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.

Middle school basketball roundup: Crownover girls too much for Harpool

The Crownover Lady Cowboys, behind the play of Callie Boyles, improved to 4-1 Thursday night in eighth-grade action with a 33-15 A-team triumph over the Harpool Lady Longhorns.

Middle school basketball roundup: Dickenson scores 21 in Strickland win

The Strickland Vikings used a 17-point first quarter to open up a 11-point lead en route to a 51-43 A-team victory over the Myers Titans on Thursday night in eighth-grade action.

Middle school roundup: Crownover takes down Strickland

The Crownover Cowboys and Strickland Vikings faced off in a battle of unbeaten teams Monday night in eighth-grade A-team action and De’Vion Harmon made certain that the Cowboys kept their unblemished record.

Middle school basketball roundup: Harmon, Mendes help Crownover top Navo

The Crownover Cowboys, behind the outstanding play of eighth-graders De’Vion Harmon and Royce Mendes, completely overwhelmed the Navo Panthers 66-43 in A-team action Thursday night.

Middle school basketball roundup: Strickland pours it on late to take opener

The Strickland Vikings and Navo Panthers were locked in a tight eighth-grade battle until the Vikings broke the A-team game open in the second half.

Middle school football: Crownover wins district championship

The Crownover Cowboys (8-0) wrapped up an undefeated eighth-grade season and a district championship Tuesday night with a 30-0 triumph over Lake Dallas in A-team action.

District champions

The McMath Lady Tigers seventh and eighth-grade volleyball teams captured the district tournament championships over the weekend. The eighth-grade team (in dark jerseys) includes Erin Ashbaugh, MaKayla Bogan, Lauren Kennedy, Madison Pritchard, AnnAnn Puttithanasorn, Payton Roberts, Gabriela Upchurch. The seventh-grade team (in light jerseys) includes Sophie Audirsch, Maggie Crockett, Maria Martin, Kenzie Riggs, Margarita Roussos, Emma Sawko, Sydney Soto, Reagan Wright

Middle school volleyball: McMath advances

The seventh-grade McMath Lady Tigers secured a berth in the district tournament semifinals after knocking off the Calhoun Lady Cougars 25-13, 25-6 on Thursday in the opening round.

Middle school football: Dansby’s TDs lift Harpool to win over McMath

Dre Dansby rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another as the Harpool Longhorns A-team rolled to 28-8 triumph over the McMath Tigers in eighth-grade action Tuesday.

Sub-varsity football: Ryan junior varsity Blue tops Keller

Jalil Hayes rushed for 130 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Ryan junior varsity Blue team to a 36-15 win over Keller on Thursday.

Middle school volleyball: Harpool sweeps McMath to secure No. 1 seed

The power hitting of Amanda Nicholson and Ciara Brown and overall team defense carried the Harpool Lady Longhorns to a 25-18, 25-15 A-team victory over McMath on Wednesday night in eighth-grade volleyball action.

Middle school football: Crownover dominates Little Elm in battle of undefeated teams

Quarterback Cole Schroeder, running back Noah Cain and the Crownover defense delivered a strong statement when the A-team Cowboys and Little Elm met in a battle of undefeated teams Tuesday night in eighth-grade action.

Middle school volleyball: Lady Longhorns remain undefeated with sweep of Strickland

The Harpool Lady Longhorns remained perfect on the season Thursday night with a 25-5, 25-21 A-team triumph over the Strickland Lady Vikings in seventh-grade action.

Middle school football: Smith’s long TDs help Myers shut out Calhoun en route to 6-0 mark

Quarterback Martin Rodriguez passed for two touchdowns and Jaysaun Smith scored twice to lead the Myers Titans to a 30-0 rout of the Calhoun Cougars on Tuesday in seventh-grade football action.

Middle school volleyball: Lady Longhorns sweep Lady Panthers to improve to 5-0

The eighth-grade Harpool Lady Longhorns improved to 5-0 with a 25-20, 20-11 victory over the Navo Lady Panthers on Thursday night in A-team action.

Sub-varsity football:

The Ryan Raiders Blue junior varsity team used a balanced running attack to score a 34-7 victory over Keller Timber Creek Wednesday night.

Middle school football: Crownover takes down Harpool

The Crownover Cowboys got strong performances from Noah Cain, Devion Harmon and Cole Schroeder as they won a battle of unbeaten teams, knocking off the Harpool Longhorns 38-20 Tuesday night in middle school eighth-grade football action.

Middle school volleyball: Brown accounts for 16 points as Harpool tops Crownover

Using a total team effort, the eighth-grade Harpool Lady Longhorns stayed unbeaten for the season with a 25-18, 25-8 A-team triumph over the Crownover Lady Cowboys on Thursday night.

Middle school football: Carrillo’s long kickoff return gets Crownover rolling in rout

Isaac Carrillo returned the game’s opening kickoff 70 yards to get the unbeaten eighth-grade Crownover Cowboys rolling in a 48-6 A-team victory over the McMath Tigers (1-2) on Tuesday night.

Sub-varsity football: Ryan JV dominates vs. Keller Central

The Ryan Raider junior varsity Blue team racked up more than 350 yards in total offense en route to a 41-7 victory against Keller Central Thursday night in sub-varsity football action.

Middle school volleyball: McMath sweeps Crownover

The eighth-grade McMath Lady Tigers got a strong service game from Ann Puttithanasorn to roll to a 25-21, 26-24 sweep of the Crownover Lady Cowboys on Thursday night in A-team action.

Middle school football: Dansby scores three ways as Harpool shuts out Calhoun

Behind Dre Dansby’s three touchdowns, the eighth-grade Harpool “A” team remained undefeated at 2-0 with a 35-0 blanking of the Calhoun Cougars on Tuesday night.

Bronco bashers

The McMath Lady Tigers seventh-grade volleyball team won the Bronco Bash volleyball tournament on Saturday. Pictured from left are: Reagan Wright, Sydney Soto, Sophie Audirsch, Emma Sawko, Maria Martin, Kenzie Riggs, Alli Renfro, Mychal Hill, Maggie Crockett and Margarita Roussos(not pictured).

Middle school football: Smith scores five touchdowns as Navo A tips Crownover

Navo’s Ben Smith scored five touchdowns, quarterback Greyson Thompson threw for four touchdowns and the Panthers won a scoring marathon against the Crownover Cowboys, 44-36, Monday night in middle school seventh-grade A-team action.

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.