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