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: Mean Green standout Patrick Cobbs added to Ryan staff

Patrick Cobbs was looking to further a football career that includes a record-setting tenure at North Texas and five years in the NFL.

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.

Football: Eagles, Bearcats, Falcons go winless

COLLEGE STATION — Argyle and Pilot Point were unable to find success in the Division II championship bracket at the state 7-on-7 football tournament.

Football: Argyle, Pilot Point advance at 7-on-7

COLLEGE STATION — Argyle and Pilot Point earned slots in today’s Division II championship bracket action at the state 7-on-7 football tournament following strong showings in Thursday’s pool play.

Football: 7-on-7 event gives teams extra practice time

Argyle was one disputed call away from winning a state 7-on-7 tournament championship in 2013.


Derek Thompson to coach football, basketball at Denton

Derek Thompson knew that if he didn’t play football beyond his days at North Texas he would follow in his mother’s footsteps and coach on the high school level.

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: Broncos exercise competitive spirit

Less than a minute into the second half of Denton’s spring game at Bronco Field, wide receiver Key’andre Hearvey was tagged with an offensive pass interference penalty and fell to his knees in disbelief.

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: Broncos’ growth to be on display

Propagating timber bamboo is how Denton head coach Kevin Atkinson sees the growth of his football team and with today’s spring game celebrating the Broncos development; it’s also time to see some tangible maturation.

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.

Football: Falcons’ offensive line looks to be strong

CORINTH — It’s enough of a positive for Lake Dallas coach Michael Young that he has a returning quarterback who threw for 29 touchdowns and nearly 2,000 yards as a sophomore.

Seven Broncos sign letters of intent

Seven athletes from Denton High School signed national letters of intent Friday, including three in football, two from the girls basketball team and one each from baseball and water polo.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Football: Guyer adds another quarterback to mix

There’s embarrassment of riches, and then there’s the Guyer quarterback situation.

Football: Guyer QB Dillman commits to Cornhuskers

Kevin Dillman has been part of the Guyer football program for just more than two months, but he’s already made quite an impression on the coaching staff and his new teammates.

Liberty names Hundley football coach, fills AD positions

Liberty Christian didn’t have to look far to find its next head football coach.

Football: Liberty Christian fires Price

Greg Price, who spent 17 years at Liberty Christian as a football coach and served as the head coach and boys athletic director since 2009, was fired Thursday morning.

Football: Guyer fills positions with coaches sporting Denton ties

When Guyer’s football program lost two assistant coaches to head coaching jobs two weeks ago, the Wildcats had some voids to fill.

Football: Aubrey hires Ivy as head coach, AD

Keith Ivy is returning to his family’s roots. Ivy has been named the new head football coach and athletic director at Aubrey, which is about 18 miles from Sanger, where he graduated from high school.

Football: Guyer's Flemming lands gig as head coach

On the heels of two straight state championships, longtime Guyer assistant Oschlor Flemming is striking while the iron is hot.

Football: Ryan players named to all-state squad

BRYAN — Allen junior quarterback Kyler Murray and Cedar Hill defensive lineman Xavier Washington are the players of the year on the 63rd annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A all-state team.

Football: Heard named player of year in Class 4A

BRYAN — Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard and San Antonio Brennan linebacker Grant Watanabe are the players of the year on the 63rd annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A all-state team.

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Football: Henigan named new head coach at Ryan

For years, Dave Henigan could be spotted in the Ryan football fieldhouse. He can be found on the team portraits hanging on the walls, his brief stint as Ryan’s offensive coordinator cemented in pictures from the Raiders’ rise to one of the state’s best football programs.

Football: Finalist for Ryan head post to be presented

The finalist for the vacant Ryan head football coach and athletic director positions will be presented at tonight’s school board meeting, Denton ISD athletic director Joey Florence said Monday.


Football: Linemen lead Raiders off to college

Commitment-related tension building over the last few weeks was nowhere to be found around Ryan’s football fieldhouse Wednesday morning.


