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Another bites the dust

ARLINGTON — Guyer coach John Walsh was certain a quarter-and-a-half-long defensive stalemate was about to end with less than seven minutes to play Friday in a Class 6A Division II regional semifinal against San Angelo Central.

Wildcats face tall order in Bobcats

Heading into last week’s game against perennial power Southlake Carroll and the Dragons’ potent offensive attack, Guyer head coach John Walsh knew exactly what the Wildcats were going to do to try to pull off an upset.

Boys basketball: Wildcats whip 4A champs

It didn’t take long for Guyer to bury the defending Class 4A state champion and preseason No. 1 team in the 4A poll on Tuesday. The Wildcats used a nine-point run to open the game and rolled to an 84-43 win over Bridgeport.

Guyer becomes Dragon slayer

ALLEN — Guyer coach John Walsh’s play-calling identity has long been one to score as many points as quickly as possible. But in Friday’s Class 6A Division II area-round playoff game against Southlake Carroll, Walsh threw the Dragons a curveball. Guyer, knowing the potency of the Dragons’ offense, executed its game plan to perfection in rolling up 544 yards on the ground and milking the clock en route to a 48-35 win against the Dragons, avenging a loss in the same round of the playoffs a year ago.


Football: Wildcats plan rush vs. Carroll

Guyer has gone toe-to-toe with Euless Trinity, one of the state’s most physically imposing teams, in preseason scrimmages this year and last and enjoyed some success.


Volleyball: Guyer stars Hill, McKnight sign with Division I schools

The last two seasons for Guyer’s volleyball program have seen the Lady Wildcats hit several milestones — first playoff appearance in the state’s largest classification, along with the first win at that level, a run to the regional quarterfinals in 2014 and back-to-back District 5-6A championships.


Wildcats rally past Hebron in wild playoff tilt

An hour before Guyer began its postseason run against Hebron at Apogee Stadium, Guyer coach John Walsh realized he’d packed the wrong jerseys for his team. Hebron elected to wear black uniforms, and Guyer...


Signing quartet

Guyer players, from left, Alyssa Dixon, Tara Solomon, Lauren Lindgren and Riley Oldham signed to play college softball Wednesday. Dixon signed with Henderson State, Solomon signed with TWU, Lindgren with Midwestern State and Oldham with North Central Texas College.


Ryan outguns Guyer for title

Ryan coach Dave Henigan said he has enjoyed each of his team’s wins this season, but never was his smile as big as it was when his players hoisted him on their shoulders during Friday’s postgame speech. On a night where the unbeaten Raiders still were viewed in many eyes as underdogs, Henigan’s crew — specifically quarterback Spencer Sanders and the offense — engineered a masterful 31-28 win against rival Guyer to claim the District 5-6A title while making a powerful statement heading into the Class 6A Division I playoffs.


Football: Guyer opens with familiar Hebron

Guyer and Hebron are awfully familiar with each other for a couple of teams that have met just once.

Momentum eludes Wildcats

Guyer coach John Walsh wanted to build momentum heading into the postseason with a good showing against crosstown rival Ryan on Friday night, with a share of the District 5-6A championship on the line.

Ryan, Guyer meet today with title on line

In the history of the Guyer-Ryan football rivalry, there have been blowouts, surprises and postseason instant classics.


Football: Guyer defense looks to outshine Ryan

The Guyer football team has heard all of the superlatives about undefeated crosstown foe Ryan, specifically the Raiders’ eye-popping defensive stats — 14.4 points and 248 yards allowed per game, with just 96.1 yards allowed on the ground.

Adam Boedeker: Making a case for Guyer

While Guyer’s offense has made a lot of headlines this year — good and bad — the Wildcats’ defense has been a constant force all season long.

Volleyball: Plano ousts Guyer

THE COLONY — It had been a while since Guyer had lost a match heading into Tuesday’s Class 6A playoff opener against Plano.

Guyer throttles Keller Timber Creek

KELLER — The last time Shawn Robinson was playing in a game for Guyer, it was one he and his teammates would all like to forget. On that night two weeks ago, Guyer’s 24-game district winning streak came to an end at Keller ISD Stadium with a shocking loss to Keller Central in which the Wildcats had four turnovers, including three Robinson interceptions. On Thursday night, the Wildcats returned to the scene of that stunning loss and Robinson returned to action after missing last week’s game with an illness to lead Guyer to a resounding 52-14 win against Keller Timber Creek, building some much-needed momentum heading into week 11 and the postseason.

Football: Wildcats aim to establish momentum

Since the Guyer Wildcats became a prominent football program in 2008, they’ve made a habit of being ready for the postseason.

Late field goal give Guyer 12-10 win over Nelson

Guyer’s stunning loss last week, which snapped a 24-game district winning streak, was the result of many factors. One of those was the fact the Wildcats failed to convert a short, game-tying field goal as time expired. On Friday afternoon at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, the Wildcats found themselves in the same boat again, but this time, they finished the job. Junior kicker Bryson Casmir hit a 25-yard field goal from the right hash with three seconds remaining to give Guyer a 12-10 win over Trophy Club Nelson.


