Women’s basketball: TWU grounds Flying Queens

TWU’s Kenesha Saygo was scoreless in the first half, going 0-of-2 from the field, but the second half was a different story as she erupted for 15 points — including the final eight of the game — to put Wayland Baptist away and secure a 83-71 victory Saturday at Kitty Magee Arena.

Basketball: Creighton brings opportunity to UNT

UNT women to host UTA

Football: Snakebit in double OT

ARLINGTON — Argyle running back Nick Ralston would have carried the ball a hundred times Friday. It seems like a far-fetched proposition, but Ralston was well over 50 carries when the Eagles, who trailed Navasota by a touchdown in double overtime, called his number on a fourth-and-5 play.

Football: Eagles’ streak ends

ARLINGTON — At some point, Friday night’s result was bound to happen. Argyle entered the Class 4A Division I state championship game riding the state’s second-longest win streak, having won its previous 31 games.

Notebook: Heartbreak ends ‘most special experience’

ARLINGTON — Argyle coach Todd Rodgers and his quarterback son, Cooper, never once downplayed their relationship throughout the course of the season. They just didn’t have time to talk about or reflect on it while focusing on the program’s title defense.

Boys basketball: Visiting Broncos hold off Falcons

CORINTH — Holding a 32-19 lead at halftime, Denton seemed as if it had figured out the Lake Dallas Falcons, who couldn’t contain the Broncos’ fast-paced transition game.

Girls basketball: Denton falls by three despite Simmons’ 17 points

Jada Catlin’s baseline jumper for Denton with 40 seconds left Friday evened the score at 50 in a topsy-turvy District 5-5A contest with Saginaw Boswell.

Basketball roundup: Guyer wins District 5-6A debut

The Guyer Wildcats won their first game as a member of District 5-6A, defeating Keller Fossil Ridge 82-37 on Friday behind Sean Choate’s 26 points.

Football: UNT signee named JUCO player of the year

North Texas signee Cortney Finney was named the Spalding NJCAA Defensive Player of the Year this week.


Football: Argyle inching closer to rare mark

ARGYLE — Argyle’s 31-game win streak has helped it garner some much-deserved recognition as one of the state’s elite programs. A win in today’s Class 4A Division I final would put the Eagles in a decidedly less-populated category by matching a feat only three teams have accomplished in the last 15 years.

For the DRC

Football: Sweatt equity

ARGYLE — Taylor Sweatt started this season as a free safety, and a very good one at that. It can be argued, though, that the Argyle coaching staff’s decision to switch him to middle linebacker solidified the Eagles’ eventual run to today’s Class 4A Division I final in Arlington.

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Football: Rattlers’ star receiver wants it his way

Several Argyle football players have something Tren’Davian Dickson wants — something Dickson could have already if not for some personal stubbornness.

Football: Pine Tree QB among UNT’s additions for spring

Caleb Chumley had to wait a little longer to make what was expected official, not that it bothered the former Longview Pine Tree standout. Chumley is just happy to officially be a member of the North Texas football program.

Football: Ryan, Guyer players earn all-state honorable mention

For the first time, the Denton school district had two teams competing this season in the state’s largest football classification, but the city was shut out from inclusion on the first or second teams of The Associated Press’ Class 6A all-state team, which was released Thursday.


Football: Denton’s Hearvey makes all-state first team

In their 2013 finale against Trophy Club Nelson, the Denton Broncos lost 28-21, but it was a late fourth-down conversion for a touchdown by wide receiver Key’andre Hearvey that breathed life into a comeback that fell just short.

Men’s basketball: Freshman finisher

Coach Tony Benford has known ever since Jeremy Combs signed with North Texas that the Mean Green would be a much better basketball team once the freshman forward started to capitalize on his considerable potential.

Football: Cosh to be UNT’s defensive coordinator

Dan McCarney turned to a veteran coordinator to take over his defense at North Texas in 2012 and saw the move pay off. Now that John Skladany has sailed off into retirement, McCarney is banking on a repeat performance, this time with Chris Cosh.

