Volleyball: Calvary conquers Krum

Lady Lions work out issues while posting four-set road victoryKRUM — Late in Tuesday’s nondistrict match at Krum, Calvary coach Jennifer Bramlett continued to throw in the occasional offensive wrinkle...

Volleyball: Ryan snaps long drought in district play

The drought is over. Ryan defeated Keller Timber Creek 25-21, 25-16, 25-21 on Tuesday at Billy Ryan Gym on a night full of firsts for the Lady Raiders. Ryan’s first District 5-6A win snapped a 23-game...

TWU notebook: Diaz gives spark to Pioneers

Natalia Diaz is doing for the TWU soccer team exactly what coaches hope transfers can do for their program — make a seamless and immediate impact.

UNT notebook: McCarney not letting UNT overlook Nicholls

Dan McCarney has issued a series of warnings to his team this week about the dangers of overlooking an opponent.

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Football: Pass the Dajon

Talent has never been a problem for Dajon Williams. North Texas coach Dan McCarney knows his young quarterback possesses plenty. The question was whether or not the redshirt freshman would capitalize on the college level. The Mean Green are about to find out.

Basketball: Two-sport standout commits to UNT

Ja’Michael Brown ranked among the rarest of high school athletes up until a few weeks ago.Brown wasn’t just a major college prospect in one sport.

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Mauck: Football royalty on Argyle’s sideline

Carl Mauck was a man of few words on and off the field during the 34 years he spent in the NFL as a player and coach.

Soccer: Mean Green respond after loss

HOUSTON — The Mean Green soccer team bounced back from an overtime loss on Friday with a 2-0 road victory against Houston Baptist on Sunday afternoon.

Soccer: Early goals lead TWU to 4-0 win over Harding

SEARCY, Ark. — The TWU soccer team scored two goals in the first 23 minutes and never looked back, taking a 4-0 road win at Harding Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Pioneers improved to 2-1 on the season. Sophomore Natalia Diaz scored two goals for TWU while seniors Erin Bolinger and Candice Davies recorded a goal and an assist each.

Football: Confident in the clutch

A long day of kicking was coming to a close for Trevor Moore in the summer of 2013 when longtime mentor Jamie Kohl asked him to come through one final time.

Roundup: TWU splits pair in Commerce

UNT teams place in top five

Football: Balanced Broncos go to 3-0

After relying on the running game in their first two victories, the Denton Broncos knew that they were going to see Friday’s opponent Carrollton Creekview focus on stopping it. Instead, they went to the air for a more balanced attack.

Football: Guyer whips Rider, 66-0

The numbers that truly showed how dominating Guyer was against Wichita Falls Rider were not on the scoreboard at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex. Evidence of Guyer’s thorough victory over the Raiders was in the box score of Friday night’s nondistrict contest.

Football: Pilot Point shuts out Aubrey, 47-0

PILOT POINT — DaCoven Bailey stopped on a dime, cut back to avoid a tackler and easily angled into the end zone for what would have been 44-yard score — until a late holding penalty called it back. Again, he weaved his way through tacklers on the next play for a touchdown, but again, it was called back by another holding penalty. But no penalty was stopping Bailey when he was handed the ball for the third straight play and cut back on the right side for a 17-yard touchdown run, just part of his performance that led Pilot Point (3-0) to a 47-0 win against Aubrey (0-3) on Friday night.

Brett Vito: Time is now to examine Williams as option

The stands were mostly empty late Thursday night, after thousands of North Texas students filed out of Apogee Stadium, when something a little odd transpired. UNT started to move the ball. The Mean Green’s dependable running game got on track and the two longest passing plays of UNT’s season came in a span of eight plays, raising a fundamental question that UNT absolutely has to answer as soon as possible: Is Dajon Williams the answer?

Football: Tech rips UNT in C-USA opener

North Texas coach Dan McCarney warned the Mean Green heading into their game against Louisiana Tech that the feelings accompanying the outcome of their Conference USA opener would linger. UNT would be in first place or last place for a month after an early league game.

Football: Ryan holds off Wylie East’s comeback attempt

The legs Ryan were depending on Thursday night were off the field in the first half. Ryan senior running back Maurice Gordon, Ryan’s main source of offense for the first two games of the season, left the game and never stepped back onto the field.

