PROSPER — The Flower Mound volleyball team did everything it could to suppress the hype leading up to Tuesday’s regional semifinal against Trophy Club Byron Nelson.
High school football continues this week, with Week 11's slate of games loaded with compelling matchups.
District titles and playoff berths are up for grabs all around the area in this week's high school football slate, and Star Local Media sizes up what's on the line in their local districts.
Every week during high school football season, Star Local Media will chronicle the week that was on the local gridiron through the photo lenses that captured the action. Check back every Sunday during the season for the latest edition of Friday Night Sights.
The regional round of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools football playoffs was the proverbial tale of two halves for Prestonwood Christian and John Paul II.
Despite graduating nine seniors from a team that qualified for the regional finals in 2019, the arrow continues to point up for the Celina volleyball team.
FRISCO – Coming into this season, Frisco Memorial had never won more than one game in each of its first two seasons fielding a varsity football team. The Warriors now have back-to-back victories.
MURPHY – After Coppell had one day of practice to prepare for its previous opponent, Lewisville, senior quarterback Ryan Walker expected his team’s offense to look much sharper Friday night against Plano East.
One day after Lake Dallas’ girls basketball team was unable to close out Ponder after jumping out to a fast start, the Lady Falcons put themselves in a position to avoid a similar fate against Princeton on Tuesday.
CORINTH – When Lake Dallas senior guard Kenny Williams was in possession of the ball, the first thing that was on his mind was to look for any teammates that were cutting to the basket. He spotted senior Kyle Sasser.
Parity has been a common theme across District 6-6A during the 2020-21 athletics year and that should remain the case Dec. 8 when the conference’s girls basketball schedule tips off.
With Thanksgiving falling on the penultimate week of high school football season for Class 5A, the month of November has been a busy one on the Frisco ISD gridiron.
Sitting on the outside of the playoff picture -- albeit barely -- Coppell head football coach Mike DeWitt is treating the Cowboys' next two games against Plano East and Flower Mound as "playoff games."
COPPELL – Ever since Coppell’s girls basketball team exited quarantine Nov. 19 after COVID-19 concerns within its program, head coach Ryan Murphy has waited for his Cowgirls to return to the style of basketball that they had played prior to the shutdown.
One of the signature moments in the John Paul II football team’s run to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state championship game last year was a second-round upset of undefeated Fort Worth Nolan.
Coppell seniors David Jeon, Tim Malone and Zach Stricker still have games to play in a Cowboy uniform before they depart for college, but at least they know where they will be headed to continue their athletic endeavors.
If there’s a sudden uptick in intensity at practice this week or a little extra vigor in the weight room at either McKinney or McKinney Boyd, chalk it up to who’s up next on the schedule Friday at McKinney ISD Stadium.
In 2019, Tyler Soukup inherited a Plano West team mired in the longest losing streak in Plano ISD football history. In just his second season at the helm, he has a chance to lead the Wolves back to the playoffs.
COPPELL – Even with his team leading by four points at halftime, Coppell head boys basketball coach Clint Schnell wanted his Cowboys to stop being over-aggressive on defense.
ROUND ROCK – Coming into the season, Flower Mound head cross country coach Andrew Cook said that his Lady Jaguars had the talent to make a historical run.
Based on their placement into Region 1, national powers Flower Mound and Prosper were bound to meet at some point during the Class 6A volleyball playoffs.
Coppell ended a 12-year drought in boys cross country last year when the Cowboys qualified their entire team for the state meet for the first time since 2007.
Even when his high school cross country career was in its infancy, Coppell senior Evan Caswell already knew what it took to win a race.
FRISCO — Lovejoy head football coach Chris Ross has noted all season that his Leopards are a confident bunch. The Leopards exuded as much entering Friday’s marquee showdown with No. 5-ranked Frisco behind seven wins by an average of 36.1 points.
CORINTH – Lake Dallas’ volleyball season finished the season on a high note, defeating District 6-5A rival Denton Ryan 3-2 (25-20, 25-19, 21-25, 23-25, 15-8) on Tuesday night.
COPPELL -- Lewisville’s football team took a big step toward securing a playoff berth out of District 6-6A on Friday, picking up a key win on the road over Coppell, 39-14.
After starting its season 0-5, Creekview’s football team is attempting to stage some second-half heroics to climb back into the playoff mix in District 4-5A Division II.
Committed as McKinney Boyd senior Matteo Bianchi is to helping guide the Broncos back to the playoffs, it’s never too early to begin planning for your future after football.
High school football teams around the state braced for a season like no other this year, and that has certainly been the case for numerous private school programs as the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools playoffs get underway later this week.
The past week was a wild one in District 6-6A, with Hebron and Plano announcing cancellations of the next two games on their respective schedules due to COVID-19 issues within both programs.
Amid a year chalked in distractions, Lovejoy head football coach Chris Ross made it a point upon arriving to campus that his Leopards were going to sprint to the starting line this season.
West Mesquite entered Thursday’s 7-5A Division I game against Wylie East in search of its first win, but it did not start out the way it hoped.
During high school football season, the Star Local Media sports staff will predict the winners of up to 10 in-market games each week as part of its annual Pick-It Line.
Star Local Media previews a few of the week's marquee high school football games, including our reader-voted Game of the Week: Plano West vs. Flower Mound.