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.

Softball: Princeton pounds Krum

FRISCO — For a brief moment, everything seemed to be going Krum’s way Thursday night in Game 1 of the Lady Bobcats’ Class 3A area playoff series against Princeton.

Baseball: Krum falls 3-1 to rival Bobcats

FRISCO — Celina took Game 1 of the battle of the Bobcats on Thursday night, handing Krum a 3-1 loss in their Class 3A Region II best-of-three playoff series at Frisco Heritage.

Softball: Lady Cats eliminate Argyle

The Krum Lady Cats are making the most out of their first postseason trip in 15 years. The Lady Cats are going to the area round after winning a Class 3A bi-district title over Argyle, claiming the best-of-three series with a 7-6 victory Saturday in Game 3.

Track and field: Guyer girls win regional track crown

Six Guyer athletes won events Saturday at the Class 4A Region I track meet to help lead the Wildcats to respective first- and second-place finishes in the girls and boys team standings.

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Softball: Argyle forces Game 3 against Krum

Argyle’s first batter walked. The Lady Eagles’ second batter walked. Their third batter was hit by a pitch. Nine runs, 10 walks, two wild pitches and two hit batters later, the Lady Eagles found themselves right back in the middle of their Class 3A bi-district softball playoff series against Krum.

Track & field: Krum’s Wall no longer intimidated by bigger stage

There was a time when the stage was simply too big for Krum’s Cade Wall. That stage was last year’s Class 3A Region II track and field meet. Wall, then a junior, was coming off a solid performance in the high jump at the area meet, and he felt ready to take the logical leap toward his first state berth.

Softball: Lady Cats rally past Argyle

Krum coach Stacey Lucas just knew her team could rally one more time. Argyle coach Natalie Coonrod knew her team was making too many errors. They were both right.

Softball playoffs arrive

Several of the area’s top softball teams begin postseason play today, and two of those teams won’t have any margin for error, as state-ranked teams from Guyer and Pilot Point face one-game playoffs with hopes of advancing to the area round next week.

Softball: Krum earns No. 2 seed by beating Gainesville

KRUM — Krum coach Stacey Lucas likely will never entertain the idea of pulling starting pitcher Kaycee Koiner, no matter how bleak the situation may be or what is on the line.

Softball: Krum-Gainesville game rescheduled

The playoff seeding game between Krum and Gainesville that was scheduled for Monday was postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Krum.

Softball/baseball roundup: Pilot Point suffers first District 12-2A defeat

VAN ALSTYNE — Preslee Gallaway allowed just one earned run in six innings, but errors allowed Van Alstyne to a 3-2 win and hand Pilot Point its first District 12-2A loss in its regular-season finale on Friday.

Tennis: Krum falls short at regionals

Krum’s entries in Thursday’s Class 3A Region II tournament at Rockwall experienced varied amount of success but was unable to send anybody to the state tournament.

Golf roundup: Eagles claim regional crown

POTTSBORO — The Argyle boys held off a late charge Tuesday from Texarkana Pleasant Grove to claim the Class 3A Region II championship and qualify for the UIL state tournament in Austin.

Golf roundup: Argyle boys lead at regional tournament

POTTSBORO — Argyle’s boys golf team will enter the second round of the Class 3A Region II tournament a few strokes ahead of everybody else.

Baseball roundup: McMann shines as Liberty run-rules TCA

ADDISON — Connor McMann pitched a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts, and Hunter Griffith had three RBIs as Liberty Christian run-ruled Addison Trinity Christian 10-0 on Friday.

Track and field: Sanger squads sweep 9-3A championships

SANGER — The Sanger Indians made it a clean sweep at the District 9-3A track and field championships on Thursday, claiming both the boys and girls titles.

Softball/baseball roundup: Lady Falcons blank Denton; Ryan falls to Marcus

CORINTH — Leading 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, Lake Dallas erupted for eight runs in the frame to earn a 10-0 run-rule victory over Denton Friday.

Baseball: Sanger prevails in seesaw battle with Krum

SANGER — The Sanger Indians almost gave away their District 9-3A home opener Tuesday night against rival Krum.

Weightlifting: Ponder lifter takes second at state

Ponder’s Chris Aivaliotis almost came away with a state championship victory in Saturday’s Texas High School Powerlifting Association Division III championships.

Baseball roundup: Ryan falls to 0-4 in district

LEWISVILLE — After Ryan tied the game in the top of the seventh inning, Lewisville picked up a 4-3 walk-off win against the Raiders on Friday night to keep Ryan winless in District 5-5A play.

