Falcons’ Tompkins headed to Denton

One of the most successful coaches at Lake Dallas will not return for the 2016-17 school year, as head baseball coach John Tompkins turned in his resignation Tuesday.

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.

Two Falcons made top all-district selections

Lake Dallas never could quite solve the Grapevine problem on the baseball diamond this past season, as the Mustangs swept the Falcons in district play before eliminating them in the Class 5A Region I finals en route to the state championship.

Former Lake Dallas player signed by Chicago Bears

Dalyn Williams has long played football with a chip on his shoulder and with a willingness to prove his worth as an undersized quarterback.

Falcons miss out on state berth with loss

DALLAS — This season was a complete turnaround for Lake Dallas after losing in the first round last year. But with a trip to state on the line, the Falcons were outgunned by an opponent they knew all too well.

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In a pickle

DALLAS — Lake Dallas’ wild playoff run may end one round shy of the state tournament if its longstanding struggles with Grapevine continue. Not only were the Falcons held to four hits Friday in a battle of District 6-5A rivals, but they had two costly errors and trailed early before Grapevine’s Ryan Drake smashed a two-run home run as part of a five-run fifth inning to send Game 1 of the Class 5A Region I final spiraling out of control in a 9-2 loss at Dallas Baptist.

Long time coming

Lake Dallas has a chance this weekend to do something it hasn’t done in nearly 20 years. Standing in its way is a team it has yet to figure out.

Baseball: Falcons turn two often in capping sweep

ABILENE — Lake Dallas relied heavily on its offense to pull off two miraculous comebacks in the last week. On Saturday, quick-thinking defense kept the Falcons from needing another late rally.

Baseball: Falcons take Game 1 with another rally

ABILENE — A week after pulling off an improbable walk-off win to reach this weekend’s fourth round of the Class 5A playoffs, Lake Dallas again owned its final half-inning — this time rallying with four runs in the top of the seventh to stun Lubbock Cooper 6-4 in Game 1 of a Region I semifinal series at Abilene Christian’s Crutcher Scott Field.

Grinding out wins

CORINTH — Grant Landry was crunched in a sea of teammates Saturday following one of the bigger playoff wins in recent Lake Dallas baseball history.

Soccer: Lake Dallas nabs state title winning coach

Lake Dallas has hired a state title winning coach to lead its girls soccer program.

Baseball: Boulware’s walk-off sends Lake Dallas to semifinals

DALLAS — No one needed to tell Christian Boulware how crucial his next at-bat was Saturday. The situation was clear and what all baseball players live for — bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh of a tie game. Boulware wasted little time, jumping on the fourth pitch he saw for a walk-off single to hand Lake Dallas an 8-7 win against Fort Worth Arlington Heights in Game 2 of a Class 5A Region I quarterfinal.

Baseball: Falcons soar to run-rule win in Game 1

DALLAS — The playoff road typically becomes harder to navigate the deeper a team gets into the bracket. Lake Dallas made Game 1 of its Class 5A Region I quarterfinal series look easy, albeit against an...

Football: Key Falcons show work

CORINTH — Lake Dallas knew it had a lot of work to do offensively heading into spring practice. That comes with the territory when a couple of dynamic playmakers depart after decorated careers.

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.

Football: Guyer, Lake Dallas spring games today

Guyer fans will get a glimpse of their future under center tonight as the Wildcats wrap up spring football with their annual spring game, with kickoff set for 6:45 p.m. at Guyer.

Baseball: Lake Dallas advances

FORT WORTH — If there was ever a hero for Lake Dallas in its best-of-three Class 5A Region I area-round playoff series against Burleson Centennial, it was Drew Karp. In Game 1, Karp hit the winning run...

Baseball: Falcons upend Spartans in Game 1

FORT WORTH — The Lake Dallas Falcons continue to stay resilient and, most importantly, responsive to their opponents throughout the playoffs.

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Baseball: Falcons sweep Boswell from Class 5A playoffs

JUSTIN — Perhaps all Lake Dallas needed was a wake-up call.

