Middle school volleyball: Urban, White lead McMath to sweep of Lake Dallas

The McMath Lady Tigers didn’t waste any time picking up their third win of the eighth-grade season, sweeping past Lake Dallas 25-6, 25-7 on Thursday night in A-team action.

Middle school football: Henigan, Bowman spark Myers victory

Seth Henigan passed for three touchdowns and Billy Bowman scored three times as the Myers Titans rolled to a 36-16 A-team victory over the Harpool Longhorns on Tuesday night in eighth-grade action.

Middle school volleyball: Lady Cowboys sweep their way to 3-0 record

The Crownover Lady Cowboys moved to 3-0 on the eighth-grade season Thursday night with a 25-5, 25-8 sweep of Lake Dallas in A-team action.

Middle school football: Myers opens with shutout of Lake Dallas

Ke’ori Hicks and Billy Bowman each scored two touchdowns, and quarterback Seth Henigan threw for two scores as the Myers Titans defeated Lake Dallas 32-0 on Tuesday night in eighth-grade A-team action.

Going to Augusta

Denton’s Jacob Castro is headed to Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., in April to play in the finals of the USGA Drive Chip & Putt Championship. Castro, playing in the Southern Hills Counrty Club regionals Saturday in Tulsa, Okla., won the 7-9 age division by 12 points over his nearest competitor. Castro. the grandson of Charlie and Nancy Scott, won the putting competition, took third in driving and finished with a overall total of 91 points. Brody Fox, of Benton, Kansas, finished second with 79 points.

Middle school volleyball: Stolfus helps McMath sweep Harpool

The strong service game of Leah Stolfus helped lead the McMath Lady Tigers to a 25-21, 25-13 A-team sweep of the Harpool Lady Longhorns on Thursday in eighth-grade action.

Middle school football: Crownover blanks McMath in eighth-grade opener

Seven players scored for the Crownover Cowboys on Wednesday night as they rolled to a 52-0 victory over the McMath Tigers in the A-team opener for both eighth-grade squads.

Middle school roundup: Harpool eighth-graders take down Strickland in straight sets

Natalie Myers scored nine service points in a row to lead the A-team Harpool Lady Longhorns to a season-opening 25-12, 25-13 victory over the Strickland Lady Vikings on Thursday night in eighth-grade action.Myers...

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Granting a belt

Grant Dennis, center, is a 16-year-old Guyer student who earned a black belt in karate Saturday at Sandy Lake Amusement Park. Dennis has been a student of Renshi Tony Palos, left, and Tina Palos, right, for 10 years at Texas Isshinryu Karate Kai.

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Conquest on the court

Local athletes Kyle Valadez (left photo, with bandanna) and John Taliaferro (right photo, black shorts) took home first place trophies in their respective divisions at this weekend’s Denton Area Tennis Circuit at the Goldfield Tennis Center next to North Lakes Recreation Center in Denton. Valadez, pictured with second-place finisher Kaelan Wilson, won the Advanced Division. Taliaferro, pictured with second-place finisher Nick Loveday, won the Intermediate Division. In other divisions, Jacob Farrell took home first place in the Intermediate consolation bracket, while Turner Russell nabbed a consolation crown in the Advanced Division.

Baseball: Denton youths bound for Cooperstown

The dream of many baseball players is to one day be headed to Cooperstown, New York, for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Denton Bombers, a 12-and-under AAA select baseball team, will fulfill part of that dream as they travel to Cooperstown in early July.

Local Pitch Hit & Run competition set

Denton Boys Baseball Inc. will host a Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run competition for area youths April 17 at Evers Park.

District champs

The Harpool eighth-grade girls basketball team won its district tournament Saturday to finish the season with a 14-2 record. Members of the team include Megan Freeze, Mimi Li, Morgan Helgesen, Jade Thompson, Mariella Stephens, Grace Patrick, Sami Hauk, Zoe Justice, Reilly and Regan Sandlin.

McMath wins district title

The McMath eighth-grade boys basketball team won its district tournament Saturday to finish the season with a 9-1 record. Members of the team include Nick Edwards, Marcellus Lockley, Jamal Maxwell, Isaac Broades, Landry Kinne, Hayden Braack, Austin Jackson, Sam Strange and Mergim Berisha.

Middle school roundup: McMath, Crownover, Harpool claim district crowns

McMath, Crownover and Harpool claimed district tournament championships Saturday when Denton ISD wrapped up the middle school basketball season.

Middle school roundup: Harpool wins district tourney opener

Mia Thompson, Chandler Browning and Meredith Wood scored in double figures as the Harpool Lady Longhorns improved to 14-0 for the A-team season with a 51-6 victory over the Calhoun Lady Cougars in the opening round of a seventh-grade district tournament Thursday night.

