Several area high school senior student-athletes will be honored tonight and have a chance to earn money for college at the Greater Denton Sports Commission annual awards banquet.
Local area teams will resume their postseason treks today when the University Interscholastic League baseball and softball playoffs resume, starting today.
PLANO — The noonday sun couldn’t outshine the Krum Bobcats on Saturday. In fact, third baseman Zack Hughes was seeing the ball so clearly, he had one of his best hitting performances of the season in leading Krum to a Region II Class 3A area-round championship at John Paul II High School.
The Krum Bobcats had an answer for Thursday’s record-breaking cold — the sizzle on Ty Damron’s fastball. The senior left-hander struck out 17 batters in tossing a no-hitter that led his team to an 11-0 win over Celina in a Class 3A bi-district baseball one-game playoff at Denton High School.
Throughout the track and field season, Ryan coach Janson Head has penciled in different names for the boys 1,600-meter relay.
Argyle and Krum doubles teams have advanced to the state tournament, scheduled for April 29 and 30 in Austin.
Stepping into the gyms at Krum and Ponder, it’s almost impossible to ignore the basketball heritage that has graced the hardwood for decades. This year, both schools enhanced that legacy with deep postseason runs behind the area’s top players. Rachel Wallace of Krum and Clay Morgan of Ponder exhibited on-court prowess that made them the clear choices as the MVPs of this year’s Denton Record-Chronicle All-Area Basketball Team.
KRUM — As far as the district standings were concerned, nothing was at stake in Krum and Frisco Lone Star’s game Tuesday evening. But for two teams entrenched at the top of their districts, it was a chance to squeeze a nondistrict game into their schedules before district battles pick back up.The Bobcats broke the game open early and cruised to an 8-4 victory over the Rangers on a chilly night.
In what was a historic year for the Guyer program, and the best one in recent memory for Denton, the District 5-4A all-district team had plenty of representation from both teams following successful 2012-13 campaigns.
The Krum Lady Cats were well-represented on the 9-3A all-district team after making their second state tournament appearance in school history.
KRUM — As Krum’s boys and girls packed their belongings into the tennis team’s white school van for this weekend’s Texas Tennis Coaches Association Class 3A state tournament, sophomore Mackenzie Ripple was set to start the second leg of her three-week triathlon.
Krum had three lifters earn top-five finishes in the regional powerlifting meet on Saturday at S&S Consolidated in Sadler.
AUSTIN — Throughout the fourth quarter Thursday afternoon, fans in a sea of blue in the corner of the University of Texas’ Frank Erwin Center anxiously sat to see if Krum could muster its third comeback in as many games in the Class 3A state basketball semifinals.
KRUM — Driving away from Interstate 35 and down FM1173, the signs marking the Krum girls basketball team’s run to the Class 3A state tournament are far from metaphorical.
The Krum Lady Cats and the Liberty Christian boys and girls are just two victories away from reaching their ultimate goals — winning state championships — when they compete later this week in state tournaments.
Krum sophomore Mackenzie Ripple advanced to her second state weightlifting meet after a first-place finish Saturday in a regional meet at Wylie.
COMMERCE — The most important statistic of Friday night’s Class 3A Region II girls basketball semifinal between Krum and Texarkana Liberty-Eylau wasn’t the amount of points anybody scored.
Fans of Denton school district basketball once again will be able to gather in one place to watch their teams in the playoffs tonight when the Denton and Guyer boys play in an area-round doubleheader — three days after both teams won in a bi-district doubleheader.
In the final two games of the season, Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard showed that he was one of the state’s top players while leading the Wildcats to their first state title — a playoff run capped by a come-from-behind win over Georgetown in the Class 4A Division I final.
The UIL state basketball playoffs will be in full swing tonight with boys teams battling in bi-district action while the girls head into the regional quarterfinals.
KRUM — Before three minutes had elapsed off the scoreboard Friday at Bennie Ennis Gym, Krum girls coach Lana Degelia had seen enough.
Krum may have moved from Class 2A to 3A, but that hasn’t stopped the Lady Cats from becoming one of the state’s top teams.
It was another banner year in sports in the Denton area. Johnny Jones, arguably the most high-profile coach of the most successful sport at North Texas, left for LSU, forcing the Mean Green to replace both its men’s and women’s basketball coaches at the same time.
THE COLONY — The Ryan Raiders fell 60-25 to Pearland in The Colony tournament Saturday night.
Guyer’s state championship was cemented by star quarterback Jerrod Heard, and the All-District 5-4A roster reflects the junior’s efforts throughout the season. Heard and the Wildcats were well represented when the all-district team was released.
Ryan senior guard Teana Ogden returned to the lineup Friday afternoon when the Lady Raiders hosted Krum, the No. 6 team in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ Class 3A poll.
EULESS — Miles Crawford had a 17-point effort to lead Guyer to a 44-39 victory over Euless Trinity.