Softball: Lady Falcons fall

FORT WORTH — After playing cat and mouse through three innings, Burleson Centennial caught on to what Lake Dallas pitcher Autumn Graham was doing.

Golf: Argyle leads boys’ state tournament by four

AUSTIN — Defending champion Argyle didn’t run away with the boys’ title on the first day of Class 4A State Golf Championship on Monday at the North Course of Onion Creek Club, but the Eagles established themselves as the team to beat despite less-than-stellar rounds from several of its top players.

Softball: Lake Dallas defeated

LEWISVILLE — Lake Dallas and Grapevine were tied in District 6-5A with 9-3 records, so each team agreed to add another district game to its schedule, vying for the No. 2 seed.

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Golf: Howard secures first for coach

CORINTH — Lake Dallas golf coach Joseph Kysiak has been in the business awhile at a few stops.

Softball: Lady Falcons get no-hit

CORINTH — Birdville junior Callie Burris tossed a no-hitter in a 12-0 shutout of Lake Dallas on Friday.

Golf: Falcons’ Howard headed to state golf tournament

After shooting a 74 on Wednesday that was good for a second-place tie entering the final round of the Class 5A Region I tournament at the Rawls Course in Lubbock, Lake Dallas’ Amy Howard backed that performance up with an 80 for a two-day total of 154.

Baseball: Falcons squander chance to upend Birdville

CORINTH — Lake Dallas coach John Tompkins called Tuesday’s game against Birdville the ugliest home game his team has played in the last five years. Still, the Falcons had a chance to come away with a win.

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Lake Dallas defensive back Kobe Boyce commits to Texas

Kobe Boyce has lived in Corinth his entire life, but Lake Dallas football coach Michael Young just recently got to know him.

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Soccer: Denton girls oust Lake Dallas

When Denton and Lake Dallas met in the bi-district round of the playoffs a season ago, the veteran Lady Falcons blitzed the untested Lady Broncos in the first half and rolled to a 3-0 victory. Holding a bit more experience and plenty of motivation, it was Denton that was able to turn the tables a year later.

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Soccer: Seasons on line as playoffs start with Denton-Lake Dallas

As the Denton-area slate of playoff soccer kicks off today, Denton and Lake Dallas are set to rekindle a rivalry that saw the Lady Falcons end the Lady Broncos’ season 3-0 in the first round a year ago.

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Baseball: Argyle ready to defend its crown

ARGYLE — Connor Mushinski was unflappable on the mound for Argyle in last year’s Class 4A title game, and by the end of that night, he was hoisting an MVP trophy. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of...

Girls basketball: Lake Dallas ousted as late rally is not enough

BOWIE — Lake Dallas’ odds were long entering Monday night’s Class 5A playoff opener against Wichita Falls Rider.

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Softball: With veteran lineup, Krum ready for state push

Krum coach Stacey Lucas didn’t say it’s state or bust this season. But her team certainly looks the part.

Girls basketball: Postseason kicks off Monday, Tuesday for area teams

For eight Denton-area girls basketball teams, the win-and-advance season, better known as the UIL state playoffs, gets under way today and tomorrow.

Basketball: Falcons fall short in bid to nab berth

CORINTH — Heading into Lake Dallas’ final regular-season game, the Falcons were in fourth place in District 6-5A and in control of their own destiny.

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Lake Dallas' Williams 'blessed' to be playing for the NFL title

Daryl Williams remembers sitting down around this time last year with his then-fiancée, agent and a few friends to watch the Patriots and Seahawks in the Super Bowl. At the time, Williams was just another NFL hopeful, with the draft several months away.

Boys soccer: Argyle shuts out Falcons

ARGYLE — Argyle didn’t create near the opportunities that Lake Dallas did on offense Tuesday, but the Eagles managed to do the one thing their opponent couldn’t, and that’s finish.

Football: Denton’s Scott, Polley make 5A first team

In one of the most prolific years of playoff runs for teams in the Denton area, two players from Denton and one from Lake Dallas were named to The Associated Press’ Class 5A all-state team Wednesday.

