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.
ARGYLE — For much of the night on Tuesday, Argyle junior Connor Mushinski was having his way with the Sanger lineup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 — After her team had blown a fairly comfortable first-set lead against Aubrey on Tuesday night, Sanger coach Tammy Niemczyk had seen enough.
SANGER — Down four points midway through the first half, the Sanger Indians seemingly regained control of their nondistrict game Friday against Lone Grove (Okla.), scoring three straight touchdowns to build a 17-point lead with eight minutes left in the third quarter. But Lone Grove battled back, scoring twice in less than two minutes to get within 4 points and suddenly, all of the momentum was with the Longhorns. Sanger, though, went right back to work behind quarterback C.J. Jackson, who engineered two fourth-quarter scoring drives to lead the Indians (4-0) to a 45-27 victory to remain undefeated.
KRUM — The Krum Bobcats and Sanger Indians have always had a great rivalry, but Friday night’s game was chippy, and the teams were penalized a combined 20 times for 165 yards. When it was over, Sanger (3-0) held on to take a 16-14 victory against the Bobcats in Krum’s home opener.
Another volleyball season is set to get underway today when Ryan travels to Little Elm to open the season in new Ryan head coach Nicholas Gay’s first game as the Lady Raiders’ head coach.On Tuesday, most...
Coming into this past baseball and softball season, Argyle’s Rixey Boyd and Sanger’s Morgan Turkoly couldn’t have been more opposite. Boyd was an unproven pitcher in an Eagles rotation that had lost two Division I arms, while Turkoly was a decorated star for the Lady Indians.
In the first two meetings this year between Argyle and Sanger, Argyle coach Ricky Griffin sent sophomore Connor Mushinski to the mound, and both times, the Eagles came away winners.
AUSTIN — As soon as the Class 4A boys shot put competition wrapped up Friday at the UIL state track and field meet, Sanger’s Brance Watts had the look of someone who’d just finished well out of the running.
BONHAM — Sanger coach Jae McMinn said her pitcher really didn’t get much opportunity to warm up following a delay of four-plus hours due to lightning and heavy rain. With more weather in the forecast, Sanger and Bonham rushed back to the field when possible.
BOWIE — Sanger’s Kelly Mardones was the District 9-3A pitcher of the year last season. Her pitching performance in the District 9-4A title game on Monday night against the Krum Lady Cats displayed why she won such an award. Sanger coach Jae McMinn was proud of her starting pitcher’s performance, not because of her 12 strikeouts or her two key runs she batted in the sixth inning, but because of the mental toughness she displayed late in the contest.
Sanger's Madi Wilson has signed a national letter of intent to Ouachita Baptist University, where she will compete on the volleyball team and will be a member of the track and field team. Wilson was first team all-district for the Sanger Lady Indians volleyball team and was defensive player of the year and academic all-state. She is also a standout in the shot put and discus and has qualified for the state track meet three years in the discus throw.
ARGYLE — The Argyle Eagles are undefeated in District 9-4A play, but their most recent victory over Sanger didn’t come with ease.
Sanger’s Erin Escobedo prepares for a lift Saturday at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association state tournament in Corpus Christi. Escobedeo, a four-time qualifier to the event, overcame several injuries to qualify this year before earning a fifth-place finish in the 123-pound class with a total of 745 pounds.
CORINTH — First-year head coach Matt Farmer and his Sanger Indians tried to slow down the speed of Dallas Triple A Academy, but they failed in that task and lost a Class 4A bi-district playoff game 87-45 at Lake Dallas on Wednesday.
The boys basketball playoffs are set to begin this week for six Denton-area teams while the Argyle and Sanger girls remain alive and venture into third-round action.