Basketball roundup: Guyer wins season opener

Sean Choate finished with 23 points Saturday to lead Guyer past Cedar Park 73-43 in its season opener.

Football: Paris eliminates hobbled Indians, 28-16

DENISON — When Sanger lost its star running back in the sixth game of the season and then lost its senior quarterback three weeks later, it would have been easy for Chuck Galbreath’s team to fold under the pressure of trying to move the ball without its two key offensive players.

Football: Freshman QB helps Sanger to playoff win

SAGINAW — Two weeks ago, freshman C.J. Jackson was quarterbacking Sanger’s junior varsity team. On Friday, he led the Indians to a 31-21 win against Springtown in the Class 4A bi-district matchup to send Sanger to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in nine years.

Signings: Argyle’s Keenan officially a Red Raider

ARGYLE – As Argyle volleyball coach Clark Oberle stood up to introduce Katy Keenan during a signing ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, he reminisced with the crowd about his star player’s first college offer, which he said came from Baylor the summer before Keenan’s freshman year.

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: Perfect Argyle crushes Sanger

SANGER — Another year, another undefeated regular season for Argyle, which dispatched injury-stricken Sanger with ease 44-7 on Friday in the regular season finale.

Volleyball: Lady Indians serve their way to bi-district win

LEWISVILLE — Sanger coach Tammy Niemczyk practically did a double take as she looked over her team’s stats following Tuesday’s Class 4A Region II bi-district playoff match against Arlington Uplift Summit International Prep.

Football: Sanger wins, wraps up playoff berth

DALLAS — Already missing starting running back Tre’von Jackson, Sanger lost quarterback Brandon Mann on Friday night but rolled on to a 40-14 win against district opponent Wilmer-Hutchins to secure a playoff spot.

Volleyball: Area teams ready for playoffs

While several area volleyball teams are gearing up to face unfamiliar foes in the first round of playoffs, two know one another all too well and are set on a collision course.

Football: Sanger spreads wealth in rout

SANGER — How do you make up for the loss of star running back Tre’von Jackson? Try spreading out nine touchdowns between seven different players.

Volleyball: Argyle takes district

ARGYLE — Argyle coach Clark Oberle wasn’t sure if his players were aware of what was on the line in Tuesday’s District 9-4A match against Sanger. They sure played like they did, though.

Football: Efficient Ranchview overwhelms Sanger

CARROLLTON — Missing star running back Tre’von Jackson, Sanger lost its first game of the year 49-31 to Carrollton Ranchview on Friday night.

Football: Jackson ruled out for Sanger

Sanger running back Tre’von Jackson has been ruled out of tonight’s District 6-4A (Division I) game against Carrollton Ranchview with a left ankle injury suffered in last week’s win over Dallas Carter, Indians coach Chuck Galbreath confirmed Thursday.

Football: Sanger rolls, pitches shutout despite Jackson injury

SANGER — Sanger jumped all over Dallas Carter in Friday’s District 6-4A (Division I) opener, but it almost came at a big price. With 10:27 left in the first half, the Indians’ star running back, Tre’von Jackson, was dragged down hard on a late hit at the Carter 8-yard line and had to be carted off the field with an apparent ankle injury. He did not return to the game, but it did little to slow down Sanger’s offense in a 48-0 rout at Indian Stadium.

Volleyball: Denton focused on this season

Denton coach Danielle Kading insists this season isn’t about redemption for the Lady Broncos. Prior to Friday’s key District 5-5A match against Saginaw Boswell, Kading said she was reminded that her team had a chance at redemption against the Lady Pioneers — who ousted Denton in the first round of last year’s Class 4A playoffs. That was the least of Kading’s concerns, though.

Volleyball: Sanger holds off Aubrey in three-set decision

AUBREY — Late in the opening set of Tuesday’s District 9-4A match against Sanger, Aubrey was awarded a crucial point only to have it reversed by officials seconds later.

Football: Jackson romp highlights rout

WHITESBORO — When he saw the opening at the line, Tre’von Jackson immediately realized he had a lot of empty space in front of him — 99 yards, to be precise.

Football: Jackson untouchable in Sanger rout

LONE GROVE, OKLA. — In many ways, it was expected to see Sanger running back Tre’von Jackson put up another big rushing performance on Friday at Lone Grove. Yet as the night wore on, the game turned into a battle of one-upmanship between Jackson and Longhorns running back Jeremy Lewis.

Football: Sanger defense shines in blanking Krum

SANGER — Sanger defensive coordinator Adam Shaw stressed to his unit to stay focused on Friday night and they met the challenge by holding the Krum Bobcats scoreless in Sanger’s 31-0 victory.

Football: Jackson rushes for 327 and six TDs in Sanger rout of Plainview

SANGER — Tre’von Jackson rushed for 327 yards and six touchdowns on 20 carries to lead the Sanger Indians to a 57-31 win Friday night over the Plainview Indians from Ardmore, Okla.

Football: Sanger outguns Melissa

MELISSA — It wasn’t the start to their season Sanger had envisioned, immediately giving up an opening 53-yard kickoff return and a 14-yard touchdown pass to fall behind 7-0 against Melissa on Friday night.

Volleyball: Good golly, Nolly

SANGER — It’s safe to say the addition of Adrianna Nolly couldn’t have played out any better for Lake Dallas.

