CARROLLTON -- Lake Dallas exploded for 23 hits and dominated Carrollton R.L. Turner 20-2 on Friday night.
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.
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.
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.
ROWLETT — Pilot Point had a great look at the basket at the end. The ball just didn’t go in the hole.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PILOT POINT — The Pilot Point Lady Bearcats tipped off district play with a win, defeating Callisburg 57-50 on Tuesday night.
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.
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.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
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.
AUSTIN — Pilot Point senior DaCoven Bailey has had one of the more decorated athletic careers in recent memory in the Denton area.
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.
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.
Krum coach Stacey Lucas didn’t say it’s state or bust this season. But her team certainly looks the part.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 — 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.