Softball: Krum, Aubrey, Pilot Point on latest TGCA state poll

Krum is the No. 4 softball team in Class 4A and leads a trio of Denton-area squads on the recently-updated Texas Girls Coaches Association state poll.

Baseball roundup: Canuteson fans 16 Bengals in Ryan win

After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first, Ryan responded quickly to knock off Braswell 4-1 on Friday and improve to 5-12-1.

Boys basketball: Argyle dominates 9-4A all-district team

Argyle was well represented on the District 9-4A all-district team, this after a dominating regular season that led to the Eagles winning 33 games and making a run to their first state tournament since 2012.

Dave Campbell's Texas Football Live talks Denton-area football

The fine folks at Dave Campbell's Texas Football needed a fill-in guest to co-host Wednesday's episode of DCTF Live, so I jumped on the opportunity and, alongside the great Max Thompson, was able to highlight our football-rich area, including Guyer, Ryan and Argyle, as well as other strong programs.

Argyle sweeps 9-4A hoops superlatives

Before completing a Class 4A state championship three-peat last weekend, the Argyle girls basketball team dominated the District 9-4A all-district team, voted upon by the district's coaches.

Aubrey upends Denton

The Aubrey Lady Chaparrals rallied with three runs in the fourth inning and rode the strong pitching of Laney Roos to take a 4-3 victory over the Denton Lady Broncos on Tuesday night.

Aubrey to miss playoffs after loss

ANNA — Aubrey played Celina tight for a little more than three quarters, but the the Chaparrals’ shots never found the bottom of the hoop in last five minutes of the game.

Inexperienced Lady Chaps eliminated in area round

PLANO — As good as this season has gone for Aubrey, at the end of the day, its roster was incredibly young.

Roos, Corley lead Aubrey to three wins

WHITESBORO — The Aubrey Lady Chaparrals improved to 4-1 on the season as they picked up wins in three of their first four games to open up the Whitesboro tournament. Aubrey beat Tom Bean 2-0 and Pottsboro 15-9 on Thursday before knocking off Valley View 16-8 on Friday.


Ryan wins tie-breaking coin flip; postseason nearly set for boys

The Ryan boys basketball team won a coin flip against Denton on Wednesday afternoon, making the Raiders the top seed in District 5-5A.


Four area teams atill alive as playoffs continue for girls hoops

The girls basketball playoffs are set to resume tonight as four area teams were crowned bi-district champions earlier this week.

Girls basketball: Local teams begin playoffs

The UIL playoff march begins this week for six Denton-area girls basketball teams, including a two-time defending state champion with its sights firmly set on a 3-peat.

Jordan, Housden lift Aubrey past Anna

AUBREY — The Aubrey boys basketball team needed a second-half comeback, but the Chaparrals fought back to knock off Anna 52-48 in a District 11-4A opener Friday.

Roundup: Harris breaks Ponder scoring record

PONDER — Chase Harris had 16 points to lead the No. 5 Ponder boys to a 105-56 win over Callisburg on Saturday, and the senior guard became the all-time leading scorer in Ponder history with 2,189 career points. Harris also broke the school’s 3-point field goal record with 312.

Basketball roundup: Chaps take second place in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — Aubrey advanced to the final of the Bridgeport tournament after defeating the host team 68-51, but fell short of the title as Class 5A Birdville dominated the Chaparrals 84-39 in Thursday’s finale.

Basketball roundup: Guyer, Ponder, Argyle win at tourney

FORT WORTH — Three Denton-area teams picked up first-round wins to open the Whataburger Tournament, as Guyer blew past Richland 76-59, Ponder scraped by Liberty Christian 66-59 and Argyle edged Wall 44-37.


Gunnoe, Grisso nab all-state selections

The Texas Associated Press Sports Editors’ Class 4A all-state team was released Tuesday, and Krum offensive lineman Everett Gunnoe and Aubrey defensive back Gatlin Grisso earned spots on the second team.

Basketball roundup: Pilot Point wins district opener

PILOT POINT — The Pilot Point Lady Bearcats tipped off district play with a win, defeating Callisburg 57-50 on Tuesday night.

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.


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.

For the DRC

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.


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.


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.

Tonight's high school football games

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.


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.


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.


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.