Volleyball: Argyle takes district

ARGYLE — Argyle coach Clark Oberle wasn’t sure if his players were aware of what was on the line in Tuesday’s District 9-4A match against Sanger. They sure played like they did, though.

Volleyball: Denton upends Lady Rangers

On Tuesday against Saginaw Chisholm Trail, Denton played down a setter but still managed a 25-17, 25-21, 19-25, 25-16 win to give itself a chance for a tie for first place in District 5-5A.

Tennis: Broncos eliminated

Winning its last two matches of the regular season, the Denton Bronco tennis team was ready for Tuesday’s Class 5A playoff matchup against Saginaw Boswell.

Volleyball roundup: Guyer remains unbeaten in district play

KELLER — The Guyer Lady Wildcats remained perfect in District 5-6A action Tuesday night with a 25-16, 20-25, 25-22, 25-23 victory over Keller.

Tennis: Bronco tennis ready for playoffs

With a change to the playoff format in Class 5A, the Denton tennis team has been the beneficiary of two added playoff spots. But with matches against Fort Worth Brewer and Azle to end the season, the Broncos had to earn the chance to enjoy the thrill of the playoffs. They delivered, winning both team matches, which secured them the No. 3 seed in the area tournament today against the No. 2 seed from District 5-6A, Saginaw.

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Football: Pilot Point Bearcats take 49-48 thriller

PILOT POINT — Digging themselves a 21-0 first-quarter hole with two early interceptions and flimsy defense, the Pilot Point Bearcats’ perfect record looked seriously in doubt. With the Van Alstyne Panthers blocking a punt with 1:37 remaining and scoring to draw within a point at 49-48 with just nine seconds left on a fourth-and-10 play, they decided to go for the win on the 2-point conversion after Pilot Point was tagged with an offsides penalty.

Football: One quarter enough for Guyer to top Central

One quick 17-second stretch to close the first half on Friday was a perfect microcosm of just how explosive Guyer sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson and the offense he runs can be on a weekly basis.

Football: Argyle sets ‘standard’ in 65-7 decision

ARGYLE — As far as Taylor Sweatt is concerned, what happened defensively in Argyle’s District 6-4A (Division I) shootout win last week was a mirage. Sweatt insists Friday’s dismantling of Wilmer-Hutchins is a more appropriate indicator of what to expect from the Eagles going forward.

Football: Bishop Dunne hands Liberty district loss

ARGYLE — A big showdown took place at Warrior Stadium Friday night as Liberty Christian looked to knock off the undefeated Dallas Bishop Dunne Falcons, who were coming off a big win against Plano Prestonwood last week.

Football: Krum shuts out Aubrey

KRUM — The Krum Bobcats were challenged by coach Gary Robinson and responded by scoring a 17-0 victory over the Aubrey Chaparrals Friday night.

Football: Ponder prevails in double OT

PONDER — The Ponder Lions survived a double-overtime thriller as they beat the Boyd Yellowjackets 34-27 and stayed unbeaten in district play.

Football: Efficient Ranchview overwhelms Sanger

CARROLLTON — Missing star running back Tre’von Jackson, Sanger lost its first game of the year 49-31 to Carrollton Ranchview on Friday night.

Football: Cuchens leads Calvary to 50-point rout

CARROLLTON — The Calvary Lions rode the passing and rushing of quarterback Keishun Cuchens on Friday night to a 74-24 rout of the Carrollton Christian Saints.

High School Football Standings

Volleyball roundup: Lady Wildcats make it 11-0

Guyer rolled to a 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 victory over Keller Central on Friday, keeping its District 5-6A record perfect at 11-0.

Football: Late pick seals Ryan win

KELLER — Ryan’s Alan Rojas continues to one-up himself. A week after forcing two fourth-quarter turnovers in a key win for the Raiders, Rojas intercepted Keller Fossil Ridge quarterback Bryce Baccarini and returned it 84 yards for a touchdown with 38 seconds left.

