Krum to face Decatur for 9-3A title

The Krum Lady Cats will face Decatur at 8 p.m. tonight at Sanger High School for the District 9-3A top seed into the state playoffs.

Krum, Decatur and Gainesville finished the regular season tied for the top spot in 9-3A so a mini-tournament had to be played to determine the playoff seeding. Decatur defeated Gainesville 51-50 in overtime Thursday night to advance into tonight’s contest with Krum.

The UIL state playoffs begin next week. Sanger, who finished fourth in 9-3A will play Argyle, the 10-3A champion, on Monday night at Denton High School at 7 p.m.

 

Krum, Liberty Christian semifinal opponents set

The Krum Lady Cats and Liberty Christian boys and girls are just two victories away from reaching their ultimate goals – state championship – when they compete later this week in state tournaments.

Krum will be going after the Class 3A title at the UIL State Tournament in Austin, beginning Thursday, while Liberty Christian will be going after the 5A title at the TAPPS State Tournament in Mansfield, beginning Friday.

The Krum Lady Cats, making their first appearance at the state tournament since the early 1980s, will face Mexia in one of the Class 3A semifinal games Thursday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

Krum (29-6) takes on Mexia (34-3) at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Kennedale (30-6) squares off against Smithville (29-7) in the other semifinal game at 3:30 p.m.

The semifinal winners will then meet in the Class 3A championship game at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Liberty Christian girls (24-14) faces Houston St. Agnes at 6 p.m. Friday and Mansfield Timberview High School. The Liberty Christian boys (33-6) will face Fort Worth Nolan at 9 p.m., also at Mansfield Timberview.

Should the Lady Warriors advance to the finals, they would face the winner between Plano John Paul II and Plano Prestonwood at 4 p.m. Saturday at Mansfield Legacy High School.

If the Liberty Christian boys advance to the Saturday finals at 6 p.m., also at Mansfield Legacy, the Warriors would face the winner between Plano John Paul II and Plano Prestonwood.

2013 UIL GIRLS BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENT

Feb. 28-March 2, 2013

Frank Erwin Center (Austin, TX)

Thursday, February 28

Conference 1A Division I Semifinals

8:30 a.m. Dallas Triple A Academy (28-5) vs. Smyer (32-6)

10:00 a.m. Martin’s Mill (32-5) vs. Snook (24-11)

 

Conference 3A Semifinals

1:30 p.m. Mexia (34-3) vs. Krum (29-6)

3:00 p.m. Kennedale (30-6) vs. Smithville (29-7)

 

Conference 4A Semifinals

7:00 p.m. Dallas Lincoln (35-4) vs. Aledo (30-7)

8:30 p.m. Georgetown (32-4) vs. Northside Brennan (30-8)

 

Friday, March 1

Conference 2A Semifinals

8:30 a.m. Brock (33-5) vs. Centerville (30-6)

10:00 a.m. Merkel (37-1) vs. Poth (28-5)

 

Conference 1A Division II Semifinals

1:30 p.m. Roscoe Highland (31-4) vs. Saltillo (31-5)

7:00 p.m. Whitharral (36-4) vs. Leakey (24-7)

 

Conference 5A Semifinals

3:00 p.m. Duncanville (40-0) vs. League City Clear Springs (38-2)

8:30 p.m. Pflugerville (38-0) vs. Cibolo Steele (32-5)

 

Saturday, March 2

8:30 a.m. Conference 1A Division I FINAL

10:00 a.m. Conference 3A FINAL

1:30 p.m. Conference 2A FINAL

3:00 p.m. Conference 4A FINAL

7:00 p.m. Conference 1A Division II FINAL

8:30 p.m. Conference 5A FINAL

 

TAPPS STATE TOURNAMENT

March 1-March 2, 2013

Mansfield ISD

Friday, March 1

Class 5A Semifinals

Girls

Plano John Paul II vs. Plano Prestonwood, 4:30 p.m., Mansfield Timberview HS

Houston St. Agnes vs. Liberty Christian, 6 p.m., Mansfield Tiumberview HS

Boys

Plano John Paul II vs. Plano Prestonwood, 7:30 p.m., Mansfield Timberview HS

Fort Worth Nolan vs. Liberty Christian, 9 p.m., Mansfield Timberview HS

 

Saturday. March 2

5A Girls FINAL, 4 p.m., Mansfield Legacy HS

5A Boys FINAL, 6 p.m., Mansfield Legacy HS

 

DRC State Championship Chat: Guyer vs. Georgetown

The Guyer Wildcats (13-2) face the Georgetown Eagles (15-0) today at Cowboys Stadium in the Class 4A Division I state championship game. Join Adam Boedeker and Ben Baby as they bring you the action from Arlington.

Friday night chat: Guyer vs. Tyler John Tyler

The Guyer Wildcats (12-2) take on Tyler John Tyler (13-1) in the Class 4A Division I state semifinal game at Midlothian ISD Stadium. Join Ben Baby and Adam Boedeker as they bring you the action from tonight’s game.

 

Saturday afternoon chat: Guyer vs. Birdville

The Guyer Wildcats take on the Birdville Hawks in the Class 4A Division I Region I final at Southlake’s Dragon Stadium. Join Adam Boedeker and Ben Baby for today’s chat.

Saturday afternoon chat — Guyer (10-2) vs. Amarillo (10-2), 4A-I Region I semifinal

Guyer (10-2) is playing on as the Wildcats face the old-school, throwback offense of the Amarillo Sandies (10-2) today at 2 p.m. at Midland’s Grande Communications Stadium.

Friday night chat — Argyle vs. Gilmer, Class 3A DII reg. semis

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Saturday afternoon playoff chat

The Ryan Raiders are no strangers to challenges and they face another one today when they meet Cedar Hill at 2 p.m. at Southlake Carroll Dragon Stadium in the area round of the Class 5A state playoffs.

Ryan is coming off a 31-28 victory over L.D. Bell last Saturday in the bi-district round while Cedar Hill was a 35-28 winner over Copperas Cove.

If you can’t attend the game, join us for all the details.

Friday afternoon playoff chat

The Guyer Wildcats and the Argyle Eagles will be trying to move into the regional round of the state football playoffs with wins today but defending state champions stand in their way of moving on.

The Lake Dallas Falcons will also be trying to advance in the 4A playoffs but must get past Waco. Those two square off at 1 p.m. in Midlothian.

Guyer meets Aledo, the three-time defending Class 4A title holder, at 2 p.m. at Northwest ISD Stadium in one of the top area round matchups in the state.

Argyle faces Melissa, the defending Class 2A champion, at 2 p.m. at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.

If you can’t attend one of these games, join us here and we’ll keep you updated.

Guyer, Argyle in playoff action tonight

The Guyer Wildcats and the Argyle Eagles will be trying to join Lake Dallas by advancing into the area round of the state playoffs with wins tonight in their bi-district games.

Guyer takes on Saginaw at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Justin Northwest, Guyer (8-2) the District 5-4A champion while Saginaw (8-2) was runner-up in 6-4A behind Birdville and Saginaw Boswell.  Lake Dallas knocked off Saginaw Boswell on Thursday night, 20-0.

Argyle will takes its 9-1 record into a 7:30 p.m. meeting with the Bridgeport Bulls tonight at Flower Mound Marcus’ Marauder Stadium. The Eagles won the 10-3A title while Bridgeport was the third place finisher in 9-3A with a 4-6 record.

Join us here for the chat and we will keep you updated on these games and others of interest from around North Texas.