McKINNEY — First-year coach Matt McBrayer embraced all six of his seniors following Krum’s 9-5 loss to Celina in Game 2 of a Class 4A regional quarterfinal series Saturday at McKinney Boyd.
McKINNEY — Tied at 1 through seven innings, Krum and Celina each had plenty of opportunities to take control of the game, but neither did until Celina exploded for four runs on three hits to take a 5-1 lead in the top of the eighth that ended up being the game’s final score.
CORINTH — Just more than a month ago, Lake Dallas baseball coach John Tompkins couldn’t have been more disappointed in his team, or more unsure about its upcoming playoff push. So he did the only logical thing he could to light a fire — he held tryouts.
COLLEGE STATION — In just his sophomore season, Argyle’s Matt Hynek put his youthful poise on display from the get-go of the first set of his Class 4A boys’ singles quarterfinal match against Canyon Lake’s Kendall Murray.
FRISCO — After going three weeks without a game, the Krum Bobcats took a few innings to find a rhythm at the plate Friday. But while their bats struggled early, it took no time at all for senior Colton Knierim to get going on the mound. Knierim, who finished with eight strikeouts and allowed just one hit, helped anchor Krum’s 2-1 walk-off win against Carrollton Ranchview in an eight-inning Class 4A Region II area-round game.
FRISCO — The Krum Lady Cats didn’t need any help from Princeton this time. After taking advantage of five Princeton errors to win Game 1 of their Class 4A area-round playoff series Friday, the Lady Cats pounded out 12 hits and rode the pitching of Tristan Bridges to a 13-1 victory over the Lady Panthers on Saturday to complete a sweep of the best-of-three series.
Krum’s Matt Robinson, seated on the right, committed to play football for the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Elephants in Terre Haute, Indiana, during a ceremony Monday at Krum High School. Also pictured is Krum head football coach Gary Robinson, seated, and standing is coaches Eric Shon, left, Allen Oh, Richard Baker, Brian Penry, and parents Tim and Kathy Robinson. Rose-Hulman is a member of the NCAA DIII Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Vivian Gray and Madison Ralston, two key cogs in Argyle’s state championship win from earlier this month, highlight a trio of Denton-area standouts recently named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-state teams.
CORINTH — Each time Krum pulled within striking distance Monday, Carrollton Ranchview answered.
Seven Denton-area boys basketball teams begin the journey through the UIL playoffs tonight and tomorrow while two area girls teams move into the regional quarterfinals.
LEWISVILLE — After putting on a defensive clinic in a 73-22 win over Dallas Triple A on Tuesday, the Krum Lady Bobcats were unable to contain the offensive firepower of Dallas Lincoln and fell 70-42 in a Class 4A Region II area-round playoff game Friday.
Krum coach Stacey Lucas didn’t say it’s state or bust this season. But her team certainly looks the part.
For eight Denton-area girls basketball teams, the win-and-advance season, better known as the UIL state playoffs, gets under way today and tomorrow.
KRUM — Argyle can finally start thinking about the playoffs and defending its Class 4A state title from last year. Krum, on the other hand, must wait to see how its postseason road plays out.
PONDER — In what the locals of Krum and Ponder call the Battle of FM156 — regarding the road that passes through both cities — spirits were high, the gymnasium was packed and homecoming festivities for Ponder were all the buzz. But there was still a basketball game to be played.
Krum coach Gary Robinson remembers the early days of the football program like they were yesterday — from the first middle school win and the Bobcats’ first varsity win against Ranger to their first district win against Bridgeport and their first playoff win against Dallas Lincoln a season ago.
FORT WORTH — A week after surrendering 63 points in the first half to Conner Pingelton and the high-octane Celina offense, the Krum defense returned to form and held the Godley Wildcats scoreless on its way to a 28-0 victory in the bi-district round of the Class 4A Division II playoffs at Saginaw Chisholm Trail.
Krum senior Ashley Landry signs a national letter of intent Wednesday to play softball for the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns. Landry, a four-year starter for the Lady Cats, has been named to the all-district and all-area teams the last three years. She is flanked by her parents, Michael and Cindy Landry. Standing are Krum assistant coaches Brian Chaney, left, and Brian Penry and head coach Stacey Lucas, right.
AUBREY — With a deafening crowd at Aubrey High School as the backdrop following Krum’s wild victory against Celina on Tuesday night, all Krum junior Courtnie Roberts could do was sit on the bench and cry.
KRUM — Conner Pingleton and the Celina offense picked up right where they left off in a dominating win against Aubrey last week, as Pingleton threw for 294 yards and seven touchdowns in the first half to lead the Bobcats to a 69-14 win against Krum on Friday night.
HALTOM CITY — Krum coach Lynn Larson hoped her Lady Bobcats would exercise any jitters they had before Tuesday’s bi-district playoff match against Arlington Uplift Summit International Preparatory.
KRUM — Argyle weathered a ferocious attack from Krum in the opening set of Tuesday’s District 9-4A title match, netting a late rally to eke out a close win. Everything seemed to get easier for the Lady Eagles after that.
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.
KRUM — The Krum Bobcats hadn’t necessarily struggled on offense in their first three games, but penalties routinely killed drives. In Friday’s contest against the Paradise Panthers, Krum’s offense could not be stopped, it didn’t record any offensive penalties and the defense posted a goose egg on the scoreboard.
KRUM — The Krum Bobcats and Sanger Indians have always had a great rivalry, but Friday night’s game was chippy, and the teams were penalized a combined 20 times for 165 yards. When it was over, Sanger (3-0) held on to take a 16-14 victory against the Bobcats in Krum’s home opener.