Volleyball: All-district lists honor area standouts

Denton-area volleyball players were represented well on their respective all-district teams. The select players are chosen by district coaches, who consider their performance during district play.

Sweetwater gets revenge against Krum

STEPHENVILLE — Sweetwater sought and gained revenge on Friday night at Tarleton State University’s Memorial Stadium. Sweetwater’s dual-threat quarterback Chris Thompson — who was injured in last season’s playoff loss to Krum — was the difference maker for the Mustangs. Thompson rushed 13 times for 90 yards and four first-half touchdowns en route to a 40-14 win to secure a Class 4A Region II area championship. The win advances the Mustangs to a regional quarterfinal matchup against Glen Rose.

Argyle advances in Region II but Krum falls short

MESQUITE — For the second year in a row, district rivals Argyle and Krum advanced to the Class 4A Region II tournament knowing they could end up facing off for the right to go to state — provided that both teams could win their respective semifinal matches Friday. Once again, that would-be encounter will not happen.

Krum easily ousts Waxahachie Life as Sweetwater looms

COPPELL — After pulling off a somewhat shocking run to the regional final a year ago, Krum began its postseason run on Thursday night at Buddy Echols Field. In what seemed like nothing more than a prelude to what is sure to be a heated rematch next week, the Bobcats made quick work of Waxahachie Life with a 35-11 victory as they pulled most of their starters after three quarters with a 35-0 lead.

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Signing notebook: Day features commitments from area sports

The Guyer girls golf program saw three of its players sign their national letters of intent to play college golf on Wednesday afternoon.

Krum ousts Decatur in four sets to advance to regionals

JUSTIN — Krum coach Lynn Larson called senior Courtnie Roberts out of a class Monday to discuss a slight change to her offensive rotation to prepare for a third meeting with fellow District 9-4A member Decatur. The simple move was to move Roberts — who usually plays on the front row — to the back row. It made a world of difference for the Lady Cats, who defeated the Lady Eagles 25-17, 25-16, 22-25, 25-22 at Justin Northwest on Tuesday.

Teams 1 win from regional tourneys

The Argyle Lady Eagles, Krum Lady Cats and the Ponder Lady Lions all have several things in common heading into tonight’s regional quarterfinal round of the UIL state volleyball playoffs.

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Krum wraps district title with unbeaten league mark

KRUM — The Krum Bobcats keep racking up firsts. After making their deepest run to the playoffs a season ago, the Bobcats backed that up by going undefeated in District 3-4A on the way to the program’s first district title.

Roberts refocuses Krum to four-set win over Celina

AUBREY — After two sets of Thursday’s area-round playoff match against Celina, it looked like Krum was well on its way to a sweep and a spot in the Class 4A Region II quarterfinals.

Volleyball: Five area teams still alive in UIL playoffs

Five Denton-area volleyball teams, three from District 9-4A, remain alive in the UIL state playoffs as teams head into the second round of games. Four area representatives will be in action tonight, while the Ryan Lady Raiders play their area-round game Friday.

Krum rolls to bi-district win

IRVING — As soon as junior Rhett Robinson ripped an ace for Krum’s final point, it was a clear message to future playoff opponents that the Lady Bobcats are primed to make a deep playoff run.

Volleyball: Championship quests start this week for area teams

Eight Denton-area teams have their focus squarely set on a championship run when the UIL state volleyball playoffs begin this week.

Krum closes in on District 3-4A title

GRAHAM — The Krum defense came up with possibly the play of the year as the Bobcats moved one step closer to the District 3-4A championship Friday night with a 42-35 victory against the Graham Steers.

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Krum football players Raymond Barrington, left, Justus Martinez, center, and Everett Gunnoe have been selected to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl on Dec. 22 at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium. The three were honored at a ceremony Friday before the Krum-Bridgeport game.

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New match, same story

ARGYLE — As good as Krum is, Argyle is better. In a rematch of state powers Tuesday, No. 6 Argyle got 25 kills from Halee Van Poppel and 14 more from Allison White — who also chipped in five service aces and three blocks — to fend off No. 8 Krum in a wild 25-13, 25-16, 24-26, 25-19 win that was practically a mirror image of last month’s four-set Argyle win.

Krum Bobcats beat Bulls with help of miscues

KRUM — It was a shootout, but costly turnovers by the Bridgeport Bulls let the Krum Bobcats improve to 7-1 after the Bobcats knocked off the Bulls 47-35 on Friday in District 3-4A action.

Krum takes triple-OT thriller

IOWA PARK — Krum’s Brandon Reeves started the scoring Friday night at Hawk Stadium, and he ended it, too. In between was more than three hours of thrilling football between the Bobcats and Iowa Park in a District 3-4A, Division II opener. Krum ended Iowa Park’s bid for a perfect season with a triple-overtime 56-54 victory.

Krum Lady Cats rebound with win against Decatur

KRUM — On Friday night against defending state champion Argyle, Krum’s confidence took a bit of a shot. The Lady Bobcats, who then were ranked No. 1 in the Texas Association of Girls Coaches Class 4A poll — where they’d been for much of the year — were beaten in four sets by battle-tested Argyle.

Krum doubles up Hawks at neutral site

ROYSE CITY — After last week’s win against Carrollton Ranchview, Krum coach Gary Robinson said senior Trent McMillin would see his role as a utility player increase. It didn’t take long for that to ring true as McMillin ignited a second half comeback with a 49-yard touchdown pass as a running back to lead the Bobcats to a 56-28 win against Texarkana Pleasant Grove on Friday night.

