SUNNYVALE — Despite its offensive shortcomings, Sanger was one run and 60 feet away from pushing Game 2 of their Class 3A Region II semifinal series against Van into extra innings.
Local area teams will resume their postseason treks today when the University Interscholastic League baseball and softball playoffs resume, starting today.
Sanger’s Bryce Perry and her brother, Jacob, both competed in the state cross country meet last November with Bryce leading her Sanger team to a championship with her ninth-place finish, while Jacob also finished fifth to help his team to a fifth-place finish.
Sanger discus thrower Madison Wilson is mentally equipped for this year’s Class 3A state track and field meet, and she isn’t going to be distracted by the environment at Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium in Austin this Saturday.
SANGER — A run that put Sanger on the verge of rolling through its Class 3A area-round playoff series opener against Nevada Community started innocently enough Friday night when Morgan Turkoly stroked a single to center field with two outs in the second inning.
As the temperature at Bronco Field dipped and the District 9-3A tiebreaker between Bridgeport and Sanger dragged into the night, Sanger needed a late comeback against the Bulls on Thursday. Bridgeport’s Reese Read made sure that didn’t happen. Read pitched four scoreless innings of relief and allowed the Bulls to come away with a 6-4 victory over the Indians.
Throughout the track and field season, Ryan coach Janson Head has penciled in different names for the boys 1,600-meter relay.
SANGER — Like the giddy-up on Parker Mushinski’s fastball, education was in action and on display for everyone to see on a chilly Tuesday night at Sanger High School.
SANGER — Kyle Stephens’ fly ball to left field kept going deeper and deeper. Finally, it was gone with the wind. The solo home run to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning capped a 3-for-3 performance by the Sanger shortstop. His team also benefited from some strong pitching as the Indians downed Aubrey 4-0 on Friday afternoon.
In what was a historic year for the Guyer program, and the best one in recent memory for Denton, the District 5-4A all-district team had plenty of representation from both teams following successful 2012-13 campaigns.
The Krum Lady Cats were well-represented on the 9-3A all-district team after making their second state tournament appearance in school history.
VAN ALSTYNE — Argyle improved to 12-2 after defeating Whitesboro 10-1 in the Van Alstyne tournament Saturday.
AUBREY — The Sanger Lady Indians brought their hitting sticks for their second game here in a week and used them to reverse last weekend’s outcome. Leadoff hitter Morgan Turkoly went 4 for 5 and teammate Erica Bjorndal had a pair of two-run hits to lead a 19-hit Sanger explosion in Tuesday night’s 15-4 nondistrict win over Aubrey.
Denton was able to overcome being no-hit by Saginaw to pull out a 5-3 victory at the Russell Athletic Classic, capitalizing on four errors and numerous walks, including two by Terrance Lucas.
The UIL state basketball playoffs will be in full swing tonight with boys teams battling in bi-district action while the girls head into the regional quarterfinals.
For Sanger’s Bryce Perry, timing is everything. Not only did Perry seize the moment by anchoring Sanger’s Class 3A state cross country championship team this past November with her ninth-place finish, she seized the opportunity to help build a fresh foundation and winning program when she signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to run for the University of Oklahoma.
THE COLONY — The Ryan Raiders fell 60-25 to Pearland in The Colony tournament Saturday night.
Guyer’s state championship was cemented by star quarterback Jerrod Heard, and the All-District 5-4A roster reflects the junior’s efforts throughout the season. Heard and the Wildcats were well represented when the all-district team was released.
EULESS — Miles Crawford had a 17-point effort to lead Guyer to a 44-39 victory over Euless Trinity.
SANGER — As the two teams both walked across the court and in front of the scorer’s table following Tuesday night’s nondistrict game, Sanger head coach Rob Sikora stopped Argyle guard Spencer McCloud, holding up the crossing lines of players ready to shake hands.
HALTOM CITY — After a disappointing loss to Hurst L.D. Bell on Tuesday night, the Guyer Wildcats recovered Wednesday and started the Northeast Lions Club Tournament with a 51-41 win over Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt.
Sanger High School senior Mikayla Stogsdill, front row middle, recently signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Tarleton State University in Stephenville. Pictured withStogsdill on the front row are her parents, Becky and Glen Stogsdill. Also, back row from left, are Sanger girls athletic director Jack Armstrong, select softball coach Kim Poole and Sanger high school coaches Jae McMinn and Kim Hermes.
At Arlington’s Vandergriff Park on Saturday, four cross country teams from two schools set out to accomplish what many other squads failed to achieve. With a trip to Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on the line, Pilot Point and Sanger qualified for this weekend’s state meet.
SANGER — Sanger could not be more happy with how it started the game, scoring easily on its first drive, but the defense could not hold up its end of the bargain in a 47-24 defeat at the hands of the Bridgeport Bulls that keeps the Indians without a win for the season. It didn’t look like the first drive would amount to much, as the Indians (0-9) faced third-and-long, but Brandon Mann completed a 40-yard pass to Tanner Thomas to move the chains, and Derek Shelby punched it into the end zone.
KRUM — A big third quarter and twin 100-yard rushing performances by running back Reed Flores and quarterback Caz Wojciak kept Krum unbeaten Friday night, as the Bobcats downed neighborhood rival Sanger 34-7 in District 9-3A action. The Bobcats, 9-0 in their first season of UIL play, are 3-0 in the district and set for a title showdown next week at Gainesville. Win or lose then, Krum already has wrapped up the district’s top seed in the Class 3A small-school playoff bracket.