Football: Ryan to play Monday

Ryan’s Class 6A Division I Region I third-round playoff game versus Amarillo Tascosa originally slated for Saturday afternoon has been moved to 3 p.m. Monday at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo.

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Another bites the dust

ARLINGTON — Guyer coach John Walsh was certain a quarter-and-a-half-long defensive stalemate was about to end with less than seven minutes to play Friday in a Class 6A Division II regional semifinal against San Angelo Central.

Football: Ryan, Amarillo Tascosa to play Monday

Denton  and Amarillo school district officials have agreed to move today’s Class 6A Division 1 regional round game between Ryan and Amarillo Tascosa to 3 p.m. Monday after a winter storm has most of West Texas and the Panhandle covered with ice and snow.

Lake Dallas dominates El Paso Eastlake

MIDLAND — The Lake Dallas football team now has reached heights never before seen in program history.

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Football: Late scores push Argyle past Kennedale

DALLAS — Argyle has been kicking the tires of a new model and finding what it can do best to enter the win column this season.

Bobcats shut out unbeaten Mustangs

BROWNWOOD — Heading into their Class 4A playoff showdown with undefeated and seventh-ranked Sweetwater, the Krum Bobcats saw an online prediction that they had a 97 percent chance to lose.

Wildcats face tall order in Bobcats

Heading into last week’s game against perennial power Southlake Carroll and the Dragons’ potent offensive attack, Guyer head coach John Walsh knew exactly what the Wildcats were going to do to try to pull off an upset.

Basketball: Ryan boys beat Denton

Jada Catlin scored 13 points, Lauren Cowling added 11 and Denton used a 13-0 run in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter to steal a come-from-behind win over the Lady Raiders.

Boys basketball: Wildcats whip 4A champs

It didn’t take long for Guyer to bury the defending Class 4A state champion and preseason No. 1 team in the 4A poll on Tuesday. The Wildcats used a nine-point run to open the game and rolled to an 84-43 win over Bridgeport.

Basketball roundup: Shigley scores 13 in Argyle victory

ARGYLE — Lucas Shigley’s 13 points helped drive Argyle to a 44-42 victory Tuesday against Decatur.

Basketball: Denton boys, girls struggle down the stretch in losses

As the Broncos made their third-quarter run, McKinney North’s turnovers began to snowball and Denton’s offense began to flourish.

Basketball roundup: Sanger boys top Lake Country in overtime

SANGER — Sanger hosted an exciting season opener, as they took Lake Country into overtime and came away with a 99-97 victory. Chandler Cockrell drained a three with two seconds remaining to seal the win for the Indians.


Volleyball: Third time’s the charm

GARLAND — Argyle’s two previous trips to the state tournament ended in disappointment. The third time, as they say, was the charm. Armed with a roster loaded with seven single-minded seniors, Argyle rolled to its first state title Saturday with a 25-17, 25-23, 25-16 sweep of Bushland in the Class 4A final at the Curtis Culwell Center.

Basketball roundup: Argyle takes title at Marble Falls tourney

MARBLE FALLS — The Argyle Lady Eagles expended every ounce of energy competing in six games in three days, and it paid off Saturday as they came away champions of the Marble Falls tournament.

Football: Calvary advances to state semifinals

CARROLLTON — Quarterback James Helzer threw for 432 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Calvary Lions to a 68-56 victory over Dallas Tyler Street Christian Academy on Saturday night to advance to the semifinals of the TAPPS six-man Division II playoffs.

Guyer becomes Dragon slayer

ALLEN — Guyer coach John Walsh’s play-calling identity has long been one to score as many points as quickly as possible. But in Friday’s Class 6A Division II area-round playoff game against Southlake Carroll, Walsh threw the Dragons a curveball. Guyer, knowing the potency of the Dragons’ offense, executed its game plan to perfection in rolling up 544 yards on the ground and milking the clock en route to a 48-35 win against the Dragons, avenging a loss in the same round of the playoffs a year ago.

Ryan rallies late in wild win over South Grand Prairie

ARLINGTON — Sometimes, you have to give a team the credit it deserves. It’s no secret Ryan has had its doubters this season. Fueled by a battered defense that forced four second-half turnovers, Ryan’s offense rallied from a five-point hole in the fourth quarter with two touchdowns in the final 8:50 — both from sophomore quarterback Spencer Sanders — to steal a 43-35 win in a wild finish at AT&T Stadium.