Football: Broncos rally but suffer first defeat

WICHITA FALLS — After spotting Wichita Falls Rider a 27-0 lead, the Denton Broncos weren’t looking like a team that had started the first six games of the season undefeated.

Football: Jackson ruled out for Sanger

Sanger running back Tre’von Jackson has been ruled out of tonight’s District 6-4A (Division I) game against Carrollton Ranchview with a left ankle injury suffered in last week’s win over Dallas Carter, Indians coach Chuck Galbreath confirmed Thursday.

Football: Guyer gets second shot at Central

When the District 5-6A alignment was released in February, the Guyer Wildcats saw plenty of familiar faces from their time in the state’s largest classification in 2010 and 2011, their previous two years in District 5-4A with Trophy Club Nelson, and of course their old crosstown foes at Ryan.

Friday Night Game Capsules

Football: Fast start fuels Falcons in Fort Worth frolic

FORT WORTH — Lake Dallas defeated another Fort Worth opponent Thursday, but it wasn’t as easy as the final score indicated.

For the DRC

Football: Keep calm and throw TDs

Liberty Christian quarterback Nick Starkel hasn’t had a chance this season to stop and take a deep breath.

Football: Broncos all business on quest for 7-0

As the Denton Broncos huddled after Tuesday’s practice, coach Kevin Atkinson stressed to the team that it needed to practice and play like a 6-0 team and treat its trip to Wichita Falls as a business trip with a workmanlike mindset.

Football: Raiders not resting on comeback vs. Panthers

Ryan coach Dave Henigan was a spectator at Apogee Stadium for last year’s Class 5A Division II Region I semifinal between Ryan and Keller Fossil Ridge, when the Raiders clawed back from a 31-point hole to stun the Panthers.

Thursday Night Game Capsule

Volleyball: Tipping one direction

There used to be a lot more on the line in the rivalry between Ryan and Guyer. Lately, though, it’s been a case of two programs heading in opposite directions.

Volleyball: Denton sweeps Saginaw

The Denton Lady Broncos still have work to do before they can accomplish their goal of winning the District 5-5A championship.

Volleyball roundup: Argyle rolls through Aubrey

AUBREY — Argyle topped Aubrey 25-14, 25-17, 25-10 in a District 9-4A battle Tuesday to stay undefeated in league action.

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Football: Ponder takes district opener

PARADISE — It took two days, but the Ponder Lions beat the Paradise Panthers to win their district opener 21-14.

Football: Bridgeport beats Bobcats

BRIDGEPORT — The Krum Bobcats and Bridgeport Bulls waited more than three hours during a weather delay Friday night before resuming play just moments before midnight.

Football: Broncos roll on

After Denton’s season-defining win against Saginaw Boswell a week ago, the Broncos were set on not letting the success get to their heads. Against District 5-5A unbeaten Fort Worth Brewer on Friday at Bronco Field, Denton had its best start to a game this season with standout performances from quarterback Christian Rodriguez, wideout Key’Andre Hearvey and a stout defense as it defeated the Bears 50-14 to remain the only undefeated team left in the district while moving to 6-0 for the first time since 1987.

Football: Guyer pounds previously perfect Panthers

Coming off two straight unconvincing wins to open district play, Guyer’s football team was itching to get back on the field Friday night against previously unbeaten Keller Fossil Ridge. After Friday night’s game that could very well decide the District 5-6A title, the Wildcats proved any recent doubters wrong with a resounding 43-3 win to hand the Panthers their first loss of the season at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.

Football: Sanger rolls, pitches shutout despite Jackson injury

SANGER — Sanger jumped all over Dallas Carter in Friday’s District 6-4A (Division I) opener, but it almost came at a big price. With 10:27 left in the first half, the Indians’ star running back, Tre’von Jackson, was dragged down hard on a late hit at the Carter 8-yard line and had to be carted off the field with an apparent ankle injury. He did not return to the game, but it did little to slow down Sanger’s offense in a 48-0 rout at Indian Stadium.

