Middle school basketball: McMath girls top Crownover in opener

Behind the scoring of Megan Haney, McMath’s A-team Lady Tigers opened the eighth-grade season Thursday night with a 20-16 win over the Crownover Lady Cowboys.

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Middle school football: Myers rolls to 8-0 finish

The Myers Titans wrapped up a perfect A-team season Tuesday night with a 20-0 shutout of the Navo Panthers in eighth-grade action.

Middle school football: Myers moves to 7-0 with win over Crownover

JaTavian Sanders, Seth Henigan and Billy Bowman combined their efforts to lead the Myers Titans A-team to a 24-8 victory against the Crownover Cowboys on Tuesday night in eighth-grade action.

Middle school volleyball: McMath improves to 7-1 with sweep

The McMath Lady Tigers A-team improved their season record to 7-1 Wednesday night with a two-set sweep of Little Elm 25-14, 25-8 in eighth-grade action.

Middle school football: Stowers leads Crownover past Harpool

Eli Stowers ran for one touchdown and passed for two to lead the undefeated Crownover Cowboys to a 28-8 A-team victory over Harpool on Tuesday night in eighth-grade action.

Middle school volleyball: Crownover rallies to ensure 6-0 start

The Crownover Lady Cowboys rallied from a first-set loss to sweep the next two sets and defeat the Harpool Lady Longhorns 17-25, 25-12, 25-9 Thursday night in eighth-grade action and remain unbeaten at 6-0 for the A-team season.

Middle school football: Cowboys pick off three passes in victory

The A-team Crownover Cowboys used a fast-strike offense and picked off three Myers passes Wednesday night in taking a 22-14 victory to remain unbeaten at 5-0 for the eighth-grade season.

Middle school volleyball: Williams helps lead Crownover to two-set win over Strickland

The Crownover Lady Cowboys remained unbeaten Thursday night with their 25-5, 25-9 sweep of Strickland in eighth-grade A-team action.

Middle school football: Big plays help Strickland down Falcons

The Strickland Vikings used a strong defensive effort and a couple of big plays to pull out a 12-6 A-team victory over Lake Dallas in eighth-grade action Tuesday night.

Middle school volleyball: Slusser dominates final set as Lady Cowboys improve to 4-0

The Crownover Lady Cowboys maintained their perfect A-team record for the eighth-grade season Thursday night with a 25-7, 25-0 victory over the Navo Lady Panthers.

Middle school football: Myers 3-0 after ripping Little Elm

Quarterback Seth Henigan threw for three touchdowns, running back Ke’ori Hicks rushed for two scores and Billy Bowman caught two TD passes and rushed for another to lead the Myers Titans A-teamto a 46-16 triumph over Little Elm on Tuesday night in eighth-grade action.

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.