Aledo ousts Denton for the second straight year

JUSTIN — Facing the Aledo Bearcats for the second consecutive season in the Class 5A Division I Region I area round at Northwest ISD Stadium, the Denton Broncos knew they had to put together a near perfect game to take down the defending state champs. It was Aledo that played the mistake free game, using a balanced blend of run and pass to expose the Denton defense and with the Bearcats scoring on their first three drives of the game, the Broncos were facing a severe uphill climb from the get-go. Denton’s offense struggled and Aledo kept its foot on the gas pedal and breezed its way into the regional semifinals with a 52-3 victory on Friday.

Early turnovers help Argyle pop Pirates

ROYSE CITY — Turnovers ultimately kill a team’s momentum, and forcing turnovers is a message Argyle coach Todd Rodgers and the Eagles’ defensive coaches drill into the defense every week. The Eagles used that type of defense then used a number of offensive weapons and a deadlock defense to topple the Pirates 59-34 in its Class 4A Division I area round game at Royse City ISD Stadium Friday.

Falcons scoot past Burleson

BEDFORD — The Lake Dallas defense allowed Burleson to drive the ball to the red zone, but facing a fourth-and-13, it needed a stop. As Burleson quarterback Preston Paden dropped back, it quickly became apparent he had no chance. The pocket collapsed, and several Lake Dallas defenders reached Paden with enough force that his helmet popped off and skittered backward 5 feet for a turnover on downs. Already up by two touchdowns, Lake Dallas cruised the rest of the way for a 35-14 win on Friday at Pennington Field.

Krum makes third round for first time

JACKSBORO — Last year, the Krum Bobcats’ season ended in the area round against Vernon. But Friday night, the Bobcats entered new territory by taking the area title with a 35-21 win against the Iowa Park Hawks.

Sweetwater rolls by Chaps

GRANBURY — The Sweetwater Mustangs used a stellar passing game, led by quarterback Max Gomez, to overwhelm the Aubrey Chaparrals 30-6 in the Class 4A Division II area playoff game at Pirate Stadium.

Saturday Playoff Game

Argyle keeps rolling in tournament

MARBLE FALLS — The Argyle Lady Eagles stole an exciting 46-43 win against Pflugerville Hendrickson on Friday morning, advancing to the Gold bracket of the Marble Falls tournament.


Volleyball: Argyle returns to final

GARLAND — If Argyle thought Robinson’s attack revolved around one player, it was only partially correct.


Football: Denton faces Aledo clout

The Denton Broncos did just about all they could to improve their playoff positioning from a season ago. They already have one more win than last season with nine, and their 6-1 District 5-5A record earned them a share of the district crown for the first time since 1999.


Football: Wildcats plan rush vs. Carroll

Guyer has gone toe-to-toe with Euless Trinity, one of the state’s most physically imposing teams, in preseason scrimmages this year and last and enjoyed some success.


Football: Surging Ryan confident going into second round

As Ryan gets set for its second-round playoff showdown tonight against South Grand Prairie, Raider coach Dave Henigan said his team is playing at an exceptionally high level and has just as much momentum as its opponent.

Football: Liberty-Eylau eliminates Sanger, 48-9

ROYSE CITY — Sanger coach Chuck Galbreath knew his team’s playoff road would be a tough one, and following its 48-9 loss to Texarkana Liberty-Eylau in a Class 4A Division I area-round game at Royse City ISD Stadium on Thursday, Galbreath addressed his team at eye level as most of his players welled up.

Basketball: Lady Eagles steal two wins

MARBLE FALLS — Despite the absence of key players, the Argyle Lady Eagles were able to come away with two victories Thursday on the first day of the Marble Falls tournament.

Tonight's football playoff games

Volleyball: Van Poppel a steady force for state-bound Argyle

When Argyle junior Halee Van Poppel noticed earlier this postseason that some of her senior teammates were perhaps getting too fixated on the state tournament, she warned them about the dangers of looking ahead.

Thursday High School Playoff Game


Volleyball: Guyer stars Hill, McKnight sign with Division I schools

The last two seasons for Guyer’s volleyball program have seen the Lady Wildcats hit several milestones — first playoff appearance in the state’s largest classification, along with the first win at that level, a run to the regional quarterfinals in 2014 and back-to-back District 5-6A championships.

Basketball roundup: Lady Eagles prevail at Wylie

WYLIE — The Argyle Lady Eagles cruised by Wylie to seal a 49-30 victory Tuesday. Vivian Gray was a dominant post presence for Argyle, finishing with a game-high 27 points.

