Calvary Academy’s Hailey Costin, left, and Amy Grunden recently captured the TAPPS 2A state championship in girls doubles, making it the second straight year the pair brought home the tennis state title. Grunden, a senior, ran her streak to four years as a doubles champion. As a freshman and sophomore, she teamed with her sister, Laura, to capture the state crowns. Costin is a sophomore at Calvary.
The Calvary Lions, behind the play of James Helzer, wrapped up a TAPPS state playoff berth on Monday with a 53-39 win over Texoma Christian. Helzer was dominate on both ends of the floor as he scored a game-high 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds and had three blocks to pace the Calvary (19-17) attack. Blake Nelson followed Helzer in scoring with 10 while Kieshun Cuchens and Brandon Eaton finished with seven each.
SANGER — Ryan held off a late rally Friday and Liberty Christian won in a rout on Day 2 of the Sanger tournament.
ARGYLE – As Argyle volleyball coach Clark Oberle stood up to introduce Katy Keenan during a signing ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, he reminisced with the crowd about his star player’s first college offer, which he said came from Baylor the summer before Keenan’s freshman year.
The Calvary Lady Lions defeated Notre Dame Saturday 26-24, 25-23, 15-25, 25-18 to advanced to next weekends state tournament semifinals at Navarro Junior College in Corsicana.
The Denton Calvary Lady Lions rolled to a sweep of Texoma Christian School on Tuesday night, defeating the visitors 25-10, 25-5, 25-20. Next up for the Lady Lions is a Thursday meeting with Watauga Harvest Christian.
The Denton Calvary Lions, behind the play of Keishun Cuchens, had their best offensive night of the season on Friday night, but it still wasn’t enough as the Forestburg Longhorns scored with 20 seconds remaining in the game for a 80-75 victory at Bronco Field.
The Calvary Lions saw its record slip to 1-1 on the season Friday night after suffering a 52-22 loss to Harvest Christian.
GAINESVILLE — The Ryan Lady Raiders claimed third place in this weekend’s NCTC Invitational on Saturday after winning two of three matches on the day.Ryan (9-5) defeated Whitesboro 19-25, 25-12, 25-18...
The unfinished email Ryan coach Cindy Williams started Wednesday morning was still open on her computer that afternoon.
Argyle coach Clark Oberle’s program has reached a level where success is always expected. In 2012, that success reached new heights when the Lady Eagles made it to the Class 3A state championship game, before falling in five sets to Abilene Wylie. Last season, the Lady Eagles lost in the third round of the playoffs to eventual state champions Decatur and were the only team to take a postseason set from Decatur in their five-set defeat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.