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.
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.
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.
FORT WORTH — The world’s largest high-definition video board is coming to Denton County. Texas Motor Speedway announced Monday night that the track will install a 218-foot-by-94-foot HD board in time for the 2014 season. Named “Big Hoss,” the TMS display will measure 20,633 square feet and will be placed in the center of the backstretch, with its back to Interstate 35W.
FORT WORTH — Like any professional athlete, German Quiroga has goals. Some of them involve doing something that hasn’t been done before. The path to reaching those objectives led Quiroga to Denton County on a warm afternoon in late April.
In 1956, a small group of sailboat enthusiasts who had been members of the Dallas Yacht Club at White Rock Lake decided to start a new club on Lewisville Lake, and the Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club was established. Now, 57 years later, the club is still going strong and preparing to play host to its biggest event of the year, the annual flagship regatta with a new name and a different direction for the proceeds.
FORT WORTH — Fabian Hall served his country overseas as a staff sergeant in the Army, and this weekend Richard Petty Motorsports showed its appreciation.
Little Elm High School and Armed & Dangerous Football will co-sponsor two offensive skills camps for quarterbacks April 13 and 14 at Little Elm.
Ryan alumnus and Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Javy Guerra will pitch for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. Guerra, who was drafted by the National League team out of Ryan in 2004, is one of six Dodgers who will join their respective teams in the WBC. Play in the Arizona bracket begins today.
After a one-year hiatus, Jarvis Moss isn’t ready to give up his chance at playing football at its highest level. Moss, a Ryan graduate and Denton native, tried out for the Cowboys on Wednesday, according to a news release on the team’s website.
Whistles echoed off the walls and collided with the cheers of the fans who packed the House of Quad for some highly competitive roller derby action. On the track, four teams would face off in two bouts — skating, blocking, scoring points for their respective teams.
Seth Herrmann, a seventh-grader at Calhoun Middle School, has qualified for this summer’s State Games of America after capturing two gold medals and one silver at the Texas Amateur Athletes Federation Winter Games last weekend.
LAS VEGAS – It was an emotional conclusion to the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for steer wrestler Bray Armes. In his first qualification to Pro Rodeo’s grand championship, Armes put on quite a show. He placed in five go-rounds and put his stamp on the NFR with a 3.5-second run to finish second in Saturday’s 10 go-round. He also placed fourth in the average with a 10-round cumulative time of 55.2 seconds.
The future of rodeo was featured Tuesday night in the first of two performances of the 21 & Under Youth rodeo at the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo.
The third and final PRCA rodeo performance at the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo saw temperatures in the 70’s that brought a record crowd out to the fairgrounds for a Sunday night. The arena conditions were also improved by Saturday’s rains leading to some near record times and some stellar performances by both the stock and the cowboys.