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Defense leads Argyle over Sanger

The Argyle Eagles offense may get most of the attention, but on this Friday night, credit their defense for getting a big District 4-4A victory against Sanger. Junior running back Don Williams rushed for 173 yards and one touchdown on 31 carries, and Dylan Sadler added a critical late field goal, but it Argyle’s defense that made the difference with two crucial stops, one with 1:16 left, to lead the Eagles to a 27-21 win.

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Sanger Indians rally past Bulldogs

SANGER — For the second straight week, the Sanger Indians struggled out of the gate and trailed at halftime. But once again, the Indians came out of the locker room with new life, relying on the arm of quarterback CJ Jackson in 41-26 comeback win against Burkburnett on Friday night.


Sanger falls victim as senior star fuels Argyle to sweep

SANGER — Sanger has all the necessary pieces to make another deep postseason run and, barring a wild mishap, should be one of the four playoff teams coming out of District 9-4A.

Sanger holds off Hirschi in delayed game

WICHITA FALLS — Sanger coach Chuck Galbreath admitted his team was given a gift when severe weather pushed Thursday night’s District 4-4A, Division I opener against Wichita Falls Hirschi back two days.

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Game suspended with Sanger trailing

WICHITA FALLS — The Sanger Indians had a poor start to their Thursday road game against Wichita Falls Hirschi at Memorial Stadium, and when a lightning delay came early in the second quarter, they trailed 28-14.

Sloppy Sanger falls on road

MIDLOTHIAN — With district play looming, Sanger needed a road win against a worthy opponent. The Indians got their tough opponent in Midlothian Heritage, but they failed to record a win.

Sanger rolls past Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — The Sanger Indians picked up a big home win against rival Krum last week, and they carried that momentum to Friday night en route to a 35-3 victory against Bridgeport.

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Sanger upends Krum, 14-6

SANGER — Despite a physically dominant performance by the Krum defense, Sanger regrouped at halftime and pulled out a 14-6 comeback win Friday night.


Denton stifles Sanger late

SANGER — After rushing for just 30 yards in the first half, Denton running back Caleb Osuofa was found hanging his head in the locker room at halftime. Osuofa ripped off a 27-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give Denton valuable breathing room and allow its defense to close out the second-half shutout as the Broncos defeated Sanger 31-21 on Friday at Indian Stadium.

Sanger defense shines in opening rout

SANGER — If there were any questions surrounding Sanger’s defense heading into its season opener against Graham on Friday night, its performance silenced the critics. Returning only five starters from last year, the Sanger defense played fast and physical all game in a convincing 45-7 win against the Steers at Indian Stadium.

Sanger prevails in battle of Indians

NOCONA — The Sanger Lady Indians rode the strong play of Maci Turkoloy, Greer Koonce and Allye Morrow to record a 25-23, 25-16, 25-8 sweep of the Nocona Lady Indians on Friday night.

Tonight's high school football games

No. 1 Prosper sweeps Argyle

ARGYLE — In a battle of ranked teams Tuesday night, the Prosper Lady Eagles rolled to a 25-23, 26-24, 25-20 sweep of the Argyle Lady Eagles.

Krum rallies to beat Liberty Christian

ARGYLE — The top-ranked Krum Lady Bobcats had to rally from a two-set deficit Tuesday night to record a five-set 19-25, 15-25, 25-21, 25-21, 15-12 victory against the Liberty Christian Lady Warriors.


Scrimmages give teams better look at battles

After two weeks of practice, the Braswell Bengals will hit someone other than one another. The Bengals will host Fort Worth Western Hills at 10 a.m. Saturday in a scrimmage at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. It will be an exciting moment for Braswell, whose coaching staff is trying to fit all the puzzle pieces together heading into the team’s inaugural season.

Argyle players aware of expectations

ARGYLE — Coach Todd Rodgers didn’t have to tell his football players at Argyle High School what was expected during the first day of fall practice on Monday morning.

Football: Area teams eager to kick off fall practices

Ryan coach Dave Henigan may very well have an easy road ahead. With 15 starters back, the Raiders are experienced, star-studded and among the favorites to compete for a Class 5A state championship.

