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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Baseball: Outburst sends Eagles to sweep

PLANO — Argyle already had the upper hand in Saturday’s Game 2 when it sent Connor Mushinski, its ace and last year’s state title game MVP, to the hill.

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Softball: Krum rolls past Melissa

FRISCO — Krum catcher Morgan Sebastian never doubted Tristan Bridges would find a way to wiggle out of the tightest of spots early in the Lady Cats’ playoff game against Melissa on Friday night with so much on the line.

Track and field: Bailey finishes fifth in 100 at state meet

AUSTIN — Pilot Point senior DaCoven Bailey has had one of the more decorated athletic careers in recent memory in the Denton area.

Baseball: Indians finish series with fun

FRISCO — The Sanger Indians are developing a knack for finishing off their playoff games in style, and after ending Thursday’s game in the ninth inning on a double steal, the Indians found a way to one-up themselves Friday in Game 2 of their area-round series against Anna at Frisco Reedy.

Baseball: Lake Dallas advances

FORT WORTH — If there was ever a hero for Lake Dallas in its best-of-three Class 5A Region I area-round playoff series against Burleson Centennial, it was Drew Karp. In Game 1, Karp hit the winning run...

Baseball: Argyle starts slow, cruises to Game 1 win

PLANO — When you have as many players as Argyle does with no playoff experience, it’s difficult to tell how they will react for the first time on that stage.

Baseball: Knierim, Graham help Bobcats advance

FRISCO — After going three weeks without a game, the Krum Bobcats took a few innings to find a rhythm at the plate Friday. But while their bats struggled early, it took no time at all for senior Colton Knierim to get going on the mound. Knierim, who finished with eight strikeouts and allowed just one hit, helped anchor Krum’s 2-1 walk-off win against Carrollton Ranchview in an eight-inning Class 4A Region II area-round game.

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Track and field: Aubrey’s Grisso proves coach right

The first time Grayson Grisso tried to clear a hurdle could not have gone any worse. Grisso was in eighth grade and quickly decided he was finished with the event — for good.

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Track and field: McDaniel leads Bronco contingent at state

First embracing track and field in fifth grade, Denton’s Logan McDaniel is still learning the sport. As he and the rest of the Broncos enter today’s Class 5A state meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, they are looking to take the next step toward ultimate success while building the program’s tradition along the way.

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Baseball: Sanger takes opener in nine innings

Sanger coach Steve Ford has his team go through a routine following victories at home. After the first game of the Indians’ best-of-three Class 4A area-round playoff series against Anna, those drills were particularly fitting.

Baseball: Falcons upend Spartans in Game 1

FORT WORTH — The Lake Dallas Falcons continue to stay resilient and, most importantly, responsive to their opponents throughout the playoffs.

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Track and field: Bailey set for last hurrah

PILOT POINT — Each qualifier for the state track meet has a finely tuned strategy in place — a visual roadmap in their head — for how they will bring home gold in their events.

Playoffs resume on diamond

After sitting through a bye in the first round, No. 2 Argyle is ready to defend its Class 4A state title in a best-of-three playoff series beginning Friday.

Abilene, Abilene

Aubrey’s Drew Davis signs a letter of intent to McMurry, where he will play basketball for the Abilene university’s War Hawks. Davis was a three-year varsity starter and averaged 20.7 points and 9.5 rebounds last season. He was named offensive player of the year in District 9-4A and was selected to the TABC all-region team and the Denton Record-Chronicle’s All-Area Basketball Team.

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Track: High-flying freshman Gembeh headed to state

In her time at Navo Middle School, Denton’s Selena Gembeh was one of the fastest runners on the track and field team, but in seventh grade her coach encouraged her to try the high jump.

Basketball: Kilgore selected to coach GHS girls

When Guyer girls basketball coach Andrea Robinson left her post a month ago to take the same position at DeSoto, a job was left open for the taking.

Boys soccer: Argyle falls in state semis

GEORGETOWN — Trailing for just the second time in their playoff run to Wednesday’s Class 4A state semifinals, the Argyle Eagles were down but not out.

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Softball: Lady Cats ace Princeton

FRISCO — The Krum Lady Cats didn’t need any help from Princeton this time. After taking advantage of five Princeton errors to win Game 1 of their Class 4A area-round playoff series Friday, the Lady Cats pounded out 12 hits and rode the pitching of Tristan Bridges to a 13-1 victory over the Lady Panthers on Saturday to complete a sweep of the best-of-three series.

Baseball: Grapevine eliminates Broncos

FORT WORTH — After being trounced from the start of Game 1 of their best-of-three Class 5A bi-district playoff series against Grapevine, pitcher Malik Minter and the Denton Broncos knew they couldn’t allow themselves to get so far behind in Game 2.