Calvary girls fall in state semifinals

ABILENE — After cruising past Abilene Christian and Dallas Lakehill in the TAPPS 3A playoffs, the Calvary girl’s basketball team fell to Midland Classical Academy 69-29 in the state semifinals.

Girls basketball: Calvary girls advance

Calvary’s run in the TAPPS Class 3A playoff bracket continued Friday as the Lady Lions knocked off Dallas Lakehill 55-38 in the region final.

Calvary falls to Yavneh

DALLAS — The Dallas Yavneh Academy Bulldogs used deadly shooting to roll to a 76-54 victory against the Calvary Lions in the second round of the TAPPS Class 3A playoffs Tuesday night.

Calvary girls advance to regional finals

The Calvary Lady Lions are one victory away from earning a berth in the TAPPS 3A state tournament after routing Abilene Christian 57-25 Monday night.

Basketball roundup: Wilson 3 helps Harmon, Guyer win tourney

FORT WORTH — Jalen Wilson led Guyer with 21 points, but no shot was more important than his 3-point basket late in the fourth quarter that sealed the Wildcats’ 75-73 win over Garland Lakeview Centennial in the Orange division championship game of the Whataburger Tournament on Friday.

Basketball roundup: Chaps take second place in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — Aubrey advanced to the final of the Bridgeport tournament after defeating the host team 68-51, but fell short of the title as Class 5A Birdville dominated the Chaparrals 84-39 in Thursday’s finale.

Basketball roundup: Calvary beats Ryan in tournament final

SAINT JO — The Calvary boys took home a tournament title Saturday after defeating Ryan 61-41 in the final of the Saint Jo tournament.

Calvary loss means end of season

MIDLAND — The Calvary Lions desperately needed a victory Friday night to keep their slim TAPPS playoff hopes alive. Midland Trinity Chargers’ Jackson Pinnow returned the opening kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown as the Chargers rolled to a 64-30 triumph against Calvary, handing the Lions’ their sixth straight loss and ending their season with a 2-8 record.

Calvary losing streak reaches five, falls to Abilene Christian 42-27

A 24-point third quarter was more than the Calvary Lions could overcome Friday night as the Abilene Christian Panthers rolled to a 42-27 victory, handing the Lions their fifth straight loss.

Calvary drops fourth straight

WATAGUA — The Calvary Lions saw their losing skid reach four games Friday night as the Watagua Harvest Christian Academy Saints rolled to a 44-6 victory.

Ovilla comes alive late, tops Lions

The Ovilla Christian Eagles used a 44-point second half to roll to a 66-35 victory against the Calvary Lions Friday night at Ryan High School.

Calvary tops Savoy, evens record

The Calvary Lions, after starting the season 0-2 and struggling offensively, erupted for 26 second-half points on Friday night and are now on a two-game winning streak following 34-22 victory against the Savoy Cardinals at Ryan High School.

Calvary rolls to first win

For the first two weeks of the 2016 season, the Calvary Lions couldn’t get their offense going and scored six combined points in two lopsided losses. That all changed Friday night when the Lions’ offense got on track, and the result was a 52-6 rout of the Stoneburg Gold-Burg Bears in a game that ended in the third quarter due to the TAPPS mercy rule.

Calvary struggles in home defeat

For the second straight week the Calvary Lions’ offensive struggles continued and the Lucas Christian Warriors took full advantage, rolling to a 42-0 triumph at Ryan High School on Friday night.

Live Oak overpowers Lions

WACO — The Waco Live Oak Falcons rode the passing of quarterback Matt Bailey and the running of Cole Jahrmarkt to overwhelm the Calvary Lions 51-6 on Friday night.

Tonight's high school football games

No. 1 Prosper sweeps Argyle

ARGYLE — In a battle of ranked teams Tuesday night, the Prosper Lady Eagles rolled to a 25-23, 26-24, 25-20 sweep of the Argyle Lady Eagles.

Lake Dallas goes 3-1 at tourney

CARROLLTON — The Lake Dallas Lady Falcons won three of four matches Friday on the first day of the Nike ASC/Ryan Classic.


Scrimmages give teams better look at battles

After two weeks of practice, the Braswell Bengals will hit someone other than one another. The Bengals will host Fort Worth Western Hills at 10 a.m. Saturday in a scrimmage at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. It will be an exciting moment for Braswell, whose coaching staff is trying to fit all the puzzle pieces together heading into the team’s inaugural season.

