Football: Wakeland downs Lake Dallas in shootout

FRISCO — Lake Dallas never recovered from a rough start in their season opener Friday night against Frisco Wakeland.

Volleyball: Camillo’s legacy key for Argyle

ARGYLE — Argyle senior middle blocker Katy Keenan was surrounded by constant reminders of her former mentor during the annual volleyball tournament Argyle hosted last year.

Volleyball: Lake Dallas dominates R.L. Turner

CORINTH — Lake Dallas came out swinging in Tuesday’s nondistrict match against Carrollton R.L. Turner and, despite showing some flashes of inconsistency, was never threatened in a 25-7, 25-18, 25-12 win.

Volleyball roundup: Lady Raiders sweep Denison

DENISON — The Ryan Lady Raiders claimed a sweep of host Denison on Friday, winning 25-22, 25-15, 25-21.

Volleyball: Good golly, Nolly

SANGER — It’s safe to say the addition of Adrianna Nolly couldn’t have played out any better for Lake Dallas.

Volleyball roundup: Lady Falcons have 2-2 outing

GARLAND — Lake Dallas played four matches on the first day of the Garland tournament, winning a pair and losing in the other two.

Football: New districts mean new opportunities for local teams

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.

Volleyball notebook: Argyle’s one-two punch

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.

Football: Williams grows into leader at OU

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.

Volleyball: Lake Dallas player trains in Lake Placid

Lake Dallas junior Megan Turner was initially nervous about the opportunity to train where the nation’s Olympians train.

Football: Eagles, Bearcats, Falcons go winless

COLLEGE STATION — Argyle and Pilot Point were unable to find success in the Division II championship bracket at the state 7-on-7 football tournament.

Football: Argyle, Pilot Point advance at 7-on-7

COLLEGE STATION — Argyle and Pilot Point earned slots in today’s Division II championship bracket action at the state 7-on-7 football tournament following strong showings in Thursday’s pool play.

Football: 7-on-7 event gives teams extra practice time

Argyle was one disputed call away from winning a state 7-on-7 tournament championship in 2013.

Baseball: They call me the fireman

Jonny Drozd found his spot on the Texas Tech roster by being able to do a little bit of everything as a versatile pitcher for second-year head coach Tim Tadlock.

Softball: Sanger trio highlights all-district selections

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.

Football: Falcons’ offensive line looks to be strong

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.

Football: Four from area sign after draft

A handful of Guyer fans, coaches and former players in a crowd of more than a hundred lifted their cellphones in unison at the Pourhouse late Saturday afternoon, hoping to record a bit of Denton football history.

Track and field notebook: Hunter takes silver in 300 hurdles

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.

Baseball: Birdville needs nine innings to take Game 3 from Falcons

GRAPEVINE — Lake Dallas senior Jackson Owens did everything he could to make sure Saturday was not his final high school game.

Baseball: Lake Dallas returns favor against Birdville

CORINTH — Lake Dallas was hanging on to its playoff life by a thread late Friday night at Falcon Field.

Baseball: Birdville soars past Falcons on run rule

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.

Soccer: Alspach named 11-4A MVP

A year removed from winning the Class 4A state championship, the Guyer girls soccer team fell short of repeating in 2014 but still was well represented on the All-District 11-4A team.

Football: Spring practice brings mixed agendas

With the Guyer, Denton and Lake Dallas football teams beginning spring practice, evaluation and strength building are on their coaches’ minds.

Track and field: Guyer girls win regional track crown

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.

Baseball: Falcons top Brewer, clinch playoff berth

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.

Baseball: Wildcats top Falcons in battle for second

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.

Softball roundup: Head leads Lake Dallas past visiting Rider

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.

Track and field: Guyer sweeps 5-4A team titles

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.

Baseball: Falcons get past Broncos

CORINTH — It seemed overly complimentary at the time, but Lake Dallas coach John Tompkins insisted before Friday’s game that Denton was the best — and perhaps scariest — winless team he’d seen thus far.

Softball/baseball roundup: Lady Falcons blank Denton; Ryan falls to Marcus

CORINTH — Leading 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, Lake Dallas erupted for eight runs in the frame to earn a 10-0 run-rule victory over Denton Friday.

