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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PILOT POINT — DaCoven Bailey stopped on a dime, cut back to avoid a tackler and easily angled into the end zone for what would have been 44-yard score — until a late holding penalty called it back. Again, he weaved his way through tacklers on the next play for a touchdown, but again, it was called back by another holding penalty. But no penalty was stopping Bailey when he was handed the ball for the third straight play and cut back on the right side for a 17-yard touchdown run, just part of his performance that led Pilot Point (3-0) to a 47-0 win against Aubrey (0-3) on Friday night.
AUBREY — A key fumble in the fourth quarter transformed a close contest into a 41-28 Burkburnett runaway victory over Aubrey.
The Sanger softball team matched last season’s run to the Class 3A Region II semifinals with a handful of star players this season who led a young Lady Indians team with several starting freshmen.
Mitch Gaylord, a member of the gold medal-winning United States men’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Olympics, will be the featured speaker at the 12th annual Greater Denton Sports Commission awards banquet on Monday.
Six Guyer athletes won events Saturday at the Class 4A Region I track meet to help lead the Wildcats to respective first- and second-place finishes in the girls and boys team standings.
VAN ALSTYNE — Preslee Gallaway allowed just one earned run in six innings, but errors allowed Van Alstyne to a 3-2 win and hand Pilot Point its first District 12-2A loss in its regular-season finale on Friday.
POTTSBORO — Argyle’s boys golf team will enter the second round of the Class 3A Region II tournament a few strokes ahead of everybody else.
ADDISON — Connor McMann pitched a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts, and Hunter Griffith had three RBIs as Liberty Christian run-ruled Addison Trinity Christian 10-0 on Friday.
CORINTH — Leading 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, Lake Dallas erupted for eight runs in the frame to earn a 10-0 run-rule victory over Denton Friday.
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.