Track and field: Aubrey’s Grisso proves coach right

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.

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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.

Basketball: Denton-area trio lands on TABC all-state list

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.

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Basketball: Dallas Triple A eliminates Aubrey despite huge game from Davis

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.

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Baseball: Argyle ready to defend its crown

ARGYLE — Connor Mushinski was unflappable on the mound for Argyle in last year’s Class 4A title game, and by the end of that night, he was hoisting an MVP trophy. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of...

Basketball: Boys begin playoff march; Argyle, Sanger girls reach quarterfinals

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.

Basketball: Krum wins at Aubrey

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.

Basketball: Bobcats sweep Aubrey

KRUM — With 16 seconds left Tuesday, Krum’s lone freshman, Remi May, made his way to the free throw line with the Bobcats up 49-46 against District 9-4A foe Aubrey. May toed the line and sunk both shots to put the Bobcats ahead 51-46.

Sweetwater rolls by Chaps

GRANBURY — The Sweetwater Mustangs used a stellar passing game, led by quarterback Max Gomez, to overwhelm the Aubrey Chaparrals 30-6 in the Class 4A Division II area playoff game at Pirate Stadium.

Aubrey blanks Ferris in playoff opener

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — The Aubrey Chaparrals capitalized on Ferris mistakes and punished them with a stout rushing game to win 41-0 in a Class 4A Division II bi-district playoff game Friday at the Birdville Fine Arts/Athletics Complex.

Run-happy Chaps rip Anna

AUBREY — The Aubrey Chaparrals ran over Anna early and displayed a potent 453-yard rushing attack throughout the night in a 49-20 victory.

Pingleton propels Celina past Aubrey

CELINA — Celina quarterback Conner Pingleton threw for 410 yards and seven touchdowns, making it easy for the Bobcats to throttle Aubrey 63-19 on Thursday night.

Aubrey tallies another win after beating Bridgeport

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.

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Chaparrals dominate Bobcats

AUBREY — In a game that was expected to be close, the Aubrey Chaparrals amassed an astounding 571 yards on the ground to overpower the Krum Bobcats 47-21 Friday night.

Chaps power past Bonham with 367 yards on ground

BONHAM — Aubrey’s rushing attack proved to be too much for Bonham to overcome in the Chaps’ 41-23 victory in the District 3-4A (Division II) opener.

Volleyball: Krum tops Lady Chaps, ready for Argyle

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.

Volleyball: Sanger evens 9-4A mark, tops Lady Chaps

SANGER — After her team had blown a fairly comfortable first-set lead against Aubrey on Tuesday night, Sanger coach Tammy Niemczyk had seen enough.

Aubrey wins with late stop

AUBREY — When the game ticked to the final moments, the Aubrey defense found a way to stop Carrollton Ranchview on the 5-yard line to preserve a hard-fought 24-19 victory.

Aubrey picks up first win

VAN ALSTYNE — The Aubrey Chaparrals displayed a consistent running game, a couple of big pass plays and no turnovers to record their first victory of the season, knocking off the Van Alstyne Panthers, 28-24, on Friday night.

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Pilot Point pulls away in second half at Aubrey

AUBREY — “The Battle of 377,” as players and fans named Friday night’s matchup between the Pilot Point Bearcats and the Aubrey Chaparrals, lived up to the hype in an intense first half until the Bearcats pulled away for a 44-27 win.

Burkburnett burns Aubrey, 36-7

BURKBURNETT — The Burkburnett Bulldogs took advantage of a couple of early Aubrey Chaparrals turnovers to jump out to a quick lead and coasted to a 36-7 triumph Friday night.

Pottsboro blanks Chaps in opener

AUBREY — Pottsboro senior quarterback Zane Pritchett was a dominating force against the Aubrey Chaparral’s on Friday night, both through the air and on the ground, racking up 276 yards and accounting for six touchdowns in a 45-0 Pottsboro win.

Baseball: Big sixth inning leads to Krum win over visiting Aubrey

KRUM — Krum struggled for hits through most of Tuesday’s game but still managed to walk its way to a win.

Baseball roundup: Aubrey downs Glen Rose on final day of tourney

PONDER — Aubrey topped Glen Rose 5-1 on the final day of the Ponder tournament Saturday.

Boys basketball: Aubrey falls behind quickly

RICHARDSON — Aubrey coach Kyle Smith tried to prepare his team for Dallas Lincoln’s high-octane defense, using eight or nine defenders in practice to simulate the Tigers’ waves of pressure.

Basketball: Weather could ice playoff games

The icy weather that moved into the area and forced schools to close Monday has basketball coaches looking at contingency plans should conditions worsen to the point where today’s playoff games are postponed.

