Football notebook: Falcons learn from miscues

Lake Dallas has won its past two games in fairly convincing fashion. The season opener, however, didn’t go quite so well for the Falcons, and a lot of their misfortune that night against Frisco Wakeland came on their own accord.

Volleyball notebook: Ryan, Guyer battle in district

The last time Ryan and Guyer played each other, Addie Mack was seated on the Ryan bench. Mack was an assistant coach for the Lady Raiders for eight seasons before she got her chance to become a coach at the school across town. Aside from the rekindling of the Guyer-Ryan rivalry, the upcoming District 5-6A contest is extra special for the Guyer coach.

Football: Guyer whips Rider, 66-0

The numbers that truly showed how dominating Guyer was against Wichita Falls Rider were not on the scoreboard at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. Evidence of Guyer’s thorough victory over the Raiders was in the box score of Friday night’s nondistrict contest.

Football: Guyer to take on Wichita Falls Rider

Before Guyer begins its swim through the new District 5-6A in a couple of weeks, the Wildcats finish up their nondistrict slate tonight against a familiar foe. After playing their first two games of the season against programs they’d never previously faced, Guyer will host Wichita Falls Rider, which is receiving votes in the Associated Press Class 5A state poll. The Raiders have been a district bunkmate of Guyer’s in every year of the Wildcats’ existence except for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, when Guyer was in the state’s largest classification.

Volleyball: Guyer sweeps Wichita Falls

Guyer capped its nondistrict schedule on Tuesday with another dominating performance, but coach Addie Mack said none of the early-season success will matter if the Lady Wildcats can’t handle the challenges that await them in District 5-6A.

Football: Guyer kicker shakes off nerves, drills winner

ENNIS — At the end of the summer, and even into the start of fall workouts, Guyer coach John Walsh didn’t have a clue who Antonio Terzini was. After Friday night’s Guyer win over Ennis, Terzini will have a much larger social circle.

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Football: Guyer looks to avoid a 3rd-straight 0-2 start

Both Guyer and Ennis entered the 2014 season last week with state championship aspirations in their respective classifications. Since then, nothing has changed, but when the teams meet tonight in Ennis, both will be looking to avoid an 0-2 start to the season after suffering season-opening losses.

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Football: Hubbard learns on the fly in transition

It’s one thing to be thrown into the fire as a first-time starter on a high-profile team like Guyer. It’s a different animal altogether to change sides of the ball, get three days of practice and go face-to-face with a Notre Dame-bound receiver and the state’s top-ranked Allen Eagles.

Volleyball: Guyer sweeps Aledo at home

Guyer hasn’t had difficulty winning on the road this season. The Lady Wildcats were the visiting team in each of their first 23 matches and won all but four of them. Tuesday’s home opener against state-ranked Aledo didn’t slow that momentum, and the confines were much friendlier.

Football: Early stumble

Guyer’s early mistakes and the machine otherwise known as Allen football were too much for the Wildcats to overcome on Friday night as they dropped their season opener in a historic game on the Texas high school football landscape.

Football: Guyer prepared for battle of champs

With Guyer’s relatively quick ascension into powerhouse territory over the past half-decade, the Wildcats have forgotten what it is like to be an underdog.

Volleyball: Camillo’s legacy key for Argyle

ARGYLE — Argyle senior middle blocker Katy Keenan was surrounded by constant reminders of her former mentor during the annual volleyball tournament Argyle hosted last year.

Football: Dillman staying at Guyer

Highly rated senior quarterback Kevin Dillman suited up and played for the junior varsity team in Guyer’s scrimmage against Euless Trinity on Friday night, making official what was already assumed — Dillman will remain at Guyer after the University Interscholastic League ruled him ineligible to play varsity games as a senior on Aug. 11.

Football: Robinson finds stride

Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson didn’t get off to a sterling start in Friday night’s scrimmage against the state’s No. 5 team in The Associated Press’ preseason Class 6A poll.

Football: Denton teams head into final tuneups

Over the years, Guyer coach John Walsh has tested his relatively young program against some of the most tradition-rich teams in the state.

Football: Eagles, Wildcats start year ranked

The Guyer Wildcats and Argyle Eagles landed spots in The Associated Press’ preseason poll released Wednesday.

Volleyball: Ryan ready for play on own floor in Classic

The unfinished email Ryan coach Cindy Williams started Wednesday morning was still open on her computer that afternoon.

Football: Guyer quarterback Kevin Dillman ruled ineligible

Nearly six months to the day after Kevin Dillman enrolled at Guyer, the highly rated quarterback was ruled ineligible for varsity competition on Monday morning at a University Interscholastic League hearing.

Football: Back to business

As soon as the Guyer football team was finished celebrating its second straight Class 4A Division I state championship in December, coach John Walsh was salivating at what he had returning on defense.

Football: New districts mean new opportunities for local teams

Lake Dallas coach Michael Young has plenty of reasons to be excited and optimistic as the Falcons begin football workouts today. For starters, a lot of his sophomore starters from a 6-4 2013 campaign are now juniors with more experience under their belts. Also, while there are not a ton of new faces on the roster, the Falcons have fresh faces to go up against once the season begins in less than three weeks.

Volleyball notebook: Argyle’s one-two punch

Argyle coach Clark Oberle’s program has reached a level where success is always expected. In 2012, that success reached new heights when the Lady Eagles made it to the Class 3A state championship game, before falling in five sets to Abilene Wylie. Last season, the Lady Eagles lost in the third round of the playoffs to eventual state champions Decatur and were the only team to take a postseason set from Decatur in their five-set defeat.

Local volleyball teams face changing landscape

A strong argument could have been made last year that Argyle’s volleyball team was the second-best in all of Class 3A.

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.