Volleyball: Ryan ready for play on own floor in Classic

The unfinished email Ryan coach Cindy Williams started Wednesday morning was still open on her computer that afternoon.

Volleyball: Denton rolls past Liberty in season-opening sweep

In Denton’s season opener against visiting Liberty Christian on Tuesday, the Lady Broncos wrote a similar script in each of the three sets.

Academic stars

Liberty Christian players, from left, Connor McMann, left, Benn Hawkins, center, and Luke Chavez have been named to the TAPPS Class 5A academic all-state team. To qualify, a player must be named all-district and have at least a 3.5 grade-point average. McMann will play baseball at West Virginia in the fall. Hawkins will play baseball at Air Force. Chavez will be a senior at Liberty.

Beer, Ellis named year’s top athletes

When Monday night was over and the Greater Denton Sports Commission banquet was done, several area athletes and others in the community were recognized for their achievements on and off the field last season.

Greater Denton Sports Commission banquet set for Monday

Mitch Gaylord, a member of the gold medal-winning United States men’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Olympics, will be the featured speaker at the 12th annual Greater Denton Sports Commission awards banquet on Monday.

Baseball: Chavez powers Liberty win

ARGYLE — Luke Chavez insists he is the furthest thing from a power hitter. The Liberty Christian junior said his own teammates poke fun at him, for at times barely being able to hit the ball beyond the infield.

Baseball roundup: Liberty rallies past Covenant

ARGYLE — Liberty Christian erupted for six runs over its final two at-bats Friday as the Warriors defeated Colleyville Covenant 7-4.

Baseball roundup: McMann shines as Liberty run-rules TCA

ADDISON — Connor McMann pitched a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts, and Hunter Griffith had three RBIs as Liberty Christian run-ruled Addison Trinity Christian 10-0 on Friday.

Baseball: Parker throws gem in shutout

ARGYLE — Things were not going well for Liberty Christian senior pitcher Jordan Parker by the time Addison Trinity Christian sent its fourth batter to the plate Tuesday night.

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.

Liberty names Hundley football coach, fills AD positions

Liberty Christian didn’t have to look far to find its next head football coach.

Football: Liberty Christian fires Price

Greg Price, who spent 17 years at Liberty Christian as a football coach and served as the head coach and boys athletic director since 2009, was fired Thursday morning.

Baseball roundup: Krum posts nine-run inning in shutout

KRUM — The Krum Bobcats erupted for nine third-inning runs Thursday in a 12-0 win over Marietta (Okla.).

Baseball: Liberty beats Ryan, earns split at tourney

FRISCO — Liberty Christian split it’s final two games in the Tournament of Champions Saturday, topping Ryan 4-1 and falling to Lucas Lovejoy 7-5.

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.

Baseball: Liberty powers past Grace Prep

ARGYLE — Three players hit home runs and Tyler Duck stepped in for three shutout innings as Liberty Christian topped Arlington Grace Prep 7-4 on Friday.

Baseball roundup: Aubrey cruises

FARMERSVILLE — Jumping out to a 7-0 lead helped Aubrey defeat Tom Bean 13-2 in five innings on Saturday at the Farmersville tournament.

Baseball/softball: Several tourneys begin today

Days of preparation by booster clubs and coaches at local high schools will be rewarded today. Denton and Argyle’s baseball fields will serve as two of the five sites for the Russell Athletic North Texas Classic, while Ryan and Liberty Christian will be the host schools for the James Taylor Classic. In softball, Ryan will play host to the Tina Minke Tournament.

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.

Basketball: Hand leads Liberty past Nolan Catholic

ARGYLE — Faced with an early deficit at home, Rebekah Hand didn’t want Liberty Christian to take its first home loss of the season.

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.

Boys wrestling: Liberty pins down three state championships

At the rate things are going, the Liberty Christian Warriors are going to start having trouble displaying all the championship banners they are accumulating.

Basketball roundup: Wildcats upend Falcons

LAKE DALLAS — Tied going into the final quarter, Guyer was able to outlast Lake Dallas 48-43 on Friday to improve to 9-2 in District 5-4A.

Basketball: Liberty girls top visiting Prestonwood

ARGYLE — Rebekah Hand had made one clutch shot after another for Liberty Christian on Tuesday. So it was no surprise to see the ball in her hands with time winding down and a chance to beat the top team in TAPPS Class 5A District 1.

Basketball roundup: Falcons nip Azle for second 5-4A victory

LAKE DALLAS — Josh Jackson poured in a game-best 26 points and the Lake Dallas boys defeated Azle 56-53 for their second District 5-4A win.

Basketball roundup: Guyer whips North Crowley in Whataburger Tournament

HALTOM CITY — Guyer thumped North Crowley 69-46 on Friday to advance to the consolation semifinals of Orange bracket play in the Whataburger Tournament.

Football: Vikings oust Warriors

KELLER — Liberty Christian showed Friday at Keller ISD Stadium that its offense can put up points, but an early turnover put the Warriors in a hole they couldn’t quite dig out of against familiar nemesis Fort Worth Nolan Catholic, and they were eliminated 55-20 in the TAPPS Class 5A Division I semifinals.

Football: Liberty guns for familiar opponent

ARGYLE — Since Liberty Christian head coach Greg Price was promoted from his position of offensive coordinator following the 2008 season, the Warriors have faced Fort Worth Nolan every year.