Middle school basketball: Stowers, Harmon lead Crownover to victory

The Crownover Cowboys, behind the A-team scoring duo of Eli Stowers and Deuce Harmon, wrapped up the regular season with a 42-15 victory over Lake Dallas on Thursday night in seventh-grade basketball action.

Middle school roundup: Newman’s trey lifts Cowboys past Myers

Jack Newman’s 3-pointer with 15 seconds remaining lifted the Crownover Cowboys to a 44-41 A-team victory against the Myers Titans on Thursday night in seventh-grade action.

Middle school basketball: Edwards leads steady McMath to win

The consistent scoring of the McMath Tigers was more than Little Elm could handle Thursday night in A-team action as McMath improved to 3-1 on the eighth-grade season with a 51-19 victory.

Middle school basketball: McMath girls win in OT after Crownover erases fourth-quarter lead

The McMath Lady Tigers, looking for their first win, saw a eight-point lead disappear when they were held scoreless in the fourth quarter as the Crownover Lady Cowboys rallied to tie Monday’s game at 20 to force overtime.

Middle school basketball: Boone, McBath spark dominant Titans

The Myers Titans, led by the strong play of Eric Boone and E.J. McBath, jumped out to a 38-point first-half lead en route to a 64-22 rout of Lake Dallas on Thursday night in seventh-grade A-team action.

Middle school basketball: Crownover rolls in opener

Tyler McGhie led a strong effort by the Crownover Cowboys in the season opener of eighth-grade basketball Thursday night as Crownover powered its way to a 58-8 rout of the Strickland Vikings in A-team action.

Middle school football: Crownover claims district championship

The Crownover Cowboys added another district championship to their trophy case Tuesday night with a 34-14 victory over Little Elm in eighth-grade action.

Perfect season

The McMath Lady Tigers eighth-grade volleyball team wrapped up its second straight undefeated season and won a district championship Saturday. Pictured on the top row are Reagan Wright, Sydney Soto, Sophie Audirsch and Amanda Halbert. On the bottom row are Emma Sawko, Maria Martin, Hanna McNair and Kenzie Riggs.

Middle school volleyball: Myers rallies for first-round triumph

The Myers Lady Titans rallied from a first set loss to record a 23-25, 25-16, 28-26 victory against the Crownover Lady Cowboys on Thursday night in the opening round of the postseason eighth grade district tournament.

Middle school football: Crownover bests McMath to keep unbeaten record

The Crownover Cowboys, behind the three touchdown performance of Luke Piper, remained unbeaten on the year as they rolled to a 30-0 victory against the McMath Tigers in eighth grade football action Tuesday.

Middle school volleyball: Johnson, Dickey help Navo top Harpool

The Navo Lady Panthers, led by strong play of Tytiana Johnson, scored a hard-fought 25-23, 14-25, 25-23 victory over the Harpool Lady Longhorns on Wednesday in eighth-grade action.

Middle school football: Crownover takes battle of undefeated teams

The Crownover Cowboys, behind the standout play of Harrison Bohannon, remained unbeaten and knocked off previously undefeated Myers Titans 22-12 on Tuesday night in eighth-grade football action.

Middle school volleyball: Crownover rallies past Myers

Behind the strong serving of Sophia Del Rosario, the Crownover Lady Cowboys rallied to take a 23-25, 25-11, 25-16 victory against the Myers Lady Titans on Thursday in eighth-grade action.

Middle schools: Terry forces turnover to save Myers shutout

Ahmad Terry came up with a huge defensive play that saved a touchdown and the unbeaten Myers Titans went on to take a 20-0 victory over Little Elm on Wednesday in eighth-grade action.

Middle school football roundup: Crownover knocks off undefeated Harpool

Harrison Bohannon ran for a touchdown and passed for another as the Crownover Cowboys scored a 16-6 victory against the previously undefeated Harpool Longhorns Tuesday night in eighth grade football action.

Middle school volleyball: Soto records 10 aces as Lady Tigers remain perfect on season

Sydney Soto had 10 aces and five kills and the McMath Lady Tigers remained unbeaten with a 25-10, 25-18 A-team victory over Navo on Thursday night in eighth-grade action.

Middle school volleyball: Riggs, Roussos lead way as McMath improves to 5-0 with sweep

The McMath Lady Tigers ran their A-team record to 5-0 Thursday night by sweeping Lake Dallas 25-16, 25-11 in eighth-grade action.

Terry scores two touchdowns on defense as Myers dominates

Ahmad Terry scored two defensive touchdowns and caught a 28-yard scoring pass to lead the Myers Titans to a 41-0 triumph over the Calhoun Cougars on Tuesday in eighth-grade action.

