Baseball: Falcons turn two often in capping sweep

ABILENE — Lake Dallas relied heavily on its offense to pull off two miraculous comebacks in the last week. On Saturday, quick-thinking defense kept the Falcons from needing another late rally.

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Baseball: Eagles win in grand style

PROSPER — There was little doubt what the final result of Saturday’s Game 2 between Argyle and Paris North Lamar would be when Eagle senior Tanner Boyzuick stepped to the plate in the bottom of the fifth. But when Boyzuick connected on the first pitch he saw, that result came sooner than planned.

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Baseball: Lundy bounces back in win

PROSPER — Argyle pitcher Brett Lundy accepted a challenge from his coach after the Eagles were able to beat district foe Sanger in the decisive third game of their regional quarterfinal series last weekend at Argyle.

Baseball: Falcons take Game 1 with another rally

ABILENE — A week after pulling off an improbable walk-off win to reach this weekend’s fourth round of the Class 5A playoffs, Lake Dallas again owned its final half-inning — this time rallying with four runs in the top of the seventh to stun Lubbock Cooper 6-4 in Game 1 of a Region I semifinal series at Abilene Christian’s Crutcher Scott Field.

Stewart qualifies for NCAA finals

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Senior Chastity Stewart broke her own school record and qualified for NCAA finals in the 400-meter hurdles Friday at the NCAA West preliminaries hosted by Kansas at Rock Chalk Park.

UNT employs seminar program on violence

Sujay Lama is at the third stop of his college coaching career and has a unique perspective when it comes to the issues that schools face in terms of sexual violence education for athletes.

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Football: UIL title games return to Arlington

After a one-year hiatus, the UIL football state championship games will return in December to Arlington’s AT&T Stadium, on a two-year deal for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Grinding out wins

CORINTH — Grant Landry was crunched in a sea of teammates Saturday following one of the bigger playoff wins in recent Lake Dallas baseball history.

Volleyball: DHS names Standridge volleyball head coach

Graduating from North Texas in 1980 with a degree in business, Gerry Standridge started in real estate before entering the coaching world, and it was in 2002 when he officially was introduced to the sport of volleyball.

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Scholar and an infielder

ARGYLE — Tanner Boyzuick and Ryland King have been playing baseball together, in some capacity, since they were 13 years old. As the two senior full-time starters for defending Class 4A state champion Argyle, they have an undeniable bond. So when King blew out his knee in a playoff warm-up game a few weeks back, it hit Boyzuick hard.

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Wilcox fine-tunes his craft

Eddie Wilcox always had the tools to develop into a top-notch college high jumper. At 6-6, he certainly possesses the requisite height, not to mention the athletic ability.

C-USA announces television package

Conference USA announced Wednesday that it has reached partnerships with four networks as part of its new television package.

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Spieth feels same even with results different

FORT WORTH — Jordan Spieth was the Masters champion with another victory and a couple of runner-up finishes when he got to Colonial last year, a few weeks before winning the U.S. Open.

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Indy 500 remains American icon

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis 500 has outlasted two world wars, the decline of the automobile industry, a bitter split in Indy car racing and more death than anyone cares to recall.

Romo feeling young again after surgery

IRVING — Tony Romo isn’t sure how to define young. The Cowboy quarterback just knows he feels more like a 30-year-old than someone sliding toward 40 coming off a twice-broken left collarbone and now a couple of years removed from a pair of back surgeries that weren’t far apart.

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UNT’s process to pick AD to take weeks

North Texas announced a decision that could affect the school for years on Monday, when athletic director Rick Villarreal stepped down after more than 15 years on the job.

Villarreal highs and lows

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Coming to a close

Denny Kalk noticed his phone steadily lighting up Monday morning as friends with North Texas ties quickly began sharing messages and discussing the news that Rick Villarreal had stepped down.

Soccer: Lake Dallas nabs state title winning coach

Lake Dallas has hired a state title winning coach to lead its girls soccer program.

Football: Another Arizona Western defender commits to UNT

Mylam Peters always had the talent to become a top college linebacker.

Baseball: Celina ends Krum’s year

McKINNEY — First-year coach Matt McBrayer embraced all six of his seniors following Krum’s 9-5 loss to Celina in Game 2 of a Class 4A regional quarterfinal series Saturday at McKinney Boyd.

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Baseball: Eagles claw past Indians

ARGYLE — Coach Ricky Griffin knew he had his ace, Connor Mushinski, in his back pocket if he needed him to pitch in a pinch on Saturday. The junior threw 53 pitches in Friday’s Game 1 victory for Argyle and was available to close out a game Saturday. Turns out Griffin didn’t need him. Sanger forced a decisive Game 3 with a strong pitching effort from Julien Ly in a 3-1 victory before Argyle sophomore Gage Campbell fired a gem to shut down the Indians 5-0 in Game 3 and advance the Eagles to the Class 4A Region II semifinals.

Baseball: Boulware’s walk-off sends Lake Dallas to semifinals

DALLAS — No one needed to tell Christian Boulware how crucial his next at-bat was Saturday. The situation was clear and what all baseball players live for — bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh of a tie game. Boulware wasted little time, jumping on the fourth pitch he saw for a walk-off single to hand Lake Dallas an 8-7 win against Fort Worth Arlington Heights in Game 2 of a Class 5A Region I quarterfinal.

Softball: Lady Cats ousted in 16 innings

BONHAM — Using a three-run home run to jump out to a 3-0 lead, the Krum Lady Cats looked as if they were headed to a Game 3 in their Class 4A regional semifinal series, but Paris North Lamar had other plans.

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Baseball: Argyle explodes vs. Sanger

SANGER — In two district games against Argyle this season, Sanger allowed seven combined runs in two close losses.

