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.

Softball: Sanger rips Bonham to advance

FRISCO — Not missing a beat from Friday’s run-rule drubbing of Bonham to tie a Class 3A area-round playoff series, Sanger’s offense paraded its way to a 17-4 victory Saturday, scoring in every inning and capping the series with Savannah Matheus’ game-ending grand slam.

Softball: Lady Indians rebound to stay alive

FRISCO — Following Thursday’s 8-7 defeat in Game 1 of a Class 3A area-round playoff series, the Sanger Lady Indians felt embarrassed.

Baseball: Sanger whips Aubrey in series opener

SANGER — Sanger blew open a close game with an eight-run fifth inning to defeat Aubrey 11-1 in Game 1 of their Class 3A bi-district series on Friday night.

Softball: Sanger falls to Bonham

FRISCO — Knocked down several times in its area-round playoff game against Bonham, Sanger kept getting back up off the mat. After drawing within a run in the bottom of the seventh, the Lady Indians had a chance to send the game to extra innings.

Softball: Sanger sweeps Ranchview

SANGER — After a 6-0 win in the opening game of a best-of-three Class 3A bi-district playoff series, the Sanger Lady Indians had their offense clicking, but sloppy defense and some cracks in the circle has given coach Jae McMinn some concern for the rest of their playoff run.

Track and field: Guyer girls win regional track crown

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.

Softball: Sanger's Mardones stifles Ranchview in opener

CARROLLTON — With threatening weather predicted for today’s Game 2 between Sanger and Carrollton Ranchview in the bi-district round of the Class 3A playoffs, Sanger’s 6-0 victory Friday at Ranchview could prove invaluable if the remaining games are canceled.

Softball playoffs arrive

Several of the area’s top softball teams begin postseason play today, and two of those teams won’t have any margin for error, as state-ranked teams from Guyer and Pilot Point face one-game playoffs with hopes of advancing to the area round next week.

Track and field: Sanger boys capture area championship

ARGYLE — The Sanger Indians and Argyle Eagles will be well represented next week at the Class 3A Region II track and field championships in Commerce after strong showings at the District 9-3A/10-3A Area meet on Thursday.

Golf roundup: Eagles claim regional crown

POTTSBORO — The Argyle boys held off a late charge Tuesday from Texarkana Pleasant Grove to claim the Class 3A Region II championship and qualify for the UIL state tournament in Austin.

Golf roundup: Argyle boys lead at regional tournament

POTTSBORO — Argyle’s boys golf team will enter the second round of the Class 3A Region II tournament a few strokes ahead of everybody else.

Track and field: Sanger squads sweep 9-3A championships

SANGER — The Sanger Indians made it a clean sweep at the District 9-3A track and field championships on Thursday, claiming both the boys and girls titles.