UNT softball team completes sweep of UTSA

No one had to tell North Texas pitcher Stacey Underwood, or any other member of the Mean Green for that matter, just how important their third series of the Conference USA season had become heading into the weekend.

Football: Defense dominates UNT's first spring scrimmage

North Texas coach Seth Littrell says the best springs are a little inconsistent — at least in terms of which units and players excel. If it's always a team's offense — or its defense, for that matter — controlling the proceedings, it's usually a bad sign.

Golf: After strong 2016, Goodwin's 2017 season already rolling

2016 was a great year for Noah Goodwin. Named the American Junior Golf Association's Rolex Junior Player of the Year, the Corinth native collected four top-five finishes in AJGA invitationals and earned one of the coveted spots on the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team.

Softball: Mean Green sweep twin bill with UTSA

North Texas got timely hits in a 6-5 walk-off victory against Texas-San Antonio in Game 1 and received a clutch pitching performance from sophomore Lauren Craine in a 1-0 nightcap victory Saturday at Lovelace Stadium.

Softball: No. 1 Rambelles stifle Pioneers

SAN ANGELO -- TWU dropped a pair of games to top-ranked Angelo State on Saturday at Mayer Field, falling 4-0 and 7-1.

Track and field: UNT freshman second in hammer throw at UTA

ARLINGTON -- North Texas finished with two podium finishes Saturday at Texas-Arlington's Bobby Lane Invitational at Maverick Stadium.

Girls soccer: Two late goals sink Lady Raiders in playoff opener

Ryan had the wind and arguably all the momentum going into the second half on Friday. What the Lady Raiders didn't have was a big enough lead.

Baseball: Sanger rolls through Krum, set for tough test vs. No. 1 Argyle

SANGER -- District 9-4A is considered one of the toughest districts in the state. For a young Krum squad, that was evident in a 12-1 run-rule loss at Sanger on Friday night.

Baseball: Broncos let lead slip away in 5-4 loss to Denison

To say Friday's District 5-5A matchup boiled down to a few costly errors for Denton would be oversimplifying it, according to Denton coach Nick Buck.

Lumps UNT's offensive line took in 2016 should result in payoff this fall

When North Texas made the move to a spread offense a year ago, the assumption was that the Mean Green's biggest adjustment would be with their quarterbacks and wide receivers. That was far from the case.

Boys soccer: Betanzos' late goal seals first-round win for Raiders

ARGYLE -- Ricardo Betanzos slid to his knees in excitement after his late goal gave Ryan a critical lead in the closing minutes of Thursday's Class 5A playoff opener. But he was quick to regroup, as he knew there still was roughly 8 minutes left to play against one of the top teams in the area.

Girls soccer: Behind Wiltgen's hat trick, Denton advances with 6-3 win

Basketball: Legendary Argyle coach Townsend retires after 44 years, nine titles

Legendary Argyle girls basketball coach Skip Townsend has called it a career after winning his ninth state championship earlier this month.

Soccer: Ryan, Denton open playoff schedule today

With the regular season over and playoff seedings decided, several Denton-area teams head into the UIL state playoffs over the next two days, beginning tonight with the Denton Lady Broncos and the Ryan Raiders.

Softball: Guyer fails to adjust in shutout loss

For a few innings on Tuesday night, it appeared a pivotal District 6-6A clash between Guyer and Wylie had all the makings of a pitchers' duel.

UNT football assistants receiving significant raises for 2017 season

North Texas enjoyed a turnaround season in Seth Littrell's first campaign as the Mean Green's head coach. Several assistants who played a role along the way have received a significant financial reward, according to information obtained by the Denton Record-Chronicle.

McCasland vows to boost UNT hoops, Combs still considering his options

New North Texas coach Grant McCasland didn't hold back on Tuesday, when he was introduced to the school's student body.

Softball: Third inning dooms Denton as Lady Broncos fall 13-4 to Rider

If the Denton Lady Broncos could have bottled their first-inning success and contained their third-inning disaster, Tuesday's District 5-5A showdown against Wichita Falls Rider might have turned out differently.

