The Leopards are still undefeated in district play after sweeps of Sherman and this past week, Denison. The Leopards dominated the series, outscoring the Jackets 29-1 in two games with a mix of quality at bats throughout the order and solid starts from Grant Harlan on Tuesday and Logan Corley on Friday. Lovejoy has a back loaded schedule this week with games on Thursday and Friday against Princeton and then Plano East on Saturday at Globe Life Field in Arlington....


Lovejoy beat Greenville twice this week to move to 4-0 to open district play. The Leopards won 3-0 on Tuesday behind the arm of junior right hander Asher Lacy. Lacy threw 6 shutout innings allowing only two hits with 4 K. Offensively, Reese Ogden, Kyle Branch and Garrett Hutchins each collected a hit and drove in a run . Friday was a different story entirely as the Leopards exploded for 11 runs. Logan Corley (2-4, 2R, 2RBI) and Garrett Hutchins (1-2, 2RBI) led the offensive onslaught. Seniors Grant Harlan and Kyle Branch combined for 5 innings and 9 K allowing only one run. The Leopards will face Anna for Senior Day on Saturday at 1 pm....


Lovejoy took both games from Melissa over Spring Break to start district play. On Tuesday, the Leopards won 1-0 at Melissa behind the arm of Logan Corley who went 6.2 innings with 15 K. He also drove in the only run on a HBP in the 7th inning. Senior Grant Harlan turned in another strong pitching performance on Friday to lead the Leopards to a 5-2 victory on Friday going 5 innings while only allowing 2 runs. Offensively, Reece Ogden and Matt Mainord drove in 4 of the 5 runs....


Lovejoy baseball participated against some of the best baseball programs in the country this past weekend at the Five Tool Invitational going 2-2-1. Offensive highlights from the weekend included Asher Lacy (4-8, 2 RBI) and Kyle Branch (6-19, 2 RBI, 2R). Top pitching performers were Asher Lacy (7.0 IP, 0 ER, 1K) against El Paso Americas and Nolan Novotny (6.0 IP, 3ER, 5K) against Conway (AR)....


Lovejoy went 3-2 on opening weekend of baseball season. The Leopards wins were over Frisco Wakeland (9-2), McKinney Boyd (5-1) and Walnut Grove (7-2) while the two losses were against Rock Hill (4-7) and Odessa Permian (9-10). In the 3 wins, Leopard pitchers Asher Lacy, Grant Harlan and Logan Corley combined for 16 innings, 21 K while only allowing 4 earned runs. Impressive offensive performances were turned in by Reese Ogden, Logan Corley and Kyle Branch. Ogden went 8-16 (.500) with a homer and 6 RBI. Corley went 8-17 (.471) with a homer and 4 RBI, and Branch went 7-17 (.389) with a homer and another 6 RBI....


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Lovejoy Independent School District Announces Todd Dodge as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Allen, Texas – January 27, 2024 – Lovejoy ISD is proud to announce Coach Todd Dodge as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. The Lovejoy Independent School District Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Todd Dodge to serve as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. Coach Dodge has over 30 years of experience in high school and college coaching. Most recently, Coach Dodge served as the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach in Eanes ISD where he led the Westlake High School football team to win 3 consecutive 6A State Championships during the 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons. Additionally, Coach Dodge held Head Football Coaching positions in Marble Falls ISD and Southlake Carroll ISD. While in Southlake Carroll, his team won 4 total 5A State Championships in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006. Superintendent of Schools, Katie Kordel, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Todd Dodge to Lovejoy ISD as our new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. His experience and accomplishments are unmatched. There is no doubt that Coach Dodge will take Lovejoy’s legacy of excellence to the next level and provide our student athletes with a meaningful experience. Coach Dodge’s passionate commitment to serving and impacting students through athletics tightly aligns with our mission and core values in Lovejoy ISD.” Coach Dodge shared, “This opportunity for Elizabeth and I is absolutely answered prayers. Our five grandchildren, our children Riley and Molly, and Elizabeth's mother and sister will all be within 20 miles of us. That is truly a blessing. Thank you to Katie Kordel, her team, and the Lovejoy ISD Board of Trustees for having confidence in me to lead the Lovejoy Athletic Program. I am absolutely ready to pour myself into these student athletes here at Lovejoy. The legacy of excellence has been set. We will do everything to honor those hard working coaches and athletes that have come before us. I have been a fan of Lovejoy Athletics for sometime and to watch this program grow under the leadership of LISD's former athletic directors was truly amazing. I am very excited to be the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Lovejoy ISD.” Career Accomplishments: ? 7 State Championships ? 9 quarterbacks that have been State Offensive Player of the Year ? 71-8 playoff record 259 Country Club Road ? Allen, Texas 75002 ? 469.742.8000 ? Only coach to have 3 Championships in a row at 2 different schools ? Inducted into the Texas High School Hall of Fame ? Inducted into the THSCA Hall of Honor ? State 6A Coach of the Year 5 times ? National Coach of the Year 4 times ? Highest scoring offense in history (2021) - 908 points Coach Dodge earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from University of Texas at Austin. He holds current teaching certification in Health and Social Studies. Press Release Contact: Anna Koenig Executive Director of Human Resources and Communications Lovejoy Independent School District