Baseball: Denton’s Harrison says goodbye to coaching

Don’t get too high or too low. That’s been one of Glen Harrison’s main mantras to success during his 28 years of coaching football and baseball.

Women's golf: UNT ready for C-USA tournament

The North Texas women will compete in its first Conference USA championship beginning today at the Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Football: Time to reload

John Skladany was talking about the state of North Texas’ defense during the late stages of spring practice just a few days ago.

Track and field: Raiders cruise to area title

COPPELL — Ryan will not have to worry about a lack of representation at next week’s UIL Class 5A Region I meet at Texas Tech.

Track and field: UNT brings home winners from meet

NORMAN, Okla. — North Texas’ Nadiyah El-Amin and Mona Landry were double-event winners at the 45th annual John Jacobs Invitational at Oklahoma on Saturday.

Tennis: UNT ousted at conference tourney

NORFOLK, Va. — North Texas fell to Rice 4-0 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Conference USA tournament, thus ending its season.

Baseball/softball roundup: Ponder routs Alvord in baseball action

ALVORD — Ponder broke things open in the top of the fifth inning and scored eight runs in the Lions’ 15-0 victory over Alvord in District 9-2A action Friday night.

Baseball: A season first

When Ryan sophomore Manny Torralba stepped on home plate on Friday night, the home fans and team were able to celebrate something for the first time this season.

Baseball: UNT’s financial issues put baseball on hold

North Texas officials are continuing to work toward reviving the school’s baseball program while the university sorts through financial issues that could delay its debut until 2016.

Softball: Guyer roughs up Rider

Guyer head coach Keith Medford had a pretty concrete plan for his pitcher in Friday’s regular-season finale against Wichita Falls Rider.

Baseball: Argyle defeats Celina for title

CELINA — Argyle’s Drew Gooch gave up one hit through the first five innings of Friday’s District 10-3A showdown at Celina but impressively still faced the minimum number of batters thanks to a double play in the second inning.

Softball/baseball roundup: Pilot Point suffers first District 12-2A defeat

VAN ALSTYNE — Preslee Gallaway allowed just one earned run in six innings, but errors allowed Van Alstyne to a 3-2 win and hand Pilot Point its first District 12-2A loss in its regular-season finale on Friday.

UNT roundup: UNT tennis advances to semis; Wilson sets school track mark

NORFOLK, Va. — Junior Franziska Sprinkmeyer defeated Kathrin Waidner 6-1, 6-4 to clinch North Texas’ 4-0 victory over Southern Miss and a spot in the semifinals of the Conference USA tournament.

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.

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Softball: One last time

As the long introductions were rattled off Tuesday night at Tina Minke Field, Ryan senior Carol Raabe was waiting to wake up.

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Tennis: Family’s legacy helps freshman succeed

Ray Thoma stood and watched during the UNLV Invitational last fall as his daughter displayed the traits that carried three generation of his family to athletic success.

Girls golf: Guyer headed to state tourney

ABILENE — The Guyer girls shot a 331 as a team Thursday in the final round of the Class 4A Region I tournament to finish third and secure a trip to this year’s state tournament.

Tennis: Krum falls short at regionals

Krum’s entries in Thursday’s Class 3A Region II tournament at Rockwall experienced varied amount of success but was unable to send anybody to the state tournament.

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Track and field: Not done yet

Today will be far from the first time Argyle seniors Brooke Robertson, Laine Lowry, Taylor Mueller and junior Cassi Hargroves will be running the 1,600-meter relay together.

Softball: Kirk’s record-setting night lifts North Texas to victory

Ashley Kirk should own every major North Texas pitching record when her career ends after this season, but she and coach Tracey Kee weren’t going into a four-day break without seeing another record fall.

Track and field: Cross ready to lead Raiders

It only takes a quick glance during warm-ups to see what makes Ryan junior Terell Cross a little different from his track and field peers.

Girls golf: Guyer in position for state berth

Guyer finished the first day of the Class 4A Region I tournament tied for sixth place but still in contention for a berth in the state tournament.

Men's basketball: UNT addresses needs with two big JUCO signings

When North Texas coach Tony Benford looked at his team heading into his third season at the school, he saw several key holes he and his staff needed to address.

Softball: Ponder posts 19-3 blowout

PONDER — For one half inning, Millsap looked like it finally had figured out Ponder and starting pitcher Jessica Orozco, who tossed a no-hitter against the Lady Bulldogs earlier in the District 9-2A schedule.