Baseball: Argyle can't hang on to slim lead in walk-off loss to Decatur

DECATUR - Argyle got to Decatur pitcher Bryce Elder one time in Tuesday's District 9-4A opener, then spent the rest of the night trying in vain to extend that small lead.

Softball/baseball roundup: Billmeier strikes out 12 in shutout of Gunter

GUNTER — Christine Billmeier throw a shutout and allowed just one hit to lead the Pilot Point Lady Bearcats to an 11-0 victory over Gunter on Tuesday night.Billmeier recorded 12 strikeouts in six innings...

Softball: FIU sweeps UNT despite big game from Elder

MIAMI — For the second straight day, North Texas couldn't get the hit it needed with runners in scoring position, while Florida International had one big hit to secure a 1-0 victory Sunday.

Women's tennis: Mean Green show fight in loss to Kansas

Trailing 5-1 in the first set against No. 17 Kansas, North Texas sophomore Minying Liang didn't give in.

Dane Evans: The waiting begins, so goodbye, for now

Immediately after my pro day was over on March 10, my family, my agent, my girlfriend and myself all went to go grub out after a very successful day.

Softball: TWU caps sweep of Eastern New Mexico with 10-2 win

Starting 1-5 in Lone Star Conference play, TWU was in a slump, but after a 10-2 win over Eastern New Mexico completed a three-game sweep, the Pioneers are thriving and riding a 10-game overall win streak. After run-ruling the Greyhounds twice  Friday in six-inning games, TWU was even more efficient Saturday, as it needed just five innings to do the job.

Softball: Panthers stifle UNT in twin bill

MIAMI — North Texas couldn't get anything going offensively against Florida International on Saturday, scoring a total of four runs while dropping 8-3 and 2-1 games.

Women's gymnastics: TWU second at conference meet

CHICAGO — TWU placed second at the Midwest Independent Conference meet Saturday with an overall score of 194.000. Lindenwood took the title with an 194.675.

Track and field: UNT’s Lopez-Ibarra wins javelin at TCU

FORT WORTH — North Texas completed its first outdoor meet, highlighted by four podium finishes from the throwers group, Saturday at the TCU Invitational.

Women's gymnastics: Jones keeps things simple as TWU enters conference meet

Strong. Quick. Tall and tight. One thing at a time. Those are just a few of what TWU junior Schyler Jones calls cue words. She repeats the mantras to herself while competing, and they facilitate focus her while helping to command her body to follow her mind.  

Baseball: Guyer suffers another late loss

Early in the season, the Guyer baseball team has had a growing weight on its collective shoulders. Through tournament games, and even in Tuesday's District 6-6A opener, Guyer has had trouble finishing tight games.

Sherman gets to Denton early, holds on for 4-2 win

On most nights, seven strikeouts can make for a powerful pitching outing. On Friday at Cotton Nix Field, Denton's Wyatt Folsom showed he had the tools to dismantle the Sherman Bearcats, but the Broncos' offense was late to arrive as Sherman pitcher David Bedgood kept them off balance throughout much of the game.

Baseball roundup: Canuteson fans 16 Bengals in Ryan win

After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first, Ryan responded quickly to knock off Braswell 4-1 on Friday and improve to 5-12-1.

Softball: Pioneers take two from Eastern with walk-off homers

Tylia Sylestine and Abby Walker hit walk-off home runs for TWU in 11-3 and 12-2 wins against Eastern New Mexico on Friday at Pioneer Field to increase TWU's win streak to nine games.

Softball: UNT feeling good about start despite loss to Oklahoma State at Lovelace

North Texas entered a midweek game against Oklahoma State on Wednesday feeling pretty good about where it is early in the season. UNT had won six of its last seven games, including its first three in Conference USA play.

Boys basketball: Argyle dominates 9-4A all-district team

Argyle was well represented on the District 9-4A all-district team, this after a dominating regular season that led to the Eagles winning 33 games and making a run to their first state tournament since 2012.