Volleyball: Ryan volleyball gets set for district play

Ryan coach Cindy Williams and the players on Ryan’s volleyball team feel the same way about this season. The feeling around the team coming into District 5-6A is something the players and coach haven’t felt in the last two years. Even after Tuesday night’s loss to Decatur, the defending champions in the state’s third biggest classification, Williams saw a sense of urgency that had been absent for a long time.

Football: Guyer to take on Wichita Falls Rider

Before Guyer begins its swim through the new District 5-6A in a couple of weeks, the Wildcats finish up their nondistrict slate tonight against a familiar foe. After playing their first two games of the season against programs they’d never previously faced, Guyer will host Wichita Falls Rider, which is receiving votes in the Associated Press Class 5A state poll. The Raiders have been a district bunkmate of Guyer’s in every year of the Wildcats’ existence except for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, when Guyer was in the state’s largest classification.

Football: Denton aims for a quick start tonight

Through the first two weeks of the season, the Denton Broncos have earned the wins they’ve desired, but the games haven’t exactly started according to plan. Against Carrollton Creekview today in their first home game of the season, the Broncos will look to start fast and head into their bye week with a perfect 3-0 record.

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Football: Pegram says ‘This is a big game for us’

Considering all that North Texas accomplished last year, there isn’t much the Mean Green look back on with regret. UNT won nine games and knocked off UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl while capitalizing on just about every opportunity that came its way in a breakout season.

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Football: Ryan set to face Wylie East

Ryan sophomore linebacker Tyreke Davis was still on the practice field while the majority of his teammates filed into the football field house after Monday afternoon’s practice. Davis was still finishing up extra drills, serving his punishment for turning in his grade sheet a day late. “It doesn’t feel good,” Davis said as he was still trying to catch his breath.

Volleyball: Guyer sweeps Wichita Falls

Guyer capped its nondistrict schedule on Tuesday with another dominating performance, but coach Addie Mack said none of the early-season success will matter if the Lady Wildcats can’t handle the challenges that await them in District 5-6A.

Volleyball: Denton dominates against Fossil Ridge

Junior outside hitter Kenzie Dozier credited her setters and the defense for why she had such a productive game against Keller Fossil Ridge on Tuesday. With District 5-5A play just around the corner, Dozier’s team-leading 13 kills helped the Lady Broncos rediscover some much-needed chemistry on the way to a swift sweep of the Lady Panthers 25-14, 25-14, 25-19.

TWU notebook: Pioneers starts strong

As the start of seasons go, the four-game opening weekend turned in by the TWU volleyball team was about as close to perfect as one can get.

UNT notebook: North Texas to play weeknight game against La. Tech

There is just something about the bright lights of Tuesday night — or Thursday night, for that matter — that bring out the best in North Texas. Weekday nights might not sound like best of times for college football, but there are definite advantages, ones the Mean Green will look to capitalize on this week in their Conference USA opener against Louisiana Tech on Thursday at Apogee Stadium.

Football: O-line answers call in victory

North Texas players and coaches crowded into a hotel meeting room on Friday night when Dan McCarney issued one last challenge to the unsung heroes who made the Mean Green so successful a year ago.

Football: Entrepreneurship helps win over OL

Creighton Barr had whittled a considerable list of options down to two when it came to where to continue his career on the college level.

Schilleci out for one game after arrest

North Texas backup safety John Schilleci was suspended for the Mean Green’s game against Louisiana Tech on Thursday after he was arrested over the weekend.Schilleci was booked by UNT police on Sunday on...

Motor sports: French flier wins air race at TMS

FORT WORTH — The races at Texas Motor Speedway took to the skies over the weekend, and Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff rallied on his last lap Sunday to win Round 6 of this year’s Red Bull Air Race competition.Four...

Football: Apogee atmosphere helps Mean Green land CB

Jerbrell Lipscomb had a good feeling about the opportunities North Texas had to offer long before visiting the school over the weekend.

Brett Vito: No denying it now — a rivalry is born

The beauty of a college football rivalry — or any other rivalry for that matter — is that every win and every loss means just a little more.

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Football: Behind strong defense UNT blows out SMU

Debate raged in the days leading up to North Texas’ game Saturday against SMU on the nature of one of the longest running series in Mean Green history.

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Football: Greer tightens grip on position

North Texas ran even more quarterbacks into its game against SMU on Saturday at Apogee Stadium than it did in its season opener against Texas last week.

