Youth football roundup: Hope leads DC Broncos to big victory

The DC Broncos got a big game from Hunter Hope in a hard-fought 19-13 victory over the DC Raiders Saturday in Texas All-American Youth Football 12-and-under league play.

Middle school volleyball: Navo ‘A’ team secures victory against Crownover

The Navo “A” team got outstanding efforts from four players to record a 25-23, 25-16 victory against Crownover in middle school eighth-grade volleyball action on Thursday.

Sub-varsity football: Ryan JV shakes off Wylie East

The Ryan junior varsity Blue team used a fourth-quarter rally Wednesday night to score a 13-12 victory over Wylie East.

Middle school football: Crownover opens season with rout of Calhoun

The Crownover Cowboys combined a high-scoring offense with a stingy defense on Tuesday night to open middle school eighth-grade A-team action with a 52-0 triumph against the Calhoun Cougars.

Youth football roundup: DC Raiders throttle FW Katz in 12U action

Quarterback Seth Henigan was 8-of-14 passing for 136 yards and three touchdowns to lead the DC Raiders to a 34-6 rout of the Fort Worth Katz Saturday in Texas All-American Youth Sports Association 12-and-under action.

Middle School Volleyball: Harpool A team sweeps Myers

Isabelle Solis, Amanda Nicholson and Nicole Papalexis combined efforts to lead the Harpool eighth-grade A team to a 25-14, 25-5 sweep of Myers Middle School on Thursday night in the middle school volleyball season opener.

Softball: Tourney final set for Sunday at TWU

TWU will host the RBI Softball World Series championship game at 11 a.m. Sunday at Pioneer Field.

Swimming: Local athletes advance to nationals

Three members of the Denton Dolphins have qualified to represent Denton at the 2015 State Games of America in Lincoln, Neb.

Coach ‘torn’ about retirement

When his daughter, Kathleen, was 4 and enthused about entering the sport of gymnastics, Dan Leifing wanted to find an alternate way of connecting with his daughter.

Youth track and field: Team pushes positivity

When Sparty and Felicia Jordan started the IBTT “I’m Better Than That” Blazers, their goal was to help youths embrace track and field while finding their worth as individuals by teaching them to not be discouraged by others’ expectations of them.

Softball: CHANT improves to 21-3-1

The CHANT (Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas) Chargers softball team improved their season record to 21-3-1 over the weekend at the Celina junior varsity tournament.

Softball: CHANT wins Sherman tournament

The CHANT (Christian Homeschool Athletics of North Texas) Chargers improved their record to 17-3 for the season over the weekend by going undefeated and taking first place in a tournament in Sherman.

Softball: CHANT places second in Little Elm tournament

The CHANT (Christian Homeschool Athletics of North Texas) Chargers took second place over the weekend in the Little Elm softball tournament, losing to Class 5A power McKinney in the finals.

District champs

The Crownover Cowboys seventh-grade A-team captured the district championship on Saturday to finished the season undefeated at 8-0. The Cowboys defeated Myers 60-7 and Harpool 56-37, before downing Navo 59-24 in the championship game. Team members are Sasha Stone, Cole Schroeder, Calvin Phillips, Joseph Nathan, Devion Harmon, Brayton DeReamer, Sam Meeks and Mario Alea-Ngongo. The team is coached by Matt Fischer

Middle school basketball roundup: Crownover holds off Harpool

The seventh-grade Crownover Lady Cowboys had to withstand a huge fourth-quarter rally by Harpool to hold on for a 11-10 victory in A-team action Thursday night.

Gymnastics: Achievers gymnasts shine at meet

Three members of the Achievers Gymnastics team earned four titles at the recent World Olympic Gymnastics Academy Classic in Plano.

Middle school basketball roundup: Cowboys 5-0 after Harmon’s big night

The seventh-grade Crownover Cowboys ran their record to 5-0, and Devion Harmon improved his scoring average to better than 30 points per game with a 67-39 A-team victory over Lake Dallas on Thursday night.

