Football: Early stumble

Guyer’s early mistakes and the machine otherwise known as Allen football were too much for the Wildcats to overcome on Friday night as they dropped their season opener in a historic game on the Texas high school football landscape.

Football: Broncos cruise past Eagles

DALLAS — Junior running back Xavier Scott had only fumbled twice in his varsity career heading into the Broncos’ season-opening game at Wilmer-Hutchins on Friday. On Denton’s first offensive possession of the game, Scott fumbled to squander supreme field position away at the Eagles’ 20-yard line. But that didn’t deter Scott from refocusing and putting the team on his shoulders to the tune of 160 yards and three touchdowns as the Broncos took down Wilmer-Hutchins 28-14.

Football: Rockwall spoils Ryan’s hopes for a debut victory

Ryan knew what it needed to accomplish if it wanted to pick up a win against Rockwall on Friday night. For most of the contest at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, the Raiders contained Rockwall’s high-powered offense. But three big plays — all of which ended in points for Rockwall — stifled hopes of a glorious debut for many of Ryan’s players and coaches.

Football: Turnovers fuel Argyle win in home opener

ARGYLE — After winning its first state title last year, Argyle didn’t play its best football in Friday’s season opener. Thanks to Abilene Wylie, the Eagles avoided what could have been a rare loss.

Football: Wakeland downs Lake Dallas in shootout

FRISCO — Lake Dallas never recovered from a rough start in their season opener Friday night against Frisco Wakeland.

Football: Anderson TD carries Ponder

PONDER — In a rematch from last season, the Ponder Lions held on to get a 7-0 win against the Fort Worth Castleberry Lions on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Football: Bearcats bulldoze Bobcats

KRUM — Pilot Point took the early lead and never let up, defeating Krum 30-7 in the season opener for both schools Friday night.

Football: Big plays burn Aubrey in 34-3 setback

POTTSBORO — Big pass plays and a steady running game from Pottsboro overwhelmed the Aubrey Chaparrals 34-3 in the season opener for both teams.

Football: Sanger outguns Melissa

MELISSA — It wasn’t the start to their season Sanger had envisioned, immediately giving up an opening 53-yard kickoff return and a 14-yard touchdown pass to fall behind 7-0 against Melissa on Friday night.

Football: Celina rips visiting Liberty

CELINA — The Celina Bobcats began the season with a 47-21 victory over the visiting Liberty Christian Warriors on Friday night.

Football: Calvary rolls 74-28 in opener

Calvary senior quarterback Keishun Cuchens accounted for seven touchdowns as he led the Lions to a season-opening 74-28 rout of Greenville Christian at Bronco Field on Friday night.

Football: Guyer prepared for battle of champs

With Guyer’s relatively quick ascension into powerhouse territory over the past half-decade, the Wildcats have forgotten what it is like to be an underdog.

Football: Ryan plays on without seniors, Florence

The moments before the first game of the season will be different for everybody in Ryan’s locker room tonight.

Football: Denton gets fast Eagles for opener

Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov was famous for helping introduce the idea of classical conditioning, in which he conducted an experiment with a dog, meat powder and a bell.

Friday night game capsules

Volleyball roundup: Guyer goes 3-0 in Argyle

ARGYLE — Guyer swept its scheduled matches Thursday, opening the Sawyer Camillo Memorial Tournament with wins over Kennedale (25-16, 25-10, 25-17), The Colony JV (25-6, 25-8, 25-5) and Glen Rose (25-16, 25-6, 25-20).

Volleyball: Camillo’s legacy key for Argyle

ARGYLE — Argyle senior middle blocker Katy Keenan was surrounded by constant reminders of her former mentor during the annual volleyball tournament Argyle hosted last year.

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.