Fresh off its run to the girls basketball state tournament, Argyle landed a few notable players on the 10-3A all-district team.
An old, once-heated rivalry will be renewed today when Argyle and Sanger open the girls basketball postseason with a 7 p.m. tipoff at Denton High School.
Kendyl Wright may not know what it’s like to play in a postseason game. But she will by next week. Wright, a junior, scored a game-high 30 points on Friday night as Aubrey beat Carrollton Ranchview 46-41 at Billy Ryan Gym in a District 10-3A play-in game.
ARGYLE — Coaches in the former Class 3A who now are in the new Class 4A knew Monday’s biennial UIL realignment would bring plenty of uncertainty.
ARGYLE — Argyle keeps building steam as it chugs toward the playoffs. After their second-half rally fell short in a double-digit loss Tuesday at Frisco Lone Star, the Eagles carried that momentum into an efficient first half to help them run away with a 48-29 District 10-3A win Friday against Aubrey on senior night.
LAKE DALLAS — Josh Jackson poured in a game-best 26 points and the Lake Dallas boys defeated Azle 56-53 for their second District 5-4A win.
SANGER — Joseph Clark’s 17 points anchored Sanger in a 55-43 win over Krum late Friday night in the District 9-3A opener for both schools.
HALTOM CITY — Guyer thumped North Crowley 69-46 on Friday to advance to the consolation semifinals of Orange bracket play in the Whataburger Tournament.
HALTOM CITY — Guyer was one basket away from tying the state’s top-ranked Class 5A boys basketball team.
At the moment, the Guyer football team is focused on defending its Class 4A Division I state championship, but after what they hope is a Dec. 20 title game at AT&T Stadium, the Wildcats will shift their attention.
Aubrey coach Lisa Deaver was looking to see if her team had changed in Tuesday night’s playoff match against Decatur. Deaver, in her first year at Aubrey, was closely watching the demeanor of her team, wondering if her players could withstand the pressure of playing against one of the state’s top teams.
AUBREY — The Argyle Eagles may be playing next week for their sixth straight district football championship without their star defensive leader Sam Sizelove. The Eagles won handily Friday night over District 10-3A opponent Aubrey, 59-8, but the big news going forward could revolve around their stalwart linebacker Sizelove, who is committed to Kansas State.
If Denton wants to extend its playoff streak to three straight years, the Lady Broncos will have to come up with one more win. Denton, Azle and Wichita Falls Rider finished the regular season tied for third place in District 5-4A, setting up a mini-tournament in Bowie on Friday.
ARGYLE — Argyle coach Clark Oberle needed a second to think after Tuesday night’s 25-8, 25-11, 25-12 district win against Aubrey. Oberle tried to remember the last time his team lost a district match. After a few seconds, he recalled is was during the 2009 season.
CELINA — Running the ball effectively is tough without the first three ball carriers on the depth chart. Aubrey saw its third running back go down with an injury this season just before halftime on Friday night during a 49-14 loss to No. 8 Celina at Bobcat Stadium. After running back Phillip Wilds, who was injured making a tackle, was carted off the field, the run-oriented Chaparrals had few options left.
AUBREY — The Aubrey Chaparrals desperately needed a win and they got it by using a big defensive second half to seal a 28-17 win over Frisco Lone Star in the District 10-3A opener for both schools.
AUBREY — Aubrey’s momentum entering District 10-3A action next week dissipated under the weight of a huge night by Fort Worth Trinity Valley wide receiver John Cleveland. Cleveland gathered a fade pass from quarterback Cameron Matthews for a 23-yard touchdown with four seconds remaining in the game to lift the Trojans (3-3) to a 30-24 win over Aubrey.
PILOT POINT — As the clock ticked down in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game between Pilot Point and Aubrey, only one point separated the two schools separated by less than nine miles. When Pilot Point junior quarterback Travis Garrett stepped off the field for the final time, he had given the Bearcats a last-minute win.
WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Bearcats still have Aubrey’s number. Carrying a 6-3 advantage into the 10th meeting between the two schools, the Bearcats stifled the Chaparrals’ offense with six quarterback sacks on their way to a 27-13 homecoming win Friday night at Bearcat Stadium.
AUBREY — The play that swung momentum in Aubrey’s favor in Friday night’s nondistrict game against Anna was the same play that burned the Chaparrals from the opening whistle. The first time Anna’s Isaac Armijo returned a kickoff, he sprinted down the left sidelines and was tackled 2 yards short of the Aubrey goal line, setting Anna up for an early touchdown.
POTTSBORO — The Aubrey Chaparrals struggled offensively in their season opener Friday, falling to the Pottsboro Cardinals 20-9. Aubrey could muster only a 29-yard field goal by Evan Moore in the first half, then scored in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run by quarterback Mason Robinson.
Pilot Point continues to rake in the accolades following its run to the Class 2A state championship.
After she put up eye-popping numbers for four years and earned Class 2A state championship game MVP honors on Thursday, it came as no surprise to see Pilot Point’s Skylar Cagle earn District 12-2A MVP honors when the all-district team was released following the Lady Cats’ championship win over Kingsville Santa Gertrudis Academy.