Football: Eagles, Bearcats, Falcons go winless

COLLEGE STATION — Argyle and Pilot Point were unable to find success in the Division II championship bracket at the state 7-on-7 football tournament.

Football: Argyle, Pilot Point advance at 7-on-7

COLLEGE STATION — Argyle and Pilot Point earned slots in today’s Division II championship bracket action at the state 7-on-7 football tournament following strong showings in Thursday’s pool play.

Football: 7-on-7 event gives teams extra practice time

Argyle was one disputed call away from winning a state 7-on-7 tournament championship in 2013.

Softball: Sanger trio highlights all-district selections

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.

Baseball: Pilot Point coach issued one-year probation

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.

Track and field: Guyer girls win regional track crown

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.

Softball: Tom Bean eliminates Pilot Point

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.

Softball playoffs arrive

Several of the area’s top softball teams begin postseason play today, and two of those teams won’t have any margin for error, as state-ranked teams from Guyer and Pilot Point face one-game playoffs with hopes of advancing to the area round next week.

Softball/baseball roundup: Pilot Point suffers first District 12-2A defeat

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.

Softball roundup: Head leads Lake Dallas past visiting Rider

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.

Softball/baseball roundup: Lady Falcons blank Denton; Ryan falls to Marcus

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.

Softball: Lady Cats win with big inning

PILOT POINT — Neither starting pitcher in Monday night’s District 12-2A game between Pilot Point and Leonard made it to the third inning, but it was for two drastically different reasons.

Softball roundup: Lady Broncos beat Rider 4-3

Allie Shelton capped off a three-run rally in the seventh inning Friday night with a walk-off double as Denton defeated Wichita Falls Rider 4-3.

Softball roundup: Bruton pitches Argyle to victory

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.

Softball notebook: Pilot Point unleashes secret weapon Gallaway

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.

Boys basketball: Ponder loads up 9-2A team

Judging by the way Ponder’s boys basketball season ended over the weekend in Austin, it’s no surprise to see the way the Lions were represented on the District 9-2A all-district team that was released Monday.

Roundup: Pilot Point’s Gallaway tosses no-hitter

PILOT POINT — Preslee Gallaway pitched a no-hitter as Pilot Point defeated Sunnyvale 3-0 on Friday in District 12-2A action.

Girls basketball: Districts release 2013-14 teams

Fresh off its run to the girls basketball state tournament, Argyle landed a few notable players on the 10-3A all-district team.

Softball roundup: Ryan wins four

Ryan had a big day Saturday in the Tina Minke Memorial Tournament, winning four straight games after losing their first game of the day to Trophy Club Nelson 11-3.

Baseball roundup: Broncos take two at Classic

The Denton Broncos rebounded from a 9-0 Thursday night loss to defending Class 4A champion Tomball to pick up a pair of come-from-behind wins on Friday in the Russell Athletics North Texas Classic at Bronco Field.

Softball roundup: Argyle dominates host Decatur 11-2

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.

Softball roundup: Sanger rips Ponder, Liberty

ARGYLE — Sanger was the big winner on Day 2 of the Argyle/Liberty Christian tournament, defeating Ponder 8-2 before shutting out Liberty Christian 12-0.

Softball: Lady Cats to begin defense of state title

Pilot Point is not concerned with looking back at what it accomplished last season.

Realignment notebook: Argyle, Sanger get new competition

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.

Basketball: Pilot Point falls at home

PILOT POINT — Pilot Point coach Jeff Price is impressed with the way his team has battled back into games as of late. But he noted a lot of that is because the Bearcats put themselves in too many early holes.

Football: Heard, Sadler earn honors

The two players who performed well on the state’s biggest stage and brought home state championships were named the top players in their respective districts.

High schools: Moving up

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.

Volleyball: Numerous all-district honors go to Argyle

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.

Basketball: Richter scores 20 in win for Bearcats

AUBREY — Pilot Point won just eight games last year, so you’ll have to excuse coach Jeff Price if he seems to be approaching this season with cautious optimism. But he admits he likes what he sees so far.

Football: Farmersville eliminates Pilot Point

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.

Volleyball: Godley rallies past Pilot Point

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.

Volleyball: Playoff road continues

Today marks a three-day stretch during which four area volleyball teams will try to prolong their season by another week.

Volleyball: Pilot Point punts Pottsboro from playoffs

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.’”

Cross country: Guyer’s Norton takes regional title

The cross country course at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock has become a pretty familiar site for Guyer’s Devin Norton.

Football: Jurecka sparks Bearcats in 34-20 victory

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.

Volleyball: Pilot Point Lady Cats nip Leonard

LEONARD — Pilot Point claimed a 23-25, 25-15, 25-18, 18-25, 15-5 win over Leonard to finish the regular season Tuesday.

Football: Pilot Point falls at Whitesboro, 37-10

WHITESBORO — By halftime Friday, the Whitesboro Bearcats turned the showdown in what could have been for the District 5-2A Division I title into a runaway.

Football: Garrett sparks Pilot Point in rout of Paradise

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.

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Football: Pilot Point defense comes up big against Ponder

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.

Football: Pilot Point rolls past Boyd, 40-14

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.

Football: Bailey touchdown lifts Bearcats to win over Callisburg

CALLISBURG — For a second straight week trailing in the fourth quarter, Pilot Point quarterback Travis Garrett found DaCoven Bailey for the game-winning touchdown.

Football: Bearcats prevail in final minute

PILOT POINT — As the clock ticked down in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game between Pilot Point and Aubrey, only one point separated the two schools separated by less than nine miles. When Pilot Point junior quarterback Travis Garrett stepped off the field for the final time, he had given the Bearcats a last-minute win.

Football: Sanger tops Bearcats, snaps 14-game slide

SANGER — The Sanger Indians ended their 14-game losing streak with a big performance by running back Tre’von Jackson, who bulldozed his way over the Pilot Point Bearcats in a 50-17 victory.

Volleyball: Waking up to play

SANGER — It didn’t take long, one timeout to be exact, for Sanger coach Tammy Niemczyk to notice that her team wasn’t mentally ready to play Tuesday’s nondistrict match with Pilot Point.

Football: Pilot Point rebounds with 43-7 triumph

PILOT POINT — Pilot Point bounced back from last week’s tough loss, exploding for 33 first-half points en route to a 43-7 victory over Lindsay on Friday night.

Football: Miscues burn Pilot Point against Bonham

PILOT POINT — Pilot Point’s mistakes allowed Bonham Purple Warriors to hang around long enough Friday for Dra Smith to steal the road victory.Smith scored on a 4-yard run with 1:07 left and then ran in the two-point try to lift the Purple Warriors to the 21-20 victory over the Bearcats at Massey Stadium.

Volleyball: Bronco busters

PILOT POINT — When Pilot Point lost a closely contested first set Tuesday, it didn’t get discouraged. Instead, the Lady Bearcats settled down and beat Denton 22-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-18.

Volleyball: Lady Raiders looking to purge memories

Starting today, the Ryan Lady Raiders will attempt to do something they have done only once in 17 years. The volleyball team will be looking to defend its home court and put on a strong showing in the Ryan Kick-Off Classic.

Volleyball: Season openers set this week

A week after volleyball practice started, teams will hit the court today hoping to repeat last year’s successes or surpass last season’s marks.

Volleyball: Haunting motivation

ARGYLE — Back in November when the Argyle volleyball team made program history by advancing to its first state tournament, the Lady Eagles were in the proverbial camp of being “happy to be there.”