Football: Denton aims for another solid season

As the spring football season arrives today for the Denton Broncos after one of the most prolific seasons in program history, the coaches prepare for a miniature season of observing and evaluating while the players come together as a team and work on elevating their strength to new levels.

Football: Wildcats seek new WR standout

Last year, the Guyer football team had the luxury of being loaded with experienced, quality players at wide receiver. Heading into the 2015 season, that luxury has turned into a huge question mark.

Football: Ryan makes return to spring practices

For a long time, Ryan has been one of those programs that doesn’t participate in spring football. Now the Raiders will, but that doesn’t mean spring ball is here to stay.

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Golf: Roden rivalry

ARGYLE — Just more than a week ago, Marisa Roden looked down at her phone to see a surprise text from her older brother, Lance. The message seemed sincere, at least at first glance.

Roundup: Ryan’s relay teams dominate area meet

The Ryan boys, led by their three relay teams, ran away with the team title at the District 5-6A and 6-6A Area Track and Field meet Saturday at Justin Northwest.

Baseball: Rain delays Liberty game nearly 4 hours

PLANO — The Argyle Liberty Christian Warriors and John Paul II Cardinals both had a long time to mentally prepare for their final district game of the season as lightning postponed the game’s original 6 p.m. start for nearly four hours.

Softball: Saginaw swamps Denton

Yielding eight runs in the first two innings, Denton coach Rhana Ramos made a decision to change up Natasha Kissell’s pitching attack, calling for a more aggressive approach to the strike zone while lowering how high she threw.

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Baseball: Staying-in Folsom

When Denton pitcher Wyatt Folsom saw coach Nick Buck making the slow walk from the Broncos’ dugout to the mound in the seventh inning after he hit a batter and allowed two singles and three runs, he thought he was getting pulled.

Baseball: Big sixth inning leads to Krum win over visiting Aubrey

KRUM — Krum struggled for hits through most of Tuesday’s game but still managed to walk its way to a win.

Nicholas Gay named Ryan volleyball coach

Nicholas Gay has been a head coach for two volleyball programs and does not know what it’s like to miss the playoffs. Now he takes over a Ryan team that he says can — and will — regain its winning form.

Softball: Lady Wildcats rally to clinch second place

FORT WORTH — The Guyer softball team still has more than a week before the Class 6A playoffs begin, but Tuesday night’s game against Keller Timber Creek might as well have been a postseason affair.

Tennis: Crouch falls in match vs. top seed

A day before Monday’s Class 5A regional tournament at McLeod Tennis Center in Lubbock, with uncertainty of not knowing who he would play, Will Crouch joked to his hitting partner about being matched against the top-seeded player out of Everman in the first round.

Tennis: Guyer’s Roberts ousted at regionals

Guyer sophomore Brooke Roberts saw her season come to an end on Monday in the Class 6A Region I tennis tournament, but for the young first-time qualifier, her day at the UT-Arlington Tennis Center still had plenty of positives.

On to OBU

Sanger's Madi Wilson has signed a national letter of intent to Ouachita Baptist University, where she will compete on the volleyball team and will be a member of the track and field team. Wilson was first team all-district for the Sanger Lady Indians volleyball team and was defensive player of the year and academic all-state. She is also a standout in the shot put and discus and has qualified for the state track meet three years in the discus throw.

Baseball: Upset win keeps Guyer’s hopes alive

Austin Adams made a case on Monday night to be considered Guyer’s ace starter by shutting down a potent Trophy Club Nelson lineup with an efficient outing to give the Wildcats a 4-1 win in a makeup game originally scheduled for Friday at Guyer.

Baseball: Argyle nips Sanger to stay perfect in 9-4A

ARGYLE — The Argyle Eagles are undefeated in District 9-4A play, but their most recent victory over Sanger didn’t come with ease.

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Softball: Lady Wildcat on her toes

Guyer coach Keith Medford admitted his team never practices the situation it encountered Friday night, and he certainly couldn’t expect his freshman first baseman to make the play she did to preserve a late lead.

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Choate sets sail

Guyer senior Sean Choate signs to play basketball at Navy as his father, Mike, left, Guyer coach Grant Long, sister Lily and mother, Cyndi, look on Thursday in Denton.

Golf: Argyle makes state

Even after putting together its best scores of the season at the Class 4A Region II tournament, the Argyle girls golf team nearly had to go to a two-team playoff Thursday to determine who would move on to state.

Golf: Mercer records 89

Patrick Mercer and Denton coach Mick Maxey had a plan heading into the second day of Class 5A Region I tournament at Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock.

Baseball: Birdville grounds Falcons

CORINTH — Tristan Tom’s bad night began well before Wednesday’s game between Lake Dallas and Birdville actually began. The Lake Dallas ace was participating in pregame warmups when he was drilled by a ball above his left eye, requiring butterfly stitches.

Softball: Ryan eliminated from race despite win

Ryan was a long shot to make the playoffs entering Wednesday’s District 5-6A game against Keller Fossil Ridge. The Lady Raiders’ ensuing win — an impressive 3-0 decision at Tina Minke Field — kept those slim hopes alive.

Golf: Lady Eagles sit in second

CANTON — Argyle golf coach Sammye Townsend was proud of how his Lady Eagles finished their first round of the Class 4A Region II tournament at Van Zant Country Club on Wednesday.

Golf: Lady Wildcats mid-pack at regional tourney

ARLINGTON — The Guyer Lady Wildcats were nervous heading into Wednesday’s Class 6A Region I tournament at Rolling Hills Country Club because the team was paired with two of the top three teams in the state.

Golf: Denton’s Mercer struggles on greens

On the first day of the Class 5A Region I tournament at Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock, Denton’s Patrick Mercer had two-thirds of his game clicking — his driver and his irons.