Middle school roundup: Harmon scores 41 as Crownover cruises

The Crownover Cowboys, behind the 41-point performance of Devion Harmon, rolled to a 68-26 seventh-grade victory over the A-team Strickland Vikings on Thursday night to remain unbeaten at 4-0.

Middle school basketball roundup: Harmon scores 28 as Crownover rolls

Paced by the outstanding offensive display of Devion Harmon, the seventh-grade Crown-over Cowboys outscored the McMath Tigers 30-12 in the first half en route to a 47-26 A-team victory Thursday night.

Middle school basketball: Sanders nearly matches Calhoun total in sparking Strickland win

Strickland’s Spencer Sanders came within one point of matching the total offensive output of Calhoun as the A-team Vikings rolled to a 54-28 triumph in eighth-grade action Monday night.

Middle school basketball: Big first quarter fuels Harpool win over Strickland

The Harpool Longhorns jumped out to a 15-6 lead in the first quarter — too much for Strickland to overcome — and Harpool rolled to a 56-39 victory in eighth-grade A-team action Thursday night.

City champs

The Denton Cardinals wrapped up the fall season by claiming the Denton 12-and-under fast-pitch softball championship. Pictured on the front row are Emily Litchfield, Caitlyn Carter, Valeria Puente, Laurissa Hitchcock, Lauryn Whitney, Kinley Thompson and Kelsie Wilson. On the second row are Syndey Huhnke, Amanda McDonald, Tabitha Drake, Samantha Overly, Victoria Clark, Hannah Black and Alyssa De La Sierra. On the back row are coaches Shawn Carter and Thera Jones.

Nelson second-grader places fifth

Carter Eddy, a second-grader at Nelson Elementary School, competed Saturday in the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic cross country Southwest Regional and placed fifth in the 8-and-under division.

Sub-varsity football: Ryan freshmen drop finale

Ryan’s freshman Blue team fell 31-18 to Flower Mound on Thursday in its season finale.

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Middle school football: Undefeated McMath wraps up district championship

The McMath Tigers, behind a strong team effort, completed an undefeated eighth-grade season Tuesday night with a 22-20 victory over the Harpool Longhorns in A-team action.

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Perfect season

The Crownover A-team eighth-graders claimed a district championship and completed an undefeated season with a win Saturday over Harpool in the final of the district tournament.

Sub-varsity football: Ryan JV Blue stumbles

Tre Button scored on a 25-yard pass from Andrew Flores in the fourth quarter for Ryan JV Blue’s only score in a 23-6 loss to Coppell on Thursday.

Middle School Volleyball: Harpool rallies for win

Harpool’s seventh-graders defeated Crownover 21-25, 25-11, 25-22 in an A-team match Thursday.

Middle school football: Edwards, Tune help McMath improve to 7-0 with victory over Myers

Nick Edwards and Clayton Tune each scored two touchdowns and the McMath Tigers remained undefeated at 7-0 with a 32-14 victory over the Myers Titans in eighth-greade A-team action Tuesday.

Middle school volleyball: Harpool eight-graders sweep Little Elm

Harpool’s eighth-grade A team completed a sweep of Little Elm 25-11, 25-15 on Thursday.

Sub-varsity football: Ryan JV Blue edges past Hebron 14-7

LEWISVILLE — Despite putting up just 208 yards of offense (188 rushing), Ryan’s JV Blue team was able to keep Lewisville out of the end zone until the final quarter of a 14-7 win on Thursday.

Middle school football: Sanders accounts for six touchdowns in Strickland win

Little Elm got a rude introduction to Strickland’s Spencer Sanders on Tuesday in eighth-grade action. Sanders rushed for four touchdowns and passed for two as the Vikings scored a 37-23 A-team victory over Little Elm.

Middle school football: Team effort sparks McMath to 28-0 victory over Calhoun

Nick Edwards, Clayton Tune, Tyrus Johnson, Juan Rabago, Jeovanni Dodson and Wilson Strange each contributed big plays as the McMath Tigers improved to 5-0 with a 28-0 victory over the Calhoun Cougars on Tuesday in eighth-grade A-team action.

