After years of being stepped on, trampled and rejected, the turf on the field at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex could no longer bear the abuse.
After she put up eye-popping numbers for four years and earned Class 2A state championship game MVP honors on Thursday, it came as no surprise to see Pilot Point’s Skylar Cagle earn District 12-2A MVP honors when the all-district team was released following the Lady Cats’ championship win over Kingsville Santa Gertrudis Academy.
Jerrod Heard has established himself as one of the top high school quarterbacks in the country over the course of more than a year, leading Guyer to a state title and earning all-state honors.
The Guyer Wildcats girls soccer team received their UIL Class 4A state championship rings on Wednesday after a ceremony in the school auditorium.
FORT WORTH — The way Guyer’s final game of the 2013 season ended could not have been more frustrating for head coach Johnny Kinzy or his program. But given the way Saturday’s Game 2 of a 4A Region I area-round series with Cleburne had gone, it also could not have been more fitting as Guyer’s season came to an end with a 13-1 loss to the Yellow Jackets, last year’s Class 4A runners-up.
FORT WORTH — Judging by the way Friday night’s series opener between Cleburne and Guyer started, it seemed as though Cleburne, the No. 6 team in the Class 4A state poll, was just destined to chalk up an easy win over the Wildcats in a Class 4A Region I area round game at Saginaw.
It did not take long for Jalen Hunter to realize the best route for him to take in his high school athletic career. As the younger brother of former Guyer wide receiver Cameron Hunter, who went on to play football for a short stint at the Air Force Academy, the younger Hunter could have chased his dream of playing football when he was a running back as a freshman.
Senior pitcher Jud Kinzy was in the dugout the last time Guyer won a baseball playoff series, but he played no part in those victories when the Wildcats went a few rounds deep in 2009.
ALEDO — In typical playoff fashion, Guyer and Aledo played toward a pitchers’ stalemate for much of Wednesday night’s Class 4A area-round series opener. After not scoring despite getting at least one hit per inning, the Ladycats finally broke through with a one-out, two-run single from third baseman Ally Gabbert in the bottom of the sixth to give Aledo a 2-0 win and a 1-0 series advantage heading into Game 2, which is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Guyer.
AUSTIN -- Golf is known as a game of skill, but a little luck is always nice. For the Guyer boys, and specifically senior Kyle Hodges, the luck was all bad on Monday during the first day of the UIL Class 4A state tournament at Austin’s Onion Creek Club’s North Course.
As the lone senior on Guyer’s top boys golf team, Kyle Hodges has developed quite the reputation among his head coach and teammates. That was further solidified at the Class 4A Region I tournament in Abilene nearly two weeks ago when Hodges lined up a putt that would go down in Guyer golf history.
JUSTIN — A two-out, bases-clearing double from Chris Monroe in the bottom of the sixth inning of a tied game gave Guyer a comfortable lead in a come-from-behind 9-5 win over Azle in a game to determine seeding in the state playoffs, which begin this week.
The Guyer Lady Wildcats, the Class 4A state champions, will be honored Monday afternoon in a ceremony at Guyer’s main gymnasium. The rally will feature performances by the Guyer cheerleaders, band and drill team as well as recognitions from state, local and school officials.
Throughout the track and field season, Ryan coach Janson Head has penciled in different names for the boys 1,600-meter relay.
After bringing home Guyer’s first state championship in a girls team sport, the Guyer Lady Wildcats were well represented when the all-district teams were released.
GEORGETOWN — The Guyer Lady Wildcats added more hardware to the school’s growing collection Saturday afternoon. Guyer held off a late and frantic Highland Park attack for a 2-1 victory over the Lady Scots in the Class 4A state championship game at Birkelbach Field.
GEORGETOWN — Three years ago, the Guyer Lady Wildcats were nowhere close to a playoff appearance, much less a state championship. That season was Guyer head coach Kenny Blevins’ first year with the school, and his team finished sixth in an eight-team Class 5A district. That team had six freshmen in its starting lineup.
When Guyer and Fort Worth Brewer’s district schedules came to an end on Friday, each team was standing on level footing after 14 games with just a coin flip left to decide their playoff-seeding fates.
With two days to earn a trip to the UIL state golf tournament in two weeks, several area athletes are vying for berths in the state tournament at this week’s regional tournaments. The Guyer boys are in second place in the Class 4A Region I tournament while the Ponder girls are in a tie for fourth in the Class 2A Region II tournament . The Argyle boys find themselves in second in the Class 3A Region II tournament heading into the second round.
Guyer golf coach Roddy Adams compared the mentally agonizing sport he coaches to pulling the big, enticing lever on a slot machine. In his analogy, the golfer and the gambler are the same. Most of those on the course hope everything lines up, scores are lowered and new heights are achieved.
Opportunities abound for the five local players headed to the Class 4A Region I tournament at Abilene’s Rose Park Tennis Center. Guyer is sending two doubles squads to the tournament slated for today and Tuesday — Guyer’s first apparence at regionals and Denton High's Alex Clerihew will be competing in the boys singles event.
The Guyer Wildcats, fresh off their Class 4A Region I soccer championship, now must turn their attention to the Class 4A state tournament and their first round opponent, Region III champion Magnolia.
WICHITA FALLS — Guyer coach Kenny Blevins was a little disappointed his team didn’t capitalize on more scoring opportunities in Friday’s Class 4A Region I semifinal against Canyon Randall. But fortunately for the Lady Wildcats, they scored more than enough and rolled to a 3-0 win over Randall — holding the Lady Raiders without a single shot on goal and advancing to the regional final at 1:30 p.m. today
There’s just something about the Lake Dallas-Guyer baseball rivalry that brings out the best in both teams. When the two teams played less than a month ago at Lake Dallas, it was a classic pitcher’s duel between Guyer’s Jud Kinzy and Lake Dallas’ Keenan Wingfield. The Falcons won the game when Wingfield scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the 10th inning. Wingfield factored into Friday’s District 5-4A rematch at Guyer as well, but with a different outcome. Pitching in relief of a stellar performance by starter Michael Cox, Wingfield’s wild pitch to pinch hitter Luke Cullum allowed Kyle Walsh to score from third base in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Wildcats to a 2-1 win.
First-year Guyer girls coach Megan Hardesty had a great opportunity during Tuesday’s conclusion of the District 5-4A track meet.