SANGER — It’s safe to say the addition of Adrianna Nolly couldn’t have played out any better for Lake Dallas.
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.
Ryan opened its annual Kick-Off Classic on Thursday by defeating Fort Worth Trimble Tech 25-23, 25-16, 25-14.
The unfinished email Ryan coach Cindy Williams started Wednesday morning was still open on her computer that afternoon.
In Denton’s season opener against visiting Liberty Christian on Tuesday, the Lady Broncos wrote a similar script in each of the three sets.
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.
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.
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.
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 season tickets will go on sale for the three Denton high schools — Denton, Guyer and Ryan — beginning Monday.
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.
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.
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.
Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson picked up his second collegiate offer a month before he starts his first game for the Wildcats.
Names from Argyle and Sanger were scattered throughout the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A all-state teams, which were announced Tuesday afternoon.
Lake Dallas junior Megan Turner was initially nervous about the opportunity to train where the nation’s Olympians train.
Patrick Cobbs was looking to further a football career that includes a record-setting tenure at North Texas and five years in the NFL.
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.
Argyle was one disputed call away from winning a state 7-on-7 tournament championship in 2013.
Liberty Christian players, from left, Connor McMann, left, Benn Hawkins, center, and Luke Chavez have been named to the TAPPS Class 5A academic all-state team. To qualify, a player must be named all-district and have at least a 3.5 grade-point average. McMann will play baseball at West Virginia in the fall. Hawkins will play baseball at Air Force. Chavez will be a senior at Liberty.
Many might have expected a bit of a drop-off from the Sanger softball team heading into the 2014 season. The Lady Indians, who reached the Class 3A Region II semifinals a year ago, had lost a core group of seniors who had become synonymous with Sanger softball as four-year starters.
Derek Thompson knew that if he didn’t play football beyond his days at North Texas he would follow in his mother’s footsteps and coach on the high school level.
Prior to each basketball season, locker rooms across the area are plastered with motivational photos of the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, which has been the host city of the UIL state basketball tournament for the past 93 years.