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.

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.