Boys basketball: Calvary advances in TAPPS 2A playoffs

he Calvary Lions had to survive a fourth quarter rally by Lakehill Prep Warriors on Saturday night to walk away with a 61-59 victory in the TAPPS 2A area round playoffs.

Basketball roundup: Ponder boys win tourney title

PONDER — Ponder grabbed the lead early and didn’t let go as the Lions (5-1) coasted to a 47-28 victory over Liberty Christian on Saturday to win their own tournament.

Calvary’s Mayer signs with ECU

Calvary’s Madeline Mayer signs a national letter of intent to play volleyball at East Central University in Ada, Okla., on Wednesday as Calvary coach Jennifer Bramlett looks on. Calvary won the TAPPS Class 2A state championship for the second consecutive year last weekend in Corsicana, and Mayer was named to the all-state team while landing tournament MVP honors. Mayer is the daughter of John and Diane Mayer and the granddaughter of Betty Duncan Owen.

Volleyball: Calvary repeats as state champion

CORSICANA — Repeating as TAPPS Class 2A state champion, Calvary found that the road to a title usually gets more difficult rather than easier. Holding off hard-hitting Boerne Geneva in a rematch of last year’s final, Calvary won in five sets at Corsicana High School.

Volleyball: Calvary moves into state final

CORSICANA — Calvary claimed a 25-11, 25-16, 21-25, 25-19 win over Rockwall Heritage Christian on Friday in the TAPPS Class 2A state tournament semifinals, setting up a rematch of last season’s state title match today with the Geneva School of Boerne in the final.

Volleyball: Playoff road continues

Today marks a three-day stretch during which four area volleyball teams will try to prolong their season by another week.

Volleyball: Calvary makes state

WACO — Calvary shook off an opening-set loss Tuesday to upend Austin Hill Country Christian 22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19 and punch its ticket to the TAPPS Class 2A state tournament, which begins Friday.

Volleyball roundup: Lady Broncos claim playoff berth

BOWIE — After falling to Wichita Falls Rider in a close sweep, Denton rallied to defeat Azle and claim the fourth and final playoff spot in District 5-4A on Friday.

Volleyball notebook: Denton needs one more win

If Denton wants to extend its playoff streak to three straight years, the Lady Broncos will have to come up with one more win. Denton, Azle and Wichita Falls Rider finished the regular season tied for third place in District 5-4A, setting up a mini-tournament in Bowie on Friday.

Volleyball: Calvary opens playoffs with win

The Denton Calvary Academy Lions, the defending TAPPS 2A state champion, open defense of that title with a three set sweep of Cambridge School of Dallas Tuesday night.

Football: Calvary solves Covenant, 69-24

Brennan Bloom accounted for nine of Calvary’s 10 touchdowns on Friday night in leading the Lions to their first victory of the season, 69-24 over Fort Worth Covenant Classical.

Football: Calvary falls at home to Austin Hill Country Christian

Despite the James Helzer-to-Brennan Bloom connection, Calvary couldn’t keep up offensively as Austin Hill Country Christian ran away with a 91-44 victory at Denton High’s Bronco Field.

Calvary takes second in tournament

The Denton Calvary Lions captured second place over the weekend at the Prince of Peace POPaPalooza Tournament in Garland.

Calvary drops season opener

Lucas Christian Academy spoiled the season open of the Denton Calvary Lions on Friday night with a 64-19 victory

Volleyball: Denton tops Lady Lions

The Denton Lady Broncos started their season off on the right foot Tuesday with a 25-16, 25-20, 25-11 victory over the visiting Calvary Lady Lions.

Volleyball: Season openers set this week

A week after volleyball practice started, teams will hit the court today hoping to repeat last year’s successes or surpass last season’s marks.

Volleyball: Haunting motivation

ARGYLE — Back in November when the Argyle volleyball team made program history by advancing to its first state tournament, the Lady Eagles were in the proverbial camp of being “happy to be there.”

County athletes to be honored tonight

Several area high school senior student-athletes will be honored tonight and have a chance to earn money for college at the Greater Denton Sports Commission annual awards banquet.

Tennis: Doubles Champs

Denton Calvary Academy’s Laura Grunden and Amy Grunden claimed their second TAPPS 2A state doubles title last Thursday in Waco. The sister duo defeated Camille Prulheire and Marie Prulheire from the Dallas International School 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the semifinals and then defeated Anja-Jane Pauli and Joanna Walzebuck from Tomball The Woodlands Preparatory School 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 in the finals. The Grunden sisters won the same title in 2012.

