Softball: Gallaway tosses one-hitter for Lady Cats

BONHAM — The Pilot Point Lady Cats stood strong behind a nearly spotless performance from pitcher Preslee Gallaway to take Game 1 of a Class 3A regional semifinal playoff series 2-0 against Hughes Springs on Thursday.

Football: Raiders return to scrimmage scene

Ryan’s first spring scrimmage in nearly a decade went off without a hitch Thursday. Coach Dave Henigan saw what he wanted from several positions of concern, nobody got hurt and the Raiders were off the field in 30 minutes.

Softball: Krum falls in Game 1 vs. Athens

COMMERCE — Athens beat Krum 3-0 in Game 1 of a Class 4A Region II semifinal playoff series Thursday at John Cain Family Field.

Football: Guyer shows off young receivers

A year ago at this time, Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson was a promising but unproven commodity under center for the Wildcats.

Football: Broncos tackle Atkinson's plan

After making the playoffs for the first time since 2010, the Denton Broncos finally have a system in place under coach Kevin Atkinson.

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UNT notebook: Robertson fulfills UNT vision

Craig Robertson was standing in a room full of North Texas fans, officials and former players this summer when athletic director Rick Villarreal took a moment to recognize all he had accomplished in the past year.

Football: City spring games set for today

With just fewer than 100 days until the high school football season kicks off in late August, fans will get one final chance to see the three Denton school district teams in action before the season begins with the teams’ spring games set to take place tonight.

Argyle-Sanger postpone series opener

The first game of the Argyle-Sanger  Class 4A baseball series has been postponed for today because of the overnight storms.

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Coaches talk attendance

GAINESVILLE — The North Texas athletic department took its show on the road for its annual caravan Tuesday, when the Mean Green’s coaches and athletic officials addressed what they view as one of the program’s biggest challenges.

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Girls basketball: Argyle’s Gray named Class 4A player of the year

Vivian Gray is no stranger to being in elite company.Take the sophomore’s performance for Argyle in the Class 4A state semifinal game against top-ranked Waco La Vega before the Lady Eagles went on to...

UNT notebook: With grades cleared, Smith jumps in QB race

The wait is finally over. DaMarcus Smith has officially joined the race to start at quarterback for North Texas.

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Softball: Guyer ousted

ARGYLE — Lewisville sent 16 batters to the plate and scored twice Saturday before Guyer had a chance to bat around its own lineup. In a playoff series where runs were hard to come by, the early burst was still barely enough.

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Track and field: Bailey’s strategy almost nets medal

AUSTIN — Despite what some might think, it is rarely a good idea to run an all-out sprint in the 200-meter dash.

Quinn to speak at awards banquet

Johnny Quinn, a record-setting wide receiver for the University of North Texas and a member of the 2014 U.S. National Bobsled team that competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will be the featured speaker Tuesday night at the annual Greater Denton Sports Commission awards banquet.

Track and field: Blind pole vaulter from Emory Rains wins medal

AUSTIN — For three years, Charlotte Brown has been chasing a medal by trying to jump over a bar she couldn’t see.

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State track notebook: Ryan vaulter ties for fourth in state debut

AUSTIN — If Avery Stuchell’s first appearance at the state meet was any indication, the Ryan junior could be in for big things a year from now.

Golf: UNT ninth at regional

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — North Texas came up short in its bid to reach the NCAA men’s golf finals. The Mean Green finished in ninth place at the New Haven Regional as they were unable to inch their way into the top five to advance.

Track and field: Busy Markwardt wins silver in 200

AUSTIN — After what Argyle senior Hunter Markwardt did for Eagles baseball coach Ricky Griffin on Friday, it was only fair for Griffin to do his leadoff hitter and right fielder a favor.

Baseball: Melissa eliminates Bobcats

PONDER — Melissa eliminated Krum from the area round of the Class 4A Region II playoffs by taking games 2 and 3 on Saturday.

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Softball: Gainesville’s gone

ARGYLE — Sanger and Gainesville got off to a pretty slow start Friday, but the Lady Indians made sure to finish what they started with Thursday’s 10-0 victory to open a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal series.

Track and field: Sanger’s Watts takes bronze in shot put

AUSTIN — As soon as the Class 4A boys shot put competition wrapped up Friday at the UIL state track and field meet, Sanger’s Brance Watts had the look of someone who’d just finished well out of the running.

Baseball: State-bound Markwardt helps Eagles complete sweep

PROSPER — Argyle senior right fielder Hunter Markwardt is just getting warmed up. He is set to compete in the 200- and 400-meter runs at the Class 4A state track meet in Austin today, but on Friday in Game 2 of Argyle’s 4A area-round playoff series against Nevada Community, he wore out the basepaths, accounting for three RBIs and three steals in the Eagles’ 9-2 victory that capped a series sweep.

Softball: Gorsuch one-hits Guyer in Game 2

ARGYLE — All it takes is a run to separate Guyer’s and Lewisville’s softball teams. After the Lady Wildcats took Game 1 of a best-of-three Class 6A Region I quarterfinal series 1-0 Thursday, the script flipped as Guyer lost 1-0 in Game 2 on Friday.

Softball: Krum eliminates Celina

BONHAM — Tristan Bridges pitched a three-hitter and Krum scored early before having to overcome some late-inning defensive miscues to hold onto a 7-4 win to sweep Celina in a Region II-4A quarterfinal series at Bonham High School.

