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NCTA fights for playoff spot

October 18, 2014
NCTA fights for playoff spot

The North Central Texas Christian Academy volleyball team had a chance to clinch a playoff spot out of Div. I-A, District 2 TAPPS with a win last night at Denton Selwyn. This year’s Lady Pioneers are (front, from left): Maddie Smith, Emily Wilbourne, Abby Weedman, Sophie Schultz, Sydney Lindsey, Emily Bloyd, Cleo Nester, (middle row) coach Heather Wilkins, manager Jordan Wilkins, Jade Wilkins, Katrina Yu, Margaret Campbell, Julie Justiss, Kelsey Kacal, Kali Mulcahy, Heather Choi, (back row) manager Reagan Williams, Gabi Bianchi, Mallory Hearn, Lillian Ijeh, Cinthya Rivas, Korede Ahmedu and Esther Udonsi.

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NCTA wins district opener

October 15, 2014
NCTA wins district opener

The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers won their district football opener Thursday with help from Tyler Hoskins’ four touchdowns, but lost their quarterback for the rest of the season.

The Pioneers struggled late in the contest but held on for a 38-36 victory over Richardson Canyon Creek Christian at NCTA, improving to 3-3 on the season.

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Crusaders fall to Azle Christian

October 15, 2014
Crusaders fall to Azle Christian

There are a number of reasons why Azle Christian was unbeaten in its first four football games this season.

Granbury’s Cornerstone Christian Academy discovered at least a few of them Friday night in its 57-12 home loss to Azle in their second Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship six-Man Div. II, District 1 contest of the season.

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Hammonds leads way in CC meet

October 8, 2014

The Granbury girls placed ninth and the boys were 21st in the Ken Gaston of Grand Prairie cross country meet held at Lynn Creek Park on Thursday.

Lauren Hammonds led the Lady Pirates with a 39th-place finish, at 22.05.

Dylan Goosen was the top finisher among the GHS boys, coming in 47th with an 18.36.

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CCA rolls in district opener

October 8, 2014
CCA rolls in district opener

The Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders got five touchdowns from Josh Beaird and thrashed Stephenville Huston Academy, 72-25, in their Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship Div. 2, District 1 six-man football opener Friday night on the road.

The game was called in the fourth quarter on the 45-point mercy rule after the Crusaders racked up 668 yards in total offense against Huston (0-3).

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Tough opponent preps NCTA for district slate

October 8, 2014
Tough opponent preps NCTA for district slate

The North Central Texas Academy Pioneers didn’t get a win Friday, but coach Kirby Rasco said the football squad played well against a tough opponent in their final nondistrict contest.

Wichita Falls Notre Dame, a state semifinalist in TAPPS Div. 1 last season, topped the Div. 3 Pioneers, 66-52, outscoring NCTA 24-6 in the third quarter.

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NCTA dumps McKinney in Homecoming

October 1, 2014
NCTA dumps McKinney in Homecoming

Tyler Hoskins scored six touchdowns as the North Central Texas Academy Pioneers bounced back from two straight six-man football losses, downing McKinney Cornerstone Friday night, 58-12.

Coach Kirby Rasco’s squad ended the matchup on the 45-point mercy rule in the third quarter.

Rasco said all of his players played hard, and everyone saw playing time.

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Cornerstone falls to Lucas

October 1, 2014
Cornerstone falls to Lucas

The Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders, far from full strength because of injuries, fell to Lucas Christian Academy by a 64-18 margin Friday at home in six-man football.

Cornerstone slipped to 1-4 overall, losing its third in a row.

Coach Chris Eikenhorst said that his Crusaders are missing three offensive and four defensive starters because of various injuries.

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Ranked Strawn tops CCA

September 24, 2014
Ranked Strawn tops CCA

CORNERSTONE RECEPTION: Matthew Turbeville (11) of the Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders hangs on to a pass reception as two Strawn defenders try to bring him down during their game last Friday.

The Cornerstone Christian Academy Crusaders had their work cut out for them against state-ranked and unbeaten Strawn Friday, and also were hampered by two injuries.

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Looking for space

September 20, 2014
Looking for space

North Central Texas Academy senior quarterback Jared Dodson (4) aims to avoid Evant defensive players during their six-man football game last Friday night. The Pioneers (1-2) have this weekend off before resuming play Friday, Sept. 26 for their 2014 homecoming game, against McKinney Cornerstone.

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