KELLER — When the District 5-6A schedule was released at last year’s realignment, Guyer learned it’d have a second home in 2015.
With each passing match being the next in line of what has been a dominant run through District 5-6A action for the Guyer volleyball team, coach Addie Mack gives her team goals to shoot for in the course of a match — more than just wins and losses.
Guyer junior quarterback Shawn Robinson is a big believer in the idea of trusting the process, and the mantra has been drilled into his mind this season with good reason. With a group of largely inexperienced and young wide receivers at his disposal, the Guyer passing game has seen some well-publicized struggles through the first part of the regular season despite having one of the nation’s top-ranked quarterbacks under center.
Last season at this time, Guyer was getting ready to open District 5-6A play against Keller with two weeks of preparation thanks to a bye the week prior.
For the past seven years, J.W. Walsh has marveled at what Jerrod Heard can do on a football field. But for the first time in their relationship, which goes all the way back to Walsh going to watch Heard play middle school games for Harpool, Walsh will be hoping he doesn’t see Heard at his best.
There have been times this season when Guyer coach Addie Mack has challenged her team to be more consistent and play at a high level throughout a match.
Skating its way through two sets and forcing the Ryan Lady Raiders to play its game, Guyer had nearly everything going its way Friday. Midway through the third set, Guyer fell behind, prompting coach Addie Mack to call a timeout to refocus the Lady Wildcats.
Before freshman De’Vion Harmon ever set foot on Guyer’s campus as a student, Guyer football coach John Walsh was plenty familiar with his middle school exploits, both on the football field and basketball court.
So far this season, Guyer’s volleyball team has played two matches in District 5-6A play.
WICHITA FALLS — The first two weeks of Guyer’s football season hadn’t gone according to plan for a young, inexperienced Wildcat offense. Shawn Robinson, Guyer’s nationally ranked dual-threat quarterback, has spent a lot of time trying to break in an entirely new set of skill players. While Robinson and his receivers didn’t totally break out of their funk Friday against Wichita Falls Rider, the Guyer offense found its rhythm by pounding the ball with Robinson and a trio of running backs behind a dominant offensive line en route to a 44-27 win.
When Guyer gathered in its postgame huddle at Allen’s Eagle Stadium following the Wildcats’ 32-point, season-opening loss to the top-ranked team in the state, there was a surprisingly positive vibe to coach John Walsh’s talk.
Following Guyer’s tournament performance this past weekend, the Lady Wildcats learned valuable lessons on how to adapt their game plan to each of the teams they are going to face in their loaded schedule.
GRANBURY — The Lake Dallas Lady Falcons continued their undefeated run in the Granbury tournament Friday as they took down Seminole 25-19, 25-16, Lubbock 25-15, 26-24 and Burleson Centennial 25-15, 25-13.
Guyer coach John Walsh doesn’t pretend to be a fan of scrimmages.
At this time a year ago, the Guyer defense was supposed to be an experienced unit that would help Shawn Robinson transition into his new role as the Wildcats’ quarterback as a young sophomore.
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CORINTH — Lake Dallas will host a preseason tournament Saturday, two days before teams from all classifications are allowed to hold their first organized regular-season workouts.
Matt Fischer knows his job as a middle school coach for Denton ISD, a hotbed for Texas football talent, has always been more about teaching the basics and maximizing participation than winning games.
ARGYLE — All it takes is a run to separate Guyer’s and Lewisville’s softball teams. After the Lady Wildcats took Game 1 of a best-of-three Class 6A Region I quarterfinal series 1-0 Thursday, the script flipped as Guyer lost 1-0 in Game 2 on Friday.
ARGYLE — All eyes before Thursday’s Game 1 likely were on Lewisville ace Maribeth Gorsuch, and the LSU commit was practically untouchable while putting together another solid outing. But by the end of the night, it was Guyer’s Shayne Starkey who was all smiles.
Ethan Toy didn’t always love the long jump, but the Guyer junior was always good at it.As a seventh-grader at Harpool, Toy won the the long jump and triple jump at the district meet.
PLANO — The Guyer baseball team didn’t play a perfect game Friday night as it opened a Class 6A Region I bi-district series against Flower Mound Marcus, but the Wildcats got a gem from sophomore starting pitcher Connor Herriage and came up with clutch hits to claim a 4-2 win at Plano over a defending region finalist.
The Guyer girls water polo team got what it wanted on Friday, the first day of the state tournament in Austin: two wins to set it up with a showdown against their regional rivals Southlake Carroll on Saturday.
LUBBOCK — Denton coach Justin Schuff knew his runners had more in them after Friday’s prelims at the Class 5A Region I meet at the R.P. Fuller Track Complex at Texas Tech University.
Guyer clinched a playoff spot but left its field Friday licking a few wounds.
Guyer needed to take care of its business Thursday, and it did just that with a 5-0 win against crosstown rival Ryan. But after a brief team huddle following the game, coach Johnny Kinzy was seen grabbing for his cellphone in the dugout to check other scores from around District 5-6A.
After winning its district meet a year ago by more than 100 points in the old Class 4A, Guyer girls track coach Megan Hardesty knew her team could be in a rude awakening this year as Guyer made the jump back to the state’s largest classification after a two-year stint of domination in the lower classification.
Bad things can happen to a softball player over the course of a four-year varsity career. It’s not that Guyer senior Hannah Hodapp has been really lucky throughout her career as a four-year starter — she’s had her fair share of dings — she’s just managed to navigate nearly 120 games, and she’s never missed one.
FORT WORTH — The Guyer softball team still has more than a week before the Class 6A playoffs begin, but Tuesday night’s game against Keller Timber Creek might as well have been a postseason affair.
Austin Adams made a case on Monday night to be considered Guyer’s ace starter by shutting down a potent Trophy Club Nelson lineup with an efficient outing to give the Wildcats a 4-1 win in a makeup game originally scheduled for Friday at Guyer.