FORT WORTH — The No. 21 Calvary Lady Lions have been on an uphill journey since the beginning of the season, competing in one of the toughest districts in the state.
ARGYLE — With four state titles in girls basketball in nine seasons, an argument can be made that Liberty Christian has built itself a dynasty.
The teams are set, and the Denton-area will be well-represented at the UIL and TAPPS girls state basketball tournaments this weekend.
CARROLLTON — Quarterback James Helzer threw for 432 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Calvary Lions to a 68-56 victory over Dallas Tyler Street Christian Academy on Saturday night to advance to the semifinals of the TAPPS six-man Division II playoffs.
PLAINVIEW — The Calvary Lions continue to find ways to win. During a five-game win streak, the Lions have been an offensive juggernaut. On Saturday, Calvary built a lead and then used its defense to turn back Plainview Christian in a 38-26 triumph.
The Calvary Lions, after starting the season 0-4 with a struggling offense, have now won four straight games, and the offense recovered from its early season struggles.
The Calvary Lions, after struggling offensively early in the season and dropping their first four games, rolled up more than 600 yards in total offense and hit the century mark in points Friday night, defeating the Richardson Canyon Creek Christian Cougars 106-98.
The Calvary Lady Lions remained undefeated in district play on Tuesday night with a 3-0 sweep of Bethesda Christian School. Calvary won 25-10, 25-23, 25-16.
LUCAS — Leading by 10 points with just over nine minutes to play, the Calvary Lions thought they were on the way to their first win of the season but the Lucas Christian Warriors had other thoughts on Saturday. The Warriors (3-2) scored 13 points over the next five minutes to take a 53-50 over the Lions (0-4).
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.