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Argyle pitcher Tate Van Poppel (59) throws a pitch to Iowa Park second baseman Braxton Briones (10) at Argyle High School, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Argyle, Texas.

As teams approach the halfway point of the district baseball season, Denton and Argyle remain the only two Denton-area teams in first place in their respective district standings.

The Broncos, guided by first year coach Toby Rumfield, have used a handful of dramatic comeback efforts over the last few games to remain unbeaten in District 8-5A. Denton is 15-8 on the season and 7-0 in district, holding a 3.5 game lead on Little Elm. Argyle, the No. 1 team in the latest Class 4A rankings, is 20-1-1 on the season and a perfect 2-0 in District 8-4A.

Guyer (17-10, 5-2) is among a group of five teams in strong position to nab one of the four playoff spots out of District 5-6A, and the Wildcats are currently in a tie for second with Trophy Club Byron Nelson. Lake Dallas (11-12, 4-3) is in third place in District 8-5A and Ryan (6-13-1, 3-2) is in fourth, while Braswell (8-13, 1-4) has some work to do in order to climb back into the race for a postseason berth.

In District 11-4A, Aubrey (11-9, 3-2) and Sanger (7-10-1, 3-2) are part of a three-way tie with Celina for second place behind Melissa. Ponder (9-9-1, 4-3) is tied with Pottsboro for fourth in District 9-3A while Pilot Point (12-7, 3-4) is one game back from the playoff chase.

Liberty Christian, the No. 4 team in the latest private school rankings, is currently second in TAPPS Division I District I behind Fort Worth All Saints' Episcopal with an overall record of 16-10-1 and a district record of 3-2.

Below are the full Texas High School Baseball rankings and the standings for all six area districts:


District 5-6A

TeamDistrict Record  Overall Record
   
Southlake Carroll7-015-10
Trophy Club Byron Nelson5-217-5
Guyer5-217-10
Keller Fossil Ridge4-310-11-1
Keller4-314-8-1
Haslet Eaton2-59-13-1
Keller Timber Creek1-66-15
Keller Central0-76-15-1

District 8-5A

TeamDistrict Record  Overall Record
   
Denton7-015-8
Little Elm4-111-9-1
Lake Dallas4-311-12
Ryan3-26-13-1
Braswell1-48-13
Justin Northwest1-55-13-2
The Colony1-66-17

 District 11-4A

TeamDistrict Record  Overall Record
   
Melissa4-117-6
Aubrey3-211-9
Celina3-213-5-2
Sanger3-27-10-1
Anna2-315-4
Gainesville0-511-7

District 8-4A

TeamDistrict Record  Overall Record
   
Argyle2-020-1-1
Krum2-17-10-1
Decatur1-120-3
Springtown1-110-10
Bridgeport0-33-11

District 9-3A

TeamDistrict Record  Overall Record
   
Pottsboro7-014-2
Whitesboro5-112-5-1
Gunter4-315-6
Ponder4-39-9-1
Pilot Point3-412-7
Sadler S&S Consolidated1-63-10
Callisburg0-73-14

TAPPS Division I District I

TeamDistrict Record  Overall Record
   
Fort Worth All Saints' Episcopal5-120-2
Liberty Christian3-216-10-1
Addison Trinity Christian3-412-9
Fort Worth Nolan Catholic2-418-7-1
Midland Christian2-411-12

BRADY KEANE can be reached at 940-566-6869 and via Twitter at @BradyKeane. 

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