Football: Mean Green pick up JUCO safety Gray

James Gray thought long and hard about where he wanted to continue his college football career over the last few days following visits to North Texas and Conference USA rival Southern Mississippi.

Girls basketball: Defense makes offense for Ryan

Ryan held Trophy Club Nelson scoreless for about six minutes in the second quarter on Tuesday and, throughout the night, created countless turnovers in what was shaping up to be a one-sided District 5-6A game.

High school football: Local athletes among tops of Class 4A All-State team

A few days before they take the field at AT&T Stadium with a shot to earn back-to-back state championships, the Argyle Eagles were well-represented on Tuesday with the release of the Associated Press Class 4A all-state team.

TWU notebook: Pioneers get on hot streak in Puerto Rico

TWU’s trip to Puerto Rico last weekend for two games will be a road trip that the Pioneers are going to remember for a long time and for reasons beyond the fact they brought home two victories.

UNT notebook: North Texas set for next game

North Texas hasn’t had much of a break when it comes to its schedule over the past few days.

Football: UNT set to add highly regarded QB

DaMarcus Smith spent a whole lot of time at a whole lot of places over the last few years trying to find the right spot to continue his football career at the major college level.

Football: Bearcat Bailey makes Class 3A all-state honorable mention

DaCoven Bailey did a little bit of everything for Pilot Point this season, and the junior do-it-all threat was a big reason why the Bearcats made a run to the third round of the playoffs before falling by a touchdown to Mineola, who will play in the Class 3A Division I state title game on Thursday against Cameron Yoe.

Men’s basketball: UNT falls against Stephen F. Austin

NACOGDOCHES — The lineup North Texas had on the floor by the time the final seconds were rolling off the clock Sunday in a game against Stephen F. Austin looked like nothing the Mean Green anticipated a few weeks ago.

Women’s basketball: Pioneers hang on for 69-66 victory over Puerto Rico-Bayamón

Sophomore Taylor Nolan came off the bench and led the team in scoring to help the Pioneers to a 69-66 win over the host Puerto Rico-Bayamón on Sunday afternoon.

Women’s basketball: UNT jumps ’Roos for first win of the season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Exhale. Seven games into the season, North Texas women’s basketball’s goose egg has finally hatched. Following their most complete — and in turn dominating — performance, the Mean Green defeated Missouri-Kansas City by a score of 65-47 to improve to 1-6.

Men’s basketball: UNT visits Jacks knowing Reese won’t play

North Texas essentially added an assistant men’s basketball coach this week, one who will do a whole lot more than just direct traffic on the sideline the rest of the season.

Women’s basketball: TWU rolls in open-air game in Puerto Rico

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico — Four players scored in double digits as TWU cruised to an 80-55 win over Puerto Rico-Mayagüez on Saturday afternoon in an open-air gym.

Basketball roundup: Carroll tops Guyer at Cedar Hill tourney

CEDAR HILL — After splitting their first two games of the Cedar Hill tournament with a win over Arlington Lamar and a loss to Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside, the Guyer Wildcats lost their final game of the tournament, 68-58 to Southlake Carroll.

Women’s basketball: Mean Green visit Kangaroos today

North Texas will aim to break through for its first win today when the Mean Green visit Missouri-Kansas City at 2 p.m. at Swinney Recreation Center.

Football: Argyle advances to state final

ALEDO — Perhaps nobody can slow down Argyle running back Nick Ralston quite like Graham’s defense. The Steers couldn’t stop him entirely, though, and with the game on the line late in the fourth quarter, the Arizona State commit churned out just enough yards before turning things over to his teammates to finish the job.

Football: Eagle defense shines in clutch

ALEDO — With 12 seconds to play and Graham looking to force overtime or use a miracle to win and advance to the state final Friday night, Steers quarterback Landry Turner looked to senior wide receiver Todd Parker for a quick completion with one timeout remaining.