Wildcats, Raiders rained out

Lightning in the area Thursday night postponed two Denton-area high school football games, as both Guyer’s and Ryan’s District 5-6A games were rescheduled.Guyer (5-2, 3-1 district) originally was slated...

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Basketball: Guyer star Wickware commits to play for Hoosiers

Guyer girls basketball coach Andrea Robinson has been around some special talent during a successful career, but Bre Wickware now holds a special place in the second-year Guyer coach’s heart.

Football: Wildcats look to rebound without Robinson

A week after Guyer’s 24-game district win streak was snapped by the most unlikely of opponents in a Keller Central team without a district win, the Wildcats are itching to get back on the field for redemption.

Volleyball: Guyer clinches outright 5-6A title

Entering Tuesday’s key District 5-6A match with Keller, Guyer had become accustomed to dominant victories.

Football: Guyer game moved from Friday to Thursday night

A week after a stunning loss to Keller Central snapped Guyer’s 24-game district winning streak, the Wildcats will have one less day to wait for an attempt at redemption.

Football: Central stuns Guyer for first district win

KELLER — Whatever progress the Guyer offense seemingly had made over the past two weeks came to a screeching halt Thursday night at Keller ISD Athletic Complex, and with it went a pretty impressive streak for the Wildcats.

Football: Guyer defense motivated vs. Central

After allowing two offensive touchdowns to a team in playoff position a week ago, an ever-improving Guyer defense has a less impressive offense to tangle with tonight when the Wildcats travel to Keller Central to face a team still searching for its first District 5-6A win.


Volleyball: Guyer dominates late in sets to top Ryan in three

On Tuesday night, in the latest edition of a crosstown rivalry between Guyer and Ryan, the Lady Raiders gave first-year head coach Nicholas Gay small glimmers of hope early in each set.


Football: Mason sparks Wildcat rout

KELLER — When the District 5-6A schedule was released at last year’s realignment, Guyer learned it’d have a second home in 2015.


Volleyball: Lady Wildcats pummel Lady Falcons in straight sets

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 warms up air attack

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.

Football: Assistant to call plays for Guyer

John Walsh has been in the Texas high school football coaching fraternity for more than two decades, dating back to his days as an assistant at Brownwood before starting Guyer’s program in 2005.


Guyer trio carries comeback

KELLER — Less than two minutes into Thursday’s District 5-6A opener, undefeated Keller had a two-touchdown lead on defending district champion Guyer before the Wildcats knew what hit them.

Football: Wildcats prepared for variety from Keller

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.


Football: Protege to face mentor when former Guyer QBs clash

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.

Volleyball: Guyer breaks tie atop district standings

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.

Volleyball: Guyer prevails at Ryan

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.

Football: Youngsters catch on for resting 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.


Volleyball: Tabitha Spray returns as Lady Wildcats sweep Fossil Ridge

So far this season, Guyer’s volleyball team has played two matches in District 5-6A play.

Guyer Wildcats rush past Wichita Falls Rider

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.


Football: Mismatch awaits Wildcats at Rider

Last season when Guyer played Ennis, a Wildcat secondary rich with experience and Big 12 talent had no answer for Lions receiver Donta Thompson, a 6-5 mismatch out wide who is now a freshman at Texas Tech.


Sloppy Guyer avoids 0-2, knocks off Ennis

After one of the sloppiest performances in Guyer’s recent history plagued the Wildcats through much of Friday’s game against Ennis, a couple of their senior leaders had finally seen enough.


No. 1 Allen whips Wildcats

ALLEN — After last season’s opening game against top-ranked Allen proved to be a coming-out party for Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson, the 2015 edition proved to be the same for an experience-rich Allen...


Football: Guyer defense hoping to rebound against Ennis

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.

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Football: Guyer opens at No. 1 Allen

It’s no secret Guyer has one of the best high school quarterbacks in the country in junior Shawn Robinson, and it’s easy to see why the nation’s top-ranked dual-threat signal caller would overshadow other assets of his own team.


Volleyball: Guyers beats Denton, loses Dozier to injury

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.

Volleyball roundup: Lake Dallas stays on top at tourney

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.

Football: Guyer, Trinity look to take battle to trenches

Guyer coach John Walsh doesn’t pretend to be a fan of scrimmages.


Guyer volleyball team to start without Mack

The Guyer volleyball team opened its season on Tuesday night with a win at Rowlett, and the Lady Wildcats are set to play in the Ryan tournament beginning today.


Football: Wildcats hoping defense has caught up to offense

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.

Volleyball: Ryan visits Little Elm to kick off new season

Another volleyball season is set to get underway today when Ryan travels to Little Elm to open the season in new Ryan head coach Nicholas Gay’s first game as the Lady Raiders’ head coach.On Tuesday, most...

Football: Robinson back to lead Guyer

When Guyer begins fall workouts early Monday, the Wildcats will do so with one of the top high school quarterbacks in the country.