by Mark K. Campbell
A flurry of activity has affected four former Azle High School athletes.
Colton Carpenter, an ace Hornet pitcher this season and a First Team All-District 5-4A selection, will continue his baseball career in Big Spring at Howard Junior College.
Slayton Vaughan, bound to North Central Texas Junior College for basketball, will play one more hard ball game – a 4A-5A All-Star contest.
He has been picked to man first base for the North team in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association game in Round Rock at Dell Diamond June 15.… Read the rest
Summer camps continue along with the arrival of the Performance Course.
June 10-13 – Boys basketball: Session I, grades 3-6, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
Session II, grades 7-9, 1-4:30 p.m. Cost $65. $10 deposit due by June 10.
Tennis: grades 5-9. 8-10 a.m. $50.
Two sessions of the annual Performance Course also begins June 10. A third starts June 17.
Session I for males in grades 9-12 goes from 7-8:30 a.m. and costs $220. It runs June 10-Aug.… Read the rest
Former Lady Hornet Kayla Scott was named to the American Southwest Conference Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Team for the 2012-13 season.
Scott, a four-year basketball letterman at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, played in 91 games for the Lady Jackets over her career.
To achieve a berth on the elite list, student-athletes must maintain a GPA of 3.2 or higher while competing as a starter or an important reserve.
Scott was one of 106 athletes to be named to the team.… Read the rest
The annual athletic award winners list was issued by Azle Elementary School.
The Athletic Leadership Award went to Jenna McKee and Dylan Fuller. This duo displayed strong leadership and excellent team work skills as well as top athletic ability.
For Athlete of the Year, students had to show good leadership, attitude, fitness, and athletic ability during P.E.
The sixth grade female Athlete of the Year was Morgan Ashmore.
The top athletic sixth grade boy was Bradley Crawford.… Read the rest
Track, tennis, and volleyball coaches exit
by Mark K. Campbell
Azle ISD athletic director Scott Anderson has been busy moving around coaches he already has and finding new ones, too.
And he still has a few more positions to fill.
Last year, only one coaching slot was vacant, boys soccer. This time around, Anderson is hustling to fill a bevy of berths, including several head positions.
The retirement of two veteran Azle High coaches – Don Ostermann (cross country/track) and John Ward (tennis) – was handled with coaches already in the AISD.… Read the rest
Two Azle High School rodeo athletes placed in a Finals rodeo and one was crowned a champion.
Michael Williams won the North Texas High School Rodeo Association chute dogging championship by 18 points after the dust had settled at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth.
Williams edged Les Brock, Jr. of Northwest 1,074 to 1,056.
The Hornet cowboy also placed among the best of the best with a tie for fifth place in steer wrestling.
He and Dylan Oates of Northwest tied with 573 points.… Read the rest
Summer camps begin with two gatherings at the Azle High School diamonds.
June 3-6 – Softball: grades K-9. 8:30-11 a.m. $65 (includes lunch). Fee rises to $75 after May 31.
Baseball: Session I, grades 2-6, 8-10 a.m. Session II, grades 7-9, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $50, $40 for each additional family member. Times change on June 6, “reward day.”
June 10-13 – Boys basketball: Session I, grades 3-6, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Session II, grades 7-9, 1-4:30 p.m. Cost $65.… Read the rest