BONHAM — In the third inning of Saturday’s Game 3 of a Class 3A regional semifinal series between Pilot Point and Hughes Springs, play came to a halt when the home plate umpire collapsed to the ground at about 6 p.m.
BONHAM — Pilot Point pitcher Preslee Gallaway stunted Hughes Springs on Thursday with her one-hitter, bolstering the Lady Cats to a 2-0 victory in Game 1 of a three-game Class 3A regional semifinal series, but in Game 2 the Lady Mustangs weren’t as tentative or intimidated.
BONHAM — The Pilot Point Lady Cats stood strong behind a nearly spotless performance from pitcher Preslee Gallaway to take Game 1 of a Class 3A regional semifinal playoff series 2-0 against Hughes Springs on Thursday.
AUSTIN — Despite what some might think, it is rarely a good idea to run an all-out sprint in the 200-meter dash.
PROSPER — The Krum Lady Cats were in a do-or-die situation in their best-of-three Class 4A Region II area-round playoff series. The Lady Cats evaded the rain for a little while and escaped with 12-9 and 10-4 decisions over the Princeton Lady Panthers on Saturday.
BOWIE — Because of heavy thunderstorms, the Pilot Point Lady Cats and the Grandview Lady Zebras suspended Game 2 of their best-of-three Class 3A Region II area round playoff series Friday with Pilot Point leading 9-1 and needing a victory.
PONDER — The Pilot Point Bearcats were outmatched on both sides of the ball in two losses to the Holliday Eagles in the Class 3A bi-district playoffs Friday.
PILOT POINT — When Preslee Gallaway is playing softball — which is constantly — she has no concept of time. That’s because there isn’t an offseason or shutoff switch for the Pilot Point senior, who has been known to ask her father to toss batting practice to fill up whatever downtime she may have.
PILOT POINT — Ponder coach Jude Stanley hoped before Friday’s game that the basket might appear bigger in the eyes of his players, who he felt needed all the points they could get to knock off high-scoring Whitesboro in a tiebreaker game to determine the top seed out of District 10-3A.
The Guyer Wildcats won their first game as a member of District 5-6A, defeating Keller Fossil Ridge 82-37 on Friday behind Sean Choate’s 26 points.
DaCoven Bailey did a little bit of everything for Pilot Point this season, and the junior do-it-all threat was a big reason why the Bearcats made a run to the third round of the playoffs before falling by a touchdown to Mineola, who will play in the Class 3A Division I state title game on Thursday against Cameron Yoe.
CEDAR HILL — After splitting their first two games of the Cedar Hill tournament with a win over Arlington Lamar and a loss to Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside, the Guyer Wildcats lost their final game of the tournament, 68-58 to Southlake Carroll.
SANGER — The Ryan Raiders bounced back from a day-opening loss to finish third in the Sanger Invitational on Saturday.
SANGER — Ryan held off a late rally Friday and Liberty Christian won in a rout on Day 2 of the Sanger tournament.
FORNEY — Surrendering two third-quarter touchdowns to fall behind by two possessions Saturday, Pilot Point was down but not out. Responding with two touchdowns and a two-point conversion to tie the game at 27 with 1:21 remaining and Mineola heading into a treacherous wind, the Bearcats looked to be headed to overtime. However, Mineola quarterback Jeremiah Crawford completed just his second pass of the game, a short, quick throw to tight end Brent Wells for a 60-yard touchdown with 41 seconds left to secure a 34-27 victory in a Class 3A Division I regional semifinal at City Bank Stadium.
COMMERCE — This was Travis Garrett’s night to shine. The senior quarterback for Pilot Point rushed for 118 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 130 yards, including a 79-yard scoring strike to RyLee Hellman, leading the Bearcats to a 35-13 victory against New Boston in the Class 3A Division I area playoff Friday night at Texas A&M-Commerce Memorial Stadium.
BEDFORD — All DaCoven Bailey needed was a little help from his defense. The junior running back did his part Friday night in Pilot Point’s Class 3A bi-district playoff game against Red Oak Life, rushing for six touchdowns and finishing with 298 yards on 24 carries.
ROUND ROCK — Pilot Point’s Diana Juarez turned in the top finish among Denton-area competitors Saturday at the state cross country meet.
PILOT POINT — Pilot Point receiver RyLee Hellman caught a 44-yard touchdown pass to pull the Bearcats within six of Farmersville with 4:36 remaining, but the Farmers quickly answered on Darrin Pennington’s 55-yard scoring run to seal the 42-28 victory.
POTTSBORO — Zane Pritchett and the Pottsboro defense knew they had a tall order Friday, playing Pilot Point with a district title on the line. But Pritchett ran for 259 and two touchdowns on 27 carries and added three takeaways on defense to lift Pottsboro (8-1, 4-0) to a 22-7 win over No. 16 Pilot Point (8-1, 3-1) and to clinch the District 5-3A Division I championship.
PILOT POINT — Digging themselves a 21-0 first-quarter hole with two early interceptions and flimsy defense, the Pilot Point Bearcats’ perfect record looked seriously in doubt. With the Van Alstyne Panthers blocking a punt with 1:37 remaining and scoring to draw within a point at 49-48 with just nine seconds left on a fourth-and-10 play, they decided to go for the win on the 2-point conversion after Pilot Point was tagged with an offsides penalty.
CALLISBURG — Travis Garrett and DaCoven Bailey connected for three passing scores as Pilot Point’s undefeated season rolled on with a 57-7 beating of Callisburg in a district opener Friday night.
PILOT POINT — There was a big turnout at Massey Stadium for the Pilot Point Bearcats’ homecoming game Friday night against the Bonham Warriors (0-5).
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.