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.
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.
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.
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.
McMath, Crownover and Harpool claimed district tournament championships Saturday when Denton ISD wrapped up the middle school basketball season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.