Comeback effort falls short for Guyer boys

As hard as Guyer tried to claw back from a big hole late in Tuesday’s nondistrict clash with Euless Trinity, a sloppy first half and an unconscious shooting effort from the Trojans’ star guard were too much to overcome as Trinity handed Guyer an 87-77 defeat.

Basketball roundup: Calvary beats Ryan in tournament final

SAINT JO — The Calvary boys took home a tournament title Saturday after defeating Ryan 61-41 in the final of the Saint Jo tournament.

Volleyball: All-district lists honor area standouts

Denton-area volleyball players were represented well on their respective all-district teams. The select players are chosen by district coaches, who consider their performance during district play.

Guyer’s Wilson out with fracture

The star-studded Guyer boys basketball team will be down one of its best players, as sophomore Jalen Wilson will miss the next four to six weeks with a stress fracture in his foot.

Harmon scores 22 as Guyer upends Madison

The only hope Dallas Madison had of pulling off an upset Tuesday afternoon at Guyer was to outrun and outgun the Wildcats. At times in the first half, it appeared the state’s fifth-ranked Class 3A team...

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Guyer girls strong all game in rout of Lady Broncos

Early in Monday’s crosstown matchup between Denton and Guyer, it was evident Guyer came out ready to play. The Lady Wildcats’ hot start never let up, as Guyer stormed out of the gate and finished strong in a 67-26 rout of the Lady Broncos.

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Second half collapse dooms Guyer season

MANSFIELD — As dominant a showing as Guyer put on in the first half of Saturday’s area-round playoff game against powerhouse Cedar Hill, Guyer coach John Walsh went to the locker room knowing the game could have been even more in his team’s favor. When the clock hit zeroes and the teams were walking to midfield for the customary postgame handshake, the thought was eating at him even more. A holding penalty negated a Noah Cain touchdown run in the final minute of the first half that would’ve given the Wildcats a 21-point lead and the ball to start the second half, but instead Cedar Hill fought back with a stellar second half to hand Guyer a 23-21 defeat and end the Wildcats’ season.

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Reece signs with Kansas

Javan Reece grew up wanting to play football at Nebraska and eventually find his way to the NFL, following along the same career path as his father, John Reece.

Guyer vs. Cedar Hill could be ‘classic’

John Walsh and Joey McGuire got to know each other while coaching in the Under Armour All-America Game back in 2010. Since then, they’ve become good friends and share a lot in common. Both have won state titles and are considered to be in the upper echelon of Texas high school football coaches.Today, Guyer and Cedar Hill renew a rivalry that saw them play four straight years and twice in 2010, and the loser will have nothing to look ahead to except spring football.

Guyer suffers crushing defeat

Tuesday night’s season opener was supposed to be the ringing in of a new era of Guyer basketball. The Wildcats entered the season ranked No. 6 in the preseason Class 6A state poll with major-college level players throughout their lineup, and while good days are still ahead for Guyer, Midlothian played spoiler to the Wildcats’ party by handing Guyer a season-opening 57-56 loss at Wildcat Gymnasium.

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Defense leads Guyer past Nelson in first round

All season long, Guyer coach John Walsh has leaned on his defense to flip momentum with big plays. Just when it appeared Trophy Club Nelson was set to make Friday’s playoff opener a ballgame, the Wildcats’ defense did it again.

Wildcats opening playoffs vs. Nelson

Last season, Guyer and Trophy Club Nelson played with some of the oddest circumstances surrounding a game in recent memory. The game, originally scheduled for a Thursday and postponed until 11 a.m. Friday...

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Lady Wildcat inks her intent with Horned Frogs

Lauren Heard has followed an unconventional path for a top-notch basketball recruit playing for a successful program. The guard just began her senior season at Guyer and is now playing for her third head coach in four seasons. That volatility led her to put a lot of thought into her college future with the uncertainty of the coaching business in collegiate sports.

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Signing notebook: Day features commitments from area sports

The Guyer girls golf program saw three of its players sign their national letters of intent to play college golf on Wednesday afternoon.

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Guyer loses star before win

Guyer came away with a dominant victory on Friday night in its regular-season finale against Plano West at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, but what happened in the moments before the game left a sour taste in the Wildcats’ mouth as they prepare for the postseason.

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Guyer balances playoff prep with West tilt

Guyer quarterback Luke Stillwell said this week that all he knew about the Wildcats’ potential first-round playoff opponent is that it could be one of three teams. He had no idea which teams were in play.

Guyer comes up with shutout against McKinney Boyd

McKINNEY — By the end of the first quarter on Friday night, there was no doubt Guyer would come away with another win in District 6-6A play. It just took a while for the Wildcats to put away an overmatched McKinney Boyd team as they notched a 37-0 win against the Broncos behind their usually dominant ground attack and a standout defensive effort.

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Guyer looks for bounce-back performance

Two weeks ago, Guyer suffered a blowout defeat at the hands of the state’s top-ranked team, Allen. Last week, the Wildcats pulled off a 35-23 win against a probable playoff team from Wylie, and in many ways, the Guyer coaching staff was more upset with the win than the loss.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.