Football: Liberty advances to showdown with Nolan

WACO — Saturday night’s win over Austin St. Michael’s Catholic was akin to an exorcism for the Liberty Christian Warriors. Next up, maybe a little revenge. The Warriors (9-3) finally took care of an old playoff nemesis, beating the Crusaders 48-28 at Waco ISD Stadium.

Basketball roundup: Guyer splits pair at tourney

KELLER — The Guyer Wildcats split a pair of games Saturday in the Keller Timber Creek tournament, beating Wolfforth Frenship 52-51 before falling to Frisco Centennial 37-33.

Football: Liberty seeks way to beat St. Michael’s

ARGYLE — As the sun was setting behind the bleachers at Liberty Christian on Tuesday evening, the Warriors finished practice with their final drill of the day.

Football: Early jump

ARGYLE — Greg Price wasted no time getting his Liberty Christian Warriors ready for next week’s TAPPS Division I state quarterfinal matchup with Austin St. Michael’s.

Basketball roundup: Ponder boys win tourney title

PONDER — Ponder grabbed the lead early and didn’t let go as the Lions (5-1) coasted to a 47-28 victory over Liberty Christian on Saturday to win their own tournament.

Baseball duo headline Argyle signings

ARGYLE — Argyle baseball coach Ricky Griffin stood in a foyer full of students and parents, next to tables adorned in red and purple, and told those gathered that Wednesday’s ceremony was something special for a school of Argyle’s size.

Football: Liberty defeats Bishop Lynch in finale

DALLAS — It took a little time to get going, but once they did, the Liberty Christian Warriors were hard to stop as they concluded their regular season with a 31-14 victory over Dallas Bishop Lynch on Friday night.

Football: Nolan tops Liberty in key district clash

FORT WORTH — Liberty Christian lost a crucial TAPPS 1-A district match to Fort Worth Nolan Catholic 41-31 in a game controlled early on by the offense.

Football: Liberty honors former coach, nips Trinity

ARGYLE — The Liberty Christian Warriors grinded out a victory that Mark Bowles would have been proud of Friday night. The contest really wasn’t over until the final seconds, but the Warriors prevailed 40-37 over Addison Trinity Christian on Friday night.

Football: Howell a versatile Warrior

ARGYLE — When Liberty Christian quarterback Colby Moore decided to transfer from Springtown, it didn’t take him long to find a new running buddy.

Football: Howell scores twice on ‘D’ as Liberty rolls, 42-7

PLANO — Liberty Christian’s JonAaron Howell intercepted three passes Friday night — two of which he returned for touchdowns — as the Warriors easily sailed past Pope John Paul II 42-7 in TAPPS I-1 action.

Volleyball: Liberty wins dramatic fifth set, tops John Paul

ARGYLE — Ali Eager knew she had to do something to lift her team out of its late-match funk against Plano John Paul II on Tuesday, and in the clutch she didn’t disappoint.

Football: Liberty picks up two late scores in 30-27 victory

ARGYLE — A last-minute scoring drive and a safety in the final 24 seconds helped lift Liberty Christian to a much-needed 30-27 win over Dallas Bishop Dunne on Friday night.

Football: Prestonwood too strong for Liberty Christian

ARGYLE — Plano Prestonwood Christian’s prolific offense rolled over Liberty Christian in a 57-37 shootout on Friday night in the first TAPPS District 5-A matchup for both teams.

Football: Liberty Christian rips Arlington Grace 40-0

GRAND PRAIRIE — Big plays and turnovers keyed Liberty Christian’s 40-0 win over Arlington Grace Prep on Friday. The Warriors (3-1) lived off long touchdowns, scoring five of their six from more than 50 yards out. Meanwhile, the Warriors forced Grace Prep (0-4) quarterback Jacob McDaniel into six interceptions, two of which Liberty returned for touchdowns.

Football: Liberty gets its chances in loss to Celina

ARYLE — There would be no comeback on this night for the Liberty Christian Warriors. After come-from-behind victories in their first two games of the season, the TAPPS Division I Warriors were unable to rally from a 12-point halftime deficit and eventually fell to visiting Celina 54-30 on Friday night.

Football: Austin field goal lifts Liberty past Sanger

SANGER — Cole Austin booted a 23-yard field goal with 14 seconds left to lift Liberty Christian to a second-straight come-from-behind victory, this time 38-35 over Sanger.

Volleyball: Liberty too strong for Ryan in closing sets

ARGYLE — After Liberty Christian dropped the second set of its nondistrict volleyball match against Ryan on Tuesday night, first-year Liberty coach Justin Else and his team walked across the sideline before they huddled prior to the third set.

Football: Liberty survives, 44-41

ARGYLE — Every time Springtown made what seemed to be a big, game-changing play in Friday’s season opener, Liberty Christian answered. After a sleepy, scoreless first quarter erupted into an electric offensive...

Volleyball: Lady Raiders looking to purge memories

Starting today, the Ryan Lady Raiders will attempt to do something they have done only once in 17 years. The volleyball team will be looking to defend its home court and put on a strong showing in the Ryan Kick-Off Classic.

Volleyball: Haunting motivation

ARGYLE — Back in November when the Argyle volleyball team made program history by advancing to its first state tournament, the Lady Eagles were in the proverbial camp of being “happy to be there.”

County athletes to be honored tonight

Several area high school senior student-athletes will be honored tonight and have a chance to earn money for college at the Greater Denton Sports Commission annual awards banquet.