Baseball/softball roundup: Lake Dallas plates 20 against R.L. Turner

CARROLLTON -- Lake Dallas exploded for 23 hits and dominated Carrollton R.L. Turner 20-2 on Friday night.

Softball: Krum, Aubrey, Pilot Point on latest TGCA state poll

Krum is the No. 4 softball team in Class 4A and leads a trio of Denton-area squads on the recently-updated Texas Girls Coaches Association state poll.

Boys basketball: Argyle dominates 9-4A all-district team

Argyle was well represented on the District 9-4A all-district team, this after a dominating regular season that led to the Eagles winning 33 games and making a run to their first state tournament since 2012.

Dave Campbell's Texas Football Live talks Denton-area football

The fine folks at Dave Campbell's Texas Football needed a fill-in guest to co-host Wednesday's episode of DCTF Live, so I jumped on the opportunity and, alongside the great Max Thompson, was able to highlight our football-rich area, including Guyer, Ryan and Argyle, as well as other strong programs.

Boys basketball: Bearcats get last shot but fall by one

ROWLETT — Pilot Point had a great look at the basket at the end. The ball just didn’t go in the hole.

Basketball: Seven area UIL squads still alive

While the Ryan Lady Raiders and Argyle Lady Eagles attempt to punch their tickets to the state basketball tournament next week in San Antonio, five Denton-area boys teams will be trying to advance when the playoffs resume Friday night.

Wilson leads Bearcats to playoff win

PRINCETON — Pilot Point coach Jeff Price says his Bearcats have depended on senior Jaron Wilson all season. In Tuesday’s Class 3A Region II bi-district playoff game, they leaned on him some more. Pilot Point rode Wilson’s 16 points to a 45-35 victory over Leonard at Princeton.

Basketball: 7 local boys teams in quest for state

The race to UIL basketball gold begins this week for seven Denton-area boys teams while the Ryan and Argyle are the only two area girls teams still alive in the third round of the state playoffs with regional tournament berths on the line Tuesday night.

Pilot Point hires former Bearcat LB as coach

After spending 12 productive seasons as the Collinsville head coach, Danny David is coming home. With Pilot Point coach Rob Best retiring after five seasons, David was named the new athletic director and head football coach at a school board meeting Thursday.

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‘Shooter’ aims true for Lions

PONDER — The Ponder faithful call him Tye “The Shooter” Schluter, and it was evident why Friday night at Ponder High School.

Roundup: Harris breaks Ponder scoring record

PONDER — Chase Harris had 16 points to lead the No. 5 Ponder boys to a 105-56 win over Callisburg on Saturday, and the senior guard became the all-time leading scorer in Ponder history with 2,189 career points. Harris also broke the school’s 3-point field goal record with 312.

Basketball roundup: Pilot Point wins district opener

PILOT POINT — The Pilot Point Lady Bearcats tipped off district play with a win, defeating Callisburg 57-50 on Tuesday night.

Best retires after Pilot Point learns fate

PILOT POINT — Pilot Point entered Friday having played one of the toughest schedules in Texas, and it needed either a win or a Pottsboro loss to Whitesboro to sneak into the playoffs. After Pilot Point lost 42-31 Friday to Van Alstyne, its players, coaches and fans waited anxiously for an update from Pottsboro.

Bearcats drop to .500 in district with 31-3 loss to Howe

HOWE — The Pilot Point Bearcats suffered their second straight district loss and now sit in the middle of jumbled District 5-3A (Division I) race after the Howe Bulldogs came away with a 31-3 victory at Bulldog Stadium on Friday night.

Pottsboro bests Pilot Point in heated game

PILOT POINT — Pilot Point gave up a combined 22 points in wins against Callisburg and Whitesboro, but Pottsboro presented a challenge the Bearcats couldn’t overcome in a 45-14 loss Friday night.

Pilot Point rallies late to defeat Whitesboro

WHITESBORO — The Pilot Point Bearcats, after opening the season with five straight losses, are now 2-0 in District 5-3A after scoring a heart-stopping 10-9 victory against Whitesboro on Friday night.

