PILOT POINT — After falling behind 15-14 in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, Pilot Point closed Friday night’s game against Gunter with 17 straight points for a 31-15 win that kept the team undefeated this season.
PILOT POINT — DaCoven Bailey stopped on a dime, cut back to avoid a tackler and easily angled into the end zone for what would have been 44-yard score — until a late holding penalty called it back. Again, he weaved his way through tacklers on the next play for a touchdown, but again, it was called back by another holding penalty. But no penalty was stopping Bailey when he was handed the ball for the third straight play and cut back on the right side for a 17-yard touchdown run, just part of his performance that led Pilot Point (3-0) to a 47-0 win against Aubrey (0-3) on Friday night.
The unfinished email Ryan coach Cindy Williams started Wednesday morning was still open on her computer that afternoon.
ARGYLE — There are a lot of new faces in the Argyle football program, but Monday morning brought the same level of excitement to the Eagle fieldhouse as always at this time of year.
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.
Pilot Point head baseball coach Mike Gallegos’ appeal was denied Monday by the University Interscholastic League’s state executive committee, and he was placed on a year of probation.
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.
PROSPER — Pilot Point appeared as if it was about to pick up right where it left off last season in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs Thursday. The Lady Cats had a lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning with their starting pitcher cruising toward a shutout. That’s when the game — and ultimately the season — unraveled for Pilot Point in a 3-2 loss to Tom Bean in a 2A Region II bi-district playoff at Prosper High School.
VAN ALSTYNE — Preslee Gallaway allowed just one earned run in six innings, but errors allowed Van Alstyne to a 3-2 win and hand Pilot Point its first District 12-2A loss in its regular-season finale on Friday.
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.
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.
CARROLLTON — Alyssa Bruton pitched a four-hit shutout with eight strikeouts to lead Argyle past Carrollton Ranchview 6-0 on Friday in a District 10-3A game.
People looking from outside of Pilot Point’s softball program probably were wondering who was going to replace standout pitcher Skylar Cagle after she left for Northwestern State.
DECATUR — The Argyle Lady Eagles erupted for four first-inning runs and then gradually pulled away to take a 11-2 victory over Decatur on Friday night.
Pilot Point is not concerned with looking back at what it accomplished last season.
ARGYLE — Coaches in the former Class 3A who now are in the new Class 4A knew Monday’s biennial UIL realignment would bring plenty of uncertainty.
At the moment, the Guyer football team is focused on defending its Class 4A Division I state championship, but after what they hope is a Dec. 20 title game at AT&T Stadium, the Wildcats will shift their attention.
Coming off a state tournament appearance in 2012, the volleyball season didn’t end like Argyle would have liked in 2013, but the Lady Eagles still had plenty to remember in a year that saw them eliminated by eventual Class 3A champion Decatur.
McKINNEY — Too much Caleb Twyford and too many interceptions doomed the Pilot Point Bearcats to a 35-27 Class 2A Division I bi-district playoff loss to Farmersville at Ron Poe Stadium on Friday night. The Bearcats had one final gasp to try and tie the game after stopping the Fightin’ Farmers 1 yard short of a first down at the Bearcats’ 22 with 1:44 left in the game. Quarterback Travis Garrett and his receivers did all they could to move the ball into scoring range, and they moved it to the Farmersville 35 with less than 30 seconds to play. Armed with a fresh set of downs, Garrett and the Bearcats couldn’t get it done. He threw three straight incompletions and his last two entered the end zone and came within inches of a Bearcats receiver.
TROPHY CLUB — After rolling to wins in the first two sets, the Pilot Point Lady Cats jumped out to a 16-11 in the third set Thursday. But Pilot Point couldn’t put away Godley and its junior middle blocker Jaci Smith. She hammered down eight of her 21 kills to bring her team back for a third-set win. “She’s carried us all year,” said Godley coach Todd Weese. “When she stays positive, it spreads to the rest of the team.” The rest of the Godley Lady Cats followed Smith’s lead, taking the fourth set and holding off a Pilot Point rally in the tiebreaker to steal the Class 2A Region II area-round match at Trophy Club Nelson.
GAINESVILLE — After seeing her team immediately fall behind 8-3 to Pottsboro, Pilot Point coach Becky Phillips called a timeout to give short pep talk. “We had four of the six on the floor that had never been in a playoff game before,” Phillips said. “I told them going in there would be some nerves and it would take a minute to get our feet under us. I called the timeout and told them, ‘You know what you can do.’”
The cross country course at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock has become a pretty familiar site for Guyer’s Devin Norton.
PILOT POINT — On senior night Friday, it took a hard-nosed run by Tristan Jurecka in his final game at Massey Stadium to get the Pilot Point Bearcats’ offense going. The four-year varsity back rumbled through Bowie tacklers for a 27-yard run that kicked the Bearcats into high gear on the eventual tying touchdown drive early in the second quarter. Pilot Point went on to score on its next two possessions to build a lead it never would relinquish in a 34-20 victory over the Jackrabbits.
PILOT POINT — Pilot Point stayed undefeated in District 5-2A Division I play with a 50-2 dismantling of Paradise on Friday night, led by the play of junior quarterback Travis Garrett.
PONDER — Pilot Point quarterback Travis Garrett rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns on Friday night, and the defense held off a late Ponder rally for a 20-12 District 5-2A DI win.
PILOT POINT — Boyd’s Fino Cardona sliced through the Pilot Point defense, carrying the ball six straight times on his way to a go-ahead touchdown on the Yellowjackets’ first possession. That touchdown served as a wake-up call to a Bearcats defense that dominated the rest of the night. Pilot Point piled up 10 sacks and held Boyd to 118 yards on its final nine drives in a 40-14 homecoming victory Friday night at Massey Stadium.
CALLISBURG — For a second straight week trailing in the fourth quarter, Pilot Point quarterback Travis Garrett found DaCoven Bailey for the game-winning touchdown.