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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SANGER — After her team had blown a fairly comfortable first-set lead against Aubrey on Tuesday night, Sanger coach Tammy Niemczyk had seen enough.
KRUM — Krum struggled for hits through most of Tuesday’s game but still managed to walk its way to a win.
PONDER — Aubrey topped Glen Rose 5-1 on the final day of the Ponder tournament Saturday.
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.