Softball: Ponder posts 19-3 blowout

PONDER — For one half inning, Millsap looked like it finally had figured out Ponder and starting pitcher Jessica Orozco, who tossed a no-hitter against the Lady Bulldogs earlier in the District 9-2A schedule.

Baseball: Wildcats top Falcons in battle for second

CORINTH — A big game between two teams tied for second place in the District 5-4A standings was decided in the top of the fifth inning — in more ways than one.

Golf roundup: Eagles claim regional crown

POTTSBORO — The Argyle boys held off a late charge Tuesday from Texarkana Pleasant Grove to claim the Class 3A Region II championship and qualify for the UIL state tournament in Austin.

Baseball: Broncos blast Brewer

Heading into the final inning Tuesday night, Denton starting pitcher Roman Arnold took on the mindset of a closer. He put the first six innings behind him and concentrated on the task at hand.

Softball: Ryan blows seven-run lead, chance for 5-5A win

The feeling after Ryan’s softball game Tuesday night was a feeling the Lady Raiders knew all too well.

Golf roundup: Argyle boys lead at regional tournament

POTTSBORO — Argyle’s boys golf team will enter the second round of the Class 3A Region II tournament a few strokes ahead of everybody else.

Softball roundup: Head leads Lake Dallas past visiting Rider

CORINTH — Chrisa Head allowed just two hits and no runs on the mound and hit a home run Friday to lead Lake Dallas past Wichita Falls Rider 10-0 in five innings.

Football: Guyer adds another quarterback to mix

There’s embarrassment of riches, and then there’s the Guyer quarterback situation.

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Baseball: Horton, Wildcats beat Nelson

Trophy Club Nelson jumped out to an early lead on Guyer starting pitcher Daulton Horton in Friday’s pivotal District 5-4A matchup at Guyer, but it didn’t last for long.

Softball: Guyer wins in shutout

Guyer clinched a playoff spot before Friday’s District 5-4A game with Trophy Club Nelson, but still needed another win to potentially snap a three-team tie for second with Nelson and Fort Worth Brewer.

Girls basketball: Denton coach Krishka to retire

During 38 years of coaching, Denton’s Dennis Krishka took a different approach to the game of basketball. He established the framework of a team through several avenues, not taking the abrasive route of some of his mentors, while taking pride in his ability to build a program.

Baseball roundup: McMann shines as Liberty run-rules TCA

ADDISON — Connor McMann pitched a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts, and Hunter Griffith had three RBIs as Liberty Christian run-ruled Addison Trinity Christian 10-0 on Friday.

Track and field: Ryan boys win District 5-5A title

CARROLLTON — The Ryan Raiders took their first step toward advancing to May’s state track and field meet Thursday when they claimed the District 5-5A team championship at Hebron.

Track and field: Sanger squads sweep 9-3A championships

SANGER — The Sanger Indians made it a clean sweep at the District 9-3A track and field championships on Thursday, claiming both the boys and girls titles.

Baseball: Fishing 5-5A's rough waters

When Ryan junior Ryan Burks is peering down from the pitching mound toward the plate, there is a certain serenity he is seeking.

Softball: Pitching duo carrying Guyer

Head softball coach Keith Medford has spent most of his tenure at Guyer with the luxury of having an unquestioned No. 1 pitcher in the circle, including former stars Kylee Crosek and Suzette Palmer, who combined to start at pitcher for seven seasons.

Baseball: Broncos walk off with win over Guyer

As soon as he reached the dugout in the middle of the seventh inning, Denton ace Roman Arnold walked up to coach Glen Harrison and asked if he could stay on the mound should the game go to extra innings.

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Blackout

Tuesday’s Guyer-Denton game was postponed until 7:30 tonight because the stadium lights were not functioning properly at Denton High. The game was called in the bottom of the second after the Wildcats’ Connor Herriage scored in the first on a wild pitch by Denton starter Roman Arnold.

Track and field: Guyer sweeps 5-4A team titles

LITTLE ELM — The Guyer track programs won’t be missed in the coming years by their District 5-4A foes. The Guyer boys took the District 5-4A title Tuesday at Little Elm Athletic Complex, winning their fifth straight team title as a 4A program, while the Guyer girls rolled to their seventh straight in Class 4A. The boys and girls won by 80 and 109 points, respectively.

Baseball: Parker throws gem in shutout

ARGYLE — Things were not going well for Liberty Christian senior pitcher Jordan Parker by the time Addison Trinity Christian sent its fourth batter to the plate Tuesday night.

Softball: Hebron tops Lady Raiders

Ryan had a four-run lead over Hebron through five innings on Tuesday and looked well on the way to notching its first District 5-5A win.

Baseball roundup: Bovre leads Aubrey to victory

BRIDGEPORT — Cole Bovre pitched a one-hitter, allowing no earned runs, and added a game-high three RBIs to lead Aubrey past Bridgeport 6-1 on Tuesday in District 10-3A action. Bovre had five strikeouts...

Track and field: Football players among seniors leading Raiders to district track meet

Before the Ryan boys stepped outside for track and field practice Monday afternoon, sophomore Ken McLaurin asked coach Janson Head if they were still on for the yearly dinner before the district meet.

Soccer: Guyer ousted from playoffs

FORT WORTH — Audrey Reynolds scored off her own free kick with just under 15 minutes left in the opening half to push Fort Worth Arlington Heights past defending state champion Guyer 1-0 in a Class 4A Region I quarterfinal at Farrington Field.

