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Baseball: Former Ryan star Austin Jackson traded to Cubs

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.

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Soccer: UNT’s upset bid falls short against Kansas

North Texas doesn’t get many opportunities to host a Big 12 team at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.

Volleyball: Mean Green drop two at Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. — North Texas couldn’t put together the runs necessary to challenge Tiger Invitational host Missouri, falling 25-21, 25-15, 25-17 on Saturday night.

Football: UNT receivers make hay in scrimmage

North Texas endured an awfully long wait last season for a member of its wide receiver corps other than Carlos Harris to catch a touchdown pass.

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Houstonian scores highest

Friday night was the second night of the annual Bull Blowout at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo, featuring bull riders from around the region trying to win their share of the prize money.

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No. 1 Allen whips Wildcats

ALLEN — After last season’s opening game against top-ranked Allen proved to be a coming-out party for Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson, the 2015 edition proved to be the same for an experience-rich Allen...

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Scott, Atkinson spark Denton in 56-6 rout

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.

Sanders, Ryan blast Rockwall in opener

ROCKWALL — Since suffering a season-ending knee injury late last season, Ryan quarterback Spencer Sanders has been waiting for the chance to show what he can do. Before that injury, he showed flashes of...

Scrimmage key for ‘business decisions’

North Texas coach Dan McCarney equated the scrimmage the Mean Green will go through today to a business meeting.

Falcons’ Frederickson flings three TDs

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.

Argyle overcomes sloppy start for win

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.

Celina overpowers Liberty Christian

ARGYLE — Overthrown receivers and dropped passes hurt the Liberty Christian Warriors in their season-opening game Friday night, a 35-20 loss to the Celina Bobcats.

Pilot Point defeats Krum

PILOT POINT — In a game marred by penalties and turnovers, the Pilot Point Bearcats outlasted the Krum Bobcats in a sloppy 20-6 win at Massey Stadium.The teams combined for 27 penalties and seven turnovers.

Ponder shuts out host Castleberry

FORT WORTH — The Ponder Lions, under first-year head coach Rusty Ballard, used big plays and a strong defensive effort to shut out Fort Worth Castleberry 21-0 Friday night at W.O. Barnes Stadium.

Sanger rips Melissa, 55-20

SANGER — Looking to get off to a fast start for the 2015 season, the Sanger Indians dominated both sides of the ball on the way to a 55-20 season-opening win Friday night against Melissa at Indian Stadium.

Pottsboro blanks Chaps in opener

AUBREY — Pottsboro senior quarterback Zane Pritchett was a dominating force against the Aubrey Chaparral’s on Friday night, both through the air and on the ground, racking up 276 yards and accounting for six touchdowns in a 45-0 Pottsboro win.

Harvest Christian pounds Calvary

The Watauga Harvest Christian Saints, aided by four costly turnovers by the Calvary Lions, jumped out to a 45-8 halftime lead on their way to a 57-34 victory in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

UNT notebook: Smith leads group of impact tight ends

Simple math would seem to dictate an increased role for Marcus Smith in North Texas’ offense during his senior season this fall.

Football: Whitfield trying to come back at UNT

Former North Texas cornerback Zac Whitfield is trying to come back and use his final season of eligibility with the Mean Green this fall.

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Football: Guyer opens at No. 1 Allen

It’s no secret Guyer has one of the best high school quarterbacks in the country in junior Shawn Robinson, and it’s easy to see why the nation’s top-ranked dual-threat signal caller would overshadow other assets of his own team.

Volleyball: Dillard eager to see UNT in tourney

There isn’t much Carnae Dillard hasn’t accomplished in three seasons with the North Texas volleyball team.

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Football: Denton seeks solid start

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.

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Football: Raiders focused

Tyreke Davis had barely made it out the back door of the Ryan fieldhouse this week when he was met with several playful jeers from his teammates, who were just starting to warm up for afternoon practice.

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Aubrey cowgirl places in two events

On the second night of the annual 21-and-under youth rodeo held at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo on Wednesday, spectators saw youths from around the region competing for cash and bragging rights.

Football: Friday's high school games

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Volleyball: Guyers beats Denton, loses Dozier to injury

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.

Volleyball: Big runs propel Ryan to easy win

It was clear very early in Tuesday’s match that Ryan’s offense was on point. Wichita Falls did little to stand in the way.

Volleyball roundup: Aubrey best Pilot Point in four sets

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Gainesville Livestock rides to ranch rodeo title

Ranching and cowboy work has been an important part of Texas from the start and continues to be an influence today on Texas’ culture and economy.

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Basketball: Argyle’s Townsend elected to Hall of Fame

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.

Football: UNT defense shows progress in scrimmage

Austin Orr likes what he sees when he’s on the field with the North Texas defense.

Volleyball: Lady Broncos finish second

GLEN ROSE — Denton went 2-1 Saturday on the final day of the Glen Rose tournament. The Lady Broncos defeated Cleburne 18-25, 25-20, 25-17 and Peaster 25-18, 25-12 but ended the day with a 27-25, 25-17 loss to Lorena.

Football: UNT to scrimmage with eye on opener

A reminder of where North Texas stands in preparation for its season opener at SMU is never far away for the Mean Green. “It’s coming,” UNT linebacker Fred Scott said.

Volleyball roundup: Lake Dallas stays on top at tourney

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.

Women’s basketball: UNT releases schedule

The UNT women’s basketball team will open its first season under new coach Jalie Mitchell at home against San Francisco on Nov. 13 and will host traditional rival SMU on Dec. 1.

Women’s soccer: UNT takes opener, 2-1

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.

Baseball: Wildcats to fight cold with defense

By this point in the calendar year, the Guyer baseball team should have a handful of regular-season games under its belt.

Baseball: Broncos present clean slate for new coach Buck

In his first season as Denton’s head coach, Nick Buck isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel.

UNT notebook: Dangerous Charlotte guard has burned Mean Green

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.

Aubrey rebounds to beat Tom Bean

GAINESVILLE — On the first day of the NCTC tournament, Aubrey went 1-2. The Lady Chaps began the day with a 18-25, 25-18, 15-12 loss to Callisburg and fell 25-21, 25-18 to Keller Timber Creek.“We played...

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Football: Denton toting 2015 preparation plan to scrimmage tonight

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.

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Football: Ryan gets one key test

Ryan will visit Grapevine tonight for its lone scrimmage of the fall. But as excited as the Raiders are to go toe-to-toe with another team, all eyes are on next week’s season opener at Rockwall.

Soccer: Mean Green open year with eye on titles

Pretty much everything went according to plan a year ago for the North Texas soccer team, right up until a bitter end.

Football: Guyer, Trinity look to take battle to trenches

Guyer coach John Walsh doesn’t pretend to be a fan of scrimmages.

Football: UNT seeks higher turnover numbers

Fred Scott was little more than a bit player in 2013, when North Texas featured one of the best defenses in recent program history.

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Football: Area teams work on strategy, lineups as season approaches

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.

Football: UNT’s player-run summer drills paying off

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.

Basketball: Aniefiok will not return for senior season

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.

Volleyball: Denton splits 2 matches

Denton began the last day of the Ryan tournament with an exciting four-set win against the Red Oak Lady Hawks, 19-25, 25-12, 25-19, 25-23, on Saturday.

Football: McNulty shines in UNT's first scrimmage

There probably are several more days — or even weeks — remaining before North Texas coach Dan McCarney officially names his starting quarterback.