Ryan grad Austin Jackson was part of a blockbuster, three-team trade that brought former Cy Young winner David Price to the AL Central leading Tigers. Jackson was traded to the Seattle Mariners as part of the deal.
Patrick Cobbs was looking to further a football career that includes a record-setting tenure at North Texas and five years in the NFL.
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.
Mitch Gaylord, a member of the gold medal-winning United States men’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Olympics, will be the featured speaker at the 12th annual Greater Denton Sports Commission awards banquet on Monday.
AUSTIN — In a star-studded field for the Class 5A boys 800-meter relay on Saturday night at the UIL state track and field meet, Ryan head coach Janson Head knew his team would need to have everything go right to get a chance at a medal.
In the sweltering Texas summer heat, Ryan junior Maurice Gordon could feel his mustache moving. The heat, combined with Gordon’s nerves before his track events, unsettled Gordon more than usual prior to one of his events during a summer track meet. Gordon’s lack of food or liquids before the event had him thinking his facial hair was shuffling around his face.
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.
Guyer’s Devin Norton became the first local athlete to punch a ticket to next week’s UIL state track and field meet, winning the girls 3,200 meters at the Class 4A Region I meet at Abilene’s McMurry University on Friday.
A few of Ryan’s track and field athletes were focused on boys coach Janson Head’s computer, ignoring the awards from the previous weekend’s area meet. For a few minutes Monday morning, everybody was fixated on Head’s weekend project — a compilation of the top times from around the state.
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.