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Track and field: Driven to succeed

A season ago at the regional track meet at McMurry University in Abilene, Denton’s April Pena did what was necessary to advance to the state track meet with a 5-feet, 6-inch effort in the high jump. Unfortunately for Pena, her competitor also achieved the same height a jump before her, which effectively eliminated her from qualifying for state.

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Soccer: Lady Wildcats look to take next step toward repeat

The Guyer Lady Wildcats continue their quest to repeat as Class 4A state champions today when they play a Class 4A Region I quarterfinal match against Fort Worth Arlington Heights at 8 p.m. at Fort Worth’s Farrington Field.

Football: Guyer QB Dillman commits to Cornhuskers

Kevin Dillman has been part of the Guyer football program for just more than two months, but he’s already made quite an impression on the coaching staff and his new teammates.

Softball/baseball roundup: Lady Falcons blank Denton; Ryan falls to Marcus

CORINTH — Leading 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, Lake Dallas erupted for eight runs in the frame to earn a 10-0 run-rule victory over Denton Friday.

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Softball: Tough to handle

In previous meetings, Guyer had its fair share of success against Azle pitcher Makenzi Harris, as evidenced by the teams’ last meeting when the Lady Wildcats scored seven runs and lost a late lead to district-leading Azle.

Baseball: Raiders fall to Jags twice

It wasn’t hard to see why Flower Mound’s quartet of pitchers will be headed to big-time colleges in the near future.

Baseball: Falcons get past Broncos

CORINTH — It seemed overly complimentary at the time, but Lake Dallas coach John Tompkins insisted before Friday’s game that Denton was the best — and perhaps scariest — winless team he’d seen thus far.

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Boys soccer: Rider eliminates Denton

WICHITA FALLS — Battling swirling winds at Memorial Stadium for the second consecutive week, Denton had its chances against Wichita Falls Rider in the sectional round of the Class 4A playoffs Thursday.

Girls soccer: Martin’s winner bruises Lady Coyotes

FORT WORTH — Battling for a ball in the air with less than 12 minutes to play in a scoreless game, Guyer senior Sophie Martin found herself on the ground after banging heads with a Wichita Falls player.

Liberty names Hundley football coach, fills AD positions

Liberty Christian didn’t have to look far to find its next head football coach.

Girls soccer: Guyer backs take control

With each passing game, the Guyer girls soccer team is one step closer to returning to Georgetown to defend its Class 4A state championship later this month.

Boys soccer: Denton looking for more in third round of playoffs

Two victories into their playoff crusade, the Denton boys are striving to find the correct formula.

Baseball: Boyzuick sparks Argyle victory

ARGYLE — Through the first three innings of Tuesday night’s district contest, Argyle seemed unsettled on its home field against Celina.

Baseball: No. 1 Brock uses big inning to top Ponder

PONDER — After a first inning that looked like Ponder and Brock were in for a slugfest, both starting pitchers settled into a duel until the state’s top-ranked team scored a second big inning en route to a 6-2 win over Ponder on Tuesday night.

Baseball: Sanger crushes Decatur

SANGER — Logan Looper is known more for being the top reliever in Sanger’s pitching rotation than a starter, but when coach Steve Ford called on him to start in the Indians’ biggest game to date, he didn’t disappoint.

Softball/baseball roundup: Lady Wildcats beat Brewer

Guyer jumped on the board early, and Shayne Starkey held Fort Worth Brewer at bay as the Lady Wildcats earned a 5-2 district victory on Tuesday.

Track and field: Raiders’ 800 relay comes up big in Austin

Ryan head boys track and field coach Janson Head conceded that the talent pool in Austin this past weekend was stronger than it will be in a few weeks for the Class 5A state track and field meet.

Softball: Lady Cats win with big inning

PILOT POINT — Neither starting pitcher in Monday night’s District 12-2A game between Pilot Point and Leonard made it to the third inning, but it was for two drastically different reasons.

Softball: Ponder remains unbeaten in 9-2A

PONDER — Andie Beer propelled Ponder to a 9-4 win against Brock to remain undefeated in District 9-2A play.

Girls basketball: Guyer hires coach

In recent years, the Guyer girls have become a program to be reckoned with Harold Colson at the helm. After Colson resigned his position to seek administrative opportunities, Guyer athletic director John Walsh wanted to keep the momentum moving forward. That’s why Walsh and Guyer principal Barbara Fischer settled on former Cedar Hill head coach Andrea Robinson to take over the Lady Wildcats’ program.

Basketball: Taking center stage

The Argyle girls and Ponder boys had more in common this season than just shades of red and white in their school colors.

Track and field: Thompson wins 110 hurdles

AUSTIN — Ryan’s boys 800-meter relay team and Argyle senior Reese Thompson were two of the area’s top performers on the final day of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

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Baseball: Missed chances burn Ryan

Ryan had early chances in Friday night’s game to get some runs across against Coppell. In the first three innings, Ryan’s offense walked back to the dugout with a runner stranded 60 feet away from home.

Girls soccer: Lopez posts hat trick as Guyer routs Hirschi

WICHITA FALLS — All season long, Guyer coach Kenny Blevins has waited for his defending state championship team to come together and resemble last year’s squad.

Boys soccer: Coyotes oust Wildcats in one-goal affair

WICHITA FALLS — For 71 minutes Friday, Guyer and Wichita Falls seemed destined to play an overtime game to see who would advance to the Class 4A Region I sectional round.