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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.

Winter Olympics: UNT Hall of Famer Quinn going for bobsled gold

Matt Phillips was in the early stages of his career as a North Texas quarterback when he noticed the extremes that teammate Johnny Quinn would go to in the hopes of maximizing his potential as an athlete.

Winter Olympics: Denton’s Malone back for encore

Denton’s Jordan Malone, a bronze medalist at the 2010 Vancouver Games, had no guarantees he would end up here — headed to Sochi for his Winter Olympic sequel.

X Games: Moore attends tribute after finishing third

ASPEN, Colo. — The video on the big screen choked up Krum snowmobiler Colten Moore. So, too, did his father’s speech and the row of riders revving their engines.

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Winter Olympics: Quinn named to U.S. team

Former North Texas wide receiver Johnny Quinn was named to the U.S. Olympic bobsled team on Sunday.

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Speedskating: Denton’s Malone earns spot on U.S. Olympic team

For Denton’s Jordan Malone, 2014 has gotten off to a very good start. On Sunday, Malone learned he had officially earned a spot on the U.S. speedskating team for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month. On Saturday, Malone fell in the quarterfinals of the second 1,000 and withdrew from the ensuing rounds knowing that he had accumulated enough points to secure an Olympic berth.

Steer wrestling: Ponder’s Bray Armes average championship

LAS VEGAS – The average championship at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the second most coveted award in the sport, trailing only the world title.

Motor sports: Vettel wins 8th straight

AUSTIN — Sebastian Vettel, already with so much success in a relatively young career, added a major record to his resume Sunday when he won the United States Grand Prix for his eighth consecutive victory.

Motor sports: Vettel grabs pole in Austin

AUSTIN — Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel continued his amazing season Saturday at Circuit of the Americas, crossing the finish line as the last driver to post a qualifying lap and knocking teammate Mark Webber off the pole for today’s United States Grand Prix.

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Bronco reunion

Denton High graduates, left to right, Charles Boosa (2012), Dentton Hudspeth (2011) and Ryan Duggan (2012) share some Bronco pride after their NAIA game Saturday in McPherson, Kan.

Motor sports: Johnson breaks deadlock with sixth victory of season

FORT WORTH — What started as a duel between pole winner Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson briefly turned into a battle between Sprint Cup Series points leaders Johnson and Matt Kenseth, but a key mistake by Kenseth changed the complexion of Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.