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Baseball: Argyle sweeps Sanger

After advancing to its first state tournament last year, Argyle may have looked thin on the mound this season having lost two Division I pitchers to graduation. Looks clearly are deceiving.

Softball: Umpire’s collapse halts Pilot Point game

BONHAM — In the third inning of Saturday’s Game 3 of a Class 3A regional semifinal series between Pilot Point and Hughes Springs, play came to a halt when the home plate umpire collapsed to the ground at about 6 p.m.

Softball: Lady Cats advance in three

COMMERCE — As Krum pitcher Tristan Bridges approached the rubber in the bottom of the seventh inning with three outs remaining, her teammates met her in the circle with a few encouraging words and a pat on the back.

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Softball: Double stuns Sanger

COMMERCE — With one swing of the bat, Texarkana Pleasant Grove’s Aubrey Ashby reminded Sanger just how excruciatingly frustrating Friday’s one-game Class 4A Region II semifinal playoff was.

Softball: Lady Cats forced to Game 3

BONHAM — Pilot Point pitcher Preslee Gallaway stunted Hughes Springs on Thursday with her one-hitter, bolstering the Lady Cats to a 2-0 victory in Game 1 of a three-game Class 3A regional semifinal series, but in Game 2 the Lady Mustangs weren’t as tentative or intimidated.

Baseball: Eagles rip Indians 12-1 in series opener

In the first two meetings this year between Argyle and Sanger, Argyle coach Ricky Griffin sent sophomore Connor Mushinski to the mound, and both times, the Eagles came away winners.

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Softball: Krum stays alive by surviving tense moments

COMMERCE — Krum limited the drama, at least until the bottom of the seventh inning. Krum’s starting pitcher, Tristan Bridges, gave up a double, a walk and a single to load the bases with two outs and a two-run lead. She pitched a full count to Athens’ Tyler Greene. Greene ripped a grounder back to Bridges, who made an easy throw to first to end Game 2 of a best-of-three Class 4A Region II semifinal playoff series 4-2 on Friday.

Softball: Gallaway tosses one-hitter for Lady Cats

BONHAM — The Pilot Point Lady Cats stood strong behind a nearly spotless performance from pitcher Preslee Gallaway to take Game 1 of a Class 3A regional semifinal playoff series 2-0 against Hughes Springs on Thursday.

Softball: Krum falls in Game 1 vs. Athens

COMMERCE — Athens beat Krum 3-0 in Game 1 of a Class 4A Region II semifinal playoff series Thursday at John Cain Family Field.

Football: Raiders return to scrimmage scene

Ryan’s first spring scrimmage in nearly a decade went off without a hitch Thursday. Coach Dave Henigan saw what he wanted from several positions of concern, nobody got hurt and the Raiders were off the field in 30 minutes.

Football: Guyer shows off young receivers

A year ago at this time, Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson was a promising but unproven commodity under center for the Wildcats.

Football: Broncos tackle Atkinson's plan

After making the playoffs for the first time since 2010, the Denton Broncos finally have a system in place under coach Kevin Atkinson.

Argyle-Sanger postpone series opener

The first game of the Argyle-Sanger  Class 4A baseball series has been postponed for today because of the overnight storms.

Football: City spring games set for today

With just fewer than 100 days until the high school football season kicks off in late August, fans will get one final chance to see the three Denton school district teams in action before the season begins with the teams’ spring games set to take place tonight.

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Girls basketball: Argyle’s Gray named Class 4A player of the year

Vivian Gray is no stranger to being in elite company.Take the sophomore’s performance for Argyle in the Class 4A state semifinal game against top-ranked Waco La Vega before the Lady Eagles went on to...

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Softball: Guyer ousted

ARGYLE — Lewisville sent 16 batters to the plate and scored twice Saturday before Guyer had a chance to bat around its own lineup. In a playoff series where runs were hard to come by, the early burst was still barely enough.

