It’s a safe bet that every coach and player looks forward to the first day of football practice, which for many Denton-area teams is Monday. While most will wait until sunrise to begin the season, others prefer a night owl approach.
The high school transfer system has been abused for decades, and there’s no sign of that trend ending anytime soon.
CORINTH — Lake Dallas will host a preseason tournament Saturday, two days before teams from all classifications are allowed to hold their first organized regular-season workouts.
Matt Fischer knows his job as a middle school coach for Denton ISD, a hotbed for Texas football talent, has always been more about teaching the basics and maximizing participation than winning games.
Coming into this past baseball and softball season, Argyle’s Rixey Boyd and Sanger’s Morgan Turkoly couldn’t have been more opposite. Boyd was an unproven pitcher in an Eagles rotation that had lost two Division I arms, while Turkoly was a decorated star for the Lady Indians.
After making the playoffs for the first time last season, the Ponder Lions will have a new coach at the helm as they attempt to extend the success they saw under former head coach Glen Schuelke, who resigned last week.
With several seniors headed for graduation after winning Denton’s first district title since 2007 and coach Ryan Dunlevy headed for Coppell, assistant coach Peter Hilborn has been tasked with continuing an uptick in soccer tradition, as he was officially named boys head coach last week.
AUSTIN — As Connor Mushinski accepted the Class 4A state title game MVP award Thursday, Argyle athletic director and football coach Todd Rodgers jumped in excitement near the Eagles’ dugout while praising Mushinski, who he insisted was only 15 years old and couldn’t drive himself home.
The Argyle baseball team earned a berth in this year’s Class 4A state tournament with Saturday’s sweep of Texarkana Pleasant Grove. Less than 24 hours later, the Eagles learned who they will play in their quest for the program’s first state crown.
For the second straight year, Argyle is on the cusp of advancing to the state tournament. And that road again goes through Texarkana Pleasant Grove.
CORINTH — Lake Dallas has hired a familiar face as its new softball coach.
As a little kid, Denton’s Chris Torres and the game of soccer were inseparable. From the age of 4, Torres has watched his love of soccer grow along with his skills.
PLANO — When Connor Mushinski fired a high fastball to Van’s Jacob Tobias, who represented the tying run, to end a Class 4A Region II semifinal series with Van with his eighth strikeout of the day, the Argyle baseball team finally was able to unwind Friday evening.
CORINTH – Lake Dallas quarterback Dagan Haehn tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the Falcons’ spring game earlier this month and has already had surgery in hopes of returning for part of his senior season.
Due to the heavy rains overnight the Argyle-Van baseball series has shifted sites once again. The two Class 4A Region II semifinalists will resume at 3 p.m. today at Plano's John Paul II High School.
Krum and Pilot Point need to win one more playoff series to earn a spot in this year’s UIL state softball tournament, while Argyle’s baseball team looks to continue its run to a possible return trip to Texas’ grandest stage.
BONHAM — The Pilot Point Lady Bearcats knew five runs weren’t going to be enough to win Game 3 of the three-game Class 3A regional semifinal series against Hughes Springs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.