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Bearcats pick up first win

PILOT POINT — Pilot Point coach Rob Best knew before the season began his team’s nondistrict schedule would be brutal. But after going 0-5 to start the year, the Bearcats wasted no time against Callisburg on Friday, proving things would be different in District 5-3A (Division I) play.

Brock crushes Pilot Point, 60-0

BROCK — The 2016 football season has proven to be rough on the Pilot Point Bearcats, and Friday night was no exception. The Brock Eagles, the state’s top-ranked Class 3A team, used a relentless running attack and a stifling defensive effort to shut out Pilot Point 60-0.

Gunter upends Bearcats with late surge

PILOT POINT — After being held to only 53 first-half yards, the Pilot Point Bearcats used their defense to get their sluggish offense out of its slumber. The Bearcats’ defense forced five turnovers that led to a one-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but they couldn’t keep Gunter from scoring twice as Pilot Point fell 27-21 on Friday to move to 0-4 on the season.

Chaps nip Bearcats in thriller

PILOT POINT — The Aubrey Chaparrals looked to bounce back from last week’s 29-20 overtime loss to Whitesboro, but its opponent and host Pilot Point didn’t make it easy for them — at least in the fourth quarter.

Pilot Point stalls in loss to Muenster

MUENSTER — Despite showing significant improvement on offense, Pilot Point fell to Muenster 35-12 on Friday.

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Krum blanks Pilot Point

KRUM — It took a little while for the Krum High School offense to get going, but after a sluggish first quarter, the Bobcats began to find their rhythm en route to a 29-0 victory against Pilot Point High School.

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Aubrey nips Lady Bearcats

PILOT POINT — For the Aubrey Lady Chaparrals, confidence is key. On Tuesday at Pilot Point, the Lady Chaps found themselves down several times. As they entered the fourth set down 2-1, they called on their poise to send the match to a tiebreaking fifth set.

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Scrimmages give teams better look at battles

After two weeks of practice, the Braswell Bengals will hit someone other than one another. The Bengals will host Fort Worth Western Hills at 10 a.m. Saturday in a scrimmage at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. It will be an exciting moment for Braswell, whose coaching staff is trying to fit all the puzzle pieces together heading into the team’s inaugural season.

Volleyball roundup: Aubrey opens with home sweep

AUBREY — Aubrey’s Micayla Porter and Katherine Knight combined strong efforts to lead the Lady Chaps to a 25-22, 25-18, 25-21 triumph over the Callisburg Lady Wildcats on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.

Football: Area teams eager to kick off fall practices

Ryan coach Dave Henigan may very well have an easy road ahead. With 15 starters back, the Raiders are experienced, star-studded and among the favorites to compete for a Class 5A state championship.

Volleyball workouts to begin

As the dawn of a new season approaches Monday for a host of Denton-area volleyball teams, some programs are in rebuilding mode while others are still enjoying the last taste of a championship, but starting a season brings challenges for everyone.

Track and field: Bailey finishes fifth in 100 at state meet

AUSTIN — Pilot Point senior DaCoven Bailey has had one of the more decorated athletic careers in recent memory in the Denton area.

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Track and field: Bailey set for last hurrah

PILOT POINT — Each qualifier for the state track meet has a finely tuned strategy in place — a visual roadmap in their head — for how they will bring home gold in their events.

Softball: Local players Turkoly, Gallaway help Tech win at C-USA tourney

Louisiana Tech strung together four consecutive two-out hits, capped by a three-run blast off of the bat of senior Krysta Tutsch in the fifth inning and rolled to a 6-3 victory over Marshall on Wednesday night at the Conference USA tournament at Lovelace Stadium.

Basketball: Pilot Point punted by pesky Peaster

DECATUR — Twenty-eight points from Peaster’s Parker Grudt led the Greyhounds to a 57-33 victory against Pilot Point on Friday, eliminating the Bearcats from the Class 3A playoffs.

Basketball: Bearcats claw way to gritty victory

BRIDGEPORT — Pilot Point coach Jeff Price knew his team’s game against Nocona would be a dogfight, and it was nothing short of it.

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Baseball: Argyle ready to defend its crown

ARGYLE — Connor Mushinski was unflappable on the mound for Argyle in last year’s Class 4A title game, and by the end of that night, he was hoisting an MVP trophy. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of...

