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Baseball: Coaches react to pitch count directive

A growing movement to institute pitch count limits on high school baseball players took a huge step toward reality this week, but it has been met with mixed reviews from a handful of local coaches. The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Tuesday that each state’s governing organization for high school sports must establish its own set of pitch count guidelines.

Denton’s Polley changes commitment, now headed to Colorado instead of KU

Entering his senior season with a wealth of college offers, Denton High School’s Grant Polley has drawn interest from around the country.

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Ryan QB named MVP at Sanders camp

All in all, it was an impressive Saturday for Ryan High School quarterback Spencer Sanders. Sanders, who will be a junior this fall, was named MVP at his position at Deion Sanders’ Prime21 Camp presented by Under Armour on Saturday in Dallas.

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.

Lady Raiders’ basketball assistant leaves for head coaching job at Dallas Kimball

Michael Pittman has been by the side of Ryan High School girls basketball coach Monesha Allen for 12 seasons, making him her longest-tenured assistant. That coaching relationship has come to a bittersweet end.


Argyle graduate overcomes nerve pain, competes in international elite race

It was in mile four, or maybe five, that a sliver of doubt crept into Kelsey Landrum’s mind. As she looked at the climb ahead of her, she thought she might burn out. Did she come out running too fast?

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.

Falcons’ Tompkins headed to Denton

One of the most successful coaches at Lake Dallas will not return for the 2016-17 school year, as head baseball coach John Tompkins turned in his resignation Tuesday.


Boyzuick, Bridges lead DRC's All-Area results

Neither player reached their program’s high expectation, but Argyle senior Tanner Boyzuick and Krum sophomore Tristan Bridges both stood above their peers on the diamond this past season.

Denton hires former Tyler Lee coach

Denton athletic coordinator Kevin Atkinson knows how important experience at the highest level is, so when the Lady Broncos began their search for a new softball coach after Rhana Ramos resigned recently, Atkinson was looking for the right mix of approachability and confidence.

Ryan taps Buettner to coach softball

Matt Buettner isn’t taking over a struggling Ryan program so that he can maybe turn it around in a few years. He wants to win now — and he has put a guarantee on it.

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Broncos’ Miller commits to Colorado for football

As a three-sport athlete, Chris Miller has been at the heart of Denton’s recent resurgence. He anchored a relay team to the state track and field meet, added depth to an already deep basketball squad and injected the football team with some of the best speed and athleticism it’s seen in several seasons.

Krum’s Barrington invited to super regional combine

Krum’s Raymond Barrington has been selected to participate in the Blue-Grey Southwest Super Regional Combine on Friday and Saturday at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium.

Football: ‘When We Were All Broncos’ set for TV debut

After spending time riding the film festival circuit, When We Were All Broncos will make its television debut on KERA-TV (Channel 13) at 9 p.m. Friday. The documentary, directed by David Barrow, chronicles the journey of the racially integrated 1972 Denton High School football team and its role in Denton and the recently desegregated South.

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.

Braswell hires Ryan assistant Ostrom to lead softball program

Kasie Ostrom helped start a softball program from scratch when she played in college. Now she’s getting a chance to do it again as a head coach.

Chaney replacing Lucas at Krum

Bryan Chaney has only two years of experience coaching high school softball, and they were 14 years apart.

Argyle's Ledford commits to Tulane

It took one season as Argyle’s starting quarterback for Dane Ledford to catch the eye of college coaches.


In a pickle

DALLAS — Lake Dallas’ wild playoff run may end one round shy of the state tournament if its longstanding struggles with Grapevine continue. Not only were the Falcons held to four hits Friday in a battle of District 6-5A rivals, but they had two costly errors and trailed early before Grapevine’s Ryan Drake smashed a two-run home run as part of a five-run fifth inning to send Game 1 of the Class 5A Region I final spiraling out of control in a 9-2 loss at Dallas Baptist.

Baseball: Arm depth equals success for Argyle

Tonight's Class 4A Region II series opener between Argyle and Texarkana Pleasant Grove in Pittsburg has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Officials from both schools have agreed to a one-game playoff on Saturday at 4 p.m. at McKinney Boyd with the winner earning a berth in next week's UIL state tournament.


Baseball: Eagles win in grand style

PROSPER — There was little doubt what the final result of Saturday’s Game 2 between Argyle and Paris North Lamar would be when Eagle senior Tanner Boyzuick stepped to the plate in the bottom of the fifth. But when Boyzuick connected on the first pitch he saw, that result came sooner than planned.

Baseball: Falcons turn two often in capping sweep

ABILENE — Lake Dallas relied heavily on its offense to pull off two miraculous comebacks in the last week. On Saturday, quick-thinking defense kept the Falcons from needing another late rally.


Baseball: Lundy bounces back in win

PROSPER — Argyle pitcher Brett Lundy accepted a challenge from his coach after the Eagles were able to beat district foe Sanger in the decisive third game of their regional quarterfinal series last weekend at Argyle.

Baseball: Falcons take Game 1 with another rally

ABILENE — A week after pulling off an improbable walk-off win to reach this weekend’s fourth round of the Class 5A playoffs, Lake Dallas again owned its final half-inning — this time rallying with four runs in the top of the seventh to stun Lubbock Cooper 6-4 in Game 1 of a Region I semifinal series at Abilene Christian’s Crutcher Scott Field.

Grinding out wins

CORINTH — Grant Landry was crunched in a sea of teammates Saturday following one of the bigger playoff wins in recent Lake Dallas baseball history.