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Football: Falcons ousted in triple-overtime thriller

ALLEN — In the overtime period of Friday’s state semifinal game between Lake Dallas and Frisco Lone Star, the Rangers were scoring touchdowns with relative ease. And each time Lone Star scored and put the ball in the Falcons’ court, they kept finding more miraculous ways to answer.

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Hobbled Haehn powers through

ALLEN — There were no words Dagan Haehn could say about his final game as quarterback for Lake Dallas. His performance on the field Friday night in the Class 5A Division II state semifinal said it all.

Football: Falcons welcome challenge

CORINTH — Before the 2015 season began, Lake Dallas coach Michael Young was trying to find nondistrict games for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Football: Teacher vs. student: Familiar faces battle against each another in playoffs

The Carrollton Newman Smith football team of 1998 won only two games and missed the playoffs. “We didn't have a whole lot of highs,” remembers one of the team leaders, a hard-hitting linebacker named Jeff...

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Football: Falcons advance to semis

ARLINGTON — Relief. That’s what quarterback Dagan Haehn felt on the sideline as the Lake Dallas defense made a game-clinching stop on fourth down to advance to the Class 5A Division II semifinals for the first time Saturday at AT&T Stadium.

Football: Falcons one win from semis

CORINTH — With each passing win, the Lake Dallas football team is setting a new benchmark for deepest playoff run in program history, and today it’ll try to push it one round further to the Class 5A Division II state semifinals with a win against Everman.

Lake Dallas dominates El Paso Eastlake

MIDLAND — The Lake Dallas football team now has reached heights never before seen in program history.

Falcons scoot past Burleson

BEDFORD — The Lake Dallas defense allowed Burleson to drive the ball to the red zone, but facing a fourth-and-13, it needed a stop. As Burleson quarterback Preston Paden dropped back, it quickly became apparent he had no chance. The pocket collapsed, and several Lake Dallas defenders reached Paden with enough force that his helmet popped off and skittered backward 5 feet for a turnover on downs. Already up by two touchdowns, Lake Dallas cruised the rest of the way for a 35-14 win on Friday at Pennington Field.

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Falcons prey on Bears, 49-14

JUSTIN — It’s been three years since Lake Dallas advanced past the second round of the playoffs. In other words, nobody on the team has been here before. The Falcons made it that far Friday, beating Fort Worth Brewer 49-14 in a Class 5A Division II bi-district playoff game at Justin’s Northwest ISD Stadium. They’ll play Burleson next week.

Falcons roll past Dunbar

CORINTH — The Lake Dallas Falcons remember last year’s first-round playoff loss. After holding a 14-0 lead in the first half, everything seemed to snowball against them: injuries, bad red zone offense and a Wichita Falls team playing its best football.

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Volleyball: Healthy Dozier helps Denton avenge last year's loss to Falcons

Nearly a year ago to the day, Denton and Lake Dallas faced off in a thrilling Class 5A bi-district playoff match. The Lady Broncos led by two sets before Kenzie Dozier collided with a teammate and was forced from the match. With Dozier’s head in her hands on the bench, the Lady Falcons rallied for a five-set victory.

Lake Dallas preps for postseasonwith sweep

TROPHY CLUB — The Lake Dallas Lady Falcons were looking forward to their match against District 6-5A foe Birdville Lady Hawks, where the victor would finish second place and the loser would finish third. The district seeding match was rather lopsided in favor of the Lady Falcons.

Lake Dallas cruises past FW Polytechnic

FORT WORTH — In a game like Friday’s, Lake Dallas coach Michael Young’s game plan is simple: Play sharp, do the little things correctly and stay healthy. Lake Dallas (7-2, 5-0) cruised past Fort Worth Polytechnic (0-10) with a 62-3 win at Scarborough-Handley Field. Senior quarterback Dagan Haehn led the way, completing 10 of his 15 attempts for 236 yards and five touchdowns.