Softball: Krum in another do-or-die Game 2

COMMERCE — There’s something about the opening game of a playoff series that isn’t quite working out for Krum.

Softball: Krum, Pilot Point near berths in tournament

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.

Softball: Lady Cats advance in three

COMMERCE — As Krum pitcher Tristan Bridges approached the rubber in the bottom of the seventh inning with three outs remaining, her teammates met her in the circle with a few encouraging words and a pat on the back.

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Softball: Krum stays alive by surviving tense moments

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.

Softball: Krum falls in Game 1 vs. Athens

COMMERCE — Athens beat Krum 3-0 in Game 1 of a Class 4A Region II semifinal playoff series Thursday at John Cain Family Field.

Baseball: Melissa eliminates Bobcats

PONDER — Melissa eliminated Krum from the area round of the Class 4A Region II playoffs by taking games 2 and 3 on Saturday.

Softball: Krum eliminates Celina

BONHAM — Tristan Bridges pitched a three-hitter and Krum scored early before having to overcome some late-inning defensive miscues to hold onto a 7-4 win to sweep Celina in a Region II-4A quarterfinal series at Bonham High School.

Softball: Whatley’s grand slam lifts Krum

BONHAM — Kaely Whatley’s one-out grand slam in the fourth inning scored the first four of seven unanswered runs as Krum defeated Celina 8-3 in Game 1 of a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal series at Bonham High School on Thursday.

Baseball: Krum run-rules Melissa in area opener

PONDER — Krum took Game 1 of a Class 4A Region II area-round playoffs series against Melissa 12-1 on Thursday evening.

Softball: Princeton takes series opener from Krum, 4-3

PROSPER — The Krum Lady Cats squandered a three-run lead over the Princeton Lady Panthers on Friday at Prosper High School to drop Game 1 of a Class 4A Region II area-round playoffs series 4-3.

Softball: Sanger survives Krum’s late push

BOWIE — Sanger’s Kelly Mardones was the District 9-3A pitcher of the year last season. Her pitching performance in the District 9-4A title game on Monday night against the Krum Lady Cats displayed why she won such an award. Sanger coach Jae McMinn was proud of her starting pitcher’s performance, not because of her 12 strikeouts or her two key runs she batted in the sixth inning, but because of the mental toughness she displayed late in the contest.

Baseball: Big sixth inning leads to Krum win over visiting Aubrey

KRUM — Krum struggled for hits through most of Tuesday’s game but still managed to walk its way to a win.

Softball: Krum tops Sanger 3-0

SANGER — Krum led by one run through five innings Tuesday, but with the help of a two-run double in the sixth from Kaycee Koiner, the Lady Cats defeated District 9-4A opponent Sanger 3-0.

Collegiate Koiner

Krum senior Kaycee Koiner signs a national letter of intent to play softball at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla., on Friday in Krum. Seated, from left, are Bill Koiner, Kaycee Koiner and LeeAnne Koiner. Standing are Krum athletic director Gary Robinson, Krum head coach Stacy Lucas and assistant coaches Brian Penry and Allie Schmaltz.

Basketball roundup: Choate, Garza spark Guyer

TROPHY CLUB — Sean Choate and Zac Garza combined to score 46 points Friday as the Guyer Wildcats (16-7, 3-0 District 5-6A) defeated Trophy Club Nelson 53-50 in overtime.

Football: All-district lists full of area talent

Several Denton-area football players were honored by their respective districts’ coaches for their performance in the district portions of their seasons.

Basketball roundup: Guyer wins District 5-6A debut

The Guyer Wildcats won their first game as a member of District 5-6A, defeating Keller Fossil Ridge 82-37 on Friday behind Sean Choate’s 26 points.

Basketball roundup: Carroll tops Guyer at Cedar Hill tourney

CEDAR HILL — After splitting their first two games of the Cedar Hill tournament with a win over Arlington Lamar and a loss to Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside, the Guyer Wildcats lost their final game of the tournament, 68-58 to Southlake Carroll.

Basketball roundup: Lions move into tourney final

DECATUR — Ponder routed tournament host Decatur 71-45 on Friday to earn a spot in the championship game, to be held at 7 p.m. today.

Basketball roundup: Ryan finishes third in Sanger tournament

SANGER — The Ryan Raiders bounced back from a day-opening loss to finish third in the Sanger Invitational on Saturday.

Basketball roundup: Ryan, Liberty prevail at Sanger tourney

SANGER — Ryan held off a late rally Friday and Liberty Christian won in a rout on Day 2 of the Sanger tournament.

Basketball roundup: Lady Raiders rout Fort Worth Southwest

The Ryan Lady Raiders grabbed a 25-point first-quarter lead en route to a 55-28 win over Fort Worth Southwest on Tuesday.

Basketball roundup: Guyer wins season opener

Sean Choate finished with 23 points Saturday to lead Guyer past Cedar Park 73-43 in its season opener.

Football: Powerful Vernon ousts Bobcats, 52-14

BOWIE — It’s hard to lose; it’s even harder for a season to end with a loss. As Krum huddled up after losing in its area playoff game, players embraced and shed a few tears. Seniors took in their final moments in a Bobcat uniform.