Boys basketball: Calvary wins playoff opener

The Denton Calvary Lions rolled a 62-59 victory over Tyler Street Christian Academy in bi-district TAPPS 2A action Tuesday night.

Football: Calvary’s season ends in first round

The Calvary Lions lost their opening-round TAPPS playoff game 55-8 to New Braunfels Christian Academy on Saturday at Cedar Park High School.

Football: Calvary avenges defeat

After last season’s loss to Dallas Tyler Street Christian eliminated them from the playoffs, the Calvary Lions got their revenge Saturday with a 52-14 victory at Bronco Field.

Volleyball: Calvary sweeps to first state crown

Calvary head coach Jennifer Bramlett had one main goal for her weekend trip to San Antonio: win the TAPPS Class 2A state championship.

Volleyball: Calvary sweeps into state final

SAN ANTONIO — The Calvary Lions gained some sweet revenge Friday afternoon and also secured a berth in today’s TAPPS Class 2A final at Palo Alto College. Calvary, behind a double-double from Cory Grant, rolled to a 25-14, 25-16, 25-19 sweep of the DeSoto Canterbury Episcopal Cougars.

Football: Heritage crushes Calvary

The Calvary Lions saw their chances of making the TAPPS Class 2A playoffs take a severe blow Thursday night when, for the second time in less than a week, the Lions suffered a mercy-rule loss.

Volleyball: Playoff marches continue

Several area volleyball teams will continue their postseason runs in the coming days, while two will get their first taste this season of playoff action.

Volleyball: Calvary wins regionals, heading to state tournament

FRISCO – The Denton Calvary Academy Lions are Final Four bound. For the second straight year, Denton Calvary has earned a berth in the TAPPS 2A state tournament following a five-set victory over Rockwall Heritage Christian Academy Tuesday night.

Volleyball: Lady Lions cruise past Covenant

Two games into its playoff run, Calvary is picking up steam.

Football: Denton Calvary overwhelmed by Dallas Covenant

DALLAS – Last week the Denton Calvary Academy Lions suffered a heart-breaking seven point loss to Watauga Harvest Christian but Saturday the Lions suffered an entirely different type of loss as the Dallas Covenant Knights totally dominated Calvary 56-0 in a game shortened to two quarters due to the TAPPS mercy-rule.

Volleyball: Playoffs set to begin

The UIL volleyball playoffs are set to begin next week, and several local teams will be trying to reach the state tournament in their respective classifications.

Volleyball: Calvary rolls in playoff opener

Throughout district play, Calvary head coach Jennifer Bramlett never had to call a timeout to settle her team down or provide admonishment. In Tuesday night’s playoff game against Dallas Lakehill Prep, that pattern continued. Calvary’s dominance carried over into the bi-district round of the TAPPS Class 2A playoffs. The Lady Lions defeated Lakehill 25-11, 25-6, 25-7 at First Baptist Church of Denton.

Football: Calvary win streak ends with defeat in Watauga

WATAUGA — The Denton Calvary Academy Lions saw their four-game win streak come to a halt Friday night as the Watauga Harvest Christian Saints rallied from an early deficit to take a 58-51 victory.

Denton Calvary volleyball wraps up district title

The Denton Calvary Academy Lions wrapped up their second straight district championship on Thursday night by knocking off the Home School Athletic Association Angels. The Lions, who were undefeated in district play, recorded a 25-14, 22-25, 25-17, 25-14 four-set victory over the Angels to secure a number one seed in the upcoming TAPPS playoffs.

Football: Calvary survives Greenville Christian, 59-48

In what was a barnburner from start to finish, the Denton Calvary Lions outlasted the Greenville Christian Eagles 59-48 on Friday night at Bronco Field. Justin Rush completed 17 of 27 passes for 253 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for another. Matt Hood had 237 all-purpose yards and four touchdown receptions. Jesse Wells, playing with a broken hand, rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown.

New Lady Bison

Calvary Academy senior Cory Grant has signed a scholarship to play volleyball for Oklahoma Baptist University.

Football: Denton Calvary rolls to victory

IRVING — Denton Calvary Academy quarterback Justin Rush completed only six passes during Saturday afternoon’s game with Irving Universal Academy but four of those completions went for touchdowns as Calvary rolled to a 47-0 victory.

Football: Returns power Lions’ 97-12 rout

The Calvary Academy Lions used their speed, athleticism and a strong return game to totally overwhelm Carrollton Harmony 97-12 on Friday night at Bronco Field.