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Baseball: Coaches react to pitch count directive

A growing movement to institute pitch count limits on high school baseball players took a huge step toward reality this week, but it has been met with mixed reviews from a handful of local coaches. The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Tuesday that each state’s governing organization for high school sports must establish its own set of pitch count guidelines.

Softball: Guyer’s Lindgren nabs MVP award on 5-6A team

After spending some time as the state’s top-ranked Class 6A team, Guyer finished second in District 5-6A to eventual state champion Keller, but the Lady Wildcats were well represented on the 5-6A all-district team.

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Baseball: Eagles claw past Indians

ARGYLE — Coach Ricky Griffin knew he had his ace, Connor Mushinski, in his back pocket if he needed him to pitch in a pinch on Saturday. The junior threw 53 pitches in Friday’s Game 1 victory for Argyle and was available to close out a game Saturday. Turns out Griffin didn’t need him. Sanger forced a decisive Game 3 with a strong pitching effort from Julien Ly in a 3-1 victory before Argyle sophomore Gage Campbell fired a gem to shut down the Indians 5-0 in Game 3 and advance the Eagles to the Class 4A Region II semifinals.

Baseball/softball: Falcons primed to fly in playoffs

CORINTH — Just more than a month ago, Lake Dallas baseball coach John Tompkins couldn’t have been more disappointed in his team, or more unsure about its upcoming playoff push. So he did the only logical thing he could to light a fire — he held tryouts.

Baseball: Indians finish series with fun

FRISCO — The Sanger Indians are developing a knack for finishing off their playoff games in style, and after ending Thursday’s game in the ninth inning on a double steal, the Indians found a way to one-up themselves Friday in Game 2 of their area-round series against Anna at Frisco Reedy.

Baseball: Sanger takes opener in nine innings

Sanger coach Steve Ford has his team go through a routine following victories at home. After the first game of the Indians’ best-of-three Class 4A area-round playoff series against Anna, those drills were particularly fitting.

Softball: Local players Turkoly, Gallaway help Tech win at C-USA tourney

Louisiana Tech strung together four consecutive two-out hits, capped by a three-run blast off of the bat of senior Krysta Tutsch in the fifth inning and rolled to a 6-3 victory over Marshall on Wednesday night at the Conference USA tournament at Lovelace Stadium.

Softball: Sanger ousted in area round

FRISCO — A five-run second inning powered the Bonham Lady Warriors to a 12-1 victory against the Sanger Lady Indians on Friday in the area round of the Class 4A playoffs at Frisco Independence.


Baseball: Argyle triple sinks Sanger

SANGER — For both Argyle coach Ricky Griffin and Sanger coach Steve Ford, Friday night’s game between their teams had to have been a frustrating watch.

Baseball: Argyle, Mushinski shut out Sanger

ARGYLE — For much of the night on Tuesday, Argyle junior Connor Mushinski was having his way with the Sanger lineup.


Softball: Stable Bridges

KRUM — Krum was anything but perfect on defense Tuesday, but none of those miscues were costly thanks to some timely hitting and the left arm of sophomore ace Tristan Bridges.

Baseball: Sanger, Krum aces battle

KRUM — Sanger and Krum sent their aces on the mound in their District 9-4A opener at Krum on Tuesday with hopes of earning a district win.

Basketball: Denton-area trio lands on TABC all-state list

Vivian Gray and Madison Ralston, two key cogs in Argyle’s state championship win from earlier this month, highlight a trio of Denton-area standouts recently named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-state teams.


Basketball: Lincoln eliminates Sanger

THE COLONY — The No. 5 Sanger Lady Indians cruised through the first two rounds of the Class 4A Region II playoffs, defeating Irving Uplift North Hills and Princeton by a combined margin of 60 points.

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Baseball: Argyle ready to defend its crown

ARGYLE — Connor Mushinski was unflappable on the mound for Argyle in last year’s Class 4A title game, and by the end of that night, he was hoisting an MVP trophy. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of...

Basketball: Sanger aces area test vs. Princeton

FRISCO — The Sanger Lady Indians are starting to believe they are a team that can make a deep run in the playoffs.

