Volleyball: Lady Wildcats pummel Lady Falcons in straight sets

With each passing match being the next in line of what has been a dominant run through District 5-6A action for the Guyer volleyball team, coach Addie Mack gives her team goals to shoot for in the course of a match — more than just wins and losses.

Volleyball: Senior night magic leads Denton to win

When Denton faced Wichita Falls just less than a month ago, it pushed the Lady Broncos to four sets, but they still came away victorious despite feeling like they could have done much better defensively.

Volleyball: Krum tops Lady Chaps, ready for Argyle

KRUM — Krum pushed its winning streak to 13 matches with Tuesday’s 25-16, 25-10, 25-12 sweep of Aubrey, setting up a showdown of unbeatens against Argyle for the early lead in District 9-4A.

Volleyball: Argyle remains undefeated in district with win

GAINESVILLE — The Argyle Lady Eagles notched their fourth win in district play with a 25-4, 25-17, 25-10 sweep against Gainesville.

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Guyer warms up air attack

Guyer junior quarterback Shawn Robinson is a big believer in the idea of trusting the process, and the mantra has been drilled into his mind this season with good reason. With a group of largely inexperienced and young wide receivers at his disposal, the Guyer passing game has seen some well-publicized struggles through the first part of the regular season despite having one of the nation’s top-ranked quarterbacks under center.

Ryan stifles Nelson, 20-3

JUSTIN — It’s the midway point of the regular season, and Ryan’s defense is getting stingier by the week. Ryan held Trophy Club Nelson’s high-octane offense to 183 yards while forcing two turnovers and stuffing 14 plays for negative yardage in a 20-3 District 5-6A win Friday at Northwest ISD Stadium. Ryan has allowed 62 points in its first five games, and only 9 over the past two weeks.

Boswell gets last word versus Broncos

SAGINAW — After each team traded blows in a contentious first half, Denton found itself staring at a 10-point deficit early in the third quarter. Denton didn’t give in, though, fighting back to tie the game at 31 just a few minutes later. With its defense finally delivering a clutch stop, the Broncos seemed poised to take the lead.

Haehn starts, tosses four TDs in blowout

CORINTH — Dagan Haehn tore his ACL five months ago, but there was no way to tell watching him throw four touchdown passes in the first half on Friday. After debuting last week, Haehn started at quarterback for the first time this season, leading Lake Dallas (4-2, 2-0 district) on five straight scoring drives to open the game in a 62-10 win against Fort Worth Carter-Riverside (4-2, 1-1) at Falcon Stadium.

Calvary cruises to first win

GRANBURY — The Calvary Lions got off to a slow start Friday night, but then erupted for 56 points in the second and third quarter to roll to their first win of the season, a 62-12 triumph against Granbury Cornerstone Christian Academy.

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Liberty knocks off visiting Bishop Lynch

ARGYLE — The Liberty Christian Warriors continued their winning ways by topping the Dallas Bishop Lynch Friars 38-21 to extend their winning streak to four and remain undefeated in district play.

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Volleyball roundup: Lady Chaps ace Gainesville at home

AUBREY — The Aubrey Lady Chaparrals defeated Gainesville on Friday in a 25-21, 25-14, 25-15 sweep.

Football: Denton expects Boswell to be motivated

Although it was just its second District 5-5A game, Denton’s 47-43 victory over Saginaw Boswell last season proved to carry more significance than either team could have imagined.

Football: Raider defense on mission to swarm

For Ryan coach Dave Henigan, the first thing that jumps off the screen while watching defensive video is how many of his players are in the picture at one time. Even in the tightest of shots, it’s the same story every week.

Football: Assistant to call plays for Guyer

John Walsh has been in the Texas high school football coaching fraternity for more than two decades, dating back to his days as an assistant at Brownwood before starting Guyer’s program in 2005.

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Football: Passion helps Haehn return from injury

Dagan Haehn remembers being told five months ago he would never play high school football again. He remembers the moment in Lake Dallas’ spring game when his knee buckled.

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Volleyball: Curtis keeps pedal down in sparking Denton to sweep

After claiming their first two sets against Azle, the Denton Lady Broncos took a 10-point lead in the third frame and looked to have righted the ship after a disappointing start to the set.

Volleyball: Ryan skid continues with loss to Keller

Tuesday’s loss to Keller was by no means a death knell for Ryan’s playoff chances. But saying it didn’t make things more difficult nearing the midway point of the District 5-6A schedule would be an understatement.

Volleyball: Sanger evens 9-4A mark, tops Lady Chaps

SANGER — After her team had blown a fairly comfortable first-set lead against Aubrey on Tuesday night, Sanger coach Tammy Niemczyk had seen enough.

Volleyball roundup: Krum sweeps Gainesville

GAINESVILLE — The Krum Lady Cats defeated Gainesville on the road in a 25-9, 25-18, 25-11 decision Tuesday evening.

