HOUSTON (AP) — Former Ryan standout Austin Jackson is on the move again. The playoff-hopeful Chicago Cubs bolstered their outfield on Monday, when they acquired Jackson from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named and an international draft slot.
North Texas doesn’t get many opportunities to host a Big 12 team at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.
As Denton transitions into the beginning of its season, they have several questions to answer as they look to emulate last season’s historic start. The Broncos had several holes to fill on defense, and the offensive line that was decimated due to graduating seniors is looking to cement itself around new starting quarterback Colt Atkinson.
CORINTH — Two-year starter and all-district quarterback Dagan Haehn may be injured to start Lake Dallas season, but his presence in the backfield lived on through his replacement, Spencer Frederickson. Frederickson threw three touchdown passes in his first career start, and the Falcons beat Frisco Wakeland 41-14 in their season opener at Falcon Stadium on Friday night.
ABILENE — As good as Week 1 games go, Argyle and Abilene Wylie’s contest was fairly similar to last year’s season opener. Last season, the Eagles defeated the Bulldogs 34-28 in a contest some Argyle fans thought they should have lost with all the mistakes the made.
Simple math would seem to dictate an increased role for Marcus Smith in North Texas’ offense during his senior season this fall.
The Denton Broncos will be hard-pressed to replicate last season’s historic start that saw them reach 6-0 to begin the season — which they hadn’t done since 1987 — but if they want to get off to as solid start, they’ll have to establish themselves against Wilmer-Hutchins at 7 tonight at Bronco Field.
Following Guyer’s tournament performance this past weekend, the Lady Wildcats learned valuable lessons on how to adapt their game plan to each of the teams they are going to face in their loaded schedule.
Argyle girls basketball coach Skip Townsend isn’t one for individual honors. But on Monday, he got one even he couldn’t help but be humbled by as he was elected to the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016, just months after winning his seventh career state championship in March.
GRANBURY — The Lake Dallas Lady Falcons continued their undefeated run in the Granbury tournament Friday as they took down Seminole 25-19, 25-16, Lubbock 25-15, 26-24 and Burleson Centennial 25-15, 25-13.
LAS VEGAS — Needing more offense, North Texas coach John Hedlund placed junior Marchelle Davis into the game in the second half. Davis provided that offensive spark, scoring the game-winning goal in the Mean Green’s 2-1 victory against Southern Utah on Friday afternoon.
In his first season as Denton’s head coach, Nick Buck isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel.
There might not be a Conference USA player more dangerous with the ball in his hands at a key time than Charlotte point guard Pierria Henry. Just ask any veteran on the North Texas men’s basketball roster who was around the last time the Mean Green faced the 49ers.
Denton coach Kevin Atkinson has made a point to focus his team on fundamentals, with a concentration on conditioning in the early part of the season.
Guyer coach John Walsh doesn’t pretend to be a fan of scrimmages.
PILOT POINT — As Pilot Point gears up for the start of the season next week against Krum, game-specific strategies are developing. It helps that Krum runs a defense similar to the team the Bearcats will scrimmage today.
There were times over the summer when North Texas quarterback Andrew McNulty and the Mean Green’s wide receivers would get together after conditioning drills.
Maurice Aniefiok, a small forward from Nigeria who built a reputation as a knock-down 3-point shooter in two seasons at North Texas, will not return for his senior season.