Football notebook: Ryan to scrimmage Panthers

Ryan coach Dave Henigan knows his depth chart looks a little murky with the season opener against Rockwall looming Aug. 29.

Football notebook: Energy, excitement mark champs’ workout

ARGYLE — There are a lot of new faces in the Argyle football program, but Monday morning brought the same level of excitement to the Eagle fieldhouse as always at this time of year.

Football: Midnight practice on tap for some as workouts begin

Anticipation of the start of football season starts at different times for different people. For some, it’s when the calendar flips from July to August. Others get the itch around the end of spring practice, while others were ready for the season when the last one ended.

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Women's basketball: Sanger grad Tidwell honored for third time by Austin College

When Larry Tidwell graduated from Sanger in 1971, the future was wide open for the multi-sport star. No one, including the young Tidwell, could predict what the next 40-plus years would bring.

Baseball: Area players chosen for 3A all-state teams

Names from Argyle and Sanger were scattered throughout the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A all-state teams, which were announced Tuesday afternoon.

Track and field: Perry made most of spring

Sanger senior Jacob Perry entered spring feeling like something was missing.

Softball: Sanger pair earns all-state recognition

The Texas Sports Writers Association announced its all-state softball teams Monday, and Sanger seniors Morgan Turkoly and Kelly Mardones received honorable mention on the Class 3A squad.

Baseball: Sanger’s wise choice

It was no coincidence that the Sanger baseball team matched its deepest playoff run, as well as the best win total in program history, in 2014.

Softball: Sanger surge

Many might have expected a bit of a drop-off from the Sanger softball team heading into the 2014 season. The Lady Indians, who reached the Class 3A Region II semifinals a year ago, had lost a core group of seniors who had become synonymous with Sanger softball as four-year starters.

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.

Softball: Sanger season ends in 10 innings

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Down three runs headed to the sixth inning of Saturday’s Game 2 of a Class 3A regional semifinal playoff series, Sanger showed the resilience it’s had all season, clawing back with two runs in sixth and a run in the seventh to tie Atlanta at 4.

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Baseball: Eagles take two, oust Indians

PONDER — After suffering a heartbreaking defeat in its Class 3A Region II quarterfinal series opener Friday night, Argyle coach Ricky Griffin had a simple message for his team in advance of Saturday’s Game 2: “If we don’t make the plays, we’re going home.”

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Baseball: Sanger rallies past Argyle

PONDER — By the time Sanger recorded its second out of Friday night’s Class 3A Region II quarterfinal series opener against No. 4 Argyle, the Eagles already had a four-run lead and Sanger starter Ross Scott was pulled after recording just one out.

Softball: Atlanta takes Game 1 from Lady Indians

SULPHUR SPRINGS — In Friday’s Game 1 of a best-of-three Class 3A regional semifinal playoff series, Sanger and Atlanta each captured and surrendered the lead.

Greater Denton Sports Commission banquet set for Monday

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.

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Softball: Leading by example

SANGER — Chemistry on the Sanger softball team runs deep, and the Lady Indians’ most potent slugger, junior shortstop Morgan Turkoly, has embraced her leadership role on a freshman-laden squad and earned the respect of her teammates with her commitment and work ethic.

Baseball: Styles to clash when Argyle, Sanger meet

This weekend’s regional quarterfinal playoff series between Argyle and Sanger has all the makings of a must-see matchup for the right to play in the Class 3A Region II semifinals.

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Baseball Wisdom

SANGER — Sanger senior Ted Wisdom doesn’t remember the name of the pitcher from Melissa, but he remembers everything else. He remembers the count of two balls and two strikes, the curveball that Wisdom thought missed the strike zone.

Track and field notebook: Thompson takes gold in 110 hurdles

AUSTIN — Reese Thompson didn’t have the start to his final day as a high school athlete that he was hoping for Saturday.

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Baseball: Sanger survives slugfest

PROSPER — Sanger had no problem scoring runs Saturday and carried a seven-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning. Yet all eyes were on Bonham, which proved all day that perhaps no lead was safe.

Softball: Lady Indians win in 12 innings to advance

FRISCO — Saturday’s Class 3A regional quarterfinal between Sanger and Frisco Lone Star had it all: bases-loaded situations, plays at the plate, disputed ball-strike calls and game-saving catches.

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Softball: Stick with what works

SANGER — Sanger coach Jae McMinn has considered moving freshman McKayla McDaniel up the lineup, but she doesn’t like messing with things when they’re working.

Track and field: Sanger’s Perry wins state title in 3,200

AUSTIN — Sanger distance runner Jacob Perry has become awfully familiar with Decatur’s Taylor Clayton over the past couple of years.

Baseball: Sanger holds on to defeat Bonham 4-3

PROSPER — Sanger coach Steve Ford insists he is at total peace when his closer is on the mound in a tight game. Everything up to that point, though, is a little too close for comfort.

Baseball/softball: Playoffs continue today in area

Today, three local teams will try to continue their respective runs in the baseball and softball playoffs.

Track and field: Double standard

SANGER — Sanger distance runner Jacob Perry spent quite a bit of time this season cheering on his teammates from the bleachers.

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Baseball: Indians crush Chaparrals

AUBREY — There was no hiding the Sanger Indians’ dominance Saturday afternoon in their Class 3A Region II bi-district playoff game against Aubrey, except for the ol’ hidden ball trick.