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Ryan rolls in district opener

They can’t all be easy. That’s what they say, anyway. But heading into the second quarter of Friday’s District 5-6A opener, Ryan had rattled off three touchdowns on nine offensive plays — its best start thus far in a season already filled with lopsided victories. The Raiders finished with 438 total yards and cruised to a 51-6 win against Keller Central at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.

Unsung heroes help Broncos defeat Chisholm Trail

Denton coach Kevin Atkinson implored his team to be “nine strong” heading into Friday’s matchup with Saginaw Chisholm Trail. Atkinson knew each one of the Broncos’ nine position groups needed to be at capacity and when they needed it most, the Broncos used an explosive play from the depths of their roster to separate themselves from the Rangers in the first, crucial District 5-5A showdown of the season.

Haehn returns to spark Falcon victory

As he stood in the backfield for his first snap of the season, Dagan Haehn pointed up to the sky. When he drove Lake Dallas down the field the following drive and threw his first touchdown on the run, Haehn sprinted off the field and ran by the student section in celebration.

Liberty shuts out Nolan

FORT WORTH — The Liberty Christian Warriors coach Barton Hundley described his team’s 20-0 victory against its familiar foe Fort Worth Nolan Catholic Vikings at Doskocil Stadium on Friday as “a grind.”.

Sanger finds answer to Bearcats

SANGER — The Sanger Indians closed out nondistrict play Friday night and also celebrated homecoming with a impressive 46-22 victory against the Whitesboro Bearcats.

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Lions roar past Tomcats

PONDER — The Ponder Lions were coming off a blowout loss to Howe last week but didn’t show any lingering effects as they rolled to a 55-0 trouncing of the Tom Bean Tomcats on Friday night.

Pilot Point cruises to reach 5-0

BONHAM — The Pilot Point Bearcats used a balanced offensive attack and a solid defensive effort to improve to 5-0 for the season with a 63-14 rout of the Bonham Warriors on Friday night.The Bearcats rolled...

Boyd rallies to defeat Bobcats

BOYD — The Krum Bobcats jumped out to a 10-point first-half lead and held that advantage into the third quarter before the Boyd Yellowjackets rallied to take a 20-17 victory Friday night.

Sweatt carries load as Argyle pops Paris

ARGYLE — The Argyle Eagles have found their running game, and with district play just around the corner, the timing could not have been any better. Senior Taylor Sweatt, who was defensive MVP in the state final in 2014 as a linebacker before being converted to running back this season, rushed for a season-high 165 yards on 20 carries and scored three times Friday to lead the Eagles to a 31-20 nondistrict victory against Paris.

Aubrey wins with late stop

AUBREY — When the game ticked to the final moments, the Aubrey defense found a way to stop Carrollton Ranchview on the 5-yard line to preserve a hard-fought 24-19 victory.

Volleyball roundup: Argyle aces Aubrey in district opener

AUBREY — Argyle defeated Aubrey in its first district match Friday evening in a 25-16, 25-14, 25-11 sweep.


Guyer trio carries comeback

KELLER — Less than two minutes into Thursday’s District 5-6A opener, undefeated Keller had a two-touchdown lead on defending district champion Guyer before the Wildcats knew what hit them.

Football: Raiders awaiting first test

Adversity used to be around every corner at Ryan. Now the Raiders almost have forgotten what that feels like.


Football: Broncos to open district play against improving Rangers

Denton coach Kevin Atkinson doesn’t put much stock in predictions. In this year’s District 5-5A entry in Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, the Saginaw Chisholm Trail Rangers are projected to finish eighth out of eight teams.

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Football: Wildcats prepared for variety from Keller

Last season at this time, Guyer was getting ready to open District 5-6A play against Keller with two weeks of preparation thanks to a bye the week prior.


Volleyball: Lady Eagles snap three-match skid against powerhouse

ARGYLE — When it comes to repeated matchups between ranked teams, Argyle vs. Decatur is one battle of heavyweights that never seems to disappoint. But going into a rematch of last year’s Class 4A state final, it had been two years since Argyle notched a win over its archnemesis.

Volleyball: Guyer breaks tie atop district standings

There have been times this season when Guyer coach Addie Mack has challenged her team to be more consistent and play at a high level throughout a match.

Volleyball: Krum tops Kennedale in catfight

KRUM — Krum created quite a buzz over the last few weeks, posting a 25-2 record and riding into Tuesday’s contest with an eight-match winning streak. The visiting Kennedale Lady Kats looked to end it.

Lady Chaps take last match before district play begins

AUBREY — Aubrey took down Carrolton Ranchview in its final nondistrict match Tuesday, 25-18, 25-20, 25-17.


Football: Denton linebacker uses work ethic, IQ to earn starting job as a senior

Denton senior linebacker David Guajardo has been told since he was in elementary school-level football he wasn’t athletic enough to be a starter.

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Argyle again cracks Graham

ARGYLE — Over the past two seasons, Argyle and Graham have played some classic high school football games, including the last two state semifinal matchups, with Argyle winning all of them. The Eagles added another victory against Graham to their ledger on Friday night, but there was drama involved in the way Argyle handed Graham its third loss of the season with a 47-21 win in the Eagles’ home opener.