WHITESBORO — The Aubrey Lady Chaparrals continued their impressive tournament play Thursday on the opening day of the Whitesboro tournament by going undefeated in three matches to advance into Saturday’s championship bracket.
After two weeks of practice, the Braswell Bengals will hit someone other than one another. The Bengals will host Fort Worth Western Hills at 10 a.m. Saturday in a scrimmage at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. It will be an exciting moment for Braswell, whose coaching staff is trying to fit all the puzzle pieces together heading into the team’s inaugural season.
Ryan coach Dave Henigan may very well have an easy road ahead. With 15 starters back, the Raiders are experienced, star-studded and among the favorites to compete for a Class 5A state championship.
The first time Grayson Grisso tried to clear a hurdle could not have gone any worse. Grisso was in eighth grade and quickly decided he was finished with the event — for good.
Aubrey’s Drew Davis signs a letter of intent to McMurry, where he will play basketball for the Abilene university’s War Hawks. Davis was a three-year varsity starter and averaged 20.7 points and 9.5 rebounds last season. He was named offensive player of the year in District 9-4A and was selected to the TABC all-region team and the Denton Record-Chronicle’s All-Area Basketball Team.
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.
CORINTH — After knocking off Sanger to secure the final playoff spot in District 9-4A, the Aubrey Chaparrals hung tight in the first half but couldn’t hang on in an 83-59 loss to Dallas Triple A Academy.
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.
AUBREY — The story for Krum was the conductor of its offense, point guard Nick Perches. The senior injured his right ankle last Friday in a win against Gainesville, sat out in Tuesday’s loss to Celina but came back strong for the important District 9-4A contest at Aubrey on Friday.
BRIDGEPORT — Aubrey rushers scored on long runs, and the Chaparrals pulled ahead with a surprise pass in the second half to beat Bridgeport 20-14 Friday night.
KRUM — Krum pushed its winning streak to 13 matches with Tuesday’s 25-16, 25-10, 25-12 sweep of Aubrey, setting up a showdown of unbeatens against Argyle for the early lead in District 9-4A.
SANGER — After her team had blown a fairly comfortable first-set lead against Aubrey on Tuesday night, Sanger coach Tammy Niemczyk had seen enough.
KRUM — Krum struggled for hits through most of Tuesday’s game but still managed to walk its way to a win.
PONDER — Aubrey topped Glen Rose 5-1 on the final day of the Ponder tournament Saturday.
The boys basketball playoffs are set to begin this week for six Denton-area teams while the Argyle and Sanger girls remain alive and venture into third-round action.
The Guyer Wildcats won their first game as a member of District 5-6A, defeating Keller Fossil Ridge 82-37 on Friday behind Sean Choate’s 26 points.
CEDAR HILL — After splitting their first two games of the Cedar Hill tournament with a win over Arlington Lamar and a loss to Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside, the Guyer Wildcats lost their final game of the tournament, 68-58 to Southlake Carroll.
SANGER — The Ryan Raiders bounced back from a day-opening loss to finish third in the Sanger Invitational on Saturday.
SANGER — Ryan held off a late rally Friday and Liberty Christian won in a rout on Day 2 of the Sanger tournament.
SANGER — Ryan, Liberty Christian, Sanger and Aubrey each won their first game in Sanger’s North Texas Invitational on Thursday.
The Ryan Lady Raiders grabbed a 25-point first-quarter lead en route to a 55-28 win over Fort Worth Southwest on Tuesday.
Katy Keenan is not the type of player Argyle wants sitting on its bench, even if only for a few brief stretches. Yet the Lady Eagles continue to prove they can be just as dominant without her.