Mwaniki leads Guyer to close win in first career start

Thabo Mwaniki made the first start at quarterback of his life on Friday night, and the 17-year-old Guyer senior gave a mixed review of his performance in the Wildcats’ win against Wylie. The Wildcats scored a 35-23 win against Wylie, but that was about all Mwaniki was happy about.


Mwaniki gets start at QB for Guyer

Thabo Mwaniki has done a little bit of everything for Guyer’s football team since being called from junior varsity just a few games into his sophomore season.

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Allen whips Guyer, 42-7

ALLEN — For a few moments in the beginning of Friday’s showdown between Guyer and Allen, it appeared the Wildcats might knock off the state’s top-ranked team and hand the Eagles their first home loss in the fourth season they’ve played in their $60 million stadium.


Guyer takes run game to Allen, where yards are tough to gain

Before he even heard the full question, the smile flashed across Brian Polendey’s face. What’s going to give in an anticipated matchup between the best rushing attack in Dallas-Fort Worth and the area’s second-best run defense?


Guyer rides ‘D’ to rout of Lions

For the second consecutive week, Guyer allowed its opponent to jump out to a quick lead. And for the second straight week, the Wildcats’ defense played shutout football after an initial setback as Guyer rolled to a 42-7 win against McKinney on Friday night.


McKinney could surprise at Guyer

Last week against a talent-rich Plano East team, the Guyer defense put on a clinic, coming up with four fourth-down stops, including one to stall the Panthers at Guyer’s 1-yard line before the Wildcats went on a 99-yard scoring drive.


Guyer defense steals show

For years, Guyer has been winning games on the heels of its vaunted offensive attack by scoring loads of points and picking up yardage in big chunks. On Friday night, Guyer’s defense showed it can be counted on to win big games, too.

Guyer RBs, Plano East defenders set for clash of prospects

While preparing to face Plano East today, the Guyer coaching staff had its hands full. On offense, the Panthers feature a Rice pledge at quarterback and a speed burner at tailback.

Plano addresses cheap shot on Guyer

A play in Guyer’s win against Plano on Friday night that drew attention and concern from Guyer coaches and fans, as well as from the high school football community, has been addressed by the Plano coaching staff and that school district’s athletic department.

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Plano apologizes for hit

Plano coaches apologized to Guyer tight end Brian Polendey and head coach John Walsh after seeing film Saturday of a cheap shot that appeared to be an attempt to hurt the Miami of Florida recruit’s right...

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Guyer holds on after mistakes keep Plano close

PLANO — Guyer coach John Walsh had plenty to like about his team’s District 6-6A opener on Friday night. Guyer rushed for 353 yards, had 14 carries of more than 10 yards and controlled the tempo of the game for much of the night en route to a 34-24 win against Plano to open district play.

Allen shuts down Guyer’s strong effort in five-set thriller

Guyer’s loss to Allen on Tuesday night wasn’t the result of a lack of quality stretches of play by the Lady Wildcats.

District 6-6A foes present new tests for Guyer football

As soon as the University Interscholastic League posted its biennial realignment and reclassification in February, Guyer coach John Walsh was champing at the bit for late September to come soon.

Volleyball roundup: McKinney tops Guyer in five

McKINNEY — For the second time in as many District 6-6A matches, Guyer was close but eventually outlasted by a team from McKinney. On Friday, the Lady Wildcats took the opening set of district play against state powerhouse and third-ranked McKinney Boyd before losing in four sets.

Guyer airs it out in rout of Kimball

DALLAS — For the past couple of weeks, Guyer juniors Luke Stillwell and Donovan Greenhoward have been itching to show what they could do to complement Guyer’s renowned rushing attack. On Friday night at Sprague Stadium, albeit against an overmatched opponent, the Wildcats took to the air early and often in a 63-7 rout of Dallas Kimball behind their junior quarterback and No. 1 wide receiver.

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Guyer set to open up offense

Through the first two games of Guyer’s season, new starting quarterback Luke Stillwell hasn’t had a chance to show what he can do in the passing game.