Staying a Lion

Ponder’s Brady Anderson, seated, signed a national letter of intent to Texas A&M-Commerce to play basketball. Anderson, who has multiple all-district, all-area and all-state honors, was joined at the signing on Friday by, from left, Ponder High School Principal Shawn Simmons, parents Bryan and Lisa Anderson and Ponder basketball coach Jude Stanley.


Football: Broncos corral Mustangs, 12-11

ARLINGTON — In one of Denton’s strangest and lowest-scoring games of the season, its usual offensive suspects were nowhere to be found, with the Broncos totaling 154 yards of offense and running back Xavier Scott bottled up for just 32 yards on 16 carries.

Volleyball: Argyle returning to state tourney

MESQUITE — Argyle’s Halee Van Poppel barely had an answer for her dominating performance in Saturday’s Class 4A Region II final.

Krum blanks Godley for bi-district title

FORT WORTH — A week after surrendering 63 points in the first half to Conner Pingelton and the high-octane Celina offense, the Krum defense returned to form and held the Godley Wildcats scoreless on its way to a 28-0 victory in the bi-district round of the Class 4A Division II playoffs at Saginaw Chisholm Trail.

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Nolan overpowers Liberty

ARGYLE — In a rematch against the Fort Worth Nolan Catholic Vikings in a TAPPS Division I area-round playoff game, the Liberty Christian Warriors’ postseason run was cut short in a 45-31 loss Saturday.

Calvary wins TAPPS state championship

SAN ANTONIO — For the third time in four years, the Calvary Lady Lions are bringing home the TAPPS Class 2A state championship.

Ryan rips Panthers in first round

Ryan surrendered more points and yards on Friday than it had in any game this season, but with its offense moving the chains at will and Plano East consistently shooting itself in the foot, it was hardly a cause for concern. Spencer Sanders threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns, Tyreke Davis added two more scores on 144 rushing yards and the Raiders’ defense stiffened when it needed to on its way to forcing two crucial turnovers in a 56-33 win in a Class 6A Division I Region I bi-district game at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.


Broncos, Mustangs clash today in Arlington

Memories of last year’s playoffs have faded and a host of players have claimed new roles, but the Denton Broncos’ winning ways seem to be here to stay. For the second straight year, the Broncos match up with one of District 6-5A’s best in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs. The Broncos drew Birdville last season, and at 9 p.m. today in the fourth scheduled game at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium, Denton dances with Grapevine, which has the same five-game winning streak and 8-2 overall record as the Broncos.


Wildcats rally past Hebron in wild playoff tilt

An hour before Guyer began its postseason run against Hebron at Apogee Stadium, Guyer coach John Walsh realized he’d packed the wrong jerseys for his team. Hebron elected to wear black uniforms, and Guyer...

Krum fails to join Argyle in regional final

The Argyle Lady Eagles will face Longview Spring Hill today in the Class 4A Region II finals after Argyle defeated Gilmer and Spring Hill knocked off Krum Friday night in the semifinals.

Randall eliminates Lady Broncos

ABILENE — The Denton Lady Broncos showed they can compete with Class 5A’s second-ranked volleyball squad, Canyon Randall, on Friday in the Region I semifinals at McMurry’s Kimbrell Arena. As was the case all night, though, Randall had an answer each time Denton tried to pull away en route to a 25-16, 25-20, 22-25, 25-23 victory for the Lady Raiders.

Aubrey blanks Ferris in playoff opener

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — The Aubrey Chaparrals capitalized on Ferris mistakes and punished them with a stout rushing game to win 41-0 in a Class 4A Division II bi-district playoff game Friday at the Birdville Fine Arts/Athletics Complex.

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Falcons prey on Bears, 49-14

JUSTIN — It’s been three years since Lake Dallas advanced past the second round of the playoffs. In other words, nobody on the team has been here before. The Falcons made it that far Friday, beating Fort Worth Brewer 49-14 in a Class 5A Division II bi-district playoff game at Justin’s Northwest ISD Stadium. They’ll play Burleson next week.

Saturday’s High School Football Games

Basketball roundup: Denton girls best Carrollton Creekview

FRISCO — Denton came out strong and dominated the first quarter 25-9 on Friday, and although Carrollton Creekview rallied to win the fourth quarter, the Lady Broncos finished with a 62-48 victory in the Frisco Invitational.