Girls soccer: Boswell ousts Lady Falcons

SOUTHLAKE — It was hard to tell which team was more frustrated during Tuesday’s Class 4A Region II bi-district playoff game, Lake Dallas or Saginaw Boswell.

Soccer: Playoffs begin today for four area teams

The Guyer Lady Wildcats will begin their defense of the Class 4A state championship tonight when the UIL state playoffs get underway.

Softball: Lady Wildcats rout Lake Dallas

What was a tight softball game through three innings quickly turned into a runaway victory for Guyer, which scored a 12-2 win over Lake Dallas on Friday night in just six innings.

Baseball: Coyotes score five in seventh to sink Falcons

CORINTH — Lake Dallas was three outs away from gaining a share of first place in District 5-4A. The Falcons couldn’t hold on to a one-run lead and lost 8-4 to Wichita Falls on Friday at Falcon Field.

Baseball notebook: Raiders seek to improve

Before Ryan’s baseball team stepped onto the field for Thursday’s practice, coach Bret Warnack called one of the players into his office.

Baseball: Guyer holds on to beat Lake Dallas

Guyer put up five runs in the first three innings before holding on for a 5-4 win over Lake Dallas on Tuesday, thanks to some key defensive plays and some bad execution from the Falcons.

Boys soccer: Broncos defeat Falcons, secure playoff berth

CORINTH — With a plenitude of playoff possibilities up in the air, the Denton Broncos entered Tuesday’s game against Lake Dallas knowing a win cemented a second-place finish in District 11-4A.

Soccer: Playoff berths up for grabs in district finales

A simple look at the current District 11-4A boys standings isn’t enough to determine which teams will be playing next week in the postseason and which ones will be sitting at home.

Softball roundup: Nelson pounds Lady Falcons

CORINTH — Trophy Club Nelson rolled to a 20-hit performance to down Lake Dallas 14-3 in District 5-4A action Friday.

Baseball: Landry shines as Falcons beat Nelson 4-1

CORINTH — The final batter Lake Dallas sophomore pitcher Grant Landry faced went like most of the others he saw on Tuesday night. Landry opened with two strikes. When it was over, Trophy Club Nelson’s final batter went back to the visiting dugout after a swing and a miss.

Softball: Lake Dallas earns first 5-4A win

Without their ace in the circle and coming off a 12-0 loss to Azle in their previous game, the Lake Dallas Lady Falcons were searching for defense and their first District 5-4A win.

Boys basketball: Ponder loads up 9-2A team

Judging by the way Ponder’s boys basketball season ended over the weekend in Austin, it’s no surprise to see the way the Lions were represented on the District 9-2A all-district team that was released Monday.

Roundup: Pilot Point’s Gallaway tosses no-hitter

PILOT POINT — Preslee Gallaway pitched a no-hitter as Pilot Point defeated Sunnyvale 3-0 on Friday in District 12-2A action.

Soccer: Playoff berths up for grabs

Argyle boys head coach Daniel Lundy concedes that his team put itself in its current situation.

For the DRC

Baseball: Falcons blank Broncos in 5-4A opener

In the opening game of District 5-4A for Lake Dallas and Denton, the visiting Falcons secured the timely hits when given the opportunity, and their defense got them out of several jams on the way to a 3-0 win on Tuesday night.

Girls soccer: Lady Falcons fall at home

CORINTH — Before a minute could tick off the clock in the second half of Tuesday’s District 11-4A game, Lake Dallas got the boost it needed against Birdville.

Soccer roundup: Argyle upends Lake Dallas

LAKE DALLAS — Argyle improved to 3-3-1 in District 11-4A with a 3-0 victory over Lake Dallas on Friday night.

Soccer roundup: Denton routs Lake Dallas

The Denton Broncos, after suffering a hard-fought loss to Argyle on Tuesday night, erupted for four second-half goals en route to a 5-0 victory over Lake Dallas on Friday night.

Softball roundup: Argyle, Sanger, Ponder taste victory at local tournament

ARGYLE — Argyle, Sanger and Ponder each claimed one win on the final day of the Argyle/Liberty Christian tournament Saturday.

Softball roundup: Sanger rips Ponder, Liberty

ARGYLE — Sanger was the big winner on Day 2 of the Argyle/Liberty Christian tournament, defeating Ponder 8-2 before shutting out Liberty Christian 12-0.