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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.

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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: 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.

Boys basketball: Krueger named all-state in Arkansas

Cash Krueger, a junior at Subiaco Preparatory Academy in Subiaco, Ark., was named a first-team all-stater. Krueger has been a starter for the Subacio Trojans since he was a freshman.

Motor sports: Pilot Point's Richardson running partial schedule

Robert Richardson Jr. is chasing a better result in his second NASCAR Nationwide Series start of the season, not to mention a little more time on the track.

Gymnastics: Achiever’s Gymnastics earns nine titles

Achiever’s Gymnastics grabbed nine event championships recently in the Anna Brasher Invitational and had several other strong finishes in the final invitational meet of the season.

DRC football preview honored

The Denton Record-Chronicle’s preseason football magazine earned national recognition for a sixth straight year.

Water polo: City teams earn victories at tourney

THE COLONY — The Denton Broncos had matches against the North Texas Thunder and Dallas St. Mark’s at the Flower Mound Spring Classic over the weekend at the Lewisville school district’s Aquatic Center.

Winter Olympics: Quinn’s sled in 11th after two runs

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Alexander Zubkov has company in his pursuit of Olympic history. More than the Russian probably expected. Definitely more than he wanted.

Olympics: Malone fails to qualify in 500 meters

SOCHI, Russia — Denton native Jordan Malone’s hopes of earning an Olympic medal now rest totally on the 5,000-meter short track speed skating relay following Tuesday’s 500-meter heat races at the Sochi Olympics.

Motor sports: Full debut of Big Hoss reserved for Cup race

FORT WORTH — The star of Texas Motor Speedway’s spring race weekend won’t take its best act to the stage until the day of the big show.

Winter Olympics: Malone, relay squad advance

SOCHI, Russia — Denton native Jordan Malone’s hopes of winning gold at the Winter Olympics remained intact following Thursday’s semifinals in the 5,000-meter short track speedskating relay.