Golf: Argyle dominates regional for state berth

Apparently, finishing second at state in each of the last two years is not good enough for Argyle. Neither is making its fourth straight appearance on Texas’ grandest stage after dominating this year’s Class 4A Region II tournament.

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Canyon-bound

Guyer’s Maddie Green is pictured Wednesday after signing to play softball at West Texas A&M.

Baseball: Ryan hits wasted in loss to Keller

Despite outhitting first-place Keller, Ryan committed six errors and fell behind early in a 4-1 District 5-6A loss Wednesday.

Football: Replacing Tauaefa a spring focus for Falcons

CORINTH — Lake Dallas coach Michael Young will keep a close watch on his defensive line when spring football practices begin today, now that Josiah Tauaefa isn’t plugging up holes.

Baseball: Rider upends Denton

Riding a two-game winning streak, the Denton Broncos have been coming together as a team and coach Nick Buck likes how they have battled, but time is ticking for the Broncos as they head down the stretch of their District 5-5A schedule.

Golf: Lady Broncos take 10th at regional

After high winds and cold rain suspended play for the last six holes of the opening round of the Class 5A Region I tournament at Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock on Monday, the Denton Lady Broncos looked to finish what they started.

Golf: Guyer finishes 14th

When Guyer golf coach Roddy Adams said moving up a class would be tough for his boys team, he wasn’t kidding.

Baseball roundup: Liberty pounds Prestonwood late

ARGYLE — After three scoreless innings, Liberty Christian exploded for 11 runs in the final two frames — including Luke Chavez’s walk-off grand slam — to hand Plano Prestonwood an 11-1 loss Tuesday.

Golf: Argyle boys in position for state berth

Argyle’s Black team finished up the first day of the Class 4A Region II golf tournament sitting atop the leaderboard with a score of 292, while its Red team got off to a slower start but isn’t out of the hunt for a state tournament berth.

Golf: Guyer boys stumble at first day of regionals

Guyer head golf coach Roddy Adams and his boys team knew they would have a tough challenge in front of them during their first trip to a regional tournament at the state’s largest classification.

Volleyball: Ryan’s Cindy Williams set to retire

Longtime Ryan volleyball coach Cindy Williams confirmed her retirement Monday, ending a coaching career that spanned 37 years and included stops at Pilot Point and Whitesboro.

Golf: 5A Region I tournament suspended due to rain

The Class 5A Region I tournament at the Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock fell victim to the weather and winds as play was suspended at 2 p.m. on Monday.

Golf: Guyer boys, girls set for regionals

ARGYLE — When the Guyer golf teams tee off at their respective Class 6A Region I tournaments this week in Arlington, they’ll be doing so under different circumstances but with the same goal in mind.

Golf: Denton girls look to keep level head

For the Denton girls golf team, projecting its success is a mental challenge, but head coach Mick Maxey implored his team to act as if it had already won its district tournament.

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Basketball: Standing out

Several players in the area stood out on the hardwood during the 2014-2015 basketball season, but two players emerged above the rest — a senior heading off to play Division I basketball and a rising star with two years left to play and a state championship to defend.

Boys soccer: Bel Air bounces Broncos

WICHITA FALLS — After pulling a win out of the fire of a shootout in their previous Class 5A playoff game, the Denton Broncos seemingly had the El Paso Bel Air Highlanders right where they wanted them Friday headed to extra time.

Baseball: Ryan pounds Panthers for second district win

Friday’s game may have felt like it was dragging along, but there likely won’t be any apologies from Ryan. The Raiders took their time picking apart Keller Fossil Ridge in a game that took 80 minutes just to complete the first three innings.

Tennis: Guyer’s Roberts qualifies for regionals

Guyer’s Brooke Roberts overcame a late loss Friday at the District 5-6A tennis tournament to finish second overall, beating teammate Nathalie Wetherington 6-4, 6-3 in a playback match to qualify for the regional tournament.

Baseball roundup: Liberty slips past TCA, 6-5

ARGYLE — Liberty Christian narrowly escaped with a 6-5 victory over Addison Trinity Christian on Friday night.

Softball roundup: Brewer tops Lady Broncos

FORT WORTH — The Denton Lady Broncos took a quick 1-0 lead Friday, but Fort Worth Brewer responded with three runs on the way to a 4-3 win.

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Boys soccer: Not-so-sweet Memorial

The Denton Broncos have some harsh feelings toward Memorial Stadium, the site of today’s Class 5A Region I semifinal playoff game.

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Softball: Pilot Point’s Gallaway always has time for game

PILOT POINT — When Preslee Gallaway is playing softball — which is constantly — she has no concept of time. That’s because there isn’t an offseason or shutoff switch for the Pilot Point senior, who has been known to ask her father to toss batting practice to fill up whatever downtime she may have.

Golf: Denton’s Mercer to compete at regionals

Before each round of golf, Denton junior Patrick Mercer talks to his teammates, sometimes about physics or other subjects, but what he really prefers to do before playing to calm his nerves, help him focus and motivate him is listening to R&B music.

Tennis: Broncos' Crouch ready for next step

After winning his first two matches on the first day of the District 5-5A tournament at the Hurst Tennis Center on Tuesday, Denton’s Will Crouch would have been content ending his high school career with a win against Wichita Falls’ Graham Dunkelberg, knowing he was about to face top-seeded Jansan Rouillard from Wichita Falls Rider as a heavy underdog.

Golf: Argyle rolls to 9-4A golf titles

POTTSBORO — The Argyle Eagles golf teams completed a clean sweep at the District 9-4A tournament on Tuesday at Tanglewood Golf Club, winning both team titles and it was a Roden-family sweep for individual honors..