Football: Area teams eager to kick off fall practices

Ryan coach Dave Henigan may very well have an easy road ahead. With 15 starters back, the Raiders are experienced, star-studded and among the favorites to compete for a Class 5A state championship.

Volleyball workouts to begin

As the dawn of a new season approaches Monday for a host of Denton-area volleyball teams, some programs are in rebuilding mode while others are still enjoying the last taste of a championship, but starting a season brings challenges for everyone.

Golf: Corinth’s Goodwin advances to U.S. Junior final

Noah Goodwin of Corinth will try to become the seventh Texan to win the U.S. Junior Amateur since 1999 when he plays Min Woo Lee of Australia in today’s 36-hole final.

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Basketball: Lady Lions’ season ends in semifinals

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.

Basketball: Liberty, Calvary take different road to TAPPS 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.

Basketball: Matchups set for girls state tournaments

The teams are set, and the Denton-area will be well-represented at the UIL and TAPPS girls state basketball tournaments this weekend.

Football: Calvary advances to state semifinals

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.

Calvary wins TAPPS state championship

SAN ANTONIO — For the third time in four years, the Calvary Lady Lions are bringing home the TAPPS Class 2A state championship.

Calvary in TAPPS 2A volleyball final

SAN ANTONIO — The Calvary Lady Lions, making their fifth straight appearance at the TAPPS 2A state volleyball tournament, will be going for the championship Saturday morning at 9 a.m. when they face Huntsville Alpha Omega in the title game.

Football: Calvary wins fifth straight

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.

Football: Calvary's offense rolls in easy 68-44 victory

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.

Calvary wins 106-98 on gridiron

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.

Calvary remains unbeaten with sweep of Bethesda

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.

Calvary cruises to second victory

The Calvary Lions, after struggling through the first month of the season with four losses, are now on a two-game winning streak after routing the Saint Jo Panthers on Friday night 61-8 at Ryan High School.

Calvary cruises to first win

GRANBURY — The Calvary Lions got off to a slow start Friday night, but then erupted for 56 points in the second and third quarter to roll to their first win of the season, a 62-12 triumph against Granbury Cornerstone Christian Academy.

Calvary suffers 53-50 loss to Lucas

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 suffers loss at Forestburg

FORESTBURG — The Forestburg Longhorns, after holding a slim 26-22 halftime lead, erupted for 40 second-half points to hand the Calvary Lions a 66-28 loss on Friday night.

Calvert drops Calvary Lions to 0-2

The Calvary Lions saw their record slip to 0-2 on Friday night as they were overwhelmed by the Calvert Trojans 46-0.

Harvest Christian pounds Calvary

The Watauga Harvest Christian Saints, aided by four costly turnovers by the Calvary Lions, jumped out to a 45-8 halftime lead on their way to a 57-34 victory in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

Twice as nice

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.

Calvary earns TAPPS playoff berth

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.

Basketball roundup: Choate, Garza spark Guyer

TROPHY CLUB — Sean Choate and Zac Garza combined to score 46 points Friday as the Guyer Wildcats (16-7, 3-0 District 5-6A) defeated Trophy Club Nelson 53-50 in overtime.

Basketball roundup: Ryan, Liberty prevail at Sanger tourney

SANGER — Ryan held off a late rally Friday and Liberty Christian won in a rout on Day 2 of the Sanger tournament.

Football: Calvary’s playoff run ends, 54-8

AVALON — Calvary’s march through the TAPPS Six-Man Division II playoffs came to an abrupt and resounding halt Saturday as Waco Live Oak Classical handed the Lions a 54-8 loss in the state semifinals.

Football: Calvary posts 87-41 playoff win

CARROLLTON — It took the Calvary Lions more than a quarter to shake off the rust from not playing in more than two weeks. Dallas Tyler Street Christian wished it had taken much longer.

Signings: Argyle’s Keenan officially a Red Raider

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.

Football: Ten area teams still alive

The UIL and TAPPS playoffs get underway this week, and the Denton area will be well represented with 10 teams securing berths in the battle for state titles.

Football: Calvary wins district title

The Calvary Lions, needing a victory over the Plainview Christian Eagles to claim the district championship, jumped out to a quick lead Thursday night and rolled to a 51-6 triumph.

Calvary advances to TAPPS 1A state volleyball tournament

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.

Football: Calvary rolls past Christ the King

LUBBOCK — The Calvary Lions, riding another multiple-touchdown performance from quarterback Keishun Cuchens, rolled to a 75-28 rout of Lubbock Christ the King Cathedral on Thursday night.