Water polo: Denton boys place second at regional

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The Denton boys competed this weekend in the TISCA North Region tournament, where they took second place, with Thomas Hyvarinen earning MVP honors and Michael Adami earning a spot on the all-tournament first team.

The Bronocos opened tournament play with a 16-8 victory over Guyer. Hyvarinen led the offense with six goals, two assists and three steals, followed by Adami with four goals and a steal.

Ben Naugle added two goals, two assists and five steals for the Broncos, while Brad Broussard added two goals and three assists. Josh Rowell also scored a goal, while goalkeeper Gus Cocchiarella had 10 saves.

In the semifinals against Rockwall, Hyvarinen scored five goals to lead the Broncos to a 9-8 win. Adami had a goal and two steals, while Naugle added a goal and a steal. Cocchiarella made 15 saves in net.

In the final against Dallas St. Mark’s, Denton fell short in a 16-3 loss. Hyvarinen and Adami were the only Broncos to score.

Naugle was selected to the second team and Cocchiarella earned honorable mention.

The Broncos will advance to state as a No. 2 seed.

Denton’s girls also advanced to the state tournament by placing fourth in the North Region tournament, finishing 3-2.

The Lady Broncos opened the tournament with a 14-3 win over Grand Prairie before defeating Ryan 8-5.

Denton then lost to Southlake Carroll to fall into the losers bracket, where it defeated Guyer 10-6.

The Lady Broncos were then eliminated from tournament play with an 8-7 overtime loss to Flower Mound.


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