North Texas didn’t have the easiest assignment when it came time for Senior Night and all that goes along with it in terms of saying goodbye to a few veteran players.
ALLEN — In its first two matchups against Texas A&M-Kingsville, TWU pulled out victories in the final minutes of each game. But on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Lone Star Conference tournament at the Allen Event Center, it was a different story.
PONDER — Against many teams, Ponder would have a decided advantage in terms of state championship experience when it tips off today for a chance to play in Saturday’s Class 2A state championship game.
Guyer linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator Casey Hubble will be named the new head coach at Breckenridge, pending school board approval on Friday night.
PONDER — At the Class 2A level, the best teams hope to have one dominant post presence on their roster. At Ponder, the Lions don’t stop at one.
TWU didn’t exactly end its regular season on the best note, losing its final two games, but those games are a distant memory for the Pioneers.
There was something awfully familiar about the way the final game of the regular season unfolded for North Texas.
Vertrail Vaughns will experience the end he envisioned for his college basketball career today in a lot of ways. The former Mesquite standout will play in front of his family and friends at the Super Pit one last time when the Mean Green takes on Tulsa at 7 p.m.
On the heels of two straight state championships, longtime Guyer assistant Oschlor Flemming is striking while the iron is hot.
North Texas began spring practice over most of the last decade trying to find its way out of an extended funk.
North Texas spent a little time over the last few weeks celebrating a win over UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, one of the biggest accomplishments in program history.
Jordan Williams and Alzee Williams walked to center court before North Texas’ game against UTEP on Sunday at the Super Pit to accept commemorative balls for scoring 1,000 points in their careers with the Mean Green.
AUSTIN — For one of the few times this season for either team, Argyle and Waco La Vega found themselves in a competitive contest in the fourth quarter.
STEPHENVILLE — Ponder coach Jude Stanley has a practice ritual with his players. The goal is to simulate a clutch situation at the free-throw line, and if the player misses the shot, the team runs.
For a few minutes early in its game against Louisiana Tech, North Texas appeared as if it might cruise to a key Conference USA win Saturday at the Super Pit.
North Texas coach Tony Benford maintained throughout some tough times for the Mean Green this season that sooner or later the tide would turn.
The 2014 season has provided first baseman Kendra Sancet with new challenges and a redefined role as one of TWU’s top power hitters.
With one event remaining in its dual meet against Bowling Green, TWU was trailing by less than a point with the Falcons yet to compete on the balance beam and the Pioneers with the floor exercise to go.
AUSTIN — Before Waco La Vega ransacked District 17-3A and won each game by an average margin of 34.7 points, head coach Amy Gillum was in need of a nondistrict opponent.
STEPHENVILLE — New Boston center Dale Roberts has a reputation as a defensive force, one that theoretically could help contain Ponder’s Clay Morgan, one of the best big men in Class 2A.
The District 11-4A playoff chase is, to say the least, murky. Adding in another tie doesn’t make it clearer. That’s exactly what happened on Friday night, though, as Denton and Birdville finished in a 1-1 tie at Bronco Field. Both teams came into the game with identical district records and in the middle of a four-team logjam behind district leader Trophy Club Nelson. Guyer started the day Friday at 3-3 in district play, with Argyle (2-3-1) not far behind.
North Texas already was short-handed heading into its game against Louisiana Tech this afternoon at the Super Pit.
SAN ANTONIO — Jordan Williams talked with his mother, Angela Williams, on the phone before what was almost certain to be a milestone moment in his college career Thursday when North Texas took on Texas-San Antonio.
PONDER — With a familiar foe possibly awaiting Ponder in the Class 2A Region II final this weekend, it first must deal with something a little more foreign.
Collin Heard knew a lot about North Texas long before he became one of the Mean Green’s top young sprinters.
When TWU is playing its best basketball, defense is the cornerstone of its success. On Wednesday at Kitty Magee Arena, the Pioneers closed to within a possession in the final minute but trailed the entire game and lost 69-62 to Texas A&M-Commerce.
Skip Townsend was a few seconds away from winning his first state tournament game as a head coach before it was stolen.
ARGYLE — As the crowd roared inside Texas A&M-Commerce’s Field House on Saturday, Argyle freshman Vivian Gray calmly stepped to midcourt for the opening tip of the Class 3A Region II final against Celina.
There was a time when Robb Coffey’s voice wasn’t as deep, powerful or pleasant on the microphone.
When Guyer scored early in the second half to erase a two-goal Denton advantage, the Wildcats seemingly had all the momentum on their side.
FLOWER MOUND — Brian Beddow’s first season as Ryan’s girls soccer coach continues to be a struggle, but he can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
North Texas is planning a press conference in advance of spring football practice next week and could announce that it has finalized a contract extension for head coach Dan McCarney by that time.
ALEDO — There’s a saying in basketball that good shooters keep shooting. After a poor performance in Ponder’s 73-70 double-overtime win over Van Alstyne last Friday, sophomore guard Brady Anderson put the past behind him and put the team on his back with a game-high 21 points as the Lions took down fellow District 9-2A foe Millsap 65-43 on Monday night in the Class 2A Region II quarterfinal.