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.

Volleyball: Ryan visits Little Elm to kick off new season

Another volleyball season is set to get underway today when Ryan travels to Little Elm to open the season in new Ryan head coach Nicholas Gay’s first game as the Lady Raiders’ head coach.On Tuesday, most...

Softball: Whitewright ousts Pilot Point

PROSPER — The Pilot Point Lady Cats were solid on defense, giving up just 10 runs in three games, but accrued only two runs against Whitewright pitcher Tori Perkins in the best-of-three Class 3A Region II finals.

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Softball: Whitewright pulls even

PROSPER — Pilot Point coach James Ramsey and the Lady Cats wanted to be more aggressive early in the count against Whitewright pitcher Tori Perkins after managing just one run and one hit in their Game 1 victory Thursday.

Softball: Pilot Point prevails 1-0 in opener

PROSPER — Hitless through five innings against Whitewright pitcher Tori Perkins, Pilot Point kept with its patient approach.

Softball: Krum, Pilot Point near berths in tournament

Krum and Pilot Point need to win one more playoff series to earn a spot in this year’s UIL state softball tournament, while Argyle’s baseball team looks to continue its run to a possible return trip to Texas’ grandest stage.

Softball: Pilot Point defeats Hughes Springs, reaches regional finals

BONHAM — The Pilot Point Lady Bearcats knew five runs weren’t going to be enough to win Game 3 of the three-game Class 3A regional semifinal series against Hughes Springs.

Softball: Umpire’s collapse halts Pilot Point game

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.

Softball: Lady Cats forced to Game 3

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.

Softball: Gallaway tosses one-hitter for Lady Cats

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.

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Track and field: Bailey’s strategy almost nets medal

AUSTIN — Despite what some might think, it is rarely a good idea to run an all-out sprint in the 200-meter dash.

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Softball: Pilot Point prevails in Game 3

The Pilot Point Lady Cats flexed their playoff-experience muscles in a 7-4 comeback win against the Holliday Eagles on Friday for the regional quarterfinal title.

Softball: Gallaway, Lady Cats win 7-3

PROSPER — Pilot Point used a pair of big innings and solid pitching from Preslee Gallaway to claim a 7-3 victory over Holliday in Thursday’s opening game of a best-of-three Class 3A Region II quarterfinal series.

Softball: Lady Cats win twice on day to advance

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.

Softball: Pilot Point rallies to oust Grandview

HILLSBORO — The Pilot Point Lady Cats found just enough thunder in their bats to outlast the Grandview Lady Zebras and take a Class 3A area-round playoff series with a 9-7 win at Hill College on Saturday.

Softball: Rain halts Lady Cats’ attempt to avenge loss

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.

Baseball: Holliday sweeps Pilot Point from playoffs

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.

Softball: Pilot Point picks up Game 2 victory

ARGYLE — Pilot Point’s ace Preslee Gallaway is known for her pitching. However, in Saturday’s Game 2 of their three-game series against the Boyd Lady Jackets, you might say she can do it all.


Softball: Starting on the right foot

ARGYLE — A trio of Lady Cats led Pilot Point to win Game 1 of their three-game playoff series against the Boyd Lady Jackets 5-3 in Argyle on Thursday.

Softball roundup: Brewer tops Lady Broncos

FORT WORTH — The Denton Lady Broncos took a quick 1-0 lead Friday, but Fort Worth Brewer responded with three runs on the way to a 4-3 win.


Softball: Pilot Point’s Gallaway always has time for game

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.

Softball: Pilot Point pops Ponder

PONDER — When Preslee Gallaway was pulled from the pitcher’s circle after three innings Tuesday, Pilot Point had a meager two-run lead. It seemed hardly the time to relieve the Lady Bearcats’ ace.

Boys basketball: Ponder secures top seed

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.

Basketball roundup: Lady Eagles crush Sanger

SANGER — Argyle defeated Sanger 64-39 on Friday in a District 9-4A battle, giving each team a 2-1 mark in league play.

Basketball roundup: Choate, Garza spark Guyer

TROPHY CLUB — Sean Choate and Zac Garza combined to score 46 points Friday as the Guyer Wildcats (16-7, 3-0 District 5-6A) defeated Trophy Club Nelson 53-50 in overtime.

Basketball roundup: Falcons take 6-5A opener

CORINTH — Lake Dallas won its District 6-5A debut, topping Fort Worth Carter-Riverside 49-41 on Friday.

Football: All-district lists full of area talent

Several Denton-area football players were honored by their respective districts’ coaches for their performance in the district portions of their seasons.

Basketball roundup: Guyer wins District 5-6A debut

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.

Football: Bearcat Bailey makes Class 3A all-state honorable mention

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.

Basketball roundup: Carroll tops Guyer at Cedar Hill tourney

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.

Basketball roundup: Ryan finishes third in Sanger tournament

SANGER — The Ryan Raiders bounced back from a day-opening loss to finish third in the Sanger Invitational on Saturday.

Basketball roundup: Ryan, Liberty prevail at Sanger tourney

SANGER — Ryan held off a late rally Friday and Liberty Christian won in a rout on Day 2 of the Sanger tournament.


Football: Mineola shakes off Pilot Point’s fourth-quarter rally

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.

Football: Determined Bearcats to take on Mineola

After two consecutive 7-3 regular seasons, with Pilot Point missing the postseason in 2012 but making the playoffs in 2013 before falling in the first round, this season’s success has been a product of some trying times in the program.

Football: Pilot Point bounces New Boston

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.

Football: Bailey sparks Bearcats to win

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.

Cross country: Pilot Point’s Juarez finishes 15th at state

ROUND ROCK — Pilot Point’s Diana Juarez turned in the top finish among Denton-area competitors Saturday at the state cross country meet.

Football: Ten area teams still alive

The UIL and TAPPS playoffs get underway this week, and the Denton area will be well represented with 10 teams securing berths in the battle for state titles.

Football: Bearcats drop season finale

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.

Football: Pilot Point falls at Pottsboro

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.