JUSTIN — Braswell quickly found itself with its back against the ropes Thursday in its first varsity football game. Seven minutes into the first quarter, Haslet Eaton had scored twice before putting the pedal to the floor en route to a 55-0 win over the Bengals at Northwest ISD Stadium.
Denton and Lake Dallas are entering their season opener with some known commodities, but they are still in the process of filling in the final puzzle pieces of their teams.
JUSTIN — Don’t fret, Bengals fans. Good things are on the horizon. I realize that’s easy to say — or in this case, write — for a guy who sits up in the press box each week chomping on hot dogs while keeping stats and second guessing coaches for their play calling. I get that I’m not in the stands with you.
On the first day of practice, coach Cody Moore said he’s not worried about any of the 10 opponents that Braswell will face this year. That was just more than three weeks ago, and now Braswell is hours away from kickoff against Haslet Eaton. It’s safe to say Moore has the Eagles on his mind.
ARGYLE — With four state titles in girls basketball in nine seasons, an argument can be made that Liberty Christian has built itself a dynasty.
There might not be a team in Texas that can provide a physical test like state powerhouse Euless Trinity. If there is, it might be Guyer, and at 7 p.m. Friday the teams will square off in their lone preseason scrimmage at Guyer before the Wildcats open the regular season Aug. 26 at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex against Mansfield Lake Ridge.
It takes a special player to get big-time college offers at 15 years old. At Argyle, that is starting to become old hat.
After two weeks of practice, the Braswell Bengals will hit someone other than one another. The Bengals will host Fort Worth Western Hills at 10 a.m. Saturday in a scrimmage at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. It will be an exciting moment for Braswell, whose coaching staff is trying to fit all the puzzle pieces together heading into the team’s inaugural season.
In late May, I asked for a meeting with Braswell High School athletic coordinator and head football coach Cody Moore — if for nothing more than to simply get to know him. Even though he had no clue who I was and probably had better things to do than chew the fat with a wide-eyed reporter, he was gracious enough to make it happen.
Ryan coach Dave Henigan may very well have an easy road ahead. With 15 starters back, the Raiders are experienced, star-studded and among the favorites to compete for a Class 5A state championship.
A growing movement to institute pitch count limits on high school baseball players took a huge step toward reality this week, but it has been met with mixed reviews from a handful of local coaches. The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Tuesday that each state’s governing organization for high school sports must establish its own set of pitch count guidelines.
Entering his senior season with a wealth of college offers, Denton High School’s Grant Polley has drawn interest from around the country.
Michael Pittman has been by the side of Ryan High School girls basketball coach Monesha Allen for 12 seasons, making him her longest-tenured assistant. That coaching relationship has come to a bittersweet end.
It was in mile four, or maybe five, that a sliver of doubt crept into Kelsey Landrum’s mind. As she looked at the climb ahead of her, she thought she might burn out. Did she come out running too fast?
Neither player reached their program’s high expectation, but Argyle senior Tanner Boyzuick and Krum sophomore Tristan Bridges both stood above their peers on the diamond this past season.