Baseball: Wildcats top Falcons in battle for second

CORINTH — A big game between two teams tied for second place in the District 5-4A standings was decided in the top of the fifth inning — in more ways than one.

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.

Baseball: Broncos blast Brewer

Heading into the final inning Tuesday night, Denton starting pitcher Roman Arnold took on the mindset of a closer. He put the first six innings behind him and concentrated on the task at hand.

Softball: Ryan blows seven-run lead, chance for 5-5A win

The feeling after Ryan’s softball game Tuesday night was a feeling the Lady Raiders knew all too well.

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.

Football: Guyer adds another quarterback to mix

There’s embarrassment of riches, and then there’s the Guyer quarterback situation.

Softball: Mean Green sweeps Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — Behind the dominant effort of senior starting pitcher Ashley Kirk, North Texas defeated Marshall 8-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the Conference USA series.

Gymnastics: Pioneers earn two individual crowns

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — TWU senior Brittainy Johnson captured the bars title while junior Spencer Jones won the floor title at the 2014 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships on Sunday at Brown University’s Pizzitola Sports Center.

Football: Greer proves quick study

When Josh Greer entered the race for the starting quarterback job at North Texas in December, the former Navarro College standout did so with a lot of ground to make up.

Nelson, five others enter UNT Athletic Hall of Fame

Corky Nelson didn’t have the best facilities or the biggest budget during his tenure as North Texas’ coach during its stint in what was Division I-AA in the 1980s.

Women's gymnastics: Pioneers second again at nationals

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — TWU scored a 194.725 to finish second at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships on Saturday night.

Softball: TWU sweeps to wrap up home slate

Approaching two final road series before the Lone Star Conference tournament, TWU is searching for more consistency on defense.

Softball: UNT takes two from Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The North Texas bats came alive late in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader against Marshall as the Mean Green surged past the Thundering Herd 7-3 behind five seventh-inning runs.

Women's tennis: UNT whips South Alabama

North Texas’ 4-1 victory over South Alabama on Saturday completed its dual season, giving the Mean Green a record of 10-10.

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Baseball: Horton, Wildcats beat Nelson

Trophy Club Nelson jumped out to an early lead on Guyer starting pitcher Daulton Horton in Friday’s pivotal District 5-4A matchup at Guyer, but it didn’t last for long.

Softball: Guyer wins in shutout

Guyer clinched a playoff spot before Friday’s District 5-4A game with Trophy Club Nelson, but still needed another win to potentially snap a three-team tie for second with Nelson and Fort Worth Brewer.

Football: Two-way QB battle in spring game spotlight

North Texas has plenty of questions to answer heading into its annual spring game today at Apogee Stadium, none bigger than who will start at quarterback when the Mean Green opens the season at Texas.

Girls basketball: Denton coach Krishka to retire

During 38 years of coaching, Denton’s Dennis Krishka took a different approach to the game of basketball. He established the framework of a team through several avenues, not taking the abrasive route of some of his mentors, while taking pride in his ability to build a program.

Women's gymnastics: Pioneers win national semifinal with season high

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — TWU posted a season-high 195.375 to win the second semifinal session Friday at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships.

Baseball roundup: McMann shines as Liberty run-rules TCA

ADDISON — Connor McMann pitched a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts, and Hunter Griffith had three RBIs as Liberty Christian run-ruled Addison Trinity Christian 10-0 on Friday.

Softball roundup: Head leads Lake Dallas past visiting Rider

CORINTH — Chrisa Head allowed just two hits and no runs on the mound and hit a home run Friday to lead Lake Dallas past Wichita Falls Rider 10-0 in five innings.

Track and field: Ryan boys win District 5-5A title

CARROLLTON — The Ryan Raiders took their first step toward advancing to May’s state track and field meet Thursday when they claimed the District 5-5A team championship at Hebron.

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.

Men’s basketball: UNT commit named All-American

Muhammed Ahmed, a 6-7 forward from Gillette (Wyo.) College who has committed to sign with North Texas, was named to the NJCAA All-America third team this week.

Baseball: Fishing 5-5A's rough waters

When Ryan junior Ryan Burks is peering down from the pitching mound toward the plate, there is a certain serenity he is seeking.

Softball: Pitching duo carrying Guyer

Head softball coach Keith Medford has spent most of his tenure at Guyer with the luxury of having an unquestioned No. 1 pitcher in the circle, including former stars Kylee Crosek and Suzette Palmer, who combined to start at pitcher for seven seasons.