Robinson, DeSoto roll past Guyer Wildcats

DESOTO — At the beginning of Friday’s highly anticipated clash between Guyer and its former quarterback Shawn Robinson and his new team, it appeared Guyer coach John Walsh’s plan to counter DeSoto’s quick-striking offense was working perfectly. Two miscues in the kicking game cost Guyer dearly as DeSoto built a 20-point halftime lead before storming to a 51-17 win as the No. 3 Eagles improved to 2-0 on the season.


Switching Sides

Guyer coach John Walsh has never been one to take his time calling plays, opting instead to score bunches of points as quickly as possible. That’s why Walsh’s plan entering last season’s playoff showdown with Southlake Carroll and its high-octane passing attack was such a departure for himself and his program.

Women’s basketball: Guyer’s Heard commits to TCU

At this time a year ago, the Guyer girls basketball program had never had a player commit to a Division I university. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Lady Wildcats have two. Senior point guard Lauren Heard joined former teammate Bre Wickware (Indiana) on Wednesday when she committed to play basketball at TCU.

Guyer takes opener

Guyer could not have ended the first half of Friday’s season opener against Mansfield Lake Ridge in much worse fashion. It didn’t take long for the Wildcats to make up for their mistakes.

Adversity, Eagles up first for Wildcats

Guyer coach John Walsh raved about the experience and talent filling his team’s defensive backfield and the senior presence in the linebacker corps throughout fall workouts.


Slusser’s surprise

After a five-set victory against crosstown foe Ryan on Tuesday night, Guyer coach Erin Harden was going through the motions and looking at her team’s statistics when something stood out.

Lady Falcons perform well at weekend clash

GRANBURY — After defeating Keller Fossil Ridge and Saginaw Chisholm Trail on Friday to advance to the gold bracket, the Lake Dallas Lady Falcons continued play in the Granbury Chevrolet Classic on Saturday.

Lake Dallas sweeps three

GRANBURY — The Lake Dallas Lady Falcons improved their record to 8-3 on Thursday by sweeping three matches on the opening day of the Granbury Chrevrolet Classic.

Lady Wildcats avoid sweep with exciting comeback

A five-set match in volleyball is often a back-and-forth battle between equally strong teams. The one on Tuesday night at Guyer went a bit differently.

Guyer takes 3 of 5 at tourney

The Guyer Lady Wildcats won three of five matches on the last day of the Nike ASC/Ryan Classic with Miles Baker earning a spot on the all-tournament team.


Scrimmages give teams better look at battles

After two weeks of practice, the Braswell Bengals will hit someone other than one another. The Bengals will host Fort Worth Western Hills at 10 a.m. Saturday in a scrimmage at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. It will be an exciting moment for Braswell, whose coaching staff is trying to fit all the puzzle pieces together heading into the team’s inaugural season.

Volleyball roundup: Aubrey opens with home sweep

AUBREY — Aubrey’s Micayla Porter and Katherine Knight combined strong efforts to lead the Lady Chaps to a 25-22, 25-18, 25-21 triumph over the Callisburg Lady Wildcats on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.


Guyer confident in Stillwell’s abilities at QB

Luke Stillwell seemingly was born to be the starting quarterback at Guyer High School.

DISD to begin season ticket sales

Season tickets sales and renewals for the 2016 football season for Braswell, Denton, Guyer and Ryan will begin Monday at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex and Denton High School.

Guyer’s Mwaniki commits to Cowboys

As a middle schooler at Harpool, Thabo Mwaniki watched from afar as a trio of Guyer High School football players excelled in the Big 12 at Oklahoma State.

Football: Area teams eager to kick off fall practices

Ryan coach Dave Henigan may very well have an easy road ahead. With 15 starters back, the Raiders are experienced, star-studded and among the favorites to compete for a Class 5A state championship.

