FLOWER MOUND — It was only fitting that Guyer junior Zach Garza had the Wildcats’ final two points of Wednesday’s bi-district playoff game against Flower Mound Marcus.
Sean Choate played his senior season at Guyer without knowing what his college future held. Several Division I schools were interested to some degree, but for a long time his only standing offers were from Division II, NAIA and junior colleges.
The boys basketball playoffs are set to begin this week for six Denton-area teams while the Argyle and Sanger girls remain alive and venture into third-round action.
As the ball was tipped off to start the overtime period, Friday night’s game already had the feel of a heavyweight title fight between the two best teams in District 5-6A.
Ryan’s Ibrahim Logan has ice in his veins. It may sound cliché, but perhaps there’s no other way to explain his recent magic in the clutch. Two straight games, a 3-pointer in the waning seconds of each to force overtime, and on Friday, a fall-away jumper with 2.8 seconds left in the extra frame to seal a 58-56 District 5-6A win over Justin Northwest.
FORT WORTH — The last time Guyer and Keller Timber Creek met on the hardwood, Guyer blew a nine-point fourth-quarter lead before losing in overtime.
The Denton Broncos swim team, led by a pair of freshmen, Janna Herron and Seth Hermann, grabbed second place finishes in the boys and girls divisions at the District 6-5A Swim and Dive Championships in Grapevine on Saturday and will have contestants in 19 events to the UIL Class 5A regionals in two weeks in Mansfield.
KELLER — It isn’t often that district rivals play more than twice in a regular season. That is exactly what the Guyer and Keller girls did Tuesday night at Keller High School, thanks to a tournament meeting before District 5-6A play began in December.
Guyer went from doing everything it could to just keep the score close early in Friday’s District 5-6A showdown with Ryan to flat-out burying its crosstown rival in the second half en route to a 51-31 win.
The Iron Bridge Classic boys soccer tournament has gone through several changes since it was started by Guyer coach Cody Schroeder in the 2007 season. When the ninth annual event kicks off today, it will see perhaps the biggest change yet in a big development for the Denton school district, as it will feature all three DISD high schools for the first time.
Some high school athletes might be a bit shy about revealing personal goals while participating in a team sport. Emily Hill makes no bones about her goals, both on a team and an individual basis, and in 2014 she was able to accomplish a couple of lofty ones.
After falling victim to a sizeable deficit before they even cracked the scoreboard, the Guyer Wildcats staked themselves with an uphill battle on Tuesday night in a District 5-6A matchup with Keller Central.
At this point, nothing Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson does can surprise his head coach.
The Guyer Wildcats won their first game as a member of District 5-6A, defeating Keller Fossil Ridge 82-37 on Friday behind Sean Choate’s 26 points.
CEDAR HILL — After splitting their first two games of the Cedar Hill tournament with a win over Arlington Lamar and a loss to Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside, the Guyer Wildcats lost their final game of the tournament, 68-58 to Southlake Carroll.
SANGER — The Ryan Raiders bounced back from a day-opening loss to finish third in the Sanger Invitational on Saturday.
SANGER — Ryan held off a late rally Friday and Liberty Christian won in a rout on Day 2 of the Sanger tournament.
SANGER — Ryan, Liberty Christian, Sanger and Aubrey each won their first game in Sanger’s North Texas Invitational on Thursday.
The Ryan Lady Raiders grabbed a 25-point first-quarter lead en route to a 55-28 win over Fort Worth Southwest on Tuesday.
ARLINGTON — Guyer picked the wrong time to play one of its most sloppy games of the year on Saturday night, as the Wildcats’ first-half mistakes and Southlake Carroll quarterback Ryan Agnew were too much for Guyer to overcome as the Wildcats fell 58-42 in a late Class 6A Division II playoff game at AT&T Stadium.
There are not many teams in Texas that can claim an all-time series advantage over Southlake Carroll. Yet, when Guyer and Carroll take the field at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium at 8 tonight, the Dragons will be in that unfamiliar position. Guyer won its first two meetings against Carroll in 2010 — a game that saw the Wildcats end Carroll’s 47-game home winning streak and a playoff win in the regional final en route to Guyer’s first state championship game appearance.
The last time the Guyer Wildcats were in the postseason in the state’s largest classification, they had their earliest playoff exit in program history when they were bounced in the second round by Mansfield in 2011. That Guyer team started seven sophomores — a stark contrast from its senior-laden team the prior year that went to the Class 5A Division II final in the program’s first year playing with the state’s biggest schools.
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.
LEWISVILLE — Just a few days after one of the biggest wins in its program history, the Guyer volleyball team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday night.
On Thursday night, before Ryan and Guyer had even taken the field at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, the Raiders received bad news when they were eliminated from postseason contention. Friday night was no better for Ryan thanks to a dominant display by the Wildcats, who cruised to a 52-7 win against their crosstown foe.