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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FRISCO — It’s been a long, frustrating two days for Krum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SANGER — The Sanger Indians almost gave away their District 9-3A home opener Tuesday night against rival Krum.
Ponder’s Chris Aivaliotis almost came away with a state championship victory in Saturday’s Texas High School Powerlifting Association Division III championships.
KRUM — The Krum Bobcats erupted for nine third-inning runs Thursday in a 12-0 win over Marietta (Okla.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HALTOM CITY — Guyer thumped North Crowley 69-46 on Friday to advance to the consolation semifinals of Orange bracket play in the Whataburger Tournament.