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Golf: Spurgin scores hole in one

Benny Spurgin recorded a hole in one Tuesday while playing at TWU.

Gymnasts compete at qualifier

Lily Hernandez, Audra Nivens, Addy Pharr and Ellyn Huff led a list of gymnasts from Achievers Gymnastics competing last weekend in a District 2 qualifying meet leading up to the district meet in October.

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Reigning in reining

AUBREY — Yellow Jersey looks like a champion as he performs in the arena. Muscles firm and thick, a sleek tan coat, a blond mane and a tail that flows with his graceful movements as he spins, slides forward, moves backward as if he were dancing to music only he can hear.

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Motor sports: French flier wins air race at TMS

FORT WORTH — The races at Texas Motor Speedway took to the skies over the weekend, and Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff rallied on his last lap Sunday to win Round 6 of this year’s Red Bull Air Race competition.Four...

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Rodeo: Crowd packs action-filled finale

One of the largest crowds in the history of the North Texas Fair and Rodeo saw an action-packed performance during the final night of the 2014 Bull Blowout and Cowboy Protection Bullfighting match.

Rodeo: Rookie, world champ split spoils in bull riding

Several world champions and National Finals Rodeo qualifiers were among the contestants for the final performance of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo Sunday night at the 86th annual North Texas Fair and Rodeo.

Rodeo: Holmes scores twice

Thursday kicked off three nights of bull riding action at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo with the first performance of the annual Bull Blowout and cowboy protection team competition.

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Rodeo: Working cowboys show stuff

Ranch cowboys from across North Texas gathered Monday night to compete and show their horsemanship skills in the North Texas Fair and Rodeo’s annual ranch rodeo, taking part in contests designed to mimic everyday ranch tasks.

Speedy student

Logien Franklin recently claimed the gold medal in the 100-meter dash at the TAAF Games of Texas at College Station. Franklin, competing with the IBTT Track Team of Denton, posted a time of 10.5 to win the event and qualify for the 2015 State Games of America in Lincoln, Nebraska. Franklin, a soon-to-be sophomore at Guyer High School, also was a member of the 4x100 relay team that finished second.

Rodeo: Valley View’s Berry wrestles fastest, wins event

A standing-room-only crowd packed the stands for the second performance of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo on Saturday night at the North Texas Fairgrounds.

Service hog

Denton’s Andre “Frenchy” Rheault, right, is presented with the Golden Hog Award by a representative of the Washington Redskins Hogettes recently at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Rheault is a member of the Pro Football Ultimate Fan Association, and the Golden Hog Award is given each year to a PFUFA member for their community service.

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Record breaker

Leigh Loewenstein, a soon-to-be sixth-grader at Crownover Middle School, set a new state record in the 50-yard freestyle in the 9-10 girls division at the TAAF State Championships last weekend in College Station. Loewenstein, swimming for The Colony Aquatic team, posted a time of 28.39 seconds in the event, breaking the previous record of 28.69, set in 1999. Loewenstein also captured gold in the 25 butterfly and the 25 freestyle.

Baseball: Jackson traded to M’s

Ryan grad Austin Jackson was part of a blockbuster, three-team trade that brought former Cy Young winner David Price to the AL Central leading Tigers. Jackson was traded to the Seattle Mariners as part of the deal.

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TWU Pioneer Power Sprint Triathlon: Triathlons are a family affair for the Gibsons

For 13-year-old Phoenix Gibson and her mother, Shona Gibson, 43, Sunday’s Pioneer Power Sprint Triathlon at TWU was the first time they could compete together in a sprint triathlon.

Track & field: Wood sets personal mark, advances to state meet

THE COLONY — Riley Wood, a soon-to-be eighth-grader at Harpool Middle School, posted a personal-best time of 2:09.40 in the 800-meter run on Saturday to capture the TAAF Region 4 championship.

