Football: Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson receives offer from Texas

Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson picked up his second collegiate offer a month before he starts his first game for the Wildcats.

Working on his swing

Sweat trickles from Jeffrey Barnett’s brow and drops onto his damp black T-shirt as he guides his partner up and down the dance floor while music ranging from Al Green to Maroon 5 blares over the sound system.

Football: Heard ‘fine’ as race to back up Ash begins

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.

Football: Gundy expects improved Walsh

DALLAS — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has made a habit out of keeping his quarterback situation a mystery heading into fall camp.

Football: Guyer QB Moore going back to Prosper

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.

Motor sports: Nine turns of fun

Dan Engberson bought his blue Yamaha go-kart almost two years ago, yet he keeps it crammed inside a trailer that’s backed up to pit road at North Texas Kartway in Denton. For now, Engberson is too busy fine-tuning son Andrew’s CRG Rotax kart.

Football: Guyer’s Thompson commits to Kansas

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.

Football: Guyer’s Wallace commits to Iowa State

Guyer safety Jordan Wallace has never met his famous second cousin. But on Monday morning, the senior-to-be committed to spend his collegiate career where Seneca Wallace starred as an Iowa State quarterback in the early 2000s.

Water polo: Denton teams await UIL decision

When the Denton school district’s water polo program was created in 1999, coach Chris Cullen and his teams struggled, to say the least.

Former Guyer player reports being attacked in Stillwater

Former Guyer wide receiver and current Oklahoma State walk-on Cameron Hunter told police he was stabbed, robbed and abducted Monday in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Girls golf: Guyer’s Adams named coach of year

After nearly three decades, a girls golf team from the Denton school district qualified for the UIL state tournament, and on Friday Guyer head coach Roddy Adams was recognized for the historic season.

Track and field: Guyer’s Lyons signs with Tulsa

Things have worked out well recently for Guyer senior Candalyn Lyons.

Softball: Sanger trio highlights all-district selections

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.

Football: Guyer offense shows potential

Guyer coach John Walsh knows he and his staff will be relying on an experienced defense early in the 2014 season while a new quarterback and an entirely new offensive line are thrown into the varsity fire.

Football: Wildcats answer call of spring

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.

Football: Guyer, Allen move game to Apogee

One of the most hyped nondistrict matchups in the state now will be played in Denton on the opening weekend of the season.

Greater Denton Sports Commission banquet set for Monday

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.

Softball: Ladycats eliminate Guyer

HURST — For the second day in a row, the Guyer Lady Wildcats simply could not capitalize when they had the opportunity, and for the second year in row their season has ended at the hands of the Aledo Ladycats.

Football: Four from area sign after draft

A handful of Guyer fans, coaches and former players in a crowd of more than a hundred lifted their cellphones in unison at the Pourhouse late Saturday afternoon, hoping to record a bit of Denton football history.

Track and field: Lady Wildcats claim two relay medals

AUSTIN — Prior to Friday night, the Guyer girls had never brought a medal home from the UIL state track and field meet.

Softball: Aledo upends Guyer

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.

Track and field notebook: Hunter takes silver in 300 hurdles

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.

Baseball: Cleburne eliminates Wildcats as upset bid falls short

FORT WORTH — Everything Guyer needed to keep hopes of an upset alive happened in Thursday night’s playoff game against Cleburne.

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Track and field: Changing on the fly

The Guyer boys track team endured a big change after the season began when head coach Oschlor Flemming left in March to become head football coach at Fort Bend Dulles and was replaced by Russ Phillips.

Baseball/softball: Playoffs continue today in area

Today, three local teams will try to continue their respective runs in the baseball and softball playoffs.

Football: Stewart hopes to reach goal in draft

Josh Stewart remembers walking out onto the field at the Lousiana Superdome in New Orleans and looking up at the stands and the lights in one of the world’s most famous sporting venues back when he was playing little league football.

Swimmer signs

Swimmer Tristen Parish, senior at Guyer High School, signed a national letter of intent to Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark. on Friday.

Baseball: Palmer helps Wildcats sweep Saginaw

FORT WORTH — After his team had staked him to a two-run lead before he even took the mound, Guyer’s new No. 2 starter had a small hiccup.

Softball: Guyer gets past Centennial

FORT WORTH — In several regards, Saturday night’s deciding Game 3 of a Class 4A area round playoff series between Guyer and Burleson Centennial was eerily similar to Thursday’s Game 1, which the Lady Wildcats won fairly easily.

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Baseball: Solid Wildcats take opener

Timely hitting. Solid defense. Effective pitching. The Guyer Wildcats had it all Friday night in Game 1 of their Class 4A Region I bi-district playoff series opener against Saginaw.

Softball: Centennial turns tables on Guyer

FORT WORTH — With a chance to sweep its Class 4A area-round series against No. 7 Burleson Centennial on Friday, the Guyer softball team picked up where it left off from Thursday night’s win by scoring a run in the top of the first inning.

Softball: Starkey pitches Guyer to 6-1 win over Centennial

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.

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Baseball: Horton performing as Guyer ace

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.

Football: Walsh staying at Guyer, will not interview at Westlake

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.

Golf: Wildcats fade to sixth at state

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.

Soccer: Alspach named 11-4A MVP

A year removed from winning the Class 4A state championship, the Guyer girls soccer team fell short of repeating in 2014 but still was well represented on the All-District 11-4A team.

Football: Guyer’s Walsh meets with Austin Westlake officials

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.

Golf: Guyer boys sit in third place

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.

Golf: Setting a standard

CORINTH — Last year around this time, the Guyer boys were making history by becoming the first golf team from the Denton school district to qualify for the state tournament since 1992.

Track and field: Guyer girls win regional track crown

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.

Football: Spring practice brings mixed agendas

With the Guyer, Denton and Lake Dallas football teams beginning spring practice, evaluation and strength building are on their coaches’ minds.

Track and field: Norton wins 3,200, earns state berth

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.

Softball: One and through

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.

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Track & field: Guyer eyes relays as path to team titles

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.

Softball playoffs arrive

Several of the area’s top softball teams begin postseason play today, and two of those teams won’t have any margin for error, as state-ranked teams from Guyer and Pilot Point face one-game playoffs with hopes of advancing to the area round next week.

Baseball: Guyer comes up short as Wichita Falls takes 5-4A title

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.

Softball: Guyer roughs up Rider

Guyer head coach Keith Medford had a pretty concrete plan for his pitcher in Friday’s regular-season finale against Wichita Falls Rider.

Girls golf: Guyer headed to state tourney

ABILENE — The Guyer girls shot a 331 as a team Thursday in the final round of the Class 4A Region I tournament to finish third and secure a trip to this year’s state tournament.

Girls golf: Guyer in position for state berth

Guyer finished the first day of the Class 4A Region I tournament tied for sixth place but still in contention for a berth in the state tournament.

Baseball: Wildcats top Falcons in battle for second

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.