Last year, the Guyer football team had the luxury of being loaded with experienced, quality players at wide receiver. Heading into the 2015 season, that luxury has turned into a huge question mark.
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.
As the ball was tipped off to start the overtime period, Friday night’s game already had the feel of a heavyweight title fight between the two best teams in District 5-6A.
Ryan’s Ibrahim Logan has ice in his veins. It may sound cliché, but perhaps there’s no other way to explain his recent magic in the clutch. Two straight games, a 3-pointer in the waning seconds of each to force overtime, and on Friday, a fall-away jumper with 2.8 seconds left in the extra frame to seal a 58-56 District 5-6A win over Justin Northwest.
FORT WORTH — The last time Guyer and Keller Timber Creek met on the hardwood, Guyer blew a nine-point fourth-quarter lead before losing in overtime.
The Denton Broncos swim team, led by a pair of freshmen, Janna Herron and Seth Hermann, grabbed second place finishes in the boys and girls divisions at the District 6-5A Swim and Dive Championships in Grapevine on Saturday and will have contestants in 19 events to the UIL Class 5A regionals in two weeks in Mansfield.
KELLER — It isn’t often that district rivals play more than twice in a regular season. That is exactly what the Guyer and Keller girls did Tuesday night at Keller High School, thanks to a tournament meeting before District 5-6A play began in December.
Guyer went from doing everything it could to just keep the score close early in Friday’s District 5-6A showdown with Ryan to flat-out burying its crosstown rival in the second half en route to a 51-31 win.