CELINA — The Celina Bobcats began the season with a 47-21 victory over the visiting Liberty Christian Warriors on Friday night.
The unfinished email Ryan coach Cindy Williams started Wednesday morning was still open on her computer that afternoon.
In Denton’s season opener against visiting Liberty Christian on Tuesday, the Lady Broncos wrote a similar script in each of the three sets.
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.
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.
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.
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 Christian didn’t have to look far to find its next head football coach.
KRUM — The Krum Bobcats erupted for nine third-inning runs Thursday in a 12-0 win over Marietta (Okla.).
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.
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.
ARGYLE — Argyle, Sanger and Ponder each claimed one win on the final day of the Argyle/Liberty Christian tournament Saturday.
ARGYLE — Faced with an early deficit at home, Rebekah Hand didn’t want Liberty Christian to take its first home loss of the season.
At the rate things are going, the Liberty Christian Warriors are going to start having trouble displaying all the championship banners they are accumulating.
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.
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.
HALTOM CITY — Guyer thumped North Crowley 69-46 on Friday to advance to the consolation semifinals of Orange bracket play in the Whataburger Tournament.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.