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Motor sports: Nine turns of fun

Dan Engberson bought his blue Yamaha go-kart almost two years ago, yet he keeps it crammed inside a trailer that’s backed up to pit road at North Texas Kartway in Denton. For now, Engberson is too busy fine-tuning son Andrew’s CRG Rotax kart.

Youth track and field: Team pushes positivity

When Sparty and Felicia Jordan started the IBTT “I’m Better Than That” Blazers, their goal was to help youths embrace track and field while finding their worth as individuals by teaching them to not be discouraged by others’ expectations of them.

Archery: Ponder teen to shoot for U.S. in Croatia

Lindsey Smith should be spending her summer getting ready for her senior year of high school, like other students her age.

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Baseball: ‘All the potential’

ARLINGTON — Each time Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson went to the plate Tuesday night against the Rangers, there was a consistency to his routine.

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Baseball: Denton’s Dozier promoted to Double-A

When former Denton standout Hunter Dozier hit the beach during the Carolina League’s All-Star break, he was planning on returning to his minor-league baseball club in Wilmington, Delaware, after the break.

Baseball: White Sox draft Ryan alum Choplick

Adam Choplick knew what it felt like to be chosen in baseball’s first-year player draft. Right after the left-handed pitcher graduated from Ryan and before he started playing for Oklahoma, he was taken in the 2011 draft.

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Soccer tourney, athletic fair slated

The Denton school district and Communities in Schools of North Texas are partnering to conduct a soccer tournament and athletic fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Denton High School.

Former UNT guard to conduct event

Former North Texas standout Deon Hunter will conduct a free question-and-answer session Friday regarding what it takes to play at a high level. The hourlong session is sponsored by Hunter’s company, Hoop Hunter Basketball, and starts at 7 p.m.

Dozier named player of the week

Wilmington shortstop Hunter Dozier was recognized last week for his recent stretch of strong play in the minor leagues.

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Motor sports: Hunter-Reay ‘desperately’ chasing TMS victory

FORT WORTH — Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay says that he and runner-up Helio Castroneves were “making things happen that we probably shouldn’t” during their epic showdown at the end of Sunday’s race.

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Tennis: Elite status

In his younger days, Jason Goldman-Petri was an accomplished lacrosse player. The sport was and still is immensely popular in his hometown of Towson, Md., and for many fans, there is no substitute.

Tennis: Local pro working on certification

Jason Goldman-Petri, tennis director at Oakmont Country Club, recently was invited to join the United States Tennis Association High-Performance Coaching Certification Program, a certification issued to 25 of the best coaches in the nation.

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Ray Roberts lunker

William “Coby” Buchanan Jr. holds a largemouth bass he caught recently at Ray Roberts Lake. The black bass measured 25 inches and weighed just over 12 pounds. Buchanan, an orthodontist in Denton and Aubrey, was accompanied by Get Bit Guide Service guide Dannie Golden.

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Baseball: Calling his shot

It was an ordinary weekday morning and Jared McClure was rummaging through his mother’s attic in search of two photos taken in 1992 at one of his 12-and-under baseball games.

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Logano powers past Gordon in wild Monday finish at TMS

FORT WORTH — Joey Logano had a comfortable lead and was less than half a lap from taking the white flag Monday when a debris caution flew, setting up an overtime finish at Texas Motor Speedway.

Gymnastics: Gymnasts earn honors at meet

Two members of Achievers Gymnastics earned three state titles in the Level 6 division, while four members in the Level 7 division qualified for the USA Gymnastic Regionals during competition at the USA Gymnastics state meet in Houston.

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Golf: Guyer band boosters to host tourney

The Guyer Band Booster Club will host a golf tournament at Oakmont Country Club on April 7.

Gymnastics: Five from Achievers advance

Five members of Achievers Gymnastics have qualified for the USA Gymnastics Level 9/10 regional meet after competing recently in the state competition.

Gymnastics: Achievers entrants qualify for regionals

Achievers Gymnastics finished seventh and four gymnasts qualified for the regional meet during the USA Gymnastics Texas Level 8 State Championships last weekend in The Woodlands.