Guyer baseball hires Jags assistant

To date, Guyer’s baseball program and Johnny Kinzy have been one and the same. Kinzy coached Guyer’s first team when the school opened in 2005 and went on to lead the Wildcats to six playoff berths.

Guyer offensive lineman Mallory commits to Tulane

The senior class at Guyer added another Football Bowl Subdivision commitment late Monday when offensive lineman Gage Mallory verbally committed to Tulane.

Softball: Guyer’s Lindgren nabs MVP award on 5-6A team

After spending some time as the state’s top-ranked Class 6A team, Guyer finished second in District 5-6A to eventual state champion Keller, but the Lady Wildcats were well represented on the 5-6A all-district team.

Football: Wildcats still look explosive

All it took was the first play from scrimmage Thursday during Guyer’s spring game to show that all is just fine with the Wildcats’ offense.

Guyer’s Kinzy stepping down as baseball coach

After 25 years in the profession and 11 years as the only baseball coach Guyer has known, Johnny Kinzy has coached his final high school baseball game.

Football: Guyer, Lake Dallas spring games today

Guyer fans will get a glimpse of their future under center tonight as the Wildcats wrap up spring football with their annual spring game, with kickoff set for 6:45 p.m. at Guyer.

Track and field: Guyer’s Toy wins long jump state title

AUSTIN — Waiting around during a 5 1/2-hour weather delay wasn’t enough for Guyer senior Ethan Toy on Saturday.

Basketball: Kilgore selected to coach GHS girls

When Guyer girls basketball coach Andrea Robinson left her post a month ago to take the same position at DeSoto, a job was left open for the taking.

Softball: Guyer’s season ends in wild heartbreaker

PROSPER — In a game that featured everything from a start that came nearly two hours late, a 55-minute rain delay and appeals won on runners leaving too early, Friday night’s game that went nearly an hour into Saturday morning between Guyer and Plano came down to nothing but clutch execution at the plate and defense.


Baseball: Ryan tops Guyer for berth

Josh Mears made things harder than they should have been at times Friday. But it was difficult to tell if Ryan’s senior leftie was ever feeling the pressure.

Track and field: Ryan's Stuchell earns trip to UIL state meet

Ryan pole vaulter Avery Stuchell is headed back to Austin for the UIL Class 6A state track and field meet after her second place finish Friday in the 6A Region I meet at Maverick Stadium at UT-Arlington.

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Softball: Guyer drops opener 11-4

PROSPER — For much of the season when Guyer has played quality teams, the Lady Wildcats have had to focus on outscoring their opponents.


Next step: Guyer softball coach’s son headed to Bama on manager scholarship

Keith Medford has heard plenty of recruiting pitches from college coaches. As the only softball coach Guyer High School has ever had, Medford has had more than his fair share of players go on to play collegiately.

Baseball: Wildcats beat Raiders 5-2 to set up showdown for playoff spot

At one point in Wednesday’s pivotal crosstown showdown between Guyer and Ryan, it appeared Guyer left fielder Ryan McCans had a chance to be the hero who kept the Wildcats’ playoff hopes alive with one regular-season game remaining.

Baseball: Ryan, Guyer face must-win finale

The playoff scenario that Ryan faced Wednesday against Guyer was simple — win and you’re in. Still, the Raiders had just enough cushion in the standings should things go sour.


Football: Guyer ready to roll with new starting QB

The news of a couple of weeks ago involving the transfer of Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson to DeSoto sent shockwaves not only throughout the Texas high school football landscape, but also Guyer’s fieldhouse.


Softball: Guyer pair clips Falcons

FORT WORTH — After one inning Tuesday night, a pivotal District 5-6A game between Guyer and Keller Timber Creek closely resembled the teams’ previous meeting this year — a back-and-forth affair that Timber Creek ended up winning.


Baseball: Guyer rallies past Nelson in 3-2 thriller

After 6 1/2 innings Tuesday night, it appeared that Guyer’s good fortune on the diamond had run out in a pivotal District 5-6A game against Trophy Club Nelson.