Argyle, Decatur volleyball teams continue rivalry tonight

Argyle senior Katy Keenan (right) and the Lady Eagles will face Decatur tonight in a rematch of last year's 3A Region II quarterfinal game. It might not be the only time the two teams play this season. (Denton Record-Chronicle/David Minton)

Tonight’s volleyball match between Argyle and Decatur could serve as a glimpse of what to expect this postseason.

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Weekend Recap: Area thrives while the city sleeps

 

Lake Dallas junior quarterback Dagan Haehn had a big night as the Falcons defeated Dallas Kimball in Week Four action. (Denton Record-Chronicle/David Minton)

If you wanted to see a good high school football game last week, you had to go outside Denton’s city limits. All three Denton ISD teams were off last Friday as they prepared for the start of district play.

That put the spotlight on the teams around the area. And they didn’t waste their opportunities to shine.

Adam Boedeker and I take a look at some of the big games around the area in this Denton ISD-free edition of the Weekend Recap.

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Argyle up, Guyer down in AP poll; Sanger gets a vote

A win didn’t help Guyer hold on to its previous ranking in the Associated Press Class 6A poll.

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What to expect: Argyle vs. Waco La Vega

Argyle hopes to celebrate on Saturday when it faces Waco La Vega for the Class 3A girls basketball state title. (Ashley Landis/For the Dallas Morning News)

It won’t get much better than it’s going to get on Saturday.

No. 1 vs. No. 2. Waco La Vega vs. Argyle. Flying mascot vs. eye-patched mascot.

Grab an overpriced hot dog and find your seat inside the Frank Erwin Center, because it should be a pretty good game.

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Argyle moves past disputed finish of regional final against Celina

By now, you have probably heard about all the chaos regarding the final seconds of last Saturday’s girls basketball 3A Region II girls final at Texas A&M-Commerce between Celina and Argyle

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Argyle, Celina set to meet in Region II final

Argyle and Celina will play at 1 p.m. today in the 3A Region II final. The winner advances to the 3A state tournament in Austin next weekend. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

COMMERCE — I think we all saw this one coming.

In a few hours, Argyle and Celina will play for the third and final this season, with the winner headed to the Class 3A girls basketball state tournament.

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Ponder boys, Argyle girls remain near the top of the TABC polls

 

Delaney Sain and the Argyle Lady Eagles are ranked second in Class 3A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

The latest weekly installment of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches rankings was released today and two of the area’s top teams retained their lofty rankings.

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Top 5 games of 2013: No. 2 — Argyle vs. Fairfield, football

Ian Sadler and the Argyle Eagles vaulted over Fairfield in the Class 3A Division II football state championship game, one of the best games of 2013. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

During the final three days of the University Interscholastic League state football championships, 221,339 people watched the state’s best football games at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium.

But the 22,071 in attendance for the Class 3A Division II state championship saw Argyle and Fairfield put on the weekend’s most thrilling game.

Argyle finally added the state’s most cherished trophy to its showcase in one of the best games of 2013.

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Top 5 Games of 2013: No. 4 — Argyle vs. Decatur, volleyball

Decatur knocked out Katy Keenan and Argyle from the Class 3A volleyball playoffs in one of the best games of 2013. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

Today, we continue counting down the top five games of 2013. Argyle’s volleyball team makes the list for the second straight year after another amazing playoff match.

My ears were ringing all night from all the crowd noise that was relentless all night, much like the play of two of the state’s best volleyball teams. Let’s relieve one of the best matches you’ll see and one of the year’s top games.

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State champions and state finalists, illustrated

The end of the high school football season has opened a Texas-sized hole into the hearts of many across the state.

There was a lot of discussion on Twitter regarding what region was dominant in this weekend’s University Interscholastic League state championship games. Dallas-Forth Worth went 5-for-5 this weekend (Argyle, Guyer, Cedar Hill, Allen, Aledo).

So, I decided to map it all out. Below is a map of the winners and the second-place finishers for Class A to Class 5A. The stars are the teams that won. The other markers indicate the teams the losing teams.