After nearly nine years at the head of the Azle Independent School District – and over four decades as an educator – Dr. Ray Lea announced that he would retire from education and the district, effective June 30.
The AISD board of trustees voted 6-0 to formally accept Lea’s retirement Monday, March 20 at the conclusion of their monthly meeting.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
After training generations of local track athletes, retired AISD coach Donnie Ostermann is receiving a unique accolade for all those years.
The annual Hornet Relays – which Ostermann oversaw and directed for decades – will now be known as the Donnie Ostermann Hornet Relays.… Read the rest
The start of the “games that matter” – district contests – sent the hardball Hornets on the road twice as 6-5A play began.
Azle (6-7, 0-2) lost at Aledo and Saginaw.
Against the Bearcats March 14, the hosts got a 6-1 win despite a solid start by Tyler Lehr, Azle coach Stephen Smith said.
“He pitched six great innings,” the coach recalled.
Lehr permitted just three hits, fanned four, and allowed no earned runs.
Ryan Lehr had the hot Hornet bat, going 3-for-3 and knocking home Azle’s only run in the final frame.… Read the rest
The Lady Hornets leapt out to a 3-0 lead after half an inning, but the Lady Rough Riders answered with five runs.
AHS tacked on two more runs in the sixth inning, however it was too little, too late.
At the plate, Lady Hornet Logan Graham belted out three hits. Rayne Cottle had an RBI.
Even with the slow start, things are far from lost for Azle.… Read the rest