Girls basketball: Denton hires Ryan’s Taylor as head coach

After eight years at Ryan as an assistant coach, Erin Taylor has been selected as Denton’s next head girls basketball coach, replacing the retiring Dennis Krishka.

Softball playoffs arrive

Several of the area’s top softball teams begin postseason play today, and two of those teams won’t have any margin for error, as state-ranked teams from Guyer and Pilot Point face one-game playoffs with hopes of advancing to the area round next week.

Baseball: Guyer comes up short as Wichita Falls takes 5-4A title

Guyer had a golden opportunity Tuesday night to take possession of first place in District 5-4A with a game remaining, but that chance was squandered in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Baseball: Falcons top Brewer, clinch playoff berth

CORINTH — Lake Dallas knew roughly the number of wins it needed in District 5-4A play to avoid sitting out the playoffs for the second straight year.

Softball: Krum earns No. 2 seed by beating Gainesville

KRUM — Krum coach Stacey Lucas likely will never entertain the idea of pulling starting pitcher Kaycee Koiner, no matter how bleak the situation may be or what is on the line.

Baseball: Paradise pops Ponder

PONDER — Paradise scored seven runs in the fourth inning Tuesday to pull away from Ponder and win a District 9-2A battle 10-3.

Wise choice

Ryan senior Marti Gay signs a national letter of intent to play tennis at University of Virginia-Wise. Gay reached the regional quarterfinals as a sophomore and is ranked in the top 10 of Ryan’s graduating class. Also pictured is coach Christopher Brown.

Softball: Krum-Gainesville game rescheduled

The playoff seeding game between Krum and Gainesville that was scheduled for Monday was postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Krum.

Baseball: Denton’s Harrison says goodbye to coaching

Don’t get too high or too low. That’s been one of Glen Harrison’s main mantras to success during his 28 years of coaching football and baseball.

Track and field: Raiders cruise to area title

COPPELL — Ryan will not have to worry about a lack of representation at next week’s UIL Class 5A Region I meet at Texas Tech.

Baseball/softball roundup: Ponder routs Alvord in baseball action

ALVORD — Ponder broke things open in the top of the fifth inning and scored eight runs in the Lions’ 15-0 victory over Alvord in District 9-2A action Friday night.

Baseball: A season first

When Ryan sophomore Manny Torralba stepped on home plate on Friday night, the home fans and team were able to celebrate something for the first time this season.

Softball: Guyer roughs up Rider

Guyer head coach Keith Medford had a pretty concrete plan for his pitcher in Friday’s regular-season finale against Wichita Falls Rider.

Baseball: Argyle defeats Celina for title

CELINA — Argyle’s Drew Gooch gave up one hit through the first five innings of Friday’s District 10-3A showdown at Celina but impressively still faced the minimum number of batters thanks to a double play in the second inning.

Softball/baseball roundup: Pilot Point suffers first District 12-2A defeat

VAN ALSTYNE — Preslee Gallaway allowed just one earned run in six innings, but errors allowed Van Alstyne to a 3-2 win and hand Pilot Point its first District 12-2A loss in its regular-season finale on Friday.

Track and field: Sanger boys capture area championship

ARGYLE — The Sanger Indians and Argyle Eagles will be well represented next week at the Class 3A Region II track and field championships in Commerce after strong showings at the District 9-3A/10-3A Area meet on Thursday.


Softball: One last time

As the long introductions were rattled off Tuesday night at Tina Minke Field, Ryan senior Carol Raabe was waiting to wake up.

Girls golf: Guyer headed to state tourney

ABILENE — The Guyer girls shot a 331 as a team Thursday in the final round of the Class 4A Region I tournament to finish third and secure a trip to this year’s state tournament.

Tennis: Krum falls short at regionals

Krum’s entries in Thursday’s Class 3A Region II tournament at Rockwall experienced varied amount of success but was unable to send anybody to the state tournament.


Track and field: Not done yet

Today will be far from the first time Argyle seniors Brooke Robertson, Laine Lowry, Taylor Mueller and junior Cassi Hargroves will be running the 1,600-meter relay together.

Track and field: Cross ready to lead Raiders

It only takes a quick glance during warm-ups to see what makes Ryan junior Terell Cross a little different from his track and field peers.

Girls golf: Guyer in position for state berth

Guyer finished the first day of the Class 4A Region I tournament tied for sixth place but still in contention for a berth in the state tournament.

Softball: Ponder posts 19-3 blowout

PONDER — For one half inning, Millsap looked like it finally had figured out Ponder and starting pitcher Jessica Orozco, who tossed a no-hitter against the Lady Bulldogs earlier in the District 9-2A schedule.

Baseball: Wildcats top Falcons in battle for second

CORINTH — A big game between two teams tied for second place in the District 5-4A standings was decided in the top of the fifth inning — in more ways than one.

Golf roundup: Eagles claim regional crown

POTTSBORO — The Argyle boys held off a late charge Tuesday from Texarkana Pleasant Grove to claim the Class 3A Region II championship and qualify for the UIL state tournament in Austin.

Baseball: Broncos blast Brewer

Heading into the final inning Tuesday night, Denton starting pitcher Roman Arnold took on the mindset of a closer. He put the first six innings behind him and concentrated on the task at hand.

