After eight years at Ryan as an assistant coach, Erin Taylor has been selected as Denton’s next head girls basketball coach, replacing the retiring Dennis Krishka.
The feeling after Ryan’s softball game Tuesday night was a feeling the Lady Raiders knew all too well.
CARROLLTON — The Ryan Raiders took their first step toward advancing to May’s state track and field meet Thursday when they claimed the District 5-5A team championship at Hebron.
ADDISON — Connor McMann pitched a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts, and Hunter Griffith had three RBIs as Liberty Christian run-ruled Addison Trinity Christian 10-0 on Friday.
Before the Ryan boys stepped outside for track and field practice Monday afternoon, sophomore Ken McLaurin asked coach Janson Head if they were still on for the yearly dinner before the district meet.
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.
Ryan head boys track and field coach Janson Head conceded that the talent pool in Austin this past weekend was stronger than it will be in a few weeks for the Class 5A state track and field meet.
AUSTIN — Both the Ryan and Guyer boys 800 relay teams qualified for the Division II final during Friday’s prelimaries at the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at the University of Texas’ Mike A. Myers Stadium.
After the first tournament of the season, things weren’t looking great for Ryan’s softball team. The Lady Raiders took a trip south for the Bryan/College Station tournament, and they came back with one win and five losses. Since that point, things are looking a lot better.
By the time Ryan was in the midst of its football playoff run last fall, Cameron Williams already had been taken off the roster.
The man who commanded Ryan’s defense for the last 14 years decided it was time to vacate his office. His replacement will slide down the hall in the Ryan fieldhouse into the empty space, hoping to continue the Raiders’ tradition of playing good defense.
FRISCO — Liberty Christian split it’s final two games in the Tournament of Champions Saturday, topping Ryan 4-1 and falling to Lucas Lovejoy 7-5.
FLOWER MOUND — Brian Beddow’s first season as Ryan’s girls soccer coach continues to be a struggle, but he can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
There was a time when Robb Coffey’s voice wasn’t as deep, powerful or pleasant on the microphone.
Days of preparation by booster clubs and coaches at local high schools will be rewarded today. Denton and Argyle’s baseball fields will serve as two of the five sites for the Russell Athletic North Texas Classic, while Ryan and Liberty Christian will be the host schools for the James Taylor Classic. In softball, Ryan will play host to the Tina Minke Tournament.
On Saturday, the Denton boys will be looking for that final play, the strong finish that was lacking in Tuesday’s regular-season finale against Trophy Club Nelson, when the Broncos were a few plays away from wrapping up District 5-4A’s final playoff berth.
For years, Dave Henigan could be spotted in the Ryan football fieldhouse. He can be found on the team portraits hanging on the walls, his brief stint as Ryan’s offensive coordinator cemented in pictures from the Raiders’ rise to one of the state’s best football programs.
The finalist for the vacant Ryan head football coach and athletic director positions will be presented at tonight’s school board meeting, Denton ISD athletic director Joey Florence said Monday.
It’s been a long time coming for Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard. Despite a few bumps in the road, the senior is set to sign his national letter of intent today to play college football for Texas, where he committed to following his sophomore season before he was a two-time state champion.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — For the last couple of weeks, Joey Florence has tried to adjust to his new life as the Denton school district athletic director. After 14 years of success as Ryan’s head coach, he’s coming across new firsts in his new position, and Monday was no different.