Volleyball roundup: Ryan tops Lady Coyotes

WICHITA FALLS — The Ryan Lady Raiders won at Wichita Falls in four sets Tuesday, 25-15, 24-26, 25-20, 25-15.

Volleyball: Lady Eagles rally to knock off Denton in five sets

ARGYLE — Falling behind 2-1 with a razor-thin loss to Denton in the third set, the Argyle Lady Eagles had lost their aggressive demeanor. Rediscovering their enthusiasm and offensive purpose, the Lady Eagles fought back and edged out the Lady Broncos in the decisive fifth set for a 25-20, 21-25, 29-31, 25-17, 16-14 victory Tuesday.

Volleyball: Lake Dallas dominates R.L. Turner

CORINTH — Lake Dallas came out swinging in Tuesday’s nondistrict match against Carrollton R.L. Turner and, despite showing some flashes of inconsistency, was never threatened in a 25-7, 25-18, 25-12 win.

Ryan season ticket sales end Thursday

Season ticket sales for Ryan games will end at 5 p.m. Thursday. Ryan’s five-game packet costs $40. Ryan season tickets can be purchased at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. Ticket prices at the gate are $9 for reserved seats and $8 for general admission.

Football: Dillman staying at Guyer

Highly rated senior quarterback Kevin Dillman suited up and played for the junior varsity team in Guyer’s scrimmage against Euless Trinity on Friday night, making official what was already assumed — Dillman will remain at Guyer after the University Interscholastic League ruled him ineligible to play varsity games as a senior on Aug. 11.

Video: Ryan head coach Dave Henigan talks about freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders

Ryan head coach Dave Henigan talks about freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders, who will make his first varsity start this Friday in the season-opener against Rockwall.

Football: Robinson finds stride

Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson didn’t get off to a sterling start in Friday night’s scrimmage against the state’s No. 5 team in The Associated Press’ preseason Class 6A poll.

Football: Sanders shines as Ryan starter

A two-play stretch in Friday night’s scrimmage between Ryan and Grapevine offered a glimpse into what the season could be like for Ryan freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders.

Football: Broncos find defense to be strength

Denton coach Kevin Atkinson had been worrying about his offense in the weeks of practice leading up to Friday’s scrimmage against Little Elm at Bronco Field.

Volleyball roundup: Lady Raiders sweep Denison

DENISON — The Ryan Lady Raiders claimed a sweep of host Denison on Friday, winning 25-22, 25-15, 25-21.

Football: Denton teams head into final tuneups

Over the years, Guyer coach John Walsh has tested his relatively young program against some of the most tradition-rich teams in the state.

Volleyball: Good golly, Nolly

SANGER — It’s safe to say the addition of Adrianna Nolly couldn’t have played out any better for Lake Dallas.

Volleyball roundup: Ryan whips visiting Wilson

The Ryan volleyball team earned a sweep of Dallas Woodrow Wilson on Tuesday, 25-16, 25-17, 25-16.

Football: Private schools bunched up; Argyle tops 4A SportsDay poll

Imagine if the UIL had put back-to-back state champions Allen and Denton Guyer in the same district and added recent state champions Cedar Hill, Southlake Carroll and Euless Trinity. That’s the type of district some area private school coaches may feel like they’re in this season.

Football: Raiders ‘better’ after scrimmage

The referees may have thrown their arms upward to signal touchdowns Friday night, but the scoreboard didn’t change in Ryan’s scrimmage against North Crowley.

Volleyball roundup: Lady Falcons have 2-2 outing

GARLAND — Lake Dallas played four matches on the first day of the Garland tournament, winning a pair and losing in the other two.

Football notebook: Ryan to scrimmage Panthers

Ryan coach Dave Henigan knows his depth chart looks a little murky with the season opener against Rockwall looming Aug. 29.

Volleyball roundup: Lady Raiders go 1-2 to open Classic

Ryan opened its annual Kick-Off Classic on Thursday by defeating Fort Worth Trimble Tech 25-23, 25-16, 25-14.

Volleyball: Ryan ready for play on own floor in Classic

The unfinished email Ryan coach Cindy Williams started Wednesday morning was still open on her computer that afternoon.

Football: Eagles, Wildcats start year ranked

The Guyer Wildcats and Argyle Eagles landed spots in The Associated Press’ preseason poll released Wednesday.

Volleyball: Denton rolls past Liberty in season-opening sweep

In Denton’s season opener against visiting Liberty Christian on Tuesday, the Lady Broncos wrote a similar script in each of the three sets.

Volleyball: Schmitz fuels Aubrey win

PILOT POINT — Aubrey may have played short-handed in its season opener at Pilot Point on Tuesday, but the Lady Chaparrals rarely struggled thanks to a big night from Hannah Schmitz.

Football: Guyer-Ryan, Argyle set for TV games

The high school football schedule for TXA-TV (Channel 21) was released Tuesday, and there are a couple of Denton-area games that fans will be able to watch on tape delay.

Volleyball roundup: Eagles fly over Independence

ARGYLE — Sophomore Halee Van Poppel finished with 11 kills and six digs in her varsity debut as Argyle topped Frisco Independence 25-12, 25-19, 25-15 to open its season Tuesday.

