In her two years at North Central Texas College, Laura Mabary thought of herself as a slap hitter, known for speed and directional hitting. In her two seasons at TWU, she has been asked to make a few changes to her game.
The North Texas softball team seemed to be steaming toward a bounce-back season a few weeks ago.
When Genny Stidham woke up Monday morning, the TWU softball coach knew her Pioneers were headed to the NCAA South Central Regional this week but wasn’t sure where her team would be playing. By mid-morning she knew — and was pleased. The Pioneers won’t be headed west, with the Panhandle and West Texas A&M on their playoff GPS.
Guyer senior long jumper Ethan Toy had been executing his jumps to perfection and was on a tear heading into the Class 6A Region I track and field meet this weekend.
Ryan pole vaulter Avery Stuchell is headed back to Austin for the UIL Class 6A state track and field meet after her second place finish Friday in the 6A Region I meet at Maverick Stadium at UT-Arlington.
FORT WORTH — Following each game, win or lose, first-year Lake Dallas coach Amber Tramp grips a white binder filled with her team’s season and game goals. She white-knuckles it after a loss, and she has a much lighter grip following a big win.
As the TWU Pioneers enter the Lone Star Conference tournament today, they do so knowing that regardless of the outcome they still have more softball to play at the NCAA South Central Regional next week.
As the Denton Broncos prepared for the Class 5A Region I track and field meet starting today in Lubbock, they were running a fine line between confidence and arrogance.
Keith Medford has heard plenty of recruiting pitches from college coaches. As the only softball coach Guyer High School has ever had, Medford has had more than his fair share of players go on to play collegiately.
At one point in Wednesday’s pivotal crosstown showdown between Guyer and Ryan, it appeared Guyer left fielder Ryan McCans had a chance to be the hero who kept the Wildcats’ playoff hopes alive with one regular-season game remaining.
TEXARKANA, Ark. — North Texas freshman Thomas Rosenmueller made the Conference USA all-tournament team with a third-place finish Tuesday and the Mean Green men’s team finished third at Texarkana Country Club to advance to match play for the second straight year.
AUSTIN — Defending champion Argyle didn’t run away with the boys’ title on the first day of Class 4A State Golf Championship on Monday at the North Course of Onion Creek Club, but the Eagles established themselves as the team to beat despite less-than-stellar rounds from several of its top players.
Anthony Wyche was set to return to Los Angeles Valley College for his sophomore season only a few weeks ago. The standout running back’s plans changed in a flash once the coaches at North Texas found out his prowess in the classroom matched his play on the field.
The news of a couple of weeks ago involving the transfer of Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson to DeSoto sent shockwaves not only throughout the Texas high school football landscape, but also Guyer’s fieldhouse.
Andy Brewster didn’t have a lot in common with Jonas Buckles when the pair of Texas high school football standouts arrived at North Texas in 2000.
The Denton Broncos used a strong pitching effort from Malik Minter and the help of a pair of errors in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a 1-0 victory over the Wichita Falls Coyotes Friday night at Cotton Nix Field.
As the TWU Pioneers get set for their last series of the season against Lone Star Conference rival and top-ranked West Texas A&M, starting with today’s doubleheader at Pioneer Field, they remember how emotionally and physically taxing last season’s final series was.
Myriad concerns raced through the mind of Minying Liang as she stepped off a plane a few months ago, ready to begin a new chapter in her tennis career. Would she be able to find North Texas coach Sujay Lama at the airport? Would she fit in with her new teammates?
A lot has changed for the North Texas football program during Seth Littrell’s first spring as head coach.
FORT WORTH — Ryan has one of the more difficult offenses to figure out in District 5-6A. The Raiders have gone several games where scrounging out one hit seems like asking too much, then they turn around and rough up a Division I recruit and highly touted draft prospect who has a fastball in the 90s.
TWU’s softball team rolls into the regular season’s final weekend with the challenge of hosting the team that’s already clinched first place in the Lone Star Conference while attempting to lock down second place.
North Texas guard Carrington Ward will graduate and leave the program as a fifth-year senior transfer. UNT coach Tony Benford confirmed Ward’s plans Monday afternoon. “We sat down and talked,” Benford said. “He decided it would be in his best interest to go somewhere in the Philadelphia area. Carrington is a good kid. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors.”
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — The North Texas softball team dropped the series finale to Southern Miss in heartbreaking fashion as Southern Miss scored the eventual game-winning run of a 3-2 win on a delayed steal with two outs in the bottom of the sixth.