Basketball: Lady Indians roll against Irving North Hills

If Sanger is going to make a long playoff run and reach its goal of a rematch with District 9-4A champion Argyle, it is going to have to do it on the shoulders of its defense, according to Lady Indians coach Tracy Sykes.

Girls basketball: Postseason kicks off Monday, Tuesday for area teams

For eight Denton-area girls basketball teams, the win-and-advance season, better known as the UIL state playoffs, gets under way today and tomorrow.

Basketball: Argyle upends Sanger

SANGER — Sanger’s game plan for top-ranked Argyle was to keep the ball away from the Lady Eagles and keep Gabby Standifer — who notched 20 points when the teams met in mid-January — off the linescore.

Basketball: Indians sweep Bobcats

SANGER — Sanger’s first-year coach Tracy Sykes lauded her team’s defensive efforts, especially from one of her top offensive players, in Tuesday’s 45-32 win against Krum.

Basketball: Sanger sweeps Leopards

SANGER — Sanger coach Matt Farmer knew his team had to work to defend its home court Friday. The Indians hadn’t played at home since before Christmas and were looking for their first win in District 9-4A.

Basketball: No. 1 Argyle crushes Sanger in top-five battle

ARGYLE — Seconds into Friday’s clash between top-five teams, it looked as if Sanger would provide the test to defending Class 4A champion Argyle the state poll would suggest.

Basketball: Sanger girls top Krum in overtime

KRUM — A few unlikely players for the Sanger Lady Indians stepped up when Krum’s game plan eliminated Sanger’s plan.

Football: Liberty-Eylau eliminates Sanger, 48-9

ROYSE CITY — Sanger coach Chuck Galbreath knew his team’s playoff road would be a tough one, and following its 48-9 loss to Texarkana Liberty-Eylau in a Class 4A Division I area-round game at Royse City ISD Stadium on Thursday, Galbreath addressed his team at eye level as most of his players welled up.

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Defense, special teams help lift Sanger

SANGER — Last year, then-freshman quarterback C.J. Jackson led the Sanger Indians to a 31-21 win over Springtown in his second start at the varsity level.


Volleyball: Argyle earns berth in region tournament with sweep of Sanger

The overwhelming feeling for second-ranked Argyle is that, with a loaded roster that includes seven seniors, the window to win a state championship is closing quickly. The Lady Eagles admit the time to win is now.

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Argyle hands Sanger first loss in season finale

ARGYLE — The past few years, the Argyle Eagles used bell cow running back Nick Ralston to bruise through opposing defenses. This season, the Eagles offense uses a power running game through Taylor Sweatt,...

Volleyball playoffs to resume

The Denton Lady Broncos, fresh off a four-set victory over Lake Dallas, will attempt to move into the Class 5A Region I quarterfinals tonight when the UIL volleyball playoffs resume.

Volleyball: Sanger sweeps Ranchview

FLOWER MOUND — Sanger coach Tammy Niemczyk was more than aware going into Tuesday’s playoff opener half of her team was young and hadn’t played in a postseason match. She wasn’t going to sweat it.

Sanger extends win streak with dominant performance

SANGER — The Sanger Indians continued their streak of dominance in District 6-4A (Division I) action, and dominated the Dallas Wilmer-Hutchins Eagles on both sides of the ball for the majority of the game in a 58-34 win Thursday night.

Sanger stomps Pinkston in shortened game

DALLAS — The Sanger Indians improved to 8-0 for the season on Friday night with a rain-and-lightning shortened 36-0 victory against the Dallas Pinkston Vikings.

Sanger prevails, proves defensive worth

SANGER — Sanger’s defense entered Friday night’s matchup with Carrollton Ranchview with the area’s stingiest defense. With the Indians’ 41-20 win against the Wolves at Indian Stadium, they left no doubt about their distinction.

Sanger cages Carter in district opener

DALLAS — Sanger wasn’t perfect, but it didn’t need to be to stay perfect this season in a win Friday. Facing Dallas Carter, Sanger won its District 6-4A (Divison I) opener in a 38-12 decision at Kincaide Stadium.