Guyer coach Keith Medford admitted his team never practices the situation it encountered Friday night, and he certainly couldn’t expect his freshman first baseman to make the play she did to preserve a late lead.
CORINTH — Tristan Tom’s bad night began well before Wednesday’s game between Lake Dallas and Birdville actually began. The Lake Dallas ace was participating in pregame warmups when he was drilled by a ball above his left eye, requiring butterfly stitches.
CORINTH — Lake Dallas coach Michael Young will keep a close watch on his defensive line when spring football practices begin today, now that Josiah Tauaefa isn’t plugging up holes.
Guyer head golf coach Roddy Adams and his boys team knew they would have a tough challenge in front of them during their first trip to a regional tournament at the state’s largest classification.
The Class 5A Region I tournament at the Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock fell victim to the weather and winds as play was suspended at 2 p.m. on Monday.
Several players in the area stood out on the hardwood during the 2014-2015 basketball season, but two players emerged above the rest — a senior heading off to play Division I basketball and a rising star with two years left to play and a state championship to defend.
Friday’s game may have felt like it was dragging along, but there likely won’t be any apologies from Ryan. The Raiders took their time picking apart Keller Fossil Ridge in a game that took 80 minutes just to complete the first three innings.
PILOT POINT — When Preslee Gallaway is playing softball — which is constantly — she has no concept of time. That’s because there isn’t an offseason or shutoff switch for the Pilot Point senior, who has been known to ask her father to toss batting practice to fill up whatever downtime she may have.
Before each round of golf, Denton junior Patrick Mercer talks to his teammates, sometimes about physics or other subjects, but what he really prefers to do before playing to calm his nerves, help him focus and motivate him is listening to R&B music.
After winning his first two matches on the first day of the District 5-5A tournament at the Hurst Tennis Center on Tuesday, Denton’s Will Crouch would have been content ending his high school career with a win against Wichita Falls’ Graham Dunkelberg, knowing he was about to face top-seeded Jansan Rouillard from Wichita Falls Rider as a heavy underdog.
Guyer had some timely hitting Tuesday night, as was evidenced by the fact that the Wildcats scored all of their runs with two outs. The Wildcats failed to capitalize on several other opportunities, and their nine stranded runners coupled with uncharacteristically sloppy play on the bases and in the field cost the Wildcats their second straight district loss as they fell 5-4 to Keller Central.
A seven-run second inning and four-run fifth was all it took for Guyer to run-rule Justin Northwest 11-1 in District 5-6A play on Tuesday.
KELLER — The last time Guyer and Keller met to open District 5-6A play, the Lady Wildcats won a pitching duel and needed extra innings to do so.
FORT WORTH — ’Twas a tale of two halves between the Argyle Eagles and Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis’ Ismael Medina. The young midfielder scored a season-high three goals in a Class 4A area-round playoff game to defeat Argyle 4-2 at Fort Worth Brewer on Friday night.
JUSTIN — Scoreless at halftime, Lake Dallas changed sides and changed the momentum of the game with the wind at its back for a 2-0 win over Fort Worth Arlington Heights in the area round of the Class 5A Region I playoffs Friday.
DALLAS — Dawson Barr and Grant Gardner combined for a two-hit shutout to lead Liberty Christian past Dallas Bishop Dunne 10-0 on Thursday.