Softball: Ryan blows seven-run lead, chance for 5-5A win

The feeling after Ryan’s softball game Tuesday night was a feeling the Lady Raiders knew all too well.

Baseball/softball roundup: Liberty escapes late onslaught

FORT WORTH — After a scoreless first three innings Tuesday, Liberty Christian and Fort Worth Nolan Catholic exploded for 19 runs in the final four frames, with the Warriors escaping with an 11-8 victory.

Golf roundup: Argyle boys lead at regional tournament

POTTSBORO — Argyle’s boys golf team will enter the second round of the Class 3A Region II tournament a few strokes ahead of everybody else.

Softball roundup: Head leads Lake Dallas past visiting Rider

CORINTH — Chrisa Head allowed just two hits and no runs on the mound and hit a home run Friday to lead Lake Dallas past Wichita Falls Rider 10-0 in five innings.

Football: Guyer adds another quarterback to mix

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


Baseball: Horton, Wildcats beat Nelson

Trophy Club Nelson jumped out to an early lead on Guyer starting pitcher Daulton Horton in Friday’s pivotal District 5-4A matchup at Guyer, but it didn’t last for long.

Softball: Guyer wins in shutout

Guyer clinched a playoff spot before Friday’s District 5-4A game with Trophy Club Nelson, but still needed another win to potentially snap a three-team tie for second with Nelson and Fort Worth Brewer.

Girls basketball: Denton coach Krishka to retire

During 38 years of coaching, Denton’s Dennis Krishka took a different approach to the game of basketball. He established the framework of a team through several avenues, not taking the abrasive route of some of his mentors, while taking pride in his ability to build a program.

Baseball roundup: McMann shines as Liberty run-rules TCA

ADDISON — Connor McMann pitched a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts, and Hunter Griffith had three RBIs as Liberty Christian run-ruled Addison Trinity Christian 10-0 on Friday.

Track and field: Ryan boys win District 5-5A title

CARROLLTON — The Ryan Raiders took their first step toward advancing to May’s state track and field meet Thursday when they claimed the District 5-5A team championship at Hebron.

Track and field: Sanger squads sweep 9-3A championships

SANGER — The Sanger Indians made it a clean sweep at the District 9-3A track and field championships on Thursday, claiming both the boys and girls titles.

Baseball: Fishing 5-5A's rough waters

When Ryan junior Ryan Burks is peering down from the pitching mound toward the plate, there is a certain serenity he is seeking.

Softball: Pitching duo carrying Guyer

Head softball coach Keith Medford has spent most of his tenure at Guyer with the luxury of having an unquestioned No. 1 pitcher in the circle, including former stars Kylee Crosek and Suzette Palmer, who combined to start at pitcher for seven seasons.

Baseball: Broncos walk off with win over Guyer

As soon as he reached the dugout in the middle of the seventh inning, Denton ace Roman Arnold walked up to coach Glen Harrison and asked if he could stay on the mound should the game go to extra innings.



Tuesday’s Guyer-Denton game was postponed until 7:30 tonight because the stadium lights were not functioning properly at Denton High. The game was called in the bottom of the second after the Wildcats’ Connor Herriage scored in the first on a wild pitch by Denton starter Roman Arnold.

Track and field: Guyer sweeps 5-4A team titles

LITTLE ELM — The Guyer track programs won’t be missed in the coming years by their District 5-4A foes. The Guyer boys took the District 5-4A title Tuesday at Little Elm Athletic Complex, winning their fifth straight team title as a 4A program, while the Guyer girls rolled to their seventh straight in Class 4A. The boys and girls won by 80 and 109 points, respectively.

Baseball: Parker throws gem in shutout

ARGYLE — Things were not going well for Liberty Christian senior pitcher Jordan Parker by the time Addison Trinity Christian sent its fourth batter to the plate Tuesday night.

Softball: Hebron tops Lady Raiders

Ryan had a four-run lead over Hebron through five innings on Tuesday and looked well on the way to notching its first District 5-5A win.

Baseball roundup: Bovre leads Aubrey to victory

BRIDGEPORT — Cole Bovre pitched a one-hitter, allowing no earned runs, and added a game-high three RBIs to lead Aubrey past Bridgeport 6-1 on Tuesday in District 10-3A action. Bovre had five strikeouts...

Track and field: Football players among seniors leading Raiders to district track meet

Before the Ryan boys stepped outside for track and field practice Monday afternoon, sophomore Ken McLaurin asked coach Janson Head if they were still on for the yearly dinner before the district meet.

Soccer: Guyer ousted from playoffs

FORT WORTH — Audrey Reynolds scored off her own free kick with just under 15 minutes left in the opening half to push Fort Worth Arlington Heights past defending state champion Guyer 1-0 in a Class 4A Region I quarterfinal at Farrington Field.


Track and field: Driven to succeed

A season ago at the regional track meet at McMurry University in Abilene, Denton’s April Pena did what was necessary to advance to the state track meet with a 5-feet, 6-inch effort in the high jump. Unfortunately for Pena, her competitor also achieved the same height a jump before her, which effectively eliminated her from qualifying for state.


Soccer: Lady Wildcats look to take next step toward repeat

The Guyer Lady Wildcats continue their quest to repeat as Class 4A state champions today when they play a Class 4A Region I quarterfinal match against Fort Worth Arlington Heights at 8 p.m. at Fort Worth’s Farrington Field.

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.