Sub-varsity football: Ryan JV stops two-point run to beat Hebron

After a Hebron touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Ryan’s JV Blue stopped a two-point conversion run attempt and held on for a 14-13 win on Thursday.

Middle school volleyball: Navo seventh-grade A defeats Harpool in 3 sets

Navo’s seventh-grade A team defeated Harpool 25-21, 24-26, 25-16 on Thursday....

Sub-varsity football: Ryan JV Blue falls to Marcus

Ryan JV Blue fell behind 21-0 in the first half en route to a 35-14 loss to Flower Mound Marcus on Thursday.

Middle school volleyball: Harpool takes five of six matches against Myers

Angel Felan led Harpool eighth-grade A with 18 points and seven assists as the Lady Longhorns defeated Myers 25-11, 25-12 on Thursday.

Middle school football: Sanders leads Vikings to win over Cowboys

Strickland’s Spencer Sanders scored three times and had an interception to lead the eighth-grade Vikings to a 26-16 victory over the Crownover Cowboys on Wednesday night in A-team action.

Middle school volleyball: Harpool eighth-, seventh-graders sweep Lake Dallas

Meredith Hill had 20 points off serves, including five kills, as Harpool eighth-grade A beat Lake Dallas 25-7, 25-14 on Thursday.

Middle School football: Unbeaten Crownover, McMath seventh-graders battle to tie

In a matchup of unbeaten squads, the seventh-grade Crownover Cowboys and McMath Tigers battled to a 30-30 deadlock Monday night in A-team action.Crownover entered the game with a 3-0 record, while McMath...

Middle school volleyball: Harpool tops Calhoun

Sierra Winder’s six aces helped lead Harpool’s seventh-graders (3-0) to a 25-20, 25-11 A-team win over Calhoun on Thursday.

Sub-varsity roundup: Denton posts JV win over Lake Dallas

Keith Cole and Semaj Griggs each scored two touchdowns Thursday to lead Denton JV Purple over Lake Dallas 30-18.

Middle school football: Wilson scores two long touchdowns in Navo victory

Adrian Wilson scored a pair of long-distance touchdowns in leading the eighth-grade Navo A-team Panthers to a 22-8 victory over Lake Dallas on Tuesday night.

Middle school volleyball: Harpool eighth-grade A team beats Argyle

Meredith Hill’s 21 points, including seven aces, helped lead Harpool eighth-grade A past Argyle 25-6, 25-21 on Thursday.

Middle school football: Jefferson, Ponsonby each post two touchdowns in Crownover victory

Devon Jefferson and Trent Ponsonby each scored two touchdowns as the Crownover Cowboys rolled to a 26-14 victory over Little Elm on Tuesday in eighth-grade A-team action.

Middle school volleyball: Lake Dallas sweeps past Myers; Crownover 8th-graders win two

The Lake Dallas eighth-grade A, B and C teams each defeated Myers on Thursday.

Middle school football: Crownover duo too strong for Harpool

The receiving-passing combination of the Crownover Cowboys’ Devion Harmon and Cole Schroeder proved to be too much for the Harpool Longhorns on Monday night in seventh-grade A-team action. Harmon caught...

Sub-varsity football roundup: Coleman scores 84-yard TD in Raiders’ victory

Ryan JV Blue opened up a close game against Wichita Falls Rider with a 17-point third quarter in a 30-14 win Wednesday.

Middle school volleyball: Harpool sweeps Crownover

Harpool’s seventh-grade “A” team defeated Crownover 25-15, 25-11 on Thursday.

Football: Gentry, Steward score for Ryan freshmen

CORSICANA — Creed Gentry scored on a 1-yard run and Javaris Steward carried in an 8-yard score to lead Ryan’s freshman Blue (1-0) over Corsicana 12-0 on Thursday.Ryan Blue plays at Wichita Falls Rider...