.C. Chalk stumbled over his words trying to recall when he last led Argyle in receiving yards in a game. Eventually he quit trying to remember; the bottom line was it had been a while for the Eagles’ big tight end.


Football: Argyle ready to rebound against familiar foe Graham

ARGYLE — Much like his players, Todd Rodgers isn’t used to losing.


Rivalry reversal

CELINA — Argyle has found a variety of ways over the years to one-up longtime rival and fellow state power Celina, and most of that production came from its run game. On Friday, Celina returned the favor. Jarren Alexander rushed for 222 yards and three touchdowns, quarterback Conner Pingleton added 197 more to go with 167 passing yards and Celina beat Argyle for the first time since 2008 with a 46-36 win at Bobcat Stadium.

Argyle Eagles discard Jackets

DENISON — Last year’s matchup between Argyle and Denison went down to the wire, with the Eagles eking out the win on a last-ditch touchdown pass in the closing seconds of regulation. The rematch was once again high-scoring, but perhaps not as close as the score indicates.

Volleyball: Lady Eagles find groove, forge sweep of Lady Broncos

Fighting the injury bug and inconsistent play of late, Argyle hasn’t been playing its best volleyball, according to coach Clark Oberle.

Argyle overcomes sloppy start for win

ABILENE — As good as Week 1 games go, Argyle and Abilene Wylie’s contest was fairly similar to last year’s season opener. Last season, the Eagles defeated the Bulldogs 34-28 in a contest some Argyle fans thought they should have lost with all the mistakes the made.

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Basketball: Argyle’s Townsend elected to Hall of Fame

Argyle girls basketball coach Skip Townsend isn’t one for individual honors. But on Monday, he got one even he couldn’t help but be humbled by as he was elected to the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016, just months after winning his seventh career state championship in March.

Volleyball roundup: Lake Dallas stays on top at tourney

GRANBURY — The Lake Dallas Lady Falcons continued their undefeated run in the Granbury tournament Friday as they took down Seminole 25-19, 25-16, Lubbock 25-15, 26-24 and Burleson Centennial 25-15, 25-13.

Volleyball: Argyle beats Independence in opening match

FRISCO — Argyle may have fell short in last year’s Class 4A state final, but it opened this season in a rather enviable position talent wise. Returning all but one starter, the Lady Eagles got big nights from seniors Eighmy Dobbins and Alexa Bass — both all-state players in 2014 — on Tuesday in a sweep of Frisco Independence.