The last few games between Denton and Saginaw Chisholm Trail have had serious energy to them, often coming down to the final minutes.
KELLER — Jalen Wilson has a lot of games to play for Guyer in his future, but the freshman forward said he’d been waiting for Friday’s matchup with Keller all season long.
CORINTH — Heading into Lake Dallas’ final regular-season game, the Falcons were in fourth place in District 6-5A and in control of their own destiny.
PONDER — Brady Anderson became the third player in Ponder history to reach 2,000 career points, in the Lions’ 94-44 win over Sadler S&S Consolidated on Friday.
The last time the Guyer girls basketball team lost a game, the Lady Wildcats could do nothing to get comfortable in their offense in a loss to Keller back on Jan. 19.
As the Denton Broncos enter the final stretch of District 5-5A play, they are preparing to hopefully make a deep playoff run, but they are also revving up to achieve something that hasn’t happened in 25 years.
KRUM — Argyle can finally start thinking about the playoffs and defending its Class 4A state title from last year. Krum, on the other hand, must wait to see how its postseason road plays out.
GAINESVILLE — Sanger’s girls basketball team secured its last district game with a 52-39 win against Gainesville. Brooke Lewis scored a team-high 17 points for the Lady Indians.
AUBREY — The story for Krum was the conductor of its offense, point guard Nick Perches. The senior injured his right ankle last Friday in a win against Gainesville, sat out in Tuesday’s loss to Celina but came back strong for the important District 9-4A contest at Aubrey on Friday.
In a showdown for first place in District 5-5A, the Denton Lady Broncos tried to put their bad luck against Wichita Falls Rider over the past few years behind them by attempting to control play to frustrate the offensively gifted Lady Raiders.
HOWE — Ponder dominated Howe 71-56 on the road to clinch its 11th straight district victory.
On Tuesday against Azle, which is winless in District 5-5A play, Denton was forcing turnovers at its usual high rate.
POTTSBORO — Boosting their district record to 10-0, the Ponder Lions dominated Pottsboro on the road for a 68-41 victory Tuesday.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — In an overcrowded room of eager coaches and school district officials, Ryan coach Dave Henigan positioned himself in front of a large projection screen.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Braswell coach Cody Moore has a long list of things he wants to accomplish before the Bengals open their varsity football schedule in 2016.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — For a guy who last week said he had no idea where his team would end up in the UIL’s biennial realignment, Lake Dallas coach Michael Young did a good job guessing prior to Monday’s unveiling.
Change is the keyword for what is facing Denton-area high schools following Monday's announcement of the UIL district realignment which begins with the 2016-17 school year and football season.
Ryan has played without at least two of its starters in every game this season, yet continued to get solid play from the rest of its lineup and hadn’t lost heading into Friday’s District 5-6A game against Trophy Club Nelson.
KELLER — A grueling two-overtime game tested Ryan’s endurance Tuesday, but the Raiders refused to give up and came away with a 64-62 victory on the road.
JUSTIN — What a week it’s been for the Guyer basketball program. Early in the week, the Wildcats dealt with the loss of a teammate when junior varsity player Corey West was killed after being hit by a car. All the Wildcats have done since is rally around each other and score two huge wins in District 5-6A, capped by a 60-50 victory over Justin Northwest on Friday at Texan Gym.
Guyer senior guard Zach Garza is the Wildcats’ team captain and lone senior starter. Last year, Garza took neighborhood friend Corey West, then a freshman, under his wing. The two spent time playing basketball at a neighborhood park as Garza tried to teach West what it would take for him to someday be a varsity player for the Wildcats. West never got that chance, as the Guyer sophomore was hit by a car and killed Sunday evening, casting a somber mood over Wildcat Gymnasium on Tuesday as the Wildcats took on first-place Keller in a pivotal District 5-6A matchup. West would be proud of Garza and the Wildcats as they used a ferocious third-quarter surge to hand the Indians their first district loss with a 78-68 decision.