Football: Defense getting back to form

North Texas coach Dan McCarney saw signs that a young defense possessed the potential to build on a standout 2013 campaign in the Mean Green’s season-opening loss to Texas last week, even if the final score didn’t show it.

Football: Argyle gets late touchdown to edge Denison

ARLINGTON — Argyle’s offense may be shaky at times, but the Eagles still have a flare for dramatics. Quarterback Cooper Rodgers found Dane Ledford for a 56-yard touchdown pass with 26 seconds left to nab a 42-35 win against Denison in the opening game of the Southwest Showcase at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Friday.

Football: McCarney, Mean Green ready for meeting with SMU

One of the first orders of business for Dan McCarney when he took over as North Texas coach before the 2011 season was finding a way to win at home, a task he described as one of the first steps to building a championship team. UNT has reached that goal after years of floundering on its home field and will look to build on that run of success this morning when it opens its home schedule with an 11 a.m. game against rival SMU.

Football: Guyer kicker shakes off nerves, drills winner

ENNIS — At the end of the summer, and even into the start of fall workouts, Guyer coach John Walsh didn’t have a clue who Antonio Terzini was. After Friday night’s Guyer win over Ennis, Terzini will have a much larger social circle.

Football: Scott’s five scores give Broncos win

GRANBURY — The Denton Broncos have a saying they repeat frequently. “Run to win.” After leading his team to its first win of the season against Wilmer-Hutchins, junior running back Xavier Scott found a way to outdo himself. Scott rushed for 304 yards and five touchdowns to guide the Broncos to a 48-28 win over Granbury in a turnover-laden tilt on the road on Friday.

Football: Ryan stops late rally to knock off Hebron

CARROLLTON — It looked like Ryan had its first win of the season all but wrapped up on Friday night. But Hebron made sure Ryan didn’t get to fully exhale and exult until the final snap of the ballgame. Ryan thwarted Hebron’s last-minute rally to pick up 27-21 victory at Hawk Stadium. It was Ryan’s first win of the season and the first victory under Ryan coach Dave Henigan.

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Football: UNT’s Wade begins fresh journey

Sheldon Wade was coasting down the road in his hometown of Knoxville five years ago, chatting with his mother in the car, when a thought crossed his mind that seemed a little strange at the time.

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Football: Guyer looks to avoid a 3rd-straight 0-2 start

Both Guyer and Ennis entered the 2014 season last week with state championship aspirations in their respective classifications. Since then, nothing has changed, but when the teams meet tonight in Ennis, both will be looking to avoid an 0-2 start to the season after suffering season-opening losses.

Football: Ryan H.S.’s kicking game receives a new tweak

J.D. DeLaRosa had a fairly simple task before Ryan’s season opener, and it did not go well. The Ryan junior was supposed to punt the ball to the middle of the field at the end of pregame warm-ups and then the entire team would run to the ball before heading into the locker room to get ready for the game.

Football: Atkinson faces his old team

When Denton coach Kevin Atkinson returns to Granbury this Friday night, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the coach who spent most of his youth in the town.

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Football: Renewing a lost rivalry

Most college football players construct a legacy slowly, play by play, game by game over the course of seasons and years.

Volleyball: Pioneers seek new leadership

Although TWU’s Shelly Barberee has been around for 12 years, don’t think for a moment that the Pioneers’ volleyball coach is set in her ways and finds it difficult to adapt to her team’s new personnel each season.

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Football: Hubbard learns on the fly in transition

It’s one thing to be thrown into the fire as a first-time starter on a high-profile team like Guyer. It’s a different animal altogether to change sides of the ball, get three days of practice and go face-to-face with a Notre Dame-bound receiver and the state’s top-ranked Allen Eagles.

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Denton’s Clark set for a new role with team

When Denton senior offensive lineman Rowdy Clark felt his right knee hurting at one of North Texas’ summer football camps in June, he knew something was wrong, but didn’t know to what extent.After getting...

Volleyball: Denton tops Ryan in rivalry

The atmosphere on Tuesday night inside Billy Ryan Gym was one that was fitting for a meeting for crosstown rivals.

Volleyball: Guyer sweeps Aledo at home

Guyer hasn’t had difficulty winning on the road this season. The Lady Wildcats were the visiting team in each of their first 23 matches and won all but four of them. Tuesday’s home opener against state-ranked Aledo didn’t slow that momentum, and the confines were much friendlier.