Football: Krum rolls to playoff win

FORT WORTH — Krum was desperate to taste some playoff success. Dallas Lincoln obliged, over and over again. The Bobcats rolled up 390 total yards, 327 of that rushing, and scored five touchdowns off Lincoln turnovers — the Tigers had six for the game — while cruising to a 40-6 win in a Class 4A Region I Division II bi-district game at Brewer Bear Stadium.

Cross country: Pilot Point’s Juarez finishes 15th at state

ROUND ROCK — Pilot Point’s Diana Juarez turned in the top finish among Denton-area competitors Saturday at the state cross country meet.

Football: Ten area teams still alive

The UIL and TAPPS playoffs get underway this week, and the Denton area will be well represented with 10 teams securing berths in the battle for state titles.

Football: Celina rips Krum, takes district crown

CELINA — In their final game of the regular season, the Celina Bobcats defeated the Krum Bobcats 52-7 to capture the District 3-4A title.

Football: Krum Bobcats batter Bonham

KRUM — It was senior night for the Krum Bobcats on Friday, and they handedly defeated District 3-4A opponent Bonham, 56-3.

Football: Spencer, Krum upend Anna

ANNA — All 21 points from the Krum Bobcats were scored from a ground attack led by senior running back Jacob Spencer to defeat the Anna Coyotes on Friday night 21-7 in District 3-4A action. Spencer, who...

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: 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: 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: Bobcats shine for homecoming

KRUM — The Krum Bobcats put on an offensive show for their homecoming as they beat the Boyd Yellowjackets 38-22 on Friday night.

Football: Krum prevails with help of interceptions

PARADISE — Krum Bobcats safety Jacob Spencer had two interceptions but it was his second pick with 1:30 left that halted any chance the Paradise Panthers had at coming back Friday night, as they lost a close-fought battle 27-20.

Volleyball: Calvary conquers Krum

Lady Lions work out issues while posting four-set road victoryKRUM — Late in Tuesday’s nondistrict match at Krum, Calvary coach Jennifer Bramlett continued to throw in the occasional offensive wrinkle...

Football: Sanger defense shines in blanking Krum

SANGER — Sanger defensive coordinator Adam Shaw stressed to his unit to stay focused on Friday night and they met the challenge by holding the Krum Bobcats scoreless in Sanger’s 31-0 victory.

Football: Krum battles back, beats Venus

KRUM — Three plays into the fourth quarter, Krum starting quarterback Colten Graham sealed the fate of the Bobcats Friday night against Venus High with a quick sprint to the endzone.

Football: Bearcats bulldoze Bobcats

KRUM — Pilot Point took the early lead and never let up, defeating Krum 30-7 in the season opener for both schools Friday night.

Volleyball: Krum beats Ponder in season opener

KRUM — Krum coach Lynn Larson was preparing to give her team a pep talk after a dismal third set where the Lady Bobcats blew a seven-point lead and a chance to sweep visiting Ponder.

Football notebook: Energy, excitement mark champs’ workout

ARGYLE — There are a lot of new faces in the Argyle football program, but Monday morning brought the same level of excitement to the Eagle fieldhouse as always at this time of year.

Football: Midnight practice on tap for some as workouts begin

Anticipation of the start of football season starts at different times for different people. For some, it’s when the calendar flips from July to August. Others get the itch around the end of spring practice, while others were ready for the season when the last one ended.

Softball: Sanger trio highlights all-district selections

The Sanger softball team matched last season’s run to the Class 3A Region II semifinals with a handful of star players this season who led a young Lady Indians team with several starting freshmen.

Beer, Ellis named year’s top athletes

When Monday night was over and the Greater Denton Sports Commission banquet was done, several area athletes and others in the community were recognized for their achievements on and off the field last season.

Greater Denton Sports Commission banquet set for Monday

Mitch Gaylord, a member of the gold medal-winning United States men’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Olympics, will be the featured speaker at the 12th annual Greater Denton Sports Commission awards banquet on Monday.

Baseball: Ferris ousts mistake-prone Bobcats

THE COLONY — Krum coach Ray Miller knew his team needed a strong start Saturday afternoon if it wanted to extend its season into the evening.

Baseball: Ferris rolls past Bobcats

THE COLONY — The trouble for Krum seemed harmless enough in the first inning of Friday night’s playoff game against Ferris.

Baseball: Krum ousts Celina to advance

FRISCO — Krum moved on to the second round of the playoffs Saturday, defeating Celina 9-2 to close out a Class 3A Region II bi-district series at Frisco Heritage.

Softball: Princeton knocks Lady Cats from playoffs with 13-3 rout

FRISCO — It’s been a long, frustrating two days for Krum.

Baseball: Krum forces Game 3 vs. Celina

FRISCO — Krum forced the deciding game on Friday night, handing Celina an 8-3 defeat in Game 2 of their Class 3A Region II best-of-three playoff series at Frisco Heritage.