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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FORT WORTH — Lake Dallas defeated another Fort Worth opponent Thursday, but it wasn’t as easy as the final score indicated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lake Dallas coach Michael Young has plenty of reasons to be excited and optimistic as the Falcons begin football workouts today. For starters, a lot of his sophomore starters from a 6-4 2013 campaign are now juniors with more experience under their belts. Also, while there are not a ton of new faces on the roster, the Falcons have fresh faces to go up against once the season begins in less than three weeks.
Argyle coach Clark Oberle’s program has reached a level where success is always expected. In 2012, that success reached new heights when the Lady Eagles made it to the Class 3A state championship game, before falling in five sets to Abilene Wylie. Last season, the Lady Eagles lost in the third round of the playoffs to eventual state champions Decatur and were the only team to take a postseason set from Decatur in their five-set defeat.
DALLAS — Oklahoma right tackle Daryl Williams stopped in front of his booth at Big 12 media days on Tuesday. The former Lake Dallas standout stood next to a tall sign bearing his name and a photo of the offensive lineman. Williams stood tall alongside the two-dimensional version of himself for a photo and was chided by his quarterback for not smiling wide enough.
Lake Dallas junior Megan Turner was initially nervous about the opportunity to train where the nation’s Olympians train.
Argyle was one disputed call away from winning a state 7-on-7 tournament championship in 2013.
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.
CORINTH — It’s enough of a positive for Lake Dallas coach Michael Young that he has a returning quarterback who threw for 29 touchdowns and nearly 2,000 yards as a sophomore.
AUSTIN — Jalen Hunter had hoped for bigger things in his final high school track meet on Friday night at Mike A. Myers Stadium, but after a disappointing day for the Tennessee-bound hurdler, the Guyer senior capped his career with a silver medal.
GRAPEVINE — Lake Dallas senior Jackson Owens did everything he could to make sure Saturday was not his final high school game.
CORINTH — Lake Dallas was hanging on to its playoff life by a thread late Friday night at Falcon Field.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Lake Dallas coach John Tompkins knew his team might need some time to break the ice in its Region I-4A bi-district playoff series against Birdville on Thursday.
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.
CORINTH — Lake Dallas knew roughly the number of wins it needed in District 5-4A play to avoid sitting out the playoffs for the second straight year.
CORINTH — A big game between two teams tied for second place in the District 5-4A standings was decided in the top of the fifth inning — in more ways than one.
CORINTH — Chrisa Head allowed just two hits and no runs on the mound and hit a home run Friday to lead Lake Dallas past Wichita Falls Rider 10-0 in five innings.
LITTLE ELM — The Guyer track programs won’t be missed in the coming years by their District 5-4A foes. The Guyer boys took the District 5-4A title Tuesday at Little Elm Athletic Complex, winning their fifth straight team title as a 4A program, while the Guyer girls rolled to their seventh straight in Class 4A. The boys and girls won by 80 and 109 points, respectively.