Volleyball: Lake Dallas to host preseason tournament

CORINTH — Lake Dallas will host a preseason tournament Saturday, two days before teams from all classifications are allowed to hold their first organized regular-season workouts.

Softball: Lake Dallas promotes Tramp to head coach

CORINTH — Lake Dallas has hired a familiar face as its new softball coach.

Football: Lake Dallas’ Haehn confirms ACL tear, surgery

CORINTH – Lake Dallas quarterback Dagan Haehn tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the Falcons’ spring game earlier this month and has already had surgery in hopes of returning for part of his senior season.

Football: With Haehn injured, young QB shines in Falcons’ spring game

CORINTH – The last thing that Lake Dallas quarterback Dagan Haehn wanted was to stand on the sidelines instead of playing in the Falcons’ spring game.

Baseball: Falcons fall to Boswell in decisive Game 3

ARGYLE — It was clear Saturday that Saginaw Boswell had Lake Dallas’ number no matter who was pitching.

Baseball: Tom’s walk-off hit saves Falcons

ARGYLE — As far as poor outings go, Lake Dallas ace Tristan Tom ranked his performance on the mound Friday as one of the worst of his high school career. The only saving grace was that he made up for it at the plate.

Softball: Burleson ends Lady Falcons’ season

BURLESON — The Lake Dallas softball season came to an abrupt end Friday night, as it was swept in a Class 5A Region I area-round playoff series by Burleson with a 4-2 loss at Prosper and a 7-6 defeat at Burleson in Game 2.

Softball: Lake Dallas thrashes Saginaw Chisholm Trail

COLLEYVILLE — The Lake Dallas Lady Falcons literally got off to a lights-out start. After plating five runs in the first inning, the lights shut off, causing a 10-minute delay of play with Lady Falcons starting pitcher Chrisa Head down 3-0 in the count.

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Football: Edwards leads trio of local hopefuls in 2015 NFL Draft

Mario Edwards Jr. isn’t the type of guy who is used to playing the waiting game. As a national-championship-winning defensive end at Florida State, and before that as a standout for Ryan, Edwards regularly chased down those who tried to elude him and didn’t let many escape his clutches.

Baseball: Birdville grounds Falcons

CORINTH — Tristan Tom’s bad night began well before Wednesday’s game between Lake Dallas and Birdville actually began. The Lake Dallas ace was participating in pregame warmups when he was drilled by a ball above his left eye, requiring butterfly stitches.

Football: Replacing Tauaefa a spring focus for Falcons

CORINTH — Lake Dallas coach Michael Young will keep a close watch on his defensive line when spring football practices begin today, now that Josiah Tauaefa isn’t plugging up holes.

Baseball roundup: Liberty slips past TCA, 6-5

ARGYLE — Liberty Christian narrowly escaped with a 6-5 victory over Addison Trinity Christian on Friday night.

Soccer: Lake Dallas falls to Birdville in OT

SOUTHLAKE — For Lake Dallas, the old adage that it’s hard to beat a team three times in a season is all too true.The Lady Falcons had swept their regular-season series with District 6-5A bunkmate Birdville...

High school soccer playoffs resume tonight

The Denton Broncos and Lake Dallas Lady Falcons will try to secure berths in the Class 5A Region I soccer tournament tonight in the regional quarterfinal round of the UIL state playoffs.

Girls soccer: Lady Falcons shine late, oust Arlington Heights

JUSTIN — Scoreless at halftime, Lake Dallas changed sides and changed the momentum of the game with the wind at its back for a 2-0 win over Fort Worth Arlington Heights in the area round of the Class 5A Region I playoffs Friday.

Girls soccer: Lady Falcons thump Lady Broncos

The past three games between Denton (14-4-2, 9-4-1) and Lake Dallas (14-5-2, 10-2) were scoreless defensive struggles. Friday flipped that script, with Lake Dallas taking control early and dominating at Denton for a 3-0 win in the Class 5A Region 1 Bi-District playoff game.

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Soccer: Prepare for postseason

The Denton High School soccer programs are on the rise. With two new coaches at the helm, the boys’ team clinched its first district title since 2007 under Ryan Dunlevy in his first season with the squad, and the girls’ team made the playoffs for the first time since 2009 under Rocky Monk in his second season with the team.

