WICHITA FALLS — Among the players headed to small colleges, big universities or no school at all, three local football players took the field at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night for the 76th Oil Bowl.
After she put up eye-popping numbers for four years and earned Class 2A state championship game MVP honors on Thursday, it came as no surprise to see Pilot Point’s Skylar Cagle earn District 12-2A MVP honors when the all-district team was released following the Lady Cats’ championship win over Kingsville Santa Gertrudis Academy.
AUBREY — Aubrey coach Shon Ranton said his team lacked the consistency it needed over the last 10 games of the regular season. But for the second straight day, the Lady Chaps were as consistent as could possibly be in their Class 3A Region II softball bi-district series against Decatur.
To say that Collin Scribner has a passion for baseball would be an understatement. With his coaches often having to remind him to take it easy, Scribner battled his way through two ACL injuries in the last two years.
AUBREY — If there was ever a case of a team’s record not telling the true story, Keith Peacock says it’s the 4-14 record carried by his Aubrey Chaparrals.
SANGER — Kyle Stephens’ fly ball to left field kept going deeper and deeper. Finally, it was gone with the wind. The solo home run to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning capped a 3-for-3 performance by the Sanger shortstop. His team also benefited from some strong pitching as the Indians downed Aubrey 4-0 on Friday afternoon.
In what was a historic year for the Guyer program, and the best one in recent memory for Denton, the District 5-4A all-district team had plenty of representation from both teams following successful 2012-13 campaigns.
The Krum Lady Cats were well-represented on the 9-3A all-district team after making their second state tournament appearance in school history.
AUBREY — The Sanger Lady Indians brought their hitting sticks for their second game here in a week and used them to reverse last weekend’s outcome. Leadoff hitter Morgan Turkoly went 4 for 5 and teammate Erica Bjorndal had a pair of two-run hits to lead a 19-hit Sanger explosion in Tuesday night’s 15-4 nondistrict win over Aubrey.
Denton was able to overcome being no-hit by Saginaw to pull out a 5-3 victory at the Russell Athletic Classic, capitalizing on four errors and numerous walks, including two by Terrance Lucas.
WICHITA FALLS — The Guyer Wildcats clinched a share of the District 5-4A title with a 66-35 victory against Wichita Falls on Friday night.
AUBREY — The two shots that drew the most attention in last Friday’s game between Aubrey and Celina were the final missed free throws by Aubrey’s Javion Williams. The freshman shooting guard stepped to the line and heaved the ball against the backboard — a shot made with no intentions of going in. The second shot fell well short and right of the basket.
Aubrey’s Kaley Reding signs a national letter of intent to play softball at Eastern Oklahoma State on Thursday. Pictured on the front row, left to right, are sister Kelsey Wilson, father Jay Reding, Kaley Reding and mother Dana Reding. Standing, from left, are Reding’s pitching coach, Lafayette Newland; Eastern head coach Andy Mace; and Aubrey head coach Shon Ranton.
AUBREY — Despite the loss of his father Friday, Javion Williams decided to play for Aubrey to honor his father’s memory. Williams scored 35 points on the night, intentionally missing two free throws to end his scoring with his father’s age and leading the Chaparrals to a very memorable 73-60 victory over Celina.
THE COLONY — The Ryan Raiders fell 60-25 to Pearland in The Colony tournament Saturday night.
Guyer’s state championship was cemented by star quarterback Jerrod Heard, and the All-District 5-4A roster reflects the junior’s efforts throughout the season. Heard and the Wildcats were well represented when the all-district team was released.
EULESS — Miles Crawford had a 17-point effort to lead Guyer to a 44-39 victory over Euless Trinity.
Aubrey's Tanner Buxton signs a national letter of intent to play baseball at Abilene Christian University next season. Pictured is Tanner's parents Julie and George Buxton, seated next to Tanner, and Aubrey baseball coaches Joe Curtis and Keith Peacock standing.
AUBREY — Raghib Ismail threw an interception on his first play from scrimmage Friday night. That was about the only time Aubrey managed to stop the Carrollton Ranchview quarterback in the teams’ District 10-3A battle. Ismail single-handily abused the Chaparrals’ defense, outgaining Aubrey’s offense by 13 yards himself, helping the Wolves score 19 unanswered points before halftime.
AUBREY — Head coach Mike Segleski talked to his team before and after the game about using Celina as a measuring stick. The Chaparrals more than measured up for a half, giving state-ranked Celina all it could handle. But the second half was a different story as the Bobcats used their size, depth and experience to capitalize on Aubrey miscues and pull away for a 39-20 victory at Chaparral Stadium on Friday night.
Junior quarterback Kyle Lynn has withdrawn from Aubrey High School and is currently enrolled at Whitesboro High School, multiple sources confirmed Monday night.
FORT WORTH— Aubrey came into Friday’s matchup with Fort Worth Trinity Valley looking to pick up some momentum after last week’s nail-biting win over Sanger. However, things didn’t fall into place for the Chaparrals (2-4) as Trinity Valley capitalized on early Aubrey turnovers en route to a 17-6 victory on a chilly night.
SANGER — Inopportune penalties, miscues and turnovers have kept Sanger from recording its first victory of the year. It was more of the same — with an added dose of Daniel Longhenry — that helped Aubrey make sure that elusive first win for the Indians would not come Friday night. Longhenry rushed for a game-high 126 yards on 23 carries and scored a touchdown to help the Chaparrals hold off the Indians 16-14 at Indian Stadium.
AUBREY — The Aubrey Chaparrals welcomed back some old friends for Friday’s homecoming game, folks like quarterback Kyle Lynn and tight end Collin Scribner.
AUBREY — It was another long night for the Aubrey Chaparrals. The Chaparrals could not find a way to stop Whitesboro’s Collin Kilcrease, who rushed for 97 yards and returned an interception 45 yards for a score to lead the Bearcats to a 21-8 victory Friday night.
ANNA — There were plenty of high points for the Aubrey Chaparrals on Friday night. Their kicking game was not one of them. Anna scored its first 16 points off miscues in the Aubrey kicking game and then used a strong second-half defense to defeat the Chaparrals 30-15 in the second game of the season for both teams.
AUBREY — It wasn’t the type of debut a new coach hopes for, but you could hardly blame Aubrey’s Mike Segleski on Friday night.
If the Aubrey Chaparrals don’t return to the playoffs this season, it won’t be because the quarterback had trouble remembering the plays.
A day after Aubrey ISD athletic director Daryl Hellman confirmed the retirement of legendary head football coach G.A. Moore, Moore said shutting the door on his coaching career after 45 seasons is never an option, but he did say he would not coach next season.