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Softball: Pilot Point prevails in Game 3

The Pilot Point Lady Cats flexed their playoff-experience muscles in a 7-4 comeback win against the Holliday Eagles on Friday for the regional quarterfinal title.

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State notebook: Denton boys falter despite fast time

AUSTIN — It wasn’t the way Denton senior Juan Campos envisioned his high school athletic career coming to an end. Instead, Campos, the third leg on Denton’s 400-meter relay team, was being carted up the stairs at Mike A. Myers Stadium by medical personnel following the team’s last-place finish at the UIL state track and field meet.

Golf: UNT tied for seventh place

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — North Texas was tied for seventh place Friday after the second round of the NCAA regional tournament, trailing fifth-place Oklahoma State by three strokes for the final spot in the national finals with one round to go.

Baseball: Rusty Eagles rally past Nevada Community in opener

PROSPER — With nearly three weeks off between the regular season and Game 1 of Argyle’s Class 4A area-round playoff series against Nevada Community, Eagles coach Ricky Griffin expected some rust, but not enough to compromise the game that earned them the District 9-4A title.

Baseball: Krum run-rules Melissa in area opener

PONDER — Krum took Game 1 of a Class 4A Region II area-round playoffs series against Melissa 12-1 on Thursday evening.

Softball: Whatley’s grand slam lifts Krum

BONHAM — Kaely Whatley’s one-out grand slam in the fourth inning scored the first four of seven unanswered runs as Krum defeated Celina 8-3 in Game 1 of a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal series at Bonham High School on Thursday.

Softball: Gallaway, Lady Cats win 7-3

PROSPER — Pilot Point used a pair of big innings and solid pitching from Preslee Gallaway to claim a 7-3 victory over Holliday in Thursday’s opening game of a best-of-three Class 3A Region II quarterfinal series.

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Baseball: Sanger aces Princeton

ARGYLE — Princeton won a coin flip to set a one-game playoff with confidence in its ace on the mound, Brandon Talley. Talley pitched well Thursday, but Sanger accounted for just enough offense with unwavering defense to escape at Argyle High School.

Softball: Sanger cruises behind shutout

ARGYLE — At this stage of the playoffs, Sanger coach Jae McMinn would prefer as little drama as possible.

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Softball: Cool under pressure

ARGYLE — All eyes before Thursday’s Game 1 likely were on Lewisville ace Maribeth Gorsuch, and the LSU commit was practically untouchable while putting together another solid outing. But by the end of the night, it was Guyer’s Shayne Starkey who was all smiles.

Golf: Last hole knocks UNT from lead

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — North Texas’ first day at the NCAA regional tournament saw wild swings up and down the leaderboard, and they finished tied for eighth place after 18 holes.

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Will Crouch signs a national letter of intent to play tennis for Austin College as his parents, Tim Crouch and Camille Milner, look on Wednesday at the Denton High School field house.. Crouch was the District 5-5A runner-up in singles and competed in the Class 5A Region I tournament in Lubbock.

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Track and field: Broncos already know Austin

Even during football season, the Denton track team was talking about today’s Class 5A state track and field meet at Texas’ Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

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Track and field: Guyer junior toying with idea of medal

Ethan Toy didn’t always love the long jump, but the Guyer junior was always good at it.As a seventh-grader at Harpool, Toy won the the long jump and triple jump at the district meet.

Track and field: Mean Green still climbing C-USA hill

North Texas’ first lap through Conference USA was a bit of rough one when it came to track and field. The Mean Green have long been known for their prowess in the sport.

Men’s golf: Youngsters have UNT back at regionals

North Texas coach Brad Stracke couldn’t help but reflect on some of the high points of his past few years with the Mean Green men’s golf team this week.

Denton-area state meet qualifiers

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Track and field: Vaulting to the top

When Ryan’s Avery Stuchell competes in the pole vault this weekend at the UIL Class 6A state track and field meet in Austin, those going against the relative newcomer may not have as big an advantage as one would think.

Softball: Four area teams remain in softball playoffs

Four Denton-area teams continue their run in the softball playoffs this week, including one that may have its hands full against an opponent that is two seasons removed from winning its first state title.

Baseball: 9-4A squads join baseball playoff field

After several area baseball teams saw their seasons come to an end in the bi-district round of the playoffs last week, a few more will make their postseason debuts this week in the area round.

UNT notebook: Erick Evans to transfer to FCS school

Erick Evans carved out a role at North Texas after starting his college football career as a walk-on.

Football: With Haehn injured, young QB shines in Falcons’ spring game

CORINTH – The last thing that Lake Dallas quarterback Dagan Haehn wanted was to stand on the sidelines instead of playing in the Falcons’ spring game.

Baseball: Birdville eliminates Denton

GRAND PRAIRIE — On one swing of the bat, Dimitri Cruz breathed life into the Denton Broncos as his two-run double and run scored on the ensuing error in right field gave them a 3-2 lead with two innings to play Saturday.

Softball: Guyer advances with rout

KENNEDALE — Guyer coach Keith Medford has no idea what was said in a players-only meeting following his team’s shutout loss to Plano West in its bi-district playoff series opener.

Baseball: Falcons fall to Boswell in decisive Game 3

ARGYLE — It was clear Saturday that Saginaw Boswell had Lake Dallas’ number no matter who was pitching.

Baseball: Marauders take two to oust Wildcats

PLANO — Momentum can be fleeting, as the Guyer Wildcats discovered against Flower Mound Marcus.