Girls basketball: Lake Dallas stunned in playoff loss to Azle

JUSTIN — With 56 seconds remaining, puzzled faces filled the Lake Dallas bench and stands as a series of unfortunate events unfolded. Azle’s Payton Berger made two clutch game-winning shots in the last minute en route to a 43-42 win against the Lady Falcons on Monday in the Class 5A Playoffs.

Girls soccer: Defense rules for Denton, Lake Dallas

In each team’s final test before district play, Denton and Lake Dallas played to a scoreless tie Friday at Bronco Field. After shutting out Decatur 10-0 on Jan. 13, Denton senior goalkeeper Peyton Lenaburg...

Boys soccer: Denton only area team to prevail

Denton’s boys soccer team defeated Prosper 1-0 on Friday on the second day of the Iron Bridge Classic in Denton.

Boys soccer: All three DISD teams to take on Iron Bridge

The Iron Bridge Classic boys soccer tournament has gone through several changes since it was started by Guyer coach Cody Schroeder in the 2007 season. When the ninth annual event kicks off today, it will see perhaps the biggest change yet in a big development for the Denton school district, as it will feature all three DISD high schools for the first time.

Boys basketball: Falcons come up short at home

CORINTH — Lake Dallas lived by its long-range shooting early in Tuesday’s District 6-5A game against Fort Worth Eastern Hills. The problem was all of that crisp 3-point magic ran its course by halftime.

Basketball roundup: Falcons take 6-5A opener

CORINTH — Lake Dallas won its District 6-5A debut, topping Fort Worth Carter-Riverside 49-41 on Friday.

Football: All-district lists full of area talent

Several Denton-area football players were honored by their respective districts’ coaches for their performance in the district portions of their seasons.

Boys basketball: Visiting Broncos hold off Falcons

CORINTH — Holding a 32-19 lead at halftime, Denton seemed as if it had figured out the Lake Dallas Falcons, who couldn’t contain the Broncos’ fast-paced transition game.

Basketball roundup: Lions move into tourney final

DECATUR — Ponder routed tournament host Decatur 71-45 on Friday to earn a spot in the championship game, to be held at 7 p.m. today.

Volleyball: Six from area make all-state

Despite the fact that no Denton-area teams finished the volleyball season with the ultimate prize, a handful of area players had a big reason to celebrate Thursday when the Texas Girls Coaches Association released its all-state teams.

Volleyball: Hill, Keenan named district MVPs

Emily Hill had several goals entering her junior season at Guyer, and the outside hitter nailed one of them by finishing the regular season as the kills leader among Class 6A players in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Basketball roundup: Lady Raiders rout Fort Worth Southwest

The Ryan Lady Raiders grabbed a 25-point first-quarter lead en route to a 55-28 win over Fort Worth Southwest on Tuesday.

Football: Wichita Falls eliminates Lake Dallas

SPRINGTOWN — A 14-0 lead in the first quarter seemed comfortable enough for a Lake Dallas team that rolled into the Class 5A playoffs. But the Falcons hadn’t played a team like Wichita Falls since Week 1.

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Football: Brewer, Holder give Lake Dallas balance

Lake Dallas wide receiver Keegan Brewer is focused on scoring touchdowns. He’s just never kept track. Brewer, a junior, was floored when he heard the numbers — 21 touchdowns, 18 of them receiving — earlier this week. Coupled with his 1,002 yards, he is ranked fifth in the Dallas-Fort Worth area among Class 5A receivers heading into Friday’s Region I Division II bi-district tilt against Wichita Falls — slated for 7:30 p.m. at Springtown.

Signings: Argyle’s Keenan officially a Red Raider

ARGYLE – As Argyle volleyball coach Clark Oberle stood up to introduce Katy Keenan during a signing ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, he reminisced with the crowd about his star player’s first college offer, which he said came from Baylor the summer before Keenan’s freshman year.

Volleyball: Lake Dallas falls short in playoffs

JUSTIN — The Lake Dallas volleyball team’s season ended in a three-set loss to Aledo in the Division 5A regional quarterfinals on Tuesday, although it wasn’t for lack of effort.

Volleyball: Four area teams remain in playoffs

High school volleyball playoffs continue this week with four area teams remaining as the regional quarterfinal round begins Tuesday.

Football: Ten area teams still alive

The UIL and TAPPS playoffs get underway this week, and the Denton area will be well represented with 10 teams securing berths in the battle for state titles.