Basketball: High school playoffs continue this week

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.

Boys basketball: Celina tops Sanger

AUBREY — The Celina Bobcats took third place in District 9-4A after they squeaked out a 60-54 win against Sanger on Friday night in a seeding tiebreaker.

Basketball roundup: Lady Eagles crush Sanger

SANGER — Argyle defeated Sanger 64-39 on Friday in a District 9-4A battle, giving each team a 2-1 mark in league play.

Basketball roundup: Choate, Garza spark Guyer

TROPHY CLUB — Sean Choate and Zac Garza combined to score 46 points Friday as the Guyer Wildcats (16-7, 3-0 District 5-6A) defeated Trophy Club Nelson 53-50 in overtime.

Basketball roundup: Falcons take 6-5A opener

CORINTH — Lake Dallas won its District 6-5A debut, topping Fort Worth Carter-Riverside 49-41 on Friday.

Basketball roundup: Guyer wins District 5-6A debut

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.

Basketball roundup: Carroll tops Guyer at Cedar Hill tourney

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.

Basketball roundup: Lions move into tourney final

DECATUR — Ponder routed tournament host Decatur 71-45 on Friday to earn a spot in the championship game, to be held at 7 p.m. today.

Basketball roundup: Ryan finishes third in Sanger tournament

SANGER — The Ryan Raiders bounced back from a day-opening loss to finish third in the Sanger Invitational on Saturday.

Basketball roundup: Ryan, Liberty prevail at Sanger tourney

SANGER — Ryan held off a late rally Friday and Liberty Christian won in a rout on Day 2 of the Sanger tournament.

Basketball roundup: Area quartet win at Sanger tourney

SANGER — Ryan, Liberty Christian, Sanger and Aubrey each won their first game in Sanger’s North Texas Invitational on Thursday.

Basketball roundup: Lady Raiders rout Fort Worth Southwest

The Ryan Lady Raiders grabbed a 25-point first-quarter lead en route to a 55-28 win over Fort Worth Southwest on Tuesday.

Volleyball: Argyle advances with victory against Aubrey

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.

Volleyball: Four area teams remain in playoffs

High school volleyball playoffs continue this week with four area teams remaining as the regional quarterfinal round begins Tuesday.

Volleyball: Argyle advances with sweep of Bonham

GAINESVILLE — While watching his team jump out to a two-set lead Saturday, Argyle coach Clark Oberle couldn’t help but push the Lady Eagles as if they were playing from behind.

Football: Anna beats Aubrey for final playoff spot

ANNA — Anna came from behind in the second half to make a playoff statement in a 20-14 win against the Aubrey Chaparrals on Friday night.

Volleyball: Aubrey advances in sweep

It wasn’t quite an upset for the ages, but the fourth-seeded Aubrey Lady Chaps beat district-winning Carrollton Ranchview in straight sets Tuesday night to advance to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. Led by a solid front line and a serve-receive game that kept Carrollton Ranchview (20-17) off balance the entire night, Aubrey’s 25-9, 25-9, 25-16 win sets it up for a Friday night showdown against Nevada Community, tentatively set to be played in Anna.

Football: Celina stifles Aubrey in 49-0 blowout

CELINA — The Celina Bobcats’ offense scored at will and their defense showed no mercy toward the Aubrey Chaparrals on Friday night in a 49-0 victory.

Volleyball: Area teams ready for playoffs

While several area volleyball teams are gearing up to face unfamiliar foes in the first round of playoffs, two know one another all too well and are set on a collision course.

Football: Bridgeport drops Aubrey to 1-7 on year

AUBREY — Bridgeport’s Keenan Holdman had 117 receiving yards and ran for 66 more yards — including three touchdowns — to mow over Aubrey 41-14 Friday.

Football: Krum shuts out Aubrey

KRUM — The Krum Bobcats were challenged by coach Gary Robinson and responded by scoring a 17-0 victory over the Aubrey Chaparrals Friday night.

Football: Aubrey rolls to first victory

AUBREY — The Aubrey Chaparrals and the Bonham Warriors headed into Friday night’s District 3-4A (Division II) opener both winless at 0-5, but it was the Chaparrals who snapped their losing streak with a 34-0 victory.

Volleyball: Sanger holds off Aubrey in three-set decision

AUBREY — Late in the opening set of Tuesday’s District 9-4A match against Sanger, Aubrey was awarded a crucial point only to have it reversed by officials seconds later.

Football: Aubrey falls to 0-4 with loss to Panthers

AUBREY — In what was a fast-paced game from the beginning, the Aubrey Chaparrals (0-4) could not keep up with Van Alstyne’s dominating offense, losing 55-14 Friday night.