Krum keeps rolling versus Ranchview

KRUM — Krum’s offense dazzled in a blowout win last week, and it had no trouble repeating that performance Friday as Brandon Reeves scored five touchdowns to lead the Bobcats to a 41-16 win against Carrollton Ranchview.

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Krum posts 616 yards in whipping Lake Worth

KRUM — With all the makings of a hangover game in place for Krum on Friday night, the Bobcats quickly erased any concern and used a big first quarter to steamroll their way to a bounce-back victory against Lake Worth.

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Sanger upends Krum, 14-6

SANGER — Despite a physically dominant performance by the Krum defense, Sanger regrouped at halftime and pulled out a 14-6 comeback win Friday night.

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Lady Bobcat fight

CORINTH — After dropping consecutive sets to Lake Dallas on Tuesday night, the state’s top-ranked Class 4A team appeared to be on the verge of collapse.

Krum shuts down Wyatt

FORT WORTH — Krum’s defense, laden with senior talent, recorded its second consecutive shutout and fourth shutout in its past six games dating to last season. The Bobcats rolled through their first Class 5A opponent, Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt, 36-0 at Scarborough-Handley Field on Saturday.

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Krum blanks Pilot Point

KRUM — It took a little while for the Krum High School offense to get going, but after a sluggish first quarter, the Bobcats began to find their rhythm en route to a 29-0 victory against Pilot Point High School.

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No. 1 Lady Bobcats spike Brock

KRUM — There will come a point this season when Krum will be tested more frequently than it has been lately. In the meantime, the Lady Bobcats are building some much-needed momentum.

Krum rallies to beat Liberty Christian

ARGYLE — The top-ranked Krum Lady Bobcats had to rally from a two-set deficit Tuesday night to record a five-set 19-25, 15-25, 25-21, 25-21, 15-12 victory against the Liberty Christian Lady Warriors.

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Scrimmages give teams better look at battles

After two weeks of practice, the Braswell Bengals will hit someone other than one another. The Bengals will host Fort Worth Western Hills at 10 a.m. Saturday in a scrimmage at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. It will be an exciting moment for Braswell, whose coaching staff is trying to fit all the puzzle pieces together heading into the team’s inaugural season.

Volleyball roundup: Aubrey opens with home sweep

AUBREY — Aubrey’s Micayla Porter and Katherine Knight combined strong efforts to lead the Lady Chaps to a 25-22, 25-18, 25-21 triumph over the Callisburg Lady Wildcats on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.

Argyle players aware of expectations

ARGYLE — Coach Todd Rodgers didn’t have to tell his football players at Argyle High School what was expected during the first day of fall practice on Monday morning.

Football: Area teams eager to kick off fall practices

Ryan coach Dave Henigan may very well have an easy road ahead. With 15 starters back, the Raiders are experienced, star-studded and among the favorites to compete for a Class 5A state championship.

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Boyzuick, Bridges lead DRC's All-Area results

Neither player reached their program’s high expectation, but Argyle senior Tanner Boyzuick and Krum sophomore Tristan Bridges both stood above their peers on the diamond this past season.

Krum’s Barrington invited to super regional combine

Krum’s Raymond Barrington has been selected to participate in the Blue-Grey Southwest Super Regional Combine on Friday and Saturday at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium.

Softball: Guyer’s Lindgren nabs MVP award on 5-6A team

After spending some time as the state’s top-ranked Class 6A team, Guyer finished second in District 5-6A to eventual state champion Keller, but the Lady Wildcats were well represented on the 5-6A all-district team.

Chaney replacing Lucas at Krum

Bryan Chaney has only two years of experience coaching high school softball, and they were 14 years apart.

Baseball: Celina ends Krum’s year

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.

Softball: Lady Cats ousted in 16 innings

BONHAM — Using a three-run home run to jump out to a 3-0 lead, the Krum Lady Cats looked as if they were headed to a Game 3 in their Class 4A regional semifinal series, but Paris North Lamar had other plans.

Baseball: Krum falls in eight

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.

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Softball: Krum drops series opener

PROSPER — In Thursday’s Class 4A regional semifinal showdown between Krum and Paris North Lamar, stiff pitching was the theme as the best-of-three series began with both pitchers racking up strikeouts.However,...

Baseball/softball: Falcons primed to fly in playoffs

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.

Tennis: Fast start not enough for Argyle’s Hynek at state

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.

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Tennis: Three Lady Cats off to state

From a distance, tennis can seem as simple as hitting a ball back and forth over a net, but underneath there is a serious mental game being played.

Baseball: Knierim, Graham help Bobcats advance

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.

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Softball: Krum rolls past Melissa

FRISCO — Krum catcher Morgan Sebastian never doubted Tristan Bridges would find a way to wiggle out of the tightest of spots early in the Lady Cats’ playoff game against Melissa on Friday night with so much on the line.

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Softball: Lady Cats ace Princeton

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.

Softball: Errors aid Lady Cats in victory

FRISCO — The Krum Lady Cats are hard enough to beat without an opponent making mistakes, but five Princeton errors Friday have Krum on the verge of a Class 4A area championship.

Sign on the line

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.

Baseball: Eagles cruise past Bobcats

ARGYLE — Over the past couple of weeks, Argyle baseball coach Ricky Griffin was waiting for the right time to shake up his batting order.

Basketball: Denton-area trio lands on TABC all-state list

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.