Football: Brewer scores five TDs as Falcons upend Birdville

LAKE DALLAS — Keegan Brewer finally had a coming out party, and it was at the expense of the Birdville Hawks. The junior wide receiver scored five touchdowns — three through the air and two on the ground — and made a key fourth-quarter interception as Lake Dallas beat the Hawks, 47-26 Friday at Falcon Field.

Football: Aubrey rolls to first victory

AUBREY — The Aubrey Chaparrals and the Bonham Warriors headed into Friday night’s District 3-4A (Division II) opener both winless at 0-5, but it was the Chaparrals who snapped their losing streak with a 34-0 victory.

Football: Pilot Point rips Callisburg to stay perfect

CALLISBURG — Travis Garrett and DaCoven Bailey connected for three passing scores as Pilot Point’s undefeated season rolled on with a 57-7 beating of Callisburg in a district opener Friday night.

Football: Ponder postponed at halftime

PARADISE — After multiple delays that ultimately led to the postponement of the game, the Ponder Lions lead the Paradise Panthers 14-7 at halftime. The game will conclude today at 7:30 p.m. in Paradise.

Football: Bridgeport rolls to 32-13 win over Krum

BRIDGEPORT — The Krum Bobcats and Bridgeport Bulls waited more than three hours during a weather delay Friday night before resuming play just moments before midnight. The wait didn’t hamper the Bulls as they rolled to a 32-13 victory over Krum in the district opener for both squads.

Football: Liberty defense stifles rally

MIDLAND — The Liberty Christian Warriors had to turn back a rally by the Midland Christian Mustangs to secure a 20-13 victory Friday night in battle of TAPPS D1-1 front-runners.

Football: Calvary falls short at Saint Jo

SAINT JO — The Calvary Lions, battling the weather elements and attempting to rally from a 13-point halftime deficit, fell just short in a 50-44 loss to the Saint Jo Panthers Friday night.

Volleyball roundup: Guyer improves to 9-0 in district

Guyer stayed undefeated in District 5-6A on Friday after defeating Keller Fossil Ridge 25-18, 29-27, 25-20.

Football: No. 2 Argyle remains unbeaten

CARROLLTON — For the entirety of the first half on Thursday, no one on the playing surface at Standridge Stadium paid much attention to the giant videoboard with the word “Defense” sprawled across it. By the time the District 6-4A (I) opener between Carrollton Ranchview and Argyle ended, Argyle had done enough defensively to pull out a 72-42 win in a game that featured 1,233 yards of total offense, including 755 in the first half.

Football: Rojas’ key turnovers spark Ryan’s fourth win

KELLER — Late in Thursday’s game against Keller Timber Creek, Ryan defensive back Alan Rojas was praying for one more chance at a big play to seal a win for his team. Earlier in the night, Rojas’ muffed punt halted an otherwise strong start for Ryan while breathing new life into the Falcons’ offense.

Football: Denton seeks 6-0 start

Waiting until the last play of the game to grasp hold of a 5-0 start and 2-0 start in District 5-5A with their 47-43 win against Saginaw, the Denton Broncos are riding high. But coach Kevin Atkinson doesn’t want to see his team regress after their biggest win in recent program history when they face the other district unbeaten team in Fort Worth Brewer at homecoming today at Bronco Field.

Football: Guyer looking for statement victory

Trey Woods will make his 38th start as a varsity football player for Guyer tonight when the Wildcats host Keller Fossil Ridge in a pivotal game that should clear up the path to a District 5-6A title. Of his 37 previous starts, Woods has left the field a winner 33 times.

Friday Night Game Capsules

Tennis: Denton tennis earns playoff berth

The Denton Bronco tennis team, with a victory over Fort Worth Brewer on Tuesday night, have qualified for the UIL state team tennis playoffs, which begins later this month.