Track and field: Busy Markwardt wins silver in 200

AUSTIN — After what Argyle senior Hunter Markwardt did for Eagles baseball coach Ricky Griffin on Friday, it was only fair for Griffin to do his leadoff hitter and right fielder a favor.

Baseball: Melissa eliminates Bobcats

PONDER — Melissa eliminated Krum from the area round of the Class 4A Region II playoffs by taking games 2 and 3 on Saturday.

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Track and field: Bailey’s strategy almost nets medal

AUSTIN — Despite what some might think, it is rarely a good idea to run an all-out sprint in the 200-meter dash.

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State track notebook: Ryan vaulter ties for fourth in state debut

AUSTIN — If Avery Stuchell’s first appearance at the state meet was any indication, the Ryan junior could be in for big things a year from now.

Track and field: Blind pole vaulter from Emory Rains wins medal

AUSTIN — For three years, Charlotte Brown has been chasing a medal by trying to jump over a bar she couldn’t see.

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Softball: Gainesville’s gone

ARGYLE — Sanger and Gainesville got off to a pretty slow start Friday, but the Lady Indians made sure to finish what they started with Thursday’s 10-0 victory to open a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal series.

Track and field: Sanger’s Watts takes bronze in shot put

AUSTIN — As soon as the Class 4A boys shot put competition wrapped up Friday at the UIL state track and field meet, Sanger’s Brance Watts had the look of someone who’d just finished well out of the running.

Softball: Gorsuch one-hits Guyer in Game 2

ARGYLE — All it takes is a run to separate Guyer’s and Lewisville’s softball teams. After the Lady Wildcats took Game 1 of a best-of-three Class 6A Region I quarterfinal series 1-0 Thursday, the script flipped as Guyer lost 1-0 in Game 2 on Friday.

Baseball: State-bound Markwardt helps Eagles complete sweep

PROSPER — Argyle senior right fielder Hunter Markwardt is just getting warmed up. He is set to compete in the 200- and 400-meter runs at the Class 4A state track meet in Austin today, but on Friday in Game 2 of Argyle’s 4A area-round playoff series against Nevada Community, he wore out the basepaths, accounting for three RBIs and three steals in the Eagles’ 9-2 victory that capped a series sweep.

Softball: Krum eliminates Celina

BONHAM — Tristan Bridges pitched a three-hitter and Krum scored early before having to overcome some late-inning defensive miscues to hold onto a 7-4 win to sweep Celina in a Region II-4A quarterfinal series at Bonham High School.

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Softball: Pilot Point prevails in Game 3

The Pilot Point Lady Cats flexed their playoff-experience muscles in a 7-4 comeback win against the Holliday Eagles on Friday for the regional quarterfinal title.

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State notebook: Denton boys falter despite fast time

AUSTIN — It wasn’t the way Denton senior Juan Campos envisioned his high school athletic career coming to an end. Instead, Campos, the third leg on Denton’s 400-meter relay team, was being carted up the stairs at Mike A. Myers Stadium by medical personnel following the team’s last-place finish at the UIL state track and field meet.

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Softball: Cool under pressure

ARGYLE — All eyes before Thursday’s Game 1 likely were on Lewisville ace Maribeth Gorsuch, and the LSU commit was practically untouchable while putting together another solid outing. But by the end of the night, it was Guyer’s Shayne Starkey who was all smiles.

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Baseball: Sanger aces Princeton

ARGYLE — Princeton won a coin flip to set a one-game playoff with confidence in its ace on the mound, Brandon Talley. Talley pitched well Thursday, but Sanger accounted for just enough offense with unwavering defense to escape at Argyle High School.

Softball: Sanger cruises behind shutout

ARGYLE — At this stage of the playoffs, Sanger coach Jae McMinn would prefer as little drama as possible.

Baseball: Rusty Eagles rally past Nevada Community in opener

PROSPER — With nearly three weeks off between the regular season and Game 1 of Argyle’s Class 4A area-round playoff series against Nevada Community, Eagles coach Ricky Griffin expected some rust, but not enough to compromise the game that earned them the District 9-4A title.