Track and field: Wall over the bar

Krum senior Cade Wall clears 6-0 during the high jump Friday at the Lake Worth Relays. Wall, a two-time regional qualifier, captured first place to improve on his bronze and silver finishes this season at Decatur and Fort Worth South Hills.

Baseball roundup: Krum posts nine-run inning in shutout

KRUM — The Krum Bobcats erupted for nine third-inning runs Thursday in a 12-0 win over Marietta (Okla.).

Boys basketball: Ponder loads up 9-2A team

Judging by the way Ponder’s boys basketball season ended over the weekend in Austin, it’s no surprise to see the way the Lions were represented on the District 9-2A all-district team that was released Monday.

Girls basketball: Districts release 2013-14 teams

Fresh off its run to the girls basketball state tournament, Argyle landed a few notable players on the 10-3A all-district team.

Girls basketball: Failure to execute

CORINTH — Sometimes it’s easier to lose games in the playoffs than it is to win them. Krum found that out Tuesday night.

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Pioneer pair

Krum seniors and twins Gavin and Machala Noack sign national letters of intent to attend Wayland Baptist in Plainview. Gavin, a four-year letterman in football, will join the Wayland football program as a safety and will be reunited with former Krum standout Travis White, a defensive back for the Pioneers. Gavin earned all-district honorable mention in 2012 before an injury kept him sidelined for most of 2013. Machala was a four-year letter winner in volleyball, the district defensive co-MVP in her sophomore and senior seasons, and the Lady Cats’ defensive player of the year for three consecutive years and server of the year twice; and was named to the 2012 Denton Record-Chronicle All-Area Volleyball Team.

Girls basketball: Decatur takes title from Krum

SANGER — Trailing by three with 40 seconds left to play, the Krum Lady Cats lined up in a full-court press with the hopes of forcing a turnover and getting another bucket to extend the game.

Basketball notebook: Lions still control path to district title

When Ponder and Peaster step on the floor for tonight’s big District 9-2A boys basketball contest, there won’t be many secrets between the teams.

Realignment notebook: Argyle, Sanger get new competition

ARGYLE — Coaches in the former Class 3A who now are in the new Class 4A knew Monday’s biennial UIL realignment would bring plenty of uncertainty.

Basketball roundup: Wildcats upend Falcons

LAKE DALLAS — Tied going into the final quarter, Guyer was able to outlast Lake Dallas 48-43 on Friday to improve to 9-2 in District 5-4A.

Basketball notebook: Lady Cats after share of 9-3A title

At this point in the season, there are three types of basketball teams — teams fighting for playoff seeding, teams fighting for a playoff berth and teams fighting for pride.

Basketball: Indians down Bobcats from long range

KRUM — The camouflage-clad Sanger fans pitched a camouflage tent in the corner of Krum’s Bennie Enis Gym on Tuesday night, well beyond the 3-point line.

Basketball roundup: Falcons nip Azle for second 5-4A victory

LAKE DALLAS — Josh Jackson poured in a game-best 26 points and the Lake Dallas boys defeated Azle 56-53 for their second District 5-4A win.

Basketball notebook: Argyle girls face test in battle for first place

Most girls basketball teams across the state are approaching the halfway point of their district schedules, and not many schools can claim what Argyle can.

Roundup: Sanger defeats Krum in District 9-3A opener

SANGER — Joseph Clark’s 17 points anchored Sanger in a 55-43 win over Krum late Friday night in the District 9-3A opener for both schools.

Girls basketball: Toughness delivers

KRUM — Midway through Tuesday night’s game against Decatur, Krum coach Lana Degelia hollered across the court to sophomore center Kylee Myers and asked for more toughness.

Basketball roundup: Ryan splits at tourney

THE COLONY — The Ryan Raiders dropped their third straight game at The Colony tournament Saturday before beating Garland Naaman Forest 58-54.

Basketball roundup: Guyer whips North Crowley in Whataburger Tournament

HALTOM CITY — Guyer thumped North Crowley 69-46 on Friday to advance to the consolation semifinals of Orange bracket play in the Whataburger Tournament.

Football: Heard, Sadler earn honors

The two players who performed well on the state’s biggest stage and brought home state championships were named the top players in their respective districts.

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Boys basketball: Lions maul Bobcats

PONDER — It’s not always easy being at the top of the mountain, but Ponder showed no signs of slowing down Wednesday in a 68-34 win over Krum.

High schools: Moving up

At the moment, the Guyer football team is focused on defending its Class 4A Division I state championship, but after what they hope is a Dec. 20 title game at AT&T Stadium, the Wildcats will shift their attention.

Girls basketball: Krum wins three of four at tourney

WICHITA FALLS — Krum capped Saturday’s action in the Fantasy of Lights Tournament with wins over Wichita Falls and Amarillo Palo Duro.