Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson picked up his second collegiate offer a month before he starts his first game for the Wildcats.
DALLAS — Jerrod Heard etched his name in Texas high school football lore over the past two years as the quarterback at Guyer, leading the Wildcats to the first two state championships in the program’s brief history.
The once-crowded quarterback derby at Guyer heading into the 2014 season suddenly is much clearer. Shawn Robinson, who started as a freshman for Saginaw Chisholm Trail last season, won Guyer’s starting job in spring practice, while backup David Haynes moved to wide receiver. That left Prosper move-in David Moore as Robinson’s backup after the three-way battle concluded. Those plans changed in a hurry Monday when Moore headed back to Prosper.
It didn’t take Guyer defensive lineman Carl Thompson long to make his college commitment official. A morning trip to Lawrence, Kansas, with his father ended with an evening trip back to Denton after the senior committed to Kansas on Thursday afternoon, choosing the Jayhawks over a list of 18 Football Bowl Subdivision offers from schools including Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Connecticut, Northwestern and Minnesota.
Former Guyer wide receiver and current Oklahoma State walk-on Cameron Hunter told police he was stabbed, robbed and abducted Monday in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
The Sanger softball team matched last season’s run to the Class 3A Region II semifinals with a handful of star players this season who led a young Lady Indians team with several starting freshmen.
There are a couple of big questions the Guyer football coaching staff has been looking to answer this spring, but for the most part, the 2014 edition of the Wildcats will look pretty similar to the one that defended its Class 4A Division I state championship at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium in December.
Mitch Gaylord, a member of the gold medal-winning United States men’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Olympics, will be the featured speaker at the 12th annual Greater Denton Sports Commission awards banquet on Monday.
AUSTIN — Prior to Friday night, the Guyer girls had never brought a medal home from the UIL state track and field meet.
HURST — This was one game Guyer let get away. Needing just two outs to close out a victory, instead, the Lady Wildcats committed an error and ended up allowing three runs in the top of the seventh inning Friday night, falling to eighth-ranked Aledo 5-4 in Game 1 of their best-of-three Class 4A regional quarterfinal series.
AUSTIN — Jalen Hunter had hoped for bigger things in his final high school track meet on Friday night at Mike A. Myers Stadium, but after a disappointing day for the Tennessee-bound hurdler, the Guyer senior capped his career with a silver medal.
FORT WORTH — Everything Guyer needed to keep hopes of an upset alive happened in Thursday night’s playoff game against Cleburne.
Today, three local teams will try to continue their respective runs in the baseball and softball playoffs.
FORT WORTH — Guyer assistant coach Ashton McBride and junior pitcher Shayne Starkey developed a plan to approach a stout Burleson Centennial lineup in the opening game of a best-of-three Class 4A area-round series on Thursday night.
Daulton Horton was the starting first baseman and No. 3 pitcher for the Guyer Wildcats in 2013, meaning he pitched in tournaments and often was used in a closer’s role in district play with the possibility of starting Game 3 of a postseason series.
Guyer coach John Walsh, after a weekend meeting with Eanes Independent School District officials to discuss the vacant Austin Westlake head coaching job, has decided to not go to Austin for a scheduled Thursday interview.
The final round of the Class 4A state tournament didn’t go exactly as Guyer wanted, but its boys and girls teams left the University of Texas Golf Club in the gloaming Tuesday with the satisfaction of a successful season and a huge step forward for the program.
One of the most high-profile high school football programs in the state might soon have a vacancy. Sources close to the situation say Guyer head coach John Walsh met with officials from Eanes ISD over the weekend to discuss the job that was recently vacated when Darren Allman left Austin Westlake after five seasons to accept the same position at Colleyville Heritage.
AUSTIN — It’s a huge step forward for the Guyer boys when players are more concerned about a handful of shots that got away Monday in the first round of the UIL Class 4A state tournament than the fact they garnered third place after 18 holes at the demanding and wind-swept course at the University of Texas Golf Club.
Six Guyer athletes won events Saturday at the Class 4A Region I track meet to help lead the Wildcats to respective first- and second-place finishes in the girls and boys team standings.
Guyer’s Devin Norton became the first local athlete to punch a ticket to next week’s UIL state track and field meet, winning the girls 3,200 meters at the Class 4A Region I meet at Abilene’s McMurry University on Friday.
JUSTIN — In the bottom of the third inning of Thursday night’s postseason opener, Guyer junior pitcher Shayne Starkey was in trouble. An error, a walk and two doubles to start the inning allowed Saginaw to score one run and load the bases with no outs and Guyer nursing a three-run lead. Guyer coach Keith Medford even took right fielder Lauren Lindgren out of the game to warm her up to possibly replace Starkey in the circle.
The Guyer girls team has several goals as it heads to Abilene for this weekend’s Class 4A Region I track and field meet, which begins today and concludes Saturday.
Guyer had a golden opportunity Tuesday night to take possession of first place in District 5-4A with a game remaining, but that chance was squandered in the bottom of the seventh inning.
CORINTH — A big game between two teams tied for second place in the District 5-4A standings was decided in the top of the fifth inning — in more ways than one.