Baseball: Denton jumps out early on Raiders' pitching for first district win

Ryan and Denton took their sweet time playing Tuesday's District 5-5A opener, thanks largely to bad pitching.

Softball: Guyer pounds out 16 hits to run-rule McKinney

Shortly after Tuesday's game against McKinney began, the Guyer softball team was in a hole. All the Lady Wildcats needed to get on the right side of the scoreboard was three batters. Guyer bashed its way to a 16-1 run-rule victory over the Lady Lions in a game that was called before the completion of three innings.

Boys soccer: Ryan finishes third with tough loss to Rider in finale

Ryan had a chance to clinch a share of the District 5-5A title with a win in Monday's regular-season finale against Wichita Falls Rider. Instead, the Raiders find themselves heading into the playoffs as the district's third seed.

Girls soccer: Roussos records hat trick as Lady Broncos blank Braswell

In their final game before playoffs, the Denton Lady Broncos were able to shake off the sting of their first loss of the season and close out their stellar regular season on a high note.

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Dane Evans: Reps from 22 NFL teams turn out for Tulsa’s pro day

This past weekend was the biggest for me in this journey I’m on to earn a shot in the NFL when I participated in Tulsa’s pro day on Friday morning and showcased my abilities in front of nearly two dozen NFL teams.

UNT opens C-USA play with pair of victories

North Texas swept Saturday’s doubleheader against Conference USA foe UTEP, defeating the Miners 2-0 and 8-6. It marked the conference opener for both squads.

High school roundup: Denton baseball wins third straight to cap tournament

FORT WORTH — Denton extended its winning streak to three games on the final day of the North Crowley tournament with a 7-1 win against Crowley and a 7-3 win against North Crowley on Saturday.

No. 2 Villanova wins Big East men’s basketball tournament

NEW YORK — Josh Hart scored 29 points and No. 2 Villanova beat Creighton 74-60 on Saturday to win the Big East tournament and probably lock up the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament.

Last-second three doesn't fall, Argyle loses heartbreaker to Silsbee

SAN ANTONIO -- Argyle preached all year about staying patient and waiting for the right play to present itself. That play was there in the closing seconds of its Class 4A state semifinal on Friday afternoon -- the shot just didn't fall.

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Plano East rips Lady Wildcats

In one of the area’s toughest districts, it’s going to be difficult for Guyer to record wins. Plano East freshman Carson Armijo pitched a complete-game shutout to defeat Guyer 8-0 at Wildcat Field on Friday night. She finished her night with nine strikeouts and surrendered only one walk.

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Ryan coach Gay leaving for Weatherford

Nicholas Gay, who quickly turned around Ryan’s volleyball program during a two-year stint at the school, is leaving to take over as coach at Weatherford in a decision prompted by a similar move his wife is making.

UNT adds Monterey soccer star Diaz

North Texas rounded out its 2017 recruiting class with the signing of Ariel Diaz, one of the top forwards in Texas. UNT announced the addition Friday.

High school roundup: Swarbrick again leads Aubrey to victory

ANNA — Aubrey got its second straight win in the Anna tournament, dominating Lone Oak 10-0 on Friday behind another huge day at the plate from Taylor Swarbrick.

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Ivy League Bronco

Last weekend at the Carl Norris Relays in Mesquite, Denton senior Logan McDaniel sent an audible gasp throughout the crowd as he launched himself from the jump board and into the sandy, nine-meter pit.

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Eagles face No. 1 Silsbee at state

ARGYLE — Argyle coach Russell Perkins isn’t sure if anyone faced a tougher path to this weekend’s state tournament than his Eagles. And of course, the reward for that is an immediate matchup with what many believe is the best team in the state.

WKU ends UNT’s year in blowout

North Texas gave Western Kentucky second chance after second chance Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament. The Mean Green’s opportunity to add one more milestone in Jalie Mitchell’s second season as head coach vanished as a result in a 78-51 loss.