Lady Falcons perform well at weekend clash

GRANBURY — After defeating Keller Fossil Ridge and Saginaw Chisholm Trail on Friday to advance to the gold bracket, the Lake Dallas Lady Falcons continued play in the Granbury Chevrolet Classic on Saturday.

Lady Falcons make Gold Bracket

GRANBURY — The Lake Dallas Lady Falcons got off to a rough start Friday on the second day of the Granbury Chrevrolet Classic but finished strong to advance into today’s Gold Bracket.

Lake Dallas sweeps three

GRANBURY — The Lake Dallas Lady Falcons improved their record to 8-3 on Thursday by sweeping three matches on the opening day of the Granbury Chrevrolet Classic.

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.

Guyer takes 3 of 5 at tourney

The Guyer Lady Wildcats won three of five matches on the last day of the Nike ASC/Ryan Classic with Miles Baker earning a spot on the all-tournament team.

Lake Dallas goes 3-1 at tourney

CARROLLTON — The Lake Dallas Lady Falcons won three of four matches Friday on the first day of the Nike ASC/Ryan Classic.

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.

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.

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.