Middle school volleyball: Schroeder helps Myers sweep Calhoun

The Myers Lady Titans rode the strong play of Nicole Schroeder on Thursday night to roll to a 25-17, 25-14 A-team triumph over the Calhoun Lady Cougars in eighth-grade action.

Middle school football: McMath records two safeties in victory

Quarterback Landry Kinne ran for a touchdown and passed for two and the McMath defense forced a pair of safeties in a 28-7 A-team victory over the Strickland Vikings on Tuesday in eighth-grade action.Kinne...

Lady Tigers take the title

The McMath Lady Tigers seventh-grade A team went 5-0 on Saturday to win the sixth annual Bronco Bash volleyball tournament. Pictured from left are Abby Atkinson, Campbell Sweeten, Taylor Thomas, Grace White, Chaynie Urban, Diamond Gladney, Peyton Trosper, Madison Autwell and Emily Williamson. Bobbie Roberts coaches the team.

Middle school volleyball: Sawko, Martin spark Lady Tigers to 3-0 with victory over Crownover

Emma Sawko and Maria Martin led the way as the McMath Lady Tigers improved their A-team record to 3-0 with a 25-9, 25-12 victory over Crownover on Thursday night in eighth-grade action.

Middle school football: Boyles leads way on ground as Harpool edges McMath

Marcus Boyles rushed for 152 yards on 19 carries and scored three times and Cam Thrailkill came up with a late interception to lead Harpool to a 20-16 A-team victory over McMath on Tuesday in eighth-grade action.

Middle school football: Bohannon accounts for three touchdowns in Crownover shutout

The Crownover “A” team broke open a tight game with two scores late in the second quarter en route to a 36-0 victory over the Strickland Vikings on Wednesday in eighth-grade action.

Middle school volleyball: Ward leads Lady Panthers to three-set victory

The Navo Lady Panthers, riding the strong A-team play of Azeria Ward, turned back Little Elm 25-13, 20-25, 27-25 on Thursday night in eighth-grade volleyball action.

Middle school volleyball: Harpool opens with sweep of Little Elm

The eighth-grade Harpool Lady Longhorns, riding the scoring of Grace Patrick, Morgan Helgeson, Lauren Adam and Harlie Cooper, opened the middle school volleyball season with a hard-fought 25-18, 26-24 victory over Little Elm in A-team action Thursday night.

From Denton to Croatia

Former local volleyball standout Madeline Mayer recently traveled to Pula, Croatia, to play in the European Global Challenge with select team Bring It Promotion-Southeastern U22, comprising 12 players from NCAA Divisions I, II and III. Mayer, at far left on the top row, was one of the three middle blockers on the squad. She starred for Guyer before transferring to Calvary, leading the Lions to TAPPS Class 2A championships in 2012 and 2013. She is entering her sophomore season at East Central. Mayer’s team was eliminated by the 20-and-under U.S. national team and finished seventh out of 14 teams that the tournament, which featured junior national teams from Hungary, Israel and Italy and club teams from Slovenia and Italy.

Overseas representation

The Texas Spirit North 01 select soccer team took part in the Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden, last week. The team, consisting of 14- and 15-year-old girls, featured five players from Denton and made it to the quarterfinals of the tournament before eventually being knocked out as the last remaining American team in its division. Pictured from left are the five players from Denton: Zoe Hensley, Maddie Janolo, Ashley Quintero, Taylor Hunter and Lauren Avila.

District champs

The Crownover Cowboys picked up a pair of district championships on Saturday, winning both the boys' seventh and eighth grade titles. The eighth-grade team wrapped up a undefeated season by defeating Little Elm in the championship game, 51-35. The seventh grade team avenged its only loss in district play by defeating Myers in the title game, 35-21.

Middle school basketball roundup: Myers advances at tourney

The unbeaten Myers A-team eighth-graders, behind the scoring of Ky’lie Pitts, totally dominated the Lake Dallas Lady Falcons in the opening round of the postseason district tournament Thursday night.

Middle school basketball roundup: Crownover goes 10-0 to earn No. 1 seed

The undefeated Crownover Cowboys wrapped up a regular-season A-team title and the No. 1 seed in next week’s district tournament with a convincing 61-31 win over the Myers Titans on Thursday night in eighth-grade action.

Middle school roundup: McGhie scores 27 in Crownover victory

The Crownover Cowboys, led by the 27-point output of seventh-grader Tyler McGhie, overwhelmed Little Elm 53-42 in A-team action Thursday night.

Middle school roundup: Navo rallies past Harpool in battle of unbeatens

The unbeaten Navo Lady Panthers rallied from a first-quarter deficit and eventually pulled away to take a 35-20 victory and hand the Harpool Lady Longhorns their first A-team loss Thursday night in seventh-grade action.