Football: Ryan defender Robinson commits to SMU

In 2014, Delano Robinson was on a Ryan team that finished 5-5 to snap a 14-year playoff streak. Robinson and the Raiders won 13 games the next year and now are seen as state title contenders.

Baseball: Falcons soar to run-rule win in Game 1

DALLAS — The playoff road typically becomes harder to navigate the deeper a team gets into the bracket. Lake Dallas made Game 1 of its Class 5A Region I quarterfinal series look easy, albeit against an...

Baseball: Krum falls in eight

McKINNEY — Tied at 1 through seven innings, Krum and Celina each had plenty of opportunities to take control of the game, but neither did until Celina exploded for four runs on three hits to take a 5-1 lead in the top of the eighth that ended up being the game’s final score.

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Softball: Krum drops series opener

PROSPER — In Thursday’s Class 4A regional semifinal showdown between Krum and Paris North Lamar, stiff pitching was the theme as the best-of-three series began with both pitchers racking up strikeouts.However,...

Football: Key Falcons show work

CORINTH — Lake Dallas knew it had a lot of work to do offensively heading into spring practice. That comes with the territory when a couple of dynamic playmakers depart after decorated careers.

Lake Dallas series opener postponed

Due to significant rain in North Texas, the Class 5A Region I quarterfinal series between Lake Dallas and Fort Worth Arlington Heights did not start as planned Thursday.

Guyer’s Kinzy stepping down as baseball coach

After 25 years in the profession and 11 years as the only baseball coach Guyer has known, Johnny Kinzy has coached his final high school baseball game.

Football: Wildcats still look explosive

All it took was the first play from scrimmage Thursday during Guyer’s spring game to show that all is just fine with the Wildcats’ offense.

UNT backers wear green to meet coaches

North Texas coaches and officials traveled all over the Dallas-Fort Worth region over the past few days to talk a little about where their teams are headed.

Baseball/softball: Falcons primed to fly in playoffs

CORINTH — Just more than a month ago, Lake Dallas baseball coach John Tompkins couldn’t have been more disappointed in his team, or more unsure about its upcoming playoff push. So he did the only logical thing he could to light a fire — he held tryouts.

Football: Guyer, Lake Dallas spring games today

Guyer fans will get a glimpse of their future under center tonight as the Wildcats wrap up spring football with their annual spring game, with kickoff set for 6:45 p.m. at Guyer.

Volleyball: Denton’s Kading resigns

Denton volleyball coach Danielle Kading didn’t have much of a transition from her time in college at TWU to head coach of the Lady Broncos at age 22, but when she arrived at Denton she hit the ground running, leading her team to five consecutive playoff appearances.

Football: JUCO offensive lineman commits to UNT

One of North Texas’ biggest concerns following spring practice was its offensive line and how a unit in transition would adjust to playing in a spread system. The Mean Green have picked up a late commitment from the class of 2016 that could help with that adjustment in Jalen Thomas, an offensive tackle from Brooklyn’s ASA College.

Golf: UNT men's golf fading down the stretch

MARANA, Ariz. — The North Texas men’s golf team continued to fade at the NCAA Tucson Regional on Tuesday at Gallery Golf Club.

UNT golf in striking distance after Day 1

Cory Churchman fired a 2-under-par 70 to lead the North Texas men’s golf team in the opening round of the NCAA Tucson Regional on Monday at Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Arizona.

Tennis: Fast start not enough for Argyle’s Hynek at state

COLLEGE STATION — In just his sophomore season, Argyle’s Matt Hynek put his youthful poise on display from the get-go of the first set of his Class 4A boys’ singles quarterfinal match against Canyon Lake’s Kendall Murray.

Freshmen hope to end UNT’s NCAA drought

Arriving in a new country with a whole different culture isn’t what Thomas Rosenmueller remembers most about the adjustment process when he arrived at North Texas last fall.

Braswell taps 7 to be head coaches

Braswell football coach and athletic coordinator Cody Moore still is busy hiring coaches for the upcoming school year.

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Tennis: Three Lady Cats off to state

From a distance, tennis can seem as simple as hitting a ball back and forth over a net, but underneath there is a serious mental game being played.

Track and field: Guyer’s Toy wins long jump state title

AUSTIN — Waiting around during a 5 1/2-hour weather delay wasn’t enough for Guyer senior Ethan Toy on Saturday.

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Tennis: Humble Hynek ready for whatever happens at state

ARGYLE — Matt Hynek practically waltzed into the Class 4A state tournament, which begins Monday in College Station. But Argyle’s star sophomore insists his road was more difficult than it appeared.

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Baseball: Outburst sends Eagles to sweep

PLANO — Argyle already had the upper hand in Saturday’s Game 2 when it sent Connor Mushinski, its ace and last year’s state title game MVP, to the hill.

Track and field notebook: Aubrey’s Grayson Grisso wins hurdles bronze

AUSTIN — Like many people at the UIL state track and field meet, all Aubrey’s Grayson Grisso wanted to do Saturday was finish up and head home. After arriving at Mike A. Myers Stadium at 8 a.m. expecting to run his event, the 110-meter hurdles, about 12:45 p.m., Grisso sat and waited, then sat and waited some more.

UNT’s Kennedy wins C-USA discus

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Sophomore Kevone Kennedy earned a first-place finish in the discus to propel the North Texas men’s team into third place after Day 3 at the Conference USA outdoor track and field meet Saturday at Middle Tennessee.

FAU wins C-USA tourney in Denton

Kylee Hanson threw a shutout and Florida Atlantic rolled to a 6-0 win against UAB in the championship game of the Conference USA tournament at Lovelace Stadium on Saturday.