Game-changers of the Week

The Denton Record-Chronicle recognizes athletes and their game-changing performances. Email nominations to drcsports@dentonrc.comDane Ledford, QB, ArgyleLedford threw for 203 yards and three touchdowns,...

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Tyrus Johnson re-enrolls at Ryan

Ryan boys basketball coach Bryce Overstreet confirmed this weekend that sophomore guard Tyrus Johnson re-enrolled Thursday at the school. Johnson had transferred for undisclosed reasons before the school year started.


Ryan survives scare

Ryan coach Dave Henigan has been telling his team for the past few weeks that adversity was on its way. But as dominant as the Raiders had been playing, he began to think they didn’t believe him. Perhaps they do now. Ryan lacked its typical explosiveness on offense for a second straight week, and its defense struggled to contain Keller Timber Creek for most of the night before escaping with a 21-14 win Friday at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex to remain perfect in District 5-6A.

Broncos rally past Brewer

FORT WORTH — Down four points in the fourth quarter and facing a fourth-and-2 on their 31-yard line with less than four minutes left in the game, Xavier Scott and the Denton Broncos knew Brewer was going to bring the house to stop the run. So before the play, Scott looked to his teammates and said “be ready.” Scott was preparing his team for him to bounce the play outside the tackles to try to get the first down. Not only did Scott bounce the play outside, but he rumbled off a 56-yard run to get the ball to the Bears’ 13-yard line. Two plays later, Scott punched in the go-ahead touchdown to put Denton (5-2, 2-1 District 5-5A) ahead 40-37.

Argyle dominates visiting Ranchview

ARGYLE — The keys to the Argyle Eagles’ 63-7 victory against District 6-4A foe Carrollton Ranchview were their ability to stay healthy throughout the lopsided win, spread the ball around on offense and use their depth they had on both sides of the ball.

Paradise pedals past Ponder

PONDER — The Ponder Lions and the Paradise Panthers, riding high from shutout victories in their last game, locked up in a defensive battle Friday night in the District 4-3A (Division I) opener, and it was the Panthers that pulled out a 17-14 victory.

Starkel, Lee spark Liberty

ARGYLE — Liberty Christian’s Nick Starkel and Justus Lee delivered a one-two knockout punch Friday night against TAPPS District 1-1 rival Midland Christian. Starkel, the Warriors’ quarterback who has verbally committed to Oklahoma State, threw for a season-high 403 yards and touchdown strikes of 54 and 47 yards to Lee, leading Liberty Christian to a 26-5 win against the Mustangs.

Bobcats throttle Bridgeport, 40-14

KRUM — An effective rushing attack and a strong defensive presence aided the Krum Bobcats in a 40-14 drubbing of the Bridgeport Bulls on Friday night in the District 3-4A (Division II) opener for both teams.

Sanger cages Carter in district opener

DALLAS — Sanger wasn’t perfect, but it didn’t need to be to stay perfect this season in a win Friday. Facing Dallas Carter, Sanger won its District 6-4A (Divison I) opener in a 38-12 decision at Kincaide Stadium.

Pilot Point falls to Callisburg

PILOT POINT — Both Pilot Point and Callisburg entered Friday night’s District 5-3A (Division I) matchup with undefeated records and explosive offenses that were averaging more than 35 points per game.

Chaps power past Bonham with 367 yards on ground

BONHAM — Aubrey’s rushing attack proved to be too much for Bonham to overcome in the Chaps’ 41-23 victory in the District 3-4A (Division II) opener.

Calvary cruises to second victory

The Calvary Lions, after struggling through the first month of the season with four losses, are now on a two-game winning streak after routing the Saint Jo Panthers on Friday night 61-8 at Ryan High School.

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Argyle tops Krum in battle for first place

ARGYLE — Just as it appeared Krum had battled back and was poised to punch back in a battle of Class 4A heavyweights, Argyle junior Maddie DeGuire stepped to the service line Friday and delivered a knockout blow to put a stamp on the first round of district play and lead No. 2 Argyle to a four-set win over No. 4 Krum.

Volleyball roundup: Lady Broncos beat Brewer in five sets

FORT WORTH — Battling through a five-set match, the Denton Lady Broncos took down Fort Worth Brewer 25-18, 21-25, 16-25, 25-23, 15-10 on Friday.


Football: Mason sparks Wildcat rout

KELLER — When the District 5-6A schedule was released at last year’s realignment, Guyer learned it’d have a second home in 2015.

Football: Falcons hold on to beat Birdville 29-21

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — After squandering several chances to take a larger lead, the Lake Dallas defense faced fourth-and-2 with Birdville 25 yards away from tying the game and 1:14 left on the clock Thursday.


Football: Davis all business on field

Ryan linebacker Tyreke Davis loves constantly pushing his teammates’ buttons. He’d be the first to admit it, too, if only those same teammates — and coaches — didn’t beat him to it.

Football: Broncos seek first road win

Last week on the road against Saginaw Boswell, Denton coach Kevin Atkinson could feel the angst and panic as he stood on the sideline watching the Broncos lose 44-31.

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Wildcats aim to stay unbeaten in district

When the 2015 season began, Guyer coach John Walsh knew his offense might go through some early growing pains after losing three key senior wide receivers a year ago. What he’s seen has been a bit surprising because Guyer waited until Friday’s Week 5 win against Justin Northwest for its first productive passing game.

