Southern Denton County Well Represented at State Wrestling Meet
The Southern Denton County region saw a number of wrestlers advance to this year’s state tournament, and a few wrestlers brought home some hardware to boot. Flower Mound High School’s Dylan Akers won the 126 pound weight class in the 5A tournament, defeating Christian Martinez of Katy to do so. Dylan’s brother, Scott Akers, advanced all the way to the state championship match in the 145 pound weight class and finished second in the state. The same was true for teammate Drake Dudley, who finished second in the 160 pound division. In other action, Marcus’ Dylan Ross finished fourth at state in the 152 pound weight class, and teammate Brandon Litten finished fifth in the 195 pound division. The Flower Mound wrestling team also finished third at state next to Allen and El Paso Franklin. In the 4A tournament, Argyle’s Chase Roth brought home a state championship in the 106 pound weight class, beating Jorge Santos of Creekview 7-1 to get the Gold.
Flower Mound, Marcus Swimmers and Divers Have Good Showing at State
Flower Mound and Marcus High School sent a number of swimmers and divers to this year’s state swimming and diving meet on Feb. 23, and with a couple of very good results. Marcus diver Mackenzie Willborn took third place in the 1-meter diving event, and Flower Mound’s Jenna Beaury took second place in the 100 breaststroke.
Liberty Christian Finishes Second in State
The Liberty Christian wrestling team finished second in the TAPPS state tournament this year, the programs highest finish in school history. The Warriors had six finalists in the state tournament this season, including four state champions. State champions included Gage Reesor, who won his second consecutive state title, Dawson Neal, Max Merriman and Micah Stateson.
Heard, Guyer Show Up Big on All State Roster
The Texas Sportswriters Association recently named it’s Class 4A all state football team, and Guyer features prominently on the squad. Jerrod Heard was selected as the Offensive Player of the Year for the team, after passing for 2,090 yards and 17 touchdowns and running for 35 touchdowns on 2,138 yards rushing. Patrick Morris was selected to the first team at offensive tackle, and Terence Belton was selected as a second team linebacker. Thomas Ferguson was named to the third team defense as a lineman.
Argyle Girls Pick Up First District Win
The Argyle girls soccer team picked up its first district win on Feb. 19, defeating Denton by a score of 2-1 to halt a three game winless streak to open district. Hannah Neece and Taylor Erwin scored two goals for the Lady Eagles in the contest.