Football: Heard officially joins UT family

New Texas football coach Charlie Strong has made his intentions perfectly clear since taking over the Longhorn program from Mack Brown last month.

Football: Five Eagles bound for FBS

ARGYLE — For years, people in Argyle knew the class of 2014 was going to be special. Then the Eagles won their first football state championship. On the heels of that accomplishment, five players signed national letters of intent to Football Bowl Subdivision schools on national signing day.

Football: Lake Dallas’ Josh Jackson realizes dream

CORINTH — Ever since Lake Dallas’ Josh Jackson put on his first set of shoulder pads and cleats, his aspirations and focus have been locked on playing college football.


Football: Heard headlines group of area players signing with colleges

It’s been a long time coming for Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard. Despite a few bumps in the road, the senior is set to sign his national letter of intent today to play college football for Texas, where he committed to following his sophomore season before he was a two-time state champion.

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Football: Ryan, Guyer reunited in 6A

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — For the last couple of weeks, Joey Florence has tried to adjust to his new life as the Denton school district athletic director. After 14 years of success as Ryan’s head coach, he’s coming across new firsts in his new position, and Monday was no different.

Football: Falcons, Broncos split by alignment

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Lake Dallas and Denton will have to adjust to life without each other for the next two years. The two schools were separated when the University Interscholastic League released its 2014-16 biennial realignment and reclassification Monday morning.

Realignment notebook: Argyle, Sanger get new competition

ARGYLE — Coaches in the former Class 3A who now are in the new Class 4A knew Monday’s biennial UIL realignment would bring plenty of uncertainty.

Football: Guyer gains QB prospect

Kevin Dillman, a high-level quarterback prospect, enrolled and started school at Guyer on Monday after moving from La Mirada High School in the Los Angeles area.

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Hellman resigns as Aubrey district’s AD

The turnover in Aubrey’s athletic department continued late Thursday when lifelong Aubrey resident and the school’s jack-of-all-trades Daryl Hellman turned in his resignation as the district’s athletic director.

Football: Aubrey coach Segleski resigns

Aubrey is searching for a new head coach after Mike Segleski turned in his resignation late Wednesday.

Ben Baby: Florence following in father’s footsteps

A white piece of paper taped beside the door of the head coach’s office at the Ryan fieldhouse offers instructions to find the person to contact if you need anything, because there isn’t anybody in the office at the moment.

Football: Kegans back with Guyer

Last summer, Bryan Kegans thought he had found his dream job. Turns out, the longtime Guyer assistant actually was leaving it.

Football: District begins process of finding coach

For the first time since the turn of the millennium, the Ryan football head coaching position is vacant. Joey Florence took over as the Denton school district’s athletic director after 14 years as Ryan’s head coach and athletic director, and the Raiders are looking for someone to fill the void.

Denton ISD school board names Florence AD

Fourteen years ago, Joey Florence was hired to turn around Ryan’s struggling football team, and he built one of the state’s most respected programs.

Football: Heard, Sadler named MVPs of DRC 2013 All-Area team

Entering the 2013 football season, it was already established that the Denton Record-Chronicle’s All-Area MVP would be a two-horse race between dynamic players.

Football: Heard, Sadler earn honors

The two players who performed well on the state’s biggest stage and brought home state championships were named the top players in their respective districts.

Adam Boedeker: Maki’s memory rings loud before, during, after game

ARLINGTON — As the Guyer Wildcats were on the field at AT&T Stadium celebrating their 31-14 win over San Antonio Northside Brennan on Friday night, a special chant broke out from the visitors’ side of the stadium.


Football: Twice as nice

ARLINGTON — San Antonio Northside Brennan came into Friday night’s Class 4A Division I state title game against defending champ Guyer with some eye-popping defensive stats on its side. Perhaps that’s why the Bears deferred to the second half after winning the opening coin toss to establish their dominance right off the bat. Brennan’s momentum, however, quickly died at the hands of the defending state champions as the Wildcats scored early and used a great defensive effort of its own to knock off the Bears 31-14 to claim their second straight state championship at AT&T Stadium in front of 20,142 people.