Girls basketball: Lady Eagles pull out tight win against Brock

ARGYLE — When Skip Townsend left Brock to coach the Argyle girls basketball team in 2010, he was setting out for one more challenge.

Boys basketball: Broncos find shooting rhythm in victory

The Denton Broncos worked on their physics lessons Friday, channeling Newton’s third law of motion. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Football: Offensive lineman commits to UNT

Brian Ochs didn’t have an overwhelming number of options when it came time to decide where to start his college career a few years ago. Quinter, Kansas, is a perfectly good place to make a pit stop on Interstate 70 about halfway between Denver and Kansas City on the plains of western Kansas.

Basketball roundup: Lions move into tourney final

DECATUR — Ponder routed tournament host Decatur 71-45 on Friday to earn a spot in the championship game, to be held at 7 p.m. today.

Middle school basketball roundup: Harmon, Mendes help Crownover top Navo

The Crownover Cowboys, behind the outstanding play of eighth-graders De’Vion Harmon and Royce Mendes, completely overwhelmed the Navo Panthers 66-43 in A-team action Thursday night.

For the DRC

Football: Eagles get semifinal rematch

ARGYLE — When Argyle outslugged Graham this season in a rematch of last year’s Class 3A Division II semifinal, running back Nick Ralston needed a staggering 46 carries to pace the Eagles’ ground game.

For the DRC

Girls basketball: Brock brings Argyle rare treat

ARGYLE — Skip Townsend remembers the sight like it was yesterday. He watched as second-grader Bailey Ivey dribbled a basketball back and forth between her legs with a confident grin on her face — seemingly predicting her future as a star point guard for tradition-rich Brock.

Football: Estrada coming into his own

ARGYLE — Argyle wide receiver Drew Estrada knows there are worse things teammates and coaches could do than compare him to a former Eagles standout.

Rodeo: Armes battling through back pain

LAS VEGAS – The pounding a steer wrestler’s body takes is incredible. These giant men leap off running horses onto a sprinting steer, then slam their feet into the ground, twist their own bodies in order to lay the animal flat on its side. At the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, it’s done in a quick fashion in a tiny arena with considerable money on the line.

Men's basketball: UNT officially parts ways with Wesley

Greg Wesley, a redshirt freshman forward, is no longer a member of the men’s basketball program at North Texas, a school spokesman confirmed Wednesday, two days after he was arrested on theft charges.

Men's basketball: North Texas player arrested on theft charges

Greg Wesley, a player North Texas hoped would tap into his considerable potential with the Mean Green, might have squandered his final opportunity at the school on Monday when he was arrested on theft charges.

Notebook: Akunne, Lemon named to All-C-USA 1st team

Derek Akunne and Cyril Lemon both played key roles for North Texas over the past few years and were cornerstones of the Mean Green’s Heart of Dallas Bowl team a year ago.

Notebook: TWU 2nd half woes continue

TWU’s basketball squad has shown a tendency at times to struggle this season in the second half of its games, but Saturday’s four-point loss to Texas-Permian Basin may have been the most frustrating meltdown of the season for the Pioneers.

Girls basketball: Ryan blasts Lady Coyotes

It’s too soon to tell just how much Tuesday’s win against Anna will help Ryan in its District 5-6A opener on Friday, but considering it’s been a few years since the Lady Raiders went into district on such a high note, they’ll take it.

Ryan product named to all-SEC list

Former Ryan standout Bud Sasser added one more honor in the best season of his career at Missouri on Monday, when he was named to The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference first team at wide receiver.

Football: UNT lures disruptive DE from San Angelo

Eli Howard is still learning the nuances of playing defensive end. The San Angelo Central senior worked diligently to make the most of his abilities as a quarterback up until two years ago, when he and his coaches took a look at how he was progressing.

Women's basketball: Sooners shock UNT women in blowout

Everywhere Nicole Kornet turned on Sunday there was something or someone familiar for the Oklahoma guard to see.