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.
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.
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.
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.
SANGER — The Ryan Raiders bounced back from a day-opening loss to finish third in the Sanger Invitational on Saturday.
SANGER — Ryan held off a late rally Friday and Liberty Christian won in a rout on Day 2 of the Sanger tournament.
SANGER — Ryan, Liberty Christian, Sanger and Aubrey each won their first game in Sanger’s North Texas Invitational on Thursday.
The Ryan Lady Raiders grabbed a 25-point first-quarter lead en route to a 55-28 win over Fort Worth Southwest on Tuesday.
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.