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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.