Football: Back to business

As soon as the Guyer football team was finished celebrating its second straight Class 4A Division I state championship in December, coach John Walsh was salivating at what he had returning on defense.

Football: Atkinson: ‘They’re buying what we’re selling’

In their first fall practice of the season and their third under coach Kevin Atkinson, the Denton Broncos are buying into the core football principles and acclimating to the team’s standards.

Football: Guyer quarterback Kevin Dillman ruled ineligible

Nearly six months to the day after Kevin Dillman enrolled at Guyer, the highly rated quarterback was ruled ineligible for varsity competition on Monday morning at a University Interscholastic League hearing.

Volleyball: Krum beats Ponder in season opener

KRUM — Krum coach Lynn Larson was preparing to give her team a pep talk after a dismal third set where the Lady Bobcats blew a seven-point lead and a chance to sweep visiting Ponder.

Football: New districts mean new opportunities for local teams

Lake Dallas coach Michael Young has plenty of reasons to be excited and optimistic as the Falcons begin football workouts today. For starters, a lot of his sophomore starters from a 6-4 2013 campaign are now juniors with more experience under their belts. Also, while there are not a ton of new faces on the roster, the Falcons have fresh faces to go up against once the season begins in less than three weeks.

Football: UIL denies Guyer's Kevin Dillman eligibility

Guyer quarterback Kevin Dillman, who came to Guyer in January from La Mirada, California, was denied a waiver request for UIL eligibility on Monday morning in Austin.

Football: Denton ISD season tickets on sale Monday

Football season tickets will go on sale for the three Denton high schools — Denton, Guyer and Ryan — beginning Monday.

Football: ‘Good to be back’

The Ryan football team gathered around coach Dave Henigan on the practice field Monday morning before the day got hotter and the task got longer.

Football notebook: Energy, excitement mark champs’ workout

ARGYLE — There are a lot of new faces in the Argyle football program, but Monday morning brought the same level of excitement to the Eagle fieldhouse as always at this time of year.

Football: Midnight practice on tap for some as workouts begin

Anticipation of the start of football season starts at different times for different people. For some, it’s when the calendar flips from July to August. Others get the itch around the end of spring practice, while others were ready for the season when the last one ended.

Football: Purcell lands gig on FSSW

Ken Purcell was three hours away from retiring as the Denton school district’s athletic director when Jon Heidtke approached him on the sideline at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium in December.

Football: Coaches on the fringes

Spotting the top high school coaches in the state wasn’t too hard to do at this year’s state 7-on-7 tournament in College Station earlier this month. They were all in the end zone wearing name tags, standing on the fringes of the field a few yards from their typical spots on the sideline.

Football: Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson receives offer from Texas

Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson picked up his second collegiate offer a month before he starts his first game for the Wildcats.

Baseball: Area players chosen for 3A all-state teams

Names from Argyle and Sanger were scattered throughout the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A all-state teams, which were announced Tuesday afternoon.

Volleyball: Lake Dallas player trains in Lake Placid

Lake Dallas junior Megan Turner was initially nervous about the opportunity to train where the nation’s Olympians train.

Football: Mean Green standout Patrick Cobbs added to Ryan staff

Patrick Cobbs was looking to further a football career that includes a record-setting tenure at North Texas and five years in the NFL.

Basketball: UIL moves state tourneys to Alamodome

The University Interscholastic League finalized plans Tuesday afternoon to move the 2015 girls and boys basketball state tournaments to San Antonio's Alamodome.

Football: Guyer QB Moore going back to Prosper

The once-crowded quarterback derby at Guyer heading into the 2014 season suddenly is much clearer. Shawn Robinson, who started as a freshman for Saginaw Chisholm Trail last season, won Guyer’s starting job in spring practice, while backup David Haynes moved to wide receiver. That left Prosper move-in David Moore as Robinson’s backup after the three-way battle concluded. Those plans changed in a hurry Monday when Moore headed back to Prosper.

Track and field: Perry made most of spring

Sanger senior Jacob Perry entered spring feeling like something was missing.

Football: Eagles, Bearcats, Falcons go winless

COLLEGE STATION — Argyle and Pilot Point were unable to find success in the Division II championship bracket at the state 7-on-7 football tournament.

Football: Argyle, Pilot Point advance at 7-on-7

COLLEGE STATION — Argyle and Pilot Point earned slots in today’s Division II championship bracket action at the state 7-on-7 football tournament following strong showings in Thursday’s pool play.

Football: 7-on-7 event gives teams extra practice time

Argyle was one disputed call away from winning a state 7-on-7 tournament championship in 2013.

Argyle wins third straight Lone Star Cup

Tuesday’s announcement from the University Interscholastic League was something folks in Argyle knew was coming for a third straight year. The Class 3A Lone Star Cup is going to be in Argyle for another year.

Softball: Sanger pair earns all-state recognition

The Texas Sports Writers Association announced its all-state softball teams Monday, and Sanger seniors Morgan Turkoly and Kelly Mardones received honorable mention on the Class 3A squad.

Quick ascent

FRISCO — After Hunter Dozier doubled to deep center field in the top of the fifth inning, it wasn’t hard to spot his 100 or so supporters behind the first-base dugout.