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Lake Dallas at BirdvilleWhen: 7:30 p.m.Where: Birdville Fine Arts/Athletic ComplexRecords: Lake Dallas (4-2, 2-0), Birdville (1-4, 1-0)What’s on the line: A once challenging program in Birdville has fallen...

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Volleyball: Lady Wildcats pummel Lady Falcons in straight sets

With each passing match being the next in line of what has been a dominant run through District 5-6A action for the Guyer volleyball team, coach Addie Mack gives her team goals to shoot for in the course of a match — more than just wins and losses.

Volleyball: Senior night magic leads Denton to win

When Denton faced Wichita Falls just less than a month ago, it pushed the Lady Broncos to four sets, but they still came away victorious despite feeling like they could have done much better defensively.

Volleyball: Krum tops Lady Chaps, ready for Argyle

KRUM — Krum pushed its winning streak to 13 matches with Tuesday’s 25-16, 25-10, 25-12 sweep of Aubrey, setting up a showdown of unbeatens against Argyle for the early lead in District 9-4A.

Volleyball: Argyle remains undefeated in district with win

GAINESVILLE — The Argyle Lady Eagles notched their fourth win in district play with a 25-4, 25-17, 25-10 sweep against Gainesville.

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Guyer warms up air attack

Guyer junior quarterback Shawn Robinson is a big believer in the idea of trusting the process, and the mantra has been drilled into his mind this season with good reason. With a group of largely inexperienced and young wide receivers at his disposal, the Guyer passing game has seen some well-publicized struggles through the first part of the regular season despite having one of the nation’s top-ranked quarterbacks under center.

Ryan stifles Nelson, 20-3

JUSTIN — It’s the midway point of the regular season, and Ryan’s defense is getting stingier by the week. Ryan held Trophy Club Nelson’s high-octane offense to 183 yards while forcing two turnovers and stuffing 14 plays for negative yardage in a 20-3 District 5-6A win Friday at Northwest ISD Stadium. Ryan has allowed 62 points in its first five games, and only 9 over the past two weeks.

Boswell gets last word versus Broncos

SAGINAW — After each team traded blows in a contentious first half, Denton found itself staring at a 10-point deficit early in the third quarter. Denton didn’t give in, though, fighting back to tie the game at 31 just a few minutes later. With its defense finally delivering a clutch stop, the Broncos seemed poised to take the lead.

Haehn starts, tosses four TDs in blowout

CORINTH — Dagan Haehn tore his ACL five months ago, but there was no way to tell watching him throw four touchdown passes in the first half on Friday. After debuting last week, Haehn started at quarterback for the first time this season, leading Lake Dallas (4-2, 2-0 district) on five straight scoring drives to open the game in a 62-10 win against Fort Worth Carter-Riverside (4-2, 1-1) at Falcon Stadium.

Calvary cruises to first win

GRANBURY — The Calvary Lions got off to a slow start Friday night, but then erupted for 56 points in the second and third quarter to roll to their first win of the season, a 62-12 triumph against Granbury Cornerstone Christian Academy.

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Liberty knocks off visiting Bishop Lynch

ARGYLE — The Liberty Christian Warriors continued their winning ways by topping the Dallas Bishop Lynch Friars 38-21 to extend their winning streak to four and remain undefeated in district play.

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Volleyball roundup: Lady Chaps ace Gainesville at home

AUBREY — The Aubrey Lady Chaparrals defeated Gainesville on Friday in a 25-21, 25-14, 25-15 sweep.

Football: Denton expects Boswell to be motivated

Although it was just its second District 5-5A game, Denton’s 47-43 victory over Saginaw Boswell last season proved to carry more significance than either team could have imagined.

Football: Raider defense on mission to swarm

For Ryan coach Dave Henigan, the first thing that jumps off the screen while watching defensive video is how many of his players are in the picture at one time. Even in the tightest of shots, it’s the same story every week.

Football: Assistant to call plays for Guyer

John Walsh has been in the Texas high school football coaching fraternity for more than two decades, dating back to his days as an assistant at Brownwood before starting Guyer’s program in 2005.

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Football: Passion helps Haehn return from injury

Dagan Haehn remembers being told five months ago he would never play high school football again. He remembers the moment in Lake Dallas’ spring game when his knee buckled.

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Volleyball: Curtis keeps pedal down in sparking Denton to sweep

After claiming their first two sets against Azle, the Denton Lady Broncos took a 10-point lead in the third frame and looked to have righted the ship after a disappointing start to the set.

Volleyball: Ryan skid continues with loss to Keller

Tuesday’s loss to Keller was by no means a death knell for Ryan’s playoff chances. But saying it didn’t make things more difficult nearing the midway point of the District 5-6A schedule would be an understatement.

Volleyball: Sanger evens 9-4A mark, tops Lady Chaps

SANGER — After her team had blown a fairly comfortable first-set lead against Aubrey on Tuesday night, Sanger coach Tammy Niemczyk had seen enough.

Volleyball roundup: Krum sweeps Gainesville

GAINESVILLE — The Krum Lady Cats defeated Gainesville on the road in a 25-9, 25-18, 25-11 decision Tuesday evening.

Game-changers of the Week

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