Sherman senior Shacody Williams was valuable to the Bearcats last season as a backfield blocker. Now he's on the other side of the football and lending his athleticism to the defense as the team gears up for another playoff appearance.
Sherman Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a men's "old-fashioned" softball tournament on Nov. 19. Games will be played at the Midway and Twilight Fields in the Fairview Park softball complex, starting at 8 a.m. This will be a non-sanctioned tournament. Local and USSSA (United States Specialty Sports Association) governing rules will apply.
There was no postseason appearance for the Denison football team and the end to the season was basically identical to 2010. The Jackets finished two touchdowns outside of the playoffs with a fifth-place finish, the difference again being a loss to Royse City.
ANNA — Tyler Granson scored 14 points and Denison almost had five players in double figures as the Lady Yellow Jackets opened the season with a 58-48 non-district victory over Anna on Tuesday night.
TCU tailback Waymon James has been named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week after his career-high 181 yards rushing on just 12 carries in Saturday's 31-20 win at Wyoming.
Getting a victory to an end a season is always nice. In most cases it would mean a championship. But for those who were unable to make the playoffs, ending with a win provides a brief respite from a year that didn't go as many would have hoped.
The Denison boys and girls basketball teams will be hosting a one-hour event called Jacket Madness at the Denison High School gym on from 9-10 p.m. on Friday to open the 2011-12 seasons.
ARLINGTON — Tony Romo wasn't at his best, and neither was the Dallas defense.
TOM BEAN — Blake Hicks ran for a touchdown and threw for another as the Leonard Tigers came away with a 14-13 win over the Tom Bean Tomcats in District 5-2A (II) on Friday night to earn their second trip to the playoffs in three years.
GREENVILLE — Senior transfer Kolby Milner narrowly missed his first chance to announce his arrival at Sherman High School. But he didn't miss many other opportunities.
MUENSTER — Tyler Anderle had three rushing touchdowns as No. 4 Muenster claimed the District 5-A (I) championship over Collinsville, 35-14, on Friday night.
CELINA — Running back DeShawn Davis ran for three touchdowns and Eliot Bush had 112 yards on 14 carries as the fifth-ranked Bobcats defeated Commerce, 43-9, in District 10-3A action on Friday night.
DURANT — Southeastern Oklahoma State saw the home portion of its season come to a disappointing and bizarre in a 21-18 loss to Ouachita Baptist in Great American Conference play on Saturday afternoon at Paul Laird Field.
GUNTER — In the final week of regular season play four teams in District 5-2A (II) had a legitimate chance at one of the three playoff slots.
MELISSA — Wes McQueen threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores as Melissa defeated Winnsboro, 59-21, to capture the District 7-2A (II) title on Friday night.
WHITESBORO — William Shakespeare once wrote, "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."
MOUNT PLEASANT — In the span of about three minutes in the middle of the third quarter, Denison let a 13-point lead evaporate on two extremely long touchdown passes.
ANNA — Drew Dennis and Jordan Barnes each ran for more than 160 yards as Van Alstyne rallied from an early deficit to beat Anna, 40-29, in District 10-3A action on Friday night.
HILLSBORO — Blake Burley finished with three goals as Texoma Christian's boys soccer team won, 7-0, against British School of Houston on Saturday in a TAPPS regional playoff game to clinch a return to the state tournament.
As the holidays are so quickly upon us, I'd like to share a giving spirit that I witnessed last year.