Football: Falcons hang on to win 6-5A title

FORT WORTH — It wasn’t pretty, but Lake Dallas finished its district schedule undefeated. The Falcons (9-1, 6-0 District 6-5A) defeated the Fort Worth Dunbar Wildcats 45-36 on Thursday, capping an undefeated run through the district with their ninth consecutive win overall to claim the 6-5A championship. The win also gives the Falcons a top seed in the Class 5A Division II playoffs.

Volleyball: Lady Falcons rally

ARGYLE — Denton looked to be headed in the right direction, taking a two-set lead over Lake Dallas in a Class 5A bi-district playoff match Tuesday, but an injury to one of the Lady Broncos’ top hitters shook their confidence and sent the Argyle gym into silence. The Lady Falcons refocused, seized the momentum, fought through a closely contested third set and rode it to three straight set wins for a 10-25, 23-25, 30-28, 25-22, 15-10 victory to advance to the area round.

Football: Falcons pop Parrots, 59-35

CORINTH — It was senior night at Lake Dallas Friday when the Falcons matched up against Fort Worth Polytechnic. But it was a pair of juniors who led the Falcons to another big victory.

Volleyball: Area teams ready for playoffs

While several area volleyball teams are gearing up to face unfamiliar foes in the first round of playoffs, two know one another all too well and are set on a collision course.

Volleyball notebook: Guyer pouring on coal in 5-6A

Guyer has been so dominant in District 5-6A that, with just two matches left in the regular season, it’s easy to assume that much of the pressure is off the shoulders of the Lady Wildcats.

Football: Fast start fuels Falcons in Fort Worth frolic

FORT WORTH — Lake Dallas defeated another Fort Worth opponent Thursday, but it wasn’t as easy as the final score indicated.

Football: Brewer scores five TDs as Falcons upend Birdville

LAKE DALLAS — Keegan Brewer finally had a coming out party, and it was at the expense of the Birdville Hawks. The junior wide receiver scored five touchdowns — three through the air and two on the ground — and made a key fourth-quarter interception as Lake Dallas beat the Hawks, 47-26 Friday at Falcon Field.

Volleyball: Denton focused on this season

Denton coach Danielle Kading insists this season isn’t about redemption for the Lady Broncos. Prior to Friday’s key District 5-5A match against Saginaw Boswell, Kading said she was reminded that her team had a chance at redemption against the Lady Pioneers — who ousted Denton in the first round of last year’s Class 4A playoffs. That was the least of Kading’s concerns, though.

Football: Lake Dallas dominates in victory

FORT WORTH — On Lake Dallas’ first offensive play, Keegan Brewer caught a 76-yard touchdown pass. On the second, Courtenay Holder cut back to the middle of the field for a 58-yard rushing score. The rest of the night went like that, too.

Football: Falcons open district play with win over Grapevine

CORINTH — Courtenay Holder wasted no time making an impact in his team’s district opener. The junior running back, a week after scoring five touchdowns, went 74 yards on the first play of the game for a Lake Dallas touchdown, and the Falcons never looked back in their 49-21 win over Grapevine.

Football: Holder powers Falcons to victory

CORINTH — What looked like an easy 48 minutes for Lake Dallas turned into a slugfest against Dallas Kimball in the home opener for the Falcons on Friday, but the hosts prevailed with a 49-34 win that saw Courtenay Holder hit paydirt five times.

Football notebook: Falcons learn from miscues

Lake Dallas has won its past two games in fairly convincing fashion. The season opener, however, didn’t go quite so well for the Falcons, and a lot of their misfortune that night against Frisco Wakeland came on their own accord.

Volleyball notebook: Ryan, Guyer battle in district

The last time Ryan and Guyer played each other, Addie Mack was seated on the Ryan bench. Mack was an assistant coach for the Lady Raiders for eight seasons before she got her chance to become a coach at the school across town. Aside from the rekindling of the Guyer-Ryan rivalry, the upcoming District 5-6A contest is extra special for the Guyer coach.

Football: Turnovers aid Falcon win

LUCAS — The Lake Dallas Falcons forced five Lucas Lovejoy turnovers and Falcon junior quarterback Dagan Haehn threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 106 yards in a 35-17 Falcon win Friday at Leopard Stadium.

Football: Big plays key Lake Dallas victory

FRISCO — Lake Dallas mixed a big-play offense with timely plays on defense to pick up its first win of the season, defeating Frisco Centennial 56-35 on Friday night at Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium.