A year ago at this time, Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson was a promising but unproven commodity under center for the Wildcats.
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.
Josh Stewart can only laugh now when the topic is brought up. The former Guyer and Oklahoma State standout left college a year early to declare for last year’s NFL draft, but after a disappointing performance at the NFL scouting combine, the slot receiver wasn’t among the 256 players selected.
Guyer head golf coach Roddy Adams and his boys team knew they would have a tough challenge in front of them during their first trip to a regional tournament at the state’s largest classification.
Several players in the area stood out on the hardwood during the 2014-2015 basketball season, but two players emerged above the rest — a senior heading off to play Division I basketball and a rising star with two years left to play and a state championship to defend.
Guyer had some timely hitting Tuesday night, as was evidenced by the fact that the Wildcats scored all of their runs with two outs. The Wildcats failed to capitalize on several other opportunities, and their nine stranded runners coupled with uncharacteristically sloppy play on the bases and in the field cost the Wildcats their second straight district loss as they fell 5-4 to Keller Central.
KELLER — The last time Guyer and Keller met to open District 5-6A play, the Lady Wildcats won a pitching duel and needed extra innings to do so.
For 60 minutes on Tuesday night, it looked like Guyer’s boys soccer team was going to get some sweet revenge for an embarrassing defeat nearly a month ago at the hands of Keller Timber Creek.
SAN ANTONIO — The University Interscholastic League’s decision to move the boys and girls basketball state tournaments from Austin to San Antonio this year signaled a big change, not only for this year’s participants but for teams being honored for past accomplishments.
FORT WORTH — Cedar Hill finished the regular season ranked fourth in the state in Class 6A, according to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, and on Monday night against Guyer, the Longhorns showed their worth on several levels.
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.