Are Feelings Changing on Artificial Fields?

by Steve Gamel Nearly a year ago, I wrote an article for the Denton Record-Chronicle investigating the need for more artificial turf fields in high school baseball and softball. If not to combat the record-setting rainfall that washed out most

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Liberty Christian Baseball: Starting Over with New Talented Faces

by Steve Gamel Liberty Christian’s head baseball coach Johnny Isom has a lot of confidence in what he called a young but talented Warrior team late last month. But he is pushing forward with cautious optimism. The core of Isom’s

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Argyle and Liberty Christian Repeat as Basketball State Champions

by Steve Gamel The Argyle girls basketball team and its private-school counterpart from down the street, Liberty Christian, have been at the top of their game all season long. No matter how many top-ranked opponents stood in their way, both

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A Naïve Point of View on Bad Playoff Teams

by Steve Gamel I admit what I am about to write may be a naïve — and perhaps harsh — point of view, but what is it with all the unfortunately bad high school playoff teams? And why are they

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Liberty Basketball Takes Home Big Wins

On Jan. 30, the 7th and 8th grade Liberty Navy boys’ basketball teams won their district championships. Also that weekend, 8th grade Navy girls won district, and 7th grade Navy girls took second place. The 7th grade boys’ team finished

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Liberty Wrestling Team Wins Dual State Championship

After hard-fought battles, the Liberty Christian wrestlers came away as the overall winner at the dual state championship in late January at McKinney Christian Academy. The team’s coaches said they were pleased with the team’s unity and teamwork, which continually

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Liberty Christian Warriors beat THESA 7-3

Liberty Christian Warriors beat THESA 7-3 in seven innings on Monday behind Cale Hundley, who went 3-3 at the plate. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the fifth and sixth innings. Eli Person got the win for

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Gamel: Top 5 Reasons to Love Sports More During Spring

by Steve Gamel Someone came up to me recently while I was covering a soccer match and asked, “Why aren’t you at one of the local basketball games?” My simple answer was, “Well, basketball isn’t the only show in town.”

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Argyle Cheerleaders Win 9th in Nationals as “Cinderella” Team

In its first trip to Nationals, Liberty Christian cheerleaders hoped to simply make it through the first round of competition, never dreaming that their squad would make it to finals. However, that is exactly what happened, as the girls were

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Few Surprises for Argyle Following UIL Realignment

by Steve Gamel Argyle football coach and athletic coordinator Todd Rodgers said there were few surprises, at least in his mind, when the University Interscholastic League released its 2016-18 biennial realignment and reclassification. Starting next school year, the Eagles’ football

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