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Football: UIL title games return to Arlington

After a one-year hiatus, the UIL football state championship games will return in December to Arlington’s AT&T Stadium, on a two-year deal for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Volleyball: DHS names Standridge volleyball head coach

Graduating from North Texas in 1980 with a degree in business, Gerry Standridge started in real estate before entering the coaching world, and it was in 2002 when he officially was introduced to the sport of volleyball.

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Scholar and an infielder

ARGYLE — Tanner Boyzuick and Ryland King have been playing baseball together, in some capacity, since they were 13 years old. As the two senior full-time starters for defending Class 4A state champion Argyle, they have an undeniable bond. So when King blew out his knee in a playoff warm-up game a few weeks back, it hit Boyzuick hard.

Soccer: Lake Dallas nabs state title winning coach

Lake Dallas has hired a state title winning coach to lead its girls soccer program.

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Baseball: Eagles claw past Indians

ARGYLE — Coach Ricky Griffin knew he had his ace, Connor Mushinski, in his back pocket if he needed him to pitch in a pinch on Saturday. The junior threw 53 pitches in Friday’s Game 1 victory for Argyle and was available to close out a game Saturday. Turns out Griffin didn’t need him. Sanger forced a decisive Game 3 with a strong pitching effort from Julien Ly in a 3-1 victory before Argyle sophomore Gage Campbell fired a gem to shut down the Indians 5-0 in Game 3 and advance the Eagles to the Class 4A Region II semifinals.

Baseball: Boulware’s walk-off sends Lake Dallas to semifinals

DALLAS — No one needed to tell Christian Boulware how crucial his next at-bat was Saturday. The situation was clear and what all baseball players live for — bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh of a tie game. Boulware wasted little time, jumping on the fourth pitch he saw for a walk-off single to hand Lake Dallas an 8-7 win against Fort Worth Arlington Heights in Game 2 of a Class 5A Region I quarterfinal.

Baseball: Celina ends Krum’s year

McKINNEY — First-year coach Matt McBrayer embraced all six of his seniors following Krum’s 9-5 loss to Celina in Game 2 of a Class 4A regional quarterfinal series Saturday at McKinney Boyd.

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Baseball: Argyle explodes vs. Sanger

SANGER — In two district games against Argyle this season, Sanger allowed seven combined runs in two close losses.

Softball: Lady Cats ousted in 16 innings

BONHAM — Using a three-run home run to jump out to a 3-0 lead, the Krum Lady Cats looked as if they were headed to a Game 3 in their Class 4A regional semifinal series, but Paris North Lamar had other plans.

Baseball: Krum falls in eight

McKINNEY — Tied at 1 through seven innings, Krum and Celina each had plenty of opportunities to take control of the game, but neither did until Celina exploded for four runs on three hits to take a 5-1 lead in the top of the eighth that ended up being the game’s final score.

Baseball: Falcons soar to run-rule win in Game 1

DALLAS — The playoff road typically becomes harder to navigate the deeper a team gets into the bracket. Lake Dallas made Game 1 of its Class 5A Region I quarterfinal series look easy, albeit against an...

Football: Ryan defender Robinson commits to SMU

In 2014, Delano Robinson was on a Ryan team that finished 5-5 to snap a 14-year playoff streak. Robinson and the Raiders won 13 games the next year and now are seen as state title contenders.

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Softball: Krum drops series opener

PROSPER — In Thursday’s Class 4A regional semifinal showdown between Krum and Paris North Lamar, stiff pitching was the theme as the best-of-three series began with both pitchers racking up strikeouts.However,...

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.

Football: Key Falcons show work

CORINTH — Lake Dallas knew it had a lot of work to do offensively heading into spring practice. That comes with the territory when a couple of dynamic playmakers depart after decorated careers.

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.

Volleyball: Denton’s Kading resigns

Denton volleyball coach Danielle Kading didn’t have much of a transition from her time in college at TWU to head coach of the Lady Broncos at age 22, but when she arrived at Denton she hit the ground running, leading her team to five consecutive playoff appearances.

Baseball/softball: Falcons primed to fly in playoffs

CORINTH — Just more than a month ago, Lake Dallas baseball coach John Tompkins couldn’t have been more disappointed in his team, or more unsure about its upcoming playoff push. So he did the only logical thing he could to light a fire — he held tryouts.

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.

Tennis: Fast start not enough for Argyle’s Hynek at state

COLLEGE STATION — In just his sophomore season, Argyle’s Matt Hynek put his youthful poise on display from the get-go of the first set of his Class 4A boys’ singles quarterfinal match against Canyon Lake’s Kendall Murray.

Braswell taps 7 to be head coaches

Braswell football coach and athletic coordinator Cody Moore still is busy hiring coaches for the upcoming school year.

Track and field notebook: Aubrey’s Grayson Grisso wins hurdles bronze

AUSTIN — Like many people at the UIL state track and field meet, all Aubrey’s Grayson Grisso wanted to do Saturday was finish up and head home. After arriving at Mike A. Myers Stadium at 8 a.m. expecting to run his event, the 110-meter hurdles, about 12:45 p.m., Grisso sat and waited, then sat and waited some more.


Tennis: Three Lady Cats off to state

From a distance, tennis can seem as simple as hitting a ball back and forth over a net, but underneath there is a serious mental game being played.

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.


Tennis: Humble Hynek ready for whatever happens at state

ARGYLE — Matt Hynek practically waltzed into the Class 4A state tournament, which begins Monday in College Station. But Argyle’s star sophomore insists his road was more difficult than it appeared.