Basketball roundup: Dow helps Aubrey avenge loss against Whitesboro

WHITESBORO — After falling to Whitesboro by double-digits earlier in the season, the Aubrey Lady Chaps bounced back with a four-point win in a rematch between the teams.

Basketball roundup: Calvary beats Ryan in tournament final

SAINT JO — The Calvary boys took home a tournament title Saturday after defeating Ryan 61-41 in the final of the Saint Jo tournament.

Area trio cruise in Sanger tournament

SANGER — Sanger, Ponder and Aubrey got back to work at the Sanger tournament, and all three walked away Friday with big wins. Ponder started it off with a 77-52 win over Denison led by four players in double digits. Senior Chase Harris scored 17 points, juniors Dean Akins and Tye Schluter each added 16 and junior Ryan Waldo dropped in 10.

Volleyball: All-district lists honor area standouts

Denton-area volleyball players were represented well on their respective all-district teams. The select players are chosen by district coaches, who consider their performance during district play.

Mistakes spell end of season for Chaps

TYLER — The Aubrey Chaparrals didn’t learn anything new about playoff football in Texas. You can’t afford to make mistakes. The Chaparrals made far too many, whether by penalty, by interception or by coverage breakdown, and the result was a 35-21 loss to Jasper on Friday night in a Class 4A Division II area playoff at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

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Aubrey senior signs with SMU for equestrian

Kerah Pendergraft has loved horses as long as she can remember. She grew up around them with a father who shared her passion and eventually moved from Waco to Aubrey with her mother so she could be closer to her trainer.

Grisso helps Chaps advance

MESQUITE — Aubrey coach Keith Ivy never saw the ice bath coming. But as his players sneaked up behind him to empty the remains of the team cooler on his head, he could only laugh. “It’s pretty cold,” Ivy said, smiling. “It’s all worth it. I’ll do that every Friday.”

Headed north

Micayla Porter, a four-year starter for Aubrey, signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play volleyball for Northern Michigan. Also pictured are her parents, Dan and Chris Porter. Micayla finished her senior season with a well-rounded stat line of 521 assists, 319 kills, 315 digs and 118 aces.

Aubrey can’t keep Celina from 5-4A title

CELINA — Conner Pingleton ran for three touchdowns and threw another as the Celina Bobcats beat Aubrey 49-13 to win District 5-4A (Division II) on Friday night.

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Aubrey upends Melissa to remain unbeaten in 5-4A

AUBREY — After a wild start that featured Aubrey and Melissa putting up 49 first-half points, the Chaparrals gained control in the second half to take a 35-21 victory to remain unbeaten in District 5-4A.

Volleyball: Championship quests start this week for area teams

Eight Denton-area teams have their focus squarely set on a championship run when the UIL state volleyball playoffs begin this week.

Aubrey blanks Caddo Mills behind Grisso, D

CADDO MILLS — Gatlin Grisso and Pablo Vera combined for more than 200 yards rushing to lead the Aubrey Chaparrals to a 28-0 victory against Caddo Mills on Friday night.

Chaps cruise past lowly Bonham

AUBREY — Aubrey took care of business during homecoming, beating the Bonham Warriors soundly with a dominating rushing attack Friday night at Chaparral Stadium.

Grisso scores five TDs in blowout

NEVADA — Aubrey running back Gatlin Grisso scored five touchdowns — three on the ground and two receiving — to help spark the offensive attack in the Aubrey Chaparrals’ 43-16 victory against Nevada Community on Friday night in the District 5-4A opener.

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Pottsboro raids Aubrey

AUBREY — The Aubrey Chaparrals were outgunned at home Friday night as the Pottsboro Cardinals rolled into town and downed them 49-20.

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Grisso, Chaps rip Bobcats

AUBREY — There never was a doubt Aubrey would win. Gatlin Grisso’s 99-yard interception return with no time left on the clock in the second quarter was just icing. Grisso, playing defensive back, came down with a Hail Mary from Benbrook (0-4) and returned it to put Aubrey (3-1) up 48-9 headed into halftime. The game ended with Aubrey winning 62-9.

Chaps nip Bearcats in thriller

PILOT POINT — The Aubrey Chaparrals looked to bounce back from last week’s 29-20 overtime loss to Whitesboro, but its opponent and host Pilot Point didn’t make it easy for them — at least in the fourth quarter.

Aubrey takes second in tourney

COMMERCE — The Aubrey Lady Chaparrals won two of three matches on Saturday but had to settle for a second-place finish in the Commerce Labor Day Smash.

Aubrey falls in overtime

AUBREY — It was not a good night for the kicking game for the Aubrey Chaparrals. Their battle against Whitesboro on Friday night started with a field goal attempt being blocked. The game ended with another Aubrey field goal being blocked, this one returned for a touchdown to seal a 29-20 overtime victory for the Bearcats.

Lady Chaps top Braswell

AUBREY — Braswell’s volleyball team has been in a slump, losing three of its past six matches after beginning the season 10-6. The Lady Bengals’ opponent Tuesday couldn’t be clicking more. The Lady Bengals fell at Aubrey in a five-set match, 25-12, 20-25, 14-25, 25-21, 15-11.

Argyle takes Camillo tourney

ARGYLE — The Argyle Lady Eagles went undefeated and didn’t lose a set to claim the Sawyer Camillo Memorial Tournament while the Lake Dallas Lady Falcons lost only once in the tournament to take third.

Vera scores four TDs as Aubrey slips past Bowie

BOWIE — With 58 seconds to play, Aubrey junior running back Pablo Vera powered his way into the end zone for his fourth touchdown of the night to give the Aubrey High School Chaparrals a 26-20 victory against the Bowie High School Jackrabbits.

Chaps win three in tourney

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.

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Aubrey nips Lady Bearcats

PILOT POINT — For the Aubrey Lady Chaparrals, confidence is key. On Tuesday at Pilot Point, the Lady Chaps found themselves down several times. As they entered the fourth set down 2-1, they called on their poise to send the match to a tiebreaking fifth set.

Lady Falcons perform well at weekend clash

GRANBURY — After defeating Keller Fossil Ridge and Saginaw Chisholm Trail on Friday to advance to the gold bracket, the Lake Dallas Lady Falcons continued play in the Granbury Chevrolet Classic on Saturday.

Lake Dallas sweeps three

GRANBURY — The Lake Dallas Lady Falcons improved their record to 8-3 on Thursday by sweeping three matches on the opening day of the Granbury Chrevrolet Classic.

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Ryan takes two in home dual

Ryan High School had a chance to pick up two wins on its home court in Tuesday’s dual with Dallas Wilson and Aubrey. Although the first match was no cakewalk, the Lady Raiders got what they came for.

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Scrimmages give teams better look at battles

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.

Volleyball roundup: Aubrey opens with home sweep

AUBREY — Aubrey’s Micayla Porter and Katherine Knight combined strong efforts to lead the Lady Chaps to a 25-22, 25-18, 25-21 triumph over the Callisburg Lady Wildcats on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.

Football: Area teams eager to kick off fall practices

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.

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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.

Abilene, Abilene

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.