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.

Baseball: Sanger’s wise choice

It was no coincidence that the Sanger baseball team matched its deepest playoff run, as well as the best win total in program history, in 2014.

Academic stars

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.

Softball: Sanger surge

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.

Water polo: Denton teams await UIL decision

When the Denton school district’s water polo program was created in 1999, coach Chris Cullen and his teams struggled, to say the least.

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Derek Thompson to coach football, basketball at Denton

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.

Basketball: State tourney likely moving to San Antonio

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.

Football: Argyle TE Chalk chooses Clemson

J.C. Chalk might have a while to go before he graduates from Argyle, but the junior tight end already knows where he’s going to play college football.

Baseball: Argyle heads 10-3A team

Argyle made the most of a very talented roster and reached the state tournament for the first time in school history.

Girls golf: Guyer’s Adams named coach of year

After nearly three decades, a girls golf team from the Denton school district qualified for the UIL state tournament, and on Friday Guyer head coach Roddy Adams was recognized for the historic season.

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Soccer: Broncos’ new coach ready to inject a winning attitude

From the first summer workout to the last game of the season, Denton’s Ryan Dunlevy has cultivated a winning attitude and a family atmosphere with his energy and expectations.

Baseball: Coming up short

AUSTIN — The absence of sound between ball and aluminum bat was replaced by College Station’s cheers on Thursday night. In the eighth inning of the Class 3A baseball state championship game, the 10th walk issued by Argyle’s pitching staff proved to be the one that hurt the most. The 10th walk scored the go-ahead run as College Station defeated Argyle 5-2 to win the Class 3A title at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin. The Cougars won their first baseball state championship in the school’s second year of existence, while Argyle went home from its first state tournament with second-place medals.

Baseball: Gooch hurls complete game one-hitter; Argyle advances to 3A finals

AUSTIN — Drew Gooch’s outing on Wednesday afternoon was nothing the Argyle Eagles have not seen before. After all, Gooch has been turning in stellar playoff performances for Argyle since he was a freshman. But this time, the Eagles got to see Gooch at his best on the state’s biggest stage. The TCU signee pitched a one-hitter in Argyle’s 5-1 victory over Sinton in the Class 3A state semifinals at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Baseball: Eagles prove themselves worthy as state finalists

AUSTIN — Seven years ago, Argyle had never been to the baseball playoffs. That was before Ricky Griffin took over as the school’s head coach. Seven years later and under Griffin’s guidance, the Eagles are one game away from bringing home the school’s first baseball state championship.

Baseball: Argyle looks for nothing short of state title

ARGYLE — Argyle head coach Ricky Griffin still remembers when a news helicopter descended on Frisco’s field on the eve of the Class 2A state baseball tournament.

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Baseball: Last time out

ARGYLE — There are times when Argyle senior Parker Mushinski needs a couple of moments to gather himself atop the pitching mound.

Baseball: Argyle looking for rare state double in Class 3A

The Argyle Eagles learned on Sunday what the path to the school’s first baseball state title will look like.

Baseball: Youthful approach

Playing baseball in the street is all Denton’s Nick Buck would ever look forward to as a 5-year old kid.

Baseball: Argyle headed to state with series sweep

PARIS — Argyle’s baseball team found itself in the same exact position as it did three years ago.

Track and field: Guyer’s Lyons signs with Tulsa

Things have worked out well recently for Guyer senior Candalyn Lyons.

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Baseball: Home runs help power Eagles to Game 1 win

McKINNEY — A home run over the right-field wall and a homer over the left-field wall helped put Argyle one game away from the Class 3A state tournament.

Baseball: New obstacle in Argyle’s path to state

The last time Texarkana Pleasant Grove did not win the Class 3A Region II baseball title, Argyle had not made the playoffs at any time in school history.

Softball: Sanger trio highlights all-district selections

The Sanger softball team matched last season’s run to the Class 3A Region II semifinals with a handful of star players this season who led a young Lady Indians team with several starting freshmen.

Baseball: Texas newcomer Balch becomes Argyle leader

ARGYLE — Ryley Balch may not have been looking for redemption Thursday against Texarkana Pleasant Grove, but he found it.

Baseball: Argyle rallies, advances to regional finals

MOUNT PLEASANT — For a moment it looked like it was going to happen to Argyle for the second straight day.

Boys soccer: Denton’s Heffley ready to retire from coaching

Through some down years and Denton’s recent run of success, coach Scott Heffley has seen the boys soccer team lose and regain its grasp on the fundamentals.

Baseball: Pleasant Grove nips Argyle 1-0, forces Game 3

MOUNT PLEASANT — It was a matter of which offense was going to be the first to squeeze out a run off the opposing pitcher Friday night.

Baseball: Markwardt, Gooch help Argyle take Game 1

McKINNEY — Argyle coach Ricky Griffin turned and looked to senior Drew Gooch after the fifth inning of Thursday’s Class 3A Region II semifinal series opener against Texarkana Pleasant Grove.

Football: Guyer offense shows potential

Guyer coach John Walsh knows he and his staff will be relying on an experienced defense early in the 2014 season while a new quarterback and an entirely new offensive line are thrown into the varsity fire.

Football: Broncos exercise competitive spirit

Less than a minute into the second half of Denton’s spring game at Bronco Field, wide receiver Key’andre Hearvey was tagged with an offensive pass interference penalty and fell to his knees in disbelief.

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Track and field: Two Lady Eagles sign with Big 12 schools

ARGYLE — It was almost two weeks ago when Argyle’s Taylor Mueller and Laine Lowry embraced one another on the track at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. The seniors were overcome with emotion as the Lady Eagles captured gold in the 1,600-meter relay for the first time at the Class 3A state track and field meet.

Baseball: Eagles to play off their own advantage

ARGYLE — Nine times out of 10, Argyle holds an advantage over its opponent before the two teams face each other. The success the school has experienced often gives the Eagles a mental edge before a game is played, and that can be said for many of Argyle’s sports teams. But for one of the few times, that edge will be negated when Argyle faces Texarkana Pleasant Grove this weekend in the Class 3A Region II semifinals. The best-of-three baseball series starts today at 7 p.m. at McKinney Boyd.

Football: Wildcats answer call of spring

There are a couple of big questions the Guyer football coaching staff has been looking to answer this spring, but for the most part, the 2014 edition of the Wildcats will look pretty similar to the one that defended its Class 4A Division I state championship at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium in December.

Football: Broncos’ growth to be on display

Propagating timber bamboo is how Denton head coach Kevin Atkinson sees the growth of his football team and with today’s spring game celebrating the Broncos development; it’s also time to see some tangible maturation.

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Baseball: The Brothers Boyzuick

ARGYLE — Argyle senior Brandon Boyzuick knew what he needed to do as a brother, not a teammate, in Game 1 of last week’s playoff series against Sanger.

Football: Guyer, Allen move game to Apogee

One of the most hyped nondistrict matchups in the state now will be played in Denton on the opening weekend of the season.