Soccer: Central blanks Guyer

The final seconds of Friday’s game between Guyer and Keller Central told the story of the entire evening for the Wildcats.

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Guyer lands with giants in new 6-6A

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Guyer coach John Walsh had done what every high school coach in Texas did in the days leading to the University Interscholastic League’s biennial realignment.

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Three Denton schools realigned to District 5-5A

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — In an overcrowded room of eager coaches and school district officials, Ryan coach Dave Henigan positioned himself in front of a large projection screen.

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Basketball: Guyer depth aids rout of Central

At this point in the season, the only thing on the mind of Guyer’s girls basketball team, other than getting a share of the District 5-6A title, is preparing for a deeper postseason run than a year ago.

Soccer: Keller scores late goal to burn Wildcats

On a night when Guyer could ill afford to give up points in the District 5-6A playoff race, the worst possible scenario hit in its district opener.

Denton swimmers head to regionals

The Denton Broncos’ swim team will be sending 10 individuals and six relay teams to the Class 5A Region II meet in Mansfield in two weeks.

Basketball: Wildcats pick up another key win

JUSTIN — What a week it’s been for the Guyer basketball program. Early in the week, the Wildcats dealt with the loss of a teammate when junior varsity player Corey West was killed after being hit by a car. All the Wildcats have done since is rally around each other and score two huge wins in District 5-6A, capped by a 60-50 victory over Justin Northwest on Friday at Texan Gym.

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Playing for Corey

Guyer senior guard Zach Garza is the Wildcats’ team captain and lone senior starter. Last year, Garza took neighborhood friend Corey West, then a freshman, under his wing. The two spent time playing basketball at a neighborhood park as Garza tried to teach West what it would take for him to someday be a varsity player for the Wildcats. West never got that chance, as the Guyer sophomore was hit by a car and killed Sunday evening, casting a somber mood over Wildcat Gymnasium on Tuesday as the Wildcats took on first-place Keller in a pivotal District 5-6A matchup. West would be proud of Garza and the Wildcats as they used a ferocious third-quarter surge to hand the Indians their first district loss with a 78-68 decision.

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Different directions

Last year’s two district meetings between Guyer and Ryan were decided by an average of only four points. Friday’s game was anything but close, and while one rival is on a major tear, the other is searching for answers.

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Basketball: Given 0.3 seconds for final play, Guyer foiled by rulebook in defeat

Guyer had one last chance to win or tie Friday’s game against Trophy Club Nelson, needing a long inbounds pass and a bucket with 0.8 seconds remaining.

Denton ISD, Under Armour enter partnership

The Denton school district has formed an athletic apparel partnership with Under Armour for three of the district’s four high schools and several middle schools.The agreement is for all sports at Ryan,...

Football: Guyer, Ryan forge all-state six-pack

On the heels of their respective runs to regional finals, Guyer and Ryan players were rewarded Thursday with nods on The Associated Press’ Class 6A all-state team as honorable mention selections.

Basketball: 'Focused' Guyer avenges last year's loss to Lady Texans

Although the District 5-6A season just began Friday, Guyer girls basketball coach Andrea Robinson is pretty happy with what has become a bit of a personal revenge tour.

Basketball: Guyer stomps Trinity to remain unbeaten

Coming off a tournament championship in Marble Falls over the weekend, the Guyer basketball team remained undefeated on Tuesday night with the help of a massive momentum swing early in the second quarter as the Wildcats rolled to a 78-58 win against Euless Trinity at Wildcat Gymnasium.

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Football: Guyer sputters from playoffs with loss to Mansfield

SOUTHLAKE — On the opening drive of Saturday’s Class 6A Division II regional final against Mansfield, Guyer’s vaunted rushing attack couldn’t be stopped. After the Wildcats opened the game with a quick score, their offense unraveled and Mansfield capitalized on several mistakes to roll to a 44-7 win.

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Football: Guyer glad to face run-first Mansfield

Guyer middle linebacker Dharius Timmons relishes games like the one he and his teammates will play today at Southlake’s Dragon Stadium.

Basketball: Deadeye Garza fuels Guyer rout of Heritage

Guyer senior guard Zach Garza has put on some shooting displays in his time in the Wildcats’ program, including in a first-round playoff win over Flower Mound Marcus a year ago.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.