Softball: Gallaway, Lady Cats win 7-3

PROSPER — Pilot Point used a pair of big innings and solid pitching from Preslee Gallaway to claim a 7-3 victory over Holliday in Thursday’s opening game of a best-of-three Class 3A Region II quarterfinal series.

Softball: Whatley’s grand slam lifts Krum

BONHAM — Kaely Whatley’s one-out grand slam in the fourth inning scored the first four of seven unanswered runs as Krum defeated Celina 8-3 in Game 1 of a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal series at Bonham High School on Thursday.

Baseball: Krum run-rules Melissa in area opener

PONDER — Krum took Game 1 of a Class 4A Region II area-round playoffs series against Melissa 12-1 on Thursday evening.

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Track and field: Broncos already know Austin

Even during football season, the Denton track team was talking about today’s Class 5A state track and field meet at Texas’ Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

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Track and field: Guyer junior toying with idea of medal

Ethan Toy didn’t always love the long jump, but the Guyer junior was always good at it.As a seventh-grader at Harpool, Toy won the the long jump and triple jump at the district meet.

The Crouch Roo

Will Crouch signs a national letter of intent to play tennis for Austin College as his parents, Tim Crouch and Camille Milner, look on Wednesday at the Denton High School field house.. Crouch was the District 5-5A runner-up in singles and competed in the Class 5A Region I tournament in Lubbock.

Denton-area state meet qualifiers

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Track and field: Vaulting to the top

When Ryan’s Avery Stuchell competes in the pole vault this weekend at the UIL Class 6A state track and field meet in Austin, those going against the relative newcomer may not have as big an advantage as one would think.

Softball: Four area teams remain in softball playoffs

Four Denton-area teams continue their run in the softball playoffs this week, including one that may have its hands full against an opponent that is two seasons removed from winning its first state title.

Baseball: 9-4A squads join baseball playoff field

After several area baseball teams saw their seasons come to an end in the bi-district round of the playoffs last week, a few more will make their postseason debuts this week in the area round.

Football: With Haehn injured, young QB shines in Falcons’ spring game

CORINTH – The last thing that Lake Dallas quarterback Dagan Haehn wanted was to stand on the sidelines instead of playing in the Falcons’ spring game.

Baseball: Marauders take two to oust Wildcats

PLANO — Momentum can be fleeting, as the Guyer Wildcats discovered against Flower Mound Marcus.

Softball: Guyer advances with rout

KENNEDALE — Guyer coach Keith Medford has no idea what was said in a players-only meeting following his team’s shutout loss to Plano West in its bi-district playoff series opener.

Baseball: Birdville eliminates Denton

GRAND PRAIRIE — On one swing of the bat, Dimitri Cruz breathed life into the Denton Broncos as his two-run double and run scored on the ensuing error in right field gave them a 3-2 lead with two innings to play Saturday.

Softball: Lady Cats win twice on day to advance

PROSPER — The Krum Lady Cats were in a do-or-die situation in their best-of-three Class 4A Region II area-round playoff series. The Lady Cats evaded the rain for a little while and escaped with 12-9 and 10-4 decisions over the Princeton Lady Panthers on Saturday.

Baseball: Falcons fall to Boswell in decisive Game 3

ARGYLE — It was clear Saturday that Saginaw Boswell had Lake Dallas’ number no matter who was pitching.

Softball: Pilot Point rallies to oust Grandview

HILLSBORO — The Pilot Point Lady Cats found just enough thunder in their bats to outlast the Grandview Lady Zebras and take a Class 3A area-round playoff series with a 9-7 win at Hill College on Saturday.

Softball: Sanger run-rules Bonham in area round

BONHAM — Sanger coach Jae McMinn said her pitcher really didn’t get much opportunity to warm up following a delay of four-plus hours due to lightning and heavy rain. With more weather in the forecast, Sanger and Bonham rushed back to the field when possible.