Basketball: Boys begin playoff march; Argyle, Sanger girls reach quarterfinals

Seven Denton-area boys basketball teams begin the journey through the UIL playoffs tonight and tomorrow while two area girls teams move into the regional quarterfinals.

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Softball: With veteran lineup, Krum ready for state push

Krum coach Stacey Lucas didn’t say it’s state or bust this season. But her team certainly looks the part.

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Football: Bearcats’ Bailey bound for Big Ten

As of a few weeks ago, Pilot Point’s DaCoven Bailey didn’t have too much in the way of offers, lacking in serious Division I interest. But that didn’t get Bailey down. He knew that one way or another he would be playing football for someone next year.

Basketball: Ponder prevails in OT

PILOT POINT — Ponder freshman guard Kaia Williams had three points at the end of regulation. It took overtime to get her going.

Football: Pilot Point’s Bailey named 3A honorable mention

DaCoven Bailey finished his football career at Pilot Point with another stellar season, even though it ended without a playoff appearance for the Bearcats.On Monday, Bailey was rewarded for his season...

Pilot Point caps 7-3 season with victory

FARMERSVILLE — After last week’s two-point loss to Pottsboro eliminated Pilot Point from the playoff chase, Friday’s District 5-3A (Division I) regular season finale against Farmersville didn’t hold the weight the Bearcats’ had hoped for, but that didn’t stop running back Tyler Gray from putting on an offensive demonstration.

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Football: Pottsboro pops Pilot Point

PILOT POINT — Entering an important District 5-3A (Division I) showdown against Pottsboro, Pilot Point coach Rob Best said that his team would need a strong performance on defense to knock off the No....

Pilot Point nets early score,rain, lightning forces postponement

PILOT POINT — After heavy rains and lightning picked up midway through the first quarter on Friday night, the Pilot Point Bearcats and Pottsboro Cardinals postponed their District 5-3A (Division I) showdown to Saturday at 4 p.m. Pilot Point holds a 6-0 lead against Pottsboro with 5:59 remaining in the first quarter.

Bailey runs wild, Pilot Point defense stout in victory vs. Whitesboro

PILOT POINT — After losing to Callisburg and Van Alstyne by a combined 11 points in back-to-back weeks to start the District 5-3A (DI) season, the Pilot Point Bearcats found their groove both offensively and defensively in a dominating 34-0 victory against Whitesboro on Friday night.

Pilot Point falls at Van Alstyne

VAN ALSTYNE — With 1:14 seconds left in the game, Van Alstyne’s defensive back Grayson Leinart was in the right place at the right time, picking off Pilot Point’s backup quarterback Hunter Balderas’ pass to seal a 28-21 victory.

Pilot Point falls to Callisburg

PILOT POINT — Both Pilot Point and Callisburg entered Friday night’s District 5-3A (Division I) matchup with undefeated records and explosive offenses that were averaging more than 35 points per game.

Pilot Point cruises to reach 5-0

BONHAM — The Pilot Point Bearcats used a balanced offensive attack and a solid defensive effort to improve to 5-0 for the season with a 63-14 rout of the Bonham Warriors on Friday night.The Bearcats rolled...

Pilot Point goes on road, nips Gunter

GUNTER — With eight seconds left in the game, Gunter quarterback Trey Carr faced a fourth-and-4. He rolled right and missed his receiver, allowing Pilot Point to seal a 21-16 win on Friday night.

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Pilot Point pulls away in second half at Aubrey

AUBREY — “The Battle of 377,” as players and fans named Friday night’s matchup between the Pilot Point Bearcats and the Aubrey Chaparrals, lived up to the hype in an intense first half until the Bearcats pulled away for a 44-27 win.

Bowen interception helps seal victory for Pilot Point

PILOT POINT — Pilot Point had to overcome more than 100 yards in penalties and a ferocious fourth quarter comeback by the Anna Coyotes, but sophomore Quincy Kemp and the Bearcats managed to pull out a 35-28 win to improve to 2-0 on Friday night.

Pilot Point defeats Krum

PILOT POINT — In a game marred by penalties and turnovers, the Pilot Point Bearcats outlasted the Krum Bobcats in a sloppy 20-6 win at Massey Stadium.The teams combined for 27 penalties and seven turnovers.